Before I get going… I need to say… A great icon has joined his brothers on the other side. Godspeed, John Glenn, Godspeed. 😦
Mornin’, y’all – the end of the week approacheth! And so does Christmas! Oh. My. Goodness! Can’t believe it! Ain’t ready for it! No way – no how.
I don’t even have my tree up. Which is way late for me!
I confess I might – might – be a little worried about the fate of the tree and any ornaments at Aussie nose height (which is getting higher all the time!). It’s going to be a trick this year!
Speaking of Christmas – check out my Christmas cactus. It’s looking beutimous this year!
Finn cares not a lick about the cactus – other than enjoying the feeling of dining al fresco. His only interaction with it is when he’s chasing a soda bottle around the kitchen and he slams into the table it’s sitting on. Which is tall. And sort of wobbly. And going to come a cropper one of these days, I fear!
Yesterday, though, he was being a very good boy. He helpfully picked up the scraps of card stock and DSP scattered under my table and then laid down right under my feet. Cuz that’s handy! Makes it a little difficult to roll to my Big Shot and cutter, don’tcha know?
But – we’re making progress towards my dream of having my loving dog sleeping peacefully at my feet while I make cards! 🙂
Yes, he’s resting his head on the cord going to my light. Like a cord-mmok. I don’t know why. But he was quiet and not meddling so….who am I to judge?? 🙂
Speaking of cards, I didn’t make one for you today!
I made a box, instead – using the soon-to-be-available Window Box Thinlits! Remember a few weeks ago I made this wedding card?
It used the 2017 Occasions Falling In Love DSP and Love Notes Framelits and the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits from the Annual Catalog.
Using the Window Box Thinlits, more Falling in Love DSP and a second sentiment from Sunshine Wishes, I made a coordinating box. Take a look-see:
These Thinlits are really cool – and will let you do all sorts of fun things – especially when you combine them with the bundled Window Shopping stamp set. When I got my Thinlits, I just jumped in and started trying to make a box. I got two of the box pieces cut out – I knew that much! – and then I was sort of stymied. So I went out and found the Stampin’ Up! video. Let me help you out. Here’s the video. Watch it before you make your first cut. Trust me on this! 🙂
So, after watching the video, I started my “real” box (the first one was practice!). So, I cut the two basic box pieces from Very Vanilla.
My practice box taught me a trick – when you pick which piece to cut the excess tabs from (per the video!0, cut them from your bottom piece!
Once I’d identified the top, I ran that piece back thru the Big Shot with the floral hexagonal die in place. I also ran it thru with the square floral hearts design die – cutting two panels. As the video showed – I turned the die upside down and cut a single square panel in the bottom piece.
I knew I wanted to put something behind the cut-outs, but I wanted the inside of the box to look pretty, too. So…I took a piece of the same Falling in Love paper that I’d used on the card, and adhered both box pieces to it with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. Then I trimmed off all the excess. This completely lined the box, making the inside just as pretty as the outside!
At that point, I just put the box together like Donna showed us in the Stampin’ Up! video. I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere everything. That gave me time to be sure everything was lined up and in place.
With my box together, I made a topper. I cut a piece of Vellum Card Stock with the main box die, and trimmed up just the top hexagon. Then I cut 3/4″ from both sides to make a piece to place on top. I adhered that to another piece of Falling in Love DSP, using my Fine-Tip Glue Pen – and only putting glue where I knew I was going to have embellishment on top, to hide the glue.
The sentiment is cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits – one from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and two from Soft Sky card stock. Using Liquid Glue, I adhered them all in a stack.
I ran a piece of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim across my top strip, adhering it with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and trimming the edges. Over that I added the stacked up sentiment with Liquid Glue.
I popped the finished sentiment strip onto the box top with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the ends of the strip.
To help keep the box closed and to finish it off, I ran another strip of the Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim around the box – running it under the top strip. On the bottom, I used a little dab of Liquid Glue to adhere the lace to the box. I tied the trim on the top and added a Falling in Love Embellishment with a Glue Dot.
Just cuz I could, I heat embossed a tiny sentiment from the matching Window Shopping stamp set in Copper on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut it out with the little tag die in the Window Box Thinlits. I used a little bit of Liquid Glue and adhered it over the trim on the bottom of the box. Finally, I added a Rhinestone Basic Embellishment to the tag to finish it off.
Et Voila! I love how the card and the box coordinate – and I love love love this Window Box Thinlits die set! I hope you like – and that you’ve put this on your “must have” list! 🙂
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!
HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
2017 Occasions Catalog Shares are Open!
The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here and check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!
Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products
Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017
- All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
- Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store! Hint: There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
- This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory. Use it as you will. Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
- No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
- Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
- New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.
- Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!
Online Host Club
I only have 2 slots left in the January 2017 Online Host Club. Check out all the details right here! And then don’t miss out – get in on the fun!
So – these Window Box Thinlits and the matching Window Shopping stamp set are really cool! You’ll be able to get them for yourself on 4 Jan!
Unless, of course, you decided to join Stampin’ Up! now – then you could pick them as part of your Starter Kit right now!
Just sayin’…. let me know if you want me to get you hooked up!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
The Window Shopping Bundle, Love Notes Framelits and Falling in Love DSP will be available on 4 Jan 17!
CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Very Vanilla Card Stock: Basic Box die cuts using the Window Box Thinlits
Soft Sky Card Stock: top embellishment strip; two Sunshine Wishes die cuts
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: Sunshine Wishes die cut
Falling in love DSP: Box liner; top embellishment strip
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!