8 Mar 2013

So Many Things to Share!

Wow, time has not only flown in this past month, it's broken the sound barrier!!! I've visited family, I've been to the Calgary Regional, my Mom broker her hip and is recovering well, But now

OK, so let's get to the good stuff. I promised you a tutorial on how to make the WOW cards with the insert:

I am using the Happy Birthday Card for my sample, but you could change it to Get Well, Congratulations, or whatever you like.

1. Cut your cardstock base to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (shown here in green). Decorate the front of your card however you wish, I used the Tea for Two DSP and the sentiment is from Bring on the Cake. The ribbon is from the Sale-a-bration brochure - Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack.

2. Cut coordinating cardstock or DSP to make your insert. Cut two pieces 5 1/2" . square. Score each piece at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 3 3/4", and 5".

3. The small strip left at the end is where you attach your sticky strip or snail.

4. Make sure your box is flat when you attach the ends together - otherwise it will not lay flat inside your card when it is closed.

5. Create the two boxes and then place them so that the tabs are on the inside where they won't show.

6. Add two strips of Sticky Strip on each end of one side of one box as shown. Remove the plastic and attach the two boxes together.

7. This creates your box with the open center for gift cards, cash, tissues, or photos.

8. Now place your box inside the card, mark the two bottom sections of the box that touch the card base.

9. Remove the box and add glue/Sticky Strip/snail to the card base.

10. Place the marked side of the box on top of the adhesive, and fold it flat toward the bottom of the card.

11. Place adhesive on the first side/section of the top of the box closest to the score line of the base card.

12. Fold your card closed and press to make sure the card front attaches to the box insert.

13. Open your card, and tuck your surprise inside the box! You may also add a sentiment or embellishments.
For more ideas, see the previous post (or simply scroll down...)

These are fun and easy to make, and always bring a smile! I hope you give it a try!

Happy Stamping!

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