Surprise Box Card

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To make this box that folds flat to mail, I start with a 7 1/2″ X 12″ piece of card stock.  I score it on the 12″ side at 1 1/2″, 5 1/2″, 7″ and 11″. on the 7 1/2″ side score at 4″.IMG_0858

I don’t score between the 1 1/2″ and the 5 1/2″ lines, because that is the back of the card.  This will make it stronger.  Add score tape on the trimmed tab to close the box.  Cut 2 strips at 1″ X 4 5/8″ for the inserts, this is where you will adhere your decorations.

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I use the stamp Hanging out from B Line Designs.  After stamping and coloring I cut out the undies and glued to a clothes line made of twine and tooth picks.  For the balls on top of the tooth picks I used candy wrappers wadded up and colored with silver ink.

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do.

 

 

Easel Card

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card base is 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ folded to 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″, then fold the top half of card in half again.  Cut another piece of cardstock to 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″, attach to the front half of the fold, only putting glue only on the bottom of that piece.   Now decorate your card as you wish, let your imagination run wild.   I used an orchid die form Magnolia Dohickeys, 7 Gypies pattern paper, close to my heart stamp, ribbon and some bling.  I distressed the card with Vintage Photo ink, I used a paint brush to roll the corners of the paper.

I really love the orchid die.  I can’t wait to use it again.

2014 Easter Treats

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I found this great idea on a CD from Paper Wishes, “Teresa’s Fantastic Folded cards and Boxes”  This has great ideas for cards and boxes.  I do however, feel the need to do my own thing.  I don’t like to trace and cut out so I just measure and use my paper cutter and corner rounder.