Santa & Co. and Nordic Noel Holiday Treat Boxes – Stampin’ Up!

You know you are an avid crafter when you decide to give baked goods as gifts just so that you have a reason to make cute gift boxes!  I spent an entire day baking last week for that very reason!  Boy, am I backwards!  Anyway, I just love how these cute boxes turned out.  I’ve still got more to make for all of my homemade sweet treats, so you can expect to see more of these from me soon. LOL. 🙂

DSP Gift Boxes (6 of 9)

These gift boxes are a great way to use up leftover holiday DSP too!  I was able to create each box using a 6″ x 6″ sheet of the primary DSP design and a 3-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ scrap of the accent DSP design.

DSP Gift Boxes (7 of 9)

I found the directions for this cute Santa punch art piece on Pinterest.  You can see the directions for how to make it on Alexandra Bleicher’s blog by clicking here.  Isn’t he just adorable, and the Nordic Noel DSP sets him off perfectly! (Note: She used two retired punches, the ornament punch and the blossom petals punch to create the hat, but I think you could substitute oval or circle punches and just trim them to be the right shape.)

DSP Gift Boxes (8 of 9)

I must admit that I wasn’t crazy about these two designs from the Santa & Co. DSP pack, but I love how they turned out on these boxes!  The tree designs blend seamlessly with the Tree Punch.  I also like that these are a little more masculine than some of my other designs (although I think they are also suitable for females).

DSP Gift Boxes (9 of 9)

I love how the Red Glimmer Paper mat makes this sentiment pop!  Sometimes you just need a little dazzle to brighten things up!

DSP Gift Boxes (6 of 9)

As I said earlier, these are the first of many treat boxes!  I am having so much fun making them… it was definitely worth all the hours in the kitchen!  If you are a fan of this project, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Handcrafting with Heather Creativity Clubhouse

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Don’t forget about my new customer loyalty program when you place your orders.  I’ve decided to extend my offer for double Creativity Credits until Christmas Day!  Click here to read more about the Creativity Credits program, my buyer reward program where you earn free Stampin’ Up! merchandise.

Let me know if you have any questions, have fun shopping!

November 25- December 15 Hostess Code:  UJGAKUUC

Use this hostess code when you order and receive a set of rhinestones from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.


New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! December 2-8

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

Price: $16.95

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Elegant Black and White Mixed Bunch Boxed Card Set – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project is another boxed set of cards featuring the Mixed Bunch stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  (As you can tell, I’m on a mission to get all of my son’s teacher gifts knocked out!) I was inspired to create these cards by a video I saw created by Brandy Cox (www.brandyscards.com).  I changed the stamp sets and punches to suit what I had in my collection, but the basic design is the same.  I love the simple elegance of the black and white color scheme.

Mixed Bunch B&W (1 of 5)

This card is an easy one to do “assembly line” style to create multiple cards with the same design, which makes it ideal for creating a boxed set.  The base of the card is a black panel with a smaller white card glued on top.  This allows for the look of a colored card base, but allows you to cut down on supplies.  The Whisper White card stock is very economical for making a large number of cards, which is a nice benefit of this design.

Mixed Bunch B&W (5 of 5)

I created a belly band for my box and stamped the envelopes so that they would coordinate beautifully with the cards.  For directions on creating the box, click here.

Mixed Bunch B&W (2 of 5)

I used the 2-1/2″ circle punch to create a hole in the front of the card, and then glued this beautiful black and white flower to the inside of the card.  The flower features the following elements:

  • Blossom Punch – Basic Black card stock
  • 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch – Whisper White stamped with flower from Mixed Bunch (these don’t line up, but I just wanted the design from the flower stamp, so it didn’t matter).
  • Pansy Punch – Basic Black card stock
  • 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch – Whisper White stamped with medalion from A Round Array stamp set.
  • Large Basic Pearl (or rhinestone)

Mixed Bunch B&W (3 of 5)

Another neat element of this card is the “ribbon” along the left edge.  I created this by stamping scrap strips of whisper white card stock using the flower from Mixed Bunch.  I think it adds an element of elegance and is a great way to use up all those little scraps you have lying around.

Mixed Bunch B&W (4 of 5)

I think this set is just beautiful.  I’m a sucker for a black and white color scheme, and I like how these cards can be used for a variety of occasions.  If you like this project, I hope you will pin it to Pinterest for me. You will find a “pin it” button at the end of this post below the supply list.

