Wednesday 2 April 2014

Box card for mum

This was the box card that I made for mum for mother's day. A few days ago a package arrived containing card blanks and matching envies in lots of lovely colours to make box cards from Creata - as shown by the lovely Carla on Create and Craft. I am therefore entering this into Creata 25: say it with flowers.

I chose to work with purple and lilacs and it so happened that my Papercraft Inspirations magazine had arrived yesterday with some lovely toppers and card in a freebie pack. I was inspired to use these and add some lovely prima flowers that have been waiting to be used. I printed the sentiment and die cut with a deckle edged nestie, doing the same for our message to mum, which I stuck on the back of the box, cutting out with a larger deckle die. I brushed both of these very softly with dusty concord distress ink.

The card folds flat as the top and bottom of the box piece cave in with the diagonal score lines, so that the left and right pieces come together to form a square card for enveloping - clever design.

The card standing up:

Looking down on to the card:

Inside the 'box':

This is also for:

Pile it on 13: floral fantasy
A creative romance: spring flowers
Left of center 28: ribbon and/or flowers
Dream valley 78: mothering Sunday
Glitter n sparkle 78: mother's day
Scrappers delights 19: for a special lady
Crafts4eternity R169: special mums
Jellypark friends: mother's day/important female
Craft your passion 207: shaped cards or anything but square
Crazy 4 challenges 229: fooled ya - card that has a trick in it - when it comes out of the envie you don't realise that it is a box inside
Order of the opus gluei 139: touch me, inspire me - something different - when I saw the card blanks on TV I just had to order some
Cards galore April: creating with colour - include your favourite colour - purple/lilac
Ecelctic ellapu 2: flowers and  butterflies
Make something Monday 13: sparkle
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Paper-crafting journey: anything goes
Mema's April: anything goes + option: spring
613 avenue create 65: anything goes
Divas by design: anything goes
Simon says Monday: the one with lots of rules - anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Sister Act 50: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Inky linky 50
DL.ART April: anything goes
Just B linky party April
Just keep on creating April


  1. Beautiful boxcard Hazel Thanks for joining us at crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  2. Beautiful gift box
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes April Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  3. Nicely done. Thanks for playing with us this month at Mema's Crafts and good luck in the draw.

  4. Oh, very pretty, Hazel! Love the wonderful papers and flowers you use on this cool design! Beautiful color palette! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Really stunning. I love the flowers with the shimmer, and I love your colour choice.

  6. Lovely card, thanks so much for joining us at Creata Challenge
    Hugs Donna DT xx

  7. Love the colours. Lovely creation.x

  8. Wow! Beautiful card...loving all those yummy flowers!

  9. c'est superbe Hazel, charmant et si tendre, des couleurs que j'aime en plus, c'est trop jolie, biz

  10. A beautiful box card Hazel, I love the colours & the flowers!
    Dawn xx

  11. What a beautiful card box for Mothering Day! Lovely rich purple hues. Thanks for playing along with us this week in our Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  12. Beautiful card thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu
    Hugs Kelly x

  13. Absolutely Gorgeous Hazel x Thanks for joining us this week over at CYP. Good luck, Hugs, Samantha K :) x

  14. Beautiful and unique! Thanks for joining our Make Something Monday Challenge at Where Life Meets Art!

  15. Beautiful card, love all the sparkle. Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

    Craftin Desert Divas Design Team

  16. The card/box is absolutely stunning! LOVE IT!!! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week, hugs Mirella. P.S. If you haven't done so yet - hop around our birthday blog hop - lots of fab prizes to be won!

  17. beautiful project and design, thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design this week

  18. Very pretty box card thanks for linking up at craftin Desert Diva's

  19. What a gorgeous card Hazel! Great idea with the box shape! Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Creative Challenges this fortnight! Why not check out our latest challenge starting today! Mo dt coordinator xxx

  20. Love the colours and your clever folds.Thanks for joining in with our Spring Flowers challenge at A Creative Romance :) xx

  21. Great card thanks for joining us and good luck

  22. Oh Wow, this is just gorgeous, love all the little details. It must have taken you sometime to make but the effort was certainly worth it.
    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, hope you will continue to play along.


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