Anything But a Card


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for November 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects feature items considered 3D, Home Décor or Gift Sets. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

For this month’s project, I decided to create a treat/gift combo box using my favorite suite from the SU! Holiday Catalog – Candy Cane Lane. This original gift box holds homemade snack mix or holiday candy while also providing a special compartment for a gift card. This time of year, I am always looking for a gift for special friends, co-workers, gift exchanges, hair stylists, teachers, and the like. I am sure you find yourself seeking small but special gifts for these important people in your life, too. This little, easy to assemble gift box is just the ticket.

StampinUp Christmas 3D Snack and Gift Card Holder made with Candy Cane Lane DSP, Candy Cane Christmas stamp set, Stitched Shape Framelits, designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gift ideas at #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

I filled a Gusseted Cellophane Bag with homemade Smores Christmas Snack Mix and tied with Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon. I adhered a Starbucks gift card to the hidden insert and topped this off with Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine. You may not be able to see it clearly in the photo, I used the largest oval from the new Stitched Shape Framelits die set to trim the top of the gift card holder insert.

If you pull up on the bow made with baker’s twine, you’ll reveal the gift card.  You can also write a personal message on the back of the insert.  I chose to stamp a sentiment from the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set on the back in Whisper White ink.  You can also see the stitched border on the top edge of the gift card insert.  I adhered the gift card to the Real Red cardstock insert with a small glue dot at the top and bottom. Take a look.

StampinUp Christmas 3D Snack and Gift Card Holder made with Candy Cane Lane DSP, Candy Cane Christmas stamp set, Stitched Shape Framelits, designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gift ideas at #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

You can use any Designer Series Paper pack with coordinating stamp set and embellishments to create this gift box combo for any occasion. Stay tuned to my blog this week for another version of this gift box along with the template and instructions for assembling. I’ll also be sharing the recipe for the Smores Christmas Snack Mix.

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Thank you for visiting today. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope you will join us on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!



Blog Hop Line-up:  

    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
    3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
    4. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
    5. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
    6. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
    7. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
    8. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
    9. Becky Volpp at InkblossomwithBecky
    10. Lynn Tague at
    11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    12. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
    13. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
    14. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
    15. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
    16. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
    17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
    18. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

Supplies used in my “Anything But a Card” project:

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6 Responses to Anything But a Card

  1. Jeanie Stark says:

    Love it!! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. RaeInReno says:

    These are so cute Lynn!

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  3. What a great box and matching card. THAT paper is super adorable and you showcased it perfectly

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  4. Babe O'Mara says:

    Thanks for sharing this cute project. I will be making loads of them. I give gift cards to many people, including my granddaughters. You know when they reach a certain age, they would rather buy what they want. Again TFS

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  5. Awesome project Lynn! I also love how you used the new Stitched Framelits on the curve of the gift card holder. I wouldn’t have thought to use it that way. 🙂

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  6. Pingback: Reflections on Gift Giving | Beyond Beaches & Blessings

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