Also, Please consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I would love the opportunity to earn your business.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Nov. 18-24

Click the images below to order the weekly deal products from my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through November 24th.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Project

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

Supply List

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Card Stock Cuts

“Post Card” Style Base:  Basic Black- 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″

Folded White Card Base:  Whisper White – 8″ x 5-1/4″ (scored at 4″)

Card Box: Kraft – 9″ x 9″

Belly Band: Basic Black – 11″ x 7/8″ strip; Whisper White – 11″ x 3/4″ strip.

Flower Frenzy Frames for a Wedding – Stampin’ Up!

As many of you know, my sister is getting married this week.  For today’s project, I wanted to share one of the signs that we made for the wedding using the Flower Frenzy Bigz Die.

Flower Frenzy Wedding Signs (7 of 12)

If you have ever planned a wedding, you know that there is a lot of signage needed, reserved signs for the family, a thank you message for the gift table, instructions for the photo booth (all the rage at weddings these days), etc.  Of course, you know I couldn’t just put a plain old framed sign out there… what a perfect opportunity to make our signage something beautiful for the wedding using dies and punches from Stampin’ Up!

Flower Frenzy Wedding Signs (8 of 12)

For the flowers, I used the Flower Frenzy Die, Fun Flower Punch, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch,  and the flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch.  There isn’t a magic combination, I just played around with layering the different shapes and came up with something that I liked.

Flower Frenzy Wedding Signs (2 of 12)

Here are a few tips I discovered along the way…

  • Use lots of layers & curl them with a bone folder.
  • Sponging the edges of the petals makes a world of difference!
  • Attach the layers together with Stampin’ Dimensionals to make them pop!
  • Use Stampin’ Blendabilities markers to color the pearls in the center (I used the Bronze marker from the skin tone assortment for the largest flower).

Flower Frenzy Wedding Signs (11 of 12)

By the way, the actual signs were digital downloads purchased from Pineapple Soup Printables on Etsy.  We were able to purchase several custom signs that met our needs.  Lisa was great to work with and she got our order together very quickly.  Here are the other signs she created for us.  I would highly recommend working with her if you need any custom signage for any event.

heather_thank you 8x10 print

heather_guestbook 8x10 print

Photo Booth 18x24 print

Photo Booth instructions 8x10 print

I think these signs turned out beautifully and they will add a touch of whimsy and a pop of color to my sister’s wedding.  The frames would also make a great gift for someone you love.  Imagine giving a treasured photo of a grandchild in a beautifully decorated frame!  The possibilities are really endless.

Flower Frenzy Wedding Signs (1 of 12)

If you are a fan of this project and want to pin it to Pinterest, you will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I also offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

Also, it is not too late to sign up for my one-to-one card swap.  The details and registration link are below.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap…
there’s still time to join in!

Just a reminder about my one-to-one swap.  I hope you will join in the fun!  It is so great when I get to actually connect with all of you and this is a wonderful way for us to share our inspiration and creativity with each other.  To participate, you will send me one card created with current Stampin’ Up! products (no retired items please) and a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Once all the swaps have arrived, I will send you someone else’s card in the mail.  It’s that easy!  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

To participate, please register for the event by clicking on the button below.   Once registration is complete, you will receive an email with specific instructions (including the address for where to send your swaps).  Projects are due in hand by July 10, 2014.  I can’t wait to see what you create!  Happy Stamping!

Eventbrite - 2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap


WEEKLY DEALS for July 1 – 7

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through July 7.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

Bridal Shower Wine Charms – Stampin’ Up!

I’m back today with another project for my sister’s bridal shower.  As young adults, whenever we would have dinner parties at my mom’s house, my sister would run to the printer and print out the guests’ names on strips of paper and tape them around the stem of all the wine glasses.  This was of course before there were a gazillion cute wine charms on the market (yes, that is an official number… I’m a math teacher, I should know).  Anyway, when I started planning this shower, I knew I would have to create some cute wine charms just for her special occasion.  Mine are a bit fancier than paper taped to the bottom of the glass though. 🙂

Girls' Night OUt (8 of 10)

I had some scraps of paper from my local craft store leftover from another project, which I used to make these wine charms.  However, as I describe the project, I will tell you the Stampin’ Up! products that would make perfect substitutions. (I’ve also listed those in the supply list at the bottom of the post.)


For this project, I purchased some 1/2″ Loose Leaf Rings from Amazon.com.  They are the perfect size for wine charms, and they open and close so you can easily put them on and switch out the charm for your next occasion.

