I love Pinterest for all the creative inspiration it provides. Today’s card was one that I CASED from Pinterest, and features the Beautiful Bunch stamp set from Stampin’ Up! To see the original card created by Beth Rush that inspired this design, click here.
I am starting to think ahead to the holidays (which will be here before we know it), and I’ve decided to make boxed sets of cards for my son’s teachers. Although I loved the original design of this card on Pinterest, I made a few changes. I didn’t want to hand color all of the flowers, so I stamped them on Rich Razzleberry card stock with Blackberry Bliss ink. I also decided to make the center yellow.
I wanted the sentiment to be one that could be used for any occasion, so I chose “Just for You” from the Work of Art stamp set from Stampin’ Up! The background was created using the Dotty Angles photopolymer stamp set. At first, I wasn’t sure I would get much use out of that stamp set because it only contains 2 border stamps, but I am so glad I ordered it. It turns out that those dots are just too cute and can be used to add something special to so many cards.
Finally, I made a card box with a coordinating belly band to tie everything together. For the box, I began with a 9″ x 9″ piece of Kraft card stock. Using the Envelope Punch Board, I punched and scored along one edge at the 3-1/2″ and 4-1/2″ score lines. Then I turned the card 180 degrees and followed the same procedure. For the remaining sides, I lined up my scored lines with the score guide and scored accordingly.
The Belly band was created with an 11″ x 1-3/4″ strip of Mossy Meadow card stock, layered with a 1-1/2″ x 11″ strip of Whisper White. I stamped the white piece, glued it to the green and then scored at 2-3/4″, 3-5/8″, 8″, and 8-7/8″.
Of course, a card set wouldn’t be complete without matching envelopes, so I did a little stamping on those too!
This card box will hold 4 cards and 4 matching envelopes, even with quite a bit of embellishment on the cards.
I am really pleased with how this set turned out. I know I would love to receive it as a gift, and I hope my son’s teacher agrees. I may just have to make another set for myself! If you like this project, I hope you will pin it to Pinterest for me. You will find a “pin it” button at the end of this post below the supply list.
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Card Stock Cuts
Card Base: Blackberry Bliss – 4-1/4″ x 11″
Panels: Mossy Meadow – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel; 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card)
Card Box: Kraft – 9″ x 9″
Belly Band: Mossy Meadow – 11″ x 1-3/4″ strip; Whisper White – 11″ x 1-1/2″ strip. (Score at 2-3/4″, 3-5/8″, 8″, & 8-7/8″)
Hi Heather. What a lovely idea. I’m a teacher and I can assure you that I would be thrilled to receive this set!
WOW! I LOVE this…so beautiful!
I love this one!
These are so pretty Heather! Your gift box with the belly band is awesome. Thanks for sharing, thinking that I might have to make a few for teacher gifts myself. 🙂
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and cute box. It is a wonderful gift for anyone.
I love your work and never reply (sorry), but today’s card and box are exceptionally beautiful. Good idea about stamping on colored paper for flower, saves time. Just
beautiful. Thanks for idea.
Love your designs-they are always so professional looking. Thanks for your wonderful blog.
Beautiful, I love how you did the leaves
Love the box! so pretty
Heather, I just absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! TFS your creativity! Blessings:)