Simple Saturday Fun Flower Cards and Box

Stampin up 4 x 4 card fun flowers bigz big shot die
It's not just junk mail . . . it's inspiration! I love using the fashion catalogs that arrive in the mail (I never know how they find me) for fresh color combinations and rich textures.  Pretty obvious what inspired today's group of 4 x 4 cards!

Stampin up designer series paper promotion punch 4 x 4 envelope

Here's a closer look of one of the cards from the set (more details on yesterday's post).  Be sure to watch my Easiest Ever Envelope Tutorial to learn how to spin Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper into a pretty envie. Rumpelstiltskin!

STAMPIN' PRETTY TIP:   Sometimes it's nice to have blank interiors, especially if you plan to box the set and give them as a gift!

Stampin up 4 x 4 notecard box holiday mini catalog button
I created a simple box top and bottom using Whisper White Card Stock and the Stampin' Up! Simply Scored scoring tool (available Sept. 1).  It's so quick and easy to use.  I love that there are markers you can insert to keep track of measurements (ideal when you need multiple scores for a box).  Plus, there are grooves every 1/8" for ease of use.

Stampin up friendly phrases rubber stamps fun flower big shot die
NEW PRODUCT ALERT!  Digging the big, bold button?  It's part of Spice Cake Designer Buttons from the Holiday Mini Catalog (available Sept. 1).  At 1 1/2" in diameter, it turns this belly band and flower into WOW!

Box Top:

Cut card stock to 6 3/8" square. 

Score at 1" and 5 3/8".  Turn 90 degrees and score again at 1" and  5 3/8"

Cut "tabs" as shown below and assemble.  I recommend Stampin' Up! Sticky Strip (104294) for a strong hold.

Stampin up 4 x 4 card box simply scored
Box Bottom: 

Cut card stock to 6 3/4" square

Score at 1 1/4" and 5 1/2".  Turn 90 degrees and score again at 1 1/4" and 5 1/2".

Cut tabs and assemble  per photo above.

IN THE MOOD TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW?  Check out my Stampin' Pretty Tutorial Library.

Mary Signature



Stamp Set:  Friendly Phrases (W126149, C126151)
Paper:  Garden Green Textured (121076, Regals 12 x 12 Textured Card Stock), Poppy Parade Textured (124387, 2010-2012 In Colors 12 x 12 Textured Card Stock), Basic Black (121045), 2010-2012 In Colors Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117158), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools:  1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), 1" Square Punch (124094, available Sept. 1–used to create the flagged end on the sentiment), Simply Scored (122334, available Sept. 1), Fun Flowers Bigz Die (121812), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Spice Cake Designer Buttons (124113, availablel Sept. 1), Natural Hemp Twine (100982)


  1. Love the cards! I love the colors that you used. The box is a great idea too.

  2. Carla Bazhenow

    What a beautiful set of cards! I love the contrast of colors. I know the perfect gal that would love these. Now to find the time… *smile* Hugs,

  3. Adorable set, Mary! I love the color combinations!

  4. Hi Chris: The card on the left is black (leaves) on Early Espresso. Very sophisticated. Actually, it’s my favorite of the color combos. However, it’s hard to see on the computer. If you tip your screen a bit, you may be able to see more of the two distinct colors! Thanks so much for your feedback. Hugs, M

  5. Chris R. from Iowa

    Love this project Mary! I will try making the box first. For the card on the left – is it a black on black? All I see is black with a bit of a black leaf sticking out. Just curious. Love that big button on the box. Just a very cute project!

  6. These cards are so elegant and the colors you chose are the best! Sure would like to be the recipent of these and the box, too!

  7. Fabulous flower cards – love them – and a great box too!

  8. So rich & elegant – the cards & the shoes! What a fabulous gift for someone. The box is so adorable also. I can see the recipient eagerly, but trying to be ever so careful, open the box. Such a great idea to give blank cards as gifts. Everyone can use them & they re so much prettier than anything you can find at the store. Thanks for another great tip & will try making the box also.

  9. Thanks for the heads up!!! Sorry for the “goof” on the box measurements . . . it was a long day 🙂 I have updated the measurements and have my fingers crossed they will turn into a box! Hugs, M

  10. Mary, these little cards are beautiful! Love it when you post the fashion inspiration projects…I think they are my favorite 🙂

  11. I received the Holiday Mini the other day, Thank you it was like Christmas, so many beautiful stamps. Love the box and of course the card and envelope set. So many great products it’s hard waiting until Sept 1. Have a great day ladies and enjoy the weekend.

  12. Fun, fun, fun! Always love to see what you’ve come up with! Have a happy Saturday!

  13. Yes! Love it!

  14. Got the Holiday mini yesterday and saw the scoring tool for myself! I will be waiting (not so patiently) until Sept 1 to place an order for that baby! Then, your box o’ cards will be on my “To Try” list immediately after it arrives. Great idea.

  15. Good Morning indeed! Very nice set. I never think to look at all the catalogs that come thru here for inspiration! I guess I should as I am always stumped. By the way, not to nitpick but, I am only half into my first cup of coffee this morning and it took me a while to figure out what was missing in your instructions for scoring the box top. Good think I am a visual learner and I figured it out after reading the directions for the bottom and looking at the photo 🙂

    Box Top:

    Cut card stock to 6 3/8″ square.

    Score at 1″ and 5 3/8″. Turn 90 degrees and score again at 1″ and 3/8″

    Thanks for sharing with us each and every day! I look forward to sharing my coffee with you every morning 🙂

  16. Good morning, Mary: WOW!! what an easy way to make a cute little box. Love the cards, they look so elegant, clean and simple.
    Thanks for the ideas.

  17. Presents! Love a crisp white box with a belly band! This looks so Chic!

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