How to create a custom sized gift box – just in time for Black Friday

It is just math, how hard can it be? Ugh….am I right? Math can be so challenging and crafting is supposed to be fun! well Donna Griffith from the Stampin’ Up! Home office created this simple to use formula on a YouTube video a few years ago and it is a game changer for me!

Boxes can be made any size, this one is 10.5” square.

Follow my YouTube video for the step by step instruction:

Video instruction on my YouTube Channel:

I hope you give these boxes a try!  

Happy Crafting!


Product List

Paper Trimmer


Whimsy & Wonder 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper


White 3/8'' (1 Cm) Glittered Organdy Ribbon


Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Tear & Tape Adhesive


Evening Evergreen 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Tidings Of Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper


Whisper White 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Cardstock



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Last Chance Product Sale

As we gear up for the 2021 -2022 Annual Catalog debut on May 4th, the time has come to say goodbye to some of our favorite products as the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog winds down. So what does this mean for you? Discounts on many items, as well as limited availability so time is of the essence!

I can publish a list of the retiring items, but quite frankly your best source of item availability is to look under the Last Chance Sale section in my online store.

If you want any of the 2019-2021 In Color items, Rocco Rose, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile and Purple Posey, RUN don’t walk to your computer! If you had your eye on a specific punch or the Layering Ovals and Layering Squares they will sell out FAST.

Here is the link to my online store:

Happy Crafting and thank you for supporting my tiny crafting business.

XO, Tammy

Slimline Cards!

Many of you know that I am an outdoor girl and married to a logger so anything woodsy speaks to my heart.

When I saw the In The Pines stamp set, I knew it was to be a must have.

These darling, trendy slimline cards are fun to make and lend themselves to a stampscape very well. While this card isn’t a stampscape, it is simple stamping, just requiring paper, ink and adhesive. I used a punch and dimensionals to cover my stamping error 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

Card Recipe:

  • Card base is Old Olive 7″ x 8 7/8″ score and fold at 3 1/2″ #100702
  • 2 Whisper White panels 3 1/4″ x 8 5/8″ #100730
  • In The Pines Stamp Set #153448
  • Old Olive Ink Pad #147090
  • Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad #147083
  • Gray Granite Ink Pad #147118
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430
    Lovely Labels Pick a Punch #152883

The tree images are a 2 step stamping technique using first and second generation stamping with Old Olive Ink, the snow Gray Granite Ink, stamped off 2-3 times for the effect desired.

The sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler on a 3/4″ strip of Whisper White with ends trimmed using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch and popped up on dimensionals. (Scissors work just as well if you don’t have a punch, just cut a banner end or at an angle for the desired effect)

These slimline cards fit right into a business sized envelope, so no need to worry about making a special envelope!

All the supplies used are found in my online store at

The store has an all new design so be sure while shopping, I am your designated demonstrator. Need assistance? I am happy to help, send me a message or give me a call/text.

I hope you enjoy this card, give your own version of a slimline card a try and share it to my Facebook page.

Stay crafty,


Summer Nights

I just love beautiful clear summer nights, twinkling lights or fireflies casting their light filled with sweet wishes. We live in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Southwest Washington and do not have fireflies, but they have always fascinated me!

At $22, the Paper Pumpkin, Stampin’ Up!’s answer to an affordable, monthly, all inclusive paper crafting kit is an excellent way to grow your stamps and ink collection.

July’s Paper Pumpkin theme is aptly named, Summer Nights and the sneak peaks are sure to please if you too, love summer nights, twinkle lights or fireflies. The kit includes all the supplies to make darling postcards and luminaries or gift bags! This month there is also a bonus add on available to order through my online store. For $10 you get additional coordinating products to make full sized cards. With these items you can create what ever speaks to your crafting heart or follow the instructions in the kits and spread some Summer Nights to your family and friends.


Summer Nights

Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.

  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” (10.2 x 13.3 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy

The Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects. 


Summer Nights Add-On

Contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.

  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

Note: During demonstrator product testing, we learned that the Summer Nights Add-On could make at least 20 additional cards when combined with the leftover pieces from the Summer Nights kit.

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I hope you enjoy your Summer Nights!