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Hello everyone and welcome to the October Control Freaks Blog Tour! Our theme for this month’s tour is Gratitude. A very fitting theme seeing as the time of year we are coming up on there are so many things that we all have to be grateful for. The holiday’s help us to stop and remember that. If you are following the tour then you have arrived here from LeeAnne Greff’s blog. When I think of grateful I think of thank you cards so I made a box of thank you cards that are great to have handy or they would make a fun gift for someone.

I saw a tutorial on Pinterest where someone had used the Envelope Punch Board to make a box to hold four cards with envelopes, well, I had to give that a try! The box for the cards is made from Crumb Cake Card Stock that is cut to 9″ x 9″ and then using the Envelope Punch Board it’s scored and punched at 3 1/2″ and 4 1/2″. You then flip it and do the same on the opposite side. For the two remaining sides you follow the score lines from the previous sides and when you are finished you have your box. Some Sticky Strip holds it together and a piece of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon is wrapped around it to hold it closed. I used the Snow Day Stamp Set to stamp my snow man in Whisper White Craft Ink on Soft Sky and cut him out with my Paper Snips. His buttons and face are Basic Black and his nose is Pumpkin Pie. A piece of Sahara Sand and a piece of Soft Sky are cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies. The Soft Sky piece has his arms stamped in Soft Suede on it and its all adhered to the Burlap with Sticky Strip. A little piece of Burlap is also used for his scarf. I did the same process for the four snowmen on the cards. The greeting along the bottom and snowflakes are stamped in Soft Sky on Sahara Sand. The main greeting is from the Lots of Thanks Stamp Set and is stamped in Soft Suede on Soft Sky and punched out with the Label Bracket Punch. Some Crumb Cake Envelopes complete the set. I’m going to use mine as a gift for someone this holiday season. Who couldn’t use a nice set of handmade thank you’s to send out?! I hope that you enjoyed my project for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour. Now on to your next stop, up next isΒ Jan Tinklenberg, enjoy! Thanks so much for stopping by here and have a great day! πŸ™‚

Control Freaks Blog Tour October 2013

Control Freaks Blog Tour October 2013

Control Freaks Blog Tour October 2013

Control Freaks Blog Tour October 2013



Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Soft Sky

Ink: Soft Suede, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Ink

Craft Ink: Whisper White

Stamp Sets: Snow Day and Lots of Thanks Clear Mount

Framelits: Deco Labels

Punch: Label Bracket

Embellishments: 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Envelope Punch Board, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


About jrk912

I am a tech junkie that loves to engineer some paper!

35 responses »

  1. I really like this color combo! I’ve been meaning to try this box using the Envelope Punch Board as well. Do the envelopes fit into it nicely (not just the cards)?

  2. Love your cards/design with this set I have seen!

  3. Great projects, Justin! Perfect thank you cards for holiday gifts, and the box is adorable!

  4. Fantastic set Justin. Would be a lovely gift. πŸ™‚

  5. Super cute set the Burlap ribbon touches

  6. I love this Justin – so cute! My envelope punch board arrived on Friday – I’m adding this to my projects for this week!

  7. This is the cutest. Love the colors and that snowman`s scarf is the latest in Snow Man Fashion Magazine, I bet ! Thanks for the measurements for the box …Gotta try this !! Always interested in projects to do on my EPB !!

  8. He fits so perfectly inside those framelits. This is a great project and a wonderful color combination, Justin! The burlap scarf sends this project right over the edge! Adorable!

  9. Hi Justin! Ok, he’s THE cutest snowman I’ve ever seen! We had frost overnight here in WI so it was appropriate to see your snowman first thing this morning! Great use of color too. I appreciate the measurements for the box also. Thank you!

    • Thanks Karen! Yes, he really is a cutie. It’s chilly here this morning but not frosty yet thankfully. I’m not much of a fan of winter. Enjoy your day!

  10. You can never go wrong using Crumb Cake for your card base. Personal opinion. Your card is over the moon, LOVE IT! Using the Envelope Punch Board to create the box is fantastic. Haven’t heard about this until now. My crafting time is on the back burner for now. You see my family farms and we are harvesting our crops. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  11. Love the darling thank you cards and the gift box. Thanks for the easy instructions. You made my day!

  12. Soo cute !!!

  13. Way to work that burlap in to a scarf, Justin!! LOVE these little snow people!! Such a clever little card set!! πŸ™‚

  14. Nice job! Now I’m gonna try it! LOL

  15. Just found your blog Justin – LOVE IT!! I know I already left a comment on SCS for this fantastic set, but thought I would go ahead and comment again……LOVE THIS SET! πŸ™‚

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