Sunday, 27 April 2014

Cards on Sunday - Pop Up Box Cards

One of the most popular things at the retreat was a make & take which Ann led making a box card. Lots of people really enjoyed this card and I was inspired by the creations.

The day after the retreat Elizabeth and Jez sat in our dining room making a beach hut version as a wedding card (I will try to get some photos of that) and I made my Aunties birthday card also in this style.

I used papers from the 6x6 My Minds Eye Record It Pretty Things paper pad to make my card with Kraft Bazzill cardstock as the base.

 The card is relatively straight forward to make but very versatile in how your decorate it.

Here are a few close ups of some of the details. I used a ticket punch to write on, a Stampin' Up stamp for the greeting and then a cut out flower layered up with the greeting.

The butterflies are punched out of co-ordinating paper. To create the illusion of them flying I used strips of acetate to attach them to the card . On the larger butterfly I used some pearls for a body.

One of the things that I really like about this type of card is that although it is so dimensional when it is standing up and open it all folds nice and flat to go in the envelope!

One of our retreat delegates was so inspired that she has made several since the retreat and shared them on our facebook group. She has kindly given me permission to share a few of them. I love them both but the bottom one with the flying pigs from the Graphic 45 Curiosity Shoppe range really makes me smile :)

Thanks for allowing me to share them Tina

By Tina Kelson

By Tina Kelson

If you would like a go at making this card you can download Ann's template HERE on our site.