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 🙂

Pop Up Gift Card Holder with flowers

Stampin Up Pop Up Gift Card Holder designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas and directions to make a Pop Up Gift Card Holder at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Do you ever make more than one version of the card you’re creating?  I seem to need to make a warm up card to start out simple and also to learn from the mistakes I make.  Abby needed a gift card holder for her teacher’s birthday and below is the warm up card she ended up with.

Stampin Up Pop Up Gift Card Holder designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas and directions to make a Pop Up Gift Card Holder at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

Her teacher isn’t a stamper and didn’t expect anything, so hopefully she was thrilled with her gift and didn’t notice my mistakes.

Here’s what I learned from making the warm up card:

The embossing buddy is my friend and I will use it every time I do heat embossing.

I didn’t use it on the teacher’s card and it looks messy around the “Happy Birthday” with stray specks of white all over.  If you take the embossing buddy and rub it on the cardstock before you start the embossing process, you have no stray specks and a much neater product.  The best part is the Embossing Buddy #103083 is only $6.

I also didn’t think the card had enough stripes on it.  I was using this week’s Global Design Project #GP070 and it had a lot more stripes than my first card.

A rule of thumb I try to follow is to have every color on the card show up at least twice.  I think the first card I made looks a little boring and the second card pops a bit more.

Stampin Up Pop Up Gift Card Holder designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas and directions to make a Pop Up Gift Card Holder at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom cute&simple4uStampin Up Pop Up Gift Card Holder designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas and directions to make a Pop Up Gift Card Holder at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Teacher Card #1                                                          Stamping Friend Card #2

I left a border of purple down the sides on Card #2.  I also switched to the sentiment in the Birthday Bright set in the new Occasions catalog.

The second Pop Up Gift Card Holder was made for one of my stamping friends.

Do you like Card #2 better too?  I hope I’m not the only one who sometimes needs to make a card more than once.

Stampin Up Pop Up Gift Card Holder designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas and directions to make a Pop Up Gift Card Holder at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

We’ve had a fun weekend.  Friday night Ryan came home from college and the five of us went to the movie, Hidden Figures.  It was super good and we all loved it!  The audience clapped at the end and that doesn’t happen too often.  If you haven’t seen it, you might want to do so.  Saturday, Abby had an archery tournament out of town and Keegan was busy sacking groceries at Fareway.  Superman had time to paint the basement bathroom.  The tile guys finished up on Thursday.  When the basement flooded in December the floor was ruined.  I really like this new floor a lot better than the old one.  I want to take down the pictures in Sean’s room, remove his stuff and create a real guest room in the basement.  Sean graduated from high school in 2009 and we still have his bedroom the way it was when he left home.  Sorry Sean, but when you come home in May you won’t recognize your bedroom!

Blessings,

Beth 🙂