A SPECIAL CARD IN A BOX!

I know we’re in the midst of the all the excitement with the new catalogue but I just have to share this project.  I know it is using retired products now but I thought you might still like to see it.

A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to make a special baby card for her new grandchild.  At that time she didn’t know what the gender was and requested it to be Teal Green in colour with splashes of red. I knew the family as well so I wanted it to be pretty special.  I recreated a card in a box that I made some time ago.  You can see that original project HERE. That card in a box has been repinned 3.3K times on Pinterest so I thought it might just be “good enough”. 🙂

The only paper I had to match the Bermuda Bay card was this retired paper.  I can’t even remember the name of it.  I just found a few scraps of it in my retired paper box. Lucky!!!

I dug out my ‘Something For Baby’ set too from my retired box.  That was lucky too as I don’t have any new baby stamps as yet.

So enough of the chatter.  Here it is.

I used Watermelon Wonder which matched. (Grabbed that out of the retired box too!).

I realised I didn’t get a photo of the left side flap.  That had little booties in Crushed Curry and I tied teeny, tiny bows in White Baker’s Twine.  The sentiment is from ‘Baby Bear’ – yes! That is current! I probably could have used that but Baby Bear was a bit big for the box.

Well it was very well received and I can tell you that baby Phoebe arrived safely last week.  She is very gorgeous and they were all delighted and fascinated in the card.  It can be displayed on the shelf in the nursery for some time to come.

Thanks for indulging me.  Back to current products in next post.

Jenny

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SKY IS THE LIMIT 3D CARD!

I shared the Fold Flat (3D) cards the other day.  I have made one of these cards using some great Sale-A-Bration products. (Only 5 sleeps to go until Sale-A-Bration begins!).  You will love this year’s offerings for Sale-A-Bration.  There are so many fantastic products.  It will be hard to choose believe me. 🙂

Here is the card but you can see how to make them in the earlier post HERE.  

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Don’t you love that swirly paper?? It makes the plane look like it is flying over the ocean!  This paper is the ‘Perfectly Artistic’ Designer Series paper and comes in 12 sheets of 12″x12″ and available in so many gorgeous colours in the pack.  This one is Tempting Turquoise.  The stamp set is ‘Sky is the Limit’  A great one for those male cards!

On the front panel I stamped the clouds on the white card and stamped the plane in Basic Gray.  I stamped the plane again on scrap white and cut it out and raised it up with Dimensionals.  The greetings which come in the set are stamped in Basic Gray on Crushed Curry card and cut with the ‘Lots of Labels’ Framelits.  They were raised up with Dimensionals too.  The little loops are from the Burlap Ribbon.  I cut off the edge of the Burlap and then pulled off a couple of threads and looped them around.  I adhered them onto the back of the label with glue dots.  These give a little wavy look rather than than using the Linen Thread this time.  I added a Turquoise Candy Dot to finish but I am still not convinced of that but it is there now. 🙂

There you have it.  Now I know you are going to want to grab this set.  This set and the paper are only available until February 15 and then some new products will be offered so be quick.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

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FOLD FLAT CARDS!

How was your Christmas??  Our’s was a little quiet on the day but then celebrating with different family members for the last 3 days.  It’s all done now for another year.  I have packed up my Christmas stamps and cards and ready to move on to some different creating.  I haven’t had a lot of chance to create with the new products from the upcoming Occasions and Sale-A-Bration so I am looking forward to getting them inky.

I have had these projects for a while now and with all the excitement of the Holiday Catalogue they got put aside so I thought it was time to share these before we move on.  These are called Fold-Flat (or 3D) Cards.  You might have seen them around blogland.

This one below uses ‘Celebrate Today’ we made this in a class a few months ago.  The original instructions were from HERE. You can follow along in that post.  They are available in English too. I have used the ‘Bohemian’ DSP.  (Edited to Add:  I have since found that this blog link is now not available for this larger version.  If you are wanting to make this larger version please email me).

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This is a side view.  This folds flat so you can post it.  I did find this quite large so later I made one smaller so it can fit in a standard size envelope.

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This one uses the set ‘Something For Baby’.

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A side-view for you.

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On the back you can adhere some Whisper White card so you can add the message.

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I will share my measurements for the smaller one.  Putting it together is the same as the large one so you can follow along in the above link.  It is very simple though.  Just a matter of folding on the scored lines and adhering.  There is a little trick to adhering the front piece so I will tell you that further down.

FOLD FLAT CARDS (Smaller version).

Base: Cut card 10.5cm x 27cm. (4 1/8″ x 10 5/8″).  Score at 15cm, 18cm, 23cm and 26cm.  (6″, 7 1/8″, 9″ and 10 1/4″).

Designer Series Paper strips.    TOP PIECE – 10.1 cm x 9.6cm (4″ x 3 3/4″)                     BOTTOM PIECE – 10.1 cm x 4.6cm (4″ x 1  7/8″)

Back: Cut Whisper White 10.1cm x 14.6cm (4″ x 5 3/4″)

 

Front Panel: Cut Card 7.5cm x 15cm (3″ x 6″).  Score at 1cm and 4cm.  (1/2″ x 1 9/16 – I hope that measurement is right?? It doesn’t seem right)  🙂

Card Mat: Whisper White – 7.1cm x 10.6cm (2 3/4″ x 4 3/16″).

ASSEMBLING (If you are having trouble following this, head to the link I added above for photos.  I didn’t think I would repeat the photo steps).

For the Base piece.  Add Adhesive to the smaller tab (on the back as it is lying down on the table) and fold up to adhere to the front.  (I added the DSP first so I could line up the fold just below the DSP).

Fold the front Panel on the score lines.  Add adhesive to the small scored section at the top.  Before sticking down the tab fold this under carefully and line up the second score line with the top edge of the base card and then press down on the small tab to adhere this to the base card lower down.  If you are not sure then check the tutorial link above to see the image. Add adhesive to the back of the front panel and then adhere to the folded section of the base card near the bottom.

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I hope this all makes sense.  I loved making these and since I had the instructions out still to share these with you I decided to make one of these cards using some new Sale-A-Bration products.   I will post that card next post so come and visit again.

Jenny