Snowflake Sentiments on a Mini Pizza Box

Today’s project is another gift box.  In the Holiday Catalog on page 44 there are these adorable Mini Pizza Boxes which are sold in a set of 8 and measure 3.50″ x 3.50″ x 1.00″.  They are all white and can be decorated for any occasion.  I didn’t include any of these on my order but have loved all of the projects I have seen made with them, so I searched for some instructions on how I could create one myself using my Simply Scoring Tool and some designer series paper.  Luckily I found a video from about three years ago that was easy enough to follow.  And here is my mini pizza box:

My finished box measures 4.25″ x 4.25″ x 1.00″.

I started out with a piece of designer series paper that was cut to 8.25″ x 11.50″.  On the 11.50″ side score at 1.00″, 5.25″, 6.25″ and 10.50″.  On the 8.25″ side score at 1.00″, 2.00″, 6.25″ and 7.25″.

See the below photos for instructions on where to cut and where the adhesive goes.

You will assemble by applying the adhesive to one side at a time.  Tuck in the two tabs on each side of the panel on which you put the adhesive and fold the long piece with the adhesive over on top of the two tabs.  If the panel will not fold over flat, then you need to cut a little bit more off of the tabs.  Repeat on the other side.

The “top” portion of the pizza box, the side panels tuck inside of the box and the two tabs should slip into pockets that you created when assembling the bottom portion of the box.  (NOTE:  If you put adhesive on both panels on each side of the box, you will not have a pocket; therefore it is important that you only put the adhesive on the top panel.)  You may need to trim your tabs a bit to get them to slip into the pockets.

Sorry if these instructions are confusing.  If you would prefer to view the YouTube video from which I got my instructions search for PootlesPapercraft for video named “4×4 Traditional Pizza Box Tutorial”.  (Or, you could just buy the ones in the Holiday Catalog, Item #144645, $6.00!)

Here are the Stampin’ Up! supplies that I used in the design of my mini pizza box, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on their thumbnails below:

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Snowflake Sentiments on a Box

Stampin’ Up! products aren’t just for making cards.  You can create scrapbooks (or as they are now commonly called – memory books), home décor items, treat holders, gift boxes and so much more.  I wanted to try something a little different today with the Snowflake Sentiments bundle – a gift box.

I have had my Simply Scored Scoring Tool since it was first introduced several years ago, but I often forget to use it.  This scoring board makes it super easy to add score lines to paper of any size (up to 12″ x 12″) every 1/8th of an inch.  You can create gift boxes and bags for nearly all of your holiday gift giving needs.  Here is the box that I made.

I started with an 8.50″ x 11″ piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored and cut as shown on the diagram below:

On the 11″ side you will score at 1″, 5″, 6″ and 10″.  On the 8.50″ side you will score at 1″ and 7.50″.  Fold and burnish with bone folder all score lines.

You will cut on the solid red lines (which are also score lines) and then cut off each corner to allow for a cleaner seal.  Add adhesive to the outside of each tab and  attach to the inside of the side panel.  Do this for all tabs.  You will end up with a one piece box with a fold top.  (NOTE:  Before you adhere the tabs to the sides on the top, use a 1″ or 3/4″ circle punch to cut a notch in the middle of the flap (as shown in the third picture above.)

Finished box measures approximately 6.50″ x 4″ x 1″.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on their thumbnails below:

If you have any other questions regarding the design elements of this project, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Swirly Snowflake Sentiments

There are so many fabulous products in the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, it really is hard to pick a favorite.  I still have a few bundles that I bought that I have not created projects with yet, so for today’s card project I selected one of those bundles – Snowflake Sentiments (see page 35 of the Holiday Catalog).  Here is my card.

I LOVE the font used on the sentiments in this stamp set and look how marvelous they look when heat embossed (here in copper).

Here is how I created this card:

  1. Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock to 8.50″  x  5.50″, then score at 4.25″ (when folded on score line card should measure 4.25″ x 5.50″).
  2. Cut Designer Series Paper to 4 x 5.25 and attached to front of card base with adhesive of your choice (I used snail).
  3. Cut a strip of Silver Glimmer paper to 2 x 5.25
  4. Cut a strip of Whisper White cardstock to 2 x 5.25.
  5. Cut Silver Glimmer strip with Big Shot using scallop edge thinlit, making sure that the three points touch the edge of the paper and is centered.
  6. Cut Whisper White strip with Big Shot using the three snowflake cluster thinlit, making sure that the straight edge of the die is flush with the edge of the paper and is centered.
  7. Make sure that all bits have been removed from both pieces run through the Big Shot (especially the little holes around the edge of the scallop piece), then adhere the Whisper White piece to the front of the Silver Glimmer piece using adhesive of choice (I used liquid glue), making sure that the bottom edges are flush.
  8. Attach the snowflake trim to top edge of card with dimensionals.

The remaining steps should be easy to guess; however, if you need further assistance with the remaining design elements of this card, do not hesitate to contact me.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on their thumbnails below:

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Merry Patterns and Wood Words on a Cat

For today’s project I decided to revisit my attempted card design from September 6 that was inspired by a card I found made by Susan Campfield, a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  My first card was Fall-themed, but for today’s card I switched to Christmas.  Needless to say, this one turned out a lot better than the first one!

