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Coolest. Product. Ever.

Dramatic? Perhaps. But this product in the January-April 2024 Mini Catalog is pretty awesome. At first glance through the catalog, it goes completely unnoticed. Nothing special. But then...THEN I saw a sample made using it, and I fell in love. Who doesn't love interactive cards? I sure do, and this product creates those interactive cards quite easily and uniquely. What product am I going on and on about? It's the Hooray for Surprises Dies! Some of the dies cut out images from the coordinating Hooray for Surprises stamp set, white others create perforated peek a boo pieces that can be torn away to reveal secret images or messages.



Check out the samples shared by Stampin' Up!® using the incredible tear-away dies:




Did you spot the tear-aways? The bottom card has a pull tab ready to go for the recipient, see? Wonder what it says under there!!! (Hint: check the long skinny sentiment in the stamp set! 😉)


But Stampin' Up! also shows the non-tear away cards can be made with this bundle, too!





These are such adorable cards, aren't they? When What's Up! Stampers came along this past week, and I wanted to do something different. A tear-away treat box top is the answer. It's really just the sweetest box!






The actual box design is simple. With just a 6" x 6" piece of Real Red cardstock for the box base anad a 4" x 4" piece of Thick Basic White carstock for the box lid, it was pretty easy to put together. Use the map below as a guide, then adhere the cut corners into a box shape. But before you adhere the box top together, let's check out how to add the perforation.



First I stamped the flower heart in the center of the 4" x 4" lid section. Then I took a 3" x 3" piece of the Most Adorned Designer Series Paper and lightly adhered it (I used Washi Tape) right side down to the back of the box lid, centering it in between the score lines.






After running it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, it perforated hearts through both the box lid and Designer Series Paper. I peeled the Designer Series Paper out of the lid's center and cut the perforation on the DSP to release the heart.





I then adhered the Designer Series Paper to the top of the box lid, lining up the heart opening with the perforated heart in the box lid.




I then, finally, glued the corners of the box lid. I filled the box, then glued the lid to the box, so the receiver is forced to pull the heart's tab to open the box for the chocolates. Let's take a peek at that again...




So what do you think? Coolest product ever? Maybe not quite, but pretty cool, nonetheless. You can watch here as I make the box and see a complete list of supplies I used below. Click on the product, and it takes you right to that product in my online store. When ordering under $150 in February, don't forget to use my February host code to get your free gift! $150 or more, and you receive amazing host benefits!




Enjoy this new cool product!

Amy





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