Friday, April 12, 2013

Note cards and box

Hello everyone
Today I am sharing a set of note cards and matching box that I have made.

The little note cards in the box were made using the Scallop Rectangle Nesting Dies
Here's how
To make the cards I folded a piece of white cardstock in half, placed the biggest die on top with the scallops hanging over the edge of the fold as per the photo below.
This is what your card should now look like

Now using the same size die, run another piece of white cardstock through your cuttlebug and attach it to the top of the card.
Your card base is now ready to work on.
I then used the co-ordinating Rectangle Nesting Dies on the front of my card.  I cut one rectangle from the large die in green cardstock and then one from the second largest die using some pretty designer patterned paper.
I also used the both of the die sets to make the sentiment.
To make the hearts I have cut them from chipboard using the Hearts Nesting Dies
To give them a bit more texture, I then embossed them using the Large Damask Flourish embossing folder from the beautiful Elegance Collection.
I painted them and also put some Glossy Accents over the top.  Added a flower with a pearl centre and some leaves and your card is complete.

I made for of these cards and then decided that they needed a pretty little box to go in.
To make the box I cut 2 pieces of white cardstock.  The first piece I cut at  6.25 inches x 7.5 inches.  The second piece needs to be just a fraction less or the lid won't fit your box.
I then scored 1 inch in from all sides and cut to the fold as in the photo below.
You can then glue your tabs together and you have your box ready to be embellished.  To cover the box I cut pieces of  co-ordinations green cardstock and embossed it using the Large Damask Flourish embossing folder.  I then gently sanded back the top layer to leave a whitewashed effect and then stuck my pieces to the box
Now your box needs some "prettying up".  I  cut a circle and a co-ordinating scalloped circle using the circle and scallop nesting dies and adhered that to the middle of the box.  You can now put some bling on and some flowers.  Finish off with your sentiment.
Here's a couple more pics


Thanks for allowing me to share!
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Until next time


  1. Great project Jo. This would be a perfect gift for the older ladies who still write letters :)

  2. Really pretty project Jo. Love the embossing.
    What a lovely gift. ox Marg