How To Make Gift Boxes You Will Love

I love the fact Stampin’ Up! shares product videos with us. Today Donna shows us how to make gift boxes you will love to use this Christmas for all your packaging! It’s so simple, and uses the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper which you might overlook. You could use this for Christmas or Birthday packaging, so don’t think you have to use it all right now!

How to Make Gift Boxes You Will LoveHow to Make Gift Boxes You Will Love

See that template in the video? I have got you covered – scroll down after watching & download it from me for FREE because I know how handy that’s going to be for you!!!

Isn’t that great? Did you like how Donna cut one slightly smaller so you can see the base card – I really like that look. They look very professional and so smart. You’d pay a lot for a box like that.  In fact this video is packed full of brilliant tips – like how to change your grip with the Fast Fuse to make it easier to use, how to make any custom size box & lid, and how to make a Tassel from Baker’s Twine in the pop out video!!

Want to try it out at home?

Click here to get your FREE download of the box sizing template that Donna showed us!

Click the images below to buy the coordinating products to make this project.

I love the “How to Make Gift Boxes You’ll Love” video (that’s my name for it anyway!). You can create boxes of all different sizes and using the packs of 12 x 12″ card stock in the Autumn / Winter Catalogue (or Annual Catalogue) you can make lots and lots of them!

Enjoy packaging your gifts this Christmas, and throughout the year ahead! Happy crafting, any questions just pop a comment below and I’ll happily help. Until next time, hugs, Pip x

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What does Queen Pip Cards Do? It’s all about me!

All about me at Greet & Grow EventHello friends. Today is all about me! Well really it’s all about you but it starts with being all about me! This week I shared what I do at a local event put together by local companies who are not in shops I had such an amazing response! It made me realise, however, that I probably haven’t shared what I do with you recently and thought, now is a good time to remedy that and answer this question. What does Queen Pip Cards do?

I help you to create beautiful things using ink, paper and stamps.

Some people I met last week didn’t know what stamping was. You may be paper crafters but have never stamped before either, and so it’s worth explaining the process! Stamping means taking an image  and using ink to transfer that image onto card stock.

What Does Queen Pip Cards Do Stamp TypesIt’s like the old printing presses of newspapers – images are inked up and stamped onto paper. Today of course we have thousands of wonderful images from Stampin’ Up! to choose from, meaning we can create truly unique designs for our cards and projects. We also have two types of stamps made from either red rubber or photo-polymer.

At the event I was displaying my creations and chatting to people about crafting & stamping. At first they didn’t really understand what I was talking about, they were more interested in whether my cards were for sale, they assumed they were! In fact, they loved my cards which was so nice to hear. This was one of their favourites!

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Once they understood that I want THEM to stamp they were keen to have a go. Do you want to have a go too? Stampin’ Up! and I do all the design work, and you can just follow along. Make 5 cards for £12 in 2 hours once a month on a Sunday or Monday afternoon at my Simply Stylish class. Everything is prepared for you, so it’s a really good starter session. I do have lots of experienced card makers though who come for the 2 hours of “me time” they get! So it’s a great mix.

Sound like fun? Click here to see my class dates by month. Click into each class to RSVP online and book your spot today.

Live too far away? What does Queen Pip Cards do for you? Online classes of course and Pinterest board inspiration too!

Click this link to see my Online Classes.

Click this link to see my Pinterest Boards – don’t forget to follow me!

I look forward to seeing you at class, online or at one of my events! In the meantime, now you know all about me and what does Queen Pip Cards do! Happy crafting, Pip x

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Stampin Creative Trick or Treat Blog Hop

Trick or TreatWhoop whoop, it’s Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop time again, and this time it’s a Trick or Treat theme!! Now we don’t normally do Halloween a lot round my way, I had a couple of parties as a child, and then that was pretty much it. As we don’t have our own kids we have never got into the swing of things, but I have to say I do love all the ghoulies and ghosties and wee wicked beasties that I see all over the place. They are kinda cute! If you’ve hopped over today from Caro welcome, just click the Next image at the bottom of this post to hop around. I’m sure you’ve been inspired already, and there’s more to come! We have a GUEST stamper with us today too, Danielle from the Netherlands – we’re going International!!

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I love the fact there are so many coordinating products in the Autumn / Winter catalogue. One of the best bundles is Cookie Cutter Christmas & Builder Punch – but there’s more. Did you spot the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamps too? They match the punch as well! Double trouble for your bubble! (sorry got a little carried away there!) You can stamp and punch out to your hearts content, but sometimes you don’t need to punch – stamping is cool on its own.

Stampin Creative Trick or Treat LFor this card, I took the Mummy image, and turned it into a bandaged up person, so it looks like it’s someone who’s poorly. So my trick is that it’s not a mummy it’s someone who needs some Love and Get Well wishes!

Stampin Creative Trick or TreatCute isn’t he? The colours work really well together don’t you think? Dapper Denim and Peekaboo Peach with a bit of the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper under the topper.  The wording is from my go to set Designer Tin of Cards!

