11 posts categorized "Boxes"


Wed 07

Sweet and Simple - with the Heart Gift Box and Circle Basics by Jean Okimoto



Sweet, simple and special...a Heart Gift Box filled with a Valentine treats!  Hi - Jean Okimoto here - Valentine cards are already signed, sealed and on their way,  so let's make some pretty treat boxes today.


Cut pink, red and flamingo cardstock with the Heart Gift Box die.  It cuts, scores and adds a heart window in one quick step. 

Cut screenprinted papers - like these from Shizen Design and available at Impress - with the 1.5" Circle Basics die.  Round diecuts let you rotate the circle until you find the perfect combination of colors and patterns to fill the heart cutout.  Attach the circle behind the cutout.

Fold the box on the pre-scored lines and attach the side tabs.  Punch holes at the top, thread them with gold cord, and add the candy.  Tie a knot and curl the cord with a bone folder or the side of that green plastic burnishing tool.  


Heart-shaped favor boxes aren't just for February 14th...they're great for engagement parties, showers, weddings, Mother's Day brunch, or just to remind someone how special they are.

Thanks for stopping by - have fun making these sweet and simple treat boxes!

See you again next week...or at the CAKES, CANDLES AND BIRTHDAY WISHES afternoon class at Impress on February 10th.  








Sat 20

Festive Holiday Tableware!

Hello all,

I hope this Christmas season is finding you all well and happy! I have really been enjoying getting ready for our son's 2nd Christmas but the first one where he will be able to open presents and really be an active participant of the festivities!

I have a few things to show you today, done by one of our fantastic instructors, Therese P. at our store The Stamp Addict in San Diego. She did these for her holiday tables and brought them into the store to show off and I just had to share them with you!


She made a little Candle light holder for part of her centerpiece using star dies for the cut outs and the Snowflake Favor Box die as a base....isn't she clever!


She also made a cute angel out of one of those boxes to put in her centerpiece as well and decorated the angels dress (box) with the Starfall stamp!


Then she made these name placeholders....just add a foldover name topper and some ribbon...and voila!


And these napkin holders...all using the box die as a base and poinsettia die for the topper with some ribbon to add some bling! Hint, to get the napkin through the box, she used an all over/repositionable circle punch on two of the sides of the box.


I love what she did with all of them...I know her Christmas table setting will look fabulous this year and I hope what I showed you inspires you to try a few ideas out for your next celebration too!

Merry Christmas!


Thu 04

Welcome to Finale of the Memory Box/Poppystamps Blog Hop



Hope you've been inspired by the projects we've created for you during the Memory Box and Poppystamps  Holiday Gift Tags and Treats  blog hop.  As an added bonus, you'll have a chance to win prizes from Birch Press Design!

Dave Brethauer, the owner and creater of Memory Box and Poppystamps, has a new venture called Birch Press Design.  It's a stylish, upscale online shop featuring classic letterpress, laser cut, and printed cards, calendars, journals - and beautiful products for your home.  

Here's a complete list of today's hop destinations:

Memory Box  


Kay Miller 

Deborah Nolan 

Marybeth Lopez 

Jeanne Jachna

Pam Sparks 

Lezlye Lauterbach  

Patty Tanuz 

Zuzana Obert



Each day of the hop (December 2-4) we'll be giving away a prize from Birch Press Design.  There will be two winners each day - one selected by Poppystamps and another by Memory Box.  So while you're hopping be sure to leave comments along the way.  Winners will be selected from the Design Team posts. Today's prize is a Birch Press Design Apron - the winner gets to chose her favorite design!  Want to see the other designs?  You can view them here.

You have until  December 10 to leave a comment – winners will be posted on December 15 on the Memory Box and Poppystamps Blogs.  The winners will be selected at random from the design team posts.

Want another chance to win a great prize from Birch Press Design?  Like them on Facebook and share the post about the hop!

Let's get started on today's projects...

Memory Box Products

  • Snowflake Favor Box Die 99030
  • Currant Signature Patterns - Distressed Dots
  • Pool Signature Patterns - Dots and Distressed Dots
  • Key Lime Signature Patterns - Dots and Distressed Dots

Poppystamps Products

  • Merry Christmas Background Die 1065

Imagine Crafts Products

  • VersaMark Dazzle Frost Inkpad
  • Dauber    
  • White Embossing Powder


Diecut Snowflake Favor Box from the Signature Prints.  Daub Dazzle onto the snowflake halves and emboss them.  Crease the boxes on the scorelines and assemble them.  Add your favorite holiday treats - then interlock the two snowflake halves.  That's it - very easy, very merry.

For the stencilled candle wrapper - diecut Merry Christmas Background from vellum.  Stencil it onto another sheet of vellum with Dazzle and emboss it.  Trim it to wrap around a battery-operated candle, with a 1/2" vertical overlap along the back. 

Thanks for hopping with us.   Now hop on over to the Poppystamps blog!



