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SAVI Sunday 41 - Candle Gift Holder

Welcome to my SAVI Sunday - Episode 41:  Candle Gift Holder

Here is a unique gift holder for the holidays, or any occasion.  Lots of my friends and family love candles and what a great little gift or stocking stuffer.  This one here is going to co-workers and features a candle from a local store from here in North East Ohio, Root Candles.  You should check them out.  If you live local, their store is a must see!


Here is what you need to create this gift box:

  • 2 pieces of Merry Merlot cardstock cut to 7-1/2 x 11"
  • score both pieces of cardstock the same:
    • on 11" side, score at:  3", 6-1/2", and 8-1/4 (then quarter turn counter clockwise)
    • on 7-1/2" side, score at:  3-1/2" and 7"
  • fold paper back on top score line and make tiny score marks along the fold
  • tiny score marks are at 1-3/8", 2-1/8", 4-7/8" and 5-5/8"
  • we will need 4 pieces of Designer Series Paper each 3-1/4" x 3-1/4".  I used Plush Poinsettia Plush Paper to decorate outside of box
  • Tag:  Whisper White cardstock 1" x 2-3/4
  • Tag:  Merry Merlot cardstock 1-1/4" x 3"

Now you have to watch my VIDEO to see the rest of the scoring and cutting instructions. 


I have to give credit to blogger Darby over at "Rejoice and Create" for this fabulous idea.  I just loved, what she calls a flare top gift box, that I wanted to try for myself.  Darby have a diagram of the cut and score instructions too. 

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Double Hershey Bar Holder

The holiday season is upon us and who doesn't need some stocking stuffers?  I have these little square fabric Christmas baskets for my nieces and nephew that I fill each year because... Santa comes to Auntie's house too!  I like to fill with a few small items like a pair of socks, hair ties for the girls, a gift card, and a little bit of candy.  One year I did a hot cocoa theme with hot cocoa packets, candy canes, a cute Christmas mug, some Hershey Kisses sprinkled in and a gift card for Starbucks.  Yes Starbucks... the kids like their smoothies and so it is a treat for them.

Today's project is this awesome Double Hershey Bar holder.  These are great for any theme really... just change up your designer series paper, colors and accessories.  But seeing as these will be going in the kids Santa baskets, I kept with the Christmas theme.

I featured the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper and Warm Hugs Bundle for the first one.  Let's take a look:



Is that not the cutest holder?  Who wouldn't love 2 Hershey Bars!  And they are really easy to make and I'll make it easier by giving you all the measurements.  Just watch my video below to see how I put them together. 

But first, here is another one that I make with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series paper, the So Many Snowflakes Dies, along with the gems, glimmer paper and ribbon which you can get in a complete product suite called Snowflake Splendor.  My card base color is Balmy Blue. 


Here is what you will need to cut and score for the basic holder:

  • Card stock:       7-1/8 x 8-1/4
    • Score on the 7-1/8 side at:   2-1/4, 2-5/8, 3, 5-1/4 and 6
    • Score on the 8-1/4 side at:  1, 1-3/8, 6-7/8 and 7-1/4
  • Card stock:       2 pieces cut to 2 x 5-1/2
    • score both on the 2" side at 1/4 and 5/8
  • Designer Series Paper
    • 2 pieces cut to 1-1/8 x 5-1/4 (pocket covers)
    • 1 piece cut to 2-1/8 x 5-1/4 (front cover)
    • 1 piece cut to 1 x 5-1/4 (front flap... rounded corners)  

Here's my YouTube Video to see how this all comes together:

Thank you to "Mixed Up Craft" for the idea!

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We Bee Stamping Team Blog Hop - Simple Christmas Gifts


Hello there!  And welcome to our We Bee Stamping Team Blog Hop for December.  This month we are all sharing a Simple Christmas Gift made with Stampin' Up! products.  

I have a fun and beautiful project and I really hope you not only like it, but try and make one too!  

People who know me, know that I have been crafting most of my adult life.  There just about isn't anything I won't try... well, except for crocheting.  I just never was able to pick up on that craft.  Who knows, maybe one day I will try again.

Each year I try to come up with something different to make.  It could be a wall hanging, decorated glass etching, floral arrangement, or a host of other things.  This year I decided on ornaments.  I have done a ton of ornaments in the past but I think this one makes it all the worth while to revisit the ornament idea!  I just love how it came out and the poinsettia flower was pretty quick and easy to make.

