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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The box is 4″ wide, 2″ deep and 5″ tall and comfortably holds 4 bow adorned cards.
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.
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.
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″
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
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.
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!
Becca Feeken – www.amazingpapergrace.com
- S6-129 Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die
- S5-330 Lunette Arched Borders
- PE-100 Platinum™ 6 Die Cutting And Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform
- T-001 Tool ‘N One™
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