Saturday, 11 April 2015

Vintage Floral Spring card for CVC

Hi everyone and thank you for dropping by here. Hope your weekend is going well.
I have a very vintage style project to share with you, it will be showing today on the Countryview Challenge blog where the theme this month is to use Kraft card. I love using Kraft card and this is a Crossover card. The base of both the card, some tags and a matching box, are all made from Kraftcard. This box was inspired by a similar creation from my friend Cobs from the Cobweb Emporium. I had never made a crossover card, but a quick google search soon led me to an excellent tutorial here. Really this card is not so much a card, rather than a kind of pocket. So I decided to make a couple of tags, a gift card and a box for them all as well.

Here are some more details:
I made the card base from Kraftcard and covered it with papers from my stash I then created a label for the front, again made with Kraft and decoupaged some Spring elements on top.
 On the inside I stamped some of the Tim Holtz French flight butterflies, before I glued the crossover part of the card together.
Next I gathered some elements I wanted to use for my tags:
I die cut a doily from Kraft, a circle from Cord'inations (also a kind of Kraft card and took some images from the paper collection, Papermania) I was using for this project. I then adhered them together like this:
I inked all the edges and sanded the Cored'nations as you can see. I then also made a little envelope and gift card, all to fit inside the pocket of my crossover pocket.
Next  I wanted the embellish the outside a bit further and created a little flower cluster to fit on the front too.
The main flower was made from Crinoline with the Tim Holtz die, the leaves are from Heartfelt Creations.

The final part was making a box type envelope to fit all the elements into. I used my WRMK envelope punch board for that:
Again, I made it from Kraftcard of course and lined it with papers and element from the same collection. This is the front, and below you can see the side.

I left the back quite plain and you can see of the card and tags all fit neatly inside.

There is still plenty of time to play along with our challenge, so hope you'll decide to join in. There are so many ways in which Kraft card can be used.
Thank you for visiting like always and have a great weekend!


35 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, lovely idea with the pocket! Valerie

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  2. What a gorgeous card Astrid x wonderful details and so much to look at. Beautiful florals and I love the papers and bird. I have never heard of a crossover card but shall certainly keep this style in mind. I love it!!!!! Thank you for sharing and have a lovely weekend

    Hugs Annie x

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  3. Fabulous post and artwork Astrid, I might do a take on the envelope idea one of these days, really like it.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

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  4. Astrid, this is quite stunning, just gorgeous, xxxx

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  5. Wow, Astrid, I love this piece.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  6. Oh, Astrid, I love every detail of this beauty! Stunning artwork! I adore your vintage style and your unique ideas! Thank you for sharing your amazing creation with us! Great inspiration!
    Branka xxx

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  7. such a stunning Kraft make - I adore all the details Astrid - you are so talented! Beautiful work x

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  8. Beautiful inspiration thank you, I'll have to try a crossover card, so pretty...xx

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  9. Another fabulous creation from you Astrid. Love this idea, it's a gift and card all in one, lovely spring elements. I didn't realise that could make box type envelopes with the envelope maker, have to have another look at it

    Joan

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  10. All the elements of this project are fantastic! I love the box that holds all of them. Kraft card is a great material to work with and I love how you embellish!

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  11. Wow Astrid, this is so beautiful! I have never attempted one of these cards before, but you are really inspiring me to give it a go! I love that image on the front of the bird on a branch, so pretty! Love your crinoline flower and all the wonderful images you used! Another stunning project! hugs :)

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  12. This is such a beautiful set, Astrid. The flower cluster is the perfect finishing touch.

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  13. Beautifully vintage Astrid,a look that you always create so lovingly :)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  14. It's absolutely charming, Astrid - lovely use of the vintage images, and the intricate crossover design is so perfect for a Victorian style spring card.
    Alison xx

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  15. So beautiful and charming Astrid! Gorgeous!

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  16. Ohhh Astrid, this is breathtakingly beautiful!
    I'm thrilled to pieces that my crossover card inspired you to make something amazing!. This is a truly magical card, and I adore it. I love the muted colours you've chosen and the whole style of it. It's just perfect. Totally perfect.

    Thank you for the mention and link, my friend. I love you to pieces. ~ Cobs. x

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  17. Each time I visit your blog, I start out with "Oh my gosh", "Wow", etc., etc. Okay, ready - wow - absolutely gorgeous. Each detail is so beautiful and the vintage feel is wonderful! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

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  18. A stunning project as always so many gorgeous additions.
    Yvonne xx

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  19. Such a beautiful project and vintage take on Spring. I especially love your butterflies against your yellow flowers.
    Hope your having a nice weekend, Julie x

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  20. Your crossover card is stunning, there are so many beautiful to see, it has such a lovely vintage feel to it. Thanks for sharing so much of the detail with us too! Hugs, Anne xx

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  21. What a lovely vintage make, Astrid..... absolutely beautiful. I'd not heard of these before, so thank you for the link to the tutorial! I love how you decorated the front, and your doilie ends on the tags....very charming all round! xxx Lynn

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  22. When I read the CountryView challenge i didn't know what a Kraftcard was and for sure after seeing your wondrous creations did not know what a crossover card was either! You always just leave me feeling awe struck Astrid. REALLY REALLY REALLY beautiful... all of them. I so love seeing you create. Wow. j.

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  23. oh my gosh- the detailed work on this Astrid is incredible! This project must have taking hours Astrid!
    Stunning! thanks so much for sharing!! xox

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  24. Your crossover card is amazing , love the soft colours , and that you used the doily . The bird and flowers are such sweet decorations and makes it so lovely vintage, and what a great envelope box you created ,Astrid !!
    Hugs from Dorthe

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  25. What a wonderful card. I love how the card has been aged. It has a warm romantic feel about it which I love about Vintage projects. Another winner :) xx

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  26. What a lovely card Astrid, so many beautiful layers and details! Thanks so much for sharing it and for the link to the crossover card tutorial.

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  27. This is really pretty. When I made one of these I cut the base card wrong. You have inspired me to have anther go. Hugs Mrs A.

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  28. Love this collection of art pieces you've created using those beautiful papers and all the little details. I'm in love with the crinoline flowers and the little bird on the crossover card. What a great gift this is!

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  29. Wow this is fabulous - a great idea and love all your wonderful vintage elements. Nikki x

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  30. Stunning project!!! I do love crossover cards but you've turned this into so much more. Gorgeous soft colours and fab textures. You always put so much detail on your creations Astrid .. awesome!! Love it!! xx

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  31. Wow! This is gorgeous and to think, I nearly missed it! Been dashing about too much I think! Chrisx

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  32. What a great set of vintage gifts Astrid! Hopping on over to find out about crossovers :) Jenny x

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  33. Beautiful vintage gift. Wonderful Colors. Every thing fits so well together.
    Love it Anneke.

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