Happy Tuesday!!! You know what that means….I have a fabulous technique to share with you! You have seen the Cards in a Box before here and here! Well I have another version of a box card and it is super cute and I would say it is easier!!! I sure thought so!
See how cute??? It does still fit in a regular Medium Envelope too!!! Now let’s get started!
Starting with a piece of cardstock measuring 4-1/4” x 11”, you will score along the 11” side at 1/2”, 4-3/4”, 5-3/4, and 10” with your Paper Trimmer or Simply Score Tool. Turn the cardstock 90 degrees and score along the 4-1/4” side at 1”. Cut along all of the solid lines as shown in the template below. You will be removing the 1/2″ x 3-1/4″ piece on the far left. You will be removing a 1″ x 3-1/4″ piece in the middle and on the far right. Then you can either place the cardstock into your Paper Trimmer or free hand it, you will be cutting 4-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ from the right hand side front piece. This is what allows the box to be open in the front but still have that back piece! Now it is time to assemble. Add Sticky Strip or Fast Fuse to that far left tab (1″ x 1/2″) and then lay the card flat and close it, allowing the adhesive to stick to the opposite end. By laying it flat to seal it, you make sure that is isn’t crooked or off. It will now be flat and close well for mailing!
Now with a piece of cardstock measuring 1” x 5-1/4”, you will score 1/2″ from each end along the 5-1/4” side. This will be uses on the inside of the box to hold your greeting (That middle piece of cardstock in the photo above!) Fold along score lines to create a “Z” shaped fold. Add Sticky Strip or Fast Fuse to both scored ends of 1” x 5-1/4” strip on opposite sides. Now you will place it on the inside of your box with the sticky facing out to adhere to the sides of the box.
Happy Tuesday!!!! You know what that means…..I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! Today, I’m going to show you how to get the most out of your Designer Series Paper (DSP). After all when it is this gorgeous, you can bear to think some might go to waste. Have no fear, I’m here to cheer you on to USE that Designer Series Paper and use it ALL!
This is the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog! It is so amazing and beautiful….of course I would say that being a flower fanatic and all but still it is just fabulous! Well thanks to a fellow stamper friend of mine – Patty Bennett who showed off the perfect way to create 6 cards using the sheet of paper on the far left which is a field of flowers. Even Stampin’ Up didn’t want to cut this paper up and so they framed it!!!
So lets see how to create 8 cards with this one sheet of Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper!!!! First you will start with the top of the Designer Series Paper and measure 5-1/4″ down and cut all the way across. Then to the same again….measure from the cut line you just did 5-1/4″ down and cut all the way across. You will be left with a strip of flower stems that measures 1-1/2 inches wide. Now taking those two pieces that are 12″ x 5-1/4″, you will cut along the 12″ side at 4″. This will create 6 pieces measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. With that bottom strip that is 1-1/2″, cut that along the 12″ side at 5-1/2 creating two pieces that measure 5-1/2″ x 1/1/2″. Those are your 8 pieces and you are only giving up that little corner piece but you could always find a use for that as well. Now you can adhere your Designer Series Paper to the card base color of your choice. I used Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red, Pool Party, & Whisper White!
I chose the title of the post today because of the project that I’m sharing! I’m using the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration which was brought to life with a little ink and a sponge dauber. I added a Butterfly that was die cut from the Butterfly Thinlits that is found in the Occasions Mini Catalog! Butterflies always make me think of new beginnings and hope! So that is why I thought this title was fitting! Now here is the amazing card that I created!
Just Beautiful! I love it!!!! I used a little piece of the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper that I had leftover from another project. I used my Sponge Dauber to add Mossy Meadow Ink to it. Then I layered it on some Mossy Meadow Cardstock and placed it on the left hand side of my card front. I stamped the greeting from the Petite Pairs Stamp Set in Tangelo Twist! Also, I brushed the edges of my Butterfly with the Tangelo Twist Sponge Dauber! I love that butterfly and the amazing look of this card!
