Sunday, March 2, 2014

Is it Spring Yet?

According to the calendar, Spring has arrived and we should all be outside preparing to plant and make ready for the return of animals and flowers and color! Mother Nature, evidently, has other plans.

Regardless of the mountains of snow we still have around and the temperatures that can't quite crack 32 degrees, Photo Scraps is doing their part to bring in Spring with some new lines of designer papers to help get us into the Spring mindset.

It must have inspired me because after bringing some home, not only did I forget about the snow but I remembered a card project I'd been wanting to try for myself that would be perfect for my paper.

Pop-Up Box Cards are all the rage right now.  I've seen some great box cards created by a few bloggers I follow.

The concept of the box card is to create a card that lies flat (for mailing) but that can stand up and be 3-D.  You can make them in two sizes: 5-1/2x6-1/2 and an A2 version, which may be my next project perhaps using one of the new Graphic 45 lines.

I used a couple sheets of Authentique's Promise Collection, a POW glitter paper I previously purchased, Impression Obsession's little bunny die (can you say ADORABLE!), and a Penny Black stamp set called "Chick to Chick".

I used my Copics to color the images; punched a few small flowers and butterflies; die cut the grass, the "fence" and bunnies; glittered the little bunnies; cut the word Happy in POW glitter paper using my Silhouette; and then suspended many of the elements on strips cut from acetate.  This was so much fun!
 Above is the card flat.  You can flip the two bottom sections up to slide into an envelope easier.
 Front view.
 From an angle.
From other angle, closer.

The sky is the limit with these cards!  As soon as weather permits, I will drop it off at the store should anyone want a closer look.  Hope you'll give one a try!

Be well and stay warm!

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