Berry Calendar

I enjoy making little 3D items to give to friends for various occasions.  This year at Christmas I did a couple of more detailed projects.  One is a Stand Up Calendar / Post It Note Holder.  I had received one from a friend at our last in person Stampin’ Up! Event and have had it on my desk.  Every time I used it, I would think that I needed to make some of those.  Finally, the time was right.



Above is a photo of the closed notepad and you can see I do have the calendar.  I will say that my Christmas gifts did not have the calendar, as they were delayed in arriving.  (Imagine that with the crazy mail this holiday!)  So those had a stamped sentiment as the focal point.

Here is the stand up and open view.



For this version of the notepad, I used the Sweet Strawberry Bundle along with the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper.  The paper is part of the Sale-A-Bration Berry Blessings Bundle.  They are a great match!  I do love the contrast of the two different paper pieces I used.

For an added touch to the top of the notepad part, I stamped and punched a couple of strawberries.  I used Cherry Cobbler ink as the outline of the strawberry with Flirty Flamingo as the inside filler.  I paired the softness of the Flamingo with Granny Apple Green to keep my cheery strawberry theme going.

I have not done a video for this because when I looked, I found a couple of them.  I do have the measurements and instructions for you.  It is really quite simple.


  • Base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 3 and 5 1/2
  • Card stock same as base cut to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2
  • DSP is 4 X 5 1/4 (need 2 of those)
  • Pen holder is 3 X 2, folded in half and secured together and then secured beneath the calendar
  • Notepad cover is 3 1/8 X 4 1/8, score on 4 1/8 side at 5/8 and 1
  • Calendar layers are 3 1/2 X 2 3/4 and 3 1/4 X 2 1/2 (I used Taylored Expresseions calendars, yours may be a different size)


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Bundle of Tags

I have been working on finishing my Christmas Cards, Gift Tags, and gifts for pharmacy and doctor offices.  I have a huge mess in my craft room.  I was supposed to be finished with everything by now, but life gets in the way sometimes!

A friend loves my projects and I usually give her some gift tags each year.  So that is my project to share with you today.  And Yes, I have already given them to her.  I wouldn’t want her to be as late as I am in wrapping gifts! 🙂


I kept the tags very simple.  Although I think they are pretty cute.  My favorite part is the tag itself.  It is the tag from the Die Set North Pole Wonder.  I will hold on to this set simply for that tag!  I paired it with the tree from the Merry Moose stamp set.  It is stamped in Just Jade Ink.  The sentiment is a favorite little one, little in size I mean.  It is from the Festive Post stamp set.

I finished the tag with the star from the All The Trimmings Embellishments. I used some old White Baker’s Twine to corral the ribbons.  I used the Bumblebee In Color Ribbon and left them not tied for ease in attaching to the packages in whatever way she wanted.  I can tell you that trying to gather those ribbons together to make them look even a little neat was not in the least easy!!  They did not want to cooperate at all.

I couldn’t simply give the bundle of tags!  So I created a little box to slip them into.


Stampin' Up!, Pine Tree Punch, North Pole Wonder, Festive Post, Merry Moose, All The Trimmings, Bumblee, Jackie Beers

The little box is made from Just Jade card stock with Tis The Season Designer Series Paper on the front and back.  I stamped the same little sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White and punched it out using the Pine Tree Punch.  I also added the same little star on the tree.  There are ten tags in the little box and it is pretty small.

Here are the measurements for the little box:

  • card stock cut to 4 7/8 X 3 1/2
  • score on the 3 1/2 at 1/2″
  • score on the 4 7/8 at 1/4, 2 3/8, 2 5/8, 4 3/4
  • Fold and burnish the score lines.
  • with the 1/2′ score line at the bottom.  Cut up each line to that score line.
  • Cut out the two tiny pieces.
  • Adhere the sides and the bottom.
  • The DSP is cut 2 wide by 3 1/8 tall
  • Adhere the DSP before putting the box together


Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you are enjoying this time of year and have a minute to stop back in tomorrow.




