Autumn Theme Bag Topper

Since transitioning to virtual card classes due to the pandemic, registrants receive a “little something” extra with the kits.  This month, an autumn theme bag topper added to a Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bag was perfect for the special treat.  Even better, the bag topper is quick to make using the Celebration Labels Dies.  The dies and Celebration Tidings Stamp Set are available together in the Celebration Tidings Bundle. For an autumn theme, the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Paper is ideal.

Treat Bag with Topper

Bag Topper Tips:

For creating a bag topper, the Celebration Labels Dies offer a range of sizes so you can create toppers for a variety of bag sizes. Just lay a die across the top of the bag to determine the size needed.  After die cutting your designer series paper or cardstock, place the label on your scoring board aligning the notches on the label and score to create the fold line. To seal bag top, use Stampin’ Seal+ on the label and fold across the bag opening. As noted, I used the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper for my project bag toppers.  The designer series paper is perfect for an autumn theme bag topper.

For the autumn theme treat bag, a coordinating gift tag is added to the bag topper.  Cut one end of a 3-1/4″x 3/4″  piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using the Banners Pick A Punch.  Then, stamp the “just for you” from the Celebration Tidings Stamp Set onto the tag using Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Using the Autumn Punch Pack, cut leaves and acorns from the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Add the leaves to the tag with glue dots and use a Stampin’ Dimensional on the acorn.  Next, add a small bow to the gift tag.   To finish, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the gift tag.  

Creating bag toppers using the Celebration Labels Dies is quick and easy!  Adding this special touch to a cellophane bag elevates the simplest treat.  With upcoming holidays, consider ordering the Celebration Tidings Bundles so you can quickly turn a “little something” into “something special”!

Reminders:

The September 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects are focusing on Halloween.

Sneak Peek

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and September 30, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the September 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  September is a great time to join – Stampin’ Up! is offering the “Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion”.  In addition to the regular Starter Kit ($99), you’ll receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.  Contact me for more details.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to get creative!  Below you will find a list of the project materials used for today’s project. To order the supplies, you can click on the item in Project Materials or download the Supply List and go to my store to by clicking here. (you’ll know you’re shopping with me if you see my name on the upper, left side of the page) Your order is greatly appreciated. 

Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for September is: 2EAKUGQC.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes).  If your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

 

another Peony Gift Box

Included in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up! are 3-1/8″ square Acetate Card Boxes.  While perfect for holding 3″ x 3″ cards, the boxes are also perfect for using as a small gift box.  So for today’s project, I have another Peony Gift Box for you.  Yes, I’m loving the Peony Dies and the peony is the perfect size for the acetate box.  

Peony Gift Box

Materials for the Peony Gift Box:

  • 3-1/8” x 3-1/8” Acetate Card Box
  • Square Vellum Doily
  • Dies: Peony Dies and Stitched Nested Labels Dies
  • Cardstocks: Calypso Coral, Basic Black Cardstock (scrap), Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White
  • Inks: Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stamp Set: Many Mates
  • Tool: Sponge Dauber
  • Embellishments: Elegant Faceted Gems
  • Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals
TIPS:
  1. When adding the Square Vellum Doily, place the glue dots in an area that will be covered by the sentiment label and the peony.
  2. Sponge each of the peony layers prior to assembling the peony.
  3. Slide each layer of the Peony Petals into one another to assemble the peony ensuring that the bottom edges align.
  4. For added dimension to the peony, add a Stampin’ Dimensional between the layers. 

Inside of the Peony Gift Box, I am placing small candies that are going to a friend.  Here’s another idea…By changing the sentiment to “Just a Note” and adding 3″ x 3″ cards, another perfect gift is created.  What do you plan on adding to your gift box?  Let me know in the comments section. 

Reminders:

Stampin’ Up! is making it even better to order this month…check out the Bonus Days info below.

Also, the July 3D Tutorial Bundle is still available!

Would you like the July 3D Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the July 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and July 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  Note: be sure to register and allow me to contact you so I receive notice of your order and can send the tutorial. 

2. Purchase the July 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!   

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting…

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July 3D Tutorial Bundle & Bonus Days!

 

WOW! Can you believe it’s already July? There is lots happening this month.  To start the month, we have the July 3D Tutorial Bundle!  In addition to the tutorial bundle, the team is featuring a blog hop!  (links at bottom of blog post)  Even better, we’re each sharing a second project created using the same products to coordinate with our tutorial project.  This month, the team is featuring products from the Playful Pets Suite.  This product suite will have you and pet lover friends howling or purring with delight!  

Remember, the projects designed for the 3D tutorial bundle aren’t available elsewhere online.  Therefore, you’ll receive EXCLUSIVE projects in the tutorial bundle.  In addition, both Imperial and Metric measurements are included for each project.

Now for a Sneak Peek of the July 3D projects…

You’ll love the cute 3D project designs!

For my coordinating project, I have a cute gift card holder design for you.  

