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Stampin Up Halloween Bag in a Box designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

Here’s the directions to make a Bag in a Box.

All you need is a 6″ x 6″cardstock or DSP, Envelope punch board, adhesive, embellishments to decorate as desired and candy to fill the box. 🙂

  1.   Using the Envelope punch board, line up the left edge of the paper at 1 3/8″ and punch and score down the diagonal line to the right.  Move the paper to the left and line it up at 4″, punch and score the same as before. Rotate the paper to the remaining three sides and use the scored lines as a guide to punch and score all three sides.

Stampin Up Bag in a Box Directions made by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

2.  Cut down the score lines on both sides on top and bottom near the A and B to make the tabs.

3.  Use the Reverse Punch at the top center of the board.  This will corner round your edges on all four corners.  The picture above shows what your paper should look like after steps 1,2 and 3 are finished.

4.  Fold the two C’s together in the center and wrap the A’s and B’s around each side of the C’s. An A overlaps a B on one side of the box and the same thing happens on the other side of the box. Apply adhesive.

Stampin Up Bag in a Box Directions next step by demo Beth McCullough. See more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

5. Fold the D tabs back and apply adhesive or let the flop depending on the how you want it to look.

Stampin Up Bag in a Box Directions final step by demo Beth McCullough. See more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

6. I used a 1/2″ Circle Punch and made a handle by punching through one C and then lining up with the other C and punching again.

7. Decorate as desired.

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StampinUp demo Beth McCullough team gift. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

Congrats to my team member Lynn Tague for promoting to Bronze Elite!  She signed with me June 1, 2016 and already promoted in September! Please check out her blog here.  This stamp set is the gift from me that she got to choose to celebrate her promotion.  I dressed it up to make it look cute.  I love the new red glitter embossing powder I used on the tag.  Please email me if you’ve ever thought about signing up to purchase Stampin’ Up! at a discount.  Lynn did and I think she’s pretty happy with her decision.

Stampin Up demo Beth McCullough. Please see card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

Look what “popped” up in my backyard this week.  It’s a sunroom being added on to the back of my house.  24 years ago when Superman and I were looking for a house, I wanted one with a sunroom so it would be easier to get some sunshine during the long winter months.  Superman promised me we would add one someday since we have no windows on the south side of our house.  About eight years ago we signed with a contractor to build a sunroom and we checked his references and Better Business Bureau etc. and 30 days later he went out of business taking thousands of our dollars with him.  We saved up money a second time and with much prayer and some lack of sleep on my part, we again signed with a contractor for a sunroom.  Along with the sunroom we are turning another room into a stamping office for me complete with cabinets, countertops and Stamp n Storage organization.  I have a link at the bottom of the right column where you can click on Stamp n Storage and get 10% off. Anyway it’s supposed to be done by Thanksgiving and since I host a big family Thanksgiving at my house, I hope that truly happens.   If you’re wondering why it took me so long on the Bag in a Box directions, I’ve spent about fifteen hours at the cabinet store in the last two days finalizing the counter tops and cabinets.  All summer we were consumed with making decisions about this project and I’m kind of relieved most of the decisions have been made.  I’m also very pleased that there is a shell of a room attached to my house.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  So far, so good!

I need to get some sleep, Abby and I take off for our college visit to The University of Oklahoma Sunday morning.

Hope you’re having a great weekend.


Beth 🙂


  1. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Jan! I would be happy to figure out an 8×8 for you. I’ll try to get that done tomorrow. Thanks for the idea!
    Beth 🙂

  2. Jan

    LOVING this bag in a box!!! Thank you Beth!!! I’m “technically box challenged”… you think it would be hard to figure out a bigger one? Like maybe using 8 x 8 piece of paper???

  3. Beth (Post author)

    Hi. On the first side you punch and score at both 1 3/8″ and 4″. You don’t use those measurements on the other three sides. Instead, you line up the score guide(pointy thing sticking out toward the left)with the score lines you already made. I think I should make a video. I’m sorry it’s hard to explain. I will help you.

  4. Pat Knight

    Wow, your sunroom went up quick! I envy you.
    See ya

  5. Marjee

    I love the bag in a box but could not excute the design. My understanding was that the same cuts and scores were made on all sides. It did not work. After using ds paper two times I went to typing paper. Any advice?

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