“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

  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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Heart Embellished Mini Pizza Box

Today’s project, Heart Embellished Mini Pizza Box, is a quick project that you can make for Valentine’s Day or for any time you want to share a little love with someone.  The attendees in the latest class were able to recreate the heart embellished mini pizza box for themselves. The mini pizza boxes from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog are one of my favorite to use when giving a small gift or treat to family and friends.  The ways to decorate are endless. The steps to recreate the box are below the project photo.

Heart Embellished Mini Pizza Box

  • Mini Pizza Boxes
  • Cut the following from the All My Love Designer Series Paper (DSP): heart pattern: 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ for top, 4 pieces of 3/4″ x 3-1/4″ for sides; Belly Band coordinating pattern: 1-1/2″ x 10″
  • Lovely Lipstick Cardstock: 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″; 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ 
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Small floral heart from All My Love Designer Series Paper
  • Meant to Be Cling Stamp Set
  • Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies
  • Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 
  • Basic Gray Classic Stamping Pad
  • 1/8″ Whisper White Sheer Ribbon
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewels
  • Liquid Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Instructions for Embellishing Mini Pizza Boxes:
  1. Assemble mini pizza box. Note – the shiny side is the box interior.
  2. Use adhesive to attach the All My Love Designer Series Paper to tops and sides of mini pizza box.
  3. Wrap the coordinating strip of Designer Series Paper around the box to create a belly band.  Tip: wrap so that it paper meets on top of box – the embellishments will cover the seam.
  4. Stamp “Just for You” on Whisper White Cardstock using Basic Gray stamp pad.  Cut with the medium scallop heart die.  
  5. Cut the Lovely Lipstick cardstock.  One large narrow heart die and one with the medium scallop heart die.  Notice that the medium scallop heart die cuts both a heart and an open scalloped, stitched heart.  You will use the open scalloped, stitched heart.  (Save the small Lovely Lipstick heart for another project.)
  6. Texture emboss the large Lovely Lipstick heart using the Subtle Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder.
  7. Use the small heart die to cut the small floral heart from the All My Love Designer Series Paper.
  8. Refer to photo for placement of the hearts.  NOTE: Be sure that you only put adhesive on areas that will attach to the belly band.
  9. The sentiment heart is attached using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  
  10. Embellish with rhinestones and small Whisper White bow.

While grocery shopping, I saw individual packages of Pepperidge Farms Chessmen Cookies.   The packages fit perfectly in the boxes!Mini Pizza Box with heart embellishment and cookie treats

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Petal Palette meets Mini Pizza Box

While attending OnStage, I participated in a swap so I opted to use the mini pizza box and embellish it to create a WOW 3-d project. One of my favorite stamps in the Occasions Catalog is the Petal Passion Suite and it has become one of my “go to” bundles so naturally I reached for it to use for creating a topper for the box.  Using a strip of the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (1 3/4″ in width), a belly band was made to wrap around the mini-pizza box.  Then using the large circle framelit from the Stitched Shaped Framelits and Whisper White cardstock, a base to was cut to use for adhering a layer of leaves, a loop of mini sequin trim and the large floral spray from the Petal Palette stamp set, The leaves were cut from Tranquil Tide card stock using a leaf framelit from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits set.  The floral spray was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink then sponge daubers were used to apply Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide inks.  The sentiment is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set and was stamped onto a strip of Berry Burst cardstock using the tuxedo black ink and cut using the Petals and More Thinlits Dies, which were also used for cutting the stamped floral spray.  Dimensionals and glue dots were used to hold the layers in place. The finishing touch was to add a double looped bow using solid Whisper White Baker’s Twine and adding a few “dew drops” from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.  Recipients could easily slide the belly band from the mini pizza box to see what goodies were inside for them to enjoy!

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette meets Mini Pizza Box

With the release of the retiring list, I was relieved to see that the Petal Palette bundle will not be retiring…Hooray!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back again and in the meantime, happy stamping!


Altered Mini Pizza Box

This project has been on my desk since before the holidays waiting for me to photograph and share with you.  I was asked to prepare samples using the “A Little Wild” bundle for the Luv 2 Stampin GA team meeting and decided to make alter a mini pizza box to create a gift box.  You’ll notice that the box is a Bath & Body Hand Sanitizer that seemed designed especially to coordinate with the “A Little Wild” stamp set!
Altered Stampin' Up! Mini Pizza Box using A Little Wild Bundle
A window was cut in the mini pizza box using the Layering Circle Framelits.  Additionally, the framelits were used to cut the rim framing the window from Sky Blue cardstock.  The box top was lightly sponged with Sky Blue ink.  The bees were randomly stamped on the box top and also along the sides of the box using Archival Basic Black.  The body of the bees was colored using a Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker.  The bear was stamped onto Shimmery White cardstock and colored using an aqua marker with Soft Suede ink.  Note the shading on the bear.  The hive was stamped using Soft Suede onto a scrap of Crushed Curry cardstock.  
I was happy that the mini pizza boxes made it on the Carryover List from the Holiday Catalog as they are the perfect size when presenting someone with “a little something”.  More ideas using the boxes will be shared in upcoming posts.  
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