“Cute Halloween” Hand Lotion Package

Halloween will be here in a few days so I’m sharing a quick gift idea – a “Cute Halloween” Hand Lotion Package.  It uses the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up! July-Dec Mini Catalog.  This is one of my favorite “go-to” packages for small hand lotions (approx. 1 ounce size).  The packages are very easy and quick to assemble using designer series paper.   Carrying through with the Halloween theme, I’m using the coordinating Cutest Halloween Bundle and the Tailored Tags Dies to create simple tags.  Friends and family members will enjoy these “non-caloric” Halloween treats!!!  

Hand Lotion Package

Below is the project information for the “Cute Halloween” Hand Lotion Package and a video on how to score, cut and assemble the hand lotion package.

Cute Halloween Hand Lotion Package Cutting, Scoring & Assembling:
  • Cute Halloween 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper: cut 4-1/2″ x 6″ 
    • on the 4-1/2″ side, score at 2″ and 4″
    • rotate 90 and score on one 6″ side at 1″ (NOTE: if paper has a vertical design, be sure to score so that pattern will be running vertical and score line is at bottom of the paper.)
    • turn paper again and with the horizontal 1″ score line at the top of the score board and the 1/2″ vertical score line to the right – score at 1″ and 3″ just up to the 1″ horizontal score line (this is demonstrated in the video below)  Alternate Size:  if your hand lotion tube is slightly longer, instead of scoring horizontally at 1″, score at 3/4″ – all other measurements remain the same.
    • Fold & burnish on all score lines.
    • With paper snips, cut along all of the vertical score lines up to the 1″ horizontal score line.  Cut and remove the 1/2″ panel piece below the 1″ horizontal score line. (This will form the bottom of the package.)
    • Fold along the long vertical score lines and insert the top into the Delightful Tag Topper Punch and punch to create top of the box.
    • With a strong adhesive such as Tear & Tape, Seal+ or Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, create a “tube” by sealing the side of the package. Place the adhesive on the 1/2″ side flap and fold other side to meet – press firmly to seal.
    • Next, form bottom by folding the flaps and sealing with strong adhesive. 
Tags for Hand Lotion Package:
  • Tailored Tags Dies
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock 
  • Cutest Halloween Bundle
  • Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper
  • Memento Black Ink
  • Flirty Flamingo Ink
  • Cute Stars Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Basic Black Cardstock (scrap for cutting circle)
  • Highland Heather (scrap for cutting circle)
  • Ribbons to coordinate 
Assembly Video

Here’s alternate idea…

REMINDERS

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting,

Project Materials:

The current host code is: UQS9H2DZ (good until November 2, 2021).  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

 

 

Halloween Themed Fingernail File Holders

Recently while shopping at T.J. Maxx, I found Halloween themed fingernail files and wouldn’t you know, the nail files coordinate with several Stampin’ Up! products.  So of course, I “had” to purchase them!  And naturally added to my project agenda was creating Halloween themed fingernail file holders for gifting to friends.  I settled upon one of my favorite wraps to use for holding the fingernail files – an origami wrap.  Often this design is maybe called chopstick wrap or pencil holder wrap so it’s quite versatile.  As you’ll see in my video below, the Halloween themed fingernail file holders are easy to make and come together quickly.

Fingernail File Holders

Project Materials & Details: 
  • Cutest Halloween Bundle
  • Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (refer to Assembly Video) 
    • Score one 6″ x 6″ piece of designer series paper at 1-1/2″, 3″ and 4-1/2″. Burnish score lines with bone folder.
    • On the upper right corner, fold the corner in so that it meets the score 4-1/2″ line and use bone folder to crease.  
    • Then on the upper left corner, fold this corner to the middle 3″ score line and crease the fold with the bone folder.
    • On the left lower corner, fold in to the 1-1/2″ score line and crease with bone folder.
    • Next, fold the right side in to the middle and wrap the left side around and attach at the back with strong adhesive. 
  • Layering Circles Dies (used the 2-1/4″ scalloped die & the 1-7/8 circle die)
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • Basic White and Highland Heather cardstocks (scrap pieces)
  • Paper Snips (use for fussy cutting images from designer series paper)
  • Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins
  • Tailormade Tag Dies (optional – used for tag on the Bat fingernail file holder)
  • Seal+ Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Bone folder

Decorate as desired using images from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper and stamp sentiments from the coordinating Cutest Halloween Stamp Set.  If you prefer, you can also stamp images using the Cutest Halloween Stamp Set.  But as you can see in the video, using the images from the designer series paper makes the project even quicker!

ASSEMBLY VIDEO

In addition to the Halloween themed fingernail files, I also purchased fall themed fingernail files.  Wouldn’t you know, that Stampin’ Up! also has stamps and paper to coordinate with them!!!  For the fall theme, the Nuts About Squirrels Stamp Set provided a perfect finishing touch to the fingernail file holders. 

