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!

Fairy Card in a box 1

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.

Fairy Cuttings.JPG

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!

Fairy Card in a box 2

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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Frosty Fairy Friends

I can’t believe Christmas will be here in a few short weeks! It’s so wild! I’ve finished my holiday cards and plan to post about them next week – so stay tuned!  I’ll be a part of an exciting blog hop and I hope you’ll return to see it.  I even have a video made that I just need to do a voice-over on.

This card was done for two reasons – the LiveLoveCards challenge for the month is Christmas cards and Kathy Racoosin is doing another 30 day coloring challenge.  I stamped a bunch of the images from Lawn Fawn’s Frosty Fairy Friends set and started coloring with Copics.  It’s been a while!  I also knew that I wanted to do a pop up card.  Lawn Fawn has an amazing die that will do this for you – creating two hills that are held together by tabs.  I can’t justify spending 30 dollars on a die knowing I could create something similar with what I have so I decided I should try it!

frosty-fairy-friends-1

I used Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside Borders dies and cut two slopes out, scored them at the bottom at 1/4″ – enough for some glue to glue this piece to the bottom of the card base and then added some distress ink to highlight the slopes.  After deciding how far I wanted each hill to come out from the center of the card base, I measured and marked where I wanted them to be and made tabs going from each hillside to the back of the cardbase (with tabs to glue to each piece – it will look like a piece with two score marks).  Sorry – this is easier to see than explain.  You can see one of my tabs on the left side of the card in the photo above.

frosty-fairy-friends-2

I used my Marvy Snow Marker to add dimension on the images to create a snow effect. The snowflakes and fairy wings have Wink of Stella Clear shimmer on them but you can’t see them on the photos here.

The outside of the card is plain, but I created a belly-band with a snowflake tag to spruce it up.

frosty-fairy-friends-3

I hope you all enjoyed this! See you next Wednesday for my holiday card reveal!

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.).

Copic colors: BG0000, B0000, BG11, BG34, V12, V15, YG05, G09, Y11, Y21, R20, B28, R29, R39, E34, E47, E87, E21, E53, YR20

Distress inks:  Broken China, Stormy Sky

LF Frosty Fairy Friends
LF Frosty Fairy Friends EH | SSS | LF
HA Winter Cheer Tag Set
HA Winter Cheer Tag Set EH | SSS
LF Stitched Hillside Borders
LF Stitched Hillside Borders EH | SSS | LF

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

Marvy Snow Marker
Marvy Snow Marker

SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid InkSSS | MFT
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks EH | SSS

Soft Sky Cardstock
Soft Sky Cardstock

Winter Frost DSP (retired)
Winter Frost DSP (retired)
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills EH | SSS | AMZN
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN

Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue EH | SSS | AMZN

Absorber
Absorber

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
Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear EH | SSS | AMZN

Fairy Friends Using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Hi, Everyone!

I’ve been on a Lawn Fawn kick lately – especially with my Splicoaststamper designs.  I think this is the last one for now – until the next release because I’m a total sucker for these stamp sets.

The Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker hype has died down a lot, hasn’t it!? I remember when it was new and was a MUST-HAVE. I have all 60 colors of course and decided it was time I pulled them out to play.  They really are SO easy to use and I was able to make this card really quickly!

Fairy Friends 1

I stamped the images using Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed using clear white powder. This creates a border for me to color in and keeps it outlined without ruining the image.

Fairy Friends 2

I applied very little color and was able to pull it out using a Pentel Water Brush – so simple! Easier than using watercolored pencils, in my opinion!

Fairy Friends

Hope you all like it!  Here’s the video:

Baby Update:

I’m dilated to 2cms as of last Friday. I will be seeing the OB every week until the baby delivers and have another ultrasound scheduled for this Friday as well. I’m a little girl and when I delivered my youngest, Liam at 7lbs 14oz, his clavicle broke. So they want to know the baby’s size to anticipate any complications for this delivery. I’m schedule for an induction April 1st at 39 weeks – but I’m hoping she’ll make her grand entrance sooner. I’m more than ready!

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.).

Zig Colors: 071 (flesh), 041 (light green), 080 (violet), 260 (deep red), 029 (geranium red), 068 (deep brown), 072 (beige), 052 (bright yellow), 051 (lemon yellow), 032 (persian blue), 036 (light blue), 302 (haze blue)

Lawn Fawn Paper: let’s polka, mon amie collection pack

 

LF Fairy Friends
LF Fairy Friends

EH | SSS | LF

LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

EH | SSS | LF


Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad

EH | SSS | JOANN

Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Zig Clean Color Real Brush

EH | SSS | AMZN

Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag

EH | SSS | SU


Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Clear Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


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

Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear

EH | SSS | AMZN


Deflect-O Desk Cube
Deflect-O Desk Cube

Sparko X-Cube
Sparko X-Cube

Absorber
Absorber

Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
Pental Aquash Water Brush Set

White Foam Sheet 12x18 10pk
White Foam Sheet 12×18 10pk