Bordering On Romance matching card and box

Bordering on Romance Stamp Set matching card and box

Apothecary Art Stamp Set matching card and box

This card box is very simple to make from a regular 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of cardstock (cut to 8 1/2 x 10 inches).  And as promised in my previous post, I have included the downloadable photo step-by-step PDF and the diagram for cutting and scoring.  It also has the set and accessory list. UPDATED: I realized after posting, that I didn’t specify on the diagram in the PDF where to cut.

The coloring technique was achieved with Watercolor Crayons (Brights #119804) and a blender pen (#102845).  The set is the ‘Bordering On Romance’ stamp set (wood #125480, clear #125482) from Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Mini Catalog.

Of course I guess that I OVERUSE the Sizzix embossing folder ‘Vintage Wallpaper‘… I just stinkin’ love it!  And I can’t get enough of the Framelits dies ‘Labels Collection’ (#125598).  The colors are all from the ‘brights’ collection Melon Mambo, Old Olive & Pacific Point.

This box is so easy to make… I have a trick for getting the end of it embossed and fitting it through the Big Shot, its in the directions.  So, how’d I do? What will you use the box for?  How about Mother’s Day stationery set for the mom who has everything?

Manhattan Flower Bride Dress Card

Manhattan Flower Bridal Dress card

Manhattan Flower Bridal Dress card

Manhattan Flower Bridal Dress card Isn’t this an awesome idea?  I just had to CASE the bride dress idea I received from a swap at convention where Betty Button,  Hinesburg, Vt., made a wedding dress from detail on the Manhattan Flower embossing folder (#114517).

I opted to make my card Vanilla on Vanilla and used the new Beau Chateau designer paper and coordinating Marina Mist cardstock and ink.  How simple!!!

What you might not be able to see, is that the dress is double layered (Very Vanilla cardstock and Vellum cardstock embossed together and then adhered together and trimmed to the outline of the dress.  Before cutting, I adhered the two layers at the ‘waistline’ and covered the monoadhesive with the taffeta bow.

Manhattan Flower bride dress Set (greeting):  Word Play
(122268 W, 122270 C)
(All products are Stampin’ Up!):
5 ½ x 8 ½ Marina Mist cardstock
5 ¼ x 4 Very Vanilla cardstock
3 x 3 Marina Mist cardstock
2 ¾ x 2 ¾ Beau Chateu DSP #122357
(DRESS) 3 x 3 Very Vanilla cardstock
(DRESS) 3 x 3 Vellum cardstock #101856
8 in. Vanilla Taffeta, Marina Mist Classic Ink, Dimentionals
Manhattan Flower textured embossing folder #114517
Sizzix Die Cutting Machine, Multi-purpose platform
Two clear cutting pads

Too stinkin’ cut, no?