Today I decided to show you some thank you notes I’ve made using Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and coordinating Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.
I just love how these turned out!
The idea behind these note cards was pretty simple. I wanted to create a panel card with floral design on one side and plain on the back, where you could leave a private message. Sentiments come from two different stamp sets: on the left from Rose Wonder Stamp Set and the other one is from Botanicals For You Stamp Set.
As my note cards aren’t typical size, they measure 3×4″, I created little holders for them using envelope punch board.
Now just a belly band to wrap it up together. Aren’t these A W E S O M E!!! I love love love these dies so much!
For a second lot, I have used the same idea just different stamp set and colours.
To create these I’ve used What I Love stamp set.
I love this three-step stamp set. It’s got a WOW factor without much effort. All I have done is to stamp step nr 3 & 2 in Mint Macaron, and nr 1 heat embossed in white. And voila!
To “break” all that white I decorated the holder using sponges and one of Happy Patterns stencils. To decorate belly band I’ve used a border die from Botanical Builder and few punches: Petite Petals and Pansy punch. Super easy! As I was on the roll 😉 I also made these super lovely tags.
Hope you like my note cards. They are super easy and what fun to make! And you?
Look at this beautiful faceted box I’ve made today! I absolutely love it! Feels so good to be able to do a little crafting at last. Some of you who follows me on facebook knows the reason I was absent, but some of you don’t, so I owe you an explanation. I had a relapse of Multiple Sclerosis. Yep I know :/ I couldn’t walk, didn’t feel my legs at all, same with arms and hands. I get to hospital and after nearly two weeks of painful injections and few doses of steroids I finally can walk a little. my hands are still a pain though. So while it’s really hard for me to stamp (but I will have a little card for you in a day or two) I’ve decided to try a little bit of papercrafting. This idea isn’t mine. I followed a tutorial of Australian demo Leonie Schroder.
To make this box all you need is Envelope Punch Board, scoring board, Tombow glue, 6×6″ piece of cardstock and 6×6″ piece of DSP. For my box I’ve used stunning Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper from new Spring/Summer Catalogue and Baked Brown Sugar cs for the base. I know that the colour on DSP is Sahara Sand, but with Baked Brown Sugar they make very elegant combination.
First take your EPB and punch and score both pieces of cardstock at 3″ on all sides. Thats it! Now bring your scoring board.
Score at 3/8” (where the notch is) on each side. Remember you do exactly the same with DSP just for the teaching purposes I only show the cardstock. You wouldn’t see it clearly on DSP anyway.
Now you need to cut out these little corners. You can use scissors for that but as I mentioned my hands are affected so I can’t hold a scissors. I’ve decided to use square punch instead.
Barnish all of the score lines. And now the trickies part: assemble the box.
You need to adhere the flaps of one triangle from the top piece to the flaps in a gap between two triangles on the base. I hope that make sense if not check the picture below.
You can use any adhesive but I truly recommend using a tombow glue. It gives you more flexibility, while sticky strip adhere immediately so once it stick it holds, period. And trust me with this box you need that flexibility.
Leave last section (triangle) if the lid open, do not glue it as it’s gonna be your opening. Just tuck tabs in and they will hold your box closed. Also when you tie ribbon around the box make sure it holds the opening corner.
And Taa Daah! Your box is done! Easy hey?! 😉
Now just a little bit of decoration. And with such a bold deign on DSP less is more. I only used fancy folded Natural Chevron Ribbon.
Sentiment comes from Your Perfect Day Stamp Set. It’s brand new set from Spring/Summer Catalogue; same as DSP. And it’s absolutely gorgeous! I’ve stamped “cheers to the new mr & mrs” in Sahara Sand, punched it with Artisan Label punch, and sponged the edges. That sponging came a little bit messy – my hands again – but I’ve decided to leave it this way (second time wouldn’t get better anyway)
I’ve layered the sentiment with piece of Baked Brown Sugar and attached it with dimensionals.
I really hope you like this project and that it tackle your creativity 🙂