I Made a Box Card! Easy Mail – fits A2 Envelopes! + Blog Hop

If the video does not display, please click here to watch on my YouTube channel or refresh the page. This post is also part of Simon’s Love You, Too release blog hop. The hop details are at the bottom of this post.

One of the newest die sets I designed for Simon Says Stamp is the Box Card die! This die is simple and requires very little effort to assemble – I love when the dies can do most of the work for you! I am going to show you how to build the “window box” scene that I’ve created with this Box Card, along with the Best Friend Ever stamp and die set. The coolest part? This dimensional card folds flat and fits in an A2 envelope!

I colored the florals from Best Friend Ever with Copic markers:

  • RV0000, RV10, RV21, RV25 for the pinks
  • YG0000, YG13, YG23, G28

The background and inserts of my Box Card are ink blended with Scuba and Jellybean inks from Simon. You’ll also notice from glittery butterflies that I cut from the Stitching Butterflies die set. Those are attached to my inserts with acetate strips; this allows the butterflies to look as if they are fluttering amongst the flowers.

For sentiments, I used the new Inside Friendship Messages set and the Thankful 2 die. I love the way these paired together!

This card is best explained in the video I have at the top of this post, so I hope you will tune in and watch how I made this unique card!

SUPPLIES

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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue…
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BLOG HOP DETAILS

  • If you have already been hopping along, you should have arrived from my talented friend Cathy Zielske‘s blog! The next stop is Nichol Spohr! You can find the entire hop list on the Simon Says Stamp blog.
  • Simon is giving away a $25 gift card at every stop in the hop! If you’d like to win one, leave a comment here and on every blog that’s participating.
  • There’s a special free gift offer available during the hop – use code HUGS4U2 to get this exclusive Faraway Hugs 6×8 stamp set with your purchase!
  • Don’t miss Day 2 of the Love You, Too release blog hop starting tomorrow, January 17th! And for even more inspiration using the Love You, Too release, check out the Simon Says Stamp galleries!

138 Responses

  1. Sue D says:

    Beautiful and cheery box card!

  2. Scraporcraft says:

    I haven’t tried a box card, but would like to try one. I like the idea to combine the images.

  3. What a fun card that’s a work of art.

  4. Denise Ward says:

    Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial on how to use this creative new box die from SSS! The idea of having all that dimension is intimidating, but the die and your tips make it seem quite easy. Love your how your card turned out!

  5. Shar Zar says:

    Impressive box card using the elegant florals and butterflies.

  6. Lee Miner says:

    Very cute and the box die seems MUCH easier than another type I tried a few years ago. You made it look so simple. (I think you could have salvaged the too tall butterfly issue but — make an envelope not a bad idea either. : )

  7. Donna Hendrick says:

    Love this! Great inspiration. Thanks!

  8. Melissa Baskin says:

    Love it great idea

  9. Sharon Gullikson says:

    The flowers look so pretty. I love the simple look of them.

  10. Lonya Mathys says:

    thank you for the inspiration. I made something similar at Christmas with Santa and reindeer but never thought about using flowers. I see a garden in my future. lol

  11. Beverly Jordan says:

    Beautiful explosion of color and beauty from this floral image!! Great new die set for box cards to add variety to our stash too!

  12. Linda Hyden says:

    So gorgeous and these dies are amazing.

  13. I am in awe of your application. You are talented! I have never made a box card; it looks so involved, I don’t have the confidence yet.

  14. Roxanne Renicker says:

    I love this card and it’s a bonus that it fits A2 envelope!

  15. Lindar C says:

    Such a fun card, I love the butterflies!

  16. Jean B says:

    I like that there are several versions of box cards available at dies now.

  17. ava gavloski says:

    Great presentation of the Love you too release.

  18. Cyndi Morris says:

    Beautiful, fun card. I’ve never made a box card before, but now I’m inspired.

  19. Paula Haller says:

    Super cute! Love the box die, and your creation. The sweet fluttering butterflies are the perfect touch.

  20. Kelly Keenan says:

    Super cute! I love dimensional cards.

  21. Tammy L Davis says:

    Oh, Nina! This is absolutely beautiful!

  22. Laraine says:

    Fabulous card! Need to try a box card soon!!

  23. Mary Holshouser says:

    Fantastic idea. I love to make
    cards-in-a-box. they are so
    versatile, but they were so small.
    Now I can make a full size card
    and get more into the box.
    thanks for designing a fun idea.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  24. Angela Laverie says:

    Loving this new release…never tried making a box card before…may have to give it a try 😊

  25. Yvonne Boucher says:

    Adorable card, Nina. Love the fun box card die!

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