Lately I’ve been on this spinner card kick. I’m tickled over this one.
*CONTINUOUSLY CLICK ON THE RIGHT ARROW TO SPEED IT UP.
“Thinking of You” card.
I’ve worked long and hard on my new passion. The more you learn, the more you realize there is to learn. My paper quality was bothering me. After much research, I discovered there were more choices of paper weight than what I was finding at this particular craft store. The hunt began. Meanwhile I decide to make up some Korean Drama Valentine cards for my online shop. I was so excited and stayed up many late nights making these cards perfect. I took more than an hour to set up my shop parameters because I was being very careful and didn’t want to make mistakes.
I had no idea what chipboard, a word book, a shape book or a mini album was before I started this. You betcha I know now. The adventure continues!
This was a very happy experiment. I decided to make hand made Christmas cards this year. My goal was to make each one distinctly different. It was like magic was in my hands. Enjoy.
I got really excited when I discovered the “Exploding Box”. I thought right away that they would make great “thank you” gifts. An exploding box is a type of folded, mini album which may have interior or exterior embellishments arranged on layers consisting of four “flaps”. When folded upwards, these flaps form a box shape which is then held in place by a square lid.
Next I gathered together the supplies needed: Three different colors of 12″ x 12″ card stock, 8.5″ x 11″ card stock for top, decorative paper, printed images, die cut outs, scorer and board, double sided craft tape, glue, glue dots, and embellishments.
I trimmed down the three pieces of card stock to be stacked in layers at center of exploding box from large to small. Sizes were: 12″ x 12″, 11.75″ x 11.75″, and 11.5″ x 11.5″
1) Score each piece of card stock at the 4″ mark, rotate & score three more times at that mark. You should have nine squares bordered by score lines. 2) Cut out the four corner squares. 3) Use a corner cutter to round edges. 4) Tape medium sized to larger, then tape smallest to medium sized creating three layers.
I embellished the bottom, large (blue) layer first, then the medium (gold), then the smallest (burgundy). The embellishments of these layers represent the various themes and charity projects of our organization.