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.  

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Tidings & Trimmings Gift Tag

It’s another Christmas in July project! Today’s project features a gift tag using the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle in the Annual Catalog.  You’ll notice it’s a large gift tag.  This allows you to use the tag on a variety of packages from a small package such as the Ombre Bags to much larger packages.  For the tag base, use the Scalloped Contours Dies.  This is another of those quick projects.  If you’re like me, there’s always some last minute packaging needing tags.  So let’s get prepared and make some of these tags to have handy when the need arises. As with my other Christmas in July projects, the materials and assembly video are located below. 

Tidings & Trimmings

Tidings & Trimmings Gift Tag Materials:
  • Tidings & Trimmings Bundle
  • Scalloped Contours Dies (use the three largest sizes)
  • Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP):3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″  note: on sale through August 2!
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock (or select desired color to coordinate with the DSP print selected): 5-1/2″ x 4″, plus scrap for holly leaves
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″, scrap for sentiment
  • Evening Evergreen Classic Ink Pad & Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Blends (light)
  • Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad
  • Red Rhinestone Jewels
  • Stampin’ Seal Adhesive
  • Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Cut & Emboss Die Cutting Machine
Assembly Video Tutorial…

Reminders & Other Announcements 

Click here to check out the select Designer Series Papers on Sale!  (and best of all, the Tidings of Christmas DSP from this project is 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 around noon EST.  

Enjoy your weekend!

 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting…

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November 3-D Blog Hop

It’s time for the November 3-D  Blog Hop! We were formerly the 3-D Tutorial Blog Hop but decided to make the transition to a 3-D Blog Hop.  This enables us to offer you 3-D project and instructions directly on our blogs each month.  This month we are featuring 3-D Christmas projects for you. So be sure to “hop along” to see the creative projects designed for you to use this holiday season!  

One of my favorite small gifts each season are the Bath & Body Works hand sanitizers.  Of course, this year the hand sanitizers are a necessity!  I enjoy creating unique packaging for the hand sanitizers when presenting to friends and family.  A small inexpensive gift becomes special when specially wrapped.  Today’s packaging features the Snowflake Flake Wishes bundle.  

Hand Sanitiz

Project Materials:
  • Balmy Blue cardstock:
    • Base: 1-3/4″ x 10″ score at 4-1/2″ and 5-1/2″
    • Band: 1″ x 6″ score at 1/2″, 2-1/4″, 3-1/4″ and 5″
  • Silver Foil: 2 pcs – 2″ x 2″ for snowflakes
  • Balmy Blue Gimmer Paper: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ & 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ for snowflakes
  • Whisper White cardstock: 2″ x 2″ & 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ for snowflakes; 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ for sentiment
  • So Many Snowflakes Dies
  • Winter Snow Embossing Folder
  • Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
  • Banners Pick A Punch
  • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
  • Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad
  • Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon: 6″
  • Blue Adhesive Backed Gems
To create holder base:
  1. First, punch the top and bottom of the 10″ strip of the Balmy Blue with the Scalloped Tag Topper.
  2. Then, texture emboss using the Winter Snow Embossing Folder.  Note: slide each side of the holder strip into the embossing folder up to the score line on each side.  To seal the top, match the scalloped edges and close with glue dots.
  3. Now, wrap the band around the holder and seal the overlapping piece with a strong adhesive (Tear & Tape, Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive or Stampin’ Seal+).  TIP: do not attach the band to the holder base but use it to slide up/down to insert or remove the hand sanitizer.
Embellishing Hand Sanitizer Holder
  1. Cut the snowflakes using the mid-sized and smallest snowflake dies.  For my snowflakes, I cut the following: two Silver Foil using the same medium sized snowflake die; Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper: one using the 2nd largest snowflake die & one using the smallest snowflake die and from Whisper White cardstock: one small snowflake and one medium snowflake.  Create the snowflakes by layering the pieces and attaching each with glue dots.  To complete each snowflake, add a Blue Adhesive Backed Gem to the center. Notice, you will have one snowflake that is slightly larger than the other. Below is a photo of the dies used:
  2. Using Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad, stamp the sentiment onto the Whisper White strip.  Then, create the banner end using the Banners Pick A Punch.
  3. Wrap the Silver Metallic ribbon around the holder band and adhere.  TIP: place the seam on the front of the band so you can cover it with a snowflake.
  4. Add the largest snowflake with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional placing it over the seam where the ribbon overlaps.
  5. With glue dots, add the sentiment banner to the top of the holder.
  6. Finish by adding the remaining snowflake to the top of the holder beside the sentiment using a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.  Insert the sanitizer into the holder. 
See how easy it is to make the hand sanitizer holders?

 Remember, you can create a holders for a variety of occasions just by using different embossing folders and dies.

Reminders:

Curvy Celebrations has started!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order Project Materials at the bottom of the post or click here to visit my Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Now to start “blog hopping” to see other fun holiday themed 3D projects:

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

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Poinsettia Crisscross Pocket Card

In a previous post, I shared my card design for a recent Shoebox Swap that I attended.  Today, one of the cards from another card maker is being highlighted.  It is a poinsettia crisscross pocket card and absolutely gorgeous!  Linda Edwards, at Crafty Heron Designs, prepared the materials so each attendee could create the card.  Not only did Linda present this card design but she also hosted the event.  It was a delightful day and all in attendance had a wonderful time.Crisscross card

Isn’t the card beautiful? 

It was simple to cut the poinsettia flower from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper using the coordinating Poinsettia Dies.  I just love it when images from designer series papers have dies that coordinate!  To showcase the poinsettia, the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper provides the perfect base.  The crisscross card is cut 1/4″ smaller and mounted onto a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock.  The combination of Whisper White and Very Vanilla makes an elegant card.  Notice how one side of the crisscross is topped with the designer series paper and the other is texture embossed.  This adds an extra WOW element.  For the sentiment card, stamp with Versamark  and heat emboss using Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Then, layer atop a piece of gold foil paper.  To create a pull for the card interior, punch a slit using the Label Me Fancy Punch and thread ribbon though slit. 

Reminders:

Curvy Celebrations has started!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

 

Peace & Joy Bundle Give-Away: Be sure to comment to enter.  You can read give-away details here

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order Project Materials at the bottom of the post or click here to visit my Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…Project Materials:

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Winter Wonders

The holiday season will be here before we know it. And along with putting up the Christmas tree and spending snowy nights by the fire, you can enjoy Winter Wonders with Christmastime papercrafts.  There’s something about the holidays that brings out the crafter in all of us. Even non-crafters like making simple and fun projects to celebrate the season. And since “simple and fun” is Paper Pumpkin’s middle name, they have come up with two Winter Wonder kits.  To kick things off, in October and November Paper Pumpkin is offering back-to-back coordinating kits.  One of the kits comes with Christmas cards, the other with Christmas tags.  Both kits make it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin!

About the Kits:
  • October Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes.  The card size is 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ with an envelope size of 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″. The coordinating colors are Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce.
  • November Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs. The coordinating colors are Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

You will not want to miss the Paper Pumpkin Winter Wonders!  To subscribe, click here.  Be sure to subscribe before October 10th!

 Reminder:  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!

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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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