Ornament featuring the Poinsettia Petals Bundle:




  • Gold Emboss 3 sizes of the Poinsettia Flower petals on Real Red card stock then die cut them out
  • Using Stampin' Spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol and several drop of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, heavily sprits the 3 flowers
  • While still damp, crimp up each petal
  • Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere the 3 layers of petals together making sure not to overlap the leaves
  • Add a Beaded Pearl Embellishment to center with glue dots
  • Die cut 5 Sprigs from Brushed Metallic cardstock and adhere to back of poinsettia
  • Cut 3 pieces of Real Red 3/8" Sheer Ribbon to 6" lengths.  Cut ends to an angle, fold in half and adhere to back with glue dots
  • Cut 2 pieces of Gold Cording from the Wonder of the Season ribbon combo pack and adhere onto back of flower with glue dots*
  • Punch a circle out of Real Red card stock to cover all the ribbon and springs on back of poinsettia.  Circle punch can be 1-1/2, 2, or 2-1/4, which ever size you have.  I used the 1-1/2" Circle Punch. 

*The 2 pieces of cording:  one piece is to tie the poinsettia to the neck of the ornament.  The second piece is to make a loop to hang the ornament. 

  • add a couple of glue dots to the back of the poinsettia so it sticks to a glass or plastic ornament
  • hang and enjoy.... or add a tag with a sweet sentiment for a special someone.

Be sure to catch up with all the other Blog Team members to see their fabulous creations by clicking on the button links below.  

Buzzzzz on back to Linda Bauwin over at Stamping with Linda or Buzzzzz on forward to see what Karen Burke has been up to...

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SAVI Sunday - Episode 40 How To Make a Pillow Box

SAVI Sunday - Episode 40:  How To Make a Pillow Box

Happy Sunday to you!  The sun is shining so bright today on this last Sunday of November.  It is just a beautiful day.  

Today I wanted to share a video on how to make a Pillow Box.  These are great for putting a gift card in them, a little treat, or maybe some cash.  The finished, fillable area is about 3/4 x 2-1/2 x 3-3/4".  So you can fill with a number of things.  Let's take a look at my pillow box finished off with Sheer Real Red ribbon and a poinsettia from the Poinsettia Place Suite.  


I absolutely love how this turned out.  And although you can't see the shine of the flower, I did use the Brushed Metallic Cardstock to die cut the poinsettia petals.  This picture though, does show you the different hues or colors of the Brushed Metallic card stock that comes in the pack.  You get 6 sheets (2 each of the three metallic colors). 

Here is my YouTube Video explaining how to make the Pillow Box.

To create make sure to watch the video:

  • You will need a piece of card stock (or use Designer Series Paper) cut to 5 x 5-1/2. 
  • On the 5-1/2" side score at 1/2" and then 3" (or as in my video using the Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer which was 1/2" from the right then 2-1/2" from the left).  The video will show you!
  • Trace your arcs and cut out
  • Create your scores
  • Punch half circles to create thumb tabs
  • Adhere the tab
  • Fold up and decorate

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SAVI Sunday- Episode 36 Gold Hoop Ornaments

SAVI Sunday - Episode 36:  Gold Hoop Ornaments

Well, my Sunday did not go according to plan.  In NE Ohio, we had very high winds and snow.  Yes, snow on November 1st!  With the winds came disrupted internet service.  My Wi-Fi was off and on all afternoon and after the third upload attempt, I said, I guess this was just not meant to be for today.  

Anyway, here is my Savi Sunday just a day late.  I really hope you like my projects, three cute little ornaments all made with the Gold Hoop Embellishments and the Quite Curvy Celebrations product suite releasing November 3, 2020. 


Ornament 1:  Real Red Ribbon

Don't forget.... you can click on any of the images and they will open larger for you to see up close!


  • For the first ornament, I die cut 6 of the leaves from Mossy Meadow card stock and 2 from Gold Foil
  • I clustered and adhered them together with Stampin' Seal+ adhesive
  • Tie a bow with Real Re ribbon and used a couple of Glue Dots to adhere to leaves
  • Use several Glue Dots to adhere the leaf cluster to the Gold Hoop
  • Tie a piece of Real Red ribbon for ornament hanger

Ornament 2:  Merry and Bright


  • I punched a 2-1/4 circle from Whisper White CS
  • Stamp the stars in Crushed Curry across the circle in three lines
  • Punch a hole at top of circle and adhere to Gold Hoop with Glue Dots
  • Stamp fern branch in Old Olive ink on Whisper White and fussy cut
  • Now do a Mirror Image Stamp of the same fern branch so it curves the opposite direction.
    • For Mirror stamping CLICK HERE to see my video explaining how to do!
  • Stamp "merry and bright" words only in Cherry Cobbler onto Whisper White and die cut with Curvy Dies, adding the tag tails
  • Die cut 4 Old Olive leaves
  • Adhere ferns, leaves and Old Olive Ribbon to back of "merry and bright" words
  • Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to circle
  • Tie a piece of the Old Olive Ribbon for hanger

Ornament 3:  Shiny Star


  • What My SAVI Sunday Video to see how I put this one together

Coming NOVEMBER 3, 2020....  See it here:   Curvy Celebrations Product Sheet

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SHOP:  stampwithlisabrown.stampinup.net

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