We’ve had miserable weather here in the UK the last couple of days so I was inspired to make a rainbow themed card in the hope the sun will come back out for the last week of the school holidays. So I pulled out one of my favourite stamp set Happy Birthday Gorgeous and a mix of colours to make a rainbow.
Starting at the top of my card a stamped a row of flowers in the following colours: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel and Fresh Fig. I did have Balmy Blue and Night of navy in the mix for my blue and indigo colours but half way down I realised I wouldn’t have room to complete the rainbow so swapped them for Blueberry Bushel which is the perfect mix of blue and indigo.
To finish the card I stamped and embossed the Happy Birthday greeting in white onto black card and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch.
A quick simple card which will hopefully encourage the sun to come back out.
Wow I can’t believe were are in the third week of November already, have you started getting ready for Christmas yet? I’m working my way through my list but one of the most difficult people to buy for is my husband as the only thing her ever want at Christmas is sweets. So this year I’ve decided to wrap some of his favourites up a little differently using my Stampin’ up! supplies and where better to start than the SWEETs stamp in The Little Things Stamp set.
As you can see I went with a romantic theme rather than a Christmassy one as that little heart stamp is just the cutest, I actually think I could have added a lot more hearts to my stamping as there are quite a few gaps…oh well.
To make the box I used Thick Very Vanilla cardstock and Calypso Coral ink and Ribbon. The inside draw of the box is made for a piece of cardstock measuring 4″ x 10″ . Score the short side at 1″ and 3″ and the long side at 1″ and 9″, which leaves you with a grid pattern.
Cut inside the score lines on the short side on the insides of the outer small rectangles and diagonally across each corner. Fold each triangle that is left in to create the ends of the box.
For the outer box take a piece of cardstock measuring 8 3/8″ by 7″. Stamp your decoration all over the card. Next turn your card on the 7″ side, then score at 1 1/16″, 2 1/8″, 4 1/8″ and 5 1/16. Burnish all the score lines and the run Fast Fuse all the edge of the largest section. Wrap this piece of card around the box to create a sleeve so the inside box can slide in and out.
To create the label I stamped the SWEETS stamp in Calypso Coral and punch out using the Pretty Label punch, to make it stand out I punched out another two labels in Calypso Coral and used them as a border.
To finish the box I wrapped some of the Ombre Calypso Coral Ribbon around and secured it to the top of the box behind the label.
Hope you enjoyed today’s project and look out for more sweetie packaging ideas in the next few weeks.