Stampin Creative 2016 LogoIf you’d like to add these to your shopping basket, then click the links below or go to My Shop. Before you go shopping though, hop on over to Sarah (click here or the image) and see what she has in store for us in her Trick or Treat cupboard!

Enjoy the hop, below is the full list if you get stuck. Come back and shop for your wishlist! Crafty hugs, Pip x

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Jar of Hearts Song Inspiration from Christina Perri

Good morning! Today I’m sharing a card inspired by the song by Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts. I was listening to the song on YouTube and the video gave me the smoky inspiration of hearts escaping from a jar of hearts! So of course I turned to our own bundle Jar of Love to recreate what my head was imagining!

I couldn’t decide on Sweet Sugarplum or Smoky Slate so I made both. I think the Sweet Sugarplum just edges it. What do you think?

Jar of Hearts – Smoky Slate

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Jar of Hearts – Sweet Sugarplum

Jar of Heats Sweet Sugarplum 1

What’s your favourite? Comment below to tell me! I used the Labeler Alphabet (US spelling – I know!) set to create my own greeting – I love the fact you get more than one of some of the letters to help with longer words or combinations!

Jar of Hearts Sweet Sugarplum 2Isn’t it strange sometimes how your head and your crafting just get together and come up with something out of no where – I’m pretty glad they did! The smoke was made by using a Sponge Dauber to swirl the ink across the page. The hearts were stamped multiple times before reinking to give the different colours. The background paper is from Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, I think it’s a perfect fit with the colours and design.

You can buy the Jar of Love (as it’s officially known) bundle in my shop. Click any of the links below to purchase the items used.

When you purchase online from my shop you can receive an extra thank you gift from me by entering the Monthly Giveaway Code at Checkout. Don’t use it if you are spending over £150 – keep all rewards for yourself.

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See you again soon, I’m back on Saturday with our Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop. Thanks for choosing your favourite! Crafty hugs, Pip x

10 Things I Adore About Stampin’ Up!

Check out the 10 things I adore about Stampin’ Up! in this quick list! I love more than this, but I decided to put my top 10 down in a list, because I wonder if these are things YOU might love too?

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  1. Fantastic stamp designs (goes without saying really, but!!!)
  2. Coordination built in, I don’t have to think about what ribbon or embellishment to use with each paper – it’s all matching!
  3. Good quality products. Long lasting stamps and punches. Heavy weight card and paper, dyed through card so no nasty white insides that show when you fold a piece of card stock!
  4. Framelits that match the stamped images – just fabulous and not just your simple circles or squares, oh NO!!! Umbrellas, Trees, Stars, Bears, Llamas, Pine cones! it’s an endless array of coordinating dies.
  5. 3D project creation made easy with Thinlits – boxes, cake slices, houses, gift cards, treat bags – all yummy and sooo cute!
  6. Fantastic events to attend where we share ideas, creativity, business tips, and social fun twice a year either in the UK or around the world!
  7. Friendships – my team are amazing and bring so much to my life, both in business and in friendship. I never believed I’d have such great friends who love what they do and share what they love with their friends and family too!
  8. Incentive Trips – oh my word, how can you not love something that if you work hard enough, build your team and help them grow, means you can be rewarded with all expenses paid trips to amazing places in the world? I earned last year’s trip, and I’m close to this year’s and I’m already working on my plan for next years!
  9. Being my own boss! Yup, I am working to make this my full time business. I took VR from the corporate world and now I get to do something I truly love every day – how amazing is that?
  10. Did I mention the discount? Oh yeah, you get 20% discount on everything in the catalogue if you’re a demonstrator! Whoop whoop!!!! Purchase the Starter Kit Now by clicking this link.

10 Things I Adore About Stampin' Up!

How can YOU get all that too?

I could have gone on & on as Stampin’ Up! has truly changed my life in the last 5 year, and I’d love to work with you so it can change or add to your life too. Want to enjoy the benefits of being a demonstrator and just buying for yourself and friends / family? Would you like to turn this into a business? Either works for Stampin’ Up! and me!

10 Things I Adore About Stampin' Up!Buy the Starter Kit today, choose £130 worth of Stampin’ Up! products, pay just £99 and activate your benefits for at least 3 months. Want to stay longer (who wouldn’t?) then just spend £270 catalogue price (remember you don’t pay that price!) every 3 months to stay active – that’s it! No pressure to run classes, make it a huge business or big deal, just crafting fun with all of the 10 things I adore about Stampin’ Up! and more. So that’s £31 FREE to start off with (and no shipping) PLUS 20% off (minimum) everything else you purchase! Big whoop!

So click this link, check out the terms yourself, select your products, buy and wait for the fun to begin! If you have any questions, you can email me at and I’ll happily answer any of your questions. I’d love you to join me and my team the Royal Stampers.

Buy The Starter KitI look forward to welcoming you soon, hugs, Pip x