Notecard & Envelope Gift Box

Following on from my previous thank you note card project, I decided to make a gift box to hold all the note cards and envelopes in.

I kept the box design simple but adore the elegant and decorative die cut elements that I added. And combined, the two projects are a great way of using up some of that DSP you may have been hoarding!

How beautiful is that Delicate Lace Edgelit die cut that I added to the opening flap?? Such a lovely touch and little else in the way of decoration is needed.

MEASUREMENTS

  • 1 x piece of cardstock cut at 11 3/4″ (or the length of standard A4 cardstock) x 8″
  • On SHORT side score @ 1 1/4″ rotate 180 degrees and score @ 1 1/4″ again
  • On LONG side score @ 4″, 5 1/4″, 9 1/4″, 10.5″

To see how I made the note card box, click play on the video below.

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Frosted Floral Banner

I have LOVED this season’s Frosted Floral DSP and will miss it so much when it retires. Here in the UK, inventory is already very low so if it’s on your wish list make sure you order it soon!

I decided to make a banner with it so I can continue to admire this gorgeous paper long after it’s gone!

I chose blackberry bliss for my banner base as its a great match for the colours in my lounge and the colours of the baubles on my Christmas Tree.

One thing I haven’t used enough of until now, is that stunning tranquil tide glimmer paper. I love how elegant those large sparkly letters look in that beautiful colour way.

Really enjoyed trying my hand at some home decor for a change. Hope you like the way it turned out as much as I do.

Thanks for stopping by today xx

Onstage Swaps November 2018 – Mini Exploding Boxes

Last weekend was Onstage Local where we celebrated Stampin’ Up’s 30th Anniversary. I was able to meet with lots of other demonstrators, got sneak peaks of future product releases and of course, took part in the time honored tradition of swapping!

I had so much fun putting these mini exploding boxes together as my swaps, and whilst the concept is nothing new, I never get tired of the element of surprise they bring!

My mini treat boxes are designed to hold one Ferraro rocher.

Such a fabulous onstage event, I’m already excited about the next one! Thanks for stopping by today 😘

MEASUREMENTS

BOX

1 x piece of cardstock measuring 4.5″ x 4.5″

Score at 1.5″ & 3″

Rotate 90 degrees & score again at 1.5″ & 3″

LID

1 x piece of DSP measuring 3″ x 3″

Score at 3/4″ on all 4 sides

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Snowfall Takeout Treat Boxes – Sneak Peek

I had been wanting to use my takeout treats bundle forever and I’m so glad I finally got the excuse I needed by combining them with the brand new stunning and limited edition snowflake showcase!

Gray Granite has become a firm favourite for me so I decided to use this colour for my box base, with fresh fig, gorgeous grape and soft seafoam cardstock for my snowflakes and the panels behind them.

The snowflakes were cut using the brand new Snowfall Thinlits Dies, and I stayed with a tone on tone look for the snowflake decoration on the box. Once die cut, I sponged white frost shimmer paint onto the snowflakes. I’m so in love with the metallic/frosted look the cardstock takes on once the shimmer paint has been added – so beautiful and Christmassy!

Just love how these boxes turned out – so pretty and I think they would also work well at Christmas time for wedding favours or table decorations for Christmas Day.

The stunning snowflake showcase which consists of two beautiful stamp sets and the coordinating Snowfall dies will be available to purchase from my online store from tomorrow, 1st November for one month only! I will be bringing you more projects featuring this beautiful set in the coming weeks.

Click play on the video tutorial below to see how I made these gorgeous boxes.

Thanks for stopping by today 😘 xxx

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Frosted Floral Boxes

Although I’m not a 3D crafter by nature, I absolutely love making my own gift packaging whenever I can.

I wanted to create a lidded box to hold a gorgeous tube of Neals Yard hand cream. The perfect Christmas gift! The Frosted Floral Speciality DSP is just beautiful and the shimmery effect of this wintery floral paper makes it very special to work with.

I also created an insert for the box to hold the tube in place.

I decorated my box using the gorgeous label Dies from the Frosted Bouquet framelits Dies along with some silver metallic edged ribbon.

Finally I added a few frosted and clear epoxy droplets. Oh how pretty!

So in love with this paper and I can’t stop using it!

Click play on the video below to see how I made this box XX

Measurements

  • CARDSTOCK BASE – 9.5″ x 7″
  • SCORE ON LONG SIDE at 2-1/4″, 4.5″, 6-3/4″, 9″
  • SCORE ON SHORT SIDE @ 2″
  • CARDSTOCK INSERT/TUBE HOLDER – 5.5″ x 5.5″ and scored at 1-5/8″ on all 4 sides
  • DSP FOR INSERT – 2″ x 2″
  • DSP LID – 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ and scored at 2″ on all 4 sides

*TIP – remove 1/16th” (or a sliver) of card from two adjacent sides of cardstock for the base and insert (this will ensure your lid fits perfectly onto your box base)

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Treat Time at the Team Retreat

I’ve just returned from a fantastic weekend retreat with my Stampin’ Up! team mates and Upline.

It’s always good fun to get together, and it was doubly fun as I recently promoted to a Silver Demo and was able to enjoy a special celebration dinner on the first evening.

I decided to use the Treat Time Bundle for my team swaps. I love all of Stampin’ Up’s 3D project dies, and the fact you can put together multiple treat holders quickly and easily, and without having to worry about measurements etc.

I created almost 50 of these gorgeous treat holders using a mix of the Frosted Floral Speciality DSP, the Petal Promenade DSP and the Tropical Escape DSP.

So easy to put together and they look fab with bakers twine. How cute are the heart toppers?!

I filled my treat tubes (AKA sour cream containers) with little packs of sweeties 😋 but individually wrapped chocolates would also work well xx

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Wood Crate Birthday Party Favours


Today is little Maisy’s 1st birthday and I was delighted to be able to make the party favours for this special occasion. Once I’d decided on Wood Crate favours I knew I wanted a blushing bride and berry burst colour way.  I stamped the pretty floral stamp from the Wood Words stamp set over my blushing bride cardstock before using the matching Wood Crate Framelits Dies to cut two crates out and adhering the pieces together.

I love the versatility of this set and the fact that you can use the gorgeous Wood Textures DSP to create that rustic farmers market look or pretty up your crates by simply stamping over the cardstock in whatever images you’d like. The stamp set and dies are available to purchase in a bundle from the annual catalogue with a 10% discount.


The adorable tags were made using the Label Me Pretty stamp set and matching punch. I used my my Minc Foiling machine to create the personalized tag and foiled in pink on crumbcake cardstock.

For the favours themselves I filled some food safe cello bags with what can only be described as berry burst smarties and tied the bags with some fabulous jute twine.


Love how these turned out, unfortunately smarties were definitely harmed in the making of this project as I’d completely forgotten how good they tasted! Happy 1st Birthday Maisy 😘 xxx