Sunday, 30 March 2014

Hexagon Hive + Sweet Sorbet = Sweet Hexagons

You might remember I shared a Hexagon Hive sneak peek card back in January. It was apparently quite a popular choice according to Pinterest (pinned 4,500 times so far - thanks heaps!), so when planning my first Feb class I thought my gals might like to make a similar card. So I changed up the design with some newly minted Sweet Sorbet DSP & this is what we made.
It's simpler with less layers than my original card, but I was really happy with how it turned out - especially the pretty flower shaped patchwork backing for the sentiment (from Chalk Talk). I used the hexagon frame cut in crisp cantaloupe, plus some extra hexagons cut in calypso coral & pool party (there's that fave colour scheme again). Some spotty Sweet Sorbet added a fun & fresh background.
In case you're wondering what size the card is, the front is 10.5cm x 13.8cm (4-1/4in x just under 5-1/2 inches)
I think my class lovelies liked this version & hope you do too. I have a little matching box to share with you, plus the second class project in the next couple of posts, so visit again soon.
Inky wishes, Di

PS: the Sweet Sorbet DSP is only available for one more day, so place your $90 order by Monday night & you can choose it for free.

Supplies
Stamps: Petite Petals, Chalk Talk
Card/Paper: pool party, crisp cantaloupe, calypso coral, whisper white

Ink: calypso coral & pool party ink pads & markers
Accessories: basic rhinestones
Tools: Big Shot, Hexagon Hive Thinlit die, Petite Petal punch (bundle), Itty Bitty punch pack (flower), circle punches - 1 3/8in, 1-1/4 inch

Friday, 28 March 2014

Flower Shop Long Card in a Box (with template)

Today I'm sharing my last card in a box project for now - a long rectangle version full of my fave Flowers Shop & Petite Petals flowers. This was my second project from my February class. I designed this size to fit a standard C6 envelope (& also fits a US sized envie too). I've shared my template for this shaped box at the bottom of this post too so you can try it yourself.
I'm not usually a huge yellow girl, but I loved how the calypso coral & pool party flowers looked with the so saffron DSP. Here's a closer look at the flowers (btw. the yellow flower is actually stamped in daffodil delight).
& one more from the top, so you can see the inserts.
When the card is folded flat for posting, it measures 14cm x 10.5cm (5-1/2 x 4-1/8inches).
The panels under the flaps are crisp cantaloupe stamps with a small Petite Petals outline flower. I kept the back panel  pretty simple
I added a crisp cantaloupe & white panel, which had the added benefit of strengthening the whisper white base too.

Long Rectangle Card in a Box Cutting Template
Finished Size when flat: 114cm x 10.5cm (5-1/2 x 4-1/8inches). Front & back panels are 10cm wide, Side panels are 4cm wide.
Cut Base: 29.7cm x 10.5cm (cut A4 sheet in half long-way).
Score base: 10cm, 14cm, 24cm & 28cm on long side. Score at 5.5cm on short side
Inserts: Cut at 12cm x 2cm. Score at 1cm from either end
If you're more visual, here's the template I put together. Broken lines are score lines. Red lines are cutting lines. Leave the section with blue score line unfolded - this is the back panel.
 Check out Monica Gale's fab video tutorial for visual instructions on how to make a general card in a box. Follow the same principles - just substitute my cutting & scoring measurements.
Prefer inches?
The project dimensions were created in cm's, so they don't translate to inches as neatly as I'd like. The converted dimensions are as follows. I will post a neater solution if I have time to think!
Finished Size when flat: 5-1/2 x 4-5/8 inches. Front & back panels are approx 4-7/8in wide, Side panels are 1-1/8inch wide.
Cut Base:11.5 x 4-1/8 inches
Score base: 3-7/8, 5-1/2, 9-3/8 & 11 inches on long side. Score at 2-1/8 inches on short side.
Inserts: Cut at 5-7/8 inches x 3/4 inch. Score at 1/2 inch from either en.
You can also check out this Splitcoaststampers card in a box tutorial for a general card in a box tutorial in inches too. Follow the same principles - just substitute my cutting & scoring measurements.
I hope you have a go at making a long card in a box with my measurements. I think the longer length gives great opportunities to create a bigger scene. If you have any questions, just ask & don't forget to coment & pin if you like the project. Thanks for visiting & pop back soon.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies
Stamps: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Chalk Talk, Simply Sketched (hostess), Another Great Year

