Garden Fairy Box Card

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Fairy gardens are popular with many and this wonderful box card allows you to bring the smiles from them into anyone’s day.  This card can used for any occasion and theme.  No need to put this card away after the day is over.  Their miniature size is perfect to leave displayed on a desk or any small space just like a real garden, too.

Begin by using your paper trimmer to cut a 12” x 12” piece of cardstock at the 3” mark.  Lay the 3” strip aside for later.

Turn the 9” x 12” piece of cardstock lengthwise in your trimmer and cut it at 5 ½”.  Lay the other part aside.

Score on your scoring board the 5 ½” x 12” piece of cardstock at 2 1/8”, 4 ½”, 6 3/8” and 8 ½”.

Turn it lengthwise so the 5 ½” edge is at the top and score it at 2 ¾”.

Place the paper into your paper trimmer or use a pair of scissors and cut up to, but not over the center (2 ¾”) score line on the top of the card base.  Do not cut the bottom section.  Also, cut the tab from the bottom right corner as shown in the picture.

Flip the entire piece so that the tab on the top is now on the bottom and fold it inwards and add a strip of tape from a tape runner.

Fold all of the score lines to form the box shape and adhere the tab to the inside to close it up.

Now take the part that you cut off to create the box shape and cut it into 3 pieces.  Cut the first part to measure 3 1/8” x 3”.  Cut it again at that and then cut a 1” x 9” strip.

Cut the 1” x 9” strip at 3 1/8” and then cut it again at the same measurement.  The end of the strip can be used for something else.

Score the 3 1/8” piece at and score it at ½” and 2 5/8”.

Turn it and place it in the paper trimmer and cut it into 1” strips as shown.

Fold the score lines and attach these pieces to the inside of the box using the tape runner.

Cut four 2” x 2 5/8” pieces of patterned paper (In Bloom by My Mind’s Eye) shown and attach it to the flaps of the box.

Die cut the flowers, stems, butterfly and fairy using your die cut machine.  The flower die is the Flowers and Stem die by Spellbinders, the mini butterfly is by DoCrafts and the Fanciful Fairy by Sizzix.  Add them to the box using a glue pen.

Share this fairy garden box card with someone on their special day and bring possibly bring them some good luck or at least a smile with it.  Just as fairy gardens are only limited by your imagination so is this card design.  They are so fun to create and have don’t forget to create one for yourself to enjoy, too.

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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