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. I’ve been looking at a few tutorials and videos and finally got brave enough to try it.
The basic box card was cut at 9 x 5 and then scored the landscape way at 2 1/8, 4 1/4, 6 3/8 and 8 1/2 inches on the Score Pal. Then I turned the card stock and scored it 2 3/4 inches from the bottom. I cut the four flaps with my paper trimmer, down the score lines from the top. At the end you’ll have a little piece to cut off, leaving a little piece for a flap to glue the box together. There are little insert pieces but I’m not going to try and re-invent the wheel on how to make these. There are lots of great tutorials out there, many better than I could ever put together.
My papers for this card are 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 Oh so cute! 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. Too fun!
Anyway, I rounded the top corners of my box, cut my decorative papers, but instead of using the card kit embellishments, I used a cut little set of chip board stickers that I had purchased at Dollar Tree. They are so colorful and match the paper in the card kit so well. 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 go for it. If I can, anyone can. 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