To give you a little more insight into the Little Lady Bug stamp set that is free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration, watch the video below from Brian at Stampin’ Up!. He lays out the stamps and some adorable projects that you can create with this stamp set.
During SAB, shop and earn FREE products with a $50 purchase of anything in my online store and those you might select with a $100 purchase. If your order reaches $150, you also get the usual Stampin’ Rewards freebie dollars based on your order total (see page 73 of the new mini catalog). You can earn the Little Lady Bug stamp set with a $300+ order-In addition to everything above when your order reaches $300, you automatically receive the Little Ladybug stamp set (page 17 of the SAB brochure). It’s adorable and it’s free, free, free!
Stay tuned for more videos showcasing the Sale-a-Bration and Mini catalog products.
Having an elegant packaging system for the holidays is always a bonus. I love to create my own for my friends and family. Sometimes the packaging is as important as the gift. It lets them know you care enough to add that special touch.
Measurements: Pretty Peacock: 4 ½” X 4 ½” scored at 1” on all four sides (cut and score two) Brightly Gleaming: 5” x 11” and 7” x 11 (one 12 x 12 sheet makes two bags) Instructions:
Cut a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock 2” X 4” and punch top with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.
Stamp background with dots in Sahara Sand ink.
Stamp three ornaments with VersaMark and heat emboss with White embossing powder and with Pretty Peacock Ink then punch out with the Gleaming Ornaments Punch.
Attach one to the tag with snail adhesive and the other two with dimensionals.
Stamp Merry Christmas with VersaMark and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
Punch Tag with the Story Label Punch.
Stamp background with frills in Sahara Sand ink then stamp the sentiment over the frills with VersaMark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
Bag in a Box Instructions:
Create box using 4 ½” x 4 ½” Pretty Peacock cardstock, scoring all sides at 1”.
Attach Brightly Gleaming designer paper to box with Tear & Tape.
Make tab for both bags using the Story Label Punch and Sahara Sand cardstock. Cut it in half and attach to the front and back of the bag with Tear and Tape and Copper Metallic Brads.
Separate threads from the Burlap Ribbon by cutting down one side and taking it apart. Use several threads to tie tabs together and around the Classic Weave Ribbon (Merry Christmas Ribbon) for tallest bag.
Use separated Burlap Ribbon, Lace Trim and Magnolia Lane Ribbon to tie the shorter bag together.
This kit is on page 38 of the Holiday catalog. Below you will see the kit as shown in the catalog as well as an image of the kit contents. The project image, above, is an alternate way to decorate your project. Options!
Supplies: Christmas Countdown Project Kit (150703) Cardstock – Real Red (102482) Garden Green (102584) Designer Paper – Toile Tidings (150432) Tools – 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch (146138); Pine Tree Punch (149521); 1” Circle Punch (119868); Subtle Embossing Folder (151775) Embellishments – Linen Thread (104199); Real Red 1” Ruched Ribbon (150435): Jingle Bells (149598) Miscellaneous – Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Take Your Pick (144107) or small hole punch; Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995)
Measurements: Designer Paper: 1 7/8” x 1 7/8” (Cut 25 – one for each box) Designer Paper: 1 7/8” x 10 7/8” (Cut 4 – one for each side) Designer Paper: 10 7/8” x 10 7/8” (Cut 1 – for back)
Take one of the squares provided in the kit as a guide and use your 1” Circle Punch to punch a tab in all 25 of your 1 7/8” pieces of Toile Tidings designer paper.
Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue attach each square to each individual box, aligning with tab.
With Multipurpose Liquid Glue, attach 1 7/8” x 10 7/8” designer paper strips to sides and 10 7/8” x 10 7/8” square designer paper to back of the project box.
Punch 25 scallop circles from Real Red cardstock and attach numbers provided in the kit with snail adhesive.
Poke holes in the top of each number with Take Your Pick tool or small hole punch and tie a Jingle Bell to each one with Linen Thread.
Punch one Pine Tree from Garden Green cardstock embossing it with the Subtle Embossing Folder and attach it to the last box with Dimensionals
Attach numbers to individual small boxes with Dimensionals.
Wrap Tear & Tape around all four sides of the box and attach Real Red Ruched Ribbon tying a bow at the top. Use several strands of Linen Thread to tie a bow around the Real Red bow.
Fill each box with a treat and HAVE FUN counting down to Christmas day!
