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'Chin up' 4x4 Cards with matching gift box

Posted by Donna Clerkin-James on


I'm so excited to be sharing my first guest design team project for the store! I decided to make some cards and a box for my first project using the following store supplies.

  • 4 Card bases - cut at 4x8" and folded or scored in the middle at 4"
  • for the card mats I used 4 pieces of watercolour card stock cut at 3 7/8 x 3 7/8"
  • the box base piece is cut to 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 and scored at 1 3/4 on all four sides
  • for the lid you need another piece of card stock cut at 7x7" and scored at 1" on all four sides.
  • I used distress oxide inks in Worn lipstick, Broken china, Cracked pistachio and wilted violet.  I also used versafine onyx black ink.
  • the stamp sets I used in this project are Chin Up!, Wings,It's In The Mail and The Bee's Knees

The first thing I did was take my oxide inks and 'smooshed' them on a plastic page protector, I then sprayed some water on it and I pulled the watercolor cardstock through the watered down ink till i was happy with the result.  I repeated this with all the colors individually.  when they were dry I stamped the solid butterfly in the same color a few times on each piece, then I stamped the detail butterfly on top. I then mounted them to my 4x4 card bases, I also added a white mat on the inside (only because I had used black card bases) and stamped the little stitched trail from the The Bee's Knees a few times on the inside.  Then I stamped the sentiments from Chin Up! set to finish them off. I stamped the lid using the same colors and the middle sized heart for It's In The Mail set.

For the box I scored all the sides as mentioned above and made a vertical cut to the horizontal line in each corner and cut out a small wedge then I glued the tabs to the sides to for the base and repeated the same thing on the lid and tied it up with some ribbon, there is a little extra room inside for little treats if you need it.

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  • Thank you for sharing. Loved the end product. Cards turned out nice.

    Deborah Weilert on
  • Beautful

    Linda Hott on
  • Nice job – can’ wait to make this one too!

    Terry on

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