Happy Birthday Gift Box & Card by Katelyn G

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Happy Birthday Gift Box & Card by Katelyn G

Hey Wild Whisper Fans! Katelyn here and I’m back on the blog today to share with you a project featuring the More Adventures Collection. For my project today, I've used a variety of the papers from the collection and the coordinating Card Pack to create my Happy Birthday Gift Box & Card. You'll want to make sure to grab a glass of your favourite beverage as I will walk you through how to recreate my Happy Birthday Gift Box & Card at home.
To start, cut the wood paper from the More Adventures pack in half vertically. Put an adhesive sheet on one side of a piece of mat board. Peel off the top layer of the adhesive sheet and adhere the wood paper to the mat board. Make sure the arrows are on the top. Put an adhesive sheet on the other side of the mat board. Peel off the top layer of the adhesive sheet and adhere the wood paper to the mat board. Make sure the arrows are on the top. Place the mat board on top of the Trinket Box die from Eileen Hull and run through your die cutting machine.
Repeat the previous steps on a second piece of mat board. This time when you run the die through your die cutting machine, make sure to remove the oval from the frame.
Running the die through twice will give you all the pieces you need to put the trinket box together. 
Ink the edges of both frame pieces using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Ink the edges of the 3"x4" square using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
You'll need two of the long rectangle pieces. Ink the edges of the pieces using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
The last piece that you need is the spine. Ink the edges of the spine using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. Place adhesive on both the left and right hand side of the spine.
Place the spine in front of you. Take the adhesive off the left hand side of the spine and adhere the frame without a cut out on top of the adhesive. Take the adhesive off the right hand side of the spine and adhere the frame with the oval cut out on top of the adhesive.
Adhere the long rectangle pieces together to create a box. Adhere the 3"x4" square to the bottom of the box.
Place adhesive on the back of the box and adhere to the plain frame.
With the box together, punch a hole in the middle of the right hand side of the box. Put an elastic through the hole. Adhere the elastic ends to the inside side of the box.
From the woodgrain paper, cut a piece that measures 2 7/8" x 3 7/8" and round all four corners. Cut a border strip that measures 4" long. Ink the edges of the pieces using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Adhere the 2 7/8" x 3 7/8" piece of paper to the bottom of the box. Adhere the border strip to the left hand side of the 2 7/8" x 3 7/8" piece of paper.
Pick out a door knob. Place two foam squares to the right of the oval frame. Place glue onto the back of the door knob and then adhere to the foam squares.
From the More Adventures Card pack and the cut apart sheet, fussy cut the sign, the tent and two mountains. Ink the edges of the fussy cut images using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
You'll need one of the Wood Veneer Wolves. Apply two coats of Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to the wolf. Once the paint has dried, ink the edges of the wolf using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Adhere the wolf 1/2" from the left of the box front. Use foam squares and adhesive to adhere the sign slightly overtop of the wolf. Adhere the tent and two mountains on the inside of the oval. 
Now we'll work on the card.
You'll need one of the arrows from the Wood Veneers - Arrow pack. Blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink with a blending tool over the entire surface of the arrow.
From the Cut Apart paper, fussy cut the leaves and small wood piece. Ink the edges of the fussy cut images using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
From the More Adventures Card pack, you need to choose two cards. Cut one card down to 2 7/8" x 3 7/8". Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to a Happy Birthday stamp and stamp onto the 2 7/8" x 3 7/8" card. Fussy cut a large wood piece from the 4" x 6" card. Ink the edges of the cards and fussy cut images using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Adhere the 2 7/8" x 3 7/8" card to the 3" x 4" card.
On the bottom left hand side of the card, adhere the two wood pieces, the leaf and the arrow.
Cut a cardbase that measures 3" x 8", score at 4". Adhere the card front to the cardbase.
From one of the cards from the More Adventures Card pack, cut a piece that measures 1 3/4" x 4". Cut a border strip that measures 4". Ink the edges of the papers using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. Place adhesive on three sides of the 1 3/4" piece and adhere in the inside at the bottom. Adhere the border strip at the top of the 1 3/4" piece. 
From the More Adventures Card pack, fussy cut the sun out. Ink the edges of the sun using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. 
To finish off your Happy Birthday gift box, foam square the sun and stick it in behind the mountains and tent. 
Here are a few closeup photos of my Happy Birthday Gift Box & Card.

Wild Whisper Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink, Ground Espresso Distress Ink, Hickory Smoke Distress Paint and a blending tool with foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Eileen Hull for Sizzix: Trinket Box
  • Sizzix: Mat Board
  • Graphic 45: Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates & Knobs
  • Sookwang: Adhesive Sheets

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to recreate my Happy Birthday Gift Box & Card at home.  Make sure to stop by the blog the rest of the month as the design team will be featuring projects using the Forever & Always Collection and the new Small Patterns Collection.


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