Sunday, 20 January 2019

Window Box Card

Hi Everyone,

Today I have a sweet little window box card for you full of little spring flowers. I hope that you will give it a try, its not hard, just a little fiddly because of all the pieces, but well worth it.


2 pieces of coloured cardstock 4" x 6" for your box, scored on the long side at 2", 5 1/2" and on the short side at 2"
2 pieces of matching cardstock 1" x 4 1/2" for the crossbars, score each piece 1/2" from both ends
6 pieces of coordinating dsp 1 3/4" square
3 pieces of coordinating dsp 1 3/4 x 3 1/4"
1 piece of coordinating dsp 3 1/42 x 3 1/2" for the back
1 piece of whisper white cardstock for the reverse of the back (to write your message)
Scraps of cardstock and/or dsp in contrasting colours to make your flower heads
Scraps of green cardstock for the stems
Scraps of whisper white cardstock for the sentiments and butterflies (optional)
Pearl embellishments to decorate the butterflies (optional)
Corner rounder punch
Bitty Blooms Punch Set
Varied Vases Punch
Butterfly Gala Punch
Sprig Punch


Cut and score the coloured cardstock for the box and the crossbars. Cut a tab on the thin side tab and cut up to the centre score line on the 2" scoreline on both pieces. Fold and burnish the centre scorelines on the smaller side panels and one of the larger panels, leave one without burnishing as this one is the back of the box. 

Round all of the corners on the top sections of the two pieces and also on 4 of the small dsp panels, 2 of the larger panels as well as the back panel and the whisper white panel for the reverse of the card.

Add glue to one of the side tabs and fix this to the edge of the other panel to join the two pieces together, these will then fold around to make the box shape, adhere the other tab to the other side to complete it.

Adhere the dsp panels to the box, the straight pieces are for the bottom sections and the rounded ones fit to both sides of the upper sections. Glue the large back section and the whisper white reverse sections in place.

Take the crossbar pieces and fold and burnish on the score lines, add glue to each end and carefully insert these on the inside of the box, one towards the rear and one towards the front.  This will give you two bars across the centre of the box to adhere your flowers to.

Take care with this as it can be a little tricky.  Now you are ready to decorate.

I used six sets of flowers in total but you can use more if you want to.

Punch out 12 sets of the sprigs in green, I glued two together for each plant to give them a bit more strength.

I put 4 flowers on each plant but you can do as many as you like, just punch out the flowers using either the bitty blooms or the varied vases (or any other tiny punch you may have). Where I have used dsp for the flowers, I haven't put a centre on the flower as I didn't think it needed one. However, those I've used cardstock for, I've punched out a flower centre in a coordinating colour and attached it.

I used a cocktail stick to add the glue as the pieces are so small, it made it much easier, just put a dab of glue on a saucer or silicon mat and use the cocktail stick to pick up the glue.

Arrange the plants in the window box by putting a dab of glue on the front of the bottom of the sprig and attaching to the back of the crossbar.

Add sentiments, embellishments (I used butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and sentiments from Varied Vases), the only limit is your imagination, you can add as much or as little as you like and use whatever sentiments suit the occasion.

I made a whole series of them in different colours, I hope you like them.  Give them a try, have fun.

Karen XX

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