Carols of Christmas Gift Tag Box Set – All Star Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop

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I’ve made a Christmas tag gift set using the same stamp set and dies that I used in my tutorial bundle project – Carols of Christmas bundle.

Measurements for boxes and tags are listed below.


Finished box sizes: Metric – 8.5 cm wide x 6 cm high x 5.5 cm deep; Imperial – 3-3/8″ wide x 2-1/2″ high x 2″ deep.
Boxes will easily fit 15-20 gift tags!

Black and White Box

I covered the black and white box with some paper from the Merry Music Specialty DSP pack using adhesive sheets (these are fabulous!) after I scored the thick Whisper White cardstock. The extra layer makes this box very sturdy. Some scraps of Lemon Lime Twist and Crumb Cake Cardstock for the trees and deer (popped up with dimensionals) and a little clear Wink of Stella (WoS) on the trees finished off the front. I punched a hole in the top and threaded some Whisper White Sheer Ribbon and tied a knot on the inside to form a finger loop to open the box.

Deck the Halls Box

For this box I masked off the front after I scored and cut but before I constructed it, and stamped poinsettias and leaves in Real Red and Old Olive. Then I used my anti-static pouch before stamping “Deck the Halls” in Versamark ink and gold heat embossing. I used a scattering of Old Olive enamel shapes and clear WoS on the flowers. The opening is the same as the black and white box and uses Old Olive Sheer Ribbon and a stitched felt star. If you make these boxes, I recommend using Tear and Tape double-sided adhesive for strength.

Gift Tags

The “To:” and “From:” were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and are from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set; all other stamps and dies are from the Carols of Christmas bundle. All tags are made from layering weight Whisper White Cardstock. I used Whisper White Sheer Ribbon on a couple of tags and Real Red Solid Ribbon on the others. There is plenty of room to add a message inside these tags – bonus!

Tree Tag

I stamped and gold heat embossed the stars at the top, added some washi tape at the bottom, and die cut a tree in Lemon Lime Twist and ran it through my crimper just for fun. Isn’t it adorable?

Deer Tag

The deer were stamped in Crumb Cake and the centre one is gold heat embossed. The little accents (berries?) were stamped in Real Red.

Christmas Ornament Tag

I used my markers for this tag in Basic Black, Old Olive, Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist. The Real Red Cardstock border was punched with the Ticket Tear Border punch and adhered with SNAIL adhesive. WoS was added to the ornaments.

Poinsettia Tag

Some simple stamping is all that was used on this pretty tag; Real Red for the flowers, Old Olive for the leaves and Crumb Cake for the accent dots with WoS on the flowers.

Mistletoe Tag

A scrap of Merry Music Specialty DSP was adhered with SNAIL. I then stamped the mistletoe in Old Olive and Real Red before die cutting it, and adhering it with mini dimensionals. I wrapped some Real Red Solid Ribbon around and tied a bow, securing it with a couple of glue dots.

I had heaps of fun making these boxes and tags. With just a little creativity and the gorgeous stamps in this set and coordinating dies, the possibilities are endless! Or you could change it up and use one of the two Christmas DSPs in this month’s DSP Sale, or one of the two Christmas stamp sets in the World Card Making Day Sale. And who wouldn’t love to receive a gift of handmade Christmas love?! I hope you enjoyed this project. If you would like to follow my blog by email, click here so you don’t miss a single blog post. Next up is the amazingly talented Jacque Williams with some inspiration for you.

Teeny Tiny Sentiments for WWYS #91

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge using the Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set. I have always adored this set. It has so many cute greetings for many different occasions. I’ve used two in today’s project. Here’s the stamp set pic:

Note: The stamp set varies by name and content depending on where you are. In Australia, it’s called Teeny Tiny Sentiments and doesn’t have the Thanksgiving and Halloween greetings; in the US it’s called Teeny Tiny Wishes and doesn’t include the greetings “miss you so much” and “congratulations”.

I paired the sweet little sentiments with the Fancy Frost Suite from the Holiday Catalogue, using Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky and Whisper White – non-traditional Christmas colours. I love that!


TIP: You can change the look of an image by selectively colouring parts with Stampin’ Write Markers. In the medallion image on the card, I inked up the image using a Soft Sky ink pad then used my Sweet Sugarplum marker to colour the centre flower and some of the “leaves”.

The box was made with the Popcorn Box Thinlits (it’s not just for popcorn!) and the tag is from the Merry Tags Framelits Dies. I also added some mini jingle bells – they’re so adorable!



The falling snow image used on both the box and the card is from the Merriest Wishes Stamps Set. Using the same stamps on both pieces ties them together. I also added the smallest stitched die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to back the sentiment. These projects were quick and easy and so much fun to make!



