I got myself back to that little set of cards to make a gift box for them. I do like how it turned out, but I didn’t choose my paper very wisely. One of those times where I just went for it, didn’t plan like I should have, but it worked out anyway moments. Lucky for me…
The adventure began with a full sheet of this wonderful foil velum. I was more preoccupied with the score lines for thickness and width for the box. When I wrapped them around to close the box it ended up just over an inch too short. Ooooops. So I decided a belly band was in order. I needed a bit more stability anyway, so I was good with that. What to use? I couldn’t use the rest of the sheet because the hearts would be facing in a different direction and that would bug me.
I got into the foil paper and pulled out one of the remaining scraps. I am very sparing with the foil paper you know. There was just enough to get a strip to almost go around. I then created a layered base to connect the two sides of the band and covered it up with another scrap of foil. Now, to make the perfect front.
Lovely Amazing You is a stamp set is one of my favorites. The sentiments are so kind and fun. The handwriting is also adorable. I used the little envelope to create the background. The four colors coordinate with the different cards inside. Nice little connection I thought. Then I chose the sentiment that tied in with the hearts on the foil. Pretty cool. I don’t know if I would try to do it again, the velum isn’t the most sturdy gift box choice.
Have a creative day.