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Monday 17 March 2014

Mothers Day at S J Crafts

Today I've got a little Mothers Day set to show you that I've made for S J Crafts, I made a card and a matching box which holds 4 tea lights.  

For my card I started with a  scalloped card blank, I cut a 14 x 14 cm piece off a 12 x 12 sheet of paper from the new Teresa Collins Daily Stories collection, this sheet is called flowers. I rounded the corners off and inked the edges with Milled Lavender Distress Ink. The sentiment is a digital stamp from Pink Petticoat which I cut out using Labels 1 Nestabilities Dies, again I have inked the edges. To finish the card off I added a die cut rolled rose and swirl, a tiny punched butterfly and some of the gorgeous wood grain Studio Calico Enamel Dots.

Onto the little box 

Starting with a piece of card 14 x 29cm, score at 8 cm, 16 cm, 18cm, 26cm and 28cm along the long edge and 1cm, 3cm, 11cm, 13cm along the short edge. I've drawn up a little template to help to show what your card should look like once you have scored the lines.

The bits I have shaded in purple you need to cut off and discard so that it ends up looking like this

You can see I have cut out a window with my Labels 1 dies and I have rounded and angled some of the flaps. Behind the window I attached some acetate. Fold the box up the and stick it together remembering to leave an open flap so you can fill it with your tea lights. 

I used some more of the Teresa Collins paper to decorate the top inside and outside and around the edges, before I stuck this down I attached a piece of ribbon the the lid which runs down the back of the box and underneath it to tie the box shut. I've printed another digital stamp to add to the top and decorated it to match my card. 

Here you can see the inside of the box with the tea lights.
I hope you have enjoyed my little project and don't forget if you have a go at making one leave me a link so I can come and have a peek.

I would like to enter my cards & box into the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge - Flower Frenzy
A Gem Of A Challenge - Mothers Day/Female Birthday/ Special Lady
Lexi's Creations - Use Your Punches and Dies
That Craft Place - Flowers and or Mothers Day


Jimjams said...

WOWZER - that is stunning! Have pinned it ... though I'll have to hand cut a window I think ... off to check what shaped dies might work!

Highland Handmade said...

oooh very pretty, love your little box x

Sarah said...

Beautiful card and matching box x

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Gorgeous project Jenny - love the really pretty, feminine papers! With my DT "hat" on, thanks for sharing your creativity at Lexi's Creations this time!
Helen x

Helen said...

Beautiful - very elegant creations.

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Helen x

Lin said...

What a lovely gift!

Thank you for the very helpful tutorial too, and thanks for sharing with us

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