Fairy Garden Card in a Box

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share my fairy card-in-a-box with you today!  These cards are seriously so fun to make and not every one will turn out the same – so many possibilities!

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I made one for my neighbor to give to his wife and one to keep for myself.  I’m learning that it’s more time saving to go ahead and make at least 1 extra (in case you mess one up or want to have one for another occasion).  One of the most time consuming things is choosing colors and getting all the pieces cut – so if I can do double the amount of everything in one sitting, that’s a plus for me!

This is a horizontal card-in-a-box.  Here are the dimensions that you will need for a card that fits in an A2 envelop (card size:  4.25″ x 5.50″):

Base:  4.25″ x 12″

With your base sitting horizontally, score at 2″, 5.50″, 7.50″, AND 11″

Turn you base 90 degrees so that it is now sitting vertically and score it at 2″

You will want at least 2 inserts:  4 11/16″ x 1″, scored at 5/8″ from each end to fit inside the box.

I know I have mad skills when it comes to drawing using the Paint tool…but don’t laugh at me.  Here’s a visual for those of you who like to see it:

Horizonal Card in a Box Image

The “dotted” lines are what you want to cut for the flaps on your box card.  You’ll also want to cut away the gray areas in the image – saving only a small tab at the bottom of the box to adhere and construct your box.

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I cut out some grassy borders for the two tabs and them started gluing everything on in random places until I was happy.

Fairy Card in a Box

The final thing was matting the box – you can do this however you like.  I had lots of extra pieces so I used them to decorate the front panel.  When closed up, The box is plain – I didn’t feel the need to make the card bulkier by adding more patterned paper – but feel free to do whatever makes you happy!

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I hope you enjoyed this card!  It really makes me happy 🙂

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copics:  E50, E31, E35, E55, E37, E49,  Y02, Y17, BG000, B01, B28, R20, RV23, R14, R29, R39, V12, V15, YG09, G19

LF Fairy Friends
LF Fairy Friends EH | SSS | LF
LF Puffy Clouds Border

LF Puffy Clouds Border

EH | SSS | LF

LF Grassy Border

LF Grassy Border
EH | SSS | LF


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink

Emerald Envy Ink
Emerald Envy Ink

Soft Suede Ink
Soft Suede Ink

Recollections 12x12 White
Recollectons 12×12 White
MFT Homespun Gingham Paper Pack
MFT Homespun Gingham Paper Pack EH | SSS | MFT

Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS
LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables EH | SSS | LF

Absorber
Absorber

SU Clear Block Bundle
SU Clear Block Bundle

SU Simply Scored
SU Simply Scored
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Sakura Gelly Roll
Sakura Gelly Roll

 

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Birthdays and Babies

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to stop by and share a few cards I’ve made recently – all birthday related.

I made a floral card in a box card last month for a friend that was a huge hit -another neighbor asked me to make one for her mom. If you want to see the details for the box, please see this blog post here.  The only difference is I used Clearly Besotted’s Miniature Florals for the flowers.  I’m also entering this card in Darlene Devrie’s LiveLoveCards’ monthly challenge. 🙂

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She asked for bright colors!

Another neighbor had a baby last week – so this is a really quick card that I made to welcome Baby Joseph:  I used MFT’s Stitched Banner Alphabet dies, Snuggle Bunnies, and their Stitched Square Scallop Frames dies.

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This card is so simple – I just sponged some Blue on a square piece of white cardstock, stamped the images and then colored them with various copic markers.  The die cutting really does all the work on this card.

Last but not least – I have another birthday card that I made for a personal friend who lives in California.  She loves bunnies – so this time, I used Mama Elephant’s Page Huggers to make her a card.  I actually have a list of supplies for this card that I will post below.  Just some sponging, stamping and coloring again using Copics :).

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I hope you’ve enjoyed these! Until next time – I’m busy working on Holiday cards!

xoxo,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

COPICS: N2, N4, W00, W1, G14, YG09, YR15, YR16, B60, BV00, R20

ME Words Defined
ME Words Defined

EH | SSS |ME

ME Page Huggers
ME Page Huggers

EH | SSS |ME


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS

EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool

EH | SSS | AMZN

WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine

SSS | AMZN


Crisp Canteloupe Ink
Crisp Canteloupe Ink (Retired)

Pistachio Pudding Ink (Retired)
Pistachio Pudding Ink (Retired)

Sweet Sugarplum Ink
Sweet Sugarplum Ink

Whisper White Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents

EH | SSS | AMZN


Absorber
Absorber

SSS Friends Die
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Floral 40th Card-in-a-box

Hello again!

