Wednesday, December 16, 2020

December Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Warm Hugs Bundle

Hello, my crafty friends. Welcome to the December Paper Crafting Blog Hop! I am participating in this blog hop with fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from across the globe! You might be starting the blog hop right now, or you may be coming from Sandra Roberts' blog. Great project, Sandra! Welcome one and all.

For this month's blog hop, we are all featuring gift packaging ideas using any current Stampin' Up! catalog product from either the Annual Catalog or the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. When the Mini Catalog first came out, I chose the Warm Hugs Bundle for my gift giving this year. I have shared many projects and gift-giving ideas with this Suite over the last several months. Today, I am decorating a Mini Pizza Box. I reproduced the design on one of my recent cards for the box.

Need some ideas for gifts that will fit in your Mini Pizza Box? Try one of your large, homemade chocolate chip cookies (the interior of the box is moisture resistant), or how about a set of your 3x3 handmade cards with envelopes, or a set of matching gift tags, or even a merchant gift card. They all will fit perfectly. There are even Gold Mini Pizza Boxes. Plus, this year there are Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes! So many choices.

This gift packaging idea is super easy for you to recreate: the box top is 3 1/2" x 3 1/2", the DSP is 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" (then cut it in half at 1 5/8" in order to show off the "B" side). The trim in the center is a strip of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and Vellum Cardstock, both die cut with one of the "wraps" dies. Along the sides of the box is a 3/4" strip of the DSP (cut 4 strips 3 1/2" long). If you prefer a detailed instruction sheet, please just let me know.

Quick tips for my favorite ribbon from the Mini Catalog - the Real Red Braided Linen Trim: 1) It can be curled (use the bone folder!) or 2) It can be separated and used individually (see tag, image below). So fun!

So, now it is time to check out the great project by our next blog hopper, Shirley Merker.

This is a full list of our bloggers this month and their links in case you find yourself off track:

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I hope my project has sparked your creativity. Feel free to leave a positive comment below with a trail to find you so I can find your creations out on the "www" - I look forward to it.

Also, be sure to check out the Business News section below - there is lots of information and updates to share.

Stamp On!!

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Warm Hugs Stamp Set • Item# 153478 | Bundle Item# 155145

Regals Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Real Red • Item# 147084
Neutrals Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Suede • Item# 147115

Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper • Item# 153492
Regals Collection Real Red Cardstock • Item# 102482
Subtles Collection Pear Pizzazz • Item# 131201
Neutrals Collection Mossy Meadow Cardstock • Item# 133676
Neutrals Collection Crumb Cake Cardstock •  Item# 120953
Basics Collection Whisper White Cardstock • Item# 100730
Vellum Cardstock • Item# 101856

(NOTE: I have been ultra-conservative in my projects during these extraordinary times as so many of my customers do not have a die cutting machine so I always offer an alternative idea for any die used in my projects)
Warm Wraps Dies • Item# 153521* | Bundle Item# 155145
Layering Circles Dies** • Item# 151770
Mini Pizza Boxes • Item# 144645
Real Red 3/16" (4.8 mm) Braided Linen Trim • Item# 153546
Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels • Item# 146924
Your favorite adhesive, however, I recommend the new Stampin' Seal • Item# 152813

Paper Snips • Item# 103579
 *If you do not have the Warm Wraps Dies, you simply must get a pair of Paper Snips for fussy cutting the cute candy canes and the coffee cup!
1 1/2" Circle Punch • Item# 138299
 **If you do not have the Layering Circle Dies, you likely already have the 1 1/2" Circle Punch in your collection.

I would appreciate it if you use the host code found on the sidebar of my blog when ordering through my online store, however, do NOT use this Hostess Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD). If your order is $20 or more, and you would like to receive an instruction sheet with dimensions and detailed directions, please send me an email with a request for the "Warm Hugs 121620" Instruction Sheet.


Hope you were able to subscribe in time for the December Paper Pumpkin kit. Be sure to Like and Follow my Facebook page for discussions with other Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Not a subscriber already? No problem. Contact me and let's get you signed up by January 10 in time for the next kit so that you do not miss out any more! (PS: There is an add on to the January Paper Pumpkin!! Check out my Facebook page for more details.)

Deep discounts on your favorite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog—and as an extra bonus—you’ll get a peek at the list of items carrying over to the new annual catalog. Retiring items are while supplies last. Please use this month's host code and I will reward you with something special. Do you need assistance in placing an order? Message me. I am here to help.

Have you seen the beautiful and creative cards demonstrators have been showcasing with this Suite? Now through January 4, 2021, you are able to purchase the Curvy Celebrations stamp sets and dies through an early release promotion. (Note: The exclusive Classic Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper is only available during the early-release promotion and the stamp sets and dies will be available in the next catalog.) Message me for more details.

(January 4, 2021 - June 30, 2021)
If you have placed an order from me over the past year, you will receive a copy of the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog (formerly called the Spring Mini Catalog) in the mail sometime during the middle to the end of December. If you do not already have a demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to be your enabler (er, I mean demonstrator) and send you a copy of your very own.

(January 4, 2021 - February 28, 2021)
I am sure you all know about Stampin' Up!'s premier promotion -- Sale-A-Bration! Next year, Sale-A-Bration (SAB) will be held twice with the first promotion scheduled to run January 4 through February 28. I will be ordering SAB catalogs to be sent out to you next month as well.
If you have a question, or need to know whether or not you are scheduled to receive your copy of the new catalogs automatically in the mail next month, don't stress, just send me a message. 

As always, if you have any questions, or need any assistance, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :)


  1. The pizza boxes make a great option for packaging edible treats. I love the way you have decorated the box!

    1. Thanks!! Although this bundle was paired with the mini coffee cups in the catalog, I like the mini pizza boxes for small gifts. Sandy

  2. Love these little boxes. Yours all decorated is adorable and the recipient will love it. Great job

    1. Thanks, Krissi. I love the splash of the light green with the traditional red and green in the DSP. Sandy

  3. Those little boxes and cards are adorable!

  4. Sandy, such a cute project! I have never decorated a small pizza box, but after seeing yours, I will have to do that!

    1. Thanks. Sue, you have to try the mini pizza boxes, or if you need a little more "room," try the mini Paper Pumpkin boxes! Sandy

  5. Your box decoration is inspiring!

  6. Cute Pizza box! I keep forgetting about those...thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you, Julia. Give those mini boxes a try. They are a good price point too for a tight budget.

  7. The mini mugs and mini candy canes are so cute. TFS!

    1. I love the cute little tree stamp too!! 🎄🎄🎄

  8. Great packaging project! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Love how this turned out!

    Greetings from Austria, Martina

  10. Such a fabulous little box and so quick t8 decorate. Perfect for Christmas.