As we get closer to the season of giving, let’s take the wraps off your creativity to come up with beautiful ways to gift give. Do you have a fun template for a beautiful box? Or, do you have a beautiful presentation for gift cards? Show us what you’ve got! Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge card here to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB03. You have until October 30th to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog!
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For my sample I used the A2 Card Box tutorial on Splitcoast to create part of Rebecca’s teacher gift for Christmas. I love working ahead. I created 6 simple thank you cards with matching envelopes. I hope the teacher will be able to use them to give to other parents as thank you for their Christmas presents.
The card base for each is a piece of 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Flourishes Classic White cardstock folded in half. The big Winter Bouquet Image was stamped in Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped with Walnut Stain into the lower right corner. A frame was embossed around the image with Classic Square Nestabilities. The envelopes were stamped with the smaller Winter Bouquet image in Antique Linen Distress ink.
For the box front I stamped the Winter Bouquet again, this time in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers (Lily: R24, R27, R29, R39, YG63, YG67, Holly: R35, R37, R39, G21, G24, G28 Pine Cones: E33, E35, E37 Pine Branches: BG93, BG96 Berries: BV25, BV29, G20, G21, G24, bigger berry leaves: G94, G97 more greens: YG93, YG97, G94, G99). The image was cut and embossed with the Classic Square Nestabilities and then airbrushed with YR21. It was then layered on an Early Espresso cardstock piece that had been cut and embossed with Classic Scallop Square Nestabilities.
The bottom of the box was created with Kraft cardstock, the top with Early Espresso cardstock.
Two 4 1/4″ long strips of Flourishes Classic White cardstock was cut and embossed with Eyelet Borderabilities. They were stitched to a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Holiday Webster’s Pages paper. A 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of a different pattern of Holiday Webster’s Pages was stitched to a 3 /16″ piece of White cardstock. The smaller piece was adhered to the bigger one and Red Silk May Arts Ribbon was tied around the horizontal strip and topped with a brown button. The layers were then adhered to a 4 5/8″ x 5 7/8″ piece of Kraft cardstock which topped the box top.
The sentiment is from Dove and Holly. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was cut and embossed with Petite Oval Nestabilities and sprayed with YR21. It was cut down just a bit and layered on a Early Espresso cardstock cut and embossed with Spellbinders Fancy Tag dies. To finish off the box front, I added Latte Kaisercraft Pearls to the top right and bottom left corner.
Here is a video on how to create this box for the visual learner: