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Happy Wednesday Honey Bee friends! Today I’m sharing a fun Surprise Box card that I’ve decorated with the flowers from the Wildflower Stamp set and coordinating Honey Cuts! It’s been quite a while since I’ve created a surprise box card, and this was so fun to make, I don’t know why I waited so long!

First I created my box by die cutting the A2 Surprise Box Card Base from some light gray card stock. Then I used the included scalloped layering dies to cut some white card stock and green gingham patterned paper (from the Summer Stems paper pad). I adhered these layers to the box flaps with Bee Creative glue. Next I cut the pretty purple floral paper and purple layer from paper in the Playful Pastels paper pad. I cut the purple paper into four rectangles measuring 1-7/8″ x 2-5/8″. I also cut the floral paper into four rectangles measuring 1-5/8″ x 2-3/8″. I adhered these to the outside of the box. See the photo below that shows the card in the 5″ x 7″ envelope.

Next I used the die for the box inserts and cut it three times from white card stock. I folded the ends and glued them to the inside of the box. I set it aside to dry while I worked on the flowers and sentiment.

I stamped the flowers from the Wildflower stamp set with Bee Creative No Line Coloring ink. I stamped the butterfly with Bee Creative Intense Black ink as I didn’t know how I would show the details in no-line ink. I colored the images with my Copic markers. Here are the Copic colors I used: purples: V05, V04, V12, V01; yellows: Y35, Y13, Y00; greens: YG17, YG25, YG23, YG03, YG01. Then I die cut the images with the coordinating Honey Cuts.

Next I used Bee Creative glue to adhere the flowers and greenery to the box inserts. For the butterfly and sentiment, I cut three strips of some heavy acetate from packaging I’d saved. I used double-sided tape to adhere the butterfly to the acetate strips and also to adhere the strip to the box insert.

I used the Bitty Buzzwords stamp set and coordinating Honey Cuts for the sentiment. I die cut “birthday” twice from white card stock and once from the same purple paper in the Playful Pastels paper pad. I glued the layers together with Bee Creative glue. I die cut the shadow from white card stock and adhered the top layer. Next I stamped “happy” with some coordinating purple ink and trimmed it to a rectangle. I adhered it to the shadow layer with glue. Then I added double-sided tape to the acetate strips, adhered it to the sentiment and to the back of the inside of the box.

If you don’t go crazy (like I did–LOL!) with your decorative pieces, the box is made to fit in an A2 sized envelope. This is such an adorable Surprise Box die set that you can use for any occasion you need! I hope you’ve found some inspiration today; and I really appreciate your stopping by! Have a wonderful remainder of your week!

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2 responses to “Wildflower Surprise Box Birthday Card”

  1. Iris Esther López says:

    Such a beautiful card. The coloring is amazing. I love no line coloring but I haven’t tried it. I’m afraid I won’t be good at it.

    • Carol Hintermeier says:

      Thank you so very much Iris!! I sure hope you realize that it took lots of practicing for me. Don’t worry about what it looks like when you begin, just look at how you progress with your practice! You can do it! 🙂

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