Have you seen the Card Keeper Box in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog? Convention attendees were lucky enough to receive one this year as part of our Make & Take projects. All of the projects were terrific (as usual), but the Card Keeper was really over the top beautiful.
The box itself is made of sturdy chipboard, covered with smooth white paper, and ready for super easy assembly. While you could certainly leave it bare (gasp), the real fun is in the decorating! You can choose to dress up the box as little or as much as you like and the kit includes template patterns to use if you'd like to cover the box with Designer Series Paper.
The sample box shown in the Holiday Mini Catalog (page 35) is simply decorated with Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, card stock, and the new Quilted Satin Ribbon. For our Convention project, we created an elaborate flower embellishment for the lid, which we also covered with fabric from the Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric Collection.
The flower embellishment was created using numerous punches, including the new Lace Ribbon Punch. After punching a long strip of card stock with the punch, sections of it were cut individually to create small "lace flowers". These were added to layers (and layers) of flowers created using the Fancy Flower and Blossom Petals punches. It was a bit time consuming, but it looks absolutely stunning!
Yes, I'm totally showing it off. Hee! Actually, I wanted to share a few photos with you to demonstrate another option for decorating the box if you are considering purchasing one. They also will make great gifts: you could fill the box with handmade cards ready for sending or you may know someone who receives and SAVES the treasured cards YOU send. This box would make a lovely keeper for hand-stamped cards received throughout the years.
So ... what do you think of today's featured project? It's a KEEPER, right? Bwahahahaha!! Thanks for visiting and remember - comments are ALWAYS welcome at Stampingville.
I will be announcing a special gift for members of my mailing list on Sunday (Oct. 2). Stay tuned for details!
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CARD KEEPER BOX SUPPLY LIST
Stamps: Best Friends Forever
Ink: Basic Black, More Mustard
Paper: Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade Textured, Cherry Cobbler Textured, More Mustard Textured, Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper
Tools: Crop-A-Dile, Blossom Petals Punch, Fancy Flower Punch, Lace Ribbon Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SNAIL Adhesive, Sticky Strip, Bone Folder, Sanding Blocks, Paper Snips
Accessories: Stampin' Card Keeper, On Board Merry Medley, Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric (12x12), Clear Rhinestone Brads
|Stampin' Card Keeper (item #124107) by Stampin' Up!|