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…

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.

Sneak Peek: Christmas to Remember

Today’s Christmas in July project offers a sneak peek of the Christmas to Remember Bundle from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog.  You’ll be able to order products from the Mini Catalog starting August 3, 2021. (Yes, catalog date is July but due to product and global shipping delays, launch had to be delayed.) The Christmas to Remember bundle is just one of the offerings in the Painted Christmas Suite. This was one of the first bundles on my preorder list. With the array of holiday greetings in the stamp set, I have plenty of greetings for holiday cards.  When combined with the coordinating Christmas Pinecone Dies as a background, beautiful holiday cards are easy to create. For my project, the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper creates the background for layering the die cuts. 

Christmas to Remember

Do you want to recreate this beautiful card? If so, you’ll find the list of materials and a video tutorial for assembly below. 

Project Materials: (product numbers added for items in the Mini Catalog, all other products are in Annual Catalog)
  • Christmas to Remember Bundle (#156806 available on August 3)
  • Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (#156292 available for order on August 3)
  • Thick Basic White Cardstock for base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score and fold at 4-1/4″
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4-1/4″; 2-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (for sentiment label)
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Evergreen Classic Ink Pad
  • Gold Fine Art Ribbon
  • Simply Elegant Trim
  • Wonderful Gems (#156289, available for order on August 3) 
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Cut & Emboss Die Cutting Machine

Be sure to mark the date of August 3 on your calendar!  Ordering from the Mini Catalog begins. 

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 on Friday for another Christmas in July project with a video tutorial.  Projects will post at noon EST. 

Oh, don’t forget to leave your comments! 

 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting…

 

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.

Sweet As A Peach Gift Tag

As mentioned in my last post, I am enjoying using the Sweet As A Peach bundle.  In addition to last week’s card and others to share, I have a quick and easy gift tag featuring the Sweet As A Peach Bundle.  Not only does it feature the stamp set, it also highlights the beautiful You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper and the Tailor Made Tags Dies.  Trust me, you’re going to want to add the tags dies to your “must have” list!  The dies include two tag shapes in three sizes so you’ll have the ability to make tags for a variety of package sizes.  

Gift Tag

Creating the Sweet As A Peach Gift Tag:
  • Using one of the largest tag dies from the Tailor Made Tags Dies, cut one tag from Pale Papaya cardstock.  Cut another tag from the You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper.  Align the tag tops and overlap the designer series paper tag. Adhere the tags together using a glue dot to hold the designer series paper in place.
  • On a scrap of Basic White cardstock, stamp the sentiment from the Sweet As A Peach stamp set using Pale Papaya Classic Ink Pad.  After stamping, cut shape using the Tasteful Labels Dies (or a die shape of your choice).  
  • Embellish the sentiment by stamping the small leaves (from the Sweet As A Peach Stamp Set) using Pear Pizzazz.  Color Basic Rhinestone Jewels with Dark Calypso Coral Blends and add to the leaves.  
  • Add the sentiment to the tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

You can use the gift tag on a variety of packages.  As you see in the photo, a 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ acetate card box is filled with treats.  Pale Papaya & White Ribbon is wrapped around the box and before tying the bow, a strip of Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon and a strip of White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon are added.  The Sweet As A Peach gift tag is inserted under the bow and attached to the box with glue dots.  

Stay tuned, I’ll be sharing more “peach themed” projects.

JUST A FEW REMINDERS…

Click here to check out the Last Chance Products.

Time is running out on the Connect, Craft & Collect Promotion.  For orders of $250 or more, you’ll receive an additional $25 in rewards.  But hurry, the promotion ends on June 14, 2021.

The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! has arrived!  In these kits all the design and preparation are done for you.  The kits are ready to assemble with precut pieces and easy to follow instructions.  You can view the Kits Collection here.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (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 current host code is: BRA2WKZ2.  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.

The “Must Have” Stamp Bundle

While there are lots of beautiful stamp bundles in the Stampin’ Up! catalogs, there is one “must have” stamp bundle.  You may wonder why I say it’s a “must have”. The reason – it’s all sentiments!  I can’t count the number of times that I have created a card to spend what seems like hours searching for a sentiment.  With the Many Messages bundle there are 19 (yes, 19!) sentiments for different occasions.  Even better, the sentiments are one large cling stamp so you can stamp all the sentiments at once.  The coordinating die makes it even simpler. There are a variety of shapes that line up to perfectly cut the sentiments.   So, you’re able to stamp all the phrases at once, then cut them out with the coordinating die.  Can’t get much easier than that! Below are a few tips for using the bundle.

