So here’s the card you were promised yesterday. I just thought you needed to know about that cute new kit first! I want one – do you?
As you can see, the card is one of my current favourite things to make – a card in a box!
I decorated it up using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz die cut using the Big Shot. This is such an easy way to get perfect lettering and numbering for your cards and scrapbook pages. I also used the new Petite Petals punch with the gorgeous Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Papers from Sale.A.Bration. I am really loving these, which is funny as I’m not usually this girlie! I went with the non-floral patterns to make the flowers, though, and stuck them onto the card supports with Tombow liquid adhesive. That stuff is *great*!
I also stamped and cut a couple of Elegant Butterflies using Papillon Potpourri and the coordinating butterfly punch, and elevated them above the flowers using little stripes of window sheet (acetate). The acetate also gives the butterflies some movement which I love the effect of.
You can’t see it in the picture above, but I also decorated the sides of the box (hidden under the flaps in this view) with pieces of the papers as well. The flaps were shaped using the new Scalloped Tag Topper punch, as they are 2″ wide, and the whole card folds flat to fit into a standard UK C6 envelope. Love it. This gives a smaller “canvas” to work on than the big 15cm square cards that we made previously, but not having to make separate envelopes is a definite bonus when short on time! Both styles can be made out of a single piece of A4 cardstock, though, so there is a lot of scope within a single pack of cardstock of 20 or 40 sheets.
The finishing touch was a baby-wipe ink pad-stamped sentiment from the Artisan Label punch and coordinating stamp set. I hope that my Mother-in-Law liked it, I didn’t get any feedback from hubby when he spoke to her on Saturday (but that’s not unusual for either of them!!). Pop back tomorrow as I will have something else to share with you then – I just don’t know what it is yet!
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Stamp Set: Papillon Potpourri.