Friday 25 October 2019

Diwali Gift Book Box Card

Happy Friday!

On Diwali,
as sweets are exchanged,
crackers are burnt,
flowers and rangolis decorate your home,
thousands of lamps illuminate the earth.

It is a festive season with loved ones at home so gift them in exclusive way and surprised them. Here I am presenting an exclusive Book Box Card greetings to your loved ones this Diwali.

I took a lot of pictures to explain well.
I used a 300 gsm white sheet to make my book box card.
I cut the sheet 18" X 8" for the book cover. Here are the dimensions where you have to fold and marked.

My card is 18 inches wide and folded the 2 inches in the middle to make the spine and then marked only the 8 inches from both the sides.
For the book pages, you need 4 sheets measuring 8" X 4.1" in all. 

Now fold and creased these in every 1 c.m. intervals using my Score Board.

Now fold the strips in fanfold/mountain fold/valley fold style. Take care that everything is going to be nice!

Now put together the stiffeners and press together as shown in the below pics.

And glue the back together. That's how should it look like!

The frame is ready and now I covered it with a border frame in a raspberry pink sheet with frilled lace.

I selected some gold print sheets from Forever always paper packs and adhered accordingly on my card base with raspberry pink matting.
Now paste the box frame into the card base inside and make the rest.
I placed a pretty ribbon to close my box securely.

The front panel:

Made a 3D rectangle frame window shaker using thin cut dies. I placed a cute Lord 
Ganesha with shaker elements, some handmade flowers, chippies and textures. And added a Celebrate sentiment using a layer of white foam.

Firstly I applied some sparkle pastes using a stencil.

Die-cut some flowers out of glitter sheets. 

Shaped them through embossing pad and added some pollens.

Applied metallic copper blaze wax to prime chippies.

The inside view of the book box:

Added a pocket at inside left panel. And placed a card with Diwali greetings. Decorated the panel with handmade flowers.

Now the right-side panel!

I decorated the interior with loads of flowers and some Earthen Diyas. 
Tip: You can adjust the papers and embellishments to fit whatever theme you would like.

The backside view: 

Added a tassel at front spine panel. 

I hope you enjoyed the pictorial and will have a try at a book box for yourself!

Here is a video:

May the Goddess of prosperity bless you all for years to come!
Happy Diwali!

Supply List
Cardstocks: Snippets of White cardstocks 300gsm, raspberry CS, textured cream CS
Glitter CS: Copper, raspberry pink, decoration green
Metallic CS: Gold
Foam sheets: white from Itsy Bitsy
OHP sheet: From Itsy Bitsy
Pattern Papers: Forever and always Paper pack from Itsy bitsy
Dies: 3D rectangle frames and flower die from Itsy Bitsy; swirl bliss pocket from Spellbinders; Celebration words script from sizzix
Stencil: Baroque from Itsy Bitsy
Primed chipboards: Vine borders and shapes scroll borders from Itsy Bitsy
Metallic wax: Copper blaze from Itsy Bitsy
Handmade flowers: Vintage from Itsy BitsPollens: copper and pink shades from Itsy Bitsy
Shaker Elements: from Die cut and more
Tassel, Lord Ganesha, white sheer ribbon, crochet flower in gold with pearls, earthern diyas, frilled lace, mulberry leaves, fillers, white half pearls, silver pearls from my stash
Martha Stewart score board

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KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so beautiful, Vinita! Wow, so many gorgeous details and a lot of work but well worth it! I appreciate all the photos to show how you made it. I've never made anything like this before, really loving how it turned out! The floral arrangement is gorgeous! Your Diwali festivities sound like a lot of fun! Enjoy!

Judy McKay said...

Such a stunning project Vinital. I love the design and your detailed description of how to make the project. Thank you for joining us at Splashy Mixed Challenges this month. Judy DT

Di said...

Wow Vinita - this is absolutely STUNING! What a work of art - as well as super use of snippets of course. Love it!


Di xx

Jane Austin said...

Vinita, oh my goodness, you are such a talented lady. This Diwali box card is absolutely stunning, I love too that you have shared with us how you made it, thank you. I have never seen that style being made with the intertwined concertina card.
It is gorgeous & beautifully decorated, I found your blog through the Splashy Mix Challenge blog, I am so pleased to have found you! 🙂
Jane 🌴

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

Wow! So fantastic! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Splashy Mix Challenge this week. Be sure to join us next time too!
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
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Semonti Roy said...

Beautiful make. Thank you for joining our october challenge.

DT Semonti
Splashy Mix Challenge

Priya Satish said...

Awesome project. Thank you for joining us at the Splashy Mix Challenges. - Priya Satish DT

Helen said...

A great project - love it.

Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

Helen x

Nancy Hill said...

Love the details and wonderful tutorial. Love how the flowers came out. Need to spend more time with your tutorial and try it out. Thanks for sharing on Let's Craft and Create challenge and look forward seeing your next card with us soon. Nancy Hill, Design Team Member for Let's Craft and Create

Leslie said...

Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Happy Little Stampers October "Anything Goes With Dies" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
Leslie, HLS Dies Team
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Art by Zowie Dixon said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love this!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Hugs, Zowie xx

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Anne Temple said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your amazing project with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge #124. We look forward to seeing more of your wonderful projects in the future :-)

Maryvonne Coussé said...

Gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenges blog and good luck!
Maryvonne, DT Member

Priti Kedia Meghani said...

Such a gorgeous gift box cum card! Love the floral clusters so much. Thank you for playing along at PRIKA :) All the best!

Shweta Tapsi Khode said...

This is soo awesome. Loved it. Thank you so much for playing along at Prika Oct challenge. Good Luck.

-Shweta, Prika CI

Kirti's Kraft Kastle said...

waaow.. Thats another loade with techniques project..
Loved it!
All the best! Thank for playing along at Prika
CI Prika
Kirti Gupta