Candy Gift Box

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post! I have been wanting to make a few gift boxes for both upcoming birthdays and Easter. I found this one on Connie Stewart’s (Simply Simple Stamping) website. Keep reading to learn how I made this easy and super cute candy box. I also did a video showing how easily this comes together–follow links below. I did use Blackberry Bliss in the video, but, forgot to take pictures as I went along. This one is in Daffodil Delight.

Your cardstock should measure 5 1/4″ x 8 1/2 “. Score following the template below.

Now that your cardstock is scored, snip along the short side. Cut your tabs at an angle. This makes for a clean, sharp edge.

Fold the tabs over and glue in place. In the video you will see that I used the Stampin’ Seal. I would recommend the Tear & Tape instead. I just happened to run short of that this week.

For the inside layer of the lid, cut a strip of DSP @ 6 7/8″ x 1 1/4″ . Glue in place

For the outside of the upper lid, cut your DSP @ 1 1/4″ x 10″. Wrap around the top of the lid, fold over the bottom tabs and glue in place.

For the band: cut coordinating cardstock (I used Granny Apple Green) at 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ Wrap around the center of your closed box, slip off, glue in place. You want this snug but able to slide on and off with ease.

Stamp your sentiment, and punch out…watch the video to see tips on making the punches work for larger sentiments. I die cut some leaves, attached the tag with ribbon and this project was done.

Isn’t this just a super cute gift? I hope you give it a try. I like to have extra little things in the house to give to those unexpected guests. The most exciting thing—as soon as the video was done, I found that Easter stamp!! Isn’t that always the way…hahaha.

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Have a wonderful day and happy crafting, Colleen

Timeless Tulips Easter Card

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post. I love Easter. Spring is in the air, the flowers are blooming and there’s usually candy!

This card is super easy to make and I love the springtime colors. Keep reading if you want to see how I made it.


Mint Macaron cardstock @ 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″. This is your card base. Cut another piece @ 3 1/8″ x 4 3/4″

Basic White cardstock @ 3″ x 4 1/2″. Cut another piece at 3 1/4″ x 3/4″ (for your tag)

Butterfly Bijou DSP @ 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. Cut another piece @ 3 5/8″ x 3/4″ (for your tag)


Stamp your images using the Timeless Tulips stamp set. I used Mint Macaron and So Saffron.


Die cut a butterfly using the Brilliant Wings Dies and the Butterfly Bijou DSP. Using the Adhesive Sheets sure makes adhering this easier!

Put your card together, add some bling and this project is done!! Isn’t it just lovely?

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Butterfly Brilliance “Hello” Card

Welcome to today’s blog post! I love this Butterfly Brilliance stamp set. It is a rather large stamp, so having the Stamparatus is certainly helpful. This card has a lot of “wow” for being as simple as it is.

Let’s Make This Card:


Basic Black cardstock @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Score @ 4-1/4

Basic White cardstock @ 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″. Cut 2 —one is for the inside of your card


Using your Stamparatus or a big block, stamp the Basic White cardstock with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Stamp sentiment using So Saffron


Using the largest butterfly in the Brilliant Wings Dies, die cut a piece of the Butterfly Bijou DSP. These dies and the DSP coordinate beautifully.


I colored in the butterflies using these Stampin’ Blends: So Saffron, Magenta Madness, Just Jade and Bermuda Bay. I also used the So Saffron Blend to color the 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (talk about a versatile ribbon!!).

Let’s Put This Card Together:

Wrap your ribbon around the butterfly layer. Now glue this to the Basic Black card base. Pop your die-cut butterfly up on dimensionals (line it up with the large, stamped butterfly). Add some bling and this card is done!!

Sometimes simple cards can be so striking, don’t you think?

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