Friday, 1 June 2012

Easel Card with box

The new challenge is up at By The Cute and Girly and our theme this month is "Cute As A Button".
Now I don't need any excuse to make a cute card, but I don't often use buttons and after looking through my stash, I only found a handful! Think I'd better stock up on buttons!!

This month instead of making another card, I wanted to do something different but had no idea what.
I have seen some of these easel cards with boxes underneath before around blogland but have never made one, so thought I would give it a try. Try I did, but it didn't turn out very well!! lol 
It would of probably helped if I looked for measurements or a tutorial on the net, but I decided I would just try work it out myself...bad move!! lol
I didn't have 12x12 paper that was thick enough (only got some thin(ish) glossy card, so need to stock up on that too!), so instead of my usual 6x6" card, I made a 4x4 easel card and then the box to fit underneath.
I'm not happy with how it turned out, 1 because it's a lot smaller than what I normally make and there wasn't enough room for lots of embellies and 2 because I don't have a proper score board (only one of those little things that don't have measurement on) and can you believe that I don't own a ruler??!!! lol So I had to kind of work out the measurements using my cutter which was a problem because I have the crafters companion 5 in 1 thing (which I hate by the way!! lol) and you can't see the measurements between 7 and 8 inches.
Anyway, the bit that wraps around the drawer could of been a bit smaller, but all in all for my first attempt without a tutorial, I think it's turned out ok and I will have another try at it.

 All the papers I used are K&Co and I even decorated the back but I didn't take a pic lol.
The image is a digi from Di's Digi Downloads who is one of our sponsors this month and I coloured it with Copics.

The scalloped square was cut with a Nellie Snellen die and the top leaf with a Marianne die. Buttons and pearl hearts from my stash. Crotchet flower and embroidered leaf are from Little Snippets etsy store (unfortunately Ger is no longer selling her embroidered bits no more) and the top flower is a Prima one.
The lace is some I got a while back from my teamie Ger. To make it sturdy enough since it is used as the drawer handle, I stuck it to a strip of card which worked well as it meant I could shape it to stay the way I wanted without it just flopping over.

 Isn't this image cute? :) I popped it up with foam pads to give it a bit of dimension.

The BTC&G dt have done a great job again this month and have loads of inspiration for you, so why not pop over and see what the rest of the team made and join in with the challenge too.
We have prizes from our 2 regular sponsors, Simon Says Stamp and Joanna Sheen and also from our digi sponsor this month, Di's Digi Downloads.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are having a great day!


nnalorac said...

Ahhhhhhhhh Lora, darling creation, just love the colours and he's one cute as a button kinda chap, love it. Carolxx

sassy said...

hi lora......well hunnie...theres nowt wrong with this its brilliant and much better than i could have done i think making a box is hard...but to do this without help bloomin marvelous....and i for one hadnt a rler till the other week either lol!!!...and my score board sounds like yours but had mine a good few years and have written stuff on it ,,,but for the hell of it i cant remember what the measurements were well done consider yourself patted on the back hugs sassy xxxx

Geraldine said...

Love how you made the lace handle.
Fabby idea. The whole card is so cute (BTW I got bored and opened the shop again today!)
Ger x

sassy said...

hia lora..mny thank sweetie for the lovely comment left on my little green number i had to break somes arm for this info ..hahha not really but heres the link for what i bought
KITCHENCRAFT LINT FREE COTTON CHEESE CLOTH 1.6M STRAINING... (330726298420)pop the number in your search engine...
got mine of ebay....hope this helps swetie have a good wekend hugs sasy xxxx

Maya Ariffin said...

I love it, I love it, I love it! Need I to say more? Lol!

Maya xx

Kate said...

Without ruler, scoreboard or buttons it still looks great and very cute too.

** Kate **