Here is what I came up with…
I focused on the Masterfully Made 12 x 12” Designer Series Paper which I featured on the box cover and on all five of my cards. I love how eclectic this paper is but one of the things I really wanted to showcase was how it could be used with different stamps and dies. I used a different stamp set and dies on each of the five cards to show just what you could do with the paper and the stamps and dies you already have. I hope you enjoy this set as much as I enjoyed making it. Thank you for letting me share my project. Please stop by and see Laurie Meier's post. I know it will be great!
To create my box, I started with the base. I cut my cardstock to 8 ½ x 9 7/8” and was scored at 1 and 2” on all four sides, I used Lost Lagoon. I reenforced all my score lines with my bone folder and cut away the excess as shown in the photo below.
Once that was done, I just had to assemble it. Here is a video that shows how to do that.
Now for the top of the box I cut Lost Lagoon cardstock to 7 3/16 x 8 7/16” and scored it on all four sides at 5/8 x 1 ¼”. Again, I reenforced all my score lines with my bone folder and cut away the excess as shown above. Before assembling the box, I went ahead and added my layers to the top. I started with a layer of Lemon Lime Twist that measured 4 3/8 x 5 5/8”. Next came a layer of Pretty Peacock that measured 4 1/8 x 5 3/8”. For my final layer I added a piece of the Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper that measured 3 7/8 x 5 1/8”. Now assemble just like the bottom of the box.
Now for the cards…
I started with a piece of Blueberry Bushell cardstock that measured 5 ½ x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”. To that I added a layer of the Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper that measured 4 x 5 ¼”. Then I cut two pieces of the Soft Shimmer 12 x 12” Specialty Paper to 2 x 2” (I used pieces of the blueberry bushel and pretty peacock colors) and I tore one end (remember to tear towards yourself for the best affect). I also cut another piece of the DSP to 2 ½ x 4” and tore it along the top. I added those shimmer papers to the back of the DSP and then adhered them to the card front. I die cut two of the leaf stems from the Artistic Dies one out of Blueberry Bushel cardstock and the other out of Vellum cardstock and adhered them as well. I stamped my sentiment from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set onto a piece of Basic White cardstock that measured ½ x 3” with Blueberry Bushel ink. I adhered that to a piece of Berry Burst cardstock that measured ¾ x 3” and popped the whole thing up with Dimensionals. For a final touch I added a triple bow made from the Starry Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon attached with a Mini Glue Dot and five of the Tinsel Gems (they are part of a four pack of colors). For the inside (Basic White layer cut to 4 x 5 ¼”) and the envelope I stamped the rosette from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set in Berry Burst Ink.
I began with a piece of Azure Afternoon cardstock which I cut to 5 ½ x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”. I added a piece of the Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper that measured 4 x 5 ¼” (don’t you love now the paper looks all layered?). For this card I decided to use the Timeless Arrangements Bundle from the Annual Catalog. I die cut the smaller of the stitched rectangles from the dies in the bundle out of Bubble Bath cardstock and stamped “thank you” in Berry Burst Ink. I cut two of the larger leaf branches and the medium stitched rectangle out of the Soft Shimmer 12 x 12” Specialty Paper (I used the berry burst color this time). I adhered the leaf branches to the back of the rectangle and adhered that to the center of my card front. I used Dimensionals and popped up my sentiment. To finish off the front I added 7 for the Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins. For the inside of the card I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock to 4 x 5 ¼” and stamped the sentiment “YOUR KINDNESS MEANS EVERYTHING TO ME” in Berry Burst Ink. I added the little leaf branch stamp from the bundle in Berry Burst Ink to the inside and the envelope and then just brushed them while still damp with Wink of Stella to add some color and sparkle.
For this card I started with Real Red cardstock that measured 8 ½ x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼”. I then cut a layer of Lost Lagoon cardstock to 3 ¾ x 5” and embossed it with one of the Basics 3D Embossing Folder (note: when I adhered the piece to my card front, I put the debossed side up for extra interest). Next, I cut another piece of Real Red cardstock this time to 2 ½ x 4 ¾” and I embossed it with that same embossing folder and centered it on the card. For my next layer I added a piece of Parakeet Party cardstock that measured 2 ¼ x 4 ½” (again embossed with that same folder, I am telling you this folder is very versatile and one of my go to favorites). Once that was all done, I cut a piece of the Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper to 3 x 3” and mounted it onto a piece of Real Red cardstock that measured 3 ¼ x 3 ¼” and popped that up onto the left side of my card with Dimensionals. For my final addition I die cut the second from the smallest of the circles from the Stylish Shapes Dies out of Lost Lagoon and stamped the sentiment “HELLO friend” from the Fruitful Blessings Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. For the inside I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock to 4 x 5 ¼” and stamped the little leave stem from the stamp set in Parakeet Party Ink and added a little Wink of Stella to it (the envelope has the same stamp).
The card base for this card is Berry Burst cardstock cut to 4 ¼ x 11” and scored at 5 ½” (it opens from the bottom up). I added a piece of the Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper that measured 2 ½ x 3 ½” to the card base about ¼” from the right side. Next, I used the Nested Essentials Dies and I die cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock out of the largest of the dies and a piece of the Designer Series Paper out of the 2nd largest of the dies and adhered them together. I popped this up on the center of the card front about ¼” from the left side using Dimensionals. I cut a piece of Fresh Freesia cardstock to ½ x 1 ½” and stamped my sentiment “just a NOTE” from the Inked & Tiles Stamp Set in Berry Burst Ink and then I cut a little piece of the Designer Series Paper to ½ x 2” and adhered it behind the sentiment. I added that to the card using Dimensionals. For a final addition I added three of the Tinsel Gems. For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock to 4 x 5 ¼” and stamped it with one of the flowers from the stamp set. I also stamped the flower onto the envelope. To get the flower in two colors I used the Berry Burst and Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Write Markers from the 2023 New Core Color Collection and colored directly onto the stamp and then exhaled onto it and stamped.
For my final card I wanted to have some fun so I used several techniques. I started with a piece of Berry Burst cardstock that measured 5 ½ x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”. Then I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock to 3 ½ x 5”. I cut strips of several of the pieces of the Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper (this is a great technique to use up scraps) to ½”. I started in the center and added the strips diagonally until my whole white layer was covered (just let the excess hang off the edges). Once it was completely covered, I turned it over and trimmed off the excess. Then I took that layer and embossed it again using my trusty Basics 3D Embossing Folder to give it even more texture (plus it makes the seams between the strips just disappear). I adhered that to the center of my card. Then I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock to 2 ½ x 2 ½” and stamped it with an image from the In The Moment Stamp Set. I water colored the image using the 2023 New Core Colors Collection of Stampin’ Write Markers (see my blog post from August 8th for information and a link to a video that shows just how to do this). When I was finished with the coloring, I adhered this to a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock that measured 2 ¾ x 2 ¾” and I popped it up on the center of the card using Dimensionals. I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock to 4 x 5 ¼” and stamped the sentiment “SOMETIMES THE MOST PRODUCTIVE THING YOU CAN DO IS RELAX” in Berry Burst Ink. I also added a strip of the Designer Series Paper to the bottom of the inside that is also ½”. For the envelope I simply added Designer Series Paper to the flap.
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