Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A solution for mailing bulky cards and another kraftin kimmie!

Happy Hump Day everyone! Woo Hoo! It is all downhill from now til the weekend! Ok, enough excitement but sometimes it doesn't take much to make me happy. First thing I wanted to show you was these neat little 6x6 pizza boxes I got to mail my bulky cards in. The card I have inside is actually 6x6 and I have plenty of space to put some tissue paper around it and it should be very well protected. I got them online from a company called Uline for .39 cents a piece but I believe there was a minimum order of 50. I did get them quickly though, 2 days and they were here. It will take me quite awhile to use all of them but I definitely think they were worth the money.
Next I have a card I did and I tried to see how many challenges I could incorporate cause I am really bad at doing multiple challenges.

Colored with copics, some stitching to the edges and I made the flower using a MFT die. The frog on her head and in the flower both have glossy accents applied and I tore the edges of the image then inked them with Vintage Photo DI to make it stand out a bit. I have used a brown ruffled and velvet ribbon along the edge but it just sort of blends in with the brown paper in the photo, prettier irl.  I am patting myself on the back cause I can enter this baby into 4 different challenges. Not a lot for some people but for me that is darn good. Hope everyone has a great next couple of days then weekend!!!

Kraftin Kimmie-distressing
Papertake Weekly-make your own flowers
Ribbon Carousel-getting edgy
Cupcake Craft-sewing





16 comments:

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Eeeeek! I love her......well, you KNOW how much I love our girl Lillith!! Your card is gorgeous Amanda!! AND OMG!!! I get all my big boxes for shipping from Uline!! Guess what will be on my next order???? Hahahaha! Thanks for the tip!

Pami said...

What a great idea with the boxes!! I really need too look into getting something a but more substantial for my cards! Your creation is gorgeous as always honey! Pami x

Lisa Jane said...

what a great idea .. and they look lightweight too for postage costs . will have to look too
LOve this cute card .. the litle froggy is so cute
Lisa x

Anita said...

Beautiful card and I love the distressing. Thanks for sharing where you got the boxes. I definitely need some of those.

Rea said...

Cute card Amanda, love the DP you used. I will be looking up the card pizza boxes, I have been wanting some boxes like that for along time. Thanks for the tip. Hope your doing well. Hugs

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Amanda! I love the image you have used and your colours are fantastic! Love the stitching too! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Sue said...

Love your card, and great idea for the boxes, much cheaper than the proper card boxes and easier than making your own :-D Adore both of your cards, loving Krafting Kimmie :-D Sue xx

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love your stitching elements. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Mary J said...

Oooh, never seen these small pizza boxes before - will have to find some!

Love your makes, Amanda - beautiful as ever honey!

Karin said...

Those boxes are a great idea! Your cards are like masterpieces, so these boxes are perfect :)

The Whimsical Wren said...

Gorgeous. I love Lilith but haven't bought her yet. The box is genius.

Jennie

Elaine said...

Fabulous Amanda. I do love (and still have) this stamp because it reminds me of my niece, she's all pretty and girly but then plays with slugs and worms..weird huh?
Love the extra little frog...looks like he's on a lilypad to me.

Hugs
You xx

Brodders said...

Wonderful card :) Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week and good luck. Jane x

Kerry said...

I could definitely use one of these boxes for my flower card Amanda!! Gorgeous card and well done for all your entries :-D xx

Patty Sue 2 said...

I 'toadally' love it....oh...I am on a roll here! This is a perfect card for those of us who have a 'little' tomboy in us!

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is totally adorable! Very pretty coloring. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)