Gift Box in a Card – Red Glimmer Joy

Gift Card in a Box - Red Glimmer Joy

This fun card is the third from my October Card Class.  My stampers asked if we could start on Christmas cards a month early.  I was happy to oblige them.  Here is my take on the “Gift Box in a Card” design.  I found Rachel Tessman’s design and knew I wanted to give it a go.  Large Letters Framelits, Gold Glimmer, Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper and Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set round out this bright and sparkly design out.  Lol!

BASE:  I had the idea to have the “Joy” floating above the top of the card.  To achieve this I started with a 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (long and narrow) card base.  [This is one of my favorites sizes.]  I had just gotten the fun 2″x2″ Clear Tiny Treat Boxes and new they would be great for this.  So I cut a 2″w x 1-1/4″h opening in the center. This allowed for the “O” to fit on the box front and sit perfectly so the “J” and “Y” would float above the card at 4-1/4″ high.  [I know!  I surprised myself thinking of that.  Lol!]

LETTER:  I knew I wanted the letters to be Real Red with Gold Glimmer so I got the work and cut them using the amazingly versatile Large Letters Framelits.  I offset the Gold Glimmer slightly to add just a touch of sparkle.  [smile]  Then I placed them with Dimensionals centered on either side of the opening.  [I did place the box so I could determine where to place the “J” and “Y”.  [Type-A flag flying.  Lol!]

BAND:  I had been designing with the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper and had scraps laying about and found this diagonal stripe, AND it fit perfectly!  That gave me my third color (Old Olive).  Woohoo!  I added more narrow strips of Gold Glimmer to tie with the “Joy” and then a final layer of Real Red to tie everything together.

SENTIMENT:  I found this pretty sentiment in the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and Gold Embossed it onto a narrow strip of Whisper White.  I applied it with Dimensionals and cut a “V” in the end to make it pop.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a enjoyed today’s Gift Box in a Card and have a great weekend!


  • STAMP:  Holly Berry Happiness
  • PAPER:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Gold Glimmer, Designer Series Paper–Merry Little Christmas
  • INK:  VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES:  Framelits–Large Letters, Squares Collection (vintage) | Emboss Powder–Gold | 2″x2″ Clear Tiny Treat Boxes


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


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