another Peony Gift Box

Included in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up! are 3-1/8″ square Acetate Card Boxes.  While perfect for holding 3″ x 3″ cards, the boxes are also perfect for using as a small gift box.  So for today’s project, I have another Peony Gift Box for you.  Yes, I’m loving the Peony Dies and the peony is the perfect size for the acetate box.  

Peony Gift Box

Materials for the Peony Gift Box:

  • 3-1/8” x 3-1/8” Acetate Card Box
  • Square Vellum Doily
  • Dies: Peony Dies and Stitched Nested Labels Dies
  • Cardstocks: Calypso Coral, Basic Black Cardstock (scrap), Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White
  • Inks: Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stamp Set: Many Mates
  • Tool: Sponge Dauber
  • Embellishments: Elegant Faceted Gems
  • Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals
  1. When adding the Square Vellum Doily, place the glue dots in an area that will be covered by the sentiment label and the peony.
  2. Sponge each of the peony layers prior to assembling the peony.
  3. Slide each layer of the Peony Petals into one another to assemble the peony ensuring that the bottom edges align.
  4. For added dimension to the peony, add a Stampin’ Dimensional between the layers. 

Inside of the Peony Gift Box, I am placing small candies that are going to a friend.  Here’s another idea…By changing the sentiment to “Just a Note” and adding 3″ x 3″ cards, another perfect gift is created.  What do you plan on adding to your gift box?  Let me know in the comments section. 


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Bloom All Year

As with many of our catalogs, the Occasions catalog has it’s share of project kits from Stampin’ Up!.  The Made to Bloom Kit makes it possible for you to bloom all year long.  In the kit, you will also receive pre-printed elements which allows you to add beautiful color to your cards.  The kit also contains a stamp set, accents, stamp pad, stamp block, adhesive backed pearls, card bases and envelopes.  Once you complete all the cards, you can store them in the acetate box included or, give them away as a gift.  

I love being able to have a box of cards for any occasion.  Stampin’ Up! adds new project kits to every catalog each year.  When you are new to stamping or have limited time to craft, these kits are a life saver.  Being able to have all the products in one box saves time and helps you improve your crafting skills.  

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Packaging for a Set of the Butterfly Cards

After making numerous cards with a butterfly theme, it became necessary to create packaging for a set of the butterfly cards.  The Acetate Card Boxes in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog are perfect for packing the cards.  Instead of putting the cards in just a clear acetate box, decorate the box to add extra flair.  For consistency, I chose to use the butterfly theme for decorating the box.  It’s an easy project and now the cards are neatly packaged to present as a gift or to sell at a craft fair.  Best of all, the Butterfly Botanical Designer Series Paper and the Butterfly Elements are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure and each are FREE with qualifying purchases. Continue reading below for the steps to recreate this box to package your butterfly cards.

Acrylic Box embellished for Butterfly Cards

Decorating the Acetate Card Box

  1. Assemble the acetate card box.
  2. Use a 5-3/8″ x 5-5/8″ piece of Balmy Blue cardstock.  On the 5-3/8″ side, score at 1/2″ and 4-7/8″.  Add texture to the center area between the score lines using the Layering Leaves Dynamic Texture Embossing Folder.  Fold score lines and insert the cardstock into the box. 
  3. Cut a 2″ x 5-3/4″ strip of Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (DSP).   Attach to the center of the acetate box using Tear & Tape Adhesive. 
  4. Stamp the “Just for You” sentiment from the Meant to Be Stamp set in Tuxedo Memento Black Ink onto a 3-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the large circle framelit dies from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Attach to the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Embellish around the sentiment using the Butterfly Elements and adding a coordinating bow.  

The Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack in the Sale-a-Bration brochure is currently sold out and will be available in early March while reorder supplies last.  The 1/8″ Grapefruit Grove Grain Ribbon is a good substitute to use for making a coordinating bow.

Now when you want to package a set of your card creations, you can easily decorate an acrylic box to coordinate with your cards.

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Yes, More Craft Fair Projects!

This will be the final post of the week containing projects from the recent Holiday Bazaar – acetate treat boxes and rosette ornaments from the Be Merry Project Kit.  The acetate treat boxes being shared are another design courtesy of Connie Stewart on her blog.  Not only are the treat boxes simple to make, they are super cute!  I’m loving the acetate boxes offered by Stampin’ Up! as they are very versatile and make great packing for more than cards.  For this project, just cut a box in half and used designer series paper (DSP) to create a closure for the box.  The 3″ x 4 1/2″  box size is perfect to holding fun size candy bars but can also accommodate non-candy items.  


 Stampin’ Up! Acetate Treat Boxes embellished with Seasonal Chums Stamp Set Bundle and Rosette Ornaments from the Be Merry Project Kit 

The Be Merry Project Kit requires no stamping and comes together quickly.  To speed production for the Holiday Bazaar, I separated the kit and set up an assembly line.  Using a hot glue gun,  I was able to complete two kits (24 rosette ornaments) in less than an hour.  Many of the ornaments sold and the remaining ones are being used on some of my holiday packages as gift tags.

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