Hey everyone, it's Hilary here today with a fun tutorial showcasing the new Card in a Box die by Lori Whitlock. I'm so excited to play with this die, I just adore box cards, they are so fun and interactive, and can be adapted to fit just about any celebration.
I decided to keep the theme pretty summery, considering summer is already here in South Florida, plus the little windmills are so adorable all tucked inside. How fun would this box card be as an invitation to a pool, or children's party?
I love the layers upon layers box cards offer, and believe it or not, but they do fold flat for mailing too, just try to keep additional elements to a minimum to reduce bulk.
Looking down on the card you can see the three rows, each containing a cloud and a fun windmill.
...and neutral wooden buttons tied with twine was the perfect embellishment to finish them off. I'd love to show you how easy it is to create such a fun card, using this one die, so let's get started.
To die cut your card, first lay an Extended Cutting Pad down onto your Big Shot, followed by the Card in a Box die, (cutting side up), followed by the pattern paper you choose to use, then finally lay a Premium Extended Crease Pad on top. Slide this sandwich through your Big Shot.
Continue die cutting till you have all of your pieces. I cut 1 box, 4 sides, 3 windmills, an assortment of clouds, and 3 dividers. Lay out all of your pieces.
Next, add the contrasting panels of patterned paper down on the box die cut, using a good permanent tape runner.
Once all the panels are adhered, fold the box card along the creased lines, and secure at the tab in the back using a bead of hot glue. You can now fold down your sides, leaving the back panel to stand tall.
Next, fold the 3 divider tabs at the scored lines and adhere using a bead of hot glue to the inside of the box, keeping the tabs facing backwards, (it's just prettier that way).
The next step is to fold your windmills using the tabs that are cut and scored for you, toward the center of windmill.
I then secured the tabs by adhering buttons to the center using hot glue.
Next it's time to adhere everything to your card. Starting with the front row, add a windmill and a cloud, then as you work back, I wanted to elevate them, and I did this by adding the windmills to small wooden sticks then secured them with hot glue to the divider tabs. You can hide the sticks by covering with clouds. Decorate the inside any way you want, the possibilities are endless.
Finish by adding a sentimental die cut to the front panel of the card.
I hope my project inspires you to create some box cards of your own. They are so much fun to make, to give and most importantly...to receive.
Have a wonderful week everyone!
Other Supplies Used:
- Pattern paper, (I used the "Playful" collection by Authentique Paper)
- Small wooden buttons
- White cardstock
- Hot glue
- Permanent tape runner
- Small wooden sticks