Tag Archives: Boxes

Butterfly Gala, Day 14

Here is the first of two treat containers I created for Demos Galore, I followed the video over at CreateWithDee.com.   One change I would make to her version is to use the Tear & Tape next to the folds and not the edges of the sides, it doesn’t gap then.

I needed to get treats for the basket and since I was only going to Costco before Demos Galore, I have a really big bag of Ghiradelli to work through.  🙂

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Butterfly Gala

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Butterfly Gala


150599 Butterfly Gala Bundle
148580 Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Stamp Set
148523 Butterfly Duet Punch
146982 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Balmy Blue 
148554 Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
147105 Classic Stampin’ Pad Balmy Blue 
146912 Ribbon Tulle Polka Dot 5/8″ Whisper White 
141897 Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
144108 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive
133774 Envelope Punch Board






Cauldron Bubble Treat Container

Rachel Tessman did a treat container for a make & take at a Facebook team event and I just loved it so I recreated it for my October class.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Cauldron Bubble

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Cauldron Bubble

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Cauldron Bubble

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Cauldron Bubble


149931 Cauldron Bubble Clear-Mount Bundle
149930 Cauldron Bubble Wood-Mount Bundle
121045 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Basic Black 
146987 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Gorgeous Grape 
140272 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Whisper White Thick 
147531 Toil & Trouble 12″ X 12″ Designer Series Paper
147099 Classic Stampin’ Pad Gorgeous Grape 
145372 Stitched Shapes Big Shot Framelits
119868 1″ Circle Punch
141704 Bags Cellophane Gusseted 3″ X 6″ 
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive
146276 Stamparatus


Basic Black 2 ¾” x 10”, scored at 2 ¾”, 4 ¾”, 7 ½”, 9 ½”
Gorgeous Grape 1 ½” x 1 ½”
Whisper White Thick 1 ¾” x 3”
Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper (DSP) (2) 2 ½” x 2 ½”, cauldron & cat


  1. Score the Basic Black cardstock along the long edge, adhere Tear & Tape on the ½” section.
  2. Using Gorgeous Grape, stamp Trick or Treat and the ghost on the piece of Whisper White. Punch out the sentiment and die cut the ghost.
  3. Die cut the Gorgeous Grape cardstock using the smallest Stitched Shapes circle.
  4. Adhere the sentiment circle to the Gorgeous Grape circle using a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  5. With the ½” section at the bottom, adhere the piece of ghost DSP. Add the sentiment in the middle.  Use a Stampin’ Dimensional to add the ghost.
  6. Rotate the Basic Black so the ½” section is at the top. Attach the piece of stars DSP.  Adhere the cauldron in the middle.  Using a mini Stampin’ Dimensional, attach the cat.
  7. Fold along all the score lines, pull off the release backing from the Tear & Tape, fold the Basic Black and attach with the Tear & Tape to create the box.
  8. Slip into the gusseted bag, roll down the top, and close with a binder clip.




OnStage Gifts

My fellow demonstrators are just such generous people.  I received the following gifts in Milwaukee (#OnStage2018) and I wanted to share them with you.  Tomorrow I plan to show you the swaps I received.  Fingers crossed because the shelf that holds my dies above my Big Shot fell down and I need to get that fixed.  😦

This first one is from Cheryl Lee (my direct upline) for my promotion to Silver.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Cheryl Lee

Cheryl also gave me these gifts.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Cheryl LeeIMG_4215_watermark

This was from Rachel Tessman (Cheryl’s upline).  There are chocolates inside.  Yum!

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Rachel Tessman

These are from Susan Campfield, Rachel’s upline.

And from my wonderful friends.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Terri PhelpsJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Carole GarrisonJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Linda LarsonJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Sue DyasJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Sandy Stellenberg

Sandy followed these directions for the purse.

2016-2018 In-Colors

Stampers with ARt Stars Gift Exchange

On Tuesday night I got to go to Rachel Tessman’s house for a Stampers With ARt gift exchange.  I always have such a fun time with this group of stampers.

Here is what I made for the gift exchange, on Tuesday I’ll post what I got there.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Santa bag

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Whole Lot of Lovely Explosion box

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Whole Lot of Lovely Explosion box


I followed the instructions for the explosion box from here.

For the Santa bag:

Cut the Real Red Cardstock to 7 3/4″ x 12″.  Score along the long edge at 3″, 5 3/4″, 8 3/4″, 11 1/2″.  Score along the short side at 5″.

I created the belt buckle with the Everyday Label Punch.  For the gold foil piece, I punched out a lable and then stuck it back in to shorten it.  For the basic black piece, I started with a 1″ wide piece of cardstock and lined it up with the interior points on the punch. The gold foil is again left over from the Watercolor Christmas kit but you can use gold foil sheets also.

I used the 1/8″ circle punch for the ribbon holes but the 1/16″ would be much better.  I had to use some beads to keep the ribbon from coming out.  I don’t remember which circle punch I used to hold the Eos but it was a little too small.  Also, I added a 1/2″ to the Eos holder part so I could fold the cardstock under and adhere it to the box.


