Adorable Belly Bands for Stampers Dozen December Blog Hop
Dec 14, 2023
Logo for Stampers Dozen Blog hop with cute cupcakes in brown and green

I’m so excited to make my first appearance in the Stampers Dozen blog hop! The theme is gift packaging and tags, and belly bands fit perfectly into both categories.

What are belly bands, you ask? They simply strips of paper wrapped around the middle of a package! Now, the package can’t be that big as DSP is typically only 12″ wide. But for those smaller ones, they are a quick and easy way to hand-make your gift extra-special.

For my recent Winter Market, I packaged a variety of hand-made cards in clear boxes which I found on Amazon. You could also use Stampin’ Up!’s envelope treat boxes or scalloped gift card boxes for other sized gifts. I then took 4″ x 12″ sheets of holiday DSP and wrapped them around the boxes, adhering the ends in the front or back (I like to do the front when I can cover the whole seam, but in the back when I can’t). Then, I decorate the front! You can add anything, like a tag, a focal point, ribbon, whatever. The sky’s the limit! Here are the 4 simple designs I made along with the supplies used.

Belly Bands – 1 – Season’s Greetings

Belly Bands – 2 – Merriest Trees

Belly Bands – 3 – Beary Christmas

Belly Bands – 4 – Christmas Classics

To make the edges nice and crisp, I did score each fold. To get the measurements, I simply wrapped the strip of DSP around the box, pinching where each fold was, and then scored at that point. For my boxes, I scored at 3″, 4 1/8″, 8 3/4″ and 9 1/2″.

To see cards made with many of these same products, check out my posts here and here.

Thanks so much for stopping by the December 2023 Stampers Dozen Blog Hop. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop to a variety of inspiration for your paper crafting projects.

Supplies by Project:

Belly Band 1

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Belly Band 2

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Belly Band 3

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Belly Band 4

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