To be honest…..I think I like this blue one better! Something about it just draws me in so much more. This one I did with Lost Lagoon and I brushed the edges of the Butterfly in Lost Lagoon with my Sponge Daubers as well. Both of these cards are just amazing and fairly simple to create! Be sure to check out my Video Tutorial on the Butterfly Thinlits here and you can check out the other sample that I created in the video by clicking here! I hope you enjoyed these ways to use your Butterfly Thinlits!
Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! Today I am sharing the Butterfly Thinlits with you from the Occasions Mini Catalog! It is super fabulous and elegant! Also, butterflies make me think of Spring so I’m all about them right now! 🙂 How amazing are these cards?
My mom asked me for some elegant, simple cards that she could use for occasions such as Baptism, 1st Communion, Confirmation, and Weddings! This is what I came up with and she loved them!!!!
I started with a Very Vanilla card base. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla (4″ x 5-1/4″) and using my Oval Framelit I cut an oval out of the center. The size I used was the 4th one (middle one)! After cutting out the oval, I placed the piece of cardstock into the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and ran that through the Big Shot. I adhered this piece to my card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. You know how I love those things and I really liked how it can dimension to the card. NOTE: I placed the embossed paper onto my card front with the embossed image down, so it doesn’t pop up on my card but is smooth. I just thought this made it smooth and elegant! Then I ran a piece of Very Vanilla through the Big Shot with my Butterfly Thinlits from the Occasions Mini Catalog! LOVE these! The best way to do it to layer your Clear Cutting Pad, Dryer Sheet, Cardstock, Wax Paper, Thinlit, and Clear Cutting Pad. The Dryer Sheet and Wax Paper make it super easy to pop it out of the die and so you don’t spend hours popping out each of those butterfly details!!! I adhered the Butterfly with Mini Glue Dots and stamped the greeting in Chocolate Chip from the Crazy About You Stamp Set which is also in the Occasions Mini Catalog! Perfect! I added some Pearls to one of them! Also, I created this one as well with the Bird Builder Punch!
Of course when I showed these to my Mom she loved them and wanted lots of them to have on hand! 🙂
Here is a Video Tutorial shows you how to make this card and showing you how to die cut using your Thinlits! I hope you enjoy it and if so be sure to give it a Thumbs Up!
Here is an adorable card that I created with the “extras” you get when you purchase the Thinlit Dies. I know the main reason to purchase the Thinlit Dies is to get the Frame Template for your Flip Flop Cards (check those out here) but there are tons of other dies in the set that you can use over and over again. This little “XOXO” makes for a super simple and cute card to send out on Valentine’s, leave for someone you love, or drop in the mail to that friend or family member you love and miss. BONUS: since this is actually the reverse (or left over) piece from cutting out the XOXO, I used the actual XOXO on the inside corner. Isn’t that cute?
Here is another great card created with the little Chevron (or arrows) that come with the Circle Card Thinlit Set. I started out with a Whisper White Card and laid the chevron on the edge, ran it through my Big Shot, placed it a little further down and did it again. I ran it through 3 times. If I would have measured or done my spacing differently, it would be more centered but who has time to get out a ruler? 😉 I tend to try things out first because I’m so excited and then later get out a ruler for the “non-sample” card! I love how you can create so many different cards and projects with this one package of Thinlit Dies. Try them out yourself and share in the comments below what you have come up with! I would love to hear all about it!
Stampin’ Up! introduced the new Thinlits Dies this month and they are so amazing you will flip! Have you ever created a flip card or swing card? Or would you like to create a fabulous card that flips or swings? If so, these are the Dies for you! (Just so you know I have created a swing card before and it was crazy difficult to line it up correctly and have it turn out right. So I’m super excited about these Dies). Check out this great video that Stampin’ Up! created to show off this great new product!
So be sure to add these amazing Thinlits to your next order and GET CREATIVE!!!!