Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series. You really didn’t think I was going to come up with something that starts with X did you? When I teach the letter X to my Pre-K students we say “X as in Fox“. I almost went with sharing the Foxy Friends Suite today but I love to make boxes. As you know, I like to give little gifts to the hairdressers where I sell my cards to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. This is what I made for the ladies this month.
I got this idea from the eXtremely talented Sam Donald (Pootles.com). Check out her YouTube video below to see how to make it.
Here’s a few photos and measurements for the mini box. The cardstock measures 4 1/2 x 7 1/2. Use your Simply Scored Scoring Tool and with the long side across the top score at 1 1/2, 3, 4 1/2, and 6 inches. With the short side across the top score at 1 1/2 and 3.
See the diagram below (or refer to the video) to see where to cut and apply adhesive. I used Tear & Tape adhesive.
The mini boxes are the perfect size for a Ferrero Rocher Chocolate. Yum! I decorated the sides of my boxes with Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper. Each square measures 1 1/4″. The flowers are punched from the Itty Bitty Accents (retired) and adhered with glue dots. You can easily substitute the smallest flower from the Blossom Bunch Punch or one of the many flower choices from thinlits dies. I love the linen thread accent under the flower. I used a Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the center of each flower.
You can also make boxes using the Stampin’ up Gift Box Punch Board, the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits, or the Baker’s Box Thinlits Dies. I already shared the Gift Box Punch Board with you (G is for Gift Giving) and the Curvy Keepsake Box (Curvy Keepsake Apples). If you missed those posts you can see them HERE or HERE. You can check out how to use the Baker’s Box Thinlits Dies in this short video.
The Curvy Keepsake Box is so versatile and I have used it many times to put treats in for my students, hostesses, holiday table favors, gifts, etc. Here is an exhibition of some cool projects you can make.
I received this adorable tiny treat box from Ramsey the other day when she came to visit. I love the tag and how she layered the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper with Real Red cardstock to make it pop! She cut out the strawberry from the DSP and glued it on. How clever! Thank you Ramsey! I love it and can’t wait to try the strawberry jam inside!
I have heard from so many of you about how much you like my ABC’s of Stampin’ series. Thank you so much for all your kind words, support, and encouragement! We are almost done with this series and like you I am a little sad to see it end. But don’t worry because I have an eXciting new series coming up for the month of October! Today I have 2 posts for you… X is also for EXTRA, EXTRA, Read All About It! Be sure to check your inbox for this eXciting news!
Speaking of eXciting news…Did you see the Merry Medley Stamp Kit I am offering? Tomorrow is the last day to preorder your kit! Click HERE for all the details then email me ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to order your kit!
Here’s my Back to School Special for today…With an online purchase of $25 or more I will send you a kit to put together today’s box I made for the hairdressers. And because this is the letter X…you will get an eXtra box kit for each additional $25 you spend!!! Be sure to enter the Hostess Code 7CNZAUYM when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below.) Click HERE to go to my online store. (Clothespins like I used with today’s box are on clearance as well as lots of gorgeous ribbons, stamp sets, etc. Make sure you check out the Clearance Rack for eXtra savings!!!)
Have an eXtraordinary day!