Wednesday, 19 October 2011

My 1st Ever Card & Matching Box, Made From Scratch

Hiya blogging friends, I'm back messing with crafty things again and I've started making bigger projects and doing lots of different thing, and most of all enjoying it all again. So what have I made recently, well I got me a simply sassy stamp and I LOVE her, so I will have to get me more I thinks.

I decided even before I started this card that I was going to do it all from scratch, even the card base, which is what I did. I also made this totally different from my usual way of doing things, in that I chose the papers 1st before I coloured the stamp in, why didn't I do it that way to start with!!! its so much easier. So papers chosen, I coloured this little sweetie in with my promarkers (i only need 13 more to have the full set) and i think i am getting better with my blending, then i set about deciding where i wanted to place everything. Going for something different again, i decided the flowers would go on the right instead of my usual top left corner, so picked flowers in matching colours, and used an assortment of card candi,brads and flat backed pearls as my flower centres. I didn't have exactly the right shade of pink to make my matting layers from so I used plain white card and just coloured the edges with my promaker to match the darkest pink colour I had used on the image. The sentiment is a LOTV and was stamped with memento ink onto white card but it looked too bright, so I coloured it a pale yellow with promarkers. I thought the top left corner looked a little bare with just the sentiment so made a decorated pin with different sized beads all in a pinky colour.
So that's the card finished, now i wanted to make a box for it to go in, and here it is

Ok so its not blow you head off OTT decorated or anything but I made it and I am very proud of it. I brought myself a box maker board and an envelope maker board, so decided i had better start using them. It was so easy i dont know what i was worried about. I used the same think white card that i used as my card base, made the top and the bottom and then set about decorating the top. I used the spare piece of the more detailed backing paper, matted it onto white card I had again coloured the edge to match and found a large pale yellow fabric flower, stuck it in the centre of the lid and punched a little circle from the backing paper to make the flower centre.
Well what do you think? Im very happy with it and cant wait to use it for someone specials birthday.

Thats all from me for tonight, but I will be around in blogland much more from now on,

Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into these challenges:


  1. Great project, love the matching box.
    Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck and hope to see you again. It's fab to see you enjoying your crafts again. Hugs Suzanne

  2. This is really gorgeous Kate,love your sassy image and colours,fab box too...Congrats on your DT position.
    Wendy xx

  3. this is gorgeous! I love your colours so much!!! thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

  4. What a lovely project and well done with your box - it gets quite addictive!
    Thanks for joining us at Lets Ink It Up
    Tracy x

  5. stunning card kate.i love this gorgeous sassy and your colours and matching box are beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

  6. You have done an amazing job with your card and box. I love that you adapted and overcame with those promarkers and the outcome is wonderful. Reading about people stepping out of their "normal" comfort zones and really trying something new is always inspirational for me, so thank you!
    I've enjoyed reading your very thorough post and directions. Nicely done. :D

    Thank you SO much for playing along with us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our challenge.
    Good luck to you and we hope you come back next week to play along again.
    Lisa xx

  7. Beautiful card Kate, lovely image, thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey x

  8. Lovely box! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope to see you soon again at SSC.


  9. Hiya Kate, this is stunning everything about it!

    Miss seeing you on docrafts
    Kerry x

  10. Beautiful pink creation Kate!! Thank you for sharing with us at LIIU and good luck!

  11. Oh my this is soooo pretty. Love the colors you picked for this card. Thanks for playing with us at HSI.


  12. Beautiful set!! Thanks for sharing at Let’s Ink It Up’s *Think Pink* challenge.


    If you haven’t seen it yet, I have some candy up for grabs at Creations LaDiva :)!


xx thank you for all your comments xx