X is for BoX in a Card

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. I have been wanting to make today’s fun card for awhile now.  My son’s birthday is next month and we will be celebrating a little early when we get together for Easter next weekend.  My husband and I like to give our children “an experience” for their birthday and this year I have a fun event planned, something I know he has not done before.  This boX in a card is perfect to put a clue to his gift.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlits and True Gentleman masculine birthday card and gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper for his card and box.  I absolutely love the plaid and love that the whole paper pack has a masculine feel! This fun card is really much easier to create than it looks. The card base is a standard 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  Next, you need to cut out the section for the box to sit.  Keep your card folded and with the fold at the top, line up the card with the right side at 1 inch and cut from the top down to 2 inches.  Then move the card so it is lined up at the 2 1/2 inch mark on the left side and cut from the top down to the 2 inch point.

Turn your card to the side and cut between the lines to remove the 2 inch square (which is actually 2 x 4 when you open it).

To make the box you need a 3 x 3 piece of coordinating cardstock and a 6 x 6 piece of DSP.  Score the DSP at 2 inches on all 4 sides.  Trim in on the score lines on two opposite sides.  Apply glue in the 4 corners,  bring the middle flaps up, the back flaps forward, and the front flaps go back last.  This way you have smooth corners on the front of your box.

Stampin Up True Gentleman Designer Series Paper to make gift box

To make the lid, score just under 1/2 inch on all 4 sides. Trim in on score lines on two opposite ends, notch the corners, and fold on the score lines.  Apply glue to the four corners and adhere to form the lid.

I added a 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 strip of coordinating DSP to a layer of Gold Foil and adhered it to the front of my card.  I cut the Happy Birthday Thinlits in Very Vanilla cardstock and did a little “surgery”‘ with my paper snips to separate the words before adhering to the card.

I added some Gold Natural Trim to the box before placing it in the card.  I just love how the box sits in the card!

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlits and True Gentleman masculine birthday card and gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This would be a great way to gift cash for someone or put a small (light) gift or candy inside.  I printed out the reservation for our adventure.  He is going to be so surprised as he is planning to take me out for dinner for my birthday and I am going to give this to him after dinner.  Everyone else is planning to meet at the event and surprise him.  He does not read my blog so as long as his cousins don’t slip and tell I should be able to pull this adventure off!

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlits and True Gentleman masculine birthday card and gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment I used on the inside is from Birthday Wit Stamp Set.  I had to use this one for my son! Several years ago he came home and I was wrapping a gift for my husband for Valentine’s Day.  My son wanted to know what it was and I told him a paper shredder.  His comment was , “Oh boy, nothing says I Love You like a paper shredder!”  (Just to let you know, my husband loved his paper shredder and actually wore it out from using it all the time!  He even went out it replaced it the same day it broke!  I’d say he loves it!!)

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlits and True Gentleman masculine birthday card and gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment is stamped on a 2 x 5 1/4 piece of Very Vanilla.  You could just as easily stamp a vertical stamp.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlits and True Gentleman masculine birthday card and gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Did you notice any changes here?  I started out thinking I was going to use Tranquil Tide for my son’s card then decided I liked Night of Navy better with the DSP I chose.  Now I have my next card almost done!

Hope you have an eXcellent day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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O is for Organza Ribbon

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today I’m showcasing the Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon found in the Occasions Catalog on page 23.  Stampin’ Up! used to carry Organza Ribbon and if you follow my blog, you know it was my absolute favorite ribbon. Do you know why? Well,  for starters it is classic; however, what makes it even better is that you can sponge it to be any color you want!!! My very first blog post on July 4, 2016 featured Organza ribbon that I colored to go with my party favors.  My second blog post was a Tuesday Tip on Ribbon Dying. You can Click HERE to view that post and see how easy it is to dye the organza ribbon. (I am happy to see my photography skills have improved since then.) I chose to keep my ribbon white for today’s Clean & Simple card. It is quick & easy to create and uses minimal supplies.

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Celebrate card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I am thrilled we have Organza ribbon again! Today’s card is a remake of one I shared during my first alphabet series, ABC’s of Stampin’.  *If you are new to stamping, this is a great series which focuses on the basics of stamping. There’s lots of tips and tutorials showcasing our products and tools. Here’s the card that was my inspiration for today. You can click on the image to get the card measurements and details as well as find out all about the different adhesives and what to use for different projects.

Stampin Up Clean & Simple card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here are some more projects showing ways I’ve used organza ribbon in the past.  *Our new Organza ribbon is 1/4″ but you can still use it in the same ways shown!

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Here is a card my sister made when she was my guest stamper.  She dyed the ribbon Tranquil Tide to match her card. You can click on the image to see the original post.

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Here is a recent card I made using the new organza ribbon.  The ribbon helps keep my joy fold card closed.  A nifty little trick! You can click on the image to see the original post.

Stampin Up Lots of Lavender joy fold celebrate card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you enjoyed this parade of cards today and can see all the different ways you can use the organza ribbon in your crafty projects.  You can purchase the products used to make today’s card from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images below. The Celebrate Thinlits Die is one of the FREE products you can earn with a qualifying purchase through March 31st! I love word dies!

Have an Outstanding day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Perennial Birthday Kit Alternative for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #38

Happy Thursday and Welcome to another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! Today’s project is an alternative idea using the Perennial Birthday Project Kit.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card Kit alternate fun fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a look at the inside of this fun fold card.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card Kit alternate fun fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Can you figure out which way I made Tic Tac Toe this week?

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I made Tic Tac Toe 3 different ways: across the bottom (polka dots, die cuts, happy), down the right side (Spring, Gold, Happy), and diagonally (Green, Sparkle, Happy). I love the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!  It’s fun to use elements from the board to see what I can create!  I hope you will play along this week and share your project!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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