Girls' Night OUt (6 of 10)

For each charm I punched one Scallop Oval Punch from Silver Glimmer Paper, and one Modern Label Punch from Silver Foil.  I printed the names of all the guests on a sheet of Whisper White card stock and punched them out using the Word Window Punch.  (For those who are interested, the font I used is called Centeria Script Demo.)  I layered the three punches together with Stampin’ Dimensionals and punched a hole in one end using the 1/4″ Circle Handheld Punch.

Girls' Night OUt (10 of 10)

Finally, I punched a flower from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  I added a rhinestone to the center and added it to the end of my charm with a glue dot.  Didn’t this project just turn out to be adorable?  I know my sister will love this extra detail at her party.  These were really easy to do and the colors could be changed to match any occasion.  So next time you are entertaining and want to “WOW” your guests with all the extra little details you put into the event, this project is for you.

I love Pinterest, don’t you?  You should pin this project so you can remember it next time you are planning a party.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work.

Girls' Night OUt (9 of 10)

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous 2014 Annual Catalog.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

Also, don’t forget… it is not too late to sign up for my one-to-one card swap!  The details and registration link can be found below.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Last Week to Sign Up for Only $50!

This is the last week to take advantage of the $50 sign up special from Stampin’ Up!  If you have at least $50 worth of products you would like to purchase from the new annual catalog you should really consider joining.  There are many benefits of becoming a demonstrator including a great discount and access to advanced products.  Did you know you could order several of the Stampin’ Blendabilities marker sets now if you were a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

Now is a great time to join my team!  I welcome Hobbyist Demonstrators, and during the month of June, new recruits can join Stampin’ Up! at one of two great prices. Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer their traditional starter kit priced at $99 ($125 product value + FREE Shipping), but only during the month of June they will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value + FREE Shipping).  Drop me a note at handcraftingheather@icloud.com if you have any questions or if you’d like additional details.  I’d love to have you on my team!  You can read more information about the benefits of being a Demonstrator here.


2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap

Just a reminder about my one-to-one swap.  I hope you will join in the fun!  It is so great when I get to actually connect with all of you and this is a wonderful way for us to share our inspiration and creativity with each other.  To participate, you will send me one card created with current Stampin’ Up! products (no retired items please) and a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Once all the swaps have arrived, I will send you someone else’s card in the mail.  It’s that easy!  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

To participate, please register for the event by clicking on the button below.   Once registration is complete, you will receive an email with specific instructions (including the address for where to send your swaps).  Projects are due in hand by July 10, 2014.  I can’t wait to see what you create!  Happy Stamping!

Eventbrite - 2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap


WEEKLY DEALS for June 24-30

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through June 30.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

“Create” with Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper – Stampin’ Up!

Happy Father’s Day everyone!  I made my Father’s Day card ages ago so today’s project is something a bit different.  If you would like to see the card my dad will be receiving you can click here. (I think that one may be one of my all time favorites).

Meanwhile… I’m so excited to share a home decor project that I created using the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! and some fabulous punches.  As many of you know, I have been in the throws of converting the guest room in my house into a crafting studio.  Today’s project is the first creation made in my new space.  I love, love, love having a dedicated place for all my crafting.

Sweet Taffy Create Sign (9 of 15)

I purchased some wooden letters and a small board made of Balsa wood from my local craft store. The letters were pre-painted black, and I painted the wood board to match.  The board was a bit longer than I needed, but the Balsa wood is so soft that I was able to cut it with a straight edge and craft knife.

Sweet Taffy Create Sign (8 of 15)

Next, I cut panels of Sweet Taffy DSP and traced the letters using a pencil.  In order to avoid having trace lines on the front of my project, I traced on the back of the paper, being sure to flip over my letters so they were backwards as I traced.  After cutting out my letters, I adhered them to the wooden letters using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Then I used E-6000 Quick Hold adhesive to glue the letters to the board.

Sweet Taffy Create Sign (6 of 15)

Once my letters were mounted and the glue had dried, it was time for some embellishments.  I used my Bitty ButterflyElegant ButterflyPetite Petals, and Itty Bitty Accents Punches to decorate my project.  I punched out several shapes using the Sweet Taffy DSP and coordinating card stock in Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, and Daffodil Delight.  Then I sponged around the edges of everything, added some rhinestones, and began decorating my project.

Sweet Taffy Create Sign (3 of 15)

I wanted the butterflies to fly off of my sign to add a bit of whimsy, so I added them to a length of sterling silver wire that I use for jewelry design.  I attached the wire to the back of my sign using a hot glue gun.  Doesn’t it just add the perfect touch!

