Saturday, 14 April 2012

Concertina box card

This time last week I was at my local stamp group making this card/box kindly demo'ed by Paul of the Artsiders who also showed us how to make the pretty scrunched flowers.
As usual I hadn't the foggiest idea what I was going to do as I set out that morning so took a few general stamps and threw in my bag of lace and button box bits.

The papers came free with a magazine I bought last month.  Don't usually buy mags as I subscribe to Craft Stamper and Somerset Studio and they keep me busy but I quite liked the look of the free papers and there was a set of clear stamps as well.  I used the papers on the cover and to make my flower.


I also used them on the inside, together with a TH die cut (had to cut the stand off as it wouldn't fit), some lace and a few bits of habadashery (love that word) plus a Crafty Individual stamp. I love the stamp and as these ladies seem to me to be wearing their best summer clothes and the colours I have used are so pretty and summery I am entering it in the CI April challenge - Here comes summer.  Not a conventional summer theme I know but then you need (lots of) new clothes for summer, especially as this one is going to be a scorcher - I promise.

8 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

I love these card boxes, Ann - great way of wrapping small pressies. Lovely colours x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

The theme is perfect Ann as I had the same thoughts, they are dressed for summer so you and I definitely on the same wavelength.
Gorgeous colours and love the love and trims.
Thank you for sharing with us at the CI Challenge.
Wishes
Lynne

Catherine said...

This is so pretty.....

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Very pretty with all the details and pinkness!

Jean Hardy said...

Lovely box and very summery too! Thanks for joining us in the CI Challenge Ann. Jean

Ephemera said...

Hi Ann, beautiful card, these card boxes are fab and I love your beautifully stamping on the inside. xx

Craftyfield said...

Love the way the ladies are framed, beautiful project.

florenceandfreddie said...

Beautiful project Ann.
Regards Florence x