Happy Hump Day, y’all! I hope you’re having a wonderful week! I’m thrilled to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring red, white and green cardstock which is all on sale this month so be sure to stock up for your holiday crafting! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I have one of the easiest card designs ever to share with you today using Stardream Metallic Jupiter cardstock, Basis Red cardstock, Silk Glitter Opulent Opal cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, Basis Green cardstock and Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock! While I used a die set with a different name for this design team project, I found handwritten measurements for an ‘open box card’ (with angled sides) in my tutorial arsenal and typed up a tutorial that I’ll share. The only differences between the die set and my handwritten instructions are the shape and the width of the box layer strips. And, of course, the sky is the limit with regard to occasion, embellishments and sentiments. ;)
I die cut the card base and box layer strips from Silk Glitter Opulent Opal cardstock and assembled the card. This is where the lightbulb came on… this assembled piece looked familiar so I sat down with my tutorial files (about 6″ worth) and looked through most of the files until I found measurements I had written down (who knows how long ago) for the open box card. If you’re interested, I’ve added the open box card tutorial HERE. Bear in mind that the box layer strips on this project using the die set are slightly narrower but achieve the same result, and the shape is different. I die cut the three poinsettia flowers from Stardream Metallic Jupiter cardstock, the poinsettia leaves from Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock, the greenery and berries from Basis Red cardstock and Basis Green cardstock, and the flower centers from Basis Gold cardstock. I assembled the poinsettias and set them aside. I die cut the sentiment from Stardream Metallic Jupiter cardstock and again from Basis Green cardstock and layered them together with just a tad bit of the dark green showing beneath the red. I stamped the sentiment in green ink on a Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock scrap and die cut it with a stitched rectangle die, and layered it on a slightly larger stitched rectangle die cut from Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock. I adhered one of the poinsettias on the top of the sentiment and adhered the piece to the left side, the second poinsettia to the right side and the third poinsettia in the middle.
Here is a shot from overhead so you can see the construction (which, as mentioned above, is the same as the typical box card but with an open front), and another shot of the card folded flat for mailing in a standard A2 size envelope.
And a few more peeks of the finished project… so loving how this turned out! Let me know if you end up making an open box card using my measurements! This is definitely a fun one! I’ve made several over the years but didn’t use any of them as design team projects so they didn’t get posted on my blog. This design makes beautiful sympathy, birthday, anniversary, and of course Christmas cards!
Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge: #11 November – Anything Goes
2. Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round: November – Something that starts with U, V and/or W (Winter)
3. Classic Design Challenge Blog: #11 November – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #93 – Anything Goes
5. Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: November – Wonderful Winter/Feeling Festive
6. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: November – Anything Goes
7. Your Scrapbook Place: November – Anything Goes
CutCardStock products used:
Silk Glitter Opulent Opal cardstock
Stardream Metallic Jupiter cardstock
Basis Red cardstock
Basis Green cardstock
Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock
Basis Gold cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock
Other products used:
Stamps: Concord & 9th Poinsettia Fill-In stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Eucalyptus ink
Dies/Punches: Concord & 9th Card Stacks base dies, Concord & 9th Poinsettia Fill-In dies, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger Distress Collage Medium, Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!