Stamperia Spring Botanic Gift Box Card Tutorial

Stamperia Spring Botanic Gift Box Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 01

Stamperia Spring Botanic Gift Box Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday & A Personal Update

Hello, Friends!  For this week’s Throwback Thursday Tutorial, I have a gorgeous Stamperia Spring Botanic Gift Box Card to share with you.  This paper collection captured my imagination when it arrived on the scene in 2019.  I’ve made several projects with it over the years, and felt it was time to pull it out into the light of day again.  It’s just as beautiful as I remember the last time I worked with it.  This project was completed last week, but the video had not been edited yet.  Thankfully, I got that done before Friday afternoon…because life took an unexpected turn.  Read on if you are curious!

Important Personal Update

First of all, everything here is going to be just fine.  So please know that!  But last Friday, my husband Dale had a heart attack.  We are so thankful that we got to the emergency room quickly.  The doctors saw him immediately and began therapeutic treatment almost instantly.  Long story short, they did a procedure on Monday morning to open up a blocked artery and restore blood flow to the heart.  There is another completely blocked artery from the open heart surgery he had in 2013.  But the “fix” is risky, and they decided that since he seems to be doing well after the first procedure, they will leave things alone.  Of course, if his condition changes, we will have to change with it.

So right now, instead of playing in the studio, I am playing nurse.  We are getting used to new medications, new routines and getting Dale on the road to recovery.  I have a few projects already written up and scheduled.  But the reality is, you probably won’t be hearing as much from me for the next few weeks.  And, I may not be able to keep up with comments like I usually do.

We feel really positive that the future is full of promise and fulfillment for us.  We are beyond thankful for the love and support of our family and friends.  I don’t usually share personal things here, but I feel a bond with each of you, and did not want to keep you in the dark.

Now, on with Throwback Thursday!

Beautiful Spring Botanicals


I think y’all are really going to have fun with this gift box design.  It’s perfect for gift-giving.  Mother’s Day. Graduation and Father’s Day are right around the corner.  So you can adapt this basic design for any occasion.

You’ll learn how to make this  cutaway front cover and magnetic closure in the video tutorial.  It’s pretty slick.

The Details

Transform a simple paper clip into a stylish embellishment with ribbon, flowers and twine.  This clip does double duty on the inside of the card folio as it holds the pages of a waterfall feature in place.

Pale pink roses echo the image on the folio cover.  And I love this mini check coral rose ribbon!

A Peek Inside

How much do we love this soft, neutral color palette?  It just makes me feel calm and at rest.

Here’s what the folio looks like when opened all the way up.  The center panel is a box pocket filled with a little sticky note pad.  The bottom panel is a waterfall feature.

Learn how to make the sticky note pad in the video tutorial.  Ad how much do we love this little snail?  I know they are destructive in real life…but on paper they are mighty cute!

Rest the sticky note inside another box pocket. This way you can keep adding new pads as you use them up.

The Waterfall Feature

To make the pages of the waterfall, score 1 1/2″ on the left hand side of each 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ cut apart image.  Then adhere the flap as you would with any waterfall.  You can also see that I added flowers to both sides of the paper clip so that it’s pretty no matter which way it is turned.

Add photos, quotes or journaling to the pages of the waterfall folio.

The final page is a little tag/pocket combo.

Throwback Thursday Video Tutorial on YouTube

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little Throwback Thursday tutorial.  Let me know if you make this project!  I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by!






22 thoughts on “Stamperia Spring Botanic Gift Box Card Tutorial

  1. 1sassy1Sandra Smith

    This folio is absolutely beyond beautiful! I really don’t have words to say how amazing it is and I thoroughly enjoyed the video. I easily could have watched you finish it up but understand when dinner calls. If you’re ever in doubt about whether we enjoy watching you do all parts of a project, be assured that I definitely enjoy every minute and it seems like I pick up little ideas or tips I hadn’t thought of before. I know you can’t video everything but I do learn from watching your tutorials. I’m not a bug person at all but you managed to use paper I might have rejected and you used it beautifully. Please keep the projects coming and the more videos the better! I’m happy to hear Dale’s recovery is going well.

    Thank you!

