A Little Gift Bag

Hi!  Today I have the CUTEST little gift bags to share with you!  Thanks to Jill Lackford for this idea!   We will be making these at this month’s Boxes, Bags, and Tags class on November 17.  If you are local – join me!!  It’ll be tons of fun!

Gift Bags, Seasonal Chums, Foil Frenzy, DSP, Stampin' Up!, SU!

Aren’t these adorable????  I LOVE THEM!!!  The bags are made using the Foil Frenzy Designer Series Specialty Paper and the Gift Bag Punch board.  The decorations on the bag use the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set and coordinating dies.  Here’s a closer look at each bag:

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For the snowman, I used Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist for the mittens and scarf and the holly and band on the hat.  The bunny is colored in Crumb Cake.  The hat is Basic Gray and his nose is Pumpkin Pie.  He is layered on a Circle cut from the Layering Circles  stamp set in Whisper White which was then run through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  This is placed on a Lemon Lime Scallop Circle from the Layering Circles as well.   The ribbon is Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon.

Gift Bags, Seasonal Chums, DSP, Foil Frenzy, Stampin' Up!, SU!

The reindeer is stamped on Crumb Cake card stock (less coloring!).  His nose, spots, hooves and antlers are colored with a Chocolate Chip Marker.  His ears are colored in Pink Pirouette.  The bow is Soft Sky, the bell Crushed Curry.  I then colored the bell with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen.  He is popped up on a Whisper White circle die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and this is placed on a Soft Sky Scallop from the same die set.  The ribbon is Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon.

I can’t wait to show guests how to make these bags!

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Happy Birthday Balloons

Hi!  Welcome to the weekend!  Today I have a card that was a Make & Take at the Stamp/Scrap the Day Away last weekend.  It features the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper:

This pack of Designer Series Paper is so bright and cheerful – making it perfect for birthday cards!  The sentiment is the single stamp – Stylized Birthday – and is perfect for both male and female cards.  I also love the single glittery balloon – that was made with the Sale-A-Bration glimmer paper – which unfortunately – is sold out.  However, you could sponge any color on the Dazzling Diamond glimmer paper to recreate this card.  The strings are made from the Thick Bermuda Bay twine.  These cards are quick to make – so if you are looking for a cute design for mass production – look no further.

There is just 1 week left to Sale-A-Brate.  Two more products have sold out – the Seaside and Sparkle Embossing folders are no longer available.    I’d get that order in before everything is gone if I were you!  Happy shopping!

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Happy New Year!

Just want to wish all of you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!  May 2017 be filled with love, laughter and happiness!

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Holly Box

Hi!  How are you today?  I have been working on some packaging for Christmas gifts and made this box.

SU! Oh What Fun, Holly Berry Happiness

This box is about 4x4x2 in size when finished and would hold note cards, tea lights, chocolates, tags, a pair of socks, jewelry and all sorts of items.

Here are the directions for the box:

Base: 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 Card Stock

  1. Score at 2 1/16″ on all 4 sides
  2. Snip the score lines on two opposite sides to create tabs
  3. Fold on all score lines using Bone Folder.
  4. Use Tear & Tape on the tabs and assemble the base.

Lid: 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 Designer Series Paper

  1. Score at 1″ on all 4 sides
  2. Snip the score lines on two opposite sides to create tabs.
  3. Fold on all score lines using Bone Folder.
  4. Use Tear & Tape on the tabs and assemble the lid

Belly band: 3/4″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper

  1. Wrap belly band around the box so the two ends are on the top
  2. Place Tear & Tape on the ends that are facing up
  3. Adhere a 3″ Scallop Circle over the two ends
  4. Decorate as desired

I decorated my Belly Band with a sentiment from the Oh What Fun stamp set and the Holly Berry Happiness bundle.  These are pretty quick and easy – I hope you’ll give it a try.

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Golden Snowflakes

Hi! How are you today?  I hope all is going well for you!

Today I have one of the boxes we made at last Saturday’s Boxes, Bags, and Tags class.  This elegant hexagon box:

SU! Flurry of Wishes

Thanks to Lynn Ellis of Stamp With Peg for her photo tutorial.

I used the Flurry of Wishes stamp set – and embossed the snowflake with Gold Embossing Powder.  The lid was made using the specialty sheet from the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper pack.

Here is a picture of the top of the box:

SU! Flurry of Wishes

Stamp a snowflake in Crumb Cake ink, then stamp the sentiment in Basic Black Archival ink.

A few tips on assembly:

  1. Make the bottom part of the box first
  2. Once you have attached the side tab for the top, put the lid on the bottom of the box to form the top – easier to get the shape you need and to make sure the lid fits.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  These are perfect for holding an ornament or some treats for your holiday gift giving.

Don’t forget, today, November 10, is the last day to sign-up for Paper Pumpkin to receive this special edition box!

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If you are not a subscriber, consider joining for 1-month to see what it’s all about!  Just $19.95 (US) plus tax  gets you a little box of creativity shipped right to your door!

Here’s the link if you wish to give it a try.

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Vintage Fall

Hi! How are you today?  I bit chilly this morning running my youngest to school but it should warm up as the day goes on.  Fall is my favorite time of year – I love seeing all the color and the smell in the air on a crisp fall day just can’t be beat.   I made this card for a swap I was in using the Z-Joy Fold combination.

SU! Vintage Leaves, Lovely as a Tree

It combines two of my favorite sets – Vintage Leaves and Lovely as a Tree.  I needed to make 8 of these cards, so I also incorporated the One Sheet Wonder technique.  For that technique, I took an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped all over it with the different leaves from the two sets in 3 different colors.   After you have finished stamping, cut it up.  In my case, I cut the sheet into 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 rectangles – which yielded exactly what I needed.  What I love about this – no two cards are exactly alike!

