Birthday Thinking Of You

The Greetery’s Wildflower Mix Card Set

My elderly neighbor has a birthday coming up, so I decided to make her a gift. If you know me, you know I LOVE to make card sets. And surprise! That’s exactly what I did for Miss Laura. She doesn’t get out much, so I thought cards and postage stamps would be a perfect gift to help her stay in touch with her loved ones.

I went through my The Greetery stash, and pulled out several products. Starting with BotaniCuts Wildflower Mix, I die-cut several watercolor panels, and watercolored them with Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor paints. I glued the flowers together, and grouped them in little bouquets. I “tied” the bouquets together with the small twine ribbon from Fit To Be Tied Die Collection.

For the Blue background, I stamped Painterly Stripes Background onto TE Blue Corn card stock, using Blue Corn ink. I attached the panels to card bases, and got the Postal Frame panels ready.

For a dainty sentiment, I used a stamp from the gorgeous Pretty Postmarks Stamp Set. I set the sentiment up in my MISTI, and stamped all of the Postal Frame panels the same. Once finishes, I attached the white panels onto the card bases, and glued on the bouquets.

For the gift box, I started with a 12×12 card stock, and trimmed it to 9×9. I picked a stamp from Summer Sketches stamp set to stamp a background with. Once finished, I used my Envelope Punch Board to make an envelope box. There’s lots of tutorials on YouTube on how to make an “Envelope Maker Box”. Jennifer McGuire has a great one, and that’s the tutorial that I followed. You can find it HERE.

To close the flap, I made a belly band. I cut white card stock to 1.5″ x 11″, and scored lines at 2″, 2 3/4″, 7 1/4″, and 8″ I folded the band on the scored lines, and glued the ends together. I stamped a Sentiment Suite: Birthday sentiment onto the band, and added a last minute strip of blue card stock for added interest. I finished the band with my last flower bouquet.

I can’t wait to get this over to Miss Laura’s. I left enough room in the box for some postage stamps, and might even go find a pretty pen to match! I hope I have passed on some crafty inspiration… Thanks for joining me me today!

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4 Replies to “The Greetery’s Wildflower Mix Card Set”

  1. You’re a sweet girl… I am sure Miss Laura is going to love these. Pretty flowers, I love that set so much. A gorgeous package for sure. Great Job!

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