Pillow Box Surprise

One of my favorite things to use for pillow gifts in the Stampin’ Up! catalog are our packaging options.  You can find them on pages 192-193 in the Annual Catalog.  A new option in this catalog is the Kraft Pillow Boxes.  Initially I thought they were just plain Kraft boxes, but upon receiving them in my order they are printed with Polka Dots.  While coming up with my ideas for the Getaway weekend – I often like to give some type of adhesive and this time the Multi-purpose Liquid glue was the perfect gift for my Call Me Clover color AND the glue fits inside the pillow box!  The perfect solution.

To decorate the box I stuck with  Call Me Clover embellishments.  First a strip of the Animal Expedition Designer Series paper.  Then some of the Call Me Clover ribbon.  Stamp the little tag with a greeting in Call Me Clover ink and add few leaves that are Copper Embossed on Call Me Clover card stock and die cut with the coordinating dies.  The tag is tied on with Copper Metallic Thread.  Now everyone has a bottle of glue to use on their creative projects throughout the weekend.

Supply List

  • Kraft Pillow Box
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
  • Call Me Clover 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Copper Metallic Thread
  • Copper Embossing Powder
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Call Me Clover card stock
  • Call Me Clover ink
  • VersaMark ink
  • Heat Tool
  • Rooted in Nature Stamp set
  • Nature’s Roots Framelits dies
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • 1″ Circle punch
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (it’s the gift inside the pillow box)

Here’s a little closer look.

 

So far the In Color themed pillow gifts have covered Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove and Call Me Clover.  Two more to go so be sure to come back. 

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Lots of Lavender Gift Box

There are less than three weeks left of Sale-a-Bration.  Did you already get your favorite items for Free?  One of the Level 1 choice is the beautiful Lots of Lavender stamp set.  It reminds me of the Lavender farm that we visited last summer.  We were on San Juan Island in Washington, State.

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For today’s project though I decided to use Berry Burst for the flowers and I think they came out pretty too.

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I created a box out of Berry Burst card stock added the Berry Burst Metallic Edged Ribbon and finished with a tag.  Inside the box I used the Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie – Crinkle-cut shredded paper that perfectly matches my box.

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The outline image is stamped in Black, the flowers in Berry Burst, the leaves in Old Olive and the ribbon in Soft Sky.   I added Wink of Stella over the flowers but you can’t really see it in the photo.

I also used the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies to cut the Celebrate out of Silver Foil.  The dies are a Level 2 Sale-A-Bration choice.  It’s tied on with some Soft Sky Baker’s Twine.

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What happens when you cut it?

The Acetate Boxes are on page 13 in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  You might have missed them.  They are the perfect size to hold 5 cards and envelopes.  Making them nice for storing a set of cards or better yet – giving a set of handmade cards as a gift!  Who would you give some too?

But what happens when you cut one of those nice boxes in half?  Well you get two small open-ended boxes that you can use for holding little treats or tags or any number of things.

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I used a Guillotine cutter to cut them exactly in half.  The paper trimmer won’t work.  Or you could measure and use some heavy duty scissors being careful to get a straight edge.  In either case I used Designer series paper along my top edge – so if your cut isn’t perfect the paper can hide it.  The paper I used was from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

To finish decorating my box I stamped a tag from the Merry Little Labels stamp set and punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch.  To the back of it I added two vellum Leaf punches – that’s the new Leaf Punch – and then added that to an Old Olive piece of card stock.  To the back of that I’ve added a piece of Mini Gold Sequin Trim and a piece of the Foil Snowflake – I used a gold one.  Then I put the whole thing on my box with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally I tied around a piece of Jute Twine.

Now fill with goodies!

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I found these Honey Caramel Chocolate Peanut clusters at Sam’s Warehouse.  They come in a big bag but are individually wrapped – plus the green foil went nicely with my paper! Actually I bought the candy first and then went through my paper to find what looked good with the candy!

Be sweet!  Thanks for stopping by.

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Enjoy these puppy treats

Last weekend we went up to visit my son Ryan at school in Indiana.  We stayed over night at his girlfriends parents house.  I made a gift basket for them – I brought them a variety of things from Georgia.  And I also made a sweet little treat for the dog!  An 8 month old puppy.

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I had a clear box from an earlier catalog – I believe they were 3×3 clear boxes.  I filled the box with milkbones.  Currently we have Tiny treat boxes that are clear – you could use those for cat treats or mini bones – or use the Acetate Boxes in the Holiday catalog and fill one of those with milk bones.

I used the Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon to tie around the box and added a tag.  The tag is Basic Gray card stock cut with the Layering Squares – one of the scallop squares.  And a piece of Watercolor Paper.  Stamp the dog from Bella & Friends and watercolor.  Here is a picture of Cooper – isn’t he cute!  He even looks like the little dog on the tag.  And that’s Emily – Ryan’s girlfriend.

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Enjoy!

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Spring Retreat Table Gifts

When you attend a Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip one of the really exciting parts of the trip are the pillow gifts that they give you.  On the trip each evening they leave a surprise on your bed.  It is such a fun thing that I wanted it to be a part of my retreats too.  In the beginning retreats were at my house and not everyone spent the night so I left them on each table at different times of the day – so I often call them pillow gifts but I should probably call them Table gifts.  Fun little surprises throughout the weekend – for me it’s so much fun to do these.

To start with I like to start the retreat with a table gift waiting when everyone arrives and I like for it to have each attendee’s name on it.  This year we started with a little cactus for everyone.

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This time the little succulents became a cactus.  These coordinated with the Friday Night Make&Takes.

Everyone received a little container made from Designer Series Paper filled with caramels. These also coordinated with our Friday night projects.

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Another table gift was this fun box filled with giant Hershey deluxe kisses!  Yum.

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This one coordinated with the Saturday projects – the bumble bee is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and the tag is watercolor washed in the background.

I’ll share the rest of the table gifts in my next post.

Thanks for visiting.  Remember to save the date for the Fall Retreat – Sept. 29 – Oct 1, 2017.

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Box of Hugs

A few months back I signed up to walk in the It’s the Journey 2-Day Breast Cancer walk here in Georgia.  The walk will be held in mid October in Atlanta.  It’s a 2 day walk that is 30 miles long.  I’ve been training to get my feet, legs and body ready to walk that far.  Right now my longest walk has been 10.5 miles.  Monday I’m planning to do an even longer walk.  In addition to the actual walking I have to also raise some money.  So last month I held a Pop of Pink class and $10 from every class fee I put in my walker fund.  I was able to donate $150 to my fund and I’m now half way to my goal!

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One of the projects from the class was this sweet little Box of Hugs.  I thought it turned out so cute and would be a sweet gift for someone battling breast cancer or anything else.  We filled each box with about 15 Hugs and on the bottom of each added a little circle of the Pop of Pink Designer Paper.  Since the boxes are clear you can see the bottoms through the sides.  Each box is wrapped with some Designer Paper and tied with Thick Baker’s Twine.  On the top I added the die cut heart and the word hope.  They are both from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  You could use the same idea for a bridal shower and use the word Love instead of Hope.  Or for a graduation and use Congrats.  Lots of possibilities.

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I hope you like this little project.  If you wanted to donate to my walker fund you can visit my fundraising page here.

The other project was a set of cards in a little bag.  Come back again to see that one.

Thanks for visiting.

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