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February 2016

Packaging a Box for Note Cards

Hello!  Happy Leap Day!

So I had these boxes.  I really liked the boxes and wanted to use them for classes, but I didn't have enough for all my classes.  Then a fellow 3-2-1 Stamp Team demonstrator wanted to use the boxes for her classes so she ordered a whole bunch to get a cheaper price and offered the rest to her team members.  Now I have enough boxes for my classes!

So here's the project for the February Stamp Clubs:  a hinged window tin with five note cards and envelopes.  This project features the Flowering Fields Sale-A-Bration stamp set and the coordinating Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper, also a Sale-A-Bration item.  You can earn these items, and a bunch of others, through March 31st with a qualifying merchandise order.  In the US, you can select one item for every $50 in merchandise purchased.  

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Today's post will focus on decorating the hinged tin that holds the cards.  

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We'll start with the band of paper that surrounds the outside of the box.

1. Place strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive around the box.  There are three vertical strips along the front and back and one vertical strip at the center of each side

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2. Cut two strips of paper 1-1/2" x 10-1/2"

3. Place the box with the front side down on the tabletop and the back side (hinged side) facing up

4. Remove the center adhesive cover and place the first paper strip across the back of the box so that the same amount of paper hangs off each side of the box (don't get crazy about it, just eyeball it)

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5. Remove the adhesive covers from the remaining two adhesive strips on the back and press the paper in place by smoothing your finger over the paper from the center to each side.  This is important to ensure that you don't have any paper bumps

6. Set the box on one end and remove the adhesive cover from one side.  Smooth the overhanging end of the paper around the corner of the box and over the adhesive.  Repeat for the other end of the box

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7. Place two pieces of Tear & Tape Adhesive at each end of the back side of the remaining strip of paper

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8. Place the box with the back side (paper covered) down on the tabletop and the front side (non-hinged side) facing up.  Repeat steps 4, 5, and 6.  This time you'll be removing the adhesive covers from the back of the paper to adhere the ends of the paper to the sides of the box 

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9. Place a Mini Glue Dot at the center of each side of the box then place the box with the front side facing down on the tabletop and the hinged side up

10. Fold a 20" length of Whisper White 5/8" Satin ribbon in half and place the center of the fold over the center of the Mini Glue Dot

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11. Smooth the ribbon around the corner at each side of the box and over the Mini Glue Dots at the center of each side.  Then smooth one end of the ribbon around the corner to the front of the box and smooth over the Mini Glue Dot at the front center of the box

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12.  Place a Mini Glue Dot over the end of the ribbon adhered at the front center of the box and smooth the remaining end of ribbon over the Mini Glue Dot

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13.  Using the Big Shot, die cut a label to cover the ribbon ends at the front center of the box.  I used the Lots of Labels Framelits and a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock.  Place a Mini Glue Dot at the four corners on the back of the label and adhere at the front center of the box

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14.  Cut a piece of paper 2" x 6".  Using the Bow Builder punch, punch the bow pieces once at the left side of the paper and then again at the right side of the paper.  For directional paper, flip the paper 180 degrees so that the bow will assemble with all the parts going the same direction

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15.  Using a bone folder, curl the bow bubbles (has a tab at each end and a bubble in the middle).  Place a Mini Glue Dot at the inside of one bow bubble tab and bring the two tabs together.  Repeat for the other bow bubble.  Place a Mini Glue Dot at the top of one bow bubble tab and press the two bow bubbles together at the tabs.  For directional paper, make sure the patterns for both bow bubbles are going the same direction before pressing the two tabs together

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16. Using a bone folder, slightly curl each of the bow tails to give them a little lift.  Place a Mini Glue Dot on the top side of the tail tab and press in place over the bow bubble tabs so that the pointed ends of the tails face out.  For directional paper, be sure that the paper pattern is facing the correct way.  Repeat for the second bow tail

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17. Using a bone folder, slightly curl one of the rectangular pieces.  Place a Mini Glue Dot at each end of the back of the rectangular piece.  Place the center of the rectangular piece over the front center of the bow where the tabs meet and fold the ends to the back of the bow one at a time

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18. Place a Mini Glue Dot at the back center of each bow tail and adhere at the center of the Crushed Curry label

In case you're wondering, these tins were purchased through Paper Mart and are identified as the Large Rectangular Window Hinged can.  The link will take you right to the web page.

