Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine Candy Box Card with Creative Critterz Imaginations

Hi Everyone!  Today was my first post as a design team member over at the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog.  I shared a Valentine Candy Box Card that I did with my Cricut Imagine.  I hope you go check it out for all of the details.  You can see is here.

As a continuation of that post, I wanted to show you all the ways you can use this card base to meet your needs.  

I originally found this tutorial at the Whiff of Joy Tutorials and Inspiration blog here while looking for a unique gift idea for Christmas.  In addition to having darling stamps, they've got all kinds of ideas for great gifts.

This card base was originally designed to accommodate tealight candles, which fit perfectly inside the box.  However, I thought they would make great little candy boxes to give as gifts at Christmastime.  Some of these cards contain gift cards and other surprises, too, as you will see below.  I will go through each one of these to show you a few of the details.

First of all, each one of these cards were made solely using the pretty patterned papers contained in one paper pad:  the Holiday Stack by DCWV.  I used very few embellishments, since the papers were so ornate.  I used just a few rhinestones, ribbon, snowflakes and buttons.  Everything else was fussy-cut from the papers. 

After fussy-cutting the flower on the front of this card, I outlined and shaded it in various places, popped it up in sections, and topped it off with a rhinestone.

As you can see, this particular card holds an envelope, but what's inside is a surprise!  I cut the envelope with my Cricut and Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge just the right size to hold a card with a necklace attached.  The inside is covered completely with coordinating patterned papers, and I chose a separate pattern to highlight the candy box in each card.

The next card was finished to lend a bit more of a masculine vibe...


Again, the leaves were fussy-cut and popped up.  I also added some sparkly snowflakes in different colors, as well as some cute buttons and berries.

This card doubled as both a Christmas gift, as well as a birthday gift.  The envelope that holds the gift card has a button closure with twine that wraps around.  Dimensional glue dots are perfect in this application, since the glue dot not only pops up the button, but it also serves to hold the twine in place so it doesn't come unwound.

This card is feminine, with poinsettias fussy-cut from the paper.  My Martha Stewart punch is perfect for punching sparkly snowflakes for the centers.  

You can see the flower detail above, as well as the inside detail.  I just love how versatile these cards can be!  You can tweak the size of the box to fit virtually anything you like.

This card has more of a wintry theme, rather than being so closely associated with Christmas.  Perfect for winter birthdays, which is what this card was for!  :o)

I wish you could see them in person--photos just don't do them justice.  The patterned papers are so pretty and vibrant.  This envelope is simply held closed with a tiny bow.

The final card did double-duty as necklace holder, too.  Again, the center medallion was fussy-cut and popped up for dimension.  Another snowflake and rhinestone in the middle set it off just perfectly, don't you think?

These candy box cards are so fun to make and everyone really enjoyed receiving them as gifts.  They are a great way to show you care in a simple, informal way.  I hope you give them a try!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I'll be back again soon with more ideas and inspiration.  Have a great day!


1 comment:

  1. like the idea and the card look beautiful..thanks you share it with us.Gift Card envelopes