Category Archives: Boxes & Bags

Sneak peeks from convention

One of the highlights of convention is getting to play with goodies from upcoming catalogues and Stampin’ Up! spoiled us with four projects that we got to make – all using supplies that won’t be available to our customers until January (you could get your hands on them by joining my team if you just can’t wait!).

Here’s what we made:

Tags – featuring cute new mini punches.

A card with beautiful embellishments and a DSP that is soooo versatile.

A bright, colourful card with cute little bubbles.

And a gorgeous box that arrives flatpack but is so easy to put together.

Love them all!

Don’t forget that the offers on our Extravaganza this week change daily so be sure to check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

20 days of paper projects – day 17

On to Day 17 of our 20 day series of projects using patterned paper (also known as Designer Series Paper or DSP for short). Today we’re using our paper to decorate a Mini Pizza Box.

I opted for an image of candles on the lid of the box as I intend to put a set of 4 tea lights inside as a Christmas gift for a friend.

I’ll be sharing tips for how to decorate the box while flat on my Facebook page on Monday so if you don’t already follow Crafting and Stamping on Facebook please pop over and Like or Follow us there so you don’t miss our extra tips.

Before assembling the box, the sides of the base and the top of the lid were covered with Christmas Around the World DSP. The outline candles from Merry Patterns were stamped on to Whisper White card with Basic Black ink. Using Crushed Curry ink, the flames were stamped over the top. Real Red ink was used to stamp the foreground candle patterns and then Old Olive ink was used to stamp the background candle patterns and a sentiment from the set at the base of the candles before die cutting out the stamped images with Layering Ovals framelits. A mat of Real Red card was die cut out with a larger Layering Ovals framelit, the two adhered together and then popped up on the box lid with dimensionals.

Other options to go inside the boxes include 3″ x 3″ mini cards, chocolates, a cookie. What would you like to receive in one of these?

Enjoy your weekend and the extra hour in bed in the morning.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

These are the supplies used on this project. If you live in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, or the Netherlands, then click on any product to shop online.

20 days of paper projects – day 13

Onto to Day 13 of our 20 day series of projects using patterned paper (also known as Designer Series Paper or DSP for short). Today we’re using 2 sheets of 6″ x 6″ patterned paper to make a dinky gift bag.

Two matching 6″ x 6″ sheets of Petal Garden paper were used to create the bag.  Each sheet was oriented the same way for scoring as it had a directional pattern to it. Scoring was as follows for each sheet:

  • score at 1-1/2″, rotate 90
  • score at 1-1/2″ on the 2nd side, rotate 90
  • score at 1-1/2″ on the 3rd side, rotate 90
  • score at 1″ on the 4th and final side

On one of the sheets, the bottom two corner squares were trimmed away.

The other sheet was cut horizontally along the first fold line just as far as the next vertical fold line and a narrow “V” snipped away.

The 1″ edge was folded forwards on each sheet to show the reverse pattern and all three other edges were folded back.Holding the two sheets together, holes were punched in the folded top of each bag panel for the ribbon handles. The bottom bag panels were adhered together. After tucking in the corners, the side panels were adhered together. Using Pear Pizzazz ink, a sentiment from Birthday Blooms was stamped onto Whisper White card. Calypso Coral was used to stamp the small solid flower from the set over the top of the sentiment twice, stamping off first each time to create a paler colour. This was punched out with the 1″ Circle. Another pattern of Petal Garden DSP was punched out with the 1-1/4″ Circle and adhered direct to a 1″ Circle of Whisper White (left plain for writing a greeting on). The stamped circle was adhered direct to the patterned paper Circle and a hole was punched. Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon was threaded through the tag and then onto each side of the bag.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

These are the supplies used on this project. If you live in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, or the Netherlands, then click on any product to shop online.

Halloween Treat Bag

Another Halloween project today and this is a paper bag for popping a little treat into.

We used a Cellophane Bag filled with individual M&Ms but you could easily pop a small packet from a multipack into the bag.

The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits were used to die cut a bag from Spooky Night DSP. Stars (from the same thinlit set) were cut into the front centre panel of the bag before assembling. A panel of Very Vanilla was stamped with a sentiment from the Spooky Cat set using Pumpkin Pie ink. Using Basic Black ink, the “written words cat” from the same stamp set was stamped onto Pumpkin Pie card and punched out with the Cat punch. The hat from the set was stamped with Basic Black ink onto Very Vanilla card and then fussy cut out. Pumpkin Pie ink was used to add the buckle to the hat. A couple of slits were cut into the brim of the hat for the cat’s ears to stick through and then both cat and hat were put on the mat (lol) with dimensionals. More dimensionals were used to pop the mat/panel up on the front of the bag.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

These are the supplies used on this project. If you live in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, or the Netherlands, then click on any product to shop online.

Spooky Cat trick or treat bag

Another Halloween treat today. This one uses some sweets that I got while visiting a US M&Ms store while on holiday – I love how you can choose specific colours!

The tag is stamped on both sides.

A narrow Cellophane Bag (5.1 x 20.3cm) was filled with the sweets. The Wicked Yummy frame from the Spooky Cat set was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White card using Basic Black ink. Elegant Eggplant ink was used to stamp the Trick of Treat sentiment from the same set along the centre. The Everyday Label punch was used to punch out the tag.

