Boxed In

Remember a few posts ago when I told you I was going to have some more projects for you inspired by my late night Splitcoast Stampers viewings?  Today I have another one for you.  This might actually be one of my all time favorite techniques/tips/whatever.  My mind is full of ideas of ways this can be used as a gift item.  It could be made in a bride’s colors and given as a gift to the bridesmaids, it could be a gift for a new bride, it could be a fun way to do a baby announcement, it could be for Mother’s Day, Christmas, birthdays, graduations, and so much more.  It is super simple to create as well.  Here’s my “Box Card” based on the this video.

This card doesn’t lay totally flat and has a belly band.  The way I think this could be turned into a gift is by making a set of notecards/inserts that would fit in the box but still allow it to close easily.  Maybe 4 to 6 depending on the papers used and how heavy the embellishments were.  This card was a lot of fun, I hope you try it out!

Supplies Needed:
8 1/2  x  11 piece of patterned paper, or lightweight cardstock
Scoring Tool (I used Martha Stewart Score Board)
Cardstock to decorate the card
Stamps (K Andrew Designs Scripture Sayings)
Versafine Onyx (make sure you heat set)
Martha Stewart Edge Punch (I think it’s lace doily)
Scissors
Adhesive (ATG)
Ribbon
Spellbinders Lacey Circles
Spellbinders Classic Circles
My custom tree stamp
Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap for tree..I think)

The instructions at Splitcoast Stampers are easy to follow.  I won’t repeat them here.  I used Spellbinders for my shape on the front and the MS punch for the trim on the side.  The tree in the background is a stamp I made myself using my Teresa Collins Stamp Maker.  Ribbon was random ribbon from my stash.  I will soon start featuring cards that I’ve made using only scraps (aside from ink and stamps of course), so stay tuned!