Archive for Gift Box

Sweet Soiree…

This Friday will be the first opportunity for SU! Demos to order the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs and I can’t wait.

The sooner I have them in my hot little hands, the sooner my “peeps” will have their copies too.

And you are going to just die when you see this great big, gorgeous ‘knock your socks off’ suite called Sweet Soiree.  It has everything you could possibly want to coordinate with the stamp set.

So at Salt Lake City we did have Make ‘N Takes…so much fun to stamp with a big room of stampers.  The sound effect was like a beehive buzzing.  And the chocolate…there’s always the smell of chocolate in the air.

I brought this one home and ‘gussied it up’ a bit when my first order arrived.  Did I say first order?  Guess there’s more than one…

This ribbon is dreamy…

A little fussy cutting on the tag.

These silver foil boxes and designer series paper are part of the suite.

There were options to buy products in this suite separately or just buy the whole suite.  You’ll guess which I did as work continues on samples from this suite in the days ahead…

Inside this gift package pictured there is shredded paper in colors to match the DSP (Berry Burst, White and Silver Foil)…they think of everything don’t they?

Making this sweet packaging was a snap with the Silver Mini Gable Boxes.

  • Just cut a piece of DSP 2″ x 12″ to add to the box sides, stuff the box with your gift and shreds, make a box with several loops with the Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon then tie in the center with the Silver Bakers Twine.
  • Tie the box closed with more ribbon.
  • The gift tag was made with Thick Whisper White Cardstock 2″ x 3-1/2″ and punched with Scallop Top Punch.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  The strip of Cardstock at the bottom was cut 2″ x 1/4″ and attached with SNAIL.
  • The flower was fussy cut from the Designer Series Paper called Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP and attached with multipurpose glue.
  • Tie the tag to the ribbon with the Silver Bakers Twine and add bow with glue dots.

There just can’t be anyone (female at least) who wouldn’t love to receive this gift packaging!  And wouldn’t they be perfect at a bridal shower or reception as thank you gifts?

Any there’s so much more to this suite.  I am so excited to share more projects with you so I hope you will stop by each day.

So if you are one of my “peeps” (meaning you have ordered from me in the last year) and you would like a copy of the two new catalogs which go ‘live’ on January 1st, let me know and I will get a copy to you.  Who doesn’t want FREE stamps?

It is 65 degrees here today!  I’m loving it…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!




Wedding Cake…

Lots of cake baking going on around the studio here…

If you have a special wedding coming up, here’s a sweet way to wrap your gift, or use as display at a shower or fill will lots of money!


Wouldn’t this cake make a great gift card holder…or money if you’re loaded.  And, seriously, it’s so easy and goes together like a dream.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Mossy Meadow and Blushing Bride Cardstock, plus a few of the leaves from April’s Paper Pumpkin left over…just the right size for those little roses.
  • Ink:  None!
  • Stamps:  None!
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gift Box Stamp Board, Basic Pearls, Spiral Flower Die, Circle Framelits, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, and Rose Garden Thinlets Die


  • Cut Thick Whisper White squares 9″ x 9″, 8″ x 8″ and 6″ x 6″ scoring per board directions to create boxes 4″ x 4″ x 1.75″, 3.25″ x 3.25″ x 1.75″ and 1.75″ x 1.75″ x 1.75″.  If you plan to add surprises inside, now is the time to place them before hot gluing them shut and stacked together.
  • Cut the largest Circle Framelits with scallops from Blushing Bride and hot glue to bottom of largest box.
  • Cut four Mossy Meadow leaf limbs and attach with Tombow glue down the front of boxes.
  • Add strips of Basic Pearls at top box edge of each box.
  • Punch eleven Itty Bitty flowers in Blushing Bride, round with bottom of piercing tool on foam mat and add pearl in each center.  Attach to cake with glue dots.
  • Cut out five roses in Blushing Bride with Spiral Flower Die.  Twirl and attach to base and top of cake with hot glue.  Bend and shape leaves before adding with hot glue.  If you don’t have these small leaves you could use the leaves from the Bird Punch instead.

Wish there was a wedding coming up…this gift box would be a hit I’m sure!  And no calories either…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Who is with me?

Let’s get REALLY inky and Be HaPpY!



