Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Box Card

This must be a first - me doing the latest crafty trend item!  Normally these projects come and go and pass me by, but not this time!

Welcome everyone to the latest challenge over at Diva's by Design, which is

Anything Goes

and we are sponsored by Bunny Zoe Crafts this week so there is a fab prize up for grabs.

But first, back to my project - a box card made after my blogging friend Ann insisted I have a go as they were so easy! (It was the last bit that swayed it for me!)

And here is my little work of art!

So Ann, the instructions you sent me were perfect, the box was easy to put together and there were only 2 things I didn't like.

No 1 - I don't have stamps and dies that work together, so all my flowers were hand cut which took a while & worse than that, it meant the hoover had to come out as I made a mess with paper clippings!

No 2 - was fair delighted with my floral arrangement till I tried flattening it and puting it in an envelope... my creation is a bit wide so the secateurs will have to come out!

So for those of you who haven't yet had a go at one of these, I urge you to do so - here are Ann's basic instructions which are simple to follow,

Score an A4 card in landscape at 7, 14, 21 & 28 cm.
Turn to portrait and score at 7 & 15 cm.
Cut off at 15cm and use this bit to make 2 inside supports approx 2cm deep for inside the box.  These should be 7cm wide + a 1cm scored tab at either end so they can be glued in place.
Next, cut the 4 shorter scores (7cm) so the crease line to create the box flaps and glue together.

I know this sounds a bit complex, but honest it's not.  Once you start working with the card and visulise the finished product the folds and cuts make sense.

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon - Flowers
A Little Bit Crafty - Flower Power
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - May Flowers
Crafty Little Fairies - In the garden
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers
Top Tip Tuesday - Here comes Summer

Finally, I just want to thank my fellow Diva's for having me on the design team this last year.  I've loved working with you all and am sure our paths will cross in the future.

Training Update
Well folks, I hang my head in shame, the schedule has gone to pot, there has been no exercise for days as I have a horrid cold and cough.  I'm breathless just going about the house so to try and run would be pointless. Hopefully training will resume before the week is out!


Dawn C said...

Fabulous Janice, I must have a go at one of these myself. x

Helen said...

This is lovely and perfect for our 'Lots of layers' challenge at Creative Knockouts.

Hugs Helen (DT) xx

Cat's sCrap said...

What an original project ! I like ! Great job !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz today !

Hugs from France.

Sue B said...

Oh Wowzer! this is SO gorgeous Janice! what a lovely way to say Thank You… a surprise bouquet of flowers!! this is absolutely stunning my friend… I am going to have a go at one of these soon! :-)
Sorry you are leaving Divas… but will still see you as often as before!
I'm sorry you are not well hun... think you are right to postpone the training for a while... get yourself well again very soon!!
Love and Hugs Sue xx
p.s. Thanks to you and Ann for the fab instructions… I have copied and saved them :-))

Sarah-Jane said...

Fab creation, I might give making one a try. Sorry to see you leave Divas.
Sarah-Jane x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab

Claire said...

Gorgeous pop up card Janice, love the sunflowers. Hugs, Claire x

Sarah said...

This is wonderful Janice. Love the sunflowers and can see that it was a labour of love xx

Wendy said...

Love your box card Janice, it's gorgeous...sorry to see you leave Divas.
Wendy xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

love that you have tried it out! you really did a fabulous job with it :) Mine took forever to do... and not convince how often I will do one of those but the person that got it loved it... so that's what counts I'm sure that whoever will get yours will totally cherish it as it's beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky.

brenda said...

What a fun creation with those pretty flowers popping out Janice.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Debs said...

What a stunner Janice :o)
Gorgeous floral explosion.
Sorry to hear you're not too well - hope you get well soon.
Take care
Debs xx

Bridie Payne said...

Fabulous box

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Happy Friday!


Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Maddy Herbison said...

Hi Janice, I love your box of flowers, just perfect for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

Lisa S. said...

I hardly get on the trend bandwagon myself but this one is worth getting on. Your box is gorgeous and your hand cut blooms are spectacular!!! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

Sally H said...

Such a wonderful box-card! gorgeous colours too. Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

Samantha K said...

Beautiful box card, well done with all your cutting :) Thank you for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday Challenges. Good luck, Hugs Samantha K x

Lisa :) said...

Great project--aren't the box cards so fun?! They are a challenge to put in the envelopes though! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Girls this challenge. Hope to see you again soon!

--Lisa - Crafty Girls DT

The Little Stamper said...

What a beautiful box card. Perhaps you could give me a lesson as I would love to learn that technique!

Thanks for sharing at CLF this month.

Sharon x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous box card.
Thanks for joining this month's challenge at A Little Bit Crafty.
Lorraine x

Little K Smith said...

A fabulously designed boxed card! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies, I hope you can join us this month too!