This golden ornament wrap was created with the All is Bright Designer Series Paper and the Tags & Tidings. It’s a great holiday wrap and tag combination for the holiday season. I really love all the paper in the Holiday Catalog this year. It makes it almost impossible to choose. So I decided to make a bunch of projects using all the different papers. Maybe I have a DSP obsession. Enjoy the last 12 Weeks of Christmas project and Happy Holidays.
Stamps: Tags & Tidings (147779 or bundle 149986) Ink: Crushed Curry (147087) Cardstock and Paper: All is Bright Designer Series Paper (147892), Shimmery White (101910), Gold Glimmer Paper (146958) Miscellaneous: Christmas Tags Thinlits Die (147926 or bundle 149986), Gold 3/8” Metallic-Edge Ribbon (144146), Gold Mini Sequin Trim (144128), Gold Metallic Thread (138401), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Paper Snips (103579), household tape, Paper Pumpkin box
Measurements: 1. Shimmery White: 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” 2. Two matching 12” x 12” sheets of Designer Series Paper (DSP) 3. Gold Glimmer Paper: 2” x 18-1/2” 4. Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon: 24” 5. Sequin Trim: 10-1/2” 6. Gold Metallic Thread: about 5”
Instructions: 1. Lay two pieces of DSP face-down and edge-to-edge. Making sure there are no gaps, tape the two together with household tape. Trim so the 24” of DSP is about 18-1/2” on the horizontal 2. Place box on DSP and wrap as you would typically do and attach back seam with SNAIL so tape is not showing or with household tape if you prefer to have tape seen. Secure ends of paper with household tape or SNAIL 3. The Gold Glimmer Paper is 12” long so adhere a 12” piece to a 6-1/2” long piece by applying tape on the back side. 4. Wrap Gold Glimmer Paper around box and attach ends, in back with one end overlapping another using Mini Glue Dots. 5. Wrap ribbon around, over Glimmer Paper so there are 3 strands of ribbon when you are about to tie the bow. Keep ribbon taunt, tie a knot then tie a bow. Trim excess to make bow even. 6. Loop strand of Gold Mini Sequin Trim over ribbon and carefully tie once. also another 7. Finally, stamp tag with Crushed Curry and die cut with Christmas Tags Thinlits. Thread Metallic Thread through hole in tag and tie onto ribbon.
The Alpine Adventure Sampler is another great holiday gift for anyone on your list. This is almost the end of my holiday inspiration. Therefore, next week is the last project of my 12 Weeks of Christmas. You are probably all ready for the holidays and looking forward to spending time with family. I hope you enjoy these last two weeks and wish you Happy Holidays.
Stamp Sets – Alpine Adventure (147742); At Home with You (143681) Cardstock – Cherry Cobbler (119685); Crumb Cake (120953); Early Espresso (119686); Garden Green (102584); Soft Suede (115318); Whisper White (100730) so, another, also, even more, because Stamp Pads – Cherry Cobbler (147083); Garden Green (147089); Soft Suede (147115); Tuxedo Black Memento (132708) Stampin’ Blends Markers: Basic Black Light (147940); Soft Suede Combo (147273) Miscellaneous – Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (DSP) (149903); Festive Farmhouse DSP (147820); Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP (147809); Alpine Sports Framelits (147916); At Home Framelits Dies (143727); Layering Ovals Framelits (141706); Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies (141851); Seasonal Layers Thinlits(143751); Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897); Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape (148079); Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (145648); Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (139672); Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (147158); Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995); Simply Scored Scoreboard (122334); Big Shot (143263); (shadowbox frame)
Early Espresso: 8” x 8”
Crumb Cake: 2 7/16” x 4 7/8”; 2 7/8” x 4 1/4″
Whisper White: 2 7/16” x 2 7/16”; scraps for die-cuts
Cherry Cobbler: scraps for die-cuts
Garden Green: scraps for die-cuts
Soft Suede: scraps for die-cuts
DSP: 2 7/16” x 2 7/16” (cut 4); 2 7/16” x 4 7/8” (cut 1)
First of all, Score Early Espresso at 1/4”, 2 3/4, 5 1/4″, and 7 3/4″. Rotate and repeat scoring to create a subtle grid pattern. Use this grid to align the panels of the sampler.
For gifts panel (bottom left), stamp gifts on Whisper White with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. Die-cut or fussy-cut. Die cut Whisper White oval and Garden Green scalloped oval with Layering Ovals Framelits. Adhere ovals together and adhere gifts to layered ovals. Add three strips of washi tape to the center of DSP. Also, adhere gift layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then adhere to Early Espresso sampler base with Tear & Tape.
