Thursday, December 1, 2011

Perfect Pennants Die+ Box #2 Die by Stampin Up and me

Box #2 Bigz Xl Die #114518 - Price: $42.95
Create a rectangular box for tiny presents or treats using the Rectangular Box die. You'll be able to fold up this simple box with minimal effort and maximum cuteness.■ Use a Sizzix Big Shot machine and extended cutting pads with this die■ 6" x 13-3/4"■ Rule-based die, which can cut up to 50 different materials.

Create trendy pennants and banners with our Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die! The innovative designs in these longer Bigz dies give you new and interesting creative options. Ideal for cutting thicker materials and multiple layers. Use with Extended Cutting Pads. Measures 6" x 8-3/4

I so adore these red and green Stampin Up buttons. They are available in the Holiday Mini Catalogue 2011. Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons #125636 - Price: $11.50
Adding a unique touch to your holiday cards is easy—just add one of our exclusive buttons! Button colors coordinate with the Holly Berry Bouquet Suite for simple creating. 48 pieces total, 12 each of 2 designs in 2 colors. Button diameter: 7/8" and 3/4".Price: $11.50

Hi dear Stampin Gals.

The other day I hopped over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments 'Anything but a card Christmas ornament Challenge #95. They encouraged us to make something other than a card... They challenged us to create an ornament or something using ornaments. With the inspiration they gave me on their site, it wasn't for me to get started at all. Wow, did they ever blow my stockings :) off! Please click on the HSS link above and see what the lovely ladies there created. The most beautiful hand crafted ornaments are on their blog this week.

Last night I wanted to create some cute thank you gifts for 4 of the sweetest ladies we see each week at a Bible study we go to. Our 2 girls always come along and enjoy the the love and care from 4 of the warmest woman that are there to take care of them. They are such a blessing to us. They do crafts with them, tell them stories, sing songs with them and they let them play in the gym. Now what more can I ask for. Our girls adore them and were so excited to give them their gifts. Inside I tucked some Clinique lipstick, mascara and some mints. Each little box was decorated individually. I only had time to create one card after that.. (I know, I started way to late) Anyway, even though I started late it wasn't a difficult job to do.

  • I used my Box #2 die from Stampin Up.(#114518 - $42.95) In a flash I rolled it through my Big Shot die cutting machine and foila, had the template ready to fold and glue together. After that it was easy peasy.. I added some Stampin Up Christmas ornament stickers and they were ready to go.

  • The other Stampin Up die that I used was the Perfect Pennants L Die (#123126 - 40.95). It was so fun to pull the 5/8 Real Red Satin ribbon (#117286 - $12.25) through those little openings and create a wreath to put on my card. I saw this idea somewhere on the blog and thought it was just genius.

Well. I hope you have a beautiful evening. Let's connect soon :)

Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. So pretty! Love the box, Pauline! Reminds me I still haven't used mine yet so I better get to it!

  2. What fun little gift boxes, I'm sure your 'helpers' LOVED them! Your paper and ribbon choice is just beautiful, there's something about a handmade gift you can hand to someone and it's even better when they oooh and ahhh about the packaging first! ;) Thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  3. Love the colors you used. The box is adorable. Great card to go with it. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  4. Mooie creaties weer, Pauline!
    Leuk om te zien hoe jij zo lekker bezig kunt zijn met je Stampin' Up passie. En fijn dat je dit met ons wilt delen.
    Kunnen wij heerlijk inspiratie opdoen bij jou, thanks daarvoor.
    Alvast een fijn weekend! Wij gaan zondag "pakjesavond vieren", zoals Ruben zegt.

    Liefs, San

  5. PRACHTIG PRACHTIG Pauline! What a wonderful gift set! Zo leuk gedaan met dat lint door de kerstkrans en wat een leuk effect geeft die "top note die"! Ik ben ook helemaal weg van de buttons en al de stempels die je hebt gebruikt, en ook van dat lint om de gift box! Is dat ook van Stampin' Up? En vieren jullie nog Sinterklaas in Canada?

    Hugs, Laura

  6. Awww....such a nice gift for your special friends. Isn't it amazing how God puts such wonderful people in our lives?! I love your little box, so many details. I'm definitely making that wreath, too. I have that die, and have been at a loss with it. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  7. seriously... how do you ever come up with ideas like this! This is AWESOME! I can't wait to show my club ladies that technique with the scallop for a wreath!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! Hope to see you again!

  8. Prachtige set! heel mooi gemaakt Pauline! leuk idee om het lintje door de krans te rijgen:-)
    grtz Jolanda

  9. Just fabulous, Pauline! Love how you threaded the ribbon through the scalloped circle. Such a wonderful detail...you are SO creative! Hugs! :)


Thanks so much for leaving your comment. Enjoy the rest of your day! Take care, Pauline