Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pretty Packages

When it comes to gifts, we all know that packaging is everything!  You want to show the ones you love that you care just as much about what's inside as you do on their first impression, right?!
This box is super easy to put together and a good size for a lot of things, but will fit handmade cards and envelopes beautifully!  

The belly band keeps this box closed and adding a 'thumb space' will help your recipient open your beautiful box to see what's inside even easier.

Made of our Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper, this cardstock is extra heavy and perfect for box making.  So here's how to make it!

You will need:
Card Stock measuring 12" X 8" for the box
Card Stock measuring 1" X 12" for the belly band

With your box card stock in portrait orientation (8" accross the top of your Simply Scored) score it at 1", then rotate 180 degrees and score at 1" again.  So each side should have a 1" score mark
Then in landscape orientation score it at 1" and 5 1/2" on both sides.
Cut up on all of your score lines and trim out a small triangle to help your box go together better.  This step isn't necessary, but it does help your box fit snug and look good.
Place Sticky Strip on your tabs, and bring up the sides to create your box.  Before you attach the top of the box, be sure to punch out your thumb hole.  You can do it after, but it's much easier before you assemble the box.  I used the 1 3/8" circle punch but any circle or oval punch will work just fine.  

The belly band is simply just bent around the box and attached with sticky strip.  You want it to be snug around your box, but not so tight you can't easily slide it off.  

The sentiment is from Mingle All the Way and stamped in Garden Green on Kraft Card Stock.  I popped that image up on a 2 3/8" Red Glimmer Paper.  I sponged the edges of the box and belly band with White Craft Ink.  

What would you put in this box?  

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Monday, December 15, 2014

2015 Occasions and SAB SNEAK PEEK

Demonstrators have it made because we can preorder products before they go live usually about 1 month ahead of time.  I was so excited when UPS dropped off my Stampin' Up! package full of new 2015 Occasions and SAB catalog product!
This is one of the sets I preorderd called Celebrate Today.
Loving the balloon right?!  It's a framelit!!!!  Yes!  Stamp and matching framelit!

Although this set screams birthday cards, it also will work with lots of other occasions, just like this one!  I have lots of friends having babies next year, so baby cards are on my mind!

If you aren't already working with a demonstrator and would like a catalog, please CLICK HERE to request one!  I would be happy to get one in the mail to you!

Lots of sneak peeks to come, but the catalog goes live on January 6th, so not too much longer!
Can't wait for you all to see the beauty in this catalog!

Sunday, December 14, 2014


The best gift of all is truly a Gift Certificate to the one you love.  If they love Stampin' Up! products or attending my classes, this is the gift to give!  
Available all year long, although these are Christmas time certificates, they make the perfect gift! 

You can gift any amount you choose!  I will send this gift certificate to your recipient or to you per your request.  CLICK HERE to order your Gift Certificate today! 

I hope you all enjoyed Gift Giving Week as much as I did!
There truly are so many gift ideas I could keep going until the end of the month, but this week was a few ideas to hopefully get some of your loved ones all set up for the season!

You can always order 24/7 HERE

Saturday, December 13, 2014


Got a serious crafter on your hands?  Is she always complaining about organization?  "I can never find what I need!"  Here are some solutions to that problem!  Stampin' Up! has all kinds of storage that will help your favorite crafter stay organized and happy! 
Whether she has so many Big Shot Dies she doesn't know where to put them all, or an ink pad collection that needs a home, you can find a solution HERE!

Local?  I will wrap that package up all pretty for you!  No charge!  Just shoot me an email HERE!

Friday, December 12, 2014


Here's a gift that doesn't require a love for paper crafting or even crafts at all!
If you've ever heard of "smash books" then you likely know what these are for.  This and That Journals are Stampin' Up!'s answer to the smash book world.  These journals are filled with pages to journal, add photos, ticket stubs, whatever your heart desires!  Perfect for teenagers or on the go 20 somethings!  It gives them a way to document their life in their own way!
There are 3 different styles to choose from, see more information HERE.

Today is the LAST DAY to order with NORMAL SHIPPING to receive your order by Christmas.  After today I would recommend using EXPEDITED SHIPPING to ensure Christmas delivery!

Let me wrap that gift up so it's the coolest one under the tree!  Just send me an email HERE!

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Let your paper crafter custom envelopes or boxes till their heart's content!
Both the Envelope Punch Board and the Gift Box Punch Board are simple to use and will help create beautiful packaging for all types of projects!
And we all know it's all about the packaging!

Reminder: I will gift wrap your present at no extra charge!  Make sure that your present is the prettiest one under the tree this year!  Wrapped in Stampin' Up!'s wrapping paper, tied with a beautiful ribbon and finished with a knockout cute tag!
Click HERE to email me!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Ever wondered what this "Big Shot Machine" is?  You've probably heard your wife say it more than once.  "Some day I really want to get one of those...they can do so much!"
They sure can!  Embossing, steel ruled dies, Framelits, Thinlits, XL dies, fabric, felt, does it all!  There is no better time to spoil your Mrs than now with a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine!
Maybe the Big Shot is a little much for your newbie stamper...I have a solution!  The Texture Boutique is a ultra light weight and easy to use embossing machine!  She will be able to emboss beautiful projects till her heart is content with this gift!
Click HERE for all the info on both of these amazing machines!

Don't forget I do free gift wrapping and will make sure your present shines above the rest!  Just contact me for more information!