Tuesday, May 22, 2012

RRD - Birds, Bees and Flowers

Today, I have a project to share for my Red Rubber Designs post.  It is a card box with a variety of cards in it.  I saw this box idea last month on a challenge blog and thought it was so clever.  I decided to design an A2 sized box and kick it up a notch by making it a box full of coordinating cards.  Awesome gift idea! 
I used the patterned cardstock "Maggie" because I love the colors and it is double sided which is perfect for this box.
The box is 4.5" x 6" perfect for A2 envelopes and cards. I made it 1-1/8" deep so you can get several cards with envelopes in this gift box.  

I made 3 different cards.  My intent when I started was to create "simple cards", but ended up using pop dots, ribbon and stitching on each.  Even with the pop dots and ribbon which can be bulky, I still have room for a couple more cards.  So, depending on how flat the cards are you can get quite a few in this size box.
The separate cover creates a gate fold on top. I adhered the bottom of the box to the cover. {You could leave it separate or create a sleeve like a matchbox}
The front, I decorated with a Nestabilities {Labels 5} die cut and tag from Maggie's die cut sheet.  The left flap is 1/8" longer so when it is closed there is no gap.  To create a closure, I added 2 antique triangle loops and 2 metallic mini brads and some Maggie ribbon.

I created 3 different cards to go inside this gift box.  All the cards use Maggie patterned cardstock and Maggie ribbon to coordinate with the box.
 Here is the first card.
I used the new release set Be Fabulous
  Copic Colors: R59, R81, RV69, 
YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, YG91, YG93
Nestabilities Standard Circles Large

The second card uses the new release set "All Things of Nature".  I also used the background stamp "Victorian Squares" and Seascape Palette ink on the blue patterned cardstock. It is blue on blue and did not show up very well in the pictures. 

Copic Colors: E31, E33, E35, E37, E47, V000, R81, 
YR23, YR24, YG93, YG95, BG70, B60
Nestabilities Fleur De Lis Squares

The last card uses the new release "Just Bee-cuz".  
The eyelet is Toodle Loo hardware.
  Copic Colors: T2, T3, T5, T7, YR21, YR23, YR24, 
YG93, YG95, BG70, B60, V000
Nestabilities Labels 16

Great Impressions - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Order of the Opus Gluei - Sewing What?!?
Robyn's Fetish - Anything Goes
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Layers - Build them up!
Ephesians 4:29 "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - In the Garden
Card Caravan #19 - Flowers
CMC Copic Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - All Creatures Great and Small
Just Some Lines - Birds
Secret Crafter - In the Garden
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Flowers
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Things with Wings
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Challenge - Ribbon or twine 
Pile it On - Mix scales/patterns

Hope you enjoyed this month's project post.
Thanks for stopping by...
Abundant Blessings,


  1. I really love this project. I agree that the paper "Maggie" is beautiful. Your post was very detailed and that was great to see. You did an awesome job!! Thank You for sharing at Robyn's Fetish. Good Luck
    Michelle (DT Team)

  2. Wow! This is one amazing project, Debra. I imagine the recipient of this will be someone very special. Love the box idea and the cards you created to go in really show off those RRd stamps beautfully!

  3. Fantastic, Debra. That is a bunch of projects in one. Lovely gift project. Great job!

  4. What a beautifully executed and thought out project. Your choice of papers and gorgeous cards make this a treasured gift. Someone will be very lucky to get this!

  5. Very artistic of you .This is a beautiful project to share .Love each and every card too .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  6. A lovely idea, beautifully made. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  7. Wow Deb this is amazing! The box if fabulous and I love the cards you made to go inside! Someone's going to get an awesome gift!


  8. Wow I absolutely love your gift box and these cards are just so adorable. Stunning tones and papers :)

  9. What a gorgeous selection of creations. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this time and good luck.


  10. this is amazing, lovely colors...thanks for sharing at just some lines


  11. fantastic projet and cards
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  12. gorgeous cards, love the colours, thanks for joining our challenge at CYDA, Gaynor xx

  13. Fantastic work yet again - I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite!

  14. Wow, what a fabulous project! Everything is coordinated beautifully!

  15. Gorgeous cards, love the flower image, Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday
    Hugs Julie P

  16. Gorgeous cards Debra!! Awesome coloring and details on all!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
    Hugs, Tammy

  17. Wow, Debra! This whole project is just gorgeous! The box is a great idea for gift-giving, and each card is a masterpiece! I like that you explained the how-to's... thanks! So glad you could join us this week at SSiC!
    Blessings to yoy!

  18. What a great project! I always appreciate the extra time it takes for someone to make a container...and then there's more than 1 design?!

    Thanks for joining us in our May Monthly Challenge with Great Impressions Stamps!

  19. Your cards are beautiful. Love the bird, but then again the flower is colored beautifully as is the bee. Okay....I love them all. Fantastic Project. Thanks for shareing with us at Pile It On this week.

  20. Fabulous projects.
    Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away.
    Hugs Berit

  21. What a great project! I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday.

  22. What a great idea, and such a gorgeous project. Love it all, the box and the card.

    Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week.


  23. What a beautiful gift idea...gorgeous colors and perfect embellishments! We are so glad you joined us at SSiC this week!!

  24. Your work is so beautiful...love the colours and colouring. That style of card box makes such a great gift idea. Saw you on MIM.

  25. Wow Debra this is an amazing project! I love the box and flowers.
    I love in the Madison WI area.
    Thanks for joining us this week with your beautiful flower creation.
    Scrapcat Cards by Linda

  26. This is simply awesome idea. I love all the cards in the box. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, and hope to see you back.

  27. Beautiful project...love it. And all of the cards are just gorgeously done.


  28. Beautiful cards! That sunflower set is incredible. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT for our Anything Goes challenge! Best, CG

  29. Really lovely cards, I just LOVE the stitching! Thanks for joining our challenge at Pile it On this week!
    Heather P :)

  30. wow...love your box of cards!!!!
    thanks for mixing it up with PIO this week - good luck in the draw - Kimberly DT

  31. wow just loving all these cards, love the pink flower so rich looking so glad you joined us at OLL this week

  32. I love these cards, they are each beautiful. I must admit the bird one is my favorite, and not just because it was submitted for our Opus Gluei theme BUT because it is really well composed and the elements enhance it so nicely. I am so hesitant to stitch through paper and then I see lovely creations like this and I want to take the plunge!

    Thank you for participating with us at Opus Gluei and sharing your creativity.

  33. This is a wonderful set. I love each card, but the stitching really finishes them. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.