Not Just For Cards

Hi!  We are changing it up today and showcasing a TAG!  I haven’t made tags in quite a while – but they are fun and can add a special touch to your gifts.

Penguin Place, Tags, Holidays, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2021JulyDecMini

Doesn’t he make the cutest Rudolph?  Cracks me up – he’s so cute!

The Penguin Playmate Designer Series Paper (FREE with your $50 purchase prior to S/H and tax) is the base for our tag.  The top of the base is punched with the Fancy Tag Topper punch.

The Layering Circle dies are used to create the Scalloped Basic White layer and the Basic White circle behind the penguin.  Use a blending brush and Just Jade ink to light color the circle.

Stamp the penguin in Jet Black StaZOn ink on a scrap of Basic White. The eyes are also stamped with Jet Black StaZon and his nose with Real Red.  Use the coordinating punch to punch him out.  His feet are punched from Pale Papaya cardstock.   The scarf is stamped in Misty Moonlight and the antler in Cinnamon Cider ink.  Both are fussy cut.

The various presents are stamped in Fresh Freesia, Calypso Coral and Misty Moonlight.  The tree is stamped in Shaded Spruce.  All of these are also fussy cut.

The sentiment is stamped with Misty Moonlight ink on Soft Succulent scrap and punched with the Banners Pick a Punch.

Both the penguin and sentiment are attached using dimensionals while the remaining pieces are attached using Seal.

Are you falling in love with the Bundle yet?  Don’t forget, if you order the bundle and add in cardstock or embellishments to reach $50 in merchandise, you can select the Penguin Playmate DSP FREE!  But only through Sept 30 – so don’t delay!

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And His Friends

Hi!  Today we introduce you to Penguin’s friends! While the stamp set does not contain any friends, the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper that you can earn FREE with  a $50 US purchase (prior to S/H and tax) – make great additions to your projects like this one!

While you can use the punch to punch out the Penguin from the Designer Series Paper, you will need to use your Paper Snips to fussy cut the bear and fox.  But they are so cute together and pretty straightforward.   Side question – do you find fussy cutting relaxing?  I took a sheet of this paper and sat and fussy cut the critters pretty quickly while watching some TV.

The base for this card is the In Color Fresh Freesia that was introduced this year.  Stamp some snowflakes in Fresh Freesia ink on the base before attaching the playmates. A strip of the striped Designer Series Paper provides a nice contrast for our playmates to sit on.

The hat on the bear is stamped in Just Jade ink and fussy cut as well.   The sentiment is stamped using VersaMark ink on Misty Moonlight card stock.  Sprinkle on some White Embossing powder from the Basics Emboss Powder pack and heat set with the Heat tool.   Then die cut using the Messages Die (this is a great die – it gives you so many different looks and there are many different sentiments that will fit in the various labels).   Finish the card by adhering some subtle shimmer sequins.

While fussy cutting may be a little time consuming, it would still be easy enough to mass produce this card for the upcoming holiday.

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A Touch of Copper

Hi!  Today I have a card for you featuring the Evergreen Embossing Folder from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog.  (By the way, the catalog ends on January 4 – so make sure you pick up those must haves before they are gone for good!).

I love this Embossing Folder and felt it really didn’t need much more to make a Christmas card.  The details of the trees are just beautiful.  To make it really pop, I added a piece of Copper Foil to the Very Vanilla layer before running it through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine.

To match the Copper Foil, I embossed the sentiment – which is from the Snow Wonder stamp set also found in the August-December mini catalog.  As we don’t have Copper Embossing powder, I used Cinnamon Cider ink.  To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Ink the stamp in Versamark Ink
  2. Ink the stamp in Cinnamon Cider Ink
  3. Stamp on Very Vanilla scrap
  4. Sprinkle on Clear Embossing Powder
  5. Heat set with heat tool
  6. If doing multiple, make sure you clean your stamp before reinking in Versamark to keep your Versamark pad clean.

The sentiment is die cut with a Stitched Rectangle die.  A few Elegant Faceted Gems finishes the card.

I could easily see using this folder for masculine birthday cards, sympathy cards or even thinking of you.

Don’t forget to check out the Year End Blow-Out Sale for retiring August-December Mini products.  It ends on January 4th!

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Not Just For Tags

Hi!  How are you today?  How are your holiday preparations coming along?  Need a little help?  Have you checked out the Tag Buffet Project Kit in the August-December Mini?  It can be used for so much more than just tags!  Take a look!

Christmas, Tags, Cards, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #AugDec2020Mini

By adding Shaded Spruce and Whisper White cardstock, I used the elements in the kit to make quick Christmas Cards and to decorate Rectangle Tins for Gift Card holders!

