I’m still digging out of this one …

Has this ever happen to you – you make something fun things in your craftroom and then realize that you either don’t need it or you have to make something else to go with it.

Well, it happened to me. A few weeks ago I made these matching sets of kraft Stampendous cards and a business associate of mine saw them on my blog and wanted to buy them all and then some. Just as I was about to deliver those cards, I realize that all those trims and die cuts did not fit into a regular envelope. I didn’t want to just throw them into a large brown envelope with the cards rattling around inside so here I am again making a gift box – so my cards would fit in something to present to my customer – talk about an escalation of commitment. I sure hope I don’t end up making a bag to fit the box in.

I create a box bottom the size of my largest card; mine was 6”(L) x 4.5”(W) x 1”(D); then I cut out a sheet of cardstock that wraps around the box with a 0.5” edge beyond the box base. (mine was 7”(L) x 11” (W); scoring the width at 5” and 6”). That cardstock was adhered to the box base and box depth, creating a giftbox to hold cards.

And before I forget, there is still time to enter into this month’s Bling challenge at Stampendous! Glitter, rhinestones, sparkly stickers … you name it.  Just make it shiny and get it on your project!

We are giving away an Cherub Wishes Clear Stamp set set to a random winner. (sorry US winners only).

Check out these inspiration from my other fabulously talented Stampendous team members


We want YOU to play along. Just add you direct link to your card (make sure you’ve loaded it up with tons of BLING) to the linky tool below (or on the Stampendous blog) by February 2, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST. You don’t have to use a Stampendous image or products to play along, but we sure love it when you do! You can enter as many times as you’d like.

And a quick note about the linky tool below – it’s the exact same collection that is being shared on the Stampendous blog, and some of my teammates’ blogs.  You can add your direct link to your project featuring bling or glitter here on my blog, or any of the other blogs that are sharing the collection!



  1. Kathyk says:

    Your customer should be even MORE impressed to receive the cards in this fab box too though


  2. Pam Hornschu says:

    That box for the card set is Frantage goodness at its best!

  3. Melinda says:

    I adore your beautiful box. I’m sure your customer will too. Love the pop of color, the twine and of course the glittery goodness.

  4. What a terrific box!

  5. Cyndi Bundy says:

    this is just cool as all get out! was admiring it on the stampendous blog just a bit ago!

  6. Wendy Jordan says:

    This is lovely Steph!!!