Mon 03

Snowflake Card and Box!

Hello Everyone,

Well it is November and the cold is finally hitting San Diego so I thought I would share the snowflake card and box that Therese P., from our store The Stamp Addict, will be teaching on Monday November 10th. She will be teaching both this Easel Card...



And this Box...


She will be teaching students how to combine dies and how to cut up dies to use for embellishments. Some of the dies she will be using in the class include: Normandy Snowflake, Bristol Snowflake and the Snowflake Favor Box. Oh and did you spot the Elliana Background pattern that she used as the background for the card!

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did, they really are quite lovely in person!




Tue 29

Christmas Buttermilk Carton Placeholder

Hey, There!

I decided I wanted to make a simple treat box I could use for our placeholders at the Christmas dinner table, and the Memory Box Buttermilk Carton is a perfect solution.

The name will go on a strip of card beneath the ornament. (I apologize for the somewhat washed out photo - the picture doesn't do the tree dies' embossing justice.)

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Memory Box Dies (Advent Calendar, Buttermilk Carton, Frosted Pine Tree, Frosted Spruce Tree, Small Flock of Doves) and Stamp (Snow Flurry); Cardstock: Desert Storm (Neenah); Ink: Frost White Pigment (ColorBox); Accents: gems (My Mind's Eye); Ribbons: Martha Stewart, generic lace; Other: foam dimensional tape, Score Tape, mini-glue dots


  1. Die cut Buttermilk Carton and assemble.
  2. Stamp and heat set each set of the carton.
  3. Wrap lace around carton top and adhere with glue dots.
  4. Tie ribbon into bow and adhere. 
  5. Die cut trees, birds, and date ornament.
  6. Adhere with dimensional tape: trees, then birds.
  7. Adhere gems.
  8. Write name on tag and adhere to slanted part of carton (not shown here).
  9. Adhere ornament with gem to center of ribbon.

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!




Sat 28

Butterflies by Starlight


Can you believe it's almost July?  Jean Okimoto here with some patriotic summer celebration ideas for you today.   Stencil a simple vellum candle wrap - and fill Butterfly Favor Boxes with sweet treats for everyone.  It's quick, easy - and sure to turn any party into an event!

Memory Box Products

  • Butterfly Favor Box Die 98771
  • Swirl Butterfly Die 98894
  • Solo Stars Designer Stencil 88565
  • Star Dust Designer Stencil 88573
  • Blueberry Signature Prints - Moroccan and Dots
  • Cranberry Signature Prints - Dots, Gingham and Distressed Dots
  • Parchment Cardstock
  • Blueberry Cardstock
  • Cranberry Cardstock

Diecut Butterfly Favor Boxes and crease them along the scorelines.  Carefully snip halfway down the center of one butterfly - and halfway up the center of the other butterfly - using the scorelines as a guide. Assemble the boxes, then interlock the slotted sections.  Diecut and attach Swirl Butterfly overlays from Parchment, Cranberry and Blueberry Cardstock.

Cut a piece of vellum to fit around a battery-operated candle, plus a 1/2" overlap.  Stencil Star Show in the center with Versamark.  Emboss it with detail white powder.  Stencil and emboss Star Dust on the left side of Star Show. Clean the stencil, flip it over and stencil and emboss Star Dust on the right side of Star Show.

Get the most out of your Memory Box products and add a special touch to your summer parties, picnics and barbeques!

Thanks for visiting...hope you'll stop by again this evening for another summer project.



Wed 09

Butterfly Favor Boxes...and an Easter Card

Jean Okimoto-Butterfly Favor Box-Memory Box

Looking for a quick, pretty - and impressive -  party favor for a special brunch or celebration?  Make Butterfly Favor Boxes and fill them with sweet treats, then make a quick Easter Card.  Jean Okimoto here - with two Spring projects today.

Memory Box Products

  • Butterfly Favor Box 98771
  • NEW Swirl Butterfly 98894
  • Vivienne Butterfly 98625
  • Dots Signature Prints - Thistle, Key Lime, Snapdragon, Squash, Bubblegum
  • Cardstock - Juniper, Granny Smith, Violet, Mango, Raspberry
  • Metal Adapter Plate

Jean Okimoto-Butterfly Favor Boxes-Memory Box

Cut Butterfly Favor Boxes from Memory Box Dots Signature Prints.  


Snip through each wing on the scorelines - halfway down from the top on one wing, and halfway up from the bottom on the other wing.  Fold the box on the remaining scorelines.  Begin assembling the box by attaching the side tab.  Fold the bottom flaps towards the center and attach them with tape.  


Fill the boxes.  Here's a quick tip - after attaching tape between the "cover flaps," clamp them with tweezers to secure the tape.  Next, partially (and carefully!) cross the two snipped wing centers and slot one into the other to close the box.  

