Peony Gift Box

A friend recently had a birthday and to celebrate, I sent her a small gift. If you receive my newsletter, you’ll recall the peony birthday card along with instructions for creating the card.  As promised, I am sharing the coordinating Peony Gift Box that includes the inspiration for both the box and the birthday card.  One of my go-to places for small personal gifts is Bath & Body Works.  So after receiving an email showcasing a selection of peony bath gel and lotions, an order was quickly placed.  The items coordinate perfectly with products from the Peony Garden Suite Collection.

Peony Garden Gift Box

Project Details:

As you see in the photo, I crafted a box from a 12″ x 12″ Night of Navy cardstock (from the Neutrals 12″ x 12″ cardstock pack) cut to size for the box bottom plus it’s matches the blue on the Bath & Body Works products.  For the box top, a piece of the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper is cut to fit the box bottom.  For creating boxes, I use the instructions provided by Donna Griffith in her You Tube video, How to Make Your Own Box.  Her detailed instructions make it easy to create boxes sized specifically for a project.

After creating the box, use the Peony Dies to cut Blushing Bride cardstock for the flower.  Next, sponge each of the pieces for the flower using Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad before assembling.  Tip: When sponging, use a swiping motion with the sponge to drag the ink across the layer.  Now, assemble the peony.  And to create dimension between the peony layers, tuck Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals between the cardstock layers.  Finish the flower by adding the stamen using a mini glue dot.  The stamen is die cut from a scrap of Bumblebee cardstock.  Notice how the Stampin’ Up! colors match the peony colors on the lotion and gel containers perfectly?  For the leaves, cut 3 sets using the Peony Dies.  Garden Green cardstock forms the main leaf body and contrasting leaf edges use Old Olive cardstock.

Finishing the Peony Gift Box top:

Next, create a base for the peony label by cutting a piece of Night of Navy cardstock using the Tasteful Labels Dies.  Attach a Gold Foil circle cut with the 2-1/4″ circle punch to the Night of Navy label.  Finish by arranging the leaves and adding the peony to the label using Mini Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Ribbon is wrapped around the center of the box lid and glued inside the flaps.  The Night of Navy ribbon on the project is retired and no longer available but you can substitute a Whisper White Ribbon or color a ribbon with Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends.  Add the Peony Label to the box using a strong adhesive such as Stampin’ Seal+.  Complete by adding a bow just below the peony on the label.  Add to the Night of Navy box bottom and your gift box is complete!

Here are additional views of the box:Peony Gift Box

Peony Gift Box

It’s so much fun when you find products that coordinate with Stampin’ Up! stamps and papers!  Creative ideas abound!

Of course, the box coordinates also with the card…

Peony Garden Birthday Card 

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“Tis the Season To Be Hopping”

Welcome to the”Tis the Season To Be Hopping” Blog Hop.  You are in for a super fun treat with all the ladies who have joined us for this hop.  Be sure and follow the hop all the way to the end, you don’t want to miss any of it!  Whether you are starting the blog hop here at my blog, or have come from the person before me, be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey through the blog hop.

The project that I am featuring for the “Tis the Season To Be Hopping” Blog Hop is a decorated Mini Pizza Box.   Have you noticed that I love to use the mini pizza boxes to create small gift packaging?  For this post, the mini pizza box features a Shaker Dome on the box top.  What’s great is the Snow Globe Scenes Dies cut the mini pizza box with ease!  Since I am creating hot chocolate and s’mores kits, the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) fits the theme perfectly.  