I'll be back in a couple of days with some information about the note cards inside the box.

See you in March!

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this project -- 

Cardstock:  Crushed Curry; Designer Series Paper:  Wildflower Fields; Embellishments:  Whisper White 5/8" Satin ribbon; Adhesives:  Mini Glue Dots, Tear & Tape Adhesive; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Bow Builder punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Magnetic Platform, Lots of Labels Framelits; Non-Stampin' Up!: Large Rectangular Hinged Window box from Paper Mart


Easter Lamb with Baker's Box

Hi there!

The last couple of weeks have been a little different for me.  I took a temp job in an office and have been trying to get back into the groove of a "normal" working day while keeping up with my other activities.  It's certainly been a stretch.  Unfortunately, my blog has taken the hit in the time crunch and for that, I'm truly sorry.  I'm hoping to start catching up in the days ahead because I have so much to share with you!

One neat thing that happened this week is that I have reached a Career Sales Milestone with Stampin' Up!  This is something that I see other Stampin' Up! demonstrators achieve and watch their recognition walks at Convention every year thinking that some day in the misty future this might happen to me.  Well, it did!  The most important part of reaching the milestone, for me, is realizing that I've had so much fun getting to the milestone doing something I love to do.  It's not often that you can have a job that awards you so very much in satisfaction, friendship, and creativity.  I want all my customers, past and present, to know that I could not have reached this milestone without them and that I treasure every moment that we have spent together in creativity and fun.  Thank you all so very much!!

Last weekend I held meetings for my three Stamp Clubs and one of the projects we made is this cute little treat box for Easter.

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Isn't that little lamb adorable??!!  This is a single stamp image that was introduced in the Occasions Catalog and it's pretty easy to miss with all the other awesome stuff in the Catalog.  I just loved that sweet little face.  When I received the stamp, I realized that I would be more likely to use it for baby-themed projects than for Easter, so I did some "surgerizing" to the rubber stamp before mounting it on the wooden block.

Easter_Lamb_Stamp_Front

First I used Paper Snips to cut the decal for the wood block to separate the lamb image from the "happy easter".  Then I mounted the lamb on the large part of the block and the "happy easter" on one of the flat ends of the block.

Easter_Lamb_Stamp_Bottom

Then I trimmed the rubber for the words and the lamb with the (now Retired) Craft and Rubber Scissors and mounted the lamb on the large part of the block on the side opposite the lamb decal, matching up the placement of the rubber with the placement of the image on the decal.

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Then I did the same for the words on the flat end of the block opposite the decal for the words.  You can see that this stamp got quite a workout over the weekend with the three Stamp Clubs by the staining on the rubber and the block.  [I have some stamping friends that would be quite horrified with the abuse evident here, but I see that as lots of love visiting this stamp.]

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I do this pretty often with my rubber stamps, whether they are clear mount or wood mount, because it makes stamping a whole lot easier when you only want to use part of the image.

So let's get to the project, already!  The lamb image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Staz-On Jet Black ink.  The image was colored with a Blender Pen using ink pressed to the lid of the ink pad cover.  For the "wooly" part of the lamb, I used Smoky Slate ink and started at the outside edges of the lamb and worked toward the center "wooly" areas as the ink lightened on the Blender Pen.  I didn't color each circle; rather, I just lightly dotted each circle with the tip of the Blender Pen.

