Monday, April 21, 2014

Box Card & LIM 168

I've noticed quite a few "box" cards recently and I was intrigued, so I thought I'd give it a try.  I made one the other day for one of my granddaughters, and forgot to take a photo.  I have another granddaughter with a birthday on Sunday, so I made this one for her.


I used some American Crafts papers to decorate the pink box.  The fifteen was cut with some Quikutz dies. I cut the little 3-D bow with the Cameo.  The balloons were all stamped with a Simon Says stamp and cut out by hand...(I think I should have ordered the die that goes with these dies!)  I attached the balloons to thin strips of acetate and adhered them to the inside of the box.  Each of the balloons were painted with my wink of Stella clear glitter pen.  The "happy birthday" tag in the back was stamped then hand cut and adhered to the back of the box.  The back flap of the box does not fold down and I added a piece of plain white card stock to the back of that panel to stamp a sentiment...and I also included a little pocket on the bottom of that panel to slip a little money into.


Here's another view that you can see the shimmer on the balloons a little better.  I think this makes a really cute card and I'll probably make another one soon! If you're looking for a tutorial to make this box there's a really good one at Splitcoaststampers.

I made another card that works for the Less is More challenge this week   The theme this week is Makes me smile! It's simply that... something that makes you smile.  Well, no matter how often I use this adorable Penny Black stamp...it never fails to make me smile.  


I used a piece of sunny yellow for the card base.  I die cut an oval and adhered a white panel behind the oval.  I stamped the frog in the center of the oval, and colored him with Copics.  It's difficult to see here, but I also added some glitter with the wink of Stella clear glitter brush.  The sentiment was computer generated...and it's slightly off-center...but it's done now!  I used the font - problem secretary...which is also a bit of a "wobbly" font.  I cut an oval frame slightly larger than the oval center and adhered it to the top of the oval.  I also added glitter brush to the frame.  I rounded the bottom corners with a 3/8 inch corner rounder.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments and your visits are always appreciated!! Until next time...
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10 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I've made a couple of these too - aren't they fun! I love your ideas of all the balloons - I thought of balloons but not the clever clear strips you've used to keep them in the air!

Karen B said...

Two gorgeous cards Susan. These box cards are such fun to make and I love the idea that they fold flat. Fab idea to pop your balloons onto acetate. Your granddaughter's going to love it. The PB also makes me smile everytime I use mine as well!

Karen x

Faith A said...

LOVE your box, still have to try it out, love the balloons on it, she will be thrilled I'm sure.

Great frog card too.

Anne said...

Your frog and sentiment are lovely Susan, certainly make me smile :).
And the box card is fab!
Thank you for joining us at Less is More.
Anne
LIM Designer

Sandra H said...

Truly amazing makes Susan x

Nathalie Fournier said...

Cute card!

Chrissie said...

Your frog makes me smile too Susan!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

lililindsay said...

I have this stamp and it always makes me smile when I use it. Fab card.

Bonnie said...

I haven't made one of these box cards yet, but need to get on the ball with them. They'd be perfect for the grandchildren! Love that frog! He makes me smile too!

Barb Ghig said...

Love your pop up box, Susan! So much wonderful sparkle and the papers are so pretty! And what a fun card! Beautiful coloring, and I love the oval aperture and fab color combo!

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