Quick and Easy Gift Tag

It’s such fun to give small “thinking of you” gifts and the 3″ x 6″ gusseted cellophane bags from Stampin’ Up! are the perfect size for such purpose.  Naturally, the gift bag needs a gift tag and the one on the project below is quick and easy.  This project is perfect for using up scraps of cardstock.  Since we’re celebrating the arrival of Fall soon, leaves in Fall colors are used to embellish the tag.  The Gather Together Bundle includes the Gather Together Stamp Set and the Gathered Leaves Dies.  Can you see the dimension in the leaves?  The dies not only cut but emboss!  Details for creating the tag are listed below the project photo.

Treat Bag with Fall Leaves Tag

Card Details:
  • To create tag base, cut a 1-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  On one end of the cardstock, use the Delightful Tag Topper Punch to create the tag.  Use the corner rounder section on the Detailed Trio Punch to round the edges on the opposite end of the tag.
  • On the tag, stamp the large leaf from the Gather Together Stamp Set using Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad.  
  • Next, use the three leaves dies to cut a leaves from scraps of Merry Merlot, Pretty Peacock and Cajun Craze cardstock.  One leaf in each color was cut.  TIP: By first lightly spritzing the cardstock with water and then cutting with the dies.   The embossed impression is much deeper.  Plus when the cardstock dries, the edges of the leaves curl just as Fall leaves curl.  
  • While the leaves are drying, stamp the sentiment from the Parcels and Petals Stamp Set (in the Annual Catalog) onto the tag using Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad.
  • Once the cut leaves are dry, sponge Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink onto each leaf.  Layer the leaves onto the tag below the sentiment using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • After adding your treats to the 3″ x 6″ cellophane bag, fold top over approximately 3/4″ and secure with a staple.  Fold 3″ x 2″ piece of Come to Gather Designer Series Paper in half and secure to the bag by using Snail Adhesive on each side of fold.  (you are sandwiching the bag top inside the Designer Series Paper)
  • Finish by adding the gift tag to the bag with Mini Stampin Dimensionals and add a Cajun Craze Linen Thread bow using a mini glue dot.    

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Christmas Treat Bags

One of the projects from this month’s class are the Christmas Treat Bags embellished with tags.  The tags use the Making Spirits Bright and Spirited Snowmen stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!.  This time of year is busy with time being precious.   Creating Christmas treat bags with special tags are quick to make and a joy to give.  As a special treat, I baked Christmas Bulb cookies for class attendees to add to the cellophane bag with the May Your Christmas be Bright tag.   Holiday M & M’s fill the bag with the snowman tag.  These bags are fun to make and have on hand when you wish to give someone “just a little something”.

Christmas Tags & Treat Bags

May Your Christmas Be Bright Tag:

The Christmas cookie bag tag uses the Making Christmas Bright stamp set.  Stamp the sentiment with Real Red and Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pads onto Whisper White cardstock.  Do you notice the cookie icing colors?  They just so happen to coordinate with the tag colors!  The cookie fits perfectly inside the 3″ x 6″ cellophane bag.  Create a touch of bling using the Christmas Bulb Builder punch to cut the Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer paper and a scrap of Silver Foil paper creating a shiny bulb.  The Detailed Trio Punch softens the edges of the Real Red Cardstock tag base and the sentiment layer.   Finish the tag by punching a hole with the 1/8″ handheld circle punch a tying a bow around the bag with Real Red 3/8″ cotton ribbon.

Spirited Snowman Tag:

The Snowman tag uses the Spirited Snowmen Stamp set.  This has become one of my favorite snowmen stamp sets!  Stamp the snowman using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto the Whisper White cardstock. Cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and color the snowman image using  Stampin’ Blends.  The snowman in the photo colors are Call Me Clover light, Pumpkin Pie dark, Real Red light, Soft Suede light, Smoky Slate light, Basic Black dark.  Or use your favorite Stampin’ Blends colors!  To add a touch of glitter, use clear Wink of Stella on  the rim and pom pom on the cap.   The “For You” sentiment is from Snow is Glistening Stamp set (discontinued).  Use the Layering Ovals Thinlits Dies to cut the Call Me Clover base layer.  Finish by filling the 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag with your treat and use Call Me Clover 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon to tie the bag. 

The Year-End Clearance sale starts on December 5.  Follow this link, Shop Now, to check out the Clearance items from the Holiday Catalog.  Quantities are limited and available while supplies last.  The stamp sets and items from the Holiday Catalog for this project maybe on the list so now would be the time to purchase the stamps!  

Check back soon for another holiday project idea! Happy creating.

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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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Craft Fair Project

Hi All!  the countdown continues until Christmas.  This past weekend, I participated in a Christmas Bazaar and on Instagram posted the following photo:

What will this become?

As promised in the post, here’s the outcome – Santa Kisses! 


Santa Kisses using Stampin’ Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set & Punch
The Santa Kisses were a popular item and so easy to prepare the packaging.  The Santa from the Stampin’ Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas set was stamped onto Whisper White card stock and punched using the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  Stampin’ Write Markers in Real Red, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride were used to color Santa.  It doesn’t show in the photograph, but the fur along Santa’s hat and suit were highlighted with clear Wink of Stella.  The tag was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink using the sentiment from Oh, What Fun stamp set.  Since I have a stockpile of retired 4″ x 6″ cellophane bags, I used them but the 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bags would work great.  I folded down approximately one inch of the bag and added a tag topper cut from the Be Merry Christmas Designer Series Paper.  A couple of staples along the bottom edge of the paper sealed both the cello bag and the topper.  
If you’re looking for a quick and easy treat holder for table favors or stocking stuffers, these are perfect!  
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Thanks for stopping by and check back tomorrow for another project from the Christmas Bazaar!
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