Here are some close up shots of each letter.  You might notice that I used a cute little leaf with my flowers.  Want to know my secret?  I punched a few flowers from Old Olive card stock using the Petite Petals Punch, then I cut the petals apart, creating five perfect little leaves from each punch.

Sweet Taffy Create Sign (10 of 15)
Sweet Taffy Create Sign (11 of 15)

Sweet Taffy Create Sign (12 of 15)

Sweet Taffy Create Sign (13 of 15)

Sweet Taffy Create Sign (14 of 15)

Sweet Taffy Create Sign (15 of 15)I am in love with the way this project turned out.  It is the perfect addition to my crafting studio. Look for it next week when I unveil the finished remodel!  I plan to post a virtual tour on Wednesday once I’ve put on all the finishing touches.  If you are a fan of this project, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of this post.  Also, if you are a fan of my work, why not have my posts delivered directly to your inbox.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar of this post.

Don’t forget to sign up for my one-to-one swap!  I can’t wait to see what you are creating.  Swaps are a fun way to interact and create together.  The details and registration link are below.

If you haven’t gotten your very own copy of the new 2014 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog yet, I would love to get one to you.  I offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap

Hello Stampers!  I am so excited about the launch of the new 2014 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up!  There are so many awesome products in there.  I would love the chance to see what you are creating.  Let’s do a one-to-one swap!  To participate, you will send me one card created with current Stampin’ Up! products (no retired items please) and a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Once all the swaps have arrived, I will send you someone else’s card in the mail.  It’s that easy!  The motto of Stampin’ Up! is Inspire, Create, Share.  This swap is the perfect opportunity for us to support one another and share all our creative ideas.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

To participate, please register for the event by clicking on the button below.   Once registration is complete, you will receive an email with specific instructions (including the address for where to send your swaps).  Projects are due in hand by July 10, 2014.  I can’t wait to see what you create!  Happy Stamping!

Eventbrite - 2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap


Demonstrator Sign Up Special Available through June 30th!


Do you have $50 worth of products you would like to purchase from the new annual catalog?  Do you want to purchase Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers now, without having to wait until they are available to the public?  If so, now is a great time to join my team.  During the month of June, new recruits can join Stampin’ Up! at one of two great prices. Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer their traditional starter kit priced at $99 ($125 product value + FREE Shipping), but only during the month of June they will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value + FREE Shipping).  Drop me a note at handcraftingheather@icloud.com if you have any questions or if you’d like additional details.  I’d love to have you on my team!  You can read more information about the benefits of being a Demonstrator here.


WEEKLY DEALS for June 10-16

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through June 16.

 

Birthday Basics Makes Gifting Easy! – Stampin’ Up!

Today I wanted to show you how a little Stampin’ Up! magic with the Birthday Basics DSP  and the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch can turn gift giving into a breeze.

If you like my post today, please leave me a comment.  I love hearing from you and sharing ideas.  Plus, as an added benefit,  you will be entered into my monthly drawing for a chance to win a free card.  Also, If you aren’t already a subscriber, please consider following me via email.   Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Cupcake Punch (11 of 11)

My son will be three in a couple of weeks.  The year I was pregnant with him, we had 7 other babies born at school.  In addition to that, there are 10 kids who live on our street.  I tell you all this just to demonstrate that we get invited to a lot of birthday parties!  Between the gifts, the cards, and the gift wrap it gets pretty expensive.  Now, you know I’ve got the cards covered, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized I could make some super cute gifts with plain brown craft paper and a couple of minutes with some punches.  I’ve seen tons of really cute stamped packages out there, but I don’t always have time to color a bunch of stamps and make a paper bow, etc.  So, today’s share is my 5 minute solution to kids birthday wrap!

Cupcake Punch (1 of 11)

I started by cutting a 2″ x 3-1/2″ strip of the candles paper from the Birthday Basics designer series paper pack.  Then I cut a circle of Coastal Cabana card stock using my Circles Framelits Dies (I would have used the 1-3/4″ circle punch if I had it… that is going on an order soon!).  I added the circle to my birthday candle tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Next, I quickly punched a cupcake using the Cupcake Builder Punch and three different papers from the Birthday Basics DSP pack.  Those were glued together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and added to the label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Cupcake Punch (2 of 11)

Finally, I stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) on Whisper White card stock using my Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad.  I punched it out using the Word Window Punch.  Then I used the Modern Label Punch to create a base for my greeting in Bermuda Bay card stock.  I layered everything together using Stampin’ Dimensionals and threaded some white ribbon through to finish it all off with a cute little bow.

