Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, our blog hop team made projects to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, which is February 14-20! So, we hope you will be inspired by all the beautiful creations the Pals made for you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment, then you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal. My project today is a fun little gift that is very easy to make! A few years ago, I made a Tic Tac box as a gift at a Stampin’ Up! event and thought it would be easy for a RAK gift. I looked at my stamp sets and found a great sentiment in Around the Bend, then paired it with the sweet Tea Boutique paper.

Also, I made a simple thank you card that would be easy to give to someone who has helped you in times of need. Plus, it would be so nice to tuck in a gift card!

Finally, I believe cardmakers are in a great position to make a difference in this world with our creativity! So, RAK Week is a perfect time to spread our love of this great craft and brighten someone’s day, whether it’s to a loved one, neighbor, coworker, or even a stranger!

My Secrets!

Around the Bend Tic Tac Box by Secrets To Stamping

Tic Tac Box

  • Although I made this Tic Tac Box before, I followed the instructions from Craft With Kate with just minor modifications. Firstly, here are the measurements I used:
    • Cardstock: 5″ x 3-1/2″ and scored at 2-1/8″ and 2-7/8″
    • Cardstock: 3/4″ x 8-1/2″ holds the Tic Tac box into place on the inside
    • Designer Paper: 3-3/8″ x 2″ (I made 4 so that the inside is as pretty as the outside but 2 works fine for the outside)
    • Designer Paper: 3-3/8″ x 5/8″ (2) (I used these to put onto the binding edge on the inside and outside)
    • Designer Paper: 2-3/4″ x 5/8″ for the cardstock holder
  • Before adhering the designer paper to the cardstock, I used a corner rounder on the edges of the cardstock and designer paper.

Now, the FUN Part!

  • Once the box was complete, I stamped the sentiment in Sweet Sorbet ink and cut it out with the small stitched rectangle die, and layered it onto Sweet Sorbet cardstock.
  • After that, I cut out the flower and leaf from the Around the Bend dies, and colored them with Stampin’ Blends.
  • Then, I curled the edges with a bone folder, layered the flowers with dimensionals and adhered them to the box.
  • Finally, I colored the iridescent pearls with the Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blends marker and wrapped the box with the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.

Then, on the inside…

  • Finally, on the inside of the box, I adhered the designer paper on all three areas. Then, I carefully folded the cardstock strip around the Tic Tac container loosely and adhered it together. After that, I adhered it to the box with a very strong adhesive.

Thank You Card

So, here’s how to make this card…

  • Firstly, this A2 card started with Starry Sky cardstock, cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″
  • After that, I cut the Tea Boutique designer paper at 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ and layered it onto white cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″)
  • Then, I made a frame with the Stitched Rectangle dies and applied foam adhesive strips along the edges.
  • Once that was done, I cut the Tea Boutique designer paper with the smaller stitched rectangle die and adhered it to the card base, and adhered the frame over it at an angle.
  • After that, I stamped the sentiment from the Shaded Summer stamp set and cut it out with the Tailor Made Tags. Before popping it up with dimensionals, I tied a bow on the side of the tag.
  • Finally, I colored more iridescent pearls and placed one of the tag and two more on the tea cup.
  • Then, on the inside, I made a simple panel with Sweet Sorbet cardstock, and cut out white cardstock with the stitched rectangle die. After that, I stamped the thank you sentiment and placed the three tea cups (cut from DSP) at the bottom of the panel.

Getting Hopping for More Inspiration!

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on March 8th, when our theme will be Party Time, showcasing cards/projects that celebrate our family and friends.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping <<<< YOU ARE HERE
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  8. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  11. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  12. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  17. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  18. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  19. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

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