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MIM #100: How to Package Cards with Oversized Embellishments…#5

by cbaptista on 01/20/2013

Here’s another one for the MIM #100 Challenge… I think it’s my favorite of the bunch.  I just love how everything turned out.

For the card, I started with a standard A2 card base and die cut a panel with the Edgers #3 Die.  I wanted more length to the card because I wanted to use the super sized “Happy Birthday” sentiment and felt if I left it at standard size it would feel too squished.  By doing so it left me with a little room to embellish the top. I used some glitter tape (how fun!) along the top.  Over that I adhered the hearts border and then the “Happy Birthday” panel on top of that, leaving a scalloped edging on top.  Before adhering the panel though, I trimmed off just enough from the front of the card base so the edging will be open. (When the card is closed what you see is the back of the card base.) I embossed the “Happy Birthday” in black glitter finish, just to add a little subtle bling.  Then at the bottom I adhered, using foam tape, a red Rosie Posie flower and leaves.  Here is a pic of the card only:

For the packaging, I used a glassine bag again.  I folded over the top of the bag and taped it down with a little bit of red polka dot washi tape (which you can’t see because the tag goes over it on the back, but when the recipient opens up the package, it will be a fun little surprise! Wait, I take it back, the only part of the washi tape that peaks through the hole of the tag is one red dot.  It fit so perfectly that I just had to line it up that way!).  I added a scallop trim along the side edges of the tag (only on the front of the tag, it does not extend to the back).  And then I finished it with a simple red button tied with natural twine.  The tag is just taped onto the bag with double-sided tape.  I thought about decorating the tag a little more, but decided to leave it alone.  I like how clean and simple it looks and how the packaging becomes one with the card.  Here is a final pic of the card outside the package:

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Paper: Lynx Digital Paper (white, 100#), Neenah Royal Sundance Cover (brilliant white, 80#), The Paper Company
Stamps: Rosie Posie (PTI), Think Big Favorites #12 (PTI)
Ink: Rocket Red (Brilliance), Stick Candy (Jenni Bowlin/Ranger), Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Other: Rosie Posie Dies (PTI), Edgers #3 Die (PTI), Tag Sale #6 Die (PTI), Heart Border Die (PTI), Black Embossing Powder with Glitter Finish (Zing!/American Crafts), Glitter Tape (Recollections/Michaels), Button, Natural Twine, Washi Tape (Target)

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