Colouring Mediums: Encore Metallic Ink Pad
Paper and Card: Stardream, KandCo designer paper
Tools: Tonic Studios Die Sets - Butterfly Purse Corner Dies, Fae Hideaway Indulgence Semi Dies, Layering Butterfly Dies, Layering Circle and Square Dies, Grand 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!