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Card and Treat Box

I began today’s project making a treat box from the Little Treat Box Dies.  Of course after the box, I decided it needed a matching card.  So I have a two for one to share with you today.


Stampin' Up!, LIttle Treat, Gilded Autumn, Merry Hello, Plaid Tidings, Jackie Beers

I will begin with the Treat Box.  It is die cut using the Little Treats Dies and Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.  I wanted to use this paper because it is too pretty to put away now that the Fall season is about gone.  The Little Treat Die is so simple to make a box with.  It is one piece that is pre-scored and simply folds into place.

For the Treat box and the card, I stamped a tree from the Plaid Tidings stamp set.  I used Cinnamon Cider Ink on Mint Macaroon card stock.  For the box, I stamped two trees and folded them down the center.  They were then glued together and then to Gold Foil label and onto the box.  All of the trees have been touched up with Wink of Stella to give them a bit of frosty looking shine.

For the card, I used one stamped tree with the same Gold Foil label.  The label is the Everyday Label Punch.  I wanted as much of the pretty DSP to show as possible so I played around with the layout of the tree and the sentiment.  I finally decided on this vertical layout.  I used the Metallic Edge Ribbon as the anchor.  The gold edging matches the gold in the DSP.  And the ribbon would work on both the card and the box.

The sentiment is from the Merry Hello stamp set.  I cut the “A Merry Hello” and the Gold Foil layer using the Layering Circles.  For the final Gold touch, I added some of the Gold Gilded Gems.

The card layers are 4 1/4 X 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2.  The Gold Foil layer is 4 X 5 1/4, and the DSP layer is 3 7/8 X 5 3/8.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you like this little duo and will give the Little Treat Box a try.  They are the best yet, in my opinion, of the treat holder dies!




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Pals October 2020 Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Tag, You’re It” – tags or 3D projects to get you inspired for the upcoming gift season. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I decided to go with a Tag and a 3D Project.  I made a tag and a box that holds a Bath & Body Hand Sanitizer.  And who doesn’t need that right now!


Stampin' Up!, Pine Tree Punch, Green Foil, Tis The Season DSP, Peace & Joy, Jackie Beers

This is the box which holds the hand sanitizer.  I adapted it from The Paper Pixie’s Tombow Glue Box, with Julie’s permission.  The tree is using the beautiful Green Foil.  The “garland” is from the Peace & Joy Stamp set.  I used my paper snips to trim the two words, they are separate anyway. I decided they would work perfectly for the garland on the tree. Plus they coordinate with the Bronze Star.


You can see from this photo how the front flap tucks behind the top of the Christmas tree to close.  The bottle fits easily inside of the box.   You can also see the White Polka Dot Ribbon.  LOL!!  It cannot be seen in the first picture due to the white background.  There is actually a bow on the top of the lid.

And here is the matching Tag.  Both items use Cherry Cobbler card stock along with the Tis The Season Designer Series Paper, as well as the White Polka Dot Ribbon.  Also…..the “bronze” or metallic look to both of the “garlands” stamping is not a metallic ink.  It is the Cinnamon Cider Ink!!  That is an amazing find to me.


The garland phrase on this tree is from the Warm & Toasty stamp set. I have actually made a dozen of these tags for a friend to use.  I added a white layer, the same size as the DSP layer on the front, to the back with a “To / From” stamp.  She fell in love with my prototype for this.  That was nice!

I hope you like today’s projects.  I would love it if you left a comment.  And I have added the template and measurements for the box just below.  Then please continue on to  the Blog Hop Lineup.

Box Template and Measurements:


Measurements for the Box:

  • The card stock is cut 6 X 5 3/4
  • Score the 6″ side at 1/2, 1 1/2, 3 1/4, 4 1/4
  • Score the 5 3/4″ side at 1, 3 3/4, 4 3/4
  • Follow the templates below for cutting
  • DSP is : 2 @ 1 1/2 X 2 1/2,    2 @ 3/4 X 2 1/2,    2 @ 3/4 1 1/2


More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 11th when our theme is “Pile It On!” Participants will showcase projects with lots of layers, embellishments and/or texture. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  5. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  6. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  7. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  8. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  14. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  15. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  16. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  21. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…





Harvest Place Setting

I used to love making table favors and place settings cards for holiday meals.  Now we tend to not get together with as many people at one time, so I haven’t made these in a while.  Today I am bringing them back and with a bit of a twist.


