Stationery Gift Box

Handmade stationery gift box

I was asked to donate a raffle item to a local pre-school fundraiser. I decided to create a gift box with various stationery items that could be used for all occasions. Here is what I came up with… I think this would be a wonderful gift that you could make for someone around the Holidays, or even for a teacher, co-worker, neighbor, etc.

These post-it holders were ones that I had made a while back when I was doing craft cairs, so I used them as the inspiration to create the rest of the items in the box. I just matched and coordinated the theme/colors to the colors used on the post-it holders.

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Next up were these gift tags. I used the Hero Arts Butterflies stamps, along with the coordinating frame cuts dies for these. I popped up the butterflies to give added dimension, and added sentiments for all occasions to the tags.

Handmade stationery gift box

I also stamped a set of 4 matching greeting cards to go along with the other items in the set, using the same Hero Arts stamp set and dies.

Handmade stationery gift box

The greeting on these cards was from a Paper Smooches Bold Buzzwords stamp set. I am also loving the added interest the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies give to my cards.Handmade stationery gift box Handmade stationery gift box

Lastly, I decorated a plain box to coordinate with the entire set. I think this really ties it all together and makes for a unique raffle item!

Handmade stationery gift box

Video Tutorial: DIY Rainbow Streamers

Our little one turned 2 last month and we had her party just a few weeks ago. It was a great time with LOTS & LOTS of toddlers, ha! 😉

I chose to do a rainbow party theme this year, full of fun bright colors. Truth be told, I was a bit stumped on what to make for party favors. Since we were having Brooke’s music teacher come and play music for the kids, I figured it would be perfect to make streamers they could use during the music portion, and then have them to take home. It worked out perfectly!


These are simply long pieces of gorgeous satin ribbon (thank you, Papermart!) tied onto plastic shower curtains rings (IKEA). The rings are the perfect size for toddler fingers to slip their hands through. All you have to do is tie the ribbon, finish off the ends & you’re ready to go!


Here are the streamers hanging up outside before the party started. It was a gorgeous day so the party was mostly outside. These double as decorations, too. Double score!!



The birthday girl figuring out how to work her fancy rainbow streamer…


I even filmed a video showing you how to make these gorgeous rainbow streamers. Thanks to the awesome folks over at Papermart for offering me this amazing ribbon at a great price! The quality of this ribbon was incredible – and really made all the difference in how these turned out. They were a huge hit – all the kids loved having one to take home with them!

The exact ribbon I used from Papermart was 1-1/2″ X 50 yards of the Double Face Satin Ribbon. I ordered one roll of each of the following colors:


You can watch the video below, or click here to watch directly over on YouTube. Enjoy!!

disclaimer: I contacted Papermart regarding their selection of ribbon. I was offered a discount in exchange for a writeup/review of their product. All views expressed are my own – I truly only review products on my blog that I actually USE and ENJOY! 🙂

a little bubbly…

Hi everyone, I have another Whimsie Doodle share with you today. A few posts ago, I showed you how to download and print Whimsie Doodle files. I like to do this and then color my images – but sometimes I like to color the images in *before* I print them. I will color them in using the paint bucket tool in Photoshop, and then I will print the image…already colored!

It makes things super easy to mass produce – here is a screenshot of me using the paint bucket tool to fill in my image:


I decided to create some handmade wine bottle gift tags with some fun Spring colors to give away to some friends in a few weeks. I used the Bubble Shelf stamp for this. Super cute and I love the sentiment, it’s perfect for a wine bottle gift tag!



You can see my tutorial on creating these wine bottle gift tags HERE.

Be sure to check out the latest releases from Whimsie over HERE. You can also follow along with us on the Whimsie Doodle blog each day.

thanks for stopping by! 🙂