Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Box Card

I am having fun trying different card styles. I really like the looks of this one!
This is called a box card and I used the great tutorial at Splitcoaststampers. It starts with a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of patterned paper. With scoring and folding, it becomes a box. It is perfect for a gift card or cash! The finished card will measure 4 1/4" square. My papers are K&Company Watercolor Bouquet. This is a very pretty pack of double-sided paper and I love the colors and designs!

The following photo shows the box, belly band, and the inside panel.

I used the Cricut Lite Lacy Labels cartridge for the scallop-edge labels. This image is the last one on the second line of the keypad--Joy label. I did not cut the shift layer for Joy. I used a Just Rite Happy Birthday stamp for the sentiment. I have not worked with these stamps before, but I do like the finished look. I stamped the image using Martha Stewart Forget Me Not blue ink and then used the center point function on the Expression to cut the scallop label. The flower is cut using Martha Stewart Layering Daisy. Pop dots are used in between the layers and pearls from my stash finish the flower. For the belly band I cut 1 1/2" x 10" strip of patterned paper, wrapped it around the card keeping it loose and glued the ends. You want this so it will slide off and on the card. The inside panel is cut 4" x 4", inked edges and corners are rounded.
Martha Stewart Flower Shower Punch is used on the strips on the box edges.

Hope you enjoy this card! If you try one, let me know so I can visit!

Birthday Sundaes - Ch.21 - Birthday (Hope a Box Card works!)
Anything Goes - Happy Birthday/ Celebration
Joyful Stamper Inspire Me Fridays link up party


  1. Glenda,
    One word...Gorgeous! This is just breath taking! I love the stamp you used and the way you cut the scallop label around it. This box card is so cute. I have it on my list to make one. You know how much I love your creations. This is a clear example of why I am a fan of yours.

  2. Such a beautiful box card
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  3. This is so pretty and beautiful! I love the papers you used! Love it. :)Amy

  4. Glenda, this card is stunning. So elegant and dainty. I love everything you make. I must make one of these. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Beautiful box card,pretty papers too.
    Jayne x

  6. This is beautiful, glenda. I love to make these, too. I love the paper you used. I intend to make some for Christmas gift cards this year. I just have to find double-sided Christmas paper.

  7. Oh My Glenda this is so clever! I love this idea!
    Beautiful Job!

  8. OOoooh love this box card! I will have to give one a try! Beautiful card and gorgeous flower!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes!

  9. Wow! This card is amazing. I love the papers and the scalloped circle. Makes me want to get out my Just Rite stamps. Beautiful, just gorgeous.

  10. Bee-utiful Box Card. Especially like the pastel paper. Not made one of these before.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. How gorgeous!! The paper is amazingly beautiful! It is such a fun fold too! Thanks for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes! I hope you'll join us again next week!

  12. This is totally amazing Glenda...I never saw one of these, very cool!
    Gorgeous Glenda!!!
    hugs & blessings!

    Thanks for sharing your creativity to inspire others @ Inspire Me Fridays

  13. This is truly jaw dropping! So elegant and really fab!

  14. This is so absolutely beautiful, Gloria! You did a fabulous job with the box card! The paper is so pretty! LOVE this!! :)


  15. WOW! This is absolutely stunning! The soft colours are GORGEOUS!!
    (Glenda, please let me know what cartridge(s) you used for tomorrow's challenge at FCCB. You can email me at smallbitsofpaper(at)hotmail.com with the information. Thanks!)

  16. Your birthday box is gorgeous Glenda! I love the pretty papers you used:)Awewsome!
    Sherrie K