Tuesday 27 May 2014

Birds 'n' Bits Pop Up Box Card

These are all over the web so I had to make one!  I have made one before, but many moons ago, and the Monday nighters were all keen to have a go at our usual crafty gathering, so it was pop up box cards all round this week, after tea and home made lemon and lavender cupcakes, of course!
 I made the box on my Hougie board and covered it with Papermania Capsule Collection papers in Heather and Aqua, the flowers are made from the same papers, using Woodware punches.  I added punched lace, made with a Martha Stewart punch, to the box flaps, and a Craftwork Cards sentiment to the front flap.  On the back of the box, I made a little pocket with a tag for writing a greeting on.  The birds, birdcages and foliage inside the box were all cut with Spellbinders dies, I inked some elements with Dusty Concord or Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and I frantaged the cages with Shabby White enamel.  I used white craft wire to attach the embellishments to the box.  It's amazing that the whole thing folds flat for posting!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Artistic Inspirations - #93 - Anything Goes with a Twist of Things With Wings
Deep Ocean - #78 - Wings
Creative Card Crew - #62 - Shabby Chic / Vintage
Craft Room Challenge - Things With Wings
Charisma Cardz - #11 - May Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - #195 - No Stamp Zone
Inkspirational - #57 - Bloom
Sentimental Sundays - #208 - Things With Wings
Dream Valley - #82 - Things With Wings
Cupcake Inspirations - #262 - Colour Combo - Pool, White, Lavender


  1. Wendy this is just beautiful hun xxx

  2. wonderful card wendy! I love the birds and the cage! Be great to see it at Creative Card Crew shabby chic challenge!! xx

  3. A beautiful box card Wendy,love the papers and colours. Marlene

  4. Wendy "wow" your pop up card box is stunning xx

  5. They are all the rage are'nt they!
    Your box is so lovely, all the dies and embellishments are gorgeous. I love your colours and the pocket and tag at the back, Kate x

  6. It looks like they are 'blooming' out of the box - so perfect for our challenge. Fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  7. Love your "card in a box" I love making these, have made several, the latest one for a baby boy. These are a lot fun aren't they, and your's is so beautiful, congrats!!

  8. Great pop-up box card. The little birds look so sweet.

  9. Great work on the pop up box. Very sweet! Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
    Sandy, DT Sweetie

  10. Your pop up card is fabulous Wendy :-)
    Love the beautiful papers and wonderful dies. Thank you for entering our challenge over at Craft Room

    Crafty hugs Annie x

  11. wow..this is just beautiful...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  12. this is so pretty!!! i have yet to give one a try, but you sure have inspired me to!!! So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week.

  13. Beautiful card! I just love your flowers. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew.
    Big hug, Yvonne

  14. Oh my, Wendy, your box card, filled with such beautiful images, is simply outstanding! I've not tried to make one of these yet, but yours here is certainly nudging me in that direction! Absolutely and utterly gorgeous. And those lemon and lavender cupcakes...delicious! I don't think I've ever tasted that combination (perhaps a recipe *grin*). Thank you for sharing your bloom-inspired project at Inkspirational Challenges!

  15. This is gorgeous, I love it, thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  16. Wow! This is stunning Wendy :o)
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

  17. Just me back with my DT hat on. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene DT

  18. Gorgeous, as usual, Wendy! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations. :) -Alycia

  19. Fantastic project. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.

  20. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining our vintage/ shabby Chic challenge at Creative Card Crew. Hugs Tania xx(DT)

  21. as you said these are all over the internet at the moment but you've added some lovely little extra bits like the tag and holder on the back and that lass edge on the flaps. Simply gorgeous creation. TFS

  22. Hi Wendy,
    stunning pop up creation, gorgeous details.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m


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