Monday, April 7, 2014

Crafty Secrets April Linky Party & DT Challenge

Happy First Monday of the Month Blogging Friends!
With that being said, that means it is once again time for a new monthly Linky Party at the Crafty Secrets Blog.  Remember, you have 1 week to play (no theme for you ... create ANYTHING as long as you use Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage products) and you could be our $50 winner!  Also be sure to come and check out all the fabulous sales going on at the store!!!!!

Today I've created a Mother's Day Cards with coordinating box.
My tutorial will be on creating the box.
I've actually made two sets to share with you today.


You will need:
2 sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock
Scoring Board w/scoring tool
White Glue
Red Line or Scor Tape Adhesive

To create the BOTTOM of the BOX ...

To create to TOP (LID) of the BOX ...
 This is the piece that is a LITTLE LARGER ...
 NOTE that the one end is cut differently ... for attaching to the box bottom.

 This view is actually UPSIDE DOWN!
(sorry ... I'm Polish! LOL)
It was easier for me to lay the lid down flat 
then sit the box end on TOP of what would become the outside lid flap.
Where the two adjoin to make it a 'hinged' style lidded box.

Now it's time to have some fun ... DECORATING!

The FOCUS images on both the card and the box come from the Crafty Secrets T-21 Digital Garden Printable Sheet.  The background paper is Crafty Secrets DP-104 Digital Radiant Paper Collection.  The Mother & Child image came from the Crafty Secrets HVB5 Girls Alphabets & More Booklet and the 'Mother' panel on the card came from the Crafty Secrets Joys of Life Booklet (sorry, no longer available).

Other items used on this card/book creation are:
Cheery Lynn Designs 'Polynesian Sails Oval' die set
Cheery Lynn Designs 'Love' die set
Cheery Lynn Designs 'Pretty, Pretty Bows' die set
Cheery Lynn Designs 'Gardenia' strip die
Kaiser Pink Pearls
MS 'Branch' punch
Offray Pink Satin Ribbon
the Paper Studio 'Spare Parts' metal lock

I mentioned earlier that I had made two sets to share with you.  Here are photos of the second set:

The main image on this card and the inside verse both came from the same T-21 Digital Garden Printable Sheet as the first card set.   AND, there are still several images remaining on this fabulous sheet to fulfill more card making needs!

Sorry for the lengthy post but I'm afraid that is due to my procrastination on purchasing (and learning how to use) a web cam for videos.  LOL ... once again my AGE makes me reluctant! Maybe I'll tell hubby that's what he can buy me for my birthday!  Yeah, that's a good idea!!  LOL!

Need more inspiration and want to see more amazing tutorials?
Well, please pop over and visit my Crafty Secrets Team Mates ...
A few other challenges to share in:
Jellypark Challenge - Mother's Day
~Jo's Scrap Shack #44 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #66 - Anythings Goes Optional Twist - Sights/Sounds/Smells/Tastes of Spring
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Cheery Lynn Designs - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Feminine

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope to see you at the Linky Party!
Remember ... ANYTHING using ANY Crafty Secrets / Heartwarming Vintage Products
there are freebies available on our sidebar if you are new to Crafty Secrets!!
Have a GREAT DAY!!
Did you tell your kids how much you LOVE them today???


Diane said...

STUNNING Dar!!! Who wouldn't LOVE to receive these...Wowzers girlfriend you knocked it out of the park this time...beautiful I tell ya...beautiful!!!

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Gorgeous cards Dar! Love the images and the papers.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Cards in a box make such wonderful gifts. I like that you attached the lid to the base. Great tutorial, Dar, and a gorgeous set of card!

Vicki Chrisman said...

Beautiful Dar... and your tutorials are always so impressive!

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful presentation this makes for a special card. Our daughter is getting married in June and you can be sure I'll be making one of these for her. You know me well enough that if you are concerned about understanding how to use a web cam it will never happen for me. I am already terrified!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This sure is a stunning project you have created !! You used the perfect colors and patterns to bring this gorgeous creation together !! Thank you so much for joining us at Jo's FFC !! I hope you join us again !!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Darlene, each of your cards and boxes are stunning and your tutorial is excellent as usual with so many great photos! You can never have too many photos I say but it does take more time. Thanks for sharing in our April Linky Party. This is a perfect project for me to add to our Pintrest Tutorial Board


Sandy Hulsart said...

Darlene, what a wonderful gift these will make. Your cards are so vintage and pretty. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Sharla said...

Wow, these are so gorgeous! I love the vintage style, great tutorial as well! Thank you for joining us at Pile it On!! Hope you join us again!!
sharla~ :)

~ Jo ~ said...

OMG Darlene these are absolutely STUNNING!!!! Oh my friend.... I'm so inspired by this and I thank you so much for sharing your tutorial. This is beyond gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us this week as well in our Funday Friday Challenge.

Jackie said...

Beautiful work Darlene! Thank you for the tutorial too...your work is just gorgeous!

Thanks for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!!!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Darlene, I love the vintage images and feel of your pretty card! Gorgeous addition of the doily and the pine branches!!! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Cynthia said...

Fun gift box, Darlene! Thanks for the tutorial.

Suzie McFloozy said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for such a clear tutorial on making the box x
Thanks for playing along with us at Jellypark & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

the primitive country bug said...

Oh my goodness, these are just darling!! What a great way to gift a bulky card.

Sheila Rumney said...

Love these gorgeous gift boxes! Thanks for sharing a great tutorial!

Corina said...

Beautiful card - makes such a wonderful Gift! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week. Good Luck and hope to see you again!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Such beautiful creations! Thank you for the tutorial and for joining in the fun at Jellypark Friends!