Ho Ho Ho Christmas Gift Box

Hi Stampers. Welcome to the November, 2018 Blog Hop with Stampin’ Pretty Pals. Holiday cards are done. It’s time to start on gifts and gift wrap. Let the Stampin’ Pretty Pals inspire you with “Anything But A Card” today.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal. My project is a Christmas Gift Box that say’s HO HO HO using the large letters framelit dies and Lindor Truffles (could also be Ferrero Rocher or any other round covered candies about that size).

Stampin' Up! Large Letter Framelit Dies Ho Ho Ho Christmas gift box by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The box is made out of Real Red CS in three pieces – top, bottom and insert.  For the top of the box I cut a piece of Real Red CS 4 1/8″ x 10 1/8″.  This piece was scored at 3/4″ from all sides and burnished with a bone folder. Then I snipped the corners and adhered the tabs to the adjacent side. The top of the box is decorated with 8 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ layer of Basic Black CS followed by a 8″ x 2″ layer of Real Red CS.  Using the Snowflake Sentiments stamps set, I stamped the greeting and snowflakes in Versamark ink. (Don’t forget to use the embossing buddy to prevent the powder from sticking where you don’t want it).  I then added Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tapped off the excess and heated with the heat tool.

Stampin' Up! Large Letter Framelit Dies Ho Ho Ho Christmas gift box by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The bottom of the box was made using a 5″ x 11″ piece of Real Red CS, scored at 1 1/4″ from each for the four sides. I snipped the corners and adhered the tabs to the adjacent sides. (Watch the video below to see how I made this gift box).

Stampin' Up! Large Letter Framelit Dies Ho Ho Ho Christmas gift box by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The insert was created out of a piece of Real Red CS 3 3/8″ x 9 3/8″, scored at 1/2″ from each of the four sides. I die cut 3 “H” letters out of Gold Foil Paper using the Large Letters Framelit dies and the Big Shot. The “O” letters were cut out of Gold Foil Paper using two of the circle dies from the Layering Circles Framelit Dies and the Big Shot. I placed the letters onto the insert to determine where they would go and made marks with a pencil where each “O” would be.  Then using the smaller of the two circle dies used to make the “O”, I cut a whole in the insert where each “O” will be. Each letter was then glued in place using liquid adhesive. I then snipped the corners and adhered the tabs to the adjacent sides. The Lindor Truffles are held in place using a glue dot on each end and adhering behind each “O” in the insert.  The insert was placed inside the box (no adhesive needed).

Here is a video tutorial on the making of this gift box:

Thank you for stopping by my blog and letting me share my ideas with you. Get more inspiration using the Blog Hop Line-up below. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 12, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. It will be a glitzy affair with All That Sparkles and Shines. Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  4. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations <— You are here
  6. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  12. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  13. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  14. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  15. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  16. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  17. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

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Layering Alphabet Thanks Card

Hi Stampers. I am writing you from my hotel room in Miami as we get ready to board the cruise ship today for a week long cruise to the western Caribbean. (Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas). We traded the cold of Idaho for the 85 degree weather in Miami and beyond. This makes me thankful for things in my life. One of those things is my job and it’s YOU that make that possible by supporting me in my business. So today’s thank you card is for you…

Stampin' Up! Layering Alphabet dies handmade thank you / thanks card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a thick Very Vanilla card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. I then used the big shot and the layering alphabet frame lit dies to cut the word “thanks” one letter at a time. The main die in this set that holds each letter has little notches on it to ensure that your letter is centered so each one is in the same spot, making them easy to line up on the card front.

(Note: if you watch the video below you will see that my die broke during my facebook live. Turns out it was defective and I had a new one from Stampin’ Up! in my mailbox in less than a week. I LOVE this company!!!)

Stampin' Up! Layering Alphabet dies handmade thank you / thanks card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations The colors I used represent “fall” to me. The colors left to right are: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze. I then used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the letters to the card base, starting with the letter “s” and ending with the letter “t”.

Stampin' Up! Layering Alphabet dies handmade thank you / thanks card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B CreationsI chose to add a splash of color to the inside of the card by adhering a 4” x 5-1/4” layer of Cajun Craze CS. Then I stamped the sentiment, from the All Things Thanks stamp set, in Cajun Craze ink onto a 3-3/4” x 5” layer of Very Vanilla CS. After I made sure my stamping was good, I adhered the Very Vanilla CS over the Cajun Craze CS on the inside of card. (I always stamp before adhering in case I need to flip it over and try again – LOL).

Here is my Facebook Live showing how to use these dies:

I hope this post encourages you to thank someone in your life for supporting you with a handmade card, the way that I am thanking you for supporting me.

Have a great week!

These are the supplies I used:

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EEK It’s a Halloween Eclipse Card

Hi Stampers. EEK!  It’s here! The end of October AND Halloween!  I have another Halloween card for you, using the eclipse technique.  This card is very similar to the BOO card I did on Monday.  See that card HERE.

Toil & Trouble Eclipse Technique EEK Halloween card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I’m a huge fan of the eclipse technique! This card started with a Pumpkin Pie card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Next is a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Basic Black CS and then a 5″ x 3 3/4″ layer of Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper.

Toil & Trouble Eclipse Technique EEK Halloween card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I used the Large Letter Framelit Dies to cut the word “EEK” out of the DSP on my Big Shot. Next, I used mini stampin’ dimensionals to pop them up (Monday’s card used fun foam to lift the letters off of the card base). The DSP (without the letters) is adhered to the card base first. Next, you add mini stampin’ dimensionals to the backs of the letters and then insert them into the holes where they go (making sure the pattern lines up).

Toil & Trouble Eclipse Technique EEK Halloween card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the greeting, I used a 1″ x 4″ strip of Pumpkin Pie CS and a 3/4″ x 4″ strip of Very Vanilla CS. I stamped the greeting, from the Stampin’ Up! Cauldron Bubble stamp set, in Pumpkin Pie ink onto the VV strip. The ends of both strips were flagged with the Banner Triple Punch. I added three gems to the end of the strips and popped them onto the card front with stampin’ dimensionals.

Toil & Trouble Eclipse Technique EEK Halloween card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Inside the card is lined with a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla CS. The cauldron and cat were cut out of the Toil & Trouble DSP using the Cauldron Framelit Dies that coordinate with the Cauldron Bubble stamp set – the frog was fussy cut using paper snips. I adhered the cauldron, cat and frog using multipurpose liquid adhesive. The greeting Bubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble is stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink.

Here is my Facebook Live Video Tutorial for this eclipse technique card.:

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Ribbon of Courage Roses

Hi Stampers. Wow, the month of October just flew by!  October is breast cancer awareness month. I wanted to be sure and post this card using the Stampin’ Up! Ribbon of Courage stamp set before October ended.  This card is perfect for anyone battling breast cancer.  Of course, you can change up the color and have it represent any cancer survivor.

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage handmade card for breast cancer by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I this new fold I have discovered.  It’s simple and yet a little bit different.  This card starts with a Blushing Bride card base that is just 4″ x 5 1/2″. Next is a 8″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.  The DSP was scored at 4″ and again at 2″ and is then folded into a Z pattern.

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage handmade card for breast cancer by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The top of the card has a 3″ x 4 1/4″ layer of Blushing Bride CS and 2 3/4″ x 4″ Whisper White CS. Onto the Whisper White layer, I stamped the ribbon (from the Stampin’ Up! Ribbon of Courage stamp set) in Blushing Bride ink.  The word “couage” was stamped onto a 3″ x 1/2″ strip of Whisper White in Blushing Bride ink.  I then flagged the ends with my paper snips and sponged the edges with Blushing Bride ink. The banner was attached to the card front with stampin’ dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage handmade card for breast cancer by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card also has a 3″ x 4 1/4″ layer of Blushing Bride CS and 2 3/4″ x 4″ Whisper White CS. Onto the Whisper White layer, I stamped the sentiment (also from the Stampin’ Up! Ribbon of Courage stamp set) in Blushing Bride ink.

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage handmade card for breast cancer by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Here is a photo giving you an idea of how the card opens. I just love how it came out and I hope you do too!

Video Tutorial:

Here is the video of my recent Facebook Live showing how to make this card.

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Toil & Trouble Eclipse Card

Hi Stampers. I can’t believe how fast time is flying by, Halloween will be here before we know it! I have several Halloween projects I’ve done that I still want to share with you.  This card I made on one of my recent Facebook Live broadcasts. (That FB Live is uploaded to YouTube and featured for you below).