Tips for using the Many Messages stamp and the coordinating die:

  • Use a Stamparatus for ease in re-inking and re-stamping the large stamp.  This way you ensure re-stamping in the same location. 
  • Notice, the small stars and heart on the die and the stamp set.  These are the registration marks for using to ensure the die lines properly.  Align the die with the registration marks and you get perfectly cut sentiments each time.  
  • Use removable tape to hold the die in place before running through your die cutting machine.
  • Stamp using a variety of your favorite ink colors to have sentiments handy when you need to make a card quickly. (FYI…I store the cut sentiments in the clear envelope bags.)

In the photo below, Stampin’ Up! showcases several ways to use the sentiments.  Stamp a background using the same ink color as cardstock, then add a few extra details and select the desired sentiment from the group to add to the card front.  Or, group several sentiments to create a sentiment phrase.  Lastly, use a single sentiment to complete your card.  

Many Messages Samples

In my next post, I’ll be sharing more cards using the “must have” stamp bundle!  Be sure to register to receive new posts each week.

JUST A REMINDER…

The current catalog will be retiring on May 3, 2021 so it’s the time to take advantage of discounts on some of your favorite items.  Plus, you’ll want to nab items that will retire before they are no longer available.  Note, some items are discounted up to 75% and available only while supplies last.  Check out the Last-Chance Products Sale items here.  Several bundles are retiring but will be available individually without the additional bundle savings in the catalog. To view a PDF list of the Last-Chance Product Sale items, you can download it here: Last-Chance Products 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. So grab your highlighter marker, highlight items wanted and place your order soon!  

The April 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit subscription period ends on April 10.  This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards with matching envelopes. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind!

Paper Pumpkin April 2021

Details
  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile
  • Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.

Order soon! The So Cool Paper Pumpkin kit is available only for 3 more days!

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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 current host code is: XKHBAKBQ.  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.

Happy Mail with Snailed It

Looking for a fun, whimsical bundle?!  Look no more – the Snailed It Suite provides lots of playful, whimsical fun.  Today’s Happy Mail card uses the Snailed It Bundle. The bundle includes the Snailed It Stamp Set and coordinating Snail Dies.  And using with the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper makes it easy to create a bright, cheerful card.  Best of all, the Snail Dies coordinate with some of the images in the designer series paper. See the snail on the Happy Mail card?  It’s cut from the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper with a coordinating die.  Easy -peasy!  Stamp the envelope with Happy Mail enclosed and the card is set to mail. This card definitely is #simple stamping! 

Happy Mail using the Snailed It Bundle

Details:

Create the card base using Daffodil Delight cardstock (8-1/2″ x 11″, score and fold at 4-1/4″).  Attach a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of the Bermuda Bay designer series paper from the Snail Mail DSP pack onto the card base.  Cut a 1″ x 4″ strip of the mini hearts designer series paper and attach to the card – referring to photo for placement. Using the Snail Dies, cut the following:  a large snail from the designer series paper; one large and two small mushrooms from a scrap of Real Red cardstock, the inside note from a scrap of Basic White cardstock and the envelope from a 3″ x 3″ square of Daffodil Delight cardstock.

Stamp “hello” onto the Basic White note using Bermuda Bay Classic Ink Pad and embellish with the Resin Hearts. Fold the envelope flaps leaving the top flap open.  Glue Dots hold the flaps closed. Slide the note into the envelope, attach with glue dots to secure and use Stampin’ Seal+ to add to the card front.  Finish the card by adding mushrooms to the card front and layering the large snail using Stampin’ Dimensionals. And don’t forget –  stamp Happy Mail enclosed onto the envelope using Real Red Classic Ink Pad.  

Youngsters and young at heart will enjoy receiving Happy Mail!

Reminders:

It’s time to Sale-A-Brate!!! What is that you ask? Sale-A-Bration is one of our biggest promotions of the year. During Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE products with qualifying purchases. The FREE products are in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.   Click here to Shop With Me and view the online Sale-A-Bration brochure under the Sales and Specials tab.

As an added bonus – if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you will receive a free stack of our Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, and 2020—2022 In Color Designer Series Paper along with your Starter Kit! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family and becoming a member of my Playtime with Paper group.  

Sale-A-Bration is ongoing until February 28, 2021.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  And 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 February is: WJG4ZYAK.  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.