For tree panel (bottom middle), adhere DSP to sampler base with Tear & Tape.
For door panel (bottom right), emboss larger Crumb Cake panel with Simple Stripes Embossing Folder. Hence, on smaller Crumb Cake panel, stamp door from At Home with You with Tuxedo Black. Allow the right side of the door to stamp off the edge. Die-cut door with At Home Framelits Dies; color with Stampin’ Blends Markers and adhere to embossed panel. Stamp wreath and berries with Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White scraps; die-cut. Then, stamp bells with Tuxedo Black on Whisper White scrap; die-cut and color with Basic Black Light Stampin’ Blends Marker. Adhere wreath and bells to door with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Next, adhere to sampler base with Tear & Tape. Ink sled with Basic Black and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers; stamp on Whisper White scrap and die-cut with Alpine Sports Framelits. Lastly, adhere to sampler base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For “Christmas Greetings” panel (middle), emboss 2 7/16” Whisper White square with Softly Falling Embossing Folder. Stamp sentiment with Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White scrap. For the sentiement, die-cut sentiment oval and Cherry Cobbler scalloped oval with Layering Ovals Framelits. Use your adhesive to adhere ovals together. Die-cut holly leaves with Alpine Sports Framelits; adhere behind ovals. Adhere sentiment layer to embossed square with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere to sampler base with Tear & Tape. So another is also a good
For ski/snowshoe panel (top left), stamp skis and snowshoes on Whisper White scraps with Soft Soft Suede. Stamp ski bindings with Tuxedo Black. Stamp wreath on Whisper White scrap with Garden Green. Die-cut all stamped images with Alpine Sports Framelits. Die-cut bow from Cherry Cobbler scrap with Alpine Sports Framelits. Adhere die-cuts to 2 7/16” x 4 7/8” DSP panel with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then adhere panel to sampler base with Tear & Tape.
For snowflake panel (top middle), adhere DSP to sampler base with Tear & Tape. Die-cut 3 snowflakes from Whisper White scraps with Seasonal Layers Thinlits. Adhere to the panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
For pinecone panel (top right), die-cut Whisper White oval and Garden Green scalloped oval; adhere ovals together. Die-cut pinecone and bow from Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler scraps with Pretty Pines Thinlits. So, adhere pinecone and bow to layered ovals. You can also adhere to sampler base with Tear & Tape.
Add Wink of Stella to images (pinecone, berries, bells, holly leaves).
Finally, display in a shadowbox frame and enjoy!
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative because you can just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created it and can be proud.
First of all, this adorable Washi Christmas Tree was created with the Merry Christmas to All stamp set and the Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape. It probably catches your eye because it’s such a simple yet creative card. Just another example that our Washi Tape is so decorative that you can use it to stand on it’s own.
Stamps: Merry Christmas to All (147702), Touches of Texture (141934-wood or 143251-clear) Ink: Cherry Cobbler (147083), Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad (147277), Whisper White Refill (101780) Cardstock and Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Shimmery White (101910), Silver Glimmer Paper (146960), Wood Textures 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper Miscellaneous: Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape (148079), Garden Green Baker’s Twine (147814), Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes (147811), Pinewood Planks Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143708), Bethlehem Edgelits (144676), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683), household stapler
Measurements: 1. Crumb Cake: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” and folded in half 2. Shimmery White: 1” x 3-1/2” 3. Washi Tape: five strips in increasing lengths 1-1/2”, 2”, 2-1/2”, 3” and 3-1/2” 4. Wood Textures tree trunk: 4-1/2” x ½” 5. Silver Glimmer Paper: 2” x 1-1/2” 6. Baker’s Twine: about 9”
Instructions: 1. Stamp card base front with Whisper White ink and splatter image from Touches of Texture to simulate snowfall. Set aside to dry. 2. Run Wood Textures piece through Pinewood Planks embossing folder. Adhere to center of card with SNAIL Adhesive. 3. Affix both sentiments to an acrylic block and ink with Cherry Cobbler onto Shimmery White cardstock about 3/8” from right edge. Also, use Banner Triple Punch to create a banner end on left side. Staple right edge. 4. Align the five strips of Washi Tape horizontally across tree trunk. 5. Die cut star from Silver Glimmer Paper and Bethlehem Edgelits then adhere to top of tree trunk with Mini Glue Dots. 6. Tie twine into bow and adhere to base of star with Mini Glue Dots. 7. Affix sentiment to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 8. Finally, sprinkle tree and sentiment with Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes as desired.
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