Belly Band for a Card Box

AquaBellyBand copy

I love very dimensional cards and have found a way to mail them that suits me… finally!

And the same idea works well for a card that may accompany of gift (I humbly consider my card a gift in itself and want it to look appropriate to that idea.)  The clear acrylic boxes I use tend to take away the element of surprise.  Up to now, I have wrapped the boxed card in tissue and tied it with ribbon.

Today, that presented a challenge.  I made a card for my husband’s boss to give to his lady for her birthday.  I couldn’t wrap it myself because he had to be able to write a message in the card and sign it…  personally.  There was no way he was going to wrap it in tissue and put a ribbon on it; he’s not a guy who would handle that process very well, if at all.

The belly band idea has served me well as an added decoration to a handmade envelope in the past.  Not wanting to glue a beautiful, handmade envelope closed and the recipient having to tear it open, I have added a band a little over an inch wide to go around the envelope.  It is loose enough to slide off fairly easily and decorated matching the card.

So, a belly band it would have to be… one that would cover most of the acrylic box and that the boss-man could manage.

I’m afraid the idea of simple decoration got away from me but, in my defense, it is a much larger area to fill!  I couldn’t capture it with my camera but the stems for the two bow-tied flowers are gold foil; very shiny and bright.

Thank you for visiting!  It has been awhile, I’m afraid.  Please leave a comment; it warms my heart.  Blessings & Hugs to one and all..!

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About Charlotte Zweigoron

Married, retired, never been so busy..! One of my most prized possessions is my very own craft room! And, actually, all the rest of our home is built around that craft room. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been living in Georgia for over thirty-five years after a four year stint in Chicago. Crafting, reading and playing Mah Jongg with our circle of friends are my favorite activities right after spending time with my four grandchildren and four great-grandsons. Two of my three grown daughters and one of my two grandgirls live right across the yard from my husband and I. The youngest daughter, her husband, and our grandpups live in our same town. I have been teaching a paper crafting class for over three years and the ladies in the group have become a second family. We are well and truly blessed with people and critters to love..!
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3 Responses to Belly Band for a Card Box

  1. Karen L says:

    This is such a pretty card, and you’ve combined Ribbons & Flowers SO beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us, and please stop by again soon.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  2. danabraun1@yahoo.com says:

    You are a whiz

    Sent from my iPhone

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