Playful Pets Gift Card

And here’s the card interior:

Playful Pets Gift Card Interior

Gift Card Details:
  • Refer to the photo below for cutting and scoring to create the gift card holder.  Real Red cardstock is used for the base.

Cutting & Scoring for the Playful Pets Gift Card Holder

 

  • In addition, cut the following: 
    • Real Red cardstock: 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (calling it horizontal panel)
    • Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (DSP): 2 coordinating pieces each 2-1/2″ x 4″; strip for interior 3/4″ x 4″; select the 2 dogs from the DSP and fussy cut
    • Whisper White cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Referring to the photos, cut, score and fold the gift card base.  Add a strong adhesive such as Tear & Tape along the sides of the panel with 1/2 circle.  To create the gift card pocket, fold the panel along the score line toward the 5-1/2″ score line.  
  • Next, attach the coordinating Playful Pets Designer Series Paper pieces to the front of the card, to the 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ horizontal Real Red cardstock panel and to the interior pocket of the card.  The Stampin’ Seal adhesive is great for this!
For the gift card interior:
  • On the Whisper White cardstock, stamp the dog bowl on the lower right corner of the cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Color the bowl with the Real Red Dark Stampin’ Blends.  Then, add the fussy cut dog to the left corner of the Whisper White cardstock and use the Stampin’ Seal to add the Whisper White panel to the gift card interior. I love the expression on the dog’s face!
For the card front:
  • Cut a 16″ piece of the black & white baker’s twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo pack.  Wrap the twine around the card so it can be used to tie the card closed on the right side.  Now, position the horizontal Real Red cardstock panel so that it is centered and aligns evenly with the right side of the gift card base.  Carefully attach to the card ensuring you adhere the baker’s twine and that the adhesive is only on the front portion.  If it extends past the folded gift card portion, it will become attached to the card interior. Optional: add a small amount of liquid glue to the baker’s twine and attach to the back of the horizontal Real Red panel – keep open until it dries.
  • Select the sentiment from the Pampered Pets Stamp Set.  Stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Next, cut the shape using the Tasteful Labels Dies.
  • Finish the front of the horizontal Real Red panel by adding the sentiment label using Stampin’ Seal.  Then, add the fussy cut dog using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For the final touch, add a Playful Pets Trinket to the dog’s paw. Tie the twine into a bow to close the gift card.
  • Optional: Add a piece of the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper to the flap on the envelope.

Have fun creating with the Playful Pets Suite Collection!  The variety of dogs and cats offer multiple creative options for pet lovers.

Would you like the July 3D Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the July 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and July 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  Note: be sure to register and allow me to contact you so I receive notice of your order and can send the tutorial. 

2. Purchase the July 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!   

You can place your product orders directly via my online store.  Or, you can also order via the links under Project Materials (either the bundle or individual components).

Speaking of ordering – the Bonus Days promotion begins today!

What is Bonus Days?  For every $50 you spend 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020.  There is no limit to the number of Bonus Days coupon codes that you can collect so start shopping!  You’ll be able to use the Bonus Days coupon codes for your August-December Mini Catalog orders.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Now to go Blog Hopping!

Gloria Plunkett at Designz by Gloria Kurstan Del Rosario at Stamp with Kurstan Cindee Wilkinson at Just Sponge It
Laurie Bradshaw at Craft Coach Laurie Margaret Knight at Creative Stamping with Margaret (you are here) Melanie Hockin at Mels Inky Fingers

Project Materials: (click on link to order)

Tulip Gift Bag with Coordinating Tag

In this month’s class, one of the projects created is a Tulip Gift Bag and coordinating tag.  I love it when there is a designer series paper that coordinates with a stamp set and either dies or as with the Timeless Tulips Bundle, a punch.  The bag uses the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper, which is from of the Coordination Product Release.  The paper is wonderful as it coordinates with multiple stamp bundles.  Naturally, the small gift bag needs a coordinating tag.  The Timeless Tulips stamp set and the tag die from the Bonanza Dies combine to create a perfect gift tag.  Details for creating both are below the project’s photo. 

Tulip Gift Bag and Tag

Creating the Tulip Gift Bag:
  1. From the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper, cut the tulip paper 6″ x 8″.  Be sure to pay attention to the direction of the tulips.
  2. On the 8″ side score at 2-1/2″, 3-3/4″, 6-1/4″ and 7-1/2″.  Rotate 90° (make sure that the tulips are facing toward the right) and score at 1-1/4″.  
  3. Fold along score lines and trim along score lines up to the 1-1/4″ score line.  Cut and remove the 1/2″ tab. See the photo below – dotted lines are score lines:
  4. Add Tear & Tape Adhesive to the 1/2″ tab, fold over to close the side creating the bag.  
  5. Fold in bottom flaps and seal.  Be sure the small flaps are folded in first and then overlap with the larger flaps.
  6. Pinch together and use a Mini Library Clip to seal.
For the coordinating tag:
  1. With the tag die from the Bonanza Dies to cut a 2-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  2. Using the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set, stamp two small tulips with Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad at the top of the tag. (refer to project photo above for placement)  Stamp the large tulip with the same color onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Cut with the coordinating Tulip Builder Punch.
  3. Stamp three stems using Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad.
  4. Add the large tulip onto the tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals, slightly overlap the smaller tulips.
  5. Use the Tulip Builder Punch to cut a leaf from a scrap of the reverse side (green pattern) of the Pleased As Punch designer series paper.  Adhere to tag under the large tulip with a mini glue dot.
  6. Stamp the sentiment with the Calypso Coral onto a 3″ x 1-1/4″ piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Cut using the shape using the Ornate Frames Dies.  Attach to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Tie a knot bow using 6″ of Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon.  Complete the tag attaching the bow below the large tulip using a mini glue dot.  

What did we put in the gift bag? A wrapped Rice Krispies Treat Bar!  It fit perfectly.  Be sure to comment below and let me know what you plan to place in your gift bag.

A full list of the project materials is at the bottom of this post. Remember the Coordination Product Release products are only available through the end of this month.  So you’ll want to order the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper soon!  It’s also while supplies last.

Another reminder…

Sale-a-bration continues until March 31, 2020.  With qualifying purchases of $50 or more (before shipping & taxes), you can order FREE product.  Check out the Sale-a-Bration brochure under the Catalog link.  Note: the Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins Combo Pack (Item #152314), the Kerchief Card Kit and the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Paper (Item #152311) have sold out.  New items have been added so be sure to take advantage of ordering the FREE items before the end of this month.  As a reminder, Sale-a-Bration brochure product quantities are limited and may run out before the end of the promotion.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to comment below.  Happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for March is F99S6GD4 Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the space for the Host Code.  Thank you for your order. 

Secret Santa Reveal

In my last post, I highlighted the first two gifts from my Secret Santa and the creative packing of the gifts.  My third gift has arrived and now the identity is known.  So, now it’s time for the Secret Santa reveal.  Drum roll please!!!  My Secret Santa is the wonderful and talented Patty Bennett!  Of course, she continued her creative genius with the third gift.  Using the Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper, Patty altered a Pressed Petals Journal.  Additional elements such as ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots along with sprigs of gold foil and green leaves complete the cover decoration. It is gorgeous (almost too pretty to use)!  However, my husband and I have an upcoming trip so the journal will be useful trip notes. 

Altered Pressed Petals Journal

Not only did Patty embellish the cover of the journal, but she also embellished pages throughout the journal using the Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Note – though the paper is named for the Christmas Holiday, it’s appropriate to use throughout the year!  Click here to read her blog post detailing how she altered the journal.

And the card enclosed with the gift is adorable!

#Elfie is retiring so if order before January 3, 2020, if you wish to add this cute stamp set to your collection of stamps.

Have a happy holiday!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for December is X9EWHRMR:  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

Secret Santa Gifts

Oh what fun! This Christmas season some of the demonstrators from the Luv 2 Stamp group are participating in Secret Santa.  Each participant is to send three small gifts packaged using Stampin’ Up! products.  In our third gift, we include a card unveiling our name.  The first two of my Secret Santa gifts have arrived.  So, I am sharing the creative packaging created by my Secret Santa.  

Clever Gift Wrapping for Secret Santa Gift #1!

The first Secret Santa gift to arrive was a pack of Kraft pillow boxes.   My Secret Santa put the pillow boxes inside of a plastic Stampin’ Up! dies envelope.  The dies envelope is wrapped with a wide band of the Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment and other elements of the packaging are also from the Christmastime is Here Suite Bundle.   What a great way to recycle the plastic envelopes!  

Secret Santa recycled gift wrapping

Notice the cute 3″ x 3″ note card?  It is decorated with the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper.  For embellishments,  Beautiful Boughs Dies create the perfect touch. 

More clever gift wrapping on Secret Santa Gift #2…

The second of the Secret Santa gifts also involves recycling Stampin’ Up! product.  It’s the box from the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit and embellished with the Real Red Ruched Ribbon bow.  Inside the box, two small packages of Ghiradelli chocolate caramels fit perfectly. The sturdy box is a great size for a variety of small gifts.  Small gift tags are created using the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series paper and the Snowman Season Bundle. 

Gift packaging

When the last gift arrives, I will know the identity of my Secret Santa.  I am curious to find out who it is.  Plus,  I’m eager to see what creative packaging will be used for gift 3.  

Search your stamping supplies! 

If you still have holiday gift wrapping,  search through your Stampin’ Up! supplies to see what you can recycle.  You may have the perfect gift packing!  In addition, you can use different holiday papers and stamp sets to create simple embellishments. Below are some of the products that were used for embellishing the gift packaging.  You’ll notice that many holiday themed items are on the retirement list.  Therefore if there’s a particular paper or stamp set you like, be sure to place your order before January 3, 2020. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back as after I learn the identity of my Secret Santa, I’ll share it with you.

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for December is X9EWHRMR:  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!