Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Cold Care-Package Card...

The challenge at Heart 2 Heart this week is to make a card using anything that makes you think of the word COLD.  Ice cream, icicles, snow, Popsicles...Brrrr!!

Well, I kinda took the word COLD a different way...sniff sniff...because I got me a doozy of a cold right now, I was inspired by my medicine cabinet:

Here's a close-up of the cute little birdie:
Yep, that's actually itty bitty birdie Kleenex tissue :)

When you open the card, it's a care package!

This care package includes a pocket pack of Kleenex tissues, Halls throat lozenges, Neo Citron cold medication and a tube of lip balm.  Now that I think of it, I should've included some instant chicken soup too...I'll add that next time I make one.

CTMH Supplies used:
Cardstock: Sky, White Daisy
Pattern paper from Mayberry Level 2 pack
Stamps: C1396 Love Birds, D1013 Playful Caps (retired), C1079 Playful Lower Case (retired), D1308 All Decked Out (branches), D1467 Trees & Things (leaves)
Inks: Black, Sky, Honey, Pear, Smoothie, Cocoa.
Z1377 Color-Ready Kraft Borders
White Grosgrain Ribbon

Other Supplies Used:
Martha Stewart Score Board
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four
Kleenex, Halls Breezers, Neo Citron Cold and Flu, Avon Lip Balm

What makes you think of the word COLD?   Check out what all the super talented gals on the DT have done this week, I promise you'll be impressed!  The links to their blogs are in my sidebar.  Go and leave them some warm comments!

Play along with us at H2H this week...whip out your CTMH products and create a card that makes us think COLD.  I know there are more appetizing ways to use COLD than I have here, and I can't wait to see what you come up with!  We still have prizes from our awesome sponsors up for grabs, and we'll be looking for our next Guest DT member from all the entries we get.

If you're interested in making one of these Get Well Care Package Cards for yourself, I had to design the box since I couldn't find a template for what I needed, so I took some photos and made up a tutorial for you!

You will need:
* 2 pieces of cardstock: 7.25"x10" for the box, and 6"x11" for the card/top.
* pattern paper and stamps etc. to embellish it.
* a strong tape adhesive like red-line tape or Scor-tape works best to hold the box together.
* a scoreboard helps, but you can make do with the track in your paper trimmer.
* a bone folder for scoring

Take your 7.25"x10" piece of cardstock for the box:

Score it along short edge (shown in red) at 0.75", 5.25", and 6"

Rotate cardstock, and score along long edge (as shown in red) at 1.25", 2", 3.25", 4.5", 5.5", 6.75", 8", and 8.75"

Trim off the parts shown in black: 

Trim off the bottom parts shown in black as well, and then CUT along black lines as shown to create tabs,fold them all in (valley fold) and valley fold along the score lines marked with green stars too:

Here is a closer look at the top, you now have to add score lines to the top squares as shown, 0.5" in from each edge, then valley fold those score lines in:

At the top, fold center tabs up, fold top tabs over them as shown to create a little box:

Now, stick that box down to the base as shown, using a strong adhesive tape:

At the end, fold and adhere the tabs as shown to create the end boxes:

Do the same thing at the other end as well.

Should look like this, go ahead and stuff it to make sure it all fits:

For the card top, take the 6" x 11" cardstock, and score it (shown in black) along long side at 0.75", 5 3/8", 6.25", and 10.75"

Valley fold at all score lines:

Tape the box inside with strong tape, tape at back and front edges as well:

Should look like this:

Now decorate it as desired, and fill it with your goodies!

I hope this tutorial can be followed, I put it together in a cold medicine haze.  Please let me know if you try to make it and it's totally not working?

I'm going to go back to bed now.
Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Lorrinda, that is just GORGEOUS and genius! I love your card with kleenex....who'd a thunk it!

  2. This is fabulous!! I'm going to have to include a link on my "tutorials and such" page. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent! (and hope you feel better soon :) )

  3. Lorrinda -

    I hope you are feeling better now! I wish I was that creative when I feel sick - LOL! Your project is funny, adorable and super creative. Thanks for sharing!


  4. What a super project - thanks for sharing.

    Hope you are feeling better.

    Toni :o)

  5. Lorrinda what an amazing creation . What a fantastic tutorial . Very clear and great photos . Well done .

  6. Hi Lorrinda

    I hope you are starting to feel better.

    What an amazing project. Such a brilliant idea.

    Thanks for the awesome tutorial.

    Michelle :-)

  7. Too stinkin' cute! Love all the kleenex.

  8. Lorrinda, this is just hilarious! Receiving that cute little nose-blowing bird would make anyone feel better :o)

  9. You are so clever! Your "dirty Kleenex" is so cute! And the box is amazing.

  10. This is so awesome! Thanks for the tutorial. I have to make one now.

  11. So, so cute! Thanks for sharing the step-by-step directions. I have a bunch of people to make these for right now. Hope you are feeling better. *Ü*

  12. Wonderful! You've inspired me with your colours... now I want to create a card set with these colours/papers. As soon as I find some time. ;)

  13. i LOVE this! great tutorial, I'll have to try one.

  14. I LOVE this and I have a terrible cold right now! I think I'll make myself a get well card and box! Thank you so much for sharing this for us!

  15. excellent take on the word "cold" and a tutorial to boot - you rock!

  16. Love it! You are so creative. Thank you for the great tutorial, too. Hope you are feeling better :)

  17. Great idea and great tutorial! I'll be making one of these (maybe changing the contents) asap!

    Also /follow (found you from Big Red Scraps!)

  18. Seriously adorable...I was hoping you'd have a tutorial...and the bird with tissue? Inspired!

    Hope you're feeling much better!!

  19. This is great and would be perfect for me, i've been sick all week :-( Very creative, I love it!

  20. Girl - you are way over the top!
    Adorable x 1,000,000

  21. I posted the photo and link on my Pinterest board... love the idea of making a Cold care package/card. To accompany homemade chicken soup... what comfort it would bring to a friend, or someone confined to their home. It is sweet!!


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