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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In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by.  Check back soon for more project ideas!Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

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It’s a Monster Bash!

Since Labor Day has come and gone, it signals the transition from summer into fall celebrations.  So despite having temperatures near 100 this week, the monthly card class theme was projects focusing on Fall and Halloween.  One such project is a Halloween card.  It features products from the Monster Bash product bundle.  The Monster Bash Suite is full of coordinating products that will help you prepare for fun Halloween festivities.  Today’s card features the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set, the Ornate Frames Dies, the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder and the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  You can purchase the entire Monster Bash Suite (Item #153485).   It includes all the materials on the featured card plus the Coffin Treat Boxes, Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon and Monster Bash Enamel Shapes.  Or if you prefer, the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set and the coordinating Ornate Frames can be purchased in the Spooktacular Bash Bundle

Monster Bash Card Card Details:
  • To form card base, cut Terracotta Tile cardstock (5-1/2″ x 11″, score and fold at 4-1/4″).
  • The next layer is Crushed Curry cardstock (5-1/4″x 4″).  To texture emboss the panel, use the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.  Attach to the Terracotta Tile card base using Snail Adhesive.
  • On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment and the vampire using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  TIP: Use the Stamparatus when stamping (especially for the vampire) so you can double stamp to get a complete stamped image.  After stamping, cut the shapes using the Ornate Frames Dies.  Also, cut a scroll frame from Terracotta Tile cardstock.  Attach the vampire to the scroll using Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut a 2-7/8″x 2-7/8″ square of the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  Attach it to a 3″ x 3″ square of Basic Black cardstock with Snail Adhesive. Wrap black ribbon around the square and tie into a knotted bow.  Adhere to the card front using adhesive.  
  • Finish card front by adding the vampire scroll and sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete the look, stamp the envelope and the card interior with some of the fun stamps from the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set! 

You’ll have lots of fun creating Halloween projects with the Monster Bash Suite of products!  

Reminder: You can place your order by clicking on the items under Project Materials.  In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by…Happy  Crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for September is: J96YXBD3.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

Come to Gather

Today, I am showcasing one of the cards from the Holiday Catalog Shoebox swap from a couple of weeks ago.  The Gather Together bundle and other products from the Come to Gather Suite create a Fall themed card.  Yes, the calendar says Fall is right around the corner but the weather here in Georgia is hanging on to Summer!  Temperatures are forecast to reach near 100 this weekend!  I hope that you’re having more moderate weather.  Now back to the card.  Notice the Cajun Craze leaves?  The dies cut and emboss!  I share a tip below on using the dies.  The Gather Together card is a simple card that is perfect to send to family and friends. 

Unfortunately, I do not have the name of the person that created the card design. We were all busy moving from station to station and neglected to gather names of each person with their creation!  Lesson learned!  We’ll put our names on our creations.

Gather Together

Card Materials:
  • Base: Early Espresso cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ for side fold card base)
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: 3″ x 3″ for large leaf, 4″ x 5-1/4″ for interior, 2″ x 1″ for sentiment on front of card
  • Cajun Craze cardstock: 2-1/2″ x 3″ for cut & embossed leaves
  • Come to Gather Designer Series Paper: 2″ x 5-1/4″
  • Classic Ink Pads: Cajun Craze & Pretty Peacock 
  • Cajun Craze Linen Thread from the Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack
Details:
  • To create card base, fold the Early Espresso on the score line.
  • Adhere the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper to the left side of the Early Espresso card base using Snail Adhesive.
  • Stamp the large maple leaf using Cajun Craze onto the 3″ square of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Cut using the coordinating die.
  • Use the three embossed leaf dies to cut and emboss leaves from the strip of Cajun Craze cardstock.  TIP: spritz the paper lightly with water before using your die cutter – this helps the dies break the fibers in the paper, which gives a deeper embossed impression.  Plus the edges of the leaves curl slightly, just like a real leaf.
  • With the strip of Very Vanilla, stamp the sentiment with Pretty Peacock.  Trim to create the flag tail.
  • Using snail adhesive, attach the three Cajun Craze leaves to the card (refer to photo for placement).  
  • Add the large stamped leaf with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Using adhesive, attach the sentiment to the lower portion of the card.  
  • With three strands of the Cajun Craze linen thread, tie a bow.  Attach to the card front above the sentiment using a mini glue dot.

See how simple it is to create a beautiful Fall card.  The embossed leaves dies add lots of dimension to projects with leaves.  Be sure to get the Gather Together Bundle – you’ll find that it’s great for more than just Fall themed projects. 

 

When ready, you can place your order here.  In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for September is: J96YXBD3.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

 

Christmas Gift Bag

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. 

Christmas Gift Bag – All images © Stampin’ Up!®

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.

 

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Traditional Holiday Tag

Since Christmas will soon be here, I wanted to share this traditional holiday tag with you.  You can create this Into the Woods Gift Tag to use on a gift bag or wrapped package.  It’s perfect for all your holiday needs and can come together quickly.  I love the fir tree in the Winter Woods stamp set and with the coordinating In The Woods Framelits Dies, it creates a dimensional effect.  You can also get these products in a bundle and save 10%.

First of all, just stamp two trees and use the large tree and smaller tree Dies to cut them out.  With the tip of your Bone Folder, lift the tree boughs on the smaller cut piece and then attach to the larger tree with Mini Dimensionals.  Lastly, add that “little extra” touch, and use the Shimmery White Embossing Paste on the top tree layer boughs.  It’s great to see the effect on the tag.

The tag base is created by cutting two layering ovals using Old Olive and Whisper White cardstocks.  Stamp the greeting using Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ pad and add some gems around the base.  Also, add the various ribbons to complete the traditional Christmas look.  I hope these will help you to complete your final packaging and preparations as we close in on Christmas.
You can get all these items from my online store. 

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Year-End Savings

If you are like me then you are going to be very excited about the year-end savings.  It’s a time to take advantage of some retiring products and a few select ones from the annual catalog.  You can save on a selection of retiring products and surplus items. They will only be WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so make sure to shop my online store early to ensure you get your favorites.

There is also a flyer (which you can download below) for the year-end savings that you can download and keep handy.  This way you know what is on sale during this event.  But remember, all the products are while supplies last.  I know I always carry around my lists so I’m always prepared when I shop away from home.  You can always check my online store for the most updated information.WIth our bundles, remember they only last during the catalog time and when the products are first introduced. After that catalog’s period of time is over, the products might carry over but the bundle pricing does not. If you have any questions about this special year-end savings, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

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