It's my turn ... I am on Playdate Thursday with the team at Flying Unicorn.
So let me share.
No secret that I love to make cards and this little beauty is a 5" x 5" card and I've made this one with the stunning Maja Designs papers from, you guessed it ... the Flying Unicorn store.
Are they not just beautiful ... the papers that is.
Gorgeous colour combination ...
That sentiment on the card .. .
Sometimes its the smallest things that take up the most room in our hearts.
So I played with the hearts, cutting them out from corrugated cardboard
[packaging from a box from the Flying Unicorn]
Then I decided that this stunning card needed to be put into something.
I then did battle with some paper, a ruler and a pen and went to it.
Trying to make it work - and work it did.
You need a piece of patterned paper 6" x 12"
Looking at the photo, you need to have paper landscape, score at 5 1/2" and again at 6".
Nothing too hard in that.
You need a second piece of patterned paper, contrasting paper.
Cut a square 6" x 5 1/2".
Making sure that the paper is lying the way it is shown in the next photo.
Score at 2 1/4" and score again at 2 3/4"
Using a lace edge punch, punch along both edges, top and bottom
Now you need to cut two strips of paper, the same paper as the main box.
1" wide by 5 1/2" in length.
score 1/4" in from each side, length-wise
Now you need to assemble and by looking at the next photo ...
you can see what the finished box looks like.
I grabbed some twine, looped it around the box,
formed a couple of circles and clipped a peg on to hold it together.
I've punched out two hearts using that corrugated cardboard again.
Popped a smaller piece of corrugated cardboard between the layers
of the two hearts, added a couple of Petaloo pearls, a Petaloo flower,
a little muslin and a sentiment - and all this is glued together,
a little bit like a topper.
I'm fast running out of the sentiments - it is one of the papers from a Kaisercraft paper release.
But now I'm so excited to find that Alda has the sentiments paper in the store too.
So I don't have to use them sparingly any more.
And then I randomly applied some gesso.
a close up ...
And you guessed it, card is now sitting inside the box ...
Ready and waiting for the recipient.
Just like that.
Hope you enjoyed spending Playdate Thursday with me this week.
Michelle [aka Mrs Frizz]
From the Flying Unicorn store :