Saturday, 21 September 2013


Morning crafters & welcome !

Today at 10am, I am joining up with fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators on 'In Love With Stamping' once again, this time show casing some products from the Autumn / Winter mini catalogue.

You may have just joined me from Sarah @ and her wonderful creations. 

Today I wanted to feature traditional colours in the 'Season of Style' Designer Series Papers, available in both 12"x12" and also four designs in handy A6 size DSP Paper Stacks, an ideal size for quick card making.

This delightful little box is a 5cm cube.  Both ends of the box undo so that decoration can remain in tact and also enable you to make in advance completely and store 'flat-packed' until you are ready to use.  

Start by cutting an A4 piece of card to 21cm x 17cm.  Score the long edge at 5cm, 10cm, 15cm & 20cm (leaving 1cm spare at the end).

Score the shorter side at 1cm, 6cm, 11cm & 16cm (leaving 1cm spare at the end). 

Fold all score lines and make crisp edges using a bone folder.

Snip up from bottom to first fold line and repeat opposite cutting downwards to first fold.

Mark all sections as in diagram and cut away. 

Corner round three tabs as in photo.  

Taper edges as indicated. I'm happy to cut freehand but use a craft knife and board if you prefer.  

Apply tape or Tombow adhesive to the back of side flap on the right and secure.  This is the only adhesive you will need !!!!  

Trim a 4.5cm strip of 'Season of Style' Designer Series Paper into SIX 4.5cm squares. Attach to sides of box and top & bottom, whilst still flat.  Take care if you use a DSP with an obvious one-way design.   

Wrap piece of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding round centre, keeping open ends free.  Thread on three Mosaic punch as in photo and tie knot.  Add a small rhinestone jewel to finish the tag. 

Pop in your gift, close box flaps and your box is now finished.  

Here is a very quick 10cm x 10cm card made with the remainder of the A4 sheet of Cherry Cobbler.  The images are stamped using Mosaic Madness stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink.  Using a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamp 'Merry' from Pennant Parade in the centre. Punch out with NEW Mosaic punch.  Holding one Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and stamped ornament together, punch hole in centre. Tie together with a bow using Cherry Cobbler bakers twine.

Hope you have enjoyed my little contribution today.  If you haven't got a copy of our Autumn / Winter or Annual catalogue then please let me know. I have some already parcelled up and ready to address and get on their way to you. 

Now I won't keep you any longer, continue your hop here with Joyce @ and hop round the rest of my fellow demonstrators joining in today. 

Thanks for popping by and catch up again soon. 

Happy craftin'


  1. Love your little boxes! Thanks for sharing the step-by-step. xx Katie

  2. Hi Sarnie, these are so cute! Thank you for the tutorial too :)

  3. Beautiful box and card Sandra
    Margaret x

  4. love the mini boxes - thanks for the instructions

  5. Love the box and matching card. Thanks for the instructions. Fiona x

  6. Super Sarnie, loving the box and will have to have a go :) xx

  7. I really like the way you've punched out the mosaic pieces in 3 co-ordinating colors. I might just have to steal that for a card I'mm making right now! Thanks for sharing. Dani x