Card Paper: whisper white, crisp cantaloupe, calypso coral, pear pizzazz card, Subtles DSP stack (so saffron)
Ink: pool party, calypso coral, daffodil delight ink pads
Accessories: basic pearls, mini brads, 

Tools: Pansy Punch (Flower Shop bundle), Petite Petals Punch (Bundle), Chalk Talk Framelits (bundle), Oval framelits, hexagon punch, paper piercing mat, piercing tool, Occasions piercing templates.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Just Sayin' Happy Birthday pop up Card in a Box

Sharing another card in a box using the Retro Fresh DSP. This is a funky birthday version perfect for a teen in the same size & base design as my cupcake card in a box. This one comes with huge thanks to the lovely Emily at Tiny Kiwi Cards. I just loved her fabulous film/camera themed card in a box, & had to case it myself, using the supplies I had. Here's how it turned out.
I used a few different stamp sets from the Occasions Catalogue & Sale-a-bration for the card - love mixing & matching!
 Here it is flat & ready to be enveloped (in a standard C6 envelope).
One more to show the back.
Make your own! If you'd like to make this one too, you'll find the measurements & a template for the base card in a box in this cupcake card post.
Hope you're enjoying my card in a box projects. I have a different shaped version to share next time.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies
Stamps: Just Sayin', Simply Stars, Sketched Birthday, Perfect Pennants, Remembering Your Birthday, Banner Blast (SAB)
Card/Paper: crumb cake, tamgerine tango, bermuda bay, very vanilla card, Retro Fresh DSP
Ink: tangerine tango, so saffron, pool party, pear pizzazz, tangerine tango, bermuda bay markers
Tools: banner punch (SAB), Big Shot, On Film Framelits, Just Sayin' framelits, Bitty Banner framelits

Cupcake Pop Up Card in a Box (with template)

It's cupcake time with today's card in a box project. This was the first of my February class projects. I haven't used Create a Cupcake (& its matching punch) in ages & this helped me remember how much I love it. I think my class gals appreciated its return too since it's been a very popular set & no calories either.
This version is a little smaller than my starburst card in a box as I wanted to make a version that fitted a standard C6 envelope. I've included my measurements & a template for you at the bottom of the post.
Here are the yummy cupcakes up close. The colour combo of tangerine tango, baked brown sugar, pool party, bermuda bay & so saffron I used came mainly from the funky Retro Fresh DSP.
Colour Tip: The Retro Fresh dsp has a vanilla base, but the cupcakes are stamped on whisper white card, as I found the colours changed a little on vanilla. You can't see the difference in the finished project as the border around the stamped images is small.
Here's a side view, so you can see the layering. I used an punched xl oval on each insert - horizontally in the front & vertically on the back - to give the needed height to the cupcakes.The cupcakes are attached to a strip of card & then attached to the ovals (seen a little on the back view below).
I carried the cupcakes to the back too. The sentiment is from Remembering Your Birthday.
Here's one more pic of the card folded flat.
Card in a Box Cutting Template
Finished Size when flat: 11cm x 15cm. Individual panels are 5.5cm wide.
Cut Base: 23.5cm x 15cm
Score base: 5.5cm, 11cm, 16.5cm & 22cm on long side. Score at 8cm on short side
Inserts: Cut at 8.5 cm x 1.5cm. Score at 1.5cm from either end
If you're more visual, here's the template I put together. Broken lines are score lines. Red lines are cutting lines.
 Check out Monica Gale's fab video tutorial for visual instructions on how to make a card in a box. Follow the same principles - just substitute my cutting measurements.

