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
4. Die Cuttin Divas- Out with the old in with the new http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/2014/01/challenge-148-out-with-old-in-with-new.html
5. Scrappy Moms Stamps- Warm Fuzzies