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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Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects
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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″)