Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Flowers, Birds, & More Flowers

A happy hello to my blog followers!  I have three cards to share with you today from my last card class.  They are a nice mix and I hope they will inspire you to go create.

The "Card in a Box" style is popping up all over in blogs and Pinterest, so you won't have any trouble finding lots of other samples.  I chose to make one in shades of lavender and purple and this is how it turned out:
I found this template on Stamp with Jenn and then wrote up some directions. However, I used different measurements so please note the difference between the measurements in my directions and the measurements shown on the template.

Card in a box template pic  go here for full view: http://www.stampwithjenn.com/card%20in%20a%20box%20pop%20up.pdf

Begin with a piece of card stock cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  Score at 1/2", 2 1/2", 4 1/2", and 6 1/2". Then score along the other edge, beginning at the end without the 1/2" score line, score at 3" but end the score line after three of the scored sections as shown.  At the ½” score line, cut off the top half. Trim the bottom half to make a tab.
You will also require one additional strip of card stock measuring 1" x 5".  Cut this in half.   The two pieces will be 1" wide and 2 1/2" long.  Each one is scored at 1/4" and 2 1/4" and then the ends are folded in a "Z".

Put double sided tape along the tab for the box and also along each of the 1/4" tabs on the small pieces
There is no bottom to the box.  The inside dividers (small "Z" folds) are approximately equally spaced.
And after that, it's all a matter of decoration.  Be careful not to have too much of an overhang at the top or sides or it will make it difficult to fit the collapsed card into the envelope.
My dear friend Buffe introduced me to this bird die and I just love it.  It's perfect for this card.
This  is a fun and easy card that features the Savy Die "Sparrow #10070" and the Cuttlebug embossing folder "Sylized Flowers #37-1232."  Cut a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" card base and a panel 5" x 3 3/4".  Die cut three birds in three shades of blue.  Before you emboss the panel, first stamp your greeting in blue, then emboss in the folder.  Layer the panel onto the card base, then layer the birds as shown.  For the inside I used a sentiment from Inkadinkadoo #97914.  This sentiment always makes me smile and I think it pairs beautifully with the blue birds.  Chuckling here!
Ok, here's the third card -- hang on just a big longer.  I realize this is a long post.

Another easy and fun card with a bit of spritzing.  Card base:  8 1/2" x 5 1/2"; yellow panel 4" x 3 3/8"; pale orange panel 3 1/8" x 3 1/8"; white watercolor paper panel 3"x3".  Tim Holtz distress inks - Antique Linen, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, and Shabby Shutters.
I stamped in the middle of the watercolor paper panel with Hero Arts Graphic Scribble stamp E2469 using the Antique Linen ink pad.  Ink the Solid Almond Petals Stamp (Autumn Leaves) with Mustard Seed, spritz with a mist of water, and stamp in the middle of the shadow image.  Randomly stamp tiny leaves or leaf stems on one side of the flower using the Shabby Shutters ink.  Overstamp the leavers with a tiny flower stamp using the Dried Marigold ink pad.  Layer the white panel onto the pale orange panel then layer onto the yellow panel leaving a 3/4" border at the bottom of the yellow panel.  Add the rick rack by taping the ends at the back of the yellow panel.  Layer it onto the white card base.  Add two tiny buttons at the right bottom edge of the white panel.  Easy peasy.
Well, that's it for today.  Now go have some fun!