Stampin' Up! Card Ideas from Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sandi MacIver

Rectangle Card in a Box with Basket Bunch

Today I have a super fun share for you:

Rectangle Card in a Box with Basket Bunch.

On Thursday I hosted a team meeting for some new members who took advantage of the awesome Sign Up Special during Sale-a-bration.  After we had  our business talk and Q & A, we had some stamping fun and we created these adorable card in a box projects.

I’m very excited to share this with you, WHY?  Because I have reworked the pattern so that you can cut the entire card base from one piece of 8-1/2 x 11 card stock instead of 12 x 12 card stock.

Rectangle Card in a Box with Basket Bunch by Sandi @

Stampin Up no longer sells big packages of single colour 12 x 12 card stock other than Basic Black and Whisper White which you can find on page 175 of the Annual Catalogue.

They are now sold in a colour family, 2 pieces each of 10 colours.  Which is great unless you want to do a big class, ha-ha….hence the reworking of the pattern.

Then I was itching to use this new stamp/Die bundle BASKET BUNCH – page 18 of the Occasions catalogue…..little bunnies and eggs, so stinking cute!

Basket Bunch bundle

Just in time for some Easter stamping fun, this bundle has it all.  Bunnies, a basket, eggs, flowers, even little chicks.

I taped a video this morning for the Rectangle Card in a Box with Basket Bunch card.  It takes you step by step through how to create this adorable little box.  I hope you will enjoy it.  If you are reading this in an e-mail – you may need to Click Here to visit my blog to view the video


Members of my team who signed up for the meeting received a precut kit for this adorable project which they were overjoyed with (wait till you see all the pieces) ha-ha…and as promised in the video, here are the cutting instructions:

NOTE – I also give you some tips in the video to help speed up the cutting:

Box Base with tabs and inside cross bars:

  • Bermuda Bay:  4 x 6 – scored – landscape at 2 and 5-1/2 and portrait at 2″  (two pieces)- Box
  • Bermuda Bay:  1 x 5 – score each end at 3/4″ (two pieces) – cross bar

Inside Top Back – Sky:

  • Daffodil Delight: 1-3/4 x 3-1/4 – mat (1 piece)
  • Cupcakes & Carousels DSP: 1-5/8 x 3-1/8 (1 piece)
  • pick the designer paper that looks like swirly clouds

Sides  – Inside top of box: (same DSP as the front)

  • Daffodil Delight  1-3/4 square – mat (2 pieces)
  • Cupcakes & Carousels DSP 1-5/8 square – (2 pieces)

Front – Inside top of Box: (same DSP as the sides)

  • Daffodil Delight 1-3/4 x 3-1/4 – mat (1 piece)
  • Cupcakes & Carousels DSP:  1-5/8 x 3-1/8 (1 piece)

Outside Back of Box:

  • Daffodil Delight: 3-1/4 x 3-3/4 – mat
  • Whisper White: 3-1/8 x 3-5/8

Sides – outside of box:

  • Daffodil Delight: 1-3/4 square – mat (4 pieces)
  • Cupcakes & Carousels DSP 1-5/8 square (4 pieces)

Front – outside of box:

  • Daffodil Delight:  1-3/4 x 3-1/4 – mat (2)
  • Cupcakes & Carousels DSP: 1-5/8 x 3-1/8 (2 pieces)

Phew – lots of cutting, but well worth it and you can completely decorate the inside and outside of one of these with two pieces of the 6 x 6 paper stack designer paper – Sweet right!…

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Question for today:  What stamp set is your favourite in the Occasions Caddy – and why:

Leave me a comment:  answering the question to get in on the draw.  Don’t forget to leave a comment on Yesterday’s Post to get in on that draw as well.

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  1. Kathy Beemer Kathy Beemer
    March 4, 2017    

    I like the Balloon Adventures set. It seems like I’m always needing a birthday card and this set is perfect for the young and old.

  2. wilma wilma
    March 4, 2017    

    BTW…..Happy Birthday week to you!!!!
    Love love love Avant Garden….useful for many different occasions…..

