Top Note Box

Stampin up top note box tree trimmings

I saw it and I simply had to make my own.  Angie Tieman and Beate Johns have put together a joint tutorial (including a video) on Splitcoaststampers demonstrating the construction of this adorable Top Note box.  Click here for details.

Stampin up tree trimmings box

  • Stampin up en francais background To the Nines Specialty Designer Series Paper has a bit more "heft."  This is perfect for holding it's Top Note shape.  Isn't the paisley pattern stunning for the holidays?
  • The approximate dimensions of the finished pizza box (sandwiched between the top note covers) is 3.5 x 2.5 x 1".   Plenty of room for tucking in a small gift.
  • Snipping out the ornaments from Stampin' Up!'s Tree Trimmings stamp set and popping them up on Stampin' Dimensionals really adds pizzazz.
  • I used a Circle Scissor Plus to cut the Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip circles just the right size for layering over the Real Red Scallop Circle.  For the best results, use the Glass Mat with the Circle Scissor Plus.
  • The colors are from Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge CC245 (Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke).

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Stampin up embrace life close up IS IT THAT TIME ALREADY?  Thursday, Nov. 18 will be a new Pals Paper Arts Challenge.  I loved preparing my project for this week and the design team can't wait to inspire you with their paper crafts, too!  Here's a little sneak peek of my challenge entry (left).


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En francais Stamp Sets:  En Fran?ais Background, Tree Trimmings
Paper:  To the Nines Specialty Designer Series Paper (114038), Always Artichoke Textured Card Stock (108696, Assorted Rich Regals), Very Vanilla (101650), Chocolate Chip (102128), Real Red (102482)
Ink:  Always Artichoke (105219), Chocolate Chip (100908), Real Red (103133)
Cool Tools:  Bigz Top Note Die (113463), Bigz Scallop Circle #2 (113469), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Glass Mat (112531)
The Perfect Touch:  Silver Elastic Cord (109866, Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Chocolate Chip 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (115617)

Tree trimmings


  1. Beautiful box! This would be perfect for a little gift.

  2. Wow! This is stunning! And so clever! I love the snipped out ornaments on top.

  3. Betty Bastian

    Thanks Mary! I was looking for something for my grandson’s teacher gifts this year, and I think I’ve found it thanks to you.
    Will the uses for top note die ever end?

  4. What a lovely box, Mary! The uses of the Top Note never cease to amaze me…nor do your projects! XO

  5. Mary, your top note box looks stunning! It’s one gorgeous piece of art!
    Big cyber hugs

  6. That is so nice looking. I just love my job as a SU! demo and knowing great people like you Mary! Thank you for sharing this beautiful box with us. So, what did you put in the little box? 🙂

    Miss Anne Beale . . . I feel the same . . . love what I’m doing and feel so lucky to have friends like you. Can’t wait until we meet at leadership in January. Frankly, the box is empty . . . but anxiously awaiting a holiday gift. Hugs, Mary

  7. Beautiful! Love the box card stock combined with the holiday stamps!

  8. This is crazy gorgeous! Wonderful combination of stamps and DP! I gotta make one of these!! TFS! Following you on Twitter!!

  9. Great little box, Mary. Is the pizza box from the Sizzix die or made from scratch?

    Made from scratch but done in a matter of minutes. I think it’s one of the easiest non-die cut boxes! The tutorial for the pizza box is also at the link for the top note box. Hugs, M

  10. I’ve been meaning to make one of these too – they are so cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. I’ve been wanting to do one of these boxes too!

    Love your combination of colors, textures, and dimension.

  12. Very cool, Mary! I love your paper choices! To be sure…I will be checking out the tutorial later!

  13. Colleen Kramer

    Stunning! This box IS the gift! I’m off to measure a gift card to see if it would fit!

    Hi Colleen: I thought it was the bomb, too 🙂 Hugs, M

  14. That is so precious! I love how easy that stamp set is to use!

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