Box Card Using Lily Pad Lane Paper for Creative Creases #86

It’s time for a new Creative Creases challenge. Firstly, thanks to all those who participated in the last challenge! If you haven’t played in the challenge yet, I hope I can inspire you to join the challenge that’s starting today! One of the reasons why I love this challenge is getting inspired by the talented crafters who play along. Recently, Pinky O’Hagan submitted THIS box card to our challenge so I decided to give it a go and it didn’t take me any time at all to find Connie Stewart’s tutorial. I made the card base per her instructions, then began the fun part of making it cheerful with the pretty Lily Pad Lane Designer. Then, I added some sentiments from a few different stamp sets to make it complete.

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Create this card using Lily Pad Lane by Stampin' Up! and Debbie Mageed at Secrets To Stamping

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Let’s start with the card base…

  • Firstly, I made the card base as follows:
    • White cardstock: 8-1/2 x 10, then score:
    • 10″ side: 2, 3-1/2 on both sides
    • 8-1/2 side: 1-1/2 on both sides
    • Then, on the 10″ side, mark at 5″ and score diagonally to the two score lines.
    • After that, I cut off the corners from each side and cut up to the second score line to make the box.
    • You can taper the cut lines to make a neater fold but this is optional.
  • Lily Pad Lane DSP #1: 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 (4 for the inside and outside box sides)
  • DSP #2 (Lily Pad Lane): 1-3/4 x 5-1/4 (4 for both sides of the flaps)
  • Lily Pad Lane DSP #3: 2-3/4 x 5-1/4 (1 for bottom of the box)

Now, the FUN part!

  • Before putting the box together, I added the DSP panels. Obviously, I went a bit overboard by covering all of them so you can do the inside or the outside ones.
  • After that, I made the belly band, using cardstock cut to 2 x 8-1/2. I scored it at 3″ then wrapped it around the collapsed box and secured it with tape behind the spot where the focal image would go.
  • Once that was done, I cut the large die from Designer Tags with another designer paper. Then, I cut up one of the designer papers with the smaller tag to pop up onto the first tag. I stamped the sentiment from Irresistible Blooms (currently unavailable in the online store, unfortunately) in Pretty Peacock ink and then cropped it out with the Unbounded Love die, cropping it to make it smaller.
  • I wrapped the ribbon through the large tag and around the belly band. Then, I made a bow with the same ribbon, and both of these were secured with glue dots.
  • Finally, I added the sweet little dragonflies for a little sparkle.
Create this card using Lily Pad Lane by Stampin' Up! and Debbie Mageed at Secrets To Stamping

Then, on the inside…

  • So, I added the DSP to the inside and stamped the white cardstock with the sentiment from Heartfelt Hexagon stamp set. Since it would be almost impossible to write a personal message if it was already adhered inside, I have left it loose till I am ready to send it.
  • I think this box card is begging for a gift card, don’t you? I have a supply of the gift card envelopes we carried last year, so all I had to do was add a piece of DSP (3-3/8 x 2-1/8). Then, I added another tag from the DSP used for the focal image. Then, I stamped “for you” from a retired set, Peaceful Cabin. There are other sets that have that sentiment but failed to find one till after the fact (always happens, right?).

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

  1. A Place To Start
  2. Crafty Catz
  3. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday
  4. NBUS (designer paper)
  5. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies
  6. The Paper Funday
  7. A Perfect Time to Craft
  8. Shopping Our Stash (designer paper)

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We went to the first birthday party for Adam’s brother-in-law’s baby. It was bigger than some weddings I’ve seen! But I got to see my little guy so it was fun. Here’s my two babies, Sarah and Noah!


12 thoughts on “Box Card Using Lily Pad Lane Paper for Creative Creases #86”

  1. Debbie, this card is really beautiful! That fold allows so much great space for the pretty DSP you used! And that belly band with the lovely ribbon and die cut tags and darling little dragonflies is wonderful! Then to have a coordinating tag on the little card inside is perfect!
    Love the picture of Sarah and Noah at the party! So sweet!

  2. Love the box AND the pic of the “babies”! Not sure which gives me more mojo, lol.

  3. Super pretty card, Debbie, and a most wonderful way to gift a gift card! I love it! Thank you for the great instructions, too! 🙂

  4. Debbie, your card are always so beautiful, and this one no exception. It I so pretty! I love seeing your work1 THANK YOU!!!

  5. what a great shaped card, and love the colours and papers used, thank you for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge, Tilly

  6. What a beautiful fancy fold card…super fun folds!! Way to go shopping your stash and playing with your NBUS items. We are glad you joined the fun and played along with our “never been used stuff” challenge over at Shopping Our Stash.
    Deb Horst, DT #SOS525

  7. This is one of my favorite folds! It has been a while since I used it! Thanks for the reminder of how lovely it is! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place to Start!

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