  3. March 4, 2017    

    That is so awesome Sandi! Love the little bunny peeking out among all of the treats. 🙂

    March 4, 2017    

    There were a few favorite but High Tide was on the top of the list. I like the outdoor water scenes you can create with this set , from land to sea scenes .

  5. Marilyn Pearen Marilyn Pearen
    March 4, 2017    

    I love your Easter retangke bix! So excited to try them!
    I not sure if this is the right place to answer you question but my favorite stamp in the Sale A Brations catalog is the Avant Stamp and the reason is it is so versatile and I have so many great ideas I can hardly wait to get mine and start using it!

    • Linda Luecke Linda Luecke
      March 4, 2017    

      High tide with the beach and lighthouse scene with water is my favorite set from the occasions catalog.

  6. Vicky Blackwell Vicky Blackwell
    March 4, 2017    

    I have so many favorites in the catalog! I guess today I would say Nailed It is my favorite because I have been organizing in my scrapbook room and I am really missing my father-in-law. He passed away a year ago. He could literally build anything…and I mean anything! He built my childrens’ bedroom furniture and shelves, tables, etc. for me. I could really use some shelving in my room to hold these new stamp sets! lol

  7. Wendie Wendie
    March 4, 2017    

    What a cute, fun project. I’m in love with this bundle and am going to try and make this. Your video is wonderful too. Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. Carol Hamm Carol Hamm
    March 4, 2017    

    My favourite stamp set is High Tide. Love the sentiments,

  9. Valerie Valerie
    March 4, 2017    

    Hi Sandi,
    Love the bunny basket. My favourite from the Occasions catalogue is Dragonfly Dreams.

  10. Tracy Ross Tracy Ross
    March 4, 2017    

    These are adorable Sandi! Thanks so much for the tutorial. Can’t wait to get started 🙂

  11. Reva Garrett Reva Garrett
    March 4, 2017    

    love High Tide! and happy birthday 🎂

  12. Karen Carvell Karen Carvell
    March 4, 2017    

    Happy Birthday! My favorite stamps from the Occasions catty is Dragonfly Dreams. It grabbed me right away…it’s so pretty and versatile. Of couse I had to have the bundle!

  13. Janice Thompson Janice Thompson
    March 4, 2017    

    I didn’t want this bundle until I saw your video! Lol. Love this! Thanks for sharing! I think my favourite item from the Occasions catalogue is the So In Love bundle.

  14. Joanne Limoges Joanne Limoges
    March 4, 2017    

    The rectangle Easter box is absolutely adorable. Thank you for sharing it with us. Can wait to try it.

  15. March 4, 2017    

    Couldn’t print out measurements, so I watched your video and copied your measurements down. Lots of writing. But, so worth it! I have almost 30 grandchildren now. So, I’ll make good use of this pattern. Thank you so much for sharing! I’m going to consider yourclub after I find a new Internet sever. I’ve had it with Yahoo!

  16. Micheline Lueken Micheline Lueken
    March 4, 2017    

    There are so many great stamp sets, but at the moment the Basket Bunch is my favorite (ask me again tomorrow). It has so many cute stamps that go with it. I like the whole bundle. Your Rectangle Card in a Box helped, too.

  17. Kathy Hendrey Kathy Hendrey
    March 4, 2017    

    Sandi, this is a great card/box! Can’t wait to try out your tutorial. Thanks for sharing!
    My favorite set in the Occasions cattie is Dragonfly Dreams. Reminds me of being out at the lake and the dragonflies buzzing about in the sun. So relaxing!

  18. Kathy Hendrey Kathy Hendrey
    March 4, 2017    

    Oh, yes…..HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY!!!!! YEA!

  19. Laura Laura
    March 4, 2017    

    My favorite set is beautiful you because it is so unique and has great messages as well.

  20. Lynn Gauthier Lynn Gauthier
    March 4, 2017    

    Love your rectangle card in a box. I have not made one yet and I may try to make one. They look so adorable.
    My FAVE stamp set Frozen Treats because I LOVE the color combination and to be able to mix and match the colors and images! So fun! So cute!
    Happy Birthday Week, again!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

  21. Elisha Elisha
    March 4, 2017    

    Oh Sandi!! Thank you so much for this turorial! This card box is so cute!! I love it!! Basket Bunch is my favorite set – it reminds me of the Colorforms sets I played with as a kid:-). Thanks again!!

