Box Card Valentine with Shari

Hellooo there everyone!! It’s Shari here with a Valentine card with a twist. Years ago I developed an easy way to create a box card… I’ve always loved it…so I thought I would dig the idea out of the archives and create a couple fun cards using Exclusive Simon Says Stamp products.

My first card uses non-traditional Valentine colors… I wanted to brighten things up by adding a splash of Yellow and Orange card stocks. All three color papers are from the Simon Rainbow pack.

DIY Shari Carroll Love You

I used the Tic Tac Toe Hearts Die to create a window in my box, then cut extra hearts from the same die to put inside.

DIY Shari Carroll Love You D1

To finish things off, I added the Small Love You die cut from Lipstick Red card stock for my message. Below I have a peek from the top looking down into the card.

DIY Shari Carroll Love You D2

What I love about this design is that it folds flat for mailing. Wondering how to make it? I’ve shot a video showing how to make both cards.

My next card features a bit more stamping and shows off how well the Simon Says Stamp ink matches the Simon Says Stamp card stock.

DIY Shari Carroll Love Joy

The stripes in the background were stamped using the Artful Borders Stamp set using Sea Glass ink.

DIY Shari Carroll Love Joy D1

And now for a special GIVEAWAY!!!

I get to giveaway a set of inks and paper…yep both together to one lucky winner!

Just leave a comment on this post to be selected.


 Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a terrific week! Stay Warm!

  1. Really classy cards. Particularly like the multi-heart one, would work for lots of different dies too! Love to win your card and matching ink!

  2. You are just the most clever person. Love the colors and the box. Thanks for the video. It’s such a help. Thanks, too, to SSS for this Oh, so very nice prize!

  3. Shari, these cards are beautiful. I was fascinated watching the video- you made it look so easy. Thanks for a chance to win.

  4. WOW, whoever wins these inks and cardstock will be a very lucky crafter!! These colors are awesome! Shari, I love your cards, especially the box card. The ink colors are so bright and pretty and on top of everything the cardstock matches the ink colors….. OMG. THANK YOU very much for giving us a chance to win this awesome prize!!

  5. These cards are incredible, have never seen box cards before. Would love to win some ink pads, only have black and rose red at the moment, so any colours would be well and truely welcomed!!

  6. I am absolutely in love with this box card! Both of them are great! Love the colors too. Thanks for sharing a for a chance to win some super paper and inks. Ciao :)

  7. Great cards!! I love them both! I would love to win this and give the new inks and card stock a try! Thanks for everything!

  8. It’s so much fun to see what you’re going to create next. These box cards are so unique and have piqued my interest and the more I think about it the more possibilities open up…wow! Thanks for the giveaway as well, the generosity of this company is simple amazing.

  9. I would be SO HAPPY to be chosen and I know I could give those lovely inks and stamps a wonderful, happy and creative home!!!

  10. Great cards! The box card idea was new to me so please bring more ideas out of the archives. Thanks for a chance to win. Love all the new colors.

  11. Love these cards, but am so drawn to the light blue. How did you get the stripes so perfect? Love the combo of the red & sea glass blue- appreciate the inspiration!

  12. I like both cards but the sea-glass card is my number 1. So cool that you can mail a 3D-card flat. Thanks for an inspiring tutorial

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