With the numerous collections of Canvas Corp papers, it is extremely easy to mix and match and build up the theme you need at any given moment.
This week, Irit Shalom was working on her Valentine’s Day cards and made those unusual beauties with a built-in gift box!
Let’s see how she achieved that…
Sometimes we need to make a simple, yet fancy card and then to add to it a small gift, like a jewelry piece or a few candies. This kind of cards is just perfect for such case. In almost no time and without any unusual tools you can make a fancy design of a card with a small gift box standing on top of it. All you need is good heavy cardstock, a knife or a trimmer, score board (if you have one) and any embellishments that you already have in your stash or which you can die cut from the scraps lying around. The card is so easy to make that it can be done with kids – just remember to help them with the cutting.
Iris used the following products:
Canvas Corp Kraft cardstock
Canvas Corp Black and Kraft French Script cardstock
Canvas Corp Black and Kraft Toile paper
Canvas Corp Pink on Ivory Toile paper
Canvas Corp Black on Kraft Diamond paper
Canvas Corp Cameras on Ivory paper
Canvas Corp Coral and Ivory Damask paper
Canvas Corp Red on Ivory paper
Canvas Corp Red on Ivory French Sayings paper
Canvas Corp Red and Ivory Damask paper
Canvas Corp His and Hers Mix&Match pad: His and Hers Sayings on Ivory paper, Black and Ivory French Script paper, His and Hers on Ivory paper
Canvas Corp Black cord
Wooden heart- BoBunny
Big Shot, Dies- BoBunny heart and non branded other
Brown ink, Silk flower
Score boards- Martha Stewart
Craft knife, Distress tool
Cut Kraft cardstock to 8 5/8”*5 5/8”. Cut patterned cardstock to 8 1/2*5 1/2”.
Distress the edges of the patterned cardstock layer and ink around.
Glue the second layer over the basic Kraft layer. Measure the cut size: 1” from the right side , 2” to the top and 2” wide. It actually makes the 2*2” square that we cut from 3 sides over folded card and get 4*2” rectangle slot.
This is how the card looks after the knife cuts when not folded.
Cut 6*6” cardstock piece. Score it on 2” and 4” horisontal and then flap and score on 2 and 4” vertical. The folds are seen from the back of the cardstock in this photo.
Make 4 cuts as shown – 2 from each side and fold and glue the box base.
Check to see if the box fits well inside the card and trim the card if the slot is too small.
Score 3*3” cardstock piece on a bit less then 1/2” from each side. Cut 4 cuts as shown.
Assemble the box as shown above.
Embellish the card front with die cuts leaves (all Kraft cardstock used to make the cards). Add wooden hearts and a flower to one card. Tie the cord over the first card box. Embellish the second card with die cut pieces and a die cut heart. Add the hand cut cardstock sentiment. Embellish the top of the second box with small flowers
I hope you like the idea. I am definitely filling my boxes with some heart-shaped powder sweets this year!
– Irit –