Monday, April 1, 2013

April Paper Trail Blog Hop... Claire

Welcome to the Paper Trail Blog Hop for April!
You should have arrived from Amy Raimy's blog, but this is a circular hop, so it doesn't really matter where you begin.  ;)
This month we are featuring the Claire Paper Packet.
And this time I created a cute 3x3 boxed card set to share with you.

The box is created from a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock (basically made from a card base).
I came across the concept from Julie Davison's blog, where she took a card (that had a decorative edge) and she scored it in a few extra places to create a neat little card holder for 3x3 cards.
So smart!
You can find Julie's "box from a card" instructions HERE.

The only change/addition I made from Julie's instructions was that I used a decorative border punch along one of the short ends of my piece of cardstock, since I used just a piece of cardstock and not a fancy card base.  And then I used my scissors to trim the side tabs because they were a little too high after I used the border punch for the front part of the box.

Here's the little 3x3 cards I made:



Super fun cards, right?

And can you tell I love my job???  lol

Playing with my papers, stamps, and ink... what's not to love about that?!

And the papers in Claire really are fun to be creative with.

I guess I should also add how I made the little pinwheel on the front of my box, just in case anyone was wondering how to do it.

I took a piece of 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of Outdoor Denim Claire patterned paper, and using my paper piercer, I poked a little hole in the center of it.

Then I took my ruler and going from one corner to the opposite corner, I measured 3/4" going outward from the center point and poked a hole to the left and right of the center.

Then I moved my ruler to the other corners and repeated the previous step.

Then I just took my scissors and cut a straight line from the corner points up to the little holes I just poked.

Then I just grabbed every other end and pulled them towards the center point, adhering each one as I went around in a circle.

I added a die cut flower and gem to the center, which hides where the points meet, but it would look cute done with a button in the center, too.

Here are what the papers look like in the Claire Paper Packet.
And with it being a new month, that means there is also a new Stamp of the Month available only during the month of April.
S1304 My Sunshine is just $5 with a minimum $50 order (or $17.95 without a qualifying order).
Thanks so much for the visit!
Please continue on the Paper Trail Blog Hop by visiting Mary Crosby's blog.
Happy creating!  :)
Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Claire B&Ts; Colonial White CS
Stamps:  Perfect Fit - Birthday, Honeycomb, Sightseer, Hello Tweety, For A Friend, Avonlea Card WOTG set - retired
Inks:  Outdoor Denim, Blush, Sunset, Whisper, Sunset Pigment, Versamark
Embellishments:  Outdoor Denim Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabets, Hollyhock Zipper Lace, Pearl Gems, Pink Glitter Gems, Clear Sparkles, Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel, Outdoor Denim Bigger Brad, Prisma Glitter, Slate Washi Tape
Punches:  Word Bubble  Blue (Marvy Uchida), 3/4" circle (EK), 1 1/4" circle, 1 1/2" circle (EK), 2" scallop circle, Apron Lace Border (Fiskars)
Dies:  Flower Trio Die set (My Favorite Things)
Other: Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft), Micro-tip scissors, 3D foam tape, Clear Detail embossing powder



Brenda said...

These are adorable, Vicki!

Kim said...

So, so cute!!

Betsy Lewis Gully said...

Vicki, I love your project! The box is adorable and the cards very cute!

Mary said...

So amazing!! Fresh ideas! Love the adorable box and the little cards!

Amy Gehring said...

Very, very cute! I always love your little 3x3 cards.

Connie said...

I love the cards. So versatile and clever. Thanks for the tutorial for the pinwheel, too!

Nancy Ball said...

Very sweet, Vicki. You know I'll be lifting some of those cards!

Lalia Harris said...

super cute however I wish we had that flower on our Cricut collection. Love the pinwheel.

cgbyrne said...

Fantastic Vicki !! Really cute!

Anonymous said...

Love your little card box...I'm going to try it for sure. The 3 X 3 cards are such a terrific size for a thank you! The spinner is terrific, one of my favorite summer time toys!

Anonymous said...

Love your little card box...I'm going to try it for sure. The 3 X 3 cards are such a terrific size for a thank you! The spinner is terrific, one of my favorite summer time toys!

Anonymous said...

Love your little card box...I'm going to try it for sure. The 3 X 3 cards are such a terrific size for a thank you! The spinner is terrific, one of my favorite summer time toys!

Katy said...

LOVE these cute little cards, Vicki!!!

Karen said...

Very cute project! Love the little card box and your use of the embellishments!

Sheila Bennett said...

A *fabulous* set of cards. Each one has great details. Thanks so much for sharing your project.

Shalana said...

I adore your project!! The cards are Fab!

Wanda said...

Great set of cards! Love the pinwheel on the card box!

Krista Hershberger ---- Krista's Crafty with CTMH said...

BEAUTIFUL cards and holder Vicki! Even though Claire is my favorite paper pack (at the moment) I believe seeing your designs made it even MORE of a favorite - if that's possible! LOL!!! Thanks so much for your inspiration! :)

Unknown said...

I really love the box and mini cards! Awesome! thank you for sharing!*hugs*

Jan said...

Great job on the box and mini cards! I really love the pinwheel! Thanks for sharing!

wemdu said...

I love this idea thanks for the blog hop

Michelle Jones said...

I always love your projects and find myself returning to your blog time and again. Are you going to Orlando for Convention? I'd love to meet you in person!


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