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Sour Cream Box- Tutorial

Sour Cream Box- Tutorial 

This Sour Cream Box post has been a LONG LONG time coming and I know that it will make one person in particular happy.  First I have to express my sincere gratitude for her patience in waiting for this tutorial to come to life.

Back in July I made my team some of these Sour Cream Boxes below and said I would share how I created them.  …. 4 months later… Kimberly comes to the rescue.

Here is the original Sour Cream Boxes I created:

Sour Cream Box, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Today I am going to share 3 different Sour Cream Boxes that you can create.  Below is a video on how I created them.

I know …. 2 videos in a row this week.  WHOA! It’s been a good week in my stamp room.  Actually, an unusual one.

Here are all three together.  Each one a bit different the way they are embellished. This is what I’m excited to share about today.

Sour Cream Box, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Do you find that you have a ton of great products lying around your crafting space but you are unsure how to utilize them for the right things?

Make sure to watch the video below, it’s there you will see how layering some of the most common products we have on hand can be used and in abundance.


Halloween Treats Made Easy

I used the Sweet Hauntings stamp set for this Sour Cream Box.  The Note Tag punch coordinates perfect with this stamp set.

Sour Cream Box, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Christmas Treats Made Easy

Below are two Christmas themed Sour Cream Boxes, and the last box is the one I share how to create in the video.

Both of these will show you how to create using the Winter Wonderland DSP along with the Winter Wonderland Vellum Stack placed together. This gives a unique look that I loved.  As if it wasn’t elegant enough using the Winter Wonderland DSP alone, the Vellum just added double the elegance.

Sour Cream Box, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator



Sour Cream Box, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

The tag for this box above comes from the Oh, What Fun stamp set.  Excellent greetings in this set and the fonts are awesome.

I have one last little Sour Cream box I created long ago using modeling paste and a stencil.  This was a much smaller Sour Cream Box but oh so fun with the tassels.

Sour Cream Box, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


I’ve made plenty of Sour Cream Boxes over the years because it’s the one box that comes to mind when I’m in a pinch for something sweet and cute.

I hope this gives you tons of ideas on different ways to create them.  Whether you are using Designer Series Paper or cardstock, more than likely these are supplies right at your finger tips ready to create with.

If you are looking for more embellishments to add to your Sour Cream Box, click HERE to shop in my store.  There you will find lots of great products to embellish with.

TGIF #22- Gift Giving Made Easy

TGIF, Challenges, Stampin' Up!

It’s not even funny how LAZY I am when it comes to gift giving.  I’ve even succumbed to having my daughter take on the task of picking it out, wrapping and then my job is the card.


I’m not sure why this is so difficult for me except when you are the “master of procrastination” my mojo leaves and I flounder for an idea on what to make.  If you are reading this you probably are with me on the fact we love to make the pretty stuff…. BUT… it’s coming up with the idea of the “pretty!”  Right?



I might have a solution for all of us and it’s two fold.

First if you are not taking part of papercrafting challenges I highly suggest you do.  It only stretches your creativity to the max capacity and sometimes makes you step outside of your comfort zone.  Whether it be style, colors, project type, you will see a difference in growth with your papercrafting when you participate.  Being a designer for TGIF gives me the opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone and most definitely stretches my creativity.

TGIF 22 Remix

This weeks challenge is a Remix of all the challenges this month.  I lurrrrvvve this challenge.  This is when my brain gets some great exercise.  Below are the three previous challenges for the month. Take a few of them or all three and come up with a project.

TGIF September Challenges

Now for my gift giving solutions…


TGIFC, Watercolor Wings stamp set, Stampin' Up!

I though I knew the catalog like the back of my hand… NOPE.  I need to sit and go through the catalog myself with a fine tooth comb.  I thought for SURE the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes were long gone, retired.  Ha ha ha.  Oh no….they are quite available.  <seriously I need my head examined!>

This is the perfect solution for quick and simple gift giving AND you could look like the master crafter when giving the gift.  Little will they know it only took about 15 minutes to make it.  The boxes are FOOD safe and only $7 for 8 of them.  STEAL of a deal.  My most favorite part is the window sheet around the box so they can take a peek of the gift inside.  Unless you are me and hide it way at the bottom and put enough fluff they will think nothing is in it.


TGIFC, Watercolor Wings stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Tips & Tricks 

The decorating part is fast, fun and simple.

I used our Envelope paper found on page 149.  I used the In Color Envelope paper and one of them is the Mint Macaron.  Take a 3 x 12″piece and wrap around the box.  Pinch the edges to make a better “scored” edge all the way around.  Next I cut a 2 1/2 x 12″ piece of the Typset DSP.  Using my Fringe Scissors (on SALE until Monday night 11:59pm) and fringed one end.  Gently wrap around the box, pinching edges like the previous and adhere to the box.

I wrapped a piece of Strawberry Slush Dotted Lace ribbon and tied it in a knot.  I secured a small Tea Lace Doily inside just for added fluff.

Lastly, the tag.  I used the most popular stamp set in the entire catalog- Watercolor Wings.  Did you know it’s the most popular? I found out that tidbit at Founders.  Pretty fun.  Once I had the butterfly stamped I die cut the image using the Tags & Labels Framelits.  I attached this by bringing the ribbon ends straight through the hole on the tag and tied a knot.  Simple and easy.

Now I have a fun gift for a birthday -or- any occasion.


The Card!

The gift needed a card to go with it so I made it match and again, kept it simple.

TGIFC, Watercolor Wings stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Same design basically with a few extra add-ons.

TGIFC, Watercolor Wings stamp set, Stampin' Up!


Now it’s your turn.  Take on a few challenges with me today.  Make a gift that can be ready to go at a moments notice and play along in a challenge.  You can check out the TGIF challenge HERE.  See what the other designers created and leave a comment if you are a big ole procrastinator like me when it comes to gift giving.




Fringe Scissors are on sale.  Check out the Weekly Deals this week.  They are AWESOME.

I will be sharing fun ideas using the Fringe Scissors…. you will WANT them when you see these projects.  Get them while they are on sale.

Paper Pumpkin October Promotion

Paper Pumpkin has a FUN new promotion going on until October 10th.  Don’t miss this -OR- your PINK box in the mail in October.  Read more about the BCRF Foundation HERE.  My subscribers get approx 12 Tutorials every month using the stamp set they receive for Paper Pumpkin.  Become a subscriber today and see why we love it so much.  Click HERE to subscribe.

NEW Online Class! 

Handmade Christmas Class

I’m excited about a new Online Christmas Card class I have available.  Click HERE to see all the info and purchase.

I have kits available to go with this class but keep in mind the amount is very limited.

Kit update… only a FEW left.  Get yours before they are GONE!


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