Window Hexagon Box

Create die-cut gift boxes and party favors in seconds with the Window Box Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. The delicate design provides a peek of what’s inside. Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle. These detailed dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily. This die even scores where your cardstock needs to fold to make this Hexagon Box. You can create many different looks using the different dies or stamps.

If you line up the large Hexagon Box framelit to the edge of an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of Elegant Eggplant and carefully with a pair of scissors, cut around the die before you run if through the BIG Shot you’ll get the two that you need.

Cut out the box detailed top and six of the side panels from Wisteria Wonder.

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! on how to put it together:

Make sure to order this Window Box Thinlits Die Set. You’re going to love it!

Thanks for stopping by. Do so again!

Embrace the day,


Flourish Valentine’s Day Candy Box

inspiration-bobs-boxThis box was inspired by a box the my all time favorite Bob’s Mini Candy Canes came in. Their box had a clear top to see all the candy canes and resembled a retro box from the 50’s! My box I made out of Real Red Card Stock for Valentine’s Day, but this box can be made in any color for most holidays or any celebration. You can adjust the size as well and I’m going to make a few more of these in smaller sizes, so stay tuned.



  1. For this box you’ll need a 12″ x 12″ sheet of card stock. I used Real Red and first cut it down to 11-1/2″ x 9-7/8″.
  2. On all four sides score the card stock at 1-3/8″.
  3. With the 11-1/2″ side at the top, score at 5-1/16″ and 6-1/2″
  4. Look at the diagram below and cut out the tabs where shown and set aside



All embellishments were cut using the Flourish Thinlits and the BIG Shot out of Whisper White card stock.

  1. flourish-thinlits-trim-2Cut the largest floral embellishment.
  2. Cut four medallions and cut them in half.
  3. Cut five of the trim.








  1. Place and glue the trim along the inside edge of the 1-3/8″ scored lines on either side.
  2. Adhere the halved medallions on each flap.
  3. Adhere the large floral cutout on the top of the box.
  4. Place Tear and Tape Adhesive on the six small tabs and fold them in to form the box bottom and lid.

Make some of these and fill them with candy and small trinkets for your Valentine. They’re going to love it!

Thanks for visiting and be sure to check back all week for more Valentine Ideas.

Craft On!

Embrace the day,




TOOL TIP: Festive Flower Builder

139682O1Many of you have asked me how to easily punch out all of the pieces from the  new Festive Flower Builder Punch (139682). It really is quite simple if you do a bit of cutting initially with the dimensions I’ve given below.

3D Style Button "Tips"

These poinsettias will go together pretty quickly if you simply cut 8-1/2″ x 2-1/2 strips and then stick the strip in Festive Builder Punch exactly where you want to punch. Three of the strips will make one complete flower.


Then you simply need one 6″x 2-1/2″” green strip to punch out three leaves.  For the center of the poinsettia use a scrap of 2″ x 2″ piece of Crushed Curry or such. These are gorgeous when made. You are now ready to start assembling these quite beautiful poinsettias. Here’s how to do that

I’m not sure when I’ll post again, because of our move… Hoping the week after next.  However, I have pre-scheduled my 12 Weeks of Christmas, so you won’t miss a beat on that. And. if you haven’t signed up to receive my newsletter you can remedy that by signing up in my “Welcome Basket” on my sidebar. When you do that, you’ll receive my 12 Weeks of Christmas automatically. This week will feature the third project.


See you all soon.


And, remember to make what you love and love what you make.


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With All My Heart Week: Love You to Pieces Treat Bag

Welcome back to my last With All My Heart Week project: the Love You to Pieces Treat Bag!


These are very easy to make and use scraps of whatever you have. Everybody has scraps of card stock and Designer Series Papers we just can’t part with and this treat bag is perfect for all those scraps!

Valentine Little Treat Bag Final

Here’s what to do:


1. Cut a 2″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper or Card Stock of choice and score at 2-1/2″ and 3-1/2″, Crease the score lines with a Bone Folder.  These score lines will be the bottom of the treat bag.


2. Take each end of the treat bag and punch them one at a time with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch.


Vamentine Little Treat Bag Side

3. Stack two pieces of Hershey Nuggets. Hold them together with a Glue Dot, Place another Glue Dot on the bottom to hold them in place in the treat bag


4. Place a few Glue Dots to hold the top of the treat bag together. You can also hold it together by threading a piece of ribbon through the tag topper hole. I chose not to use ribbon, because I wanted this little paper bow to shine.



5. And speaking of the perfect little bow…

Valentine Little Treat Bag Bow

So happy you spent time with me this week! And you still have time to make these treat bags for tomorrow. If you don’t have the Build A Bow Punch  make sure to order one; and for tomorrow, tie a pretty little ribbon one.

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Stampin’ Up!: Apothecary Box & Cards

Okay ladies, I will admit we had a lot of laughs making this project. I’m just glad none of you are making boxes for a living, because I’m afraid you’d starve to death!!! Here’s what we made at a January class and after all the fuss they really came out beautiful.

Stampin' Up! Apothecary Stamp Set, Apothecary Gift Box,

Instructions for the box:

Stampin' Up! Apethcary Stamp Set

Cut a piece of Perfect Plum Card Stock at 6″ x 11-1/4″.

Score it at 3/4″  & ^-1/4″along the 6″ side

Along the 11-1/4″ side score it at 3/4″, 5-1/4″, 6″ and 10-1/2″.

You need to cut the tabs where shown on the diagram in red. Cut only to the scored lines.

The bottom scored line,  add Sticky Strip and fold it up. This edge will help to reinforce the box once constructed.

Stampin' Up! Apothecary Box Diagram

Box Diagram:


For the box, I made the lid separate.  I wanted to feature the Stampin’ Up! new Labels Collection Framelits.  The innovative, thin, wafer-like design of these dies lets you see where you’re placing the design before you cut! Layer dies inside each other to cut frames for stamp images. And, as you can see the Labels Collection coordinates with this Stampin’ Up! Apothecary Stamp Set.


For the lid I used the largest Label die with my Big Shot and cut one label out of Perfect Plum Card Stock.  With the next die, which nested nicely on the Perfect Plum, I cut out of Very Vanilla Card Stock. On the Very Vanilla label, I stamped the large wreath image from the Apothecary Stamp Set in Always Artichoke Ink.  I layered the two labels together and scored the lid with two score lines in the middle, so the lid would fit nicely from the back of the box to the front. On the back and top I placed Sticky Strip to really secure the lid.

Apothecary Box

Apothecary Box












Apothecary Box


The front  and back of the box, were each decorated with a 4″ x 4″ piece of  Always Artichoke Designer Series Paper. Foran added embellishment I cut one 2-3/4″ label out of Perfect Plum and one 2-78″ one out of Very Vanilla. On the Very Vanilla label I stamped part of the floral image from the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set in Always Artichoke Ink. I layered the two as shown and added two Basic Pearls to either side and one pearl to the lid flap.

Stampin' Up! Apothecary Stamp Set Card


To tuck inside the box we made two 4″ x 4″ Very Vanilla Cards. I used the same design on the front of the box, adding a piece of Always Artichoke Seam Binding.


Oh, to keep the lid closed a self adhesive magnetic closure was used. I alway reinforce these with Crystal Effects. I find the closure tend to not hold and the Crystal Effects seems to do the job. These boxed sets are perfect for tucking in someone’s Easter basket or make them for Mother’s Day.


Have a great weekend and don’t forget to check back on Sunday for a birthday card I made for someone very special. See you then…



Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Order the Apothecary Stamp Set and the Labels Collection Framelits and I’ll send you a card especially made by me.


Punch Santa: Pillow Box

This Punch Santa Pillow Box was offered and made at my Extravaganza Holiday Workshop.  The Santa decoration was made from punches and can easily become an ornament by simply adding a Baker’s Twine or 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon hanger. I saw this Santa on the web and changed him up a bit by using Stampin’ Up!’s Glitter Papers, adding hair curls, cheeks and Embossing his beard. You’ll want to make lots of these to use as holiday table favors, for gift cards or that perfect little piece of jewelry, such as a pair of earrings, necklace or bracelet.

Punch Santa Pillow Box

For the Punch Santa you’ll need to punch the following: (Note, my photo shows two circles in Real Red. Initially I wanted Santa to have a red nose, but changed my mind. After all it is a woman’s prerogative!)

