Pretty Cards & Paper Blog Hop – Ornate Garden

A diagonally opening gift box & card featuring the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper


Hello from New Zealand – It’s your friendly Kiwi here!

Welcome to this month’s Pretty Cards & Paper International Blog Hop.

Our Design Team is made up of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from throughout the world – one from each of the countries/markets that Stampin’ Up! has a presence in and I’m really honoured to be part of the Design Team! Love how Stampin’ Up! has brought us together!

Each month we will be featuring a different card or designer series paper (DSP)  in our projects.

We’re featuring an early-release Specialty Designer Series Paper this month – the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP.

Ornate Garden Specialty  DSP                        152488

Ornate Garden

Here’s all the important info:

Ornate Garden 12″ x 12″ (30.5cm x 30.5cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper 152488  

The Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper features lovely flowers plus all-occasion designs for a modern take on classic Victorian florals. Some sheets include gold foil designs. Excellent cardmaking and scrapbooking paper. Ask your demonstrator about coordinating products.

  •  12 sheets of patterned paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
  •  12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
  •  Acid free
  •  Lignin free

Product colours: Bumblebee, Early Espresso, gold, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile, Whisper White

Ornate Garden Card & Diagonally Opening Gift Box 

There are many colourful patterns in the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, but I’ve used one of the two plainer  patterns of gold embossed floral patterns on white to make a gift box and coordinating card.

Ornate Garden


Project Details

(Note: see the Product List below for images & links to more information about the items)


Ornate Garden

  • Stamp sets: Ornate Style (Bundle), Ornate Thanks
  • Paper/card:
    • Thick Whisper White
      • Card Base – 21cm x 14.8cm, scored at 10.5cm
      • Die-Cutting & Stamping – 14.8cm x 15cm
    • DSP
      • outside – 5cm x 14.8cm
      • inside – 2cm x 14.8cm
    • Gold Foil Sheets
      • outside – 7cm x 14.8cm
      • Die Cut – 5cm x 13cm
  • Ink:
    • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Accessories:
    • Whisper White 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon  ~18cm
    • Glided Gems
    • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Tools:
    • Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Die Cutting machine

Diagonally Opening Gift Box

My awesome upline Kristine McNickle recently shared a diagonal lidded gift box in our monthly team meeting/training. She had taken inspiration from a design by Julie Dimatteo. – altering the dimensions.

I’ve made some more adjustments to the measurements and style that we did with Kristine to make the lid of the box a single split, or hinged, lid rather than two separate triangle shapes.

Ornate Garden

  • Stamp sets: Ornate Style (Bundle)
  • Paper/card:
    • Thick Whisper White
      • Die-Cutting & Stamping – 10.5cm x 8cm
    • DSP
      • ‘Hinged’ box lid – 7 1/2 ” x 9″
      • scored on short side at 3″ & 4 1/2″, Scored on long side at 1 1/2″ , 4 1/2″ & 7 1/2″
    • Terracotta tile – 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4′
      • scored on each side at 1 7/8″
    • Gold Foil Sheet
      • Die Cut – 5cm x 13cm
  • Ink:
    • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Accessories:
    • Whisper White 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon ~50cm & ~18cm
    • Glided Gems
    • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Tools:
    • Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool

 Additional Project Photos

The daisies were fussy cut out and have those gorgeous Gilded Gems added to their centres. Of course, the DSP is carried through to the inside of the card!

Ornate Garden

The layers of white and gold were made using the Ornate Layers Dies. For the card I used the diecuts at the actual size of the dies but for the gift box I adjusted the size – making each a little smaller to fit.

Ornate Layers Dies

Ornate Layers Dies

For the box, I wrapped the layers over one edge of the box.

Te box is held closed by the ribbon around the side, and then opens diagonally to reveal the box base inside.

Ornate Garden

The box lid is all made from one piece of DSP.

Here are the measurements for the Box (base and lid) with cutting and scorelines marked.

Diagonal Opening Gift Box

I’d love to see your version if you create a box like this – tag it #diagonallyopeningbox

Now hop and through and see what everyone else has been busy creating.


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Until next time

Jackie Noble | creativeJax


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Product List

Gilded Gems


Heat Tool



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1 comment

    • Pip on April 17, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    FABULOUS project Jax as always – I love that box and altering dies is always fun! Loving this inspiration – thank you!!!

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