Friday, May 25, 2012

Punched Blossom Notecards and Framelit Box

Here's a cute little set of cards I made, along with a matching box. I was inspired by the "Fresh Cuts" notecards that were in our old catalogue. I made my own version using the Blossom Punch and some plain old white cardstock:

Here's how they sit inside the little box:
The lid of the box is 2 Framelits, folded to fit over the rim, and adhered at one end. It is held in place by the Belly band. I like to make my Belly Bands stretchy by hiding a piece of elastic (just stapled to the ribbon because I'm not a sewer). The smaller framelit hides the elastic.
Here's a closer view of the cards:
I've used "Attic Boutique" DSP (in the Autumn-Winter Mini) behind the flowers. The nice thing about this design is that both sides of the DSP are visible - you can see the reverse pattern on the inside. I used the 2 different Triple Layer punches for the centre and finished off with a pretty brad/button. I designed these cards to fit inside our small square envelopes.
Only 5 sleeps until Convention!



P.S I've just finished reading the "Chaos Walking" series by Patrick Ness. It's technically teen fiction (I read a lot of Amy's books these days and we chat about them) but I loved it. It had me from the very first line of the very first book. And I don't think I've eveer been so affected by the death of a fictional character (I absolutely bawled) since George O'Malley died on Grey's Anatomy or Dobby in Harry Potter. I still keep waiting for them to be somehow magically resurrected...

8 comments:

  1. Kathryn Brennan25/5/12 1:19 pm

    Cute cards Marelle. Like your work!! And I also like when you share books you've read - I should start writing a list instead of making mental notes which probably won't stay in my head!!

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  2. A wonderful idea! So cute!

    xxx
    Ann Kathrin

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  3. Such a clever idea Marelle. The cards and the box look great.

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  5. So cute! Thanks for the idea of the stretchy belly band; I always shy away from making them as they are a pain to put back on!

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  6. Loving these cards! Such a great idea!! You are so very talented and always come up with unique ways to use things. I really do love visiting your blog for inspiration and all the creations that you share!! xx

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  7. Very cute idea. What did you use for the box bottom?

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  8. ooh... gorgeous cards, but was highly interested in your book choices!! (and your devastation at Dobby's passing - me too!!) I read young adult all the time - most of them are way better than adult books :) Share more!! (and I SUPPOSE you could post a few cards now and again ;)

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