Sunday 26 April 2015

Card in a box ....

....  One of my recent craft classes was how to make a Card in a Box, run by Valerie Brincheck at Stampeddler Plus.  I've seen these cards on the Internet, but not had great success making them.  So it was great to have a class that actually made it seem easy.  I decided that I'd take the opportunity to make a few cards at the class - none of them, however, were finished when I left.  But that changed this week when I saw the challenge at Colour Throwdown - CTD#339.  The colours they picked matched one of my cards and here's the completed card in a box:

Shine on 3D - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Dies: Memory Box - Busy as a Bee
Accessories:  Kaisercraft DP - Shine Bright; Bazzill Card - Black; Stampin' Up! Card - Crushed Curry; SU Punches - Circles - ½", ¾", 1", 1¼", What's Up?

Valerie gave us all a sheet with the dimensions of where to cut and where to fold on the card base.  She showed us the best way to glue the card together - we got some really good tips.  And then we were able to go wild with our choice of design papers. I've got a large huge collection of design paper packs in my stash, so I picked three different packs to take to class with me.  I wanted to make one that would be suitable to send to my son, Ben.  I think the bold colours and graphic designs from this set are just right.

I die cut some honeycomb strips from yellow card to go on the back layer and added a sentiment to the top.  The middle layer was made by punching out a number of different sentiment and patterns and adhering them together and attaching to some clear plastic film - to look like they just in the air!  I finished the front with an arrow to point at one sentiment, a hello and a smile sentiment - all made from the design papers.    Here are some more views of the card:

Shine on 3D back - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsShine on 3D flat - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I really like that the card folds flat and will go in a standard envelope.

I was out at a photo shoot yesterday with a really fun model - Madison.  I took so, so many photos of her - over 1,000!!!  Digital photography makes it so easy to take far too many photos.  I edited a few photos this morning - most behind the scenes stuff and a few goofy ones - Madison is fond of dinosaurs.   Here's the Flickr link if you want to see them all:

Madison 1 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Madison 2 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Madison 3 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Madison 4 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

That's all for now.  I'm off to watch the rest of the Chelsea v Arsenal match, at the time of writing it's half-time and the score is 0 - 0, so it's all to play for - go Chelsea!!!  See you soon.



Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome pics and awesome project!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Have never tackled one of those card boxes, so I'm in awe of anyone who creates one! The colors are really striking used this way! Thanks so much for joining us again at CTD!

Vickie Z said...

Perfect for Ben!! I too have never made one of these although I was thinking of trying recently.... yours is fabulous!! Glad you played along with us!!

Joan Ervin said...

Your card in a box is all the awesome design elements!!!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

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