Today I wanted to show you a simple 2,4,6,8 Christmas box that I made.
It's called a 2, 4, 6, 8 box because that's basically the pattern used to make the box. Start with an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of card stock (1/2 a sheet). With the 8 1/2" side going across the top, score at 2", 4", 6", and 8". Rotate it so the 5 1/2" side is going across the top and score it at 2". Fold on all of the score lines.
Cut off the little 2” x 1/2” piece of card stock (NOT the 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece). Cut on the 2”, 4”, 6” and 8” score lines and stop at the 2” score mark that is going across all of them. Add sticky strip on the 1/2” x 3 1/2” piece and adhere it together into the shape of a box. Fold in the bottom flaps and adhere them in place.
Instead of leaving the box open on top, I filled the box with mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, pinched in the sides, punched out two 1/4" circles, threaded some Whisper White Organza ribbon through the holes and tied it to keep the box closed.
Looking close at the picture you can see that I stamped the snowflakes from the Cheerful Tags Stamp set in Soft Sky ink on the Soft Sky card stock. I also added a 3/4" wide strip of Nordic Noel DSP around the box.
I made this fun Holiday Cheer tag to go on the front. All of the images are also from the Cheerful Tags stamp set. I cut it out using the coordinating Note Tag punch. I punched an 1/8" circle in the top of the tag, threaded some Silver Cording through the hole, added a Silver Snowflake, and tied it through the Whisper White Organza ribbon. Very simple and pretty.
This box is an oldie, but a goodie. I love using this simple pattern. Give it a try. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Cheerful Tags Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Nordic Noel DSP Ink: Soft Sky, Real Red, Old Olive Accessories: All is Calm Snowflakes, Silver Cord, Whisper White Organza Ribbon Punches: Circle (1/8", 1/4"), Note Tag
One of my most recent discoveries is that people are decorating these cute mini espresso cups. Of course I had to buy some (http://www.webstaurantstore.com) as soon as I saw how darling they are.
See what I mean? They are super cute. They are only 4 oz. cups so they are tiny! I emailed Sharon Cheng and she sent me a file with the pattern for decorating the cup. I traced her pattern onto the Color Me Autumn DSP and then cut it out and attached it to the cup. It fit perfectly. I added a Cajun Craze belly band and finished it with some 1/8" Crushed Curry Taffeta Ribbon.
I used the 1 3/8" Scalloped Circle punch for the lid (that should give you some perspective on how tiny these are) and added a couple of smaller circles. I finished the lid with a "hello fall" banner from the For All Things stamp set.
This project was so quick and easy to do that I made these for my most recent swap at my downline meeting. Of course I filled them with some Hershey's mini chocolate bars. I love finding clever ways to package chocolate. Give them a try. They'll be a huge hit with your friends and loved ones. Thanks for stopping by!
I'm so excited about today's post! Have you ever heard of a stair step card? I recently learned how to make one so I thought I'd share it with you.
This was my second swap card that I made for the Control Freak swap at convention. It was a little more involved than your typical card simply because I added so many small punched out pieces.
I made 16 of these cards. I know, I'm crazy! I had people on my Facebook page guess how many small pieces were involved in making this card. I think the final answer was 752.
As you can see, it's decorated on both sides and on top of each of the steps. I wanted to post this project sooner, but I knew I'd be bombarded with people asking for the pattern. So I made a video tutorial as well as a downloadable pattern!
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I hope you enjoy making these boxes. If you make one, please leave a comment below with a link to your project so that I can check it out. As always, thanks for stopping by!
Guess what I have ready for you? A video tutorial! I finally have my video camera all figured out, I've brushed up my video editing skills, and I'm ready to go. I'm almost done editing my second video as well.
I thought I'd start on a fairly easy project for this tutorial so I started with the Curvy Keepsake Die.
I decided to make the tutorial after I made this box as a door prize for one of my recently downline meetings. It's filled with chocolate, of course!
At the same meeting, Kelly had us make this box as one of the projects. What can I say? Great minds think alike.
In the video I've included a few tips and tricks to assembling the box. I hope you enjoy!
If you get an error saying "video no longer available," try refreshing your screen (F5).
If you have any suggestions for other video tutorials you'd like to see from me, please leave a comment below. Thanks for stopping by!
Snowflake Box Stamps: Letterpress Winter Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon Ink: Lost Lagoon Accessories: 1/8" Silver Ribbon, Sticky Strip Big Shot: Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits
Chevron Box Stamps: Work of Art Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake Ink: Whisper White Craft Accessories: Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread Big Shot: Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits
Check out these cute little boxes I made using the Envelope Punch Board.
I was looking through stamping videos on YouTube, and as soon as I saw this project I had to make one. I loved how it turned out so we made these for one of the projects at my monthly downline meeting.
These little boxes measure 2 1/2" x 3" and are 3/4" deep. This box was made using the Strawberry Slush card stock for the base. I stamped all of the images in Rose Red ink on the card stock base *before* I started punching and scoring with the Envelope Punch Board. Otherwise, the stamped image wouldn't show up properly if I stamped it across one of the score lines.
This box was made using Calypso Coral for the base. The sentiment is attached only to the ribbon using dimensionals. That way the ribbon and sentiment can slide off the box together (like a belly band) so you can open the box.
