Friday 5 September 2014

Card in a Hardwood box using Flower Patch from Stampin' Up

I'm a clean and simple girl at heart so I don't tend to make many shaped or novelty cards but, a little while ago, it was a friend's birthday and I wanted something to make her feel special, so I thought the time was right for my very own Stampin' Up card in a box! Come and see:

Tada! There are lots of tutorials on the internet for making these box cards - I used this one over at Splitcoaststampers and found it surprisingly quick and simple.

I wanted my box to look like a wooden box so I masked off each panel and stamped it with Stampin' Up's Hardwood background stamp. (This stamp is getting a lot of use in my Crafting Square Metre - check out some more of my samples here!)

Once I'd made my box, I needed some flowers to put in it!

Out came my Flower Patch photopolymer stamps and, since Stampin' Up has thoughtfully designed framelits that coordinate with this set, I had lots of flowers and leaves stamped and cut out in no time! These were stuck onto strips of acetate and arranged in the box.

This sentiment makes me giggle and I'm sure my friend, who has a lively sense of humour, will appreciate it too! Bloomin' birthdays eh?!

This style of card folds flat for popping into an envelope, so it's quite practical and, I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed making it. In fact, I'm already thinking of other themes... watch this space!

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Life seems to be happening rather fast in our family at the moment. My eldest son enrolled at college yesterday and starts next week, my youngest son returns to school today and my daughter will be moving out and starting her new life at uni very soon now. I know all three are looking forward to their new routines and I'm sure I will have become used to everything in a month or two but for the moment I can't help wishing I could apply a little gentle pressure to the brakes!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you back here on Monday.



  1. Vicky this is such a gorgeous card (in a box). So bright and festive and absolutely perfect for a friend with a lively sense of humour. I'm a CAS girl myself, and every now and then enjoy making something special as you have here.

    Hope your three settle into their new routines quickly, and you too! x

  2. Beautiful card - simply amazing!

    Whats the difference between uni and college in England? In the states, the 2 are kind of interchangeable and usually just differentiate the size of the school.

  3. Love your box of flowers Vicky lovely colour pallet and these flowers are everlasting


  4. That box card is sensational Vicky. Certain to make your friend feel special.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Love box cards Vicky, as you probably gathered and yours is fabulous! I'm definitely going to treat myself to that hardwood stamp and I love your color choice for the flowers your friend will be delighted with it :-)
    Scary how quick the children grow up and life changes but they never really leave and it's always a joy to welcome them back ;-)
    Val x

  6. Absolutely beautiful. I love the "wooden" box so much!

  7. This is beautiful these cards in boxes are so effective I love them and they aren't too difficult to make
    Jackie x

  8. Gorgeous card Vicky - that sentiment is great isn't it! Hope life settles down soon - I remember when my daughter first went to uni and now she's teaching, yikes I feel old!!! - J xx

  9. Such an emotional time for you all Vicky I remember it only too well, all of a sudden they are all grown up and leaving home my thoughts are with you. Now onto this super card I love it i lie how you use the wood effect for the box and the blooms are soooooo pretty. I bought a ton of these pop ups for my Cameo and haven't done one they are far too difficult for me.


  10. Vicky, it's gorgeous! Now I'm already thinking about how to do my own version. You know how my mind works LOL! I hope you have a great weekend sweetie! :) x

  11. I love the vibrancy of the colours you've used against the background of the hardwood stamp. xx

  12. Stunning Vicky - I still haven't made one of this, but you have given me the inspiration to give it a go! Nx


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