Projects!

Birthday Baker’s Box featuring CAKE SOIREE and SWEET CAKE!

Project 55 (1)

Hi Stampin’ Peeps!

I love boxes, and these BAKER’S BOXES are super cute! They are brand-new in the Holiday Catalog (page 49), and you can decorate them in a bunch of ways!

For this project, I used my SPONGE BRAYER to make a cute and cheerful Birthday Box! (I used the decorated Pillow Box on page 79 of the Annual Catalog as inspiration!) The packaging on this gift will definitely make the recipient smile, and combined with whatever you put inside, it will make their special day even more sweet!

Note: These boxes are white, food-safe, and they come in a pack of eight! Folded, they measure 4-1/4in x 4-1/4in x 2-1/8in!

Here’s the Cardstock/Paper needed to make each box:
(You’ll also need one BAKER’S BOX!)

–One piece of Whisper White, measuring approximately 4in x 3in.
–One piece of Daffodil Delight, measuring approximately 3-1/2in x 2-1/4in.
–One piece of Granny Apple Green, measuring approximately 2in x 1-1/4in.

Directions:

1. Using the SPONGE BRAYER and Daffodil Delight, color the outside of the box. Ink up the BRAYER on the Ink Pad, and then roll it over the box, making sure not to color the acetate window on the box. (Note: Put a scratch piece of paper over the acetate to keep it ink free!) Don’t be afraid to press the BRAYER into the ink pad—you really want the color to show! Repeat this step until the box is the desired color, then set it aside to dry.

2. Using Granny Apple Green, stamp the sentiment on the Whisper White Cardstock—Keep the sentiment near the edge, but leave enough space to center the words in a 1-1/2in Circle. Next, stamp the flowers and leaves: Stamp one large rose in Coastal Cabana, stamp one small rose in Poppy Parade, and stamp two small flowers in Mango Melody. Finally, stamp four leaves in Granny Apple Green. (Note: These are all stamped on the piece of Whisper White!)

3. Using the BIG SHOT and the coordinating SWEET CAKES FRAMELITS DIES, cut out the flowers and leaves. Next, cut out one rose outline in Daffodil Delight, and one sprig from the piece of Granny Apple Green.

4. Still using the BIG SHOT and the STITCHED SHAPES FRAMELITS DIES, cut out one circle in Daffodil Delight. (This is the mat for the sentiment, and it measures 1-7/8in in diameter.)

5. Using the 1-1/2in CIRCLE PUNCH, punch out the sentiment, and then adhere it to the die-cut Daffodil Delight Stitched Circle using SNAIL.

6. Using MINI GLUE DOTS, build the corner flower arrangements. First, adhere two leaves to the back of one of the small roses stamped in Mango Melody. Next, follow the pic to arrange the rest of the cut pieces.

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7. Using STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS, adhere the flower arrangements to the box. (See pic for placement!)

8. NOTE: Fill your box with goodies before completing the final two steps!

9. Cut a piece of GRANNY APPLE GREEN 1/2IN TEXTURED WEAVE RIBBON that will wrap around the box. (Note: Don’t cut extra—this piece only needs to go around the box with no overlap.) Next, using MINI GLUE DOTS, adhere one end of the ribbon to the acetate, wrap the ribbon around the box, and adhere the other end of the ribbon next to the first. (See pic!)

10. Using STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS, adhere the sentiment over the ribbon. (Note: Make sure to place the DIMENSIONALS on the sides of the sentiment so they don’t rest on the ribbon.)

And, that’s it!

Happy Stampin’! 🙂

Bren

Price: $110.00

 

Cards! · Projects!

Beautiful 3X3 Note Cards featuring CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS and FROSTED FLORAL!

Project 54

Hi Stampin’ Peeps!

Sometimes you don’t need a whole card, but you have more to say than what will fit on a tag! That’s where 3X3 cards come in! They are perfect for more than a simple To/From, but small enough that it’s not necessary to write more than a few words! These cards are great for gift giving because you can add a few words, but keep things relatively short and sweet!

Today I’ve used the CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS Punch Box and the FROSTED FLORAL SPECIALTY Designer Series Paper to make holiday cards! The CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS Punch Box contains the CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS Stamp Set, the CHRSITMAS TRADITIONS Punch, two Stampin’ Spots in Real Red and Call Me Clover, and a clear stamping block!

The FROSTED FLORAL SPECIALTY DSP is printed on Shimmery White Paper, and all the designs are simply beautiful. The design I used on this card is one of my faves from the pack, but they are all beautiful, and you can see all of the designs on page 37 of the Holiday Catalog!

Here is the list of Cardstock and DSP you need to make both cards:

–Two pieces of Gray Granite Cardstock, measuring 6in x 3in, and scored at 3in.
–Two pieces of Shaded Spruce Cardstock, measuring 2-3/4in x 2-3/4in.
–Two pieces of DSP, measuring 2-1/2in x 2-1/2in.
–A scrap of Shaded Spruce Cardstock, approximately 4in x 2in. (This is to punch out two circles, measuring 1-3/4in.)
–A scrap of Whisper White Cardstock, approximately 4in x 2in. (This is to punch out both sentiments using the CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS Punch.)

