Stamperia Winter Botanic Card & Box Set Tutorial ~ Now Available!

Hello Happy Crafters!

I’m so happy to share with you this fun project using Stamperia’s gorgeous Winter Botanic collection. 

Check out the walk-through of the completed project here:

  In this project, you will learn how to assemble your own 7.75” x 6.25” x 3.75” storage box. Constructed out of chipboard and decorated with the lovely Winter Botanic papers, with pretty little brass feet and a magnet-closure on the flap. Works wonderfully for A7 & A5 size cards, and would also make a fun container for a chunky little minibook! In this project, however, we’re all about the cards. (And boy, are there cards!)

The tutorial for this project also includes full instructions (including the sizes of all mats used) to decorate 24–yes, twenty-four–cards AND decorate an envelope to go with each one. There are fourteen of the A7 size cards and ten of the A5. Half of each size are done with Kraft cards and envelopes and the other half with cream.

Stamperia paper is so richly designed, that not much is required to turn them into beautiful cards. This collection comes with pre-designed cut-apart cards that do most of the work for you. I also used Stamperia’s coordinating pad of 24 Scrapbook Cards (I love that they make these!) Makes card-making a breeze!

The cut-aparts and note cards are mostly double-sided (and I wanted to use ALL sides, they’re all so pretty!) Fortunately, there were so many cut-aparts included in this collection, even with making two dozen cards, over half of them will have a fun note card included inside, as shown above. Want MORE cards? You can skip adding the cut-aparts to the inside of the card of the backs of the envelopes and make even more cards with them!

All of the envelopes have décor on the front and an envelope seal on the back. The note cards on the envelopes are big enough to include a full address if needed.

  I send decorated envelopes through the mail all the time! Just make sure the décor pieces are fully sealed to the envelope and steer clear of anything with bulk or too much texture that might catch and get torn off. This is where a glue stick is the perfect adhesive!

I like a nice, clean card layout, and with these lush designs, they don’t need much in the way of embellishments. All of these cards are very, very simple construction with a minimum of embellishments required, so assembly is fast and easy.

And yes, as mentioned above, in addition to the instructions on how to build the stationary box, this tutorial does come with full, color photo instructions for every card and every envelope.

In this collection, there are a few happy-holidays-themed cards as well as numerous cards that can be used for a variety of occasions. You can swap out (or cover) sentiments with your own stamped sentiments as well.

Digital Tutorial: You can find the tutorial for this project in my MiniBooksRMe Etsy Shop HERE. You’ll be able to instantly download the tutorial directly from Etsy upon purchase.

Full Project Kits: I also sell full project kits for all of the projects I post here exclusively via my newsletter. (My Etsy shop carries the digital tutorials only.) The kit for this project has sold out (sorry!) but to see all upcoming kits, drop me an email to donna@minibooksrme.com with Subscribe Me in the subject line, and I’ll be happy to add you.

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As always, I welcome any questions you maybe have. You can reach me directly at that same email: donna@minibooksrme.com

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season with friends and family…and sneaking in a little crafty time for yourself as well. Happy holidays and happy crafting!

Spring into Easter Taylored Expressions Fun Pack Project Kit!

Hello Happy Crafters!

So happy to be sharing my latest project kit with you today. Taylored Expressions has done it again with all the holiday cuteness.

The tag-pocket die is an instant favorite and that little basket die is just too cute! (And both are the perfect size for gift cards!) So easy to assemble, too. Then I picked up We R Memory Keeper’s 1-2-3 Punch Board (for making boxes, envelopes, and bows) and where has that been all my life?  Add in some sunshine-filled, hippity-hoppity cute cards and envelopes, and this is the perfect Fun Pack Kit as we get ready for spring and the Easter bunny’s upcoming visit!

As I did with the Valentine’s Kit, I wanted this Fun Pack of goodies to celebrate the coming spring and the Easter holiday with cards and treat boxes that are perfect for the kidlets, your besties, co-workers, teachers, grandparents, siblings…pretty much anyone who could use a smile and a happy hello!

Check out these fun treat boxes made with WRMK 1-2-3 Punch Board! Both boxes come pre-cut & scored for you. All you have to do is fold and attach, then decorate with TE’s adorable critters, and you’ve got instant cuteness in a box!

The larger box is 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” x 2 ½” and the smaller is a 2 ½” square. Tuck in some Easter grass and add in some sweet treats, or other fun surprises like movie tickets, friendship bracelets, gift cards, a personal note…or all of the above! The possibilities are many. (Gift cards will fit in the larger box.)

But wait, there’s more!

In addition to the two treat boxes, the cute chick tag pocket, and the Easter basket, your kit also comes with five cards & an envelope for each!

I love her new set of wee critter cars, and the roadway die is so much fun to use! You’ll notice the bunny dies showing up a few times in this Fun Pack, each one with a different expression. I love TE’s stamp sets that come with an array of wee face stamps. It’s like having a whole new stamp with each adorable expression.

And, of course, we couldn’t say hello to spring without a visit from TE’s hilarious and always adorable Grumplings. I also loved getting to play with her fabulous banner die cut set (eight sizes in one die pack!) and her little speech bubble dies.

Taylor makes wonderful envelope décor stamps, so every envelope has a fun stamped goodie on it as well.

BONUS GOODIE! Each kit also comes with my little Easter giftie to you. You’ll notice the puffy clouds and cheery sunshine dies used on several of the cards. You’ll get that Little Bits die set to keep as a little present from me to you!

KIT CONTENTS: (Everything shown above + the TE Sun & Clouds Die!)

  • 5 Cards pre-cut, scored and folded
  • 5 Envelopes (Coordinates to the sizes of cards.)
  • All Grumplings & Critters pre-stamped on heavyweight cardstock & die cut
  • All décor mats pre-cut & tucked inside each card & envelope for easy decorating.
  • All sentiments pre-stamped on separate mats (so you can swap out for other sentiments if desired.)
  • All 5 cards are blank inside. The Kraft cards have white cardstock liners.
  • 2 Treat Boxes: One is 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” x 2 ½” and one is 2 ½” square. Pre-cut and scored.
  • 1 Tag Pocket: Pre-cut, pre-scored, with all décor items shown
  • 1 Treat Basket: Pre-cut, pre-scored, with all décor items shown
  • All stamped items are stamped with ink for Copic/solvent-based markers as shown on the samples. However, I am happy to stamp with ink for water-based markers. Please request when ordering. (Either ink works for colored pencils.)

For info on how to order a kit of adorable cuteness for your very own, drop me an email to donna@minibooksrme.com and I’ll send you the most recent newsletter with all the details. (You can even order Add-Ons to get multiples of any item shown above.) Perfect way to get a head start on those little notes and treats for teachers, friends, family…and maybe a cute chick tag pocket for yourself. I’m not saying I have mine sitting on my desk where he can bring me smiles all day long…but maybe I do. 🙂

As always, if you have any questions, you can leave a comment below or drop an email to me directly at donna@minibooksrme.com

Happy crafting!

Treat Boxes, Bags, and Cards Kit with Taylored Expressions!

Hello Happy Crafters!

I’ve been busy in the studio this week playing with all the cuteness from Taylored Expressions. (So much adorable happening!)

I love (love!) their new treat box die. So easy and makes the cutest wee box. Perfect for sweet treats (fits three Ghirardelli wrapped squares!) or other fun baubles.

And who can resist more Grumplings? Not this crafter!

And, of course, the llama…because more llama llove is always a good thing!

Did I mention Taylor also designs the cutest envelope decor? I love adding a bit of fun and color to my mail!

KITS-KITS-KITS! 

Kits for this full collection, including everything you see in the photo below, all precut and stamped for you, are available via my newsletter. (Add-on treat boxes and bags available as well!)  Perfect for your besties, co-workers, teachers, gramps & gramma, sibs, and, of course, your main squeeze! AND I designed these treat bags and cards to work double duty. The perfect thank you, birthday, get well, happy anniversary, or “I’m thinking about you” notes and treat boxes, too!

Use the tab at the top of the screen to sign up and get the latest newsletter with all the info and pricing, or cut right to the heart of it (see what I did there?) and email me at donna@minibooksrme.com and ask for all the sweet details.

Happy Crafting!