Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cute & Classy Card Set

When these cute little Jenni Bowlin paper packs made their way into the Flourishes store, I knew right away they would make up perfect card sets! So, of course, I had to give it a try!

Before I share the entire project -- here's a peek at how the set came together! I just love how it turned out!

Making The Box:
Start with an 8" by 8" piece of red cardstock and score 1-1/2" in on all sides. Now, cut the edges of every other flap so that it looks like this:

From here, bend in the flaps so that you form a box. You will want to use a red line style super tacky tape to make sure your box stays held together well. Here's what the bottom will look like...

Making the top of the lid is very much the same. The top measures 7-1/4" and you will score 1" in on all sides. The center measurement will = 5-1/4" so that it will fit nicely on top of your base.

Now, it's time to deck out the lid! I used the bird paper from the Vintage Cream and Black, matted it on a 4-1/4" piece of deep red that I edged with a gold leaf pen. Add a 1-1/2" strip that was edged with the help of a Martha Stewart punch. Add some black scallop edge ribbon and then, a tag created by two sizes of oval punches. I used the "For You" from the Signs of Spring set. Add some gold bling and the lid is done! I should tell you, I did pop up the center image with some foam tape. Making The Cards:

This is where you can really let your creativity shine! Just think - with one paper pack, you get 24 color coordinated papers with 4 of each design. That means -- you could potentially make 5 of these sets with one of these little paper packs! Pretty cool huh?

I used the Timeless Quotes set for all my sentiments and I sponged distress ink on the edges of all of them. Since the cards are pretty self-explanatory, I'll just show you what I did. In some of the photos, you'll see I decked out the envelopes too! I just used the little floral scroll that is a part of the Timeless Quotes set and stamped it using the distress ink.

Card #1

Card #2 Card #3
Card #4

Here is what the entire set looks like in the box! Wouldn't this make the neatest gift?


Here's a look at the supplies I used!

Jenni Bowlin Papers from these collections: Red/Black Line, Vintage Cream & Black, Vintage Red, Black Card Stock, Cream Card Stock, Deep Red Card Stock, Scallop Edge Black Ribbon, Palette Noir Ink, Martha Steward Edge Punch, Ornare piercing tool and mat Mini Square Envelopes, Antique Linen Distress Ink and sponge, Self stick pearls or rhinestones, Two sizes of oval punches (Stampin' Up), Cutter with scoring blade

That's it folks! Hope you enjoyed.... thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

mochamama said...

Wow darlin, this set is gorgeous! love the white, red and black. What a lovely gift!

Joan Fricker said...

Wow Julie this set is great. I love each one of them. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial too!

Joan

Cindy said...

I love Jenni Bowlin paper! I haven't used them on cards yet... You have inspired me.

Janine said...

This is so beautiful Julie!

denise g. said...

Too Funny! I looked at those papers on the Flourishes site and I said "Julie will like this one and this one" and you do. This is darling! What a neat box ~ almost easy enough that I could do it. I had to get some Mega Curved Rectangle Nesties because of you and now I'm thinking I need that Martha Stewart punch. You are such a bad influence. Can't see you converting me to drinking coffee, though. Still think I'm not grown up enough for it. Hope it's sunny & warm in your world.

Deb Neerman said...

Cute, cute, cute!

I just ordered these 4 x 4 papers; can't wait to play with 'em. Thanks for the inspiration, Jewels!

Heather said...

This is a beautiful set, Julie, thanks for all the inspiration

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I just love your ribbon on these Julie and your wonderful little set of cards!

Shirley said...

It's lovely Julie and the cards are just beautiful! A really great gift.

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

What a wonderful set! Love how you used these papers to highlight them and yet make the sentiments stand out so beautifully.

KayellWY said...

What a neat set of cards AND box! Thank you for sharing the how-to on these. Beautiful!

Bev said...

Wonderful cards and box. Thanks for showing how you made the box. Sounds simple enough maybe for even me to follow!

Nancy said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card set!

Diane said...

Such a gorgeous card set!!! Love the colors and dp you used and those sentiments are so beautiful!
It certainly would make a great gift!

Carol said...

Those are awesome! What a GREAT gift-set!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is one FABULOUS set!!! I love it!!!