Saturday, 25 April 2009

Mini Briefcase

Don't you just love it when a plan comes together!!
I was racking my brains to think up a different type of card
for my hubby's birthday next week,
when I saw the challenge over at Secret Crafters.
The theme is to make a 'shaped' card. -
and here's what I came up with.
It's a little briefcase, and the card itself is in the
front pocket, and is in the shape of a gift tag.
I'm sure my hubby will agree with the sentiment on it!!

To make the little briefcase,
I loosely followed a wonderful tutorial from Mel
(Thankyou so much, Mel, for your excellent instructions)

I made my box a little bigger by starting with 12 x 8 card,
so that it was more of a briefcase shape.
Then I added a little pocket at the front, using brads to hold it in place,
and finished it off with a handle on the top.
The little tag uses a stamp from the
Papermania - Stamping For Him set
(coloured with whispers pens)
and I made the sentiment on my computer.

The finished briefcase is approx 6" x 4 1/2" x 1",
so hopefully I will be able to fit
some of hubby's favourite dark chocolate in there.

xxx

17 comments:

Jill said...

wow Caroline, your little briefcase is absolutely stunning, I love the papers you've used thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

Sue said...

wow that is so clever, luv the briefcase, stunning creation, sue.x

CraftyTracy said...

Caroline that is awesome, I hope your Hubby likes it.

Tracyxx

Cherry said...

That is so cool - I'm sure he'll love it. XXX

Sarah said...

This is such a lovely card Caroline! So unusual! Love the case! Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I need all the support I can get at the moment to keep me going! :)

Zoechaos said...

Great idea, Great card. Hubby is sure to love it.

Saskia said...

Great, great work!!!!!
So beautiful!!

Greetings,
Saskia

Jane Carroll said...

great job

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

StampingSeasons said...

Love it, so neat I will have to try one myself, thanks for sharing where you found the tutorial.

brenda said...

This is so imagvinative, brill job.

Brenda x

My Little Space said...

wow Caroline, what a brilliant idea and I'm sure hubby will love it.

Mandy

Nicola said...

Wowee this is a brilliant little briefacse, love those papers and such a great tag.
Nicola -x-

Sara said...

Love this little briefcase. I'll have to remember this for the future. Sara xx

Cheryl Walker said...

That is very sweeet, love it, and hubby will too!!!

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Caroline, thanks for taking part in this weeks SCSC!
Clairex

willow said...

This little briefcase is stunning, love the image and the sentiment
Maz

poppy said...

I just love it and have hopped over to look for the tut but she has so many on her site i cant find it.
Bea x