Folding Box Card

This week I made half a dozen folding box cards. These cards are terrific because they fold flat into a normal envelope, and are quite easy to make once you have the hang of the measurements. I have made a youtube video showing how to make, and all the measurements you need. You will find it on Youtube at Helens Card Designs. The papers I have used are from Uniquely Creative and the collection is called Tranquility. This paper was perfect as it has lots of images the right size for the boxes, and the mix of flowers, butterflies and birds allows a good choice to put in your box. I have had a busy couple of weeks.. I taught my retirement village ladies, just got that class in before we all went on restrictions again due to covid. Luckily so far we have avoided an outbreak in our state, but I certainly feel for the other states who are confined to home again. That is when our hobby becomes a sanity saver! the weather has certainly turned to winter, and the heater is running here a lot, but I do not complain about the cold weather and the nice drop of rain we have had. Til next time, stay safe…

Botanical odyssey number 4

IMG_8739 (Medium)This is the last for now in my kaisercraft Botanical Odyssey series. Here I have used the 6″ pad and collectables, as well as a bling strip and edged around all pieces with vintage Photo distress ink.i have spent a very productive day int the craft room today, trialling my exploding box, and playing with some lovely new prima paper, which I will go back to once I have organised dinner! Til tomorrow….

Botanical odyssey number 3

IMG_8738 (Medium)Kaisercraft botanical odyssey papers, and collectables, everything inked with vintage photo distress inks, and the sentiment a stamp from Hero Arts! A busy family day today, but I will cook a little tea, and then head into the craft room to continue making my exploding box – mums birthday card and I am thinking of doing it for a lesson in May and will also do a youtube video – its so simple but very effective. so enough to be going on with today. Til tomorrow….

Botanical Odyssey number 2

IMG_8736 (Medium)Today is Kaisercraft Botanical Odyssey number 2. Just the 6″paper pad, and matching collectables, and a little seam binding for this one – I do love this paper, and in a minute when I return to the craft room where I have been working on May Lessons, I am going to get it back out and make some more cards with this one! I haven’t played nearly enough with it yet! Great to see the rain this afternoon, a great day for crafting. Til tomorrow….

Spellbinders labels seventeen number 3

IMG_4281 (Medium)IMG_4282 (Medium)There are two views of todays card, because the is a bit of work on the inside as well as the outside! I covered the front of the card ( all papers used are Kaisercraft Miss Nelly) and used the spellbinders label seventeen to die cut an aperture. The piece that was cut out was stuck inside on top of some more patterned paper, and I added a couple of butterflies die cut from Cheery Lyn exotic butterfly small #2. just added some bright ribbon and bling to finish.This is a simple card to make but looks really effective, and I must remember to make more like this! Til tomorrow….