As soon as I got the Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamp and die sets, I started planning out the card I wanted to make. I didn't even have anyone in mind to send it to....hahaha! I thought that the Whimsy slimline die, embossing folder, and paper pack would work well for this card. However, the paper was only 6x6 so I decided to cut little squares to place behind the opening. I had some long-forgotten acrylic dots which reminded me of the tapioca balls that are in boba tea. By making three individual shaker boxes I was able to make the card more interactive. However, the acrylic dots were rather thick so I had to layer three strips of foam tape to form the shaker box before the dots would move around. The thickness of the card made the sideview unattractive so I covered up the layers of foam tape with a skinny strip of pink cardstock. I chose the woven pattern embossing folder because it looks somewhat like an Asian placemat. A corner rounder was used at the last minute and it really pulled the whole card together. I wanted to use the birthday saying in the stamp set but it didn't fit within the die cut 'boba' ball but now this card can be used for any occasion....just like I planned LOL!
Here is a close up of how I fixed the problem of the too thick shaker box. I think it was a good save.
This photo shows you how realistic the acrylic dots look as boba tea tapioca balls.
It's difficult to find envelopes for the slimline cards other than business ones. For that reason, I decided to purchase the Whimsy slimline envelope die set. It works very well and is easy to use. There are three main parts and I just now figured out what the third big die is for.....making an envelope liner...DUH! Oh well, I'll use it next time. This set even has a bunch of address label dies and one for the stamp. I think a fancy card deserves a fancy envelope so I make one when I have the extra time. Here's to Happy Mail!