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! =)