Keepsake Birthday Card and Box

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Posted on 11th August 2018 by Sylvia Ames
Filed under Projects And Cards By Type, Celebration Cards

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Hello, Sylvia here with an 18cm square keepsake card and a matching box to put it in. I was asked to make this special card for a mum's 65th birthday, below is how I designed and put it together.

65Th Birthday Boxed Card Tutorial

Materials used:

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To make the card blank I used an A3 piece of white linen card cutting out an oblong 36cm x 18cm which was folded in half to make the card blank. I then cut a16cm square from the white linen card to print and decorate and add the embellishments, a 17cm square in the contrasting amber pearlescent card was cut to layer the stencilled and printed card onto.

I picked a selection of dies which went together and cut them out from white and coloured card, making sure I had enough shapes to make up both the card and the box. These were edged, coloured and stamped ready to add to the front of the card and the box lid.

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To co-ordinate with the die cuts I chose a pink and orange/yellow scheme to stencil a pretty background using the honeycomb stencil. I left plenty of white space where I wanted the sentiments to be printed. The sentiments were computer generated, spaced out leaving room to add the the die cuts to the card and then printed directly onto the stencilled panel.

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The printed panel was layered onto the pearlescent card and then onto the card blank. I then added the die cuts, placing them first to get the balance right before sticking in place with 3D sticky pads and glue. A few sequins and a jump ring were added to finish the card.

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The matching box was made using a score board and the front panel was created the same as for the card front, stencilling, printing the sentiment and adding die cuts. A pink ribbon was fixed to the base of the box leaving a two inch overhang to help lift the card from the box and a stencilled tissue paper liner was also added.

I always keep A3 and 12" x 12" card in my stash for creating projects that cannot be made from A4 card, or when using my Silhouette cutting machine. You can buy a pick and mix box of A3 card or just a pack of 10 sheets from papermilldirect.

Sylv xx

Tagged: design team, die cuts, stencilling

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