Sunday, September 30, 2012

Carry On Note Cards and Box

It's Sunday! And that means another Sunday Stamps Challenge. The design team that we have for this challenge is really great because they keep challenging me. :) This week, Joan brings us a color challenge: Gumball Green, Marina Mist and Soft Suede. I love all three of these colors but never would have thought to put them together.

Last week, I also got the super cute Hostess Exclusive set, Carry On in an order and really wanted to use it. But I couldn't choose which stamps from the set I should use. So, I used all of them :) I made a set of little mini note cards along with a little box to hold them all. I mixed and matched all the challenge colors in the note cards.

I ordered this stamp set in clear mount and I'm really glad I did. I was able to mount the word stamps together on one block and have perfectly spaced words. My cards are 3"x3" note cards and they fit perfectly in the Mini Envelopes. I love how the picture stamps are small enough to decorate my envelopes, too.

I came up with the pattern for the little box on my own. Below is the pattern. It's handdrawn, so please bear with me. My sister is visiting from Germany and I haven't had much time to stamp ;) You'll need a piece of card stock that is 5-1/4" x 9-1/4" in size (there's a small typo on my pattern, the piece of card stock that will be the flap of the box should be 3/4"). Score at 1" and 4-1/4" on the short side. Score at 1", 4-1/4", 5-1/4" and 8-1/2" on the long side. Cut on the 'cut' lines, fold on the 'fold' lines and put your box together with a strong adhesive such as Sticky Strip.

To decorate my box, I used the Be of Good Cheer DSP (Gumball Green polka dot pattern) and the Comfort Cafe DSP (Soft Suede patterns).

Hope you liked my little box and the note cards. It would definitely make a super cute gift, you could even fill it with Christmas tags. 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Carry On 
Paper: Gumball Green, Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe DSP, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink: Gumball Green, Soft Suede, Marina Mist
Accessories: 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Brights Glitter Brads, 3/8" Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges,


Waseem said...

Like the many to try it out when i give gift card put in Gift Card envelopes.

Hayley Kew said...

I have yet to ink up this stamp set but now I just have to :) And the little box to present them in is fab. Going to have to take it for a test spin myself!

Monica Hornof said...

Have fun with the box Waseem & Hayley, hope the template makes sense to you :)