Category Archives: Boxes & Bags

Origami flurry box

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Sorry for the delay in posting. I was away on holiday and unexpectedly had no internet access!

Anyhow, here’s a gift box to go with the card I posted last.

origami flurry box

The origami box was folded from Winter Wonderland DSP using the tutorial I shared here. Using Basic Black ink, the duo of snowflakes from the Flurry of Wishes set was stamped onto Smoky Slate and Whisper White card and punched out with the matching Snow Flurry. The medium snowflake was stamped onto Smoky Slate card and punched out with the Flower Medallion. After stacking the individual snowflakes with dimensionals, they were topped with a Basic Rhinestone.

Here’s the box opened up.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy your extra hour of crafting time – well what else would you use it for, lol?

Sara xx

Flurry of Wishes Pillow Box

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flurry of wishesToday’s mini gift box co-ordinates with this Christmas card that I shared on Monday. This time we used much more of the remaining sheet of Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP and added the matching Snow Flurry punch to punch out the snowflakes and layer them up.

The gift box has many of the same elements as the card; gold snowflakes, Winter Wonderland DSP, Gold Cording Trim and Metallic Foil Doilies.


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The Square Pillow Box was die cut from Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP (this is one of the single sided designs) and assembled. Gold Satin Ribbon was wrapped around the box and tied at the top with Gold Cording Trim. A Gold Metallic Foil Doily was tied onto the Cord. The medium and two smallest snowflakes from the Flurry of Wishes set were stamped onto Basic Black card with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold EP. The medium snowflake was punched out with the Flower Medallion and the smaller duo with the Snow Flurry punch. All the snowflakes were stacked onto the Doily using dimensionals between each.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

Cutie pie birthday box

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You can get these cake slice boxes either as part of the Sweet Stack Project Kit or make your own individual ones using the Cutie Pie thinlits. Either way they’re a great method of packaging a gift.

I used the Cutie Pie thinlit set to create this one.

cutie pie box

Two of the cake slice pieces were die cut from Very Vanilla card. Using Crumb Cake ink, the hearts cake layers from the Sweet Stack stamp set were stamped three times on the box sides, taking care to stamp in alternate directions as one cake piece will form the top and one the bottom. Rose Red ink was used to stamp the Happiest Birthdays sentiment on the top of the box before it was assembled. Two candle halves were die cut from Gold Foil, cutting one from the front of the foil and one from the back to get mirror images to be adhered together. These were added to a 1/2″ Circle punched from Rose Red card and then popped up on a dimensional on the top of the cake slice.

cutie pie box back

A bow was die cut from Rose Red card and adhered above the fastening.

The candle pieces and the bow are extra little dies that come with the Cutie Pie thinlits.

These would be great to make for party favours and display as a full cake but even an individual slice is a fun way to present a gift.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

Winter Wonderland Vellum Bag – sneak peek

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Tomorrow our new Stampin’ Up! Autumn/Winter catalogue launches and today I have a sneak peek for you, that uses some of the new printed vellum from the catty. This snowflake design is from a pad of 6″ x 6″ vellums. There are 36 sheets total; 3 each of 6 black designs and 3 each of 6 gold designs.

winter wonderland vellum bag

The Mini Treat Bag was die cut from one and a half sheets of the vellum and assembled. The large banner from the same Mini Treat Bag set was used to die cut a piece of Whisper White card. Black Memento ink was used to stamp the sentiment from Petite Pairs on the banner which was then folded over, to slip over the edge of the bag.

Do you remember the cute little snowflakes that were part of the Many Merry Stars kit last year? I don’t think that I was the only one tempted to buy the kit simply for the wooden stars. They were obviously popular because SU! has included a package of them in this new catalogue – 24 wooden snowflake elements; 8 each of 3 designs.

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The smallest of the snowflake elements was adhered below the sentiment (using a fabulous new fine-tip glue pen). A basic rhinestone was added to the centre of the snowflake and a silver mini metallic clothespin used the hold the banner in place.

Pop back tomorrow to access the online version of the Autumn/Winter catty.

Sara xx

Baker’s Box video

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With each new catty, Stampin’ Up! release a bundle of great new videos to help showcase and show how to use the various new products.

I love sitting down with a cuppa and having a browse through them for some great inspiration.

You may remember that I shared this box with you in the sneak peeks ahead of the launch.

bakers box side

One of the new videos shows how to assemble this new Baker’s Box. The box also comes with instructions of course but I find it easier to watch the video 😉

And here’s a detailed pic of all the thinlets that come in the Baker’s Box set.

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There’s a whole bunch more videos to choose from including kits, Project Life collections and the new gift bag punch board. Why not grab a cuppa and have a little browse 🙂

Sara xx


Baker’s Box – sneak peek

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So close now, just 2 more sleeps and we’ll be launching our new 2015-16 Annual Catalogue!

And to tempt you a little in advance, we have another sneak peek for you.

This time it’s another great packaging option – the Baker’s Box thinlits. Now this is billed as making boxes that are perfect for treats like cupcakes. In the spirit of full disclosure, they’s need to be small or mini cupcakes – the box measures          4-1/8″ x 2-1/4″ x 2-5/8″ (10.5cm x 5.4cm x 6.7cm).

