Sunday, April 6, 2014

Piles O' Hydrangeas

This week at Pile It On! we're focusing on the Feminine. Our sponsor is Aurora Wings, and I used the gorgeous Hydrangeas set:

I ran into our former landlady the other day, and wanted to send her a nice card. She grows the most gorgeous hydrangeas every year, so I thought this would make her smile. I colored each bunch of Hydrangeas with Copic markers.

The sentiment is from a Clear Art Stamps set, and the banner/pennant was cut on my Silhouette with a file from Bird's Cards. The floral DP is by Graphic45. For the green pieces, I embossed a green cardstock with a Cuttlebug folder in my BigShot, and distressed the pieces with Wild Wasabi SU! ink. I used felt leaf ribbon, which was easy enough to glue on.

You want to try your own Card in a Box, there's a great written tutorial at Splitcoaststampers, and a video tutorial by Stampin T! for a smaller version. I trimmed my card down to 5.5 inches tall, to fit in an American/A2 envelope; you can find my measurements here on my blog.

A song in your He{ART} #4: Everything grows
AuroraWings Challenge: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Shaped cards or Anything but Square
Crafty Catz #225: Springtime
Eureka Stamps #83: Spring Flowers
Fitztown Challenge #29: Fancy Folds
Inky Impressions #153: Fancy Fold
Melonheadz Friends Challenge: Spring
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge: April Showers Bring May Flowers + Stash item (leaf ribbon, plain papers, and sentiment stamp are all over a year old)
Pattie's Creations #89: Fancy Folds
Scrap-Creations: Spring
TimbroScrapMania Stamping Challenge: Only for a Girl

Update: This made the Top 5 for Eureka Stamps Challenge #83! I was also the random prize winner for Fitztown Challenge #29.

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us this week at Pile It On,


  1. This is just gorgeous! Such great culours! This type of card is definitely on my "to do" list. x

  2. CG - this is a WOW -- so gorgeous with the flowers popping out of that fun box!!

  3. What a wonderful project! This is so colorful and beautiful, CG. Thank you for joining Aurora Wings' first challenge! Best wishes. Mitzi

  4. This is beautiful! I love the bright vivid colors you've used. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope you'll play along with us again and good luck!
    FCB DT Coordinator

  5. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us this week for "Spring Flowers." Good Luck.
    Karal Eureka Stamps
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

  6. I love these boxes and yours is gorgeous! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing it with us in the Pattie's Creations Challenge!!!! Hugz!

  7. Wow CG, your card is just amazing, I've seen a few of these 3d box type cards and they are so intriguing! How kind of you to make this for your former landlady, she will love it!! Thank you for your kind words on my card, it was so fun to color!
    Hope you have a great day!!
    sharla~ :)

  8. What beautiful images you chose for your pop up box. Hydrangeas are my favorites and you've colored them so beautifully. Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  9. Your work is just awesome lovely color scheme!
    Thank you for participating Fitztown Challenge
    Welcome again.
    Hugs Kaija DT-member

  10. Just love your colourful pop up Card in a Box CG - I love hydrangeas, they are brilliant flowers. Thank you for the info re making these C in a B's - I will be trying to make one soon. Great creation.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  11. This is simply stunning! Love the colors! So miss the summer!
    Thanks for joining us at Fitztown this time and hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs, Sande xx

  12. I love 3d card and your is just stunning! A smile on her face definitely!

  13. My what a fabulous creative project it is gorgeous, and I am sure your Landlady will love it.
    Thanks for joining us in the Aurora Wings Challenge
    Janet xxx

  14. Scrumptious! Love the whole thing.

  15. Gorgeous creation, fab design ...thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  16. beautiful thank you for joining the song in your heart challenge

  17. Absolutely beautiful. Those hydrangeas really are gorgeous. Love how all the colours blend together as well. Thanks for the links. I've bookmarked them and hopefully will be able to make my own sometime in the future.

    Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at Pattie's Creations Challenges. I hope you will consider coming back and playing with us again soon. Good luck in the draw.

    Lisa D., PCDC DT

  18. Absolutely adorable card in a box!
    Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge.

  19. Your creation is AMAZING! Thanks for joining us at A Song in your {He}ART "Everything Grows' challenge.
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  20. I just LOVE Card in the Boxes - and this is just beautifully done!
    Thanx so much for joining us in our very first challenge at Aurora Wings.


  21. Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ♥ caroline
    DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!


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