Stampin’ Pretty Box Brigade

Stampin up holiday treasures box brigade

Ready for a little 3-D magic?  Making boxes of all sizes, especially with Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series paper, is easier than you may think.  I have three different ideas to share with you today, in tandem with the excitement (and I mean excitement) of Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Extravaganza Sale (save 20 to 50% on selected product bundles, thru Dec. 1). 

Stampin up holiday extravaganza square box

This cutie "peek-a-boo" 3 x 3 square box leaps together in a flash.  I used a Scor-Pal and these directions (click here).  You can modify the directions (brush up on your  math skills) and make just about any size you desire. 

I added a fun touch by cropping out a scalloped heart (after scoring so I knew where to center the heart) and adding acetate for a slick little window.  TIP:  Stampin' Up! Rub-Ons (on sale through Nov. 30) adhere to so many surfaces and cling with perfection to the acetate.  This "naughty or nice" sentiment is from Season of Cheer Rub-Ons.

TIP:  I created a little confetti to hide my daughter's gift behind the window, using Old Olive, Baja Breeze and Ruby Red card stock, a Crimper and Shredding Scissors.

Paper:  Stampin' Up! Holiday Treasures Designer Series (112469), Old Olive (100702), Ruby Red Textured (Earth Elements Textured, 108697), Baja Breeze (111352), Acetate (Archiver's)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439),  Boho Blossoms Punch (110711), 1/4" Circle Punch (104942), Crimper (101618), Nestabilities Scalloped Heart, Scor-Pal, Shredding Scissors
The Perfect Touch:  Baja Breeze 1" Double Stitched Ribbon (111847), Silver Cord (109866), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Season of Cheer Rub-Ons (112843)

Stampin up holiday extravaganza holiday treasures box

Going from square to a 3 x 4 rectangular box requires minimal adjustment.  Discover this easy formula and directions linked here. The Chocolate Felt Ribbon (yum) is from Stampin' Up!'s Alpine Ribbon Originals and the sentiment is a Rub-On from Season of Cheer (20% off thru Nov. 30).

Paper:  Holiday Treasures Designer Series (112469), Old Olive (100702), Ruby Red Textured (Earth Elements Textured, 108697), Chocolate Chip (102128)
Cool Tools:  Large Oval Punch (107305), Wide Oval Punch (112082), 5-Petal Flower Punch (109041), Trio Flower Punch (109183), Scor-Pal
The Perfect Touch:  Alpine Ribbon Originals (113100), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Season of Cheer Rub-Ons (112843), Non SU Stick-On Rhinestone

Stampin up holiday extravaganza tracy's box

Here's an easy twist for a larger gift.  I simply covered the topper of an existing box with Holiday Treasures Designer Series paper and embellished the rest. 

TIP:  For added dimension, I ran chipboard and Ruby Red Textured card stock through a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the Top Note Bigz Die.  I adhered the red on the chipboard die cut for a strong decorative impact.  TIP:  Stampin' Up's Chipboard may be ordered in in sheets (114320).  It includes six 5 3/4" x 13 3/4" sheets (the perfect size to zip through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine or a Cuttlebug) and works with Originals, Bigz and BigzXL Dies.

Paper:  Holiday Treasures Designer Series (112469), Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip Textured (Earth Elements Textured, 108697), Old Olive (100702), Chipboard (114320)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Top Note Bigz Die (113463), Go Go Boots Alphabet (113450), 1/4" Circle Punch (104942), Crimper (101618)
The Perfect Touch:  Word Flurries Rub-Ons (111417), Little Felt Flurries (113697), Old Olive Button (Earth Elements Buttons, 103978), Organdy Ribbon (retired).

So do you feel ready to make some holiday boxes this year?  Let me know by leaving a comment.


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  1. colleen kramer

    Adorable! What a great way to showcase such yummy papers. You’ve shown starting with such lovelies + a few extras = an extra special little gift!

  2. Mary—-I LOVE your boxes! I’m all about the presentation! Love the one with the acetate and rub ons… ideas to make it all lovely~

  3. great boxes. I love the peek a boo box. very cute.

  4. Beautiful box ideas Mary! You’ve been busy!!

  5. Now you’re a girl after my own heart. You know I am the box queen. I love them all. I bought five or six packages of the Christmas rub-ons (just because I also like a good sale) now I know how to use them. Thanks for more ideas. If I live to be 100 I will never catch up to all of your postings, but don’t ever stop. Thanks for sharing

  6. O.k…it’s official…I have to STOP checking out your website!!! Now I want more gadgets, more papers…rub-ons (which I have vowed NOT to dive into!). What a great job! I like making cards but I LOVE making projects more! I wish I was on your Christmas list!

  7. Great box ideas!

  8. fun!! love them all! the scallop heart…how fun is that!?

  9. Lookin’ good! I really like your use of rub-ons, especially in the window of the little box – so cute!


  10. Fabulous little boxes! I love how you incorporate the rub ons…great job. Thanks for sharing.

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