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.