3 x 3 Mini Holiday Cards Part 1

Learn how to create a simple 3 x 3 holiday card using Stampin' Up! Hug a Mug - Mary Fish StampinUp!

On yesterday’s post (here) I shared a Mini Pizza Box decorated with a holiday belly band I created with the Stampin’ Up! Quilt Builder Framelits Dies. 

How to create a simple holiday and Christmas gift mini pizza box using Stampin' Up! Quilt Builder Framelits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp ideas

Today I share two of the four 3 x 3 cards I created to fit perfectly inside along with 3 x 3 Whisper White Envelopes.  This box and set of cards is one of my favorite gifts to give a friend or host as a “thank you.”   Many of the elements used are from Brian King and Pam Morris’s World Card Making Day event in October.  I couldn’t attend but they sent me many of the pieces to their projects and I added my own spin.  Thanks, guys!

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  • I love the little gift on the 3 x 3 holiday card at the top of this post and below.  I used Hug in a Mug for the “enjoy” sentiment and cropped the square and bow with Stampin’ Up! Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies.

    Learn how to create a simple 3 x 3 holiday card using Stampin' Up! Hug a Mug - Mary Fish StampinUp! Idea

  • Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies are my “go to” for shapes (like the Real Red circle) with that little somethin’ somethin’.  

     Learn how to create a simple 3 x 3 holiday card using Stampin' Up! Hug a Mug - Mary Fish StampinUp! Ideas


  • For my second card (above), I used Hug a Mug stamp set again and layered the sentiment and 2-step “mug” stamps in Lemon Lime Twist.

    Learn how to create a simple 3 x 3 holiday card using Stampin' Up! Hug a Mug - Mary Fish StampinUp! Christmas Tag

  • Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine and a Pool Party heart (Subtles Enamel Shapes) add the perfect pop of personality.

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  1. Carol Mitchell-Cusick

    Love how you decorated this box and the colors!! May I ask how you made the flower? Great style!

    • Thanks, Carol. The base and middle layer are the solid flower from Quilt Builder Thinlits Dies. The top is 6 petals assembled to adhesive in the middle. The petals were made with the die (also Quilt Builder) that crops petals or an interior of the first flower (to create negative space). Hope this helps.

  2. I love the 3×3 cards, especially at Christmas. It gives you a chance to write a little something to the giftee that wouldn’t fit on a tag! These are real winners!

  3. Kadie in Arizona

    I just knew you would have something FANTASTIC and FESTIVE tucked inside this little Pizza Box. WELL DONE my friend!
    PS…Enjoy SLC and all the recognition you will be receiving for a job well done this past year. CONGRATS!!!

    • Thanks, Kadie. I love the pizza boxes for so many reasons (including how fun they are to decorate). SLC is beautiful as always. It all begins this afternoon! Can’t wait to see the new Occasions Catalog!

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