Birthday Box…

This box being posted today was started last week with the hope it would be finished and posted before leaving for our big family long weekend…but that didn’t happen!

But it’s just as pretty today and there are tons of pictures to show you how it was made so that hopefully you’ll be inspired by the end of this post to create your own gift box.

The actual box portion excluding the lids measures 4″ x 4″ x 2″ deep.  The top and bottom pieces are 4 1/2″ square.

Here’s a pic of the cardboard pieces you will need…


I used the cardboard piece in a DSP package to cut and score these pieces.  Once you have the box base cut, scored and the tabs trimmed, add tear tape to each tab and fold to the inside to create your box base.


The 4 1/2″ squares are the bottom and lid and the 4″ square scored at 1″ and 3″ is the hinge that allows the top to open and close.

Here’s a pic of the DSP pieces you need…


The pink stripes measure 5 1/2″ square, the 4″ DSP are the inside of the top and bottom lids and the six 2″ x 4″ DSP pieces are the inside and outside side pieces for the box base plus two pieces for the inside and outside middle of the hinge piece.

Here’s a pic of the bottom lid being glued together with Tombow glue…


The corners have been snipped so the fold over will be neater.  Here’s a pic with the 4″ DSP cover…


This ribbon was cut 32″ and 12″ was left on one side which will be your front.  Cover the hinge piece in the center section with DSP on both sides and glue to box base with Tombow.  Now glue 2 x 4 DSP pieces to inside  and outside sides of box base.  Glue box base to bottom lid right over the ribbon being sure the hinge is opposite the 12″ piece of ribbon.


Cover the lid the same way as the bottom gluing the 5 1/2″ square DSP on one side and then the ribbon to the lid center. Then glue the hinge and last adding the 4″ square DSP layer.



Your box should not look like this…


Here’s your box!  Now let’s decorate the top…


On this box top are flowers made with the Botanical Builder Framelits using Mossy Meadow for the leaves, Pool Party, Blushing Bride and Whisper White for the blooms and Basic Black for the stamens.


Isn’t it just sweet?  This particular box has a special place to be, but I see many more in my mind…can’t you?

Hope you enjoyed this project and you are inspired.  I’d love to see what you create…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Yep, that’s the truth!

Come on and get inky with me…Be HaPpY!





Spooky Treats…

The Square Pillow Box Thinlet arrived yesterday…and then this happened.


Oh! and the Seasonal Frame Thinlets was in the same box.  These boxes are a great size for treats or gifts without the window, of course.  It takes just 1/2 of one piece of Designer Series Paper to make one too.

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Happy Haunting DSP and Basic Black cardstock
  • Ink:  None
  • Stamps:  None
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Seasonal Frame Thinlets, Square Pillow Box Thinlets, Rhinestones, White 1 1/4″ Jute Ribbon and Fine Tip Glue Pen


  • Cut your DSP in half then cut two of the box dies.
  • If you plan to have a window, cut it before you put the two sides of the box together with Tear Tape.
  • Cut a piece of Window Sheet with the larger of the two windows and add to inside of box with Tomboy Glue.
  • To make the window frame, lay the smaller window inside the larger  window and run through the Big Shot.  Add this frame to the front of your pillow box window.
  • Place your candy directly into the box or add to a cellophane bag first.  Tie the Jute Ribbon around the box and tie in a know.  Use your piercing tool to fray the ribbon.
  • Add rhinestones to one side of the window frame.
  • Cut the word “spooky” from Basic Black cardstock and use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to add glue to the back.  Place on your pillow box.

There are MANY pillow boxes in my future.  They are fun and so easy to put together.  I’ll share later…

Are you wondering about the Halloween Plate in the background of this photo today?  It was handpainted by one of my “stampin’ peeps”, Mary Pat Carden.  She gave it to me a week ago for my birthday.  Isn’t that the coolest?

Hope your week is getting off to a good start this Monday.  Things in the studio are in high gear getting ready for the Rambling Rose Fall Retreat October 2 – 4th.  There will be lots of stamping going on in the mountains.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Once you are retired, Monday’s aren’t what they used to be…

If you are inky…you are HaPpY!


Collapsing Box Tutorial…

As promised today’s post is a video tutorial on the Collapsing Box.

And here is another idea for the box if you are looking for one…


and a top view of the flower…


This was a fun one to make for a special birthday coming up next month.

You can find the tutorial here.  As a disclaimer I’d like to say I know there are only nine squares in the 12″ square cardstock.  Guess I was concentrating on the 12″ cardstock instead of the actual number of squares.  Enjoy!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


If only…

Let’s get inky…and Be HaPpY!


Box It In Stars…

There’s a new kit from Stampin’ Up! just in time to box up those special gifts for the holidays or decorate you tree and home.  It’s called Many Merry Stars (#138104, $25.95) and I’ve never seen a kit like this in my years at SU!

This kits makes 26 stars!…in six different sizes from 2″ to 15″.  The boxes make great stand alone decorations or tree ornaments, but my favorite is a gift topper rather than a bow.  It’s just so stinkin’ cute.  For lots and lots of ideas check the Stampin’ Up! Pinterest site at  Get ready for your socks to blow off.  Here’s a video to give you an even better idea about star boxes and how to make them.  Everything and I mean everything is included in the kit with supplies left over.  Enjoy!

Isn’t that fun?  This Many Merry Stars kit is on my counter and in the process of being created.  Look at all this stuff…


Hope you have been inspired by something on my blog today.  If you’d like to have this kit delivered to your door, just click on the “Order” button and ZIP it’s on its way.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”If you leave a trail of glitter, you will never be forgotten!”

No problem here…I not only leave a trail but carry a cloud of glitter around me like the Peanuts character with the dust cloud.  It’s a great life!

Get inky…be HaPpY!


A Wedding Gift Box…

Here is the last project in the Wedding Suite I’ve been working on this week, in addition to the Baby Suite.  This little gift box is just the right size for a small gift (jewelry), gift card or check…


and here’s a shot with the Baby gift box…


These two suites have been fun to work on this week.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing them put together and gaining information to inspire you to make one or all of these projects.  Here’s the video…

Here are the Digits for this gift box…


  • 6″ x 12″ DSP, scored on the long side at 1 1/2″, 5 1/4″, 6 3/4″ and 10 1/2″
  • Score on the short side at 1 1/2″ and 4 1/2″
  • Cut all tabs to score line.
  • Place adhesive on the right side of the DSP on all tabs.
  • Fold box together and decorate to your little heart’s content!

I love this little box…hope you like it, too!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”Take time today to appreciate someone who does something you take for granted.”

If you are inky…you are happy!


Spring Hostess Gift…

Yesterday I showed the bookmarks made for my book club members.  Usually after each monthly meeting I send the hostess a thank you card to let her know how much I appreciate her hosting.  In our club the hostess serves a light dinner (sometimes along the theme of the book).  Having been a hostess my fair share over the last nine years I realize the effort that goes into hosting the book club.  But it has turned to spring weather here in Tennessee so I decided to make a pretty spring bouquet instead of the card and take it to her.  Here’s the gift…


Oh happy spring day!  What great use of SU!’s little craft box, huh?  Seriously it didn’t take much more than an hour to put this together.  The roses are pretty darn quick.  Have your made them yet with the Sprial Flower Die?  There is a video on my blog if you care to watch, just click on videos and scroll through.  The larger flower I call a Shasta daisy.  Just matched up the colors in the Afternoon Picnic designer series paper for the centers and used Very Vanilla cardstock for the outside layers.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits


  • Paper:  SU! Craft Box (#124108, $2.95, 4 boxes), Afternoon Picnic DSP (#131390, $10.95) and Very Vanilla (#101650), Coastal Cabana (#131297), Crushed Curry (#131199) and Wisteria Wonder (#122922) cardstock.
  • Stamps:  None!
  • Ink:  None!
  • Embellishments:  1/2 sphere Styrofoam for bottom of box, florist picks for flowers, store bought grass, Wisteria Wonder 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon (#130017), Fringe Scissors (#133325, $9.95)


  • The bottom four panels of DSP are 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, Top panel both sides measure 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, the two flaps are 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ trimmed to fit.

Maybe this will give you an idea for the perfect spot in your home for a little bit of spring cheer, or as a gift for someone special.  Wouldn’t it be nice to take to someone in the hospital?

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on her wings.  Always believe in yourself.”

Hope you have inky fingers and are happy today…