Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Happy Times Cards & Envelopes Set w/Box

Lately I've enjoyed making small sets of A2-size cards to give as gifts to family members who enjoy writing personal notes rather than sending emails. I think it's a kind gesture to actually receive a handwritten note from a loved one.

For this color challenge, participants are to use a new set of CTMH DSP named Happy Times or the related colors. It's very, very pretty paper. I decided to make a set of eight small cards with coordinating envelopes and a box. The cards, which are too small to be mailed, are perfect to slip inside a gift bag or box. Because the cards will not be mailed, the envelopes can be made with any pretty paper.

The box was made from heavyweight cardstock and a sheet of DSP that is white with broad gold foiled stripes. Directions to make this exact box can be found HERE. The cards and envelopes in the tutorial are different than what I made for this challenge.

The eight envelopes were made from DSP using three different papers and using an envelope punch board based on the card size of 3" x 3.5". They were wrapped in a belly band and decorated with a fussy cut flower from the DSP backed with a yellow DSP circle for stability.

The eight cards were made using white cardstock measuring 3.5" x 6", scored and folded at 3". The beautiful floral paper is the highlight of this paper pack. Eight panels were cut measuring 2.75" x 3.25". Each was adhered to a panel of Glacier cardstock measuring 2.875" x 3.375" (that's 2 7/8" x 3 3/8"). The layers were then adhered to the card bases. A belly band was made exactly like the one used for the envelopes.

The cards and envelopes fit perfectly into the box and a piece of lace ribbon matching the Glacier cardstock was tied around the box.

If you enjoy color challenges, stop by and visit Color My Heart Color  Dare #192.

CTMH Materials
Cardstock: Glacier
DSP: Happy Times Paper Pack

Stampin' Up! Materials
Cardstock: Whisper White 100# Heavyweight, Whisper White 80# Regular
Misc.: Dotted Lace in Mint Macaron


  1. What a lovely gift for someone...so much flexibility to using the cards without mailing. CAS cards need nothing more than that great floral design paper. Love the envelopes and the gold box and bow. You sure have done a lot of sets the last couple weeks.

  2. Wonderful project, Melanie! I love those tiny envelopes to go along with the small cards--very practical. Thanks for sharing the link to make the box and for sharing this fun project with us at the Color Dare blog!
    :) Marie

  3. These are beautiful Melanie! Love the DSP that you used, great colors. And such an awesome little box to store them in. Perfect!

  4. What a great gift your cards are to family! It will bring joy both to the sender and receiver. Thanks for joining us this week at Color Dare.

  5. Card sets are such a terrific gift and these are no exception - always useable and appreciated. These are beautiful along with the co-ordinating box. I am sure they will be loved and put to good use. Isn't this paper awesome??

  6. What a great gift idea! Love the matching gift box. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  7. What an awesome set! I love this paper too...I mean...the gold.

  8. Oh, Melanie, I really LOVE this set and especially love the DSP you've used! What a beautiful box and a lovely gift for someone special! Congratulations on being this week's Featured Stamper, sweet friend! You so deserve it! Hugs! xoxo