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Sunflower Recipe Card Box

I typically like to purchase die cuts that have a lot of range, meaning I can use them over and over again. This past month I saw a Sizzix die that had so much potential that I had to splurge! I decided to share this one with you so you can pair this product with the amazing colors and sturdy features of the CutCardStock papers too.

My project today is a recipe card box. The Sizzix card box die cut will cut a standard size card file box for you that can be used to hold up to 5″ by 7″ cards pretty easily. I love giving these as gifts, but I thought – let’s try making a recipe card holder too! My base card is the sturdy and beautiful Stardream Metallic Vista Blue paper, to look like a sky backdrop.

I run the die cut through once for the walls of the box and a 2nd time for the final edge piece. You will notice on heavier paper that the score lines don’t always show – simply mark those with a pencil and add deeper lines with a scoreboard.

To assemble the box, I start by gluing the tabs on one side and letting it sit until dry. If you are in a bit of a hurry, you can hold the corners together with small clothespins too. Once one side of the tabs are dry, I glue together the next side and then hold them together for a few seconds so they don’t slip around. Give this box time to dry before putting anything in it.

Next, my front panel is a sunflower set I got from Honeybee Stamps. It is another versatile kit that allows you to make any thin petal card. I’ve cut the 3 floral layers in Pop Tone Banana Split yellow. For the leaves, I’m using Granny Smith Apple Green and for the middle pieces I’ve chosen the DCS Vanilla Bean Brown.

All of my pieces were dusted with a sponge, using darker yellow, brown and black to add dimension. I’ve also added a thin paint speckle to them with a wet paintbrush in both black and white.

I assembled the sunflowers with foam dots, giving them a 3D layer. Then, I added the fence trim on the box with a border die cut and the Basis White 80lb. paper. This is also added with foam dots, and the ends are trimmed to match the box.

The Granny Smith Apple Green leaves go on first, then the flowers over it. I tucked one of the flowers behind the fence line to look like the flowers were growing over it.

My final touch was to add 4” by 5” cards on the inside, topped with oval circle cuts and a sunflower embellishment. These can be all the dividers for the recipe box!

I hope you enjoyed this craft today! Don’t forget to check out the CutCardStock sales this month. See you next time!

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