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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

4th of July Box Card

This Box Card is truly exploding for the 4th of July!

Created this 4th of July Box Card using Cricut cartridge Independence Day for the words '4th of July' and Uncle Sam Hat. The box part of the card is made using Kraft americana cardstock which I like and Hobby Lobby sold but unfortunately is discontinued now. Stamped flag multiple times so I could paper piece together. Used Tim Holtz Mini Rosette. Heat embossed stamped Stampendous sentiment. Added ribbon. Used paper shredder to make some shredded red/white/blue paper.

Giving this to a friend who I play dominos with and figured the sides of the box had a dotted/domino look to it.

Supplies List 

Cricut cartridge: Independence Day - 4th of July, Uncle Sam Hat
embossing: Stampendous Red Tinsel emb powder
paper:  cardstock - Kraft americana, blue, red, white, off-white
ribbon: American Collections
Spellbinder: ShapeRibbon Banners
stamp:  Recollections - flag, Stampendous Fireworks Trio - sentiment
stickles: Diamond, Red
Tim Holtz: die - Mini Rosette

Entering this into the following challenges:

7/4 My Sheri Crafts Ch#136 A Star Is Born 3E(#3) 6/21

7/5 Kraft Journal Ch178 Red/White/Blue 2E(#2) 6/30

7/6 Bitten by the Bug 2 Independence Day Ch UE 6/30
7/6 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party #34 Red/White/Blue UE 6/23
7/6 Craft Your Passion Ch220 Ribbons 3E(#3) 6/30
7/6 Fantabulous Cricut Ch217 Anything Goes 3E(#1) 6/30

7/7 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch110 Anything Goes UE 7/1

7/8 DL.ART Thankful Thurs #135 Patriotic 1perday 6/26

 7/30 DL.ART Thankful Thurs July Linky Ch 1Eperday


  1. Love the creative use of the paper shredder

  2. This is fabulous, Melissa!! I love the box design and all of the amazing details!! What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for playing along at Craftin Desert Divas!! Have a great day :)

    Craftin Desert Divas DT
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Great box card! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts this week!

  4. Thanks for linking up your lovely box card with us over at my Sheri crafts this week. I do love these so much fun.

  5. What a great box card. Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas linky party.

  6. Lovely gift, and very patriotic! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!

  7. Thanks for sharing at Craftin' Desert Divas for our Red, White, and Blue Linky Party.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •

  8. What a fun, patriotic explosion box! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts.

  9. How fabulous! I have not been brave enough to try a box card yet. Yours is wonderful!! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Red, White and Blue Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Craftin Desert Diva DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  10. Another fabulous box card Melissa! I love all the die cuts you used and of course I love the papers! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  11. Another wonderful box card.Love all the elements used to give dimension.Perfect for the celebration.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  12. Oh I so love your box card Melissa!!! Love all of the cuts that you added to it. Wonderful!!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Independence Day' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  13. Fabulous exploding box. What a surprise when someone opens it. Thanks for joking Bbtb this week



  14. What an adorable card! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge!

  15. So cool looking-your friend will be wowed! Thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge this week.

  16. Great card! I'm currently making some of these too. Love all the little pop outs you created! Beautiful work Melissa. Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Kraft Journal.

  17. Very cute 4th of July box! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Love Rubbertamps! :)