  22. Janet Swofford Janet Swofford
    March 4, 2017    

    I am in love with the So In Love bundle !!! I just love the detailed dies and sweet sentiments !!!Thanks for the chance to win the awesome blog candy!!!

  23. Lisa B. Lisa B.
    March 4, 2017    

    Happy Birthday Sandi! I’d have to say that I love the dragonfly bundle. they are so peaceful to me

  24. Lynn Lipchak Lynn Lipchak
    March 4, 2017    

    I enjoy many but I like Lift Me Up!

  25. Lynne Lynne
    March 4, 2017    

    Moon Baby! I think it will make some adorable baby cards. I plan to use it to make some birth announcements, thank you cards for my newest grandchild due in May. I love your pop up box card, cutest Easter card, might have to contemplate that bundle too! lol

  26. March 5, 2017    

    Hi Sandi, Just wanted to say that your cards are beautiful, I finally signed up to follow your blog so I don’t miss any of your beautiful work:)
    Happy Birthday to you!

  27. Marian Marian
    March 5, 2017    

    Hey Sandi – I have 2 favourite stamp sets. Beautiful You is so “beautiful” but every time I see a card made with a stamp from Hey Chick I have to smile. Especially the chick with the crazy hair – got to love it!!!

  28. Chris R. Chris R.
    March 5, 2017    

    So cute, Sandi! Love that it only takes one sheet of cardstock.
    Thanks for the great video!!

  29. Anne L-H Anne L-H
    March 5, 2017    

    Sandi, this rectangle card-in-a-box is wonderful – and thanks for figuring out the measurements for 8.5×11 paper. It has all sorts of possibilities to be adapted for any occasion! I can hardly wait to try one:) Thanks for the chance to win some “candy” – my fav stamp set in the occasions catty is “Balloon Adventures” – it seems I am always making b-day cards and I love the different fonts on the sentiments!!

  30. March 5, 2017    

    There are so many great sets this time, but I’m partial to the Hey Chick set since I love chickens! We’v always had chickens and they each had their own personalities (of course they all had names!), but no matter what we did, the predators always won and it’s just too much heartbreak to have them anymore. ~~~Happy Birthday!

  31. Becky Robinson Becky Robinson
    March 5, 2017    

    What an adorable card! And thank you for taking the time to film a video for us! Hmmm I would have to say Beautiful You because of the sentiments and the fact you can do so many different techniques with it. 🙂

  32. Carole Eng Carole Eng
    March 5, 2017    

    Balloon adventures I currently my favorite, specifically the “Sending smiles across the miles” sentiment as I have a lot of family in the UK so it’s perfect for many things.

  33. DeniseL DeniseL
    March 5, 2017    

    I love the Hey Chick stamp set and made some really cute cards for my girls for Valentines Day. Thanks again, for the oppportunity to win.

  34. peggy peggy
    March 5, 2017    

    Sandi my favorite stamp set in the occasions is Beautiful You. There are so many possabilities with this set. Thanks for the chance to win. It would be so cool to win as I’m not the winning kind. Have a wonderful BIRTHDAY!!!

  35. Dianne Dianne
    March 5, 2017    

    The dragonflies are my favourite, although “special Reason” looks very tempting. The card you made using glimmer paper was gorgeous!
    Sorry to miss the balloon class as I know it will be fun!

  36. peggy peggy
    March 5, 2017    

    BTW Happy Birthday week!!!!!. I’m so glad to have the measurements of the box for 8×11 card stock thanks

  37. Julie Kannenberg Julie Kannenberg
    March 5, 2017    

    My favorite is the Lift Me Up stamp set. It is so versatile to do a card for any age and any genre!

  38. Kristen K Kristen K
    March 5, 2017    

    The Balloon Adventures bundle is my favourite – I send a lot of birthday cards so it’s always nice to have a new birthday set!