  2. HirschEngelchen

    Dear Kathy,
    so sad to hear what happened to your husband. I’d like to send my best wishes for his recovery and please don’t be worried about your followers. I think, we all understand that currently your focus is on something far more important. Looking forward to your return und good news on your hubby’s health!
    All the best from Germany
    a.k.a. HirschEngelchen

  3. Claire Gagne

    This is such an amazing card Kathy. So saddened to hear about Dale. I’m sure that with God’s help & all our prayers he will be on the road to recovery. My prayers to the entire family. We will still be here with/for you Kathy.

  4. Helen Budz

    Kathy, this project is amazing–just shows us that a “throwback” can be truly creative. It’s quintessentially you…from the lovely embellishments to the gift box with so many added elements…Thanks for sharing this project and Dale’s state of health. He comes first…so know you’ve both got my prayers coming your way.

  5. Suzanne Laungayan

    You and your husband are in my prayers. God will heal him! Have faith as that is very important. God bless you both! Hang in there! God has given you immense talent in scrapbook making! You are utterly the BEST around! I am so glad I found you!

  6. Teresa George

    Prayers for you and your hubby, Kathy. Take care of your family, and we will still be here when you are ready to share your talents. This project is absolutely beautiful! You never fail to impress!

  7. Cheryl Wells

    Absolutely stunning work, Kathy!!! This has to be one of my favorite projects by you. I am extremely thankful for your husbands progress and I completely understand what you are going through, as my husband had open heart surgery 3 times (7 years apart for each), and the last problem was treated with stints. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and praying for a complete and speedy recovery – your husband is your top priority!!

  8. Susan Steele

    Dear Kathy …so sorry to hear about your hubby …that is such a scare …but so thankful he is better now. Praying for you both …you’ll be the best medicine for him.
    And yes I luv your Stamperia creation …I luv all your Stamperia creations …but I pretty much luv every single thing you create!!! Lol! And this one has that beautiful vintage vibe! Soon as the grandsons are down for their nap, I’ll catch that tutorial! And we totally understand if we don’t hear from you for a bit …just updates please and take care of you too …big hugs, Suzy Q

    1. Susan Steele

      Watched that tutorial …it is amazing how you put this and that piece together and come up with such another beautiful creation! Just luv your thought process! Thanks for sharing. You both will be in our prayers. Hugs again, Suzy Q

  9. Alison B

    Love everything you do ! I will be keeping you and Dale in my thoughts and prayers. Every day is a new beginning and hopefully the road to recovery will go well. Remember to take care of you too.

  10. MaryH

    Over the moon that Dale’s surgery was successful and he is recovering. You, Dale and your family are in our prayers. Always remember that without the care taker taking care of themselves too, the patient’s recovery will be affected adversely! This is one of the prettiest folios yet! I love the videos as you make it seem so easy to achieve this clever folio and all the “extras”; but we all know that a great deal of talent is needed too – of which you have an abundance in many areas of paper crafting. Gorgeous paper and hope to purchase soon – the paper chase is on….

  11. soozyb2013

    Sorry to hear about Dale!!! Soooo glad they got to him quickly and he will recover. Scary times on top of this pandemic stuff out there. Sending love and healing light. Big hugs from BC!!

  12. Lori Lee

    Kathy, I am so sorry to hear about your husband, but I’m so glad to hear that he’s doing well. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and I look forward to hearing/seeing updates on his positive progress.
    Thank you for the beautiful creation and all your creativity and splendor with which you put toward all of your amazing works of art. You are truly gifted and I love to gaze at, and hopefully somewhat emulate, your creativity! You are an inspiration!
    Take care and be well!

    Lori Lee

  13. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this is one of your prettiest creations ever! And what a gorgeous collection! Stamperia of course. That company is in a league of their own. You have done so many wonderful things with this creation! I love all of the images of the little bugs. The beetle reminds me of all the June bugs we are having visit us these days. Please know we are all thinking of you and praying for a great recovery for Dale. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  14. Terry Dunlap

    Hi Kathy ~ my thoughts and prayers are with you both as you muddle through all of your new way of life. Don’t forget to take care of yourself while you’re taking care of Dale. Terry

  15. Priscilla Hughs

    Yes, we all enjoy watching your creativity at work! And we all probably have loads of leftover paper collections! Thanks for sharing and be kind to yourself in the days ahead.

  16. jayn converse

    So thankful your husband is doing ok. I am sure everyone will understand not hearing from you so often. Life is more important. Good luck and health to you both!

  17. Ronda Burt

    My prayers are with you both. I look forward to your blog and make some of your booklets. This one is so cute
    Hang in there

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