Monday, May 11, 2009

Boxed Cards

From Adriel:

I saw this idea awhile ago on someone's blog (sorry, don't remember who you were!), and was able to find the template on SplitCoast. I love that the box is made out of one sheet of 8.5" x 11" card stock and requires minimal cutting by hand. I just added some beautiful patterned paper to the front of the box for a little more interest, a scalloped edge and a ribbon that keeps the whole box closed. This box holds 6 cards and 6 envelopes (A2 size)! Check out the template HERE and if you have any questions, feel free to ask! There aren't very detailed directions, you just kind of put it together. ;-)

The cards are made with coordinating CS (Baja Breeze and Certainly Celery bases), along with more patterned paper. They are very simple, yet elegant cards. I used a combination of 3 different stamp sets for these cards. The leaf image is from the current hostess set "God's Beauty". This is a beautiful set and worth hostessing a workshop for! The other sets are "Oval All" (in the current occasions mini) and "Fresh Cuts" (in the current spring/summer 2009 catalog). They all pulled together for a beautiful presentation! =)

I first stamped the leaf image in Kiwi Kiss ink (on the green) and in Baja Breeze (on the blue). I then stamped the leaf image in white kraft ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I really like the effect of the more subtle leaf image and the white image as the focus.

The new scallop circle punch made dressing up my sentiments a breeze! I just recently got on the oval bandwagon and love that shape! =)

So, something fresh to show you today... even though I made it a week or two ago. I made another one in a different color scheme that I will show you another time. Bye for now! =)


Deb Rymer said...

Great project! The cards and box are just gorgeous. I love the way you stamped the leaves - so striking. And many thanks for the tip on the template - it's just what I've been looking for!

Christina said...

Those look lovely!!

Anthonette said...

What a great set, Adriel! I'm definitely have to remember this one. I can't believe the box is made from one sheet of cardstock. Thanks for the inspiration!

Heather said...

these colors are fantastic! Thanks for sharing the great idea!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

All the cards are gorgeous! I love the color combo. And the box is the icing on the cupcake. Great gift idea.

Is the designer paper from one of the current SU packs? I don't recognize it.

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Two Happy Stampers said...

Thank you for all your comments!

Susan, the paper I used is from the Fall/Winter '08 Idea book and is called Green Tea designer paper. Sadly, it didn't make it into the Spring/Summer '09 Idea book... I think it has a nice modern and fresh look to it that is in right now. I think if more people had ordered it and demo'd it when it was available, then it would have made it into the next catalog. But I didn't see very many people do very much with this paper pack, so it sadly got overlooked! =(