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Sunday, May 8, 2016

For You...

Ok - I have to admit I really struggle with spatial concepts... I've read that is a common gender issue. Constructing something requiring measurements is a true challenge for me.  Creating layers and placing elements on a project is done strictly by eyeballing it  in my world - but to make this box??  OMGawd!  That took me three times to get all the scoring and cut lines in the right place.  Now you know why, for the most part, I stick to simpler card folds!

But look!  It's a box!  and it's SQUARE!

613 Ave C's latest challenge is ATG / Optional twist of using a Die Cut for the sentiment.  Kitty Bee Designs is the sponsor and is providing the prize.  The amazing 613 Team has provided some ideas for you to spark your mojo - and all the details you need to enter the challenge can be found at the link above for 613.  Join the fun!

  • The sweet cow with the flower is called "For You" and was provided for my use by Kitty Bee.  
  • For this focal image I used Paper Tole Technique to give her dimension. Printed 3 copies, colored them with Copics, fussy cut and 'paper sculpted' the images.  The layers were both glued in some places & elevated in others with foam tape to achieve the desired dimension.
  • The sentiment was made on my computer & then, to fit the OPTIONAL twist of the challenge, was die cut.
  • The grassy element is Stamp-a-Mania's "Wildflowers #2"/ 2004.  It was stamped twice with two shades of Distress Ink. [See "Ink" below for details.]
  • Fence & the Butterfly are from Martha punches.
  • Flower was created with punches from Punch Bunch
  • "Cutest Cupcake" is by Hampton Art.
  • I think the Balloon is a stamp and die cut from SU - it was left from another project.

  • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
  • DP is an unknown source.
  • The sentiment element and it's mat were cut with "Artisan Label" by SU
  • The Butterfly, flower, cupcake & balloon were all attached with glue dots to strips of acetate cut off recycled packaging. 
  • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
  • "Bundled Sage & "Forest Moss" Distress Ink used to stamp the Wildflowers.
  • Hand colored with Copics:

    This card should be eligible for the following 
    Tuesday Throwdown #292 – Welcome Spring
    Sisterhood of Crafters – Birthdays
    Crafty Sentiments – ATG
    Open Minded Crafting - #4- Spring/Pastel
    Fab & Funky #303 – 3+ Layers
    Inspiration Destination #84 – ATG
    Penny's Challenge #276 – ATG
    Aud Sentiments #154 – Animals + Sent
    Sweet Stampin' – May Flowers
    Art by MiRan Challenge #57 – ATG
    Pile it On #107 – Garden Creatures [Butterfly] WON Sweet Sprinkles Award
    Oddball Art – Birthday Challenge
    Through the Craft Room Door – ATG Always
    As You Like It / Your Favorite... DP or Embossed Paper & WHY  [At the moment - DP - I usually use paper tole for my images and embossing is often too much 'activity' that detracts from my image.]
    Fussy & Fancy  #163 – Birthdays TOP SIX Award
    Work it Wed. / Simon Says Stamp – Flowers
    Quirky Crafts #5 - 2016 – May Flowers
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge – Always ATG + DP
    Scrapper's Delight #55 – ATG
    Robyn's Fetish #315 – Birthday for Little Girl

    Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


    1. You have been busy a fabulous card love the design and gorgeous images Ginny x
      My Blog As I do Rodos

    2. Cute! I've only made one of these but would like to try more...practice makes perfect!

    3. I love this! It is sooo cute. You have put in a lot of work on this and the result is amazing. Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation with us at Crafty Sentiments this week.
      Hugs, Katie

    4. I eyeball almost everything myself! Measurements are way too much work but you did an awesome job. I love the paper you chose for this. It really stands out with the black mats.

      Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything Goes challenge.

    5. Fun, cute and so festive for a birthday - love it!!Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

    6. Hunnie Pie, this is just delish!
      He looks so cute at the back there nestled in the grass, I totally get the fear of 3D projects but honestly this is GORGEOUS xxx

    7. Just popped back with my other hat to say .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
      Aud Sentiments
      My Blog As I do Rodos

    8. Just awesome Ginny! Gosh I haven't made one of these for a long time ... thanks for inspiration! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
      one of the 'Sistahs'
      The Sisterhood of Crafters

    9. So cute and pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at OMCFC.
      Cathy DT Member

    10. Loving the pop up box card, Ginny! I have to make one of these soon. Thanks for playing along in our "May Flowers" challenge at Quirky Crafts. Good luck in the competition.
      NanaConnie DT

    11. I did a lot of box cards for Christmas one year...they get easier with each one you put together. I found the box easy but the placement to keep within the card was a challenge...regardless of the time, you have an adorable box card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

    12. Oh this box is too cute. I love the details. Awesome work as always. So glad you shared over at Inspiration Destination.

    13. Awww this is so cute Ginny! I love the fabulous box design and all of your adorable pop up elements! Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
      Tammy x

    14. Awesome pop-up-box with such a cute image. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

    15. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)

    16. Very gorgeous box. I love it. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
      Nathalie DT

    17. This is so fun. I'm so glad to hear of a fellow eyeballer, I do so much better that way than doing all that fussy measuring:). Thanks for joining us this week at As You Like It Challenge!

    18. A stunning creation with gorgeous colours and details - thank you for joining us this time at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

    19. It might have taken you a while, but it sure is a beauty. I've never made one of these cards, but I'm so impressed by them. Bravo to you! Design, coloring, everything looks just perfect.

    20. Oh that's lovely. Such a cute card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

    21. Ooh, absolutely love these box cards and yours is so pretty. Lovely country scene with the cutest cow. Thank you for joining Oddball Art challenge, hope to see you soon again.

    22. Love your box card you did a great job as always!!!

    23. Me again ... this adorable card is sure to bring LOTS of SMILES! Thanks so much for joining us at Robyn’s Fetish challenge! I hope you’ll come back again soon!
      Robyn’s Fetish DT
      Robyn’s Fetish

    24. Lovely card thank your for entering into the Scrapper's Delights "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge Hugs Sue DT xx

    25. Ginny, she's so cute!! I love the colors you have chosen. Thanks for entering the Scrapper's delights challenge. Becky DT

    26. Waw this looks really pretty and gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

    27. Ginny this is fabulous! Love this box and your design is perfect as always! Love this cute cow and the sentiment! Wow! Gorgeous creation!
      Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge. Good luck!

      1. Sasha - thank you for including my box in your Top Six! What a 'topper' for my day!

    28. What a great box! :)
      Winners are announced at Fussy and Fancy, you might want to take a look :)

      1. Wow - a Top Six Award - thank you Tone for the heads up!

    29. Lovely box!! Very cute cuw and embellishments! TYhanks for joining us at Scrappers Delight Challenge Anything Goes. Love, Mieke

    30. Great box card love all the elements and paper
      Carol x


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