I LOVE this card so much. I wish I could take complete credit for this card, but I can't. I got the idea from someone else, a year ago (sorry, I can't remember which blog I found it on), but just now had the chance to blog about it. I used 3 different stamp sets from Lawn Fawn, some foam tape, a transparency sheet, Distress Inks, Spectrum Noir Markers, and cardstock to make this fantastic box card.
To make the card, I used the same method that you would use to make a traditional box card. The difference is that I cut out the front of the box, replacing it with a transparency sheet, then used brown cardstock, to make the "middle insert" piece. Then it was as easy as stamping my little fish friends, coloring them, an setting the scene. To put the "box card" in an envelope, you just press it down, and it folds over, just like a traditional box card. I will admit, I tried to make an A2 size card at first, but all the pieces just didn't fit very well, so I increased the size. When flattened, this card fits in to a 5X7 envelope perfectly, though it does have a little bulk to it. You can see the thickness of the project, in the images below.
I hope you enjoy and that this inspires you to create something fantastic!
Blog Update: May 22, 2016
My "Best Fishes" box/aquarium card was chosen as a Party Pick on the PDE Linky Party Blog.
Lawn Fawn: Float my boat stamp & die set; Spring Showers die set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir: PL3, LV3, IG4, CT4, CR8, DR4, Blender
Chalks: Craft-T Productions
Paper: Recollections Cardstock
As You See It Challenges
PDE Linky Party
Dream Valley Challenges
Aud Sentiments Challenge
Blog Update - April 28, 2016
I hope you enjoy looking at our crafty goodness. Please leave us a comment to tell us what you think. My son, Dallas, especially likes to read the comments...so send him some love.
Lawn Fawn: Milk and Cookies Stamp Set, Stitched Circle Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Staz On Black, Stamps of Life Strawberry Ink
Paper: Forever in Time, Perfect Prints (Stars & Fruit) 6X6 paper pad; Kraft Cardstock, white cardstock
Other: Spectrum Noir Markers, Ranger Alcohol Inks, White Gelly Roll Pen, Clear Wink of Stella Pen, The stamp sets on the eggs were just a mixture of old stamps I had around my craft room, sorry I can't tell you the maker.
If You Give a Crafter A Cookie
Cute Card Thursday
Cards 4 Galz
I got the inspiration for this card off of another site. I would link it here, but I can't remember which one it was. I knew when I saw this quilting technique that I had to try it. I started by cutting out small squares using my stitched squares dies from Lawn Fawn, then cut each square in half making smaller triangles. Next I arranged them in the quilt pattern. I found this one online just by googling "quilt patterns" Next, I cut out a square big enough to fit my quilted pattern on, and glued all the pieces down in the correct order. I matted the quilt on another stitched square and then again on the bigger grey, stitched rectangle. The stamped image and the "Together" die cut are both from the Stamps of Life, and I thought they were fantastic and a perfect fit for this card.
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Squares and Rectangle Dies
Stamps of Life - Puzzle Sayings Stamp Set and "Together" word die (I believe this was from the Feb. 2016 Card Kit), Black ink, Grey and white cardstock
Paper - Scraps from my stash
Craftyhazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge
PDE Linky Party
Sisters of Craft
Dream Valley Challenges
I know I said that I would do better, and blog more often, but LIFE keeps getting in the way. Actually, WORK keeps getting in the way. I did get a chance to do some crafting this morning. I made my dad a card for Father's day. He is actually giving me a great present for Father's day, he is taking my son for the next two weeks, so I can go to our Old Stories, New Voices summer camp. It is a ton of fun, and I know that Dallas will have a wonderful time with his Papa Roger.
This was a pretty easy card. I stamped the frog and lily pad using the Stamps of Life Froggy2Love stamp set and the Stamps of Life Artichoke ink. I then cut them out using the coordinating dies. Next, I cut out the front panel using the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Journaling Card die and cut the top using the Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble die. I stamped "Hoppy" using the Stamps of Life Froggy2Love set, and the "Father's Day" using the Hero Arts Phrases set (CL498). I ran the speech bubble through my Big Shot, using the Journal Card die as well, so it would have the same stitched border on it. On the card base, I used some green Washi tape from Studio G, then attached the panel on the top. I love how this card turned out, and I really think my Dad is going to love it as well. Plus, I had such a good time playing with all my new stamp and die sets. I had a wonderful time at the Great American Scrapbook Convention yesterday :)
Paper: DCWV Playtime Stack & Recollections cardstock
Stamps: Stamps of Life - Froggy2Love, Hero Arts Phrases
Dies: Stamps of Life - Froggy Dies, Lawn Fawn-Large Stitched Journaling Card & Speech Bubble Dies
Ink: Stamps of Life Artichoke Ink
Spectrium Noir: DG2 & DG3
Other: Black Gelly Roll Pen, Foam Tape, Washi Tape by Studio G
Bitten by the Bug 2
Hiding in my Craft Room
As You See It
Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!
Challenge #197 I Heart You
Use a heart
Winner will receive the Love Stings stamp set
~This Weeks Challenge~
I Heart You
Create a project that uses a heart
To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.
I bought the Victorian Romance Cartridge a long time ago, because it was on sale super cheap, but I hadn't used it yet, so I challenged myself to make an amazing card with it. It didn't take long to come up with a plan, as the cartridge is very inspiring. I used a mustard yellow card base with a white layer, and the blue pattern paper (which by the way, I am in love with). Then I cut the scalloped heart using the Phrases cartridge, and the man and woman from Victorian Romance. I finished it off with the sentiment "You are my Forever," which is a stamp from the Heart to Heart set by Hot Off the Press. I love how it turned out, and that this cartridge inspires you as much as it did me.
Cricut: Victorian Romance & Phrases
Paper: Recollections Everyday Moments Stack and Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamp: Heart to Heart by Hot Off the Press
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Forney, Texas with my son, Dallas. I am a High School teacher and Cheerleading Coach. I love to craft and to continue to improve my photography and editing skills whenever I have free time. What I love most is telling our story using pictures, it is the most important gift I can leave my family.
Former Design Team Member for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog