Friday, May 25, 2012

Punched Blossom Notecards and Framelit Box

Here's a cute little set of cards I made, along with a matching box. I was inspired by the "Fresh Cuts" notecards that were in our old catalogue. I made my own version using the Blossom Punch and some plain old white cardstock:
Here's how they sit inside the little box:
The lid of the box is 2 Framelits, folded to fit over the rim, and adhered at one end. It is held in place by the Belly band. I like to make my Belly Bands stretchy by hiding a piece of elastic (just stapled to the ribbon because I'm not a sewer). The smaller framelit hides the elastic.
Here's a closer view of the cards:
I've used "Attic Boutique" DSP (in the Autumn-Winter Mini) behind the flowers. The nice thing about this design is that both sides of the DSP are visible - you can see the reverse pattern on the inside. I used the 2 different Triple Layer punches for the centre and finished off with a pretty brad/button. I designed these cards to fit inside our small square envelopes.
Only 5 sleeps until Convention!

P.S I've just finished reading the "Chaos Walking" series by Patrick Ness. It's technically teen fiction (I read a lot of Amy's books these days and we chat about them) but I loved it. It had me from the very first line of the very first book. And I don't think I've eveer been so affected by the death of a fictional character (I absolutely bawled) since George O'Malley died on Grey's Anatomy or Dobby in Harry Potter. I still keep waiting for them to be somehow magically resurrected...


  1. Kathryn Brennan25/5/12 1:19 pm

    Cute cards Marelle. Like your work!! And I also like when you share books you've read - I should start writing a list instead of making mental notes which probably won't stay in my head!!

  2. A wonderful idea! So cute!

    Ann Kathrin

  3. Such a clever idea Marelle. The cards and the box look great.

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  5. So cute! Thanks for the idea of the stretchy belly band; I always shy away from making them as they are a pain to put back on!

  6. Loving these cards! Such a great idea!! You are so very talented and always come up with unique ways to use things. I really do love visiting your blog for inspiration and all the creations that you share!! xx

  7. Very cute idea. What did you use for the box bottom?

  8. ooh... gorgeous cards, but was highly interested in your book choices!! (and your devastation at Dobby's passing - me too!!) I read young adult all the time - most of them are way better than adult books :) Share more!! (and I SUPPOSE you could post a few cards now and again ;)



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