Billie, over on her blog , sets a monthly virtual crafting challenge. June’s challenge was to use paper and card and yes, I know, we are now in July and Billie has set another challenge! I actually had most of these items made before the deadline but hadn’t photographed them and it has taken me a while to get them uploaded – where does the time go?
Our daughter has a small but growing craft business aimed at crafting for children and she had a stall at her daughter’s school fete. I had been hoarding these jumbo sized paperclips and thought they would make ideal bookmarks to sell on our daughter’s stall for a few pence.
The stamps I used on these were some cheap children’s foam stamps that have been kicking around for years; think they belonged to our girls when they were preschoolers, they will be 25 next week 🙂
This next paper & card project is a birthday card for our little granddaughter. For the first time I actually used an image from a CD-Rom; the CD is called “What A Hoot” by Crafty Catz , a UK-based lady who has created some lovely images on and all her CDs can be seen by clicking on the link to her website.
As I mentioned earlier it is our daughters birthday (or should that be birthdays?) next week. Normally I make two very different cards for them but when I found this card that is also a box I just had to make two of them! I came across this card at a great blog site and if you click on this link you can find the instructions on how to make this box card.
The top edge of the folds was punched with the same Fiskars border punch and the butterflies were a free stamp by Chocolate Baroque in Royal Blue Whispers ink.
Box card number two using another stamp from the Graphicus set and stamped on pearlescent cardstock with Stazon ink and coloured metallic pencils but the peacock’s tail is another piece of kitchen towel!
The border is punched with another Fiskars border punch.
The inside has the same butterflies as the first box card.
Hope you have enjoyed these projects and I’d love to see everyone’s take on the box card.
Many thanks for stopping by x