Friday 14 March 2014

The Stampin' Trimmer box - with video tutorial!

I know, I know - it's long overdue! I've been promising a video tutorial on how to make a basic box using the Stampin' Trimmer and it's here at last (along with some extras by way of apology!) Now I call it basic but I hope you'll agree that 'basic' is not really the word for this pretty box! Come and see:

I use this basic 'recipe' for lots of my boxes and, if you watch the video,  you'll see how to get a perfectly fitting lid every time! Note the practical finger rests (not the right word I know - but what ARE they called?!) which make it easy to take the lid off.

I thought you might like to see the top of the box, with a better view of that lush chevron ribbon and the pretty tag, decorated with gems. The lid is stamped using the Peaceful Petals stamp set which is fast becoming one of my favourite stamp sets of all time!

This is a slightly smaller version of the box, decorated this time with gorgeous Pacific Point stitched grosgrain ribbon...

... and a tiny heart made with the Simply Pressed Clay and attached with a safety pin from the Vintage Trinkets embellishments.

You know how I like to make cards that coordinate with my boxes - and here's one to go with these:

I stamped some Whisper White card stock with the same design as the box lid and cut first a circle out of it, using the 1 3/4" circle punch, and then a thin strip through the centre of the circle. The resulting split panel was mounted onto a Pacific Point card base.

The sentiment was stamped onto the card base itself using a stamp-a-majig for position. I heat embossed it with white  embossing powder and pierced a decorative circle round it.

Here's the video tutorial - hope you'll be able to see why my Stampin' Trimmer is one of my favourite pieces of kit!

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Some of you may remember that when my daughter turned 18, my youngest son sent her a card with an envelope inside it. Inside was a paper pair of pants with the message 'Now you are a big girl and can wear Big Girl Pants'! My son turned 13 on Tuesday and my daughter was pleased to be able to retaliate with this:

Hmmm. I can see a theme developing!

Hope you have a great weekend and I'll see you very soon,


  1. The boxes look really gorgeous! I'll be back to see the video.

    I think the parcel is such fun!

  2. Gorgeous packaging and pretty card Vicky. Hope you can sort the video out.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. Well it seems you have sorted the video, perfect editing and what a great idea to fit the top to the base so ensure a perfect fit, will use that tip in future.

    I love the box and the card and the ribbon certainly makes the box luxurious.

  4. Beautiful Box and Card Vicki and the video is an extra treat. Thank you for sharing it with us all!
    I have been following you blog for a while now and love all your work - you are a true inspiration to creative minds - Thank you for all that you do and share.
    Louise (Australia)


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