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.

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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!

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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.

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Embellished Copper Tea Tin

It’s hard to believe that it’s December already.  Since Thanksgiving was later this year, it seems Christmas will be here in a flash.  I spent the weekend putting up a few holiday decorations and decided that this year, I would scale back in comparison to past years.  What’s great is the decorating is complete.  I can now relax and enjoy the holiday touches. 

That brings me to today’s project, an embellished Copper Tea Tin.  Have you seen the Copper Tea Tins in the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog?  You can find them on page 173.  Four tins come in the package.  The tins are perfect for embellishing and for creating a quick gift.  I plan to fill the tea tins with small cookies and candies for holiday gifting.   A huge thank you to Patty Bennett for the inspiration!  For this tin, the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper creates the backdrop for the embellishing.  However, this particular Designer Series Paper is no longer available.  If you do not have this particular paper, no worries as next week I’ll provide alternatives for embellishing the Copper Tea Tin.

Details for embellishing the Copper Tea Tin:
  • Wrap a piece of 3″ x 12″ of Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper around the Copper Tea Tin, secure with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  • Cut a coordinating piece of the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper, 2″ x 12″ and wrap it around the first layer of Designer Series Paper.
  • Color the 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon using the Dark Pretty Peacock Blends.  Set aside to dry for a few minutes while working on other project elements.
  • Using the Stitched Stars Dies, cut a star from Very Vanilla cardstock.  Layer a large star from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements on top.  TIP: use a glue dot in the center of the star to attach it to the Very Vanilla.  
  • On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the holly from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink Pad.  Use a Blender Pen to pull the ink from the stamped image and color the holly leaves.  Fussy cut using Paper Snips.
  • For the berries, use Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad to stamp another holly.  Again, use a Blender Pen to pull the ink from the stamped lines to color the berries.  Fussy cut the berries and add to the holly leaves with Mini Glue Dots.  
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Tiny Keepsakes stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock using Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad.  Cut with the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies.
  • Assemble layers:  first wrap the Classic Weave ribbon around the tin and tie on side in a knot.  Add the star using Tear & Tape adhesive.  Next add the sentiment tag and the Holly onto the star using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Complete by embellishing with Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

The tin is now ready to be filled with goodies!

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Wrapped In Plaid 3-D Gift Tag

Ready for another another embellished store bought item?  While shopping recently, I spied a set of plaid Christmas tree dish towels.  Immediately, I thought of the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper (DSP) and how easy it would be to create a coordinating gift tag for the dishtowels.  Okay, I know you’re thinking that I must be crazy when shopping to think of things that coordinate with Stampin’ Up! products.  Maybe I am just a bit but you have to admit, the dishtowels coordinate perfectly with the Wrapped in Plaid DSP.  The Pine Tree Punch and the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set were also used.  Save 10% by purchasing the punch and stamp set as a bundle. By creating a Wrapped in Plaid 3-D Gift Tag, the dishtowel has become a simple, inexpensive gift to present during this season of giving.  

Steps to make a Wrapped in Plaid 3-D Gift Tag:
  • Create a tag base using 2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Real Red cardstock.  Punch one end with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.  Round the corners on the bottom of the tag with the Detailed Trio Punch. 
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″.  Use the Detailed Trio Punch, to round the four corners.  Stamp HO HO HO from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set onto the bottom section of the Whisper White cardstock panel using Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Attach to the tag base using Snail Adhesive. If desired, cut another piece of the Whisper White cardstock to add to the back of the tag and stamp with a To/From stamp.
  • Use the Pine Tree Punch to cut 3 trees from the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper.  TIP:  punch two from the “front” side of the paper and one from the “back or reverse” side.  By doing this, the trees will align properly.  Score down the center of each of the punched pine trees and fold.  Attach one side of each of the trees to one another using multipurpose liquid adhesive.  Be sure to align the tree branches so they match.  After creating the tree, attach to the tag above the HO HO HO.  Embellish tree top with a Red Rhinestone.  See photos below on how to punch and assemble.

  • If you are using the tag to embellish a dish towel, tie around towel using the Real Red 1″ Ruched Ribbon.  Tie three Jingle Bells together with Whisper White Baker’s Twine and wrap around knot of the ribbon bow.

When shopping, look for some dishtowels to embellish as a quick and easy gift.  I found the towel for this project at TJ Maxx and the dishtowel came in a package of two towels.

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Harvest Hellos Gift Tag

For today, I’m taking a break from Christmas theme projects and sharing a Harvest Hellos Gift Tag.  For recent team gifts, members received a Bath & Body Works hand soap.  The apple in the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set along with the Apple Builder Punch coordinate perfectly with the Afternoon Apple Picking label.  Don’t you just love it when store bought items coordinate with your stamps and dies?  Both of the items can be purchased in the Harvest Hellos Bundle for a 10% savings.  For the colorful background leaves, the See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper is cut with the Gathered Leaves Dies provides perfect Fall leaves.

Here’s a close-up of the gift tag:

Steps to create the Harvest Hellos Gift Tag:
  • First, create a tag base using a 3-1/2″ x 2″ piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock and the Delightful Tag Topper Punch or the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. 
  • From the See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper. select the desired colors.  Then, cut one large leaf, two medium leaves and one small leaf from the designer series paper using the Gathered Leaves Dies.  Also, use the dies to cut a medium size, solid leaf from a scrap of Mossy Meadow cardstock. 
  • From the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set, stamp the apple using Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  Punch the apple shape using the Apple Builder Punch and punch a stem from a scrap of Early Espresso cardstock.  Attach the stem to the apple using a mini glue dot.
  • Notice the small leaves around the apple stem?  One small leaf was cut from an Old Olive Foil Sheet found in the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets.  After cutting the leaf with the Gathered Leaves Dies, 2 portions were cut to use around the apple stem.  Attach to the apple using mini glue dots.
  • To stamp the sentiment, use the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp set and Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad to stamp onto a 1/2″ x 2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  After stamping, cut an inverse “v” to create the flag end.
  • Next, layer the leaf elements onto the Crushed Curry Tag base.  When you are satisfied with the placement, attach to the tag base using Snail adhesive.  Add sentiment to apple.  Then, add the apple atop the leaves using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • To complete the tag, attach a Linen Thread bow.  For attaching to the gift, use Braided Linen Trim.
Hope you enjoyed this gift tag project.  Tip:  When making tags, it’s the perfect time to use your scrap papers.
Thanks for stopping by and check back soon for more inspiration.  Happy crafting…

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