Embellished Ghiradelli Snowman Peppermints

Do you like quick and easy gift ideas?  I do!  When shopping, I am always on the search for items that coordinate with Stampin’ Up! products.  Finding products that coordinate make it easy to create embellishments for dressing up an inexpensive gift.  One such item I spied recently are the Ghiradelli Snowman Peppermints.  The packaging and themed peppermints coordinate perfectly with the Let It Snow Suite in the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  The Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Snowman Builder Punch combine with the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit to create a snowman tag for the package.  With a few other touches, the embellished Ghiradelli Snowman Peppermints became a quick gift to have on hand for the holidays.  Details for creating the tag is below the photo.

How to create the Snowman Tag:
  1. With the Snowman Builder punch, cut the snowman from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).  
  2. Create a base for the snowman from Real Red cardstock using the Pretty Label punch. 
  3. Cut a 2-inch strip of the silver white dot paper from the Feels Like Frost DSP.  Use Triple Banner Punch on one end of the paper to create the tag.  Fold approximately 1-1/2″ over the top of the Ghiradelli Snowman Peppermint bag and adhere with Snail Adhesive.
  4. Use the Christmas Layers Dies to cut a piece the connected snowflakes from Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  Attach to the Feels Like Frost tag using snail adhesive.  TIP: Place Snail adhesive only in the area where the Pretty Label Punch will be placed.  The adhesive will be covered so you won’t see it through the snowflakes on the finished tag.
  5. Stamp the Just for You sentiment from the #Elfie stamp set using Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Use 1″ circle punch to cut the sentiment.
  6. Referring to photo above for placement, layer the sentiment and the snowman onto the Real Red Pretty Label.  The snowman is attached using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Embellish the snowman using the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit and randomly add Basic Rhinestone Jewels to the label base.  Attach to the tag over the glimmer paper snowflakes using Snail adhesive.
  7. Complete by wrapping Real Red 1/8″ Curly Ribbon around the package twice and tie into a bow.

The Embellished Ghiradelli Snowman Peppermints are now ready for gift giving!  Ghiradelli also has small packages of the Snowman Peppermints so you could add just a snowman and sentiment when you want to give someone “just a little something”.


Refer to my previous post if you’re interested in the PDFs for the eight Make ‘n Take projects from the Pack & Play Craft Escape. Here’s the link: https://creativestampingwithmargaret.com/2019/11/pack-play-craft-escape.html

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back often as I have more quick and easy ideas for Christmas gift giving.
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Pack & Play Craft Escape

Hi everyone!  I’ve been MIA the past two weeks and am finally am catching up.  Seems time literally flies!  Last weekend, Stampin’ Up! hosted OnStage events for demonstrators.  Basically it’s mini-conventions held in various locations.  One of the highlights of the event is the release of the January-June mini catalog.  I’ll be sharing projects from it starting in a couple of weeks. 

For me, the Atlanta event location was close so prior the official Stampin’ Up! event, I hosted a one-day Pack & Play Craft Escape for 60 demonstrators. As it was a large undertaken, Joni, one of my Playtime with Paper team members, co-hosted with me.  Plus several other team members were able to help assemble the make ‘n take kits prior to the event.  The event was definitely worth the extra effort and teamwork as the day was a blast!  The Pack & Play Craft Escape provided attendees with eight make ‘n takes.  In addition, three guest speakers offered training and additional project ideas.  

Below is a photo of the make ‘n takes.   


If you would like detailed instructions on making these projects, I have a tutorial available for you to purchase.  It includes instructions for 2 cards, 2 gift cards, a wine tag, a hand sanitizer holder, a 3-D mini cup and an embellished Baker’s Box.  The cost for the PDF tutorial is $15.00 (US).  Email me at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com to purchase the tutorial and I will send you the PayPal payment link.  Once payment is received, I’ll email you the PDFs.  

Or if you’d like to receive the tutorial for FREE, place an online order for $50 or more between now and December 10th.  The order must be placed through my online store. When I receive confirmation of your order, I will email you the tutorial.  This is a $15.00 value.

Below are a few photos from the Pack & Play Craft Escape.  

It was a fun filled day and I look forward to hosting another Pack & Play Craft Escape!

Thanks for stopping by.  I’m back on schedule and will be posting project ideas again this week so check in again.

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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