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Saturday, April 2, 2016

New Arrival - Box Card


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This has probably been my favorite card I've made so far. If you're not familiar with the "Box Card", it's a neat little box design that folds up to fit in a standard envelope that you can send in the mail. The "card" can then be unfolded and displayed as a decoration. The base of the box is the main structure of the card and you can decorate it any way you like. One of my good friends welcomed their precious little girl on Easter Sunday this year, so that is why a tiny bunny is hanging out in the flowers.

For this card I used:

  • The Cricut Explore
  • The Sizzix Big Kick
  • Various Darice embossing folders
  • 3 sheets of colored card-stock
  • 1 sheet of pattered paper
  • 1/4 sheet of 12 x 12 craft plastic
  • Assorted plastic gemstones
  • Cricut medium weight gold metallic pen
  • Cricut Jade pen
  • Elmer's Rubber Cement

If you would like to recreate/modify my design, the Cricut project cut file for this project can be found here.

One tip when decorating your own box card - make sure to fold your card in the direction you will be folding it when you place it in the envelope as you attach your decorations  to make the best use of the space you have to hang off the sides of the box. My card is 5 x 7 and folds up so that the bunny is on the upper left side of the card when folded flat. In this orientation, you can hang off the right side of the back panel up to 2 1/2 inches and hang of the right side of the front panel by the same amount. You can gang off both sides of the middle layers, and it's easiest to check how far you can go by folding your card flat.

Happy Crafting!

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