“Birthday” Card in a Box!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I am going to share with you another of our Spring Retreat Cards. It’s a “Card in a Box” created with the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper and Balloon Celebration Bundle.

I’m going to let you in on a money saving tip … Items that are in the Occasions Catalog as bundles may be in the upcoming 2016-17 Annual Catalog – but they will NOT be bundled, so if you like any of the bundles in the catalog … snag them up NOW and save 15%.  Again, they will not be bundled, this is the “largest” discount you will get on these items.


There are several different ways and dimensional layouts out there to create the “Card in the Box” however I like to demonstrate and share the easiest way to create projects and cards. Life is just more fun when we aren’t stressing over such things.

We started our project just like you would a 2-4-6-8 box. Once the box was adhered together we used the back as our area for writing our greetings. All other flaps were decorated with the different patterns of designer paper.

We punched out the balloons with the “Balloon Bouquet Punch”. On this card I stamped the balloons with the dotted balloon image in the stamp set to create more dimension.  I also added a white highlight with the chalk marker and then added a light, even coat of Crystal Effects (retiring!) on my balloons. This gave it a nice sheen.


Our birthday greeting was die cut from the “Party Pop-Up” thinlits dies out of the beautiful “Dazzling Diamonds” Glimmer paper! The entire card is quite dramatic and a favorite of my grandchildren!

If you would like the instructions and “a card in the box” … just place an on-line order of $25 or more. I also have a monthly deal that if you order $35 or more, you will receive directions & a minimum of 1 sample from my Monthly Technique Club projects!  If you can’t choose between the two … you can get both by placing a $50 or more order in May.  Please use Hostess Code: HEESBTSZ

Retirement List

Don’t forget to check out the RETIREMENT LIST located on the right side bar of my blog and get the items you need before they retire on May 31st … especially Bundles and Ink-Refills (the markers and other items are already sold out).

I appreciate you taking time out of your day to visit my blog.

Have a fabulous day!


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