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.
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!
- Stamperia Spring Botanic 12×12 Paper Pad (look on Etsy…you might find it!)
- 110# cream cardstock
- 85# blush cardstock
- 5/8″ Coral Rose mini check ribbon
- Burlap String
- Little Birdie Celebrate Life Rosalind Roses
- Pearl Pink Bouquet
- Buttons and charms from my stash