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I used Blushing Bride ink with the Blender Pen to make the circles on the "cheeks" of the lamb, a quick brush stroke for each ear and whatever remained on the brush tip of the Blender Pen to make quick long strokes for each leg beginning with the front two legs.  Wild Wasabi ink was used with the Blender Pen to color the grass by making quick strokes over each blade of grass.  Needless to say, coloring this image was very quick and easy!  The lamb was punched from the Whisper White cardstock with the 2-1/2" circle punch and matted with a slightly larger circle of Marina Mist cardstock die cut with the Big Shot using the Circles Collection Framelits.

The "happy easter" greeting was stamped on a strip of Whisper White cardstock using So Saffron ink and die cut with the Big Shot using the banner framelit included with the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits dies.  The banner was adhered below the lamb using a couple of Mini Glue Dots placed behind the "happy".  Then a small Gold Basic Metal Button, threaded with Basic Black/Whisper White Baker's Twine, was adhered next to the "h" using a Mini Glue Dot.

The Baker's Box is made from two pieces of So Saffron cardstock cut to 6" x 6-1/2" and die cut with the Baker's Box Thinlit using the Big Shot.  The box was folded along all the score lines EXCEPT for the diagonal score lines for the side gussets and the diagonal score lines on the box bottom flaps.  Tear & Tape Adhesive was placed on all four side tabs and the two pieces adhered together as shown below.  The first picture shows the view from the outside of the box (using Marina Mist cardstock) and the second shows the view from the inside of the box.

Bakers_Box_Outside

Bakers_Box_Inside

Then the remaining two tabs were adhered to the opposite side to complete the box.  To assemble the box bottom, fold in the flaps like you would assemble a packing box without using packing tape by alternately overlapping the flaps.  You'll note that the notches you see in the two larger bottom flaps will interlock to help keep the box closed.  [Making this box from regular weight cardstock means that you wouldn't be able to put anything really weighty inside the box unless you added some adhesive to the bottom flaps.  A great alternative would be to use the seriously fun and more sturdy cardstock used in the Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper.]

For this Baker's Box, I elected to use a Natural Wood Clothespin with a Marina Mist heart punched with the heart shape included with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to pinch the top tabs of the box closed.  The heart is adhered to the clothespin with a Mini Glue Dot.  To close the box the first time, line up the top two tabs and pinch them together with your fingertips while gently pressing down toward the box.  The side gussets will automatically fold in similar to the top of a milk carton.

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The lamb is adhered to one side of the Baker's Box using three Mini Glue Dots adhered at the center left, center right, and bottom edges of the back of the Marina Mist circle.

When you are thinking about a special favor for a wedding or baby shower, birthday party, anniversary party, or other special event, this little treat box is a simple way to make an eye-catching gift.  In fact, one of my stamp club members used the "hello baby" greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set on her banner to use the box for an upcoming baby shower that she will be attending.  She plans to include a sweet pair of baby booties that she crocheted with a gift card inside the box.  How sweet!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!  See you in a couple of days with another project.

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this project --

Stamps:  Easter Lamb; Inks:  Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Staz-On Jet Black; Cardstock:  Marina Mist, So Saffron, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Clothespins, Gold Basic Metal Buttons, Basic Black/Whisper White Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  Tear & Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Fast Fuse; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blender Pen, 2-1/2" circle punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Magnetic Plate, Baker's Box Thinlits, Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits, Circles Collection Framelits


You're So Lovely -- Thank You Card

Happy Friday!

Hope you had a great week!

Here's another card made using the You're So Lovely Stamp set and one of the templates from the You're So Lovely Project Kit.  I really like the the vividness of this card with the Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, and Basic Black.

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This card begins with a card base of Watermelon Wonder cardstock.  A piece of Whisper White cardstock was covered with the right and left arrow heads template from the You're So Lovely Project Kit.  I used the foam roller and handle provided with the project kit to roll Watermelon Wonder ink over the template to transfer the pattern to the cardstock.  The Whisper White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Basic Black 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon was wrapped around the Whisper White/Basic Black cardstocks about 1-1/4" from the bottom edge of the cardstocks and knotted to the left side of the cardstocks.  The cardstocks were then adhered at the center of the card front.

