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.
First of all, it’s all about presents in this weeks CASE the catalog. The project features the Bring on the Presents stamp set and All the Presents Thinlits from page 16 of the Holiday Catalog. I’m very fond of these products and what cute projects you can create with them. All the projects on that page of the catalog are great. There was just something about this card that attracted me. Maybe it’s the non-traditional color, or probably the bows.
Either way, I’m all about presents and hope you are too!
I plan on creating another one and maybe even more to use right on my packages as a tag. The bows are also fun to color and when you raise them with the Dimensionals, they just sort of pop. This catalog is so wonderful and I enjoy all the projects. It’s been hard choosing one each week because I enjoy them so much.
The colors are: Mint Macaroon Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Mint Macaroon, Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler ink pads (the Cherry Cobbler is on the tag). The Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends are used to color the bows and the Gold Metallic Thread is used as well. Use Stampin Dimensionals and adhesive to adhere the bows. To ensure lines are straight, I recommend using the Stamparatus.
Finally, sometimes the non-traditional colors make cards that much more appealing. Taking a card up a notch and making it stand out can make people admire it that much more. Add some dazzle or some fancy accessories and give it character. Maybe even use another color. It’s all in your imagination.
I also hope you enjoyed this weeks CASE the Catalog.
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.
This week’s CASE the Catalog features the Signs of Santa stamp set and the Santa’s Signpost Framelits Dies. The card is on page 18 in the Holiday Catalog. Though we are still having summer temperatures here in Georgia and the calendar says it’s Fall, I am busy prepping for the upcoming holidays including Christmas. Yes, I know it’s not even Halloween yet but I promise additional Halloween projects will be posted soon. Now on to today’s feature card…the base uses the 4″ x 6″ large note card from the Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes as shown on page 21 in the Holiday Catalog. Not only is it nice to have a large card but the cut and scored cards are a great time saver. Check out Santa – he’s cut from the Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper (DSP) using the coordinating Santa’s Signpost framelit. Card making just got easier!
Signs of Santa stamp set and Santa’s Signpost Framelits
Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper (red dotted DSP 4-3/4″ x 3″, green & white DSP 3″ x 1-1/2″)
Whisper White Card Stock (2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″)
Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad and Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Pad
Stitched Shape Dies
Poppy Parade Textured Ribbon (approx. 8″)
Snail Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals
CASE the Catalog Steps:
Use the Santa die from Santa’s Signpost Framelits to cut Santa from the Santa’s Workshop DSP. (or on Shimmery White CS stamp Santa with black Stazon Ink and use Aqua painter to color Santa using Real Red, Balmy Blue and Mango Melody inks.)
Use the large square Stitched Shape Die to cut the Whisper White CS. Stamp the sentiment in the upper right corner using Garden Green ink and attach Santa using Stampin’ dimensionals.
To cut the tail in the red polka dot DSP, on the reverse side of the paper use a pencil to lightly draw a line 3/4″ long at the center of the 3″ side. Use scissors to cut from each edge to the center point. This will create a perfect inverted “v” tail. Attach to the card front using snail adhesive.
Use snail adhesive to add the green DSP layer.
Fold the Poppy Parade Texture Ribbon keeping the bottom portion approximately 1″ longer than the top. Adhere in the center of the green DSP layer.
Use dimensionals to attach the Whisper White layer over the layers to complete the card front.
To finish card interior, use Garden Green ink and the “and more!” stamp to complete the phrase.
The envelope flap was stamped using Poppy Parade ink to stamp the North Pole seal.
Everyday Label Punch (to cut notches on edges of the Whisper White front piece)
CASE the Catalog Steps:
Use the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF to texture emboss the card front and then using Sponge Dauber lightly sponge the front using Crumb Cake ink.
Stamp the milk can image and the floral spray onto the Whisper White card front using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink – NOTE: stamp off center toward right as shown on sample.
Color the image using the blends. Swish Crumb Cake below the milk can. You may spritz color below the milk can or add dots (as I did) using the tip end of the Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend. Stamp sentiment and color with Cajun Craze stampin’ blend, then fussy cut to add to front of milk can.
Assemble card by layering the Country Lane DSP and adding the Chicken Wire Element pieces at an angle ensuring that pieces will extend past the stamped image layer.
Add the stamped image layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
12 Weeks of Christmas…coming soon!
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Time for CASE the catalog with some Halloween fun projects.
We are casing from the Holiday Catalog. It’s almost time for Halloween so fresh and exciting projects are coming your way. These Halloween treat holders are cased from page 48 and 51 of the Holiday Catalog. Details are listed below to re-create these treat holders.
TIme for the Halloween Fun Projects Recipe
The orange treat box was created using Takeout Box Thinlits and the Big Shot. Also, images are from the Takeout Treats Stamp Set. Cardstock choices are Whisper White & Grapefruit Grove, and the Country Lane Designer Series Paper. Stamp images all around on the box in Calypso Coral so they give it character and the sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink. Add White Baker’s Twine also around the box and attach sentiment tag using SNAIL adhesive.
The second project uses the Cauldron Framelit Dies for the stars. The Tiny Treat Boxes are on page 193 of the annual catalog. Cauldron Bubble sentiment stamped in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White cardstock. While the circle below the sentiement was done using the 1 ½” Circle Punch and Toil & Trouble DSP, the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon is layered in between the two and wrapped around the box. Various adhesives were also used due to having different needs. Stampin’ Dimensionals were also used to raise the sentiments off the box. Finally, Liquid Glue was used for adhering the ribbon and small stars cut out from the Cauldron Framelits Dies in Crushed Curry cardstock. Furthermore, the new Take Your Pick tool will probably make is much easier to pick up the stars.
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