Saturday, 12 April 2014

Mother's Day Flower Box

Good afternoon everybody

I know I recently posted a DT box card for Mother's Day/Special Lady but that card wasn't actually for my mum as she's already seen it so there wouldn't have been a surprise.  However, because she absolutely love the concept of the box card I decided to make her one.

So I thought as I don't have a Design Team card to show you today I would share it with you.  To say she loves this card is an understatement ----- she REALLY LOVES this card.  She won't take it down from the mantelpiece where she keeps it, and intends to leave it up permanently. See I told you she loves it! :-)

Here's What I Did
I made the box body myself and decorated the sides and flaps with patterned papers edged with distressing ink. Each strut inside the box was embellished with die cut flowers, butterflies, a sentiment. Mostly of the content was created using a Craftwork Cards kit. Some of the embellishment were added to the struts themselves and some were taped to card branches.

I've created my own box card tutorials in 3 different versions --- please feel free to print or save them. You can find them on the TIPS, TUTORIAL, HINTS Page (see the link at the top of the page).  These tuts took me forever to write and create, so please do not pass them off as your own - and I would appreciate a link back to my blog if you use them to make your card.  Plus I'd love to see what you create using them, so why not get in touch I'd love to hear from you. 

Here's everything I used:
Paper/Cardstock (CS): White CS, Various Coloured CS, Craftwork Card - Paper Floristry 'Sherbet' Pad, Pink Glitter CS
Dies: XCut 'Bloom', Cheery Lyn Designs 'Exotic Butterfly Small', Sizzix 'Banner #2'
Other: Glitter, Craftwork Cards 'Candi', Foam Pads, Distressing Ink 'Worn lipstick', Serif CA2 (Sentiment), Pearls
I'll have a few DT cards to show you in the next few days, so watch this space.
Hope you like my make today.  Happy crafting and thanks for dropping by.
Janine X


Ali said...

Gorgeous as always!!! xxx

Juls said...

This is so soooo fabulous, you are so good at these .. keep thinking of attempting one myself! Hugs Juls

Sandra H said...

Wow Janine this is totally stunning and l can see why your mum loved it l recently was sent your link to make one of these card to which l did and then put your link on my blog and a lot of bloggers have said its the best instructions they have seen and l have to agree so thank you have made a lot of bloggers truly happy your so creative and everything you did with your mums pop up card is gorgeous l'm also following you as your so inspiring xx

coops said...

so beautiful Janine.really love the fabulous design and your pretty flowers and colours are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Gail said...

Holy moly, Janine, this is outrageously gorgeous. I mean, I looked at this and my eyes got wide and I thought: this is spectacular!!! What a fabulous project and if I was your mom I'd keep it out, too! This is something to sit and look at and enjoy every single day. Your art work is wonderful and you are a total perfectionist. I love it!! Hugs, Gail

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

That's so gorgeous Janine, it's no surprise your mama loves it to bits! Thanks for sharing your fabulous tutorial, I've really enjoyed playing with it. I've another half done which I need to get my A into G to finish! LOL, Easter break with the kiddos won't help that process. But there'll be plenty of chocolate for consolation! Hehe. Big hugs and Happy Easter hun, Wends x