Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. I have been wanting to make today’s fun card for awhile now. My son’s birthday is next month and we will be celebrating a little early when we get together for Easter next weekend. My husband and I like to give our children “an experience” for their birthday and this year I have a fun event planned, something I know he has not done before. This boX in a card is perfect to put a clue to his gift.
I used the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper for his card and box. I absolutely love the plaid and love that the whole paper pack has a masculine feel! This fun card is really much easier to create than it looks. The card base is a standard 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4. Next, you need to cut out the section for the box to sit. Keep your card folded and with the fold at the top, line up the card with the right side at 1 inch and cut from the top down to 2 inches. Then move the card so it is lined up at the 2 1/2 inch mark on the left side and cut from the top down to the 2 inch point.
Turn your card to the side and cut between the lines to remove the 2 inch square (which is actually 2 x 4 when you open it).
To make the box you need a 3 x 3 piece of coordinating cardstock and a 6 x 6 piece of DSP. Score the DSP at 2 inches on all 4 sides. Trim in on the score lines on two opposite sides. Apply glue in the 4 corners, bring the middle flaps up, the back flaps forward, and the front flaps go back last. This way you have smooth corners on the front of your box.
To make the lid, score just under 1/2 inch on all 4 sides. Trim in on score lines on two opposite ends, notch the corners, and fold on the score lines. Apply glue to the four corners and adhere to form the lid.
I added a 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 strip of coordinating DSP to a layer of Gold Foil and adhered it to the front of my card. I cut the Happy Birthday Thinlits in Very Vanilla cardstock and did a little “surgery”‘ with my paper snips to separate the words before adhering to the card.
I added some Gold Natural Trim to the box before placing it in the card. I just love how the box sits in the card!
This would be a great way to gift cash for someone or put a small (light) gift or candy inside. I printed out the reservation for our adventure. He is going to be so surprised as he is planning to take me out for dinner for my birthday and I am going to give this to him after dinner. Everyone else is planning to meet at the event and surprise him. He does not read my blog so as long as his cousins don’t slip and tell I should be able to pull this adventure off!
The sentiment I used on the inside is from Birthday Wit Stamp Set. I had to use this one for my son! Several years ago he came home and I was wrapping a gift for my husband for Valentine’s Day. My son wanted to know what it was and I told him a paper shredder. His comment was , “Oh boy, nothing says I Love You like a paper shredder!” (Just to let you know, my husband loved his paper shredder and actually wore it out from using it all the time! He even went out it replaced it the same day it broke! I’d say he loves it!!)
The sentiment is stamped on a 2 x 5 1/4 piece of Very Vanilla. You could just as easily stamp a vertical stamp.
Did you notice any changes here? I started out thinking I was going to use Tranquil Tide for my son’s card then decided I liked Night of Navy better with the DSP I chose. Now I have my next card almost done!
Hope you have an eXcellent day!
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