Happy Mail Unboxing Video for Make & Take Tuesday
Hello, Friends! It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I have a Happy Mail Unboxing Video to share with you. I think I have the sweetest online crafty friends on the internet. Y’all send me all sorts of lovely cards, birthday wishes, gifts, and sweet surprises in the mail. I’m always deeply touched and humbled when one of you takes the time to make somethings special for me. It’s an amazing thing to feel connected to friends whose faces I have never seen (except in online photos…and sometimes not even then!)
The Jumble Box by Laura Clark
A few weeks ago, Laura Clark asked if she could send me “a little gift”. She and I have shared some lovely emails, and I am enjoying learning more about her crafting background and her life. I sent her my mailing address as she requested, and last week, a BIG box arrived in the mail. Clearly…this was not a simple card, or tag….or even a mini album.
I opened the package to find a box of crafty goodies that Laura had curated just for me. This is the box that you will see in today’s Make & Take Tuesday video. Everything inside was gorgeous, and I just had to share it all with you. I asked Laura if that would be OK, and she said yes.
Of course, I had to dig in and make a couple of cards using only the goodies that came in the box. Would you like to see what I made?
Slimline Boho Style Card
Everything you see in this card design came from Laura’s Jumble Box. I found these sweet 2×2 images and decided they would be mighty cute popped up on top of a 9″ x 4″ slimline card base. The paper in the Jumble Box was only 8 1/2″ wide, so I created one of my signature mitered corner border backgrounds to fill in the gaps. I love this carefree, eclectic design!
The little punched birds in the kit are especially sweet, as are the vintage millinery flower clusters.
TIP: Placing the bird silhouettes between the raised tiles helps to tie the design together. It also leads the eye to travel the entire width of the card. Place foam dots in the center of each silhouette to keep it secure.
Create a simple pocket inside the card and then tuck a little paper lace border on one side to dress up a blank sentiment panel. To make the pocket, simply cut your paper 1 1/2″ taller than the height of the card. For this card, that translates to a 5 1/2″ tall panel of designer paper. Then score a 1 5/8″ line along the bottom, fold, and add gussets to form a pocket. Create the little tag pocket by only adding adhesive on 3 sides of the tag. It’s the perfect size to hold a tea back or a gift card.
Time for Tea Pop Up Card
Don’t you just love yellow and aqua together? This 7″ x 5″ top fold card base features one of the tea images I found in my box. Once again, every element (with the exception of the cute teacup clothespin) came in my box!
I could not resist creating a simple pop up card featuring the teacup image. I used the cute 3×3 cards and envelopes as a tea bag wallet to tuck in the pocket of the card.
Happy Mail Unboxing Video on YouTube
If you’d like to see all the fun items that arrived in my goodie box, I hope you’ll enjoy this short unboxing video. I have a full photo array of the cards I made at the end of the video, too.
Sadly, I cannot provide you with a link to The Jumble Box. I asked Laura if she had a website or a shop where she sells these lovely boxes. She does not…YET! ‘m sure when you see all the paper pretties that came in the box, you will want her to make them available. She is thinking about maybe, possibly opening an Etsy shop, but wasn’t sure if anyone would be interested in buying the boxes.
So, now is your chance. Laura did not ask me to do this, just so you know. She simply sent me a gift, and I was so impressed that I decided to share it with all of you. If you’d like to have access to purchasing your OWN Jumble Box, please let Laura know in the comment section below.
I have barely scratched the surface of the goodies that came in my box, and I’m sure you’ll be seeing more.
Thanks for stopping by, friends!
Ohhh Wow Kathy!!! This beautiful box is just loaded with lots and lots of beautiful goodies! How awesome for you! And how sweet of Laura to do this for you! Good luck to her if she does do Etsy! Your cards are great! Have fun with this treasure trove of goodness! It is so you! Big hugs, Suzy Q
Wow, Kathy, what a fantastic box of goodies. What fun that must have been to open up! The cards you made are beautiful with such delightful themes and images. I hope your friend Laura does indeed open up an Etsy shop. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!
What a delightful box of goodies! Love the cards you made-Laura should definitely give a try at selling The Jumble Boxes on Etsy!
Congratulations Kathy, on your wonderful “gifts”. I believe crafters are very generous, giving people, and thank you for sharing this!!!
Wow, that is a lovely gift she made for you!!