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Saturday, 12 February 2011

Is It A Box or Is It a Card???

Hi everyone, how are you all?

Before I start I’d better warn you this is a picture heavy post. 

I was asked to make a birthday card for someone whose birthday was on Christmas Day (yeah I know enough with the Christmas it’s February!!).  It was to be a birthday card but with a Christmas feel to it, oh and could I make it with Peter Andre and One Direction on it somewhere too – so I scratched my head and thought… Christmas Present…
I made an exploding hexagon box.  (I needed six sides cos there’s five members of One Direction and one for Peter Andre) and made a rosette for the top to look like a bow.  This would make more sense if I showed you so here’s the outside….


This is it with the lid off.  I printed off the pics on photo paper so they would be shiny, printed her name off in a Christmassy font and matted it all onto Christmas paper


This picture didn’t turn out to well but it was just to show you the card I made for the centre so they could write on it.
Here it all is with the decorated lid.  I added a few sparkles to the bow cos it needed a bit of a lift.

I’m pleased to say that Sophie loved it and so did her aunt, who commissioned it.  Is it just me or do you dread making commissions – I’m always frightened they don’t like it Flirt male


Papers from SuziQ Scraps
Images from the internet
Gems from stash
The sentiment and letters were freebies but I’m sorry I can’t remember where I got them from – if I remember I’ll come back and edit this

Sneak Preview


Challenges Entered

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  1. What an amazing card (won't comment on the subjects though!)

  2. Love it! Ditto re the subjects lol!
    Debbie xx

  3. Oh WOW you clever thing !!!! FANTASTIC I adore what you have made and know what you mean about getting regarding custom orders !!! You should have made a Donny Osmond one you know LOL !!!

  4. This is amazing, I'm not surprised it was so well received. x

  5. Absolutely gorgeous, you are so clever xxx

  6. I'm not surprised it was well received, it is great! With commissions you have to go with their interests, but I love it. I would love to receive one of those with my favourite people (keep that one secret!) on it. x

  7. great idea and present, pity about the recipient's taste!

  8. Such a beautiful creation...thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

  9. oh wow, this is a brilliant exploding box!

    Thanks for joining us over at PTD.

    Good luck.

    Lou x

  10. wow what a fab project Jacqui!! :) x

  11. Love the exploding box and all those fab photos to go in it:)
    Thanks for joing us at Gingerloft Challenges:)
    Lynn xx

  12. Wow that box is fab - these boxes always look tricky to make to me but the result is really good. Not sure how Pete Andre and One Direction go together though lol!!!

  13. What a cool exploding box - it's fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

  14. This looks like a major engineering project to me - LOL! I'm totally amazed by it. I wouldn't dare try something so intricate - I'm sure nothing would line up right. My hat's off to you for coming up with something so unique for your client. I'm sure they were thrilled. Terrific job on the "Cut it Out" challenge! So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  15. WOW!!This is FAB! How clever,it must have taken you ages to make. I know what you mean about the commissions, but they couldn't fail to love this x

  16. Now, ignoring the subjects *g* this is SUCH an amazingly cool card! Wow! Imagine that with someone decent inside... say... Alice or Bill :P Now that would be world class!

  17. What a great idea! Lots of fussy cutting on this project! Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' this week!

  18. Wow what a brilliant idea. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge. luv gina xx

  19. Wow, wow, WOW!!! This is Gorgeous!!!!! Fabulous idea!

  20. Love the explosion box! And how clever! Thank you for playing along in our challenge over @ OCC. Hope to see more of your beautiful work.

  21. WOW. Fabulous box. Love the idea. I am sure that she really liked it.
    Thanks for playing with us at GingerLoft Challenges.
    :) Gale


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