Becca Feeken of amazingpapergrace.com - Gift Card Ensemble made with a card front die called Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die

Card Front Dies Make a Lovely Gift Box and Card Ensemble

One of my favorite things to do when I first get to play with a card front die is to make it into a box and card ensemble.  Voila, everything matches!  I’ve done this many times over the years and to my delight, it was quite easy to make a top, box and card for a gift ensemble set out of a new card front die from my Chantilly Paper Lace Collection.  Hi there, I’m Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace and  today I’m so tickled to be using new dies from my Chantilly Paper Lace Collection.  I’m going to get you thinking outside of the box here on the blog today and when we are finished, I’ll meet you on my blog — the Amazing Paper Grace Blog –  where the Creative Team is showing each new die in detail for a Blog Hop and Giveaway.

Becca Feeken of amazingpapergrace.com - Gift Card Ensemble made with a card front die called Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die

Card Front Die Design Details:

One of the new dies being introduced, and what I am using today, is Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die.  It’s a big die with lots of options and you won’t be surprised if it is one of my favorites.  The formula is basically the same every time I do this however sometimes the features of the die dictate where lines fall.   Speaking of options, Bella Rose Lattice has many pieces – two are elegant arches that fit in an oval template.  A new set of borders called Lunette Arched Borders also fit into the Bella Rose Lattice template so, I’ve chosen to use the lattice borders from Lunette Arched Borders to make the top to my box. I will show you all then parts of the ensemble, then I’ll  take you through how I put it together  step by step.

Becca Feeken of amazingpapergrace.com - Gift Card Ensemble made with a card front die called Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die

The cards are so simple which makes it so  easy to make a batch or two in one sitting.  In addition, they can be personalized later with a sweet tag or just left blank!

Becca Feeken of amazingpapergrace.com - Gift Card Ensemble made with a card front die called Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die

Need a larger real estate area for a large sentiment?  Place the bow at the bottom or the ribbon removed altogether.  These sweet little cards are 3-1/2″ tall by 5″ wide.

Becca Feeken of amazingpapergrace.com - Gift Card Ensemble made with a card front die called Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die

The top of the box is created by cutting a decorative card front die and it sits snuggly on top of the box to protect the cards within.

Becca Feeken of amazingpapergrace.com - Gift Card Ensemble made with a card front die called Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die

The box is 4″ wide, 2″ deep and 5″ tall and  comfortably holds 4 bow adorned cards.

Becca Feeken of amazingpapergrace.com - Gift Card Ensemble made with a card front die called Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die

Bella Rose Lattice Die accepts additional arching borders like the ones in Lunette Arched Borders.  Here I made an additional box top using another set of inserts.  And now, I’ll show you how it goes together.

Instructions:

Making the Card (repeat four times)
1.  Cut small card 7″ tall by 5″ wide; score in half to make a 3-1/2″ x 5″ landscape card, round corners on bottom two corners.

Becca Feeken - Card Ensemble Tutorial Step 01 with Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die
2.  Cut/emboss Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die including the large oval die.

Becca Feeken - Card Ensemble Tutorial Step 02 with Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die
3.  Hand fold the Bella Rose die cut in half and glue to card base.

Becca Feeken - Card Ensemble Tutorial Step 03 with Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die
4.  Make a 1″ slit along the middle of the fold card base at the fold line.  Then punch a hole in the large loop on the bottom of the card and thread ribbon up through hole and down through slit.  Secure ribbon with tape.  Add a pre-tied bow to ribbon at bottom, center of card.

Making the Box Bottom
1.  Cut two pieces of sturdy card stock to 6-1/2″ x 7-1/2″

Becca Feeken - Card Ensemble Tutorial Step 04 with Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die
2.  With the 6-1/2″ edge at the top of a scoreboard, score at 4″ and 6″ then with the 7-1/2″ edge at the top of a scoreboard, score at 5″ and 7″

Becca Feeken - Card Ensemble Tutorial Step 05 with Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die
3.  Cut as shown, round corners and add ScorTape to right side flaps.
4.  Remove tape liners and lift right piece onto left flap to make one piece.  Fold right flap under then fold entire piece in center (wrong sides together) to engage the remaining flap.  Pop up box from flat to dimensional and close bottom tabs.

Making the Box Top

Becca Feeken - Card Ensemble Tutorial Step 06 with Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die
1.  Cut/emboss Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die, excluding the large oval die but including the arched inserts from Lunette Borders.

Tip:  Placing the border pieces is easy if you use the large oval as a guide but then remove so as to not cut out the oval.

