Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Swap For All Seasons...April....My gifts for May

Is that title a little confusing? My "send to friend" for April was May...hahaha, it does sound odd. There is nothing odd about dear May. She is a talented paper crafter and I was delighted to be given her name to create for. Her blog, 
May's Happy Daze is a place you should visit to see some lovely work.
Our theme for April, in the Swap For All Seasons swap, was Mother's Day and the color was peach. Peach? I looked high and low and couldn't find much peach. Linda decided we could also use coral, so that is what I went with.
May is the recipient of a card and tag using some new techniques I have recently learned. I spoke last time about the dimensional flowers I learned to make in a class and I purchased the brown-eyed-Susan Sizzix die to make some more of these flowers at home. I used a flower pot die for the base.
Did you know that in England, Mother's Day is the 4th Sunday of Lent?
May celebrated Mother's Day on Sunday, March 31st. I used a more general phrase on the tag.

The card style is one that I've been dying to learn! It's called Card in a Box and you can find lots of beautiful examples on Pinterest and YouTube. I watch several YouTube videos and gave it a go!
I think it's not too bad for a first attempt.
This is the card folded up...

Then, when the flaps are lowered...

it's a card in a box!

This is the back of the box. (that flap doesn't fold down)

I also made an envelope (with me new handy dandy envelope maker) to go with the card...so much fun to make!!

and the destash...

Another fun swap month!




WOW, it is just so awesome!!! LOVE IT! Card in a box!!!
I'm sure she will LOVE IT:)
Also, your last post showing the flower cards you made, Love them!

Patti said...

What a fun and gorgeous card! What a sweet gift!

Marti McClure said...

Joyce, I love your card in a box! How wonderful of you to try it for May. I'm sure she loves it! Marti

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Oh my gosh Joyce, that is fabyoulous.

20 North Ora said...

Joyce - How creative!! You did a wonderful job. I am new to your blog and am your newest follower.


marie said...

Not sure how I missed commenting on this one! AWESOME card Joyce!


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