“Falling Leaves” Gift Bag

Happy Halloween! Before getting to the gift bag project, I want to share the Halloween card that I received in the mail this week from one of my stamping friends and class attendee, Jamie.  It was a nice surprise and reminds me how important it is to mail cards we make to friends and family.  It’s a simple, thoughtful act that brings joy to recipients and can make one’s day brighter.  Thank you Jamie!

In the Nutty Note Card class earlier this week, an add on project was made…an embellished Petite Cafe gift bag. Personally, I adore these gift bags!  They are food safe, sturdy and a perfect size.  For the embellishment, we used the extra leaves that I had from the Witching Decor project kit but the same leaves can be cut from card stock using the Leaflets Framelits .  The leaves were stamped using the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set and sponged around the edges with ink.  To create the look of a Fall leaf, we crumpled the leaves and unfolded them which created more texture and naturally, a bit of glamour was added using a leaf cut from gold glimmer paper.  An acorn tag from the Acorny Thank You stamp set finished the look.  The embellishment took just a few minutes to create but “dresses” the gift bag perfectly!

Embellished Petite Cafe Gift Bag using Stampin’ Up!  Lighthearted Leaves and Acorny Thank You Stamp Sets 
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Nutty Notecards

Hope your week is off to a good start.  Yesterday, I hosted the monthly card class and used a class plan that Stampin’ Up! provided to demonstrators.  It was aptly titled “Nutty Notecards” as the Acorny Thank You stamp set was used.  The class was lots of fun and in addition to preparing four notecards and embellishing the envelopes, a box was was assembled to hold the notecards.  Thus it would make an excellent gift.  In addition to learning how to use the Gift Bag Punch Board, attendees also used spritzers thus learning how simple it is to change the look of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Yes, we changed the background color of the beautiful Into the Woods DSP!  If you’d like the directions for making these cards and gift box, feel free to contact me.

Nutty Notecards & Gift Box using Stampin’ Up! Acorny Thank You stamp set, Into the Woods Designer Series Paper and Gift Bag Punch Board
Andrea (Andy), one of my regular class participants, surprised me with a small gift yesterday!  She makes cross book marks and presented me with a box of them.  Enough for sharing.  Below is a photo of a silver and gold cross…to make the crosses, she used Stampin’ Up! Silver and Gold 1/8″ ribbon. The photo does not do them justice…they are beautiful! It was an unexpected gift but is treasured!
Ribbon Cross Book Marks using Stampin’ Up! Silver & Gold 1/8″ Ribbon
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Oh, Deer! Holiday Pillow Box Treat Holder

It’s been a whirlwind few weeks…my son’s wedding took place in Las Vegas and after a few days at home, I had another trip so unable to follow my blog posting schedule.  The good news is that I am now home and have lots of projects to share with you in the coming weeks. 
Today’s project utilizes the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies and Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) to create a treat holder.  The paper with the deer is so adorable and I thought it would make a cute pillow box.  There are so many great papers in the Home for Christmas paper pack that it’s difficult to decide which to use!  Warning…if you opt to make a pillow box with DSP that has a directional pattern, prior to cutting your second piece be sure to check that pattern direction will be same as in first piece.  The sentiment comes from the Oh, What Fun photopolymer stamp set.

Treat Holder using Stampin’ Up! Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies & Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper

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Transformed Paper Gift Bag

For an upcoming Holiday Bags & Tags Class, one of the projects will be to embellish and transform a paper gift bag.  By layering card stock, designer series paper (DSP) and adding a sentiment panel the bag becomes a special bag to use for presenting a gift.  To further embellish the bag, the Festive Flower Builder Punch and the Reason for the Season stamp set was used to create a poinsettia.  It was fun creating the poinsettia and you’ll see more creations from me using this set. 

Embellished Gift Bag using Stampin’ Up! Merry Moments DSP, Reason for the Season Stamp Set & Festive Flower Builder Punch

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Another Halloween Treat Holder?!

Yes, another treat holder!  This will be the last of the Halloween treat holders.  Since we don’t get children trick or treating in our neighborhood, I enjoy creating a few special treats for my grandson.  I don’t know of any youngster that doesn’t like M & M’s and Alex is no different.  So instead of giving him a large bag of  M&Ms, a 1 x 8 cellophane bag is filled with the candy and embellished with a simple tag.  The narrow cello bag is perfect “sugar control”!

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