Here's a peek at what I cooked up - a box set of these little 4-1/4" square cards!
Jenni Bowlin Papers from these collections:
Vintage Cream & Black
Black Card Stock
Cream Card Stock
Deep Red Card Stock
Scallop Edge Black Ribbon
Palette Noir Ink
Martha Steward Edge Punch
Ornare piercing tool and mat
Mini Square Envelopes
Antique Linen Distress Ink and sponge
Self stick pearls or rhinestones
Two sizes of oval punches
Cutter with scoring blade
From here, bend in the flaps so that you form a box. You will want to use a red line style super tacky tape to make sure your box stays held together well. Here's what the bottom will look like...
Making the top of the lid is very much the same. The top measures 7-1/4" and you will score 1" in on all sides. The center measurement will = 5-1/4" so that it will fit nicely on top of your base.
Now, it's time to deck out the lid! I used the bird paper from the Vintage Cream and Black, matted it on a 4-1/4" piece of deep red that I edged with a gold leaf pen. Add a 1-1/2" strip that was edged with the help of a Martha Stewart punch. Add some black scallop edge ribbon and then, a tag created by two sizes of oval punches. I used the "For You" from the Signs of Spring set. Add some gold bling and the lid is done! I should tell you, I did pop up the center image with some foam tape. Making The Cards:
This is where you can really let your creativity shine! Just think - with one paper pack, you get 24 color coordinated papers with 4 of each design. That means -- you could potentially make 5 of these sets with one of these little paper packs! Pretty cool huh?
I used the Timeless Quotes set for all my sentiments and I sponged distress ink on all of them. Since the cards are pretty self-explanatory, I'll just show you what I did. In some of the photos, you'll see I decked out the envelopes too! I just used the little floral scroll that is a part of the Timeless Quotes set and stamped it using the distress ink.