Four Cards, a Box, and Other Info.

Four Cards and a Box:

I managed to make up a small number of cards and one gift box today.  The cards are all ones with flowers on, and I haven’t put a greeting on any of them, as yet, as I think they could be used for so many occasions and therefore want to be able to put a suitable greeting on at the time of sending.  I’m showing pictures of four of the cards I’ve made here, but I made two very similar cards from some of the design sheets and therefore they became a bit more economical to produce.  The fifth item is the top of the gift box I made. Have a look at them and let me know what you think.

1Pink Flowers  2Purple Flower 1  3Yellow Flower  4Daffodils Pyramid Topper - Pyramage  5Grunge Green

  1. Pink Flowers by Russ Smith (The first of the cards where I made two similar cards from the same design sheet.  Only straight cutting involved so easy to make as well.)
  2. Purple Flower 1 by Russ Smith (Like the first card I made two similar cards from the one design sheet, and this is also easy to cut out and make.)
  3. Yellow Flower by Russ Smith (This is the third card where I made two cards from the same design sheet.  It’s just as easy to make these as the first two pairs of cards.)
  4. Daffodils Pyramid Topper – Pyramage by Wendy Colledge (Same style of pyramage topper as the first three cards, but this time I used all the layers on one card and left the black border in place for definition of the layers.  Again this is an easy card to cut out and make.)
  5. Grunge Green by Sally McIntyre (This is the top view of a box I made that’s simply decorated with the Grunge Green background printed onto card.  The box was made by cutting a sheet of A4 green iridescent card in half.  I then cut 2mm off one long and one short side of what was to be the base.  All sides were then scored in 1″ from each side, a slit put into each corners and the flap created stuck to the inside using Template Tape.  The top and sides of the lid was then decorated with panels of the printed background stuck to a mat of silver mirror card.  Finally I stuck a strip of the background all around the box as a sliding wrap to keep the lid in place, and decorated this with some green faux gems.  I think it makes a very pretty and stylish gift box.)

CUP Update:  

Blog – In my last blog post I started picking an assortment of blogs or sites that fellow members of Craftforums have online to highlight. So here’s another one for you:

Crafty Bob:

– Is the site mascot at craftsUprint and a superstar.  You can see a search for Crafty Bob at the end of – this – episode of CUP TV, and see him having fun at the Hobbycrafts Show in November 2010 at Birmingham NEC by clicking – here.

 You can see Crafty Bob’s blog by clicking – HERE.


Card Competition – There are now over 20 entries uploaded to the competition gallery for the “September 2011 Birthday Teen Boy Competition”.  Teenaged boys are considered a bit of a difficult group of people to create suitable cards for, so why don’t you pop over to the gallery of entries for a look and a bit of inspiration.  You can see them all by clicking -> here.


You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.