Actually I like it a lot!  How about you?  The technique used on this card is called “Eclipse”.  Basically, you stamp, then cut out shapes and the reattach those shapes with dimensionals.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of today’s card, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on their thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding any of the design elements of this card, do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Spooky Cats with Hats in a Wood Crate

I had so much fun making the Halloween card yesterday that I decided to make another one today (those cats are just too darn cute).  Speaking of cats – what could be better than a bunch of cats in a wood crate wearing witch hats?  Besides a bunch of chocolate not much else I say.  What do you think?

I have to confess that I punched out an entire 12×12 piece of designer series paper that was a print of the black and orange cats so who knows how many more of my projects those little critters will work their way into.

To create the wood crate I made one cut through the Big Shot instead of the two that are required to make the “box”.  I cut off the side panel with the handle leaving approximately 1/4″ (same as the tab on the opposite side) and cut notches to match the tab on the opposite side.  Fold piece on all score lines.  I then applied liquid glue to the two tabs and attached the tabs to what would have been the bottom of the crate if you were making the “box”.  The end result will be a pocket with a solid back and the wood crate slats on the front.

I tucked the cats inside the crate pocket (I cut the tail off the black cat on the left to allow me to get all three cats in the crate).  They are attached only by a dimensional behind their head.  The hats are attached to their ears with a glue dot and a dimensional is behind the hats.

The background of the card was created by 4″x1″ strips of Spooky Night Designer Series Paper mounted on Basic Black card stock, leaving about 1/16″ spacing between each strip.

For the tag, I used the Pretty Label punch, but I cut off the bottom hump (I had already attached pumpkins and didn’t want to cover up any part of the cats with the tag).

I put Black Rhinestones on the hat bands as well as on the dot over the “i” in “Trick”.

Below are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails:

If you have any questions regarding any other design elements of this card, do not hesitate to contact me.

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY:

Saturday, October 7, is World Card Making Day (the first Saturday in October).

History of World Card Making Day
Cards have played an important role in social circles for hundreds of years, playing a role as a thoughtful gift all the way to a necessary part of proper etiquette.  A small piece of paper bearing ones name and often a decoration of some kind, the calling card (also known as a visiting card) was presented to the servants of a household that it might be delivered to the masters of the house to announce visitors.

It was this era of propriety that also developed the concept of a dance card, a card specifically carried by women to fill out with the names of the men they intended to dance with that evening.  After all, with so many interested parties it just made sense to keep track of them so that you could, in earnest, indicate that your dance card was full and thus politely decline an interested suitor.

Calling cards, dance cards, business cards, greeting cards, RSVP Cards, there are a million and more types of cards and could there be anything more exciting than learning to make your own?  World Card Making Day encourages you to do just that.

(Taken from daysoftheyear.com)

How to celebrate World Card Making Day
The best way to celebrate World Card Making Day is, of course, to learn how to make your own cards!  The only limit to your cards is your imagination, so let your creativity fly and send your friends and family personalized cards on World Card Making Day!

Join me to celebrate World Card Making Day
I will host an open house at my home on Saturday, October 7, (times to be announced) featuring products from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  It will be a come and go, but RSVPs will be required so that I can be sure to have adequate supplies prepared.  Please email me at lrtolson@tx.rr.com to let me know if you are interested in attending this event.  I hope to see you soon!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Spooky Cats in a Pumpkin Patch

I had a special request from a friend that I make a Halloween card.  Luckily I purchased the Spooky Cat bundle which included the marvelous Cat Punch (a must have for all you cat lovers, and surprisingly even for those who are not big fans of cats).  I initially thought of filling the entire card front with nothing but cats but realized that the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits would cut out the pumpkins on the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper.  The Cat Punch does too!  So there really wasn’t much “stamping” in the creation of today’s card – here it is:

Below are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card, all of which can be quickly added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails:

If you have any questions regarding any of the design elements of this card, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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CASE the Catalog with a Twist on Quilted Christmas

It’s time to CASE the catalog again; however, when you decide to CASE someone’s card design or layout, you are not required to make it exactly as they did.  I used another of the card samples on page 4 of the Holiday Catalog for today’s card and made some modifications (mainly because I didn’t want to make the floss holders like the ones on the sample!).

Here is my modified version of this card.

The holly bush was made using the Musical Season stamp set and coordinating Musical Instruments Framelits.  I then cut the shape in half just after the second group of berries.  I attached those straight pieces in a fan shape at the top and then the remaining “Y” shaped pieces I filled in at the bottom.

Below are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of my card, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails:

I also used my Real Red and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers to color in the holly stems.  These markers are no longer sold separately, but are available in color collection packs and occasionally offered in packs of two as part of a product suite.  If you wish you could substitute the Real Red / Old Olive combination pack that is available in the Holiday Catalog – Item # 145059 ($7.00) (see page 21).

If you have any questions regarding any other design elements of this card, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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