Remember me squeaking with delight over the 'cards in boxes' made by Mary Anne and Debs here on Sunday's Snippets 'show and tell'? Well, my copy of Quick Cards Made Easy magazine arrived the other day with a free pack of paper and matching embellishments so I had a little play:
- SU's 'Certainly Celery' card stock to make the box
- papers from the 'Vintage Blooms' pack by Jennifer Ellory, free with QCME magazine to decorate the box
- toppers from the same pack. They were also on paper so I cut them out then ran them through the Xyron to add sticky to the backs before popping them onto more card and then trimming round again to add rigidity
- then I added acetate strips to each one before arranging them inside the box
- a few coloured gems for some sparkle
- one final topper on the front flap
And when the card is closed, I worked it so that everything sits nicely inside the rectangle so there are no 'pokey out' bits to be scrunched in the post.
I followed this tutorial - it's in both metric and imperial measurements. Do be aware that it doesn't fully emphasise that the back section of the box needs to stand upright so you don't score across that section. Sigh, I did score of course but when the patterned panel was added I just cut the paper to the whole length (height) of the box and also the full length of card for your message that you add to the back panel restores the rigidity - phew.
I just finished making this first thing yesterday morning before embarking on some Spring cleaning and to my delight I saw that I was one of Mrs A's picks over at her Butterfly Challenge - PLUS, this fortnight we have to use yellow. There's quite a bit of yellow on this card in a box so I'm skipping off with my first entry. Why not come and play too?
And Karen P over at Technique Time Tuesday picked this card to CASE the other day. If you haven't played along in Technique Time Tuesday I truly recommend it - it's a great way to learn new techniques, return to some old ones even and there are always really clear instructions and tips and hints.