“To Adam Paradise was home.
To the good among his descendants
home is paradise.”
Welcome to STAMPINGPEACE! The pink box in the center is home to four cards and envelopes. The top of the box comes off to reveal the cards inside. I made this set for my sister-in-law’s birthday yesterday. : )
1. Cut two pieces of melon mambo (or color of your choice) cardstock. One piece needs to be 6 1/2″ x 6 3/4″ and the other piece needs to be 10″ x 6 1/2″.
2. Using a scoring tool, place 6 3/4″ piece along the top. Score at 1″ and 5 3/4″. Turn and place the 6 1/2″ side along the top. Score at 2 3/4″ and 3 3/4″.
3. Fold all scores inward and cut out the two one inch squares on each side. Do not use adhesive yet. This is the top of the notecard box.
4. Now place the second sheet of cardstock on the scoring tool with the 10″ side against the top. Score at 4 1/2″ and 5 1/2″. Now turn the 6 1/2″ side along the top and score at 1″ and 5 1/2″. Do not use adhesive yet.
5. Fold all the scores on this paper inwards, and cut out the two 1″ squares on the sides.
6. With the “flower outline” stamp from Stamin’ Up’s Flower Shop stamp set, stamp two full flowers and one half flower on the front panel. Stamp one flower in the top left corner, one flower in the bottom right corner, and a half flower in the bottom left corner. Now adhere the edges together, taking care to make sure the flaps are glued so that they face the back of the box.
7. Cut out a large yellow tag with a framelits die and then a white one with a die the next size down.
8. Add two flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set, decorated with rhinestone jewels in the centers.
9. Attach this large tag to the top half of the box, with half of it hanging down from the bottom edge.
10. When you put the top of the box onto the bottom, it will be short. When you add your homemade cards to the inside, it will raise up the box top.
If these instructions aren’t clear, just let me know and I’ll try to demystify the process. The note card holder (and cards) make such a nice little homemade gift!