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. One of my most prized possessions is my very own craft room! Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been living in Georgia for over thirty years after a four year stint in Chicago. Crafting, reading and playing Mah Jongg are my favorite activities right after spending time with my four grandchildren. One grandson & his wife have recently made me a great-grandmother; The other grandson joined the Navy in December, 2011 at the ripe old age of 23! He is now a chef out on the seas!
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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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