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Monday, 17 February 2014

Surprise Storage Card

Last week I was a bit low on inspiration so I watched a few YouTube videos and I saw one for a card that has a surprise inside.  I tried to find the video I had watched so that I could get the correct measurements and put a link, but could not find it again - story of my life!  So this card has been constructed from memory only .



The papers I have used are from the Maja Design range, they are so beautiful, I always hate to cut into them.  For this card I used one whole 12" x 12" double sided sheet to cover the outside, the inside and make two of the flowers.

The beautiful image is a stamp from the Stampsmith and she is called Ophelia.  I have been in love with this stamp since my lovely friend Rita made me a beautiful hanging for my birthday last year and which hangs in pride of place in my craft room.  Ophelia is stamped in Wendy Vecchi's Watering Can Archival ink.  The flowers were cut using a Spellbinder die, Rose Creations.  I shaped and layered the flowers and added a pearl to the centres.  The leaves are cut from the same papers and covered with Shabby Shutters DI.


And this is how the inside of the card looks.


The inside of the card is constructed using four strips of card, folded in an accordian shape and glued together.  This creates dimension inside the card.  The dimensions of the surprise storage space is 4.1/2" x 3.1/2" by approx 1/2" deep.  It will hold a small piece of jewellery or a gift tag.  I have left mine empty as it does not yet have a home to go to as yet!


This is a closer view of the inside, where you can see the accordian folds a little better.  I added a small flower with a pearl brad centre.

A piece of vintage pink ribbon holds the card together and will keep anything inside safe for mailing.  It was great fun to make, I will make more once I track down that video!

I would like to enter my card into two challenges:

Frilly and Funkie  - the challenge is 'Bloomin Marvelous', where the flowers must be handmade.  All four flowers are handmade.

Fashionable Stamping Challenge - the challenge No. 66 is 'build it up'.  My card itself is built up to create the storage in the centre and the flowers are layered up.

Thanks for looking, I will be posting again in a few days with my Nicecrane DT piece.  Hugs, Anne xx

54 comments:

  1. stunning card Anne and i look forward t you finding the you tube link - lol - would love to make one of these - you're so right about the image - she is gorgeous! Beautiful flowers too - a fabulous piece! x

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  2. Oh Redanne this is gorgeous. The papers are so beautiful and the stamp off Ophelia is beautiful. Love the flowers and the hidden inside, whoever gets this card will treasure it x

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  3. Hi Anne, what a lovely creation! I agree, that Ophelia stamp is beautiful. Must try to get my hands on one as I would love to make something for my sister with it, just her thing. Haven't got any of the Wendy Vecchi inks yet but they are on my must buy list, Carole & I were admiring them at the show today.
    Amy x

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  4. WOW! This is stunning Anne. Such a wonderful design, the image is indeed gorgeous and those papers are so beautiful too, I can see why it was hard for you to cut into them but it was definitely worth it!
    hugs Sue xx

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  5. This takes my breath away.
    The front alone makes for a stunning card (Ophelia is one of my all time favourite Stampsmith stamps, I love her so much I have her in different sizes!) but to open it and for that surprise to be revealed, it is exquisite and also such pretty papers and those flowers are deserving of a WOW.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  6. Some Maja papers are on my wish list, these are gorgeous! Love your surprise card, a beautiful creation on it's own but as a gift box - wow!! I've lost count of the number of things I've seen "somewhere" only never to find the link again! Chrisxx

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  7. I wish I had a system for storing somewhere inspiration too Anne. This confection of a card is totally beautiful...I cn only imagine how your recipient will feel when she opens your card for even more beautiful.

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  8. Oooh love the papers Anne and the surprise card is rather unique, never seen anything like that before, will have to track down the vid. Stunning.
    Cheers,
    Elaine

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  9. Your card is beautiful, I llove the gorgeous papers and what a clever idea! your creations have been so clever lately and this nis such a great gift and card all in one! really gorgeous Anne x hugs x

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  10. Absolutely stunning Anne and Ophelia looks right at home on those beautiful papers. Adore the inside too and those wonderful florals.

    Hugs Annie x

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  11. This is just amazing Anne, I just love the beautifully stamped front with the lovely Ophelia and gorgeous flowers which then opens onto the fabulous secret frame. The gorgeous papers and design make it a very special card to give someone. Xx

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  12. This is so beautiful Anne and I love the way it just keeps on giving as you open the card up. Those gorgeous handmade blooms compliment Ophelia so well (I can see why you fell for her) and am so pleased you joined us at Frilly and Funkie with this. Jenny x

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  13. Morning Anne, this is so pretty .... I love the papers and Ophelia is beautiful. What a lovely gift for someone special. xx

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  14. Lovely card and one of my favourite lady images so beautifully stamped. I think I have instructions somewhere for this card as I made one for a friend a couple of years ago if you still want them.
    Love how you have done yours.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  15. Just gorgeous,fab image and details.xxx

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  16. How lovely it is too and how well you did interpreting it for yourself. You might have gained inspiration but you also have your own excellent ability.
    love Jo x

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  17. Wow. What a beautiful card Anne. The papers are perfect for this gorgeous stamp. You have put it all together perfectly. Love it. Hugs Rita xxx

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  18. This is a gorgeous card, Anne.... beautifully feminine and romantic. I love those papers and your 'Ophelia' stamp...... she's delightful! A perfect gift for a lucky someone. Cheers, Di xx

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  19. This card is quite beautiful Anne. How clever of you to make it from memory too it takes some amazing skills to do that I would have no chance of doing this as I have the memory of a goldfish as you know:) The stamp is lovely, she has a really pretty face. The card is so pretty & feminine with those gorgeous hand made flowers and papers, and then you open it and you are presented with a beautiful surprise of the secret compartment. It is a very special card that I am sure will be treasured by whoever receives it.

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  20. I am fainting here! You used your coveted Maja Papers and they are divine with Ophelia! I love this gift box, love the papers, you do not need to do a thing more! Gorgoeus!! Maybe this is inspiration enough for me to bring mine out! I love this!!
    Hugs Kelly

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  21. Wow Anne , this is gorgeous! those papers are atunning and work beautifully with the angelic image. Love your gorgeous flowers and the niche inside is brilliant. Tracy x

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  22. Hi Anne, this us stunning, I love the image you have used and the gorgeous colours! I went through a phase a few years ago of making a lot of these cards and just lately had put it on my list of ideas for future workshops, making a note to myself to get one made! Love your beautiful flowers, hugs Carole Z XX

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  23. Goodness, this is gorgeous
    Rosie x

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  24. Hey sugar! Well you are indeed very smart -- I don't know if I could have done this with instructions. I think this is a book card but I am not sure. I do know that it is absolutely gorgeous. Ophelia is gorgeous - I used to look like that in my younger days. Much younger days so wistful. But two husbands and four children have taken the wist away and now all I have is full. Your creation is indeed beautiful Anne and your memory is fantastic not to mention your talent!!
    My love to you kid!
    sandy xx

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  25. Hello Miss Anne, hope creative are making is by memory, I've seen little books made the same way. Yours is gorgeous, such fabulous paper, that image is stunning and your flowers fantastic, it's all gorgeous, if you do find the video I hope you share it, thanks for sharing it, hope you have a wonderful week, hope your staying warm and dry, I know the weather there has been terrible.. ((( BIG HUGS )))..

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  26. Looks like your memory served you well!! This is so, so pretty... stunning use of the papers and Ophelia, and the flowers are glorious. What a wonderful, wonderful make, Anne - just lovely!
    Alison xx

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  27. BRILLIANT!!! The inside is a treat! Love the vintage old world look! So exquisite!

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  28. Lovely creation, beautiful main image. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight
    Love
    Amanda

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  29. Yes I agree that Ophelia must be one of the prettiest stamps ever. She looks so beautiful here, along with your gorgeous flowers and then what a wonderful surprise to open card! The accordian pleats are so clever to accomodate recess. Brilliant idea and well done you for working from memory. It's a truly beautiful card Anne. I do hope that you are are having a good week. Nicola xx

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  30. Stunning Anne. Absolutely stunning! You always manage to take my breath away with your incredible creations. I think you should win both of the challenges you've entered with this beauty. :o) x

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  31. Oh, Annie, so breathtakingly beautiful! This reminds me of the vintage cards I just got out to posted about. You bring back a time when so much thought and effort and love and care and, well, yumminess went into making a gift card. This card of yours doesn't even need a gift inside, my goodness, it is a gift itself!! Your talent is so incredible!! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  32. Oh wow Anne, what a stunning, stunning card, and such a very clever design! That Ophelia image always does it for me, but in combination with those beautiful papers, flowers and other design elements, this is a truely stunning creation!! LOVE it!!!

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  33. Gorgeous card Anne, I think I have seen something like it but again cannot think where. It's our age lol! Angela x

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  34. Anne, you have one great memory! This card with the secret compartment is so clever and gorgeous! I love the layered up flowers and the card front with Ophelia is breathtaking! Love this!

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  35. I've made something like this ages ago Anne and it looked like a little book but I love it as a card and that stamp is a beauty. Great papers too and your flowers are amazing. Love, Margie xx

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  36. Beautiful card, such pretty papers and I love the Ophelia image.

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  37. This is so so pretty, I love everything about it. The flowers are fabulous, the choice of paper inspired and I love that stamp! A truly amazing piece of crafting Anne, thank you for sharing it! Hugs, barb x.

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  38. Gorgeous card! Love everything about it.

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  39. So beautiful Ann!! Love the blooms and spring colors and the surprise inside is icing on this creative cake :)

    Amy*

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  40. WOW...What a beautiful secret card, The papers are divine...that must have been so painful to cut them!! the design is Gorgeous I've never seen one like this before....Hugs May x x x

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  41. Anne, I can't even begin to describe how lovely your card is. Your creations ALWAYS impress me, and this one is simply stunning! Thank you so much for sharing it with us in the Frilly and Funkie challenge!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  42. Such a stunning card Anne. I love everything about it.

    Julie x

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  43. Such a stunning card Anne - those papers and the Ophelia stamp are wonderful but it is the design of the card which really is amazing. Just amazing! x

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  44. I love your gorgeous surprise storage card Anne. There is obviously nothing wrong with your little grey cells lol, making this from memory and so beautifully executed too. Your Maja design papers are lovely and compliment the Ophelia stamp so well. It is a gift in itself and I'm sure whenever it reaches it's recipient there will be much Ooing and Ahhing.
    Hugs Lottie x

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  45. Gracious, this is just the most delicate & elegant creation. Am so lovin' that dp, and your roses are wonderful. The stamp is so very vintage & beautiful and perfect on this piece. The interior is most intriguing. You did an excellent job working from memory and this is just so very pretty. I like it - LOTS! TFS & Hugs

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  46. Beautiful card! Love the soft color palette and beautiful blossoms!

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  47. Love this card with a surprise! The flowers looks so beautiful and I love the image! Inky greetings, Gerrina

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  48. Anne, I would not know where to begin without instructions in front of me. An absolutely gorgeous gift for someone! Thank you for joining us at FSC!

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  49. How beautiful this is Anne and I can truly understand why you are loathe to cut into such stunning papers. I love the Ophelia image (I treasure my Ophelia stamp) and those flowers are stunning cut from the beautiful papers.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  50. A real fave image of mine Anne she just cries feminine charm and you have portrayed her beautifully. The soft delicate colours and gorgeous embellies which you have surrounded her with are a delight to look at plus when opened such a surprise awaits.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  51. Classy, classic and beautiful x

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  52. This is so gorgeous and what a delightful hidden surprise!

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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