Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mixed Bunch 3x3 Note Cards and Box

Yesterday I showed you the door prize from my last workshop and today I would like to share with the hostess gift.  I made some very simple 3x3 cards with coordinating envelopes and packaged them in a matching box.  I never dreamed that I would like this stamp set so much, but I just can't stop using it!

The photo above shows the entire set...isn't it great?  These little 3x3 cards are so versatile.  They can be used to send a quick note or even as a gift tag.  There are 4 cards with coordinating envelopes.  The new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate makes creating these envelopes and the box a breeze!

I started with Pool Party card stock to 6" x 3" folded in half for my card base.  The next layer is one of the patterns from the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.  This paper is only available as a Sale-a-bration item.  The good news is that you can get this paper for FREE with a qualifying order.  The bad news is that it is only available until March 31st.  I LOVE this paper and do not want to see it going away!  The DSP is 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" and embossed with the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The embossing folder, too, is a Sale-a-bration item that you can earn for FREE!

I used the Mixed Bunch stamp set and coordinating Blossom Punch for the focal piece on the card.  The bottom flower is punched from another pattern from the Everyday Enchantment DSP.  Layered on top of that is flower stamped in Pool Party on Very Vanilla card stock and punched out.  The center of the flower comes from the same stamp set, stamped in Lucky Limeade ink on Very Vanilla card stock, and punched out with the 1" circle punch.  The center is then completed with a Pool Party Designer Printed Brad.  I used a few Stampin' Dimensionals to give the flower some, well...dimension, of course!

Next, I created the matching envelopes using the new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.  This amazing new tool allows you make coordinating envelopes quickly and easily.  When you purchase the Diagonal Plate you receive instructions for 4 different sized envelopes.  However, you can make an envelope to fit any size card you make! 

There are lots of resources available with measurements and instructions.   You may have seen Donna Griffith's demonstration for how to create an envelope for the standard 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card.  If you haven't, be sure to check it out!  Also, fellow demonstrator Jackie Topa has put together a FABULOUS envelope resource on her Addicted To Stamping blog.  It's a reference guide for creating envelopes for 28 different sizes of cards!  She includes envelopes for gift cards, invitations, thank you notes, and much more!  Awesome!  Here is the handy Diagonal Score Plate Envelopes PDF!  Plus, you can see a quick video on how to put several different ones together on her Make-Your-Own Envelopes post.

So with the 4 coordinating envelopes complete, now it's on to the box.  Again, this box is made using the Diagonal Plate.  This time the card stock is Lucky Limeade.  The flower is the same as on the card. 

I'm loving this new tool...the possibilities are endless!  And again, fortunately for me, another fellow demonstrator provided all the instructions and measurements!  I love Stampin' Up! demonstrators, they make my job so easy!  The instructions for the box came from Angie Leach at Too Cool Stamping.  She shared this box  along with the tutorials at our last demonstrator meeting.

You can find the tutorials here:
  • Large Card Box (standard size cards) by Jackie Topa—11x11", scored at 3-1/2" and 5-1/2" on two opposite sides, and 4-1/2" and 6-1/2" on other two opposite sides.
  • Small Card Box (3x3" cards, without envelopes) by luvinstampinup—6x6" square, scored at 2-1/4 and 3-1/4" all sides.*
*Please note that Angie adjusted the Small Card Box to new measurements to fit 3x3" notes WITH envelopes (because why would you not want to make custom envelopes, too!).   Hers was 6-1/2" square, scored at 2-1/2" and 3-1/2" on all sides.  These are the measurements that I also used for my box.

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