Turn Your Pillow Box Die into a Gift Basket!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I had a request to share how I created a cute little Gift Basket from the Pillow Box Die … You’ll be surprised at how easy this is to make! The designer paper being used is discontinued but if you have this die … you can create baskets for ANY occasion!

I have the dimensions for the inner box in the video but I thought I would share them again. Start with a 7-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of cardstock and score at 2″ on all for sides. Then you will cut on the score lines on the 7-1/4″ length sides (ref. Video) You should have also seen the cute little baskets I made for the Mantle Gifts for my Holiday Stampin’ Retreat!

The ladies watching LIVE had plenty of ideas they could use these for … Baby Showers, Wedding Showers, Birthday Parties, on the table for the Holiday’s … a teachers Gift or a cute little gift for a co-worker. The possibilities are endless, and that cute little basket is priceless!

I have listed the ingredients below for your shopping convenience. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 7 / Gift Bag

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you a paper hoarder like me? I always love having a stash of designer paper in many different patterns that I can use at a moments notice, and creating a gift bag is such an occasion.

Creating your own Gift Bag is so easy and then you can create a coordinating card to go with it. Today’s post has a cute bag highlighting the Santa’s Delivery paper ….

I love this Santa Express gift bag created by Stampin’ Up! Concept Artists for the July-Dec Mini Catalog.

Here are the measurements to recreate this project at home:

1- Start with 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of designer paper.

2- On 11″ side, score at 4-1/4″, 5-1/4″, 9-1/2″, 10 1/2″.

3- On 8-1/2″ side, score 1″ and 6-1/2″.

4- Fold at 6-1/2 mark first for the flap and then glue the rest of the bag together.

    Enjoy making gift bags for your friends and loved ones.

    Here are the products used in today’s post … Click on the item for more information or to purchase.

    Turn Your Pillow Box Die into a Gift Basket!

    Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

    Today I’ll be sharing my Facebook LIVE replay for you. We created a cute little Gift Basket from the Pillow Box Die (Retiring) … You’ll be surprised at how easy this is to make!

    I have the dimensions for the inner box in the video but I thought I would share them again. Start with a 7-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of cardstock and score at 2″ on all for sides. Then you will cut on the score lines on the 7-1/4″ length sides (ref. Video) You should have also seen the cute little baskets I made for the Mantle Gifts for my Holiday Stampin’ Retreat!

    The ladies watching LIVE had plenty of ideas they could use these for … Baby Showers, Wedding Showers, Birthday Parties, on the table for the Holiday’s … a teachers Gift or a cute little gift for a co-worker. The possibilities are endless, and that cute little basket is priceless!

    I have listed the ingredients below for your shopping convenience. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Stop back tomorrow … I have something interesting to show you using this die!! Thank you so much for joining me today!

    TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

    Quick -n- Easy Gift Boxes: featuring Time of Giving Bundle!

    Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

    Today I’ll be sharing my Facebook LIVE replay for you. I created two cute little Gift Boxes featuring the Time of Giving Bundle … You’ll be surprised at how easy this is to make! Formally know as the 2-4-6-8 Boxes … I’ve done a little adjusting to make the box a little bigger so it could hold more goodies!!

    And what would you put into these little cuties? Well … candy works great, or cookies!! But you could also put in little toys for a child, or how about a get well kit with hand sanitizer, tissues, maybe some tea … you could have so much fun with this.

    Speaking of tea … grab a cup or some coffee and join me for the replay of my LIVE last night.

    I have the dimensions for you so you can make some of these little cuties yourself! Let’s begin ….

    1. Start with an 11″ x 5-1/2″ piece of cardstock (on sale thru Nov.18th, 2021)
    2. On the 11″ lenght; Score at 2″ … 5″ … 7″ and 10″. Cut 1/2″ off end if prefered.
    3. Turn cardstock 90 degrees and on the 5-1/2″ length; score at 1-1/2″.
    4. Cut on score lines as shown in the video
    5. Designer Series Paper: 2 pieces: 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ and 2 pieces: 2-3/4/” x 3-3/4″
    6. Attach the designer paper onto box … except the front piece which you will cut to create window.
    7. Use the smaller of the two dies and cut through both the designer paper and cardstock. Make sure it is aligned.
    8. Remover designer paper and cut with larger of the two dies.
    9. Attach window sheet … either onto inside of box or between the box and designer paper
    10. Glue side flap (1/2″) and then bottom flaps as shown in video.

