Nov 132015

Card BoxGreeting Card Gift Box open


The Greeting Card Gift Box is designed for the holidays, but it would make a wonderful gift any time of year.  Fill the box with birthday cards or all occasion cards.  The box will fit at least 4 greeting cards and envelopes.  You could even include postage stamps and a pen to make the set complete.

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Oct 302015

Christmas cardInside cardThe Christmas Landscape Card is all about the inside 3D window scene.  The front of the card is a mountain and trees view, but the inside of the card looks through the window, complete with drapes, showing the decorated Christmas tree.

The card was inspired by a friend of mine whom I have featured before here on my blog.  Linda Campbell is such a talented paper crafter.  She showed me a similar design and I had to try it myself.

Look back at my post a few weeks ago to see another example and more details about creating the landscape on the front of this card.

The card is made with a 5 1/2″ X 11″ piece of card stock.  You can create your scene on the inside middle panel.  The panels are separated with 1/4″ lines so when folded you have a 3D look.  The card folds flat to fit into a standard medium envelope.

Linda's card front_wm Linda's card inside 3D_wm Linda's window inside_wmThese are photos of Linda’s card showing the 3D effect of the inside panels.  I also like her front door and will have to try that technique as well.

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Oct 232015

Baked Goods belly bandSpreading a little Christmas cheer with Baked Goods Box & Label.  This little box is perfect for giving mini sweet bread loafs, cookies or candy.  Spice up your package with a Merry Christmas belly band.

Add that festive touch to your gift of baked goods by placing them in a handmade box and decorating with a belly band label.

The label is quick and easy to stamp and assemble.  You can add the ribbon to the back of the label and it is ready to wrap around your package and tape in the back.

For the box shown, all you need is a single sheet of card stock.  The sides are 2 1/4″ high and the length is 6 1/2″ and it is 4″ across.  You can adjust the dimensions to make the box smaller.   The box is assembled with Tear & Tape Adhesive.

Stamp the message on Whisper White card stock.  Use the small tree thinlit from the Square Pillow Box thinlits set and cut out the trees.  Layer the Whisper White card stock over a slightly smaller piece of Cucumber Crush card stock.  I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to attach the doily to the Cucumber Crush lace trim.

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Oct 162015

Gift bagIt has been quite a while since I first was taught to make a bagelope.  They have been around for ages.  With the Christmas Bagelope today, I hope you will see the fun possibilities to use this simple technique for gift bags this holiday season.

The term “bagelope” combines two thoughts:  end result gift bag and beginning with an envelope.

For this small gift bag I used a medium Whisper White envelope (4 3/8″ X 5 3/4″).  Start by sealing the envelope closed.  You may have to add a little glue at the edges.  Turn the envelope so the 5 3/4″ side is against the left edge of the Simply Scored tool and score down the length at 3/4″ and 3 5/8″.  Turn the envelope so the 4 3/8″ side is against the left side of the Simply Scored tool and score at 3/4″.  Fold and crease all the score lines.  This will yield a small bag that is 2 7/8″ wide with 1 1/2″ gussets on the sides.

With the sides folded in on the score lines, insert the envelope into the tag topper punch and punch.  Trim off excess on each side of the tag topper.  This gave me a bag that is about 4 1/2″ tall not counting the topper.

Decorate the front and baack of the bag as desired.

Open up the bag and push gussets to the inside.  There will be small triangles formed at the bottom on each side.  Fold these to the bottom of the bag and secure with Tear & Tape Adhesive.

You can use any size envelope to create these gift bags. You can vary where you place the score lines.  However, the score lines should always be equal on all three sides.  For instance, if you score at 1/2″ on all sides, the depth of the bottom and the gussets will be 1″.  The width of the bag will be bigger, but the depth will be smaller.  You can even use large mailing envelopes to create regular sized gift bags.

Have fun creating your own sweet Christmas Bagelopes.  Why not use these for Halloween treats as well.  Please share your creations.


Oct 022015

ornamentToday’s holiday offering is a Christmas Star Ornament.

I started out wanting to create an ornament inside the star shape.  It was difficult to stabilize the star shape.  It needs some kind of structure to hold it, so I attached the inside (valley) edges of the star to a circle of heavy paper (the inserts from Designer Series Paper packs) on both sides.

The star shape is created with a 1/2″ strip of glimmer paper.  I attached two 6 1/2″ strips together and then trimmed 1/2″ off one end.  You end up with a strip that is 12 1/2″ long.  Score each 1 1/2″ along the length of the strip.  Accordion fold the strip.  Overlap the two ends and glue together.

The inside ornament is cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock and backed with Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.

To finish, attach a small strip of Silver ribbon through a hole punched in the top point of the star.

These Star Ornaments are relatively easy and quick to assemble.  Don’t stop with just one.  Make several for your Christmas tree or to give as small gifts or package decorations.

Sep 252015

Curvy Keepsakes Gift BoxCurvy Keepsakes Gift Box  is perfect for a small Christmas gift or candy created using Stampin’ Up! supplies.

The gift box is created with vellum specialty paper (Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum) that is colored on the inside with Pool Party ink.  You can certainly use the vellum uncolored or choose your favorite color and brayer it on the inside of the paper.  The color shows off the silver snowflakes.

This little gift box is very easy to cut and put together.  I added a small square of Pool Party card stock to the inside bottom of the box to make it a little sturdier.  Add two oval tags with the sentiment and a double bow to finish it off in style.

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Sep 042015

gift boxThis little Christmas Gift Box is just right for a couple of cookies, candies, or jewelry.

The box is made using Stampin’ Up! Square Pillow Box Thinlits.  The set comes with two square thinlits that can be used for windows.  It also includes a few small seasonal thinlits to help embellish your box.

I chose to decorate with a little tree from the Peaceful Pines stamp set and a label,  The label has a tiny snowman made with circles from the Owl Builder Punch and the 1/8″ Circle Punch.  The little hat and arms are cut from small scraps of Basic Black card stock.

The baker’s twine wraps around the box to help keep the end flaps closed and finishes with a small bow.

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