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  1. Thinking Outside The Box – Bottle Carousel Tutorial
  2. Thinking Outside of the Box Luggage Tutorial
  3. Early Release Bundles Available NOW!
  4. Share What You Love – Try It Tuesday
  5. Thinking Outside the Box – Carrier Caddy Tutorial
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Thinking Outside The Box – Bottle Carousel Tutorial

Welcome to this months Thinking Outside of the Box Blog Hop and tutorial!  Each month the Thinking Outside of the Box Design Team will be bringing you fabulous projects that are all to do with boxes, bags and packaging!  PLUS each post will have a tutorial for the project so that you can join in the fun too and make your own version!  I can’t tell you how excited I am to be on this fabulous team with demonstrators from EVERY country that Stampin’ Up! does business in!  Here we all are:


So it’s been a long time between posts huh?  3 months in fact…life just keeps getting in the way! But I am here for this months Thinking Outside the Box project and it is a super cute project that makes me smile every time I look at it!

I actually have to be honest and tell you that my 11 year old daughter did most of the work on this project so lets call her this months Guest Designer 😉

How cute is this bottle carousel?!  The boxes are actually the perfect size for Ferrero Rocher chocolates (or similar) but I forgot to get some when I was at the shops so had to use what I had on hand!  Miss 11 kept her design deliberately simple with just some DSP and strips of cardstock – I do like how she alternated the colours of box though – just like a ferris wheel she said.

The great thing about this carousel is that it is super easy to create and because it is small and really novel, it doesn’t really need much decorating or embellishing!

HERE’S HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BOTTLE CAROUSEL:

For the boxes cut 4 pieces of cardstock measuring 8.5cm x 11.5cm
Score the Long Side at 1cm, 4.5cm and 9cm
Score the Short Side at 2.5cm and 6cm
Fold along score lines and then cut as shown below:

If decorating with Designer Series Paper, cut your DSP to 3cm x 2cm (you will need 12 pieces for all 4 boxes)
Adhere DSP to box
Add adhesive to tabs and outermost flaps and assemble box.

For the neck piece, cut 1 piece of cardstock measuring 6cm x 6cm
Measure 1.2cm down from each corner and mark with pencil
Cut along the diagonal between your pencil marks
Punch a circle in the centre

Decorate the centre circle any way you wish, then adhere your 4 boxes to each side.

 

Materials
Cardstock: Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Balmy Blue, All Is Bright DSP
Other: Layering Circles Thinlits, Big Shot

Well that’s it from me, but be sure to head around the globe and check out what the rest of the design team have in store for you – remember we each have a free tutorial in our posts!

 

 


Tanja Kolar – Germany
Carrie Bates – UK
Annette Elias – Netherlands
Sharlene Meyer – New Zealand
Beate Wacker – Austria
Aude Barbara – France

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Thinking Outside of the Box Luggage Tutorial

Welcome to this months Thinking Outside of the Box Blog Hop and tutorial!  Each month the Thinking Outside of the Box Design Team will be bringing you fabulous projects that are all to do with boxes, bags and packaging!  PLUS each post will have a tutorial for the project so that you can join in the fun too and make your own version!  I can’t tell you how excited I am to be on this fabulous team with demonstrators from EVERY country that Stampin’ Up! does business in!  Here we all are:


I am pumped to be back joining the team for this months Suitcase theme project!  I missed last month’s hop due to having just started a new job and not having time to stamp – the blog has been a little sporadic the last month but I think I have life a little more sorted and balanced now so hopefully a little more crafting & blogging will happen!

As soon as I saw the leopard print in the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper pack, I knew my suitcase was going to be for the ultimate fashionista!  No fashion conscious girls luggage is complete without a leopard print & hot pink suitcase right?

The suitcase itself is actually 2 boxes fitted together and then it slides into the decorative outer.  It’s a great size box to fit all kinds of things – a beautiful silk scarf, jewellery or just sweet treats!

There are so many options for decorating your suitcase but I kept mine very simple with just the straps and handle – how awesome is that Lovely Lipstick colour!  I added sponging to all my elements to give the case that well-travelled look!

HERE’S HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN SUITCASE:

For the lid of your box you will need cardstock measuring 9 5/8″ x 8 1/4″
Score the Long Side at 1 1/8″, 2 1/4″, 7 1/4″ & 8 3/8″
Score the Short Side at 1 1/8″, 2 1/4″, 6″ & 7 1/8″
Fold along score lines and then cut as shown.
Add adhesive to tabs and outermost flaps and assemble box.

For the base of your box you will need cardstock measuring 9 1/8″ x 7 3/4″
Score the Long Side at 1″, 2″, 7 1/8″ & 8 1/8″
Score the Short Side at 1″, 2″, 5 3/4″ & 6 3/4″
Fold along score lines and then cut as shown.
Add adhesive to tabs and outermost flaps and assemble box.

Once assembled your boxes will look like this:


Burnish the folded edges of your boxes well and then slip the small box inside the larger one.


Cut designer series paper to the width of your completed box and then wrap it around the box before adhering the ends – the DSP will create a sleeve to slide your box in and out from.
Decorate your suitcase as you wish!

Materials
Ink: Crumb Cake, Lovely Lipstick
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Lovely Lipstick, Animal Expedition DSP
Other: Simply Scored, Paper Piercer, Sponge Daubers

Well that’s it from me, but be sure to head around the globe and check out what the rest of the design team have in store for you – remember we each have a free tutorial in our posts!

