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Valentine’s Little Box , Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers! I am happy to share the little box instructions with you! I really thought I already made this blog post and video, and I did, but it was on a Facebook Live, and I am not able to copy it to here. So, since so many asked, and I TRULY LOVE your feedback, I decided to get to it and fast. You are the reason I do this after all 🙂

Ok first of all, this doesn’t need to be a “little” box, you can make it whatever size you may want or need. As long as your paper is square, you are good to go. Mind you I think most paper stops at a 12×12 size, but let your heart run wild!

You will need a square piece of DSP or cardstock, Tombow Liquid glue, and your bone folder.

Another note, the Specialty DSP, is a little thinner, and will tend to rip a bit more, so if you choose to use it, be gentle with your folding , and maybe hold out on using your bone folder unless necessary.

Also, using card stock as your box, is much thicker, and can be done, but you will definitely need your bone folder.

So to sum it up, the regular DSP ( of any kind, In Color, patterned, solid color) will work the best, but the other will be fine as well, as long as you are patient.

Make sure your DSP is square, 6×6, 8×8, 5×5, 12×12, you get the idea, then follow the folds below.

So, forgive me, I reused the instruction photos from the Christmas Version ( it has been overcast and rainy, and I didn’t want to post dim photos)

 

 

 

 

 

I reloaded the Valentine’s version onto this , so you could follow along with both if you liked!

 

 


12″ by 12″ piece of DSP

Trimmed to 8″ by8″

Keep a 3″ by 3″ piece of the DSP and cut a 2 3/4″ by 2 3/4″ square of Very Vanilla

Score the Very Vanilla piece at 3/4″ on each side, fold, snip at corners add glue dots and form inside of lid.

Add snail to DSP piece add sentiment piece cut from 2″ circle punch , layered onto a 2 1/2″ circle layer of Cherry Cobbler


Fold 8″ by 8″ piece in half, fold in half again in the other direction.


Fold corner to corner and brandish folds with bone folder. You will also want to fold corner to  corner  the opposite way to get an easier fold.

(Ps the DSP side you want to show should be facing up or out so you can see it)


Fold the corners in to form a square then turn so the opening faces you


Fold edge in and back to form a crease line to follow then fold the bottom of the left and right in to meet the crease

Fill over and repeat. When you’re done it should be the shape of a kite( see below)

Put your finger in the newly created fold and press open like a “squash fold”

You want the center of the squash fold to line up with the side of the kite( in a line)


Repeat on all four sides as above


You will then fold the edge of the flaps back in the other direction

Remember it will always match on all sides, that is how Origami folds work

On all four sides so they again match….


And once more it looks like a kite


The fold all four flaps up and brandish with bone folder

All four folder up (see below)


Put your fingers into the box and gently press open

And Voila!

You can gently curl the edges of the flaps with your bone folder to encourage them to go with the curve of the box and add adhesive to all four flap undersides if your going to attach them down



Supplies:

142733 Sending Love Designer Series Paper stack

100730 Whisper White card stock

140272 Thick Whisper White card stock

102482 Real Red card stock

131198 Blushing Bride ink pad

126959 Real Red ink pad

141897 Wink of Stella Clear

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

Fast Fuse

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

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Valentine’s blog hop, Stampin’ Up!




Hi stampers! Ok confession time…..I love chocolate, I love hearts, I LOVE love, but every year I struggle with making Valentine’s cards. I don’t exactly know why, I love giving cards, but these are the hardest for me to  create. I had a completely different card for this hop, one that  I was not exactly thrilled with, and I thought I cannot just give a ho hum card. So back to the room I went, and viola, I came up with two different cards, and a little treat box.

I hope you like them! The treat box instructions are from a prior blog post, so you can find the instructions there. The cards were both beautiful and quite easy, so I hope you’ll not be like Rach in this instance and give them a try, and maybe make your version even more beautiful.

So, I thought a framed look would work really well with the tree card, pretty enough to leave up for some time. I started with a Basic Black card stock base, then added layers of Real Red, and finally Whisper White.

I stamped the tree in Early Espresso, and did a few ink variations for the “leaves”, and added a Smoky Slate “grass” for the feeling that love makes everything better.

I used the four linked hearts from the Love Notes Framelits to add the sentiment.

Then, I really fell in love with the new Love Notes Framelits dies, so I really wanted to use them again. For that card, I went with a Thick Whisper White base, and thin strip of the Sending Love DSP stack, and the line of hearts cut from Whisper White.

I used a full 6×6 piece of DSP from the Sending Love DSP stack for the treat box, and adhered the flaps with Tombow liquid glue. It takes a bit to dry, but is well worth it on the adhesion.

