Thursday, April 17, 2014

Card In A Box, SUO Challenge, April Club

Easter Card in a Box with Custom Envelope

Easter Card in a Box, backside

Easter Card in a Box, closer look

Cupcake Card in a Box

Cupcake Card in a Box, backside

Small 4x4" Easter Card in a Box

Small 4x4" Easter Card in a Box, backside

Flower Shop and Petite Petals Card in a Box, lg size

Flower Shop and Petite Petals Card in a Box, backside

Easter Card in a Box, A-2 size

Easter Card in a Box, A-2 size backside
These Card in a Boxes have been all over the internet.  I saw one made by Deena Boo for  a SUO challenge. You can find all kinds of videos on U-Tube.  They fold up flat to fit in an envelope.  They are made in many sizes.  For my April club we made the larger size which folds up and becomes 5-1/4" x 5-1/2".  It needs a custom envelope.  It's sooooo quick and easy to whip up an envelope with SU's Envelope Punch Board.  I attached the fussy cut tulips with a small piece of sticky strip.  I got the measurements for this larger size from Lisa Bernard here.  This Easter card also is perfect for SUO's Challenge #94 which ends at 6 am Sat!

The second one we made is a direct copy of Julie Davison's cupcake easy 4x4" size.  I changed the greeting to use what I have.  I also changed the inside pieces to 2@ 1x3", scored at 1/2".  I attached the cupcakes with glue dots so they won't fall off.

The A-2 size, 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", which fits in a standard envelope, can be found here.  Briana has good written directions which are easy to follow as well as a video.  I used her measurements to make my last Easter Card in a Box, which is identical to the club version with one less tulip.

I found the larger boxes are easier because there's more space to attach the center pieces.  On the other hand Julie's 4x4" box has easy measurements and the size is so cute.  Finally, you might prefer the A-2 size because you don't have to create a custom envelope.  Hope you try one!  They're a little time  consuming, but so satisfying.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Happy Butterfly
Clean And Simple (CAS) Stamp A Stack (SAS).  I enjoy CAS cards.  I've wanted to do this class since last summer!

I copied the above card from someone on the internet, and just changed the sentiment.  It was super easy! and probably one of the quickest cards.

Just Smile
 I've seen a lot of cards using the Gorgeous Grunge set.  I added a punched sun with sunglasses made with the wing from the bird punch and hand drew on it's smile.  It was only natural to add the SMILE sentiment (from the Happy Day set)!  We also had the option of adding a greeting from Sassy Salutations on the inside.

5 Butterflies
The above card was copied/inspired by ?  I don't remember who's it was.  My friend Cheryl thought the white butterflies needed some texture, so that was an option.

Elegant Butterfly - Cathy H's
Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit
Everyone made two each of the butterfly and sun cards and three of the Hooray for Cards Kit.  The card kit cards were all different.  This kit is an excellent deal.  You get everything to make 20 cards for only  $19.95!  It includes an ink spot, the clear mount stamps, a clear block, note cards and envelopes, dimensionals, twine, self adhesive printed pieces, clips, easy directions with photos.  You'll even have some leftovers!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stamping Fun Class Cards and SUO Challenge #94

Coaster Board Butterfly Card
 This first card I copied from my upline, with a few changes.  The coaster board comes in 6x12" sheets.  I stamped all over the sheet first with Everything Eleanor and Happy Day sets with coastal cabana, crushed curry, crisp cantaloupe and strawberry slush ink.  Then I cut the sheets into 3x4" pieces that could be run through the big shot with the Beautiful Butterflies die.
Coaster Board Butterfly Card, inside

Masculine Birthday Card
I copied this next card from a swap I received at Convention last July.  It uses the Soho Subway dsp.  I love The Wetlands set because it comes with both images and greetings.  It also is a great set to use for masculine cards. The Simply Scored tool (score every 1/4" across the front) adds great texture.
Masculine Birthday Card, inside

Banner Blast meets Retro Fresh
 I love the Retro Fresh dsp and washi tape from the occasions catalog.  I actually designed this card and am so pleased with how it turned out!
Banner Blast meets Retro Fresh, inside

Easter Card
 I cased this card from p. 15 of the Occasions catalog with a few changes.  I love that little bunny!  I cut the eggs apart from the greeting so they could be stamped separately more easily.  It also fits SUO's Easter Challenge.  Pop over to their website, linked on my right hand side bar, to get some great ideas.
Easter Card, inside
 If you want to know dimensions or colors, please feel free to leave me a comment.

Happy StampingMary

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

March Club and Class, 3x3" Box

3x3" cards and box holder
We made these adorable boxes and cards last month.  My friend Cathy showed me how to make them.  I developed a direction sheet.  I discovered you can make 2 boxes each holding 8 cards and envelopes using:
  • one 12x12" sheet of designer series paper (DSP).   We used the SAB, Sweet Sorbet DSP.
  • two sheets 12x12" card stock (for the 8 card bases)
  • two sheets 8.5x11" colored card stock
  • scraps of neutral card stock
  • 16 mini sq envelopes
  • variety of punches, ink (A Round Array and Teeny Tiny Wishes work well)
  • large cello bag and ribbon to tie it up 
I used Midnight Muse to make some additional boxes of cards as gifts.

Happy Stamping!  Mary