Showing posts with label Card in a Box. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Card in a Box. Show all posts

Thursday, October 19, 2017

A Little Pick Up

Flicking through my stash of SVGCuts Christmas files, I came across a pick up truck box card and immediately thought of a friend's up coming birthday AND this week's Road Trip challenge at BBTB2. Don't you just love it when things come together like that?

Mary's file comes with a Christmas tree in the bed of the truck, but that was easy enough to trim away and replace with this cute sentiment patch from Just Because Cards. 

I added his age on the back of the truck - which I won't share with you! LOL -  and stamped Happy Birthday on the banner.  Honestly, it took me longer to choose the font for the birthday numbers than it took to put the whole thing together.  I finally settled on the Cricut font Southwest because of its simplicity. 

The truck body is cut with a shiny black paper that I have been hoarding forever and I left the edges free of inking to give the truck a little definition.  I added white gems for the headlights and red gems for the tail lights and called it done.  I think a red version of the truck complete with tree would be a great Christmas card for Master J.  Maybe add Santa driving it?  Hmmm!

Thanks for visiting with me on a rainy PNW day : )  Christine.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mother's Day Box Card

Yahoo!  I got three of my 'started and stalled projects' completed today including a Mother's Day card for my DD - the ever patient Mom of Master J.  I love this cherry blossom box card from SVG Cuts and it was a lot of fun to make.

I added a banner from the CTMH Artbooking cart to the tree branch to soften the ikebana effect.

The sentiment comes from the Mother's Day 2015 set of images and is included in my subscription.  It's very pretty and although quite delicate, cuts like a dream.  Since we are STILL waiting for the offset (shadow) feature to be added to Design Space, I cut the sentiment 4 times and stacked them on top of each other.  I slid the top pink image over slightly before the glue took hold to reveal the silver second layer.  This technique makes the die cut sentiment 'pop' don't you think?

I used some of my precious Japanese washi paper for the side panels.   The paper is just gorgeous!

I haven't entered any challenges for ages, but have been so inspired by the entries over on the BBTB blog and at Craftin Desert Diva's, that I am linking up my box card and hope you will pop over to see the cards.   Thanks for visiting with me today.   : )  Christine

Friday, March 6, 2015

Floral Birthday Box Card

Sometimes it's just so much fun to throw everything on and enjoy the razzle dazzle!  

The card in a box comes from SVG Cuts and is one of the Box Cards set.  The paper is (mostly) from Graphics 45 Secret Garden and the pearls are from Bo Bunny. 

Thanks for visiting with me today!   : ) Christine

Friday, February 13, 2015

Mailbox Card in a Box for Valentine's Day

My family will tell you that I never sing the right words to a song.  Never ever!  In my head, however, I'm just being creative.  : )  When I pick up Master J. for example, I always sing "We're going to Grandma's house" to the tune of "Here we go round the mulberry bush."  There are many verses to this song naming the people, animals and things he will see at Grandma's house and lately he's been singing along and inventing verses just as his Mama did when she was a littlie! 

So, when I saw the mailbox box card from SVG Cuts, I wanted to construct real envelopes containing greetings from everyone at Grandma's house but, had to settle for the trusty Explore writing names on the teeny envelopes instead.  Kinda cute though, don't ya think?

Of course, I know that Master J. will be much more interested in the heart shaped box of candy and the Chuggington book that comes with the card.  LOL!  I'll share the rest of the Love Day stuff next week after it's been delivered.  Happy Valentine's Day!  : ) Christine

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

'Frozen' Snowflake Box Card

It was my Craft and Card Club meeting yesterday and the challenge theme was "Baby It's Cold Outside!"  What could be colder than "Frozen?"  Right?   I had this SVG Cuts box card cut out before Christmas, but didn't get around to assembling it, so I was able to incorporate the challenge pieces - paper, clothes pin (again!!!!) and blue doily.

Mary's design included a church in the snow globe, so I trimmed it away and attached Elsa's castle from the Cricut Frozen cart.  I outlined the details with Stickles to make them pop a little.  I used Print Then Cut to make the three Olaf images on the sides and back.

The sentiment "Warm Hugs" comes from the cart, too.   "Brrr" comes from Winter Frolic and I disassembled that darn clothes pin and used it for the exclamation mark.

I had SO much fun blinging it up!  Here's a picture taken on the window sill so that you can see the vellum insertion.  

I hated leaving my card at the store for display with all the other wonderful cards!   Do you feel like that sometimes?

