Oh my, it has been awhile! Weeks ago I said I was going to share another card box. I’m sorry for the long break in posting but our sweet baby girl made her debut! I haven’t been in my craft room for almost a month! Time to get back at it for sanity’s sake! 😉


This card box holds 10 A2 cards with envelopes! L-O-V-E it! It was a hostess gift for my friend and neighbor. She hosted a Stampin’ Up! party and I wanted to give her something nice that she could use. Kind of like the gift that keeps on giving. 🙂



Once you slip the belly band off you have access to the goods! The flower on this was made with the new fringe scissors. Those babies are awesome! I really wanted a big black brad but didn’t have one so I sponged my antique brad with black Stayz On and there ya have it!

And as my blogging buddy at Mon Petit Chateau put it, here is my greatest creation:



Scrappy Note Cards n’ Box



Hello There! Are you a paper hoarder like me? Does any of this paper look familiar to you? It may not because it is quite a few years old and it has been sitting in my secret stash of scraps.  I just cannot purge. It is too much to bare! So… I decided to use them! These cute note cards are all made from scratch paper, even the card stock was scratch. I hereby announce that not one single sheet of 8.5 x 11 card stock was cut!

The stamps are all current though. We have the Four Frames, Petite Pairs, and Teeny Tiny Wishes.

I made a little gift box for someone and put a couple of these cute numbers in there. I took the pic of the box in a hurry with my cell phone and the picture is so awful that I put it in black and white. It’s just so busy with the counter top, paper, ribbon, and reflection from an empty box of cupcakes. 😉


Welcome Baby Boy


T’is Monday again! Today’s share is a gift/card combo that I made for my brand new nephew. I loved the wrapping paper and really wanted to incorporate it into my card so I used a little piece of it behind the designer frame.


The blue is Pool Party and I covered the “L” with Crystal Effects to give it a nice glossy shine. The ribbon was a scrap from Stampin’ Up but it is from a few years ago (I hoard all my crafting supplies!). The cute little Real Red heart is from the Owl Builder punch. It is the same one that is on the card.


I used the Stripes embossing folder on the Whisper White card stock and I used a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set and colored it with my blender pen and Pool Party ink. I used a little Organza Ribbon for under the sentiment and that’s about it. I’m a little wordy here but it was an easy card and I love that it matched my gift! ❤


A Gift That Keeps On Giving



Happy Monday All! I know I know… You’re thinking “is there such a thing?” and the answer is YES! Especially when you see someone’s face light up when you hand them a box like this! 🙂

I used Rich Razzelberry as my main color. For my flower I used the Blossom Punch along with the Pansy Punch.  The “tag” or leaves were made using My Digital Studio. There is a great tutorial I found by fellow demonstrator Jan Burnett here.  It is easy to follow and all you need to get started is a 9.5 piece of card stock! As my daughter says, “easy peasy lemon squeezy”!


The box can hold up to 10 cards WITH envelopes! Can’t beat that! I’ve made another one of these as a hostess gift that I will share in a couple of days.

Have a great week! ❤

Ms. Belle’s Pretties


Hi There!

Today is laundry day which is exactly why I am posting and NOT doing laundry. 🙂 It is important in life to have priorities you know.  Today’s share is a box I made for my stamping assistant. She always makes me the cutest little cards but they started taking up a lot of desk space so I made a little box to keep all of her precious gifts in. I found a tutorial by Sam Donald that I am going to share here. It is very easy to follow, she has a wonderful British accent and pretty hands. If I did a video you would think Fred Flinstone was demonstrating. Yes readers, my hands are indeed that bad! 😉


I used the Chalk Talk Framelits for my tag. The label was printed using the Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio. The twine tied around the Ruffle Stretch Ribbon is actually a thread off of the Burlap Ribbon. I really love how the punched flower mimics the flowers on the Sweet Sorbet DSP.


Here is a beautiful example of my assistant’s art work. As you can see it is gorgeous and it just melts my heart. I have a creative baby and I am so happy to share my obsession… um I mean hobby with her! 😀

Birthday Bag for Brady Boy


Hey Hey! Guess who turned 40 this past week?! Why my hubby did and I thought that the event was most worthy of a hand made gift bag. I used DSP from the Sweater Weather Collection. The Aspen like paper behind the “B” is from the Thankful Tablescapes. I punched it with the 2.5 circle punch and embellished it a bit with the Burlap Ribbon.  I trimmed the ribbon and pulled a few threads to give it a more worn look, stapled it, on et voilia!

I didn’t add any “bling” so to say. Not because he wouldn’t like it, it’s just that he wouldn’t even notice it if it were there or not! But you know me,  I have to sneak a little sparkle in somewhere, so I used Crystal Effects on the B. It looks like chip board but it is actually just layers of Chocolate Chip card stock glued together with Tombow glue. The Chocolate Chip ribbon is retired and will only make appearances for  special events like a 40th birthday because I am very very selfish with my retired goodies that I love!


Presenting A Present


Howdy! Today I’m not sharing a card, scrapbook page, or a tag but a gift. You see, my lovely stamping assistant had a birthday party to attend. It was for one of her good friends in Kindergarten and you know how kids dig presents way more than cards so I wanted to jazz her’s up and make it special for her.

This is why I feel paper crafting ROCKS! It is so versatile, fun, creative, thoughtful, and a very good outlet for decluttering your mind… Your craft room though… not so much. 🙂

Boxy Yet Foxy



Holiday Greetings! While it may not be Christmas quite yet, Thanksgiving is this week! WHAT?!?! I have been working on some ideas for neighbor gifts and I thought this box would be a cute way to wrap up a treat. I used our Extra-Large Gift Box and the Seasons of Style Designer Series Paper. The tag was made using the Expressions Thinlits Die and the CUTE bow was made with the Gift Bow Bigz L Die. Please trust me when I say it was SO EASY! I love that thing! I think everyone can count on bows topping their gifts this year!

Get your supplies here! After all, there are only 30 days left until Christmas! YIKES!!   www.bridgette.stampinup.net


Organize Your Stash!

Hello All!  I had a need to organize my card stash and quickly! I am doing a vendor fair this weekend and needed to present my cards in a cute and organized fashion and thanks to this big boy I was able to get it done in a jiffy! Please take note of the angelic radiance beaming from said object.

Envelope Punch Board

That’s right folks, the Envelope Punch Board is for more than making cute cards and envelopes. It makes the perfect sized file folder for your cards and paper scraps. Unfortunately the Punch Board is selling out and will not be available for quite a while. Get yours while you can! http://www.bridgette.stampinup.net   It is item #133774!

Here is my stash all organized. I am too embarrassed to show you a before picture, you’ll just have to take my word that it was card stock chaos!

All Boxed In

Gable Box

This box is actually the first box I ever made. I made it for all the guests at my first Stampin’ Up party. I saw it just sitting on the shelf and thought “ya know… I still think that’s pretty cute!” While the pretty paper and ribbon is discontinued, the cute stamp set (Mixed Bunch), card stock, and scallop punch are still on board and are staples as far as I’m concerned! And let’s not forget the shiny pearl. By now you’ve probably figured out I love a little glitz and glamour!

The box is easy enough to make but decorating it is the fun part!   How would  you decorate  yours? Perhaps a nice leaf and ribbon for fall?

And please don’t mind the wispy stars,  just having a little fun with the picture editor! 🙂