Friday, 1 April 2016

April Quick Cards Made Easy magazine

The April (Issue 151) edition of Quick Cards Made Easy magazine will be hitting the shelves right now, in fact my guess is that it will already have done so. My subscription copy came last week by post - and the 'pop-up box cards kit' free gift is great!

I've made pop-up boxes from scratch and thoroughly enjoying doing so - but I know a few folk who are wary of trying this style of card, thinking them too daunting.

If that's you - take a peek at a pop-up box card I whipped up using the kit in no time at all, sticking more or less to one of the suggested designs:
I just stuck with the bits and pieces that came with the kit to make this and here's the cover sheet from the kit packet:
Apart from scissors and glue (although I used red line tape instead of glue) absolutely everything you need is included. Four little boxes, just ready for you to fold and tape one small side section, four themed die-cut sheets (I had pieces left over from the sheet I used) four matching envelopes and an acetate sheet for the fluttering die-cut embellishments (my packet had two acetate sheets in - but one is enough).

It's a great free gift and instructions are included in the magazine itself. I have no links to QCME magazine, just thought I'd like to share.

I know that lots of you have made these boxes yourselves, I've featured some real beauties in the Snippets Playground weekly picks, but perhaps this will tempt anyone who hasn't yet had a try. Plus you get the magazine to read as well!

Di
x

14 comments:

Cathy said...

Fantastic project Di!

Stir Your Creativity said...

Beautiful project Di.

Jane Willis said...

A friend shared a photo of all the boxes she'd made from it on Facebook yesterday - all four boxes made on the day she received her mag and, like yours, all looking beautiful. I'll have to put the mag on my shopping list for this weekend.
I think QCME has the best gifts - the lovely embossing folder and sentiment stamps that I use so often came with one of last year's issues. I keep thinking about subscribing but the thing that puts me off is the title! It makes it sound as if it's aimed at absolute beginners, doesn't it?
Jane

Kath said...

A great project Di - I'll look out for the magazine when I go into town later!
Kath x

Aquarius said...

That looks like yet another tempting freebie so maybe I should avoid the newsagents LOL. This is a very pretty version of the pop up card

April Cheetham said...

Wow Di! That looks lovely Xx

SARN said...

WOW - that's a GREAT free gift. You've made a very pretty box card there Di.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

Really pretty Di and love those butterflies, and a great gift with the magazine. I'm not sure I would do one of these from scratch though as I am not good with accuracy. x

scrAPpamondo said...

Very sweet popup box and lovely design, too, with the shapes of the box faces. I love this magazine, but to have it I must ordered it, add plus 3€ for postage and wait it almost 15th days... :( so the new number of magazine is still on the go.

Cara said...

I haven't opened my kit yet, so it's great to see how yours turned out, which is fabulous by the way. Cara x

Loll said...

Awesome pop-up box, Di! LOVE those butterflies. How great is it to get the four boxes included in the magazine, along with all those fun embellishments. So cool! xx

Kathleen said...

Nice shape, lovely colours.

Kath x

Carol L said...

This is so pretty, and I haven't made one in ages! You may have inspired me to make one sooner than I thought :)

Pippa said...

Lovely card/box Di.