Valentine Surprise

Time to take a break from thinking of Christmas!

Your Valentine surprise could be on its way next month with the January Be Mine Paper Pumpkin kit.  

What’s your Valentine surprise?

Perfectly coordinated products set Stampin’ Up! apart, and that is a unique offering.  It’s something that you have become accustomed to with our Paper Pumpkin kits.  January’s Paper Pumpkin kit is no exception.  Also, it will coordinate with the Animal Expedition suite on p. 26–27 of the 2018-2019 annual catalog. 
Create adorable treats this Valentine’s Day.  Everyone will be so excited when you share the special project with them.

Finally, you can blend this kit with the Animal Expedition suite and create even more fun surprises. You can probably even brighten someones day without even trying.  So let them know how much you care with your Valentine Surprise.

Sign up for Paper Pumpkin today and get this Valentine project kit in January.

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Christmas Gift Bag

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. 

Christmas Gift Bag – All images © Stampin’ Up!®

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.

 

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Traditional Holiday Tag

Since Christmas will soon be here, I wanted to share this traditional holiday tag with you.  You can create this Into the Woods Gift Tag to use on a gift bag or wrapped package.  It’s perfect for all your holiday needs and can come together quickly.  I love the fir tree in the Winter Woods stamp set and with the coordinating In The Woods Framelits Dies, it creates a dimensional effect.  You can also get these products in a bundle and save 10%.

First of all, just stamp two trees and use the large tree and smaller tree Dies to cut them out.  With the tip of your Bone Folder, lift the tree boughs on the smaller cut piece and then attach to the larger tree with Mini Dimensionals.  Lastly, add that “little extra” touch, and use the Shimmery White Embossing Paste on the top tree layer boughs.  It’s great to see the effect on the tag.

The tag base is created by cutting two layering ovals using Old Olive and Whisper White cardstocks.  Stamp the greeting using Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ pad and add some gems around the base.  Also, add the various ribbons to complete the traditional Christmas look.  I hope these will help you to complete your final packaging and preparations as we close in on Christmas.
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Wintry Trees

First of all, let me say that I love wintry trees and the images they create.  The holidays are here and that means creating beautiful hand made projects for your friends and family.  One of my favorite bundles is in the Holiday Catalog.  The Winter Woods bundle can create such amazing outdoor landscape cards.  The Framelits are such a great feature of this bundle because you can use them to create the 3-D woods. 

Adding embellishments and bling to projects is key to making your cards special for your loved ones.  I always want everyone to know that each card is created with love and purpose. Additionally, the cards are created for each specific person.  

Find these products and so much more in the Holiday Catalog.  Rather than starting with colors, start with the stamp set you want to use and expand from there.  There are a lot of products in the catalog that have caught my attention.  So, maybe I should make more than one holiday card this season.  I love the wintry trees because you can make them exactly what you want them to be.  Additionally, you can create any season while putting your own personal touch into each and every card.   

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Z-Fold Birthday Surprise

Today I have a very special z-fold birthday surprise card.  It was designed by Cindee Wilkinson @ www.justspongeit.com.  Her design was originally for a wedding card, however, I changed the paper and included a birthday greeting inside the card.  The Designer Series Paper is our Share What You Love Specialty DSP.


Besides the DSP listed above, I used Basic Black Cardstock for the base.  I also used the Stitched All Around Bundle which includes the stamp set and coordinating framelits.  Additionally, for the sentiment, I stamped with versamark and heat embossed with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  That gives it a raised and much more vivid impression on the card.  Finally, I finished by fussy cutting flower from the Designer Series Paper and tying 1/2″ Black Satin ribbon around card. 

I love to take other designs and change it up a bit.  See what I can do with it.  

 

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Holiday Helpers Are Here

When I prepare for holidays and gift giving, I always appreciate holiday helpers.  That is exactly what My Paper Pumpkin is.  Sometimes they are cards, other times they are project ideas.  Either way, to have something come to your door once a month and be your salvation is always a good thing. Because the holidays are so close, Stampin’ Up! is offereing a great deal on two great MPP kits, 15% off while supplies last.  The Frights and Delights from last month and 2017’s November Back in Plaid are available for purchase at the discounted price, if you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber. 

I know Halloween is next week, but it’s a great sale to pick them up for next year or a last minute option. Here is the Frights and Delights subscription kit, and refill option. 

Here is the Back in Plaid kit from November, 2017.  I really think the little stockings are so adorable and you can decorate them any way you like.  Here is the kit and refill option.

Both these kits will make gift giving easy. 

So get your holiday helpers and be the envy of your friends through Halloween and Christmas. 

Treats are always welcome and the packaging just kicks it up a notch.  If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can subscribe here now and be able to purchase these kits as well.   One great benefit of the Paper Pumpkin subscription is having it delivered right to your door.  No muss, no fuss.  Another benefit is the “all in one” feature of the products and directions.  Open the box and go.  The kids love them because they can make projects for their class.  The instructions have step by step instructions and pictures to make it easy for the kids to participate.  Get either of these kits from my online store. 

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