Celebrate - Karen McKibbin

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Paper Rose Studio Products:
Sketchy 6 x 6” Paper Collection 25252, Butterfly Card Creator Die 25117, Little Foliage 1 Die 21099, Alana Flower Die 21078, Butterfly Bliss 6 x 6” Paper Collection 25108, Celebrate Layered Die 17454

Other Supplies:
Alcohol inks, acetate strips, Prills for flower centers,  scrap cardstock in various colours or inks

Hello and thanks for stopping by!  I’ve got a mini slimline box card to share with you today.  I’ve made a previous video on how to make these without needing any special dies and I’m going to link to that video as it’s the easiest way to explain how to make this box card.  The link to the video is HERE

I used the Sketchy papers to create the back, sides and front of the card, but I reinforced them by gluing them to 80# white cardstock before assembling the box.

The flowers and leaves in the box were die cut from scraps of inked or painted cardstock I already had in my stash.  The small butterflies were cut from one of the Butterfly Bliss pieces of cardstock and then mounted on strips of acetate.  The large butterflies were die cut from white cardstock.  I used the Butterfly Card Creator dies for these, and just fussy cut the butterflies out where they attach to the border.  The die actually leaves a slight mark where the wings of the butterfly would be and I just traced around that.  I then used pieces of alcohol inked acetate to mount behind the wings and I fussy cut around the white borders of the wings to trim the acetate.  I also attached a piece of white cardstock behind the inked acetate so the colours of the wings would show up better.  If you had alcohol inked Yupo paper, you could just use that and skip this step.

I die cut the sentiment three times and glued them together for extra dimension.

To fill the box, I mounted all the flowers, leaves and butterflies on acetate strips from scrap packaging.  I then arranged them inside the box using double sided tape.  Finally, I attached the sentiment to the bottom front.  The finished box makes me think of a flower garden with lots of butterflies!

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