Happy Sunday! I’m sharing with you my third project using the FREE Sale-A-Bration Bliss stamp set. This elegant 3-card gift set contains 4-1/4” x 4-1/4” hand deliverable cards with matching envelopes. Hand deliverable because I 3D-ized the envelopes too!
I was inspired by a similar gift set found in the Stampin’ Up! 2010-2011 Catalog on page 10. Of course, I add my own little tweaking to make it my own while keeping the elements that attracted me to it – like that scrumptious scalloped edge!
I love creating a box that uses some of the elements of the card to enhance the overall display while still hiding the overall card design. The nested heart belly band does the trick by hiding a cute element of the card beneath but using the Bliss design element as part of the overall beauty of the set itself.
All the heart elements were punched twice, stamped, distressed and carefully separated to create 4 light weight hearts and add fun detail to the cards, envelopes and box itself. I love that layering effect, don’t you?
My color choices were a bit different from the traditional Real Red, Basic Black and Vanilla that you typically see with the Newsprint Designer Series Paper. But I am very pleased with how the Concord Crush is off the beaten path but still creates a beautiful softness.
Stamps: Bliss, En Francais
Papers: Very Vanilla, Concord Crush. Newsprint Designer Series Paper
Ink: Concord Crush, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Hemp Twine Antique Brads, Basic Pearl Jewels, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Vintage Trinkets (mini safety pins), Mini Glue Dots
Tools: Extra Large Scallop Punch, Full Heart Punch, Scallop edge Punch, Heart to Heart Extra Large Punch
Techniques Used: Distressing, Tearing
Use these cards for a hand delivered thank you, wedding cards, valentines, thinking of you or get well. I know the recipient will be wowed by your creativeness!
This coming week, I’ll show you how you can make your own custom half box for your creations.