Saturday 8 January 2022

Simply Marbleous Sweet Strawberry 2" Lidded Gift Box with Coordinating Birthday Note Card. Ink Stamp Share Showcase blog Hop. January 2022

  Good Afternoon Everyone

This is our first Ink Stamp Share hop of 2022, and it's the Showcase hope - which means anything goes.

I needed to make a gift box and a card for a friend whose birthday is coming up. I have her some really cute earrings, so decided to make a gift box and matching card to give to her. 

The supplies here are minimal, the design is straight forward and easy so, you can whip these up in no time. the Box measures 2" cube so you can fit a variety of things inside. so they would be great for many occasions.

The DSP I have used is called Simply Marbleous and you can get this FREE with a qualifying spend during Sale a Bration.


Basic Gray Card Stock

1pc - 6x6" 

1pc - 8" x 4", scored at 4"

Basic White Card Stock

1pc - 3 7/8" x 3 7/8"


Simply Marbleous DSP

1pc - 4x4" 

1pc - 3 7/8" x 3 7/8"


Creating the Box

First take the 6x6" Basic Gray card stock and score at 2" on all four sides. Create tabs by cutting into the corner squares. Hold the card stock. Cut up the right hand score line, notch into both sides of this and the snip some of the length. Rotate card stock 90 degrees and repeat the cutting process, do this for all the four corners so you are left with your card looking like this.

Add tear and tape to all the flaps and adhere all the sides together to create the box base.

Now, take the 4x4" DSP and score at 1" on all four sides - edge the paper out from the left slightly, this will just help the lid for the base better . Cut the DSP to free the squares and notch in slightly. So it looks like this.

Add tear and tape to the tabs and fold in to create your lid.

On a scrap of basic white, stamp the strawberry outline in Real Red ink and the solid inside with Poppy Parade ink. also stamp the 'Hull' outline in Granny Apple Green and fill in with the same colour, but stamped of once first. Cut both these pieces out with the Strawberry builder punch and glue together. Attached this to the lid of the box using dimensionals.

Creating the Card

Fold the 8" x 4" basic gray card stock along the score line t create the card base, add the basic white piece to the inside and the DSP to the card front.

On as scrap of basic white stamp the sentiment in basic gray ink and trim, leaving a little extra on the right hand side. Layer this onto a scrap of basic gray card stock which is the same length and the white, but 1/4" taller to give you a border top and bottom. Add this to the card front, making sure the left edge is flush with the DSP layer below.

Finally, repeat the strawberry making process as above and add this to the end of the sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed today's projects - please do continue through the hop and see what everyone else has been creating. Carol from The Stamping Ground is up next - click the button below to hop on over.....

Roll Call

Jo Blackman

Sue McDonald

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Donna Coffman

Kim Price

Susan Simpson

Mo Rootes

Donna Lester

Karen Egan

Deb Naylor

Libby Fens

Gez Carpenter

Nicole Mahler

Tricia Butts

Jill Chapman

Annette Elias

Kirsty Pattrick

Victoria Littlewood

The Stamping Ground

Here's a list of supplies I used in today's project, click on the images to head over to my online store. Product List

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  1. You have certainly showed off this paper!!! Lovely projects

  2. This looks so fabulous Vickie xx really striking

  3. That is Marbleous! see what I did there lol!

  4. That strawberry really pops out against the greys, a wonderful gift and card to receive Thanks for sharing

  5. love this quick box... of to try it thanks for sharing

  6. Adorable card and box Vickie, love the pop of the strawberry against the marbled dsp x

  7. Oh wow, I love the clean combination of this paper with that one single strawberry!

  8. Oh wow, these are stunning, love how the strawberry pops out from the dark background, thanks for sharing x

  9. WOW - the strawberry really pops with the DSP. Was not too keen on the DSP until now but I will be adding to my next oder!


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