Boxes and Cards

Hello Everyone!

Where has the time gone???? I was meant to post again on Thursday … and then I caught that cardmaking virus which makes you forget about everybody and everything 🙂 lol. I had to prepare for today’s Make & Take Class … 8!!! Christmas cards I promised everybody we’d do in 3 hours, it meant a lot of prep work on my part … I think in future I’ll be more careful about what I promise.

Well one of these cards is one we made today:

Well it is the one on the right, the tree decorated with sequins. The one on the left is the card I want to enter into this week’s ‘Music’ challenge at ‘Out of a Hat Creations'( as it has the musical score of ‘Silent Night’ as a background. Singing Christmas Carols on Christmas Eve was a big part of family tradition when I grew up.

The trees are made from a sort of left over from making the following boxes:

The boxes were made using the Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Pro after watching their Christmas DVD. I really liked the look of them. Their pyramid shape looks like a simplified Christmas Tree. The shape I used for the Christmas Trees on the cards is the bit from the windows I cut out and covered with acetate.

Hope you like them:

What I used: Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Pro Christmas Embossing Board, Darice embossing folder (snowflakes) both from, Sizzix Ornament Framelits, jewellery tag punch, tiny tags stamp set and Baker’s Twine from Stampin’UP!; red ribbons from Fantastic Ribbons; Penguin stamp came with the Creative Stamping Magazine; seam binding ribbon from The Ribbon Girl; Budding Vine embossing Folder, Marianne border die, Nestability Die, Promarkers, jewels, sequins, glitter glue, acetate, patterned paper, peel-offs, Zutter corner rounder and card from my own stash.

Back soon with yet more Christmas projects …

… until then

Happy Crafting 🙂

6 thoughts on “Boxes and Cards

  1. Love the boxes and the cards Monika. Great to have you share them with us at the Hatters this week and make music with us.

    Best wishes Chrissie xxx

  2. Ooooo boxes of sweeties lovely oh and the boxes are fab as well LOL. I love your cards too. Its nice to see the festive stuff appearing. Thanks for joining us at OOAH. Hugs sandra X

  3. Hi Monika, I think that virus is going around!! LOL! Need the snickers to get over it me thinks! Gorgeous makes. Thank you so much for sharing with the Hatters again this week.
    Take care,
    Florence xx

    • Hi. Thanks for visiting my blog. The board I used for the pyramid box is the Snowman Delight and Candlelight board. It has the snowman on one side and a candle and Christmas tree on the other. The box itself is very well explainded and demoed by Sara on her Ultimate Pro Christmas DVD. To make the box you need a 12×12 inches (30.5×30.5cm approx) piece of card stock. It might be best to try it on some scrap paper first to get the aligment right. You need to work with the large triangle shape and score it 3 times. It is best to start with the middle one, which shares the two long sides with the other two. Then score the outer two triangles in a way that the connecting lines are shared. You then need to cut around it leaving a tab for gluing on one side of the long side and only cut along the outer two base lines leaving the middle one intact. Fold the pyramid shape, hold it together, fold it upwards onto your remaining cardstock and with a pencil mark the top of your base triangle using your folded pyramid shape as a guide. You can use your pencil mark to score the base triangle, cut it out leaving tabs either side for gluing. You should now have the shape for your box in one piece. Hope this helps. xxx

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