Handmade gifts are the best kind to give! Re-create this card using the tutorial from Alexia below, and be sure to adapt it for use year round by changing patterned papers and colours, seasonal images, or anything else you can think of! This would make a great gift for Father’s Day which is coming up soon, instead of using a stamped image use a family photo! (please note: Alexia has used some stamps only available in the US, but we’ve shared some suggestions for replacements in the supply list below!).
Crafter’s Companion Supplies:
Other Supplies: Ribbon
Step 1: Prepare a card stock that is 7 x 11″ in size. Score according to the dotted lines in the picture above. Then cut the lines that are solid and marked with ‘X’ and remove the areas marked “Discard”.
Step 2: Fold along the dotted line and glue the flaps close to form a box as shown above.
Note: Step 3 – 8 use picture above as reference.
Step 3: Prepare a 3 3/8″ x 9 3/8″ card stock. Line up against scoring board horizontally and score at 1/2″ intervals as shown in dotted lines in Picture A above. Rotate card stock 180 degree to the left and repeat the step with the other side of card stock.
Step 4: Use a circle die from crafter’s companion (second largest) and make a die cut in the middle. Now fold all the scored lines from Step 3.
Step 5: Prepare card stock squares B, C and D, 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ for B and 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ for C and D. Score at 3/4″ for both C and D.
Step 6: Stamp and colour the image using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and prepare the sentiment. We would suggest using a stamp from the ‘Angelica and Friends’ stamp sets as an alternative to the stamp used in the photographs.
Step 7: Take the result from Step 4 and glue it to the center of the box in Step 2. Glue card stock ‘B’ to the back of the circle opening. Adhere colored/stamped image behind the circle window. If prefer, die-cut the stamped image with the same circle die then adhere on top of card stock ‘B’.
Step 8: Glue card stock squares ‘C’ and ‘D’ to the left and right sides of the box, as illustrated in the picture above. Lastly, insert flaps of ‘C’
You should have something like this:
Step 9: To finish off the project tie ribbon around it and it’s ready to be given to your friends and family!
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