Saturday, 5 September 2009

IT''S HALLOWEEN AT LILY-BOOS BOUTIQUE!!!! Now with.cut file and folding instructions for box card

Good morning
Lou and Sam at Lily-Boos Boutique have just released a fab Halloween collection!
I made a box card using these cute little Trick or Treat children.
I made the box card using DS and Plantin School and broke open my Paper Doll cricut cart for the first time to cut the castle, tree, ghosties and fence ( I've only had it nearly a year!) I cuttled the fence and tree with the bark effec CB folder and the haunted castle with the CB mosaic folder. The sky is just some white card with saome black chalk dabbed on it and I cut a 3" moon with a circle punch and used some bat confetti I bought at Hobbycraft. The children are coloured with promarkers and the paper for the frame on the front are from Polkadoodles Halloween download.
Ooh forgot to say this card WILL fold flat for posting!
This card was so hard to photograph and looks so much more 3D in real life! I think I will be using this box card for some more cards in the future and learn from my mistakes too I would extend the backing paper around the inside sides too!
So I hope everyone will pop over to Lily-Boos as this is just one image you get in this fab Halloweeen collection you get 6 for just £1.99 and yes they are all as cute as this one and so so easy and versatile to use!
Thanks for looking and have a lovely weekend.

I have had some requests for instructions for the box card. I made it with Cricut design studio and Plantin School cartridge. You will need Cricut Expression and a 24"x12" mat as the box card when completed measures 8"x6" and 3" deep.
When you have cut out the 1st page of the file you need to score the card as follows going from the end where the frame is nearest score at 3" then 11" (this is as far as my scorepal would go so move your card over and butt up to the side of your scorepal and score at 8" and then at 11" this should leave about a 1/2 " to adhere your box together. If you do not have scorepal you should be able to still score from these instructions. now fold your scorelines and you will have a box shape minus the top and bottom
Take your 4 strips/tabs and score them at 1/2" at each end and fold
Decorate the inside back of your box with backing paper and For my next card I will be decorating the sides too! (learnt by my mistakes lol) Decorate inside before gluing box together.
Once you have decorated your box inside adhere together using the end !/2 inch.
Next take yor strips/tabs and add whatever decor you like (i have left the paper doll cuts in the file on a separate page as they are sized appropriately but you can use whatever you wish. You can lay the strips on top of one another to guage where to position your shapes. Once done adhere them to the strips then adhere your strps inside the bottom of the box at either side . a good tip here is to turn your box upside down as it's easier to position and glue in your decorated strips that way.
I have included a frame for the front of the box if you would like to decorate with different paper. On the last page of my file I have duplicated the strips/tags this was just for my use and you do not need to cut them twice!
I hope you can understand my instructions I do babble on lol but if anyone having a go doesn't then just leave a message on this post and your email and I will get back to you.
As I mentioned in my post this card will fo;d flat to fit in an envelope. It is large though I would put in an A4 envelope or maybe design one in DS. If I get round to doing one I will post it here.
I'm so glad you liked this card it was great fun to make and I will definitely use it again!
Thanks :)



Bebedores do Gondufo said...

Good blog.

Kris L said...

How dang cute is this!?!?!? Julie such a fab "lay out" and so many darling little parts to look at. Love it!...Kris

DonnaMundinger said...

Julie this is sooo ADORABLE! It looks VERY 3D to me! The perfect Halloween scene. Love all of your papers too. Fabulous work girlfriend. xxD

CelticWoman said...

Julie a wonderful 3-d project, sure to stir anyones imagination. Hugs

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Julie this is cuter than cute! Perfect Halloween colours, so much detail.

Kaye x

Jo said...

Cute, cute, cute, Julie! Love the 'spooky' background. Such a fun and creative card ... great job!!

Jo xx

Loopylou!! said...

julie i love, love, love this one, you definately inspired me hunny (...errrr...well actually you inspired little mo who in turn begged mummy to make him something like it when he goes to bed tonight, think i will have to come to julie masterclass first though!!) xxxx

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Julie.. wow, that is beyond cute, I would have to have written direction to try that. So cute.

Lana said...

What a wonderful 3D creation Julie you clever thing!!!!
It is really fabulous
Lana x

Anonymous said...

That is "boo"tiful! Love the dimention;)

Myrt said...

...oh my, Julie, what a fantastic Halloween card. So professional looking but unique.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

more than a card, this is like a little theatre, bet the kids love it. I do . janex

Stacey said...

Wow this is fab, I love the box card idea!!! You are truly inspiring Julie x x x

Anne said...

A great card with a lot of details. Great work!!

Greetings from Anne (Norway)

Char J said...

great card--can't download it. can you send it to me?


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