Nuts About Squirrels Fingernail File Holders

The themed fingernail files and the coordinating holders make perfect “little something” gifts!  I hope you have fun creating them for your friends and family!

REMINDERS

Time is running out to take advantage of one of the biggest promotions of the year, Sale-a-Bration.  This promotion ends on September 30.  Sale-a-bration enables you to earn FREE product for each $50 product purchase.  There are some great products available so check out the link to the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Paper Pumpkin – Peaceful Christmas is now available for order

When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Picture a peaceful Christmas with the  Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! With shimmering silver now, heartwarming holiday wishes, and seasonal shades of ravishing red and gorgeous green, you’ll be supplied with what you need to whip up a sparking winter scene.  Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in!

Details:

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 10 Christmas cards—5 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • October’s kit arrives in a cute collectible box covered with enchanting evergreen trees. Use this special, limited-edition box to store your holiday handicrafts, or transform it into a well-wrapped package for a present!
  • The kit’s contents pair perfectly with the Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277). To continue your Christmas crafting, combine the kit’s components with the suite’s patterned paper, shimmery sequins, and more!

Order your Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin kit here

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting,

Project Materials:

The September host code is: WK99NESD.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

Peachy Day Hand Sanitizer Holder

If you’ve followed some of my previous post, you know I enjoy making special packaging for small gifts.  One of my favorite small gifts to give is the pocket size Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizers.  For the last Playtime with Paper team meeting, I created the Peachy Day Hand Sanitizer Holder for the B&B Works Peach Mango sanitizer.  Isn’t it wonderful that Stampin’ Up! and B&B Works coordinates their themes?! (LOL)  The original design for the holder is from Erica Cerwin (Pink Buckaroo Designs) and is one of my favorite designs for packaging hand sanitizers.  It’s much simpler than other designs that I have used and is great for also showing the decorative sanitizer label. Thanks to Erica!  

You’ll find project details and an assembly video below the project photo…

Hand Sanitizer Holder

Materials for the Peachy Day Hand Sanitizer Holder:

  • Pale Papaya Cardstock: 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″. Score on the long side at 1″ and 2″. Rotate and score on the short side at 1″ and 2-3/4″.
  • You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper: 2-1/2″ x 1-5/8″ (for inside back) and 1″ x 6″ to wrap around the base.
  • Sweet As A Peach Bundle
  • 3″ x 3″ Basic White for stamping peach and leaves; scrap for the tag
  • Tailored Made Tags Dies
  • Pale Papaya Classic Ink Pad
  • Calypso Coral Classic Ink Pad
  • Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad
  • Sponge Dauber
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Paper Snips
Assembly Video

REMINDERS

One of the biggest promotions of the year, Sale-a-Bration, has begun.  This promotion will run through September 30.  Sale-a-bration enables you to earn FREE product for each $50 product purchase.  There are some great products available so check out the link to the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

SEPTEMBER PAPER PUMPKIN – HAUNTS & HARVEST 

Hay, there! Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers!

Additional Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
  • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″ (6.4 x 5.1 cm)
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent

You can order this month’s Paper Pumpkin by clicking this link.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store.  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your orders. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting,

Project Materials:

The August host code is: 79GAWNYJ.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

Snowflake Ribbon Tag

July is almost over and Christmas in July will come to an end.  But there are still a few projects to showcase! For this next to the last Christmas in July project, I am featuring a Snowflake Ribbon Tag.  Ribbon tags are easy to assemble and make your package beautiful.  For this ribbon tag, the So Many Snowflakes Dies are being used to create the focal point for the ribbon tag.  Five different ribbons in assorted widths and styles are used to create interest.  A list of the materials used and a video tutorial for assembly are located below.   And last but not least, the dimensions for the gift box and a link to a gift box making video are included at the end of the ribbon tag information.

Snowflake Ribbon Tag

Snowflake Ribbon Tag Project Materials:
  • So Many Snowflakes Dies
  • Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set
  • Christmas to Remember Stamp Set (#156300, available for order on August 3, 2021)
  • Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad
  • Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends (dark)
  • Ribbons – cut 2 of each size noted:
    • *Metallic Mesh Ribbon (cut 6″ length)
    • Cherry Cobbler & Gold Ribbon (cut 5″ length) [#156312, available for order on August 3, 2021]
    • Fine Art Gold (cut 5″ length)
    • Flowers for Every Season – white ribbon (cut 5″ length)
    • Black & White Gingham Ribbon (cut 4 length) [#156485, available for order on August 3, 2021]
  • Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper [#156844, available for order on August 3, 2021]
  • *Be Dazzling Designer Series Paper [#156629,  FREE Sale-A-Bration option available on August 3, 2021]
  • Basic White (scrap for snowflake)
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (scrap for snowflake and piece for circle base on back)
  • Shimmery White: 3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (for sentiment tag)
  • Banners Pick A Punch
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Wonderful Gems (#153536, returning favorite available for order on August 3, 2021)
  • Baker’s Twine or Linen Thread (to tie ribbons together)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals/Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals/Glue Dots
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive

*When cutting these papers and depending upon your die cutting machine, you may need to use a shim to ensure the product is cut properly.

