Hi Everyone, Anet here today and welcome to my inspiration post. Today, I made a Card and Gift Box with the Elegance Collection from Couture Creations. I used the foil, die-cut and heat emboss techniques to create my card. I found the inspiration from Julie’s Blog. I did not follow all her steps, instead I made some changes and put my spin on it.

Step by Step Instructions:



Trim Caruso Cardstock to 3 7/8″ x 5 5/8″ and layered it onto the card front. To create a background, die-cut white cardstock with the Elegance Beautiful DL Border Die and layered it onto the card front. I think this is just a great idea to use the border die in another way. Following on from this, cut Smooth White Cardstock to 2 5/8″ x 4 3/4″ and adhered it onto the card front. Cut Caruso Cardstock to 2 3/8″ x 4 1/2″ and adhered it onto the white cardstock using 3D foam Dots. Stamp the Elegance Aster Stamp onto Smooth White Cardstock using the Embossing Ink Pad and Metallics Embossing Powder and heat emboss it. Stamp the Elegance Aster Stamp onto the embossed Aster using Card Deco Essentials Turquoise Pigment Ink. Colour the aster flowers using the Turquoise Pigment Ink with a Water Brush, die-cut it with the Elegance Aster Die and adhered it onto the card front using 3D foam dots. Foil with the Elegance Sending Love Hotfoil Stamp using Smooth White Cardstock, Gold Matt Finish Heat Activated Foil and the GoPress and Foil Machine. Following on from this I die-cut the foiled sentiment with the Elegance Sending Love Hotfoil Die and adhered it onto the card front using 3D Foam Dots.

Follow my video tutorial below to learn how to foil with the Elegance Sending Love Hotfoil Stamp.

 Video Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PMP4Uzp98E


 Die-cut white cardstock with the You Are Adorable Leaf Die and adhered it onto the card front.


Gift Box

Trim Smooth White Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 10″ and score it at 1 1/2″ and 3″ on all sides using the Scoring Board.  Fold the scored lines and cut the cardstock.  The photo down below shows you how to cut the cardstock.


Following on from this I first glued the small tabs onto the cardstock using Turbo Tacky Glue. Trim the other two flaps using the Tabletop General Scissor and glued the top tabs to the inside of the box to reinforce it. Cut Caruso Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 9 3/4″ and scored it at 1 1/2″, 3″, 5 5/8″ and 7 1/8″.  Fold the score lines and die-cut the 7 1/8″ side with the Elegance Beautiful DL Border Die. Glue the white box onto the cardstock and also the sides of the box.  I added a Hook and Loop Spot to close the two flaps of the gift box. Add the white cardstock border die-cuts onto the front of the lid using All Purpose Art Glue. Refer to my card instructions above on how to die-cut the Elegance Beautiful DL Border Die. Stamp and heat embossed aster flower, die-cut Caruso Cardstock with the You Are Adorable Leaf Die and adhered it onto the flap using 3D foam dots to finish.



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Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed how I created my Card and Gift Box. Happy Crafting! Anet



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