29 June 2009

Sweetest Stems, Kiwi Kiss and Raspberry Tart

ETA: The top of the box is open. Maybe later I will create an acetate lid, but for now, it's open, and I'm ok with that. The bottom folds up to cover the bottom 1/4th. I still think it's finished enough to give as a gift.

Hi friends. I had a set of wonderful cards completed and needed a way to package them up.

I used Lauren Meader's desktop stationary template for my inspiration (it's the first project shown). I then found these (free) instructions. Now, I must warn you, for some reason, I could not get the box to work out as exactly described by Valerie. Plus, her dimensions called for 8 5/8" by 11 1/8" piece of paper. That requires a 12"x12" paper. I, being thrifty, mangaged to make my box out of 8 1/2" x 11" paper - hopefully nothing was lost - you be the judge. My box was also large enough to accomodate envelopes. As with any tutorial you try, use a scrap piece of computer paper - NOT your expensive cardstock and designer series paper. As an added bonus, you'll have a template/prototype to keep if you want to make the project again. Ok, let's get onto the box. I made my box out of textured cardstock (one sheet 8 1/2" x 11") for added weight and stability and added a DSP belly band (12" x 1"). I topped it off with a snip of kiwi kiss satin ribbon (love that ribbon and I will miss it!) Here's a side shot of the box.

For the complete set, here are all the cards I'd made using the Raspberry Tart DSP and Sweet Stems. I'm really going to miss the Raspberry Tart paper. These are not my colors, but I really loved this paper and the mix of colors.

Please understand I cannot give you all the ingredients used for these cards. It was paper, punches, DSP. Rose red, kiwi kiss, whisper white, cameo coral, pink piroutte. All supplies Stampin' Up!

Maybe I'll recreate this with the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP and the new in-colors. Isn't this a great little set of cards and box for a gift?

Thanks for stopping by. I hope this inspires you to be creative today.

And whooooo hoooooo only a 4-day week this week!

And question, does it help when I include the stamp set picture from the catalog, as shown below? Would you like to see this feature in upcoming posts?



Frankie said...

Yes, seeing the stamp set does help. That way I can immediately say yes I have that or I have something similiar that would work too : ) Frankie

Nanny A said...

I love this. Now that I am seeing this at midnight.. I want to get my Kiwi Kiss ribbon, Raspberry Tart DSP out and sweetest stems stamps out and start making the cards! Great job.

I do like how you can include teh stamp set and the item number/price too :) Makes it is easier to add to my wish list


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