Saturday, 4 October 2008

I've made card - or is it a box?

Since Sabrina sent me this card, I wanted to do something similar.

I could see that hers required precise measuring scoring and cutting. Something that I hate to do and am very bad at. So I was raking my brains for a version that required only one piece of paper instead of 3. Everytime I saw her card in my mantelpiece I thought - maybe if I did this, or maybe if I did that.

When I finally got the idea in my head, I made a template in the computer and it worked first time! OK, it is only a silly thing, Karen Burniston I am not, but still I was very pleased with myself.

This is the box, closed.

As the box opens there are two layers, each with a piece of acetate in the middle. I decorated the two layers and the base of the box with rubons.

It is possible to fold the box flat without destroying it. This surprised me, as it wasn't part of the design :-) So I could post it to Sabrina in a normal envelope.

This is the box before I finished to put all the rubons and before I glued the sides together. You're seeing the inside of the box.

I admit that my version also needs precise scoring, and maybe more thinking would make the box neater, but I am done with it. Back to scrapbooking.

I still have the template if anybody is interested.


:: gingerkitty :: said...

coolest ever!

Kate said...

WOW Elsia that's fantastic!!! I'd love the template {pretty please} and just wanted to say thianks a million again for the book {{HUGS}}

Dianne said...

Wow Elisa, that is brilliant!!! You're a better woman than me - I wouldn't even attempt it!

sandidune said...

WOW, for someone who hates precise cutting and scoring you did a fantastic job - I just love it and the whole idea of it.
If it's no trouble, I'd love the template

Audrey said...

such a clever design - what a lovely card

Kristii said...

What a fantastic little project!! I may have to try one of those!! I love it!

Kwebbel said...

That's fantastic - I love it - great job. I need this template :-)))))
I is so cute!
Lovly greetings from Germany

Elaine Watters said...

Yes please to the template!!! That's a fab design! Watch out Karen B ;-)

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

oh Elisa that is just brilliant!!!!!!!! WOW!