On my blog last week, I started sharing a Stampin' Up Botanicals for You Card Class that Stampin' Up so generously shared with us Demonstrators to use for teaching classes. It has instructions to make 4 cards and a card box holder using SU's Botanicals for You Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set, Botanical Blooms Stamp Set, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack and Botanical Builder Framelits Die's. I am also going to share some envelopes, gift tags and a gift tag box holder that I designed which revolves around the design of SU's class.
So, stay tuned to
my blog the rest of this week and next week to take advantage of all
the cards, tags, box holders, pictures and instructions.
Let's get started:
Pictured above are the 4 cards that I made using SU's Botanicals for You and Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack Card Class. I made a couple minor changes along the way.
Above is a picture of the A2 Card Box Holder that I made using SU's Envelope Board Punch. I did change up the measurements from SU's Class instructions as I could not get my cards to fit in the card box holder that SU designed. I did call them and let them know; but, I haven't heard back from them yet.
I love how my belly band and tag turned out. The whole project is just amazing with bright colors and gorgeous flowers. Love, love and love the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper.
I followed the instructions on my Envelope Punch Board to make an A2 Card Box:
9" x 9" Cardstock - I used SU's Cajun Craze
Line up your left side of your cardstock at 3-1/2", punch & score
Shift your cardstock left and line up the left side at 4-1/2", punch & score
Rotate your cardstock and line up all scores lines using the pointed guide on your
Envelope Punch Board, punch & score all the way around
Snip notches out on each side of flaps (See picture above)
Use Reverse Punch on Envelope Punch Board to round your top flap corner
Use SU's Tear & Tape to assemble your box
I used velcro dots for the closure on my A2 Card Box Holder. Remove the backing from the soft side of your velcro dot and adhere on the top rounded corner flap as shown in the picture above. Remove the backing from the rough side of your velcro dot and attach it to the other velcro dot glue side out. Now close the flap while aligning it to the center of your box and press so the velcro dot sticks to the box for your closure. This is a more accurate way of getting the closure lined up straight on your box.
Ahhhhhh...the belly band! My FAVE part and I love to embellish them. It sure classes up a box like nothing else!
I cut a piece of SU's Mint Macaron Cardstock 3" x 11-1/2" and a piece of SU's Botanical Gardens DSP (Basic Black with Multi-Color tiny flowers) 2" x 11-1/2". I adhered them together using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue. I centered the piece over the card box holder and gently pressed the cardstock around the edges of the box and adhered it together in the back using SU's Tear & Tape.
Double Ahhhhhh...the tag! What a way to pretty up the belly band even more!
My SU Whisper White Cardstock was cut at 2" x 3-1/2" and punched with SU's Scallop Tag Topper Punch.
I stamped the sentiment from SU's Botanicals For You Stamp Set on the bottom of my tag using SU's Cajun Craze Ink
I stamped the tiny multi-flowers in SU's Hello Honey Ink 3-4 times on the center of the tag using SU's Botanical Blooms Stamp Set. I used the tiny single flower in the set and stamped it in SU's Cajun Craze Ink as shown in the picture above.
Triple Ahhhhhh...the flowers! And that gorgeous Botanical Gardens Jewel...surely adds the class to this belly band.
I die-cut the small leaf from SU's Botanical Builders Framelits Dies with SU's Mint Macaron Cardstock. I stamped it twice; once using the small leaf with dots and veins and once with the longer leaf with veins, using Mint Macaron Ink.
I die-cut the medium flower from SU's Hello Honey Cardstock.
Using my Petal Roller Tool, I added texture by rolling and cupping the leaf and the flower petals. I then adhered them to my tag using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.
I adhered one of SU's Botanical Gardens Jewels to the center of the Hello Honey flower using Mono-Multi Purpose Glue.
I took a long double strand of SU's Linen Thread, wrapped it around the belly band, through the tag and tied it into a double bow.
Phew, what an awesome card box holder, belly band and cards. Enjoy! I hope you get the chance to create with SU's Botanical Gardens Suite. It's just so elegant and pretty!
Thanks for visiting. Come back tomorrow where I start sharing the tags and tag box holder that I designed using SU's Botanical Gardens Suite.
recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects,
duplicating them and entering them into challenges. My cards and
projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges or
sold at craft shows; etc., for profit. I don't mind if you duplicate my
creativity to pass on to family members or friends as gifts or Occasions
cards; but, Please be considerate of others creativity! Thank you!
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