Christmas Box Card W Cottage Cutz Dies

Happy TuesDIE Crafty Friends!
If you are one that celebrates the 4th of July, I hope you had a wonderful holiday yesterday! Mine was low key...just the way I like it! So today I am sharing a card featuring a Christmas in July theme. While I wait for the fantastic new Strawberries & Bees release from Cottage Cutz release to hit my doorstep, I thought I would share a project featuring some dies that are ON SALE RIGHT NOW!  Here's my project.

I created a scallop edged open faced box card. Here is a view of it standing open and looking straight on. The back panel is 4.25 x 5.5. So it is an A4 size. Here's a quick little video showing you what the finished card looks like.

Here's a view with it facing to my left.

Here's a view with it facing to my right. I started by creating my base in Adobe Illustrator and converting it into an SVG for my electronic machine. I also cut out mats for the background and the side panels. I covered the inside with my patterned paper and covered the outside panels with my patterned paper.

Next, I went to work creating the "base". I cut out a strip of 1.5" x 11" white cardstock. With the 11" along the horizontal plane, I scored my paper at .75" and then at 5.25" and then at 6" and then 10.25"

I started by folding one flap up and then gluing the first .75 score flush with that side panel and the bottom.

For the other side, I cut a piece of .75 x 1.5 cardstock from some scrap. I glued that piece the same as the other, flush with the other side and base. I am using this piece as a guide only to know where to glue the next fold that is on the strip. See the photo below.

I continued by gluing the next .75" piece to that side. I have one more strip of 4.25 and the last little piece to glue. For that last one, I folded it back in so that it would be flush with the other, very first piece glued. Hopefully that makes sense.

Once I got the base glued in place, I cut out a piece of my patterned paper at 1.5 x 4.25. I wanted to cover the white cardstock with matching paper. This shot also shows you how the inside looks after I glued them in. You can also see that folding that last little flap back seats the little box part well within the side panels. This gives it a nice clean look.

Next, I went to work die cutting all my pieces. I cut out several of the double stitched ovals. The largest in white, the next largest in cream x2 and then the next one down in cream. I layered the largest white and the next one down cream together. I then used the beautiful Farmhouse Floral to cut and create my can and floral arrangement. Once I colored all my pieces, I layered then into the can. I added a little thin twine bow for a little extra touch.

For the sentiment, I glued the Merry Christmas sentiment onto a couple layers of the double stitched ovals dies. I added one of the poinsettias for a little extra pizzazz and added a red dew drop to its center.

It is hard to tell, but it does "fold flat" in case you want to mail it. If you do, then you may want to lower the floral arrangement so it will fit into a standard A4 envelope.

Dies I Used

Well that about covers it for today! Until the next time, have a wonderfully craft-die day!

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