Stampin’ Up! Painted Christmas Soap Gift Box – Friday Fun Day Project!

Yay, it’s Friday! I hope everyone has enjoyed a good week. I couldn’t wait to start playing with the Christmas Banners Bundle and the Painted Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper!

Today’s Friday Fun Day project is this beautiful little soap gift box. My mom and I visited a craft fair last weekend and I picked up a couple of these handmade soaps from one of the vendors. The soap smells amazing, by the way! I would like to gift one of the soaps to a friend for Christmas. Wait! I need a box for that! This was a great excuse to play with the Christmas Banners Bundle. Wink, wink…

The box base and lid were cut from Garden Green cardstock. The box measures 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ x 2″ and is the perfect size for a bar of soap. Once the box base and lid were assembled, I added pieces of the Painted Christmas DSP to the box lid top and sides.

The Christmas Banners Dies have a wonderful selection of pine boughs, greenery, holly leaves and berries in addition to several banners that you can die cut. I cut several of the sprigs from Garden Green and Evening Evergreen cardstock and arranged them on the box lid in opposite corners.

The sentiment label was stamped in Evening Evergreen on a coordinating piece of DSP and a second banner was die cut from cardstock to reinforce the DSP banner. The sentiment was popped up on the box lid with a double layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals which gives the ribbon a little wiggle room and allows the ribbon to be easily tied and untied.

To finish off the box, I die cut two holly leaves and adhered them to the sentiment label. I then die cut berries from Real Red Glimmer Paper and added these to the holly leaves and greenery.

This box would also be a great size for gifting jewelry…just saying!

You can view, download and print the project sheet for this box by clicking on the image below. Detailed instructions are included.

Wishing you all a great weekend!


Woo Hoo! The July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration are here!

In case you haven’t been following along, the new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration begin today for customer orders!

The Mini Catalog, formerly known as the holiday catalog, is now open for customer orders. This catalog is jammed with amazing suites, bundles and embellishments! There is something for everyone in the new Mini, from every day stamp sets, Fall themed products and Christmas products. I’ll be highlighting items from the mini catalog over the upcoming months so be sure to tune in to get a peek.

Sale-A-Bration also kicks off today. If you’re not familiar with Sale-A-Bration, the promotion runs from July 1 to the end of August. Here are great ways to join in during Sale-A-Bration:

Place an Order During Sale-A-Bration to Earn Free Products from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog: Choose a free Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 or $100 order you place (before shipping and tax). There is no limit on the number of products you can earn from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Host an Event During Sale-A-Bration: Hosting an event during Sale-A-Bration is even more rewarding! On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there is also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn. Plus, place any party or personal order over $300 (excluding shipping) and you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!

Join During Sale-A-Bration: Join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator and you can build your Starter Kit by selecting $125 in products for only $99. Join during Sale-A-Bration as a demonstrator and in addition to your starter kit products you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free! The Making Plans Collection includes a planner, notebooks and a stamp set to keep your busy life organized. It’s a really nice set!

You can view a digital copy of the new Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog by visiting my “Shop My Stampin’ Up! Store” page. Click here to go to the page. If you would like a copy of either of these catalogs, please visit my “Contact” page to send me an email request.

Enjoy looking at all of the great new products…and hopefully purchasing a few, or a dozen, to add to your stash! If I can be of any assistance or answer any questions about any of the products, please reach out to me. I’m happy to help!

NEW! Check out Inky bee stampers updated customer rewards program!

I value my customers and want to reward you for shopping with me. In addition to my Customer Thank You Gift offer, I have added two additional rewards – The Honeybee Rewards Program and an Exclusive Project Tutorials offer. You can visit my Customer Rewards Program page to grab all of the details by clicking here.

Products used to create this project are included below. At the time of writing this blog post, I was unable to add the Christmas Banners Bundle, Real Red & White Glimmer Paper or the Real Red & Garden Green ribbon Combo Pack to the product list, but these items are now available in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. Item numbers are included below.
  • Christmas Banners Bundle – Item 159993, page 11 of the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog
  • Real Red & White 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper – Item 159578, page 9 of the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog
  • Real Red & Garden Green 3/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack, Item 159577, page 9 of the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog

Friday Fun Day! Greeting Card Gift Box with Bonus Cards!

Greeting card gift box with bonus cards!

Happy Friday everyone! I’m super excited to share today’s projects with you! Yes, plural…as in two projects!

It’s Friday Fun Day!  Today’s project is a lovely gift box.  But not just any gift box.  This box contains a bonus project!  Inside the box is a set of 6 cards and envelopes ready for gifting.  This gift box set would make a fantastic gift for anyone that likes to send cards or would make a fantastic Mother’s Day gift.  All the recipient has to do is add their personal message, address the envelope and mail!  Included are Thinking of You cards, a Birthday card, and a Thank You card.  The cards are color coordinated with their envelopes (the inside of the cards are decorated, too!) and contain two each of three colors – Gray Granite, Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral.

I chose to highlight the Happiness Abounds Suite of products for the gift box and the Sun Prints Suite for the greeting cards, in addition to the Pretty Prints DSP but you can coordinate the box with the cards from a single suite of products if you would like.  Did you know that the new Pretty Prints DSP coordinates with the Sun Prints Suite?  I absolutely love both of these suites and wanted to share them with you!

The Happiness Abounds Suite, Sun Prints Suite and the Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper will be available for ordering next week, May 3. I’m so excited for you to see these products for yourself. You’re going to fall in love with all the new goodies. I sure have!

You can access today’s project sheet, along with the bonus project instructions, by clicking on the icon below.

Wishing you a wonderful day and enjoyable weekend! I think I need to get moving on garden projects this weekend…our grow season starts in two weeks! What are you getting into this weekend?

Products used in today’s project that are available for purchase now are included below.

Friday Fun Day – Ladybug Gift Box

It’s Friday and that means another Friday Fun Day project! This little Ladybug Gift box measures 4″ x 4″ x 2″ and works up very quickly. The box was constructed of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and decorated with a piece of Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper, black glitter ribbon, and the star of the show – an adorable ladybug – punched from the Ladybug Builder Punch which is part of the Hello Ladybug Bundle.

The box is a sufficient size to hold a set of coasters, votive candles, a watch, bracelets, necklace, some yummy treats (chocolates!), etc. What would you gift in this box? Let me know in the comments below.

You can download full instructions and a supply list by clicking on the photo below. A products list is included at the end of this post if you’d like to purchase any of the items used to make this project.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and plenty of time to do crafty things!


Products used to make this project: