One Sheet Wonder Boxed Card Set with Wisdom

Sunday, December 28, 2014

I hope y'all had a wonderful holiday, and are, perhaps, still enjoying it. In the words of the world's most famous fictional trespasser, Christmas at our house wasn't too crazy, it wasn't too was "just right." Well, all except for the flu bug we've had for over a week! But, that's almost run it's course, too, so all is well.
A couple of posts ago, I made a set of cards for a One Sheet Wonder Challenge at Viva la Verve, and I decided to give it another go, this time making a hinged lid box for the set, too. You can see the spine of the box here.

I used mat board to construct the box, and I wanted it to be really sturdy, so I glued 2 boards together to get a nice thickness. The box is actually large enough to hold the envelopes, too, but I forgot to put them in for the photo.
I've always loved making and decorating boxes, and have made lots of different ones, usually out of heavy cardstock or chipboard. And, having a Silhouette has certainly made boxmaking much easier, but I see more boxes like this one in my future. Between the gorgeous, heavy papers and the super thick boards, this box has a nice, substantial look and feel to it that I like, and it's definitely worthy of gifting! Now here's a look at the cards that are inside:
The Words of Wisdom stamp set from Verve is one of my all-time favorite sentiment sets. The sentiments are encouraging, and appropriate in so many instances, and the bold and varied fonts are just plain fun! I stamped those in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the Crackle embossed layer and the sentiment circle with copper and turquoise Inka gold and edged them with Black Soot Distress Ink. For just a little more texture, I added one line of stitching to each sentiment, leaving threads dangling, and also stitched on one other piece on each card. The colored dots were mini pony beads in another life. For Christmas, my daughter gave me a toaster oven for my craft room so I can make embellies without having to heat up the big oven upstairs. It works great except for the stench from the melting plastic! I may carry the oven to the back porch before I try that again! (The 6x6 paper I used is from the My Mind's Eye Reunion pad).
The inside of the cards are all similar. I used a white, tilted personalization layer with distressed edges, added two 1" circle punches from an extra sheet of the cardstock (remember, I used the entire 6x6 sheet for the front of the cards, so there wasn't any waste there), and used opaque Souffle pens to do just enough doodling to brighten everything up.

And, that's all for now! Thanks for visiting, and have an awesome week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve December 2014 OSW Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #104: Anything Goes
Sugar Pea Designs SPD12: Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish Challenge #244: Anything Goes
TSC Challenge #61: Anything Goes


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CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Cheryl, what a beautiful set of cards, and I LOVE the gift box! It's gorgeous, and I have pinned and may try one in 2015! Hugs, and happy new year!

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful set! I love the unexpected and so powerful! Nicely crafted and beautifully presented. Thanks for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Conniecrafter said...

Such a pretty way to display your cards for a gift. Wonderful quotes and sentiments, neat textured backgrounds to the cards!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Love this ruggedly beautiful set! So gorgeous!

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is just gorgeous, I love the snow scene and the Snowmen. Thanks for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish. Marlene DT

Brenda said...

Cheryl, this is wonderful! Definitely a feast for the eyes!

Leslie Miller said...

I'm enthralled! What a beautiful set. The box is amazing. Love the hinged lid and the sturdiness. You know it will be kept long after the cards are gone. A very nice presentation!

Jingle said...

This is a beautiful set! The box looks great and the embossed detail on the cards really looks amazing! Thank you so much for joining the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

stampqueen said...

Great gift set - I love the colors and of course the phrases are wonderful!!