Quick stamped backgrounds to make a gift box with matching cards

Hello everyone. How are you? I've been absent a while as managed to get myself locked out of my blog - long story 😔 Anyways am back now and can start blogging again which I am chuffed to bits to be able to do.

Today I'm sharing a project following a Facebook Live where I made quick stamped backgrounds with the same stamps but alternated the colours. Using these backgrounds, I created a gift box housing 4 cards ...

Quick stamped backgrounds by Lou Sims


I wanted to create quick easy backgrounds using just the two stamps sets from The Timber Boutique but rather than create one large A4 background and cut in to smaller panels, I thought it would be fun to create four separate panels but alternate the colours.

The Timber boutique Stamp idea by Lou Sims

I began by stamping the beautiful script design on all four panels in picket fence distress ink but have only part stamped. Next, using the same stamp, I over stamped with different distress colours: broken china, candid apple, mustard seed & wilted violet.

The Timber Boutique stamp ideas by Lou Sims

I then added the flower designs - again using the same colours - and water coloured out the images. These panels were then stuck to A6 card blanks. As a finishing touch, I stamped the sentiments in Versafine Clair black ink and added a few sequins.

The Timber Boutique stamp ideas by Lou Sims

To "house" all my cards I create a match book style box with a pocket. I recreated background panels - as before - but this time to fit the front and back of the box. I did add an extra stamped detail using peeled paint distress ink. Finally I added ribbon and a sentiment ... oohhh and a few sequins too. Can you tell I do love a sequin or two dozen!

The Timber Boutique stamp ideas by Lou Sims

When you untie the ribbon bow & lift the panel, you can see the cards housed beautifully inside the pocket detail. I did decorate this too and also added a decorated panel to wrote a message on - if you wished.

The Timber Boutique stamp ideas by Lou Sims
The Timber Boutique stamp ideas by Lou Sims
The idea of the whole project was to create a gift to send someone as a "Just because" or for any occasion. If repeating this project again, I think I would also part stamp on to the envelopes to add an extra "wow" factor.

The Timber Boutique Stamp ideas by Lou Sims


The above were made for a recent Facebook Live which I have added to my YouTube channel. This does still have me explaining what I am doing but also chatting to the people who are watching.


This company is very new to the craft/stamping arena and only launched November 2020. They design their products exclusively for Dreamees . These are large A5 photo polymer clear stamp plates called Script & Flowers in Bloom.


Think that's everything for this post. If you have any questions about my project(s), pop a comment below or message me via the links in my "About Me" page at the top of my blog.

Until next time. Stay safe & well,

x x x


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KarinsArtScrap said…
these are beautiful cards and very cheerful Lou
Gr Karin
Anonymous said…
Beautiful cards Lou x