Another hot and sticky day in Michigan with the temp's getting into the low to mid 80's again!!! It's been like this every day this week and supposedly through this Sunday. There's been pop up thunderstorms almost every night. Tonight there is supposed to be some storms on the more severe side. Oh boy! It's more like Michigan's July weather in May.
My Wisteria Vine, Azalea and Clematis are blooming and they are oh-so-gorgeous! I've waited over 10 years for that Wisteria to bloom. The blooms are like a foot long and so pretty! I'll try to take some pictures of them to share with you on Monday.
Well, this week I've shared a series of cards and tags that I designed with some of the new product from Stampin' Up's 2016-2017 Catalog. Today, I am sharing the gift card box that I made that was designed by Crafty Caroline at http://www.craftycarolinecreates.com/2016/05/handmade-card-gift-set-using-rose . Caroline used SU's Rose Wonder Stamp Set and Rose Garden Thinlits to embellish her girt card box.
I designed my cards, tags and gift card box using SU's new Pop of Paradise, Love & Affection Stamp Sets and new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and Sweet & Sassy Framelits and Watercolor Wash Stamp Set and Rose Garden Thinlits that are returning from last years catalog. I also used some of SU's new Designer Washi Tape called Affectionately Yours and Playful Palette and SU's Floral Frames Collection Framelits that are on the retiring list. =(
First, let's recap my blog post series for the week and then take a look at the card gift box:
Here's a recap: My 3" x 3" cards using SU's new Pop of Paradise and Love & Affection Stamp Sets and Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelits.
The inside of the 3" x 3" cards with a piece of SU's new Designer Washi Tape called Affectionately Yours.
The 3" x 3" cards and envelopes.
The A2 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cards using Pop of Paradise, Love & Affection and Watercolor Wash Stamp Sets. (The palm tree trunk is a leftover 'negative' piece from SU's Swirly Scribbles Thinlits after die cutting the long piece).
The inside of the A2 cards using SU's Floral Frames Collection Framelits (Retiring).
The A2 cards and envelopes.
The tags using SU's Rose Garden Thinlits for the frame with the sentiment and more new Designer Washi Tape called Affectionately Yours and Playful Palette.
The ribbon is SU's new 2016-2018 In-color Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched Ribbon.
The card gift box! LOVE, LOVE and LOVE!!!
For the front of the gift card box, I adhered SU's 5/8" White Satin Ribbon (Retiring).
I die cut the long piece from SU's new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits die from SU's Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip Cardstock. I pieced them together (except the top two pieces) and adhered some of SU's Pool Party Glitter Ribbon (Retiring) under the top two 'negative' spaces with tape. I used the ribbon to make it look like water glistening in the sun as I was going for the flamingo stranded on an island. I adhered this piece to the bottom front of the gift card box using Stampin' Dimensionals.
See this weeks daily blog posts to see how all the embellishment pieces were made.
Here's a picture of the inside of my gift card box. Isn't it just so cool!!!
There's a long, full length pocket across the bottom that holds my A2 cards and envelopes.
There are two smaller pockets adhered to the long, full length pocket that hold my tags and 3" x 3" cards.
I covered the splice in the ribbon going around the top flap of the gift card box with two of the BIG leafs and the Hello sentiment from SU's new Pop of Paradise Stamp Set.
The picture above is a close up of the pockets filled with all the goodies I created.
I adhered another BIG leaf and a flower that I made from SU's Love & Affection Stamp Set to the front of the tag pocket.
I adhered the long palm frond and another flower to the 3" x 3" card pocket.
I used Crystal Effects and the Clear Wink of Stella Brush around my flower centers.
SU's Basic Jewel Rhinestones were randomly adhered on all the cards, tags and gift card box.
I struggle with tying bows with my arthritic fingers; but, I think I did pretty good with this one and I didn't even have to fidget with it! That makes me even more happy!
I'm so thrilled with the way my entire project turned out!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend!
recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects,
duplicating them and entering them into challenges and using them for their own card classes. My cards and
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