Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas Card Gift Boxes

Last week I shared with you some boxes I made to hold 4 or more cards and envelopes. You can read more about that here. Today I have some cards to go inside the boxes. These are for a couple of teenage girls so wanted to keep the colours bright and more clean or grunge rather than vintage for this project. I do hope they like them. Of course, a Westfield voucher tucked inside too will go down well am sure, but we are looking at the cards!
Some cards - such as the shoe from Fabulous You and the Rev Up the Fun cards aren't new so I won't give details on them today. You can see more of the male cards here.

This card and the next are Cases of cards found on page three of the current SU Idea Book and Catalogue . I have added some Dimensionals and different embellishments but its otherwise pretty close to the original. I like the fresh look of these.

The Calypso coral frame is cut using the Square Framelits and then layered onto the Whisper White card stamped with Dictionary. The greeting from the Hello Lovely set is stamped onto a piece of Strawberry Slush Card and the arrow onto white and then added with dimensionals too.

And the Polka dot Butterfly is simply plain Calypso coral card punched with the Elegant Butterfly punch and the dots added with the Signo Gel pen. A Simply pressed Clay button is under the White Bakers Twine

Card stock: Calypso Coral, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral, Signo Gel Pen
Stamps: Dictionary, Hello Lovely
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Framelits, Elegant Butterfly punch, White Bakers Twine, Hung Up Cute  Clips

And very similar here just a change of colours, greeting and accessories.

Card Stock: Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral, White Signo Gel Pen
Stamps: Dictionary, Hello Lovely
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Framelits, elegant Butterfly punch, White Bakers Twine, hung up Cute Clips

This one is inspired by Dr Who as I seem to remember one of the girls is a fan. Note the embossing folder is loads of clocks!(Thanks so much Katerina for letting me borrow this!)  Whilst not a SU EF, it is certainly a good one!!

The Phone Box is initially inked in Pacific Point and then I simply used a Midnight Muse Marker directly on the stamp to emphasise the outlines before stamping. Its then cut out with the Circle Framelits to fit in with all the clocks.

Card stock: Pacific Point, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Midnight Muse ( Marker), Smoky Slate
Stamps: Feeling Sentimental (Saleabration 2013), Itty Bitty Banners, Gorgeous Grunge
Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Corner Rounder punch, Miscellaneous Clocks EF, Hung Up Cute Clips.

Well, I had better go and take the dogs for a walk as it's going to be a hot one - 40 degrees Celsius today. If you have time, do come back later to see what else was part of the Collection for the boxes:-)

Happy stamping until net time.



  1. Awesome cards Jan!!! Lucky girls!!! -katerina

    1. Thank you so much Katerina :-) I hope so!