Fine Art Floral Gift Box & Card Duo

It’s not often I make 3D items but last week when it was my mum’s birthday I needed something to wrap her present in. Luckily for me it was a nice easy square so I could easily make a box. I choose this paper from the Fine Art Floral collection one because I knew my mum would love it as she like bright bold flowers and second its not a paper I’ve found easy to work into a card yet.

To make the box cut a piece of dsp to 25.5cm x 24cm. On the longside score at 6cm, 12cm, 18cm, and 24cm. Turn the paper 90 degrees then score at 3cm and 21cm.

You will end up with your paper in sections as shown below, the blue lines are the scored lines.

You will need to cut your paper on every red line as shown above so you have slits in the bottom and top section. Place Tear & Tape along the smallest section and fold into a box. I used Tear & Tape to secure the bottom of the box too but used Mini Glue Dots on the top as they are easier to pull apart to open. To finish simply tie with Calypso Coral Ribbon from the Ornate Garden Combo Pack.

For the card I used the matching Art Gallery stamp set. The leaves were stamped in Old Olive and the flower was stamped in Calypso Coral and Terracotta Tile with the greeting stamped in Merry Merlot.

My mum loved her coordinated gift and card so I may attempt more duos in the future.

Happy Crafting

Joanne xx


Brilliant Wings Thinking of You Card Duo

Today I’m sharing two cards made with the Brilliant Wings Dies. I love the intricate detail of these dies, you really don’t need much else to make a great card.

I’ve added some designer paper from the Fine Art Floral collection to add a subtle background. I stamped my greeting on a label cut from the Tasteful Labels dies. A little ribbon from the Playing With Pattern Combo Pack finishes off the card.

I’ve used Purple Posy on this card as I’m trying to use it up before it retires next month. If you love this colour then now is the time to be placing that order and stocking up. I can’t wait to find out what our new in-colours will be!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x