    The first box was created with Shaded Spruce cardstock and the Tidings of Christmas Designer paper. The greeting comes from the Time of Giving Bundle and is stamped in Real Red … the box is embellished with the Red Rhinestones.

    I used the Layering Oval dies to create window on both of the boxes …

    The second box was created with Cajun Craze cardstock and the Pattern Party Designer Series paper from our exclusive Hostess Rewards. Greeting comes from the Time of Giving Bundle and is stamped with Cajun Craze!

    I embellished this box using the die cut leaves from the bundle and the stunning Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper. They are even cuter close up.

    I hope I have inspired you to try these little cuties … it really is so simple to make, and you can fill it with anything you wish. A perfect gift for a friend, a co-worker, a child, someone who’s sick or anyone who you want to Thank you too.

    I have listed the ingredients below for your shopping convenience…. just click on any item to begin. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thank you so much for joining me today!

    TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

    Turn Your Stampin’ Up! Pillow Box Die into a Gift Basket!

    Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

    Today I’ll be sharing my Facebook LIVE replay for you. We created a cute little Gift Basket from the Pillow Box Die … You’ll be surprised at how easy this is to make!

    I have the dimensions for the inner box in the video but I thought I would share them again. Start with a 7-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of cardstock and score at 2″ on all for sides. Then you will cut on the score lines on the 7-1/4″ length sides (ref. Video) You should have also seen the cute little baskets I made for the Mantle Gifts for my Holiday Stampin’ Retreat!

    The ladies watching LIVE had plenty of ideas they could use these for … Baby Showers, Wedding Showers, Birthday Parties, on the table for the Holiday’s … a teachers Gift or a cute little gift for a co-worker. The possibilities are endless, and that cute little basket is priceless!

    I have listed the ingredients below for your shopping convenience. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thank you so much for joining me today!

    TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

    Halloween Hand Sanitizer Gift Box

    Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

    I had a request to share my “Hand Sanitizer” Holder … I did not have time to re-create it, so I hope you don’t mind that I am sharing the original post.  It includes tips to make this cute Sanitizer Holder!!  Please not that the designer paper and stamp set are no longer available … however, the dies are!!

    Let’s begin with the outer wrap.  Start with an 11″ x 3″ piece of cardstock.  Score the cardstock at 4-7/8″ and 6-1/8″ … these measurements will ensure the insert sits nicely in the wrap.  Then punch both ends, this will be used to for your ribbon and to close the top.

    Attach a piece of 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ of designer paper… I used Monster Bash. We finished off the top edge of the designer paper by attaching a piece of ribbon over it and trimming off the edges.

    Stamp your greeting and cut out with a favorite die or punch.  I used the coordinating die from the Spooktacular Bash Bundle and pop it up with the new black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

    Set your outer wrap aside for now … it’s time to create your inner (inset) piece.  Cardstock should measure 4-1/2 x 2-7/8″ … score at 1″ – 2″ – 3″ and 4″.  Using the smallest of the scallop ovals, place it between the the two score lines closest to the 1/2″ flap. (See photo below).

    Once the whole is cut out, you will need to glue the 1/2″ flap to the opposite side to create a box.  The hole needs to be facing up … add glue to the bottom (opposite side with the hole) and set it into the outer wrap between the score lines.  Now you can tuck your Hand Sanitizer into the scallop oval hole.  The Bath & Body Works small hand sanitizers fit perfectly into the oval.

    This would make a cute teachers gift, thank you gifts, get well ? Any reason … flu season is coming and why not be prepared and be the cool mom on the block!  This is also a great way to use up some of that designer paper you’ve been hording … lol.

    Have some fun creating these cute Halloween gifts for your ghoul friends and then make some more for just for the fun of it … Christmas is coming too!

    Thanks so much for joining me today … Let me know if you liked this project, I’d love to hear what you think … just message below.

    I also have a supply list below to make your shopping easy, just click on any image for more information or to begin shopping with me.

    Have a great day!

    TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

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    Peaceful Christmas …

    Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

    When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

    Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This still, silvery, and snowy kit is the nudge you need to get nutcrackin’ on your Christmas cardmaking. With a flocked and frosted forest feel, sprinkles of silver snow, and warm winter wishes, you’ll find enough festive elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes! And all your supplies will arrive in an enchanting evergreen box—a special addition for the spirit of the season.

    What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin’ Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting. 

    Take a look at this months Paper Pumpkin and tomorrow I’ll share an alternative …

    I hope this inspires you to try out some of our upcoming Paper Pumpkins! Here is a peek of our November Paper Pumpkin …

    Stop back tomorrow to see my twist on the Peaceful Christmas Kit and how you can “stretch” your kit!

    Thank you for stopping by today.

    Enjoy your Friday!!

    Quick & Easy Halloween Treat Holders!

    Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

    Today I’m here to share two different styles of Treat Holders for your little ghouls and goblins! If you’re like me, you like to create “special” little packages for those close to you. Whether the receivers are friends or family … they will be charmed by these little cuties!

    I’m also sharing the my Facebook LIVE so you can see how to create these treat holders. Sit back and take a look … then I’ll share the pictures so you get an even closer look.

    Did you like how easy these were to make … and NO Adhesive needed!! Each of these little cuties were make from the “Cute Halloween” Designer Series paper and a few other accessories which I’ll share as I go.

    This sheet of designer paper has the polka dots on one side and Pumpkin Pie and Black stripes on the other. I used the Black Organdy Glitter Ribbon and the “Little Delights” stamp set. I also used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on this one!

    I actually used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on all of my Halloween Pouches …

    I used a more subtle pattern on this sheet of the “Cute Halloween” Designer paper … I then highlighted it with a cut out of another sheet of the designer paper. That little bat trick-or-treating is just too stinkin’ cute!!

    Here is a closer look at the “Pillow Boxes” … these are so cute, and I think I’ll be trying out some of the suggestions I shared in the video. I’ll be sure to share those with you as well …

    I hope this inspires you to try out either one of these cute patterns … the pouch (also called the Diaper Fold) need no special tools, dies or adhesive so you can try it right away.

    Thank you for joining me today.

    Hope your day is a good one!!

    Friday Frights: Treat Pouches!

    Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ I’m here but limping along on a not so stable laptop, so it’s going to be a quick post to share these cute little treat pouches that I made for you!

    Each of these little cuties were make from the “Cute Halloween” Designer Series paper and a few other accessories which I’ll share as I go.

    This sheet of designer paper has the polka dots on one side and Pumpkin Pie and Black stripes on the other. I used the Black Organdy Glitter Ribbon and the “Little Delights” stamp set. I also used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on this one!

    I actually used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on all of my Halloween Pouches …

    I used a more subtle pattern on this sheet of the “Cute Halloween” Designer paper … I then highlighted it with a cut out of another sheet of the designer paper. That little bat trick-or-treating is just too stinkin’ cute!! I will share more designs along with instructions as soon as I hunt down a new computer … I don’t know what happened 😦 But … I’ll be back!!

    Thanks for hanging out with me as I limp through my “technology” issues!

    Linda

    Ready for Pumpkins, Apples & Fall …

    Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

    It’s so humid out there … I’m so ready for Fall! Don’t we all love Autumn days … the warm sun, the crisp air and ohhhh, the smells.

    Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

    • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
    • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″ (6.4 x 5.1 cm)
    • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
    •  Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent

    This kit features three different designs for every treat box. That means whether you want to celebrate the Fall harvest or feel like getting in the Halloween-mood (or a mix of both!), you and your customers can choose how you want to create your adorable treat boxes! Take your pick from crisp red apples, seasonal pumpkins, spooky jack-o-lanterns, or get creative and customize them into whatever you can imagine!

    The Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit not only offers the cutest giftable treat packages, it is also intended as home décor with the included wheelbarrow crafting opportunity! This month’s Paper Pumpkin box is designed with pre-traced lines and instructions to create a vintage-inspired wheelbarrow as a place to display your too-cute-to-spook treat packages.

    Can’t you almost smell the fall air … amazing! If you need to add these cute fall treat boxes to share with your friends and family, you can CLICK HERE to subscribe. I will also invite you to my Paper Pumpkin Pals private Facebook page, where we share anything Paper Pumpkin!

    I will be back tomorrow with the August Paper Pumpkin …

    I can’t wait to share these cards with you!! Thank you for checking in with me today.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Haunts & Harvest …

    Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

    What else would I share with you on Friday the 13th … but Haunts! Don’t we all love Autumn days … the warm sun, the crisp air and ohhhh, the smells.

    Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

    • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
    • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″ (6.4 x 5.1 cm)
    • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
    •  Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent

    This kit features three different designs for every treat box. That means whether you want to celebrate the Fall harvest or feel like getting in the Halloween-mood (or a mix of both!), you and your customers can choose how you want to create your adorable treat boxes! Take your pick from crisp red apples, seasonal pumpkins, spooky jack-o-lanterns, or get creative and customize them into whatever you can imagine!

    The Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit not only offers the cutest giftable treat packages, it is also intended as home décor with the included wheelbarrow crafting opportunity! This month’s Paper Pumpkin box is designed with pre-traced lines and instructions to create a vintage-inspired wheelbarrow as a place to display your too-cute-to-spook treat packages.

    Can’t you almost smell the fall air … amazing! If you need to add these cute fall treat boxes to share with your friends and family, you can CLICK HERE to subscribe. I will also invite you to my Paper Pumpkin Pals private Facebook page, where we share anything Paper Pumpkin!

    Thank you for checking in with me today.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Dazzling Dinosaurs …

    Hello Stampin’ Friends,

    Today I’m just compiling a few of my favorite samples is the DINOROAR … Why is it going 😦  I’m so sad, this is such a cute stamp set and coordinating dies!

    Although the designer paper has retired last year … I wanted to share the idea of creating “Welcome Baby” with this stamp and die set.  Totally unique and oh so cute!!

    What better way to give a gift than to dress it up with dinosaurs~

    I tucked gift cards inside the box … hidden in the packing material. YES … it was a bit messy but oh so much fun!  They loved it.

    Probably my favorite dino out of this set, the little guy with his arms wide open because I love you this much ❤  Above and below are two samples using the same dinosaur but totally different look.

    And we’ll finish off with a grand showcase of several samples…

    I hope you enjoyed sitting with me and looking through a few samples from the amazing Dinoroar set and coordinating dies.

    Thank you for joining me!

    Simply Sunday: Trimming the Town Slimline Card

    Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

    Oh my gosh … can you believe it is the 6th of December already? WOW At times (not always) this year has seemed to fly by … I hope you are all safe, healthy and ready for the holidays!

    I have a new card layout I’d like to share with you today along with a big announcement from Stampin’ Up! Let’s begin with their announcement as I have two projects to share with you today …

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE RETIREMENT LIST

    Both of the items I will be sharing today are on the retirement list, let’s begin with the Slimline card … I’ve done these years ago (before someone gave them a fancy name … lol) I think they are fun because they are different from our normal size yet they fit nicely into a business size envelope!

    Ok … a little hard to see but there is a Early Espresso card base … 8″ width x 8-1/2″length …. scored at 4′ on the width length and fold in half. My Pool Party mat measures 3-3/4″ x 8-1/4″ and then my Trimming the Town designer paper measures 3-1/2″ by 8″ …. I had a hard time cutting this designer paper pattern because it just looked so cool, but this layout gave me large pieces to work with and show how beautiful this really is.

    That cute greeting is actually cut from another pattern found in the Trimming the Town Designer paper! Join me for a LIVE event where I go through the Holiday catalog highlighting what is going to retire and many, many samples!!

    My second project is the Christmas Countdown Kit … this cute Advent type calendar is perfect for hiding those sweet treats as you count down the days to Christmas. Here is what the kit offers ….

    I teamed up the kits with the Trimming the Town Designer Series paper. I am using the pattern that I used on my Slimline Card to highlight that pretty paper. I used one of the pieces from the kit as a template …

    Thank you for joining me today, and I hope you will join me tomorrow at 7pm on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page for a walk through the catalog as I highlight the retiring items.

    Have an amazing day ~

    TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

    Gift Packaging Ideas

    Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

    Today I’m sharing a video with you that highlights “Gift Packaging” ideas. The packaging can be found in our Annual and Holiday catalogs. Here are a few ideas on how you can decorate the boxes and what me wrestle with the glitter … lol (I think it won!)

    So who do “you” think won? lol The Gift Card was a tight fit in that box, putting it in sideways really helped. I realize my video’s aren’t polished but they are done LIVE and they are raw and real… like me! But I am hoping you are inspired by them and feel comfortable to try some of these ideas yourself.

    Thank you for hanging out with me today. I would love to know what you are interested in seeing … just leave a comment below. Thanks 🙂

    Have a creative day ~

    TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

    A Jolly Christmas

    Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

    Today I want to share with you a couple of projects that I created this weekend during my Countdown to Christmas party. I am showcasing the Jolly Gingerbread – November 2020 Paper Pumpkin.

    Go grab a cup of coffee,tea or your favorite beverage, then sit back and relax and watch the video of my demonstration …

    I hope you enjoyed the video and the sneak peek into my Countdown to Christmas party. We have a lot of fun … all done virtually for now. There are games and prizes, special offers, LIVE demonstrations and a whole lot of fun.

    If you would like to be invited to future parties, please make sure you are on my mailing list.

    Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my blog. Have yourself a great day ~