For the Z-Joy Fold, here is what you do:

Base – 4 1/4 x 11″ – score along the 11″ side at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4. Fold up on the 5 1/2″ score and  down on the 8 1/4″ score line.

For the Joy Panel – 3″ x 8″ – score at 4″

Attach the back of the Joy Panel to the back of the Z panel so the opening overlaps the “Mountain” fold at 8 1/4″

Add an element to tuck the front of the Joy Panel (in my case it is the leaf on the lower left) behind to help the card keep its shape.

Pretty easy to do and oh so cute!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card!

Don’t forget, the 12 Days of Christmas tutorials starts this week – if you’d like to receive a copy, just sign-up for my Newsletter to the right and you will be added to the list!

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A Little Nugget

Cake for you!  I had seen the Nugget Cake tutorial on Splitcoaststampers recently and thought this would be perfect for Halloween!  I have a few friends who love this holiday and thought this would be the perfect treat.

SU! Halloween Scenes Thinlets, Halloween Night DSP The hardest part was finding round containers to use to support the cake – but I did – and they were all from Stampin’ Up! products!  For the top layer, I used the lid of an empty Embossing Powder container, the middle layer uses an empty button container and the bottom layer uses two empty ribbon rolls.  Great way to recycle those empty containers!

The Designer Series Paper used to wrap around the nuggets is from the Halloween Nights Specialty paper – great way to use up scraps as each nugget is wrapped in a 1″ x 3″ piece of DSP.  All the embellishments were die cut with the Halloween Scenes Framelits.  I used a retired brad and the retired Circle Framelits for the cake topper as well as the separate layers.

So happy I gave this tutorial a try – what fun to make and I think the recipient will be very happy!

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Gingerbread Bag

Hi!  Today I have a bag we will be making at the Boxes, Bags and Tags class I am holding on November 5.  If you are local to Northboro, MA and would like to attend, please send me an email and I will send you the details.

SU! Cookie Cutter Christmas, Candy Cane Lane DSP

Is this not the cutest?  Who wouldn’t love to get a gift packaged like this?   The other good thing?  It is made from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper – which is part of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper special going on right now!  But, the special ends on Oct 31 – that’s just 6 days away!!  If you haven’t taken advantage of this special yet, hurry!!  I’d hate for you to miss it!

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The Backside of a Fruit Stand

Hi! How are you today?  It is a little rainy here at the moment, so I went and created some sunshine in the craft room.  Have you noticed the patterns on the back side of the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper?  They are just as yummy as all the fruit on the front side!  Today’s cards will all feature the backside of the Fruit Stand!

First up, this sunny card:

SU! Sunshine Sayings, All Year Long, Fruit Stand DSP

I think this card would be perfect for someone who is going through a rough patch – just to let them know that better days are coming.  The sentiment is from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set while the sun is from the All Year Long Project Life Accessory pack.

Next up, this nutty birthday card:

SU! Sunshine Sayings, All Year Long, Fruit Stand DSP

Once again, the leaf is from the All Year Long accessory pack while the sentiment is from Sunshine Sayings.  The acorn is punched out with the Acorn Builder punch – the cap in Soft Suede and the nut in Crumb Cake.  Crumb Cake ink was used to ink up the edges of the acorn, sentiment, and the Pumpkin Pie layers.

The third card is this beauty that is decked out with a layered flower.

SU! Sunshine Sayings, Fruit Stand DSP

I love how well the three punches coordinate to make one gorgeous flower.  Not sure how well the sparkle came through, but the bottom layer of the flower was punched out of our Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.  Thick Whisper White Baker’s Twine and a Basic Rhinestone gem complete the card.

Lastly, is this little cuty:

SU! Sunshine Sayings, All Year Long, Fruit Stand DSP

I have a friend who says this to his daughter all the time.  I thought of them while making this card and hope to give it to him to send to her the next time we get together.

I just didn’t want you to miss these awesome patterns in case the Fruit Side didn’t do it for you.  And best of all, this Designer Series Paper pack is part of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Special going on through October 31st!!  If you have been inspired by these cards, then hop on over to my store by clicking on the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper icon below and order today!

Here are the other papers in  the promotion:

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A Little Bag

Hi!  Thanks so much for the great response to yesterday’s post on my cards – the comments made my heart smile!  I am so happy I have inspired you!

Today, I have a little bag to show you – I think these would be cute sitting on your Thanksgiving table for your family and friends with a little note tucked inside telling them why you are thankful they are in your life.

SU! Gift Bag Punch Board, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Thoughtful Banners

These are made using the Gift Bag punch board.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Petals and Paisley Designer Specialty pack.  Start with a piece that is 10″ x 4″ (this allows you to make 3 from 1 sheet of paper!).  Use the Small setting on the board to make your bags.  I do have a hint in regards to punching the holes if you are a first timer (like I was) for threading the ribbon – line up the score lines used to make the front and back panels of the bag with the indicator on the reverse punch – not the center side panel score line!  I couldn’t find that in the directions so thought I’d mention it here.

The sentiment on the bags is from the Thoughtful Banners set and punched with the coordinating Banner punch.

Here is a close-up of two of the bags:

SU! Gift Bag Punch Board, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Thoughtful Banners

I used the Mint Macaron Sheer Ribbon on this one to tie my bag closed.  Don’t worry – the banner is popped up with dimensionals and the ribbon tucked behind so the receiver can still untie the bow to peek at the gift inside.

SU! Gift Bag Punch Board, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Thoughtful Banners

For this one, I used the Delightful Dijon ribbon from the Ribbon Trio pack in the Holiday Catalog.

I hope you enjoyed today’s little bags and please let me know if you decide to try your hand at making them!

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