Create this perfect Christmas Gift Bag for the holidays this year. Fill it with your goodies or small gifts and surprise that special someone. It’s so much fun to create personal gift bags during the holidays. I love creating personal hand-made packaging in addition to cards and gifts. It’s a sure sign of joy and gift giving during the holiday season. My heart is full of love for crafting. Let them know how much you care.
You can find Santa’s Bags on page 19 of the Holiday Catalog. They are perfect for crafting. First of all, this one is decorated using the tree stamp from Timeless Tidings and Garden Green ink (you can also use any dark green ink that you have on hand). Before stamping the bag, cut a piece of cardstock to insert inside of the bag to prevent ink bleed through and to provide better stamping surface.
To create the tag, I used the Better Together stamp set in the Annual Catalog and Cherry Cobbler ink for the greeting. I also used Garden Green ink for the tree. Stamp off the image onto a different paper and then stamp over the sentiment. Also, sponge the label edge with the Garden Green. Finally, use Cherry Cobbler twine from the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine Trio and wrap around the bag drawstring. The punches that were used are the Everyday Label & 1/8″ handheld.
All of these products are available in my online store. I know you will enjoy having this Christmas gift bag option for any last minute gift giving this holiday season. I always enjoy the faces of everyone that receives my special holiday packaging.
I hope you remember our year-end closeout and have had a chance to visit my online store to pick up some sale items. Maybe even find a little something for that special crafter on your order. There is also nothing wrong with getting some gifts for yourself this holiday season. Remember to take advantage of any retiring products you may want. All the products on sale are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so make sure to shop my online store early to ensure you get your favorites.
There is also a flyer (which you can download below) for the year-end savings. If you haven’t printed it out, you may want to print it and keep it handy. But remember, all the products are while supplies last. I think it’s important to always have my information at my fingertips. Especially since I can shop right from my phone any time day or night. You can always check my online store for the most updated information.WIth our bundles, remember they only last during the catalog time and when the products are first introduced. After that catalog’s period of time is over, the products might carry over but the bundle pricing does not. If you have any questions about this special year-end savings, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
The Stampin’ Up! Catch A Snowflake promotion is coming to an end this Friday, November 30th or while supplies last. This project highlights the Snowfall Thinlits Dies and the Snowflake Trinkets from the promotion. Along with the dies, the coordinating stamp sets, Snow is Glistening and Happiness Surrounds, provide endless creative uses.
It is enjoyment to embellish gift boxes and bags. When I saw the various dies in the Snowflake Thinlits Dies set, I knew they were perfect for creating an embellishment to use on the Silver Mini Gable Boxes.
To create the embellishment, select the largest snowflake die from the set to cut a snowflake from Whisper White cardstock. This becomes the embellishment base. Next, choose coordinating dies to cut snowflakes to layer from Night of Navy cardstock and Whisper White cardstock. Refer to the photo above for a layering suggestion. The fine-tip glue pen works great to adhere the snowflake pieces to one another. With a mini glue dot, attach a Snowflake Trinket to the navy & white snowflake. I recommend using multipurpose liquid adhesive to attach the layered snowflake to the base.
To complete the embellishment, create a tag by using Night of Navy ink to stamp the “For You” from the Snow is Glistening stamp set. To attach the Snowflake embellishment and tag onto the Silver Mini Gable Box, tie through the box handle using Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine and 1/8″ Sheer Whisper White Ribbon.
Today starts Stampin’ Up!’s annual Holiday Extravaganza. It’s also a perfect opportunity to stock up on some products from the the annual catalog! Another great part of this sale is that we get new products to choose from each day and keep saving. From stamp sets to cardstock and accessories, it’s all in the 2018-2019 annual catalog. Below is all the information, so please read carefully because there are three different sales in six days. But remember, the first one starts today.
During the six days, we’ll offer three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018-2019 annual catalog and all will be at 10% off! Also, each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). So, when one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been on sale!
Please be aware, all items are limited quantity and once they are gone, they are gone and no longer available at the sale price.
It’s time for nature this week with the CASE the Catalog featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite, so let’s get started. First of all, this suite of products includes the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set Bundle, Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Nature’s Twine and the Leaves Trinkets embellishments. Though the calendar indicates it is officially Fall, here in Georgia we are still experiencing summer. Therefore, while waiting for nature to change it’s weather pattern, I thought a nature themed card might help! It’s certainly worth a try. Hey, whatever it takes! The card I cased is on page 144 in the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I also like the other three cards on that page but those are for another day.
Another thing about the nature this week card is that it also features a textured embossed layer using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. That’s probably why I like it so much.
Start with Petal Pink cardstock cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 4-1/4″ to create the card base (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″). Use Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to texture emboss a 5-1/4″ x 4″ Petal Pink cardstock. Drag a White Craft Ink pad across the embossed layer to add extra dimension. Allow ink to dry before attaching to the Petal Pink card base.
The brown leaf DSP is 5″ x 2-3/4″ and the falling leaf DSP is 4-3/4″ x 2-3/4″. Cut a notch in the leaf DSP to create a banner. Layer the two pieces of DSP (refer to photo for placement). Wrap Nature’s Twine around top of the DSP layers before attaching to prepared Petal Pink card base.
Finally, use Soft Suede Classic ink to stamp the tree stump into a 3″ square of Crumb Cake cardstock. Stamp the sentiment using Versamark ink with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Use heat tool to set embossing powder. Stamp five sets of leaves onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Tanquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad and cut using coordinating Nature’s Root Thinlit Die. Layer the leaves, the Leaves Trinkets and the Sentiment to complete the card.
Maybe it’s me, but I think it’s really even more impressive in person. I so enjoy nature cards because it’s just another part of beautify and as a result, my creativity also flows. Likewise for beach scenes cards. I know everyone has their personal serenity. I also hope you enjoyed this weeks CASE the Catalog.
In this month’s class, the Painted Harvest and Buffalo Check stamps combine to create the cheerful card shown below. The classic “go together colors of yellow (So Saffron) and blue (Night of Navy) unite to create a beautiful color palette.
Stamp the So Saffron card base with the splotch stamp from the Timeless Textures stamp set using the matching ink. It creates an interesting background texture for the Night of Navy Buffalo Check. Use Daffodil Classic Ink Pad to stamp the largest layer twice – re-ink and rotate the stamp each time. Ink the smaller sunflower stamp with Soft Saffron Classic Ink Pad to add color depth to the flower image. Stamp off the Night of Navy center before stamping the inside of the flower. Stamp and punch three sets of leaves from Pear Pizzazz. For additional interest, use the Sprig Punch (offered in the Holiday Catalog) to cut the vellum paper background pieces. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. Finish the creation with a Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon bow.
TIP: The Buffalo Check stamp set is a large background stamp so I recommend using the Stamparatus when stamping to ensure even coverage of ink.
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