Happy Valentine’s Day!! Today I have for you a darling Mini Curvy Keepsake Box created by my friend and downline, Lori McNabb! Isn’t it adorable?
Lori used the From My Heart Designer Series Paper and she’s chosen one of the foil designs for the keepsake box. Notice that she’s filled it with some yummy Dove chocolate hearts!!!!
I love the Mini Curvy Keepsake Box. It’s so cute, and just the right size for a few little candies! It’s a snap to make!
Would you like to see how to make this little box? Of course you would! Well, I’ll be showing you how to make it on today’s Facebook Live at 4:00 pm Pacific Time!! I’m so excited! And, my little dog, Elie, will be on with me! I even got her a new Valentine dress just for the occasion! She got a new toy bone and even a new red heart collar!! I sure hope you’ll pop by! CLICK HERE TO GO TO MY FB PAGE!
Today on my Friday Facebook Live we are going to make a darling Valentine Pillow Box! Set your alarm for 4:00 pm Pacific Time and we will create it together! Here is the link to my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PrettyPaperCards/
A Pillow Box is a darling treat holder ~ perfect for holidays that just call out “candy” ~ like Valentine’s day! This treat holder is a snap to create with the Stampin’ Up! Kraft Pillow Boxes. They are pre-made (which means easy) and SO cute! I keep some on hand all the time for various occasions.
Decorating these cuties is easy. This design works for any occasion. First, create a belly band. That’s a band that goes around the center of the pillow box. This is a great way to decorate this type of box because (1) it can slide off and on, and, (2) you can attach anything onto the front of it.
The belly band on this pillow box is 6-1/4″ x 2-1/2.” For the Valentine Pillow Box I’ve used the pretty From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper. Score the paper at 1/4″ and 3.” Wrap around the box and secure on the 1/4″ fold using Tear & Tape.
Tie a piece of Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon in a bow around the belly band, positioning the bow at the upper front edge of the box.
Punch a heart from one of the pieces of the From My Heart paper and adhere it with Tombow Multipurpose Glue to a contrasting Heart Doily. Adhere the doily to the belly band with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I loved these pillow boxes so much that I made them as favors for my last team meeting of all my demonstrators. They loved them! Here is the way I displayed them at our get together 🙂
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Advent is the season before Christmas, specifically, the four Sundays before Christmas. I’ve discovered that it’s nice to keep an Advent Journal, or a record of prayers and thoughts during the Advent season. This year I decided to create my own journal using the Stampin’ Up! Pressed Petals Journal.
A layer of Shimmery White card stock was stamped with the crown stamp from the Wish for it All stamp set using Pretty Peacock ink, and then watercolored using an Aqua Painter to spread the ink. After this piece was completely dry, it was adhered to the cover of the Pressed Petal Journal. The All Around Wreath Dies were used to cut two wreaths, one from Gold Foil and one from Pretty Peacock card stock; then they were adhered to the watercolored piece, offsetting one from another. A piece of Gold Foil was stamped with the crown stamp in Versamark ink, and then sprinkled with Gold Embossing Powder and heated. It was then cut out with the Doily Wishes Dies.
A few leaves were cut from Gold Glimmer Paper using the Flourish Dies. These are some of my favorite leaf dies 🙂 The leaves were adhered to the lower right side of the wreaths with Multipurpose Glue, and the crown was adhered on the left side using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from an older retired set in my personal collection. It was gold heat embossed on a piece of Pretty Peacock card stock and then cut with a banner die from the Doily Wishes Dies and sponged with some Golden Glitz Delicata ink. A piece of Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon was wrapped around the cover of the journal and tied in a bow.
I’m really looking forward to using my journal over the Advent season! Why don’t you make one too? Send me a picture of your journal, I’d love to see what you create!!
The Stampin’ Up! Gold Mini Pizza Boxes from the Holiday Catalog are sooooooo darling! First of all, how cute is a mini pizza box? And then to make it gold? It’s over the top cute! These boxes are food safe (perfect for cookies and brownies!) and they are easy to decorate. I’ll be using them to wrap quite a few of my gifts this year!
Today’s box has been decorated using a belly band that goes around the box. I like to use a belly band for wrapping because it can slide off for easy opening while keeping the pretty decorations intact. For this box the belly band is a 12″ x 2″ wide strip of Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper. Wrap the strip around the box and secure one edge of the paper to the other with a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive on the top of the box. Then wrap around a 12″ piece of 1/2″ Very Vanilla and Copper Classic Weave Ribbon that has the words “Merry Christmas” printed on it, gluing the ends together on the top of the box.
Cut a piece of Real Red card stock with the large label die from the Stitched Label Dies. Adhere over the belly band using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Cut three Whisper White snowflakes using the dies from the Seasonal Layers Dies and adhere on top of the label using Multipurpose Glue. Cut two sets of leaves from Gold Glimmer Paper using the Flourish Dies. Adhere with dots of Multipurpose Glue to the center of the label as shown.
Pretty Pointer: When cutting glimmer paper with dies, turn the paper upside down with the glimmer portion on the bottom. Then set the die on the back side of the paper and cut.
Cut the little dear from Gold Foil using the smallest of the Detailed Deer Dies. Adhere over the glimmer leaves using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a red rhinestone either as an eye, or as a nose for the cute little deer 🙂
I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to think about gift giving (hostess gifts, friend gifts, holiday gifts…). And Stampin’ Up! has a solution for us: the Pressed Petal Journal! It’s a lovely journal with pages that have pretty graphics. And it’s small enough to be a little book for notes or prayers, and the kraft cover is debossed which means the floral images, instead of being slightly raised up are slightly lowered.
To decorate this darling journal, simply cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of any designer series paper to fit the cover ~ here I’ve used the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper. Adhere it to the front cover with Multipurpose Glue. Cut another piece of designer series paper at 4″ x 1-1/2″ and adhere it across the upper section of the other piece as you see above. In this case I simply used the reverse side of the first sheet. The papers are made to coordinate and they look fabulous! Tie a bow around the cover as shown using the absolutely gorgeous Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon.
The sentiment “Just a Note” is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Petal Pink card stock. Punch out the sentiment with the Starburst Punch. Adhere the punched sentiment to the strip of designer series paper using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Cut a few leaves from Mossy Meadow and Soft Sea Foam card stock using the Magnolia Memory Dies. Adhere them with Mini Glue Dots under the sentiment as shown. Add a little Frosted Epoxy Droplet.
Today’s project is so fun! It’s a trio of darling pillow boxes topped with pumpkins! So perfect for Halloween and all kinds of fall treats! What I love about these cuties is that the pillow boxes are pre-made. They are the Stampin’ Up! Kraft Pillow Boxes and they come in a package of 10. How easy is that? Here’s a video to show you how I made them:
The pumpkins and sentiments are all from the Harvest Hellos Bundle. For the box below, a Grapefruit Grove belly band was wrapped around it and two pumpkins were stamped and punched from Cajun Craze card stock. The sentiment is from the stamp set, and the leaves were cut from the Leaf Ribbon.
Don’t they look cute all lined up together? And you can fill them with candy or tea bags, or… I’m going to give these to the girls in my dentist’s office. Ooh, now I’m thinking they could be favors on the Thanksgiving table!
A great ribbon for this project is the Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon. It looks fabulous with the Grapefruit Grove card stock. The leaf from the stamp set was stamped on the belly band. The sentiment was stamped on a small piece of Grapefruit Grove card stock, which was then adhered to a piece of Basic Black card stock cut with a Stitched Label Die.
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