Happy Spring Stampers and Paper Artists!
Spring? Here in the Northeast we have snow on the ground, yet again. Luckily I was able to hold my Stamp-A-Stack Saturday and that’s what’s keeping me smiling today. We had a fun day on Saturday and make so many cards. Everyone who attended came with their husbands, brothers and boyfriends. The guys hung out with my husband John at my daughter Megan’s house and then they joined us for dinner after the class. It was very nice and I’m grateful to everyone who attended. Over the next week I’ll share with you the many cards we made.
The first share is this set of Sweet Summer Boxed Gift Cards. When I first got this FREE Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set I thought it was nice, but now I adore it! It’s very versatile with all it’s small images which allows you to mix and match them in a variety of ways. After you stamp the images you then get to color them in any way you want. Here’s what I came up with for this set.
I had these boxes from a shop I owned years ago. Since I had them I thought how cute would it be to use and fill them with 3″ x 3″ gift cards? And, that’s exactly what I did. We made two of each of three designs.
For the first design, cut a 3″ x 6″ piece of Baja Breeze Card Stock and score it at 3″. On a scrap piece of Whisper White stamp the swirly branch motif and bird in Basic Black Ink, color it in and punch it out with the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. Adhere the scallop circle onto the Baja Breeze Card. With the Trio Flower Punch (retired) punch out Daffodil Delight flowers. With Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue glue down the flower and in the flower center add a Basic Pearl.
For the next card repeat the directions above, using Peach Parfait Card Stock. On a piece of Daffodil Delight stamp the flower shown in Basic Black Ink, cut it out, and with a Dimensional adhere it. On the flower tip add a Basic Pearl.
Again, repeat the general directions using Daffodil Delight Card Stock. Stamp the stem and leaf, the hydrangea shaped flower and butterfly on Whisper White. Punch out a flower with the Trio Punch, glue it down and in the flower center add a Basic Pearl.
Along with the box Stampin’ Up! Mini Square Envelopes were included in the class fee and fit perfectly inside the clear box. These make wonderful gifts themselves or just to have on hand to use as gift cards on all your wrapped presents.
Thanks for stopping by!
As an added bonus just for laughs, here are pictures of John and Paul after a hard day of card-making!