Cupcake Punch (10 of 11)

This gift tag was quick and easy to make.  In fact, I think I might go ahead and make several more to have on hand next time we are invited to a birthday party!  If you liked this project, please don’t forget to leave me a comment so you will be entered into my drawing.  Also, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in developing a blog following.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project.

If you would like to purchase the Birthday Basics DSP, Cupcake Punch, or any of the other great products featured in this project, shop in my online store by clicking here.  Remember you can earn a FREE item with every $50 purchase through March 31st.  The final days of Sale-a-bration are here.  Don’t miss your chance to get these great products before they are gone!

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 25-31

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 31.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Cupcake Punch (121807); Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324); Circles Framelits Dies (130911); Word Window Punch (119857); Modern Label Punch (119849)

Card Stock & DSP:  Bermuda Bay (131197) – modern label punch; Whisper White (100730) – word window punch; Coastal Cabana (131297) – Circles framelit die cut; Birthday Basics DSP – Birthday candles: 2″ x 3-1/2″ tag, polka dots: cupcake wrapper, coastal cabana floral – cupcake icing, raspberry ripple – cherry.

Markers & Ink:  Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad (131171)

Embellishments: Ribbon (the one I used is not a Stampin’ Up! item) –  Use 5/8″ Organza Ribbon (114319) from Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Birthday Basics Card in a Box – Stampin’ Up!

I have been seeing these cute “card in a box” projects all over Pinterest lately, and I just couldn’t resist doing one for my son Carter’s third birthday!  We are going to have a small party at Build-a-Bear Workshop followed by  a teddy bear picnic.  It just seemed like the perfect opportunity to try a card in a box.  I love, love, love how this one turned out!  The Birthday Basics DSP was the perfect pair for my birthday picnic theme.  Another thing I love about these cards is that you get a huge “WOW” factor right out of the envelope… but they are really easy to make!

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Carter's Birthday Invite (4 of 18)

Now, when I decided I wanted to do a card in a box, I had no idea how to do it, so I did a search to find a video tutorial.  I have to thank Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie for her great video tutorial.  You can find a link to her instructions at the bottom of this post below the supply list.  I modified some of the dimensions for my card, but the basic premise for the box is the same.  The other great thing about these cards is they fold up and fit into a regular A2 invitation style envelope!  I made my own envelope using the envelope punch board so that the colors would coordinate.  I love that tool, it makes creating custom envelopes so easy!

Carter's Birthday Invite (16 of 18)

I chose Bermuda Bay card stock for my card base, and adhered panels of the birthday hat and plaid designer series papers from the Birthday Basics DSP pack to the sides of my box.  I used sticky strip to hold the box together.  I wanted the plaid paper to resemble a table cloth at a picnic.  Then, I printed the invitation details and the words from the teddy bear picnic song onto Whisper White card stock using my computer’s printer.  Then, I cut out my printed panels and used my Real Red ink and a sponge dauber to ink around the edges of the panels.  I adhered the party details to the back and the song lyrics to the underside of the box flaps using SNAIL adhesive.

Carter's Birthday Invite (13 of 18)

Carter's Birthday Invite (15 of 18)

Once the foundation of my box was finished, it was time to create my embellishments.  I wish I had taken pictures of the process along the way, but I didn’t. I will do my best to describe the steps I took, but please feel free to contact me with questions if you have them.  I used the following punches to create the teddy bear, cupcake, balloons, and banners:

Teddy Bear:

  • x1 – extra large oval punch – Soft Suede (body)
  • x1 – 1″ circle punch – Soft Suede (head)
  • x3 – small oval – Soft Suede (arms/feet)
  • x1 – small oval – Baked Brown Sugar (belly)
  • x2 – 1/2″ circle – Soft Suede (ears)
  • x3 – 1/2″ circle – Baked Brown Sugar (mouth/paws)
  • x2 – circle from owl builder punch – Baked Brown Sugar (inside of ears)
  • x6 – circle from cupcake builder punch – Baked Brown Sugar (toes)
  • x2 – circle from cupcake builder punch – Whisper White (eyes)

Once I had punched all my pieces, I cut one of the Soft Suede small ovals “yin yang” style to create the two arms.  Then I used my sponge dauber to ink the edges of EVERYTHING (except the eyes and toes) with Soft Suede ink.  I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to put everything together.  then I colored on the nose and the pupils with a sharpie.  I used my Stampin’ Chalk Marker to add a little gleam to the eyes.

