Nov 20 2009

Stamp Simply #114 – All Wrapped Up!

All Wrapped Up — Since Christmas is just around the corner and many use the Thanksgiving weekend to get a head start on wrapping their gifts, today let’s share gift wrapping ideas.  You may wrap ANYTHING for ANY OCCASION in any way, any form or fashion — just show us some of your wrapping ideas.  Examples:  Wrap a card in a handmade envelope, wrap a gift of food in a handmade box or decorated bag, wrap a box with beautiful ribbon and tag, make wrappers for tiny food treats (bars, gum, candies, cookies).  The sky is the limit on this one — just wrap something so it’s ready to give as a gift.  Fun!!!

Keyword ssnotime114 – There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload your project at Splitcoast and/or your Blog, anytime at all. You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!) can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

And I have GOOD NEWS to announce today!  Jennifer Buck is back with us!!! Yea for that!!! We missed you Jenn — WELCOME BACK!!!    AND, Barb Schram who was filling in during Jenn’s absence will be staying with us as well.  WELCOME Barb as a regular designer — so HAPPY to have you!!!

Check out the great samples for the Stamp Simply Challenge today on the blogs of these fabulous designers:

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And here’s my wrap job for this week:


I’ll be the first to admit that I love, love, LOVE fiddling with this type of project.  I could sit and do these type of boxes all day long, putting together different paper and ribbon combinations.  They are so quick and easy you have SUCH a feeling of accomplishment in short order — and I like that!


These boxes are 2″ cubes – 2x2x2.  They are made from 2 sheets of 6 x 6 DP.  I used the new DP I have listed for sale by Kaiser — Dear Santa and Belle.  I used Dear Santa on this box.


I used the Belle DP pad for this box.  All my monograms are tiny, done with the 1 3/16″  Monogram Kit which contains my favorite Damask borders, just in a smaller size.  I LOVE this tiny little size for fun projects.  SO quick – and to aid in speed, these monograms are a perfect fit for the SU punches.  On all 3 boxes today I used SU’s 1 1/4 and 1 3/8″ punches and SU’s Scallop Punch. 


I just got 3 new types of Velvet Ribbon in LOTS of yummy colors. Soon as I’m done here, I’m going to photo it and load it into my Ribbon Store, so check it out if you like velvet!  I LOVE velvet for rich, lush holiday projects!!!  Even using just a little velvet on a project adds so much!


Here’s the small 1 3/16″ Stamper/Monogram Kit by JustRite.  It sells for $19.95 and makes a wonderful addition to your existing monogram collection OR a wonderful gift for someone this Christmas.  It’s complete and ready to use with the Stamper, Font and Damask Borders.  I have plenty in stock.

Now, for the how-to on the boxes:

Box Base:  Using a 6 x 6 sheet of DP, score 2″ in from all 4 edges.  Cut slits for tabs, fold and tape.

Box Top:  Using a coordinating sheet of DP, cut it to 4 1/16 x 4 1/16.  Score 1″ in from all 4 edges.  Cut slits for tabs, fold and tape.  Your top will fit perfectly!


The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries the following items to make these boxes:

Velvet Ribbon, Kaiser Paper, 1 3/16″ Damask Monogram Kit, Scor-It Score Board.

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store has a number of sales running at this time:

15% off all Ribbon by the Spool (not cut yardage).

30% off the original boxed Monogram Sets by JustRite

20% off all Christmas Sets by JustRite

Reduced prices on buttons by Basic Grey and Rusty Pickle

20% off both the Full Sized and Mini Scor-It Score Boards


Thanks much for stopping in today.  I’ve been so incredibly busy I haven’t had a lot of time to create, and I surely miss it.  It felt so good to sit and make these little boxes tonight.  I have more box ideas to share with you as well, so hope to get to them next week.  Thank you so much — wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

18 responses so far

18 Responses to “Stamp Simply #114 – All Wrapped Up!”

  1. Angela says:

    Hi Sharon, very nice boxes. I love making boxes too. It just amazes me that we can start with a flat piece of paper and create something 3-D that is beautiful and functional.

    Here is my box creation. Thanks for having this challenge. I had a lot of fun creating these.

  2. Jerri Kay says:

    These boxes are gorgeous Sharon, a perfect presentation for small Christmas gifts and what a perfect idea to monogram them!

  3. Simply STUNNING, Sharon! Love these! Thank you for such a fun challenge! 🙂 Big hugs!

  4. Kathie says:

    Cute boxes – beautifully done! So rich looking with that paper – ribbon combination.

  5. Charlene says:

    Sharon, that velvet ribbon is just super lush. So beautiful with your papers. You are the queen of elegance.

    Here’s my simple wrap up:

  6. Deb Saaranen says:

    Just adorable Sharon…the new velvet looks soooo yummy!

  7. Janine says:

    Hi Sharon!! Love your little boxes and the ribbon is amazing!!! Have a great weekend and take a moment to breathe!!

  8. GORGOUS, Sharon!! Now you’ve got me wanting that paper 😉

  9. Julie K. says:

    Very nice and classy Miss Sharon!!!

  10. Pat Adam says:

    Cute boxes and great ideas on all of the team’s work. Pat

  11. Stephanie P says:

    I’m a nut for boxes and these are so small and sweet, yet very elegant, especially with the velvet ribbon. Perfect for small Christmas gifts or treats!

  12. Ann says:

    Love your boxes and I’m having some Just rite stamps for Christmas so it’s great to see some ideas.

    Here’s my box…

    Ann xxx

  13. Jenny Gropp says:

    ohhhhh, that velvet ribbon is so rich and elegant! Beautifully dressed up little gift boxes!!

  14. These are so pretty Sharon! That shiny gold foil scallop just jumps right out at me. A real attention-getter.

  15. SueB says:

    Here’s a cute bag we made at a stamp camp recently – – led by the lovely and talented Mary Allen of Flushing MI

  16. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Hi Sharon! I finally got a chance to do your gift wrapping challenge! Your little boxes are beautiful! The velvet ribbon and DP are so elegant! Here is my gift card holder:
    This was from the TLC on SCS today. Thought it would be perfect for the All Wrapped Up challenge!

  17. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, your boxes are adorable. I love that beautiful velvet ribbon and the rich colors you have used. Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  18. Rose Ann says:

    Your boxes look so beautiful, and I love your monogram tags!!

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