Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Briefcase card

The latest issue of the Time for Crafting magazine is online now.

There are projects, templates, a competition to win a Cricut, and lots more.

They even have a free 'Taster' magazine on the home page!

One of the projects is for a briefcase card - so I had a go at it.

It was a fun project to create.  
I thought I would make something different than you'd expect.

This is the front - I have used Websters lovely paper and cut out some images and collaged them onto the briefcase to give it depth and texture

And this is it with the flap of the briefcase down.   I have dyed the lace on the handle to co-ordinate with the chinese lanterns - and of course I coloured the handle to match

It makes a lovely little card - here is the inside with room for a message and you can see the underside of the front flap with a co-ordinating pattern of chinese lanterns

 I thought that next time I would add a pocket to hold perhaps a £10 note, or a gift token or a little piece of jewellery.

This is the back of it.
The little girl with the butterfly is printed onto material - I thought her colouring just matched perfectly.

This little brief case is so versatile you could adapt it for all sorts of occassions.

It would, of course, be ideal for a male card with money or tokens or vouchers inside.

The template comes with straps and buckles - to make it look like a real briefcase - I just chose to omit them on mine.