I have been admiring these great Cards in a Box online and was very intimidated to try one….BUT, I just had to check it out, and I was so excited to realize it was not that hard after all! I made this Card in a Box for a sweet girl turning 19! Happy Day, Rachel!!
I found several tutorials online for this Card in a Box idea, so after watching a few youtube videos, I was confident to try if for myself. I will share some more details on this in the future, but I just wanted to give you little teaser for now.
I used some new and old Stampin’ Up products on this card. The card base or Box was made with a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock. I added some Birthday Basics DSP (p.153) to the sides and flaps of the box. Next, I added a Deco Label Framelit (p.186) cut from a piece of Basic Gray, a 1-3/4″Circle (p.182) in Vanilla, a 1-3/8″Circle (p.182) in Raspberry Ripple, and a Silver Glimmer “19” cut with my Timeless Type Alphabet Junior Sizzlits (retired).
I used the Starburst Sayings stamp set and coordinating Starburst framelits (p.34 in the Spring Occasions Catty), and the Circle Collections Framelits (p.186) to add some layers. I added a row of banners from the Banner Blast stamp set, coordinating Banner punch (Sale-a-bration items), and Birthday Basics DSP. Then I added a bunch of balloons from the Party This Way stamp set (retired), and I added some Silver Baker’s Twine (p.24 in OC) to each balloon. Finally,I added some Silver Glimmer stars which I punched out with my retired small star punch.
The great thing about this box, is that it actually folds flat to fit into an envelope too! What a big surprise when it’s opened and the fun is revealed…..LOVE IT!
The magic is in the pieces of cardstock inside the box…this is where you attach the clear window sheet strips to. Then you attach the extra embellishments that pop out of the box to the window sheet strips with mini glue dots. It makes it appear as if the embellishments are floating or popping out, since you don’t really see the window sheet strips…so cool!
I’m so glad I finally tried this Card in a Box idea. It is so fun to create something that will really have a WOW factor when opened. It was also fun to come up with the perfect things to have “POP” out of the box. There could be endless options for this type of card, and I’m sure this will not be the last one that I make. Thanks for stopping by today, and Happy Stampin’!