Happy Thursday guys! Well summer is officially over and all the kids are back to school….YAY!! OMG, did I just say that out loud, lol!! Anyway thanks for popping by to read my latest blog!
See I told ya! I can’t get enough joy out of making baby cards, they are just the cutest, especially this type of card. I wanted to share this box card with you all as these cards are really something special, they have the extra WOW factor! It’s quite simple to make and I’m going to show you how easy it is. Firstly I trimmed an A4 piece of cardstock down to 18cm so you’re left with a piece of card measuring 29cm (length of A4) x 18cm. I then took my Stampin’ Up Dots stencil from the Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks set and taped it around my cardstock. I use the blue painters masking tape as it doesn’t rip your paper when you take it off. Using my Tim Holtz ink blender I blended Distress Ink (Broken China) onto the mask then moved as necessary to make sure the dotty pattern covered the length of the box. Then I simply took the cardstock and placed it onto my scoring pad (landscape) and scored at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm, then I turned the card lengthways (portrait) and scored down my 3 columns at 7cm so you are leaving one panel unscored as this is the back panel. Next using my scissors I cut down the score marks so you are left with 3 square flaps and cut down the thin piece with a diagonal cut (this is where you join the box). Using my bone folder I folded down the flaps, etc.
I now have a box shaped card when folded. When I first trimmed down my A4 card I was left with a long strip, I trimmed it down to 11cm (2 off). Score each piece at 2cm and 9cm, these are my two inserts to be adhered inside the box. I wanted to make these eye catching so I trimmed down two pieces of card 3cm x 7cm and die cut them using the Starry Night Edger from Signature Dies by Joanna Sheen and then glued them on the top of the two inserts.
Choose what paper you want to use depending on what theme your box card will be, in my case it was for a baby boy. Here I have used two mats (layers on top of flaps), trim outer mat to 6.5cm x 6.5cm (3 off) and inset mat to 6cm x 6cm (3 off). The back panel is slightly different size, outer 6.5cm x 8cm and inset mat 6cm x 7.5cm. If you don’t want two mats then just use one paper at 6.5cm x 6.5cm etc. Using my Tombow glue I glued on the mats to decorate the box, then folded the card to make a box shape and using my Ultra Clear Tape from Stix 2 Anything (this is very sticky tape!!) I put the box together. Now it was time to stick my inserts to the inside of box, I used my ATG tape gun, but you can use any type of glue. There you have your box, ready to decorate!
To decorate the flaps I used the Stork / Cloth Bag stamps (Special Delivery stamp set) and Babygro / Boat / Elephant stamps (Little Onsie stamp set) and their co-ordinating dies from Clearly Besotted. I coloured the Stork using my Copic markers (C0, C2, Y08, Y17, R20). I stamped ‘It’s a Boy’ stamp from the Stampin’ Up Any Occasion set onto the Babygro’s. The ink I used was Stampin’ Up Marina Mist.
I die cut the word Love (light blue glitter paper) and the Heart (white cardstock) from Stampin’ Up Sunshine Wishes Die Set. I glued on the word ‘Love’ onto the heart and stuck it onto the back ‘starry’ insert. I took two pieces of blue card and rubbed the card with my Stampin’ Up Embossing Buddy (this takes away any static and prevents your embossing powder from sticking everywhere you don’t want it!). Using my Versamark Ink I stamped one with ‘Bundle Of’ saying from Stampin’ Up Sunshine Sayings and the other piece I stamped the name of the baby using Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABCs, then white embossed them. I Stuck the ‘Bundle Of’ along with a silver heart onto the back panel and the name onto the front ‘starry’ insert. All that was left to do to finish this adorable box card was to trim down a piece of white cardstock to 6.5 x 10cm and adhere it onto the back of the box, this is where I can write my message to the recipient. Pretty neat, eh? Now everyone go….Aww!
I have lots of images of other box cards I’ve made on my Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest, links at top of page. I love making them as they can all be so different depending on how you decorate each one. I hope you enjoyed reading about how I made this card, if you haven’t already subscribed to my blog please do so as that way you will never miss a blog entry, you will get a email message delivered straight to your inbox! Also feel free to leave a comment below, its always so nice to hear from you! Thankyou for your continued support.