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! 😘😘😘

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Shooting Stars – Another spinner card

I created this adorable card using the Shooting Star Bundle (shooting star stamp set with Slider Star Framelits Dies).  To see how to create the spinning mechanism which makes the bee spin from one side to the other, you can click here to watch my video tutorial. This stamp set with matching framelits is such an investment as there is no end to the number of interactive designs you can come up with, and of course when you buy them in a bundle, you save 10% which is even better!  I’d seen a lot of bees flying towards their bee hive, so I decided to be different and have my bee flying towards the flowers!  I stamped my flowers using the versatile Touches of Texture stamp set, in the colours pink pirouette, rose red, wisteria wonder, bermuda bay, elegant eggplant and daffodil delight.  I am in love with the leaf image from Kinda Eclectic and use this stamp whenever I can.  I stamped my leaf image multiple times in wild wasabi, and without re-inking my stamp in between to achieve the different shades of colour.  I coloured my bee in using my daffodil delight and basic black stampin write markers and then brused some gold wink of stella over the the yellow parts of the bee to make him shimmer.  My sentiment came from the same stamp set, and I punched it out using the Classic Label Punch.  Once my bee was placed into position, I scattered a few basic rhinestones into the flower centres and attached my whisper white card front to a bermuda bay mat and then to a wild wasabi card base.  The perfect summer card xx

From Land to Sea & Sliding Star Framelits Dies


I can’t get enough of slider/spinner cards at the moment and with the Big Shot and the amazing new Sliding Star Framelits Dies by Stampin’ Up! it has never been easier! Everyone loves an interactive card, and these Framelits do all the hard work for you.  The design possibilities are endless once you’ve mastered the spinning technique.  Watch my YouTube video below to see how I made this fun sliding-spinner fish card using Stampin’ Up’s From Land to Sea stamp set.