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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.


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