Sunday, 13 August 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Martha Inchley

Hello and welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Martha Inchley
Martha is part of the Artisan Design team and her work is absolutely stunning. Martha is also part of the Stamp Review Crew and is such an honour to work with her. 

Today I have chosen to CASE - Copy and Selectively Edit, one of my favourites - the card in a box, that Martha has created using the 'Lift Me Up' stamps and dies set - what a stunner it is too! I love everything about her card in a box and may Case the exact same design for another personal project, as the patterned paper is now retired and was from last year's Sale-a-bration. 
You can click here to see this gorgeous project from Martha's blog.

Here is the card in a box using the cute and fun 'This Little Piggy' set and a few images from the 'Garden Girl' set to complete the garden scenery. I have also used a new patterned paper from the upcoming new Holiday catalogue called Merry Little Christmas designer series paper. It's a gorgeous set of patterned paper and have went with the tartan design for a fun look. It is a Thank You card and have taken the sentiment from 'One Big Meaning'.   

The base card is Olive Green cardstock so that it will match with the Merry Little Christmas dsp as well as to complete the green hillside look. The little hills has been created using the largest oval shape from Stitched Shapes framelits using Wild Wasabi cardstock and have cut it in half to utilise every piece. It's the perfect little platform for each piggy to stand on and give so much dimension and  the faux stitching adds a nice interest.

All of the images have been coloured in with Copics and stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and have been fussy cut. The sky background panel is a little ink blending with Soft Sky on Whisper White cardstock. The sentiment has been white heat embossed on Basic Black cardstock and mounted on fun foam to give an even raise. There's a little added die cut dotted detail on the top using the the new dotted border die from Swirly Snowflakes thinlits dies from the new Holiday catalogue. I decided to tie the flaps of the card in a box with Basic Black bakers twine to give a neat all round look.  Here are the angled views of the card in a box...

The back is kept relatively simple with some space to write a personal greeting and have popped in the cute flowers from Garden Girl and isn't that designer paper just divine?

Here it is without the bow as an alternative and folds perfectly flat with or without the bow.

I hope you have enjoyed and found inspiration. The card in a box is such a fun card fold and truly brings the images to life and creating the little scenes is so much fun. Thank you so much Martha for the inspiration. Be sure to continue to hop around and follow the list below to see more wonderful and creative projects from the Crazy Crafters team as we Case Martha's gorgeous cretions. Enjoy the rest of the hop and thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time - Happy Crafting! :)


  1. The little pigs are very cute! Great CASE, Juana!

  2. These box pop up cards are a great way to bring a stamp set to life. I too love the garden girl set, love how you have combined it with the little piggys

  3. You do these card in the box cards so well Juana, I love your little pigs and it's another awesome card. Angexx

  4. I love every card you make Juana but the box cards are my fav your piggys look so cute xx

  5. Love those little piggies Juana. Beautiful card as always.

  6. Oh this is tooooo stinkin cute!!! (Pardon the pun haha)

  7. I love, love, LOVE pigs! I want to make this card for a special someone. I don't have any measurements. Do you think you could share them with me? I'm thankful you shared your project with us. I love it!

  8. Wow Juan, amazing as always. Those pigs are just divine. I spy soooo much fussy cutting, now that's dedication!

  9. Ok, Seriously, This is adorable, as is the one you did for the Stamp Review Crew! Your colouring is absolutely AMAZING! The flowers from Garden Girl go perfectly, I'll have to make a mental note of that! Thank you for letting me hop with you and the crazy crafters.


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