I still have some gifts to get, all the wrapping has to be done and we are still missing something on the ground outside! No snow!!
So, my friends, if you have snow where you are - could you please send some our way. Just for Christmas - that would be fine - thank you :-)
Anyway, on to today's post. A new Challenge is starting over at Emerald Creek Dares our theme is Happy Holidays. We were asked to design something that would send our Holidays Wishes to all of you out there in blog land!
I have one wish for you all - that you have the most amazing Holiday Season, that you are able to get together with friends and family that you hold dear.
I also would like it to snow! Hence Let it Snow on the front of my card today using the wonderful stamp from Emerald Creek and some silver embossing powder.
Now, this is not just some ordinary card, I have made a book box card. I used the tutorial from Beccy's Place, but changed the measurements to make my 5" by 5" card and a little deeper too! The measurements needed for this size card are as follows:
For the card base, you need a 10 7/8" by 5" piece of card stock. You will score this on the long edge at 5" and 5 7/8" this will give you a 7/8" spine. For the box element you will need 4 strips of card stock that measure 8" by 4 6/8" and you will score all of them along the long edge at every 1/2". Concertina the folds, starting and ending with a mountain fold. If you refer to Beccy's tutorial she has great photo's to show you how to link the box pieces. It's a little fiddly with the narrower folds but it turns out wonderfully :-) After folding, I inked all the edges of the folds with Vintage Photo Distress ink - it's easier to do this before you fix them together and I did both sides.
All the papers for my project are from the wonderful Polkadoodles Studio 12 Picknix 3 - Nordic Winter collection.
The wonderful wreath on the front was made using some foliage from Polkadoodles Frosted Winter collection. I printed and cut (using my Silhouette Cameo) making three layers and inking all the edges of all the layers, with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
The wreath has been decorated with Pine Cone Charms, Mini Victorian Snowflake on the white tulle bow and the wonderful Squirrel Charm from Emerald Creek. Of course I had to add some glitter, and textured snow!
Now then, here is the inside of my book box card. The left panel is for a message to be left. The inside of the box holds this wonderful paper wreath. In the centre of which I have added another Mini Victorian Snowflake.
Closer look at the wreath and the depth of the box.
There is something special about this card. Here is the back of the card - it might give you a clue ;-) I used one of the beautiful Victorian Snowflakes to secure the ribbon.
You see, it's extra special because that paper wreath can be removed from the card! It is a Christmas ornament to be hung on the tree! When you remove the ornament, you have the Christmas sentiment underneath :-) The paper wreath is all hand made using the same papers as the card, each little cone is just 1.75" in length! The finished ornament is 3.5" in size.
And a close up of the ornament :-)
Other than the box element of the card, I designed the rest using my Silhouette Cameo and Design Studio, and am pleased how it all came together in the end :-)
I hope you enjoyed stopping by today. Why not go and check out what my fabulous teamies have been up to as well, and enter the challenge over at Emerald Creek Dares. You could win a $25 gift certificate to the Emerald Creek Store!
Kim (the Boss) - Emerald Creek
Claudia - Von Pappe II
Diana - Missusgmoments
Cathy - Amethyst Dragonfly's Alcove
Julia - Paradise Lost
Shilpa - Neon Diary
Katelyn - A Creative Journey
So, I will leave you for today with such wonderful inspiration.
I am entering this card in the following challenges.
Southern Ridge Trading Company - Christmas Words Challenge (closes 31 Dec)
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges - Challenge #89: Anything Goes - Winter (closes 10 Jan)
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Challenge #119: Anything Goes (closes 11 Jan)
Through the Purple Haze Challenges - December Challenge: Christmas (closes 31 Dec)
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