Friday, February 19, 2010

New Card Box - Part One

I'm applying to be a teacher at the Close to my Heart convention in July and have to submit five projects. I had four already but needed the fifth so I whipped up this cardbox. It's created with a My Acrylix Organizer box that normally holds our stamp sets. I wanted to try our new Topstitch paper for this box, so pretty, with pinks and blues. Today I'll be showing you how to make the front.

Cut your paper as follows:

4 1/4" by 6 1/4" chocolate cardstock
4" by 6" pattern paper
2" by 6" pattern paper
2 1/2" colonial white cardstock circle
2 3/4" chocolate cardstock circle
3" by 1" colonial white cardstock
3 1/4" by 1 1/4" blush pink cardstock

You'll also need some scrap colonial white cardstock for stamping too. Distress everything with chocolate ink.

Glue the large pattern paper to the chocolate background cardstock. About a 1/2" down from top, glue the 2" by 6" pattern paper.

Stamp the word or name of your choice on the long colonial white cardstock piece with vineyard berry ink and the Precious Alphabet set then glue it to the blush pink cardstock.

Stamp the large flower from the Endless Friendship stamp set in heavenly blue ink on the colonial white cardstock circle then stamp two more flowers. Glue the white circle to the chocolate circle.

Cut out the other two flowers and layer them on the flower you stamped on the circle so the flower looks very full.

Stamp the circle on the stamp set in the center of the flower in blush pink then the little star stamp inside of that in vineyard berry. Glue the whole thing about a 1/2 inch from the left and bottom of the front piece. Attach your name or title piece 1/4" up from the bottom, 1/2" from the right hand side, letting it overlap as shown.

Stamp the other large flower on the Endless Friendship set into the blush pink and roll the edges in the vineyard berry three times.

Stamp the centers in vineyard berry, (both the center and the star). Cut them out and glue on as shown. I also added a small butterfly from the Friendship's Flight in heavenly blue and vineyard berry which you may do if you have that set.

Now add window charms to the centers of all your flowers and attach the whole thing with Tombow glue and glue dots to the front of your box. You want it to really stick well so don't be stingy with the glue. Tomorrow I'll show you how to make the sides.


  1. Run Barb Run!!! Great job!! Love the colors and the idea!! You will be a shoe in for Extravaganza!!! Can't wait to see you in Disney World!!