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Acetate Box Christmas Treats

I have been seeing some wonderful projects made by cutting the acetate boxes in half.  I needed a few treats to give out to some friends so I decided to make a few.

Acetate treat box for Christmas

You have several choices to cut the acetate boxes in half.  I measured the length of the box closed and counted the flaps, too.  I cut at four inches to cut it in half.  I used the old retired trimmer from Stampin' Up! that had the arm.  It worked great.  You might have to cut it with scissors.  In that case, you might want to mark a cutting line.  I would cut just outside the line so it does not show.  Assemble the boxes.

The treats I choose to use were Russell Stover.  I chose the Truffle and the Caramel Santas.  There were other choices, but I like those and I like the pictures of Santa.  I put one of each in the box.

Acetate Treats for box

Wrap the box at the bottom with designer paper from the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I cut a piece that was 2 x 10.  Use Fast Fuse to hold the ends together.  

Add a gold Foil Snowflake.  Trim a little from the bottom so that it is flat.  I think I cut off about an inch at the largest part.

The deer is cut from Early Espresso card stock using the Santa's Sleigh Framelits.  Add a wreath around his neck using the Boxwood Wreaths from the Annual Catalog.  Pull the length of the wreath and and cut it in half for this.  Adhere to the back of the neck of the deer with a glue dot.  Color a rhinestone with the Light Cherry Cobbler Blend and adhere for the nose.  Put the deer on the box with Mini Dimensionals.

The Merry Christmas is stamped in Real Red on Whisper White scraps.  Cut around it and glue flat.

Acetate Christmas Box side view

This treat is pretty easy to make.  Try it!

Acetate Christmas Treat group

Have a wonderful and blessed day!  Enjoy the season!  If you don't already have a demonstrator I would love to be yours.  Let me know how I can help you!


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Gifts for my Luv 2 Create Team

Part of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is the fellowship.  I have met so many people through this business.  I feel so blessed.  I've also been able to build a team.  We are a family.  We stamp together, but we also hold each other up, console each other, eat out together, cheer each other on, and go to stamping events together.  There is so much more.  I do love Stampin' Up! for the friendships.

My team met Saturday for a shoe box swap, a little business, and fun!  We celebrated our last year with Stampin' Up!, too.  This year I gave my team members a new Paper Piercer with their name and my Luv 2 Create name.

Paper Piercer with names

These were engraved for me by Tamra Davis.  She also engraves Bone Folders and so much more.  You can find her here.  If you need a nice little stamping gift, I would go take a look!

Of course, I needed to present my gifts in a cute little package.  Here's what I did.

Paper Piercer package

I used the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  I simply wrapper the paper piercer cylinder.  

For the tag, use a 2 inch by 4 1/4 inch piece of Thick Whisper White card stock.  Use the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch at the end.  I cut the flowers out from the sheet of patterned paper and adhered with dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Painted Harvest stamped in Early Espresso.  I used the Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker to write the names.  Tie on the tag using the Crushed Curry Solid Baker's Twine.

Paper Piercer gifts pic

I think they liked them.  It's always nice to have something personalized especially when stamping in a group.

Thank you for your time today.  Have you thought about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?  It's so much more that a discount.  If interested, contact me.  You can also go to this link.  I would love to have you on my Luv 2 Create team.

Here's a picture of the team members at the meeting last Saturday.

Team meeting


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Quilt Sampler from the Quilted Christmas Suite

 As part of Patty Bennett's Luv 2 Stamp group, we are offered lots of opportunities to share with each other and grow in our crafting abilities.  Patty hosted a quilt square swap recently.  Our rules were to use the Quilted Christmas Suite.  We could use the colors in the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack.  Those were Blushing Bride, Garden Green,  Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Real Red, and Whisper White.  I thought this sounded like a fun project so I signed up to participate.

I took some of the squares to make a frame.  This frame measures 10 x 13.  I was able to fit 12 of the squares in the frame.  It did cut off a little around the edges.  I could not use all of the squares from the trade.  I picked the ones that I felt would look best together.  I hope to use the remaining squares for other projects.  I don't have names for all of these squares either.  If you see your square without your name, please let me know and I'll fix this post.  So here is my frame.

Quilted Christmas square sampler

I put the squares I did not use there at the bottom.  They are all lovely and I plan to use them on a future project.

So here is a close up of the squares.

Quilt frame clos up top

These are by ?, Melanie Hockin, Jo Anne Hewins, Mary Lou Foster, Cindee Wilkinson, ?

Quilt frame close up bottom

These are by Kristy Guarienti, Michelle Wilder, Melanie Smith, Patty Bennett, Cynthia Spearman, Cheryl Spears.

I love that I have a quilt made by people over the United States!

So, here is a picture of my frame in my craft room.  My room is painted in Pear Pizzazz!

Quilted Christmas frame

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you find the frame inspirational.  There's lots of talent there!

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Mini Pizza Box Holiday Catalog Sampler

I want to share a pizza box holiday sampler.  I actually had this project as a Make & Take for Bingo.  Lesson learned.  It is a great project, but too involved for this type of activity.  It went great at Bingo, but the prep work took forever.  It took me days to cut everything so players could just assemble it all. 

Pizza Box Holiday Sampler

This is the top of the pizza box.  When it is opened, there is a zigzag or accordion pullout featuring the holiday catalog.

Pizza Box Sampler Accordion

Here is a different view.

Pizza Box Sampler opened

The assembly did go well.  We were divided into tables of 4.  There were 9 different panels to assemble counting the top, inside lid, and the fold outs.  I put each into a different plastic shoe box.  Supplies were packaged in a bag for each person inside the boxes with a sample.  Each table also had a completed box available.  Boxes were numbered and each table had a check list so I could easily tell what boxes were needed at each table.  Participants brought their own snail, glue, glue dots, snips, etc.

To make the inserts, use the Thick Whisper White card stock.  You'll need to make 2 pieces.  The first piece measures 3 1/4 x 9 3/4.  Score at 3 1/4 and 6 1/2.  The second piece is cut at 3 1/4 x 10 1/4.  Score at 3 1/4, 6 1/2, and 9 3/4.  This leaves a small section to use to adhere the two pieces together.  I suggest that you use Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape for this.  Accordion fold.  To adhere to the box, put Tear & Tape at the top of an end.  I actually put 2 rows of tape just to make sure that it's well attached.  Do not attach the whole square because part of this square needs to pull out a little so everything lies relatively flat when pulled out.

Let me preface any explanations by saying that of course I was influenced by Pinterest as I tried to fill each of these squares.

Pizza Box Holiday Sampler

The top of the box features the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper, Foil Snowflakes, and the Card Front Builder Thinlit Dies.

Pizza Holiday Sampler Snowflake

This panel shows the Winter Wonderland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape.  The work peace comes from the Christmas Quilt stamp set.

Pizza Box Sampler Carols of Christmas

This panel uses the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.  The holly and berries are from the Christmas Stockings Thinlits.  These are used on several of the panels.

Pizza Box Musical Seasons

This panel features the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the Musical Seasons bundle.

Pizza Box  Christmas Quilt

This panel showcases the Christmas Quilt bundle and the Quilted Christmas Ribbon.

Pizza Box Smitten Mittens

This shows the Smitten Mittens bundle, the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, and the Mini Tinsel Trim.

Pizza Box Night in Bethlehem

Here's the Merry Music paper  and the Night of Bethlehem bundle.

Pizza Box Merry Patterns

This panel shows the Merry Patterns stamp set.  You can get this stamp set for free with a $300 order.  The Jute Twine is also used here.

Pizza Box Hearts Come Home

The Hearts Come Home bundle is featured here along with the Merry Music paper.

Pizza Box Sampler open

Thanks for sticking with me through all of this.  I am really proud of the project and love how it turned out.  The extremely long Product List follows.  




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A Holiday Catalog Sampler

I recently had a Holiday Catalog Bingo celebration at my home.  It was so much fun!  We had door prizes, prize patrol, seat gifts, decorated water bottles, a fantastic Make & Take, oh yes, and Bingo!  We had so much fun that I forgot to take any pictures at all.  I've got to learn to give that job to a helper.  I do have a picture of our seat gifts and I want to share them with you.  I wanted to give everyone a taste of a lot of things in the catalog that they might over look.

Holiday Catalog Seat Gift 2017

So here is what each person received.  I started off with an Acetate Card Box from page 13 of the catalog.  These boxes are designed to hold 5 cards and envelopes.  They could hold more or less depending on how embellished your cards are.  I just don't think these are easy to see in the catalog.  Let's face it, they're clear!  I think everyone will want some of these if they know they exist.

Using Thick Whisper White cut at 4 1/4 x 5, I made a little divider for the box.  Score at 2, 2 1/4, and 2 1/2.  Burnish these into a little mountain fold.  I think holding the mountain together with Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape is your best bet.  I tried glue dots and they do not hold well.

One end of the box holds silver and red Mini Tinsel Trim.  These are on page 21 and come in a 2 pack with both colors.  Cut a piece of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, page 194 of the annual catalog, to 1 7/8 x 4.  Each person gets 1 yard of silver and 1 yard of Real Red.  Just wrap each around the piece of acetate.  This will go on the smaller end of the divider.

For the other end, cut a black piece of the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper to 3 1/4 x 4.  Adhere this to the larger end of the divider.  On this end place a gold and a silver Foil Snowflake, page 37.  Also include 1 each of the 3 designs in the Stitched Felt Embellishments from page 5.

Holiday catalog close up of belly band

Here's a close up of the belly band for the box.  Put this around the box where the little mountain in the divider will be.  I used the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This measures 1 x 12.  Just wrap around the box and adhere the end with Fast Fuse.  Fix it so that the tag will fit over the end of the paper.

The tag is stamped on Thick Whisper White card stock in Garden Green ink.  The sentiment in Real Red.  These stamps are part of the Labels to Love stamp set on page 45.  Punch it out with the coordinating Everyday Label Punch found on page 12.  Punch a hole in the top with the 1/8 inch Handheld Circle punch on page 207 of the annual catalog.  The tree is cut from a piece of the Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper on page 5 of the Holiday catalog.  I used the green sheet with the white swirls.  I thought it looked like a decorated tree.  Add a deer from Early Espresso.  The tree and the deer are part of the Card Front Builder Thinlit Dies, page 13.  Use a length of the Jute Twine, page 13 to tie on the tag.

Holiday catalog seat gift without box

Here is a picture of the gift without the glare of the box.

All in all this is a pretty good sampler of lots of items in the catalog.

Holiday Catalog Seat Gift 2017

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