Hello Crafty friends!
My best mate Alexia has recently become a proud new home owner (yeay!) and of course, this called for a card! But, she also landed herself a shiny new job too, which, of course, also calls for a card! I decided that i wanted to make a one-of-a-kind, fun, double duty card – and what better way than an exploding box card!
This fun card is full of awesome critters from the SimonSaysStamp Baby Party Animal stamp set. I love it! The stamps were perfect for creating a bunch of animals and some party style accessories such as presents and balloons!
To make the card double sided, i needed to do some reverse stamping! This is a little tricky, but the more you practise, the better you get. In the video i show two different ways to achieve the reverse image of a stamp – first, using acetate and a MISTI stamp tool, and the other using a light box – but you can easily use a window as a make-shift light box if you don’t have a purpose made one. Of course, you could use a stamp that is symmetrical, but i didn’t want to be restricted on the images i used.
I love that this box folds flat enough to go into a normal envelope. Sure, there is a little bulk, but you can still send it through the post, but you might need to upgrade to a stamp for a large letter. I think that it also makes the big reveal even more special.
When Alexia opened slid the card out of the envelope she actually did a “woaaahh!!” squeal of joy! All that stamping, colouring, and cutting was totally worth it! And now she has a cute new ornament spicing up her spangly new living room!
Did you notice the cute scallop border on the box flaps? I wanted to pretty up the box a little, so the Mama Elephant All Prettied Up die set was just perfect for adding a little pizzazz to this project. And i totally loved the stitching detail so I also used some stitched border dies to add some more texture to the box. 🙂
Enjoy the video! I tried to make a note of the measurements and crease lines so you can try to make one yourself if you like. I’m off to drool over the new lawn fawn release! ohh, its sooooooo pretttttttyyyyyyyy!!!!