  39. Diane Diane
    March 5, 2017    

    My favorite stamp is the High Tide. So fun to use and makes absolutely gorgeous cards.

  40. Elaine G Elaine G
    March 6, 2017    

    My favorite from the Occasions catalogue is the Dragonfly Dreams but I must admit there are quite a few that are on my list. It is a great catalog. Love your Easter box I would Ike to make this for my Granddaughter. Hope you had a great birthday!

  41. Deepa M. Deepa M.
    March 6, 2017    

    Oh my cuteness!! I watched this video while folding laundry last night, and it turned out so cute. Your MIL is going to LOVE it 🙂 I have that bundle on my wishlist and now I might have to order it just so I can make this little cutie pie garden for my desk! 🙂

  42. Heather Price Heather Price
    March 6, 2017    

    Hi Sandi, Happy Birthday! I love the scenes that are created from the High Tide stamp set. It is so serene.

  43. Avril Avril
    March 6, 2017    

    Tough to come up with a favorite, I am drawn every time to Beautiful You, I just love the girl with her arms outstretched and leg raised, such a free spirit.

  44. Nancy Nancy
    March 7, 2017    

    Oh my goodness, that box is absolutely adorable! Thanks for making the video as well as providing all the measurements in writing.
    My favourite stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalogue is “Hey, Chick” because they are some crazy lookin’ chickens and they make me laugh every time I see them.

  45. Nancy Nancy
    March 7, 2017    

    Well apparently I did not read your question correctly. My favourite stamp from the Occasions catalogue is “Lift Me Up” because it comes with the coordinating Thinlits dies and the coordinating paper in the Sale-a-bration catalogue which gives you so many options and the ideas are seeming endless on what to create with this fabulous stamp set and it’s coordinating parts.

    • sandimac sandimac
      March 7, 2017    

      haha, then boy are you going to enjoy tomorrows post, LOL

    March 7, 2017    

    I think my favorite is Beautiful You. Love the many ways you can color, paper piece or stamp the images so many possibilities.

  47. Louise Louise
    March 7, 2017    

    Hi Sandi, I love the stamps you are offering for blog candy. The chickens are such a hoot! They would make a great addition to anyone’s collection. Thanks for your generosity.

  48. Terry Duncan Terry Duncan
    March 7, 2017    

    Oh my gosh, thank you so much for this video! I’ve been wanting to make the double box and you make it look so easy. My favorite stamp set in the Occasions Catalog is Beautiful You. I love the images and all the different ways you can use them, plus the sentiments are great.

  49. Tammy Hanson Tammy Hanson
    March 7, 2017    

    Oh man. Hard choices….Lift Me Up would probably be the one. So many possibilities.

  50. Lynda Lynda
    March 8, 2017    

    Love, love, love those crazy chicks. My kind of FUN! Video and instructions were spot on and I’m ready to go. Thanks a bunch!

  51. Dayle Dayle
    March 9, 2017    

    Hands down, it is Beautiful You. Look the new modern look of that stamp set.

  52. wilma wilma
    March 9, 2017    

    Beautiful You….no explanation necessary….just plain awesome

  53. Catherine Kraft Catherine Kraft
    March 9, 2017    

    Happy Birthday Sandi!! Love so many of the new sets but think that Basket Bundle and Hey Chick are my absolute favorites. I can hardly wait to try your card-in-a-box tutorial……….looks like fun to make and fun to receive. Thank you for the opportunity to win some new sets. Blessings~~

  54. Yvonne Yvonne
    March 9, 2017    

    Very nice!!!!

  55. Kathy Flegel Kathy Flegel
    March 10, 2017    

    What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday “week”! It’s my birthday week too so maybe that will bring me luck in the draw for these stamp sets -love them!

    My favourite stamp set in the Occasions catalogue is Beautiful You.

    This Card-in-a-box is adorable!

  56. Debbie Thomas Debbie Thomas
    March 10, 2017    

    My favorite stamp set in Occasions catalog has to be Beautiful You

  57. Nancy Lee Nancy Lee
    March 16, 2017    

    Just made a version of this card. Where can I show you a pic? Are you on Facebook?

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