Assembly Video:

You can use many different die cut shapes to use as your focal point.  So, look through your dies and be creative!

Gift Box Information:
  • Final Box Dimensions are: 5-1/2″ x 4″ x 1/2″
  • Box Lid – Peaceful Prints:  cut 6-1/4″ x 5″ and score on all sides 1/2″ (#156628, FREE Sale-A-Braton product available on August 3, 2021)
  • Box Bottom – Basic Black Cardstock: cut 6-1/4″ x 5″ and then trim a smidge (1/16″) from 2 adjoining sides (Details on box creation can be found here: How To Make Your Own Custom Box.

 

Reminders & Other Announcements 

Click here to check out the select Designer Series Papers on Sale! Don’t delay, the sale ends on August 2. 

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store.  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your orders. 

Check back later this week for the final Christmas in July project with a video tutorial.  Projects will post around noon EST.  

Project Materials:

The current host code is: FB7TWQ63.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

Christmas in July 2021-Snowman Season Gift Tags

Keeping with this week’s gift tag theme for Christmas in July, I am featuring Snowman Gift Tags.  A recent purchase of snowman notepads became the inspiration for the snowman gift tags.  Since I’ll be “giving a little something” to folks throughout the holiday season, it’s only appropriate to make the presentation special. Right?!  Even better, the notepads fit perfectly into the Ombre Gift Bags. And with coordinating snowman gift tags, the “little something” is ready to present later this year.  The Snowman Season Stamp Set and the Tailor Made Tags Dies in the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog are perfect for making the gift tags.  Best of all, the tags are quick and easy to make!  

Snowman Gift Tags

Snowman Gift Card Project Materials:
  • Snowman Season Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Tailor Made Tags Dies 
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock (4″ x 2-1/2″ for each tag)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends:
    • Pumpkin Pie (light)
    • Highland Heather (both light & dark)
    • Pool Party (light)
  • Soft Succulent Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Highland Heather Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Holly Jolly Wishes Stamp Set (#156362; available for ordering on August 3, 2021)
  • Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration, FREE with $50 order starting August 3, 2021)
Assembly video…

 

Reminders & Other Announcements 

Click here to check out the select Designer Series Papers on Sale!  

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store.  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your orders. 

Check back next Wednesday for another Christmas in July project with a video tutorial.  Projects will post at noon EST.  

Enjoy your weekend!

 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The current host code is: FB7TWQ63.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

Butterfly Bijou Covered Notepad

The project for today is perfect when you want to give someone “just a little something”. To make the project, just cover a small notepad with cardstock and the beautiful Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper then add a few embellishments.  Use it to give as a thank you, a thinking of you or a just because small gift.  While preparing the materials for the small notepad, cut cardstock and designer series paper to make an accompanying 3″x3″ card.  Not only does the notepad make a great gift but it’s also perfect for craft fair projects.  

Butterfly Bijou

There are a variety of small notepads of various sizes available that you can cover.  The package for my project contains 3 composition book style notepads (size: 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″) and were found at my local dollar store.  Three notepads for $1 is a great deal!  

Tips for covering a notepad:

Measure to confirm the length, width and depth for front, back and side of the notepad.  Cut cardstock to the size needed and add score lines for wrapping around the notepad. (for the 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ notepad, I cut the cardstock 4-5/8″ x 7″, score at 3-3/8″, rotate and score again at 3-3/8″). Use the Detailed Trio Punch to round corners of the cardstock.  Do this before attaching the cardstock to the notepad.  Attach the cardstock to the notepad using a strong adhesive such as Tear & Tape or Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.  Next, cut the Butterfly Bijou paper and round the corners before adding to the cardstock cover.  Embellish with desired sentiment, ribbon and coordinating butterfly.  The sentiment on the sample above is from the Simply Citrus Card Kit.  The butterfly is stamped using Misty Moonlight, die cut using the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and color added using Just Jade and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends.  Be creative and embellish your covered notepad with using an assortment of butterflies!

The Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper is available only during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion which ends May 3, 2021. With the limited time offer for the designer series paper, it is while supply last.  The Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper coordinates with the Butterfly Brilliance Collection that includes not just the designer series paper but the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and Natural Touch Specialty Paper.  Both the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and the Natural Touch Specialty Paper are early released products from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  Be sure to order the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper before the promotion ends or it sells out.

JUST A REMINDER…

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders. 

 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials:

The host code for March is: AS74UVX2.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.