Friend Forever Fold Flat Box

There are occasions when you need a box that’s already prepared and ready for you to pop a gift inside. Perhaps you know you are gifting multiple items in the future and need to store the boxes ahead of buying the gifts to go inside? Box storage can take up quite a bit of space within a craft room, so these boxes are ideal for that purpose as they fold entirely flat and can be made up when ready to gift.

Don’t be scared by it’s small size, it can fit a nice amount in and is very easy to open and close. Made from Designer Series Paper, it means you can switch out the paper to suit the occasion, along with the sentiment, colours – absolutely everything! Very, very adaptable and customisable.

There aren’t many boxes that I make from paper, I usually make bags or pouches with paper. But it works really well and holds it’s shape with the belly band. The sentiment makes me giggle too! Which colour way did you prefer and will you be making one?

Best Wishes,

Details below are for the colours and products used in my project today. Please remember, if you purchase from my store to add the host code (displayed in the top right sidebar) for orders under £150.

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 6 x 6 inches
  • Belly Band = 6 x 11/2 inches
  • Scrap for stamping & flowers

Scoring:

  • Notch @ 2, 3, 4 inches on all four sides.
  • Join the notches each with a score line diagonally (see video)

Supply List:

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Flowering Perfection

This Designer Series Paper (DSP) didn’t look as brilliant in the catalogue as it does in real life – the lesson here is to buy it if the thumbnails even slightly intrigue you. Not once has any of the products I have bought this way failed me. I’m sure you’ll agree by watching my video below, this paper is absolutely gorgeous!

I love the contrast of the bright colours against the black background, and I also love that the papers (and the stamp set) are one of the many options you can earn for FREE until the 28th February. The selection this year is one of the the best I have seen in my time as a demo! I’m not sure what the project I made is considered a box or a bag, but I love it nonetheless. They can store flat too, so for those who may mass produce them for sending treats or products, they can make them in advance and store them with minimal space required.

And don’t get me started about how good this stamp set is – I find myself reaching for it all the time. Just like the paper it is one of the choices available for FREE during Sale-a-Bration.

Have you chosen either of these as part of your freebies?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Basic Black = 81/4 x 113/4 inches
  • Designer Series Paper (2 pieces) = 4 x 4 inches
  • Basic White Scrap

Scoring:

  • Long Side (113/4) = 3/4, 47/8 inches on both sides
  • Short Side = 2 inches on both sides

Supplies:

Boho Blue

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Product Medleys are amazing. The Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue offers one of my favourite ones in Boho Indigo, not only do you get everything you well need except ink and glue in a single product, but you can buy refill kits to continue making more and more and never run out. With stamps, dies, designer series paper (DSP), embossed card, ribbon & pop outs, there is lots for you to work with and make a variety of projects.

It features one of my favourite colours, Misty Moonlight and pairs it up with Very Vanilla (which isn’t featured enough in my opinion), with gold and green accents in the popups and ribbon.

So, aside from adding a couple of ink pads and picking an adhesive, you receive everything to get you going on your craft journey – perfect for beginners. If you search my website using the tag #bohoindigo you will be able to see exactly what I have made with the set!

Are you a beginner crafter that isn’t sure how to start making cards? Let me know..

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Origami Blooms

You know when you sit down at your craft table with a project in mind, but then something just doesn’t go quite right so you end up with something completely different? Well that’s what happened here, a misjudged measurement meant the project took a very different turn and ended in something else, equally beautiful.

The project gave me the opportunity to use the pierced blooms dies again, which now I have them, I cannot stop using. They’re the perfect addition to any project and coincidentally co-ordinate with the FREE Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper (DSP) that I chose.

Also I’ll let you into a little secret, I personally prefer the version I made in the video, especially because I manage to tie a gorgeous bow on camera!

Have you ever had a project that went wrong, but then you preferred the end result?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 12 x 12 inches
  • Scraps of Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Basic White, Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose, Old Olive.

Scoring:

  • Side 1 = 3 and 6 inches
  • Side 2 = 41/2 and 71/2 inches

Supplies:

Prism Congrats

How amazing is the new Hydrangea Hill Mercury Acetate? I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a pack of it – not only because it contains purple either! The pack contains two different colours, Highland Heather & Rococo Rose, both equally beautiful. My box is made from Highland Heather and during my Facebook Live, I made one using Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Snail Mail suite.

The box is a prism slider, where the acetate or DSP acts as a ‘wrap’ around the inner card box. It’s a good size and will hold a varying amount of sweet treats or jewellery – perhaps even stationary. Because of the acetate and how stunning it looks, I didn’t need to add much more to get a gorgeous finish to the project.

