December 15, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Gift Packaging - Scalloped Treat Boxes

We have a great blog hop for you this month. Our December Paper Crafting Blog Hop theme is Gift Packaging. I can't wait for you to see all of the fun projects and design styles from this group of talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the globe! Be sure to stop at each of our blogs. You may have arrived from Terri's blog. Didn't she have a great project!?

So Sweet & Scalloped

Are you like me? Always looking for a quick and easy way to make a gift just a little bit more special? I found an answer in the SCALLOPED KRAFT TREAT BOXES by Stampin' Up!. These sweet little boxes hold much more than you think they will at 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" (8.9 x 8.9 x 6.4 cm). Watch my video below to see exactly how much I was able to fit in one of these boxes---with room to spare! And I love the pretty gold dots that accent the kraft box.


These boxes are available in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog so you can decorate them for any occasion that you want to give a small gift or treat or gift card. For this one I used the ARTISTICALLY INKED stamp set and die bundle, the EXPRESSIONS IN INK Designer Series Paper (gold stripe) and a 3" x 3" (7.6 x 7.6 cm) card from the KRAFT 6" X 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Paper Pack.
I also used RED RHINESTONE and CHAMPAGNE RHINESTONE Basic Jewels for the centers of the flowers.

To see how easy it is to put together these boxes, and how I attached my ribbon for the ARTISTICALLY INKED box and the box I originally made for the holidays, watch my video below.

For the holiday box shown in the video I used items from the GINGERBREAD & PEPPERMINT Suite of products. All products that I used from this suite---except the KRAFT 6" x 6" (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm)---is on the Last Chance list. Some of the items may no longer be available in your area. (I'm very sad as I loved this suite). Check the Last Chance list via the Stampin' Up! website. And get any remaining items before they are gone!

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Thanks for hopping with us this month! Now click on the "Next Blog" image to zoom to Maureen's blog to see another fabulous project.

Joy 🌷


P.S. Don't forget to leave your comments! (scroll down)

Here's the list of hoppers just in case you get off the trail... 🐇

Shirley Merker

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Julia Quinn

Terri Stewart

Joy Nelson  YOU ARE HERE

Maureen Rauchfuss


List of products used in my featured project: 

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You have from now until January 3rd, 2022 to get products retiring from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. All products are while supplies last, so order TODAY to get the products you want before they are gone! 



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    November 17, 2021

    Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Procrastinator's Christmas Cards

    We have a great blog hop for you this month. Our November Paper Crafting Blog Hop theme is December Holidays. I can't wait for you to see all of the fun projects and design styles from this group of talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the globe! Be sure to stop at each of our blogs. You may have arrived from Terri's blog. She always does such fun projects!

    I admit it, I'm a procrastinator

    Every year I think I'm going to get started early making my personal Christmas cards and nearly every year I'm working at the last minute burning the midnight oil. So, I've discovered that a great solution is to simplify my card design and to utilize Designer Series Paper (DSP). This card design is great for a beginner or just when you want to make several cards in a short amount of time.



    I started with one full sheet of the PAINTED CHRISTMAS DSP. This pattern from the set has a great bold all over design that can be turned any direction.








    Then I cut it into 8 pieces of the same size (3" x 5-1/4" or 7 cm x 14.4 cm) for ease and to save time. There were leftover pieces that I cut down to 8 skinny strips (1/4" x 5-1/4" or .05 cm x 14.4 cm) to give the inside of my cards a little something extra that coordinated with the front of my card. (There was even a few more scrap pieces that I'll save for another project).





    My simple version uses one of the die cuts from the SEASONAL LABELS dies and sentiments from the CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER stamp set. And just a strip of the CHERRY COBBLER & GOLD metallic ribbon (4" or 10 cm). Using a strip behind the sentiment focal point is much easier and quicker than tying bows for multiple cards. And using the STAMPARATUS for stamping multiples of the outside and inside sentiments is a great time saver too! 





    Now for those of you (including me) who really like a little extra on their cards (when they have the time) I also made a "stepped up" version of this same card design. I moved the stamp over a little on the label die and added HOLIDAY RHINESTONE basic jewels and part of the pine boughs from the CHRISTMAS PINECONE dies cut from the GOLD FOIL SHEETS specialty paper. 



    I hope I've inspired you to make some quick & simple Christmas cards even if you haven't started yet! (Keep scrolling down for a complete list of all of the products used for these cards. And don't forget that you can substitute items in your own stash too).

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    Thanks for hopping with us this month! Now click on the "Next Blog" image to zoom to Sandy's blog to see another fabulous project.

    Joy 🌷


    P.S. Don't forget to leave your comments! (scroll down)

    Here's the list of hoppers just in case you get off the trail... 🐇

    Shirley Merker

    Tracy Held

    Annette McMillan

    Julia Quinn

    Terri Stewart

    Joy Nelson   YOU ARE HERE

    Sandy Ward

    Maureen Rauchfuss


    List Of Products For This Project

    If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be yours! 


    Ready to order? Please use the November host code (or the current month host code in the right hand column). Use the direct link here.

    If your order is $150 or more, be sure to delete my host code so that YOU get Stampin' Rewards (10% of your product subtotal in FREE items you choose). 

    Contact me via my website if you have any questions. 


    Are you ready to get your products at a discount? Here's what you can expect in your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Starter Kit. I would love to welcome you as part of my Paper Poets Team

    And right now until November 30. 2021 you can get the Starter Kit at a discounted price of ONLY $75 (reg. $99). That's $125 worth of Stampin' Up! crafting products for ONLY $75! Plus, as long as you're an active demonstrator you get a 20-25% discount on all of your Stampin' Up! products. How sweet is that?  



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