D iorama card with coordinating gift box. Card folds flat to fit in standard A2 size envelope.
Measurements for card:
Seaside Spray - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
- 3 3/4" x 4" for oval frame
Sand & Sea DSP - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Basic White - 3" x 3 3/4" (for sentiment on back of card)
Pearlescent Paper - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
- 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" piece
Measurements for box:
Seaside Spray - 5 3/4 x 5" - box bottom
score 1" on all sides
Sand & Sea DSP - 5 13/16" x 5 1/16"
score 1" on all sides
Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon - 1 pc 7" and 1 pc 5"
Take the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" DSP and center the 2" Oval die on it and run it through the die-cutting machine. (Save the Oval cut out for another project)
Take the largest scallop die and cut it out of the 3 3/4" x 4" Seaside Spray cardstock using your die cutting machine.
Next, take the same plain oval die you used above and place it in the center of the scalloped oval you just cut. Run this through your die-cutting machine and you will have the scalloped frame needed for the card front.
Take the DSP with the oval cut and score it at 1/2" and 1" on the 5 1/2" side.
Score the Seaside Spray piece of 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" and score it on the 5 1/2" side @ 1/2" and 1", on both ends.
Take the scalloped frame and adhere it over the oval opening on the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of DSP. Using liquid glue will give you some wiggle room for lining up the frame.
Take the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Pearlescent paper and place the seashell die on it and run it through your die-cutting machine.
Take the die-cut piece and line it up inside of the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder. You will just need to adjust your die-cut so that it falls in place with the image in the embossing folder. Using the appropriate "sandwich", run this through your die-cut and embossing machine.
Following the lines on the detailed embossed seashell die-cut, cut apart all of the shells and the seagrass. These pieces will be used as embellishments on your card and gift box.
Stamp the sentiment on the 3" x 3 3/4" piece of Basic White cardstock, using Seaside Spray Ink. Stamp the sand dollar image in the lower right-hand corner. Place a sticker of your choice in the lower left-hand corner. Adhere this panel to the back of the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Seaside Spray card stock. The panel will fit between the 2 score lines.
Using Stazon Ink, stamp "Love you to the beach and back" on the 1" Pearlescent circle. Set aside to dry. TIP: Since the Pearlescent paper is coated, you will need to use a solvent ink, like Stazon so that it will dry. Classic ink and Memento ink will smear on the coated paper.
Take the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Seaside Spray cardstock and on the blank side (not the side where the sentiment is), randomly stamp the sea grass multiple times along the bottom of the card, in between the 1" score lines.
Take the long narrow sea shell piece and adhere it to the center of this piece using large dimensionals.
Take the 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Seaside Spray cardstock and fold and burnish the 1/2" scores. Fold and burnish the 1" score lines down, up towards you.
Take the 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of DSP with the oval die cut and fold and burnish the 1/2" scores up towards you. Fold and burnish the 1" score lines down, away from you.
Apply adhesive to the 1/2" side on both the front panel and back panel of the card. TIP: Using liquid glue gives you a little time to slide the front and back together until they are perfectly lined up.
Start laying out your shells and seagrass to determine where you want them to be on your card front (Note - save the largest shell for the top of your gift box).
Once you have your pieces determined, glue them to the front of the card, around the scalloped oval. Use dimensionals on some pieces to give them depth,
Attach the 1" Pearlescent circle to the upper left-hand corner of the card front, making sure that you don't cover the view of the top of the center seashell.
You are done with the card! Now let's move on to the gift card box.
Gift Box Instructions
Score both pieces of card stock @ 1" on all 4 sides.
On the shorter side of both pieces, cut up to the intersection at the 1" score lines. You want to do this on the bottom short side and top short side. Do NOT cut on the long side of the cardstock piece.
Notch a small piece from each side on the cut flaps, this allows for easier assembly of your project.
Take the Seaside Spray piece and lay it down in front of you. Fold the flaps at the bottom and top of the piece in towards the center of the box. Apply liquid glue or tear tape to the bottom 2 flaps first. TIP: I recommend liquid glue for this as it gives you some time to adjust your pieces if you need to.
Take the left flap and bring it to the inside of the long edge of the cardstock bottom. If using liquid glue, hold for a few seconds until it adheres. Then take the right flap and do the same thing.
Repeat these steps for the top side of the box bottom.
IMPORTANT - you need to make sure that the edges align perfectly, otherwise your box will not be "true" and you won't be able to fit the lid on it.
Before you assemble the box lid, take a punch (it really doesn't matter what you use, (I used a circle punch for this project), and on the long sides of the card stock, notch out a small area, This will allow you to have a "finger hold" area to help remove the lid from the box bottom. You don't want to go too high up the side or you will impact the stability of the box lid.
Repeat the same steps you used box bottom to assemble the box lid. Again, it's very important to make sure that your edges align perfectly.
Take the 7" piece of Seaside Spray ribbon and apply a small piece of tear tape to both ends (about 1" will work)
Remove the backing on one end of the ribbon and place it on the inside of the lid.
Wrap it around the box top, about 1/4' away from the left edge, and remove the backing from the tear tape, and secure the other end inside the box lid.
Add your shells and seagrass to the top of the lid.
You are now done with your gift box!