Becca Feeken - Card Ensemble Tutorial Step 07 with Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die
2.  Score 1-1/2″ from each edge turning 90 degrees for each score and as a result, that will give you a total of four score lines.

Becca Feeken - Card Ensemble Tutorial Step 08 with Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die
3.  Cut as shown above.

Becca Feeken - Card Ensemble Tutorial Step 09 with Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die
4.  Trim loops from each end as shown above.

Becca Feeken - Card Ensemble Tutorial Step 10 with Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die
5.  Flex all score lines, bend flaps around end of top and glue sparingly.

So there you have it, a card box and cards that match from a card front die.  By switching the arched borders you could have one of three different top options for your gift giving!

 

Sending hugs!
Becca Feeken – www.amazingpapergrace.com

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Neenah Classic Crest Natural White 80lb Smooth Card Stock, The Fine Touch Metallic Poster Board, Gold/Cream Design Paper, Offray 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, 3M Foam Tape, Corner Rounder, ScorTape

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Becca Feeken

Craft artist Becca Feeken blends a love of sewing, embroidery, needlecrafts and jewelry-making into a passion for gift making and paper crafts. Her distinct style is a romantic elegance with classical and victorian influences, often punctuated with a delicate ribbon bow or handcrafted embellishments.

Her passion for die-cutting began in early 2000 and today motivates her to encourage others in gift making, nurturing faith, creating legacy and giving.
As a licensed die and stamp designer for Spellbinders, her sweetly recognizable designs continue to impact the industry.

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114 Comments

  1. This new die launch is the most amazing ever! These projects are stunning – there is no end to your talents Becca. Absolutely fabulous!
    Doreen R

  2. Your project is absolutely amazing – so delicate and elegant!
    I have completely fallen in love with this new die collection :))
    Thanks for a great tutorial!

  3. Hi
    Becca’s dies are always lovely. These new one’s are no exception. Thank yu for designing them and for the inspiration
    Pat x

  4. Becca never disappoints with her ability to create the most elegant, sophisticated cards, using the most beautiful of dies. I am always awestruck by her creativity.

  5. I am very happy you do like to make boxes with newly released dies! The card set is beyond gorgeous! I bet many crafters will do the same with your new die set. Thank you for the instructions!

    Your new release is fabulous, Becca.

  6. A fabulous project. Every time I try a project and give it away I receive rave reviews! Thanks for inspiring!

  7. What a beautiful box. Love to see the tutorials of how to make your fantastic creations. Can’t imagine how you even think them up. Takes all my brain power just to try to follow the instructions. Some how I missed getting the creative gene that you have when the talents were being passed out.

  8. WOW! I am in love with this collection and nd this notecard set and box is so elegant! These would make wonderful wedding or rehearsal dinner favors! TFS!

  9. Gorgeous Becca, love the dies and you always showcase and create wonderful projects and thanks for the fabulous tutorials, have a lovely day xx

  10. I just LOVE the look of these intricate dies using mirror cardstock. It’s so stylish and elegant! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial on how to create the lovely box and cards. Looking forward to trying it:) What a beautiful gift this will make!

  11. This collection is over the top, Becca. Don’t know how you do it! And your tutorial is great. I guess the Hemstitch die because my grandmother had a linen tablecloth that was hemstitched. Thank you for sharing your beautiful dies.

  12. I love the new collection. it is so you becca. it’s amazing.

  13. Love the beautiful project. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

  14. Bekka always surprises me with her really creative and beautiful designs! Thank you for a great hop and inspiration

  15. Loving gold and cream. Stunning project Becca!
    Joanna

  16. Oh, Wowzers!! I fell head over heels in love with this on Becca’s blog and now… Let’s just say I am so besotted that it is #1 across EVERYTHING on my wishlist!! Another genius and gorgeous hit!!

  17. Just fabulous! Love it all. Thoroughly enjoyed the hop.

  18. These cards are so elegant. Great job

  19. Wow, Becca! These dies are so fabulous! I can’t wait for them to get across the pond!
    Super blog hop too!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK)x

  20. Outstanding as always…your work is so beautiful …love looking at it and dreaming I could make!

  21. Thanks for this idea! I love it and am ready to experiment ASAP!

  22. I love it 🙂

  23. I can’t wait to try this so I guess I’ll have to get busy and order the die..! Great project..!

  24. Becca. You do amazing work and I am in awe of your gorgeous little bag and gift set!!

  25. What can I say that all others haven’t said!?
    Absolutely stunning work of art!
    Thank you for sharing

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