Thursday, 26 June 2014

Gorjuss Girl 50th Birthday Pop Up Box Card

Well this is something a little different from me today! It's something I've NEVER done before but will definitely be repeating in the future!!! I just hope that no one is going to judge me negatively (well to be honest if they do then tough cos it's not going to change my mind!!!). So what have I done? Well I only went and bought the Gorjuss Girls Ultimate Decoupage Pack!! No wait, come back, it's not as bad as seems!!! I only bought it because it was heavily reduced and contained some lush papers which would go with the rubber stamps. My plan was to snag the papers and give the decoupage to the kids to play with! However when I opened it I soon changed my mind, the decoupage is stunning and ideal for those impressive but quick makes. Hopefully this pop up box card will show you what I mean? Sorry for the picture overload, it's one of those cards that has way too many details to show in just one picture!


I made this card for my SIL's 50th Birthday and  was really surprised at how quickly the whole thing pulled together. I followed Nikky Hall's video tutorial for the no measure pop up box card which can be found here. The image is from the pack and I've layered it up with Pinflair Glue before selecting my papers and potential embellishments.


I cut the papers to size and attached them to the box and then decided that I wasn't completely happy and that something was missing. So I grabbed the Gorjuss Girls stamp set and used the silhouette branch to stamp and then heat emboss directly onto the papers. I then inked the edges of the box and added some silver embossing powder.


Next I die cut lots of leaves in two assorted colours of cardstock and punched some flowers out of a co-ordinating paper. I also cut some railings (which of you look carefully you can just about see peeking out from behind the image) and attached some numbers to fine wire before adding all of the elements to the card.


Once I was happy with the arrangement I decided to decorate the box flaps with some ribbon and more elements from the decoupage kit and stamped a Birthday greeting on the front of the card. To finish I added lots of sparkle with Stickles and a Shake It Glitter Pen.


So what do you think? Decoupage kits rock? Well I think this one certainly does! You can expect to see a few more Gorjuss makes from me in the future using this kit, so keep your eyes peeled!


Thanks for stopping by today,

Claire x

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/One Layer
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - A product/technique you wish you used more often! Mines the pre-cut decoupage! Paper crafting snobbery has made me totally overlook this fab product!
Sparkle & Sprinkle - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes

24 comments:

  1. Carmen sent me here because she said you made awesome things - she wasn't mistaken, that is gorgeous and next time I see a decoupage kit I might not just walk on by but actually give it a closer inspection!

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  2. Oh Claire this is literally Gorjuss!

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  3. Hi Claire, omg this is totally gorgeous xxx
    Sandie
    (Polkadoodles DT)

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  4. Absolutely AMAZING!!! So very pretty. Polly x

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  5. Lovely box card. Love the colors.

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  6. Wow this is amazeing, i love everything about itm i love the gorjuss range ive made a couple of cards, but this is out of this world. Well done.xxx

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  7. Simply amazing! Love all the eye candy and super design!

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  8. Well this is fabulous. I just love Gorjuss anyway but what you've done with her is amazing x

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  9. Oooh, what a stunning card. I love the gorjuss range, so different to other things you see out there x

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  10. Wow this is fantastic I love what you have done with the decoupage I have to admit I would always pass over decoupage normally maybe not in the future.
    Jenny x

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  11. THIS was quick? And easy? You are a little bonkers methinks ;-)

    Absolutely stunning, love it, love it, love it!

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    1. Lol - the fact the papers all co-ordinate and the images are all die cut make it a cinch! The pop up box base literally took me 5 minutes to assemble. The hardest part was picking which image to use and embossing the edges of the box! But you're probably right I am a little bonkers - who else would have a Cameo sitting in a box unused and choose to hand cut elements! x

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  12. Claire, this is fabulous! I never would've guessed that this was your first. I love the silver embossing. Great touch! Thank you for sharing your creation with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

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  13. Love the colours and vintage feeling on your box. Thank you for joining Crafting From the Heart, good luck.

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  14. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

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  15. Beautiful card - colours are awesome.
    Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink x

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  16. Stunning box love the images,papers,embossing and all the dies fabulous result
    carol x

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  17. Simply gorgeous (or should that be 'gorjuss'?). So much work goes into these little boxes but worth every minute - stunning!

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  18. How did you adhere the gurguss girl in the box? It's beautiful!!!

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    1. Thank you. She is just glued onto the card staging. x

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  19. Welcome to the addictive world of pop up box cards!! I too came across Nikky Halls YouTube video and it's so easy to follow I just love making these so versatile good for guys as well..I'm a massive Gorjuss fan and your box is amazing...stunning!! Toni xx

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