Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Club Scrap Homestead blog hop:card box

Welcome to the  monthly  Club Scrap blog hop.
This months kit is called
17 designers have come up with totally
different projects to inspire you to make good
use of your kit. I hope you came over from 

If you get lost on the way you can always go back to
the Club Scrap Blog to see the complete list
of blogs that participate.

I came up with a card box for you. Great to use as a gift.
I made 3 compartiments to this box,but you can make as many
as you want. You can give them lables like: birthday, get well etc.
Here is the template for the box:
(click on the picture for a larger version and this
way you can see all the measurements)

For one compartiment you use a 12x12 piece of paper.
A strip of 4 5/8 x 12 inch is left over after making
the box and thesecan be used to make cards.

Cut the compartments from the colors desired
and tape or glue them together.
Also tape or glue  the compartiments together.
Now it is time to decorate the box.
I used a ribbon that came with this kit to tie
around the three boxes And at the back of the
boxes I added the word cards (typed with the computer
with the Nashville font).

Of course I will share some of the cards I made.
Each compartiment can hold about 8/10 cards
(less if you add the enveloppes).
For the cards I used something that did not come with 
the kit.It is called bistre and at this time very popular
in the Netherlands. It comes in 9 colors.
You can find it HERE.

This powder is very easy to use. You just need some water and
 you can use it for coloring or to make wonderful backgrounds.
You can also make your own spray with this in a mini mister.
Add just a tiny bit of powder on your paper,
spray it with water and move around.
You can also put the powder on a craft sheet and
spray it with water and put the paper on top to 
swipe the color on your card.
Here you see the red I used for my cards.

If you have a little on your craft sheet and a brush
use this to color.Here I used it to color the label for the box.
Now I will share the cards with you.
Sorry,back to my coffee theme this month :-)

Hope you are inspired.
If you need more inspiration,please hop over to

Creative greetings,


Wendy Bellino said...

Hetty, I love the vintage look the Bistre gives to your cards. It was perfect for this kit. Great project!

Annette said...

Hetty - as always you come up with the most wonderful ideas. That Bistre looks like something fun to play around with. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Tricia Morris said...

Beautiful card box project and such wonderful card making techniques! I love the Bistre powders . . . great results, Hetty. Thank you for making the time to hop with us in spite of your big travels this month!

Classygirl said...

Gorgeous cards and card holders. That Bistre looks quite interesting..hmmmmm?

Capescrapper said...

WOW WOW WOW Hetty, I thought you had me at the little card holder project, but then you shared the Bistre product! Those cards are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Queen of Dishing said...

Hetty your cards are wonderful and I love how easy it was to incorporate your coffee theme into them! Thank you also for the great diagram of the card holder! I think that could really come in handy!

Jill P said...

Beautiful cards and Love the holder.

Ann said...

Love the cards and the holder. This will be great for gifts! Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen Wyngaard said...

Great card box project and even more beautiful cards. That Bistre powder looks intriguing . . . I just might have to look into obtaining some of those! Thanks for hopping with us!

crzymom said...

What a great gift idea Hetty! The holder is wonderful and the cards are gorgeous.

Kay Williamson said...

Hetty, the Bistre powders are the perfect thing to compliment the art on your cards, I haven't used those yet, was fun to see them in action with you.

Wow, that card box looks perfect, great looking for holding your great cards.

Loree K said...

What a great project and your cards are gorgeous. And thanks for cluing us into a new product!

Ann said...

A great project and beautiful colors! I have some of the Bistre and can't wait to have some time to play.

MyAuntKat said...

Hetty, your cards turned out so great. Love the box holder too! I have to find bistre! Thanks for sharing your creativity today

Treva said...

Cool project, love your card boxes and card; tfs!

Ink Stained Roni said...

Hetty - your card boxes and cards are SUPER! I love the technique you used with the powder colorant - looks like some fun stuff and your finished cards look spectacular.

Thanks for telling us about it.

Unknown said...

Great project. Thanks for the link on where to purchase the Bistre. Have been hoping to find where to get it.

Thanks for a fun page.

Rosie Guiher said...

Awesome crafts you made Hetty. Love the box idea and might give it a try. Love the Bristo powder too. Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn said...

Love the technique, the boxes and the cards!! TFS!

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Hetty! I love your coffee themed cards. How perfect you used that Happiness is Homemade with the coffee stamp! Thanks for the box idea.
Have a great day!

CathyJGray said...

Really pretty cards and the Bistre powder reminds me of walnut stain crystals. Thank you for the wonderful gift idea.

mamablitger said...

Hetty these boxes are just fabulous. Very practical also for re-organizing your stuff. Love the idea of taping them together. Very cool project.
Thank you for giving me the option of playing with Bistre. I can only agree with you. They are so much fun to play with. Very vibrant and each time surprising results.. Thank you.
Thanks for sharing this inspirational tutorial.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Donna Lee said...

This is really nice, Hetty. Thank you for sharing the directions. I will absolutely be making some of those!!!

Unknown said...


Love what you have done!

rettaescape said...

Hetty, love the project and the cards....just beautiful!

Hi! I'm Shirley and said...

Beautiful cards and love the technique. TFS.