Creativity Abounds Blog Hop – Christmas Gift Packaging

Welcome to Creativity Abounds Blog Hop.   We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world that are coming together to share our creative ideas with you.  We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can Inspire you to make creations of your own.

This month our theme is Gift Packaging.

There is a story behind my project today and I would love to share that with you.

As a child in the 1970’s in the small country town where we lived we still had the Baker, Fruit and Veg Man and Milk Man that would deliver to us each week. Come Christmas my mother would go and buy a bottle of Beer for each one as a thank you for the service they provided. She would wrap the bottle in red crepe paper and a strip of back cardboard around the middle and the a Santa head cut from Christmas wrapping…It wasn’t always easy to find the wrapping with the right size head to fit the bottle, so it was very special when it was found and kept for the following year.

A few times I have done this also, so this year it was time to repeat this tradition. So here is my take on the Special Christmas Gift that my mother made.

Using Red Velvet Paper and Real red Cardstock I have created a great gift box for a bottle of wine.

Here I have used Red Velvet Paper & Real Red Cardstock to make a box to hold the bottle of wine. He has his belt and shinny buckle made from Basic Black cardstock and Gold Metallic Specialty Paper.

Below I have added a video showing how I created this box to fit the bottle. By taking a few simple measurements you can customise this box to fit any size bottle. CLICK the image below to view the video

Make sure you have a look at our Tutorial below full of amazing Packaging ideas. You can purchase this Tutorial from my Tutorial Shop or earn for Free when spending $50 o more in my On-Line Store.

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin’ Up! ® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin’ Up!® teams.

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he projects featured in this bundle are totally EXCLUSIVE, which means they can not be found anywhere else online.

Measurements are in both Imperial/ US Letter size and Metric/ A4.

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Suit & Tie Gift Box

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

On my Facebook Live this I created one of these Gift Boxes, using the Suit and Tie Dies by Stampin’ Up!® to decorate them. These were fun to make and I can’t wait to fill them with lots of goodies to give to someone special.

To decorate the gift box I used the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper which you can earn by placing an order with me.

Stampin' Up! Suit & Tie Dies to decorate gift boxes

When placing an order for $250 or more you can earn 10% of those sales – Stampin’ Rewards, which then can go towards FREE product. On pages 170 and 171 are products you can only purchase through Stampin’ Rewards. To get the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper your Rewards total would have to be $31 or $310 of sales before postage.

Between 4 May – 14 June if your sales reach $400 Stampin’ Up!® will give you an extra $40, a total of $80 to spend.

How can you earn this ….

  • Book a party and invite your friends – local to me
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Contact me and I can help you put together a way for you to earn some great products. Send me an email today to get started

How to make this cute Gift Box…

Using 30.5 x 30.5cm cardstock, with only one join.

A4 Cardstock

If you don’t have 30.5 x 30.5 cm cardstock…Here are the Measurements using 2 sheets of A4 cardstock

YouTube Video

Watch the video for all the instructions on how to create these boxes.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you have enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

Stampin’ Up! products used in today’s Project

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Soap Gift Boxes

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

Last week in my class we made these cute little Gift Boxes fill with a small cake of soap.These little boxes of soap make a great little gift for those times where you need something quick, for that unexpected gift

Soap Gift Boxes

You could use any Cardstock and Designer Series Paper to make Boxes with Belly Bands, here I have used Stampin’ Up! ® Peony Gardens Suite Collection.

These boxes made to the dimensions of the Soap.You could use any beautiful soap for this, the soap I used came in a box of 10 soaps – all  wrapped in cellophane. Each soap measured 5cm square with a depth of 1.8 cm. The finished size of my box is 5.5 cm square and a depth of 2 cm.

Here is a my measurement plan for cutting, scoring & folding of card stock.

Measurements Used –

  • Box – 9.5 x 17 cm, score along 9.5cm side at 2cm , 7.5cm. Score along 17cm length at 2cm, 7.5cm, 9.5cm, 15cm
  • Belly Band – 4.5 x 15 cm
  • Tag – scrap for stamp and die cut

How did I do That – Soap Gift Box Video

Watch the video where I show you how I made this basic box.

To finish these boxes I wrapped some Tulle Ribbon around the box and tie of in a bow. Stamp the small Peony image onto Whisper White cardstock using So Saffron Ink Pad. Stamp the ‘For You’ sentiment from the Beauty Abounds Stamp set. Punch a small hole and tie around center of the tulle box using bakers twine. Add Glue Dot under the bow and under tulle on the bottom of the box to hold in place.


Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you have enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

Below I have listed all the products used and they are linked back to my On-Line Store for your easy shopping experience.

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Stampin’ Up! On Stage 2018…Sydney, Luna Park



On Saturday I went to Sydney, Luna Park…to the Stampin’ Up! On Stage event which is held at different locations around the world each year.

It is one of the fun thing you get to do as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

What do we do there….

*We find out about new products to be released later in the year..sorry can’t share with you….I know your very upset about that!

We watch presentations about the products and then get to make some of them ourselves to share with you…..

*We jump up and down with excitement when we get a copy of the new catalogue or just about anything exciting that happens.

Can now share the cover of the Annual Catalogue 2018-19.

