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One of the things I hear most from my customers is that they have lots of Designer Series Paper and are looking for ways to use the paper. Today's post is a gift box filled with 4 cards and envelopes that I made with my Stamp Clubs in April and it was very well received because it's quick and easy to make. While my project mixes and matches the designs from the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, you can make the gift box and card elements from one sheet of 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper. I'm including step-by-step instructions that you can access by clicking here.
The gift box features the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (Retired--Sold Out), the Floral Affection Textured Impressions embossing folders (Retiring), and the Project Life Corner Rounder Tool (Retiring--Sold Out).
The cards inside the gift box feature the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, Flower Patch stamp set (Retiring) and coordinating Flower Fair Framelits (Retiring), Pearl Basic Jewels (Retired--will be reconfigured for the new catalog), and Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes. The following stamp sets were used for the greetings and sentiments: Tin of Cards (Retiring), Banners for You, Everyday Tags (Retiring), Window Shopping, and Birthday Bright (Retiring).
The step-by-step instructions include photos of the inside sentiment areas and envelopes, paper dimensions, cutting/scoring illustrations and photos, and a complete supply list.
I first learned to make this project at a downline appreciation event last December with my Stampin' Up! upline, Catherine Harwood. She first saw the project while attending a Stampin' Up! recognition event where it was shared by another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Rachel Tessman. You can find Rachel's instructional video here.
The 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog has some really awesome packages of Designer Series Paper that you are really going to want. If you are feeling that you need to use up the paper you have before you can purchase more, then this project is perfect for you. These gift sets and cards are perfect for teachers, co-workers, friends, and family.
Supplies I used for this project --
Stamps: Flower Patch, Tin of Cards, Banners for You, Everyday Tags, Window Shopping, Birthday Bright; Inks: Basic Black Archival, Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand; Cardstock: Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper: Blooms & Bliss; Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels; Adhesives: Fast Fuse; Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Project Life Corner Rounder Tool, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Flower Fair Framelits; Other: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes; Non-Stampin' Up!: Velcro 3/8" Thin Clear Fasteners