I actually finished my card box tin. I've needed this little storage box for a long time. Barbara asked me to explain how I cut and glue the papers around the handle and latch. I REALLY should have used my Flip camera while I did this today, but it seemed like such an ordeal. Isn't that just great?? I beg for the Flip camera for months so I can do tutorials for youtube and now it seems like too big of an ordeal to bother with. I'm rolling my eyes at myself. I promise I will work on finding a good position to clip my Flip so you can see what I'm doing. It's just getting over that "first time" hump. It'll be smooth sailing after that. Anyway, Barbara, I'll email you and try to explain what I do. It's easier with vintage wallpaper than it is with patterned paper because the vintage wallpaper is more pliable. It's also easier to collage the thing rather than using one paper pattern. And, yes, I do use Golden Regular Gel Medium (matte).
Now, for the problem of never having time to make my own cards. I solved it:) I ordered from a lovely etsy seller I've known for quite a while. Met her on ebay a while back. Go check out her etsy shop for the most delightful handmade cards and tags. I totally love her style. So, I am all set. I'm quite sure I'll be putting more of Ellen's cards in my box:)
I also wanted to thank you for loving and buying my Swarovski packs. I wasn't sure if you all would be as enamored of them as I am. You are going to really enjoy using them. I promise:)