Thursday 24 August 2017

Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop ~ Card in a Box

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog! If you are new here, my name is Carolynn Sander and I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Today the Be Inspired Design Team is having another around the world blog hop. The theme this time is anything and everything birthday! If you have been hopping along you would have just arrived here via Tanja Kolar's blog. Wasn't her birthday project fabulous? I am sure that everyone's ideas today will be nothing but inspirational! Make sure to click on the next button at the end of today's post so that you catch the entire line up!

I have been wanting to create a "Card in a Box" for quite a while now! I figured today's hop was the perfect time to try this out! In birthday style of course!

I can't lie! I think I spent more time decorating this pop up box than I did assembling it! I have seen many similar cards on pinterest the past few years. As well, there are numerous tutorials out there. A quick google search for "Card in a Box" and you will be laughing! Why it took me so long to create one of my own? I have no idea! But I will definitely be making more! They are so much fun! Below is a little interactive video I created so that you can see this baby in action! You will understand my excitement after you have a peek! Simply click on the play icon below to watch this short but sweet recording.

What do you think? Super cool hey? Believe it or not, this card can actually collapse to fit in an envelope! OMG!!!  You can see photos of this surprise box all neatly folded up below!

Ta-da!! Are wondering where you would sign a card like this? Well have a look at the next picture.  It shows the back of today's project. This is typically where one would write their happy birthday message. Too precious huh?

Most of the details on today's card were fussy cut from the Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper. Yep! I fussy cut those little poodles and they were worth it! Check out the patterns in this DSP Pack below. They scream birthday!!! And those poodles! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– I am in love!

You can check out this DSP, as well as the rest of the supplies used in the making of today's card explosion, by clicking on the supply list at the end of today's post. But first and foremost you need to stop by Maike Beimler's blog! She is up next and I am sure she will have us all in awe! Click on the next button to be taken to her place, all the way across the ocean!

Louise Sharp
Brian King
Janneke De Jong
Katy Harrison
Tanja Kolar
Carolynn Sander - You Are Here
Maike Beimler
Nadine Hâßrich
Sarah Berry

Well thank you so much again for stopping by! I am always so thrilled to have you! Feel free to message me, or leave a comment below!

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn πŸ’–


  1. Wowza, Carolynn! This is an explosion of fun! I love every detail you put into this amazing card!

  2. This is a knockout! Great project with all its detail. Worth every second you may have spent on it.

    1. Thank you so much Linda! For the nice comment, & especially for taking the time to leave a comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! πŸ’–

  3. This packaging is totally cool and exciting! :) I still have to put this on my to-do list! best regards maike

    1. Awe... thanks so much Maike! I can only begin to imagine how wonderful your "Card in a Box" will be. πŸ’–

  4. Oh my god! Your card is amaaazing.. look at all the details. Love it.
    Hugs Tanja

    1. Thank you so much Tanja! OXO πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

  5. Your card in a box is amazing ;O)
    Love it!