Happy New Year! So happy to be sharing another year of my little creations with you, thank you so much for all your comments, support and kind encouragement over the last couple of years. I hope I can continue to provide a little inspiration for you into 2014. So to kick things off I wanted to share with you my version of the ‘Card in a Box’ idea that I originally saw in a video by Monica Gale (a UK Stampin’ Up! demonstrator). I loved the idea and went ahead and followed her instructions to make one using the upcoming Sale-A-Bration DSP Sweet Sorbet with the Petal Parade Stamp Set.
This is what I came up with on my first attempt.
I really loved the idea but the finished folded card is too big for a standard envelope, however you can certainly use the Envelope Punch Board from Stampin’ Up! to make a coordinating envelope.
I am always looking for ways to make things easier (and cheaper LOL) so thought that with just a little tweaking this card could easily fit into a pre-made Stampin’ Up! C6 envelope that we can purchase in the Australian/New Zealand catalogue. This version of my card in a box is made using the Gingham Garden DSP and the Backyard Basics stamp set from Stampin’ Up! The Backyard Basics come with coordinating framelits which make creating this card so much quicker than hand cutting out the elements (which is how I made the Petal Parade version!)
This was my first real play with the Backyard Basics set and I have a feeling it won’t be my last!
The writing panel for my version of this great card is a little narrower than Monica’s version but you can still write heaps on it and you could always write sideways along the length of the card!
I thought I would do a video for the measurements of my modified version (finished folded dimensions 4-1/4″ x 6″) for those crafters like me that don’t always want to bother with a custom envelope.
I have another one of these Card in a Box creations with a ‘male’ theme that I will share in a post tomorrow.