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was stamped with the circle image from the You're So Lovely Stamp set using Watermelon Wonder ink.  The "thank you You Wonderful Thing You" sentiment was inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped at the center of the circle.  The image was then die cut with the Big Shot using a framelit from the Circles Collection Framelits that is slightly smaller than 2-1/2" diameter.  The Whisper White circle was matted at the center of a piece of Basic Black cardstock punched with the 2-1/2" circle punch.  The circle sentiment was adhered near the lower right corner of the cardfront with the bottom edge of the circle sitting over the Basic Black ribbon.

Three silver sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment were adhered on the cardfront using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The right and left arrow head stamp from the You're So Lovely stamp set was inked with Watermelon Wonder ink and stamped four times to create two rows of arrow heads at the top of the liner and four more times to create two rows of arrow heads at the bottom of the liner.  Thin strips of Basic Black cardstock were adhered just below the top rows of arrow heads and just above the bottom rows of arrow heads using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Then the liner was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area.

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A scrap piece of paper was placed between the envelope flap to cover the remainder of the back of the envelope.  Then the arrow heads template was placed over the flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The foam roller was used to apply Watermelon Wonder ink over the template to ink the envelope flap.

Now you've seen the cards with envelopes, treat bags and tags, and two more projects using items from the You're So Lovely Project Kit and the You're So Lovely stamp set.  There are still quite a few more left over die cuts and Baker's Twine that I can use to make more cards or tags and I haven't used all the images from the stamp set yet.  So you can see that the combination of these two great products will give you some serious bang for the buck.  I hope you'll consider them when you place your next order from the Occasions Catalog.

Have a great weekend!

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this card --

Kits:  You're So Lovely Project Kit; Inks:  Watermelon Wonder, Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Metallics Sequin Assortment, Basic Black 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, 2-1/2" circle punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Magnetic Platform, Circles Collection Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


You're So Lovely -- A Pretty Note Card (FMS223)

Hi there!

In my last post, I presented the You're So Lovely Project Kit with the coordinating You're So Lovely stamp set.  I was really pleased with how quickly and easily the 16 cards with envelopes and 12 treat bags with tags went together.  Today's post features a pretty note card made with some of the left over items from the kit.

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The left over pieces used for this card are the die cut butterfly and the Basic Black/White Baker's Twine.  The die cut started out as white but it was used as a stencil for the insides of the cards and to decorate the envelopes for the cards I made in the kit.  So why not take advantage of the pretty Mint Macaron color of the butterfly and use it as a focal point?  You can see that the Mint Macaron on the butterfly is darker than the Mint Macaron card base, but that's because there are a whole lot of layers of ink on that butterfly after using it as a stencil multiple times.  I even used it a couple more times as a stencil for this card!  The first time, it was placed at the upper left corner of the Whisper White cardstock liner for the inside sentiment area of this card.  The Mint Macaron ink was applied to the cardstock using a stipple brush.  [You can use a sponge, but I have better success with the stipple brush because I don't have to worry about pressing too hard with the sponge and leaving a blotchy mark.]  The second time, it was placed at the upper center of the back of the Medium Whisper White envelope.  The Mint Macaron ink was applied in the same manner as used for the liner.  If you're using the die cut for the focal point of the card, you need to complete these steps before you make the card front.

The card begins with a Mint Macaron card base.  A piece of Whisper White cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot using the Fluttering Textured Impressions embossing folder.  The edges of the embossed cardstock were sponged with Mint Macaron ink and the inked sponge was rubbed lightly over the butterflies to bring them into higher relief.  The Basic Black/White Baker's Twine was wrapped around the upper center of the Whisper White cardstock with the ends of the Baker's Twine adhered at the back of the cardstock.  Then the Whisper White cardstock was adhered at the center of the card front.

