Thursday, June 25, 2009

Gift Box and Cards

Good Morning!
I'm so excited to share a little gift I've made for a close friend! When Taylored Expressions came out with the Faith & Hope set I knew my friend would love some cards made with the sentiments! Card sets are something she loves to receive from me but I didn't just want to hand her a bunch of cards ;) I wanted to put them IN something. So I created this little gift box. This holds 4 cards and envelopes but I'm sure you could squeeze six in there!
For the front of my box I used the flower from the Beary Special Accessories and also a sentiment from A Year of Sweet Sentiments.
I hope that she will use the gift box for something else someday and that is why I went with a simple sentiment....which I happen to love!
I am going to try to explain how I created this.
To create the box I used:
5 x 11 cardstock scored at 2.5 and 9
5 x 8.5 cardstock scored at 2
Tape the two pieces together on the 2" sides(bottom of box)
For the inside holders you will need two of the following:
3.5 x 7.5 scored at 1/2, 1 1/2, 6, 7.
Tape the small 1/2" sides to the inside of the box.
I scalloped the flap edge but you can decorate it however you like.
Here is a side view which you can click to enlarge. Sorry I didn't get an inside shot before giving it away :(
I've made four simple cards using the Faith & Hope Stamp set.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Beary Special Accessories, Faith & Hope, A Year of Sweet Sentiments
Cardstock: Choc chip, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, October Afternoon DP
Inks: Memento Black, Choc Chip
Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Rhinestones, Primas, Flower Punches, Silver Brads, Scalloped Edge Punch, Ribbon, Dimensionals

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!


Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome cards and FANTASTIC way to present them to her in that box. She'll LOVE them!! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Awesome job Dawn, I love it!!!!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is just AWESOME, Dawn! I have to try one of these!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOH! How GORGEOUS Dawn! What a wonderful set of cards for your friend and such AMAZING presentation! LOVE these girl!

Sankari W. said...

Dawn this is simply marvelous!! LOVE the cards and love how you packaged it !!! Seriously lovely!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

awesome!I tried making one of these with the clear boxes and it didn't sit right.

Karen Motz said...

What a gorgeous project and notecards that are perfect for so many occasions.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Waaaaay Awesome!! I love your box Dawn!! And your cards are gorgeous and charming!! So creative and beautiful!! Your friend will be blessed for sure!!

Donna Baker said...

what a great way to present the beautiful notecards! TFS!