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Happy Birthday Cake Slice Box

Yesterday was my hubby’s birthday and I made him a cake slice box.  I put photos of  me and our fur babies inside the box wishing him a happy birthday.  The challenge was in trying to decorate the box in a masculine way.  I was inspired by The Paper Players Color Challenge – Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy and Early Espresso.  These colors are so rich together and masculine.  I am also submitting my cake slice to Piece ‘O Cake Paper Craft Planet 3D challenge.

I made my cake box from Early Espresso  card stock then covered with DSP printed from My Digital Studio – Cherry Cobbler polka dot and Not Quite Navy Villa DSP.   I trimmed a 1-1/4″ strip of Early Espresso with the Eyelet Border punch and adhered to the lid.  I also used the retired Take a Spin stamp set , Striped Early Espresso ribbon and Birthday Banner to decorate the top.  I couldn’t resist and added clear rhinestones to the banner and the sides of the box.  I also used an Antique brad for the back.

happy birthday cake box

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Happy Birthday Cake box - back

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I also used My Digital Studio to print the photos and then used the 2-3/8 inch circle punch.  I attached the photos with mini glue dots to 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon.  I adhered each end with mini glue dots.

Cake box with photos

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Photos inside cake box

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Hubby Happy Birthday Cake Slice Box

Template:  There are many cake box templates out there but I wanted one with a lid and bottom so I created my own.  I’m selling my two-piece cake box template for $2.99.  Click here to purchase it.

Size:  5.25 ″ L  x 4.00″ W x 2.00″ D

Stamps:  retired Take a Spin, Curly Cute

Paper:  Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla; Digital DSP:  Not Quite Navy Villa, Cherry Cobbler Polka Dot

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy Marker

Accessories: Dimensionals, Basic Clear Rhinestones, 1-1/4″ Square punch (for end of banner), Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/4″ Very Vanilla Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch

Technique: Stamping, Digital Crafting

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Nature Walk Gift Set

I recently discovered that I had purchased the Botanical Gazette DSP and had not used it so I created this box and cards gift set based on Nancy Gabbert’s project featured in the January Success magazine.  Since the DSP and stamp set will retire at the end of the month I created this project to feature at my next workshop this month as a final push for my customers to buy this beautiful paper and stamp set.  If you’re a SU demonstrator making the box at your next workshop would be a great demo along with showing the completed cards.  I have created the template, instructions for making the box, card photos and recipes with dimensions and instructions for making the cards.  This is not a step-by-step tutorial.  You can purchase these instructions for $2.99.  I hope this inspires you to have ONE more workshop this month for a final push on the occasions mini products and to give a sneak peek of the summer or if you’re a hobby stamper I hope this set inspires you to purchase the paper and stamp set.  The stamp set is one I’ll never part with.  It’s a keeper.

Nature Walk Box and Cards Instructions - $2.99

Easter Favors to dress up your party

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have an Easter theme challenge. Create any Easter project – cards, 3D projects, party favors, baskets, gift sets…you get the idea. There are so many projects you can create to dress up this holiday.

For this challenge I created a small bunny basket perfect for Easter candy. I printed the chocolate bunny, Spring Vintage DSP and sentiment from My Digital Studio. I dressed him up with ivory grosgrain ribbon and adhered him to the front of the box. I punched the sentiment with the oval punch and layered it over a Regal Rose Scallop oval. I modified this box template by cutting off the back and made a handle from Regal Rose CS with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch.

My other project is the carrot box made with Stampin’ Up’s Petal Cone die.  Love this die.  I textured the Pumpkin Pie CS with Texture Plates Kit #4.  The carrot top was created by cutting two Old Olive banners in half length-wise and curling them around a paper piercing tool.  I adhered them with mini glue dots to the inside of the flaps so the flaps could still be folded under each other to close the box.  The bunny was stamped and clear embossed then punched with 1-3/8 circle punch then layers on Peach Parfait DSP from the Hostess level 1 paper pack.  For the larger scallop I used Old Olive Polka dot DSP from Jolly Holiday.

