Hello! Today I have a fun fold card for you that features products from the gorgeous Peony Garden Suite. This is a soft and elegant suite of products and it reminds me a bit of the shabby chic look. The die cut flower is amazing and while it looks complicated, it is actually designed in such a clever way that it is easy to put it together! I also like the assortment of greetings in the stamp set.
Here is how I made the card.
Card base – cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″ and crease with a bone folder.
For the smaller base cut a piece of Gray Granite cardstock at 3″ x 9″. Score at 3″ and 6″ and crease with a bone folder.
Cut two pieces from one of the Petal Pink papers from the Peony Garden Designer Series Papers, one at 2 1/2″ x 4″ and the other at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere large piece to inside of card and the other to the front flap.
Cut three pieces of Whisper White cardstock at 2 3/4″ square.
On the first square, stamp greeting of your choice from the Prized Peony stamp set with Gray Granite ink. Adhere to inside of smaller card base.
On the second square, stamp medium sized peony image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Color center of flower with the light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blend. Color the rest of the flower with the light and dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. Adhere to center of smaller card base.
On the third square stamp the small diamond image multiple times all around the piece with Gray Granite ink, stamping off before stamping onto the cardstock. Adhere to front flap of smaller card base. Adhere smaller card base to larger card base.
To make the three-dimensional peony, there are five dies in the Peony Dies set that are made to nest together, from smallest to largest. Using Petal Pink cardstock, run them through a die cutting machine. Die cut the flower center from a scrap piece of Basic Gray cardstock. Assemble flower pieces. Curl the petals with your fingers or with a bone folder to give the flower some extra dimension.
For the leaves, cut two of the larger ones and one smaller one from a scrap piece of Old Olive cardstock. For the leaf accent pieces cut two large and one small from a scrap piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock. Adhere pieces together.
Adhere leaves to smaller card front and then adhere flower over the leaves. Finish it off with a few Elegant Faceted Gems.
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Hello! Today is my first day back to blogging after being absent for almost two weeks. In addition to preparing for and running my holiday classes I am going through a total kitchen renovation from top to bottom and had to clear out the contents of all the cabinets at the same time. It’s taken me a while to play catch up but I’m finally back on track. Demolition began on November 18th and the project is scheduled to be completed a few days before Christmas – quite an extravagant present to me!! My entire house is upside down – boxes everywhere, refrigerator, kitchen table, microwave all in my dining room, with other stuff scattered about in the basement and my guest room. I normally photograph my projects in my dining room because that is where I get the best light, so I’ve had to switch to my craft room and the light fixture in that room produces a terrible glare from all angles, so it has been challenging. I apologize for the quality of photos that will appear in my blog posts in the next few weeks. It’s all worth the trouble because I”m going to have a beautiful kitchen in the end! I will be sure to post before and after pictures later this month.
Now onto today’s project, a treat box featuring products from the Wrapped in Plaid Suite in the Holiday Catalog. The Gold Mini Pizza Boxes are the perfect touch for some holiday glitz.
Here’s how I made the project.
Fold on the scored lines to create the box.
Cut piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″and adhere to box lid. Cut piece of Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Desgner Series Paper at 3″ x 3″ and adhere to Night of Navy square.
Stamp greeting from Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Die cut using the 2nd smallest of the longer dies from the Stitched Rectangles die set. Adhere to the DSP square.
Select two pieces of DSP using the other side of the plaids. Punch out two trees with the Pine Tree Punch. Punch a hole at the top of each tree with a 1/8″ hole puncher.
Tie piece of ribbon around box, leaving it loose enough so that it will slide on and off easily. The ribbon I used is retired but I really liked how it looked. You can use the Shaded Spruce Gold ribbon that is part of the suite or any ribbon of your choice.
Cut piece of linen thread and slide it through the holes in the tops of the trees and tie around the ribbon bow. Trim ends.
Easy peasy for an elegant little gift box!
Stampin’ Up’s Year End Close-Out Sale begins tomorrow, December 3rd. Save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. The sale ends on January 2. More details to follow in tomorrow’s post.
Hello! Today I’m sharing my last Halloween project with you, featuring the adorable Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies. I attended an American Business Women’s Association local chapter mixer last evening and rather than bring a bottle of wine, I thought it would be a nice touch to bring treat boxes filled with candies for all of the attendees. They looked very nice placed on either side of the table centerpiece. Everyone oohed and aahed and were delighted when I told them they each got to take one home!
I ended up using mostly retired products because they worked really well and it was an opportunity for me to continue to use them up. I used some of the Monster Bash Designer Series Papers in the current Holiday catalog a as well as papers from Halloween DSP from previous years that had more small-scale prints. I also used Basic Black Bakers Twine and the pumpkin on the tag came from a very old set, Halloween Frights. I tend to keep many holiday sets after they retire.
Here is how I made the boxes.
Cut your selected Designer Series Papers into 6″ squares. Cut box shape with die from the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies by running through your die cutting machine. Fold box on all of the score lines.
Place candies in open box before closing it up. The box holds 4-5 Hershey Kisses or 2-3 Miniatures or other similar-sized candies.
Die cut tags using the oval-shaped die in the set. Stamp a greeting or image on scraps of Whisper White card stock. I stamped the pumpkin image with Pumpkin Pie ink.
Thread bakers twine or other ribbon through the tag and then thread it through the box handles and tie in a bow.
Hello! Today I’m featuring another treat box made with the Window Box Thinlits. It has been so dark and dreary for the last few weeks so I wanted to make something bright and cheerful to remind me of spring. What better than the Gingham Gala Designer Series Papers in Daffodil Delight, paired with the Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Daisy Punch! I haven’t shown these products some love in a long time so it was fun working with them again.
Here is how I made the box.
Die cut two Window Box pieces from Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala paper and put box together using either Tear and Tape or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
Stamp two of the daisy images in Daffodil Delight ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the Daisy Punch. Adhere the daisies together in the center with a Glue Dot. Using a bone folder, gently curl the petals up.
Stamp greeting in Lemon Lime Twist ink on Whisper White cardstock and die cut using the oval tag die from the Window Box Thinlits set. I used a greeting from the Eastern Beauty stamp set. Cut a piece of Old Olive Linen Thread and tie through the hole in the tag. Adhere to box. Stampin’ Up’s Linen Thread is one of my favorite threads because it is so versatile. The Old Olive thread is new in the Occasions Catalog and you are going to love it too!
Adhere daisies to top of box using a Stampin’ Dimensional in the center. Punch small Daffodil Delight circle with the 1/2″ Circle Punch and adhere to center of daisies. Adhere a Gold Faceted Gem to the circle.
Die cut two leaves from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. I used one of the leaf thinlits from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits set however you can use any leaf thinlit or punch that would fit nicely on the top of the box. Arrange leaves on top of box and adhere.
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