Elegant Black and White Mixed Bunch Boxed Card Set – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project is another boxed set of cards featuring the Mixed Bunch stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  (As you can tell, I’m on a mission to get all of my son’s teacher gifts knocked out!) I was inspired to create these cards by a video I saw created by Brandy Cox (www.brandyscards.com).  I changed the stamp sets and punches to suit what I had in my collection, but the basic design is the same.  I love the simple elegance of the black and white color scheme.

Mixed Bunch B&W (1 of 5)

This card is an easy one to do “assembly line” style to create multiple cards with the same design, which makes it ideal for creating a boxed set.  The base of the card is a black panel with a smaller white card glued on top.  This allows for the look of a colored card base, but allows you to cut down on supplies.  The Whisper White card stock is very economical for making a large number of cards, which is a nice benefit of this design.

Mixed Bunch B&W (5 of 5)

I created a belly band for my box and stamped the envelopes so that they would coordinate beautifully with the cards.  For directions on creating the box, click here.

Mixed Bunch B&W (2 of 5)

I used the 2-1/2″ circle punch to create a hole in the front of the card, and then glued this beautiful black and white flower to the inside of the card.  The flower features the following elements:

  • Blossom Punch – Basic Black card stock
  • 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch – Whisper White stamped with flower from Mixed Bunch (these don’t line up, but I just wanted the design from the flower stamp, so it didn’t matter).
  • Pansy Punch – Basic Black card stock
  • 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch – Whisper White stamped with medalion from A Round Array stamp set.
  • Large Basic Pearl (or rhinestone)

Mixed Bunch B&W (3 of 5)

Another neat element of this card is the “ribbon” along the left edge.  I created this by stamping scrap strips of whisper white card stock using the flower from Mixed Bunch.  I think it adds an element of elegance and is a great way to use up all those little scraps you have lying around.

Mixed Bunch B&W (4 of 5)

I think this set is just beautiful.  I’m a sucker for a black and white color scheme, and I like how these cards can be used for a variety of occasions.  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.

Also, Please consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I would love the opportunity to earn your business.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  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!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Project

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Card Stock Cuts

“Post Card” Style Base:  Basic Black- 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″

Folded White Card Base:  Whisper White – 8″ x 5-1/4″ (scored at 4″)

Card Box: Kraft – 9″ x 9″

Belly Band: Basic Black – 11″ x 7/8″ strip; Whisper White – 11″ x 3/4″ strip.

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Seasonally Scattered Boxed Card Set – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project is another boxed set of cards featuring the Seasonally Scattered stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  I was inspired to create these cards by my friend Amy Koenders.  She created a similar card that introduced me to the baby wipe technique.  I had never heard of this method before, but I am in love!  I adore how the colors blend to create unique patterns.  To view Amy’s card and photo tutorial of the technique click here.

Seasonally Scattered Boxed Set (3 of 6)

First of all, let me apologize for the photos.  I couldn’t get them to show all the details of the Blackberry Bliss layer, which is dry embossed using the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.  In the pictures, the layer just ends up looking black, but when I tried to adjust the exposure everything else became washed out.  So, just imagine a great textured effect under the main panel. 🙂

Seasonally Scattered Boxed Set (5 of 6)

Seasonally Scattered Boxed Set (6 of 6)

For my stamped image, I used the baby wipe technique described in Amy’s post, but instead of creating stripes, I just used random drops of color.  I love the effect that is created by combining the Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, and Hello Honey inks.

Seasonally Scattered Boxed Set (1 of 6)

After my birthday party a few weeks ago, I had a lot of thank you notes to write.  This card design was perfect because it was really simple, but beautiful at the same time.  I was able to make 25 cards in under an hour (and then it took me another hour to write the notes).  I will definitely revisit this card design for thank you notes in the future!   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.

Also, Please consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I would love the opportunity to earn your business.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  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!

Heather

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New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Nov. 11-17

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

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Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Very Vanilla- 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Blackberry Bliss – 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″; Very Vanilla – 5″ x 3-3/4″

Card Box: Kraft – 9″ x 9″

Belly Band: Blackberry Bliss – 11″ x 7/8″ strip; Very Vanilla – 11″ x 3/4″ strip.

Beautiful Bunch Boxed Card Set – Stampin’ Up!

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.

Beautiful Bunch Boxed Set (5 of 10)

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.

Beautiful Bunch Boxed Set (7 of 10)

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.

Beautiful Bunch Boxed Set (9 of 10)

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.

Beautiful Bunch Boxed Set (1 of 10)

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″.

Beautiful Bunch Boxed Set (2 of 10)

Of course, a card set wouldn’t be complete without matching envelopes, so I did a little stamping on those too!

Beautiful Bunch Boxed Set (4 of 10)

This card box will hold 4 cards and 4 matching envelopes, even with quite a bit of embellishment on the cards.

Beautiful Bunch Boxed Set (3 of 10)

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.

Please consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I would love the opportunity to earn your business.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  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!

Heather

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Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Giveaway!

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You could win a complete Project Life by Stampin’ Up! prize pack including every product available in the product line! You could also win one of 100 Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Card & Accessory Packs.  For all of the details, visit the giveaway sign-up page here.  You can either enter your contact information or use your Facebook account to sign up.  The contest ends at 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time on November 30, 2014.

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New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Nov. 4-10

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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 November 10th.


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″)