You’re Amazing, Flowering Zinnias: Part 2

Yesterday I shared some gift boxes I made for some amazing team members who achieved big milestones this month. If you missed that post, you can see it here. The simple gift boxes were covered with a page of the Flowering Zinnias Designer Series Paper and tied with a Silver & White 1/2″ Sheer Ribbon. So simple, but so fancy. Tucked inside each box was a coordinating 3″ x 3″ card. Here’s one of those cards:

Flowering Zinnias Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King, 3" x 3" cardEach box with a Melon Mambo frame and tag received a card with a Melon Mambo card base and “congratulations” band across it. Color coordination was important here, so I had to proceed with caution. Each 3″ x 3″ card was designed with a colorful base (3″ x 6″, scored at 3″), a 2-3/4″ square panel of Basic White and a 2-5/8″ square of the Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the vibrant Flowering Zinnias Designer Series Paper:

Flowering Zinnias Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 163469and here’s the page I used to decorate the front of the boxes and the coordinating cards inside:

a page from Flowering Zinnias Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!First, I cut the paper at 6″ along the white band in the middle to create two strips of flowers. I cut 3″ strips from the top (with the white on top and capturing the tops of the flowers) and created 3″ squares from those. I used these squares on the front of my boxes. I then cut 2-5/8″ strips from the bottom of the remaining strips to cut 2-5/8″ squares for the cards inside. Cutting the patterns this way, I was able to use SO MUCH of the gorgeous paper.

Here’s a quick graphic I made to show you how I cut the paper to make the most of it:

cutting Flowering Zinnias Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

The “congratulations” sentiment on the cards was stamped with the Lovely & Sweet stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s January – April 2024 Mini Catalog. Links to the stamp set are included in the product listing below.

As I mentioned above, each card paired with a gift box. I pulled four of the twelve colors from the Flowering Zinnias Designer Series Paper for the designs – Melon Mambo, Highland Heather, Pumpkin Pie and Lemon Lime Twist. What fun! Here’s a look at how the cards paired with the boxes I mailed out:

Flowering Zinnias Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King, gift decor

Stamps: Lovely & Sweet  Papers: Flowering Zinnias Designer Series Paper, Lemon Lime Twist, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Highland Heather, Basic White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories: 3″ x 3″ Envelopes, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Flowering Zinnias Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King, gift decor


Stampin’ Up!’s 2024-2026 In Colors

On Tuesday, I introduced you to the five new In Colors that will be joining our color collection with the May launch of Stampin’ Up!’s 2024 Annual Catalog. If you missed that post (or want to review it again), you can see my post here.

2024-2026 In Colors, Stampin Up!, Pretty in Pink, Petunia Pop, Summer Splash, Shy Shamrock, Peach Pie

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  1. You have inspired me with these adorable boxes and 3 x 3 cards!

  2. These boxes and cards are beautiful Brian!!

  3. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Morning, Brian,
    Such adorable little boxes and note cards!
    Have a good weekend.


  4. I love the coordinating card to go with the colorful box of goodies. Thanks for the diagram with the cutting dimensions…always helpful. Enjoy your day!

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