**Edited to add envelope box and spiral blossom notes at the end. Thanks!**
Don't say it! I don't usually make a card that is so thick that you have to make a coordinating box for it. But I must have been channeling Becca today. . . :-} Seriously, I did take Becca's advice and try die cutting flower shapes from coffee filters rather than cardstock, and they worked a LOT better. (Thanks, Becca!) For the basic card shape I used a Spellbinders Grand Labels 23 die template, making a card base that is roughly 6-1/4" x 5".
I started with some flowers and leaves cut from coffee filters with Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One and Foliage die templates. I sprayed the shapes with Cherry Blossom and Olive Vine Glimmer Mists, along with just a touch of Suede Glimmer mist to make them more vintage-looking.
Next I pulled out some Prima papers from my stash--these may be a couple of years old, but they are still pretty! (Most of them are from the Flights of Fancy collection.) The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Love and Marriage stamp set, die cut with Spellbinders Nested Pennants. I used pink silk ribbon and a big bow--another thing I haven't used for a while. Pearl flourish is from Zva Creative, and heart pins are from Maya Road.
For the inside sentiment I used Papertrey Ink's Beautiful Butterflies set.
And finally, here is my card in its envelope-box. I'm hand-delivering it, so I don't have to worry about postage. Still, I didn't want those flowers to be squashed. That's it for today! I still need two graduation cards--maybe tomorrow. . .
Edited to Add: I have had several questions about the envelope box today. I purchased this little gadget to make box-envelopes without having to think through the math: EnveloBox Creator . However, if you have a Scor-Pal, you can do pretty much the same thing with it, but you'd have to figure out the measurements. Here is one video by Odonata Creations that I found on YouTube on that.
On making coffee filter roses, Becca Feeken's the expert on that, however, I didn't see a tutorial on her Amazing Paper Grace blog for those. I did find a tutorial on YouTube by Kimberly Crawford, as well as one by Kim Hupke, both using the Spiral blossoms dies on FELT rather than coffee filters. With the coffee filters, you can scrunch and spray with water or glimmer mist as you work to help shape them like flowers. I think that's what Becca does! Hope that helps--Debbie