I first saw these cute Cards In A Box on Pinterest and I just had to give them a try! A Stampin' Up! demonstrator from the UK, Monica Gale, posted this idea in late December, and this idea has spread around the world! I recently found a post by France Martin that featured dimensions that would allow the card to fit in our Stampin' Up Medium Envelopes here in the US. Thanks for doing the math, Frenchie!!
My nephew's birthday is coming up, so I decided to make a special birthday card for his first birthday. I was inspired by Frenchie's balloon birthday card:
I was so happy with how this card turned out, I had to make another one. This time, I used the Backyard Basics stamp set and coordinating framelits. What do you think?
The coordinating framelits make cutting out these images SO easy! I used a Blender Pen to color the flowers and the butterfly. I can see where this will be a fun class for my stamping friends!
Here are both cards together:
You can stamp a sentiment and sign your name on the back panel:
I apologize for the photo quality -- I am at a crop, so I am taking photos on the fly with my phone. I just couldn't wait to share these fun cards with you!
Update: I posted a photo tutorial about the Card In A Box on March 6. Check it out!