Make a Card Box with Winter Wishes

Card box CASED from CathyInspired by my downline member, Cathy Schroeckenthaler to make this card box.

Stamp Set – Winter Wishes
Cardstock – Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, White, Merry Moments DSP
Ink – Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Smokey Slate
Accessories – Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Paper Snips (especially for cutting out the skates by hand), Real Red & Garden Green 1/8″ Striped Ribbon, Tear & Tape Adhesive. Snail Adhesive, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Finished dimensions are 6-3/8″  4-7/8″ X 1-3/8″ .  Start with an 11″ X 11″ piece of cardstock and the Diagonal Plate on the Simply Scored Board.  Score at 3-1/2″ and 5-1/2″.  Turn 90 degrees and score at 4-1/2″ and 6-1/2″.  Turn 90 degrees and score at 3-1/2″ and 5-1/2″.  Turn 90 degrees one last time and score at 4-1/2″ and 6-1/2″.

Cut out the triangles in the corners and fold into a box.  Use Tear & Tape Adhesive to secure sides like you would for an envelope.  For this one, I just tucked the flap into the back but you can tie with a ribbon or make a belly band.

**Stamping Tip:  It’s easier to decorate the front panel if you do it before you form the box by adhering the side flaps with the Tear & Tape Adhesive.

A picture is worth a 1000 words……(make that 7 pictures)

Card Box 1

Cardstock is scored and I highlighted the corners that need to be removed.

Card Box 2

Close up of triangle to be cut away.

Card Box 3

All 4 triangles cut out.

Card Box 5

Add Tear & Tape to edges as shown.

This is the time to decorate that front panel.  It really is so much easier to decorate when the cardstock is able to lay flat.

Card Box 6

Flip cardstock over and fold on score lines.

Card Box 7

Secure flaps one at a time using the Tear & Tape, making sure the corners are squared up.

Card Box 8

Now all that’s left is to tuck in the the back flap after you fill it with cards.

It’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts.  This box could be filled with All Occasion Cards and any teacher, neighbor, co-worker, caregiver, Pastor, friend, etc. would love to receive it.  Add some stamps and a decorated pen for an extra flair!  Of course you can change up the Designer Series Paper and it could easily become a birthday gift for someone dear to you.

Check out the Holiday Catalog (see my right side bar, then click on the photo of the catalog) and make out your wish list.  Shop on-line here.  Free gift for everyone who places an on-line order.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping!


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To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds

Happy Hello to Autumn Featuring Vintage Leaves

Multi colored Vintage Leaves


Here is one of the cards we’ll be making at my Card Classes this week.  Love this color combo!  And the Tin of Cards stamp set is getting a work out this month – love the font and variety of sentiments.

Stamp Set – Vintage Leaves, Tin of Cards
Cardstock – Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
Ink – Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow
Accessories – Banner Triple Punch, 1-1-4″ Burlap Ribbon, Tear and Tape (to adhere the ribbon), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

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It’s not too early to order supplies for your fall stamping projects or if you are like some of my customers,  you are ready to order products for your Christmas cards/projects!   As a former Girl Scout, my motto is “Be Prepared” – I’m already planning Christmas cards for upcoming classes!

Happy Stamping!


To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds

A Card, a Note Pad, and a PPA Color Challenge

PPA268 card

What do you think of this week’s color combo for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge?  I love it!  A little bit of summer with the Pool Party and the hint of fall with Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango.  The leaves haven’t started to turn colors yet here in central Wisconsin, but it won’t be long.  The nights are getting cooler and you can feel fall in the air these past few days.

Card Recipe

Stamp Set – Six-Sided Sampler (save 15% when you purchase the stamp set and hexagon punch as a bundle)
Cardstock – Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink – Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango
Accessories – Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Hexagon Punch, Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

I like how the hexagons coordinate with the stamp set, embossing folder and punch.  Brings it all together without being too matchy-matchy.  And the design on the washi tape is a subtle contrast.  More hexagons here would have been too many.PPA267

My first  project for the challenge was actually this decorated note pad.  But it begged to have a card to go along with this gift so I made the card and then decided to make that my feature.

PPA268 note padLast Chance:  Today is the last day to take advantage of the 50% off the first 2 months for new Paper Pumpkin subscribers.  I love my monthly Paper Pumpkin kits.  Not only do I get a thrill when I see the pretty red box in my mailbox, but I can sit down and make a project without any prep or planning.

Here’s video of a past Paper Pumpkin kit so you can see what it’s all about.

These kits are great for beginning stampers.  Build your collection of exclusive stamps with these kits.  And collect different colored ink spots every month.  Colors are not repeated within a 12 month period!  And there is no other way to get the colored ink spots.  Use these kits as a ready to go stamping project for your kids, grandkids or to stamp with friends.   Check out Paper Pumpkin projects on Pinterest.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping!

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds