Santa’s Suit & a Mini Pizza Box

This week’s Theme Challenge at the Global Design Project features project “for him.”  I love that.  While most “for him” projects you see online include bold, brown images (cars, guitars, tools and landscapes), there are other ways to reach a man’s heart.  My project features several of those things – food, humor and simplicity.  Here’s my project:

Santa's Suit, Hang Your Stocking, pizza box, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the theme challenge that inspired my card:

GDP103Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Food.  By now, you’ve certainly noticed the Mini Pizza Boxes in Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Holiday Catalog, right?  If you haven’t noticed yet, they are on page 44, and they are WONDERFUL!  Not only will these boxes hold a set of 3″ x 3″ cards and envelopes, but they are food safe for treats.  These are white chocolate, macadamia nut cookies.  Yum!  Here’s how I updated this sweet treat box:
    • The boxes arrive flat and unfolded.  Before folding the box, I cropped a circle in the top with the Circles Framelits Dies.
    • With the same circle die, I cropped a circle in a piece of Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack and cropped around that with a larger scalloped die from the Circles Framelits Die.
    • On the inside of the box, I carefully taped a piece of Window Sheet.
    • I assembled the box.
    • I grinned from ear to ear.
  • Humor.  There’s something so absolutely adorable about the Santa’s Suit Bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Holiday Catalog.  All of Santa’s clothes – the hat, the coat, the mittens, the jumper – are included.  It’s Santa in his back flap long johns, though, that makes me giggle.  In the set, Santa is hanging his clothes on the line.  On my project, he’s peeking into the “window” at the cookie inside.  Santa's Suit, Hang Your Stocking, pizza box, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI stamped Santa on Shimmery White cardstock and added the solid stamp image with Pool Party.  When the Archival Basic Black ink dried, I used a Blender Pen to add Powder Pink to Santa’s Skin.  Here’s a peek at Santa’s Suite Bundle:

    Santa's Suit Bundle, Stampin' Up!, 146060

    Santa’s Suit Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • Simplicity.  This project is clean and straightforward.  While I certainly could have layered the sides of this box with additional papers or added more paper to the top of the box, I kept the overall design clean and simple.  I cropped the tag with the Santa Builder Framelits Dies – once with Thick Whisper White and another time with Pool Party.  I then cropped the Pool Party piece with the edge of a Scalloped Square Framelit.  I stamped this fun sentiment from Hang Your Stocking on the tag and tied a simple bow with Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon.  Santa's Suit, Hang Your Stocking, pizza box, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets:  Santa’s Suit, Hang Your Stocking  Papers:  Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack, Pool Party, Shimmery White, Thick Whisper, Window Sheet  Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Pool Party, Powder Pink  Accessories:  Santa Builder Framelits Dies, Mini Pizza Boxes, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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My Favorite Things

On Saturday, I shared the list of My Favorite Things from Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Holiday Catalog.  Did you miss it?  If you’d like to see what I love most, CLICK HERE to take a look.

Brian’s Bundles

Have you ever wished there was an “I Want Everything Button” for the launch of a catalog (I’m sure I could work one up for you if you need one)?  This new catalog is AMAZING, and I’m thrilled to share it with you!  To help you make the most of your 2017 Holiday Catalog purchases, I’ve created four, limited-time bundles with select bundles in the Holiday Catalog:

  • Christmas Quilt
  • Merry Little Christmas
  • Painted Harvest
  • Spooky Night

I added up products for each of these bundles (each already includes a 10% off bundle) and took off at least 10% more on each.  That’s like getting free shipping!  You’ll definitely want to review my bundles…




  1. Oh so cute Brian, love this . Simple is good.
    Enjoy your day.

  2. Cookies for Santa. Darling combination & idea. I love his pj’s!

  3. Very cute,,,Santa looks like he is being naughty! love it

  4. What an adorable project and such a great use of both the pizza box and the Santa’s Suit bundle. Cookies deserve a special place too. Great job Brian

  5. Oh my gosh! This is TOO CUTE! I love it! And that sentiment is perfectly paired with Santa! Hmmmmm …….I wonder how many of my buckeyes I could fit in one of those boxes?

  6. As we say in Maine, this is “wicked cute” Brian! 🙂

  7. This is a smiling creation – whoever receives it can’t resist smiling and I’m with Stampingpeace – it is Wicked Cute. Also, it contains my very, very favorite cookie! You do have my address right Brian? LOL

    • Yay! Thanks, Grace! I’m so glad you like it. There’s a reason I picked these cookies, so I assure you there are none left. 🙂 Thanks for your comment.

  8. When is “Stinking” a good word…when cute is behind it. Brian this is Stinkin’ Cute. ?

  9. Brian, this has got to be the cutest share EVER! Thank you.
    Debie from sunny California

  10. Oh my goodness! This is so cute and hilarious! Love it!

  11. Well now this is about the cutest way to package a cookie that I have ever seen!

  12. Ohh!! better late than never!!! Sheeesh!!! we had the family over today and, as you can imagine, I was busy all day long.
    But I couldn’t go to sleep before I told you how super adorable is this little box, the Santa image there is just the sweetest detail Brian, it’s like he is just wanting to jump in there and start eating that yummy cookie.
    Thank you for sharing.

  13. This is the cutest project I’ve seen so far from the Holiday catalog. It stopped me in my tracks (Did I mention I love to bake?) Great share today, Brian!

    • Wow, Lorri! That’s such an amazing compliment – I appreciate it more than you know. I bet your friends will love to receive your home-baked cookies in this little box. <3

  14. Ooooh , how sweet and yummy, I love it , did you bake that cookie ?,
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

    • Yay! I’m so glad you like it, Frenchie! The cookie was a prop for my photo shoot. 🙂 I found a pretty cookie while grocery shopping and used that – and then ate it. <3

  15. Wow, I nearly missed this post. And how cute is it? Super cute! Great idea to cut opening in the lid with Framelit and then add Window Sheet. Thanks.

  16. Oh, Brian! I don’t know how I missed this back in September, but this is the CUTEST use of the pizza box I’ve seen! Well done, you! Thanks so much for sharing!

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