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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114 Comments

  1. What a spectacular new collection Becca has here with Chantilly Lace! A total delight for lace lovers, like me (& I know I’m in very good company!). Isn’t it just like generous Becca to share creative & thoughtful ways to use these die? She does all the hard work to make us look good! Now, which ones are my favorites? Impossible to choose…

    1. My sweet friend Sandy, thank you, thank you and thank you!! Your work is so lovely and I can hardly wait to see what you make!!

  2. Niezwykła kolekcja cudnych wykrojników, jestem pod ogromnym wrażeniem. Piękne prace 🙂 Pozdrawiam 🙂

  3. Absolutely elegant! Becca, you help to add beauty to this world. Thank you for all your hard word to put creativity into our hands so we can share it with others!

    1. Oh Sue, it’s definitely my pleasure! What a lovely, lovely thing to say!!

  4. Wow, stunning works, so creative! Love these dies, they are very beautiful and elegant!

    1. Thank you Scrappamondo. So glad you like them and so appreciate your kind words!

  5. Becca, I absolutely love this new collection! How wonderful to have paper lace to use on all our projects, and this project is a stunning example of what we can do with them. You are so talented!

    1. Thank you sweet friend, so grateful for the kind words! I can’t wait to see what you create!

  6. Beca, You never cease to amaze me! No wonder your site is Amazing Paper Grace. I’m always amazed by your vision!

    1. Lorraine, thank you for those sweet words. When I’m designing, sometimes I wonder but I try to go with my heart. So glad you liked the vision of where it led!

  7. Hi Spellbinders,
    Becca has done it again, what a talent she is, aren’t you lucky she teamed up with you. This die set is superb. I love your projects today. I would love to have a lesson with Becca one day but I live on the other side of the globe. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Rene from OZ x

    1. Hi Rene, I had to just pop in today and say that perhaps one day I’ll get to come over. So many of my sweet craft friends live on the other side of the globe with you. Thank you so, so much for your kind words!

  8. Your designs are spectacular. I love the boxes. The lids are exquisite and your bows always look so professional. Just love your designs.

    1. Carole thank you for your kind words! The boxes are so easy as can see in the tutorial. A couple of snips and a bow and voila!!

  9. These are so elegant! LOVE!

  10. So elegant! Thank you Becca for using your creativity & talents to enable us to share with others!

    1. My pleasure Sue! Thank you for your kind words!!

  11. Thank you so much for the instructions to make one of your beautiful gift boxes and card.
    It’s hard to chose a favourite but Bella Rose abs Coralene’s Chemise are running neck and neck so it looks like the two of the. Will be jumping in my basket.

    1. Lol Jennie, first of all, thank you so much for your kind words. I think your picks will give you a lot of mileage. They look beautiful layered over each other as well as alone. Happy Creating!!

  12. Just when I think no one can come up with dies that are new and different enough from what I already have to make me drool over them, Becca does it again. Love, love, love the Chantilly Lace collection!

    1. Wow Kay, thank you so much! I have to say that it is a challenge to be different but your kind comment lets me know that perhaps I did. This collection is so close to my heart – I’m so glad you like it!!

  13. Hi Becca you never fail to satisfy our creative juices !!!
    How gorgeous are these dies and what you achieve is so
    beautiful and also so feminine incredibly exquisite Go Girl
    Hugs Pam XXX

    1. My sweet friend, thank you!! I have been so busy, slept through emails and such and now you see why! Thank you for celebrating this release with me!! I’m so grateful for your kind words!

  14. Love these new dies and seeing ways to use them other than as cards. Thanks for the beautiful designs!

    1. Beverly thank you for stopping by! Never stop creating!

  15. Oh, Becca, what a beautiful collection. I may have to buy every new die. It is so wonderful that you design dies that not only make a card, but one can make a matching box, etc, too. My favorite of these latest dies in this collection is Annabelle’s Trousseau . I can hardly wait to get my hands on this one.

    1. Sweet friend, thank you!! I have to say that hearing you talk erases any doubt I may have had. I design what I love and hope that it pleases, your kind words are an inspiration 🙂

  16. Becca love your box and cards, thanks for showing how to make them. Lovely as always.

    1. Yvonne, thank you so much!!

  17. Wow what patience you must have. These are so elegant and pretty amazing.

    1. Thanks for stopping in Cindy and more than that, thanks for your kind words!!

  18. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of your new collection! They are all so well coordinated!

    1. Thank you so much Wanda. I probably obsess about the details when I’m designing and it takes a long time so your comment is music to my heart! This collection is almost like a child to me – I babied it for so long. So glad you popped in help me celebrate the release!

  19. These dies make some I have look sick LOL, Not rreally they are also awesome!! Love them all.

    Ann Robbins

    1. My sweet friend, so glad you could pop over. These have kept me busy for the past couple of months and so glad to be able to share them now 🙂

  20. Wow! What a fantastic project. Your step-by-step directions are fantastic!! I love this set of dies – each of them are gorgeous!!

    1. Thank you Stephanie, it’s a work of heart – I really enjoyed putting this project together 🙂

      1. Becca your new dies are great and your creations always get better and better.

        1. Thank you so much Jackie, I appreciate the sweet feedback!!

  21. This Chantilly set is fabulous as is the designs made with them

  22. Gorgeous box and card ensemble! So much lovely detail to these dies…. love this beautiful new collection by Becca!

  23. Oh Becca, you are one very talented lady! I am over the moon in love with ALL of these new dies and the samples are so elegantly perfect. (If you need a place to ship the samples, I’d gladly take them, just teasing).
    I can’t wait to get my hands one these dies and have some fun!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity, samples and always having such inspirational thoughts on your blog🦋

  24. Your cards are always a real masterpiece and so creative. Love how you use the dies to make so many different beautiful projects. Thank you for the wonderful step by step tutorial!

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