A small piece of Gold Metallic Thread was bent in half with the fold adhered to a Mini Glue Dot placed behind the head of the butterfly die cut.  Stampin' Dimensionals were cut into smaller pieces and placed along the back of the butterfly body and then the butterfly was adhered at the upper center of the Whisper White cardstock over the Basic Black/White Baker's Twine.  The "You're Lovely" part of the "trust me You're Lovely" sentiment from the You're So Lovely stamp set was inked with the brush tip of the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then the banner image from the You're So Lovely stamp set was inked with Mint Macaron ink and stamped over the "You're Lovely" sentiment centering the sentiment inside the banner.  The banner was die cut with the Big Shot using the banner framelit from the Large Numbers Framelits.  The banner was adhered over the lower part of the die cut butterfly using Mini Glue Dots.

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The inside sentiment area was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  You can see that the butterfly die cut was used to stencil a butterfly at the top left corner of the liner prior to completing the card front.  The bottom 1-1/2" of the liner was embossed with the Big Shot using the Fluttering Textured Impressions embossing folder.  The edges of the liner were sponged with Mint Macaron ink and the inked sponge was rubbed lightly over the embossed butterflies.  A piece of Basic Black/White Baker's Twine was wrapped around the liner with the ends of the Baker's Twine adhered at the back of the liner.  A bow was tied with a piece of the Baker's Twine and adhered at the right side of the wrapped Baker's Twine using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.  The "trust me" part of the "trust me You're Lovely" sentiment was inked with the brush tip of a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The banner image was inked with Mint Macaron ink and stamped over the "trust me" sentiment centering the sentiment inside the banner.  The banner was die cut with the Big Shot using the banner framelit from the Large Numbers Framelits.  The banner was adhered near the upper center of the liner with the left edge of the banner over the lower right side of the butterfly making the banner slightly off center to the right.  Finally, the liner was adhered at the center of the inside of the card.

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You can see where the butterfly die cut was used to stencil a butterfly at the back upper center of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Mint Macaron ink and the stipple brush.

So today I'm scrolling through my Facebook posts and noticed a lovely card made by Jen Timko using the current sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches (FMS223).  

FMS Final 223-001 (1)

I looked at my card and realized that this card uses the sketch design!  How about that for serendipity??!!??  So I decided, "What the heck!" and am submitting my card for their challenge.  I'm so jazzed that it worked out this way.

Hope you are liking the updated look for the blog.  I contracted with Patsy Waggoner at Blogs by Patsy to update the look of the blog and make it more friendly with social media and all the electronic devices that folks use.  I'd love to hear your feedback on the updates.  Do they work for you?

Talk to you soon--

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  You're So Lovely; Inks:  Mint Macaron; Stampin' Write Marker:  Basic Black; Cardstock:  Mint Macaron, Whisper White; Embellishments:  You're So Lovely Project Kit (left over pieces), Gold Metallic Thread;  Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi Purpose Platform, Fluttering Textured Impressions embossing folder, Magnetic Platform, Large Numbers Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Stipple Brush


You're So Lovely -- A Kit With Glamour

Happy Saturday!

Today started out bright and sunny but then evolved into a rainy and cooling mess.  Bummer.  A good time to get caught up on paperwork.  The really cool thing was that I finished sending information to a person I've contracted to update my blog.  So in the near future you'll be seeing a few changes to the look of my blog.  I'm excited about the changes and hope that you'll find them pleasing to the eye.

Today's post features a card making kit that is new with the Occasions Catalog.  I love Stampin' Up!'s kits and this one is very pretty and easy to make.  I think the combination of gold embossing on the card fronts and tags, along with a couple of other gold accents, helps to make the finished cards and tags look pretty glamorous!  The kit comes with all the stuff to make 16 cards and 12 gift bags and tags.  You would need to add the adhesives, the inks, and the stamp set.  The coordinating stamp set is really adorable and has a nice variety of greetings along with a banner image and circle image that coordinates with a framelit and circle punch, respectively.  This kit has been sitting on my work table since December just calling to me to put it together.  So this week I did just that.  Here are the cards.

