Saturday, June 27, 2020

Social Stamping Blog Hop - Out Of The Box

Hello again and welcome to the Social Stamping Blog Host where I am joined by a whole group of talented crafters from around Australia and New Zealand.

The group was started by my lovely friend and fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Kelly Kent as a way of keeping connected, creating and sharing while we are all being socially distant.
You may have arrived from seeing Siobhan's fabulous creation but if you started here, click the 'Next' button at the bottom of this post to continue hopping.

The theme Kelly has chosen for us this week is 'Out Of The Box'
I love this theme as it could mean so many different things such as something used in an unusual way or a 3-D project such as a box or even, as one of the group suggested, using an item out of our recently delivered boxes of goodies from the new annual catalogue.
For my project I chose to make a treat box using the new Jar Punch and Mason Jar Shaker Domes.

The Mason Jar Shaker Domes fit perfectly into the space made by punching out the jar shape

For the box you will need a piece of cardstock which measures 14.5cms wide x 10cms high
Score on the long side at 5cms, 7cms, 12cms and 14cms
Score on the short side at 2cms.
For the lid you will need a piece of cardstock 8.1cms x 5.1cms scored at 1.5cms on all sides.
Burnish all score lines and cut as shown below

Fold the front and adjoining side flap up so that they can be fed into the jar punch

Punch out a jar using a piece of scrap paper and adhere to the front panel to use as a punching guide

The front bottom flap will also be punched but this will not be seen once the box is constructed as it will be covered by the back flap

Stamp the spots on the box and lid using the rubber pencil eraser

Once the spots have been stamped, adhere the Mason Jar Shaker Dome in the void left by the punch.

Construct the box and lid.
First adhere the front to the narrow side flap. Then adhere the bottom flaps to close the box (turn in the side flaps first, add adhesive to the sides of the front inside flap (with the cut-out) and adhere to the side flaps. Then adhere the back flap over the front flap.
Note: I have used Tear n Tape for the purpose of showing where to place adhesive. However when constructing boxes, I usually use wet glue as it gives more flexibility when lining up the pieces to be adhered.

Products used are available to purchase from my Online Shop here

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 I hope you have enjoyed seeing my project and have a lot of fun creating your own!
Click the 'Next' button to see what my very talented friend and fellow West Australian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sheila Pybus has created for you

Thanks for stopping by and hopping with us today. If you get lost or if there's a broken link, you can find a link to the next blog in Kelly's main post here

Participant List | “out of the box”


  1. This is such a fun project and would be perfect for favours at a kids party or for class gift. I think I might need to case this idea.

  2. Well, this is super duper clever and a great take on the theme! Thanks for the instructions, I'll be making one of these for sure. Kelly x

  3. Love it when something comes together and this worked really well! Love your little polka dots xxx

  4. Your treat box is amazing Denise, I will definitely be adding this one on my list of to-do's. I love how you have created your own bright DSP to match the colours of your lollies xx

  5. Love this idea-what a great way to use the jars and create a treat!

  6. This is so awesome, Denise, I actually made one while reading this! Thank you for the clear instructions- I can confirm they work perfectly. Super cute and will be perfect for making little treats for people.