Saturday, 12 April 2014

Flip Box...

Happy Different Saturday!

Today's difference is an Easter gift / card firstly this picture of the front shows a classic card  The card front is made using Gold Mirror Card and white PMD Hammered cardstock to make a classic filigree layered card.

I used spellbinders filigree delight die, with the centre left on, for the base element.  This was cut in gold mirror card (yes I know my Die DE Jour as well as another example with mirror card I feel like i'm leading a one man crusade to make it fashionable again!)  The other elements are all cut using a combination of Spellbinders ovals large and small and gold ovals.  These have been simply layered with foam tape.

The front is finished with a sentiment from my stash and gold ribbon, twine and some matching (pearl of course) hatpins.

The next picture shows the box / card on the side which shows this is some kind of box, the addition of some gold chocolate eggs (now MIA believed Mr Next Door may be responsible) hints at what is inside!

Finally the card front open shows a box of Easter eggs visible through the acetate window.  THis was cut using gold ovals and has a rim of gold mirror card as well as, if you look very carfefully, an embossed edge.

The next shot shows this, flip lid, opening to get at the choccies!  I added a ribbon tab to lift the lid for speedier chocolate delivery!

This last shot shows the box fully open.  I call it a flip box as there are 2 fronts to the box .

A card and gift all in one hopefully easier to give and post!



  1. What a beautiful gift this makes, it's really lovely.


  2. Hi John. WOW how very clever this is. Is it made from one piece of card as I can´t see any joins? What a wonderful gift to receive and other choccies could be put in for any time of the year. I love it.
    Love Val x

  3. Morning John,
    Wow! what a fabulous gift, just stunning.

  4. Hi John
    Oh boy what a fabulous gift and card all in one. Love the colours and the dies you have used. It's so clever too. I love it.

    Love Sheila xx

  5. A very clever box idea John, and such a lovely card , i love it
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  6. Hi John. I love it! Great idea and like you say should be easy to post and also easy to make. Did you just glued the ox lid to the base on one side and the front of the card, well a small pie ce of the back of the card on the other? Hope you can work out what I mean. What a beautiful front to the card, love the layers, so pretty. Have a good day. Take care.

  7. Sorry have got finger trouble today : ) No OX's were harmed in the production of this Box! And niether were any Pies! x

  8. A fabulous card and box John, great gift for someone too. Think we need a demo for this box as its so different lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  9. Hola John
    Post all them choccies? . . . . . Not a chance! Lol!
    Genius idea again matey, may have to pinch this one. Stunning, just stunning!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  10. Super idea John and as always beautifully engineered. At least not all the chocs went next door!! Have a good weekend, best wishes Jackie

  11. Wow John, what a brilliant idea for an Easter gift. I will definitely be having a go at making this one. Thanks for the inspiration. Janice xx

  12. Love the card/box today John, especially as it comes with chocolate! Missed commenting yesterday as I was at the Belfast Craft Fair, so I've really stocked up on card, envelopes and storage boxes as they seem to be the most expensive to get shipped here. Worn out, now, but sitting with a cuppa and my feet up.

  13. Fab box just luv everything about it and luvin the ribbon tab for easy access to the choccies!! just up my street xx GailT xx

  14. fab box card ,and even nicer with what is inside .Laura O

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  16. Hi John, have just found your blog. Love this, the only problem is that I'd be eating the eggs as I make this!

  17. Simply devine, you must give a tutorial on this fab Easter card/pressie. You make it sound so easy but I feel it is complicated.

    Wilma x x