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March 2, 2016

Welcome Spring!

Ebrush Design Team: Jan Hunter Week 10 Cycle 3

Hi Everyone.  Jan here sharing a fun Spring card in a box.  The eBrush made quick work of all the elements in the projects....  so let's get started.

You'll need:
Cardstock (this project started with all white cardstock)
paper trimmer/bone folder
Dies (Teresa Collins - Personally Noted and Thankful Holidays)
Embossing folder (Woodgrain)
brads, half pearls
paper crimper

Basic Box:
Cut a strip of cardstock 9 inches wide by 3 inches high.  Cut another strip 4 inches by 3 inches.  Score the 9 inch strip at 3 and 6 inches.  Score the 4 inch strip at 1/2 inch and again at 3 1/2 inches.  These smaller scores make the tabs to attach to the larger strip.  Set aside.

Cut strips 4 inches by 1/2 inch.  Score each of these at 1/2 and 3 1/2 (these are the inserts that will hold the decorations of your card).

Cut 3 panels for the front and 2 sides of the box at 2 3/4 by 2 3/4 inches.  The full sheet sized woodgrain embossing folder fits all three of these panels with room to spare.  Emboss using the Cut-n-Boss.

Get your markers and eBrush and start coloring.

Put your box together now.  Place the inserts in the box so the top edge of the inserts are flush with the top edge of the box. Fold the box flat as you secure the tabs.  There is room for a 4th insert if you desire....

Using the TC dies, cut all of the lettering (Personally Noted, the small flower and greentery (Thankful Holidays).  The poppy die can be found here.

I ran the flowers through the paper crimper a couple of times and using the eBrush, added a bit of color. If you choose to make blooms o the greenery, mask that area and spray the rest of the piece.  Remove the masks and fill in the uncolored area with a marker.  Embellish with brads, pearls or other details as desired.

Place the flowers and greenery as desired attaching to the strips securely.

Tip:  I added a strip of paper to some of the flowers, greenery to a bit more height.  The three poppies are glued together on the overlapping petals in a slight arch.

I tried for a bit of ombre shading on the wording by holding the eBrush close then pulling it away as spray towards the top of the piece.  Glue in place.

Thanks for dropping by and taking a peek today.  Hoping you have some creative time scheduled on your calendar this week.  Have some fun!  It's a great stress reliever!  

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