Stampin’ Up! Adjustable Gift Box and Holiday Surprise Gift

I used some of the Under the Tree Speciality DSP and Kraft Card Stock from Stampin’ Up! to create a little gift box that was the exact size that I needed.  The box was really easy to put together and I created a quick tutorial to show you the details.  You can see it here on my Tutorials page.

I also got a little surprise gift in the mail from my stamping friend, Mary Laffin.  She created a beautiful card, an ornament and some cute little treat boxes that I’m sharing today too!

Merry Everything - Stamp With Amy K

After I created the gift box (you can see the tutorial here), I simply wrapped a strand of the Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon around it and tied a bow, then used a clothespin from the Under the Tree Tag a Bag Accessory Kit (on sale through Jan 5 for $5.59 while supplies last) to clip a tag to the box.

Merry Everything 1 - Stamp With Amy K

I created the tag by coloring the image from the Merry Everything stamp set with my Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler Markers and stamping it on a panel of Kraft card stock.  I punched the image out with the Note Tag Punch and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals to a Chalk Talk Framelits die cut from Under the Tree DSP.


And now for the box of goodies that Mary sent me!  She hand painted an ornament, made four little treat holder boxes and a card for me.  It definitely made me smile when it arrived.  🙂


For the card, Mary used some of the dies from the Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies set, some Silver and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and a little of the Santa & Co DSP.


When I opened up the card, I found these awesome floating ornaments!  It’s a little hard to see in the photo, but Mary attached the ornaments to little strips of Window Sheets to give them that effect.  So cool!


I loved the hand painted ornament…I especially love that she used a Frosted Sequin, Rhinestones and a little Silver Baker’s Twine to embellish it!


And then I started opening the little treat boxes…look what popped up!  Cute little notes inside the boxes!


The notes are also “floating” on strips of Window Sheets and they pop up when you pull the boxes open.  The box bases were hand made with the Envelope Punch Board and wrapped in designer papers.


And there were a few chocolate treats hiding in the boxes too!  Thanks so much for the awesome treats Mary!  I love you creations.  🙂

You can find a complete list of supplies for my gift box , including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

December 16-31 Hostess Code:  STNQCVYD

Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift for December is your choice of any item valued up to $8.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2014 Holiday Catalog!

Stamp With Amy K – 2015 Occasions Catalog Shares

2015 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog - Stamp With Amy K

Would you like all of the great new designer papers, ribbon and embellishments in the 2015 Occasions Catalog but can’t afford everything? Join my share! I’m placing an order on January 6 and I’m going to 3-day ship it so I should be able to have the shares cut, bundled and in the mail to you around January 13.

You can see all of the details and find a sign-up form by clicking here or on my 2015 Occasions Catalog Shares page at the top.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Dec 16-22

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals:

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through December 22.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Running Shoe Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • In addition to my online store, also take PayPal payments for orders – Check my Rewards page for more information.
  • I offer gift certificates for Stampin’ Up! merchandise too!  Click on my Gift Certificates page for more information.

Card stock cuts for these projects:
  • Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper – 9″ x 12″ panel, Chalk Talk Framelits die cut
  • Kraft Card Stock – 9″ x 12″ panel, Note Tag Punch

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

4 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Adjustable Gift Box and Holiday Surprise Gift

  1. Love the tutorial on the boxes. I know there is so much more to do with the envelope punch board–but it’s nice to have someone else figure it out and share measurements with us!

    You are so welcome for the treats. I enjoyed doing them for you. But–you said I made 4 little boxes for you–does that mean you aren’t sharing with your family? lol

    Have a great Christmas.

    • Thanks so much Mary, glad that you liked the tutorial. 🙂

      Hahaha!!! I wondered if you’d catch that I said all 4 were for me…of course I shared them with my family! 😉 Thanks again for the gifts, the ornament is hanging on the tree and the chocolate is nearly devoured. 🙂

  2. Just wait til they use the “empty” boxes and fill them with gift cards/$$ for you to help in reducing your wish list from the new catalogs!

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