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Mother’s Day Box & Mini Album

Mother’s Day Box & Mini Album

Mother’s Day is around the corner and this could be the first time I’m ahead of the game in preparation of my sweet Mother’s gift.

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I’ve known for awhile what I wanted to create for my mom on Mother’s Day.  Since she doesn’t keep up with scrapbooking herself, I love to create little mini albums filled with “short stories” so she can remember little moments in time.   She has these scattered in her home and we all love to look back on these memories.

I started with the box using the Gift Box Punch Board from Stampin’ Up!

What was once a dust bunny collector is becoming a well loved treasure in my stamp room.  Today’s box is my favorite because the size is perfect and it’s universal for SO many small trinkets.  Just happened that it was perfect for a Mini Album too.  WIN!

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Mother’s Day Box

Create It!

Today’s video will teach you how to create the box and a few tips and tricks when embellishing the outside of the box.

 

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Supplies needed to create the box and embellish:

  • 8 x 8 Kraft cardstock
  • Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper 2 x 12
  • Blushing Bride cardstock 1 x 11
  • Watermelon Wonder 3-1/4 x 3-1/4 (Punch 2-1/2″ circle)
  • Typeset Designer Paper 1/4 x 6
  • Kraft Corrugated cardstock 1/4 x 4-1/4
  • Vellum Cardstock (die cut circle using Circles Framelits) I also textured embossed with the Softly Falling TIEF.
  • Basic Black cardstock scrap
  • Shimmer Paper 5 x 5
  • Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzaz, Daffodil Delight, and Mossy Meadow inks
  • Blender Pen
  • Tea Lace Doilies
  • Jute Ribbon
  • Gift Box Punch Board

 

Supplies needed for the Mini Album:

  • Kraft cardstock 3-1/2 x 10-1/2 (2 pieces needed)
  • Basic Black cardstock 3-3/8 x 3-3/8
  • Whisper White cardstock 3 x 2-1/2

Here is the inside of the box.  The mini album is attached to the bottom of the box with dimensionals.

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As I state in the video, I wanted to keep the mini album fun with a bit of humor.  Most of the time when I create mini albums for my mom they are sappy and then she is a mess with tears.  I wanted her to chuckle a bit and a few of these photos/journaling will definitely do that.

 

The best part about this box is there is still plenty of room to put a bracelet inside that I purchased for her.

 

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Creating the Card

The card was created to coordinate with the belly band of the box.

Here is how to create card:

  1. Fold Whisper White cardstock (4-1/4 x 11) in half.   Attach Birthday Bouquet DSP (3-7/8 x 5-3/8) to a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4 x 5-1/4) using Fast Fuse.  Adhere to card front using dimensionals.
  2. Adhere a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock (1 x 4-1/4) across the DSP using dimensionals.  Adhere Kraft corrugated cardstock (1/4 x 4-1/4) across Blushing Bride cardstock.
  3. Tear a Doily in half.  Layer 1/2 of doily over corrugated cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Using the Circles Framelit (3-1/8″ diameter) die cut a piece of Vellum.  Attach over doily.  Attach the remaining doily over the Vellum using a dimensional.  Using a thread from Jute ribbon, coil and attach over doily.
  4. Punch a 2-1/2″ circle from Watermelon Wonder cardstock.  Layer over doily.
  5. Stamp wreath image using the Circle of Spring stamp set using Archival Basic Black ink onto Shimmery White cardstock.  Die cut using Wonderful Wreath Framelit Dies.  Color wreath using a Blender Pen and the following inks: Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzaz, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight.
  6. Create a banner using Typeset DSP (1/4 x 6). Fold Typeset DSP in half and attach to the Wreath.  Using a thread from Jute ribbon, coil and attach to Typeset DSP.
  7. Stamp “Mother’s Day” from the Crazy about You stamp set using Whisper White craft ink.  Emboss with White Embossing Powder and Heat.  Trim “Mother” from greeting.  Adhere over coiled thread using a dimensional.
  8. Splatter Watermelon Wonder ink over image using an Aqua Painter.

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I hope this inspires you to create your own fun box for Mother’s Day.  This project took less time that anyone could imagine and the reason was the Gift Box Punch Board is a GEM.  It’s a product that packs a lot of punch (ha ha) and creates beautiful boxes.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Next on the hop is Krista.  I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us today.

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Creating for Baby- Artisan Hop

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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.

 

Get Crafty

Let me share what I created today.

 

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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.

The cards are quick and easy using the Made with Love stamp set and Baby’s First Framelits Dies.

 

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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.

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The greeting on the onesie came from the stamp set Happy Happenings.  Awesome greetings included with this set.

 

Creating the Box

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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.

 

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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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Be inspired today by visiting one of my favorites – Krista Frattin.  Her work is always amazing and I can’t wait to see what she shares today.

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