Elegant Packaging System

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.

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All images © 1990-2019 Stampin’ Up!®

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Christmas Gleaming (150464)
Cardstock – Pretty Peacock ( 150880); Sahara Sand (121043)
Designer Series Paper – Brightly Gleaming (150429)
Stamp Pads – Sahara Sand (147117) and VersaMark (102283)
Misc. – Paper Trimmer (152392); Delightful Tag Topper Punch (149518); Story Label Punch (150076); Gleaming Ornaments Punch (150647); Classic Weave Ribbon (150394); Metallic Brads (146929); White Embossing Powder (109132); Burlap Ribbon (141487); Lace Trim (149593); Magnolia Lane Ribbon (149385); Linen Thread (104199); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995); Heat Tool (129053); Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)

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:

Tag #1:

  • 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.

Tag #2:

  • 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.
  • Hang tags from tabs on each bag.

Cold Winter Night

This card is perfect for a cold winter night in December.  Usually, it means the holidays are approaching.  This is a perfect card to bring a snowy night to life.  I love the colors that represent the cold and the Winter.  You can add some glitter for a more dominant effect.


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Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Peaceful Boughs (150541)
Cardstock and paper: Night of Navy (100867), Whisper White (100730), Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper (150444)
Ink: Night of Navy (147110), Seaside Spray (150085), Versamark (102283)
Tools & Accessories: 1 ½” Circle Punch (138299), Embossing Buddy (103083), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Shimmer White Embossing Powder (149511) 5/8″ Whisper White Flax Ribbon (148764), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220) Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Heat Tool (129053), Snowfall Accents Puff Paint (150691), Shimmer Paint Champagne Mist (147044) mixed in spray bottle with Isopropyl Alcohol, Die Cutting Machine

Measurements:
Card base: Night of Navy 8 ½” X 5 ½” then score at 4 ¼”. Plus scrap for branch and sentiment tag
Whisper White: two pieces 4 ¾” X 3 ½” plus scrap at least 2″ x 2″
Designer Series Paper: Feels like Frost 5 ¼” X 4”

Instructions:
Using 1 ½” Circle Punch, cut circle from Whisper White
Hold circle onto Whisper White cardstock where you want your moon and lightly sponge around outside of circle getting gradually getting darker as you move out away from circle. You may hold circle in place by hand or by using Washi Tape. Other tape may cause it to tear when removed.
After outline of moon with light ink is completed, start sponging with Night of Navy ink, working out to all the edges, blending as best as you can. You may need to “sponge off” some to prevent sky getting too dark. When complete, you can remove the circle.
Use stamp with dots and with Versamark ink, stamp randomly on the card to make it look like snow. Cover the dots using the Shimmer White Embossing Powder.
With Heat Tool, emboss the snowflakes taking care to not burn your paper.
Cut out the tag and branch using the dies from Beautiful Boughs.
Use the Snowfall Puff Paint to randomly place on branches then heat emboss.
Stamp the sentiment onto the tag using Versamark and White Embossing Powder (words are more clear and crisp with plain white vs shimmery white embossing powder). Heat to emboss the words.
Adhere Designer Series Paper to card base.
Adhere branch to sponged Whisper White card front then wrap ribbon around it at the bottom, tie it, then add sentiment piece on top of it.
Adhere branch/moon piece to Designer Series Paper.
Lightly spritz Champagne Glimmer Paint mixture over front of card (optional but very pretty)
Add Whisper White on inside of card so it can be written onto.
Place a rhinestone on each side of the tag sentiment where the holes are.
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

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Another Snowman Card

I have another Snowman card to share.  The bright colors always make me smile.  This is an alternative project idea to the snowman card previously shared with the same stamp set.

Supplies:
Stamp Set – Snowman Season (150458); Bundle with Snowman Punch (152337)
Card Stock – Thick Whisper White (140272); Whisper White (100730); Cherry Cobbler (119685)
Stamp Pads – Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
Misc. – Stampin’ Blends Pool Party Combo (144605); Stampin’ Blends Light Smoky Slate (145054); Stampin’ Blends Light Pumpkin Pie (144578); Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper (150393); Diagonal Stripe Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler (150439); Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder (150645); Starburst Punch (143717); 2” Circle Punch (133782); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108); Snail Adhesive (104332); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Paper Snips (103579); Embossing/Die Cutting Machine

Measurements:

Thick Whisper White Cardstock: 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”
Whisper White Cardstock: 4” x 2 ½” for sentiment and 2” circle punch
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 5 ¼” x 4”
Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper: 2” x 4” for banner and a scrap piece approx. 2 ½” for starburst punch

