Saturday, October 02, 2010

Beatrix Potter Card From Crafters Companion

Oh my. I do love the art work of Beatrix Potter.

I purchase several card making magazines from the United Kingdom monthly. What is disappointing about those mags is that we always get them 2 to 3 months after they are released overseas. If I want a sneak peak I have to go to their website to see what will be in the next issues. You can imagine my excitement to see that they posted a free download to make this amazing box card. The artwork is from The Crafters Companion which I just showcased earlier this week on my blog.

I printed this card on card stock using my home ink jet printer. Since the
free download was meant to go with the magazine, I didn't have the instructions for assembly, but I did manage to build the card after staring at their online photo for a bit. I know it is early in the season, but doesn't it make you think of the winter holidays?
Here is how it is described online: Show off your card making skills when you make this beautiful Beatrix Potter box frame card. Full instructions can be found in the NEW issue of Make Christmas Cards with Crafter's Companion bumper pack.
Given that it is World Card Making Day I did want to post a special card.
Here is the link if you want to make one for yourself!

Naturally, I could not resist making a box for this special card. I learned how to do this last week after watching the Crafters Companion DVD! This card is so special only one person will probably receive it this December. My Mom!

If you have time to do a little more surfing, here are my Crafty Blogger links too.

About Family Crafts
If you are thinking of having a Halloween party this year, Sherri has some great ideas and resources for you.

Aileen's Musings
Aileen offers a little fall inspiration with her Day of the Dead Fiber Necklace.

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi's latest art cards feature an accidental colour palette.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
At Craftside this week you can enter to win a new Singer sewing machine and a copy of 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts and Tips, see how to draw 12 facial expressions, use and clean a kneaded eraser, make a silk lotus flower and a bunch of fun fashion sketch poses.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy talks about crafting for charity and the simple "thank you" concept.

Eileen - The Artful Crafter
The Artful Crafter receives lots of questions about whether different media can be used together. Here are some tips for sorting out the issues yourself.

Mixed Media Artist
Foil lettering adds a nice touch to your altered books or collage projects!

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
Check out a cute origami penguin in Plaid from the new book-Origami World By Didier Boursin.

The Crochet Dude
Drew throws a wrap tour to celebrate his whirlwind blog tour! Check out his list of stops along the way and discover "new to you" crafty bloggers!


Irene said...

This is lovely,

ENJAY said...

Hi Carmi, thats a great job,love the box, the project in the download was done by me! Glad you understood it ok. Nicola xxx

Carmi said...

Nicola! I am so pleased you found my blog...and now I know who made this great card! I am going to your blog now and adding you to my link list!

ENJAY said...

Thankyou Carmi, what a compliment as you are so talented, i wouldnt have thought I'd give you inspiration! I keep popping back onto your blog, it is so cheerful and interesting!!