Use the Metal Adapter Plate and the other plates required for thin metal dies to cutter the delicate butterfly overlays. Cut the Swirl Butterfly and antennae from Violet, Juniper and Raspberry Cardstock.  Cut the Vivienne Butterfly and antennae from Granny Smith and Mango Cardstock.

Attach the butterfly overlays and antennae to the boxes with 1/8" wide Scor-Tape - use a pin to push any excess tape behind the diecuts. 

And - double-dipping now, here's an Easter card for you...

Jean Okimoto-Memory Box-Fresh Foliage-Perched Reed Bird-Mesh Designer Stencil

Memory Box Products

  • Mesh Designer Stencil 88517
  • Fresh Foliage 98502
  • Perched Reed Bird 98160
  • Jack O Lantern and Granny Smith Cardstock
  • Signature Prints - Violet, Squash and Pool Distressed Dots
  • Signature Prints - Bubblegum and Mango Dots
  • Aloe Notecard and Envelope

Imagine Crafts Inkpads

  • Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme
  • Memento Tangelo

Other Supplies

  • Yellow Felt attached to adhesive label paper
  • Egg Punch
  • Screwpunch (chick's eye, backed with black cardstock)

Attach two of the punched eggs to the card then stencil Mesh over them for a bit of dimension.

Diecut Perched Reed Bird twice - from yellow felt and again from Jack O Lantern Cardstock.  Snip off both tails and a tiny bit of the felt feet.  Layer the felt bird (now a chick!) over the cardstock diecut, then snip off a tiny bit of the cardstock feet.

Big thanks to everyone from the Stencil It - Beyond the Basics class at Impress. Hope you enjoyed learning different ways to use your Memory Box designs.  

Memory Box Dies and Designer Stencils make it quick and easy to create Easter and Spring projects. Please visit our Ideas Gallery for additional details and more Spring designs.

Have a great evening!





Sat 15

Butterfly Boxes!

Spring is here in San Diego and one of our instructors Therese P. at The Stamp Addict is teaching three great classes on making these wonderful Butterfly Boxes! The classes are happening this coming Wed. March 19th from 10:30-11:30AM, 2-3PM and 6:30-7:30 PM. So give us a call if you want to reserve a spot in one of the classes!

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She is using Memory Box and Poppy Stamps dies and I love what she came up with...wouldn't you love to get an Easter or Mother's Day or a 'just because' surprise in one of these boxes?! I know I would!


Fri 10

Butterfly Drifting Milk Carton Set


Good Afternoon, Marnie here!  I've created a card for today using a couple of the new Stencils "Butterfly Drifting - 88504" and "Butterfly Vine - 88524" they are very cool and work together perfectly.  First I stenciled with the "Butterfly Drifting - 88504" and white embossing paste  on turquoise cardstock and let it dry.  Then I sponged over it with the "Butterfly Vine - 88524" and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.  The affect is very cool and the techniques are endless with these stencils.  I layered everything onto "Currant Distressed Dots" and a white cardstock with some green ribbon.  I also used the "Joy Script - 98641" as the greeting on the card.  When that was done I used a some leftover Turquoise cardstock to cut the "Buttermilk Carton - 98739" from and did the embossing paste process on all four sides of the carton before taping it together.  I then added flowers with the "Sophia Bloom Set - 98840" along the bottom with a little glitter in the middle for sparkle.  Again using Pink Cardstock and the "Currant Distressed Dots"


MBset3Hope your enjoying all of the beautiful things created here on the blog with the new dies.  Be sure to check everything out for this entire week!  



Tue 07

Acetate Butterfly Favor Box with Matching Card


Remember to Scroll down to see Pam's post of today's morning...



Hello My dear Stamper Friends: Here Bibiana...

We continue with the new, "Gorgeous" official 2014 release of all Memory Box products...!!!

Today, I am sharing with you a party
"Butterfly Favor Box" with its matching Card in Acetate...
This project can be perfect  for a valentine's souvenir, a birthday gift or any kind of party!!!


Acetate favor both die


It is always a challenge to take a photo of acetate cards...I hope you can see that I stamped the card with white stazon the "drift flowers" stamp, added some glitter and decorated the card to match the box...

This amazing butterfly border is called "Kensington border"  and it is a new die from the new collection...

Acetate favor card front


The box top was decorated with the beautiful "Vivienne" butterfly die from a past collection...added some more glitter and finished the box with the "Kensington border" die on the bottom,from the new collection...

To have the chance to win this gorgeous "Butterfly Favor Box" die that you see on the back...leave me a comment at the end of this post ...and at the end of the blog blitz (jan 12th) the winners will be announced!

Acetate favor box


A last view of today's project...


Acetate favor both last


Remember to visit me at the language blogs too!

The French one: "Un Brin De Créativité"


The Spanish one: "A Crear se Dijo!"

I will have as well projects featuring the new dies, stencils and prizes too!!!!

Good Luck!

 see you tomorrow for another project at the language blogs

and keep on checking here all the wonderful projects that the DT has come up with!