Prefer inches?
My metric measurements translate approximately to...
Finished Size when flat: 4-1/2 x 6 inches. Individual panels are 2-1/4 inches wide.
Cut Base: 9.5 x 6 inches
Score base: 2-1/4, 4-1/2, 6-3/4 & 9 inches on long side. Score at 3-1/4 inches on short side.
Inserts: Cut at 3-1/4 inches x 3/4 inch. Score at 1/2 inch from either end
You can also check out this Splitcoaststampers card in a box tutorial for a slightly different sized version in inches too.

This post has taken much longer to write than expected (apparently a tad distracted by Matthew McConaughey on the Graham Norton Show), so I'll have to share another birthday version using the Retro Fresh paper next time. Thanks for visiting & hope you're enjoying my card in a box projects. I'd love to hear from you if you do.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies
Stamps: Create a Cupcake, Sketched Birthday, Perfect Pennants, Remembering Your Birthday, Another Great Year
Card/Paper: crumb cake, coastal cabana, very vanilla, whisper white card, Retro Fresh DSP
Ink: tangerine tango, baked brown sugar, so saffron, pool party, bermuda bay ink pads; tangerine tango, bermuda bay, pool party markers
Accessories: basic rhinestones
Tools: cupcake punch, xl oval punch

Friday, 21 March 2014

Starburst birthday Pop-up Card in a Box

Whether you call them a Card in a Box, Box Card, or Pop up Box Card, they're THE project of the moment. I LOVE a fancy fold so I got on the bandwagon back in January & shared how to make them in my Feb classes too. Today, I'm sharing one I made for my dear friend Kellie's birthday.
I based my box size on this fab tutorial by Monica Gale, (who I think may have started the box card craze). Monica's measurements were in Cm's & using A4 paper, which suits me best. Each panel is 7cm wide & the overall height is 15cm when folded flat. If you're more comfortable working in inches, you can try this great tute at Splitcoast Stampers.
 
To decorate the box, I used the Starburst Sayings & Spiral Spins stamp sets (trying saying that fast!) from the Occasions Catalogue with some fab (& free) SAB Sweet Sorbet DSP. I followed Monica's tute except that I added 3 inserts instead of two, as the 'Oh Happy Day' image was quite large & I wanted to add more smaller circles. These pics show each layer clearer.
The circles on the 3rd insert are attached to some window sheet/transparency to create movement & help then to pop out behind the 'Happy Day' layer.  Here's the view from the back too.
One final pic to show you how it looks fully flat. I used the Envelope Punch Board to make a matching envelope - easy!
Simpler Starburst Box
The above card was actually the 2nd Starburst version I made. Here's the first one.
As you can see, I used 2 inserts for this one, kept the stamped layers simpler & added a few gold sequins for a bit of bling (which I forgot on version 2).
Hope you like this both versions of my box card. I have 2 more different sized versions to share with you next. Until then, thanks for visiting.
Inky wishes, Di

PS: There's just 10 days left of Sale-a-bration, so if you'd like the Sweet Sorbet DSP free (or any other awesome SAB item), place your $90AU order by March 31st.
Find out more about Sale-a-bration here.


Supplies
Stamps: Starburst Sayings, Spiral Spins (Occasions Catalogue)
Card/Paper: crumb cake, whisper white, calypso coral, crisp cantaloupe, bermuda bay, pool party card, Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-bration)

Ink: bermuda bay, calypso coral, coastal cabana ink pads
Accessories: in-colour Boutique Details, gold sequin trim, basic rhinestones, candy dots
Tools: Big Shot. Starburst Framelits dies,  circle punches - 1-3/4, 1-3/8, 1-1/4 ,1, 3/4, 1/2 inches


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