Thursday, December 14, 2017

Merry Christmas - I'm Telling You - Card In A Box

Yogi here today. The last time I made this type card was in 2014... since I'm seeing a lot of these cards pop up again... I thought I'd make one again and let you know how to make one yourself...

I'm using an A Way With Words dies "Merry Christmas" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE'm using Quietfire Santa/Reindeer sleigh  file available on the Silhouette OnLine store Click on pic to purchase.

I'm also using quotes and the newest background stamps from Quietfire Design. ("I'm Telling You..." 2pce set); ("Merry Christmas Background")

See below for the cutting and construction details.

Before the box was glued together to make the box card, I decorated the inside by stamping the cloud background (Impression Obsession Cover A Card "Clouds") inking with various Distress blues.

Electronically cut the Santa sleigh & reindeers from white cardstock and colored while still on my mat using Distress dabbers "Black Soot". I cut off the first 2 reindeer and adhered them to the back of the other 3 reindeer. That way I was able to cut my image larger than would fit on my card... Adhered to clouds.

Die cut the evergreen trees a couple times (Tim's On The Edge "Tree Line") then colored with various Distress green's. Used the edge of a piece of cardstock to create shadow on the hill, sponging with "Stormy Sky".
Stamped the house (AlteNew "Winter Cottage") using Versafne Black Onyx and clear embossed. Fussy cut around the top edge.

Trimmed down the 3 layers as suggested below adding the 1/4" tabs to adhere to the box sides.

Stamped the quote onto a piece of white cardstock using the black, clear embossed and trimmed close to stamping. Sponged some blue around the edges and adhered to the house insert strip.

On the side flaps: Stamped the "Merry Christmas Background" onto white cardstock using the black and clear embossed. Sponged some of the blue lightly all over and trimmed down and adhered to fit edge to edge on both flaps.

On the large flap I adhered a piece of heavy texture white heavy paper (Coral Reef paper) edge to edge.

Die cut the Merry Christmas from a light blue cardstock, then inked it with Versamark and embossed with Emerald Creek "Turquoise Shimmer" embossing powder. Adhered to flap.

 I cut and adhered some decorative paper to the front. Left the back as white cardstock. PS this was a scrap piece of decorative paper from a previous card I had made... It just seemed to fit perfectly...

Stamped the sentiment with the black and clear embossed. 

Please note, the back panel does not have a score line down
the middle, only the front piece does... If you've accidentally scored it, then cut another piece of cardstock the same size as back and adhere so that it remains as a stiff upright panel.

When ready to assemble, apply glue to the back panel tab and adhere to the inside of the front panel un-tabed side.

After trimming and decorating the strips, adhere the right hand tab to the partially assembled side, aligning it with the center fold. Continue with other two strips, leaving even spaces between the strips.

Apply double sided adhesive to the left hand tabs,  make sure your strips are aligned properly, then fold over the front panel and press down to adhere.

Adhere the card front panel tab to create the box. Voila, you're done.

Another option is to totally create and adhere the box and strips to create the card, then just adhere die cuts to the edge of each strip. Easy Peasy.

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