Creating for Baby- Artisan Hop
Creating the precious cards for a baby can be so fun and easy with Stampin’ Up! products.
One of the things I love to create for a new mom is thank you cards. They are showered with gifts as they wait for the precious baby to arrive and it’s nice to have a hand stamped thank you card ready to go when you need it.
Normally I create 8-12 thank you cards for the new mom and bundle with a nice ribbon around the cards. Today I have another way that you can keep the cards together in a fun box using the Gift Box Punch Board.
Gift Box Punch Board
This has been one of my least used punch boards and I had to giggle at myself when I started to use it. I was totally intimidated by this product. WHY on EARTH?? It’s so simple. I should have known because Stampin’ Up! always tries to make things easier for crafters like us.
It was only a matter of pulling the punch board OUT and playing with it. It’s the perfect addition to a craft room. I am crazy for not using this sooner.
Let me share what I created today.
The box was created using the Shine On Designer Series Paper from the Occasions catalog. This paper is thick and perfection when creating any type of box. Plus the designs are fun for any baby project.
I made two versions of the card using the colors Bermuda Bay and Cucumber Crush.
These are created using our White Notecards, however I trimmed them down 1/2″ across the bottom to fit in my box (3 x 5). Normally the Notecards measure 3-1/2″ x 5″.
Each card is layered with another piece of Whisper White cardstock and embellished using the Made with Love stamp set onesie image and a strip of coordinating cardstock. I love how these turned out. Simple but cute.
The greeting on the onesie came from the stamp set Happy Happenings. Awesome greetings included with this set.
Creating the Box
Here is a video below on creating the box.
Supplies Needed to create box:
Optional is the tag I created using the Tags & Labels Framelits attached using Linen Thread.
Ribbon to tie around the box (I used Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon -retiring)
12 x 12 Shine On Designer Series Paper
Cut your DSP down to the following sizes:
- 8 x 8 (box)
- 3-1/8″ x 4-3/4″ (inside back piece)
- 1-1/2″ x 12″ (belly band)
Use the chart on the punch board = 3.25 x 3.25 x 1.75
Your start line will be (L) and your diagonal line will be (S).
- Edge 1: Vertical, Horizontal
- Edge 2: Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal
- Edge 3: Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal
- Edge 4: Vertical
Once your box template is created, fold on all the score lines using your Bone Folder. Remember that when you create a box you want to make nice folded creases. This makes a huge difference in how your finished box will look.
Wrap a 1-1/2″ x 12″ piece of the Shine On Designer Series Paper around the box to create a belly band.
Tie a ribbon around the belly band and create a small tag for the box.
You can see all the products I used for this project on the clickable links below.
You might be asking… What do I do with the envelopes Kimberly? They will not fit into the box. I bundled the envelopes together and tied ribbon around them.
As crafters we can make it easy for a new mom to send her thank you notes for all the fun baby gifts that she receives.
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