Thursday, 26 February 2015

Happy Birthday to You

Hi Bloggers.

I have updated the workshops section (in the menu above) with details of the workshop I'm running at CE HQ on 17th March. Tracey is already taking bookings. There are a few places still available on the Introduction to Stamping Workshop on 3rd March at CE HQ and on the workshop I'm running at Yardley Gobion on 7th March. I've been getting a mobile shop together to take with me to Yardley Gobion where workshop attendees will enjoy 10% discount on their purchases. If you're not attending the workshop but would still like to browse the shop, Tracey has agreed to come over to help me and will be on hand to serve you.

I've also updated the out and about section in the left hand sidebar and shows on Create & Craft have changed again!

I have a pop up box today made from new Spellbinders Dies -

Not easy to photograph especially on dull days (hence the shadows)! Hopefully you get the idea of it though.

For the box itself, I used the Spellbinders Scalloped Pop Up Box Die Set. In this die set you get the die to make the box sides/flaps, the bar to hold the pop up bits & pieces and the scalloped edges. I cut the box and bars out of Sky Blue Card and the scalloped edges out of Milk Card.



The sentiment pieces are cut from Milk Card using the Spellbinders Bordered Sentiments Die Set.


All the flowers, butterflies and leaves have been cut from Milk Card using the Spellbinders Marisa's Bouquet Die Set. I coloured them all using Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Gilding Waxes - Vintage Rose, Vintage Lavender, Vintage Sage, Graceful Blue, Graceful Peach and graceful Mustard. I shaped them using a Shaping Tool and Moulding Mat and added some Cream Pearls to the centres.

This is the first time I've made a pop up box. I really enjoyed it. Time consuming but quite relaxing.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

31 comments:

  1. Morning Julia, hope all went well with the classes, I wished I could get there but it is not to be. love the boxes.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy everyone, hugs June Smith xxx

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  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you beautiful box card , this is more than a card. Take care Kitty.

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  3. Hello Julia, oh wow, this is really beautiful, love the flowers, and this would make the perfect mothers day card. I am actually just trying my first pop up box card (cut by hand), and this gives me inspiration to try another. Have a wonderful day. Bx

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  4. Morning Julia, a beautiful box card I made these last year
    for my grandchildren for Easter with rabbits and chicks and
    flowers and they loved them I haven't seen the die for these
    Although they were easy to cut.
    Nancy's xx

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  5. Morning Julia,

    This is stunning, gorgeous box. Love it!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie j xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the flowers. I have made quite a few cards this shape they are very popular. Hugs Jackie

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  7. Cute little box Julia, I keep saying I will make one but nevertheless do .
    Yours is lovely and like the colours you have used,
    XxxRuth

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  8. Lovely project Does it fold flat(ish!) for posting? Oooh! Yardley Gobion! That's a blast from the past My lovely Nan spent her last few weeks at a nursing home there I was a young teenager at the time and don't remember the details but I can remember having to get 3 or. 4 buses to get there and having to leave after a about an hour to traipse back home! Don't think the bus service is any better these days either!

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  9. Hi Juli, lovely creation, very pretty, think I will have to pluck up more courage to attempt one of these, but will have a go one day. regards to all, Linda. p.s. wish you could come to the Strikes at Poulton, Lancashire.:-)

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  10. Morning Julia, Wow, Wow and triple Wow !! I love this !! I have wanted to make one of these pop up boxes for ages, but never got round to trying. I didn't realise that Spellbinders did a die set for this, will have to look for it.
    I love the soft pastel look to the flowers which you have achieved with the gilding waxes, absolutely gorgeous, I'm loving those flower dies too. This whole project is stunningly beautiful !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  11. Morning Julia, Wow, Wow and triple Wow !! I love this !! I have wanted to make one of these pop up boxes for ages, but never got round to trying. I didn't realise that Spellbinders did a die set for this, will have to look for it.
    I love the soft pastel look to the flowers which you have achieved with the gilding waxes, absolutely gorgeous, I'm loving those flower dies too. This whole project is stunningly beautiful !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  12. Morning Julia,
    Stunning box card, love it. I have made a couple of these and as you say very time consuming but for special people well worth the effort.
    Love the way you have coloured the flowers.
    Lydia
    X

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  13. Morning Julia

    Love the colours you have used for this box
    I made many last Christmas and a few for birthdays but always used white
    for the boxes - I shall use colour in future as this is beautiful
    Very therapeutic
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  14. Hi Julia. Lovely to see your take on a box card, I know they take time, but worth it. I think yours is beautiful. Not very good with Facebook but have left you a message asking if you are still coming to Stikes (Byrkeley GC) on Saturday? If you are I intend popping over. SueL x

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  15. A lovely box card Julia & how great to have a die to do all the cutting! Your flowers are very pretty, I love the soft spring like colours . Pat x

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  16. I have been following you feeds for a while now but just had to come and comment on this great creation. Really love it well done. I love your other stuff as well but this really appealed to me

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  17. Hi Julia, a lovely pop up box. I've made the box but haven't decorated it yet.

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  18. Would never guess this is the first box you have created, it is gorgeous, the pastel colours are beautiful.
    Lynne x

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  19. Hello Julia and all

    Beautiful. I would think anyone would be delighted to receive this. It is so pretty. I really like the flower dies. Thank you for sharing.

    Best wishes

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  20. Hi Julia, what a great idea for Mother's Day/ female birthdays, it looks lovely and the blue box really is lovely. Can I ask if the box die is new as I can't find it on Spellbinders website. X Ros

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  21. Hi Julia your popup box looks amazing, I cannot believe it's your first one, thank you for sharing x x x

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  22. HinJulia
    Wow wow wow. Your box is stunning. I wouldn't have thought it was your first one. I wonder when the dies will be on sale. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. How fantastic is this, gorgeous colours and design. The flowers are fabulous x

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  24. A pretty and unusual gift Julia. I have made pop up boxes before but would be intrigued to see the spellbinders dies for one. Do they come in different sizes at all?

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  25. Hi Julia
    Wow, how pretty your pop up box is & I've only made one before too.
    Love the soft pastel colours you have used on the flowers which look amazing & didn't know spellbinders have a pop up box die...
    Well done you, it's beautiful

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T

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  26. Hi Julis

    Simply adorable little pop up box, those flowers are just amazing, need to explore that die set for sure.

    Hugs,

    T xx

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  27. Hi Julia,
    You have made a fantastic pop up card, can't believe it's your
    first, and nothing wrong with the photos ! Never made a pop up
    card myself before and not tempted as I know I would make a total mess lol
    Have a nice evening Maria x

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  28. Love the box julia didn't know spellbinders did a box xxx. Love always June horrocks xxxxxx

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  29. Hi Julia, wow, lovely project. Kind regards Joanne K x

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  30. Good Morning Julia, this box card is lovely, I saw you demo it at Ally Pally at the weekend and just had to buy the die!

    Love Elaine x

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