Mini Pizza Boxes – Where’s The Pizza?

Gold! These Mini Pizza Boxes are GOLD! Can anything call out “Gift Box” more than gold? Oh, so they are really a little small for a pizza but think of all the other things you could put in these, including a gift card! I made some recently as door prizes for my monthly classes and a bunch for an upcoming Craft Fair.

Gold Mini Pizza Boxes, Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper, Itty Bitty Christmas, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Mini Pizza Boxes:

Well, it’s all pretty simple. I used the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set to stamp the sentiments. The doillie, bell, and sentiment are all attached to the terrific Wrapped in Plaid Designer Paper. I added that to the Cherry Cobbler Card Stock band and called it done!

Gold Mini Pizza Boxes, Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper, Itty Bitty Christmas, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

The box is perfect for a small gift, jewelry or a key chain. It’s also perfect for a gift card. Because of that, I added at tag to the back of each box.

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Harvest Hello for The New Teacher

As soon as I saw the apple stamp in the new Harvest Hello stamp set, I knew I wanted to make some little gifts for teachers. I didn’t have any trouble convincing goddaughter Anne Marie to let me do this! As a former teacher, I knew her kid’s teachers would appreciate a little favor. Chocolate never hurts!

Harvest hello stamp set, box, heat embossing, Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper, Apple Builder Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

You are getting a little sneak peek here. This stamp set is in the new 2019 Holiday Catalog.

 

Design Notes for Harvest Hello Box:

I think this project looks a little more complicated than it really is. I’m planning a video for next week to show how I made the carton.

Once I made the box, I just added some Lovely Lipstick Card Stock and some Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper. I know that you probably can’t see that paper.  I made 4 boxes and put them in the mail early the other morning. Later, I realized I forgot to take pictures of the sides with the Designer Paper. However, here’s a picture of the candy from the inside – same paper!

Harvest hello stamp set, box, heat embossing, Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper, Apple Builder Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Isn’t that paper just perfect for a little teacher gift?

The “To an A+ Teacher” piece is mounted on some Gold Foil Paper and attached to the milk carton with a bit of Lovely Lipstick Ribbon. I found some of the (now retired) Library Clips to close the cartons.

Harvest hello stamp set, box, heat embossing, Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper, Apple Builder Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

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The Harvest Hello stamp set can be purchased separately or as part of a bundle with the Apple Builder Punch.

 

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Perfect Parcels and Petals – Part 2

You may recall a week or so ago, I posted a card made with the Parcels and Petals stamp set. (Check it out here.) I promised you that I would show you something that showed the Parcel part of the set. The Perfect Parcels dies make really perfect parcels!

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I made these adorable boxes as door prizes for my classes this month. Each box is filled with Hershey Miniatures, individually wrapped!

 

 

Design Notes for Perfect Parcels Boxes:

These boxes were so much fun to make. The dies, of course, made it easy. Remember, whenever you are making a box or container, use Tear & Tape to be sure it will stay together. Here’s the box, before belly band.

Parcels and Petals stamp set, Perfect Parcels Dies, Gift box, Mosaic Mood specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

The belly band was a strip of the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper and some Scalloped Linen Ribbon topped with a sentiment and background piece. The sentiment and background piece were also cut from dies in the Perfect Parcels Dies set. I finished it all off with one of the Bird Ballad Trinkets.

Parcels and Petals stamp set, Perfect Parcels Dies, Gift box, Mosaic Mood specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

 

Oh, are you wondering what I put inside? There are so many choices. But, I went with my fallback, Hershey Nuggets. I wrapped each one with some Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Parcels and Petals stamp set, Perfect Parcels Dies, Gift box, Mosaic Mood specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

Nine Nuggets fit comfortably in each box. I probably could have fit in a few more!

 

 

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Gift Bags With A Little Smile

Are you thinking that the gift bag has a little smile? Sorry to disappoint. I decorated some gift bags with materials left over from this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit, A Little Smile.

Paper Pumpkin, A Little Smile, Gift Bags, Gift Tags, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s a peek at this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit.

It was so much fun to put this kit together. And, as usual, I had some great things left over!

Design Notes for A Little Smile Gift Bags:

The most fun part of the bag was creating the sand for the beach chair. I used some Shimmery Embossing Paste. I mixed some of the paste with of few drops of Crumb Cake ink on a Silicon Mat. Voila! Sand! The cute palm tree, and the shells were from the Paper Pumpkin kit.

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On the tags, I used just a scrap of paper from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. Again, I used some left over shells and linen thread.

Paper Pumpkin, A Little Smile, Gift Bags, Gift Tags, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

As much as I enjoyed making the darling cards from the Paper Pumpkin kit, I love challenging myself to make something creative with the bits that are left over!

 

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Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? it’s just the best. Each month you get a surprise delivered to your door. The kits are complete and each month you get a great stamp set and an ink spot that you can use in the future.

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Free As A Bird Gets Framed!

No doubt, you’ve seen some cards made with the beautiful new stamp set, Free As A Bird. I’ve made a card or two with that set. I just love it! Today, I tried something new – a shadow box. I used one of the birds in the frame.

Free As A Bird stamp set, Stampin' Bends, Shadowbox, Simply Scored, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Don’t you love the shadow box? I first saw it on my friend, Brian King’s blog (see his shadow box here.) But the pattern for this cool frame comes from Julie DiMatteo. She has some samples, directions and a great video on her blog post here.

 

Design Notes for Free As A Bird Shadow Box:

I won’t give you any directions for the shadow box. Julie does a great job with that! I did add some trim using a framelit from the Magnolia Memory Dies set to add some interest to the frame.

The bird was so much fun to color. I used Stampin’ Blends for the bird, branch and flower. I also did a little experimenting with the Color Lifter. Gotta confess, I’ve had it for awhile and had not used it before this! But, WOW, it worked perfectly! I colored the breast of the bird with the Calypso Coral Light Blend. It was just a bit darker than I wanted and used the Color Lifter to lighten it up. I’m hooked now!

Free As A Bird stamp set, Stampin' Bends, Shadowbox, Simply Scored, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I added a little “Hello” stamped in Seaside Spray. A bit of twine added some interest there. Finally, I stamped, colored and cut out a tiny flower. The center was completed with a Metallic Pearl.

Purchase List for Free As A Bird Shadow Box:

 

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