DT- Exploding Wedding Stationary Box for Stamp on C&C TV May 2015

Exploding Box - Wedding Stationary for Arty Brides

Well at last I have a fixed computer and so far my Blogger is working too!! Even though it still says there is a fault. Boy I have missed my Blogging.  I have had to make people suffer really long Timeline posts on my FB instead!! Thank you to everyone who actually read to the end of them. And thank you for all your support lately I really appreciate it. xxx

So today Our Barbara Gray was on Create and Craft TV with Clarity Stamp products that were so popular that they sold out, everything, I mean everything, and really quickly too. So fast that I don't think she actually got to finish any of her demonstrations.  I think even the Gelli Plate she was using was on reserve for someone.  It was Mad???? But in a good way. Hey hold on to your knickers Barb!!! xx I may just post further on this during the week!!!
 
So One of my DT samples made using the Stencils and Stamps for this show was an Exploding Wedding Stationary Box. I came up with the idea, 1. because I love to make things a little different or just make things really !, 2. because I struggle with white spaces, 3. I had all these beautiful prints that I was going to make into Cards, but I also wanted to do justice to the Stamps, Stencils and Gelli Prints, I thought this was  better achieved by cutting up all the best bits.
 
So I had two Gelli Plate Prints in Complimentary Colours and decided that I would just make an exploding Wedding Stationary Box and "see how it went"!! You can always scrap a project and start again right?  I very rarely do though I love to find a way to make what I have look good!??
 
 
Don't you think these beautiful stamps look great with just bits of them bursting into the scene here and there.
and the Childlike Stencil Prints mixed in too - I love that look, always have!

I always love Word Stamps, you can't get enough of them can you? Clarity have a really wide choice of these now with their Strip Words, Letterpress and Word Chains, definitely worth a look.
This Stamp was designed by our very own Julie Owens. Well done Julie and Congratulations. I bet it was great to see your Stamp Design  on TV - Its a lovely Stamp Set to work with too.
Also our own Mandy Branston Designed a Stamp for the show too,  Congratulations Mandy Yours is also a lovely stamp to work with.  Here it is in the middle section - I have other cards that I made using this stamp and I will show them in a later Blog.
So the Lid - do you like my Home made Ribbon?? I made it and frayed it on my New Brother Sewing Machine.  You will be seeing a lot more work from me on this as soon as I find the time, I have a lot of Design Ideas.
Look isn't it great!! I have always wanted a machine that does "Real" Embroidery Stitches.
 
 
So the Reveal, the Hand is modelled by my Daughter! xx
 
I have a lot of blogs to catch up on, some tutorials, some from past shows showing my Samples, already written, but I couldn't get my photos to upload or my Blog to update, but anyway it is sorted now (I think) so I will just keep posting until I get caught up.  But first I will show you the Exploding Box I made as a sample of what you could do as Wedding Invitations using Gelli Plate Prints and Clarity Stamps and Stencils and Fresco Paints.

Oh before the Reveal - this is almost all of the products I used to make this.
A Gelli Plate
Clarity Stencil
Fresco Paints
Amanda's Stamp
Julie's Stamp
Barbara's Stamps
Mel's Stamps
I am so proud to be on this Team. xx
I see Barbara had a new Clarity Blue Craft Mat too - I think looking at this one I definitely need one, don't you?
So these are the bits and bobs of my Gelli Prints using the Clarity Stencils that I cut up and made into squares for the box and Invitation Booklets.

They looked a lot better cut up - I often chop up my work from a full sheet, it makes everything look more interesting than sometimes when you cut it up first and then decorate.












This was the print that got me started on this, Julie's stamp looked lovely on here but I knew if I sent it in as a Card it wouldn't stand out enough and do it justice, but here it is the main feature.

This idea came from my "Tag You're It" Design for Tags a while back.  I love to see a little piece of the Art on the front inside the Card/Tags.
 
 
This is the full inside base.

