Paper! It’s Not Just for Cards

I love paper!  With each and every Stampin’ Up! catalog release there’s always one pack of paper that I fall in love with and use over and over again.  If you follow my blog, you’ve probably already guessed that Birthday Bouquet is my current favorite.

One of the ways that I like to use my paper is to place it in the cover sleeve of a binder.  The binder on the right shows one design from Birthday Bouquet and the Copic binder paper has unfortunately retired.

DSP Binders

I typed up the titles on my computer and then cut them out with the Ovals Framelits.  The largest die in the set has the scalloped edges which was perfect as a base for my title.  It’s a fun way to jazz up a binder!

I’d love to hear other ways that you’ve used paper!

Have a great day!

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Big Shot


Ghirardelli Candy Box

As I was walking through the grocery store the other day, I saw a new product, Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Eggs.  I quickly knew I had to make a project with them!  I am from the San Francisco Bay Area where they make Ghirardelli chocolate so I have an immense fondness for their candy.  I’m a an expert on chocolate and it is delicious!  🙂

candy 2


Ghirardelli box

side view Ghirardelli Box

I thought that Daffodil Delight would look nice next to the blue foil eggs  so I used the Brights Designer Series Paper Pack which includes Daffodil Delight.   Here are the box dimensions that I came up with:

Bottom of the box:  5″ x 7″    Score each side at 1-1/2″

Top of the box:  4-1/8″ x 6- 1/8″  Score each side at 1″

Once your paper has been scored, there’s some cutting and trimming to be done.  It is hard to see the score lines in my picture below, but I have cut on a score line, up to a score line.  If you are making this while reading, you will understand what I mean.   Then cut about half of each tab off (it does not need to be exact) and cut a very small notch. These two steps will help as you assemble the box.

box bottom

I decided to add a window to the top of my box, so I used the smallest oval in the Oval Framelits and then covered it with a small piece of a Window Sheet.  I used glue dots to attach it to the box.

The next step is to add Sticky Strip to each of the places I’ve shown.  Be sure it is right next to the score line.  If you have Fast Fuse, that will work too!

lid with ss bottom of box ghirardelli ss

The last step is to peel the Sticky Strip off and assemble your box.  I finished it off by adding a cute little chick from the set For Peeps’ Sake.  I masked off the chicks legs as I stamped him in Daffodil Delight.  I took the tape off and colored his legs with a Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write marker, huffed on the stamp to reactivate the Daffodil Delight and stamped him onto Whisper White cardstock.  My sentiment comes from the set From the Garden which I just stamped across the chick with Memento Ink.  I colored his eyes and beak with Stampin’ Write markers.  Not all of the Stampin’ Write Markers can be purchased individually, but the Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie are available this way.

As I mentioned, I used Designer Series Paper.  The eggs are a bit heavy so I added a 2″ x 4″ piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock to place at the bottom of the box for a little more stability.  Next time, I think I would make the bottom of the box using cardstock and DSP for the top.

This really is a pretty easy box to make.  Give it a try and you’ll see what I mean!

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Glue Dots


Peaceful Petals

Sponged Oval

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My card today uses the stamp set Peaceful Petals from the Occasions catalog.  Using my Oval Framelits I made a template and then sponged inside the oval using Rose Red.  I stamped the flowers with Staz-On and colored in the centers with a blender pen and a Daffodil Delight stamp pad. My sentiment is from Wetlands. It is a very quick and easy card to make!

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Peaceful Petals

Peaceful Petals
Wood #133104
Clear #133107

Wood #126695   Clear #126697

Wood #126695
Clear #12669

Thinking of You


thinking of you oval framelit

Happy Monday!  Here’s an easy card that you can make using the Oval Framelits!

Use your Big Shot and cut out an oval using the Ovals Collection Framelits (#129381) on the front of your card.  Then emboss just the front with the Fancy Fan embossing folder (#127751).  You want to be sure to emboss last so that you don’t flatten the embossing.  Next, use that same size Framelit and cut out an oval out of a sheet from the Watercolor Wonder DSP (#132994).  Using the next smaller size, center it on the oval you just made and you will have created an outer frame that you can glue to the front of your card! You’ll also have an extra oval that you can save for another card –  perhaps use it as an Easter egg!

thinking of you oval framelit inside

My greeting (from the set Sassy Salutations) was punched out using the Decorative Label punch. I added some Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the greeting so that it would “pop” up.

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