Sunday, 11 May 2014

Mother's day card in a box

Now that my Mum has seen her Mother's Day card, I can finally show it on the blog as well. I wanted to make something special for Mum, so I made a card-in-a-box filled with flowers. I don't know who originally came up with the idea, but I used this lovely flower filled box card with from Mommy Stamper for inspiration. However, as the measurements in that blog post were in inches, and I feel more comfortable working in centimeters, I used this tutorial from Monica's Passions for making my box. If you don't know how to make the card, instead of me explaining, just hop over to either of those blogs for a video tutorial. The centimeter card results in a bigger card as you use a sheet of A4 to start, whereas the card on Mommy Stamper starts with a 9x5 1/2 (22.8x14cm) in sheet of cardstock.


I used the Stampin' Up Tea for Two DSP for my box and stamped flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set in Regal Rose, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride and So Saffron. I also stamped the butterfly from the Bloomin' Marvelous set in Marina Mist. I fussycut the butterflies and punched the flowers with the matching punch. I also punched a few flowers from an old scrap of Old Olive cardstock to make the leaves. I used a stamp from the Punch Bunch for the sentiment and finished with a bow and some bling in the form of adhesive gems.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Pink Elephant #249 - Mother's Day

Stampin' Royalty challenge #227 - May Flowers (this is my second entry for this challenge)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spring Flowers (this is my second entry for this challenge)

Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Ribbon, Lace and Twine

Inks: Stampin' Up Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Marina Mist, Regal Rose and So Saffron
Cardstock: Stampin' Up River Rock, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Hobbycraft cream 160 gsm cardstock
Stamps: Bloomin' Marvelous, Petite Petals, Punch Bunch
Paper: Stampin' Up Tea for Two
Other: Petite Petals Punch, Pink ribbon from my stash, Stampin' Up adhesive gems


12 comments:

Pammejo said...

Love the box, so pretty...Happy Mothers Day. Thanks for sharing with us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Donna Idlet said...

Love your box, I have been wanting to make one of these. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

So pretty and filled to the brim with pretties! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

lost coast scrapper said...

Oh Wow, just amazing! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is so festive and fun and filled with flowers! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #7: Ribbon, Lace & Twine, OH my!

Tammi said...

Wow!! This is awesome!!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders!!

Christy Butters said...

WOW! your fussy cutting is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful!! Lovely flowers and butterflies!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Karen M said...

What an amazing mothers day card - I hope your mum loved it - I know I do! hugs xx

Amber Milone said...

This is an absolutely beautiful! I love all the stamping and fussy cutting. Thanks for joining us at CHACB!

Amber Milone said...

Beautiful pop up box card! I love your stamping and fussy cutting. Thanks for joining us at CHACB!

Gloria Stengel said...

This is awesome and so very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!