Thursday, March 21


OOOOOOOH, I am so excited to show you my card gift set made with the SECRET GARDEN stamp and framelits.  You can purchase this as a BUNDLE to save 15% off the cost of the two items.

Secret Garden Bundle ClearStamp set shown on top
Framelits shown here on bottom

Secret Garden Bundle Clear  #131099
Coordinating Secret Garden Stamp Set + Secret Garden Framelits = two products at a 15% savings!

Now on to my creations:

 First is this wonderful gift box to hold cards and envelopes.  I saw this box on my fellow demo, Tanya Bell's blog.  It is made from one 12 x 12 sheet of the cardboard that backs a package of designer paper (free cardboard to recycle).

 I used the diagonal score plate to score a few lines, then snipped out only 3 pieces and VOILA - ready to make the box.

I came up with this idea to cover it - use a 12 x 12 piece of designer paper of your choice, and with Tombow glue, adhere it to the cardboard piece BEFORE you adhere your box together.  Easy Peasy!!

A decorative label punch is used for the closure.  Your point of the lid slips behind the punch.  Cute, huh?

My first card:

 Wisteria Wonder is the card base with only a portion run through the Vines textured impressions embossing folder.  I used HALF of a doily (only $2.95 for 25 doilies in the spring catalog!!) behind my flowers that are stamped and die cut with my BIG SHOT and the Secret Garden Framelits.  Calypso Coral ink for the flowers, each one stamped right after the other to make 3 different shades of the coral color.

  Also die cut the leaves from Lucky Limeade CS.  I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the flowers.  I used some retired mini beads for the centers of the flowers.

I used the other half of the doily as a stencil on the envelope and sponged Wisteria Wonder ink around it, and then removed the doily.  This is where you would write the mailing address of this beautiful card.  Isn't it fun??!!

Tomorrow I will show you another card that is in this gift set.

I would love to hear your comments/suggestions.  Won't you leave me some love?

Stay inky my friends!!  And if you need to order any supplies, please consider ordering from my site by clicking my signature line below.  Thank you.


  1. Love the spring-like flowers and the way you used the doily on this card. Thanks for sharing with SUO Challenges.

  2. What a beautiful gift this would be. Fabulous job, so glad you played along with my sketch challenge this week! Thanks so much.

  3. Very cute! That will make a lovely gift. Thanks for joining SUO Challenges this week.

  4. Love the idea of cutting the doilies in half! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Love the idea of cutting the doily. This is such a cute gift idea. Thanks for playing with us at TSSC.

  6. This is really cute! Love how you embossed it. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!


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