a Card-in-a-box

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This was the Card-in-a-box that I made for my sister to give to her friend.

The flowers are cut from the Art Philosophy Cartridge (page 50) and they are cut at 1- 3/4′. the colours are: Pixie, Gypsy, Canary, Crystal Blue, Pacifica, Cotton Candy and Crème Brulee (this one’s no longer available). The centres are a 1/2′ circle punch and are cut in  Honey. The flowers and the centres are all daubed around the edges using the matching ink.(ie;  Pixie card and Pixie ink)

The White Daisy panels are 2-3/4′ long x 2-5/8′ wide. I have cut 4 of these and run them through the “Dot” Embossing folder. When you place the panels onto the flaps make sure that they are going in the right direction. The flap measure 3′ long x 2-7/8′ wide.

The White Daisy panel for the outside back of the card measures 2-5/8’x 5-3/4′. This panel is for you to be able to write a message on the back of the card.

The actual card is from the Fundamentals Adventure Assortment and is the Cotton Candy one. The box card stock measures 12′ x 6′ and you score on the long side @ 2-7/8′, 5-3/4′, 8-5/8′ and 11-1/2′.  If you are using the CTMH score board you will need to turn the card to the other end and score @ 1/2′ and  3-3/8′.

Turn to the short side and score @ 3′.

The centre section is 3-7/8′ x 4-1/2′. Place the 3-7/8′ side onto the score board and score @ 1/2′ then flip to the other side and score @ 1/2′ as well. Place this piece into your trimmer on the 4-1/2′ side and cut at 1-1/2′ and 3′. This will give you 3 equal pieces.

If you watch my very 1st video you will see how to put the box together.

I usually cluster the flowers in groups of three (not in a straight line but as a kind of triangle so that the bottom one is the one that I stick to the insert). Then I add more flowers to give it volume in and around the centre. You can use as many flowers as you like and they can be any size as long as they do not go to far out side the boxes parameter because you need to fit it into an 6’x 6′ envelope.

The leaves are from a leaf punch and the Happy Birthday is a Die Cut that I have or you could cut one from the Cricut or even stamp your Birthday greeting before you emboss the square.

In my next post I will show you how I made the Ladybirds and the Bumblebee’s

Till them keep on creating 😉

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