Butterflies Thinlits Thank You Card

I hope your week has started off well!  Today I am sharing cards I made over the weekend to send out to customers who placed orders in the last few days.

I don’t like sharing product that you can’t purchase so while I would normally add some pearls or rhinestones to my card, I didn’t as they’ve sold out.

 The paper I used to cut out the butterflies, Floral Boutique, is on the retired list but as of right now, it’s available and not showing up as being low inventory.  I used the Petal Burst embossing folder for the Whisper White layer.  You could definitely make the card without the embossing but I think it adds a nice touch. 

Tip:  I used glue dots down the center of the butterfly. You could also use Stampin’ Dimensionals.

You’ll find a list of all the products I used to make this card below as well as the measurements for the layers. 

Measurements for Layers

Thick Whisper White:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″  scored at 4-1/4″

Night of Navy cardstock:  4″ x 5-1/4″

Whisper White:  3-3/4″ x 5″

Stamping Supplies – Click on any product and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store!  Once there, it’s easy to add items to your cart!

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Click HERE to see all the products on the Retiring List!

Bunny Box Using the Basket Bunch Bundle

Yesterday I shared a box filled with chocolate and today my project is the same box but I’ve added an opening to the front so the recipient can see the goodies inside!  I used the Basket Bunch stamp set and matching Basket Builder Framelits  Dies.  If you’d like to see the tutorial for making the box, it can be seen HERE in yesterday’s post.  

The opening was made using one of the 16 dies in the Layering Circle Framelits.  This set also includes scalloped circles, like the one pictured below.  

The next step is to add a piece of clear acetate or film over the opening.  Be sure to add this BEFORE you assemble your box. Hmmm, wonder why I know that!?!  Actually you can still maneuver a piece inside the box once you’ve assembled it but its trickier to do.  You can use one of our Window Sheets for this step or in my case, I didn’t have any on hand but I did have some Clear Medium Envelopes and cut a piece of that.  It worked fine!

My first box above, does have a covering over the opening and the one below doesn’t (I like it better when it is covered).  

The sentiment is included in the same stamp set as the bunnies and eggs – Basket Bunch.  The sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White card stock with Memento Ink.  Then I trimmed it to the size I wanted and added the notches at the end.  

I love to see YOUR creations so please email me and share your box! 

Product List –  When you click on any of the pictures below, you’ll be taken to that item in my Stampin’ Up! online store.  From there it’s easy to add it to your cart! 

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Place an order in March

using the Host Code UAWUUQG4 

and receive a roll of Succulent Garden ribbon!**  

Be sure that you see my name in the upper right hand corner when you place your order.

**  After placing your order, you are welcome to email me and request the color you’d like but I can’t guarantee that you’ll receive that particular color.  I’ll place my orders for the ribbon after I close out the March Host Code at the end of the month. Once I receive all of the beautiful ribbon, I’ll send your roll off to you! 

Sale-A-Bration ends next week! For every $50 you spend, you get to pick out free product, while supplies last!! 

Click HERE HERE and HERE to see the all of the free products you can earn during Sale-A-Bration!  Please note:  The Glimmer Paper and Card Tin have sold out!

Gift Card Envelope Thinlits Boxes

I love it when I buy a product and I can do more with it than I originally thought!  The top of my box is actually a gift card envelope!

You can make an envelope in no time at all with this die but it can also be used to cover a box!

These boxes are a nice size and would be perfect for a small gift or candy. Each box measures 4″ long, 2-3/4″ wide and 1-1/2″ deep.  Lots of possibilities!

To make the top of the box, it’s as easy as choosing paper, placing the large die on top and running it through your Big Shot. Fold on all of the score lines and it’s ready to place on top of your box! 

To make the box, choose a coordinating cardstock.  Cut the cardstock to 6-7/8″ x 5-9/16″ and score it at 1-1/2″ on all sides. Next, cut on the score lines shown in the picture below.

The next step is to cut a small amount off of each flap.  This helps the box to fold up with less bulk but if you skip this step, it’s fine.  In the picture below I have trimmed the flaps and shown where you’ll add adhesive.  Please note that this is the front side of the box.

Bring the flaps up to begin creating the box.  My fingers are on the flaps that have adhesive on them.

Here’s how it looks with the sides adhered.  Do this again on the other side and your box is done!

