Boxed Birthday Wishes

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Boxed Birthday Wishes

Other Products: Smooth white cardstock, satin cord, versa mark, spiced and marmalade distress oxide

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Instructions: Ready box measures 8" x 5" x 1". To create box, first take a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 15" x 12". Score at 0.75", 1.75", 2.5" and 3.5" from all four sides and create a box. Adhere the pieces of designer paper to cover the box and distress all the edges using deep purple archival. Cut four corner die cuts from white cardstock and glue as shown.

To create slide cover, take a piece of white cardstock measuring 8" x 12.5". Score at 2.5", 3.5", 8.5" and 9.5". Fold the score lines and glue the edges. Cut two pieces measures 8"x 5" and two pieces measures 1"x8" from the designer paper collection. Distress all the pieces using deep purple archival and adhere to the cover. Choose another designer paper and cut a piece measuring 7.5" x 4.5". Mat it on the white cardstock which is cut 1/8 of an inch larger on all four sides. Mat it on the cover using dimensional tape.

To decorate the cover, cut an oval die cut from white cardstock using Eyelet Oval & Basics Small die. Cut one piece from designer paper collection using second largest die. Cut white cardstock using day dreams bridge die. Cut the die cut in half and glue it on one side of the cover. Matt oval die cuts using dimensional tape as shown. Cut an arrow using arrows and banner die from white cardstock. Stamp sentiment on Arrow using black archival. Tie a satin cord on one end of the arrow. Glue it as shown.

Stamp cherry blossom retreat flower on vellum paper using versa mark and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Cut with coordinating die. Paint the flowers using distress oxide. Add rock candy stamens in the center of the flower. Stamp two classic rose leaves and one cherry blossom leaves using library green archival and cut with coordinating die. Paint the leaves using fern green archival and library green archival. Slightly shape the leaves. Arrange flowers and leaves on the cover as shown.

Created By Uma Didwania
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