But it is great for other sweet treats besides cupcakes 🙂

bakers box

Just like the existing Mini Treat Bag thinlits, the Baker’s Box thinlits comes with cute little extras like the starburst and “yum” that you see here (as well as alternative closure thinlits, a teeny heart and layering labels). This box was stamped with small motifs from the Bohemian Borders set. I chose to use Craft White ink but it’s very sticky and got in the way of seeing where to place the stamp, so my alignment is way off but you can probably see what I was trying to achieve 🙂

bakers box side

The Baker’s Box thinlits co-ordinates with two new stamp sets, Homemade for You and All Boxed Up and extends the All Boxed Up Gift Box Kit so that you can make your own extras.

Our final sneak peek tomorrow and then we’ll be launching the day after that! Woohoo!

Sara xx

You’re so sweet and envelope paper – sneak peek

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Just 4 more sleeps now before our new 2015-16 Annual Catalogue launches! And we’re sharing sneak peeks each day right through until then.

Now you might be thinking that this Treat Bag looks familiar and it is but there is a new twist or two.

you're so sweet bag

We have a new stamp set designed to co-ordinate with the Mini Treat Bag thinlits. As well as the star image you can see here there’s also a heart (with love script), and a banner (with Just For You) to work with the existing thinlit pieces and a bunch of other sentiments.

Another new element in out project above is Envelope Paper. As it’s name suggests this is a thin weight paper, ideal for making envelopes but also great for layering or making lightweight bags, as here. There are twenty 12″ x 12″ sheets to a pack, and the 2015-17 In Color pack has two double sided designs for each In Color. This is the plain/woodgrain (in Delightful Dijon) and there is also a plain/striped. The Envelope Paper also comes in a pack of Neutrals – plain colour blocked sheets in Kraft (5) Whisper White (10) and Very Vanilla (5).

Hope that you’re enjoying these sneak peeks. I’ll be back with another tomorrow.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx

Sale-a-bration Celebration

A quick share today.

I ran a competition during Sale-a-bration for both my customers and my team and I had a few people that qualified for the Celebration event but couldn’t attend. They received a little parcel through the letterbox last weekend 🙂

These were the hand made treats they received.

fry box

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And a little project kit to put this giftable card set together:

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card set 1

card set 2

They also received a small prize too 🙂

Well done to everyone that qualified!

Sara xx

Mini clutch purse swaps

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Yesterday, I and a group of my Paper Dolls team mates went to a Regional event run by Stampin’ Up! We had a great time 🙂

We got to see lots of the new products coming out in the 2015-16 catty which launches 2 June and we got our hands on a few to play, I mean train with 😉 – I’ll be sharing some of them with you in my week of sneak peeks, starting on Tuesday 26 May and counting down to the launch date.

As part of the fun of getting together with stampin’ friends yesterday I made some swaps to share:

mini purse

These cute little clutch bags are made with a 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP. The DSP was placed on the Simply Scoring Tool and scored at 1-1/4″ on opposite sides, then turned 90 and scored at 2-1/2″ on the other opposite  sides. After placing the Diagonal Plate on the Scoring Tool, lines were scored outwards from each intersection of the horizontal and vertical lines. The 1-1/4″ edges were folded in to the centre and then back along the diagonals, the outer sections (from the outside as far as the diagonal) were adhered down. The 2-1/2″ lines were folded in next. Two pieces of  1″ x 3-9/16″ of contrasting card were scored longways at 1/2″ and adhered to each top edge of the bag. A Decorative Label was punched from the same colour card, folded in half and adhered to the back of the purse. The mini butterfly from Butterfly Basics was stamped and punched out with the Bitty Butterfly. Another Bitty Butterfly was punched from neutral card. A Mini Brad was added through both butterflies and the loose half of the Decorative Label. Velcro Dots cut in half were used to fasten the purse.

Each purse contained a couple of chews 🙂

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And I managed to make a reasonable size batch for swapping, so got lots of lovely swaps in return.

mini purses

Don’t forget, we’re at Ecclesfield for the Papercraft Show today if you can get along to see us 🙂

Sara xx


Flower Patch Slider Treat

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In our recent Slider Technique Class we included a version of this slider treat box. The original was sized for a Kit Kat but they’re quite easy to resize for whatever sweet treat you choose.

My friend Catherine asked how to make one to hold a Hotel Chocolat slab and so this is what we came up with.

Although all things Strawberry Slush have now sold out you could simply substitute Melon Mambo for a pretty similar look.

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The box base is made from Pink Pirouette, punched with a hole top centre, front and back. Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon was threaded through the holes and tied in a bow around the chocolate bar. Strawberry Slush ink was used to stamp the bold flower from Flower Patch*, onto a mat of Whisper White. A stem and leaves from the same set were stamped below in Old Olive. After matting the stamped images onto Strawberry Slush card, they were popped up on the box front with dimensionals (to allow the ribbon pull mechanism to run smoothly). The large spiky flowerhead was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White with Pink Pirouette ink and then stamped over the top with the 5 petal spiky flower in Strawberry Slush. Pear Pizzazz ink was used to stamp the bold leaf twice, onto scraps of Whisper White card. The detailed leaf was then stamped over the top in Old Olive. Matching Flower Fair framelits* were used to die cut out the flower and leaves which were then popped up on the card box with dimensionals. A Basic Pearl was used to finish the flower.

* Buy the Flower Patch stamp set and the Flower Fair framelits together as a bundle and save 15%

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Here’s the slider opened up to show the treat.

Enjoy the rest of your bank holiday weekend 🙂

Sara xx