Bunny and Carrot Box

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I hope you’re inspired to create hand made Easter favors and gifts.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to be inspired by our design team.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Bunny Box

Template: click here for template

Size: approx. size 2-3/16″ H x 2-5/16″ W

Stamps: Chocolate Bunny Digital Stamp, Sentiment Text printed using My Digital Studio

Paper: Digital Download Spring Vintage, CS:  Rose Red, Photo Paper

Ink: Digital ink:  Rose Red, Early Espresso

Accessories: Basic Pearls, 1/4 ” Very Vanilla Grosgrain, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Technique: Stamping, Digital crafting

Petal Cone Carrot Box

Size: approx. size 4″ H x 2-3/4″ W

Stamps: Forest Friends, Sentiment printed using My Digital Studio

Paper: Digital Download Spring Vintage, CS: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, DSP: Jolly Holiday Old Olive dotted paper, Peach Parfait Hostess level 1 paper pack

Ink: Digital ink:  Early Espresso, Versamark, Early Espresso

Accessories: Basic Pearls, 1-3/8 circle punch, Scallop Oval punch, 2-3/8 Scallop Oval Punch, Big Shot, Petal Cone die, non-SU satin ribbon

Technique: Stamping, Digital crafting, Die cutting

Hand Stamped Sentiments – Anything but a Card Challenge 17

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is Anything but a Card.   I am extending an invitation for you to come join us at HSS and post your creation.  Thanks for visiting!

I have been wanting to use the Daisy die so I created this cute gift box.  The template for this box is here.  I used my Big Shot to die cut the daisies and emboss the box.  I traced the leaves freehand and scored them in the middle.

Daisy box

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.
All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Project info:

Box template – click here

Finished size: 3.5″ (at the widest part) x 8.5″ H

Stamp Sets: A Flower For All Seasons, Vintage Labels (retired Sale-a-bration)

Paper: Card stock:  So Saffron, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, DSP small polka  dot printed from My Digital Studio

Ink: Chocolate Chip classic ink pad, Water Color pencils

Accessories: Big Shot, Stars Daisy #2, Perfect Details Texturz plate, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, hemp twine, sticky tape, Tag corner punch, 1/16″ circle punch, Corner rounder punch

Techniques: Digital and paper crafting

Good things come in small packages

I have been having fun making these cute gift boxes with stamp sets Tiny Tags, Vintage Vogue and Chocolate Bunny.  I also used the Build a Flower and  Pillow Box dies for the Big Shot.  These cute boxes are perfect for small gifts like candy treats or for jewelry like SU’s Simply Adorned bracelets, necklaces and charms.

gift boxes

 

bunny box side

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

Project info:

Bunny Box

Click here for bunny box template.  I printed the template on Very Vanilla CS then cut it out.  I decorated the front and the sides of the box with following.

Chocolate Bunny and flowers from Vintage Vogue – I stamped the Chocolate Bunny with Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla CS then cut him out.  I stamped the Vintage Vogue flowers with So Saffron and Pretty Pink on Very Vanilla CS then cut them out.

The small flowers on the green branch were punched using the Trio Flower punch and the branch with leaves was stamped using the Two-Step Bird Punch.  The Pretty in Pink egg was punched using the Wide Oval punch then decorated with the flowers and the Whisper White grosgrain ribbon which was dyed with So Saffron ink.

The small flowers on the vine that are on the side of the box were stamped using Regal Rose and Old Olive markers.  The stamp is from Tiny Tags.

Half pearls from the Pretties kit were adhered to the center of the flowers.

The small tags were stamped with stamps from Tiny Tags on Very Vanilla CS then punched using the Medium Jewelry Tag punch.

Supplies list:

Stamps:  Tiny Tags, Chocolate Bunny, Vintage Vogue

Paper:  SU Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Bashful Blue

Ink:  SU Classic Ink; So Saffron, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, SU markers Regal Rose and Old Olive

Accessories:  Leaves are from the Two-Step Bird punch, Wide Oval punch, Trio Flower punch, Medium Jewelry Tag punch, pearls from Pretties Kit, 1/4″ Whisper White ribbon dyed with So Saffron ink, 5/8″ Old Olive Satin ribbon

Technique:  Stamping

Hello Pillow Box

Stamps:  small flower background stamped with flower stamp from SU With All My Heart and Tiny Tags

Paper:  SU Cardstock – Regal Rose, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink:  SU Regal Rose

Accessories:  Big Shot and Build a Flower Bigz Die and Pillow Box Die, 5/8″ Old Olive satin ribbon, SU rhinestone brad

Technique:  Die cutting, Stamping

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Pillow Box

Stamps: none  Sentiment was printed from My Digital Studio software

Paper:  SU Cardstock – Kraft Brown, Garden Green

Ink:  none

Accessories:  Big Shot and Pillow Box Die, Shamrock was made from Heart to Heart punch, SU silver brad, 5/8″ Whisper White Satin Organza ribbon

Technique:  Die cutting, Stamping, Digital Crafting

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