Instructions:
  • Emboss the Cherry Cobbler layer with the Winter Knit embossing folder and add it to the front of the thick Whisper White Card with snail adhesive.
  • Cut a flag banner at the bottom of the 2” x 4” piece of Designer Paper with your paper snips and add it to the front of your card with snail adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment and snowman image on Whisper White cardstock using Memento Black Ink. Punch the snowman out with the 2” circle punch and cut the sentiment out with your paper snips. Color the snowman with Stampin’ Blends. I used the light Pumpkin Pie for his nose, light Pool Party for the snowman, and Smoky Slate for the snow and outline of the snowman. Then I used the light Pool Party to make dots of snow on the sentiment.
  • Punch some Designer Paper using the Starburst Punch. The print I used is the backside of the snowman one shown on the banner.
  • Make a faux bow with the Cherry Cobbler Ribbon and tack it down on the card front with Mini Glue Dots. (I don’t really tie a bow so that it’s not bulky) Attach the snowman image to your Starburst Punched shape with snail and pop it up over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add the cut sentiment pieces with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the front of the card.

Welcome Winter Soon

What better way to welcome Winter soon than with an adorable snowman card.  He is just gorgeous and so much fun to create.  I know you will love it. 

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Snowman Season card created using Stampin’ Up! products
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Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Snowman Season (150458)
  • Cardstock & paper: Night of Navy (100867), Flirty Flamingo (141416), Whisper White (100730), Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (149481)
  • Ink:  Night of Navy (147110), Balmy Blue (#147105), Flirty Flamingo (147052), Light Balmy Blue Blend (148540)
  • Tools & Accessories:  Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (146912), Layering Ovals Dies (141706), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Snowman Builder Punch (150643), Let It Snow Embellishment Kit (150425), Snowfall Accents Puff Paint (150691), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Snowflake Sequins (#150443), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Heat Tool (129053)

         
Measurements: 

  • Card Base:  Night of Navy 5 ½ x 8 ½, scored at 4 ¼
  • Cardstock #2:  Flirty Flamingo 3 ¾ x 5
  • Designer Paper:  Come Sail Away 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 Balmy Blue Stripe, 2 ½ x 3 ¼ Night of Navy Stripe          
         
Instructions:
  • Stamp the snowflakes from Snowman Season over the Come Sail Away Balmy Blue stripe in stamped off Night of Navy and stamped off Balmy Blue.
  • Adhere the designer paper to the Flirty Flamingo layer.
  • Tie about 8 inches of the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around these layers and tie in a knot a little below the halfway mark from top to bottom and to the left of the card front.
  • Adhere these layers to the card front.
  • Cut the navy stripe paper with the Layering Ovals dies.  Add this paper to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Punch the snowman using the Snowman Builder Punch from Whisper White.  Add features using the Let It Snow Embellishments Kit.  For the face, start with the carrot nose and then add the eyes and mouth.  Add the buttons down the front.  Use the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint to fill in around the features and cover most of the snowman.  Heat with the Heat Tool to make the paint puff.  Add the snowman to the navy stripe with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Complete with the arms from the kit.  Add the hat and scarf in Flirty Flamingo using a little glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is stamped on a piece of Whisper White measuring 5/8 x 3 ½.  Stamp in Flirty Flamingo ink.  Notch the ends using the Triple Banner Punch.  Add using Stampin’ Dimensionals and place this just under the snowman so he has a little snow under him. We don’t want him just floating!
  • Add the mittens with a dot of glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project!  Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!  Click here for any supplies you need. 

Beautiful Coordinating Products

Is Christmas time here?  It is at Stampin’ Up! with their new Christmastime Suite that will be available starting tomorrow.  It’s a gorgeous suite with beautiful coordinating products. The gold items and paper are very elegant.

It’s a favorite of mine and I know you will love it too.

If you watch the video below, you can see all the specific products that are included with this suite.

One of my favorite features is the two different types of stamps.  Cling stamps and photopolymer stamps.  It’s great to have the option of two different styles with this suite. 

Click here to download the flyer which has all the information you will need.

Christmastimeishereflyer
 

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Here are a few samples using the bundle:

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Visit my online store here to purchase the bundle or any of the products you like.

These products are available starting tomorrow and are available while supplies last so make sure to get the ones you want before they are gone.

 

Start New Traditions

Start new traditions with you family and create a Countdown to Christmas project kit.  A 12 Weeks of Christmas project.

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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)

Instructions:
  • 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!