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Stampin’ Up! Lots To Love Framelits Gift Box Tutorial

A quick tutorial on how to use the Stampin’ Up! Lots To Love Framelits box die to make a gift box.  I messed up a couple of times while trying to make my first box so I thought I’d share a simple tutorial with you.  Hopefully it will save you time, frustration and cardstock.  *wink*

Five Easy Steps

Step 1 –

Stampin' With Pixie Stampin' Up! Lots To Love Box Tutorial Step 1 - Measure & Cut Two Cardstock 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" pieces for the box back and front - stampin up stampin with pixie.

Cut two (2) 4 1/4” x 6 1/2” pieces of cardstock.  These are the back and the front of the box.

Step 2 –

Step 2 of the Stampin' With Pixie tutorial for the Stampin' Up! Lots To Love box framelit die is to die cut the front and back pieces and fold along the score lines.

Die cut the box front and back from the cardstock pieces using the box die from the Lots to Love Box Framelits set.

Step 3 –

Step 3 of the Stampin' With Pixie tutorial for the Stampin' Up! Lots to Love framelits box die - add Tear & Tape to the tabs and long edges of the box bottom. Leave protective cover on tape - stampin up stampin with pixie.

Fold both die cuts along the score lines.  Place Tear & Tape adhesive on the “outside” of the side folds and tabs of the back piece only. (See image.) Do not remove the protective cover on the tape.  Tip:  place the tape as close to the edge of the side folds as possible to ensure they seal tightly.

Step 4 –

Step 4 of the Stampin' With Pixie tutorial for the Stampin' Up! Lots to Love box framelit die - Carefully align the box back and front with flaps at opposite ends. Working one side at a time, press the long edges together to adhere the sides. Make sure everything is perfectly aligned and squared up or the box will twist.

Note – Before adhering the top and bottom sides, make sure the end flaps are at opposite ends of the box (see image).  Working one side at a time, remove the protective tape cover on the side fold.  Very carefully align the edges of the front and back box sides. Make sure the corners are square and everything is straight before pressing the pieces together to adhere them.  A misalignment can cause the box to twist so work carefully and slowly.  You may find it easier to do this if the back piece is laying on a level work surface.  Repeat for the other side of the box.  To make sure the sides are tightly adhered, press from the inside of the sides using a pencil, tweezer or some other longer tool so you can reach all the way down the sides.

Step 5 –

Step 5 of the Stampin' With Pixie tutorial for the Stampin' Up! Lots To Love Framelits box die - tuck in the tabs on the bottom of the box and adhere them to the inside of the bottom flap. The box is now complete.

Almost done – Remove the protective tape cover from the tabs on the back of the box (aka the bottom end of the box).  Fold up the bottom flap and adhere the tabs inside the flap making sure the edges are aligned straight.  Slip flap inside the box bottom.  Ta dah!  You did it.  You now have a cute little box ready for decorating and giving.

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Coming up very shortly – a oh-so-fun treats for your Sweetie gift box made using the Lots To Love Framelits dies and my fav Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Adorbs!
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Swirly Bird Happy Birthday Card

Ready for a breath of Spring?  I am!  This Swirly Bird Happy Birthday Card made using Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, the Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Framelits should do the trick.

 

Happy Birthday card by Stampin' With Pixie made using Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight (yellow) cardstock base layered with Whisper White and off-center Daffodil Delight mats. On right side a rectangle of Daisy Delight Designer Series Paper backs a die-cut circular swirl in Marina Mist (teal blue). Popped up on this are a blue bird and two yellow flowers. On the left side is the sentiment "Happy Birthday" stamped in Marina Mist (blue) - stampin up stampin withpixie.

Bright Breezy Swirls

Oh my goodness do I love the Delightful Daisy DSP.  This particular design just took my fancy.   It’s so bright, cheery and fresh.  You can almost smell the scent of Spring flowers on the air when you look at it.  I don’t know about you but we sure could use a bit of Spring warmth here in frozen North Carolina.

Delightful Daisy DSP collection image by Stampin' Up! updated to include coordinating colors by Stampin' With Pixie. This DSP is filled with pastel- and other soft Spring colors, flowers, swirls etc - stampin' with pixie stampin up stampin with pixie.

Coordinating Swirly Scribbles

Pretty sure Stampin’ Up! planned it this way but don’t you think the swirl scribble coordinates nicely with the DSP design?  It’s die cut from Marina Mist cardstock using the swirl from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits dies.  Love this die set.

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I originally bought this die set because I liked the long scribbles on the right.  They are prefect for hills, snowbanks etc.  Then I started using the round scribbles for flowers, nests, frames, snowmen and so on.  A very versatile die set.

A Bluebird Of Happiness

The swirly die cut called out for a little bluebird of happiness.  It was stamped using the Swirly Bird stamp set and Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ ink and then fussy cut.  The fun flowers were stamped using the same set and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ ink.  They were die cut using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.

Contents of the Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird stamp set including a variety of shapes: swirls & outlines, sails & details, bird, flowers, leaves dots etc - stampin' with pixie stampin up stampin with pixie.

What do you see when you look at this stamp set?  I see sail boats, flowers, a wave, leaves and three little eggs or jelly beans among other things.

Offset For Interest

This card has a clean and simple layout.  To spiff it up a bit and add interest, I offset the artwork to the right side of the card front and mixed up the mat sizes.  I really wanted to show off the DSP and leave as much of it exposed as possible.  The sentiment comes from the Balloon Celebration stamp set.  It’s a smaller font so it doesn’t overwhelm the card especially lined up on the left.

Contents of the Stampin' Up! Balloon Celebration stamp set including a cloud, balloon in various sizes for two- or three-step (base and detail) stamping, sentiments like "coffee", "congratulations", "happy birthday", "champagne" etc - stampin' with pixie stampin up stampin with pixie.

Color Inspiration

The Delightful Daisy DSP is filled with soft muted colors like Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Soft Sky.  To make this card, I pulled the Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight colors from the DSP design and paired them with Whisper White.

Color inspiration for Stampin' With Pixie's Swirly Bird Birthday card using Stampin' Up! colors Whisper White, Marina Mist (teal blue) and Daffodil Delight (bright yellow) shown as pawprints.

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