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.
I know, I know, I have missed you this past week as well. Sorry that it has been over a week since my last post, but I have had a lot going on. I have a big event at work that needed some special attention, and it is shaping up to be a great conference. I was also working hard, co-hosting a baby shower for my co-worker Kate, who's baby boy is due in October. (I made all the decorations, pictures to come soon.)
Anyway, it's challenge time again over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. This week the challenge is to create a shape card, using at least one Cricut cut. Make sure you head over to FCCB and link up your project :)
I was digging through all my stamps and found this super cute, Studio G stamp that says "Hello Friend" and I immediately thought of a phone, so I began to search through my cartridges to find a phone that I could use for this challenge. I found a lot of options, but I feel in love with this cut from the Wall Décor and More cartridge. I used the Cricut Craft Room, to weld a flipped version of the image to the top of the phone, to make the card. Then I cut another image using the yellow pattern paper for the front of the card. This image had a cord on one side of it. I cut it off, because the piece was too thin and it looked a bit odd once I put the card together. I finished it off by stamping the sentiment on the front, and adding rhinestones and the circle glass piece for the phone dial. I felt that it still needed something, so I added the pretty paper flowers with rhinestone centers. I love how it turned out and think it will make one of my friends very happy to get this card in the mail.
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