Toil & Trouble Eclipse Technique BOO Halloween card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I love simple cards that pop a wow.  The eclipse technique is great for that!  This card started with a Gorgeous Grape card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Next is a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Basic Black CS and then a 5″ x 3 3/4″ layer of Designer Series Paper.

Toil & Trouble Eclipse Technique BOO Halloween card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For this card, I used the ghosts from the Toil & Trouble DSP. I used the Large Letter Framelit Dies to cut the word “BOO” out of the DSP on my Big Shot. Next, I cut out the same letters in fun foam to lift the letters off of the card base. (You can also use mini stampin’ dimensionals to pop them up).

Toil & Trouble Eclipse Technique BOO Halloween card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The DSP (without the letters) is adhered to the card base first, next you place the letters into the holes (without glue) to find out where the centers of the letters go. Then adhere the centers of the letters with glue and remove the letters themselves. Using glue to adhere the fun foam letters into the holes and then the DSP is glued over the top of those.

Toil & Trouble Eclipse Technique BOO Halloween card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the greeting, I used a 1″ x 4″ strip of Gorgeous Grape CS and a 3/4″ x 4″ strip of Whisper White CS. I stamped the greeting, from the Stampin’ Up! Cauldron Bubble stamp set, in Gorgeous Grape ink onto the WW strip. The ends of both strips were flagged with the Banner Triple Punch. I added three gems to the end of the strips and popped them onto the card front with stampin’ dimensionals.

Toil & Trouble Eclipse Technique BOO Halloween card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Inside the card is lined with a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White CS.  The witch and hat were cut out of the Toil & Trouble DSP using the Cauldron Framelit Dies that coordinate with the Cauldron Bubble stamp set – or you can fussy cut them if you wish. I adhered the witch and hat using multipurpose liquid adhesive. The greeting Trick or Treat is stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink.

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Snowflake Showcase Blog Hop

Hi Stampers. Thank you for stopping by my blog on today’s blog hop featuring the limited release Snowflake Showcase!  During the month of November only – Stampin’ Up! is featuring some new limited release products. We are here to show you all the ways these great new products can be used!

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase special for November 2018 Limited Release products

The Snowflake Showcase features TWO new stamp sets and a fantastic new set of framelits that work with BOTH stamp sets! In addition to that, there are some cute snowflake embellishments and some fabulous Whisper White velvet paper!  What’s not to love????

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase Snow is Glistening stamp set Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For my card I’m choosing to use a new fold I recently discovered.  It’s a great way to use our gorgeous Designer Series Papers!  This card starts with a Merry Merlot card base that is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  The Joyous Noel DSP layer is 8″ x 4″, scored at 4″ and 2″ and folded in an “N”.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase Snow is Glistening stamp set Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The top of the card has a 3″ x 4 1/4″ layer of Merry Merlot CS and 2 3/4″ x 4″ Very Vanilla CS. Onto the Very Vanilla layer, I stamped the tree in Shaded Spruce ink and the trunk in Soft Suede ink. (Note: the tree stamp is taller than shown, I just inked the top part of the tree and not the bottom, making it shorter).

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase Snow is Glistening stamp set Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I rubbed the Very Vanilla layer withe my embossing buddy (to prevent powder from sticking where I didn’t want it). Then I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with copper embossing powder – this made them match the DSP I used. Some shimmery embossing paste under the tree gives the look of snow and some rhinestones (colored with Stampin’ Blends or Sharpie markers) give the look of ornaments.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase Snow is Glistening stamp set Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card has the same size CS inserts.  (Merry Merlot CS – 3″ x 4 1/4″ and Very Vanilla CS – 2 3/4″ x 4″). I stamped the sentiment and falling snowflakes onto the Very Vanilla layer with Merry Merlot ink using the hinge method of stamping on my Stamparatus. The falling snowflakes stamp was designed to work with the Stamparatus for perfect placement to continue a row of these without a space or overlapping – how awesome is that!?!?

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase Snow is Glistening stamp set Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Here is a photo giving you an idea of how the card opens. I just love how it came out and I hope you do too!

Video Tutorial:

Here is the video of my recent Facebook Live showing how to make this card.

I encourage you to follow along on the hop and check out all the fun ideas my fellow demonstrators are sharing. Should you need to order any supplies for this project (and you don’t already have a demonstrator) I would love to add you to my VIPs. I provided a list below with products used and links to my online store.  Happy Hopping!

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