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Lots to Love Box Framelits: Box for a Friend

Of course the Lots to Love Box Framelits are great for Valentine's boxes, but that's not all.  This box is fantastic for any kind of small gift.  Here's a box I made and decorated using the Hold to Hope bundle.

Lots to Love Box with Hold on to Hope Luv 2 Create

I'm using this box for a Make & Take activity.  Keep reading so you can find out what is in the box!

The box is made from Bermuda Bay card stock.  You will need to cut 2 of the box.  Stamp the flower sprig all over the two box pieces in Bermuda Bay.  To put the box together turn them in opposite directions.  Burnish all of the score lines with your Bone Folder.  I used Tear & Tape on the sides of one of the boxes.  The rounded flaps become the top and bottom closures for the box.

The Layering Squares were used for the frame and the sentiment box.  The words are stamped in Memento Black on a Whisper White square.  The frame is cut from the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, a Sale-a-Bration choice.  Attach it using the Foam Adhesive Strips.

The butterfly, flower, and sprig of flowers are colored with the Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist markers from the 2017-2018 In-Colors.  Cut these out with the Cross of Hope Framelits Dies.  Adhere the butterfly and flower to the frame with glue dots and the sprig with the Mini Dimensionals.

The YOU is cut from Berry Burst card stock with the Celebrate You Thinlits.  That's another Sale-a-Bration choice with a purchase of $100 in product.

Lots to Love Box decorated with Hold on to Hope bundle

But, of course something has to go inside the box, right?  I chose a Kit Kat White Chocolate bar.  I bought a box of these from Sam's Club since this was a Make & Take.

Lots of Love Box Kit Kat Bar

Lots to Love box Kit Kat Bar

Here is the decorated bar.  The wrap is the same patterned paper from the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.  It measures 4 x 6.  This just barely covers the candy, but it sure saves paper to cut it this size.  Use Tear & Tape on each end and stick it right to the candy.  That works.  Tie a knot with the  1/4 inch White Organza Ribbon around the box.  The tag is stamped with the flower and punched with the 1 3/8 inch circle punch.  The 1 1/2 inch circle punch was used to punch the frame from Berry Burst.

Lots to Love Hold on to Hope box and candy Luv 2 Create

Don't you think this makes a great gift!

Lots to Love Box with Kit Kat Bar Luv 2 Create  

This was a fun project to make.  It could be used for Valentine's Day I suppose, but this gift is great for anyone at any time!

Thank you for sharing some time with me today.  If you need any supplies, my Product List is below.  I would love to be your demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Have a blessed day!

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A Silver Mini Gable Box Valentine Treat

Have you seen the Silver Mini Gable Boxes in the Occasions catalog?  They are just so cute.  You can find them on page 13.  You get 12 boxes for $8.  That's a great deal.

I used the box to make a cute little treat box.  This was a Make & Take at my last Stampin' Bingo event.

Silver Mini Gable Box Valentine Treat

I've seen many use one of our beautiful designer papers as a wrap around these boxes.  They look so pretty.  I decided to try embossing the box.  On page 23 of the Occasions catalog, we have the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  They are only a little more than 2 inches wide.  I chose the flowers.  Place the box in the folder while it is still flat.  Be careful that the side is centered and straight in the folder.  I did use the old plate that used to come with the Big Shot.  I turned all the flaps back.  This seemed to fit a little better.  When you are finished the sides will be a little different.  One part will be embossed and the other will be debossed.  Just choose the side you like best to decorate.

I used the Sure Do Love You Bundle to decorate my box.  The large heart, the Just For You sentiment, and a smaller heart were stamped in Fresh Fig.  Cut out the hearts with the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies.  These were added to the box with dimensionals.  Trim around the words and cut them apart.  They were also attached with dimensionals.

The two other hearts were stamped in Pool Party and cut out with the framelits.  They were attached to the slanted part of the box.

Tie a bow with the Silver Baker's Twine and attach with a rolled up glue dot.  Three Pool Party sequins were added from the Tutti Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins from page 29 of the Occasions catalog.

Silver Mini Gable Box

Finish up the box by adding a Fresh Fig Woven Ribbon bow to the handle with glue dots.

So now we need to fill the box.  My treat of choice was the Little Debbie Fancy Cakes.  Nothing beats Little Debbie!

Little Debbie Fancy Cakes

The cakes are packaged in two packs and that will not fit.  I repackaged them one to a bag.  I used the Clear Medium Envelopes on page 195 of the annual catalog.  These are self sticking.  I folded them in half.  Add a little of the Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie from the Occasions catalog page 13 around the treat in the box.

Silver Mini Gable Box with treat

I think these make a lovely Valentine treat.

Silver Mini Gable Box Valentine

Thanks for reading my blog today.  I have so much fun writing it.  I sure hope that you find it useful.  Please share if you make one of my projects.  I'm sure yours will be just a little different.  I can't seem to CASE without changing something.

If you need any supplies, I would love to help you.  Let me know if your need any catalogs!

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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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