Welcome to the One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop for February. We are all about birthdays this month! Yes, the topic says sweet sixteen, but it's really birthdays in general. You know, we all have one so birthday cards are a must have!
For my project, I'm using the Botanical Prints Product Medley. You can find this on page 61 of the January-June Mini Catalog. Here is my card.
The Botanical Print Product Medley has the Botanical Print stamp set and dies. It has a pack of 48 pieces of designer paper that is 6 x 6. It has 8 each of 6 double sided designs. There are 4 sheets of die-cut accents and 4 sheets of laser-cut overlays. There are 12 copper colored metal bee embellishments. There's also a roll of Old Olive Twill Ribbon. Colors for this kit are Basic Black, Copper, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, Terracotta Tile, and White.
My card has an Old Olive base that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4. Stamp around the outside of the front of the card in Old Olive ink using a stamp from Botanical Prints.
Cut the designer series paper using the largest rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I used the Terracotta Tile flowered paper. Color in the center of the flowers with a Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker and the Light Old Olive Blend. Add a length of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding just below the center of this banner. Add the banner with the Foam Adhesive Strips to the center of the card front.
The saying is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. Stamp in Old Olive on Whisper White. Cut the shape with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. Stamp the flower stamp from the Botanical Prints stamp set in Basic Gray on Whisper White. Color in and cut out with the Botanical Prints dies. Add to the banner. Add the banner with dimensionals.
Add a bow made from the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding to the front with a glue dot.
Of course you need a little gift to accompany your card.
First make the box. I used Old Olive card stock. The box itself is 4 x 8 1/2. Score on the long side at 2, 4, 6, 8. Turn and score, at 2. Burnish the folds with a Bone Folder. Trim the 1/2 inch piece from the bottom and trim up the bottom score lines up to the fold. Stamp the flower stamp on the sides. Glue the side flap to the inside of the box. Glue the bottom. I will add a video showing how to make the box.
The flaps are made from a 2 x 11 inch strip of Old Olive. You might cut this just a little short of 2" so that it fits in the Scallop Tag Topper punch. Score at 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 and burnish. Punch each end with the Scallop Tag Topper punch. Now cut 2 strips of the designer paper that is 1 7/8 x 6. Punch one end of each strip. Check to make sure that you have it in the direction you like. Color one of the strips to match the front of the card. The other will be the back of the box. Glue a strip to the green flap. Fold to glue where the score line is on the flap. Glue the other paper strip to the flap in the same way. They will overlap on the bottom.
Fill the box and tie the tops with Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding.
Here is a video showing how to make this box.
The saying for the front of the box is from the Honey Bee stamp set. Stamp in Old Olive and cut out with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. Add with dimensionals. The leaves are cut with the Botanical Prints dies. Glue to the saying.
And there you go. It's all ready for that special someone on their birthday.
Thank you so much for your time today. Be sure to complete the tour for more great ideas for birthday cards.