Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"Card In A Box" Pandamonium Card

Happy New Year everyone! I can't believe the holidays have come and gone! I have been busy with all the busy things life throws at us. I have been crafting a little but then forget to take pictures of my projects (and mostly because I'm usually late, blowing on the glue to dry as I shove a card in the envelope as I am running out the door). Today I have a special "card-in-a-box" to show you that has been very popular on pinterest. I made it for my special niece who likes pandas and is 19 years old! Yikes, where did the time go? So here it is:
I got the idea from a Christmas "card in a box" pin from Calla Lily Studio. Her blog is
http://callalilystudioblog.blogspot.com/  I love her work she is so talented!
I followed her measurements and I am so happy with the outcome! Isn't it cute? 
The pandas are from the Create a Critter Cartridge. The party hat, balloons, and present are from the Create a Critter 2 Cartridge. The nineteen is from the Artiste Cartridge. The grass is from the Zooballoo Cartridge. I used these butterfly shaped rhinestones and attached them to clear plastic strips that I cut from the factory sealed plastic cover that comes with my Cricut cartridges. I have been saving them for a while now and finally they came in handy! The butterflies sway and look like they are flying. I also attached a plastic strip behind the balloons to help support the weight of the heavy glitter cardstock from DCWV. The papers are from K&Company "Poppyseed" stacks that I just got from Joanne's on clearance.
 The glittery purple ribbon I got from Walmart around Halloween time. The stamps are a mixture of My Pink Stamper, Pink By Design and a Birthday set that I've had for a while. I can't remember which stamp was from which set, sorry. 
 For the backside I used a strip of white cardstock just as recommended and I will write our message to her on this. I should have written on it before I glued it, lol, but this is my first time trying this project so I will know better for next time. 
This is the neatest thing....It folds flat so I can stick it in an envelope and mail it!! How cool is that? I will use my Making Memories Envelope Punch to make an envelope tomorrow. Can't wait to play with that for the first time. The card measures about 5.5" x 6.5" when folded flat. The biggest challenge for me was lining everything up on the inserts so it could all be seen.
 I am so happy with this sparkly and happy card and I hope my niece likes it. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day :)
I will be joining the following challenges:
1. Pause Dream Enjoy- project with balloon
2.  Bitten By The Bug 2- Birthday card with a number
3.  Little Scrap Pieces- Anything goes
5.  Scrappy Moms Stamps- Warm Fuzzies


  1. Wow Tina! What a fabulous card! Love the explosion of pandas! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  2. This is fantastic! Thank you for Linking Up at Pause Dream Enjoy. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  3. Tina, this is sooooo fabulous and more so that you can flatten it to send. I just love those cute pandas! So adorably cute! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  4. This is amazing!!! Thank you for a wonderful idea for my friends 50th birthday card.

  5. LOVE this project! Such a lot of detail! Fabulous! TFS : ) Christine

  6. Only the second one of these card boxes I've seen--this is adorable! TFS at DCD's challenge this week.

  7. Ohhhh my goodness!!!!! This is most awesome Tina!!!! I so love it! The pandas are darling and I love the colors. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Birthday Card W/Number' challenge at BBTB2 and our 'Balloons' Linky Party at PDE!!!! :)

  8. This is fabulous! LOVE the concept! It's a must try for sure! LOVE those little pandas, too. The colors/papers are so much fun! Awesome job with your project and thanks so much for sharing with us at BBTB2 this week!

    Emily - Mollie's Motif

  9. Wow this is the cutest thing ever!! Love the pandas!!! Thanks for joining BBTB2 this week!

  10. This is so cool, yours is the first of this style I have seen. I've got to try it

    Maureen (bbtb2)

  11. What a great card box! Adorable! Thanks for joining the BBTB2 challenge!
    ~Laura @ craftychickscreating.blogspot.com

  12. This sure is a beautiful and amazing project ! Love the whole design and those super cute pandas ! Thank you so much for joining us at BBTB2 !


  13. This is an explosion of fun. Love the color combos. Thanks for playing with DCD

  14. This is my new favorite card design! Love love those sweet pandas! Best, CG

  15. You are amazing! The card is amazing! We were all amazed and yes, she loved it! I bow down to you my talented sis! You gotta teach me how to do it! Love you <3


Thank you so much for your comments! I really do appreciate all the kind words! Have a lovely day :)


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