Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Card Tag

Kind of like CatDog, it's both.  It's and easel card attached to a box with the image being a gift with a tag.  More about this later...

This week at Cooking It Up with Katie challenge #83 is fold some fancy flowers.  Now you don't have to fold flowers but we'd like to see a fancy fold (this easel card is very easy to do) and some flowers on your fancy card.  What makes a card fancy - I don't know but for mine I used a charm and some bling and thought that made it fancy.  If you play along you could win a prize from this week's sponsor Robyn's Fetish.

For this project I wrapped a jewelry box with the same card stock used for the card.  Cut a piece of card stock the same width as the box.  Fold the paper around the box.  With each fold score the paper.  Secure the wrap with red tape or score tape.

After you've finished your easel card place score tape or red tape on the bottom of the card to secure it to the box.  This easel card is 4" x 4" x 12" with folds along 4", 6", and the 8".   You can see from this photo how it's folded.  It's a very simple technique.  Just remember that you need to put something with a little depth on the inside so that when you open it up to stand something will catch the edge to keep it open.  Something as thin as a brad or button will usually work.

By the way, I wanted my burlap twine to match the ribbon on the image.  I didn't have any violet twine so I used a piece of ivory colored twine and colored it with the copic I used on the image. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - Robyn's Fetish
ink - hp printer
paper - Bo Bunny "Winter Joy Magic" and "Winter Joy Bundled"; I think the cs is Nicole's
miscellaneous - copics; Taylor's Tiny Twinkles; flower brads; burlap twine; present charm; Spellbinder's Brommet Tag

Here's the challenges:
Cooking It Up with Katie #83 - Fold a Fancy Flower
Top Tip #59- Anything Christmas
Ribbon Carousel RCC28 - photo inspiration (all the ruffles on the pillows made me think of gift boxes)
Party Time Tuesday PTT#41 - Bling It On
Whoopsie Daisy - Tag It
Cutie Pie #4 - Use a Charm
Digital Tuesday #136 Anything Goes
Pink Elephant TPE124 - Gift Tags

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again and that you'll join us at Cooking it Up with Katie for our "Fold a Fancy Flower" challenge.


  1. Such a gorgeous creation! Love the colours and your instructions! I may well have a go at this one! Thank you for being a Cutie Pie! Woo x

  2. Beautiful creation Chris, thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy.

    Hugs Suze

  3. What a fabulous project!!! LOVE the colors--and such a unique idea! :)

  4. Oh wow! Great project! So glad you shared with us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week!
    Karen C

  5. This is such a fab project. Glad you shared it with us at Cutie Pie. Have to have a go at this one later. Love the easel in those colours on top of the box. Thanks for playing with us and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  6. oohhlallaaa!!! very fancy!! :) great colors!


  7. Fab Project, you make it look very easy, thanks for sharing
    Lindsay xx

  8. Awesome work!
    Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!

  9. I really like this project Chris, it is gorgeous and clever and I love the colors. Thanks so much for playing along this week at WHOOPSI DAISY!!:)

  10. Fabulous project!! Thank you so much for playing along with this weeks "Gift Tag" challenge over at The Pink Elephant!!

  11. So cute & thanks for the tutorial! Love the colors - my favorites!

  12. LOVE that you thought of gift boxes with the ruffles! Kind of like the bows that you add---CLEVER! What a beautiful project--love your tutorial! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC!

  13. Oh, I just love the color scheme of this pretty creation of yours! Love the charm and the pretty burlap twine! Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge blog this week!

  14. I really like your project. Inspirited by you. Thanks for sharing this stuff.


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