Diwali, is a festival which is celebrated with lot of love and zeal. Sweets, crackers, rangoli, diyas are a ‘must’ during this festive season. Handmade gifts can be such a wonderful way to surprise your loved ones. Here I am presenting an exclusive Book Box Card greetings which you can make for your loved ones this Diwali.
I took a lot of pictures to explain the process well.
I used a 300 gsm white sheet to make my book box card.
I cut the sheet into 18″ X 8″ for the book cover. Here are the dimensions where you have to fold and marked.
My card is 18 inches wide.Folded the 2 inches in the middle to make the spine and then marked only the 8 inches from both sides.
For the book pages, you need 4 sheets measuring 8″ X 4.1″ in all.
Now fold and creased these in every 1 cm intervals. I used my score board to do this.
Next, fold the strips in fan fold/mountain fold/valley fold style. Take care that everything is nicely and neatly done!
Now put together the stiffeners and press together as shown in the below pics.
Glue the backs together. That’s how it should 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 printed sheets from Forever and Always paper pack and adhered according 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 rectangular frame window shaker using thin cut dies. I placed a cute Lord Ganesha with shaker elements, some handmade flowers, chippies and textures. Added a ‘Celebrate’ sentiment using a layer of white foam.
Firstly I applied some Sparkle Pastes through a stencil.
Die-cut some flowers out of glitter sheets.
Shaped them through embossing pad and added some pollen.
Applied metallic wax -Copper Blaze to prime the chippies.
The inside view of the book box:
Added a pocket on the inside left panel. 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.
View of the rear side:
Added a tassel on the front panel spine.
I hope you enjoyed the pictorial and will making a book box a try!
May the Goddess of prosperity bless you all for years to come!
Thin cut Dies: 3D rectangle frame, flower die
White Foam sheets
Primed Chippies: Vine borders, Shapes scroll border