Tuesday 15 April 2014

Left Over Bits

Yesterday's post was about an origami box where the base was made with one sheet of 12"x 12" paper and a matching card.  Although the box only took one sheet another sheet in the same design was used to cut layers for decorating the box and card.  After making those there were still some bits over so they were used to cut flowers and matting layers for this card which was for a sister-in-law's birthday.

As well as using up the left over patterned paper it was another chance to make some more of those layered flowers using a mixture of Marianne ribbon, stitching and flower dies with Card Candi for the centres.

The flowers are layered on to squares cut using Spellbinders scalloped and plain squares with thread wrapped around the corners to add an extra frame.  This thread was also used to add a stitched border to the layer behind.

The sentiment was stamped using a Stampin' up stamp and their Rich Razzleberry ink and then punched and layered using their plain and scalloped oval punches.  A bow using Rich Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon was added above.

Below is a picture of the box and two cards made using the two sheets of patterned paper.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge 114 - Floral Profusion
Penny's Challenge 172 - Flower Power
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 84 - Flower Power


  1. Hi Liz a stunning card I love your colour combination and design. The origami box is beautiful too. Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words they meant a lot to me, hugs Susan x

  2. Wow you are frugal!! Another gorgeous creation.

    Thanks for sharing with us again
    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  3. Oh Liz another stunning creation - you do love those colours don't you. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our Flower Power challenge.
    Dawn DT xx

  4. What a striking card - I love the colours used! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more....


  5. Fabulous project - thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
    CCM & M DT

  6. Beautiful collection and fab colour scheme. Thanks for sharing with us at CCM&M. Jules DT :)

  7. Hi, Lis! I saw your card at Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and had to take a peek at your blog! Wow! Love your amazing talent for putting together great projects and cards, and those beautiful treat baskets! They are all beautiful. so glad I spied your card - now I am your newest google and blog lovin follower! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

  8. Wow what a great way to use up those left overs, your card is totally stunning. I love the colour palette and the mix of dies, I'm sure your sister-in-law loved it!

    Thanks for sharing with us at CCM&M

    I'm going to check out your origami box post too, it looks amazing and very clever.