Wednesday 13 December 2023

Sending Cheer Chrismas Card and Gift Box. Touches of Ink Blog Hop December 2023.

 Good Evening Everyone!

Today I'm taking part in the last Touches of Ink Blog Hop of 2023! I can't actually believe I'm actually saying that! Each month we hop along and share projects made focusing our creating around a bundle or a suite - so there's no set theme.

I'm using the Sending Cheer Bundle to create a coordinating set to gift - a 4x4" card and a cute little gift box. It's a very simple lidded gift box, that measures - 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1" and I've decorated it with the lovely one of the presents, adding some more of the presents to the card front.

What do you think?



Basic Black Card Stock

Base -1pc - 5 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Lid -1pc - 4 1/2" x 3"

Gray Granite Card Stock

2pc - 2 3/8" x 4 3/8"

2pc - 7/8" x 4 3/8"

Basic White Card Stock




Basic Black Card Stock

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

Gray Granite Card Stock

1pc - 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"

Basic White Card Stock

1pc - 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"




Take the Base card stock and score as follows:-

Long Side - 1/2", 3", 4" & 6 1/2"

Short Side - 4 1/2"

Fold and burnish all the score lines well, the holding the card horizontal, with the single score line towards the bottom. cut up all the score lines and notch into the squares to create tabs. Remove the thin rectangle and notch in the long thin rectangle. Like this -

Take the four Pieces of Gray Granite and with Gray Granite ink stamp the three sentiments randomly to create a tone on tone background. Add all the stamped panels to the card...

Add some adhesive onto the thin tab, fold round and adhere to the opposite side, fold in the bottom and glue down to create the base.

Take the remaining piece of Basic Black and score on all 4 sides at 1", cut into all the squares to create tabs. 

Fold and adhere these to create the lid. Place this on top of the open box.

Bring in your Cut & Emboss Machine and cut out the ribbon and bow shape four times - twice in Parakeet Party and Twice in Old Olive.

Stamp four of the present images onto a scrap of Basic White  I used Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet and Tahitian tide. Also Stamp the 'For You' Sentiment in Starry Sky twice and trim down.

Add the ribbon die cuts to each present.

Place one of the presents and one sentiment onto the front of your box. Make sure the lid is on and add is centrally between the bottom of the box and the bottom edge of the lid - otherwise it make look a bit off.


Take the Basic Black Card stock and fold along the score line to create your card base, adding the Basic White piece to the inside.

Ink up the three sentiments in Gray Granite and stamp all over the Gray Granite card stock, as you did above. I chose to do these in straight lines, rather than random to make then look slightly different.

Add this to the card front.

Take the remaining sentiment and three presents and arrange on the card front.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today - I really enjoyed making it! Please take a few minutes to continue through the hop - there will be lots of amazing inspiration. Do start with Sabine's blog

  1. Simone Kleine - derdiedasKleine bastelt

  2. Iris Philipps - iriStempelt

  3. Patricia Lemke - Pattis-Stempel-Tempel 

  4. Victoria Littlewood - VickieLouDesigns

  5. Sabine Leclerc - Kreativwerkstatt Julamé

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


If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 




  1. Your Set is s lovely, i like it very much!🥰 Greetings from Germany, i wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year, we will see us in 2024, Sabine

  2. Wow! What a great card with box!
    Thanks for joining us!
    Greetings from Germany, Simone

  3. a very nice gift set, thanks for being with us.


The Project Share Project - 13th June 2024

  Good Morning Everyone, Happy Thursday and welcome to The Project Share Project.  Every Thursday we will all share an individual blog post ...