Timeless Arrangements Thank You Card and Envelope Gift Box FF0142

by Joanne James1. September 2023 09:00

Today I have my project for the new challenge over at Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge


The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'World Gratitude Day' which is on September 21st. Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. This week I did embrace the challenge theme wholeheartedly and used ribbon, gift packaging, die cuts, flowers and thank you and this is what I came up with:


I created both some gift packaging and a co-ordinating card using the lovely autumnal colour palette over at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week. Here's the low-down on today's projects:

Gift Packaging Made Easy - For my gift box, I created a decorative belly band for one of the Envelope Treat Boxes that can be found on page 126 of the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue. Have you seen them? They are white, stampable boxes that measure 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 1" when folded and are perfect for packaging little treats. I made my wrap using the Glorious Gingham designer paper in Pecan Pie, then added a label that I decorated with foliage and stamped and coloured flowers and a trio of solid gems:


Here's a picture with the belly band removed, so that you can see how the box opens (gold foil stickers are also included with the boxes to seal them, although they are principally decorative - the box will hold itself closed):


Here's a close up showing the stamping on my label and my coloured flowers - I just love the warm tones of this trio of colours together:


A Co-ordinating Thank You - I decided to create a co-ordinating card to give with my gift; I used elements of my packaging design and carried them into my card, using the simple layout over at Try Stamping on Tuesday as the basis for my design:


On my card I only added foliage to the bottom portion of the sentiment strip, to mimic the sketch; I also added a thin, solid strip of cardstock to highlight the simple thank you sentiment:


The layering of the foliage diecuts in the Timeless Arrangements bundle adds so much detail to this otherwise clean card and I love the blend of this trio of warm, almost autumnal colours. It's been so chilly here in the UK these past few days, this set fits right in!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's projects for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge Design team:

 Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

Comments (5) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
9/1/2023 8:55:33 PM #

Wow, Joanne, these are beautiful!  How awesome this set looks in our colors, I never would have tried this!  Love those touches of blue on the tiny blossoms especially!  Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Jolanda Johnstone
Jolanda JohnstoneUnited States
9/4/2023 2:34:13 PM #

Super coordination of the challenges, Joanne.  The colors look so rich on both your gift box and card.  Certainly, for someone special!  Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at HSS this round.  Cheers, Jolanda - DT

Patti Brunter
Patti BrunterUnited States
9/4/2023 4:50:54 PM #

Absolutely lovely Joanne! I love all the layers it really makes the colors pop! Thanks for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
9/9/2023 9:09:49 AM #

Having a matching card and box is a great idea. The unusual colour combination has a really rustic, almost masculine flavour to it.

jaydeeUnited States
9/14/2023 9:58:15 PM #

Joanne, I would never have put those colors together - but how wrong I would have been.  They work beautifully together and your gift box is a work of art!

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