Blooms & Wishes Card in a Box

It’s my good friend Jackie’s birthday today and I wanted to make her a card she would love!  I decided it would have to be a card in box for that wow factor.

Usually, I make these types of cards to fit in our UK standard C6 envelope.  But since I wanted to decorate it with larger flowers inside, I decided to make it wider than that, and make my own custom made envelope using the fabulous Envelope Punch Board.

I used a piece of A4 crumb cake cardstock to create the framework of my card in a box.  No matter what size card in a box you create, the format is always the same, and in this case I scored my lines at 2.75″ intervals.

I decided to use the pretty Blooms and Bliss DSP to mat against the lower sides and top flaps of my box and naturally used the matching Blooms and Wishes stamp set to create some big bold flowers, which I stamped in sweet sugarplum, blushing bride, island indigo and rich razzleberry – colours which I took from the DSP.  I then fussy cut them out and adhered them to the centre panels of my card.

I am so in love with the froggie from Love you Lots and loved the idea of him sitting amongst the flowers.  I stamped him in memento black ink and coloured him using my emerald envy Stampin’ write marker, before fussy cutting him out and adhering him to the flowers.

To finish my card off, I stamped my little bumble bees from the Shooting Star stamp set and cut them out with the matching Sliding Star framelits. I then adhered them to my card, silver embossed my sentiment from Birthday Blooms on the front flap, and finished off with some pearl embellishments for the centres of my flowers and a silver ribbon bow.

Happy Birthday Jacks, hope you love your card! 😘😘😘


Love you Lots

Love you Lots is the most adorable hostess stamp set.  Whilst you can’t buy the set outright, you can get it if you host a Stampin’ Up! party or if you spend £150.00 in one order, and use your rewards points in exchange for the set.

This set has been so popular and there are so many great card ideas out there to try. But for today’s projects, I decided to use the gorgeous wreath from Circle of Spring as the backdrop to these lovely creatures.

I so love the versatility of Circle of Spring.  The wreath can be used for Easter, Christmas and so many other occasions too.  A little tip when using this stamp set, is to die cut the middle of wreath first using the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies.  Once this is done, it is much easier to  line up  your wreath stamp around the shape of the die cut centre.  I then stamped my image in memento black ink and coloured it in using my Stampin write markers before die cutting the outer part too, to achieve a perfectly cut wreath.

I stamped my hedgehogs, ladybirds and froggie on scrap whisper white cardstock before colouring them in with Stampin’ write markers and then fussy cut them out.  To finish, I stamped my sentiment from love you lots in the left hand corner of my card front before adhering my wreath using dimensionals and adhering my little creatures inside the wreath.  I attached my whisper white card front to a whisper white card base for a clean look, and finished off with some rhinestones in the corner. Love, love, love these stamp sets xx