Monday, February 10, 2014

Love/ Valentine Card ~ Card In a Box {1st Post}

Welcome everyone.
We are just beginning our slow thaw.
Snow, freezing rain, not enough snow plows oh my.

For todays project I made a 3D Card in a Box.
I watched a few videos on You Tube to see how to create the box.
I wanted my card to fit inside a 4-3/8 x 5-3/4 envelope
so I played around last night to get the measurements I wanted.
(see my measurements and the link to the You Tube video I watched below)

 Here my card is folded to fit in the envelope.
*Card when closed 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Card in a box when open is 5.5 x 2x2x2x2
*Butterflies and sentiment from the So Fluttery stamp set from Verve Stamps.
*Butterfly cut using the Flutterby Die from Verve Stamps.
*Large hearts from the Wings of Love stamp set from Verve Stamps.
*Large hearts cut using the Wavy Hearts Die Set from Verve Stamps.
*Heart flowers and small hearts from the No Matter What stamp set from Verve Stamps.
*Small hearts cut using a punch from Fiskars.
*Sentiment frame embossed using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.
*Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad.

*You Tube video I watched.
*My measurements:
~Base 7-1/2 x 9 in.
~Score {long side} at 2-1/8, 4-1/4, 6-3/8, 8-1/2
~Score {short side} at 2-1/4
~Cut 2 in off end to use for inside the box {see video}
*Décor panel sizes {leaves a border}
~Top panels 2 x 1-7/8 {x4}
~Bottom panels 3-1/8 x 1-7/8 {x8}
*note I didn't make my back note panel one piece like in the video
May your day always be filled with love.
Crafty hugs,

Please join me and play along with these terrific challenges:  
Verve Diva Dare Perk up {uplifting sentiment}
Verve Diva Inspiration/hop Floral fantasy
Loves Rubber Stamps #89 Anything goes
Path of Positivity #11 Love
Craftin Desert Divas #24 Red, pink and/or white 
Cuttlebug Mania Seeing red
Jo's Scrap Shack #36 Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #118 Anything goes
DL Art Thankful Thursday February linky
Simon Says (Wed) Have a heart
Scrappy Moms Stamps Love is in the air
Paper Pretties #296 Valentine/love
Cardz TV #1 3D Valentine project
Pause Dream Enjoy #3 Hearts
Hiding In My Craft Room #136 Super scrap Saturday {made with 90% scraps}
Red Carpet Studio #63 Love actually {made for my daughter}
Love To Create #102 Colors Red &/or pink
Simon Says {Mon} We love stamps

Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges


  1. This is absolutely Beautiful!!!! I have to watch the video but I like the adjustment on the size.
    Awesome job my friend!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  2. Great minds think alike :-) I made one of these too today!!! Although not that small - this is gorgeous! TFS

  3. Love your creation. Thanks for playing at RCS.

  4. Oh gee! Is that ever cool! I love that little box and you have made it amazing! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  5. Oh that is so fabulous! I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  6. Oh this is so cute and so clever. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  7. What a gorgeous design. It looks absolutely stunning. I love it. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  8. This is such a wonderful card structure! What a neat concept and you really brought it to life with that fabulous color palette! All sides of the box are so nicely decorated and the elements you included inside the box are stunning. This is the perfect project to remind us that all of that winter yukkiness will thaw eventually and flowers and butterflies will soon be gracing us with their presence again! I really enjoyed seeing your box card and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  9. This is so sweet. I love it.What a fun card and it fits flat for mailing great job
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  10. Love this design. I don't think I've ever seen one closed up for mailing. This is gorgeous, Dawn. TFS

  11. So cute!! I love it - and explosion box in a card! Fabulous. Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  12. Oh that's fabulous!! I just assumed it was a box and didn't realise you could flatten for posting! Thanks for showing that! And it's smaller than I thought too when I see you holding it! This is great! Fabulous Card! thanks for joining us at Love to Create! Mo dt x

  13. Have to make one of those!! The result is amazing!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania challenge!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  14. What I said before...
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  15. Thanks for joining the Cardztv 3D Design Team on this fun challenge. Love your project!

    Cardztv Design Team

  16. Great box! It is decorated up so cute. Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV for the 3d challenge!
    Deb C

  17. This is so cool...I've seen many varieties and yours is beautiful. So grateful you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday this week. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 34:8 which says, "Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him." Hugs always...

    JO ANN

  18. This is so totally fun! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  19. This is SO, MUCH, FUN!! Love it!! You rocked this month's Diva Dare and then some :)

  20. Gorgeous card! Those box cards are super cool, and one day I plan to try making one myself!
    Thank you for joining our Color Challenge over at Love to Create Challenges this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  21. A stunning project. This is so perfect for our LOVE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  22. I thought "what a nice box" then I saw that it folded down to fit in an envelope! OMG! I think I actually squealed. Thanks for providing that video link and all those measurements because I am putting this on my "to-do" list. Thanks for sharing this over at Red Carpet Studios! Angela

  23. I am TOTALLY loving these box cards! Your card has inspired me to go and make one tonight!!! WONDERFULLY done!!!

    Thanks for linking up with us over at Craftin Desert Divas!

    Crafty Hugs,

  24. Just lovely. I posted your link on the SBC Facebook group. Thank you so much for the link!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful project and have a blessed day,
    ♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
    ♥ A Working Mom's Joy ♥
    Scrapbook Blessing Club DT Call ends 2/22/14

  25. What a great fun project. Thank you for joining in with our Touch of Red challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

  26. This is really cool! I love how it folds to fit into an envelope! Thanks for linking up your project at Craftin Desert Divas! :)


  27. Wow! I just LOVE this project!! Fabulous use of all that Verve!!

  28. Fantastic creation. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  29. Another fabulous project! Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for joining us at Path of Positivity...
    Sandy S


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