If you live in Australia and would like to reserve a copy contact me today…there will be a $5 charge to help cover postage.( CC or PayPal payments)

*We have Prize Patrols where we win new Product.

We also get new Products at Registration in our Bag and another prize for all attendees. The BEST PRIZE of all was being there and “MY” prize was meeting Sara Douglas CEO of Stampin’ Up!

*We spend weeks making swaps and then run around swapping them with others and getting really excited about what others have made.

Making “Swaps” and sharing them is so much fun..its a great way of meeting others and sharing ideas.

I made this wonderful Mini Punch Board Bag that would be great for small gifts, Party or Wedding Favour, it fits a Ferrero Rocher inside.

I first saw this bag done by Coul’Heure Papier

Here is a YouTube video of what I made. So yes you can make one too!

If you want to join me in the fun each year, come and have a chat with me…would love to talk to you about Stampin’ Up!

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Christmas Packaging with Stampin Up!

Christmas what a beautiful time of the year…

I love Christmas…don’t you?

In the last class for the year I decided we would make great little Christmas gift boxes for those small but still important gifts.

We made 3 projects…no cards, but 3 easy to make “Gift Boxes” using Stampin’ Up! Tags and Trimmings Bundle 146062 and the Gift Bag Punch board 135862


The boxes where then decorated using the stamps and Thinlits from the Tags and Trimmings Bundle and Designer Series Papers from Merry Little Christmas DSP 144621 & Merry Music Specialty DSP 144623.

How to Make….

Christmas Stocking

Stocking and pillow box back was cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock, a 1/8 hole was punched in the back of Pillow box to attach a folded and knotted length of Quilted Christmas Ribbon 144620 to be used as a hanger.It is a lot easier putting the ribbon in now than after stocking is completed.

Fold and burnish the side tabs on back panel, also the bottom tab and gently shape the top of stocking. Add Tear and tape to side tabs on back panel as well as bottom tab.

Remove Tear and Tape backing, carefully match the corners at top and adhere down, doing one side at a time.

Burnish, fold over and adhere other side (Sorry forgot the ribbon in these pictures)

Remove backing of tab and gentle fold into box and burnish with bone folder to inside of stocking.

To decorate we using the Snow flake paper from the Merry Little Christmas DSP for the cuff, heal and toe of stocking attached with Multi Purpose Glue. I also adhered the gold pom pom trim to back of cuff before attaching to stocking front.

Bell and Pom Pom Trim was cut from Gold Foil Paper. Two leaves and the large button was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and cut using the Thinlits. These then where layered using glue dots …large leaf coming from behind the bell with the smaller leaf on opposite side and at the front. Large button on top with a small bow in Red/white Twisted bakers Twine (Discontinued)

Pillow Box

Cut two back panels from Crumb Cake cardstock and remove the log tab from each panel and side tabs only from one panel.

Fold in the scoring lines and Tear and Tape and this time when you join the panels together you need to top and tail them

You can see here the notched one is at the top the other at the bottom. Join other side and gently fold in the tops and bottoms of box.

With the pillow box to decorate I cut a strip of Merry Music Specialty DSP 6 x 15cm. Tear along both edges removing approx .5cm from each side. This is then wrapped around the box and adhered with snail. Wrap the Jute Twine 144625 around the box twice and tie off in a knot. Using the tag from the stamp set I added two leaves and a small button and tied onto the Twine with Red/white bakers twine.

Gift Bag

With a 15 cm x 30cm piece of DSP from the Merry Little Christmas DSP 144621 Score down one long side 2.5cm and fold this is the top of the bag.

Follow the instructions on the Gift Bag Punch board 135862 to make the large gift bag. Fold and adhere bag together.

The Gift Box, I wanted to be more of a Santa Sack so instead of making handles I just threaded the Jute Twine 144625 through the holes and knotted at the front, the bow and tags where then attached at the knot.

The Whisper White tag is only approx 3 cm in width, because the bag is so small it didn’t need a wide tag. I just folded a bow shape and added the Gold sequence at the back and wrapped White bakers twine around the center where the knot would be. I used a glue dot to hold in place on the tag and then using the tails to tie to the jute knot on the bag.Finish off by adding another two leaves and button with the Glue dots.

Hope you have enjoyed my projects we did last night, it was a great way to finish off the year.

Here we all are WISHING each other a MERRY CHRISTMAS

This was at the start of the evening….before the fun began!

If you have any questions please just contact me…All items used with links to my shop will be below

Make sure you pop over to my SHOP and check out some of the SALES we have happening at the moment with the Year-end Sales Event.

There are Discontinued Items and Retiring Items from the Holiday Catalogue….so HERE’S! Your chance don’t miss out before they are gone.

Merry Christmas






Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Mothers Day

I’m a bit late with this..but I would like to share with you what we did in our Mother’s Day Class last Friday night.
This idea was CASed from Jo Hooper, when she posted this on Facebook I loved it. This would make a nice gift, for Birthday’s,Engagements, Weddings, or just a nice Thank You Gift.
Wasn’t sure on how but after a bit of research, found out. It looks so hard but it is so simple. If you want to know more contact me and book in a class.




Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.