My friend Sue, aka Bearhouse, was the first person I ever swapped a card with and we've been swapping birthday and Christmas cards ever since. She's been a good friend to me and I wanted to make her a special card this year. I know she liked it and I thought I'd share it with you. The brick background uses the technique I detailed yesterday in my "Tuesday Technique" post.
"Sue's Birthday Card"
I came up with this idea for a window box to fit the Chateau Gate windows and thought you might like to see it. You can easily resize the window box to fit any window by cutting the piece of card wider at the start.
1. Start with a piece of strong (300gsm) card 10.2cm (4") x 8cm (3 1/8").
2. Use a scoreboard to score lines at 0.5cm and 2cm from each side.
3. Score lines at 1.5cm and 3cm from the bottom edge.
4. Use the score lines as a guide to cut out two tabs (see photo).
5. Use a labels die to make a decorative top edge (I use Spellbinders Labels 1 or decorative labels 1 but you can use whatever you have). Because we are using thick card, it may need a couple of passes through the machine.
6. You can make the box any height by cutting at a different place, but it should be at least 1.5cm from the horizontal score line since the rest of the box will be 1.5cm deep.
7. Fold and go over all the crease lines with a scoring tool.
8. Fold up and glue the two little tabs to the back of the front panel.
9. Cut a piece of florist's foam 1.5cm x 1cm x 6cm and fit into the box. I found a big block of this stuff on sale at Dunelm Mill for 79p.
10. It's all ready to insert your flowers. :-)
11. Just push the flowers into the foam in the window box once you've finished the rest of your card.
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