Place your lid on the box and then wrap it up with your favorite ribbon! The die also comes with extra pieces to create tags, which is what I used to create mine.  I added a glue dot at the top of the tag and slipped it under the ribbon.

I love to see your creations so if you make your own box, I’d love to see it! 

Below you’ll find a video from Stampin’ Up! showing how to make the box.  I made the bottom of the box just a little bit different so choose which one works for you.  If you’re reading this in an email, click here to head over to the Stampin’ Up! YouTube channel. 


Product List – These are the products I used to create my boxes. They are shown along with their item number and price. When you click on the picture, you’ll be taken to that item in my Stampin’ Up! online store. From there it’s easy to add it to your cart. Choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog for every $50 you spend (before tax/shipping).

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Use this code when placing your online order and you’ll receive a gift with your thank you card!

It’s Sale-a-bration time!  Choose a FREE item for every $50 you spend (before tax/shipping).  Click the catalogs below to take a look at what you can choose from!

My Very Favorite Tool

If I had to choose one item in my craft room that I couldn’t do without, it would have to be my Big Shot!  I love it and use it daily. Anyone who has ever crafted with me knows that my Big Shot gets a workout!

What can you do with it? 

  1.  Use embossing folders to add texture to your paper.
  2.  Create boxes, bags and bows.
  3.  Cut out stamped images with coordinating dies
  4.  Cut out shapes such as squares, ovals, circles, butterflies, letters, numbers, and so much more. 

This might sound a bit melodramatic but a whole new world opens up when you craft with a Big Shot.  Below you’ll find a video from Stampin’ Up! that will show the Big Shot in action.  Holly, from the home office says that it will change your life!  So true!

If you’ve had your eye on one, this is the best time to purchase it from Stampin’ Up!  I realize that you can buy one at a big box store with a coupon but there are some perks when you buy it from my Stampin’ Up! online store.

  1.  You’ll get to pick out TWO Sale-a-bration gifts!
  2.  You get me! If you have any questions about your new machine, I am just an email or phone call away.  You won’t be left alone to figure it out on your own.
  3.  I’ll send you an embossing folder of your choice!

If this sounds great, click here  to order one at my Stampin’ Up! online store (but read on first).  Once I receive notification of your order, I’ll contact you about choosing your free embossing folder!

At this point, I do have to tell you that there’s an even better way to get a Big Shot into your craft room.  Join Stampin’ Up!  When you do it during Sale-A-Bration, your Starter Kit can include the Big Shot!  The Starter Kit is $99 but you get to choose $125 worth of product AND TWO FREE STAMP SETS of your choice (bundles and kits can’t be selected).  PLUS, Stampin’ Up! pays shipping on your Starter Kit.

Joining Stampin’ Up! is completely risk free, really!  Once you order your Starter Kit you can start placing orders as a demonstrator.  You never have to host a party or collect orders from others, unless you want to.  If you decide in a few months that being part of the Stampin’ Up! family isn’t for you, you still get to keep your Starter Kit, no questions asked.  If you have more questions, I’d be happy to answer as many as you have.  If you’d like to join now, click here to get started! 

Here’s the video I promised you!  Take a look and see all that you can do with a Big Shot! 

If you are reading this in an email, click HERE to view the video over on the Stampin’ Up! YouTube channel.

If you have any questions, please email me at:  tracy@stampingwithtracy.com

Big Shot Promotion!!!

If you have been thinking about purchasing a Big Shot, Stampin’ Up! has an incredible offer going on right now! Purchase a Big Shot now through August 31, 2014, you can choose a free bundle (see below).  The bundle includes a stamp set AND the matching Framelits!

If you already own this awesome machine, you can purchase the bundles below at a 15% discount.

If you follow my blog, you know that I absolutely LOVE my Big Shot.  I use it all the time when I am creating cards or projects.  I would have to say that the embossing folders are my favorite Big Shot accessory but it can do so much more.  Watch the video below and you’ll see the different ways to use a Big Shot.

Purchase a Big Shot from me this month and I will send you a free gift as a thank you!

Big Shot promotionBig Shot bundles

If you decide that now is the time to own your own Big Shot, keep this in mind.  Once your order total reaches $150, you are eligible for hostess benefits.  This means that on top of your free bundle, you will also be able to choose $25 in free product from the catalog, anything you want! If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me!  My email is:  tracy@stampingwithtracy.com

(If you click the pictures above you will be taken to my Stampin’ Up! website.)