It’s our 7th Birthday at The Paper Shelter store so we are having a ‘Birthday Blog hop’ to celebrate. We would love for you all to join us at the Paper Shelter blog and play along with our Birthday/Celebrations theme. if you joined me from Natalie’s blog then you are right on track if not you will definitely want to pop back to the start as there are great prizes to win along the way


I’ve chosen one of my favourites ‘Josephine’ and created this pretty gift box card:

paper shelter

I’ve used the pre coloured image and the background to create this gift box card. I’ve just made a box at the front for my image to sit on by cutting a card layer 2cm wider the image on all 4 sides. Then score at 1cm and 2 cm in from each edge to create the box. Cut out the corner sections and create tabs for easy folding

For a closer look:

paper shelter closeup

Each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as a chance at the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. 

From the side:

paper shelter angle

Your next stop along the way is the lovely Patty Sue with another gorgeous creation to inspire you. Have fun hopping and don’t forget to leave a comment at each stop to be in the draw for a wonderful digi from The Paper Shelter store. Good luck and we hope you’re enjoying things so far.

Stamps: The Paper Shelter Josephine
Cardstock: SU Soft Sky
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU  Sahara Sand
Accessories: Score pal, Ribbon, Flowers, Pearls, SU Designer Label Punch, Martha Stewart Border Punches

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

City Crafters Where Did You Get That Hat?
TTCRD Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes
WWODTC Anything Goes
CODTC Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Anything Goes
PIP Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Anything Goes
L’l Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes
Glitter and Sparkle Anything Goes

Happy Crafting Julie