Gorgeous Grunge and Petite Petals Boxed Card Set – Stampin’ Up!

I have been having so much fun with boxed card sets lately, that I decided to create another one featuring the Gorgeous Grunge and Petite Petals stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  The cards in this set are a total CASE from a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in the UK, Sam Donald from Pootles Papercraft.  Her You Tube channel is one of my favorites.  Ironically, she rarely posts videos of cards, favoring 3-D projects instead.  However, this time she posted a card, and then I turned it into a box!  Thanks for the inspiration Sam!  The only thing I changed was the color scheme. 🙂

Gorgeous Grunge & Petite Petals (1 of 18)

I would love to hear your thoughts about this project.  Today is the last day to leave me a comment for your chance to win one of the Retro Fresh Boxed Card Sets featured in my posts earlier this week.  Tomorrow, I will do the drawing and the winner will be announced on my Tuesday Updates post.

Creating the Cards

If you would like additional information about how to create design on the front of these beautiful cards, please watch Sam’s video tutorial linked above.  She does a fabulous job explaining everything step by step, and she creates gorgeous designs.  In fact, I loved this one so much that it prompted me to purchase the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I had been on the fence about that one for a while, but  I had to have it once I saw this card.  Now that I’ve got it, I really like it.  I think you will be seeing more “splotchy” cards coming from me soon. LOL.

Gorgeous Grunge & Petite Petals (7 of 18)

As I said before, I loved her design so much, the only thing I changed was the color scheme.  In celebration of the new catalog launch tomorrow, I decided to feature the new 2014-2016 In Colors in my card set today.  I created the card in four different color schemes:

Gorgeous Grunge & Petite Petals (12 of 18)


Blackberry Bliss/Basic Gray/Smoky Slate

Blackberry Bliss, Basic Gray, & Smoky Slate


Lost Lagoon & Island Indigo

Lost Lagoon & Island Indigo


Mossy Meadow & Pistachio Pudding

Mossy Meadow & Pistachio Pudding


Tangelo Twist & Hello Honey

Tangelo Twist & Hello Honey

For the inside of my card, I chose to incorporate some of the same elements from the front.

Gorgeous Grunge & Petite Petals (10 of 18)

Gorgeous Grunge & Petite Petals (11 of 18)

Creating the Box

Gorgeous Grunge & Petite Petals (2 of 18)

I followed the same technique featured in Friday’s video tutorial for this box, but I adjusted the dimensions.  If you missed my post on Friday, you can view my tutorial hereTo create this box, I used a full sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock, and scored it as follows:

With the 8-1/2″ side at the top of my Stampin’ Trimmer, I scored at:

  • 1/2″
  • 1-3/8″
  • 7-1/8″
  • 8″

Next, with the 11″ side at the top of the trimmer, score at:

  • 2-3/8″
  • 3-1/4″
  • 7-3/4″
  • 8-5/8″

The measurements for the panels on the flap are:

  • Basic Gray – 5-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ punched on two corners with the Envelope Punch Board
  • Very Vanilla – 5-1/4″ x 2-1/8″ punched on two corners with the Envelope Punch Board

Gorgeous Grunge & Petite Petals (3 of 18)

For this box, since I was using a full sheet of card stock to accommodate a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/5″ card, I did not have enough overlap to do a Velcro closure.  Instead, I created this tie closure with the gorgeous new In Color ribbon.  To create the closure, I punched two small holes close together.  I threaded the ribbon from the top of the flap through to the inside and then back up again.  I wrapped the ribbon around the box and tied it closed.  Then I hid my holes by embellishing with flowers on top.

Gorgeous Grunge & Petite Petals (1 of 18)

I am so thrilled with how this project turned out.  I think Sam’s design is beautiful with the new In Colors, and it makes a gorgeous boxed set.  I know anyone would be delighted to receive this as a gift!  Please pin this project to Pinterest if you like it as much as I do.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of this post below the supply list and cards stock cuts.  Also, if you like my work, why not subscribe to my blog via email.  All you have to do is click on “follow” in the sidebar.

The new catalog goes live tomorrow!  I know you are probably chomping at the bit to get your hands on some of the fantastic new products from Stampin’ Up! just like I am.  If you haven’t gotten your very own copy of the 2014 Annual Catalog yet, now is a great time.  I’ve got a stack of them hot off the presses waiting for you. I offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies or want to grab some retiring products before they are gone, you can shop now in my online store!  Remember, the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products are 20%-50% off while supplies last!  There are only a few more days left to order, so act now!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!


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Demonstrator Sign Up Special Available through June 30th!

Have you been considering joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator?  If so, now is a great time to join.  Between now and June 30, new recruits can join Stampin’ Up! at one of two great prices. Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer their traditional starter kit priced at $99 ($125 product value), but for four weeks only they will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value).  Drop me a note at handcraftingheather@icloud.com if you have any questions or if you’d like additional details.  I’d love to have you on my team!  You can read more information about the benefits of being a Demonstrator here.

Retiring Products – Only a few days left!

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Stampin’ Up! is offering a 25%-50% discount on many of the retiring products, but you have to act fast, as this special offer is only available until June 4, 2014 and only available while supplies last.  If you missed out on a product the first time, this is your last chance to get it before it’s gone for good!  Click here to go to my online store to start shopping!

Retiring Stamps (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)

Retiring Accessories (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)

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 WEEKLY DEALS for May 27 – June 2

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through June 2.

Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

Card Stock Cuts (Cards)

Card Bases: Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, & Tangelo Twist – 4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels: Basic Gray, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding, & Hello Honey – 4″ x 5-1/4″; Very Vanilla – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front of card), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside of card).





24 thoughts on “Gorgeous Grunge and Petite Petals Boxed Card Set – Stampin’ Up!

  1. These are so pretty in all of the color schemes. I have been on the fence about the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set but now I have to have it!


  2. I love, love, love this whole project. As you already know, I’m a big fan of the boxed set and this card is gorgeous.


  3. i love these 2 sets. you did a wonderful job putting the 2 together. i will include some of the cards in operation write home for the soldiers. thank you so much. geraldine


      • heather, i wish all cardmakers would consider giving back this way. where can an american hero get a card in the desert? by sending these card to this wonderful organization they have a better way of honoring a birthday, thank you or just a plain hello. so, keep giving me these great ideas!


  4. I absolutely love how you’ve combined the grunge and traditional look … very trendy, but still classy. These cards have pushed me over the edge too … I’m buying both the Gorgeous Grunge and Petite Petals stamp sets! And I really like how you used all of the new In Colors … great examples to showcase these! Thanks for the excellent post!


  5. I like you am going to purchase the Grunge set. I used a “stem” from a flower set and I had an older SU snow dots stamp and made the card. Then saw yours on Pintrest. Georgeous use of colors and love the box. My very next project, thanks for sharing.
    Debbie Reynolds


  6. Wow, gorgeous, gorgeous cards! Love your colour choices and how you used Gorgeous Grunge and Petite Petals together!! Brilliant!


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