Make Perfect Paper Boxes Every Time! – Do you struggle with creating nice boxes that fit together the way a box should? Is the lid too tight or not tight enough? In today’s video I will share how to make perfect boxes every single time. And I have a special guest – Stampin’ Up’s CEO Sara Douglass!


Let’s get going with today’s video! You’re going to love learning how to make a box paper gift box. It’s like the best paper box origami ever!



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Here are the supplies you need to create your own BOX SHIM. I would LOVE to be your Stampin’ Up demonstrator. To start your order, just click a pic!


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  • Window Sheet – 2″ x 8″, score at ½” and 1 ¼”
  • Bright Colored Cardstock – 1″ x 8″ score at ½″


Creating this DIY box tutorial video with Stamping’ Up’s CEO Sara Douglass was so very special to me. Sara is one of the sweetest people I have ever known. I have had the privilege of working closely with her during my time on Stampin’ Up’s Communications Council but doing a video with her, was extra special to me. Sara, a HUGE SHOUT OUT and THANK YOU for taking the time to be my math wizard! Love ya!

I gotta tell you guys, joining the Stampin’ Up family has changed my life. 16 years ago I joined to save money on my stamp addiction. Today, I have made hundreds of friends but my favorites are the 14,500 of you who subscribed to my blog. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

I would LOVE to have you join my team and the Stampin’ Up family! If you love paper crafting, if you desire to be a part of a community of stampers who love to share, if you want to enjoy a great discount on Stampin’ Up products, let’s make that happen TODAY! Whether you just want to join for the fun OR to create a business on the side, my team is perfect for you!

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You won’t want to miss next week’s YouTube Premiere – March 27th! I have a really fun video waiting for you! Hey, that just happens to be my birthday so this Premiere will have a birthday theme to it!

JOIN ME WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th on YouTube (my channel name is “Connie Stewart”) at the time below:

  • 3pm pacific time
  • 4pm mountain time
  • 5pm central time
  • 6pm eastern time

Can’t make it? Not to worry, I will post it here on Thursday, March 28th.

Wasn’t that video so cool? I was so excited to share it with you. I know that some of you may have seen me share the Box Shim in the past but this video was extra special.

It’s time to make some boxes, my stampin’ peeps! If you have questions, just leave me a comment. I would be happy to answer them!

QUOTE OF THE DAY – “It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.” — Philip Green

Thank you for shopping with me and for your loyalty to Simply Simple Stamping!  I know there are a lot of demonstrators out there to choose from… THANK YOU for choosing me!  To show my appreciation, I have something special for you!

If your order is over $30* and you use the MARCH HOST CODE ZQEK4AQE, get ready for a special surprise! Watch your email for my exclusive Floral Romance Suite tutorials – a special collection of full color tutorials that focus on the Floral Romance Suite on page 10 & 11 of the Occasions Catalog. Fall in love with the elegant beauty of this suite!

If your order is over $50* and you use the MARCH HOST CODE ZQEK4AQE, not only will you earn a Sale-a-Bration with your $50 order, you will also receive a package of FROSTED FLOWER EMBELLISHMENTS inside your thank you card plus the exclusive Floral Romance Suite tutorials. Wahoo! 

REMINDER: If your order is over $150* please don’t use the code because there are Stampin’ Rewards waiting for you! Stampin’ Rewards start at $15. You’ll also earn 2 to 3 Sale-a-Bration items, the FROSTED FLOWER EMBELLISHMENTS and the exclusive Floral Romance Suite tutorials.

*before tax/shipping – (1) gift per month per customer. Items may run out of stock in which case a new gift will be substituted.