Today is my neighbor and friend, Kerri’s birthday! I’ve been working for a few weeks now what I’m going to do for her 40th birthday. I’ve gotten a few new stamp sets and really wanted to use them. I started out with the Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox builder punch from Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog.

I put together a few foxes using the fox builder.

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They’re super cute but at this point, I had not decided what I wanted to do yet. Then I started playing with the Foxy Friends stamp set.

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Once I got all of this cut out – I KNEW I wanted to do a card-in-a-box.  Ah! It’s been a LOOONNNG time since I’ve made one and I got really excited!

There are MANY templates on pinterest. Here’s the one I made for myself (please note that the height of the box should be 5.5 inches – not 6. Sorry for my typo! card-in-a-box-pop-up-template (click to view).

Here’s my card – It’s so cute! While I was putting it together – I decided that this card is not suitable for a 4oth birthday, but I knew exactly which direction I wanted it to go and who I wanted the recipient to be.

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Adorable right?! And full of encouraging sentiments. I hope the recipient enjoys it!  Now – how about that 40th card! I wanted to change it up a bit for more display space – so I looked for a tutorial on how to make a card-in-a-box card that sat on it’s side (aka – a rectangle card-in-a-box.  For the card below – the box is made using a base that’s 4 1/4″ x 12″, scored at 2″, 5 1/2″, 7 1/2″, and 11″. Turn 90 degrees and score at 2″.  The 2″ flap once you cut them down will be the top part of the card that folds down.  For the inserts, cut 2 4 11/16″ x 1″ strips and score at 5/8″ from each end.  If you’d like detailed video – here’s one I watched: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/239042692697550254/.

I had no idea what I was going to do for this card – so I went to my stamp stash and started pulling all things floral and butterflies.  😀  Here’s what I came up with! I hope you LOVE it as much as I do!!!

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Don’t worry! As always – the supplies will be listed below. This was NOT as difficult as it seems. I felt that the Foxy Friends one above was more difficult! The gold on this card just speaks for itself so I didn’t feel the need to decorate the other flaps.

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Kerri loves blush pink, tiffany blue and gold – so I tried my best to incorporate these colors.  EEEK!!! I cannot WAIT to give this card to her!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KERRI!

XOXO,

caly-sig

I have another card I did today that I’m excited to share later on this week – stay tuned!!!

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

FOXY FRIENDS:

Not pictured:  Moonlight DSP


Foxy Friends
Foxy Friends
ME Mini Messages
ME Mini Messages EH | SSS |ME

SSS Uplifting Thoughts
SSS Uplifting Thoughts

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables EH | SSS | LF
LF Small Stitched Square Stackables
LF Small Stitched Square Stackables EH | SSS | LF

SSS Stitched Rectangles
SSS Stitched Rectangles

Chocolate Chip Ink
Chocolate Chip Ink

Emerald Envy Ink
Emerald Envy Ink

Cajun Craze Ink
Cajun Craze Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Tangerine Tango Ink
Tangerine Tango Ink

Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink

Smoky Slate Cardstock
Smoky Slate Cardstock

Lost Lagoon Cardstock
Lost Lagoon Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS
ZOTs Adhesive Dots
ZOTs Adhesive Dots EH | SSS | AMZN

SU Sticky Strip (Retired)
SU Sticky Strip (Retired)

SU Simply Scored
SU Simply Scored
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

SU Paper Snips Scissors
SU Paper Snips Scissors

Absorber
Absorber

KERRI’S 40Th Floral card:

Copics: R21, R00, BG01, BG10, Y06, Y19, Y28


Papillon Potpourri
Papillon Potpourri

Butterfly Basics
Butterfly Basics

Petite Petals
Petite Petals

Number of Years
Number of Years

Flower Shop
Flower Shop

SSS Stitched Rectangles
SSS Stitched Rectangles

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
MFT Simple Leaf Flourishes
MFT Simple Leaf Flourishes EH | SSS | MFT

EH Bold Blossom Dies
EH Bold Blossom Dies
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle SSS | EH