Lets take a close look:

Christmas, Tags, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #AugDecMini2020

The Tags used the kit and the coordinating stamp set Tag Buffet with Shaded Spruce ink.  The kit itself contains enough components to make 30 tags – BUT, there are an additional 15 die cut pieces that you can turn into cards or more tags by just adding some cardstock.

Still need to crank out some Christmas cards?  The tags are the perfect size for a card front as well!

I paired the cards with a sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas found in the Annual Catalog (so, you don’t need to buy the coordinating set if you have Christmas sentiments on hand already).  The base is Shaded Spruce cardstock with a layer of Whisper White.  Want to spruce it up a bit more?  You could place some of the gold cord that comes in the kit behind the oval.

And lastly, the elements can be used to create Gift Card holders!

Christmas, Gift Card Holder, Tag Buffet, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #AugDec2020Mini

I used a strip of Shaded Spruce cardstock to wrap around the Rectangle Tin.  Then cut down a tag to decorate the top along with the cardinal die cut from the kit.  The sentiment on the left is from the Tag Buffet stamp set and the one on the right from Itty Bitty Christmas.

The Tag Buffet Project Kit is perfect for so many uses!  AND – even better, it is now 50% off!!  You can pick up this kit for just $15!!  Already done with this years tags, cards and gift giving?  Consider picking up a kit or 2 for next year!   Hurry!  At this price, this kit won’t last long!

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Pretty Poinsettias

Hi!  Taking a little break from Fall cards to bring you this set made with the Poinsettia Petals bundle in the August-December mini.

For each of the cards, the base is the Gold Cards and Envelopes featured on page 51 of the August-December mini.  I love the gold edging on these cards and felt it coordinated well with the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper.

Poinsettia Petals, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #AugDecMini

For this card, I stamped the poinsettia in Soft Suede ink and stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I used the two smaller poinsettias to make the one.  The leaves are done with Old Olive ink on Old Olive cardstock.  The sentiment is heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder and die cut with a die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.

To “round” the corners of the Designer Series Paper and NOT cover the design in the corners of the base case, I used the Everyday Label punch.  Flip over the punch and stick the corner of the Designer Series Paper into the corner of the punch!

The beaded pearls are the perfect finishing touch for the card.

Here is the 2nd version – just change up the Designer Series background paper:

Poinsettia Petals, Poinsettia Place, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #AugDecMini

And the 3rd:

Poinsettia Petals, Poinsettia Place, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #AugDecMini

Changing it up a little more for the next one:

Poinsettia Petals, Poinsettia Place, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #AugDecMini

Here I used Real Red cardstock and Real Red ink for the poinsettia to coordinate better with the Designer Series Paper.

And lastly:

Poinsettia Petals, Poinsettia Place, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #AugDecMini

For this one, I used markers to color the Pine branch and pine cone and then fussy cut around them (the die doesn’t get as close I liked, so I trimmed them further with Paper snips).  A little linen thread was used to make a bow for the beaded pearls to sit on.

This suite would be perfect for your Christmas cards and the Gold cards and envelopes the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous paper.  I hope you’ll check it out!

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Let It Snow Tag

Hi!  Today I have a darling tag for you made with the Let It Snow suite.

Snowman,Let it Snow, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #Holiday2019

As you probably guessed, I am having tons of fun with this suite!  These tags are cute and simple and leave plenty of room on the back for a message if needed.

The snowman is stamped in Jet Black Stazon Ink and colored with markers – Basic Grey, Real Red, Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie.  his arms were punched from Soft Suede cardstock.

The tag itself is Coastal Cabana and the top is created using the Delightful Tag punch – this is a fun punch – as you can get 3 different looks on the top depending on the width of your paper.  A scrap of Designer Series Paper is layered near the bottom from the Let it Snow Specialty Paper pack.

Here’s a look at the back of the tag:

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For the sentiment, I stamped in Real Red ink and punched opposite corners with the Detailed Trio Punch.   The Real Red braided ribbon finishes it off.

I hope you have enjoyed this week’s Let It Snow Suite projects.  I do have more – but I will move on to something different next time!

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Boxing Day?

Hi!  Ok, so I am a little early for Boxing Day – but I do have a great box to share with you today featuring the Let It Snow Suite!

Let It Snow, Box, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #Holiday2019

This box measure 8″x6″x2″ – so a pretty good size box to gift gloves, cards and tags, socks or other fun item!

