Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Giddy Up!

Don't ya just love it when a plan comes together?

I need a card for my Dad's birthday tomorrow and was at a loss for a theme.  Then Simon Says Stamp and Show presented their weekly challenge with "Into The Woods". Since we live in the Southwest, the wild wild west, wood makes me think rustic so I had to go with a cowgirl.

                When the card is pulled open, it reveals the message inside a box.

 I used some great wood grained paper from my stash. Last week at our Scrapbook Club meeting two ladies did a great demo on a box card and I wanted to use it before I forgot.  I will give you the cutting and scoring template at the bottom of the post.

I cut out some brown card stock on my e cutter to make the front look like barn doors.  The door panels were then embossed with wood grain.

           After stamping my greeting it was punched out with a 1.5" circle punch.

I stamped, colored and cut out my image for the front of the card.  These are some of my favorite images from an Arizona Artist, Terry Medaris.  I colored two images since I was not sure where I was going with this.  I finished off the inside of the card with two cute stickers from Creative Imaginations and a hand written message.

So for not really having a plan to start with - I think it came together pretty well.

As promised, here is the Box Card Template for those who wish to try it.


  1. HOWDY! Cool card design!!! I love the look...very barn, which goes perfectly with this woody western theme! Your cowgirl is hoot...love her bright and FUN ways! Fab work! Thank you so much for taking a walk with us through the woods this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

    1. Thanks Anita - this was a fun card and I love those cowgirls.

  2. Hi Sandy. Shut the front door! :) This is such a cute card! Love the way it folds and what you've done to create such a cool bran door effect with Tim's woodgrain texture fade. Your cowgirl is such a cute stamp and you've used such bright, fun colors on her. Love your design! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

    1. Thanks for your nice comment. Perhaps that should be
      "Shut the barn door!"


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