Blushing Bride Ink
Blushing Bride Ink

Wild Wasabi Ink
Wild Wasabi Ink

Pool Party Ink
Pool Party Ink

MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock
MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock

Pool Party Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS

SU Large Numbers Framelits
SU Large Numbers Framelits
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

SU Stamping Sponges
SU Stamping Sponges
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS
ZOTs Adhesive Dots
ZOTs Adhesive Dots EH | SSS | AMZN

SU Sticky Strip (Retired)
SU Sticky Strip (Retired)

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Absorber
Absorber

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

SU Simply Scored
SU Simply Scored

SU Paper Snips Scissors
SU Paper Snips Scissors
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS
Ranger Stickles - Gold Glitter Glue
Ranger Stickles – Gold Glitter Glue EH | SSS

Pansy Punch
Pansy Punch

Petite Petals Punch
Petite Petals Punch

Bitty Butterfly Punch
Bitty Butterfly Punch

3″x4″ Best Day Ever Mini Gift Bag

I’ve been pushing myself this past week to do more of what makes me happy – which is a great distraction from work and frustrates me – but I’m so fulfilled by paper crafting. People I don’t know are subscribing to YouTube channel and I feel so immensely blessed in every way to be able to capture love through my small projects. Thank you everyone for your support – I am so grateful!

I made a gift bag and wanted to share it with you all. You can make many variations of it…I’ve seen a lot of different dies that you can use – but why spend that much money for dies that you have to cut and piece together when you already have everything you need? I made my dimensions convenient – I started with a 5 x 8.5 piece of cardstock but you can literally cut a standard piece of paper/cardstock (8.5″ x 11″) in half and get two 5.5″ x 8.5″ pieces – it’ll just be a little taller than what I made here – and you can get 2 cut gift bags out of one piece of cardstock. No waste??? YES, please!

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Instructions: With the chosen cardstock in landscape orientation on your scoring tool, score at 3″, 4″, 7″, and 8″. Rotate paper clockwise and score at 1″. Trim off bottom right hand corner (smallest rectangle). Cut bottom flaps and assemble!

Best Day Ever 3x4 mini gift bag

I made a tag using my Scalloped Punch Tag Topper and stamped using the Best Day Ever Stamp Set and tied it off with Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana ribbon. In one of my bags, I used an oval die to make handles instead of tying it closed.

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Colors: Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry

Stamp Set: Best Day Ever

Designer Series Paper: Best Year Ever

Watch my video to see it:

Thanks for checking out my site!

Happy Easter 2015!

It’s Easter time!

In my lastest order from Stampin’ Up!, I got the highly anticipated Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies – there was just no way around it. It’s definitely a must have! I’ve watched a few tutorials on YouTube and have made my own. They are so cute! Supplies will be listed at the end.

Curvy Keepsake Easter

For the Bunny, I watched this video. I don’t have a bird builder punch, so I just used some round ones to make my eyes.

Curvy Keepsake Bunny

For the Chick, I watched this video. I applied my nose a little differently and didn’t make chick wings.

Curvy Keepsake Chick

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I can’t to make more cute little boxes with this die!

Here’s my FIRST EVER video on YouTube: 

Here is the supplies list:

Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies

Owl Builder Punch (the larger round cuts to make the iris of the eyes)

3/4″ Circle Punch (for the whites of the eyes, and rabbit cheeks and rabbit mouth)

Blossom Punch (Chick feet)

Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (for both noses)

Ovals Collection Dies (Mine is from Sizzix – the two smallest ones were used to make the bunny ears)

Card Stock Colors:

Basic Black (Eyes)

Whisper White (Bunny Body, Bunny cheeks, Bunny and Chick eyes)

Pink (I used some scraps I had on hand, but Pink Pirouette would do nicely! – for Bunny ears, nose and mouth)

Daffodil Delight (Chick Body)

Pumpkin Pie (Chick Nose and Feet)

White chalk ink marker (eye accents)

Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (Bunny whiskers)

Tall Faceted Box

I made a taller version of the faceted box today! I found the directions on someone else’s blog and the original post can be found here. I pretty much cased what Libby did – using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to decorate the paper and topped the box with a bow using the bow builder punch. The color of card stock I used is called Ballet Blue and has been discontinued and I stamped using Pacific Point Ink.

Here’s the box:

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The lighting makes the color look different in each of these pictures – but it’s the same box.

Tall Faceted Box

Thanks, Libby, for sharing these dimensions!

Follow my scoring instructions mentioned in my last post using these score measurements using one full 8.5″x 11″ sheet – don’t you love it??? No wasting!

1) Short side, scoring all the way through: 1 1/2″, 5 1/2″, 8″. Rotate counter clockwise 90 degrees.

2) Long side with newest scoreline at the top, scoring to the second scoreline from previous step: 2 1/2″, 5, 7 1/2″, 10″. Rotate 180 degrees.

3) Long side – opposite of previous score lines, scoring to the first horizontal scoreline: 1/4″, 2 3/4″, 5 1/4″, 7 3/4″, 10 1/4″.

Snip away unneeded flaps and assemble!

Faceted Box

Hi Everyone!

I’ve been itching for the past couple of days to make something, but I’m caught up on birthdays at the moment. So I decided I would make something new to me today. I follow Sam Donald, a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in the UK, on YouTube. She is very created and shared her version of a faceted box that she created using a box of Ghirardelli chocolates. The original tutorial and video can be found here. I’ve been wanting to make it, but she uses a 12 x 12 piece of card stock which I do not have any of plain that I can stamp on. So today, while re-watching her video over lunch, I decided to re-scale her instructions for those crafters who prefer using the more common 8.5×11 card stock. I made up templates and I hope it’s helpful for everyone who wants to make it.

Here’s the completed box:

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I told my husband when he got home that I made a box today. He looked at me with bizarre curiosity and asked “like a 4-sided box?” I wouldn’t post just ANY box – it has to be something unique! This one is definitely unique – the top and bottom are squares but the sides are triangles all around.

Start with a piece of card stock that is 7 3/8″ x 10 3/8″ – yes…sorry…these measurements are a bit unconventional – but it’s what worked! Stamp it to your heart’s content – I just used flourishes like Sam did in her video using Cherry Cobbler ink.

Faceted Box 1

Next, you have to do lots of scoring. Place your paper on a scoring tool vertically (with a short end resting at the top of your scoring tool). Score at 2 1/4″, 4 3/8″, and 6 5/8″.

Turn the paper counter clockwise so that your last scoreline is now at the top of your scoring tool. Score from the top of the page, stopping at the second line at 2 1/4″, 4 1/2″, 6 3/4″ and 9″. My image below shows the last 3 scores between the first and second horizontal lines – but it doesn’t matter (these get cut off and discarded anyway).

Rotate 180 degrees and score until you reach the first line at 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 4 3/4″, 7″ and 9 1/4″.

Now, you’ll have to score your triangle centers on flat surface (put a few scrapes of paper down or something to give it a little cushion). Using a ruler, score from one line to the opposite line to make diagonal lines that make up the triangles in your box.

Here is a picture that I created to show what your paper will look like once all your score marks are created (note: click on the image for a larger view):

Faceted Box Top Scored View - Watermark

This is a picture of what the back looks like when you’re done scoring. I’ve penciled the areas that need to be cut and removed for the box.

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You’ll want to cut the vertical folds at the bottom too. Be sure to cut a little bit of the sides of each flap for ease of closure later when assembling. Here it is after cutting:

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Here is a nice diagram that I created to give you all the score instructions in order and how your card stock will look after all the cuts are made:

Faceted Box Top Full View - Watermark

To assemble, fold the horizontal lines first, then the diagonal ones:

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Next, I used a Petite Petal Punch and punched a flower. Then I sponged the edges with the same Cherry Cobbler ink and used a paper-piercing tool to pierce a hole on the lid of the box and in the flower. With a brad, I secured this flower onto the lid.

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Now you can secure the ends of the triangle body together using adhesive. I used fast fuse – super strength double sided tape. Then adhere the bottom flaps and you’re done!

Faceted Box

I know the instructions are a bit much and there are lots of scoring involved – but it really was easy to make. It took me a while to rescale the original instructions – but I’m really glad I did! I think I’ll make Sam’s version tomorrow – and maybe some taller versions that other crafters have created. This box is just too fun! If you try this, please let me know if you run into any issues! I may have written down the wrong measurements – it’s definitely possible! Have fun with it!