Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Box of cards

   I am lucky enough to have been asked to be a guest designer for this fortnight's challenge over at Crafting with Dragonflies. The challenge is - create a box with at least three cards.
   I wanted to make a box to take three A6 cards and matching envelopes. I have not made a box before, so I used Crafter's Companion boxer board (without their ultimate pro) and following the instructions  I used a piece of 16 cm by 21 cm eggshell blue centura pearl card for the base and a piece of 14 cm by 19 cm card for the lid to create a box 2 cm in depth and a lid 1 cm deep.  I was surprised how easily it all fitted together.

   To decorate the lid I used a stamp from Chocolate Baroque. I coloured the butterfly using Promarkers and then distress inked the edges. Once the image was fixed to the lid I bordered it with peel offs.

   To make the first card, I covered a base card with eggshell blue pearlescent paper. Onto this I layered pink floral paper. The lower half was covered with purple paper and the join covered with a strip of pink and white spotty paper. I mattered a rectangle of eggshell blue pearlescent paper onto dark mauve pearlescent paper and fixed ti centrally onto the card. The decoupaged butterfly from one of Le Suh's A5 booklets was glued to this and then card candi were fixed in each corner.

   The other two cards were made in a similar way.

   I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:
   Whoopsi Daisy - anything but a card
   Creative Craft2 - anything goes
   Flutter By Wednesday - open
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - favourite technique (decoupage)
   Papertake Weekly - anything goes
   Ooh L:a La - F is for FLOWERS and FLIGHT
   Eureka - Wings and things


  1. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck ... Julie xxx

  2. These are all so pretty! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  3. Oh my goodness - your cards and box are stunning! I love the wonderful dimension and gorgeous colors. Thanks so much for joining the Flutter By Wednesday challenge this week.

  4. Mary, your decoupage cards are stunning - those butterflies are beautiful. Did you make that box? Clever you if that is so. Thanks for joining our team as a GD for our Cards in a Box challenge.

  5. What a beautiful box of cards!!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  6. What beautiful cards, love your decoupage! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments hope you can join us again! Susan x

  7. What a lovely gift set of cards Crafty !! I love decoupage too and those butterflies are just fab !! Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  8. Such beautiful creations! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  9. Oh my goodness! This is fantastic! The box is great and the cards are stunning! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!

  10. Lovely box and cards. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy

  11. Wonderful box of cards your decoupage is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La Creations
    Alli x