Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Card In A Box

So, last night  my mood was, well lets just say "rock bottom low"
and guess what I woke this morning with the same "rock bottom low" mood!!
So I grabbed a cuppa and started to look around at blogs, pinterest etc...
and all of a sudden out of nowhere pops up this blog with this wonderful
tutorial on how to make a "Card In A Box".....


it was LOVE at first sight...it was meant to be...it made me excited...
it took me out of the rotten mood zone and put me back on track!!


so, now I have to tell you I haven't been this excited since...well I don't know when!!
and I also have to warn you that this is a "heavy picture" post!!
I tried to take pictures from several different angles....


I made this particular card for two reasons...
1.  I want to send something nice to the nursing home my Aunt Janice is in...
something she can set out and enjoy!


2.  I have been racking my brain of what to come up with this week for the
challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs which is "add a flourish"...I think I got it nailed!!
I used Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish!!

 This the back where you can stamp your sentiment, write a message
and the back panel is what gives your card it's stability  .


This is the card folded up to mail...
yes, it folds up "FLAT" to mail...
you will just need to make an envelope large enough to hold
the little pieces that are sticking out!!!


this is what it looks like before you decorate it 
(pardon my mess on my desk)


so, do you want to try one yourself??
you do...great...go here for the printed tutorial and
 for the video tutorial as well!!

I am entering this in the following challenges:


Cheery Lynn Designs "Add A Flourish"

and 

Simon Monday Challenge "Love Notes" 

Cuttin and Stampin "Sweethearts"

and
Everybody Art Challenge "Valentine"

and

Oldie But A Goodie Challenge "Valentine" my oldies are the stamped  flowers, 

and 


Craft Your Passion "Love Is In The Air"
I took the link off this one, as Chrome has detected a Malware
so until it is removed I won't provide a working link

and


Craftin Desert Diva's Color Challenge

27 comments:

Mihaela said...

What a great work, Diane! A lots of beautiful details!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG this is awesome Diane! Thanks so much for all the wonderful photos and links! WOWZA!!!
Well there goes the rest of my day ... going to have to give this a try! LOL!!
Stay warm ...

Primitive Seasons said...

You'd better get this in some challenges because it will surely win! This is just beutiful Diane and you did a wonderful job! Way to go girlfriend. Just fantastic.

Mary

Leslie Miller said...

You're kidding. You got up this morning, surfed, found this, studied the how to, created it, photographed it, and wrote a blog post. You probably did some other stuff you haven't mentioned, too. I know you're a little ahead of me in time zones, but I've been up for 3 hrs, and all I've got to show for it is 3 ultra-CAS cards and a mess to clean up. Okay, I did visit some blogs and love on the doggies a while, but still... This is probably the all-time cutest, most amazing Valentine EVER! You've got the perfect big sentiment for the back, too. Actually, there just aren't adequate words for how awesome this card is. I'm going to check out the tutorial. I probably won't get one made for Valentine's Day, but maybe by next Christmas... WOW!

Scrap for Joy said...

Not on,y is the pop-up card fantastic, Diane, but certainly is your plan to send it to your aunt in a nursing home. I'm sure she will be so happy to be able to show her friends what she received. Nice gesture!
I agree with Mary...this is a prize winner!
xoxo
Joyce

Scrap for Joy said...

Not on,y is the pop-up card fantastic, Diane, but certainly is your plan to send it to your aunt in a nursing home. I'm sure she will be so happy to be able to show her friends what she received. Nice gesture!
I agree with Mary...this is a prize winner!
xoxo
Joyce

Lisa said...

I had to pick my jaw up off the floor before I could type...WOW, this is stunning, Diane!! Not only is it seriously gorgeous, but it folds flat!! I never would have believe it if you hadn't photographed it!! This is so amazing!! Now I have to try this!! Wow, wow, wow!! I'm sad that you were in a rock bottom low mood but I'm so glad you found something that pulled you out my friend. Thanks for sharing this beauty and big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mulberry Mindy said...

You are so amazing! Such a beautiful dimensional design that you already put together, you are just amazing beyond words. Like the others said, it has so inspired me, that now I have to go create something like it while it is still fresh in my mind! Have a warm, huggable day!

Mindy
http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

Mulberry Mindy said...

I just had to mention, while I was typing the above comment, Blue Moon
Scrapbooking called, to personally thank me for the order I placed earlier in the week when you told me of the Prima Doll stamp named "Mindy". Wow! I think that is the first time a company has called, to thank me for my order. Thanks for the link!
Mindy

Jo said...

What an adorable project!

Creative M said...

Creative & Beautiful!!!!
Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow! This is an explosion of goodness! I love all the flowers and hearts! The shimmery little hearts add such a nice touch!

Createology said...

The power of creative people and their generous sharing has allowed you to create a beautiful amazing card in a box. Hope you are now "a room without a roof" HAPPY...

Debbie's Time Out said...

Diane Unique idea. Perfect for Valentine. Thanks for joining us in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge. Best of Luck to you

Ros Crawford said...

I nearly fell off my chair when I saw this ... Oh my it is fabulous!! When I get a moment I'll take a look at the tutorial... This is perfect for your Aunt ... Well done and thanks for sharing the link!!

Vickie Y said...

Wow! Your card in a box is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration ... I must try this special fold! And, thank you for playing along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin' Sweethearts Challenge.

Michelles Brandon said...

What a beautiful Valentine box it has much detail thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Diva's

Emma Williams said...

Wow!! I love your box, it's an explosion of colour with so much to feast your eyes on...it's wonderful! Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

Michelle said...

Adorable. This is so nice and sweet. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Sandy Hulsart said...

Oh, my, this is adorable, what a fun Valentine gift this will make. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Kathy Salido said...

This is absolutely amazing, such a beautiful project. Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

Kathy
Craftin Desert Divas Design Team
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

leslie rahye said...

Love this! I want to try one myself! Thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn Challenges!

by belle said...

This is fantastic!! ANd I am sure it will be enjoyed for some time to come!! Thanks for playing along at Cuttin and Stampin!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, absolutely love it.
Thank you joining us at Everybody Art Challenge.
luv
Debby

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

oh my your project is fantastic!!! Thank you for joining us at the Cuttin' and Stampin' challenge blog!

Indy said...

Totally amazed at your abilities! This is fabulous!
So glad you were inspired by this week's "Sweetheart" challenge at Cuttin'and Stampin!
Hugs, Debbie!

Helen said...

Wow - this is awesome!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x