Hello everyone !
These little dragons couldn’t wait until winter for the holidays so they decided to celebrate in July ! Ornements in the palm trees, funny hats, presents … Let the good times roll !
Welcome to our monthly hop blog called the Squirrels Gone Nutz. If you are new to it, each month we have to make a project with supplies we don’t use enough. There is a theme and/or a technique and type of supply. This month it’s “Christmas in July” and “Acetate”.
So welcome to the new hoppers and for my regular viewers, thank you for stopping by today!
For this month theme, I quickly thought about this cute dragon decorating a palm tree I never had the chance to use. And I like to try new thing for the hop so I decided to try to make a box card. I also found the perfect companions for this cute dragons. They are supposed to play in the snow but it was easy to turn snow to sand.
So first, I printed the dragon with the palm tree on my Xpress-it blending card. I colored it and the main scene with my markers. I cut a rectangle.
After that, I printed the two other dragons and colored them. I used two slimline border dies to cut around them. So, I had two strips with my dragons.
After that, I started to make my box.
I made you a plan with the measurement and took photos :
First, I glued the side parts onto the main rectangle.
Then, I glued the front part onto the side parts.
As you can see, it can fold flat to fit in an envelope.
After that, I matted and layered my colored panel with a bigger blue rectangle. I also cut and glued a piece of my kraft cardstock on the bottom. This part won’t be visible but it makes a cleaner finish when you see the card from different angles. I did the same with my two strips with the other dragons.
Then, I glued my panel on the base of my card.
I also glued the two stripes on the base making sure the card was still able to fold.
After that, I cut blue pieces fitting the front and the sides of the cards. I also cut the same pieces into pattern acetate ( you thought I forgot the acetate, didn’t you ? ).
Finally, I used my We R Memory Keeper words punch to write my sentiement into kraft cardstock. I glued it with foam pad on the front of my card;
Et voilà !
May the craft be with you !
Products used :
-Illustrator and Copic (C) markers :
Sand : GB7 GB4 GB2 GB1
Sky : B05 B02 B01 (C)
Sea : BT9 BT7 BT5 BT3 BT1
Palm tree : DG4 DG2 DG1 EB4 EB2 MB3 MB2 MB1
Pink Dragon: AP4 AP3 AP2 AP1 PP4 PP3 PP1
Blue dragon : BT9 BT7 BT5 BT3 BT1 TB5 TB3 TB1
Green dragon: CG4 CG2 CG1 DG4 DG2 DG1
-Xpress-it blending card
-Sunny Studio – Slimline Nature Borders Craft Dies
-Craft Perfect Blue cardstock
-Sara Signature Winter Wonderland Luxury printed acetate
-We R Memory Keeper Words Punch