Sunday, November 29, 2015

Merry Christmas card in a box

Hello!  Kara here today.  I wanted to share a card in a box I created.   I love to make this style of card.  It is super simple and turns out so adorable!!  With this style of card, if you don't make them over the top stuffed full, they will fold up to A2 size and off in the mail they go.

This holiday season, it is my goal to make enough cards to take to local nursing homes.  I like to mix things up and not always do 'traditional' colors.  As I flipped through my paper stack, I came across some gorgeous colors and decided to give it a go.   I am so happy with the outcome.
As I prepared my card in a box.  I first cut out all of the die cuts I thought I'd use.  I did end up with a few extra that I did not use, but they will be perfect for another card.  Nothing ever goes to waste.
As I built my card, I had things so many different ways.  The center steppers in the card can be as filled as you'd like or as empty as you'd like.  I didn't make mine too filled this time.  I wanted the card to be some what plain and not over done.
I used the Holiday Tag from the Whispers collection and cut off the top portion of the tag.  I then traced the die to get a solid background.   I used the negative portion of the tag for my first stepper.  The snowflake and reindeer.  These may be hard to pick up in the photo, but I attached them with transparency film.  The Holiday Tag can be found here
I then cut out Merry Christmas from the sweet wordlet series and placed it on a contrasting background.
On the back of the card, I decided to place my Christmas tree there.  The Christmas tree is the Delicate Tree and can be found here .  The back can be as plain as you'd like.  It is also where I write my sentiment for the person receiving my card.  Since this will be going to a nursing home, I don't need tons a space to write a note.. Just a simple think of you and Merry Christmas.
I dabbed every part of the card with some wink of stella and it is beautiful! You can never have enough shimmer and shine, in my opinion. LOL  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you find some inspiration from my card in a box.  I'd love to hear your suggestions or if you have any questions.  Don't hesitate to leave me a comment!
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One last photo, here you can see the front layer of the center portion