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Bravo Card Box

Stampin up pocket silhouettes card and box

Lots to share today!  My Stampin' Up! virtual demo group, the Stampin' Pretty Pals, recently started doing weekly challenges and this week we created boxes.  I thought it was time to try something more adventurous than scoring the center of a card with my new Scor-Pal . . . so I found this simple box which is the perfect size for 4.25 x 5.5 cards (A2) and 4 3/8" x 5 3/4" envelopes.  Think lovely stationery gift for someone special!

The tutorial for this box is here.  IMPORTANT TIPS:  Step 1 is for the top and Step 2 is for the bottom (reversed in the directions, the way I read it).  Step 2 has two directions (essentially meaning the same thing, but one is scoring from the left and the other from the right, a little confusing . . . you just need to do the first).  With a little extra positioning, you can create this card without a Scor-Pal.  However, I personally enjoy the convenience and accuracy of the Scor-Pal.

Stampin up pocket silhouettes box
I used Bravo Burgundy Textured card stock (has the texture of linen) for the top and Parisian Summer Designer Series Paper for the bottom.  Very rich looking.  The tag was created using my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (see Big Shot 101 to learn more) and Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL Die.  After popping out the Kiwi Kiss tag, I stamped a delightful stem from Pocket Silhouettes (15% off sale ends 9/30) in Bravo Burgundy.  TIP:  For a fun touch, I added a dotted border with a coordinating Bravo Burgundy Stampin' Up! Marker. 

Stampin up pocket silhouettes box frontTIP:  An enormous "cool" factor comes into play when you run a piece of chipboard through the Big Shot (same tag die as used in Kiwi above–I isolate the tag to avoid wasting paper).  It lines up exactly with my first Kiwi tag and adds delicious heft.  Another quick tag was created with the Word Window Punch,  Very Vanilla card stock and the "friend" sentiment (Pocket Silhouettes) stamped in Bravo Burgundy.  I added an Old Olive eyelet (retired) with a Crop-a-Dile, along with a snippet of silver cord for both tags.

TIP:  When you want to layer ribbon, cut both strips (in this case a wide organdy and Stampin' Up!'s Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon) the same length . . . a smidgen longer than needed.  At each end, add a mini glue dot to hold the ends in place.  It makes it much easier to tie them at the same time.  When I'm satisfied with the tied result, I snip off the ends with the glue dot and discard.

Stampin up pocket silhouettes card
The card begins with a 4.25 x 5.5 Very Vanilla card base with Textured Bravo Burgundy card stock on top.  I inked up my Tr?s Chic Background stamp in Bravo Burgundy (actually twice to get the words I wanted) and stamped on Very Vanilla.  TIP:  I clipped out 1 5/8" squares from the background stamp, keeping in mind where they would be placed on this sketch and purposely exposing the words I wanted.  Make sense?  Each square was layered on Kiwi Kiss Textured card stock.

The main image from Pocket Silhouettes (15% off until 9/30) was inked in Bravo Burgundy and stamped on Very Vanilla.  It's layered on Bravo Burgundy and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to a  base of Kiwi Kiss Textured card stock.  Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Ribbon and three Old Olive Eyelets (retired) add the final touches.  The colors and feel of this card were inspired by Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC147)and based on this painted room.

Isn't this sketch fabulous?  You can credit Taylor VanBruggen of Taylored Expressions.  It's this week's Cupcake Challenge (without the cupcake 🙂

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Stamp Set:  Pocket Silhouettes
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy Textured, Kiwi Kiss
Ink:  Bravo Burgundy Ink Pad and Stampin' Up! Marker
Cool Tools:  Big Shot, Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL Die, Scor-Pal
The Perfect Touch:  Sheer Organdy Ribbon, Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Chipboard, Silver Cord


Stamp Set:  Pocket Silhouettes, Tr?s Chic Background
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy Textured, Kiwi Kiss Textured
Ink:  Bravo Burgundy
Cool Tools:  Crop-A-Dile
The Perfect Touch:  Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Old Olive Eyelets (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals

16 thoughts on “Bravo Card Box”

  1. I’ve made a few stationary boxes with my Scor-Pal but can’t wait to try this one! Love yours! TFS! hugs, Monica

  2. Mary… I’m lovin’ your new pic!! Cute!

    This card & box are beautiful!! So, so nice!

  3. Mary, you outdid yourself on this one! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Why haven’t I thought to put those colors together – so striking! I’m falling in love with Burgundy all over again. (As for Kiwi, our relationship is going strong! I’ve already used the whole pack I had preordered.)

    Thanks for sharing, this is very inspiring!

  4. Beautiful. Great color combo. Love your tip on how to tie layered ribbon. Can’t wait to try it.

  5. Gorgeous card and the box is devine!!! Great gift idea!!! I saved the file already – I think I need to create one too!!! Thanks for the inspiration my friend!!!!

  6. Looks like I need another background stamp! Very, very beautiful and I love the Pocket Silhouettes with it. Love that ScorPal!

  7. i’ve been looking for a box like this…thanks for helping find just the right one!!!:) love the colors too, i’m not a huge burgandy fan, but you make it(along with everything else) look awesome!!

  8. Mary, I love the colors. I love the box idea with the cards. It is a great gift idea. I think I will be using it some. Great job as always.

  9. I so did not like Bravo Burgundy…until this project! This color combo is absolutely stunning! Your tip about mini glue to hold the 2 ribbons…GENIUS! And those ribbons are luscious! So proud of you for stepping outside your comfort zone to try the box, too. This card/box creation is a winner. Can you hear the crowd going wild? (hee hee…too much football yesterday…)

  10. So pretty, Mary! I love the color combination and how you cut apart the background stamp for the four squares! TFS!

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous Mary. The colors are so pretty together. These are the school colors of our local high school. Very pretty!

    So…do we use the first instructions? I will try it.

  12. Wow Mary, this is just gorgeous!!! I’ve not been a huge fan of Bravo Burgundy but you make it look amazing! That DSP is lovely…hope we get that next year 🙂

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