Friday, March 23, 2012

What's in the Box?

This week on the Daring Cardmakers Fran has given us a "proper" old challenge!  It's had a good few of us scratching our heads in "I haven't a clue what to do with this one" fashion.  If you head over and visit our BLOG though, I think you'll agree that our fab team rose admirably to the challenge and made some wonderfully creative projects which we hope will inspire you to put your thinking caps on too!
It goes like this:
A Box of Tricks
I (Fran) would like you to feature a box, or something box-shaped on your projects - it could be a 3D project, decorated box, box shaped embellishments...once you start thinking outside the box (!) you can come up with some fun ideas!

Now I'm sure there are loads of rubber stamps with boxes  of one kind or another, but obviously that's no good to me, so I spent most of the week thinking about types of boxes and how I could make at least one of them work on a card.  I think it was when a lovely package of new Memory Box dies arrived that the thought "Window Box" jumped into my head.
Just to make it harder for myself I thought it might be possible to make the window box part a 3D pop-out.  After faffing about a bit with card and a bone folder (and giving myself a horrible paper cut which brought tears to my eyes and sent me scuttling off to find the tape and wadding to staunch the blood) I came up with this one:
It's quite bulky but I've folded the "box" in such a way that it does actually fold (relatively) flat for posting.
All papers MME from "Dolled Up" 6x6 pad (Miss Caroline collection)
Doily motif and tag are also cut from one of the papers
White lace
Turquoise, Pink and White pearls. pearl heart, decal sentiment

EK Success border punch
Memory Box dies (Cherry Blossom, Petal Party
Tonic floral punch set  

You can see the box shape better on an angled view

And a close up of the flowers - I mixed up the various die cuts and punches
Yet again I've got behind with my blogging and need to spend some time catching up.
This week I've been busy with Crafty Templates and Funky Hand projects - all which I need to blog in the next few days.
This weekend sees the launch of a new Funky Hand collection and we're having a blog hop to celebrate - and to show off the papers that you get when you download the brand new collection.  They are sooooo pretty, so please pop by Anice's blog to see what's happening over the weekend and join in....I do believe there's going to be a prize on offer....
Right, time for lunch - Hubby's home-working today and once he's decided it's lunch time, then it's lunch time...
Thanks for visiting


Lythan said...

that card is just heart stoppingly amazing Kathy. You ought to submit it to a magazine!

Karen said...

Kathy, this is so so pretty my lovely!!! Looks beautifully Springlike :-D Talking of you remember that pizza box card that you made? xxx

Angelnorth said...

Such a pretty explosion of blooms, great take on the box theme!

Kaz said...

What a stunningly gorgeous card Kathy! You've done yourself proud again with this one. Shame it's not my birthday soon! xxxx

lisa said...

Wow, Kathy. You got your head around that one brilliantly. I love all your flowers, would like those in my garden. The papers you've used are yummy.
Memory Box dies are gorgeous aren't they. I have my eye on several new ones.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
hugs Lisax

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy, just spotted this on FB and had to come for a closer look. It's absolutely fantastic!!! So clever and very beautiful. Love it! xx

Traceyr said...

Really gorgeous window box there Kathy I love all the different sizes and patterns of flowers you have used.


Natty said...

I think your window box is superb Kathy, whoever receives this card will be one very lucky recipient! :D

Anice said...

Just beautiful that all I can say!
Anice xx

tracy said...

what a beautiful card kathy,i love the colours-you are clever ;)

purple_pea_fran said...

Stunning! Love the colours, details and idea! Fran x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Absolutely stunning card Kathy, and so clever - Lythan is right, you should definitely submit it to a magazine x