Saturday, January 25, 2014

Valentine's Card in a Box

I had so much fun making my first Card in a Box that I just had to try the technique again.

I completely forgot to take a photo of card closed! I took a lot of time lining it up too... but it's already in the mail to my mom, so you'll just have to use your imagination!

Most of the design/product notes can be found in my Mad Hatter Designs card post; I made these two projects at the same time. The vintage Girl with Cat image (and its opposite, pink side) are from an Authentique DP. The borders were created with a Recollections punch. The polka dot papers are from Echo Park, and are sponged with ColorBox and TH inks. The lace on the corners is aged with TH distress ink.

I followed the written tutorial at Splitcoaststampers, but used the measurements from Stampin T!'s video tutorial, and made two slight adjustments (center score and card height) so that the final card would be 5.5 inches tall, to fit in an American/A2 envelope. Here are the measurements for my smaller version (I'll leave the actual tutorial to the experts!):
  • Start with a 7.5 x 9 inch piece of cardstock
    Score lengthwise at 2.125, 4.25, 6.375, and 8.5. Score widthwise at 2.5.
    With the smaller squares on top, cut the paper to 5.5 inches.
  • You should now have a 5.5 x 9 piece and a 2 x 9 strip. Cut this in half, and follow the score lines to make the pop-up strips.
  • Mattes:
    Solid: Top 1: 2 x 2.375; Bottom 1: 2 x 2.875; Middle 1 (tall): 2 x 5.375
    Patterned: Top 2: 1.875 x 2.25; Bottom 2: 1.875 x 2.75; Middle 2 (tall / message): 1.875 x 5.25
This is such a fun card design, and I thank the talented person/people who came up with it!
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes / Fancy Folds
Lexi's Creations: Fancy Folds
Simon Says Stamp: Humorous (2nd entry)
Simply Create Too #53: Valentine's Day or Use Hearts (2nd entry)
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge: Pink & Red + Color of your choice (Blue)

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  1. This is just about the sweetest Valentine's Day gift cute and so fun. So much amazing detail and love the vintage look to your sweet little Valentine. Thank you so much for joining us at Simply Create Too.

  2. Awesome idea for Valentine's Day! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

  3. Great idea for valentines well done on your first box thank you for joining in with us at crafting from the heart and good luck

  4. love that vintage little sweetie in this version of the box. I might have to get my nerve up and try one of these. you sure do make them pretty! :)

  5. This is adorable! What a fun Valentine! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  6. This is an amazing project! Looks like it has a lot of time and love put into it! Really great! Thanks for playing with us at The Pink Elephant Challenge this past week! Nance, DT

  7. Hi, CG: Your 2nd box card is so wonderful--love it. Glad you entered the Simply Create Too "Valentine's Day or Hearts" Challenge #53.

    Please come back this coming Friday, 31 Jan, for our new challenge #54.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  8. This would make receiving a Valentine so much fun! Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too again!

  9. This is fabulous, what a gift to receive for Valentines, just a delight! Thanks for sharing with us at Lexi's Creatiions!

  10. Fabulous Vintage Valentine project! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!


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