While I was making my card, I was thinking of the "Winter Fun" challenge at FCCB and the Blue and White Linky Party at Craftin' Desert Diva's.  Pop over and see their inspiring projects.  Thanks for visiting with me today.  :)  Christine

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tea Time Card In A Box

It is so hot and muggy here!  I don't do hot and humid very well which is why we live at 1100 feet in the PNW!  I retreated to the craft room with the fan on high to work on this card for my sister's birthday.  It's a BIG one but I'm kindly ignoring that and reminding her of the birthday teas we had in the UK as children.

The Tea Time box comes from SVG Cuts - of course, and, of course, I could not leave well enough alone and took off the cake stand and replaced it with a tiered birthday cake from the Anna Griffin 'Soiree Lettering' cart.   Love those tiny circles!

The Explore wrote the sentiment, and I used the Cuttlebug folder 'Kaleidoscope' to emboss the outside panels.  The paper comes from Graphic 45 'Botanical Tea.'

Thanks for visiting with me today.  : ) Christine

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Haunted Piano!

Have you seen the latest release by Mary and Leo at SVG Cuts?  I had to buy it as soon as it was released because, of course, it will take me until Halloween to put it together!

As I was putting the file in my SVG Cuts folder, I noticed the piano box card file that I had made for my DD's anniversary and it occurred to me that it might be fun to make a haunted piano!  It WAS fun and here it is:-

Most of the cuts come from "A Frightful Affair" but the ghost is from "Happy Hauntings" and the sentiment from "Holiday Cakes."   I sprayed a lot of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and almost used up my Wink of Stella pen! The bat is a sticker from Carta Bella. 

It was very humid yesterday and we don't have AC so my paper was not cutting properly but I think a few tattered edges on a spider web are OK! 

Thanks for visiting with me today.  I'm off to pick MORE blueberries and freeze them for muffins and pancakes in the cold winter months.   : ) Christine

Monday, July 21, 2014

If Music be the Food of Love...

... play on.   My DD and DSIL are very active in the theatre and both love the Bard.  So when I saw the piano card - in - a - box from Mary at SVGCuts, I knew I had to make it for their Wedding Anniversary this week.

The candelabra and bouquet cuts come from Divine Wedding and 'Happy Anniversary' comes from the Phrases cart.  The hardest part of the card was layering the flowers!

Mary always adds an optional cut to write a personal message and I added this to the back of the card.
I wanted to add "You two make beautiful music together." but DH thought it too corny!

Thanks for visiting with me today!  : ) Christine

Friday, May 30, 2014

Retirement Card - in - a - Box

A very good friend and ex- colleague retires from the teaching profession next month and today is her retirement party.  The card was inspired by a regular side fold card on Pinterest, but since I have the Graphic 45 By the Sea stack just waiting to be opened, I used SVGCuts Plain Box Cards file to make one more card - in - a - box.

Hope she likes it!  Thanks for visiting with me today.  : ) Christine

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ice Princess

Look what I've been doing... crafting for my DGD's birthday at the end of the month.  Can you guess the name of her favorite movie? LOL!  I've just got the drink wrappers to finish and plan on getting the girls to help me out when they stay over on Saturday.

The card-in-a-box file comes from SVGCuts and is super simple to construct.  There's a video available on the SVGCuts website.  

The Ice Princesses and Happy Snowman come from Miss Kate's Cuttables here.

The gift bag features the castle from Once Upon A Princess, the snowflakes are from A Child's Year and my favorite tag shape is from Art Philosophy.  Everything was cut on my Explore and the only problems I encountered came from the new, over-sticky mats that I used!

I am linking my gift bag to swell the entries at the Gift Wrapping Challenge over at BBTB2!  The DT's creations are truly inspiring. Check it out!

Thanks for visiting with me today.  : ) Christine

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Another Card - in - a - Box!

This one is a Lori Whitlock SVG file.  I just love the scallops on the sides.  I added a few extra pop ups and lots of gold stickles.

 S had a hard time figuring out how to pop it open and Grandpa had to help.  I was secretly much impressed that he knew how to do this as I think he looks at my 'stuff' and just says, "Lovely!" or "He'll like that!" without paying much attention.  Guess I was wrong!  LOL!

Thanks for visiting with me today!   Happy Birthday sweet Sophia!   : ) 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Birthday Card in a Box!

XX years ago today, I received an early Valentine - my DD!  Since she shares my interest in pop -up books, I resolved to make her a Card in a Box which lays flat for mailing, but pops up when taken out of the envelope.  You can see a video on the process here.

I love the idea that both of my DDs have metamorphasized into beautiful young women, both inside and out and therefore, both of them have butterflies on their cards this year!  The background papers come from the Mariposa stack and the flower and butterfly cuts are from Botanicals.

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!  LYM.

Thanks for visiting with me today.  : ) Christine
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