Stampin’ Up How to and Comp!

Stampin’ Up How to and Comp!
Today I’m bringing you guys a guest post & a competition from Stamping up UK. These step by step instructions are great for making a christmas keepsake box great to keep all your favourite christmas memories in! They have also given one reader a chance to win one of their Hip Hip Hooray card kits!

How to create your own Christmas keepsake

Materials List:

Stamp Set: Sentiment from Wondrous Wreath (135047)
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler 12 x 12 sheet (124272) , Old Olive 12 x 12 sheet (124284), Whisper White 12 x 12 sheet (124302)
DSP: 2 sheets from the “Trim the Tree DSP” stack (135824)
Ink: Classic Stampin’ Pad Cherry Cobbler
Ribbon: Cherry Cobbler  1 ¼ (3.2cm) wide Striped Grosgrain (134554), Linen Thread (104199)
Embellishments: Rhinestones Basic Jewels (119246) 
Tools: Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Stampin’ Trimmer (129722), Bone Folder (102300) Paper Snips (103579), Note Tag Punch (135860) 1 inch (2.5cm) Circle Punch (119868)
Adhesives:  Sticky Strip (104294), Tombow Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin Dimensional (104430)

Step one

Using the Stampin’  Trimmer cut 12 x 12 sheet of Old Olive cardstock down to 12 x 10 inches (30.5 cm x 25 cm).  Using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, score at 1 ¼ and 2 ½ (3.2 and 6.4cm) on all four sides.  Burnish each fold with a bone folder.  Cut away corner pieces. 

Step two

Fold in the 4 tabs and secure with Tombow Liquid glue to form the box.  Fold in the remaining 4 sides and secure with glue.  Using the 1 inch Circle puch (2.5cm), insert the short side to half way and punch as shown on both short sides.

Step three 
Cut 2 pieces of Whisper White Cardstock measuring 6 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches (17.2 x 12.1cm) and then using  Tombow liquid glue, stick  each of the DSP sheets to the Whisper White.  Insert one piece into the base of the box.
Choose which one you would likefor the top,  cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler Ribbon 7 ½ inches (19cm) and attach along the top using sticky strip as shown.
Cut three pieces of Cherry Cobbler Ribbon – one 7 inches, one 5 inches and one 2 ½ inches. (19, 12.7 and 6.4cm)  Make loops from the two long pieces and then fold over the short piece to form a bow.  Attach to the lid with sticky strip.

Step four

The wrapper is cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Cut one piece 12 x 7 inches (30.5 x 17.8cm) and then another piece 7 x 5 inches (17.8 x 12.7cm).
Score at 2, 3 ¼, 8 ¼, 9 ½ inches (5.1, 8.3, 21 and 24.1 cm) on the long side.  Using sticky strip attach the 7 x 5 inch (17.8 x 12.7 cm) piece to form the wrapper as shown  
Using Tombow Liquid Glue, stick the top piece of DSP from step 3 to the top of the wrapper.

Step five

Using the Cherry Cobbler Ink, stamp the sentiment on to a scrap of whisper white and punch out using the Note Tag Punch – tie twine bow to the tag.

Step six
Attach the tag using Stampin Dimensionals.  Decorate with rhinestones in the centre of some of the snowflakes on the patterned paper.  
Your box is complete and is a perfect keepsake box, holder for Christmas cards, or gift when filled with biscuits or chocolates.


Competition time so as I said I have a fab card making kit to give away to one reader! You just need to follow the rafflecopter instructions below. 
UK residents only.

The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit includes: 
* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards 
* Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments
* Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Stampin Dimensionals 
* Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pads) 
* Full-color instructional brochure

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  1. December 15, 2014 / 9:38 pm

    Its great Amy, I love making cards and baking at christmas xxx

  2. December 15, 2014 / 11:34 pm

    I love making handprint cards with little kids. So glad I have a toddler in my life again so I get another few years to indulge 😀

  3. December 16, 2014 / 7:24 am

    We have started a family tradition where each year we make a hand print wreath for each of the boys, its lovely to be able to compare how much they have grown in a year xx

  4. December 16, 2014 / 4:30 pm

    I am really into making cards and gift tags just now. I’m fairly new to it so the results are very varied!!! I’ve also tried scrapbooking and baking…Again with varied results!

  5. December 16, 2014 / 6:32 pm

    Making cookies to hang from the tree!

  6. December 17, 2014 / 5:36 am

    I like to make my own Christmas cards so as I can make them personalised for my friends and family.I really love to make them sparkly with the glitter glue too they look so pretty that way.

  7. Anonymous
    December 18, 2014 / 11:28 pm

    Card making.

    Rachel Craig

  8. December 21, 2014 / 8:18 pm

    Not sure it counts as a craft but I love wrapping! I really want to make my own wrapping paper- brown paper and then potato stamp stars on it! Maybe next year! Love this kit, fingers crossed I win!! x

  9. December 22, 2014 / 9:00 am

    I just make Christmas Cards as im new to the craft world.

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