Punch Santa Parts



1 Ornament Punch in Red Glimmer Paper

1 Extra-Large Oval Punch in Silver Glimmer Paper

1 Red Pom-Pom




1 Large Oval Punch in Blushing Bride

1 Middle Circle from the Owl Builder Punch in Blushing Bride (Nose)

2 Middle Circle from the Owl Builder Punch in Basic Black (Eyes)

2 1/2″ Circles in Rose Red Card Stock (Cheeks)




2 Wings from the Bird Builder Punch in Whisper White (Mustache)

1 Ornament Punch out in Whisper White

Small strips of Whisper White (Curly Hair Strands)

Run the mustache parts and beard through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder for texture.


Glue all the parts together with Tombow All-Purpose Glue. Use the photo above as a guide.


For Santa’s Pom-Pom use a Glue Dot to adhere it to the hat.



Cut a Garden Green Pillow Box, or similar sized box, with the Big Shot.

Once cut, run the Garden Green Pillow Box through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder or one of your choice.

Cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon to wrap around your box. Cut enough so ribbon overlaps a bit. Wait to wrap the box with the ribbon, until your box is filled.


Attach Santa to the ribbon with Dimensionals.


Stampin’ & Holiday Hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Two Tags: Sweet Season Basket…

Hi, Stampers!


Here’s a great little Sweet Season Basket to make just in time for the holidays. This basket can be used for a table favor, small gift, gift-card holder or even filled with cookies made from  Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps  Wait until you see how easy this basket is to make.

Sweet Season Basket


1.    With the Big Shot and the Two Tags Die, cut out two of the wide tags. I cut mine out of Real Red, but depending on what holiday or party you’re intending to use them for, will dictate your color choice.

Sweet Season Basket Sides


2.    Cut two 2″ x 2-7/8″ pieces of matching card stock.  Along the edges shown, score on both sides, of both card stock pieces.


3.    Place Sticky Tape on each 1/2″ scored flap and attach  to each side of the tags.


4.    With Sticky Tape, adhere bottom together where the tags are scored.


5.    For the handle cut a 1″ x 6-1/2″ strip of card stock and a 3/4″ x 6-1/2″ piece of Designer Series Paper. Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the strip of card stock and stick each handle end thrgou the slots on the tags. Place a Glue Dot on each inside end to hold in place.


6.    On a piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp two motifs from the Sweet Season stamp set in a matching ink color to the card stock. I used Real Red Ink. Punch out both motifs with the 1-3/4″ Scallp Circle Punch.


7.    Punch two 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle out of a contrasting color card stock. I used Garden Green.


8.    Layer the two scallop circles together and attach to the basket with a Dimensional.


9.    In the centers add a Basic Pearl or a Basic Rhinestone.


These are perfect for the holidays or to use as party favors.


Stampin’ Hugs.

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Proud Peacock Box…

How many times do you go crazy looking for that perfect little gift box for a pair of earrings, candy or party favors? Well, here’s the perfect little gift box for that perfect little something. And, wait there’s more. Here’s the perfect tissue paper to put inside that perfect little gift box.

A Little Something Peacock Box


Stamps: Proud Peacock #122020
Teeny-Tiny Wishes #115370
Inks: Versa Mark #102283
Concord Crush Ink Pad #110785
Paper: Concord Crush Card Stock #119792
Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder #109132, Heat Tool #100005, Big Shot #113437, Bigz XL Bitty Box & Envelope Die #115967, Sticky Strip #104294, Tissue Paper
Proud Peacock Tissue Paper
1. Cut a 6″ x 8″ piece of Concord Crush Card Stock.
2. With the Big Shot and the Bigz XL Bitty Box & Envelope Die die cut the bitty box.
3. On the lid, stamp the Peacock image from the Proud Peacock Stamp Set in Versa Mark, sprinkle it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it with a Heat Tool.
4. Along the sides of the box, stamp the long flower image, from the Proud Peacock Stamp Set, in Versa Mark and emboss them as well. Work on one side at a time.
5. On a 2″ x 2″ of Whisper White stamp a little message from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set in Concord Crush Ink and punch it out with a small circle or oval punch.
6. Put the box together by placing Sticky Strip on the tabs.
7. Adhere the message with SNAIL adhesive.
8. Cut a 6″ x 6″ piece of tissue paper and stamp it up with images from the Proud Peacock in Concord Crush Ink
Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift in this perfect little gift box with matching tissue paper? This stamp set is no longer available, but you can use any other small stamp set in it’s place.
Stampin’ Hugs,

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