NEW Stampin’ Up! Four Seasons Hostess Set (PPA135)

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Want a splashy way to package a set of handmade cards and envelopes?  Everything fits neatly inside this box that accommodates A2 sized cards (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) and coordinating envelopes.   You’re also getting a sneak peek at Four Seasons Hostess Rewards Set (a look for every season) and International Bazaar Designer Series Paper (box top).  Both will be available June 1 when the new Stampin’ Up! 2012-2013 Catalog begins.

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To get the creative juices flowing, I used the latest Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA135) below.  Be sure to see what the rest of the PPA Design Team created using this sketch by Margaret Moody and PLAY ALONG!


  • For the box base (Whisper White), cut card stock to 8 3/4″ x 7 1/2″.  Score using the Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool at 1 1/2″ on all four sides.
  • For the top (International Bazaar Designer Series Paper), cut card stock to 7 7/8″ x 6 5/8″.  Score using the Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool at 1″ on all four sides.

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  • Use a Bone Folder to fold and set the score lines.
  • Snip as shown below to create tabs.  The idea to snip out the “triangle” is from a tutorial by Maria Bell.  I like that you can tuck in and conceal this type of tab easily.IMG_2009-001
  • Fold tabs in and adhere using Sticky Strip.

COMING UP TOMORROW ON MY BLOG:  I’ll share a coordinating card idea to tuck inside this sweet, little box along with a new 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial you have been asking for!

STAMPIN’ UP! OCCASIONS MINI CARRYOVER LIST:  Check out what you can still purchase and is guaranteed to be in the new Stampin’ Up! 2012-2013 Catalog.  Occasions Mini Carryover List and Details.

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Stamp Set:  Four Seasons Hostess* (Wood-Mount 126830, Clear-Mount 126832)
Paper:  International Bazaar Designer Series Paper* (126920), Lucky Limeade (122926), Daffodil Delight (119683), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Lucky Limeade (126984), Daffodil Delight (126944)
Cool Tools:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (circle, 118309), 2 1/2″  Circle Punch (120906), 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (118874), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Bone Folder (102300)
The Perfect Touch: Rhinestones Basic Jewels (119246), Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon* (125583), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Sticky Strip (104294)

*Available June 1 when the Stampin’ Up! 2012-2013 Catalog begins.


  1. This box is lovely! Thanks for the details, Mary!

  2. That gorgeous color combo and those beautiful patterns just pulled me right in! What a splendid little project!

  3. Love the color choices! Really pops right off the page.

  4. This is adorable. I really didn’t care for this set before, but now I’m going to have to have it!!!

  5. I love this cute card box, Mary! I really showcases the pretty paper! I can’t wait to see what the card looks like tomorrow! As always, fabulous and inspiring!

  6. Julie Seagrave

    thank you so much for taking the time to reply. Julie. x

  7. hi julie: thanks so much for the feedback! the box is 1 1/2″ high. how many cards and envelopes will fit is determined by how thick the cards are (ribbon, buttons, layers, etc.) if the cards aren’t too bulky, you should be able to get 5 cards and 5 envelopes in it 🙂 hugs, m

  8. Fabulous box, Mary! I love the colors! So bright and cheery!

  9. Deb B (Debadoo)

    Very pretty box! I’m really loving so much of the dsp this time. Can’t wait to see it in person!

  10. Love the bright new colors. Thanks for the box instructions.

  11. Wow, love the colors and this box. Great idea for the sketch challenge.

  12. What can I say but BEAUTIFUL! Colors, stamped medallion and bird, paper and really neat gift box for cards. Thanks so much for sharing how to make the box Mary. I make a lot of gift cards and this will give me a lovely way to present them. Big Hugs!!

  13. Bright and beautiful card. Love the box.

  14. Beautiful bright and springy!

  15. This is great! I love giving cards as presents and this is such a lovely way to present them!

  16. Fabulous Box Mary and can’t wait to see what you will be putting inside this little cutie (tomorrow). Thanks for sharing yet another amazing project with some amazing new product.

  17. Julie Seagrave

    This is the first time I’ve commented on one of your posts. All of your projects are gorgeous! I love this box, could you please tell me how many cards and envelopes it holds (basic embellishments, nothing too bulky)

    Thank you!

  18. WOW!! What a gorgeous project! I love this stamp set and your tutorial on how to make the box is great! You always make such beautiful things Mary. TFS And I love your new picture…you’re so pretty! 🙂

  19. Perfect, as usual, Mary! I love this paper and the stamp set!

  20. Mary Lou Glick

    How gorgeous!

  21. Gosh, I wish I lived nearby. You make some of the most beautiful cards. Looking forward to the catalog to order so I can start making these cards.

  22. I love the tiny bird! So cute! AND…just noticed your new pic….nice!! 🙂

  23. Barb in Ontario

    Beautiful colour combination!

  24. I love your beautiful new profile picture!

  25. How do you do it Mary? One card/project prettier than the next.
    You outdo yourself. Always classy, never tacky or overdone.
    Thank you.

  26. Mary~this box is gorgeous!

  27. kathy/NorthCarolina

    Stunning! I love making custom boxes for my card sets. The color combo on this is fabulous!

  28. What a cute little birdie!

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