Pals Blog Hop : What’s New in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog

Welcome to the June Pals Blog Hop. This month we are excited to show off new Stampin’ Up! products from the just- released 2014-2015 Annual Catalog. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects. Get your wish list ready!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from September Gray at, #18 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog to see all of the amazing creations.

Build-a-Kit Gift in a Fry Box

If you follow my blog, then you know how much I love the Fry Box Bigz Die in the new catalog.  The die was the first item in my first order, and I’m using it today.  I assembled a fry box and filled it with the pieces for quick-and-easy cards.  What a great gift!  Today’s post tells a story in pictures – and some words.  OK, so I guess the words tell a story – but there are pictures here, too.  🙂

I cropped a fry box from a piece of Real Red cardstock and another from Flashback Designer Series Paper.  I positioned the DSP inside the box to add a nice backdrop for the box.  The colors in this paper are perfect for a “fast food” theme, don’t you think?  Looks like ketchup and mustard to me.  Here’s the completed box:

Fry Box Bigz Die, Tag Talk, Something to Say, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI accented the fry box with Tag Talk and Something to Say and then added a handful of 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ pieces of Flashback Designer Series Paper.

Fry Box Bigz Die, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

With the DSP tucked inside the fry box, I added a handful of coordinated sentiments punched with the new 2″ Circle punch.  The sentiments are from #hello and Hi There.Fry Box Bigz Die, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Toss those in the fry box and then add a couple of sentiments (also from #hello).  I cropped them with the Itty Bitty Framelits and cropped them on either the left or right).  They can be used as an accent on almost any card:Fry Box Bigz Die, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Toss all that in those things in the fry box and then add some coordinated card stock to make 3″x3″ cards, and you’ve got a perfect gift for someone who likes to make cards but doesn’t have a lot of time. Fry Box Bigz Die, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Here are some of the cards I made with the items from this fun fry kit: #hello, Stampin' Up!, Brian King #hello, Stampin' Up!, Brian King#hello, Hi There, Stampin' Up!, Brian King #hello, Stampin' Up!, Brian King After all that, there are still leftovers for more cards…Fry Box Bigz Die, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingStamp Sets:  Hi There, #hello, Something to Say, Tag Talk  Papers:  Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla, Flashback Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Smoky Slate  Accessories:  Fry Box Bigz die, 2″ Circle punch, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you liked this project – I had fun creating it and sharing it with you.

The next stop is Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter, #20 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.



  1. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  2. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  3. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  4. Christie Crosby at Stampin’ Creativity
  5. KatyMcGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  6. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  9. Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life
  10. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  11. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  12. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  14. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  15. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  16. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  17. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  18. September Gray at
  19. Brian King at Stamp With Brian
  20. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  21. Donna Kopenski at
  22. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  23. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  24. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  25. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  26. Rae Harper-Burnet at
  27. Martie Pollard at Crafty Bandit
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  1. Nice Brian! I like it very much and it is a grate idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Awesomd…cun and cute idea.

  3. Omg….I meant FUN… is 6 am here…not totally awake yet.

  4. Perfect use for the fry box! And your choice of DSP is spot on for the box.

  5. Definitely thinking ‘out side the box’. Such a clever clever idea!

  6. So fresh and fun! Makes me smile when I think of your creativity. Thanks for sharing it with us Brian. : )

  7. What a great little gift! I think I need to make one to give someone or many!

  8. What a GREAT idea for the french fry box … who wouldn’t love to receive such a useful gift! Indeed, very clever!

  9. WOW!!! What talent and creativity! Who would not be thrilled to receive this gem. Awesome job, Brian.

  10. Love this!!! What a great gift for customers!!!

  11. MaryJo Marshall

    What a great idea!! are the card bases regular A2 size?? I “need” to get this fry box, have the hamburger one already. Like little gift ideas, thanks!

    • MaryJo, The box is rather small (definitely not a Supersized Fry) but adorable anyway. 🙂 The panels of paper that fit in the box sideways are 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″. The cards are all 3″ x 3″ – the cardstock doesn’t fit in the box.

  12. Cindie McDuffee

    I feel like we got a weeks worth of BK today!
    Great project, Brian, and a fab way to show off the fry box…..and DSP…and stamps….

  13. I love this cute box!

  14. WOW ! You hit the Wowzer button today with me . I love card kits (as you know ) and this is the cutest ! Plus I have a couple of teen birthdays coming up in July and I think the box would be cute with various goodies and a couple of fast food gift cards .
    Your cards are fun too !

  15. As all have said before me…..WOW! and SUPER WOW! Love the idea of the gift of card making supplies. Fantastic idea 🙂

  16. Love it! Can’t wait to make my own.

  17. Total genius…..and adorable!

  18. Super cute project Brian.

  19. WOW…. it has been said above but you ARE a genius!!!! This is so creative and what a fun project! It will make an amazing gift. And yes this post is worth a whole week of all the great BK tips…. one more page for my BK binder LOL. Thank you so much for sharing all your super great ideas!

  20. This is such an awesome idea! Love the bright colors and fun sentiments! Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  21. Love how you thought “outside the box” with this clever idea! The colors are great and thanks for showcasing this DSP. I like it much better than when I saw it in the catalog.

  22. Michelle McDaniel

    WOW – this is awesome! What a great little gift for someone. LOVE the colors you used and that stamp set. Totally want to CASE this!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

  23. Both my daughter and daughter-in-law enjoy the handmade cards I make and would love to make them but don’t have the time. You just gave me a great gift idea for each of them. Super cute, Brian…..and they will totally love the Flashback DSP from “the olden days.” 🙂 Thanks much!

  24. Clever idea. I’ve been tying to think of ways to use both the hamburger box and fry box. I don’t want to order them until I can come up with many uses for them. I have purchased too many things that I never use or just use once or twice. My craft room is bursting with the overflow! I’m trying to be a little wiser in my choices. Thanks for always giving us such great ideas!

  25. Such a fun idea! Love your little fry box kit!

  26. Adorable in every way! I just love this fry box and can see endless ideas with it! The colors and DSP you chose were “spot on” – but then again, when is the “Kig” not spot on!
    Inspiration to the max….thanks!

  27. WOW, I love your creativity. When I saw the fry box I thought it was cute but what would I do with it. So clever Brian, thank you for more inspiration.

  28. very clever! My fav die is the burger box but now I need to rethink the fry box, take care.

  29. Most definitely a little something cute! Love the fry container and its contents!

  30. Great idea Brian! I didn’t get the Fry Box, but I may have to know. This is super cute. I love that the King and Queen B, both, did Techy cards for the blog hop!

  31. Sharon Broussard

    What a Great gift idea! Thanks Brian for showing this and increasing my Wish List! LOL! I love your idea and will be using it just as soon as I get that die!

  32. Great job and fun idea Brian!

  33. Love the little cards. Very cute.

  34. Awesome, awesome, awesome! Love seeing that dsp upcloseandpersonal–now I know I gotta have it, too. This is a superb use for Mr. FryBox!

  35. I just LOVE this idea for a gift! So fun and still practical (I’m into practical) 🙂
    Thank you for your delightful posts: clear, complete, and entertaining.

  36. really clever idea!
    paper hugs,

  37. This is brilliant! Just the thing for a soon-to-be college freshman ! Love love this idea.

    Thanks for sharing

  38. How very clever and so cute. I purchased this paper and have been wondering what to do with it. Your ideas are so spot on.

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