Stationary in a Box

I found this stationary set on, the awesome Sam Donald.  She is a fellow Stampin Up demonstrator across the pond and is fabulous at making 3D items. I met Sam in Orlando this past January at the SU Leadership conference.  For me it was like meeting a famous person as I’ve made many of her projects myself.  I think she was a bit taken aback when I recognized her in the elevator (or the lift for her) and threw my arms around her to give her a hug. Well, today’s stationary example is another of Sam’s creations, simple yet so elegant.

Stampin Up Sophisticated Serif

Each box, made from two pieces of colored cardstock and one of Very Vanilla holds upwards 8 stationary pieces and 8 of the Medium envelopes.  The only thing I did  differently from Sam was to make the box lid out of the same color cardstock as the base. Sam had used Very Vanilla for her box lid which was very pretty but I was having trouble with the corners tearing and opted to use the heavier colored cardstock instead.  I honestly think I just have a heavy had at scoring that was causing the problem.

Stampin Up Sophisticated Serif AverysOwlery.comThe Sophisticated Serif stamp set was perfect for this project.  I even used it in my monthly stamp class, giving my students the choice of cardstock and ink color as well as their choice of Letter to use.

Dimensions for the box:

  • Box Base – 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 Score at 1″ on all 4 sides, snip all four flaps on the long sides
  • Box Lid – 8 1/16 x 6 5/16 score at 3/4″ on all 4 sides, snip all four flaps on the long sides
  • Box Lid  Layer – 6 1/4 x 4 1/2″


  • Bottom layer – 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
  • Top layer – 5 1/4 x 4

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Looks gorgeous Lynn xxxxx

  2. Great project, Lynn! Love the tied ribbon. Hey, Pootles!

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