Just A Note…

The Floral Boutique Suite on pages 76 and 77 of the new catalog took my breath.  How gorgeous is that?  And that Designer Series Paper…seriously?  There will be many, but here’s my first post with this set…


Here’s a closer shot of the envelope and notecard…


So I made a set of six and then placed them in a coordinating box…


I’m thinking this would be a great gift for so many occasions…birthday, Christmas, showers.  And I know the DSP leads us to use the color Night of Navy or Dapper Denim, but can you see this in Flirty Famingo or Peekaboo Peach?  Oh my goodness…I’ve got to get busy.

The note card is pretty straightforward, but I’ll give you dimensions on the box too.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Whisper White and Dapper Denim Cardstock, plus Floral Boutique DSP
  • Ink:  Dapper Denim
  • Stamps:  Floral Phrases and Flourishing Phrases
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Solid Night of Navy Baker’s Twine


  • The notecard is Dapper Denim 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ with a Thick Whisper White layer 5-1/4″ x 4″ stamped with Dapper Denim ink at top and bottom and attached with multipurpose glue.  Make six.
  • The envelope is stamped on the left side in Dapper Denim.  Make six.
  • The box is made from Thick Whisper White Cardstock and cut 6-1/2″ x 10″.  On 6-1/2″ side score at 1″ and 5-1/2″.  On the 10″ side score at 6″ and 7″.  Cut tabs to first score line.  Burnish all score lines.  Use tear tape to assemble.  The inside of your box should measure 4-1/2″ x 6″ with a 3″ cover flap.
  • Cut (2) 7/8″ x 5-7/8″ DSP strips for sides.  Cut (2) 7/8″ x 4-3/8″ DSP strips for top and bottom edges.  Attach with multipurpose glue.  Cut a piece of DSP 4-3/8″ x 2-7/8″ for the front.  Stamp Floral in Dapper Denim on scrap Whisper White and “fussy cut”.  Glue to front flap with dimensionals.
  • Add several rounds of Baker’s Twine and tie in front.
  • Your box is done.  Place in a cello bag with some “grass” in the bottom and tie the top with ribbon.  Add a “for you” tag and decide who the lucky recipient will be!

So are you enjoying your weekend?  We have hit 100 degrees here today.  I do not enjoy this weather.  This week has been getting up at 6 a.m. to get my walk in before the sun is up.  Ugh!  I have to bring Zoe home a third of the way because she has little short legs and it must be extra hot next to the pavement for her.

We REALLY need rain here too.  Too much in one place and not nearly enough in another…so it goes!  End of whining…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Be a free spirit…

Get inky…Be HaPpY!



  1. Beautiful notecard set! Thank you for sharing the deets…will have to make a few of these sets as soon as I get my order!

  2. Well, I am a lady who keeps my word! I am here looking at your beautiful card collection and stopping by to say hello! You know? I think because of the DSP, I had not thought about this using stamp set in any other color. But you are right. It would look good in other colors.

    I understand about your heatwave! Even though I live in AZ, where I am is supposed to be the cool mountains where everyone else in the lower elevations comes to escape the heat on the weekends during the summer. Well, on last Sunday and Monday it was 110· here. I have lived here for 47 out of my 51 years, and I don’t know if I remember that happening before. Yikes! It isn’t supposed to be hot until the 4th of July. I hope things cool off for you, as they have for us (mid 90s doesn’t seem too bad at all now). However, like you, our state needs rain so badly right now. We have already had several large wildfires. Praying we both have good summer rains and soon!

    I’ll stop by again soon!

    • Hey Marianne…what is it with all this heat? I spent some time in Arizona one summer when my son was attending baseball camp. We rented a car and drove to Flagstaff to get out of the heat. Everybody kept saying its a dry heat…well dry heat is hot too! Flagstaff was beautiful though. Thanks for stopping by today and for commenting!…B!

  3. Very pretty and thanks for the “digits”, etc.
    I can’t quite make out, what is the tall skinny item in the back on the left side of the top photo?