Here is how to make the cards:

1. Using the STAMPIN’ TRIMMER, cut and score all of the Cardstock and DSP. Fold the pieces of Gray Granite on the score lines and set aside—these are the card bases. Using the 1-3/4” CIRCLE PUNCH, punch out two circles in the scrap of Shaded Spruce.

2. Stamp two sentiments in Shaded Spruce on the Whisper White Cardstock. Next, use the CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS Punch to punch out both sentiments.

3. Using SNAIL, adhere both pieces of DSP to the two pieces of Shaded Spruce measuring 2-3/4in x 2-3/4in. Next, adhere the matted DSP to the folded pieces of Gray Granite.

4. Use SNAIL to adhere the sentiments to the punched-out circles of Shaded Spruce, and then adhere the sentiments to the cards using STAMPIN’ DIMENTIONALS. (Check pic for placement!)

5. Don’t forget the envelopes! We sell WHISPER WHITE 3X3 ENVELOPES–along with all of the supplies to make these cards–in my Online Stampin’ Up! Store!

And…that’s it! You can make a ton of these beautiful note cards quickly, and keep them handy for all of your holiday gift-giving needs!

Happy Stampin’! 🙂

Bren

 

Projects! · Sales & Events!

Mini Gable Treat Box featuring STYLISH CHRISTMAS and DASHING ALONG!

Project 53

Hi Stampin’ Peeps!

Today I’m sharing the third project I made with these stars—for those who don’t know, they are fussy cut (except for the smallest one) from the DASHING ALONG DSP! This Designer Series Paper is FREE with an order from my Online Store totaling $250+ (before shipping/tax), and you only have until September 30 to earn it!

(Note: You don’t have to do anything! Once your order reaches $250+, the DSP will be automatically added to your cart!)

I’ve shared two other cute projects using this DSP—using mostly my fussy cut stars–and you can see them here and here! Note: For the small stars, I used the TAKEOUT TREATS Thinlits Dies instead of fussy cutting!

The best thing about this project, is the Gable Box is already made, so we just have to decorate it! Before we get started, this is what we need for Cardstock and DSP:

–Fussy cut stars from the DASHING ALONG DSP. We need one large, one medium, and one small star. Once cut, brush each star with the WINK OF STELLA Glitter Brush for extra bling!
–Two pieces of DSP to wrap around the box: One piece measuring 12in x 2in, and one piece measuring 12in x 1in. *For the “newspaper look” piece, make sure you cut in the right direction so the words lay horizontal across the box.
–One piece of Garden Green Cardstock, measuring 4-1/8in x 1-1/8in.
–One piece of Whisper White Cardstock, measuring 4in x 1in.

Here’s how to make the box:

1. Fold the Gable Box on all the score lines, but don’t put the box together yet.

2. While flat, wrap the 12in x 2in piece of DSP around the box, starting on the front of the box under where the stars will go. (See pic for reference.) Once done, there will be an approximate 1/16in gap between the ends of the DSP, but this will be covered later! *Use TEAR & TAPE to adhere the DSP to the box, and make sure to bend each corner before wrapping the paper around it. End with the box flat, and the front facing you.

3. Use TEAR & TAPE to adhere the 12in x 1in piece of DSP over the first piece. (See pic for placement.)

4. Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on the piece of Whisper White measuring 4in x 1in. *Be sure to line the sentiment up with the right side of the cardstock, and leave a larger space on the left. I wanted my sentiment dark, so I used my STAMPARATUS to not only line up the sentiment exactly where I wanted it, but to stamp the sentiment twice in the exact same spot for a nice, dark image.

5. Use SNAIL to adhere the sentiment to the piece of Garden Green measuring 4-1/8in x 1-1/8in, and then use the DETAILED TRIO PUNCH to punch a small oval (ribbon hole) in the left end of the sentiment.

6. Attach the stars to the box. Use SNAIL to attach the large star to the box—over the small opening between the ends of the DSP—and then use STAMPIN’ DIMENTIONALS to adhere the medium and small star over the large one. (See pic for placement.) NOTE: The small star will hang off the bottom of the box slightly.

7. Fold and assemble the Gable Box, and then use PAPER SNIPS to trim the small star.

8. Cut a piece of SILVER MINI SEQUIN TRIM measuring approximately 6in long, and then cut a piece of SILVER METALLIC RIBBON measuring 7-8in long. Loop the SILVER METALLIC Ribbon through the ribbon hole on the sentiment, and tie a knot around the sentiment and the SILVER MINI SEQUIN TRIM.

9. Use MINI GLUE DOTS to adhere the sentiment to the box. (Place the glue dots on the back of the ribbon knot, and adhere to the handle of the box.) *Note: Because the sentiment is attached with MINI GLUE DOTS, you can still open and fill the box!

And, you’re done! 🙂

Happy Stampin’! 🙂

Bren