Saturday, April 1, 2017

Box Birthday Card


Thank you for calling in - warning - this is a photo heavy post!!

About a month ago DH and I had to go to our 'base' hospital for a procedure that is not performed locally, and as he was to be there overnight, I needed accommodation, and the wonderful Carol of CarolG ... Creates so very graciously opened her home to (a rather stressed) me at short notice.

That evening we had some crafty time together, and made the shell of this box card - my first.

This is the card closed - the belly band was a sentiment sticker I added from my stash, as this card was for DH's birthday.

Here is the card opened - the vehicle die cuts were from Carol too, and I painted them blue, as those were the colours of the associated vehicles in DH's life.  I mounted them on silver card stock to strengthen the die cuts and to give them shiny windows and 'chrome' bumpers and trim.

This gives a true photo of the sheen!!

The balloons were punched from glitter card, and attached with white wire.

These next photos are the side panels - each one made up part of the 'story' I told with the card.

DH loved the card, and kept pointing it out to the visitors we had that day.

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Dawn T said...

Fabulous Maxine. I love making these pop up cards. This one is stunning.

The Crafty Critter said...

I love your box design! The embossed images rock and I love the sparkly balloons! Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts Sponsored Challenges.
-Miranda DT

Heather said...

this is sooo cool! I've only made a few of these; they really are so fun. I love how you told a little "story" with yours and those die cut cars are perfect! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Your Box Card is just fantastic. Nice work. I love it. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for<br

aussie aNNie said...

Greatest box card of all time. One of my fav, not made one for a while but this is just so fantastic. The die cuts and sparkles are just fabulous.xx Have a great weekend.x

Loll said...

Great work on your hubby's birthday box card, Maxine. Love all the glitter of the multi-coloured balloons. And the cars are so cool! xx

brenda said...

It's a real fun pop up box Maxine, believe it or not I am yet to make one of these.

B x

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a wonderful card for your DH, you and Carol had a great time together by the look of it. Have a wonderful week.. Megan

froebelsternchen said...

A fantastic project!

Ellibelle said...

Amazing creation, Maxine. I love these types of cards. Tried making one once, but sadly I found it too complicated and gave up :(

jimlynn said...

So much fun and so cute! Love the box card and so will your husband. Outstanding - and so many wonderful details on it

Mac Mable said...

How kind was that of Carol to help you out x What an amazing project, so personal and no wonder your husband loved it x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well done Maxine, what a swell card, love it, you are very clever I am not big on complicated folds on cards.
How kind of your friend to open her house like that, the Lord bless here, and of course you and dear Hubby, too.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Margaret said...

What a fabulous creation. So sweet of you with all you go through every day to take the time to make this fabulous card for your DH. What a wonderful gift. Hugs, Maggie

Fran said...

Maxine I sure can see all the love you put in to making you DH's birthday card. And what a special person Carol is to open her home to you while your husband was having a procedure done. I hope all is well with both your husband and you.
Hugs, Fran

MiamiKel said...

Maxine, this is stunning and creative and so festive ~ undoubtably made with love for your hubby as he pointed it out to vistors! That's the cutest story. But most touching of all is your sweet friend, carol, opening her home and heart and hospitality to you in your hour of need. THAT is a true friend indeed! ♥

Olga Fink said...

Such a fantastic pop up box card! you did an amazing job!
Happy birthday to your DH!
xoxo Olga

Barb said...

A wonderful fun box card. I'm sure your hubby was delighted with his lovely card. What a good friend Carol is and I'm sure making your hubby's card with you friend was comforting at such a stressful time. Barbxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a great box card. I have a hard time with box cards, and knowing what to put in them. Really, you show that ANYTHING can be put in them. This is a perfect masculine example.

stampingbowd said...

Oh, how fun!! I still haven't made a box card! The car is a fun surprise!

Pamellia said...

These box cards completely blow my mind and yours if fantastic! I can't get over how you can close it up without squashing everything!! Love the glittery balloons and the vintage card elements! The gold embossed images on all the panels are such lovely accents! Well done, I really need to try one of these someday! sending hugs :)

Unknown said...

A lovely Masculine Birthday Pop up Box Card. Thank you for joining in with our Challenge this fortnight over a Morgan's ArtWorld.
Samantha (AngelicBadGirl) DT xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

I just love this creative box card- and especially how you personalized it! The silver backing to the car is a brilliant look, and I love, love the shimmery balloons. Sweet heart on one side and love the van as well. Awesome!!!

Gerrina said...

Think it is so clever if you can make this one! Love the olours and so good for a masculine BD-card! Hope you have a good week!

Milka Gubo said...

Lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge this fortnight. I hope to see you again. :o)
Milka GDT

Bev said...

Lovely pop up box card. Loving all the elements.Good luck in 'Anything Goes at Polkadoodles

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow! This is utterly fabulous Maxine! Love the diecut cars and all your lovely gold embellishments. Fab creation hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Barb said...

What a great card for your hubby! I am sure he was proud of it and happy to show it off. Nice Work Maxine!

PaperPlotterLottas-CraftChaos said...

Realy cute project.
Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Anything Goes.
Hugs, Tina – DT

Jo Ann said...

Your Pop-up Card Box is so beautiful. You did a wonderful job, my friend! Thank you for blessing us with your artwork here at Word Art Wednesday. We are starting another Challenge today and I hope you join us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word found in 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 which tells us, "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love." Have an awesome week.


Monika Reeck said...

Woooww I never made box card
love the inside
great colors and love the embossing in Gold
very cool manly Birthday Box Card
Maxine I have read at Dawn`s Blog
hope your hubby get well soon
I pray for you and him
hugs hugs

Unknown said...

Wow awesome box card, thank you for sharing with us at Simply Papercraft - good luck
Lyn - DT