Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Let’s Celebrate! for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Let's Celebrate

Thanks for joining in on our blog hop for this month!  We have a Celebrate theme, so Let’s Celebrate!  My share is a decorated gift box and matching card using the Here’s To Cheers Stamp set and Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies from Stampin’ Up! 

Let's Celebrate


Have you needed a gift box and did not have just the right one, or gone to the store to purchase a gift and the store is out of gift boxes?  Well, that happened to me recently, and that is what inspired me to make my own gift box.  That’s when Stampin’ Up! came to the rescue.  I saw this wonderful tutorial by Donna from Stampin’ Up! on creating your own gift packaging.  I will not write out the steps, you can watch it for yourself right HERE.  Wonderful instructions!

Here are photos of the box un-decorated:

Let's Celebrate


Let's Celebrate


I used the Here’s To Cheers Stamp set to stamp the sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum (this is beginning to be one of my favorite colors!) My Layering Circles Framelits Dies were used to cut out a circle around the sentiment and frame it with a Sweet Sugarplum scalloped circle.  Next, I die cut the Soft Sky tag from the Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, snipping off the portion normally used to create a bottle tag.  I also used some Silver Foil to die cut the beautiful cut work that is on the tag and adhered it with glue. Finally,  I ran a length of the Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon through the tag and around the box and adhered it with some Tear & Tape Adhesive.  The bow was added to the other ribbon with glue dots.
Let's Celebrate


I know the box is pretty all by itself, but I really wanted to add a card, so I duplicated the tag and added a little more flair.

Let's Celebrate


For the backdrop on my whisper White Notecard, I stamped the starry image from Star of Light in Soft Sky ink, adding a few extra star images around.  The ribbon was attached with Tear & Tape, then I layered the decorated tag, a Silver Foil doily and the sentiment circles with dimensionals.  

And here is the inside of the Let’s Celebrate card:

Let's Celebrate

I stamped the star images from Star of Light in Soft Sky and the Stylized Birthday stamp in Sweet Sugarplum. 

A list of card stock cuts and products used in my card and box will be at the end of the post.  


Well, Let’s Celebrate some more and see what the rest of the team has for us today!  Just click on the forward arrow to head over to Mary Deatherage’s  Blog, you may also hop back to see Jaimie Babarczy’s post by clicking on the previous blog button.  Enjoy!



Here is a list of the Krew sharing today in case you get lost along the way:

Jaimie Babarczy

Jari Francis (you are here)

Mary Deatherage

Linda Geiger

Amy Koenders


December 1-16 Host Code:  USSEVRWF

When you place an online order, use the above Host Code for a free gift from me.  If your order is $150 or more, do not add the code, but still receive a gift.  The gift is your choice of any item valued to $10.00 in either the 2016/2017 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.** Make sure that you designate me as your Demonstrator when ordering so that you will receive credit for your free gift!


Year end closeouts

To shop for the Year-End Closeouts, click HERE.


Card Stock Cuts for the Let’s Celebrate Box and Card: 

Fancy Frost Designer Series paper for box lid 12 x 12

Sweet Sugarplum for the box bottom 12 x 12 ; for the scalloped circle 2 1/2 square (x 2)

Soft Sky for the tag 2 1/6 x 6; the card tag is 1 3/4 x 2 1/4

Whisper White for the sentiment circle 2 1/4 square (x 2); for the panel inside the note card 4 7/8 x 3 3/8

Silver Foil 2 x 3 (x 2)


Stampin’ Up! Products


Big Shot


Glue Dots



If you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.   Thanks for stopping by today!  


  1. Amy Koenders | |

    Awesome projects Jari! I love the glittery ribbon, so festive and perfect with your sentiment! Perfect colors too! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Amy, I just have to work on my lighting when using so much white in my projects! 🙂

  2. Linda Geiger | |

    Great box, Jari! So happy to have a reference for another option.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Linda, it is a great tutorial!

  3. Prissequito | |

    Love how this clever design doubles for a card too. GREAT PROJECT. Thank you–thank you for the tut.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much, and you are welcome 🙂

  4. Mary | |

    Oh, these are so well done! What a great gift – the packaging is so much a part of it! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks Mary! 🙂

  5. Susan K | |

    Great coordinating set! I love the glittery ribbon on both. TFS

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you so much! That ribbon is so pretty and easy to use!

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