There is some amazing inspirations today on our blog! We have a special guest designer today, Lindsay. She has created a beautiful vintage card for us. Next up, Rebecca has created a fantastic Pop Up Box Card featuring our IBS flowers! The coloring is absolutely stunning. And it fits inside an envelope! Wow! Then, we have Calypso, with a gorgeous Mother’s Day card. Let’s get started!
We are so excited to have Lindsay be our guest designer today! She won the “Anything But A Card” challenge. You can see her exploding box here. Here is a little about Lindsay.
“I am married and have 3 children and 5 grand children. I love sport and played Badminton & Tennis in my youth and now play Lawn Bowls and Swim.
I am not sure exactly when I started card making but it is really only the last 4 years that I have become very involved in my cards and love trying new techniques and styles. I think vintage is my favorite! I enjoy working with both stamps & digi stamps and recently purchased a Silhouette Cameo so have something new to experiment with.”
Too see more details on how she created this gorgeous card, please visit her at Creative Cards by Lindsay.
“Hello everyone~ It’s Rebecca here and I have a card to share with you today, that is just bursting with flowers and sprinkled with glittering butterflies…
It’s called a ‘pop-up box card’ and you can find a very clear tutorial of the basics HERE. It folds flat for mailing, which I will show you just a little later…
You can see above that there are three layers or ‘stages’ of embellishments. I used flower stamps from Summer Flowers, Vintage Roses, Sweet Peas, Spring Lilacs, Garden Seed Packets and Mother’s Day Bouquet.
The little bird and butterflies were stamped from the Spring Lilacs stamp set, colored and then glittered…
It was such fun, mixing and coloring all the different flowers and flutter byes! This bursting box contains roses, sweet peas, lilacs, hibiscus, pansies and a dahlia! There could be other flowers hiding in there…
Some swirling, die cut vines with leaves were added to keep the look light (and because I love swirls and curving lines!)…
AND…the whole thing flattens out to fit in an envelope! Because I wanted some more vines and leaves that go past the folded card, I’ll be making a custom envelope, just a tad bigger, to accommodate these extras. A fancy sentiment tag is going to be added to the center flap that folds down when open. There’s also a solid back panel (see tutorial) that provides a handy space to write or stamp a sentiment.
I hope you pull out your IBS stamps and let yourself mix and match for some truly interesting and beautiful results!
Starting with my background, I wanted a quilted look, so I used three different patterned papers from the Spring Lilacs Paper Pad. I just altered them, until I reached the very top and trimmed off any excess from around the edges. To complete the look, I embossed the entire sheet, with a very beautiful and semi-floral embossing folder.
I decorated the oval frame, using some beautiful blooms and a double bow. The sentiment is from Mother’s Day Bouquet stamp set. I also used the frame from Vintage Pieces in the background, behind the sentiment.
Here is a closer look at the detailed embossing and the stamping inside the oval frame. Hope you have enjoyed my detailed Mother’s Day card, made especially for someone special.
A special thank you to Lindsay for being our guest designer this week! And thank you to our talented designers Rebecca and Calypso. We are swooning over today’s inspirations and hope that you are too! Have a great day! With paper hugs, Joanna xoxo