Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Hanging Window Box Cards.

Time for another new challenge over on the Butterfly blog and this time it is 

Bit of a mouthful but I really didn't know what else to call it. 

Holly Hock = Light Lilac. 

I have 5 examples for you to see. As usual a step by step tutorial is available over on the blog. You can find it under the banner heading on the Card shapes page. All the tutorials are listed alphabetically. Just click on each name and it will take you to the tutorial for that shape card.
Once I got started I kept thinking of different variations and wanted to show them all! It really is a simple card to make with just four scored folds and a die cut shape.

Card 1
Using from the wheel
Hanging Window Box card/Heat Embossing/Hydrangea Pink/Holly Hock/Butterfly.

Design paper is a digi called Butterflies from Crafts U Print designed by Fran Dent
Flowers are a stamp and die cut by Heartfelt Creations called Arianna blooms. Circle dies by Julie Hickey(scallops) and Clarity stamp (plain round). The sentiment is by SU and I have heat embossed in black. Flower centers are glossy stickers. I found it rather fiddly to match up the scallops on the die cut frame to the front of the card so on my next card I reversed the order of using the dies.  It has given a completely different look.  See what you think. 

Card 2
Using from the wheel
Hanging Window Box card/Heat Embossing/Hydrangea Pink/Honeysuckle/Butterfly

The Design paper is from a 12x12 sheet sent to me a very long time ago by a good friend in the USA. This was the very last scrap of it and I even managed to get 3 punched butterflies out of the strip I cut off to fit the box. I believe it might be a SU paper but not sure. The front of the card is card stock embossed with a flower design. Again sent to me from a good blogging friend. The circle frame and the sentiment (by Tonic) have both been heat embossed using clear embossing powder. They really do shine.  Shape folds completely flat for posting. As do all of them.  Both of these cards are half an inch deep and stand up on their own for display. 

For my next card I wanted to try making a little larger and deeper so this card is three quarters of an inch deep and four and three quarters wide but folds flat to measure 5.5" x 6". 

Card 3

Using from the wheel
Hanging Window Box card/Heat Embossing/Holly Hock/Hydrangea Pink/Honeysuckle/Han Blue/Butterfly
so a full house. 

I have quite a few Graphic 45 embellishment cards and as I had two of this design I really had no option but to use one of them here. Especially as three of the colours were on the print. I like the words too by Edward Smith Jones. Paper is a digi called Hearts and Flowers by Funky Hand. Sadly no longer available along with many other sites that have closed down over the past few years.  Butterfly is a die cut which I have heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Die frame is by Creative Expressions a Lisa Horton design.  

Then I had a what if acetate moment and card 4 was born!

Card 4

Using from the wheel
Hanging Window Box card/Holly Hock/Hydrangea Pink/Honeysuckle/Han Blue/Butterfly

I have had this design paper since 2012. Time to use me thinks. It is by Sally Moret. I love her big bold pattern designs. I fussy cut two of the butterflies to add to the finished card. The pink paper is by Glitz it Now called Love You Madly. The sentiment is black glossy stickers.  The heart die is by Tonic but  after I had cut the aperture I realised I didn't have a larger die cut heart to use for the frame so I decided to use the heart already cut and die cut a smaller heart from it leaving an aperture within that heart. Then I realised there wasn't much card for me to attach the heart back onto so acetate came to the rescue to make a screen without hiding the window. I was  pleased with the result so had another go but simplifying how I made it. 

So card 5 intentionally  uses acetate!

Card 5

Using from the wheel
Hanging Window Box Card/Heat embossing/Hydrangea Pink/Honeysuckle/Han Blue/Butterfly

I found this pretty sheet of paper in my stash with no name on the back which signifies to me that it was another gift given to me by a friend. This time I am choosing to use acetate and keeping the design fairly simple. From a distance you can't see it on the card but it is keeping some rigidity  as the yellow card stock is is a light  160gsm. I have used my favourite Memory Box  butterflies and the tiny paper flowers are  from Market 49. I die cut the sentiment (Tonic) and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 

Hope I have given you some ideas and that you will come and have a play in the Butterfly Garden. All are welcome. Challenge is running for 3 weeks and I have just realised that the next challenge will be the last one of this year before the butterflies bed down for the winter.  They will be back though in the New Year.  Also just realised I only have a smattering of X cards made so best get my best foot forward if I can work out which one it is!!!

 Please try and stay safe and warm. 



Aquarius said...

Yet another interesting card fold - must give it a go

Sandra H said...

So beautiful are your cards Mrs A the layouts are stunning and the papers used gorgeous xx

Chris said...

This is a lovely fold Mrs A, very effective. A fabulous selection of pretty cards, beautiful colours and papers.

Margreet said...

What an interesting fold. You made some beautiful inspirational cards.
Good luck with your X cards.
xxx Margreet

Sue said...

Gorgeous fold Mrs A ...must have a go and the cards are really lovely too hugs Sue x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A lot of lovely variations, and all so sweet! Love the heart one with the acetate and the row of pink flowers! The Arianna blooms in the first are dies that I own and love so much, they are so eye catching with the sticker centres!The G45 paper looks amazing with that design!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful selection of cards and love the fold-my mojo has deserted me and resorting to posting cards in draft folder!
Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Valery, what gorgeous cards and an amazing design. Each card is so beautiful and what lovely papers and colours too. I make boring cards in comparison to the wonderful styles you create, well done.
I hope you are doing well, Kate x

Donna said...

Fabulous cards and great fold, I've never seen this before!

lichazul said...

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’πŸ€—all yours cards si beautiful
Hugs and blessing

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous caollection of cards Valery Anne.

Sue xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A, had a little time for catching up with favourite blogs and loved the designs you've shown here, although it's a while since you posted them. Hope your well.
Hugs, Avril xx