Stampin' Up!, Country Home, Gilded Autumn, Brushed Foil, Jackie Beers

This project is a combination of place setting and utensil holder.  I did not add a name, but I would place a smaller layer in the center of the DSP with the person’s name.  And before I get started on these particulars, I want to say that I have found a Wonderful Thing!!!!  The sentiment is stamped with the Cinnamon Cider Ink.  To me anyway, it looks like it is stamped in a metallic ink.  I have used this ink with Bronze and Gold and it matches perfectly. I think that is a great find!  Be sure to try it yourself.

Ok, now on to the directions.  The holder is actually the same size as a pull out card that I have made.  And if you were purchasing the utensil holders, they are a tad narrower.  But I like having the extra bit of room because the card stock doesn’t flex as well as some of the fabric holders do.

The sweet sentiment is from the Country Home stamp set.  I love every stamp in this set.  The base of the project is Mint Macaron and cut to 4 1/4 X 11 and is scored at 5 1/2 and 10.  Fold and burnish both folds.  The small 1″ fold, folds to the outside and I have it taped down.  On the long end, I rounded the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch.

The layers are Brushed Metallic card stock (OMG this paper is beautiful!!!) and the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.  I stamped on Very Vanilla with the Cinnamon Cider Ink and punched the ends with the Lovely Label Punch.

I had purchased some beautiful napkins last year after Thanksgiving for just such a project.  And I have No Idea where they are!!!  So I used a piece of old DSP, which is actually similar to the napkins, to represent the napkin.  Also, by having a bit more room inside the fold, I have room for a little treat.  I added a Merci Chocolate in the center.  The pretty foil wrapping on those matches the theme as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s blog hop.  I have directions for today’s project just below.  And the supplies are listed at the very bottom of the  post.


  • base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2 and 10.  Fold and burnish the scored lines.
  • Fold the small section to the front and secure with tape or glue.
  • The sentiment layer is 3 3/4 X 3/4 for the foil and 3 3/4 X 5/8 for the Vanilla
  • Use the Lovely Label punch to punch each end of the sentiment.
  • The front layers are 4 X 3 3/4 and 3 3/4 X 3 1/2
  • Place the layers on the front and the sentiment.
  • Add Tear & Tape to the inside edge of the front section.  Place the tape against the edge of the paper.
  • Lay your silverware inside the pocket and then adhere the sides.  Otherwise it is extremely tight and everything will not fit inside.



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Granny Apple Green card pack contents
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3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Coastal Cabana card pack contents
2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope





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Quick Gift Card Holder

If you follow my posts, you know I love gift card holders. I have a pretty but different one to share today.  And it is not a card.  However, you could take the properties and make a really cute card.


Stampin' Up!, gift card, Heartwarming Hugs, Gift Wrapped, Ornate Frames, Triple Banner, Jackie Beers


This adorable tin is on page 55 of the upcoming August – December Mini Catalog.   It is a perfect size of not too large and not too small.  It holds a Gift Card perfectly.  Plus, you have a little room to add some extra surprises.  It measures 4″ x 2 3/4″ x 1″.  And it is food safe as well.  They come very well packaged in a group of 4.

I wrapped the tin with the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper that is cut 8 1/4 X 2. It is tight enough not to easily slide off, but does slide off and on.  The length gives a good bit of overlap, which I like for sturdiness.

The banner is from Heartwarming Hugs DSP as well.  I started with a piece cut 2 x 3.  It is punched using the Banner Triple Punch.  The sentiment is from the Gift Wrapped set.  I layered it using the Ornate Frames Dies.  The finishing touch is the bow I made with the Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon.  It ties wonderful bows that stay fluffy!

Thank you for stopping in today.  I will have another card project to share with you tomorrow.

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