Cards in Boxes..

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_MG_0037 (Medium)_MG_0038 (Medium)I have enjoyed making quite a few cards that fitted more comfortably into a box rather than an envelope. My photographer Nathan has chosen to photograph these ones in their box, so you may not see the full 3D’ness of them, but trust me they needed a box! the top card is made with Mintay Birdsong papers. I taught a class using this range of papers this week, it is gorgeous, and I am now tempted to again get my papers out and make some more cards with this range. I have used one of my handmade frames, and some lace, flowers and metal embellishment . The bottom card is Prima Georgia Blues, and there is a lot of gold foil on this range of papers which explains the flash on the photo..poor Nathan must have been blinded with that! You can see why this one needed a box – lots of lovely fabric and paper flowers, lace and emphemera. I hope you are all having a safe and happy Easter break, til  next time…..

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Mintay 7th heaven..

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img_0957img_0959Have you all seen Mintay Paper collections? they are gorgeous and I am lucky enough to work in a craft store that stocks them…needless to say when they arrive (it’s like Christmas at work when boxes of stock arrive!) I am beside myself and always end up taking one of everything home! The collection I have used here is called 7th heaven, and we did an all day class at work with them last november, and this is one of the cards I made with my leftovers. A hint of lace, a metal piece cut in half and just peeking out from the oval die cut, and lots of lovely fussy cutting and flowers. Once made I realised this card was not going to fit in an envelope, so I sat down with my ruler and worked out measurements to make a box. I cut a window in the box and backed it with acetate so that I can still see the pretty card! I have made quite a few of these cards in boxes now, and really love the idea of giving them when I am  giving cash or a gift voucher for a birthday. I am so glad to say that mum and I brought dad home from hospital yesterday after 2 weeks of worry, a little more frail, but in good spirits and he will build himself back up now that he is home. Thank you all for your wishes and concern. Til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft curiosity card in a box idea…

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IMG_7635 (Medium)This is the last of Kaisercraft Curiosity for a little while. I thought I would finish off with a couple of card in boxes.Most of the images are cut from the 12 x 12 papers and 6″ pad, and there a re a couple of collectables there too, but that’s it – no other embellishing required. The card on the left is earmarked for my dads 84th birthday next week,he loves seeing my creations and will enjoy examining this one to see how I put it together! I didn’t get as much crafting done yesterday as I thought I would, but saw lots of family members over at mum and dads, so it was a most enjoyable day.The weather here is so much better – quite cool and so I have popped a roast in the oven, I have missed my weekly roasts! til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft pickled pear

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Todays card is another card in a box, and I am busy in the craft room making more of these for an order. For this one, I used stampin Up cardstock – certainly celery, and Kaisercraft patterned paper – pickled pear. I do like this paper, and have made another card with it which I will show you tomorrow,in the meantime for this one I cut a rectangle out of the fromt of the card using a spellbinders die, and covered the front with some of the paper. I used a stamp from the matching stamp set to stamp onto acetate with black stazon ink and cut it out. this worked a treat and I will be doing this again!I stauck a panel from the paper that had an inspirational sentiment on it to the insiside of the card, and popped on a butterfly sticker from the pickled pear sticker sheet.After all that it was just a matter of flowers, ribbon and bling to finish. That’s it for today – it’s back to the craft room for me…Til tomorrow….