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Sunday, April 18, 2010

American Girl A2 Card Box & Note Cards

My daughter had a party to go to this weekend. It was an American Girl themed party. You know the bring your AG doll along too that are all the rage now for the 7-11 age set. Well I thought since it was an American Girl themed party, that we should give something AG themed too. So I made some Personalized AG themed note cards to go along with the gift we were giving. They are simple A2 cards purchased from the store along with some envelopes. I then added red glossy vinyl and white glossy vinyl. They look quite nice in r/l, like something you paid more for than you really did. LOL! Well I didn't want to give her just loose cards so I also made a box to put them in. I really hadn't made a box for cards before so I fumbled my way through it. It turned out actually pretty cute! LOL Although my box is way different in size and inside assembly than this one. I did get the idea from The Paper Boutique. She has a video up. You should check it out. She did a great job.
Instead of the size she used my box was only 6 ½ inches long instead of 7 ½. I only needed the inside of the box to be 1 ½ wide because it only needed to hold 8 cards and 9 envelopes so I adjusted my scoring accordingly. She also used only card stock. I wanted my box to be a bit more substantial than just a card stock so I also used thin chipboard of sorts, it was left over boxes from ice cream drum sticks(perfect thickness for my desired result. LOL), to make mine I then covered it with white card stock for the outside and on the inside I used the oh so cute K&Company Ka-Zoo card stock. Make sure if you do this to score the chipboard before you cover it, then cover one side, score again, then cover the other side and scor a third time.
Since I have a huge AG fan at my house, any craft projects we do for her friends always uses American Girl Craft 12x12 super paper pad. Both red coordinating papers are from that pad. Here is the back view. It says American Girl so there is no doubt it is American Girl, it says it right on the paper. LOL

I used a Velcro tab to keep the box closed. I also added a star and swirl both dipped in glitter to the front to give it more of the American Girl Shoot for the Stars feel. LOL! Both the Star and Swirl cut are from the Home Decor Solutions Cartridge and cut using my Cricut.



10 comments:

AmandaB said...

Dardi, your box and cards are so fun and girlie!!! I love them..

Amanda:0)

K-E Kreations said...

That is fantastic!! About a year ago, my daughter would have LOVED this. Now, she would appreciate it, but not want anyone to know it. LOL Funny how things change in a year - that middle school attitude is starting to set in - or maybe it's hormones. Either way, I think the roller coaster's about to take off.

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DtsArt said...

Oh Thanks it was a fun project to make

Kim V. said...

Amazing!! You are so talented - I have been to your blog many times, and love your work!

Sherry said...

Love this. My daughter and I collected AG stuff together.

Scrapping Cat said...

This is an amazin project...wow, I love it

P.G. Lamb said...

What a fun project!

Cin said...

This is really a great gift and a wonderful way to get girls writing cards to people too.

Dream of Scrappin' said...

Love your art and the blog is fab! You design awesome!

Lolliscraps said...

This is so cute!

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