Team Gifts

Each month, the two Playtime with Paper team members with top sales receive a special thank you gift from me.  Most recently, the top two team members received team gifts of 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots and a yard of each of the 1/2′ Scalloped Linen Ribbons in the five new In Colors.  Instead of a card, a tag was created to add to the cellophane bag holding the goodies.  So, I decided to use the Wiggle Worm stamp set and coordinating Wiggly Worm dies for the tag.  Did you know, you can save 10% when purchasing the Wiggle Worm Bundle?  Just look, how stinkin’ cute are those bugs?!  In addition to the cute bugs, the sayings in the stamp set are appropriate for lots of occasions.  

Tag Details:
  1. For creating tag base,  layer  a 2″ x 4″ piece of Garden Lane Designer Series Paper onto a 2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  To adhere the two layers, use multipurpose glue.  For the tag top, use the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  Finally, round the corners on bottom of tag with the Detailed Trio Punch.
  2. Use the Stitched Nested Labels dies to cut a piece of watercolor paper.  Using an aqua painter and Balmy Blue ink, color a sky background onto the watercolor paper.  Let dry.
  3. Select desired bug stamps and stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Color with Stampin’ Blends markers.  Use the coordinating color of Classic Stampin’ Pad to stamp the bug lines.  In my samples, Mango Melody Light and Dark Blends color the beetle.  To stamp the lines on the beetle’s body, use the Mango Melody Classic Ink Pad.  For the dragonfly, Daffodil Delight Light Stampin’ Blend colors the body with the wing decor stamped with the Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Pad.
  4. After coloring, use the coordinating bug dies to cut each bug.
  5. Stamp the grass onto the watercolor paper label using Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad and the sentiment using the Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.
  6. To attach both the watercolor label and the bugs, use Stampin’ Dimensionals .
  7. For an extra touch, cut 2 sets of leaves using the Leaf Punch.  Select color that coordinates with the Designer Series Paper.   For a crumpled appearance, lightly spray water onto the leaves using a Stampin’ Spritzer.  While cardstock is damp, pinch leaves between fingers.  Allow to dry and then attach to tag under the label as shown in photos of gifts.  For a bit of bling, add 3 rhinestones clustered together to form a flower on the base of the top leaves.  Use the 3/16″ Linen Braided to tie the tag to the cellophane bag. 

The bugs were loads of fun to make!  Thus, I stamped and cut more bugs to have ready for other projects.  Just stamp, color and cut to have extras available to use.

Would you like to be a member of my Playtime with Paper team? 

Even better, would you like to save on your paper craft supplies?  Do you like to receive team gifts?  Beginning July 1 and thru August 31, Stampin’ Up! is offering new demonstrators a “little extra” with their starter kit.  Plus, you’ll receive a special welcome gift from me for joining the Playtime with Paper team.    Contact me via email at: for details.  

Thanks for stopping by!  

Happy Crafting!




Easy Treat Holder

One of the make ‘n takes from the Open House is this easy treat holder.   A 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bag holds the treat.  However, a plain bag is no fun to receive!  In the new Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog, the Time for Tags host stamp set is perfect for creating quick and easy tags.  The stamp set includes a variety of tags and sentiments to use.  Thus, you can create tags for a variety of projects.   The set is on page 206 in the catalog.  To easily cut the tags, use the coordinating Timeless Label Punch.  With this set, you can create multiple tags quickly.  Just stamp, color and punch!

Project Details:

For the tag on this project, stamp the tag using Jet Black Stazon Ink onto a  2-3/4″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Since Stampin’ Write Markers are used, it’s important to use Stazon so that the ink doesn’t smear. (Remember, if using Stampin’ Blends to color, use Memento Tuxedo Black.)  Color using the following Stampin’ Write Markers:  Balmy Blue for the bird, Daffodil Delight for beak, Real Red for heart, Granny Apple Green for leaves, Soft Suede for branch.  After coloring, punch the tag shape using the Timeless Label Punch.  Creating tags couldn’t be easier.  

To finish the project, insert treat into the cellophane bag.  To create closure, fold over bag top and using a handheld punch, create two holes approximately 1-1/4″ apart.  Thread 1/8″ Grapefruit Grove ribbon through all layers and tie.  For attaching the tag to the bag,  use Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Since the Gusseted Cellophane Bags come in a quantity of 25, the bags are great for creating treats for school classes!

Because the Time for Tags stamp set is a Host Set, contact me ( to learn how you can order this set.

Thanks for stopping and happy crafting!

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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.
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Christmas Treat Bags

One of the projects from this month’s class are the Christmas Treat Bags embellished with tags.  The tags use the Making Spirits Bright and Spirited Snowmen stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!.  This time of year is busy with time being precious.   Creating Christmas treat bags with special tags are quick to make and a joy to give.  As a special treat, I baked Christmas Bulb cookies for class attendees to add to the cellophane bag with the May Your Christmas be Bright tag.   Holiday M & M’s fill the bag with the snowman tag.  These bags are fun to make and have on hand when you wish to give someone “just a little something”.

Christmas Tags & Treat Bags

May Your Christmas Be Bright Tag:

The Christmas cookie bag tag uses the Making Christmas Bright stamp set.  Stamp the sentiment with Real Red and Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pads onto Whisper White cardstock.  Do you notice the cookie icing colors?  They just so happen to coordinate with the tag colors!  The cookie fits perfectly inside the 3″ x 6″ cellophane bag.  Create a touch of bling using the Christmas Bulb Builder punch to cut the Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer paper and a scrap of Silver Foil paper creating a shiny bulb.  The Detailed Trio Punch softens the edges of the Real Red Cardstock tag base and the sentiment layer.   Finish the tag by punching a hole with the 1/8″ handheld circle punch a tying a bow around the bag with Real Red 3/8″ cotton ribbon.

Spirited Snowman Tag:

The Snowman tag uses the Spirited Snowmen Stamp set.  This has become one of my favorite snowmen stamp sets!  Stamp the snowman using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto the Whisper White cardstock. Cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and color the snowman image using  Stampin’ Blends.  The snowman in the photo colors are Call Me Clover light, Pumpkin Pie dark, Real Red light, Soft Suede light, Smoky Slate light, Basic Black dark.  Or use your favorite Stampin’ Blends colors!  To add a touch of glitter, use clear Wink of Stella on  the rim and pom pom on the cap.   The “For You” sentiment is from Snow is Glistening Stamp set (discontinued).  Use the Layering Ovals Thinlits Dies to cut the Call Me Clover base layer.  Finish by filling the 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag with your treat and use Call Me Clover 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon to tie the bag. 

The Year-End Clearance sale starts on December 5.  Follow this link, Shop Now, to check out the Clearance items from the Holiday Catalog.  Quantities are limited and available while supplies last.  The stamp sets and items from the Holiday Catalog for this project maybe on the list so now would be the time to purchase the stamps!  

Check back soon for another holiday project idea! Happy creating.

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