Today I made a card box featuring new Heartfelt Creations products. This was a fun project. I first started seeing these cards recently. They have quite a few patterns that you can purchase at the Silhouette store, http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com, so I decided to try one. I purchased a 4th of July card box and once I made it I realized how easy it would be to create your own custom cards with the base template. I created a template that I can use for any box card that I would like to make, just add my choice of embellishments and I have a custom card!
Before I get into the details of making the card here is a list of the products that I used that are available on the Cut at Home website.
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 12 x 12 Paper Collection – SKU: HCDP1 245
Heartfelt Creations Birds & Blooms Rubber Stamp Set – SKU: HCPC 3617
Heartfelt Creations Summer Song Stamp Set – SKU: HCPC 3615
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 1 A Die Set – SKU: HCD 749
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 2 B Die Set – SKU: 752
Spellbinders Celebrations Assorted Solid 12 x 12 – SKU: SCP-017
Sizzix Bigz Heart Pendant Die – SKU: 659244
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Dusty Concord – SKU: TIM21445
I wanted to mention that I used my Sizzix Big Shot and Silhouette America Silhouette Cameo, both machines can be found on the Cut at Home website.
I used a few items from my stash, Gems, Lace, Pop Dots and Green Card Stock.
I started my project by cutting out the base files that I altered on my Silhouette, but don’t worry, I am including directions for you to use if you do not have a Silhouette too! See the diagram below:
The diagram shows you the dimensions for the base of the box, the dotted lines are scores and the solid lines are cuts,except the score line above the 1/2 inch score should be a cut, that score line is just to make the tab so that you can adhere the box together. In addition you will need two pieces of card stock cut 3 3/4 inches x 1 inch, score both ends 1/2 inch in, these pieces will create the bracket pieces for inside of the box. For the accent paper you will just cut squares and rectangles a little smaller than the dimensions of the box sides.
Here is the video for the assembly of the box.
After folding and gluing the box I added the accent pieces. Then I created the sentiment to put on the card. I stamped the images and then colored the butterfly image with Spectrum Noir markers. The butterflies are from the Birds and Blooms set, the sentiment is from the Summer Song set.
Next I cut the elements for the card. I cut two of each of the flower die cuts that I used in the green card stock, I glued them together to give the pieces more stability. Then I cut one each of the flowers in the purple card stock, I cut the flowers off of the die cut piece and glued them onto the green pieces, then I added some gems. For the Butterflies I used the Sizzix Bigz die, even though the die is a dimensional banner die you can use the elements individually for many other projects, I cut two butterflies in the purple card stock and two in the patterned paper, I adhered them together in the center and added some gems. Finally I cut the little It’s Your Birthday ticket from the Cut Mat Create paper. Once I had all the pieces assembled I was ready to add them to my card.
The video shows how to add the pieces, I just played around with my pieces until I was happy with how they looked, I used pop dots for dimension. You can add the elements to the inside or outside of the inner brace pieces, this also gives the card dimension.
Here is a look at the finished card folded:
Here is a look at the card opened:
And finally here is a look at the elements up close so you can see the dimension.
These cards are so much fun to make, I hope that you will give it a try! I know I will be making more of them! I hope you enjoyed my project this week, until next time Thanks and Happy Scrappin.