Pals October Blog Hop: Fun Folds & 3D Projects!

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I love to bring a bottle of wine or cider to a holiday gathering, so just in time for the holidays, I have made some fun wine gift boxes. I’m sure you’ve seen samples of handmade wine boxes before, but I decided to make an updated version using current Stampin’ Up! products. They’re SO FUN to make! This one would be perfect to take as a Host Gift to a Thanksgiving dinner:

I got my inspiration from Susan Levasseur at, although there are tons of tutorials on the Internet.

To create the main part of the wine container, I took a 12″ x 12″ piece of Cinnamon Cider Card Stock, and cut it to 12″ x 11.″    I then did some scoring:

  • On the 12″ side score at 2″ and 10″
  • Turn 90 degrees and on the 11″ side score at 1 3/4″, 3 1/2″, 5 1/4″, 7″, 8 3/4″, 10 1/2″

I then cut a 9″ by 7 1/2″ panel of Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper. From there, I cut six strips — all at 1 1/2″ by 7 1/2″, keeping them in order so that when I assemble the wine container, I will have a continuous pattern, if my DSP pattern applies.  

Fold and burnish all score lines with your bone folder. Trim the container as shown on the photos below. I measured in 5/8″ from each tab at the top, made a small pencil mark, and then cut at an angle to form wide triangles for ease of punching a hole for the ribbon.

Adhere the strips to the wine container cover. I used strips from the gorgeous fall designs of the Beauty of Tomorrow Designer Series Papers. Any of our foiled papers work really well to add extra richness! Here’s what mine looked like:

Punch 1/4″ holes in each of the shaped tabs at the top of the wine container. Glue or use Tear and Tape to secure the side tab so your wine bottle holder is round. Place the wine bottle inside to press down firmly to adhere strongly.  Add a circle of cardstock, either punched or cut from a die, to cover the flaps at the bottom, if you desire. With the wine bottle inside, string the ribbon and tie a bow. I created a gold shimmery accent using the Gold Shimmer Ribbon.

I created my tag using the Tailor Made Tags Dies and a small piece of Basic White Cardstock. I stamped a “Cheers” sentiment across the bottom, and then decorated with an element from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack, and a piece of Gold Shimmer Vellum cut from the large leaf die in the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle. I added a couple of Gilded Gems, and that was it!

Here are a couple of other samples for holiday parties or dinners, or a cute Christmas gift!

I hope you enjoyed my project. All the products used to make the Blackberry Beauty Wine Holder can be found below! More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 10th. Our theme will be “Home for the Holidays” when our Design Team creates a project to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  3. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  4. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  5. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  10. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  11. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Diana Carr at Secret Life of Paper
  14. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  18. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  19. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  20. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  23. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’ You are HERE!
  24. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
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12 thoughts on “Pals October Blog Hop: Fun Folds & 3D Projects!

  1. This is fantastic Mary! So much prettier than a store bought bag and I can’t wait to make it. Thank you for the great instructions!!!


  2. You really went all out on this theme, Mary! I absolutely love them all! I know these gifts will be appreciated so much. Thank you for joining the Blog Hop this month!


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