I found this tutorial through Heidi Baks' blog post from last week. It's like a party in a box! I had to give it a try for my sister's 50th birthday that is coming up next month. I used retired designer series paper because it was my second try (first try I made it upside down!)
I added a piece that says, "Make A Wish" and propped it up on a piece of Window Sheet. It folds down so it fits inside the card when it's closed. She will have to unfold it and uncrease it a bit for display.
I used that sentiment because my sister and I used to watch "Make A Wish" with Tom Chapin on Saturday mornings. Do you remember the show? Answer in my comment section--let's see how many of us are of a certain age out there!
If you follow the tutorial, your card will be larger than an A2 card. If you want it to fit into an A2 envelope, follow the same steps EXCEPT:
- Cut your card stock 4-1/4" x 12 instead of the size listed
- After scoring (same place as instructions) and rotating 90 degrees, score at 1-3/4"
- For the inside strips on my box (I used 3) I cut them 1" wide and 3-3/4" long. I scored them at 1/2" on both ends
Hint: I found that using Tombow glue for the strips was easier than using Sticky Strip. The glue dries pretty quickly.
There really is no end to how you can embellish this "box" and send it along for any special occasion. It's like a gift in itself!
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50th Birthday Party in a Box Supplies:
Card Stock: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo
Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer and Window Sheets
Designer Series Paper: Sycamore Street (retired)
Stamps: Label Love, Perfect Pennants, Pretty Petites, Starburst Sayings
Punches: Petite Curly Label, Artisan Label, Cupcake Builder, Small Star (retired), 1-1/4" Circle
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones