Hello everyone! I’m Mindy Eggen from Mindy Eggen Design and I’m excited to be back on the Spellbinders blog to share with you three different ways you can package your cards with clear bags/boxes.
Clear boxes are so fun and versatile because you can either let the cards be the decor or decorate them yourself.
With the assortment of products from Spellbinders, the possibilities are endless and can be used not just during the holiday season but for any occasion!
The first project I want to shed light on is using the card as the decor. I have a stenciled card using the Layered Merry Christmas Foliage Bundle. Not only does it include a sentiment on the front but a beautiful array of foliage to frame the design.
Since this bundle used poinsettias, I added multiple strings of twine wrapped around the box and secured it in place with the Stitched Poinsettia and Holly. A perfect finishing touch!
The next box I decorated creates more anticipation as the recipient cannot see what’s inside. For this, I used a piece of light green cardstock as a cover. Then added the All Occasion Bow to the front paired with a sentiment from the Season’s Greetings Evergreens Press Plate. I love that we can hot foil with the press plates!
For the last packaging idea, I added a piece of cardstock as the cover but this time used the Peppermint Stripes Embossing Folder. I wanted to keep the cover simple yet add a touch of interest and an embossing folder is great for this.
Since keeping the cover simple, this gave me the opportunity to decorate it with wax seals. I die-cut the Sealed Twine from Brushed Gold cardstock and added the Christmas Truck wax seal done in Crimson Set to offset my reds. I had also added the Sealed Christmas Sprigs before adhering down the wax seal.
While all of my inspiration is done for the holiday season, these are great for packing up Thank You cards to teachers so they can spread the joy of a handmade card with others. Or maybe someone loves to send birthday cards but does not have the time to create them would be another great time to package up those heartfelt messages.
I hope you enjoyed the inspiration I’ve shared today. It’s a wonderful feeling to decorate these boxes knowing I am giving them to someone that will really enjoy them and enjoy sending the cards inside.
Phone Booth Cardstock, Mahogany Cardstock.