When I saw Karen Burnistons Box of Chocolates card I knew I had to make one myself. I’ve been planning on making this card for I while, I actually purchased the supplies to make it for Valentines Day last year, but I had an unforeseen medical issue come up and I was very limited in what I was able to do. So this year I made 2, the second will be posted at the bottom of this post.
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The card stock for this card is all from Stampin Up, colours listed below. The patterned paper is from my stash.
I took pictures of the process but I do recommend watching Karen’s VIDEO if you decide to make this card.
Cardbase….. I used the Border Blends Argyle dieset to cut the border on the edge of the flap.
The plastic sheets I used I had on hand, but they are similar to the Grafix Craft Plastic in a .02, when I adhere it down I like to use 2 adhesives. Sticky strip works better on plastic but I can only get cheap adhesive locally. So I put 2 rows of sticky strip and then I put a stripe of liquid adhesive.
The mechanism and all the rectangles used for this card are from the Rockin Rectangle die set.
I wanted to add more details to the chocolates so I attempted to make them look more like the chocolates I get at Christmas. The chocolate Chip card stock gets really dark when embossed, if you are wanting more of a milk chocolate then you should use a much lighter shade of brown.
The bow I originally made (shown below), I found the knot to big and the card didn’t close well, the ribbon was just too thick.
The bow I settled on is shown below, it’s a faux bow but it doesn’t have a knot so the card closes better.
I made a panel to write a message on the back.
I used the same border blends to make the last piece of the border on the left fit.
Here is the second card I made.
Here are a few more fun Rockin Rectangle cards