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You’ll WOW them with this beautiful gift box

Every year my sisters and I exchange “October 21st” gifts – a little something to celebrate the birthday of our mom and all she meant to us. It’s just something we do to keep her spirit alive even though she is no longer with us. Our mom was a crafty sort and she loved to sew. She had an incredible talent for sewing – she could look at a dress in the store, go home and recreate it, making it even better than the original. I know my sisters and I get our love of crafting from our mom.

While mom was a genius with needle and thread (and made sure all her girls knew how to sew), over the years I’ve fallen in love with card making and paper crafting. So for the past few years, I’ve turned to paper crafting to create my October 21st gifts for my sisters (and yes I know it’s closer to December 21st then October 21st – but hey it’s been a different year). For the past two years I’ve created a monthly calendar as my gift with a different design for each month. My sisters loved it (at least they said they did) so this year I upped the game and added a fancy little book box to store the inserts in when they are not in use.

This box goes together fairly quickly and will absolutely wow and amaze anyone you give it to. Just by changing out the Designer Series Paper you can make this box for any occasion. Check out my YouTube Video for the tutorial and measurements.

Create your own Book Box

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Fun, Festive, and Easy Homemade Holiday Projects You’ll Love!

I love the holidays! Some of my favorite memories revolve around making things, whether it was baking dozens of Christmas cookies with my Mom or the annual family “Make It” gift exchange. The joy of creating something to give to others is just such a special part of the season for me. And this year especially I think we can all do with a lot more joy! That’s why I was so excited to partner with my friend and fellow Stampin’ Up Demonstrator Vicki Hevener at Stamp with Vicki. Over the last week, Vicki and I have created a series of videos showing some fun and easy projects you can create with your family and friends to capture that homemade holiday spirit I love!

On Day 1 I shared Stampin’ Up’s Christmas Countdown Project Kit. This kit goes together so easily and you can use it for years to come. This year, my family used the boxes to put in notes of fun things to do throughout the season. Things like bake Christmas cookies, write out Christmas cards, watch a holiday movie, or go see Christmas lights – you get the idea. You can watch my video here and order your own kit here.

Day 3 of Homemade Holidays was all about gift boxes! I demonstrated how to make a gift box from a half sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock. You can see the video here. As a bonus, when you place an order of $50 or more on my website, I’ll send you the PDF tutorial for all my Homemade Holiday projects! When you make all three sizes, you can stack them up to make a fun gift box snowman. You can order all the supplies you need here!

Day 5 was all about a quick and easy gift bag and let’s face it – we need gift bags all the time not just at the holidays. This gift bag goes together in minutes and with one package of our beautiful Designer Series Paper you can make 6 gifts bags for less than $2 a bag – now that’s a great deal. Check out the video here. You can find all your supplies here.

On Day 7 I shared two projects – a cute little ornament for your tree and a little desk calendar you can make to mail to loved ones far and near. You can see the video here and order your supplies here.

I hope you’re inspired to try your hand at some of these projects. I know you’ll have fun making new memories with your loved ones! And if you would please subscribe to my YouTube Channel – every subscriber helps widen my audience exposure and would make me so happy! Whatever you celebrate my very best wishes for a Happy Holiday season and a New Year filled with joy, good health, and love.