I don’t use 3″ x 3″ cards, as soon as I saw our Pizza Boxes in
the new Christmas (Autumn/Winter) Catalogue, I’ve wanted to do this
And as soon as I saw the Merry Patterns Stamp Set demonstrated
in a Stampin’ Up! official YouTube video, I knew I wanted to do a design
using the candles!
I made five identical
cards and an extra card front to adhere on the front of the box.
long as it’s given before Christmas, this would make an ideal gift for
co-workers or teachers, and it’s very easy and relatively quick to make!
The Pizza Boxes are food safe and I think they should be folded with
the shiny side on the inside, but I chose to have the shiny side on the
I’m not a cook but any stretch of the imagination, but I would
have thought if the box is used for food e.g. a cookie, the cookie would
be put into a food cello bag first…………..wouldn’t it?
Do you have a preference which way you prefer the boxes?
create my cards I cut a 12″ x 12″ sheet of Whisper White cardstock (CS)
into eight pieces of 6″ x 3″, which I scored at 3″ and folded in half
to create my 3″ x 3″ cards.
When I ordered the pizza boxes, I also
ordered some 3″ x 3″ Whisper White Envelopes, so I didn’t have to think
about using the Envelope Punch Board to make my own!
Then I stamped
the candle flames using Crushed Curry Ink.
I stamped the first set of candles using Cherry Cobbler
Ink, and then Pear Pizzazz for second set of
To finish the square I stamped the sentiment using Basic Black
My idea was to stamp an image above the candles e.g. some holly
leaves and berries, but I couldn’t decide what!
I die cut the shape using a square die from the Stitched Shapes
Framelits, and then layered it onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler CS which
measure 2.75″ x 2.75″.
After checking my other Christmas stamps, ribbons and
bows, I decided I like the clean look of the cards and left them alone.
final step was to tie some Crushed Curry 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon
around the box to make it look lik a gift!
This is because, even with five cards and five envelopes, there’s still a fair bit of room left in this very generous box.
With today’s cards, I’ll probably wrap them in tissue
before giving them as a present.
about it for today.
I hope you
have a great weekend and until tomorrow, happy crafting.
PS This stamp set is free for any orders over £250.00, during September and October. Please let me know if you’d like more details. JanB.