Challenge Reminder | Cards for Kids
by Jennifer Svare
Hello! I hope you're having a great day in your craft room! If not, how about a Challenge Reminder to get you going? This month's theme is Cards for Kids - it's easy to enter. Simply make a card using this theme and at least one Poppystamps stamp or die, and then upload it here. At the end of the month, a winner is randomly chosen for a gift card! Easy! (Check out the link for more info.)
My project is an interactive card/gift "crate." With Halloween in mind, two little Nuvo drop eyes stare out of a crack in the crate. The crate has been marked with a "fangs" warning from the adorable Halloween Ingredients stamp set from Poppystamps. The Halloween Pumpkin stamp and die set from Memory Box makes wonderful tags, and the Trick or Treat sentiment fits perfectly.
The crate is a slide-out box with a wrap-around sleeve. The base slides out, and as it slides out, flat cubes come to life (thanks to the rubberbands that help them pop into cubes) and they pop out of the box. The cubes are easily decorated with Memory Box patterned papers - so many wonderful designs for fall! The theme for this is Halloween, but these make such a great Christmas or birthday gift card box with presents popping out of it!
I originally made one of these using a wonderful tutorial I found online, but that tutorial was in metric measurements which made it difficult to use a scoring board and it took more steps to make. In the video below, I've converted the measurements from centimeters to inches so the blank paper can be taken directly to the scoring board, eliminating the step of measuring it all out. Because of the entertaining nature of these boxes, I also have reinforced the base box so it holds up to it being opened again and again.
To see this in action as well as a quick tutorial with instructions, click on the video below. Thank you for stopping by today! Here's a link to the video if you don't see it below. Have a great day!