X is for the Window BoX Thinlits

Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Today I am showcasing the Window BoX Thinlits Dies featured on page 43 in the Occasions catalog. Move over Dragonfly Dreams…there’s a new favorite in town!!  I think you’ll agree once you see some of the possibilities that you can do with these dies…they are to “die” for!!

Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Window Box Thinlits Dies make it easy to create these boxes using the Big Shot. Check out this video for some great tips and to see all the different ways to use the thinlits included in this set.

Donna shared lots of great ideas for boxes and cards in her video!  This set passed the versatility test for sure! I couldn’t stop making these boxes!   I have lots of photos to share with you today.

Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp


I love to make boxes and bags to coordinate with my cards. It makes a nice gift presentation. I made this box to go with a card I shared previously. You can find all the details for the card and how I made the tag insert (using the Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies) HERE.

Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I started with a 6 x 11 piece of cardstock to cut my 2 dies.  I cut the ends flaps off one of the pieces and put the box together as shown in the video. I used tear & tape to secure my box.  I marked on the photo below the 7 places where you need to apply adhesive.

For this box, I cut a  1 1/2 x 12″ strip of black DSP from the Neutrals Collection.  I started in the back and just wrapped it around and pressed gently along the corners to create natural score lines.  Then I used Multipurpose Glue to adhere it to the box. As you can see this box holds a lot!

Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

How would you like to receive this card kit and box?  Check back tomorrow for information on my “Just Stampin’ Kit Buffet” TO GO!

This next box is for the principal at my school.  She loves pink! She has a bowl of Hershey kisses on her desk and my students love to stop by on our way out the door at 11:30 every day. They each choose a kiss from the bowl to take home.  I thought it would be nice to fill this box with pink Hershey Kisses and have my class give it to her tomorrow for her birthday.


Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made this box the same starting with a piece of 6 x 11 Blushing Bride cardstock this time. I used the Precision Base Plate and cut the top of the box before adhering the box together. Then I cut a 3 3/4 x 4 piece of Falling in Love Designer Series Paper and trimmed it along the score lines using my paper snips. I  glued it on the inside of the lid.  I cut 1 1/2″ squares from the same DSP and adhered those on the 6 panels of the box. I attached a little piece of Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon to the tab with a glue dot to make it easy to pull to open. The flowers were punched from Sahara Sand and Blushing Bride cardstock using the Petite Petals Bunch. I added Basic Pearl Jewels to the center of each.

I finished it off with a Very Vanilla bow on top.  Even the inside looks so pretty!


The next box is for my niece who is getting married in two weeks.  I used her colors to go with the card I made previously. (You can click HERE to see how I made the card.)

Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits and wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

For this box I wanted to use the same elements as the card so I embossed the 2 die pieces using the Falling Petals Embossing Folder before I put the box together.  I rotated the bottom piece before embossing (just like you would for one of the dies) so the hearts would be facing the right way when I put the box together.

Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I heat embossed the sentiment using silver embossing powder and wrapped the box with the same silver ribbon as her card.

My last box (for now) is for our guest room.  I thought it would be so pretty to use it for a night light for guests.  I plan to make more of these as I think they are great little gifts to give! I used some retired Always Artichoke seam binding to wrap the box and tie a bow…it matched the throw pillow on the bed. You can still open the box without disturbing the ribbon to turn the battery light on and off.

Stampin Up Lighted Window Box Thinlits idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I was careful to remember to make sure my die was going the right way before I cut so the hearts would be facing up when I put the box together but with the ribbon wrapped around it you can’t even tell! (Keep that trick in mind if you mess up! LOL)

I love these “luminaries” and can’t wait to make more!  These would be gorgeous on a dinner table! You can lay them down or stand them up..the candle fits either way. I still have more of these boxes I want to make. I haven’t even used the stamp set and it has great sentiments that fit perfectly on the top or side of the box! There’s even tags and a sweet little flower! They can be used with the box or alone on cards or other projects!  You will definitely  be seeing more of this set in the future!  I’m going to make Valentine boxes for my family! So, which one is your favorite?  I’d love to hear from you!

Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase the Window Box Thinlits Dies and Window Shopping Stamp Set as a Bundle and Save 10%.  Click on the image below to view it in my online store.


You can purchase the products used to make today’s project in my online store. The bundle sells for $50.25 which automatically qualifies you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift. Use the February hostess code K3VM6YBW when you check out and I will send you a card kit as my thanks for shopping with me! Check back tomorrow to find out about my new kits TO GO!!! Click HERE to shop.

Have an eXtra special day!

Just Stampin’


P.S.  I hope everyone is working on their card for my Card Swap!  Click HERE for the details!


27 thoughts on “X is for the Window BoX Thinlits

  1. DARN YOU……I had a list of things that I wanted to work on but you did it again……need to do some CASING!!!! These are fabulous! I think I am going to make some for John to give to his ladies at work…..they would appreciate it – you know that it is that time of the year where the STRESS level goes up at his office – things like this “sweeten” the work morale

  2. I agree with Susan! I have so many things to CASE from you!!! The list keep getting bigger! I was NOT going to get this bundle but then yesterday I saw some really cute examples so I ordered it. Now I am thrilled I did! My favorite is the black and yellow……. oh wait….. the candle….. ooooh, I love the all! Awesome post Jeanie!

  3. Would you believe that I was curious what you would come up with for X …..! I have had these dies on my list ….then off ….then on ….after seeing your creations ON THEY GO AGAIN ! I like the little candles too ! I really LOVE negatives with some CS or DSP or whatever behind or underneath .
    My mind is thinking on the box and votive for Easter gifts . Love all of the pictures ! YAY !
    Now I am Xcited to get these dies !!!

  4. Great post, Jeanie! My favorite? Well, first it was the daisy box, then the pink one, then the navy one and then the luminary. Get the picture…they are all FABULOUS! Have a wonderful Sunday!

    1. Thanks Rosanne! I had to laugh at your “favorit”e because I was saying the same thing as I made them…each new one I made became a favorite. Final decision based on the contents in the box…Chocolate always wins!! LOL

  5. Gorgeous boxes! I am definitely casing these. They are all so unique and will surely put smiles on faces. My fav….all of them! 😃

    1. Isn’t it wonderful that we enjoy what we do and bring a smile to others when we share?! I love giving homemade gifts and this one steps it up a notch! I love making these boxes!

  6. Jeanie, they are ALL Beautiful! Great job! Thank you for your tutorial and for sharing! Blessings to you!

  7. WOW, WOW, WOW! All of these are truly gorgeous, Jeannie! I cannot pick a favorite and I just want them all! Thanks for sharing; it is a daily joy to get your posts!!

    1. Thanks Deb! I really appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment! I agree it’s hard to choose a favorite! This set is so versatile and I love making these boxes!

  8. Jeanie, this is my favorite post of yours. I think you are extremely talented and appreciate your sharing your projects with us. – Ellie in Illinois.

  9. These are fantastic! I saw them in the catalog and thought, no big deal. A woman at our card club bought this and I will forward your blog to her so she can get more examples since they are so amazing! I love them all and really can not pick a favorite. These are Xactly right up my alley as I love little boxes to make, give, or keep! For now I am going to try and resist but who knows – my birthday is next month and I can just see it for St. Patrick’s Day/birthday sharing with some people who share my birthday. There are candles on there and I am sure I could do a shamrock. HInt, hint, maybe you should try this out for me for my birthday! I even have ribbon with shamrocks on it.

  10. Well Chris it looks like we share a birthday month! What day is your birthday in March? I like having a spring birthday…winter is over and summer is on it’s way! I appreciate you passing on my blog information to your friend. I love making boxes so I knew this set was for me but I have to tell you they are even prettier in person and so versatile!! I have already made several for gifts so I feel ike they are definitely worth the investment! My little 4 year old students were so excited to give it to the principal today and just amazed that I made it. LOL They are so adorable and great for the soul! I am blessed to have 2 jobs that I LOVE…teaching and stamping! I will see what I can do for St. Patrick’s Day…I have an idea in mind. 🙂

  11. I love all of these boxes but my absolute favourite is the luminary. I can’t wait to make some of these for gifts.

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