Hello there, Christine here with an interactive card that pairs the slimline box card die with an A7 card base. Did I mention that it lights up too? Intrigued? Read more!
I wanted to create a sweet tea party scene with several of the new stamp & die sets, so I used the Buttercup Blossoms stamp & die, Pretty Party Decor stamp set, the Forest Par-tea stamp and die set , the A7 Envelope Builder die set and I paired it with the. I used the Pearblossom Press EZ-lights to create the light up portion of the card.
First I die cut all the pieces of the Slimline Wide Box Card Die Set out of 110lb Neenah Solar White cardstock. First, I cut the side panels off as shown below and put a score line in the remaining part of the side panel (halfway across at 1 inch:
Next I score the side panel in the opposite direction (to serve as a cut line) so that I ended up with a piece on the left.
Then I decided that it needed to be a lower box to fit nicely on the A7 card, so I cut off the front flap of the box and scored the lower flap of the front halfway at one inch.
I then glued the 2 parts of the box card together. I cut an A7 scalloped panel with a die from the A7 Envelope Builder die set out of pink cardstock that I had in my stash. I die cut all the images from the Buttercup Blossoms stamp & die and the Forest Par-tea stamp and die set, and stamped the images from the Pretty Party Decor stamp set. I fussy cut the lanterns as there is no matching die set.
I did some simple copic coloring- the tree stump, squirrel and bear: E31, E34, E35, E50 & E57, the bunny: W3, W0 and R20, the tea cup & pitcher: R20, R30 & E31, the leaves: G24 & G28 and the flowers: R20 & R30.
As you can see below, the extra scoring on the sides creates an accordion fold, so that the card can easily be put in an envelope.
For the light up element, I used the Pearblossom Press EZ-lights. The entire mechanism is completely hidden behind the flowers surrounded by 2 layers of foam. I taped the bulbs to each of the lanterns- the rest of the mechanism- the cables, battery, etc are surrounded by foam so that it is secure and will not fall out.
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope that you will create your own tea party card- be sure to tag us if you share it on social media!