Valentine’s Day

Bloomin’ Heart Thinking of You card

Stampin Up Thinking of you card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simplie4u

A friend of mine just moved her mother-in-law to Hospice and she asked that Valentine or other cards be sent to her to make her last Valentine’s Day her best ever!  Instead of my usual hot pink or red and black Valentines, I was hoping to make something more elegant that might be appreciated by an 80 something year old.

Stampin Up Thinking of you card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simplie4u

I used the Global Design Project Case the Designer for my inspiration on this card. #GDP072

The heart is cut from the Falling in Love DSP.  This paper is gorgeous! The other colors are Sahara Sand, Blusing Bride and Very Vanilla. I used clear embossing powder on the sentiment so it pops a little in real life.

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Blessings,

Beth 🙂

 

 

Directions for Mini Ghirardelli Box

Stampin Up Valentine Mini Ghirardelli Box using the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin stamp set designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom#cute&simple4u #GDP071 #paperpumpkinalternative

I was so happy many of you wanted directions to make the Mini Ghirardelli Box.

Mini Ghirardelli Box Instructions

 Step 1

To make the Mini Ghirardelli Box, you need one 5-1/2” x 7-½” cardstock or DSP. Score on the longer side at 1”, 2-½”, 4-¼” and 5-¾”.  Score the DSP on the shorter side at 1-½” and 4”.

Stampin Up directions to make a Mini Ghirardelli Box-Step 1 designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Step 2

The 1” end middle piece at the top is the flap of the box. Use Paper Snips and cut down two score lines (1-½’ and 4” score lines) and cut away two squares on each side. Use the Project Life Corner Punch on both sides of the flap. Cut on the 4-¼” and 5-¾” score lines toward the center of the paper up to the next score line. Add Tear & Tape Adhesive on both flaps on both sides. Note: I used red sticky strip so it would show up better in the photo.

Stampin Up directions to make a Mini Ghirardelli Box-Step 2 designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Step 3

Take the middle flap and adhere it to the back of the flap that doesn’t have adhesive. Take the front flap and adhere it to the outside of the box. Do the same thing on the other side.

Step 4

Wrap five Mini Ghirardelli candies with a 1” x 3” strip of DSP.  Punch out hearts and add to candy with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Add five decorated candies to the Mini Ghirardelli Box.

Stampin Up Valentine Mini Ghirardelli Box using the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin stamp set designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom#cute&simple4u #GDP071 #paperpumpkinalternative

The “Love” is from the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin stamp set.  I fussy cut out the heart and adhered it to the box with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

These boxes are quick and easy to make! I’d love to receive pictures of the boxes you make to share on my blog.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

The black with white polka dots and color scheme for this box was decided by my design assistant, aka, sweet daughter Abby.  I neglected to give her credit when I first posted this box a couple days ago and she did take note of that.  Next fall when Abby’s away at college and my projects aren’t cute anymore, you’ll realize how much she actually helps me.  Thanks so much Abby! 🙂

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Blessings,

Beth 🙂

 

Valentine Mini Ghirardelli Box

Stampin Up Valentine Mini Ghirardelli Box using the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin stamp set designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom#cute&simple4u #GDP071 #paperpumpkinalternative

Time to make a sweet Valentine for Superman!  The Global Design Project Challenge for this week is to make a 3-D project.  Well, as you may know, I love making 3-D Projects.  Superman loves Ghirardelli dark chocolate, so I thought I’d combine the two and make his Valentine.

Stampin Up Valentine Mini Ghirardelli Box using the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin stamp set designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom#cute&simple4u #GDP071

This box is big enough for five of the Mini Ghirardelli candies, but for some reason there were only four left.  I wonder who ate the rest?

Stampin Up Valentine Mini Ghirardelli Box using the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin stamp set designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom#cute&simple4u #GDP071

Only 16 more days until Valentine’s Day!

Here’s a link to the directions to make the box.

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Blessings,

Beth 🙂