Snowman Snow Globe Mini Pizza Box

How to create a shaker dome on a mini pizza box:
  1. Use the Snow Globe Scenes Die to cut the shape from the top of the Mini Pizza Box.  Add a Snow Globe Shaker Dome to the mini pizza box – remove the paper covering the adhesive strip on the top edge of the shaker dome.  Insert the dome through the cutout on the top.  Press firmly to adhere.  
  2. Next, cut a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ square of Let It Snow Specialty DSP for the top.  Then, use the Snow Globe die to cut the shape from the DSP (this will slide over the dome on the top).  Cut four pieces 3/4″ x 3-1/4″ to add to each side of the box.  Using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, attach the designer series paper to the outside of the mini pizza box .
  3. For the shaker dome, select a snowman from the Let It Snow Specialty DSP to use in the dome.  TIP: use another dome to lightly trace around the snowman and cut around the traced area by at least an inch on all sides.  This will ensure you cover the entire dome.  
  4. To the dome, add a small amount (a pinch will do) of Snowflake Sequins and Ice Stampin’ Glitter.  If you have the Let It Snow Embellishment kit, add a few of the snowballs.  
  5. Now, remove the paper covering the adhesive strip on the shaker dome.  Add the snowman cut from the Let It Snow DSP and press firmly to seal the shaker dome.  
  6. To finish the inside of the lid, cut a piece of Real Red cardstock 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ and add to cover the back of the shaker dome.  If desired, add a stamped sentiment to fit your theme.  
  7. Lastly, finish the mini pizza box by adding a bow using the 5/8″ Whisper White Flax Ribbon.  Adhere to the bottom of the shaker dome using mini glue dots.

 Now you have a fun Shaker Dome mini pizza box to use.  Even more, it’s a fun gift box!  Be sure to comment below and let me know what you’re adding to your shaker dome mini pizza box !

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Wrapped in Plaid Mini Pizza Box

I’m finally getting a few minutes to post another project for you.  Today, I’m featuring a Wrapped in Plaid Mini Pizza Box.  The past couple of weeks have been busy with travel and family so blog time dropped on the priority list.  Actually, I hauled my laptop with me on my travels but spending time with family became more important.  I am sure you’ve likely experienced times when you had plans that were altered due to obligations.  I’m glad that I had the opportunity to visit my parents during this holiday season.  Just hoping our internet stays on so I can complete this blog – it’s been stubborn the past few days! 

You’re going to love this project, a Wrapped in Plaid Mini Pizza Box.  It’s perfect packaging for treats or small gifts and best of all, it’s quick to make.  The blue plaid paper from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper pack was selected.  I love the combination of Night of Navy and Shaded Spruce.  The sentiment, Merry and Bright, is from the Everything Festive Stamp set.  Notice the ribbon?  It’s the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon that is colored using the Dark Shaded Stampin’ Blend marker.  I just love that the Stampin’ Blends work perfectly to color ribbons for coordinating with projects.

Embellished Mini Pizza Box

Details:
  1. To cover the Mini Pizza Box, cut one piece of the Designer Series Paper 3-1/4″ x 3″1/4″ for the top.  Cut 4 pieces 3/4″ x 3’1/4″ to attach to the side panels of the mini pizza box.  Assemble mini pizza box and attach the designer series paper using Snail Adhesive.
  2. Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock using Shaded Spruce Classic Pad and cut with the large circle Stitched Shapes die.  Cut a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper using a large scallop die from the Layering Circles Dies.  Attach the sentiment layer to the gold glimmer using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.  Embellish with Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
  3. Using the Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends, color approximately 18″ of Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon.  Wrap ribbon around box and tie a bow – but first fill box with goodies or a small gift.  
  4. Finish the gift by adding the sentiment to the top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The mini pizza boxes can easily be altered for any occasion by changing the Designer Series Paper.  So look through your paper stash!

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Experience Creativity with Tags

Last week, I shared a Stampin’ Up! video highlighting a stamp set from the Experience Creativity Brochure.  Today, I’m sharing the Delightful Day Tags Bundle project from the brochure.  All of the items that Sarah is featuring in the video are available in the Experience Creativity Brochure and in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.   Watch as Sarah shows how easy it is to create gift tags for boxes, bags and other treat packaging.  If you are a beginning stamper, this is a fun first project.  

Do you want to see what other projects are available in the Experience Creativity Brochure?  Check the Experience Creativity Projects by clicking here.

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Dino Days Treat Holder

Do you have a youngster (or oldster!) who likes dinosaurs?  If so, this Dino Days Treat Holder is perfect for when you want to give them a “little something”.  The Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are perfect for tiny treats and fun to decorate.  It’s been great fun creating different projects using the Dinoroar Suite Bundle and this Dino Days Treat Holder is no exception.  

