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Friday, September 5, 2014

Flappy Birthday!


Good morning!  Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps September Blog Hop; our theme this month is "For the Bird{brains}"...hop along for some fabulous inspiration from the DT!

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry.  One random commentor will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the store.  Some DT members will be giving away the actual project created for the hop (Yes, I am!) so you may win an image and a card or project from some of the blogs.  In addition, one commentor on the From the Heart Stamps blog will win a $15 gift voucher to the store!  

We are offering a really cool prize on the FTHS blog!  Have you ever had a great idea for a Birdbrain image?  Well, this is your chance!  One lucky winner will be selected randomly, from all the comments, to work with Faith to design a Birdbrain image!  How cool is that?!

We would also like to invite all of you to be a part of our hop this month.  There is an inlinkz on the bottom of the FTHS blog and on each individual blog.  Use one of the designer's tutorials and a Birdbrain image to play along.  We can't wait to see what you create!  If you are interested in guest designing for FTHS for the next few months, simply add GDT to your entry.  We are looking for 6 people to guest design for 2 month rotations over the next 6 months.  Hope you will play along!

If you have arrived from our Guest Designer Ruth's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you may want to start at the From the Heart Stamps blog so that you don't miss anything.

Here is my card; followed by a short tutorial on how to make the gift box shown at the top of this post.  The box is great for a bulky card or just to elevate presentation.





My card is 5 1/2" square, so I have started with 2 pieces of CS cut at 6 5/8".


Score the first piece of CS 1/2" from the edge, on all four sides.


Score the second piece of CS, on all 4 sides.  Note in the second picture that the edge of the CS doesn't go quite to the 1/2" line.  This piece will used for the lid and will be just a tiny bit bigger; I like it to fit nice and snug.


Fold and crease the scored lines with a bone folder.  Next cut to the scored line on each of the corners; it will look like this:




Apply a small amount of glue to the outside of the tab; you will then tuck the tab to the inside.


Here is the completed box...top and bottom.  You are now ready to embellish your box; you can go all out or just keep it simple like I did today.  I wanted to card and box to be cohesive.


I have added a piece of white felt to the bottom of the box, along with a belly band using coordinating patterned papers.  Again, here is a picture of the card in the box:


Image: FTHS "Flappy Birthday Birdbrain" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Stamper's Select, SU! Real Red, American Crafts Patterned Paper
Embellies: Martha Stewart "Candy Apple" Glitter, Spare Parts Brads, PTI Pure Poppy Twill
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Scor-Pal, White Felt, Foam Tape

Now head on over to Calypso's blog to see her fabulous creation!

Thanks for hopping with us today; the hop will end on Sunday, September 14th at 6:00 a.m. EST.  Winners will be posted, on the From the Heart Stamps blog, on Wednesday, September 17th.

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

35 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

What a happy card and matching box Angela. I love the colors you used.

Jo said...

I haven't coloured up the SOTM yet, but isn't it a beauty? you've used such fab fun colours too :)
I can see this being a very popular tutorial, as we all need a card box rather than an envelope from time to time. This will be a good tut to bookmark ;)
Jo xx

Sari said...

Such a happy little box, love how you have coloured all the bird in different colours.

sweet art designs said...

I never think to colour the birds in different colours and you showed me how cute they are in yellow, green and blue

Jennifer Scull said...

this is such a fun set with these cutey birds! great job! :)

Joanna said...

Love this! I so rarely make anything other than cards but THIS I think I could make! Love that you used the stamp of the month too.

Kathy said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the image and those papers. Great idea to make a box, what a pretty presentation for a special card, this is just darling.

Rose said...

Your card is really cute. I like how it turned out..

Sharla said...

so cute, I love the fun bright colors! That box is a great idea for some of the more bulky cards! :)

Linda Anderson said...

Absolutely adorable!! Love the fun colors of your birds.

Linda

mypurplehouse said...

Cute Cute Cute! Love those papers on this fun card and the box is a perfect touch and a fun idea! Thanks for the inspiration!
lyn

Gail said...

Super card and matching box! thanks for the hop & technique - have a blessed week!

Kelly Schelske said...

I really love this Angela!! Fun papers and such a cute card!!

Mel C said...

Great bird colors, fun idea!

Intruderlady said...

Love your gift box and card. I love the Birdbrain images.

Hugs,
Kitty

Imke said...

What a cute, fun and bright card, Angela ! The gift box looks great and perfect for bulky cards. Thanks for your great tutorial.

Anna R said...

Another cute card...I need to use my SOTM image soon. Great inspiration for me with this wonderful box too. You made it seem so simple.

emilysestuary said...

WOW! What a great idea.
Who needs an envelope when you deliver your card in a box.

Love the coloring and the brads.
Fantastic.

Kathy S said...

Cute little box and anyone would be happy to receive this on their birthday.

Sarah P said...

I just love the birdbrains. This a great idea, I like the little box.

HeatherM said...

I love the bright happy colors and the paper pieced balloon! :-)

Sarah said...

Very cute and great idea.

Stephanie said...

What a great way to present a card!

Faith S. said...

Super cute, Angela!! What a great idea! Thanks so much for putting this tutorial together!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

what a great project...thanks for the tutorial!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

thanks for the tutorial. love it.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

thanks for the tutorial. love it.

Connie Rucker said...

Now I really want to print out those flappy birthday birds and make a few extra birthday cards. You did a great job!

Janet said...

Oh wow!! Love your cards, and that tutorial is perfect!! I have often wondered on how to make something for bulky cards.

Blue Kube said...

Very cute and colorful. A coordinating box is a great touch!

JanR said...

I love the bright colours! Great tutorial too, tfs!

Camille Short said...

I love everything about this project! The birds are singing....the grass is green...and those feathers are just flapping!

Lesley Pyle said...

What a fab post! Love the card, the tutorial and most of all, the box to pop it in! Thanks for such an inspiring make - Wish I was in my craftroom right now!

Debbie said...

Loving your fab card design and the tutorial on the card box is fab.So clear and concise, must try it.Fun image too.Hugs Debbie x

Karen McAlpine said...

Super cute box!! Love those birdbrains!