A quick bow using the Gorgeous Grape sheer ribbon, a couple of flowers from the Hydrangea dies and a sentiment from the ‘You are Amazing’ stamp set. Quick and easy project which showcases the suite perfectly.

Which way did you prefer – acetate or Designer Series Paper?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 63/4 x 8 inches
  • Cardstock = 71/2 x 113/4 inches
  • Scraps for stamping.

Scoring:

  • 21/2 inches on all four sides

Supplies:

Ombre Day

Now I’ve made no secret of the fact that this paper has to be my absolute favourite from all of the Sale-a-Bration events that I have been a demonstrator for – I just love it! The colours, the paper patterns, everything. Especially as one of the four colours is Blackberry Bliss!

My project was going to be a lidded box that was reinforced with a card base, but I couldn’t decide between the two designs, so opted for both (one for the lid, one for the base). The best part about using Designer Series Paper (DSP) for a project like this is the design on the inside of the box as well as the outside – winner!

I was able to use the Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon on this box, which is also one of my favourite ribbons (anything Blackberry Bliss is my favourite!). The bows you can tie with this ribbon are so beautiful, I love them!

Which of the four colours do you prefer; Rococo Rose, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green or Bermuda Bay? Let me know in the comments.

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • DSP Piece 1 (Lid) = 6 x 6 inches
  • DSP Piece 2 (Base) = 6 x 6 inches

Scoring:

  • Box Base = 11/2 inches on all four sides
  • Box Lid = 3/4 and 11/2 inches on all four side (watch my video for a tip!)

Supplies:

Best Suited Dad

I say this every time I showcased a masculine card – but they are difficult to design when you need one on the spot. I like to have a couple of card choices already made for when an occasion comes round celebrating a male in my life. Well Suited is the Designer Series Paper (DSP) that features in today’s card – of course – and I decided to layer different patterns together on the card front.

This layering technique was first introduced to me by Sam over at Pootles Papercraft, where you cut down 3 or 4 patterns from a pack of paper and layer them up to make a card front, finishing it off with a simple sentiment / ribbon / embellishment.

I always try to choose two more subtle patterns and then pair them with one a little more funky / bright, which in this collection isn’t too bright but is far more patterned than the others and the tiny sentiment on the white catches your eye. Ready to gift to a dad for any occasion.

Have you tried a layered DSP card?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Hydrangea Happy Pouch

Stampin’ Up! really do design and make some absolutely gorgeous suites and thanks to the colour families they have, the embellishments and ribbon etc are always the most divine colour ways. The Hydrangea Heaven suite has to be one of the best examples for this in my opinion – I’m a purple fan, so this really floats my boat!

The papers are beautiful designs featuring Hydrangeas, with this pattern in particular grabbing my attention for a more subtle project. Of course, I also included the Clever Clasps which if you don’t look carefully in the Mini Catalogue you may miss entirely!

Isn’t the paper just divine? And I’m so happy about Stampin’ Up! bringing a clasp / clip back into the catalogue. I miss the pegs / clips from previous years as they’re such an easy and quick way to close a bag without struggling to tie a bow.

Did you spot the Clever Clasps in the catalogue?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 91/2 x 63/4 inches
  • Basic White scrap

Scoring:

  • Long side = 11/2, 41/2, 6, 9 inches
  • Short side = 11/2 inches

Supplies:

Happy Birthday, Slim

We all love an easy project, right? Something that we can pull together in a moments notice if a last minute need crops up. Well this is perfect for exactly that reason. A full 12 x 12 sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP) is used to create this tall slim bag, which can be made up in minutes ready for filling and a label being added.

The label is made from two stamps from the You are Amazing stamp set – which I just can’t get enough of. It adds an occasion to the bag meaning you can switch it up as needed.

The paper on this particular bag is from the Paper Blooms DSP pack, which can be earned for free when purchasing £45 worth of craft goodies from the catalogue. It is absolutely gorgeous and is definitely a favourite with other demos and customers alike.

What quick and easy projects do you reach for when working against the clock? Have you placed your order from the new catalogue to earn this paper? If not, why not?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 12 x 12 inches
  • Whisper White Scrap = 2 x 3 inches

Scoring:

  • First side = 13/4, 53/4, 71/2, 111/2 inches
  • Second side = 13/4, 101/4 inches

Supplies:

Come back for these after the 5th January and they will be live!