Wednesday, November 4, 2009

How to make a box for your cards tutorial :-)

I have been asked several times how to make a box for those cards that are too 'embellished' to fit into an envelope. A box is a lovely way to present special cards,, wedding for example. It is also really good for all the easel cards that are so popular at the moment !! :-)
This is how I do them ,,, I do not profess to be an expert box maker :-) This will make a box 1 1/2 cm deep.

For my box I used card that was printed using Funky Fairys Papercraft download. It is fabulous to be able to make everything match perfectly. I really find digi paper downloads fantastic !! :-) The card I made for the Funky Fairys Challenge and you can see more details about my card here

STEP 1,,, meaure your card

STEP 2 For the top of the box cut your piece of card 4cm bigger than the card itself

STEP 3 For the base cut your piece of card 3.7cm bigger than the card itself.

STEP 4 score both pieces of card 1.5 cm from the edges on all 4 sides. mark the center on 2 opposite sides of the box lid.

STEP 5, Fold along all edges using a bone folder to get a nice crisp fold. using a circle punch, punch out 2 semi circles on opposite sides of the lid where marked . This will give you a finger pull to make it easier to open the box.

STEP 6 Trim little triangles from the corners of the top and base of the box

STEP 7 using a strong wet adhesive glue all the tabs onto the inside of the box . The extra strong sticky tape does not work ! I tried !! :-)

It should look like this ,,, I am adding this piccy because on a recent workshop one of my ladies glued them to the outside !!! :-/

The card will sit in the box just perfectly ,, leaving a .5cm gap on all 4 sides so it is easy to remove.

So there it is finished . A simple box ,, you can decorate it ,,, or not !! It's up to you :-)

If you do happen to make a box following this tutorial will you please just let me know how you got on ,,, and could I do anything to improve this ?? :-) I will appreciate all feedback :-

Tim Holtz Blog Candy Winner

Thanks for all your entries to the lovely Tim Holtz Chandelier Stamp. I am sorry but there can only be one winner !! :-/ please note the first comment was not counted :-)

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The lucky girl this week is Emma :-) Congratulations :-) If you email me with your address I will ask Heidi to pop one in the post for you :-)

Simon Says Thanks Challenge :-)

Oohh my goodness you do like a bit of sparkle :-) We had a fantastic response to the sparkly challenge,,, Thank you all so much for all your fab entries,,, as there are soooo many of you the DT are taking it in turns to leave comments ,,, we hope you don't mind but there are only so many hours in a day and we do all like to make cards too !!! :-)

So onto this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-) It is Thanksgiving in the US soon (Thurs 26th) so we thought it would be nice to do a Thanks/Thanksgiving Challenge :-)

This week we have Penny D joining us in the Designer Spotlight :-) Penny has a fabulous blog and has some of her own digi images for sale too ,,, sooo talented ;-) So pop by her blog to say Hi :-)

I followed the lovely layout on the Friday Sketchers Challenge and followed the monochromatic theme on the Just Magnolia Challenge as you can see I went with browns :-)

I used my lovely TILDA WITH APPLE PIE I coloured her with copics and 3D'd her. The papers are all downloads from Funky Fairys Papercrafts, I used Fancy Flourish and Simply Brushed sets :-) The flowers are Prima and the brad is from Kaiser :-) These were lovely gifts from Heidi at Simon Says Stamp store The apple charm is now available at Simon Says Stamp too :-)The 'thanks' sentiment is from a Simon Says Clear Stamps SENDING SUNSHINE Exclusive Set

As usual Heidi will be giving away a $25 shopping spree to her Simon says Stamp Store and she will pay for the shipping too :-)
Penny and the DT have made some fabby creations for you to see so pop over to the Challenge blog to see them ,, also go to their personal blogs to leave them a comment :-) We all appreciate them ;-)

No candy on here this week :-) I have linked my candy to the Spread the Love blog hop so check that post out for more details :-) Hope you join in with a card for such a good cause ,,, :-) x x

Funky Fairys Fall/Autumn Challenge

Your touchy feely creations last week were fantastic ! :-) You gave me a few good ideas for future projects ,, thank you :-)

This week on the Funky Fairys Challenge we have a 'FALL/AUTUMN' Challenge :-)

Suzi is joining us again this week as our GD and has made a fabulous creation for you to see,, stunning !! :-)

When I think of Autumn,, I always think of Cox's Orange Pippins. For those of you who don't know what they are ,, here's a piccy :-)

These apples are THE nicest tasting desert apples ,,,,yummy !! :-)

I used a lovely Sarah Kay Clear Stamp TIME FOR APPLE PIE from Stampavie
:-) I coloured the image with copics ( and tried to make the apples look like Cox's !! ) and 3D'd the basket. The papers are from Funky Fairys papercrafts these are from the Feeling Fruity Shabby Style and I have just noticed when I went to get the link that it is on sale ,, the usual price is £4.99 and it is now £2.99 !! Bargain !! It is a gorgeous set ,,, go get it !!
The flower is Prima the button and ribbon is from my stash. The apple charm is available in Simon Says Stamp

The DT and Suzi GD have made some
gorgeous cards for you to see so pop over to the Challenge blog to see them all,,, don't forget to leave us all a comment,, we do appreciate them,, I had 4 comments on last weeks effort :-((((

I have a blog candy linked to the Spread the love for Jaimie Blog Hop,, it is pinned at the top of my blog :-) Please go and see the details and join in :-)

My Weekly Blog Candy :-) Tim Holtz !! :-)

My card for this week's Simon Says Challenge used this fab Tim Holtz Chandelier stamp :-)The Simon Says Stamp Store have everything that Tim Holtz makes !!! Go and check all the goodies out ,,, so fantastic !

If you would like to own one of these just pop your name down in the comment box below after you have entered this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge ;-) I would also appreciate it if you would copy the code for my blinkie and pop it on your sidebar too


I would also appreciate your entries into the Funky Fairys Challenge too,,,,, we need a boost !! :-/