Remember to check out all the beautiful inspiration over at the WWYS Challenge blog.



If you like this colour combination, click on the picture above to see more colour snapshots.

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Paisleys & Posies Gift Set for WWYS #90

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge using the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set. I fell in love with this set the moment I clapped eyes on it. The designs are gorgeous and the colour possibilities are endless. Here’s the stamp set pic:



I knew I wanted to use black and copper for this project as I think they are a real WOW together, and I also decided to make a matching gift box, not for any other reason than I wanted to make THAT gorgeous flower from the matching Paisleys Framelits Dies! It would have been too much on the card but I think you’ll agree it’s stunning on the gift box.



TIP: Matching pieces don’t always have to be exactly the same. Here, I’ve reversed the colours on the box but it still matches the card perfectly.

And here’s a close-up of that flower! How gorgeous is it?!



Remember to check out all the beautiful inspiration over at the WWYS Challenge blog.



I enjoyed making this beautiful gift set – the stamps and dies made it easy to create. If you like the colour combination, click on the picture above to see more colour snapshots.

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Botanical Builder Gift Set for GDP033

posted in: 3D Projects, Birthday, Boxes, Cards | 10

I love making boxes, and when it’s an unusual one and comes with a matching card, even better!  I took up the challenge for this week’s Global Design Challenge.  I really like colour challenges and this one is lovely because it has some of my favourite colours!  Click on the image below to see what the design team has come up with and all the inspirational projects that have been entered.


My inspiration for this box comes from Jessica Winter’s Diamond Box.  Jessica is an Artisan design team member.  To see her post, click on the image below.

Jessica Winter Diamond Box

I’ve adapted Jessica’s design to make a tall box, and I’ve included a co-ordinating card to go with it.

Botanical Builder Gift Set-1

I used the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, and really went to town!  It is a bit OTT but I was having so much fun!  What do you think?

Botanical Builder Gift Set-2

I decorated the lid as well as all around the box.  The sentiment is from the Honeycomb Hello Stamp Set and the tag from Tags & Labels Framelits is threaded with Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

Botanical Builder Gift Set-3

For the card I used the sentiment from the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set.  Both sentiments were white heat embossed.

Botanical Builder Gift Set-4

I love the unusual look of the box and how, even though this it’s tall (a whopping 18 cm), it still sits flat and is very stable.  You could fit lots in it too!

If you like these colours, please feel free to save and share this colour snapshot.  You can find more colour inspiration on my Pinterest board here.

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Here’s the picture with all the products used.

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I hope you like my Botanical Builder gift set.

Here’s some more sneak peeks from the upcoming Annual Catalogue to feast your eyes on.



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You can purchase the products to make today’s project from the supply list below.  Just click on any image to go to my online store.  Remember to use the current Host Code BAQND3W3 if your order is less than $250.  And don’t forget NOW is the best time to join – get $235 of product for only $169 and get to order from the new catalogue before it’s released.

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“Enjoy” Party Favour Box for GDP009

posted in: 3D Projects, Boxes | 4

I’m so pleased to be able to share today’s project with you.  Although I love to make cards too, this (not so little) party favour box takes me back to my roots with paper crafting.  You see, the reason I actually joined as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator was because I am also a soap maker and I wanted the product discount so that I could make my own soap boxes!  But of course I fell in love with SU – the company, the products, the paper crafting community and the creativity, so although I still do make soaps, SU has become my main focus.

Anyway, on with today’s project.  Here’s the banner for the GDP009 colour challenge.  Click on the image to check out the designers’ inspiration and all the entries into this week’s challenge.


For this challenge I wanted to do a 3D project.  So I started with a Google image of a similar box and set to with pencil and paper and designed this cute favour box.  I used the colours for this week’s GDP challenge in the build – Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder.

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I’m really pleased with the way it turned out and I intend to produce a video tutorial for those that are interested.  At the moment I’m still setting up my video gear but promise I’ll get to it ASAP, so check back to see that (subscribe if you don’t want to miss it).

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The box uses an A4 sheet of cardstock.  The final dimensions are 4″ W x 2½” H (to top of DSP panel) x 2″ D.  Total height of the box is 3½”.  I wanted to keep it simply decorated, so I just used some DSP from the Pretty Petals DSP Stack, the “enjoy” die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set, some Dotted Lace to close the box, and three tiny pearls for a little elegance.  The handle shape was formed by partial die cutting using the 5th smallest oval die from the Ovals Collection set, and the handle opening was cut with one of the dies from the Baker’s Box Thinlits set.  For the side slots I used my die tool and hammer.

Enjoy Party Favour Box-Diagram

I have included a diagram of the box layout in lieu of a video until I get to record one.  I hope you like my project today and thanks for stopping by.








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