Saturday, March 7, 2015

Paper Smooches: Treasure Box Card

Ahoy! Hehe. I LOVE that Paper Smooches came out with coordinating dies to one of my favorite sets, Ahoy Me Hearty. I created a mini treasure chest card that would be so cute for a lunch box note, party favor, thank you or just about anything. ;)

I wanted to create curved edges on the sides of the card to create a treasure box shape. Paper Smooches has some great dies to cut the perfect edge. Not too flat, not too rounded. Notice the stitched edge? Here is how I did it... 

I started by cutting a mat 3 1/2 inches by 4 1/4. Next I lined up two dies, Quotables Dies on the outside edge and Stitched Dies on the inside edge. The curves aren't exactly the same but with a little washi tape I was able to secure them snuggly together. 

I stamped, die cut and colored the items from Ahoy Me Matey and layered them on a gold frame cut from Fancy Frames Icons. The sequins from Pretty Pink Posh add the perfect finishing touch. :)

Now, one last tip. I created a custom card base to fit right behind the front panel. I could have gone to the trouble of lining up my curved die and getting a perfectly matched card base but this rectangular base works for me and would be way easier if you are mass producing. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Tenia Nelson said...

Too CUTE!!!

Lisa Waitt said...

Love this card, and thanks for the chance to win!