April 11, 2014

Card in a Box (X-tra large)

Happy Friday Everyone!!  I hope you are having a Fab-Scraptic Day!! It's Danita from http://danitasdesigns.blogspot.com/ 

I finally braved the waters and tried my hand at the latest craze-----Card in a Box. You can see my very first one here on my blog. This is my second attempt.

I was a bit intimidated until I found one in the Silhouette Store. It's a Lori Whitlock Box Card. I figured I would fare much better letting my machine do the cutting and measuring. I like big cards! With that being said, I decided to venture out to see if I could make a larger one, and I did! Here's one I did for my friend who is a teacher as well as a cheerleading coach. You may actually see it before she does. It's been hard to catch up with her lately.

The actual size folded up is 8 x 7
Front
Close up
Side 1
Side 2
Here's how I made it:
I started out by increasing the size of the design in the Silhouette store to 17 inches wide and 7 inches high. Using a 12 x 24 mat I cut out the box using The DCWV 12 x 24 inch card stock. My friends and I picked up a couple packs of these a few years ago when T.J. Maxx was clearing them out for $5.50 each. I always knew they would come in handy one day! lol.
Here's the layout in Design Studio with the 2 inserts. You can see Lori's video on how to assemble here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8w9Gvgl4WE&list=FLor13e5PuBUKD6W2TZ5cwDg&feature=share&index=3
I did not realize, until I had cut out the box, that this particular cardstock is adhesive backed!. So I had to decorate each side to keep them from sticking together.
 I didn't mind though, it was fun putting the colors together. Here are the 2 covered inserts
Once I had all my adhesive sides decorated, I began the construction: 
You then add your cut-outs, flowers or whatever embellishments you like to finish.
Here's the box folded up. Now keep in mind, the folded box card is 8 x 7 so you will need a large envelope for mailing.
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