A Mixture of Boxed Cards

I have not been blogging (and I am not going to go through excuses).   I plan to post the cards that we have been doing in class at the end of last year.  So be prepared to receive a few emails over the coming days/weeks as I catch up.


Excellent for enclosing a little something extra!  Here are some different boxed cards…Enjoy

Just use your own favourite colour schemes and stamps


Anyone for Tea?

I have lots of cards to put up on the blog…. but again, it is that  “time poor” thing!


This is a class card that my ladies did a couple of weeks ago.

Let me say, I DON’T LIKE CAMOMILE TEA but I did like the cover (colours and flowers) and built this card around the package tea.  (So why don’t I like camomile tea?  I was raised on it!!  Had a tummy ache – camomile tea – had a cold – camomile tea.  Mum even rinsed my hair in a camomile solution!!  Now, the smell of camomile makes me want to gag!)

BASE:  8″ x 4″  (Night of Navy)
Pocket: 4″ x 2″  (Night of Navy)
Handle: 2″ x 5″ ( Night of Navy)
Sides:  2″ x 1″ (Score every 1/4″)  (Night of Navy)
Insert:  3 1/2″ x 3″  (Whisper White)
Flowers:  1 1/2″ strip (Whisper White)
Leaves:  #/4″ strip (punch out three)  (Old Olive)
Tag:  1 1/2″ strip  (Daffodil Delight)
Flower centres: Hand-held circle punch (Daffodil Delight)
STAMP SETS:  Great Friend, Curvy Verses
INKS:  Night of Navy, Whisper White
PUNCHES:  Boho Blossoms, Large Tag, Two-step Bird (leaves), 3/8″ circle, Large Oval, Ex-Large Oval
EXTRAS:  Kraft Knife, Steel Ruler, White, strong thread, Score Tool, Sponge, Glue Pen, Glitter, Big Shot, Camomile Tea Bag, Red Sticky Tape, Large Clip

The following pictures show a different colour card stock.  When I finished the card, taking pictures as I made it, I decided that I would try another colour.   So I decided to use Night of Navy.  I didn’t  re-do the pictures (You know, the time poor thingy 🙂 )

Place the card base and pocket together.  secure with a clip.  On the bottom, measure and mark 1/4″ on both sides.  Using a kraft knife and steel ruler, trim both sides.  (Making both sides tapered – like a teacup shape)

Emboss the base, pocket and handle (Speaking of handle – there are two in this picture but on the blue card, I used only one and attached it to the inside/front of the card).

Photo showing how the sides are attached to the pocket and the front of the base.

Make sure that you use a strong adhesive on the bottom of the pocket.  I used red sticky tape.

I used confetti cream to make this card.

ENJOY your cuppa!


I showed my ladies, this week, do make this card that has an unusual fold.  With the addition of our Designer Series Paper and  butterflies the result – STUNNING!!

I am so in love with butterflies at the moment – any chance to make a butterfly card…. it’s created 🙂  Let me show you the inside of the card.


STEP 1 : Open the folded card.  On the left side of the card, measure 1″ down from the centre and 1″ across from the centre fold.  (Clear as mud I hear you say – hopefully the above picture will give you a better idea.  If not, you’re on your own! 🙂 )  Cut out the wedge/triangle.

Step 2:  Once the cut has been made, turn the card so that the front is facing upwards.  Fold down the flap.  IMPORTANT:  Make sure, that the flap is folded to meet the centre (arrow).  When you have the fold flush with the centre line of the card, take your bone-folder and crease across the flap.  If you try to fold the flap down in one go, you will get an uneven edge at the centre fold and the flap will not sit right.

Step 3: The yellow lines show how I placed the flap into the Embossing Folder.  You may have to move the folder when you put it onto the Big Shot plates.  Make sure that it will go through the rollers without catching your embossing folder or card.  (How do I know this?  Guess 🙂 ) 

Flap is embossed.  The card is now ready to dress-up!

I attached only the point of the flap to the front of the card.  Sticky strip is a good choice as I didn’t want the flap to ping open!

BUTTERFLIES:  I attached the butterfly using Tombow. 

The Large Butterfly is attached by the bottom left-wing to the front of the card.

Use the small butterfly wing to attach to the inside of the card

When the card is opened, the main butterfly is seen from the inside too.  It appears to be floating.  Love it.


STAMP SET:  Well Scripted

INK:  Encore Silver

PAPER:  BASE – Black

PUNCH: Decorative

DIE: Beautiful Wings, Beautiful Butterflies

Basic Grey – Butterflies= 1 Large Butterfly, 3″sq; 2 Small Butterflies

EMBOSSING FOLDERS:  Elegant Line, Polka Dots

DSP:  Neutrals – Black and Grey stripe, 3 3/4″ x 3 1/4″

Looks just as good in another colour.

Phew… now that was a long post! ( I think I deserve a comment or two!)  🙂 Hugs


Hubby and I have had the BEST holiday ever!  After seven weeks away, it was hard to come back and be “NORMAL”  🙂

If you are interested in our holiday where we visited, Britain, Ireland, Wales and Dubai, check out our blog: http://robnolga.wordpress.com

As soon as I unpacked, did the washing, ironing, hug the grandkids, it was a rush back into my room and ‘play’ with my new goodies from the new catalogue!

Here are some of the results…..

STAMP SETS:  Great Friend, All a flutter, Fifth avenue floral
INKS:  Encore gold, Night of Navy, Champagne Mist
CARD:  Night of Navy, Pacific Point
PUNCHES: Oval, eyelet
EMBOSSING FOLDER:  Vintage Wallpaper

I JUST LOVE CHAMPAGNE MIST.  It is my favourite!  Just love it, love it!!!  I am sure my ladies will grow to love it too  🙂  They might have no choice – a bit like my love of Chocolate Chip 🙂  Notice the embossed parts – covered with mist.  So easy to use.  Just love it – mmm, do you think I love it.  🙂  😉

Notice the mist!

CARD:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Pear Rizzazz, Vellum
INK:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzaz
PUNCH:  Butterfly
STAMPS:  Just Believe

Our friend, Pete W,  had a birthday and this is the card I made for him.  Happy Birthday Peter W.

Yes, I used the mist on a bloke card!  And why can’t men have glitter on their cards?  🙂  The mist just highlights the leaves.

Using the Sizzix die, LEAVES #2 this card was quickly made. 
CARD:  Early Espresso (My NEW ‘choc chip’ ;-0 ), Crumb Cake and River Rock.  Nice combo, if I say so myself!