Saturday 15 March 2014

Card in a Box using Tonic Fae Fairy Butterfly Purse Corner Dies

The new Verso Butterfly Purse Corner Dies are just perfect for making a Card in a Box, especially when combined with the enchanting new Fairy Semis Dies from Tonic Studios. So I couldn't think of anything more special or appropriate to use when making a very special 70th Birthday card for my lovely Aunt Ann.

Card Recipe:
Colouring Mediums: Encore Metallic Ink Pad
Paper and Card: Stardream, KandCo designer paper
Tools: Tonic Studios Die Sets - Butterfly Purse Corner DiesFae Hideaway Indulgence Semi Dies, Layering Butterfly Dies, Layering Circle and Square DiesGrand Calibur, Cameo Silhouette
Embellishments: rhinestone crystals

If you've not seen one of these Card in Box cards before, you're probably wondering how I posted this my aunt, but look how it folds down completely flat for posting (in a padded envelope).

I will post a step-by-step tutorial on how to make this project, so keep following my blog to see this.  However, I will say that both the Layering Square and the new Verso Corner Dies do make this so much easier. 

I made my box from a sheet of A3, as I do like B I G  cards, so my final card was 20cmx22cm.  When flat, it fitted snuggly but perfectly into the medium-sized padded envelopes that I buy in the pound shop!

The key to this style of card is to have lots of different levels and layers to create the appearance of fullness, and the new range of verso corner dies by Tonic are so absolutely perfect for the job.  
I combined the corners with die cuts from the ever-useful layering butterfly dies plus an enchanting faerie, which I snipped out of the Fae Hideaway Semi Die and glittered her wings.
I used a gorgeous set of KandCo designer papers - I think these were amongst the first KandCo papers that I ever bought, many moons ago, and I still think that they are so very pretty.  

I cut the 70 sentiment on my Cameo Silhouette, decorated it with rhinestone crystals and mounted it onto a scallop circle die cut.

Here's one last look at the Card in a Box.

You can find my step-by-step tutorial on how to make a large card in a box here.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons - Spring into Spring
Dream Valley - Big Birthdays
Fussy & Fancy - Happy Birthday
LEJ Designs - Favourite Die Cuts
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Make a Box
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Die Cuts, Free, Glitter)
Top Tip Tuesday - 3,5,7 (3 corner die cuts as the arches in my box) Pin It Now!


  1. Fabulous card Dips and a great idea. Look forward to the tutorial. Hope your Aunt had a lovely birthday

  2. Absolutely stunning Dips, love it.

    Alison xx

  3. Amazing, I have never seen anything like that before, really beautiful. I am so excited about the launch tomorrow morning - won't sleep a wink. Gorgeous, gorgeous.

  4. Stunning box card, I must have a go at one of these. Just hopping by.

  5. What a fabulous piece of work!

  6. Great piece of work dips.

  7. Stunning box card, gorgeous colours and love the butterflies, just fabulous
    happy hopping
    Lorna xx

  8. Love this dips, it looks so impressive it must have taken ages to work out.
    Love these dies but sadly no pennies this week. Will watch the shows and enjoy the demos and maybe pick up at a later date.

    All the best Pauline ( freedom99)

  9. Hopping by from docrafts, love the box card it's stunning x

  10. wow how amazing ... dips very clever ... and I am sure your aunt Ann will treasure it ... always love flutterbyes ... just hopping about ... have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  11. Oh wow this is amazing. I have been wondering how to make a box card. My partially sighted father in law would love it he really appreciates shaped cards. Just hopped over from Do-crafts. Jackie

  12. Beautiful - stunning colours
    Linda x

  13. amazing box card,beautiful papers and love the embellishments-just hopping
    Carol x

  14. A stunning box. You put a lot of work into it.
    Heike xx

  15. What a lovely project, such a clever idea too :D

  16. Beautiful all the die cuts...Joolsx

  17. A magnificent creation. Your Aunt will love this card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  18. Just gorgeous! Love the butterflies :-) Happy leapblogging! Elaine xxx

  19. Ohhhh your Aunt is going to love that.....beautiful project Dips..Just popped over from DC. Sharon x

  20. Ive made a few of these but yours is stunning. Do you have the measurements for the bigger size.
    I will pop back, now Ive found you. Linda x

    1. I will be doing a step-by-step tutorial on these soon.

  21. really gorgeous card, love the design and all the butterflies
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  22. This is a beautiful box card, love everything you had added to it. I have made one but I am stuck on the embellishment part at the moment x

  23. Beautiful card, stunning detail and dimension, amazingly embellished, so pretty x

  24. Hi Dips, great minds think alike lol! Love your take on the card in a box, and those papers are just gorgeous. Maddy x

  25. This is absolutely stunning! So elaborate and beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenges - I hope to see you here next time again! Hugs, Cornelia - Dream Valley DT

  26. Very beautiful card/box really super fine! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT


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