14 June 2013

Box Card No.1!

Earlier in the year I went to a workshop at Japonica in Exmouth and made a box card with Jane Gill -I'm afraid I only finished sticking the flowers on this week as they have been awaiting some stickles!

I took the card to Crafty Bunch as a suggestion for the ladies to make but, of course, Karen and Anne were many steps ahead of me & already had them on the agenda - but it did mean I volunteered to make some samples.  They have both added their lovely samples to their blogs today so do pop past to admire them.

This is the front of the card I made in Exmouth.

Some backing paper is placed on the front of the cover (remembering to add ribbon first!) and a distressed doily is topped by 3 lovely stamped flowers from a Jane Gill Woodware set onto patterned paper.  These were cut out, lightly shaped and eventually stickles and a pearl were added.

Sentiment was supplied at the workshop.

The inside is really easy to make (after the first one), I'll add a shot another day from the side for anyone that isn't familiar with this style of card.

The 'box' element is four scored and folded pieces of card that are interlinked and glued together.

This frame is backed by a piece of card, in this instance overstamped with another Woodware stamp called 'Vive La Plume'.

More stamped flowers and leaves and the sentiment was printed on to shrink plastic, something I hadn't used for a very long time.

I shall add pics of my other samples tomorrow.


  1. Loved your box card Jill..love the images and your shrink,plastic sentiment


  2. This is a great box card Jill. Love the papers and flowers, and of course that cute sentiment. Thanks again for doing samples for club night.......didn't the girls do well? See you tomorrow.

    Karen x

  3. That was certainly a great project for the club - as you say reasonably easy to make once you've done the first one which is always a bit of a learning curve. Great receptacle for some dimensional quilling!!