Here are the dimensions:

  • Bottom – Whisper White Cardstock – 10″x12″
    • Score at 2″ and 8″ on the 10″ side
    • Score at 2″ and 10″ on the 12″ side
    • Designer Series Paper:
      • 2 pieces 5 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
      • 2 pieces 7 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • Lid – Whisper White Cardstock – 8 1/16″ x 10 1/16″
    • Score at 1″ on all 4 sides
    • Coordinating Solid Cardstock – 7 3/4″ x 5 3/4″
    • Designer Series Paper – 7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

Form tabs on both the bottom and lid by cutting from the edge to the score line on the long sides of the Whisper White Cardstock.   Fold on all score lines and use Tear & Tape to attach tabs to form box.  Decorate with the Designer Series Paper.

Pretty simple!   What would you place inside?

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A Little Winter Inspiration

Hi! This week I am featuring the Let It Snow Suite in the Holiday Catalog!  I hope you enjoy it!

To kick it off, I have this adorable Kisses Gift Card Holder for you!

Gift Card Holder, Kisses, Snowmen, Let it Snow, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #Holiday2019

I truly fell in love with this suite in the Holiday Catalog and I believe you will, too!  Who couldn’t use a cute way to present a gift card!  (And a little chocolate!)

The snowmen are from the Let it Snow Designer Series Specialty Paper.  The sentiment and snowflakes are from the Snowman Season Stamp Set.  The beauty of this bundle – it comes complete with stamp set, punch, specialty paper, and embellishments!  So many uses for this suite with the upcoming holidays.

The base of this project measure 6 3/4 x 9 3/4″.  Here’s where to score:

On the 9 3/4″ side, score at 2 3/4″, 5 1/4″, 6 1/4″, 7 1/4″, 8 1/4″, and 9 1/4″

On the 6 3/4″ side, score at 1″ and 5 3/4″.

Cut off the sides from the top to the 5 1/4″ score line.

Cut off the two small bottom tabs.

Cut in on the 6 1/4, 7 1/4 and 8 1/4″ score lines.

Here’s a template to show you what your card stock should look like when you are done, and the placement of the Tear & Tape to make the box:

Kisses Gift Card Template, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #Holiday2019

And here is a video showing how I made this project.  It is the second project – the first is a card that will coordinate with this adorable gift card holder:

I would love to hear your thoughts on today’s project!  If you need any of the supplies for this project, simply click on the product link below to shop in my store!

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Have You Seen Snow?

The temperatures are starting to drop and today’s high will be 32.  While I have yet to see snowflakes (my daughter has), they are not far behind and I know that some areas have already seen the fluffy white stuff.   So, today, I am sharing the first card I made with the Let It Snow suite of products:

Snowman, Christmas, Let It Snow, #Holiday2019, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I love snowmen – they are adorable!  So I couldn’t resist the Let It Snow Suite in the Holiday Catalog.  This year’s snowman set comes with a coordinating snowman builder punch, so you can accessorize as you like

The snowman is stamped with Jet Black StaZon Ink.  His nose is colored with a Pumpkin Pie marker.  The hat is stamped in Jet Black StaZon as well – and is colored with Basic Gray, Garden Green and Real Red markers.  The arms are punched from Soft Suede cardstock.

The “Snowfall” is from the Let it Snow Designer Series Paper Pack and is a great background for him.  This is mounted on a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  The base of the card is our Thick Whisper White.

  • Base:  Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″ – score at  5 1/2″ and fold.
  • Basic Black:  3 3/16″ x 3 3/16″
  • Let it Snow Designer Series Paper: 3″ x 3″

The sentiment is stamped in Coastal Cabana ink.

This is a quick card that would be easy to mass produce if you are looking for a design.  There are at least 2 different “snowfall” patterns in the Let It Snow Designer Series Paper pack that would allow you to make 64 cards similar to this from the suite.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project!

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Who Doesn’t Need…

Gift Card Holders?  I know I do! So today, I have two different versions of Gift Card Holders for you!  Both of these holders feature Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper which you will find in the Annual Catalog.

Gift Card Holder, Under the Mistletoe, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, SU!

This first version is a Wallet style holder.  The dimensions are:

Base: 5″ x 7 3/4″ – Score at 2 1/2″ and 6″ on the 7 3/4″ side.

Designer Series Paper:

  • Bottom – 4 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Top – 4 3/4″ x 1 1/2″

Whisper White for inside:  4″ x 3 1/4″

Belly Band:   1″ x 8″ – score at 2 1/2″ and 6 1/8″

Here is a video showing how to make it:

The second version is pocket holder:

Base: 4 1/4″ x 11″ – score at 5 1/2″ and 10″

Designer Series Paper:

  • Flap Strip: 4″ x 3/4″
  • Bottom Front:  4″ x 4 1/4″


  • Whisper White: 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper: 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″

Here’s a picture of the pull-out:

The video above also shows how to make this pocket holder.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects!  You’ll find all supplies in my on-line store – just click on a product below to get there!

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