Gymnastics Birthday Card-in-a-Box

Hi Stampers.  I wanted to share with my readers another side of my business.  I am first and foremost a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  It’s my passion to teach others that they can create beautiful works of art to give and mail to their friends and loved ones. But, for those that don’t have the time or desire to make their own cards.  I make cards, banner and home decor and sell them on Etsy – my new domain name www.QueenBCreations.com will take you there. (.net is my blog – .com is my Etsy store).

This card in a box was a custom order from someone wanting a box card for her daughter who loves, pink, blue and all things sparkled.  Maiah, who is a gymnast, was turning 9 years old.

Custom card in a box order birthday gymnastics from www.QueenBCreations.com

I was happy to create a card in a box for her.  I anxiously dug into my Stampin’ Up! supplies and found most of what I needed.  Obviously, I had the necessary card stock… Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Soft Sky and Pacific Point. But, I also had a lot of Stampin’ Up! glimmer paper in a bunch of colors.  The Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and the Blushing Bride glimmer paper were perfect!

The Number of Years stamp set worked out well to announce “Look Who’s Turning 9” on the back.  Then a few sentiment stamps from other stamp sets on the left and right flap.  The Balloon Bouquet punch, Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly made it festive and girly.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have any gymnast stamps, but that’s when my silhouette cameo came in handy.  I cut the gymnasts out of glimmer paper and her name out of card stock.  I raised the balloons in the air by using glue dots on either end of a strip of clear window sheets and used a white gel pen to draw the reflection on them.

Custom card in a box order birthday gymnastics from www.QueenBCreations.com

I left the back of the card pretty blank, so her mom could write her a note.  A few balloons give it a birthday feel.

Custom card in a box order birthday gymnastics from www.QueenBCreations.com

The outside flaps have more balloons and butterflies.  I also used an embossing folder to add some texture. These card in a boxes are great in that they fold flat to fit in an envelope.  My card in a boxes are a little bigger than a standard A2 envelope, so I make a custom 6″x6″ envelope with my Envelope Punch Board.

If you’d like to try your had at making this card yourself.  The card in a box pattern (in PDF format) click here for PDF and  videos I made on how to make this card and envelope can be found on this prior post – click here.  Links to the products I used is below.  If you are ever in need of a custom made card, made by someone else, I would hope you would consider my Etsy store.

Happy Stamping,
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