Reese’s Peanut Butter Heart Box

Who knew Stampin’ Up! had a gift box for Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts?  My kid’s favorite treat to receive for any holiday is Reese’s Peanut Butter ________!  You know…Hearts, Eggs, Pumpkins, Christmas Trees etc.  Does Reese’s make a Peanut Butter Turkey?  They would like that too.  Anyway, I was wishing there was a cute box for which to gift my Valentine Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts.  I started trying to figure out what size box I needed, when I noticed that Stampin’ Up! has a 1.75 x 1.75 x 3.25 box size on the Gift Box Punch Board.  This is a great box to put one, or even two Reese’s Peanut Butter treats.

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It is a very cute and easy box.  So I made more boxes since I have more kids. 🙂

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Then I decided I needed a cute card and matching envelope to go with the box.

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I got to see my college son last night at a concert, so here’s what I gave him for Valentine’s Day.

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The only paper I used for this project was Real Red Cardstock and the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  I still had the paper sitting out on my desk, when my husband went in my stamping office this morning and created a couple cards on his own.  Here’s the one he made for me.  He also made one for our sweet daughter.  He wrote a note to our youngest son on a post it note.  I guess he decided our son didn’t need another card.

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Isn’t he sweet!  You can tell he agrees with my philosophy of making cute and quick cards and gifts.  If you haven’t finished your Valentines, I suggest making a  Reese’s Peanut Butter treat box.

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Mother’s Love Birthday card

Welcome to the February Pals Blog Hop. This month we are sharing what we love – our favorite Stampin’ Up! products and our favorite crafting techniques.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky.com. Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.

I have so many favorite Stampin’ Up! products!  I rarely make a card without using my Big Shot.  When Stampin’ Up! first started selling Big Shots, I was sure I didn’t need one.  Well I was wrong.  It is the most versatile machine ever.  I love that it doesn’t need batteries or have computer controls.  It works everywhere, all the time, with no instruction manual needed.  Sale-A-Bration is the best time to get a Big Shot, if you don’t already own one.  You will get two free Sale-A-Bration items with the purchase of a Big Shot.

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I used Mother’s Love from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog to make a birthday card for my Mom.  I stamped the flower in black Momento ink.  I used the Melon Mambo Blendabilities to color in the flower and Wild Wasabi for the leaves.  Coloring with Blendabilities is so much fun!  Blendabilities is another product that at first glance I wasn’t sure I needed. I have found that coloring with Blendabilites relieves stress, and I really like the cards colored with Blendabilities.

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I love the Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stacks for making sure the envelopes are cute and color coordinated.  Do you feel special when the card you receive has a matching envelope?  I know I do.

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The Oval Collection Framelits do a great job “framing” the artwork.  They have become my new “go to” item for my cute and simple cards.

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After I cut the Melon Mambo oval rim for the black card, I had this beautiful leftover piece of Melon Mambo left that seemed like it needed to be made into a card too.  Above is a picture of the card I made with leftovers. Which do you like better?  My original black card or my “leftover” melon Mambo card?  Click on “Mother’s Love Birthday Card” title at the top of this post and then scroll back to the bottom to find the comment box, if you would like to leave a comment.  Thanks so much!

  1. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  2. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  3. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  6. Amy Hoptay at Inking of you
  7. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  8. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Rae Harper at WildWestPaperArts.com
  11. September Gray at www.septembergray.com
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  13. Becky Volpp at inkblossomwithbecky.com
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  16. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  17. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  19. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  20. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  23. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  26. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  27. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  28. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  29. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  30. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  31. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers

The next stop is Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next month.

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Pal’s January Blog Hop


Welcome to the first Pals Blog Hop of 2015. We hope your new year is off to a great creative start. To celebrate the start of a new Stampin’ Up! year, we are showcasing products from our newest catalog this month – the Occasions catalog. You may also see new Sale-a-bration products too. If you don’t know how to earn free Sale-a-bration products – contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to learn more.

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I LOVE the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set!  I tend to buy flower sets and this is the best flower set ever!  It’s essentially a three step flower and a free SAB item.

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I used Basic Gray for the first step of the flower.  Bermuda Bay was used for the second step, and Bermuda Bay stamped off once, was used for step three.  I made my card Note Card size    (5 x 3 1/2).  Don’t limit yourself to only Whisper White and Crumb Cake Note Cards.  The white piece is cut with the third smallest Oval Framelit.  The Bermuda Bay ring is cut using the fourth and fifth smallest Oval Framelits.

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I made the envelope with the Envelope Punch Board and used Confetti Celebration DSP on the flap.  Who doesn’t love a matching envelope?

I’m sending this card to a dear friend, who made my family a delicious dinner while I was out of town last week.  Thanks Janene!

The next stop is

on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next month.

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  1. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  6. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  7. Rae Harper at WildWestPaperArts.com
  8. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life
  15. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  17. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Laurie Chilton at Stampin’ Ink
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  22. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  23. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  24. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  25. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  28. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  31. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  34. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  35. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  36. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  37. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  38. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  39. Pamela Sadller at Stampin Pink Rose
  40. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  41. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon