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. I stamped a bunch of images – then used my Brother Scan N’ Cut 2 to cut the images out. No more fussy cutting (unless I don’t feel like starting up the machine).

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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,

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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

Brother Scan N Cut 2
Brother Scan N Cut 2

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

SU Paper Snips Scissors
SU Paper Snips Scissors

Absorber
Absorber

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

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

Inspiration Card

Last night, my fellow Hobby and Business Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and I had a virtual slumber party on Facebook – as funny as that sounds – I had a blast. For two hours, we share comments and photos on topics that are posted by our leader, Mimi Henwood. As an inspiration challenge, we were given a photo and had to make a card to go along with the theme from the photo. Being on the East Coast was not to my benefit last night as I tried to do this very quickly before having to put 3 boys to bed. I think my card turned out well and thought I would share it.

This is the inspiration photo:

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I have to admit – I’ve never made a card using these colors…. It’s never my first choice to choose a mustard yellow when choosing colors – for ANYTHING. But, being put to the challenge, I got busy. The card base is in Crushed Curry. I decided to use my Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder as a stamp. I inked up one side with black ink and tried to stamp it as best as I could on white cardstock. It didn’t leave a big impression, but I think it’s just enough to tie in the patterns from the inspiration photo.

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Then I stamped two blossom images from my Mixed Bunch set in Basic Gray ink and Daffodil Delight ink and punched them out with my Blossom Punch. Then using my Petite Petals Punch and my little flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, I punched out random pieces in Basic Gray and Daffodil Delight cardstock.  I added some stitched ribbon in Daffodil Delight on the very end of my white cardstock and randomly adhered my flowers to the piece.

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To finish off the card, I added pearl embellishments to the flowers and added a sentiment from my Teeny Tiny Wishes set. I also used my candy dots for the first time!

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Petite Petals and Gorgeous Grunge

I usually have to look to others for inspiration and ideas. I’m not afraid to admit that I don’t have the time to be imaginative. But I love it when I find someone I can follow on Pinterest and YouTube. Sam Donald is a Stampin’ Up demonstrator in the UK. She’s so fun to listen to – I love her accent and I love that she can laugh at herself while making a video. The first card is a direct case from her. All my layers are cut 1/4″ smaller than the last (leaving 1/8″ frame around the previous card base). All the cards I make are standard A2 size (4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″).  I used Rich Razzleberry as my base color – it’s easily one of my favorite colors. I used Basic Grey to stamp the “grunge” lines and splatters using a kit called Gorgeous Grunge. Why splatter the paper yourself when a stamp does it for you? I don’t have the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack that Stampin’ Up! sells yet, so I used a little floral punch that I have on hand to make the smaller flowers. The larger flowers are stamped and punched using the Petite Petals stamp set and punch. To add some color, I sponged the coordinating colors around the petals to accent the petals. The twine and flowers are placed in no particular order – each card is special!

Petite Petals and Gorgeous Grunge

This card is done with a similar effect. I went a little crazy with the splatter effect and used the Papillon Potpourri Set and used the coordinating punch to cut out the butterflies. I used Crumb Cake paper and ink and Cherry Cobbler ink for this card. The background stamp is similar to Stampin’ Up’s Flowering Flourishes set. Anything I don’t have is on my wish list to get!

Petite Petals Gorgeous Grunge Butterflies

Card in a Box

CARD IN A BOX. These are the coolest cards. It folds flat into a standard card size and fits in a regular envelope. When you open the card and stand it up, it’s a box with pop up sentiments!

I found the template on pinterest and you can get it here on a site linked to another crafter’s blog at stampwithjenn.com.

As you can see, the box is made from any cardstock. I used craft paper and decorated my white paper using whatever stamps I wanted. You can also tell, that I just used my extra pastel cardstock to add layering for this card.

The baby card is made using a stamp set called Zoo Babies. It’s such a cute set!  The sentiment is made using a stamp from the set Label Love:

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This flower set is made from a set called Flower Patch. Unlike the Zoo Animal set which I had to cut each character by hand, the Flower Patch set comes with a coordinating set of dies (Flower Fair Framelits Dies) that cuts the matching image. Can you say $$$???? Yes, I’m a sucker.

The smaller flowers are from a set called Petite Petals and also comes with a coordinating punch! Ugh…yes…I bought that too.

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I know these look complicated…but all it really requires is a a few measurements (for paper layering, folding and scoring). They are SOO easy to make and not to mention rewarding when you’re done. The recipient will think you’re amazing when you’re really not…lol.  OK…take the credit…it’s amazing!

If you’re interested in any of these items, please let me know! Or you can sign up with Stampin’ Up and place your own order, but please include me as your demonstrator – your business/credit is much appreciated!