Carter's Birthday Invite (3 of 18)

Balloons – I chose a variety of bright colors for the balloons.  Each one was made from the following list of materials:

  • x2- small oval punch
  • x1 – foot of the owl from the owl builder punch.
  • strip of clear plastic – window sheets
  • twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (Sale-a-bration item)
  • Stampin’ Chalk Marker

To make the balloons I punched two ovals and sandwiched the owl foot, twine, and plastic strip between them to create the balloon.  Then I added a reflection with the Stampin’ Chalk Marker.

Carter's Birthday Invite (1 of 18)

Cupcake:  The cupcake was created with the Cupcake Builder Punch and the Create a Cupcake stamp set (wood mount and clear mount).  I stamped the cupcake wrapper in Pear Pizzazz ink and then punched it out with the cupcake builder punch.  The frosting was punched from Pool Party card stock.  I colored the candles and the cherry using my Stampin’ Write Markers in Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, and Pumpkin Pie (Brights Collection and Regals Collection).   Then I cut out the candles with paper snips and added a wick with a black pen.  I punched the cherry out using my cupcake builder punch.  Then, I glued everything together using multipurpose liquid glue.

Once my balloons, cupcake, and teddy bear were finished and ready to be added to the box, I added two strips of bermuda bay along the inside of the box (see the video tutorial for instructions) to support the embellishments.  Then I stuck everything on with mini glue dots, making sure my embellishments weren’t taller than the back of the box.  This ensures that it will all fit nicely into the envelope.

Carter's Birthday Invite (9 of 18)

Banners & Greeting:  I colored my birthday greeting from the Label Love stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) with my Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers. Then I stamped it on Whisper White and punched it out using the Artisan Label Punch (The Label Love stamp set and Artisan Punch are available as a bundle for 15% discount; wood mount and clear mount). I stamped my banners using the Banner Blast stamp set (Sale-a-bration item) and punched them out using the Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration item).  Finally, I adhered the greeting and the banners to the background of the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Carter's Birthday Invite (6 of 18)

These cards are a lot of steps and they take some time, but they are not difficult to do.  Everyone will be very impressed with your work, which is something I always enjoy.  There’s nothing like hearing someone say, “You made that!?!”  If you liked this card, please don’t forget to leave me a comment so you will be entered into my drawing.  Also, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in developing a blog following.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project.  Remember, I’ve also linked the video tutorial for making a card in a box below the supply list.

If you would like to purchase the Birthday Basics DSP, Create a Cupcake stamp set, or any of the other great products featured in this project, shop in my online store by clicking here.  Remember you can earn a FREE item with every $50 purchase through March 31st (including the Banner Blast stamp set and Banner Punch).  The final days of Sale-a-bration are fast approaching.  Don’t miss your chance to get these great products before they are gone!

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Create a Cupcake (121982); Banner Blast (Sale-a-bration); Label Love (130622)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration); Artisan Label Punch (130920); Cupcake Punch (121807); Owl Builder Punch (118074); extra large oval (119859); 1″ circle (119868); small oval (120908); 1/2″ circle (119869).

Card Stock & DSP:  Bermuda Bay (131197) – card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ (score at 1/2″, 3-1/8″, 5-3/4″, 8-3/8″ and along the length of the card at 2″), 2 strips for supporting embellishments – 4-1/8″ x 1″; Baked Brown Sugar (131296) – punches for teddy bear listed in post; Soft Suede (115318) – teddy bear punches listed in the post; Whisper White (100730) – 2-1/8″ x 3-3/4″ panel (back of card), 3 panels 2-3/8″ x 1-3/4″ (teddy bear picnic lyrics); cupcake wrapper, candles, label love greeting, teddy bear eyes; Pool Party (122924) – cupcake punch; Birthday Basics DSP (130145) – Plaid: 3 panels 2-3/8″ x 1-3/4″, Birthday Hat: 3 panels 2-3/8″ x 2″, 1 panel 2-3/8″ x 4″ (back of card).

Markers & Ink:  Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad (126978); Regals Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131262); Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131259); Stampin’ Chalk Marker (132133); Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad (131180)

Embellishments: Twine from Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (Sale-a-bration)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); envelope punch board (133774)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683); Sticky Strip (104294); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Card Tutorial:  Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie