M & M Valentine Box

Stampin up punches plus sale-a-bration

I adore the combination of red and black for Valentine's Day.  Remember this card in the same color scheme?  The M&M candy box and matching 3 x 3 card is for my teenage daughter this Valentine Saturday. 

I used a variety of  Stampin' Up! punches and a Bigz Die Cut today.  To see more samples in these categories, select Punch Bunch or Big Shot Gallery.  TIP:  They always are available for your convenience under my category list on the left side bar.

Stampin up punches plus sale-a-bration box

Box #2
This charming box was created in seconds with my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine and the Bigz XL Die, dubbed with the tantalizing name of "Box #2."  Stampin' Up! introduced Rockabilly Specialty Designer Series Paper in the Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog (the catalog is now free with any Stampin' Up! on-line order).  It's printed glossy cherries are very polished looking and lend sophistication to my little candy box.

I punched out the window with a Wide Oval Punch and layered a piece of acetate (available at most craft stores) behind.  TIP:  To center your window, pop out a Wide Oval with a piece of scrap paper first.  Find the panel on the die cut box where the window will go.  Center and adhere the scrap oval using Dotto adhesive (removable).  When you punch the Rockabilly paper, line the punch up with the scrap oval . . . nifty.  The tag is a combination of Real Red card stock, Polka Dot Punches (Sale-A-Bration) and a coordinating Full Heart Punch (new).   

Box (3.25 W x 2H x 1.25 D)

Stamp Set:  Polka Dot Punches (113788, Sale-A-Bration)

Paper:  Rockabilly Specialty Designer Series (114039), Real Red (102482), Acetate (Non-SU)

Ink:  Basic Black (101179)

Punch Bunch:  Full Heart Punch (113693), Wide Oval Punch (112082)

Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Box #2 Bigz XL Die (114518), Crop-A-Dile (108362)

The Perfect Touch:  Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109034), Metallic Eyelets (105319), Black Hemp Twine (101259)

Stampin up punches plus sale-a-bration card

This 3 x 3 card shows off Stampin' Up!'s new Eyelet Border Punch in Real Red card stock.  The sentiment is from Three Little Words (images shown below).  A Scor-Pal assisted me in making a quick 3.25 x 3.25 envelope with Jackpot Designer Series Paper.  Click here for a tutorial by Lauren Meader.

The final "envie" touch was the funkalicious stamp from Polka Dot Punches (Sale-A-Bration), cropped out with a Scalloped Circle Punch and layered on a band of Basic Black card stock.

Card (3 x 3)

Stamp Set:  Three Little Words (113254)
Paper:  Rockabilly Specialty Designer Series (114039), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179)
Punch Bunch:  Large (107305) and Small (107304) Oval Punches, Eyelet Border Punch (113692)

Envelope (3.25 x 3.25) 

Stamp Set:  Polka Dot Punches (113788, Sale-A-Bration)
Paper:  Jackpot Designer Series (113995), Basic Black (102851), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179)
Punch Bunch:  Scallop Circle Punch (109043)
Other:  Scor-Pal (www.ucutathome.com)


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Polka dot punches

Three little words


  1. So pretty!! Love this…and I love that die. I really need to get a Big Shot so I can start collecting all of these!!

  2. Beautiful ideas – Mary!!! I really like the new box die – it’s fun,fun,fun!!!

  3. oh i love this little box and cards. they are so cute. love the black and red together!

  4. I just got my UPS box!! Off to use the Polka Dot Punch stamps with the Full Heart punch I just got. I am going to copy your black on red. Neat look! Thanks for the ideas as always.

  5. Grace Lange-Way

    This set is going to be so much fun to use. I love what you did with the box of candy and I’m sure your daughter will too. I anxious to see if this post goes through after the difficulties I had yesterday.

  6. super cute mary! love it all! 🙂

  7. Sweet! I love the little box.

  8. Ooops . . . I originally posted a photo of the Bag Scallop Bigz Die instead of the Bigz Box #2. It’s now updated.

    Thanks, Kim, for the quick heads up!

    Hugs, Mary

  9. I’m telling you, Mary. We have been on the same wavelength lately, kinda eerie! LOL!

    I used Rockabilly for today’s post too. LOVE the shine…

    What an adorable set you’ve made! I love it.

  10. You touch a spot on my heart when you do anything with red and black. Love it. I want that heart punch and that border punch.
    I don’t know how you do it, but I’m glad you do.

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