Monday, 20 January 2014

Envelope Punch Board Boxed Cards

Now that life is beginning to settle back to normal routine, I've had a chance to have a big play with my Envelope Punch Board. I tried out various sizes of envelopes, a bow for a card, a bonbon (mine is more a Valentine's Day version) and some gift boxes. All good fun, but I wanted to try out some small boxes or large envelopes to hold a set of cards. There are lots more samples at Just Add Ink's blog, they're setting the Envelope Punch Board or Thinlet card as their challenge.

I wasn't sure where to go until a fellow demonstrator pointed me here, to Stamp & Scrap with Frenchie. Frenchie has sorted out the formula for making boxes of any size, its well worth taking a look.
 So, for some reason I decided to make a set of cards 5½ inches square. That's WAY big really, and it meant I had to search out a piece of 12" by !2" card for the box. Never mind, I had some So Saffron that size and even though it isn't listed as a co-ordinating colour on Watercolor Wonder DSP, like most of the Stampin' Up! colours, it fits in beautifully. These papers are gorgeous, you'll find them in the NEW Occasions mini Catalogue, so I mounted a 4½ inch square of DSP onto another shade of card and kept stamping to a minimum. Did you notice the rounded corners? The Envelope Punch Board has a corner rounder incorporated, so now I don't have to go searching everywhere for my long lost corner punch. Some of the cards are stamped with an image or two from Happy Watercolor, also in the new Mini catalogue. Others have a greeting from A Dozen Thoughts. Between those two stamp sets you have things covered. The envelope is quite easy to construct, fits 4 cards and 4 envelopes very comfortably (could possibly fit more) and then you get to decorate.
Envelope, Bonbon & Bow

I decided to go crazy with my flower punches and the leaf die from Secret Garden. I crumpled the flowers and worked them with my bone folder to soften the paper fibres and you get a softer looking flower. That is attached with dimensionals, and then you can slip the tip of the envelope under neath to hold it all closed. I added a belly band, only for decoration in this case. I love the gelati colours, what do you think?



I have a lot more crafting and blogging to do before I head back to my "other" job next week. Would you like to leave a comment so I know you visited?

Catch you soon
Rachel

7 comments:

  1. You have been very busy Rachael. I love the Box and coordinating card set you have made. The So Saffron looks perfect, no one will know! Thanks for playing at JAI this week ♥

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  2. Just lovely, Rachel. It sounds like you are having a lot of fun crafting in your time off. Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  3. Two fab collections Rachael, both so pretty and totally different! Enjoy your crafting time..:0) Thanks for joining in with this weeks Just Add Ink challenge.

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  4. Wow these are lovely. I just love what can be done with the Envelope Punch Board - I know its going to be a very popular product. I do like that Secret Garden set too - another item to add to my wish list. Chantell JAI

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  5. Wow you got some great crafting done Rachael. I love that card set and your bon bon looks fabulous - I can see you're enjoying the envelop punch board. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink.

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  6. lol, had to laugh about your comment on your corner rounder punch - there's always one punch that goes missing and it's the one you really need right now! This is a fabulous gift set Rachel, thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

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  7. I too love that I don't need my little corner punch so often these days!

    Love all your gorgeous projects Rachel, well done to you (the pretty pink card is my fave). Thanks so much for joining our first blog hop challenge of the year over at Just Add Ink.

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel