Feb 25 2008

Seashell Gift Set

Well, this isn’t complete, but it will be a Gift Set when done! I only have 1 card to show you, and there will eventually be 6, all with the same layout, just very slight variations. AndI madea small desk top box to store/display them in. This box is wider than the last box I did in a similar design. At 1.5″ wide this box will easily hold 6 cards and envelopes.


I’ve had this gift set idea in my head for a few weeks, and when I spotted Beate’s Weekend Sketch Challenge this week, I instantly KNEW it was the layout that would work for thisproject. So, my card is for Beate’s WSC36. This is also the project I will use for a Cuttlebug class I will teach later this week. Girls sure love their Bugs!!!!


I used the new folder called Shell Collage for the Cuttlebug and another small folder in a set of 4 called Collage. I think this one is a sand dollar — how perfect. The stamp set is a new SU set called Seaside. That interesting open weave fiber is something I’ve had for many years. When our local Hallmark store went out of business, this was on clearance, so I picked up what they had. I don’t use it often, but I think it’s just great for the seaside theme!!!


And here’s a closer view of the box — no top, just holds the cards on a desk or table for convenience and display. The starfish is stamped on Vanilla, colored, cut out, mounted to Chocolate Chip and cut out again with anarrow frame. It is adhered to the box with mounting tape.

To make this box start with a sheet of cardstock cut 7 x 7.5. With the 7″ side pushed up against the rail of your Scor-It, score 2 3/4″ from each edge. Turn the paper so the 7.5″ side is pushed up against the rail and score 1.5″ from each edge. Cut on the lines as shown in the photo of my template below. Again, I like to slightly angle cut those center pieces so they tuck up inside nicely when the box is folded.


Hope showing the template helps — it’s a quick and simple little box! Fun!!! I am totally addicted to simple, little boxes!!!

  • Stamps: Seaside and Season by Season (might be retired?)
  • Paper: River Rock, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
  • Accessories: Aquapainter, Mesh Ribbon, Hemp, Eyelet, Cropadile, 1.5″ Round Punch, Cuttlebug and Shell Collage and Collage Embossing Folders, Mounting Tape, Pop Dot.

Guess that’s it on this one! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!! My next upload should be a sample from the Occasions Mini, if all goes as planned — LOL — and we know that never happens!!! But that’s my goal!!! As always, thanks so much for stopping in!!!

37 responses so far

37 Responses to “Seashell Gift Set”

  1. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Sharon, this is absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

  2. Michelle says:

    That is gorgeous! Now I need those Cuttlebug folders! Thanks for sharing, Sharon!

  3. Deb Neerman says:


    And coincidentally, I use that exact same folder tonite on the exact same color paper! So, I must be doing something right if I’m three or four steps behind you, Sharon.

    I love the “fish net” you created with the mesh ribbon!

    Thanks for the tutorial!

    ~Hugs, Deb

  4. twinks says:

    Wow! Beautiful as always. I passed on the set and folder since I had no idea how I’d use them. This ensemble is just terrific.

  5. Sue B says:

    You AWESOME woman, you!!!!:0) I’m serious. This is gorgeous. I wasn’t interested in that Cuttlebug folder until now. Love the box, too.

  6. Jerri Jimenez says:

    This is so gorgeous Sharon, absolutely beautiful! I love how you took the mesh and hemp and incorporated it into this card!

  7. Jacki j says:

    Thanks for the template. I bought a box a year ago with the intention of making my own pattern and never got around to it. Your card and box are fabulous.

  8. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, this is absolutely beautiful. I love everything about it. The colors are perfect and I love the mess for texture.

    I am totally new to this embossing and I was wondering how you did just the top, sides and bottom without doing the middle?


  9. flossie says:

    Wow, this is beautiful, love that box and card, that new embossing folder is fantastic.

  10. Joyce across the pond says:

    I do love what you have done with the shell collage folder…I didn’t get it as I don’t normally go for shell things….not even necklaces etc but you have done a wonderful job on this….the colours are 100% perfect!

  11. Dawn E. says:

    Gorgeous gift set! I loved your other box so much I had made 3 or 4 of them and gave them as gifts, just because! Thanks for sharing this one now too! I’ll be perfect to give to my daughters teacher with some thank you cards in it.

    Thanks for sharing your creativity! You are such and inspiration!

  12. beate says:

    Oh my goodness! Your box and your card are stunning!!!!
    Hugs and smiles

  13. Dottie K says:

    This is so beautiful. Lucky ladies to be able to take a class from you. I get so much inspiration from your work. Thanks so much. 🙂

  14. Mary-Jane says:

    Your card and box are wonderful. Yes showing the template is very helpful for those of us who are visual learners. Thank you for sharing.

  15. joann(sarahzoe) says:

    Beautiful gift set. Shells are like birds to me…but this set is GORGEOUS!!!

  16. Tam says:

    I love this look. I looked at that folder and had no thought as to how to use it and you just opened up a whole new can of worms for me. Thank you. And what a lovley gift.

  17. Janine says:

    Fabulous gift set… Just love it !!

  18. Jen says:

    I didn’t like this embossing folder when I first saw it but after seeing this card and box I am going to have to rethink that. This is GORGEOUS!!!!

  19. This is so gorgeous! I love this color combo. It is so serene, you can almost hear the ocean!!! 🙂

  20. kathleenh says:

    Gorgeous gift ensemble! I have to say I was puzzled by this particular cuttlebug folder but you rocked it and I love it!

  21. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    These are just gorgeous– even more so IRL!! So fresh and beachy–you can almost hear the waves!!!

  22. Kathie says:

    And I think I am hearing the waves!!! This is so summery and fun, what a great set. You are right that open weave ribbon goes wonderfully with this and I love how the Summer stamped on the card is in the plain area of the cuttlebug design! Thanks again for all your helpful instructions and pictures.

  23. Wow!! It’s all absolutely stunning!

  24. Silke Ledlow says:

    Sharon – this is FANTASTIC!!!

  25. Marilyn (mlj-mlj) says:

    Gorgeous set! Thanks for the box measurements and instructions!

  26. Sometimes you just knock my socks off. Wish I could come to your CB class.

  27. laulief says:

    This is just beautiful, I don’t think I would have thought to get this CB set, but now they are a must have. Thank you so much for all your beautiful ideas!

  28. amy says:

    You always blow me away with your level of creativity! Absolutely Gorgeous!

  29. Amy B says:

    What a beautiful set! I love the soft relaxing look of it. TFS! You are so talented…

  30. Sharon in NE says:

    I REALLY wanted to breeze through all my blogs today because I was too busy to take much time with any of them. Wouldn’t you know, I had to STOP and stare, study and ooh and aah yours. Oh my…I couldn’t rush through this beautiful project. Definitely a show stopper.

  31. Rose Ann says:

    Your set is gorgeous! I love the colors, sets, embossing….everything! Thanks for all the details! You ROCK!!

  32. Alli Miles says:

    I just LOVE your creations. Thanks for sharing.

  33. So cute! Thanks for sharing! Love this and what a great tutorial. 🙂

  34. Susan says:

    Wow – what a great idea for a card box. And … I haven’t seen those cuttlebug folders yet. I’m putting them on my ever-growing list of “needs”.
    Thanks for sharing.

  35. Sharon, you make the most wonderful gift sets. I love the fresh look of this. The netting you created is brilliant! Thanks for a great tutorial on the box, too!

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