You may well have 'hopped' in here from the lovely Louise Sharp's blog, but if not, feel free to start the Blog Hop from here and hop around the DT blogs to see what beautiful creations have been made using these great products and to provide you with further inspiration. If you get lost along the way either pop back here for the list of DT Blogs to visit (see below) or go to the JAI Blog for the same.
I have had so much fun playing with the Envelope Punch Board as it not only makes envelopes to fit the various size cards you make (other than the standard size), but it is also very useful for making gift boxes and other projects. I also love the style of the corner rounder option it has and use this often on my projects.
As I wanted to showcase both products, and I love DSP, I thought I would combine everything to make a coordinated gift set. My project was inspired by the fact that one of the DT members, the beautiful Nikki, had celebrated a milestone birthday on Christmas Day and my sister, Jannette, is celebrating the same in February.
Here is my combined set...
The Modern Medley DSP pack is such an elegant and classy set to use for many projects and I thought it went so well with a milestone birthday celebration. Using the Circle Card Thinlit Die I created a card with an additional flap for my 'message' space, rather than just the basic card it cuts out.
I used a bit of Very Vanilla Seam Binding to help keep the card closed and decorate it up a bit further.
As this was for a special birthday I also took extra time to decorate the inside of the card. As you can see I haven't just made a basic card from the die but following measurements on Claire Daly's blog and also watching Patty Bennett's video I was able to make the card how I wanted, with an extra folded panel.
The inside greeting I actually made using my My Digital Studio (MDS) program to increase the text size to perfectly fit my circle and to have the ampersand (&) sit where I wanted above the word 'fabulous' (Fabulous Phrases stamp set).
A beautifully coordinated envelope was also required to go with such a lovely card and what easier way to make it, than with the Envelope Punch Board. So easy! I also followed directions from Mary Fish on making my envelope liner with a limited piece of DSP and keeping the cute curved edges.
The little bow to decorate the box was also made using the Envelope Punch Board and I found a great little tutorial on how to do this by Paula Knall. Again, so easy to do!
Stampin' Up! products make it so easy to make beautifully coordinated cards and gifts, inspire our creativity and allow us to inspire others. I love being a SU! demonstrator and being part of a great challenge team as Just Add Ink.
Now that you have seen my project (and hopefully taken the time to read my post) you are ready to 'hop' on over to the talented Narelle Farrugia's blog to see what beautiful projects she has created with these products. Simply click on the 'Blog Hop Button' below.
Have fun 'hopping' around and if you get lost don't forget to come back here for the list of DT members and/or pop in to the JAI Blog for the same guidance.
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