Tree card:

Basic Black card stock for base 4 1/4″ by 11″, scored at 5 1/2″

Real Red layer 4″ by 5 1/4″

Whisper White later 3 3/4″ by 5″

Love card:

Thick Whisper White card stock for base 4 1/4″ by 11″, scored at 5 1/2″

Whisper White layer 4″ by 5 1/4″, with hearts line on far right to the edge

Sending Love DSP stack layer 5 1/4″ by 3/4″layered under the hearts

 

Well, tell me your thoughts….Do you love Valentine’s Day? Is it your favorite, and if so why? I’ll tell you I love writing this blog, and it is better when I hear from you!

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

GIVEAWAY

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Hoppers:

Supplies:

137163 Sheltering Tree stamp set

142815 Sealed with Love stamp set

142752 Love Notes Framelits dies

142733 Sending Love Designer Series Paper stack

100730 Whisper White card stock

140272 Thick Whisper White card stock

102482 Real Red card stock

121045 Basic Black card stock

131198 Blushing Bride ink pad

126959 Real Red ink pad

126976 Early Espresso ink pad

131179 Smoky Slate ink pad

141897 Wink of Stella Clear

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107300 Very Vanilla Envelopes

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Simple Happy Birthday card, Stampin’ Up!

Hey stampers! We all need a quick card in our arsenal, and this is a great one to keep on hand. You can switch the designer series paper (DSP) out for most any occasion, and also quickly swap out sentiments as well!

I have been trying a combo of stamping with old (Stampin’ Up! annual catalog) and new( 2017 Occasions catalog) these past few weeks. It seems that we sometimes can forget the tried and true stamps, papers and embellishments when a new catalog comes out. But , some of these are true gems and are certainly underused if only by me 🙂

So on to the card, it is super easy, and as I said you can change it to your liking in so many ways.

Base Layer: 4 1/4″ by 11″ , score at 5 1/2″

DSP Layer: 4 1/4″ by. 3 1/2″

Whisper White Layer: 4″ by 3 1/4″

Use a coordinating ink color to match the card stock you chose, then stamp a leaf, bubble or other nondescript image on to the card stock. More on the sides since the DSP will block most of the card.

Stamp your sentiment in the lower left of the Whisper White panel, then add some leaves and flowers to the top right to balance it out.

Line up your DSP layer, and Whisper White layer so you know where to stamp the additional sentiment. You can also leave it off if you do not want it 🙂

Add snail to the DSP and Whisper White layers, and adhere them to the card base.

As always you can add some Stella;) Wink of Stella that is……she always makes everything sparkle in my opinion.

And, there you have it, quick, fun, totally interchangeable to suit your needs.

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

Supplies

143265 Window Shopping stamp set

141710 Banners for You stamp set

138337 Mint Macaron card stock

142788 Falling in Love DSP

141397 Flirty Flamingo ink pad

141398 Peekaboo Peach ink pad

138326 Mint Macaron ink pad

141396 Emerald Envy ink pad

138323 Watermelon Wonder ink pad

140931 Archival black ink pad

103579 Paper Snips

129026 Fast Fuse

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107301 Whisper White Medium  Envelopes

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A Cupcakes & Carousels birthday! , Stampin’ Up!


Hi stampers! are you loving the new 2017 Occasions catalog? I am! When I first opened it, this theme caught my eye immediately. It Brough me right back to feeling like a little girl at a birthday party, it is so fun and carefree! So I jumped at the chance to make a project to share with my other  demonstrators, and this was what I came up with……What do you think?

I love the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP stack! There are a ton of really cool patterns, and color combos. The Carousel Birthday stamp sets is fun, and whimsical. It is like the beach and a birthday party rolled all in to one for me! There are also a ton of little embellishments that go along with this theme. Tassels, ribbon, sequins, and all the colors in this suite make me happy, like a sunny day.

Alright ,enough with the syrupy sweet sap I have become…..on to the CARD!

Base layer is 4 1/4″ by 11″ piece of Peekaboo Peach, scored at 5 1/2″. I then stamped the Ferris wheel in Peekaboo Peach on the card as a background filler.

Sidenote: Peekaboo Peach is not a favorite of mine: but after this set, I really, really like it.

Next you have the hard part….choosing which pattern paper you want from the DSP stack, really that was the hard part for me. I did pick one that had Peekaboo Peach in it, but if you pick a different base color, you can certainly switch it up.

Layer of DSP : 2 1/2″ by 3 3/4″ mine was the harlequin pattern.

Stamp the circus tent in Dapper Denim onto Whisper White scrap, trim out, and add some Cajun Craze for an old tent look  if you’d like.

Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment onto a scrap piece of Whisper White in Dapper Denim ink. Pennant the end with paper sips or the Banner Triple Punch. Mine measures 1 1/4″ by 3 1/2″, you can always make it shorter if you like. I also added a Rhinestone 😉

Stamp the Ferris wheel in Early Espresso, fussy cut, then go over with a little Soft Suede on a sponge for the aged look. Rhinestone in the center of the wheel.

