Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Box Cards

The monthly challenge at Sweet Stamps for 10/15-11/14 is Box Cards.
 I made a rectangular Box Card. You can adjust the measurements by doing a little basic math.
I used Coordinations cardstock, which is 12x12 (Rosey Reds- and this is In the Pink).  My card will fit into a C6 envelope.
***HOW TO***
- I cut the cardstock 4" x 11 3/4"
-Score along the long edge @ 1 1/2", 5 3/4", 7 1/4" and 11 1/2" 
(If you used 11 1/2" cardstock, you could just remove 1/4" from the front and back- making the cardstock 4" x's 11 1/4" and the score marks 1 1/2", 5 1/2", 7", 11").
-Regardless of the above measurement- you will score along the 4" side of the cardstock @ 1 1/2".
Next, snip up to the 1 1/2" line- that is where the front and side panels are formed. I fold all but the last fold lines- if you want the back to be stiffer (which is the last long section, do not fold that part- although it will not matter- you will cover it up anyway).
-Cut a piece of cardstock 1" longer than the front measurement. Score at 1/2" from each end- fold these and apply tape to each end and adhere to the inside of the box.  For the square box, you will use two of these, but for the rectangular boxes- there is not enough room for two of them. I cut my cardstock between 3/4" to 1" wide for this piece- use up your scraps : ).

Next, decorate as desired.  I used Basic Grey Bittersweet DSP and Picolo pieces with Enamel Embossing Powder to decorate my card. Here is the rest of the card:

  So the sides are above, the card lays flat to fit into the envelope- as shown below.
  And, this is the back- where you write your message.

Products I used from the Sweet Stamps Store:

1/8" Score Tape

 We have a weekly challenge and a monthly technique challenge. Our winners are chosen by Random.org- and if you use a Sweet Stamps image, your entry will count x's 2!

Sweet Stamps has a Pintrest board HERE

Sweet Stamps has a Facebook group HERE

Just Inspirational- Pink
Tuesday Throwdown- Awareness
Craft Your Passion- Entry #2- Love/Hope/Encouragement
Eureka Stamps- Shaped Cards
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Entry #2- O is for Owl : )
Sparkle and Sprinkle- AG with Embossing

Thanks for stopping by!


Stef H said...

wow! this is fabulous! i'm still working on making an explosion card that scares the snot out of me! LOL.

how you enjoying the rain? at least it's NOT sleet!

have a great week!

hugs :)

Pamellia said...

What a wonderful project Shelly, and for one of the best causes! Love your little owl family! Well done! hugs :)

Anne Temple said...

What a great box card. I love the design and so glad you shared your measurements on how to make one. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge too!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Love the cute hooters! ;)

*Vicki* said...

Shelly, your creation is darling!! I love how you've made it appropriate for this month's cause! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Sandra said...

What a darling box card! The little owls are so cute! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

jimlynn said...

Fabulous card in a box! Love the little owls. SOOOOOO creative!!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What a sweet project. Love it. Love the papers and the image. Great cause. Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenge Pink Week.
Linda K. DT

Denise said...

Shelly fantastic!! I love the Pink ribbon on it and it is for the best course! Well done! Just love the whole card and thank you for the HOW TO DO! I am going to make 1 with your dimensions.

Donna K said...

GREAT card, Shelly. Perfectly pink and oh so pretty. Those owls are too precious! What a way to show support.

Barb said...

This is Awesome! What a great project for a wonderful cause!

Carolyn said...

Shelly, your owl box is darling. I went nuts over FIGHT LIKE A GIRL. You are so clever!

Thanks for sharing your measurements with us.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh this is perfect! Love how you used those owls for Breast Cancer Awareness! Wonderful!

NanaConnie said...

O do love box cards but have never made one. This one is incredible! Great cause, of course (says a 13-year survivor!) :-D

Julie Odil said...

Very nice card! thanks for joining our shaped card challenge this week at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT

Desire Fourie said...

These girly owls are so cute. Love the pink and brown.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

MiamiKel said...

Oh shell, this is out of this world amazing! So much detail and love the step by step pictures. The owls were a cute play on words for this inspiring card and box, my friend :) Wonderful!

Unknown said...

Very clever! I just love those little owls! Thanks for sharing with us at Eureka!

Penny said...

Really love the box cards, though I don't take the time to make them! I admire everyone who does! :^)
This is really cute! Love the fun owls, the pretty papers, and all the cool embellies! Great sentiments, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Have a great weekend!

alethea said...

What a creation! It is absolutely amazing!! Thanks for joining us at CYP this week! HUgsxx

kReN said...

Love your box card and you are SO kind to include the measurements for us math-challenged folks! Perfect card for our awareness challenge at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us!
@ http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Sandy Fredrick said...

Wonderful design. I love how you used the owls in the design and added the little piccolo elements.

E. Marie said...

What a great project with a great theme. Love the little owls. Thank you for sharing in the Sparkle N Sprinkle October Creative Challenge.