Aug 10, 2016

5x7 Envelope Boxes for Dimensional Cards

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Today I am sharing with you some vintage style Christmas cards made using the fabulous new Christmas digital paper collection by Graciellie Design.  If you're new to my blog, do checkout my giveaway HERE.  This weekend I had a load of fun creating these cards with Gracie's beautiful paper but didn't get time to share them.  Happily Simon Says Stamp issued a new challenge: Try to Contain Yourself!  So I decided to make a gift box for my cards.  The funny thing is, I have had my Martha Stewart scoreboard forever and didn't even know you could make card boxes!  Doh!  So when I googled a tutorial, I was sure I would find something complicated.  Instead, I came across this 3 minute video on YouTube and in literally 2 minutes I had my box assembled!

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I used Gracie's paper to embellish the 5x7 envelope along with some Petal Lu flowers.  You will notice I blended stamping with my digital project.  I love the versatility!

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What I love about printing digital paper is the ability to size the pattern to the scale of your project.  Also the ability to print on multiple surfaces, such as thin paper for decoupage, cardstock, or even canvas and fabric.

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 I cropped the beautiful vintage images that are blended into the patterned paper so I could print them easily in the size I wanted.  This set of paper is $5 and you can print unlimited digital images!  You can barely buy a package of embellishments for that price.
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 Truly, the paper speaks for itself and very little embellishments were needed.  Here I embossed a die cut chipboard snowflake in gold.

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 I used lots of vintage bakers twine, which coordinated perfectly with this vintage paper set.
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Here I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die along with his holly greenery die.  A splash of gesso gives this card a snowy vibe.

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 I stamped polka dots in red ink on the flowers before assembling.  This gives a slight variation in color.

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I'm sharing my batch of Christmas goodness with:

33 comments:

  1. Hi Autumn, back from our travels and playing catch up. Your box envelopes arr such a good idea as so many of our cards are too bulky for normal envelopes, plus they risk being crushed.

    B x

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  2. awesome ... you are forever creative ... great stuff once again

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  3. Your cards are so beautiful. I love the vintage style and papers you have used with such gorgeous embellishments and details. I'm off to watch that tutorial next, see if I can make myself a box!
    Lorraine

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  4. Back from my vacation too and loving your box with Christmascards, I do like this style... wonderful!!

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  5. Oh these are simply gorgeous, and oh so useful! I must have a go when I have a little time to play. Thank you for the tutorial! x

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  6. Your Christmas cards and box are beautiful! I also have Martha's scoreboard and never have used it to make card box! Thanks for including the tutorial!

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  7. Oh wow, these are so gorgeous, Autumn!! The papers are so pretty!! You've embellished the cards so beautifully!! I love the design of the box!! What an amazing gift set this is!! I love it!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. Glorious and fabulous! So very traditional in colours and theme and the very best contemporary twist. Clever and creative. Thank you so much for the amazing inspiration x

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  9. What beautiful Christmas cards :) xx

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  10. Oh wow, what a beautiful set of cards and the box is gorgeous! The papers are really lovely too, very traditional and very beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

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  11. This is simply awesome! These cards make me wish it was Christmas!

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  12. Stunning collection of makes Autumn, they will be received with delight at Christmas Im sure. Will check out video for box for sure. Nicola x

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  13. Beautiful festive cards Autumn, each one a vintage delight and how lovely to have a box tutorial, thank you, it's something that has been on my mind to do for a while so I'm bookmarking and pinning for future reference.

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  14. Oh yeah! These are awesome... and how fun to make an envelope box rather than just cramming into a regular envelope! These are cool and vintage...

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  15. Wow Autumn! What a gorgeous collection of cards and the box is stunning! You are putting me in the holiday mood!

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  16. What a gorgeous Christmas collection! I love those vintage images, and the big red poinsettias are just my fav for the holidays! hugs :)

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  17. Love, love, love these! The papers were already beautiful, but you've made them even more so with your gorgeous cards! Thank you for sharing the info about the MS Scoreboard - have one also and didn't know that. Your box turned out great - looks so professional! I love all of your embellishments which make the card so special - beautiful, as always, Autumn!
    BTW, thank you for stopping by to visit my blog and to leave comments - I appreciate that, especially since you're not a big fan of Halloween :-)

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  18. What a great idea! Love your cards! xx

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  19. Beautiful cards and box! I, too, didn't know you could do that with the MS scoreboard!

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  20. Oh, Autumn, what GORGEOUS cards, and I love the beautiful box for these larger and more dimensional cards! Stunning work, sweet friend! Hugs!

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  21. Gorgeous cards and boxes love the beautiful papers and vintage images-off to check out the video
    Carol x

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  22. Oh, what a stunning set of vintage Christmas cards, Autumn! The box is so pretty, too! Your big red poinsettias are fantastic! Beautiful work, my dear friend! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  23. This is gorgeous! I love the Vintage style cards you have created and the box looks as though it is VERY expensive! Still trying to catch up with everyone , having been away for a few days - yes….again!!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  24. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

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  25. I love the beautiful envelope box you made to contain your gorgeous cards Autumn and such pretty papers too...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

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  26. Your vintage Christmas cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love all the sweet details! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

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  27. This whole idea is nothing short of genius! I am the queen of making cards too fat for normal envelopes, so I love this concept and you did it beautifully! There is no shortage of inspiration here and I love the sophisticated vintage vibe your cards have. The container and the cards are equal superstars, in my opinion! Thanks so much for sharing your skills with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  28. this is such a beautiful christmas project! i love the papers! thank you so much for playing along with us at house of cards!
    linda

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  29. Oooo! These are perfectly scrumptious! Love the vintage appeal and traditional palettes, not to mention all that texture ;). I have that same scoreboard tucked away someplace. I've never used it much :(. Thanks for sharing the video!

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  30. What beautiful cards love the vintage feel to them ... Stunning designs .thanks for the box envelope tutorial too very handy
    Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ and good luck
    Tracey X

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  31. Gorgeous cards and box! The vintage paper and design is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards
    Tina dt

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  32. Oh Wow - awesome and what a great tutorial for the A7 cards box. Love the vintage and the twines just set it off perfectly. Thanks for joining us at HOC this month. Shirley H

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  33. Really lovely sets of traditional Christmas cards so thoughtfully crafted .
    You put me to shame Autumn - I haven't even thought about making a start on Christmas cards .
    hugs x

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