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.
The Mini Curvy Keepsakes Dies are perfect for creating some adorable little boxes you can fill with goodies. With the holidays approaching, this is the perfect time to create little keepsakes and hand them out. The best part about these boxes is that they can be used all year long. Simply change up the Designer Series Paper and you have a whole new look for a whole new occasion. What will you create?
You can even use them as decorations on your Christmas tree. String them together and space them apart to form garland to decorate anywhere. Choose the Designer Series Paper you want for the best look. Watch the video below from Stampin’ Up! and see how fast they come together.
You can decide what you want to create just with the dies, some Designer Series Paper, and embellishments of your choice. Visit my online store here to pick up these dies and start your gift-giving today.
It’s always easy to create a happy snowman card when you have the proper items. In this case, it’s the Snowman Season stamp set. I love that happy face and all that it symbolizes. You can see love and friendship in this card. The adorable scarf is just the icing on the cake. It’s a very free-spirited card. The soft blue colors add to the idea of a cold and wintery backdrop. There are various other papers to choose from in the Holiday Catalog this year.
Stamp Set – Snowman Season (150458) Card Stock – Coastal Cabana (131297); Whisper White (100730); Early Expresso (119686) Stamp Pads – Real Red (147084); Momento Tuxedo Black (132708) Misc. – Let it Snow Designer Series Paper (DSP) (150393); Snowman Builder Punch (150643); Real Red 1/8” Curly Ribbon (150426); Snowflake Sequins (150443); Stampin’ Blends: Shaded Spruce Light (147936); Real Red Dark (147934); Smoky Slate Dark (145055); Pumpkin Pie Dark (144577); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
· Coastal Cabana: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” (score and fold at 4 ¼”), 3” x 2 ¼” · Whisper White: 5” x 3 ¾” & 3” x 2” (2 pieces) · Early Expresso: Scrap for punched arms · DSP: 2 designs – 41/4” x 1 ¾” & 41/4” x ¾”
Instructions: 1. Adhere the DSP to the white panel at an angle and trim off the excess on the edge. 2. Stamp greeting on the lower edge of white panel in Real Red ink. 3. Adhere white panel to Coastal Cabana card base. 4. Stamp the snowman and hat onto small white piece. Punch out. Color Snowman Hat with Blends or Markers. 5. Punch out Snowman arms from Early Expresso cardstock. 6. Attach snowman pieces onto second piece of white cardstock. Add the ribbon to make snowman scarf. Layer onto Coastal Cabana and adhere to cardfront. 7. Add snowflake sequins to the snowman panel with liquid glue. Then you have your happy snowman card.
Use the Perfectly Plaid stamp set to send your North Pole delivery. The gold writing against the red cardstock is a very elegant addition to this card. Layer the Designer Series Paper on the Gold Foil and you bring the card to life. The gold Christmas tree brings your card to life. What can you create with this stamp set?
Supplies: Stamp Sets – Perfectly Plaid (149418), Perfectly Plaid Bundle (151143) Card Stock – Cherry Cobbler (119685), Whisper White (100730) Stamp Pads – Delicata Metallic Golden Glitz Ink Pad (150711) Misc. – Gold Foil Paper (132622); Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper (149596), Pine Tree Punch (149521), Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder (150646),); Dimensionals (104430); 3D Embossing Folder Plate (149658).
· Cherry Cobbler 4 ¼” x 9 ¾”, scored at 5 ½”, ¾” x 4” · Whisper White Card Stock: 4” x 4” · Gold Foil: 3” · Perfectly Plaid: 2 3/4” x 2 ¾”
Instructions: 1. Place the Gold Foil in the embossing folder with the shiny gold side down and the Stampin’ Up! Logo up. Emboss using the 3D Embossing Plate and a die cut machine. 2. Use the Pine Tree Punch to punch a tree out of the center of the embossed piece. Keep the remaining piece to use as the layer under the plaid paper. 3. Adhere the plaid paper to the gold embossed square, it will cover up the tree shaped hole. 4. Adhere the gold and plaid piece to the card front. 5. Adhere the punched out tree to the plaid piece with a Dimensional. 6. Stamp the North Pole Greeting in Golden Glitz ink on the ¾” piece of Cherry Cobbler. 7. Adhere the greeting to the bottom of the card with Dimensionals. 8. Stamp the inside greeting in Golden Glitz ink on the 4” x 4” piece of Whisper White and send your North Pole delivery card.
With Halloween just around the corner, you will want to decide on your treats for the kiddies. You can make your own wicked Halloween treat holders for school, work or fun. It’s all up to you. Then, just get your chocolate bar and you are all set. I love creating fun treats and treat holders for this time of year. A simple gesture goes a long way and really makes them smile. The kids absolutely love them and enjoy giving them away too. Who wouldn’t want to receive one of these in their trick or treat bag? They also make great treats for your co-workers. Make sure to pick up the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper and create your wicked Halloween treat.
Supplies: Card Stock – Whisper White (100730); Basic Black (121045) Stamp Pads – Granny Apple Green (147095); Gorgeous Grape (147099) Misc. – Monster Bash Designer Series Paper (150447); Basic Black 3/8” Scalloped Edge Ribbon (150449); Wicked Dies (150725); Wink of Stella (141897); Stamping Sponges (141337); ½” Circle Punch (119869); Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108); Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309); Die Cutting Machine; Hershey Chocolate Bar
Measurements: • Monster Bash DSP (spider webs) – 6” x 6”; score at 1½”, 1¾”, 4” and 4¼” • Basic Black: 2” x 5½” (scrap) • Whisper White: 1¾” x 5” • Basic Black Ribbon: 28”
1. Fold on score lines; adhere. 2. Punch hole in the middle of the flat section; thread ribbon through. 3. Slide chocolate bar into paper holder with the ribbon on either side of the chocolate; tie bow and trim ends. 4. Sponge Whisper White completely with Granny Apple Green; add Gorgeous Grape with sponge in about ½” – ¾” strip on long side. Cut “Wicked” from the sponged paper. 5. Cut “Wicked” and three spiders from Basic Black; add Wink of Stella to the spiders. 6. Adhere Basic Black “Wicked” to the front with Fine Tip Glue Pen. Adhere the sponged “Wicked” offset over the Basic Black. 7. Adhere spiders with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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