Monday, June 18, 2018

Graduation Box Card

I have been wanting to make a box card for awhile, especially since I purchased the Box Card Die Set from The Stamps of Life by Stephanie Barnard.  Crafting a special graduation card for my DSD was the perfect time to give box card making a go!

Only one sheet of gold and one sheet of maroon were used in creating this fun card.  I started with the aforementioned Box Card Die Set, with a few additions.  Sizzix Framelits Drop-Ins 560147 added a few details to the center stand up pieces.  I also used Quickutz dies for the Grad Cap, diploma, Balloons, and Streamers.

A view from one side . . .

 . . . and then the other.  So many fun things to look at in this die cut card!  All the center decorations are die cut in positive and reverse images.  Recycled packaging is used for mounting the decorations to the mechanism inside the box card.  Xyron and glue dots were my friends to adhere this master piece together!

The envelope is made from another sheet of maroon cardstock, and a few remaining die cuts decorate the outside.  This card did not stay within the size of an A2 card so the custom sized envelop was necessary!

I love how the card folds flat for mailing, or in this case hand carrying on the flight to Arizona!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I still have a few more graduation cards to share, stay tuned!

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  1. A super box card, love the colours and the super elements. Thank you for joining our 'Use two or more dies' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  2. This is absolutely wonderful and I love those colors.

  3. Now that is a fantastic creation! Works so brilliantly for graduation, makes me think of when they throw their caps up in the air :D Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting With Friends XXX

  4. Oh my what an awesome box - LOVE all the elements and that you kept the pallette so limited !!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

  5. WOW! Stunning box card! Perfect for a graduation celebration too! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  6. Beautiful exploding box card.
    Thank you very much for joining us in the party of the 4th anniversary of Retarte.
    We wait for your comment in the blogs to access the Anniversary prizes
    Maria Pilar DT

  7. Fabulous creation.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  8. Pop-up box cards are always fun...and that one is perfect for graduation! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle


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