Dino Days Clear Mini Treat Box

Here’s a side view:

Project Details:
  1.  Stamp dinosaur body from the Dino Days Stamp Set using Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad onto Whisper White cardstock.  Also, stamp the spikes using Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad onto Whisper White cardstock.  Cut the pieces using the coordinating Dino Dies.  Attach the spikes to the dinosaur body using mini glue dots.
  2.  Using Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamp the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  TIP:  Position the die so that the sentiment will be closer to the right edge of the cut shape.  This will leave room to add the dinosaur.  Add the Dinosaur to the left side of the sentiment label using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. With Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamp the fern fronds onto a scrap of Old Olive cardstock.  Stamp 3 times.  Cut using the coordinating die from the Dino Dies.
  4. Cut along the edging on an approximately a 2″ piece of 3/8″ Denim Ribbon.  Then fray the ribbon into threads.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach the frays to the sentiment piece (refer to project photo).  With mini glue dots, layer the 3 ferns and add to the top right edge of the sentiment label behind the frayed ribbon.  Embellish with a Dinoroar Enamel Shape.
Assemble the Box:
  1. Put the Clear Tiny Treat Box together.  TIP:  Don’t forget to remove the plastic film that protects the box.
  2. To create a liner for the box, cut a 6″ x 2″ piece of Mango Melody cardstock.  Score at 2″ and 4″ and insert into treat box.  For the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper, cut two pieces:  2″ x 4″ (score at 2″) and 2″ x 2″ piece (two pieces are cut so that the print goes in the same direction when inserted into the treat box).   Use a mini glue dot at the top of the designer series paper to hold it in place.
  3. To complete the treat box, attach the sentiment label to the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals and add your treat!  TIP:  For ease in opening the box, put the label on the box back so that the box lid opens from the back. This also keeps the sentiment label in place.
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Garden Lane Lotion Holder

At last month’s Luv 2 Stamp meeting, one of the make ‘n take projects included a Garden Lane Lotion Holder.  Fellow team member, Cindee Wilkinson, created the team project and selected the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper for the project.  The holder is wonderful!  A 1-oz. tube of the Bath & Body Works hand lotion fits perfectly inside of the box.  However, it is of ample size to hold other small gifts or treats.  If you participate in craft sales, this is a must project for you to add to your list!  It takes time to create and you can decorate it with a variety of tags.

Materials:

  • Garden Lane Designer Series Paper (4-1/2″ x 6″)
  • Delightful Tag Topper Punch
  • Whisper White Cardstock (scrap for tag and for 1″ circle )
  • Stitched Nested Labels Dies
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Pressed Petals Washi Tape
  • Embossing Buddy
  • 3/4″ circle punch
  • Perennial Essence Floral Center
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock (scraps for leaves)
  • Magnolia Memories Dies (for leaves dies) or use the Leaf Punch
  • Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set 
  • Tags and More Accessory Kit (Copper Clip)
  • Mint Macaron 1/4″ Textile Ribbon
  • Adhesives: Tear & Tape, Mini Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals

You’ll find the directions for assembling the Garden Lane Lotion Holder on Cindee’s blog, Just Sponge It.  Just click on the link to be taken to the lotion holder instructions.

To create the tag: 

Stamp the desired sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set using Garden Green Classic Stamp Pad onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock (approximately 2″ x 2-1/4″).  Cut using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  Cut 2 leaves from the Mossy Meadow cardstock using the Magnolia Memory Dies.  Or, you may cut leaves using the leaf punch.  From a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, punch a 1″ circle.  Use the circle as a base for layering the Pressed Petals Washi Tape to create a flower. 

TIP:  After placing the first layer of 4 petals on the circle, dust the back of the exposed petals with the Embossing Buddy to remove the stickiness.  Add next layer, and gently lift petals to apply dust from Embossing Buddy.  The petals will stay curled upwards and not stick to the bottom layer. 

Complete the flower by adding a Perennial Essence Floral Center.  Add the two cut leaves to the back to the flower with mini glue dots and attach to the sentiment label using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Also use the dimensionals to attach the label to the lotion holder.  Close the lotion holder using the Copper Clip.  Tie a bow around the clip using the 1/4″ Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon. 

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For every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1-31.  There is no limit to the number of Bonus Days coupon codes you can receive.  The coupon codes are sent via email.  If you earn multiple coupon codes in a single order, all of the coupon codes will be in one email.  

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