 

 

Shannean Moncrieff – Australia
Tanja Kolar – Germany
Yoshiko Endo – Japan
Annette Elias – Netherlands
Dena Rekow – USA
Sharlene Meyer – New Zealand
Beate Wacker – Austria
Aude Barbara – France
Barb Stewart – Canada

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Early Release Bundles Available NOW!


The Share What You Love Suite has been designed especially to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Anniversary!  With gorgeous images, a beautiful colour combination (including NEW colours) and touches of Pearl (to signify 30 years!), this suite covers all the bases.  You can get a quick fix with the Just Getting Started Bundle, step it up with the A Little More, Please Bundle, or the aptly named Gotta Have It All Bundle! Each bundle includes FREE PRODUCT/S and the bundles are EXCLUSIVE to this promotion (the individual items will be available in the Annual Catalogue but not bundled with free product).

Last but not least is the 2018-2020 In-Colour Classic Stampin’ Pad Bundle – all 5 new In-Colors at a great 10% discount– what a great head start on the new Annual Catalogue!


See all of these products in a little more detail in this great video

 

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Share What You Love – Try It Tuesday

Whew, I have managed to catch up with myself after getting the girls back to school – it was fun to spend time with them over the holidays and we had some really fun adventures, but it’s also good to get back to routine 🙂

I went LIVE on Facebook yesterday to share a quick & pretty card using the newly released Share What You Love Suite!  This gorgeous suite has been designed especially to mark Stampin’ Up!’s 30th anniversary and so it features touches of pearl that add a lovely touch to the wonderful images and sentiments!

I layered up the colours on the flower image for a subtle tone on tone look – a combination of Fresh Fig and Rich Razzleberry, sometimes stamping off on scrap paper and sometimes stamping with the full intensity of colour.  I also got to use a brand new inkpad for the first time – the lovely Mint Macaron, so happy to have that colour returning.


You can’t see it in the images but the Designer Series Paper in the background and the doily both feature a gorgeous pearlised finish that is just stunning – you will see it in the video.  The card is then topped off with the lovely soft Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon and the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (I can see myself using a TON of these!)

Check out the video to see how to create this card yourself!

 

Materials
Stamps: Love What You Do
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Fresh Fig, Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake
Other: Pearlized Doilies, Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls

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Thinking Outside the Box – Carrier Caddy Tutorial

Welcome to this months Thinking Outside of the Box Blog Hop and tutorial!  Each month the Thinking Outside of the Box Design Team will be bringing you fabulous projects that are all to do with boxes, bags and packaging!  PLUS each post will have a tutorial for the project so that you can join in the fun too and make your own version!  I can’t tell you how excited I am to be on this fabulous team with demonstrators from EVERY country that Stampin’ Up! does business in!  Here we all are:


This months project is a Milk Carton Carrier – designed to carry 4 little Milk Carton Boxes.  As you will soon see, I took a slightly different path with my caddy and instead of milk cartons I turned mine into a stationery caddy to sit on a desk.  Once again this box could easily be upscaled to make a bigger version, in fact I made very large versions of this project several years ago and filled it with treats for a Quiet Night In Pack to give as Christmas gifts.


On one side of the carrier I created a longer rectangular box to hold bigger items like Sticky Note, or it would fit the sheets of rhinestones, pearls or enamel shapes that we have.


On the other side I created 2 smaller square boxes (just like cut down milk cartons really) which are just the perfect size to fit paper clips, library clips or loose embellishments!


You could easily mix up the sizes of the boxes to fit what you need – even create taller ones to hold pens, scissors etc – so many options!

I decorated my box using the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The little paper clips were created using the Tabs for Everything stamp set and the Circle Tab punch (I have had this stamp set for over a year and I think this is the first time I have used it – I will definitely be using it again now, it’s so cute and has so many options!)

TUTORIAL
To create the Milk Carrier base itself you will need:

2 pieces of cardstock measuring 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
Score each piece at 1″ on all 4 sides
Cut tabs, apply adhesive and assemble.  You will have 2 identical shallow boxes.

For the handle, cut 1 piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/2″ by 3 1/2″
Round the top 2 corners
Punch or diecut the oval handle

Adhere one of the boxes to each side of the handle piece lining them up with the bottom.

To decorate with Designer Series Paper:
Cut 2 pieces measuring 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and round corners and punch/diecut handle.  Adhere to carrier handle – the DSP will go inside the boxes at the bottom.
Cut one piece 3/4″ x 7 1/2″ and wrap around the sides of the boxes adhering as you go.

To Create the Inner Boxes
Rectangular box – Cut cardstock measuring 12cm x 16.6cm.
Score at 4cm on all 4 sides.
Cut tabs, fold and adhere

Square box – Cut 2 pieces of cardstock measuring 12cm x 12cm.
Score at 4cm on all 4 sides.
Cut tabs, fold and adhere

Well that’s it from me this month – I hope you enjoyed the project and will give it a go yourself!  Be sure to hop around the globe to see what the rest of the team have created for you – remember we each have a tutorial for you to try!  You can start with Beate in Austria!

Materials
Stamps: Tabs for Everything
Ink: Dapper Denim, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Melon Mambo, Myths & Magic Specialty DSP
Other: Circle Tab Punch, Big Shot, Layering Ovals Framelit Dies

 

 

 

Shannean Moncrieff – Australia
Tanja Kolar
 – Germany
Yoshiko Endo – Japan
Zoë Tant – UK
Annette Elias – Netherlands
Sharlene Meyer – New Zealand
Beate Wacker – Austria
Aude Barbara – France
Barb Stewart – Canada

SHOP NOW!

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