Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Paper Garden S1509: CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Patricia Manhire's Creative Corner then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Today I would like to share with you a one-sheet-wonder card set with a matching box (inspired by Paula Reid) that features the September Stamp of the Month Paper Garden, available exclusively throughout September for $33 or for just $10 when you spend $75.

Please not that all measurements are in inches.

I started by stamping a piece of 11x8.5 White Daisy cardstock with some of the gorgeous flowers from the Paper Garden stamp set. I used two new ink colours, Pomegranate and Eggplant, as well as Sorbet.

I then cut my piece of cardstock to the following measurements.

These measurements will give you four cards, plus a matching box. Below are the instructions to make and score the box, then use scissors to snip the bottom four lines.

Place your two box squares on the large sections of the box panels, making sure the pattern is still lined up.

Punch two half circles in the top of the box and assemble.

Here are the layouts of each card without embellishments or stamping. I will give the Sorbet cardstock instructions individually for each card below.

For the first card, place your stamped card piece in the middle of the card and add two strips of Sorbet cardstock at 5.5 x 0.25. Also cut a Sorbet oval at 3 inches, and stamp an inner white circle at 2.5".

For the second card, mat your stamped piece with Sorbet cardstock at 4.75  x 3 3/8. Add a sentiment and some embellishments to the bottom of the card.

The third card uses two pieces of your stamped cardstock. The thin border is matted in Sorbet cardstock at 5.5 x 1, and the larger piece at 2 5/8 x 4.25. This leaves a space to stamp a sentiment or add a strip of shimmer trim if you wanted to layer a sentiment over the stamped pattern.

The last card lines up the four small pieces on one mat measuring 5 x 2.75.  Add a strip of shimmer trim and your choice of sentiment to the bottom.

Here are the four cards, complete with sentiments and embellishments.

The finished cards fit perfectly into the gift box- and you can add an extra sentiment or embellishments to the front of the box if you wish to really personalise it.

Paper Garden is only available until 30th September from your CTMH consultant. I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop,  Denise's Blog, Scrap, Stamp, Share.


  1. Love this idea. The colours work very well and the projects are great. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Lovely cards and the box is great to give as a gift :)

  3. Wow!! Very inspirational! Love the background paper idea to make everything. Gorgeous.

  4. Great idea, and fantastic use of the stamps.

  5. How cool! I love the fact I can completely personalise a card set for a friend. Thanks for the instructions.

  6. great work....simple but effective

  7. One sheet wonders I haven't done them for a long time - thanks for reminding me of them. Love what you have created with your little wonder. I will be making that sweet little box - love it!

  8. what a top project lauren, great instructions and would make an awesome gift for a special friend TFS

  9. Love your One Page Wonder idea Lauren. A very clever and effective use of this stamp set. Thank you for sharing! :)

  10. This is just gorgeous! I love these ideas!

  11. Fantastic instructions. I'll definitely give this a go! Gorgeous.

  12. great ideas and easy to do, thanks


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