Lots To Love Box

I hope you are falling in love with all of the new products in the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Brations Catalogs.  I definitely have.  (If you do not have the catalogs yet, and do not have a demonstrator, please contact me and I will get catalogs in the mail to you!)  Today I am sharing one of the really unexpected favorites from the Occasions Catalog.  It is the framelits “Lots To Love” which bundles with the “Sure Do Love You” stamp set.

 

Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies, 145653

 

I love stamp sets that are quick and easy.  Framelits add a great touch to our cards by adding dimension and showcasing the stamped image.  I believe this box does the same thing.  It is probably the easiest to build of any “put it together” item SU has ever had.  All you do is cut two of the box shape and adhere them together one with the flap at the top and the other with the flap at the bottom.  Since it is equal to adhere the sides is to simply lay it flat and fold over.  Easy Peasy!!

I decided to use another popular Sale-A-Bration set to dress up my little gift box.  It is the “Lots of Lavender” stamp set.  I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with the Stampin’ Blends.  I then added a few touches of the Chalk Pen to highlight a couple of the flowers.

For the finishing touch, I added the Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.  I also used the 1/2″ Circle Punch to make a little tab at the top.  This just makes it a little easier to get the box open.  You would not want to tear the DSP trying to get the box open!

To finish off the box, and I should mention to do this as you are putting the box together!!!!  I added a Night of Navy circle to the inside of the flap.  It is the 2nd largest circle in the Layering Circles Framelits.  And it merely gives a little more finished look to the inside flap , as well as making it a little sturdier.

In case you were wondering this box is pretty big.  It will hold full size candy bars like a Hershey or a Kit Kat. And I know it could be adjusted to make it “thicker” so that it would hold the test tubes SU had in the Holiday Catalog.

 

Thank you for visiting with me today!  I hope you enjoyed this project.  It really is a very versatile box that is super easy to build.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  And if you do not currently have a demonstrator I would love to help you.

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  During Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.  Not only are you getting the Ultimate Bundle ($125.00 worth of product for $99.00) but you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets, up to $25.00 each. Additionally you will get a 20% discount on any future purchases.  Or, if you are just wanting to test drive the idea, you would not need to make another purchase until July!  There is no pressure for you to continue as a demonstrator. And there is no penalty if you decide not to continue.  Please contact me and let’s talk about it.

The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my online store.


 

 

 


 

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Price: $110.00

 

 

Great Gift Box

Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to give small gifts.  We usually make boxes from the beautiful card stock or designer series paper.  A great carryover from the Holiday Catalog are the little pizza boxes.  Well there is now a new one to add to your “easy as can be” gift giving.  The Occasions Catalog has an awesome Silver Mini Gable Box.

 

Stampin' Up! Silver Mini Gable Boxes, Jackie Beers, stampinup, mini gable boxes, gable boxes, jackiebeers

Silver Mini Gable Boxes, 145568

 

I know for a fact that this little box will hold a Lot of Chocolate!!  I gave one as a hostess gift over the holidays, and even with some of the shredded paper in the bottom, I fit six of the square chocolate treats.  The best part is that they take very little decoration.

For today’s box I used the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper that is a Sale-A-Bration option. The paper coordinates with the Bubble Over Bundle in the Occasions Catalog.  I can see this box being a great option for bridal and baby showers, or wedding receptions.

My card stock color choices came directly from the DSP, as usual.  Why vary when SU has matched everything for us.

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The measurement for wrapping the paper around the box is simple.  The sides are 2 1/2″ X a little over 12″.  Since the DSP is 12 X 12, you will have a gap between the ends as it takes a little more to go around the outside of 12″.  All you have to do is center the gap on the front of the box and then cover it with your decoration/sentiment.  Quick and easy!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you will give this cute box a try for some spring events.  The supplies I used today are listed at the bottom of the post.

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  During Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.  Not only are you getting the Ultimate Bundle ($125.00 worth of product for $99.00) but you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets, up to $25.00 each. Additionally you will get a 20% discount on any future purchases.  Or, if you are just wanting to test drive the idea, you would not need to make another purchase until July!  There is no pressure for you to continue as a demonstrator. And there is no penalty if you decide not to continue.  Please contact me and let’s talk about it.


 

 

 


 

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A Tiny Gift Box

I must say that gift boxes are not in my normal realm of creativity.  But I found this precious little box when I was looking for a 3-D item for Wednesday’s Inking Royalty Blog Hop.  You can see that box HERE.  I had made note of this one until I found the wonderful one that I shared for the hop.  I think this one is too cute to ignore though.  I got the directions from the same person as the blog hop box.  It is www.positivelypapercraft.co.uk

 

Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer , Year of Cheer DSP, Jackie Beers, tiny treat box

Year of Cheer Specialty DSP, 144640

 

These adorable little guys are 1 1/2 on each side.  I could see this hanging on a Christmas tree with a very special gift inside!   I envision a little tree or branch with tiny gifts inside each box for a child’s party or a shower.  It would also make a great Advent Calendar by stacking the boxes and having the lids open from the side or top to bottom.  A very versatile little guy.

While the Year of Cheer DSP is retiring with the Holiday Catalog, the ribbon I used as a hanger is new.  It will debut in the 2018 Occasions Catalog on January 3.  It is 1/4″ White Organza Ribbon.  And it is a dream to work with.  I do love ribbon!

The DSP is the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP, which is a beautiful thicker paper and perfect for boxes.  This box requires a 6 3/8 X 4 7/8 piece of card stock.  On the 6 3/8 side, score at 1 1/2, 3, 4 1/2, & 6.  Turn the paper so that the narrow band from the 6″ score is at the top ( so turn counter-clockwise).  Then score the shorter side at 1 1/2, 3, 4 1/2.

Fold and burnish all of the folds.  Then follow the diagram for cutting. I did not have a lot of time to make the template.  It is very rough, but I believe you can follow along.

 

 

HINT: The dot on the left and second from bottom box is where you use the handheld punch to make the hole for the ribbon to hang, if that is your plan.  I made a 1 1/2″ square and with my ruler found the center and punched.  That way all I have to do is lay it over that panel and punch through the hole in the template.  The small section to the left of that square is the flap that holds the box together.  It is small enough to just fold under to get the reach you need with the handheld punch.

HINT:  This second hint is one of those I learned the hard way!  Feed your ribbon through the hold prior to gluing the sides of the box together.  It is really hard to get your hand inside the tiny box to feed into that little bitty hole. HaHa!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I will be back to cards next week.  That is my comfort zone.  I very much appreciate the kind comments about the boxes.

 

 


 

 

 


 

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