Sunday 5 January 2014

January Blog Hop - Black and White

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters January 2014 Blog Hop! How exciting! The first one for the year. Even more exciting for me, I am the host for this hop.
Black and White has to be my all time favourite theme. Its timeless, classic, modern and chic.
So I put the suggestion in and that earned me the privilege to host.

Again I wanted to make something different and in the last few weeks I have noticed several Card In A Box creations popping up all over the place. So on the list it went for "things to make".
Not that I need an excuse to sit down and create but I used the blog hop as the opportunity to sit down and make one. I was also lucky enough to receive one of these in a Christmas theme as a Christmas RAK so there was my motivation.
These are so versatile and only limited by the imagination. Better still, they fold completely flat, without disturbing or destroying any of the design. They make a great surprise because the recipient has no idea what it is, that it even opens, and there is a little design in the middle of the box.
I had heaps of fun making this, my table was a bit worse for wear afterwards but that's a good sign that I have had fun.
I got to use my favourite stamp set at the moment that seems to be making an appearance on most of my projects, Papillion Potpourri, which is the cute little butterfly. It also coordinates with a matching punch and it makes a great little accent.
The flowers for the inside are a set called Mixed Bunch and I just recently purchased this and got to use it for the first time. This also coordinates with a punch, which makes it so easy.
The sentiment is from a stamp set that I first saw on a beautiful rak that was sent to me and I just had to have it. Another purchase that I am only just getting around to using. The Lovely Romance stamp set coordinates with the Chalk Talk framelits making it super easy to add a sentiment with out making the project too busy.
A bit of bling was added with some little diamontes to finish it off and presto. There is a panel on the back of the box which has a strip of white card stock attached to the outer side where your greeting or hand written sentiment can be added. Simply fold flat and pop in an envelope and it makes for an unusual and gorgeous alternative to a traditional card. This would be great for birthdays, valentines, mothers day, thankyous and even thinking of you. I love these and can see me making a few more in the future.

Thank you for joining us on the Crazy Crafters blog hop. The entire line up is listed below, be sure to check out the next stop, our leader Kylie Bertucci at :

Until next time...


Blog Hop Line Up
1. You are here @ Hello Day Cards!


  1. Love it Michelle! Love your version of the box card! and looks amazing in the black and white theme

  2. Snap! I love your CIAB Michelle! Well done Host

  3. Wow, how spectacular does this black & white box card look! Love the combination of flowers and butterflies and the touch of bling. Well done on creating such a stunning box card and many many thanks for Hosting this months Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. We have all loved the theme and I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more B&W cards around.

  4. Yes, another lovely box card Michelle. Love all your flowers and that greeting is gorgeous.

  5. Those flowers come up well in black and white! Love your card in a box.


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