Saturday, August 15, 2015

Flower Box Card


Today's craft is a Floral box card I created as a thank you card for my neighbor who always keeps an eye on my home whenever I go away overnight. She is a gem and I wanted something special for her. 




This one is from the Box Cards SVG Kit from svgcuts.com.   Mary, from Svgcuts, has a wonderful assembly video that includes all the files from this kit.  If you decide to make this card, I encourage you to view her video which can be found on Youtube here.  


Ingredients:

Close To My Heart Ink - Outdoor Denim, Pacifica
Martha Stewart Pearls
Martha Stewart Flower punch
Assorted Bling



I imported all the svgs for the Floral Boxcard into Design Space. Everything imported in the correct size with no need to resize anything.  But, it is always a good  idea to double check the file sizes against the sizes listed in the PDF file included with all SVGCuts files just to be safe.



If you would like a score line rather than a perforated cut line, you will need to change the cut line to score for the files named 'green', and 'envelope'. Change the cut lines to score lines and attach. 


I start by laying out the pieces and inking all the edges in Outdoor Denim.


Using the 'Framed' stampset,  stamp the  word 'Thanks' onto a scrap of white cardstock using Outdoor Denim.  Stamp the frame using Pacifica centering it over the word. The clear stamping blocks make the placement very easy.

I cut out the image leaving a small white border, then inked the edges in Pacifica. 

Adhere the panels and sentiment to the base while the base is still flat for ease.


Adhere the flowers to the inserts. I used a few extra flowers from a Martha Stewart flower punch in addition to those included in the file but you can also cut extra from the file if you want more and don't have a punch.


Place glue on the cardbase tab and glue to the inside of the box.  Then adhere the inside back panel to cover the tab. 



Place the flat insert at the front of the box lining up the insert to the top edge of the box and adhere. 


Fold the first insert on the score lines and apply glue. I used a 'Z' fold to help reduce bulk when the card is folded flat. 


Place the insert inside the card with one side of the 'Z' against the front of the box. Line up the other side and glue into place. 
While the glue is still wet, fold the card making sure you can fold the card flat. Adjust if needed. 


Add the second insert lining up one side of the 'Z' against the back of the box. Add bling as desired.




I hope you will try a box card from SVGCuts.  They have a great assortment of files to choose from and they work very well with Design Space as well as Ecal and MTC software. 

Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

Happy Crafting