Monthly Archives: February 2014

Balloons in a box

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Here is another fun box card, this time with balloons…

balloons in a box

It is such a versatile card that can be used for many occasions.

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This time I used Stampin’ Up! Designer Series paper to decorate the panels.

Thank you for stopping by

Deborah x

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Car in a box

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The card I have to share with you today is a fun birthday box card…

car in a box

You can use Designer Series paper the decorate the panels or create your own stamped design like I have on this one.

Instructions and measurements you will need to make this card

A piece of card 9″ x 5 1/2″ and another measuring 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ to make the box.

7 pieces of Designer Series Paper measuring 1 7/8″ x 2 1/2″ and a piece measuring 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″. However, I created my own stamped design on whisper white card, to decorate the panels.

With your 9″ X 5 1/2″ piece of cardstock with the long side at the top score at 2 1/8″, 4 1/4″, 6 3/8″ and 8 1/2″ turn it 180 degrees so the short side is along the top and score at 2 3/4″.

With your 3 1/8″ X 3 1/8″ piece of card stock you want to score it at 1/2″ and turn it 180 degrees and score again at 1/2” . Burnish the score lines, so you end up with a ‘Z’ shape. Then cut in half, so you end up with two ‘Z’ shapes.

With your larger piece of card stock you want to cut up on all of the score lines on one side. Completely remove the small rectangle to one side, and notch out a triangle on the opposing small rectangle to help your box fold together nicely. Burnish all of your score lines with a bone folder after you have cut and trimmed your cardstock. Place a piece of sticky strip along the small remaining rectangle on the outside of the box. Then fold it over to meet with the other side, to form the box.

With the two ‘Z’ shape pieces of cardstock, place sticky strip on opposing sides of the cardstock. Take one flap and gently put it inside the box with the edge of the cardstock against the back of the box. Gently flatten the box and the two sides with adhere inside the box perfectly for you. Do the same with the other piece of cardstock, but towards the front of the box. Line up the edge of your cardstock with the front and fold it over. Now you will have your box completely formed and ready to go.

Now it’s time to decorate and embellish your project. Take the longer strip of DSP and put it at the back of your box. This will hold the back upright. Then take your remaining small pieces of DSP and put them on the flaps of your box.

Thank you for stopping by

Deborah x

Clockwork Butterflies

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This makes a lovely little boxed gift set with a matching birthday card…

mini box of cards

Inside the box are four 3×3 birthday cards with envelopes.

4 mini butterflies

and the matching tag added the finishing touch to a little bag of peppermints.

Items used:

Punches: elegant butterfly & bitty butterfly Stamps: happiest birthday wishes & clockworks Ink: pear pizzazz Card/Papers: whisper white & pear pizzazz. wisteria wonder, marina mist & pink pirouette Accessories: rhinestones, window sheet, red tape, organza ribbon, cello bag & labels collection framelits.

Thank you for stopping by

Deborah x

String of Hearts

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The card I have to share with you today is masculine thank you card…

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that has a personal message of love, respect and appreciation.

string of hearts

This would also make a great Valentine’s card for your husband/partner.  

Items used:

Stamps: artistic etchings Card: marina mist, tempting turquoise, silver & whisper white Accessories: rhinestones, smoky grey marker pen, small heart punch & dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping by

Deborah x