“Thinking of You” Card
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“Thinking of You” Card

Happy FREE shape Tuesday! This week’s free shape is a pretty 3d peony flower. I really like 3d flowers because I can use them for so many different types of projects. For today’s project, I used it on this thinking of you card.

 

As you can see, with the 3d flower, this card has quite a bit of dimension. So, when sending dimensional cards like this, in order to preserve a bit of that dimension, you may want to try the 3d box envelopes.

 

 

You can resize those boxes just like you would the regular envelopes using this tutorial. You will notice that when you size the box to fit a 41/4″ x 5 1/2″ card, the shape is longer than the mat. Not to worry, rotate it slightly to the right or left and it will fit nicely in the center of a 12″ x 12″ piece of paper.

 

 

Once you’ve sealed the card, add a cute print & cut label to the front of the box and it’s ready to give away.

 

Here is a quick video tutorial for assembling the 3d peony and other 3d flowers…

 
 
Shapes: click on the shapes below to link to them in the Silhouette online store. **A new addition you will notice is the size next to the shape. This is the size of the shape used to create the project in today’s post. When entering this size, be sure to click ‘lock aspect ratio’ first. 
 
scallop border lg {5.5″ w}
elegant flourish  {3.375″ w x 4″ h}
4 tag set {bottom left tag at .920″ w}

6 banner set {5.180″ w}
3d envelope box  {10.710″ w}

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33 comments

  1. Lol, glue, who would have thunk 🙂 I always have used brads…you can see I am new and still learning!!

    1. I think we have all been there 🙂

  2. Beautiful 😀

  3. Thanks for entering in the sizes. I loved the carrot basket but when I went to make it I struggled with finding the right sizes for the carrots. I hope you continue to add this info because it is so helpful!

  4. This is so pretty! I am glad you put down the sizes!! What file did you use for the box?

    1. Thanks Gwen! Sorry, I forgot to include the box shape when I posted. I’ve added the link and size to the bottom of the list. 🙂

  5. I’m such a newbie. What material did you use for the flower? Just cardstock?

    1. Yes, it’s textured cardstock, but most any paper would do the trick.

    2. Thank you!

  6. Gorgeous! Thank you ;p

  7. These will be perfect for my seasonal wreath. Each month, I make a new paper something with the silhouette and pin it on. Easy Peasy.

    1. Love that idea!

  8. Absolutely stunning! And the addition of the shape size is much appreciated. Do you mind sharing the name of the font used? It is so pretty!

  9. Thank you! I loved the video. It makes an intimidating shape seem so easy to put together! I’m certainly going to try this! Thank you again!

  10. Beautiful! Thanks for showing us how easy this is to put together 🙂

  11. Wauw! Thanks for the über cute shape and loved the video you did. And your projects too. I say you are the queen of flowers this week 😉

  12. Wow, love it! 🙂 I just made it and it is beautiful. Thank you!

  13. i really appreciate the new added size feature, will be so helpful in the future

  14. Love this flower. I wish the videos could be downloaded and saved for watching later. Any chance of that? Thanks!!!

  15. So pretty, I already “bagged” this gorgeous flower! The 3D box is very versatile, and even I can re-size it – LOL!

  16. Gorgeous!! Love the FONTS! Is that a print and cut? I struggle with fonts for PCs, is it possible to add those?? Thank you!!!

  17. Curious what type of paper you suggest using for the box? Regular card stock or something thicker?

    1. I used regular cardstock for this one, but I think think our new chipboard either spritzed or covered with paper would be even better.

    2. Will the Cameo cut through the chipboard? And, what is spritzed? I’m new to this Silhouette world (but am loving it)!

    3. Yes, the Silhouette chipboard was designed to work with the CAMEO, and it cuts out great! You can find the chipboard online here http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/?page=shop&cat=13

      To spritz, you would spray the chipboard using a colored mist like these from Heidi Swapp http://www.heidiswapp.com/sections/color-shine/
      or Mister Huey’s color mists http://www.studiocalico.com/shop/mister-huey-s-masks/mister-huey-s-seafoam-atlantic-collection

      It looks great completely spritzed or you could cut out a stencil, lay it over the box before you assemble it and then spritz to get a look like the polkadot box in this post http://blog.silhouetteamerica.com/2013/01/silhouette-chipboard-coming-soon.html

      lots of possibilities 🙂

    4. Oooh, awesome! Thanks for all of the tips, links and suggestions!

  18. Can you tell me what size is the 3D Peony? I made it using the size the file came as and it was more than half the width of the card. Thanks!

    1. Before ungrouping the shape, it measured 7.895″ w.

  19. I wish you would relink the videos on YouTube to these tutorials. Thanks.

    1. Hi Julie,

      This post has been updated with the video. When we moved over to wordpress we tried to catch them all, but if you see any we missed, let us know.

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