Stippled Roses Easel Card with Gift Box for Creative Creases #77

It’s time for a new Creative Creases challenge. Firstly, thanks to all those who participated in the last challenge! If you haven’t played in the challenge yet, I hope I can inspire you to join the challenge that’s starting today! Ok, so I might have been checking out some of the competition recently and saw a die set that made the gift box card that I have for you today. Since I wanted to save my money, I decided that I could easily make one myself with the retired Nested Treat Boxes. Also, I believe my crafty friend, Carrie, had made something similar a few months back – her fun fold creations are incredible! Anyhoo, my gift box card today used the beautiful Stippled Roses bundle with the Poetic Expressions designer paper, so I hope you like it.

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My Card Today

Create this card using Stipple Roses by Stampin' Up! and Debbie Mageed at Secrets To Stamping
Create this card using Stipple Roses by Stampin' Up! and Debbie Mageed at Secrets To Stamping

Just the easel card…

My Secrets!

Let’s start with the treat box base…

  • Firstly, this is actually two different projects – the easel card and the treat boxes. So, I will start where I started: the treat boxes.
  • Cautionary advice: Don’t make this when you are also watching the season finale of your favorite series! It’s truly not hard to make but I ended up making a stupid mistake through my tears and interrupted attention.
  • Treat Box panels:
    • NON-Drawer Panels: 4 of 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″ cardstock and 4 of 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ of designer paper, then adhere together
    • Drawer Panels: 4 of 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″ cardstock and 4 of 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ of designer paper, then adhere together. Then, I used the 1″ Circle Punch to cut out the notch of the drawer.
    • SECRET: You can cut them out together, but to avoid cutting notches into all 8 (like I did), adhere them to the assembled boxes separately!
  • Once all 4 treat boxes were assembled with the panels glued on, I made a platform with thick cardboard (I used white cardboard from retired designer paper) and glued on the Poetic Expressions designer paper on top – both were 6″ x 6.”
  • After that, I glued the treat boxes to each other and glued that to the platform.
  • Once that was done, I cut a 5-1/4 thick cardboard on top of the treat boxes for more stability.
  • Then, I made another platform of 5-3/4″ white cardboard, and glued it onto the treat boxes, making sure it was in the same position as the bottom of the treat box base.

Now, the easel card!

  • Firstly, the easel card started with a 12″ x 5-3/4″ piece of Boho Blue cardstock, since I didn’t want the card to be quite as wide as the bottom piece. (I’m not sure why, so I might blame this decision on my lack of attention span, so you can totally make it 12 x 6 if you’d like). This card base was scored at 3 and 6 to complete the easel fold.
  • Then, I made two separate panels of white cardstock, 2-7/8 x 5-1/2 and designer paper, 2-3/4 x 5-3/8 and they were adhered to the card base with the score line in between.
  • After that, I stamped the Stippled Roses image twice in Boho Blue ink. I really did mean to leave it uncolored but I couldn’t resist getting out my Stampin’ Blends and coloring oh-so-lightly with Balmy Blue and Soft Sea Foam. Then, I cut them out with the coordinating die.
  • Then, I cut out white cardstock with the Perennial Postage, tied white baker’s twine it to make a bow, and layered it onto Boho Blue cardstock (3-3/8 x 4-5/8).
  • Once that was done, for a little more detail, I cut out the foliage from the Stipple Roses die collection and lightly colored them with Soft Sea Foam, using my “signature” scribble technique to keep some of the white showing through.
  • After that, I popped the floral image up with dimensionals and tucked the foliage using glue dots.
  • Finally, I used the Solid Gems in Boho Blue for some sparkle.
Create this card using Stipple Roses by Stampin' Up! and Debbie Mageed at Secrets To Stamping

Then, on the inside…

  • So, remember I said that I stamped two of the flowers? Well, that was because I was thinking I could cut one up for some added dimension on the focal image. Since I didn’t do that, I added the second one to the inside.
  • Then, I stamped the leaf image onto white cardstock and colored it lightly with the Sea Foam marker. After that, I stamped the sentiment from Perennial Postage in the corner and cropped them out with the die in Everyday Details.
  • Once that was done, I stamped the small flower from Stippled Roses, colored it with the same colors, cropped it out with the coordinating die, and popped it up with dimensionals.
  • I layered this panel onto Boho Blue cardstock, 3-7/8 x 2-1/2, and popped it up with dimensionals so that it would hold up the easel.
  • Finally, for the personal message, I stamped the sentiment from Perennial Postage and cut it out with the Countryside Corners die. Then, I added a few more gems for even more sparkle.
  • So, what’s going in the drawers, you ask?? I’m adding some chocolates. They’ve been ordered but are arriving later than anticipated.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges (when possible):

  1. Beautiful Blossoms
  2. Crafty Catz
  3. Cut It Up
  4. Die Cut Divas
  5. Krafty Chicks 
  6. NBUS – new stamp set and dies
  7. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies
  8. The Paper Funday
  9. A Perfect Time to Craft

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Noah had the best time at the Morton Arboretum, finally being able to use the launcher for his airplanes. He even made some little friends who were fascinated when we had to get excited every time he got one in the air. What a fun day!


20 thoughts on “Stippled Roses Easel Card with Gift Box for Creative Creases #77”

  1. Gorgeous Gift box. It will be nice for Mother’s day. I may have to try this.
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Debbie, this is fantastic. What a great job you did. I love the DSP and stamp set you used. Thank you for the instructions. I hope I can wrap my brain around them! Maybe Noah will one day be a pilot! Glad you are having so much fun with him.

  3. This is a beautiful card and box! I am amazed at your talent and willingness to share with others! Thank you for sharing your awesome talent!!

  4. Debbie, what an awesome card and box. Truly, truly beautiful! Thank you for the great easy instructions. Look for it because I have to make it. I love that DSP. Was thinking of ordering another now I know I will because I used all of this pattern.😊💖

  5. Great little gift box and easel card! I love the blue DSP. Your directions are very clear. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Hi. Debbie,

    You make such beautiful cards but why don’t you make tutorials and videos of them. I would love to see how you put those beautiful creations together.


  7. OMG, Debbie! What amazing work…You always impress me with your creativity!!! Thank you so very much for joining us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge this month.

  8. Oh my goodness, Debbie. These projects is fantastic. At first I thought…. “How will this fold flat?” Then…. I read the post. So beautiful and thank you for sharing your amazing talent.


  9. Hi Debbie I just LOVE seeing all your card creations. Unfortunately I am not very clever so when I see something amazing I am always hopeful that there is a utube tutorial to accompany the card as I struggle with written instructions. My question to you is can you PLEASE give us utube videos for your amazing cards. I am sending this request all the way from Australia

  10. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this type of card before and but it is absolutely amazing! So glad you joined our “Anthing Goes” challenge at Die Cut Divas.

    Your son is so cute – great age always seeing life anew.

  11. WOW!! What a beautiful project!! I love the gorgeous papers and the beautiful flowers you used!!
    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Have a great day.

  12. Amazing project. Thanks for joining our Cut it Up Dots and Stripes challenge.
    Larelyn (CIU owner)

  13. Beautiful card and what a clever design.

    Thanks for joining us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.

    Helen x

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