I love this print with the Clarity Flower Stencil - but again as a Card it didn't make the grade for me, but I love it here because again it has become the main feature, which is what I wanted it to be. I think this would have looked good as a Journal Page Background too.
I loved how the Stencil flower just popped in from the Top and you have the Grungy (but pretty) Gelli Print on the rest of it. - by the way I am not praising my own work here, this is just what was going through my head when I was making it, it did take me a loooonnngggg time!

Linda Page - if you read this Blog, this is the project that made me think of you!!!


Here is a close up of the Menu Book
 

I also included the RSVP - I remember a time when these were never included in Invites you had to buy one to reply.

So that's it, this is the full inside of the Box and below is the full Outside of the Box

I did enjoy making it. I hope you like it.  Would I make 80 of them - Mmmmm???? well if you photocopied it onto thick card, embossed the fold lines - It is Dooable and Cheap!x

So I hope you like my Mixed Media/Altered Art/ Arty Farty Wedding Invitations and why not, why can't we have colourful wedding invites??
 
In complete contrast I made a Wedding Stationary Design for people who like a bit more simplicity.   My favourite of the two is the Exploding Box though, Mixed Media Fans attend weddings too?? I will blog the other Invite Pack and some of my cards as the week goes on, I have a lot of Blogging to Catch up on.
By for now
Thank you for nipping in, all comments are greatly appreciated thank you.xxx
Carry On Crafting
 Sam Crowe. xxxxx

Comments

  1. Beautiful Sam. so much effort gone into this. I so want another family wedding, wish my lads would get a move on. Looking forward to reading all your blogs again. xx

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  2. Fantastic work Sammy Pops, LOVE it xxxx posh ribbon too! Xxx

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  3. Amazing, fantastic prints xx

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  4. Brilliantly beautiful Sam.....This must be the longest Posting you have done...Quite like it. Lots of lovely photos and details... The new stamps are fab and you have showed them off to their best....looking forward to seeing more posts....hugs...Emma xxxxx

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  5. Welcome back to blogland Sam. Blogger keeps telling me I have a fault too,but in general its working ok, but it doesn't publish posts when I schedule them. Anyway what I really want to say is that this set is just amazing and I love it. Xxx

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  6. Well what can a girl say? Yes I do read your blog but can't always comment on my phone or tab but today I have mad an extra special effort and signed into chrome so I can add this


    SAM CROWE YOU HAVE GONE ALL CONSTRUCTION ON ME! Well done I knew you would've mentioned me lol.

    This is bloody ace missus yep I wouldn't want to make loads of em but I love how you cut up your prints to make things you set me off on the right course giving me that tip.brilliant work as ever. Mwaahh x

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  7. Well what can a girl say? Yes I do read your blog but can't always comment on my phone or tab but today I have mad an extra special effort and signed into chrome so I can add this


    SAM CROWE YOU HAVE GONE ALL CONSTRUCTION ON ME! Well done I knew you would've mentioned me lol.

    This is bloody ace missus yep I wouldn't want to make loads of em but I love how you cut up your prints to make things you set me off on the right course giving me that tip.brilliant work as ever. Mwaahh x

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  8. this looks so good. the greeting on all of them did set off the prints so nicely. i wouldn't want to do 80 of these though. i'd never finish and none would look the same.
    when you say long, how long is long? hugs xx

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    1. Well Theresa because I was making it up as I went along, measurements and all it took me a couple of days, I kept cutting my inners ½ cm too big or too small - not good with mathematical things at all? Anyway - also if you don't have the right balance of colour and pattern on the inside and outside of the box it just doesn't look right, so worked on that too, but I had already done the stamping and picked out the bits to cut that would work. once I was half way through though I knew exactly where I wanted to go with it and speeded up. If you did ONE of these with your prints, then photocopied onto good card you can repeat it as many times as you like, its still a copy of an original isn't it? - also you can post it because it all goes flat. Thank you for you lovely comment Theresa, I hope you and your family are OK. xxx

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  9. Sam, this is the most amazing, designer, inspired wedding stationery I've ever seen and as you said could be reprinted onto quality card to make an amazing set worth a fortune. I love how you have used my bouquet stamp too, you've given me lots of ideas to try :-) xxxx

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