Sunday, 28 March 2021

Box of Nature Inspired Thank You Cards - Share it on a Sunday - Nature Theme

 Hi Everyone,

The theme this week is 'Nature' and I was left scratching my head a bit, what shall I make? I have lots of designer series papers that I am trying to use up before the new catalogue launches and I have pretty new ones to buy, I have loads of bits of die cuts lying about - I always cut too many - could I use all these bits up? Of course I could, so I have made a set of 4 cute cards in a box and used flowers, leaves and my favourites - butterflies - and all out of bits and pieces. I have also made a video tutorial, click on the link below.


1 piece of old olive card stock 6 1/4" square and 1 piece 6 5/16" square (for the lid)
4 pre bought 4" card bases or 4 pieces of thick basic white card stock 4" x 8"
1 piece of Forever Greenery dsp 4 1/8" square and 4 pieces 2" x 3 7/8"
Scraps of Brights DSP stack
Scraps of silver foil and green card stock (different shades) for the leaves
Forever Flourishing dies
Stampin Cut and Emboss machine
Small Bloom punch
1/2" circle punch
Butterfly Duet punch
Matt Black Dots
Multipurpose adhesive
Art gallery stamp set
Old Olive ink
Simply scored
Bone folder


To make the box - score both pieces of old olive card at 1" on all four sides.  There will be a square at each corner, cut up the score line and notch into the square to make the tabs on all four corners.

Add adhesive to the tabs and fold under so that the score line meets the cut edge (see video if you are unsure about this). Do this on all four corners on both pieces.  The lid should fit nicely on top of the base.  Punch out a half circle on either side of the lid with the circle punch for a finger hold to make it easier to remove the lid.

If you are making your own cards, score the white card on the long side at 4" and fold and burnish to make the four card bases.

Add the dsp layer to the bottom of the card front leaving a tiny border all around the edges.

Punch out three flowers with the small bloom punch and shape them in your hand by pressing them into the palm of your hand with a pencil or a pen.  Arrange the three flowers at the bottom left of the card front on top of the dsp.  Tuck in bits of leaves all around them to make an arrangement - I have cut up large leaf sprays into smaller sections - and adhere in place.

Stamp a sentiment on the top left corner of the card - do this first if you are worried about getting it straight - if you mess it up, you can always stamp it again on a label and stick that over the top.

Punch out the small butterflies with the butterfly duet punch using up some more scraps of the Brights dsp stack and add 2-3 on the top of the card in the white space.

Add matt black dots to the centre of all the flowers.

To decorate the box use the larger piece of dsp and stamp the sentiment in the bottom right corner.  Make a similar arrangement of flowers, leaves and butterflies on this and then adhere to the top of the box.

This makes a lovely gift for someone or a great item for your craft fairs, give it a try and use up some of your dsp.

Don't forget to pop over and see what Donna and Victoria have made this week too.

Donna Lester

Victoria Littlewood

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Happy Crafting,

Karen X

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