Just Because Series with Chris Cowan

Today I am finally sharing with you these amazing projects that my friend Chris has created for us.

This mini series is called JBC with Chris Cowan! 

Chris, and I teamed up last December to create, and share with you the 12 Weeks of Christmas. You guys loved that so much that we decided to bring you a mini series using Occasions, and Sale-A-Bration items.

I am hoping that you will love each of the projects as much as I do.

{Just Because Series with Chris Cowan}

I hope you will get a good laugh with me today as you watch my video! It is a little bit of a hot mess as I try to make my way through this super cute birthday box.

This project was designed using the Picture Perfect Stamp set which is perfect for creating your own background paper.

{Directions For Box}

The design elements of this box were created, and original put together by Chris Cowan. The concept of this box was created, and designed by Sam Hammond AKA Pootles PaperCraft  in the UK 

Dimensions for box  3” x5” box.

  • Cut base 8×11″ using Lemon Lime Twist CS, score at 3″ on ALL 4 sides.
  • On long side cut up both score lines to 1st score line (take out a triangle).
  • Then cut opposite side to first score line cutting out a triangle and then cut out a piece (this makes it so it is not bulky– see pics)
  • Lid 5 1/16” x 8 1/16” using Whisper White Cardstock, score at 1.5″ on ALL 4 sides.
  • On long side cut up to 1st score line like above and (take out a tiny triangle).
  • You are going to stamp this piece with the bows. The big part of the bow I stamped off on scratch paper then stamped on Whisper White Cardstock giving ink a lighter effect.
  • Then go back and add the inside of the bow stamping right on Whisper White Cardstock.
  • Ribbon is 14” to tie around box. Tag ribbon is just big enough to tie around Berry Burst Ribbon.
  • Add using a Stampin’ Dimensional a cut out bow to front lower corner of box.

You can purchase any of the products that I used in this project HERE in my online store, or by clicking on the photos below.

Please use this months Host Code: BFVY6TV6  and you will receive this months Customer Appreciation gift which includes the Polka Dot Embossing Folder, and 2 Card kits featuring the Hold On to Hope Stamp Set!

This week you will be seeing Projects 1 and 2 since I am a little behind launching this series!

Make sure you come back on Friday to see Project 2, and then next week we will be back on track.

Projects will come out each Wednesday until the end of March.

{Sale-A-Bration Reminders}

New Sale-A-Brations have been added to the product line up. Below you can see all the items now available to get for FREE when you order!

Placing an Order:

  • Place a $50 product order (before tax and shipping), and receive your choice of any Sale-A-Bration Level 1 Item
  • Place a $100 product order (before tax and shipping), and receive your choice of any Sale-A- Bration Level 2 item
  • When your purchase is $50 you will also receive my March Customer Appreciation gift.
  • Place an order of $250, or more, and you will receive 5 FREE Sale A Bration items, or 3 FREE items if you choose the level 2 products PLUS $25 EXTRA in Stampin’ Rewards.

{The Best Deal Ever} 

The best deal you can get during Sale-A-Bration is to join Stampin’ UP! I would love for you to join my team!!!

Purchasing the Starter Kit:

  • Join my team for weekly card sketches, and color combo inspiration, and so much more.
  • You will be able to access 2 fun Facebook communities. More Friends, more Stamping, and more fun!
  • Start with 20% off all of your own orders!
  • Choose $125 in product PLUS during SAB get two FREE stamp sets of your choice (does not include SAB stamp sets)
  • Monthly Creative Rally, Tackle It Tuesdays, and Monthly Goal Setting Hangouts!
  • Enjoy over 50 FREE printable tutorials as my gift to you!
  • Weekly Card Challenges & Color Combos!
  • Join a fun community of stampers

You pay just $99 plus tax, shipping is free.  If you want more items after you’ve purchased the starter kit then you can buy them at your 20% discount, and get your FREE Sale-A-Bration items.


I can’t believe that we are headed into March, and there are only a few weeks left for all these amazing deals. If you need help with a Stampin’ UP Order, or joining my team please feel free to reach out to me.


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