Boxed Card Set
My husband and I attended a Christmas Party recently where we needed to give a gift and I thought why not put together some handmade cards. I have always loved Designer Series Paper but have found it hard to cut into. You know how it is you need one piece of beautiful paper for a card and you cut a strip the width you need and then you are left with pieces that you can’t use. I did some searches on Pinterest and found a 6″ x 6″ one sheet wonder which creates three cards by Sylvia Durocher. I thought this was a wonderful idea, three pieces of designer series paper which would create three cards with no wastage. I used this to create three Christmas cards using the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set.
They each use the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper and the Cable Knit Embossing Folder with the addition of the Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon. I used the Reindeer, Gingerbreadman and Teddy Bear images from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set. You can download a free tutorial here to create your own set of card. I have also added this to my Free Tutorial Page.
I created a little box using the Envelope Punch Board to hold the three cards and decorated it in the same manner but using the Santa image as the feature. Santa is coloured in using Real Red, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Markers. I added a little Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the image using a Two Way Glue Pen (retired) and a little bit of the Mini Pom Pom trim on his hat. I created the box using the backing sheet you get in the Designer Series Paper packages. I love to recycle!
I didn’t write a tutorial for the gift box, but they are relatively simple to work out. I find the size envelope to match the size of my card on the guide on the Envelope Punch Board. I decide how deep I want my box to be and add that depth to the width and length of the cardstock size suggested on the Board. I punch the first time at the point suggested on the Board and then add the depth to that number and punch again. For example if the first punch is at 3″ and I want a depth of 1″, I punch and score at 3″ and then again at 4″ and continue to rotate, punch and score as if I was making an envelope.
I’ll pop back soon and share the gift tags and the decorated chocolate holder I also included in the gift.
Bye for now,