Friday 28 March 2014

Another Pop-Up Box!

It's been very quiet on my blog this week, mainly because it's that time of year again - my annual Wedding Invitation sample making for Meiflower! Every year around this time I put together a whole bunch of samples that she displays on her stall at all the craft shows she visits. I've already made a couple and will be getting some more put together over the weekend and start of next week, so that I can give them to her at the Sincerely Yours Craft show at Leigh on 5th and 6th April and I will be blogging them once they are all finished and photographed.

In the meantime I have another pop up box card to show you, these are becoming a regular sight all over the card making world at the moment, I have even seen a couple on Create and Craft TV recently, then again, they are easy to make, can look amazing and are something a little different.

My daughters ex boss recently contacted me and asked me if I would make a card for her mum for her 70th birthday in May, she wanted it to say nan as well as mum. After tossing various ideas around in my head I decided to make a pop up box, using die cut letters for the words, I also decided to make the box larger than usual, using a couple of pieces 12 x 12 inch Kraft card to make a box that fits comfortably into an 8 x 8 inch envelope (I prefer to present these cards in envelopes because it is such a surprise to the recipient when they take it out of the envelope and it 'pops' open, I don't think you get quite the same effect lifting a lid off a box).

12 x 12 Kraft Card - Anna Marie Designs
Papers - Easter Sunday digital Scrap kit  and Extra papers kit - Crazy 4 Monograms
Tonic Geared Punch - Doily Border
Numbers cut from glitter card bought at local craft shop and using a number template picked up from Every Crafts a Pound at one of the shows.
X cut palm punch - Daisy - Medium and Small
X cut palm punch - Pointy Butterfly - Small, medium and large.
Dies used
Lifestyle nesting dies - Circles
Lifestyle - Splendid Alphabet
Memory Box - Sofia Heart
Elizabeth Craft Designs - 713 Small Butterfly
LaLa Land Crafts - 8008 Filigree Corner die
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Jewel Flowers and flourishes
Joanna Sheen Signature dies - SD045 Leafy Twist
Stick on pearls, stick on gems, ribbon - Meiflower

I added stick on gems and pearls to the letters, heart, butterflies and small daisies - as far as I'm concerned you can never go wrong with a bit of bling! Lol!

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx


Lau W said...

Wonderful box Colette, a superb work my friend !

Pat K said...

WOW, this is fabulous Colette. I'm so happy to be team mates with you on TPS...Welcome. Pat K xx

Karen said...

Oh Colette - wow!!! This is so good! I love all the detail you always add to your card designs, and I like the idea of a bigger box/card and the punched edges on the 'flaps'. This is so pretty. Amazing!! Karen xxx