Good As Gold Card In A Box

Today we say farewell to Sale-A-Bration for another year and the end of the official Stampin’ Up! year…and what a year it has been! To celebrate Sale-A-Bration 2014 one last time, Mum and I had a card class in which we used a number of Sale-A-Bration products. The first card we created was a centre step card featuring the Sweet Sorbet paper (so sad to see this go…I LOVED this paper, it is so beautiful) decorated with fluttering butterflies from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set. The second card was a Card In Box using elements from the Good As Gold Kit, pictured below.

Good As Gold Card In A Box

Isn’t it cool?! I am loving the Card In A Box trend at the moment…they are so different from traditional cards (in a good way!), encompassing the wow-factor of an intricate pop-up card yet remaining surprisingly easy (when you know how πŸ˜‰ ). This was my second Card In A Box (will share my first in a post later in the week), and I am quite happy with the result. I have, again, used elements from the Good As Gold Kit for this card (click here to view my earlier post where I shared creative variations of the Good As Gold Card Kit). That kit is just so versatile! LOVE IT!
The spotty patterned paper from the Good As Gold Kit was the inspiration for the card; the pretty gold foil accents in the paper are complimented by the gold wire used for the balloons and the gold elastic cord (also from the Card Kit) tied on the presents. The Decorative Dots embossing folder, another free Sale-A-Bration product, replicates the pattern of the paper, adding texture to theΒ  bottom panels of the box. The colour inspiration was also drawn from the patterned paper – Pistachio Pudding, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay and Sahara Sand – and the small oval, owl builder and 1″ square punches were used to create the balloons and presents.

A big thank you to Tanya Bell for working out the measurements of a Card In A Box specifically for Australian and New Zealand crafters to fit our regular C6 envelopes. Tanya has a wonderful and easy-to-follow tutorial on her blog on how to create the base/mechanics of the Card In A Box which you can find here.

Farewell Sale-A-Bration 2014, you were awesome. I eagerly await the arrival of Sale-A-Bration 2015 and can not wait for the new products, opportunities and fun that SAB will bring.

Rachel and Katie xx

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4 thoughts on “Good As Gold Card In A Box

  1. Oh my Rachel this is just almost too awesome for words. I have a few pieces of that Good as Gold kit left over and will definitely be making this one …. totally in love with those balloons! Thank you for the ‘shout out’ and just love what you have done with it … ubber-creative.

    Cheers,
    T

    • Wow, thank you so much for commenting Tanya. I am so glad you like it! Again, thank you very much for converting the dimensions to fit a C6 envelope. Have fun creating with the Good As Gold Kit! πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Rachel – I have only just come across this blog (via Lynda Shrimpton!). I would love to do this card but not too sure how you have done the balloons – are they double sided? Wat wire have you used to suspend them – any help would be gratefully received. Many thanks. Angela

    • Hi Angela, thanks for your comment. Apologies for the late reply. To answer your question…yes the balloons are double sided, I have decorated the backs of the balloons to hide the adhesive I used to attach the balloon to the wire πŸ™‚

      To create the balloons I have used the small oval punch and the foot of the owl from the owl builder punch. Punch two small ovals, sponge around the edges in the corresponding ink colour, adhere the owl foot (also sponged) behind one of the ovals (with snail or glue). Next, bend a piece of gold wire into a wiggly shape- I have just used gold crafting wire which I had on hand from my beading days. Any wire would do provided it is sturdy enough to stand up on it’s own without flopping over (and not too thick otherwise it becomes difficult to bend and makes the card thick/heavy). The final step is to adhere the wire behind the first oval (with the owl foot) using sticky strip, and sandwich/adhere the second oval to the first with dimensionals. To attach the completed balloon to the card I used sticky strip and covered the panel which it is adhered to with an additional piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock to hide the adhesive.

      Hope that helps! Regards, Katie.

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