Monday, April 21, 2014

Card in a Box ~ free box file from the Non-Crafty Crafter!

Don't you just love all the card in a box cards that are popping up all over the internet? I know I sure do! So when Narelle, the Non-Crafty Crafter, asked me to test cut a Design Space file she had created for the box, I jumped at the chance! I had originally cut the box in plain white paper {which is what I usually use for test cuts}, but the box was PERFECT! I was going to embellish it, and I'm sure I still will, but I had just finished piecing together these little birds from Treasure Box Designs and wanted to use them. So, I cut the box again using brown cardstock {again, it cut perfectly} and embossed it with the distressed stripes Cuttlebug folder. I was going for the look of a tree trunk.

Then I added the support piece. Easy Peasy with the "z fold" insert that I had seen on Deb Vader's blog. It's one piece that gives you all the different supports instead of 2 or 3 or 4 individual pieces. And, it lines up so neat and straight!

All I had to do was to I cut some branches from the Create A Critter cart and added those and my 3 little birdies! I haven't finished it because I'm not sure what sentiment I want to use: "A little birdie told me it's your birthday" or "Tweet, tweet, you're sweet" or maybe since I don't use Twitter, "This is how I tweet!".

Here is how the card looks closed. I positioned the little pink bird to be peaking over the top. I plan to use black cardstock to make a "hole" in the tree trunk and write the sentiment on it in white. And I can use my Explore to write and then cut the shape I choose for the hole! The rubber band will be taken off and I'll have some ribbon or twine or a belly band to hold the card flat for mailing.

 Now here's the best part. . .Narelle is giving away the file for FREE! Yes, FREE! So head over to her blog and follow her directions to get the file sent to you! CLICK HERE to go to Narelle's blog.


  1. OMG!! SO stinkin cute! I have the file! than you Narelle for sending it to me! I love what you did with the card Scrapalette!!! so cute!!!!

  2. So cute!! I love how when it's closed up the little bird peeks, adorable!!

  3. What a cute, cute card. Love the little pink bird peeking over the edge...just too cute! And thanks for the link to Narelle's file.

  4. That is ADORABLE!!! LOVE the bird peeking out. TFS

  5. Oh, I forgot. Do you have the links to "Treasure Box Designs" and "Deb Vaders Blog"?

    1. The link to Deb Valders blog is in my blog post. (Press CLICK HERE at the bottom of Scrapalettes post above.)

  6. This I such a sweet card Paulette! I just love their little eyeballs. Very cute how the one peeks over the top! Nice design!

  7. I LOVE how CUTE this turned out.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Crafty hugs,

  8. Cutest little peeper in the last photo. Great card.