Optional:  I added some Peekaboo Peach ink to an aqua painter  and painted it onto Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper. You will need to add in some drying time, you can heat dry it a little with the Heat Tool, but it will smoke when it gets too hot ( TRUST ME ON THAT ONE) and it still doesn’t completely dry. Patience is best.

Then I ran it through the big shot, with the small icing part, and small cupcake base part that are in the Up & Away Thinlits dies set, which coordinate with this stamp set. HOW CUTE!!!!!

Attach these with mini glue dots to get a good adhesion.

So, to wrap up :

~adhere your DSP to the Peekaboo Peach base with snail

~adhere the Ferris wheel with dimensionals near the top right

~ adhere the Happy Birthday banner with Fast Fuse to the bottom left

~ adhere the tent just at the bottom edge of the DSP

~ add inside sentiment or your greeting!

I hope you enjoy this card 🙂

If you haven’t gotten your new catalog, drop me a line and I will get you one

Remember Sale A Bration is in full swing. You get one free item with each $50 purchase.

If you have been on the fence, right now is a super time to join as a new demonstrator , you get $125 worth of stamps for $99, and two bonus free stamp sets of your choice. A future discount on all of your purchases, and no need to sell a thing… I PROMISE!

I would love to have you on my team, even if just to support your own stamping habit, like me 😀

 

Until next time, Stay Crafty!!

Rach

Supplies

Cool Treats stamp set ( sentiment)

Carousel Birthday stamp set

Peekaboo Peach card stock, ink pad

Early Espresso ink pad

Soft Suede ink pad

Dapper Denim ink pad

Cajun Craze marker or ink pad

Cupcakes & Carousels DSP stack

Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper

Up & Away Thinlits

Paper Snips

Stampin Trimmer

Big shot

Dimensionals

Mini glue dots

Fast Fuse

Snail adhesive

Rhinestone embellishments

Clear block starter set

Whisper White envelopes

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Holiday Catalog ends today!! January, 3rd 2016

So be sure to get in those last minute purchases, they may not go into the clearance rack.

Better safe than overpaying on eBay I always say.

Stay tuned for more great posts to come, and again Happy New Year!

 

Until next time, Stay Crafty!!

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A Fun Gift box, Stampin’ Up!



Happy New Year STAMPERS!!! Here’s to another great year of crafts, cards and fun little projects 🙂

Sorry this is a tad behind the You Tube post, but I wanted to get the video out to you and post the measurements as soon as I could. You will find all that info below.

 

Alright, to start out you will need a 12×12 sheet of your card stock of choice , this will still work with DSP, but it WILL be a little flimsier. If I were you, I would just add in some DSP pieces to spruce up the box you create!

Pick a side, and you will score at 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ on each side, it is easiest to use the Simply Scored scoring tool and also easier if you score one side, then flip and repeat. I say this because from time to time, the 12″ measurement is just the tiniest bit off or not square. If you score then flip and repeat, you will get a truer box. ( Meaning more exact in the edges and overall squareness).

You are going to now turn to the unscored side, ( either one) and score at 3″ 5 5/8″. 8 5/8″ and 11 3/8″.

Thats it, now just fold on you score lines, you can use to bone folder for your creases if you’d like, then we will begin to trim.

You are also going to want to use either Tombow liquid glue or Tear and Tape. You will really want to secure the sides so it will not come apart when your friend opens it.

You will cut up the score lines on all sides at all lines, meaning both sides.

Trim off the two side slim pieces.

Trim in the sides of the 2nd and 4th sides on both sides, and snip a bit off of the ends because they will not need to be full length.

Trim the sides of the 3rd piece a bit, but do not trim the end.

Add adhesive to the thin fold piece, and the 2nd and 4th flaps as shown.

Fold them in, then fold the flap with the thin strip down and you are done.

If you want to add DSP to the top, sides, and front and back, you will need to cut the pieces as follows.

Two pieces( front and back long sides) 2 7/8″ by 4 7/8″

One piece( top piece) at 2 1/2″ by 4 7/8″

Two pieces at (two side parts) 2 3/8″ by 2 5/8″

I would love to know how you changed yours and what papers you used, drop me a line, or leave a comment and TELL ME! 🙂

 

Until Next time, Stay Crafty!!

Supplies

I used the Fiesta Framelits bundle, and the Festive textured impressions embossing folder for my set

12×12 card stock

DSP of choice to add if desired

 

various ink pads

126199 Silicon Mat

143263 Big Shot die cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

110755 Tombow glue

103683 Mini Glue Dots

103579 Paper Snips

129026 Fast Fuse

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

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