Saturday, 22 February 2014
Something Different and Softer (hopefully)
As fellow crafters I am sure most of you have felt about your creations the way I feel about this post. I am almost reluctant to post this as it is one of those that although I thoroughly enjoyed the day it took to make, I feel that others could view this as an easy quick project! (there again how many times do I make something that I say is quick and it takes others a while! lol)
however whilst I love it I'm not sure it looks as complex as it was. So i throw this one over to you!
Today's something different is a Thank you Card set with a box that could be used for holding any kind of stationary.
I started by making this square box in really thick cardstock (what the Americans call chipboard which I find strange as chipboard is what my dad used for shelves when I was a kid!) The box is a perfect square with a square fitting flip / hinged lid.
I have covered this in 2 matching patterns from First Edition Neroli (see once something is on my desk it can hang around for ages like the floral pavilion pack last year!) the pieces were cut in panels, distressed in Fired brick distress ink and stuck on.
The contents were based on my mums want for a set of thank you cards and the simple card I made on Monday, click HERE to be reminded. I wanted some simple cards that could be made in batch´s and this style was so easy to replicate using just one die and one sentiment stamp.
The cards are made from plain cream card at 13.5 x 13.5 cm square (handcut) as I have an old Sizzix Bigz XL die that cuts an envelope at 14 x 14 cm however this is pretty much a standard envelope size so you don't need the die.
I used the two matching papers from the outside of the box, the pattern behind the die cut bird and the stripe down the front. The sentiment is, again, from the Crafters Companion Sentimentals range.
As you can see from this picture I lined the envelopes using the stripe and made the flaps using the pattern so that everything ties in.
There are a couple of other ´bits´ inside this et however I am saving those for another day, don't want to overload everyone.
A nice gift that I may save for mothers day!