They're very simple to make and they turn out adorable. Give it a try! As always, thanks for stopping by!
Strawberry Slush Box Stamps: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Lots of Thanks Paper: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Blackberry Bliss Ink: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red Accessories: Chocolate Chip Chevron Ribbon, Strawberry Slush Twine, Dimensionals, Envelope Punch Board Punches: Decorative Label, Large Oval
I usually like to stamp when my kids are in school and the house is quite. On occasion, the day gets away from me and I'm still working on a project (or just starting a project) when my kids get home. When that happens, my littlest one usually wants to help me stamp. She says she's my "Stampin' Up! helper."
Yesterday she wanted to help me, so I decided to make something simple that she could do.
I've made these Easter baskets before and posted a video and picture tutorial on how to make them. They only take minutes to make and it's a great way to use up paper scraps.
I filled each of the baskets with chocolates to see how much they could hold.
They can hold six small Hershey's mini bars...
or they can hold five Hershey's nuggets. They were so fun to make, we may make a few more for her to give to some of her friends. Give it a try--they're easy to make. Thanks for stopping by!
Paper: Gingham Garden DSP, Venetian Romance DSP Accessories: Sticky Strip, Melon Mambo Taffeta Ribbon, Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffle Trim Ribbon
I'm back with another quick, simple project that I made for the Holiday Boutique.
They're treat pouches made from a 6x6 piece of DSP.
Aren't they cute? They're so easy to make too. The original idea came from Brenda Keenan.
Simply change the color of the paper used and the image on the front and these are perfect for any occasion. My girls thought they were so cute that they want to make these for their Valentine's Day cards. Give it a try!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: All Through the Year Ink: Almost Amethyst, Real Red Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Prints Pack DSP Punches: Circle (1 1/4", 1 3/8"), Scallop Circle
Today I wanted to show you a super cute, super easy project to make for the holidays--hot chocolate ornaments. I made these for the Holiday Boutique and they were a huge hit. Take a look.
Isn't that cute? This one is filled with hot chocolate mix, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows.
This one has a layer of crushed Andes' mints. Yum! Each ornament is a single serving of hot chocolate.
This one has a layer of crushed candy canes. It's a great way to add flavor to the hot chocolate.
These are perfect to give to teachers, coworkers, friends--anybody! The most difficult part of making these was tying the ribbon on top. Give it a try. You'll love the results and your friends and loved ones will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Clear Plastic Ornaments, Ribbon, Hot Chocolate Mix, Andes' Mints, Crushed Candy Canes, Mini Chocolate Chips, Mini Marshmallows, Sprinkles
As I said in my last post, I'm busy preparing for a holiday boutique that's coming up soon. One of the projects I'm making for the boutique is this cute mini purse treat holder.
The idea came from a video by Beth Beard. The base of the purse is 2" x 2" and it stands slightly less than 2" tall (not including the ribbon handle). If you watch the video, you'll see that Beth covered all of the sides of the purse with designer series paper (DSP). I wanted to simplify the design, so I only put DSP on the 2" x 4" piece. I also used a small flower punch instead of the 1/2" circle punch.
If you open the purse, you'll see that I filled it with a peppermint patty and a Hershey's kiss. There really isn't room for much else. I've tried different candies and this seems to be the best combination.
I think these little purses would look so cute hung on the Christmas tree. You can also fill them with small gifts like jewelry. Little girls would love these as party favors too. There are tons of possibilities. Now I just need to make a few more and hopefully they will sell. Thanks for stopping by!
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Festival of Prints DSP Accessories: Silver Brads, Scoring Tool Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes, Scallop Edge Border
Have you ever wanted to give someone a small gift, but you didn't have enough time to wrap or package it quickly? Simply use one of the Decorative Window Gift Boxes from Stampin' Up! and you'll have a darling gift to give in a matter of minutes.
The box is 1 1/2" tall and it measures 4" square, so it holds a lot. I filled a cello bag with gummy bears, tied a ribbon around it, and then put them in the box.
The box comes with a circular window on the top and the decorative white scallop printed around the window. I wanted to decorate the window so I punched out five ovals from a scrap of Pumpkin Pie card stock, sponged the edges of the ovals with Tangerine Tango ink, and then layered the ovals on top of each other to form a pumpkin. I took a scrap of Chocolate Chip card stock and cut out a stem for the top.
I added a piece of Pumpkin Pie ribbon around the sides of the box and tied it in a bow on the front of the box. I finished off the box with a tag from the Chalk Talk set. I stamped the sentiment on a separate piece of card stock, punched it out with a circle punch, and attached it to the tag using dimensionals. I punched a small hole at the top of the tag, threaded some linen thread through the hole, and then tied it around the Pumpkin Pie ribbon. The whole box took me about 2-3 minutes to put together. Very quick and simple.
With the holidays coming up, be sure to order your set of boxes today so you're ready to quickly package gifts for your loved ones. Thank for stopping by!
Stamps: Chalk Talk Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Decorative Window Gift Box, Sponge Punches: Circle (1 1/4", 1/16") Big Shot: Chalk Talk Thinlits
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