Sunday, July 22, 2012

Box of Mini Cards


I joined in another PTI Stamp-a-faire challenge.  This one was to create a card set.  I decided to make a cute little box to hold my cards.  I used PTI Beautiful Blooms patterned paper for the lid, tied it with some pure poppy satin ribbon, and added a tag made with the Framed Out #5 stamp and die set.  The sentiment is from the Flower Fusion #1 stamp set.


My actual box was cut with the Cricut Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge.  I cut it at 9 3/4" to make it big enough for my 3" cards.


Because I didn't need too much height, I trimmed off each of the side panels until they were 1".  I also trimmed the sides of the lid down to 1/2".


I made four 3" cards to go inside the box.  Each one was made with the Flower Fusion #1 stamp set.  


To give the cards a fun, different look, I used sentiments to create the "grass".


A fun technique that I learned from Jessica Witty's video for this challenge was to use the wrong side of  a die (Flower Fusion #1, in this case), to emboss the shape before stamping it.  I love this extra touch!


For the first two cards I shared, I used ripe avocado for the stem and grass.  For these two, I used simply chartreuse.  Oh, and I picked up another badge for this challenge, LOL!


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10 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Totally great project...love the way you stamped the grass with the sentiment! Lee-Ann :)

CathyinMN said...

Your card set and box are adorable! Love how you stamped the sentiment to be the grass. I will have to try to remember to use that cute idea.

Kim H said...

Katie ~ Eeeek! This project is just FABULOUS!!!! I LOVE the CAS look to the cards! Oh the sentiments as grass ~ CLEVER and CUTE!!! Oh the box ~ LOVE that too! The details are just so BEAUTIFULLY done! This is so lift material!!! I LOVE when you do boxes ~ they turn out AMAZING!

Maria said...

love it

Maria said...

love it

D- said...

What great ideas.
Love using the sentiments for grass.
Great tip on cutting the box down to the size you needed.
dmcardmaker (at aol dot com)
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Linda Kaiser said...

Great idea! Love the way you made the grass. Super cute box!

Linda

Cassandra said...

These are simply BEAUTIFUL! What a great little gift idea. I love how so many of your projects are simple yet AWESOME!!! Way to go my friend :)

liz at liz's paper loft said...

super cute Katie! I think I'm going to have to scrap lift the grass!!!

Cindy said...

AWESOME job with your gift box and LOVE your cards!great idea with the sentiment to be grass,sooo COOL!!!:)