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The kit comes with templates and foam rollers to fill in the solid areas behind the die cuts.  There are also the negatives of the templates to sponge outside the die cuts.  I like that there's this versatility so that you can decide how you want your cards to look.  

Here's a closer look at one of the birthday cards using the star die cut with the ink color inside the die cut area.

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The star template was placed over the top of the card front and the foam roller inked with Watermelon Wonder ink.  The foam roller was rolled over the template with the result that the ink met the card front only within the star shape.  The template was removed and the star die cut was adhered over the inked star using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  The Basic Black banner was stamped with the banner image and "Congrats" using Whisper White Craft ink and adhered over the die cut star using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Small and large three dimensional stars were added to the card front and a piece of Basic Black/White Baker's Twine was wrapped around the card front and tied into a bow.

The instructions for the kit don't address stamping for the inside of the card and envelope, but you know that I just can't leave them bare.

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I took an extra star die cut and placed it at the inside sentiment area of the card and held it in place with a fingertip.  Using a stipple brush and the Watermelon Wonder ink, I added ink over the die cut to make the star shape appear.  Then I stamped the "enjoy your day" sentiment over the star using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Youre_So_Lovely_Kit_HB_Envelope

The star was added to the lower left front corner of the envelope using the star die cut and stipple brush with Watermelon Wonder ink.  Then the "Happy Birthday" sentiment was stamped over the star image using Watermelon Wonder ink.

Here's a card for a wedding.

Youre_So_Lovely_Kit_Wedding_Card

For this card, the diamond shape was removed from the larger template and placed over the card front.  Using the stipple brush and Mint Macaron ink, I inked the area around the outside edges of the diamond shape.  You can do this with a sponge, but I like the stipple brush better because I'm less likely to get a dark blotch if I press down too hard in one spot.  The diamond die cut was adhered inside the un-inked diamond area using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  The Kraft banner was stamped with the banner image and the "enjoy your day" greeting using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and adhered over the diamond die cut using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Large and small gold half-ball dots were adhered around the diamond die cut and a piece of Basic Black/White Baker's Twine was wrapped around the card front and tied in a bow.

Youre_So_Lovely_Kit_Wedding_Inside

Mint Macaron ink and a stipple brush were used to add color on top of an extra diamond die cut held in place with my fingertip.  The "The Adventure Begins" sentiment was stamped at the center of the diamond image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

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The same process was used to add the diamond image to the lower left front corner of the envelope and the "Congrats" greeting was stamped over the diamond image using Mint Macaron ink.

The glassine treat bags included with the kit were covered with the arrow head template, the foam roller was inked, and then rolled over the template so that the ink was added to the front of the bag.  The die cut tags included with the kit come in three different shapes.  I added color to the center of each tag using the stipple brush and stamped greetings on the tags using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Here's a treat bag and tag used as an envelope for the wedding card.

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And here's a treat bag used as an envelope for the birthday card.

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I really like the gold embossing on the tags and card fronts with the banners, gold star or half-ball dots, and Basic Black/White Baker's Twine.  The gold banner-shaped clips are pretty darn cute, too.  Even after making the 16 cards with matching envelopes and the 12 bags and tags, there were still banners, die cuts, Baker's Twine and a few of the gold star and half-ball dots left over.  I have some great ideas for using those up--even the die cuts I covered in ink to create the shapes on the insides of the cards and fronts of envelopes.  I'll be sharing a couple of those in the next couple of days.  

Now that you've seen the kit made up, I hope you'll take a closer look at it.  Making the cards, tags, and treat bags took me a couple of hours and now I'm ready to pop these right into the mail or attach them to my packages.  [Note that the three dimensional gold stars and half-ball dots on the card fronts will require that you add extra postage for hand-cancelling if you mail them in the envelope provided.]

Have a great weekend!

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used --

Kit:  You're So Lovely Project Kit; Stamps:  You're So Lovely; Inks:  Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White Craft, Memento Tuxedo Black; Adhesives:  Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Acrylic Blocks (b, d, h); Non-Stampin' Up!:  Stipple Brush