Stampin’ Up! Trimming The Tree Christmas Gift Box

Have you ever needed a special size gift box at Christmas?  Make your own gift box for that special gift!  These boxes are quick and easy to make…I promise! 

What would you put in this box? The finished size of the box is 6″ x 4″ x 2″.  It’s a perfect size for perfume, bath soaps, a belt or scarf, bracelets, a pair of children’s mittens…the possibilities are endless!

I used the Timming The Tree Stamp Set, Tree Trimmings Dies, and the Gingham Cottage 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper for this project. The Tree Trimmings Dies will be available on September 1st for customer purchase as part of the Perfect Partners promotion. During this promotion, Stampin’ Up is offering six die sets that coordinate with stamp sets from the current Annual and Mini catalogs. You won’t find these die sets in any of the catalogs. You can read more about this promotion below.

You can click on the image below to view, download or print the project sheet for this gift box. I have included detailed instructions and photos! 

Perfect Partners Promotion Beginning September 1 through September 30

Stampin’ Up! has created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.   The promotion begins on September 1 and runs through September 30, 2022.

Were you thinking about purchasing one of these stamp sets? Wait until September 1 and save 10% when you purchase the bundle!

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Starting 1 September 2022, customers can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

These dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period. Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards and items can be added to a starter kit.

Sale-A-Bration Ends in 7 Days – August 31! Grab Your Free Products with a Qualifying Order!

Sadly, Sale-A-Bration will be ending on August 31st. Place an order of at least $50 or $100 and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products…but hurry!

To make Sale-A-Bration even sweeter, Stampin’ Up! also added some additional Sale-A-Bration items that you can claim with a qualifying order. These items are in addition to what’s already being offered in the Sale-A-Bration catalog:

To view the flyer for these additional free product offerings, click here.

Important Note: In order to redeem any of the additional Sale-A-Bration items you must use the order numbers provided on the flyer (link above) in order to redeem the items for free during Sale-A-Bration. If you use the item numbers from the catalog, you will not get the items for free with a qualifying order.

Please note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies Sale-A-Bration items are no longer available.

There are even more ways to participate in Sale-A-Bration.

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – It’s not too late to host a party during Sale-A-Bration! On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there’s also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn.  Plus, if your party or personal order is over $300 (excluding shipping and tax) you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!  Contact me if you’d like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration.

Join my team during Sale-A-Bration as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – Not only can you build a starter kit valued at $125 in products for only $99 but you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free.  The Making Plans Collection includes an awesome planner, notebooks and a stamp set – everything to keep you organized as a new demonstrator!  Feel free to reach out to me if you’re interested in joining my team…I would love to answer all of your questions and there is no pressure!

Sale-A-Bration Countdown! Earn Double Honey Drop Points Now Through Aug 31

I’m offering double Honey Drop points beginning today through the last day of Sale-A-Bration which is August 31, 2022. Sort of a countdown of the final days of Sale-A-Bration!

You might be asking – what are Honey Drop points?

Qualifying customers can earn Honey Drop points from me as part of my Honeybee Rewards Program. Once you earn 16 Honey Drops you can earn products valued up to $40 from any current catalog from me. Here is how the double points work:

  • Place an order in my online store between August 22 and August 31 to earn double Honey Drops.
  • If you place an order of $25 (before shipping and any applicable tax) you will receive 2 Honey Drop points (instead of just one), for a $50 order you’ll earn 4 points, for a $75 order you’ll earn 6 points, and so on. Normally you would earn only 1 point for every $25 spent.
  • Collect sixteen (16) Honey Drops and you can earn any product or products with a value up to $40 from any current catalog and the item will be mailed directly to you! You’ll receive free shipping, too!
  • Each of your online orders must be for $25 or more for you to be eligible to earn double Honey Drop points (before Shipping and any applicable tax).
  • And, it’s still Sale-A-Bration time so if you place at least a $50 order from me you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
  • Don’t forget to use my current host code, AHPKF7WD, when placing orders. This qualifies you to receive a free thank you gift from me (if your order is over $150 don’t use the host code. You are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards but you’ll still get the free gift from me).

To learn more about my Customer Rewards Program, click here.

If you’re ready to start shopping, click here!

Products used for today’s project are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store. Happy crafting!

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:
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