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