I had to think outside the box with this little card that I’m posting today. At least it was outside the box for me. I decided to try something outside my usual cards and do this adorable little box card.

First of all I used my Scor-pal to create this card. The have a wonderful tutorial for an ACT size box card as well as many other great tutorials on their blog.

Then I chose papers for this card from a Stephanie Barnard Stamps of Life card kit that I recently purchased. The card kit club is great if you want to have everything matching for an adorable set of cards and I fell head over heels with this set when I got it. The pad of designer papers is so cute and colorful! The card stock is wonderful quality and there was a die, ribbon, embellishments, stamps, brads… the August kit came and I had barely even gotten a start on this birthday set. I’ll be using these elements for awhile.

I rounded the top corners of my box, cut my decorative papers.

For a little frugal fun I used a cut little set of chip board stickers that I had purchased at Dollar Tree. They are so colorful and coordinate well with the Stamps of Life papers that I used.  I found a little piece of scrap acetate for mounting the smaller balloon. Now it looks like it’s floating.

I loved putting this colorful little card together. If you have made one of these, you’ll know what I mean. If you haven’t tried it, by all means check out some tutorials. Any one can turn something ordinary into something fun. That’s it for today. Hope all your crafting endeavors are awesome today. See you next time!


text 2016, photos and information by Say It With Simplicity