Sunday, July 2, 2017

Butterflies Card In a Box

This is my blog post on the
Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today!

Hello, Diane on the blog with you today with a 
Card In a Box.
This was a super fun card to make and very colorful
and it folds up flat to mail!

I used the newly released June stamp set 
choosing the smaller butterflies in the set for this project.

I first stamped with Versamark several butterflies with the solid butterfly stamp.
I embossed each butterfly with Gold Detail embossing powder,
then using Versamark once again I stamped the detailed butterfly stamp over the top
and embossed with various colors of embossing powder.
I used Beach Cruiser in this photo

and Fabulous Grape, Key Lime,  Jazzy Orange in the photo below.
All the butterflies were then fussy cut out.
I then stamped flowers and leaves from the
Build A Flower stamp set, colored with Copics
and fussy cut out  using the Tonic 5" mini scissors.

Once they were all cut out I added Sakura Glue Pen to each flower and leaf,
then adding Sunny Daze glitter to the flowers and Spirited Green glitter to the leaves.
To the flower centers I added Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black,
then set aside to dry.

The box card itself is pretty easy to make,
there are lots of videos to reference too....
this one basically was to cut a piece of card stock 8 1/4" by 9"
Score along the 9" edge at 2 1/8" 4 1/4", 6 3/8" and 8 1/2".
Turn 90 degrees and score at 2 3/4".
With the 8 1/4" side on top and the 2 3/4" score to the left, cut to measure 6".
With the 2 3/4" side at the top, cut along the small square score lines and trim off tiny strip left over.
It should look like this...adhere closed with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape.
Add a few pieces of card stock strips across the center of the box opening
close to the top, this gives a place to attach whatever you are putting in the card opening.
(like I mentioned, it really is easier to watch a youtube video of how to make, however
it is super easy)!!

Using a bit of leftover plastic packaging material,
cut a few strips to mount your butterflies on.
Because it is clear it looks as though the butterflies are flying!

Place your flowers and butterflies on the end of the plastic strips and
place where you want them in the box.

Here are a few other views of the box from different angles.

The finished card!

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Entering the following challenges:
Create and Make .... ATG
Sparkles Monthly Challenge .... Embossing Heat or Dry


Ros Crawford said...

It's really fabulous Diane!! Love your flowers and pretty butterflies! My friend Pat loves making these... We've even made them with my group.

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning!! I love the amazing sparkle you added!! It's a garden in a box!! Super-duper fabulous, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Darlene said...

WOW! This is AWESOME Diane! You know I haven't made one of these in years ... but again you have inspired me! Now to find the time! LOL I love the sparkly flowers & butterflies ... truly a work of art! FABULOUS!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my goodness, how beautiful. And thanks for taking the time to do the little tutorial. I always love to see how things are made. LOVE your colors, very sweet.

Leslie Miller said...

Holy cow! No wonder you're so busy all the time! This looks like a lot of work, but so fabulously cute. Always wanted to make one, but you know me... same old cards, in and out of the stamp room. I'd love to spend more time in there... You probably work a lot faster than I do 'cause you've had a LOT of practice. You're amazing, Diane!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Super cute with the dancing butterflies around the gorgeous flowers. Beautiful project Diane.

Helen said...

Gorgeous - love your flowers.

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Helen x