Card: It's Your Day
Do you ever have one of those days when you want to send a card to a friend but don't have one handy? That is exactly why I like to create cards as gift sets. I usually make a gift set of four cards (each one a bit different from the other) and then I make a matching storage box and give them as a gift set to my family and friends. This entire process makes me happy because I made the cards and then gave them as a gift... it makes my family/friends happy to receive the gift (I hope)... and then they can pass on the happiness as they add a personal note inside the card before mailing it out.
Here is a gift set I made today (and the instructions to make one yourself). Get creative and use whatever paper or die sets you have... this is just one example.
To start my cards I used my CTMH "It's Your Day" die and cut numerous pieces of primary color cardstock using my Cricut Cuttlebug.
Next I cut some white card stock into rectangles 3.75" x 5" to use as bases for the die cuts. I then glued them together (mixing the colors) as if I was working a jigsaw puzzle.
The next step was to make a matching gift box. I started by making another "card top", but this time I used my Copic markers to add the primary colors to the white card base. I also used a shimmer pen to add some sparkle. By coloring (instead of piecing the cardstock) I was able to keep the top thinner and not as "heavy" on the box.
Lastly I added the Copic colored card top to the box before folding and assembling the box.
Creating your own gift sets is a fun way to let your friends know you are thinking about them, plus it may save them the expense and time spent card shopping! It is also a fun way to share your love of paper crafting.
If you create a gift set be sure to tell me about it in the comment section below. I always love hearing from you and am happy to answer any paper crafting questions I can. We can learn from each other!
Happy Paper Crafting,