Pals October Hop and Mini Pizza Box Video Tutorial

Stampin up homegrown notecard set 6a00e54f95df9288340134881858d6970c-320wi LET'S HOP!  This month's Stampin' Pretty Pals hop theme is Thanksgiving or thank you projects. I'm stop #6 on the hop and have a mini pizza box video tutorial and oodles of photos for you below.  Here's the link to reach the next stop on Diana Caho's blog (hop #7).   

To see the complete hop line-up in a list, CLICK HERE.

Stampin up homegrown artichoke notecard
GRATITUDE is an art form on it's own.  However, coupled with pretty paper projects, I believe gratitude goes to a new level of sincerity and beauty.  Today's project consists of a very simple pizza box that I made as a "thank you" for my neighbor after she delivered scrumptious homemade cookies as a surprise. The box perfectly accommodates the three mini note cards and envelopes tucked inside.

Stampin up homegrown beet notecard
AND THE "BEET" GOES ON . . .  The Stampin' Up! Homegrown stamp set longs for watercoloring.  However, for those of you who have frequented my Stampin' Pretty blog for awhile, you know that watercoloring and Mary Fish don't necessarily mix.  I love the classic "botanical" look of these stamp images in Basic Black.  Quick and easy is the real bonus.

Stampin up video tutorial homegrown clear blockSpeaking of quick and easy . . . check out (above) one of the big benefits of using clear mount stamps.  Both the stamp and sentiment can be aligned and stamped at once.  Bam!

Stampin up homegrown notecard set pizza box
Does the thought of creating 3-D paper projects make you run for cover?  This simple pizza box is a smart, versatile addition to your paper crafting repertoire.  The following video tutorial will show you how to whip up your own Mini Pizza Box for a small gift or 3 x 3 card set.


Here's the end result!

Stampin up homegrown artichoke pizza box STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:

  • Stampin up homegrown pizza box belly band Card stock for pizza box should be cut to 5 1/4" x 9 1/2.  Assembled box will measure approx. 3 3/8" square x 1" high.
  • Score the shorter distance at 1", 4 1/4" 5 1/4" and 8 1/2"
  • Score the longer distance at 1" on each side (left and right)
  • Fold score lines to make it more "flexible."
  • Snip per video instructions and adhere with Sticky  Strip
  • For Belly Band, card stock should be cut to 1 7/8" x 10" and scored the short distance at 1", 2 1/8", 5 1/2" and 6 5/8".

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Were you inspired today?  Please leave me a comment at the end of this post.  I read and enjoy each one.

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Stampin up homegrown tomato notecard Stamp Set:  Homegrown (WM 116986, CM 120486), Just Believe (WM 116948, CM 120453)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Basic Black Textured (Neutrals 12 x 12 Textured, 121078)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools:  1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Punch Large (119855), Scallop Oval Punch Extra-Large (119856)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Neutrals Brads (119736), Sticky Strip (104294)

Whisper White Mini Square Envelopes (3 1/8" Square) (107309)

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    1. Great job! iCustomBoxes offers different varieties of excellent and amazing custom Presentation Boxes exquisite shapes, sizes, and plans that each retail merchant or individual requirements for its uncommon gift packaging.

    2. Mary, the video was great. It looks fairly easy to do. I will have to give it a try. Thanks you so much for all the work you put into you blog, and sharing all that you know.

    3. Your video was great! I thought this was going to be difficult, but it turned out to be pretty easy. It makes a great gift! Thank you for your inspiration.

    4. You have an awesome sight. I love everything about it. I made the pizza box with the cards. It was easier then I thought it would be. Thanks for the instructions.

    5. Really cute project and very well done tutorial. TFS!

    6. Really cute project and very well done tutorial. TFS!

    7. I love this idea thank you for the instructions!

    8. Anne Beale Yancey

      You have such a beautiful style! Simple and elegant. Thank you for always being a wonderful inspiration to me.
      Your Friend, AB 🙂

    9. Absolutely gorgeous! I’m case’ing this beautiful idea!

    10. Genius! Mary you are so good. These are so simple and fabulous.

    11. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! And your video was truly inspiring and helpful! Thanks so much for taking the time to create all of this!

    12. I loved this video! I have never seen a little pizza box and I am so excited to make these. I actually had no interest in this stamp set, thought what would you use that for? And now after seeing what you did I actually really like it, they are really stunning looking?

    13. Mary–I love the striking simplicity of these little cards. Great job!


    14. YOU inspired me today 🙂 Thanks for showing how elegant simplicity can be.

    15. Oh my goodness, this is stunning! I have had my eye on this set & couldn’t figure out what in the world I would ever do with it. You sold me, this is gorgeous!!!

    16. Love the classic black and white! Your videos are so wonderful! I have never made a mini pizza box, but I am definitely going to give a try.

    17. I love this stamp set. What a great idea to do it in black and white. The set and box are so striking! Great job!

    18. The cards are fantastic! Love the simple black and white. Never wanted this stamp set … until now.

    19. Thanks for the great tip on putting the sticky strip on the wide pieces instead of the small tabs. I love making the mini pizza boxes and now they will look even better because of this tip!
      Oh, and I agree, only YOU can make these vegies look elegant!

    20. Wow! Classy and elegant…. and even perfectly matches your blog design! Definitely a winner of a project all around! 😀

    21. Only you could make an elegant radish……or do I mean a radish elegant??

    22. I like the look of the botanical stamps and the crisp, clean lines. You are the bomb!

    23. Love, love, love your project! I love the simplicity and the box is oh so beautiful! You are such an inspiration Mary!

    24. Your projects ALWAYS inspire me, Mary! In fact they never fail to take my breath away. Many thanks! Cathy

    25. Awesome! Elegant. Classic.

    26. Awesome Mary, great idea. I agree with my fellow stampers can’t wait to try this one.

    27. Oh… these are so rich and elegant. I love this set. That pizza box is super. Hugs,

    28. Mary…I love how you take the most simple of supplies and create the MOST beautiful cards! Wow!!

    29. Gorgeous gifts, love the simplicity and the black and white color scheme. Great gift box as well…makes the gift even more elegant.

    30. Very Pretty! I just love the simplicity of Black and white. TFS

    31. Mary — Great cards! The black and white presentation is perfect for the stamp set.

    32. Great job, Mary,
      So simple yet so elegant. Love the whole look. Another stamp set I’ll have to buy!

    33. Very classy! I had considered the set but it was not high on my wish list. You have changed that! Once again, Mary, your project is “fab-spirational”!

    34. This is very pretty. I am going to try that. TFS and God Bless.


    35. Great project! So original, as always. Thanks for the tutorial!

    36. Mary, Love your tutorials and I love the simple elegance of this project! Thanks for sharing your work with us!

    37. Thanks for another great tutorial! The project is beautiful.

    38. Fabulous, Mary! I love the black and the white!

    39. Awesome! Thank you!!!!

    40. Wonderful! Most definitely inspiring! These gift sets would make great holiday gifts for neighbors & co-workers; thanks again for all you do for your bloggers!

    41. Oh seriously Mary, did you just make me want this set?! LOL Fantastic project – sure your neighbor loved it!

    42. You do such a wonderful job on your tutorials. I truly enjoy watching and listening to them. Good job all around. Thank you for sharing.

    43. Fantastic! This has to be my favorite project of yours ever!

      Love the black and white and now I want this set. 🙂

    44. Just the cutest thing ever. You do such a great job on tutorials and I appreciate them so much. I do much better when I can watch someone do something………thanks Mary…………….Pat

    45. Wow! Such a simple yet sophisticated project. You are truly my stamping hero for skipping the whole coloring the image step. As always thanks for doing what you do!

    46. There you go again! Taking a stamp set I have minimal to no interest and turning it into something stunning! Love this use of this set. Watercoloring and I don’t mix either.

    47. Mary
      Simply stunning… WOW!! A true classic….

    48. Kathy/N. Carolina

      I love the elegance of this project!

    49. What a great project! I love the black-and-white simplicity. I, too, do not watercolor well and avoid it at all cost. 🙂 The pizza boxes are a fun and simple way to present any number of small token gift items. Thanks for the inspiration!

    50. Mary, these little card set gifts are a wonderful idea for teacher gifts, holiday thank-you’s – thanks so much for sharing! I can’t wait to make some of these up! Thanks 🙂

    51. This is a cute idea! I can’t wait to make this project. Your website is great! I have learned oodles from your videos.

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