On the other side of the tag, the sentiment, outline bottles and side frames from the Spooky Cat set were all stamped with Elegant Eggplant ink. The “liquids” for the bottles were stamped over the top with Pool Party, Perfect Plum and Lemon Lime Twist inks. Using Vintage Crochet Trim, the tag was tied onto the filled treat bag and finished with a bow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

These are the supplies used on this project. If you live in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, or the Netherlands, then click on any product to shop online.

Painted Harvest gift box

After buying some tasty handmade chocolates as a gift for a friend (well, I had to buy a few extra to test that they were tasty, lol) I wanted a little gift box for packaging them, instead of the bag used by the shop. The new Mini Pizza Box fit the bill perfectly.

Before assembling the box, the sides of the base and the top of the lid were covered with Painted Autumn DSP. The sides of the lid were  stamped with a sentiment from Labels to Love in Cajun Craze ink. A Stitched Shapes circle was die cut from Soft sky card and layered onto a Layering Circle die cut from Cajun Craze card. These were popped up on the box lid with dimensionals. The Painted Harvest flower was stamped onto Whisper White card with Peekaboo Peach ink for the base flower, Cajun Craze ink for the shadowed flower layer and Daffodil Delight for the flower centre. This was then fussy cut out. The solid trio of leaves was stamped onto Whisper White card twice with Lemon Lime ink and then both were overstamped with the detailed leaf trio using Garden Green ink before punching out with the Leaf punch. The leaves were adhered behind the flower before popping it up in the centre of the circles with the dimensionals.

For tips on using the Mini Pizza Boxes, please consider following me on Facebook where I share very quick extra tips that don’t make it to this blog.

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sara xx

These are the supplies used on this project. If you live in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, or the Netherlands, then click on any product to shop online.

Spooky Night Treat Topper

Did you take a look at the Halloween card on Thursday and think “it’s okay but I never send Halloween cards”? If so I can totally relate. I don’t send Halloween cards either. But … that card can so easily be turned into a treat topper and I do give out Halloween treats 🙂

I actually take part in trick or treat in our neighbourhood but even if I didn’t, I still have a nephew and friend’s children that I give Halloween treats to, so there’s plenty of use for this project there.

The treat topper is a small square card (3″ x 3″) of Basic Black. A piece of the Spooky Night DSP was cut and trimmed (2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″) to mat onto the card front. Using Smokey Slate ink, the owl from the Spooky Cat set was stamped over the branch. Pumpkin Pie ink was used to add the beak and claws. Basic Black ink was used to stamp the eyes and the sentiment. After filling the Cello Bag with sweets (take care not to overfill or the topper can’t sit flat), the top was folded over and secured closed with Tear and Tape. More Tear and Tape was then used to adhere the card over the top of the bag.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Sara xx

These are the supplies used on this project. Click on any product to shop online.

Orchid Window Box

This treat box was designed to go with the card I made for my Mum a few days ago. A bunch of us go for lunch to celebrate each other’s birthdays and I traditionally make a little treat box of choccies for the birthday gal. I used the same Berry Burst as my main colour as I used for the card and repeated the orchid as an embellishment.

The box base was die cut from Berry Burst with the Window Box thinlits. Each side panel had a small square of Crushed Curry adhered direct to it and then slightly larger squares of Berry Burst with the heart design die cut from them were popped up over the top with mini dimensionals. Old Olive card was die cut with the hexagon top from the same thinlits set, trimmed to shape and adhered direct to the box lid. The box was then assembled. The large two layer flower from the Climbing Orchid set was stamped onto Whisper White card with Berry Burst ink and die cut out with the co-ordinating Orchid Builder Framelits. The flower centre was stamped with Crushed Curry ink, overstamped with the detail stamps with Berry Burst ink and die cut out. The orchid was assembled and popped up on the box lid with mini dimensionals.

Here are a few choccies inside.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great bank holiday weekend

Sara xx

Bright and cheery Mini Treat Bag

While I still had the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits out on my desk from this project I decided to make a quick Treat Bag. They take no time to cut and assemble and are handy to have around if you need a quick gift when family or friends call unexpectedly over the summer. The Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist combo are bright and cheery enough to carry through the summer too.

The Mini Treat Bag was cut from Fresh Florals DSP and folded over at the top. A tag was created by cutting a banner from the set with Berry Burst card and trimming the flag from one end. The For You sentiment was die cut from Lemon Lime Twist card and adhered direct. After punching a 1/8″ Handheld Circle in the top of the tag it was threaded onto Lemon Lime Twist Woven Ribbon and tied around the Treat Bag in a bow. The tag was finished with a few different sizes and shades of the Glitter Enamel Dots (although these are actually Old Olive the lighter shade ones work quite well with the Lemon Lime Twist).

The ribbon can be slid off the bag for it to be filled with a gift card or small chocolate bar then simply slide it back on again so that you don’t have to retie the bow.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sara xx

Foil Frenzy Box

A few days ago we shared this birthday card.

Today, we’re back with a dinky gift box, (big enough to hold a few chocolates), to co-ordinate with the card.

The box was created using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. The box base was cut from Berry Burst card and the lid from Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP, partially punched with the 1-3/8″ Circle to create finger holds. A strip of Fresh Florals DSP was used to create a belly band and the same paper was punched with the Bow Builder and assembled. To tie the box back to the card with a hint of Copper, strands of Copper Metallic Thread were sandwiched between the bow and the belly band before topping with a Basic Pearl.

The belly band slides off to allow the lid to be removed.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx