forest-friends-boxI bought the Forest Friends stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog because I thought the animals were just so cute.  I have been wanting to use but have been busy with other things so I haven’t even had a chance to put it together.  But I finally did today! And I made the cutestest project!

I wanted to use one of the Mini Note Kits that you can get for free this month.  I got mine in my last order and had it waiting to be used to.  So I combined the two and here is my project.

The Mini Note Kit – Birthdays Count – comes with a double-mounted stamp, 4 note cards with envelopes, and a Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Spot.  You can get it free if you order $40 from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Ask me if you want more details.forest-friends-card

I made a little box out of Chocolate Chip card stock and then wrapped it with a piece of Designer Series Paper – the Walk in the Park paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Then I tied a piece of the double-stitched Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon through a white Jumbo Grommet – also in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I cut out the little bunny and added him to the front with dimensionals.  I made the four note cards by adding a piece of Designer Series Paper – the same paper that I wrapped around the box.  Then added each of the four images from the Forest Friends set – one to each card.  I stamped Happy Birthday from the Birthdays Count Mini Note Kit on the front of each card and the other stamp which has a saying “The Secret of Happiness is to Count You Blessings, Not Your Birthdays.” on the inside of each notecard.

Here is a picture of the whole set and a list of all the supplies that I used:


  • Forest Friends stamp setforest-friends
  • Birthdays Count Mini Note Kit – gift notes and envelopes and Chocolate Chip Classic ink
  • Chocolate Chip card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper
  • Basic Jumbo Grommets
  • Double Stitched Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
  • 1-3/4″ circle punch
  • 1-3/8″ circle punch
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you like it!

blog-tourRemember to hop on the Blog Tour on Monday, April 27th by visiting my blog.  You’ll get to see more ideas using the Forest Friends stamp set and Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper when you are on the tour.

We have storms – lightening and thunder are all around – I’m going to get off the computer now.  Be safe and have a nice evening!