145409 Brights Best 12″ X 12″ Cardstock Pack
131203 Soft Sky 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
121045 Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
144110 Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper
132622 Gold Foil Sheets
135315 Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
144668 Everyday Label Punch
141478 Flourish Thinlits Dies
132137 Silver 1/8″ Ribbon
144159 Whisper White 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon
144649 Watercolor Christmas Project Kit
134363 1/16″  Circle Punch
134365 1/8″ Circle Punch
143263 Big Shot
140603 Big Shot Die Brush
102300 Bone Folder
122334 Simply Scored
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer
138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive
129026 Fuse Fast Adhesive



Merry Little Christmas Memories & More, Day 3

I needed at least one 3D item for my display at Demos Galore so I created a box and filled it with chocolate.

J. Pollock Designs - IMG_3357 watermark

Here are the dimensions for the box. Cut out the sections with the squiggly lines.

J. Pollock Designs - 2 x 3 box


144638 Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack
144245 Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
122334 Simply Scored
138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive
127802 Teeny Tiny Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set
144172 Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon
126966 Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad
134363 1/16″  Circle Punch



More Holiday Catalog Previews

The Holiday Catalog goes live tomorrow but here are a few more previews to get you excited.

This past Saturday I was at a gathering of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and we made these fun projects.  Susan Campfield always has great gatherings for her demonstrators.

This first card uses the Two-Tiered Eclipse technique.  Check out Susan’s post about the technique here.


These cute little guys come from a new stamp and framelit set in the Holiday Catalog.  Check out Susan’s post here about them.  Just a note on them, if you don’t stamp a clean image, this is one time you can’t just flip the paper over.  Check out my snowman.  🙂

And for the last project, it’s using some of the new Quilted Christmas paper from the Holiday catalog and is a fun fold.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Quilted ChristmasIMG_3290 watermark

We used an 8″ x 8″ piece of Whisper White cardstock to make this.  See below for scoring info.  The diagonals are made using a ruler between the score lines at 4″.  The blue lines fold mountain style and the others are all valley folds.

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Yankee Candle Votive Gift Box

Here is another project from Pootles for my next craft fair.  Inside the box is a lilac scented Yankee Candle.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! votive candle box


138436 Regals Designer Series Paper Stack
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
133322 Petite Petals Punch
135346 Punch Corner Project Life
141688 Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine
141681 Regals Enamel Shapes
103683 Glue Dots
138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive
122334 Simply Scored




Tea Lights Gift Box

I signed up for another craft fair and it’s this May so I need to start working on items to sell.  This one is from Pootles (I just love her!).  I followed the directions from this post of hers.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! Suite Sayings, tea lights box


140712 Suite Sayings Clear-Mount Stamp Set
138436 Regals Designer Series Paper Stack
119685 Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
126966 Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad
120907 Decorative Label Punch
133322 Petite Petals Punch
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
114319 Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon
138416 White Perfect Accents
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive





Cool Treats, day 7

I made this cute little candy purse based on this blog post.  Just like yesterday, I would recommend using brads to hold on the handles because they keep coming off.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! Cool Treats

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! Cool Treats


145181 Cool Treats Photopolymer Bundle
142770 Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
138334 Watermelon Wonder 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
138323 Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad
141706 Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
138416 White Perfect Accents
103683 Glue Dots
104332 Snail Adhesive
129026 Fuse Fast Adhesive
122334 Simply Scored


Home Sweet Haunted Home

So sorry about the long delay between posts….I’ve just been mojo-less and what I did have went to birthday parties, Halloween costumes and my classes.  So I will share with you what we created in one of my latest classes today.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! Home Sweet Home haunted house


Smoky Slate 5 ½” x 8”
Basic Black 5 ½” x 5 ½”, 1’ x 2 ½” scored at ½” (halfway)
So Saffron 1” x 3 ½”
Whisper White 1 ½” x 4 ¼”


  1. Die cut the house twice out of Smoky Slate.  Die cut rounded door out of one of the pieces.
  2. Die cut 10 shingles, 3 rectangle windows, rounded door frame and rounded door out of Basic Black.
  3. Die cut 3 rectangle windows out of So Saffron keeping the 4 insides of each.
  4. Stamp the ghost, banner and “Trick or Treat” using Basic Black on Whisper White and die cut.
  5. Stamp the spider web at the top of each house piece with Versamark and emboss with white Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
  6. Ink the edges of the house with a stamping sponge and Basic Black ink.
  7. Adhere die cut pieces (except for shingles) to house and assemble house leaving bottom open.
  8. Adhere shingles and 1” x 2 ½” piece of Basic Black to roof.


Sweet Home Photopolymer Bundle
Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Smoky Slate 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
So Saffron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
Versamark Pad
White Stampin’ Emboss Powder
Subtles Enamel Shapes
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Trimmer
Heat Tool 
Stamping Sponges
Bone Folder
Big Shot







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Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies-set of 12 dies which includes four circles, ovals, and squares $30 No discount
142069 (HC p. 11) Greetings From Santa Wood-mount Stamp Set $27 $20.25
143269 (HC p. 11) Greetings From Santa Clear-mount Stamp Set $19 $14.25
142114 (HC p. 15) Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 $15.75
142049 (HC p. 19) Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set $35 $26.25
142142 (HC p. 23) Merry Mice Wood-mount Stamp Set $23 $17.25
142145 (HC p. 23) Merry Mice Clear-mount Stamp Set $17 $12.75
142180 (HC p. 33) Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 $15.75
142206 (HC p. 43) Suite Season Wood-mount Stamp Set $28 $21
142209 (HC p. 43) Suite Season Clear-mount Stamp Set $20 $15
140386 (AC p. 31) Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 $15.75
141859 (AC p. 61) Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set $26 $19.50
141784 (AC p. 139) Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 $15.75

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