Welcome this month’s One Stamp At A Time Blog hop. If you have hopped from Jessie’s page or if you are just joining in I just wanted to say a very southern howdy. This month’s theme is Throwback Thursday, so each person has taken an old project and updated it. My project this month I originally created March 2016 and I wanted to update it so this month’s theme happened at a great time. The project that I am updating is my Butterfly Note Card Gift Set I will show you a picture of it just below the updated version. Here’s a look at this month’s project.
Tips & Tricks:
These Note Card Gift sets look a lot harder than they really are. The box was created using the Envelope Punch Board. I personally think that this tool is a must have for anyone. You can use it to create boxes, and much more. Here’s a look at the box on the left-hand side.
The box on this version I kept very very simple. I used a piece of Soft Sky cardstock cut at 8 1/2 square to create the box. The box holds five Note Cards and Envelopes just fine with room for a few more. I usually use Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape to create these boxes. On this version, I just did a belly band using a 1″ x 12″ piece of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper wrapped around the box just tight enough to slide on and off easily. To cover up the joint line I stamped the same sentiment as the cards and cut out using the next to largest oval in the Stitched Shape Framelits. To add a little more to the belly band I fussy cut out two of the sunflowers from the designer series paper and attached them to the oval. This was secured to the belly band with three Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I used the same strip of Designer Series Paper and just cut them them size of the Very Vanilla Note Cards. On one of the cards I would place it with one side showing and on the next with the other side showing. This is a great way to use up some scraps. I stamped the sunflower on each card, using Crushed Curring Classic Ink. I used the first part of the sunflower stamped off to create a lighter shade, then used the second stamp full streght. The center was stamped using Early Espresso Classic Ink, as well as the sentiment. The little dots that are around the sentiment was stamped in Old Olive Classic Ink. All these colors where pulled from the designer series paper. The note cards are very quick and easy to do and you can create a lot of them in just a few minutes.
I wasn’t sure about the box, so I created another one (that I will use for another set of cards) but wanted to see what it would look like with some of the stamped images from the Painted Harvest stamp set. Which version do you like better? Leave me a comment and let me know which you perfer.
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Thanks for stopping by today for this month’s One Stamp At A Time (OSAT) Blog hop. Next on the hop is the very talented Dena Rekow. I know that she has created something great, and you may even see a little big hair if she shares a Throwback Thurday picture as well. Okay that part I am just kidding about, but it would be very funny. You can find all the supplies I used to create these projects in the product list below the hop list.
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