Saturday, September 1, 2018

Shaped Card

The next challenge was to make a shaped card, I will have to say I don't make many different shaped cards but usually try to do something different for my sisters card.  I had made a box card for my other sister a few years back but with hers I had to measure everything out and score and cut it all myself.  This time I was able to use a die I had bought from Spellbinders when they were having their half off dies sale a while back.  The die comes with one panel die so you have to cut it 4 times to get your box, but the tabs and score lines are in the die :)  Then I cut them all again with pattern paper to decorate the box, cutting them apart to fit in the right squares, so it may take the same amount of time to make this but so much easier not having to think of where to cut and score.

The scalloped borders were also dies that came with the set.  I had done all flowers on my other sisters card, so this time I had decided to go with a little scene, this sister has cats so I added one to the scene. As you can see the tree goes above the box a bit so I did have to put it in a bigger envelope but I just loved the way it looked taller than the card.

Spellbinders - Scalloped Pop up box, Sentiments one dies
Cosmo Cricket - Girl Friday paper
Impression Obsession - Bare Tree, Cat set and small grass dies
Fiskars - grass punch
Memory Box - Grove leaves die
Matha Stewart - butterflies and small flower punch
Enamel accents - white

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope all of you that are in the states enjoy your labor day weekend, be safe!



April said...

Oh what a fun card! I know your sister will love it. I love these type cards and have not made one in a long time.

handmade by amalia said...

What a beauty, Connie! Sure to make your sister's day. I've missed your lovely cards.

Darlene said...

Well done! I really need to take a day and whip up some of these! Your's is adorable! Great job! Yes, I do it from 'scratch' but will have to look ... I think I bought the die (way too much 'stuff' ... can't keep track of what I have and what I don't! lol) Thanks for inspiration!

Connie said...

Bravo!!! This is sensational :)
Your ability to make beautiful and interesting cards blows my mind.
If you lived closer we could swap paper crafting lessons for quilting lessons :)
Would we have fun!
Keep Smiling,
Connie :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, no you didn't! Wow, just look at this! Incredibly special. Love the paper and the whole scene. You made the cat look so realistically like a Siamese the way you sponged it. Fantastic, Connie!

Donna Ellis said...

WOOOOOOO! Connie, how EVER did you get all those tee-tiny pink flowers to perfectly pop up under your amazing tree budding to life? and even little grass blades? Darling use of the punch and really fantastic designer paper. this is a TOTALLY WOWEEEEE creation! hugs, de

Louca por porcelana said...

Really great!How sweet!

Gina said...

Connie, I've yet to try to make one of these box cards. I've seen them referred to as exploding cards. :-)

You have inspired me to be brave and make one asap!

Esther Asbury said...

Wow!!! What a pretty box card! Love the way the tree sticks up above the box and that cute little kitty! Masterfully done!!

Ashley said...

this is so. impressive.
so beautiful.
i would be mighty happy if i received such a birthday card! simply gorgeous!

aussie aNNie said...

You have inspired me to make another one of these, used to make them all the time now being on many design teams time doesn't always permit...but I love this, the colours and style and flowers are adorable.xx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very pretty and fancy card! I love the green paper you cut the box from, it ties everything together like you are out in the garden looking at the scene. Great job!

Kim said...

Oh Wow oh Wow!! You are quite simply brilliant, Connie. This card oozes fun, fun, fun. What a clever idea. Love everything about this design...the pretty green paper, the cats, the teeny tiny flowers...AND the tree. The tree is fabulous!

Beth Norman said...

I so love the box card and am toying with the idea for my step daughter's wedding. Unfortunately I don't have a die like you do. You did a fantastic job with this box card--one of the best I've seen around. Your sister is going to be over the moon crazy for it.

Janice said...

A fabulous box card, 8 love everything about it!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the good and useful information and like your creativity.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fun card Connie! I love shaped and pop-up cards. The die-cut tree looks great as the focal point.

Donna Phelan said...

Love box cards, I'm in the middle of making one myself! I love that bare tree, it looks amazing! The grass and flowers are perfect as is the cat--or should I say purrrrrrfect? lol Great colors and design!