They are so much fun to make. And every one I make I like more than the last one I made. Until I see a picture of the last one, then I think "how cool is that? I made that!" Yeah, my head works in mysterious ways, for sure.
So, one of my best forever friends had a birthday a couple of days ago and I made her a box card. I used the party card from the Summer Box Cards kit from SVGCuts.com. I used three stamps, one was Hot of the Press's "Janie's Girlfriends", Fiskar's Make a Wish and Inkadinkadoo's Happy Occasions.
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The finished card.
Pieces cut out - I used scraps for the smaller pieces
Starting the assembly - I've already put the envelope together
Ready to make the "box"
The sentiment on the back...funny thing here...I texted my friend a happy birthday message on Sunday - I thought Sunday was the 11th. Brian finally put the calendars up.
The banner for the front of the card
I used a gold Sakura gelly roll pen to color the edges
Inserts are ready to go, let's put this baby together!
The balloons - I used a liberal amount of Imagine Crafts sheer shimmer spray - gold, silver and sparkle
Balloons finished and ribbon added (check out the biggest photo for the shininess of the balloons)
Foam pieces added to the back of the balloons to make them "pop"
Me and glue, we have a thing goin' on ......
First insert installed
Ribbon for the present; the kit came with a paper ribbon thing, but I used real ribbon to "wrap" the packages. I glued the bow knot so it wouldn't pull apart.
I was really annoyed when I had a hard time remembering how to tie a bow
The second insert. The cake has been liberally shimmered and the layers outlined with a silver Gelly Roll pen.
Second insert in place
The third insert - I was pleasantly surprise to find some ribbon in my stash that matched the present in insert #2
The sentiment on the back of the card
The folded card, ready to be mailed.
And that's it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.