Friday, January 25, 2013

A Study in: Boxes (Mehndi Lantern)


Here's one more for the Papertrey Blog Hop



It's also inspired by the incredible sheer dress will all those fantastic circles featured in Runway Inspired Challenge and the Moxie Fab challenge to "incorporate a window in an innovative way".

If you've been reading my blog the past couple days, you know I'm currently quite obsessed with folding boxes big and small, and how they can work in a card setting. For the blog hop, I had two ideas, the first was to make a 3D chart, and the second was to make a box with windows.


Mat Stack I is used to cut windows on each side. Hanging in the windows are vellum circles strung on invisible fishing line. The top lid is the Mehndi Medallion embossed in white and colored with alcohol markers.


Opening the lid shows the greeting on this "card."


Like the other recent cards in this unofficial 3D box card series (tiles, bee hexies, notebook paper, antique bottles, and charts), the card folds flat for mailing and storage.

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly 

61 comments:

  1. This is amazing!! I would love to receive such a card/gift!

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  2. Fabulous! You had me with just the pic of the box top. I love the circle theme and the colors you chose. I will be checking out your other posts and forwarding your blog to my crafty friend who is a box fiend!

    Thank you for taking the time to share your marvelous creation on the blog hop. My creative world would be smaller if I'd not seen your posts. Enjoy hopping.

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  3. LOVE this! You could totally sell these Kelly!

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  4. Kelly, this outshines every other kid on the block! Love the design, the colors, the simplicity of the box. Or should I say complexity of the box?!?!

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  5. This is beautiful! I clicked on the thumbnail without knowing it was yours. What are the odds! Love everything about this creative box, specially the embossed medallion, it looks SO good!

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  6. Oh my goodness that is amazing! So so clever and I love that it folds flat.

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  7. Get out of here…… OMgosh this is another creative beauty by Kelly!

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  8. Wow, your box cards keep getting more and more amazing! I think this one is my fave so far, love how you coloured the medallion.

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  9. Ummm...genius AGAIN!!! I adore this!! Great job!

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  10. OH MY! This is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing how you did it!

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  11. This is totally amazing!! What a fun card and so pretty too! Love it!

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  12. Mendi lantern. Who knew? Awesome!

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  13. OMG! very nice project. I love how the doily color stands out in black.

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  14. Yet another awesome project - you are on a roll these days, my friend - I can't wait to see what's next!

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  15. That's fab! Love you can put it flat. Love the hanging circles- a gorgeous project.

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  16. I am speechless. This is just so amazing. Every time I come here, I am dazzled.

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  17. Wow! This is fantastic! It is so creative and beautiful, and I love the colors you chose.

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  18. You have made in recent days such great things and this box is again totally awesome! The idea, the colors, the result .... everything is "wow"
    I'm looking forward to your next creation!

    Rosi x

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  19. Gosh this is so creative and I love the intricate colouring on the medallion.

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  20. You are blowing me away with your boxes this week Kelly. Both of you projects today for the hop are fantastic!

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  21. wow how cool is this?! Would love to see a tutorial of how to make one of these someday!

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  22. Oh my word this little pop up lantern card is awesome! So creative!! Your beautiful medallion really takes center stage among all of the entries so far...it really popped out and caught my eye. Gorgeous color scheme with the black!

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  23. This is seriously wonderful! I am in awe!

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  24. Such a beautiful box. Love the colours and your creativity.

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  25. Stunning! Absolutely love this!

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  26. Amazing, all I can say is beautifully amazing!

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  27. Wow ... such amazing creations in recent times, Kelly, I totally LOVE all your wonderful 3D confections ... stunning! Anita :)

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  28. Another, wow. The way you worked the medallion is gorgeous.

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  29. Why did I ever think you couldn't top the other box cards? This one is fantabulous!

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  30. What in the holy cow!!! This is amazing. And seriously? You just colored over the white embossing with alcohol markers? I need to try that.

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  31. Kelly, this is out of this world creative! Wow!

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  32. Awesome Kelly!
    ..you always come up with such unique ideas!

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  33. My wish would be the ability to make something as Spectacular as this! LOVE the medallion and your colors! WOW!

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  34. Wow! Such a striking image colored with Copics! Then the rest of the story in your windowed box makes this a winner in my book! Absolutely

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  35. Stunning! Great job on the PTI blog hop challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  36. Jaw dropping Kelly! How on earth did you get all of those fabulous colors onto that medallion!!??!! Exceptional piece ;)

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  37. Just amazing! Jaw dropping beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity!

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  38. good grief woman....you always always have me absolutely inspired!

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  39. And here I thought I had to go out & buy a bunch of colored embossing powders to get this look - waiting for your next amazing creation Kelly!

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  40. Thinking outside the box--again!? You never cease to amaze me (I know, I said that many time before). I love your intricate and gorgeous 3D creation! So glad that you join the fun with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

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  41. WOOHOO these cards are just too kool love them all, Jist brilliant...

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  42. Hey Kelly, thanks for the visit to my blog. The dress was made by Sue Griffith, she is a artist from Wales her blog is http://www.messiejessieblog.co.uk /I got 2 dresses for Christmas and just made the shadow boxes..

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  44. IN * CRE * DI * BLE

    no, no,

    let me rephrase that...

    IN * CRO * YA * BLE

    I'm just going to call you Madame INCROYABLE!!!


    HOw


    HOw

    do you think and then go on making such a perfect master piece?

    HOW?!!!!!

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  45. Stunning project Kelly! WOw. I love it.

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  46. Amazing! Brilliant design and I love your colors with the black!

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  47. Another genius idea - this looks so stunning!! Don't know how you come up with these ideas but I am so impressed!!

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  48. Incredible! So many great ideas - I love the embossing and colouring technique, the sentiment, the hanging dots and the the folding box design!!!

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  49. This is just soo cool! I love every last bit of it. Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!!

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  50. Okay, now I have to fetch my eyeballs which just popped out of my head. You are amazing!! This is quite possibly the most amazing paper project I've ever seen. Honest.

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  51. what the heck!?!?!? I think you found your niche and it is mechanical engineered cards! I would like to take full credit for your direction and holy cow want to know how your brain works :)

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  52. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous - LOVE it!!!!!

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  53. Hey Kelly! Thanks for linking this up to the Make a Card with a Window Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  54. i was initially browsing for different mehandi designs when I come across to this post. This one is pretty creative. I love your idea!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly