Hello scrappers! Today, I have a new spring project for you that would make a great gift for a birthday, Easter or Mother's Day. I decorated a simple tin box that holds 3 pretty handmade greeting cards. The cards and matching tin are a beautiful little set and a great weekend project. Take a look ...
To make these, I used the Simple Stories Simple Vintage Lemon Twist Collection and a 5"x5.5" tin box I found in my stash. I love the butterflies and the green and yellow color scheme of this paper line. It's fresh and cheerful and perfect for the spring season.
Inside, there are 3 greeting cards - one is 4"x4" and 2 are approx. 4"x5". They include varying sentiments and since people always need cards ... it makes a really useful and practical gift!
For each card, I used white cardstock as the base and added Vintage Lemon Twist 12x12 pattern papers and die cuts from the Bits and Pieces. Aren't those butterflies gorgeous? Love them! The "Thinking of You" is from a Doodlebug stamp set (product links below).
This card was super simple. I just added a 4x4 card from the 12x12 elements print and a little bumblebee die cut with foam tape. Seriously, that's almost too easy, lol!
For the Thank You card, I used the butterfly print that's on the backside of the 12x12 journal elements and added the frame die cut and the yellow butterfly from the bits and pieces. The Thank You sentiment is another Doodlebug stamp and the scalloped ribbon is from May Arts.
You can find tin boxes similar to this one at big box craft stores, Amazon, Etsy, and Oriental Trading Co. To cover it, I used 1/2" corner rounder on the paper's corners to mimic the box's shape.
This box can also be used for other presents such as gift cards, photos, or tickets! And ... it can be reused long after the cards have been given away to hold new handmade cards, save photos, jewelry, love notes, or receipts.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today and happy crafting!