SUO #108 Just Believe Treat Holder

It’s been a beautiful autumn; hasn’t it?!  I love the rich fall colors and never tire of using them in my designs.  This week’s SUO challenge is titled “The Treats the Thing.”  I decided to make a favor that could couple as a place card setting for a Thanksgiving dinner table.  I happened across a tutorial by Julie Davison for this little card box with a drawer design and decided it would work beautifully for the favor I was envisioning.   I used a piece of 3” x 12” Old Olive as my base and ran my Speckled Jumbo Wheel across the flat base with Early Espresso ink.  The base was scored at 3”, 4”, 7”, 8” and 11.” I stamped my greeting on the interior flap and then simply folded the score lines to form the container for the drawer;  a single strip of red line on the end tab holds the box together.


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The drawer was formed from a 2-1/4” square piece which was scored at one inch on each side and then assembled.  The drawer holds 6 Hershey nuggets.
For the image I stamped the flowers from Just Believe with Versamark onto a piece of Very Vanilla and then used clear embossing powder to  emboss the image.  When stamping, I was careful to leave an open space so that a name could be written onto the favor and used as a place card at the Thanksgiving dinner table.  Next, I simply inked up three sponges with Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze and sponged the colors in a circular motion across the image.  To add a finishing touch to the drawer; I punched a 1-1/4″ circle and mounted it onto the drawer with adhesive, then added a Cajun Craze candy dot to serve as a mock drawer handle.

2014.10.19 SUO 2 PIECES

STAMPIN UP STAMP(S): Just Believe, Speckled Jumbo Wheel
STAMPIN UP INK: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Old Olive,Versamark
STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: Clear embossing powder, heat tool, sponges, Old Olive ribbon, candy dot brad, Cajun Craze candy dot, 1-1/4” circle punch

CQC 262 A Round Array and Tiny Tags

There’s something about a thematic gift box that makes a little unexpected gift even more special.  When I saw Pootles’ tutorial on how to make a nail polish holder box,  I thought how cute it would be to decorate the box with a punch art bottle of nail polish.  I’d remembered seeing Michele Zindorf use the owl punch for a nail polish bottle, so I thought I’d give it a try.


This week’s Colour Q Challenge commemorating breast cancer awareness, seemed to be an excellent challenge to showcase my project.   This adorable little box will hold two bottles of nail polish (or SU reinkers!).  I’ll definitely have some of these boxes prepared for my Christmas Open House; they’ll be “donning” Real Red “bottles of polish.”

It’s hard to tell from the picture; but, the “For You’ was stamped with Versamark, then embossed with silver embossing powder.

STAMPIN UP STAMP(S): A Round Array and Tiny Tags
STAMPIN UP INK: Versamark, Pretty in Pink
STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Back to Black DSP
ACCESSORIES: owl punch, modern label punch, 7/8″ scallop circle punch, 1/8” black ribbon, ¼” sticky strip, medium rhinestone, silver embossing powder, heat tool, dimensional, white gel pen


SUO 102 Favorite New Toys: French Fry Box with Groovy Love and Label Something

The new catalog is chalk full of fun new “goodies!”  While I can’t say I’ve arrived at an absolute favorite yet; I can say I’m thoroughly enjoying getting acquainted with some of the new products.  This past weekend I was preparing for an upcoming fund raiser I’m hosting  for a friend’s adoption fund.  I needed to design a quick and easy, yet visually pleasing, favor to bring for each of the guests.  I decided to give the French fry box a try and I am so glad I did!  Wow, these truly are QUICK and EASY to make!!!  A half sheet of card stock is all that’s needed to fully cover the die and cut out your box.  After running the card stock through the Big Shot, I embossed the bottom section of the box and then stamped and punched my Groovy Heart and greeting.  A couple of pieces of red line tape on the side flaps were all it took to fully assemble the box.  The entire favor was completed, start to finish (including bagging the cookies), in under 7 minutes.  I’m sure it will go even faster now that I’ve actually made one and once I start to do them in an assembly line fashion.

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My next plan for these fun boxes are back-to-school gifts for teachers.  Won’t they be adorable with some post it notes, a fun pen, and an “emergency piece of chocolate?”   I’m definitely liking this new toy and would love to see what some of your favorite new toys are; click on over to SUO and join us for this week’s challenge!

STAMPIN UP STAMP(S):   Label Something, Groovy Love

STAMPIN UP INK:  Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay

STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP:    Melon Mambo, Whisper White

ACCESSORIES:   7/8” Scallop Circle Punch, Sweetheart Punch, Decorative Dots EF, rhinestone, Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon

JAI 221 and PP 203: Shaker Card with The Open Sea and Netting Background

I was browsing through You Tube for inspiration the other night, trying to come up with a new [to me] idea for my upcoming class’s 3-D project.  I happened across this great tutorial on how to make a box in a card,  After watching the tutorial, I went to my new DSP to see what I thought would work well; I was anticipating using the spiral flower on the lid.  However, when I got to the Maritime DSP, my direction fully changed.  My wheels started turning and before I knew it, I had combined my shaker card idea with my 3-D project, a shaker box!   Woo Hoo; I can’t wait to share this with the ladies in my advanced stamping class next month!  I had so much fun putting this together and was pleased too, to see that Just Add Ink’s challenge for this week was to make a shaker project and Paper Players’ challenge for this week was “Let’s Go the Beach!”

This is the top of the card/box…

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Here’s the side view:
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and here’s the interior, with a place to write your greeting on the top. The lid lifts off the box and is big enough to fit one of our SU button containers.  It was difficult to photograph this “straight on;” but, I assure you the card is not crooked, even though the photo would lead you to believe otherwise 😉
JAI 2014.07.08 INTERIOR
STAMPIN UP STAMP(S): The Open Sea, Netting Background
STAMPIN UP INK: Versamark, Early Espresso
STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pool Party, Maritime DSP, Window Sheet
ACCESSORIES: Packing twine (I was out of linen thread), shaker foam, dimensionals, glitter, scoreboard, circle dies, 2-1/2” circle punch, 1-3/4” circle punch, white embCut Above Badgeossing powder, heat tool
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