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.

Fall Colored Trio Card

Take a look at this Fall Colored Trio card that you can create with little effort.  Fall is upon us and that means the beautiful rich colors will soon grace us.  This card just reminds me so much of cooler weather and nights cuddled up in front of a fire.  There is nothing else like it. 

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Supplies:
Stamp SetsColorful Seasons (143726), Painted Harvest (144783)
Card Stock – Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Pretty Peacock (150880)
Stamp Pads – Pretty Peacock (150083), Early Espresso (147114)
Misc. – Come to Gather Designer Series Paper (DSP) (150454); Seasonal Layers dies (143751), Layering Circles dies (141705), Star Designer Elements (150430), SNAIL adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), die-cutting machine

Measurements:

· Early Espresso: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”;
· Soft Suede: 2 3/4” square (two pieces)
· Pretty Peacock 2 3/4” square; 2 1/4” x 1”
· DSP: 2 1/4” x 4”; 3” square

Instructions:
1. Fold Early Espresso card base in half and score.
2. Ink outline leaf stamp using Early Espresso ink and stamp over card base.
3. Ink outline leaf and stamp onto Soft Suede card stock. Die-cut using Seasonal Layers die. Repeat.
4. Stamp and die-cut Pretty Peacock leaf (same method as above).
5. Using Paper Snips, create banner in Come to Gather paper. Adhere to card front using SNAIL.
6. Die-cut Come to Gather circle. Adhere to card front on top of banner using SNAIL.
7. Ink phrase using Early Espresso ink and stamp onto Pretty Peacock layer. Adhere to card front using SNAIL.
8. Adhere leaves to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
9. Attach three Star Designer Elements to the Fall Colored Trio Card.

Your North Pole Delivery

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? 

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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).

Measurements:

· 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.

Wicked Halloween Treat

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.


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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”

Instructions:

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.

Additional photos:

Scary Monster Inspiration

Look no further than the Holiday Catalog for scary monster inspiration when you use the new Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  You can find it in the catalog on page 54 of the Holiday Catalog.  You can create such adorable projects for Halloween with this Designer Series Paper.  Below is a video from Stampin’ Up! to show you all the pages that are included in the pack.  Enjoy!

What do you think of these designs?  Just imagine the possibilities.  You can pick up this DSP and any of the products in the Holiday Catalog from my online store here.  School has started and now it’s time to put our holiday hats on and get some scary monster inspiration.

 

Brighter Day Wishes Ahead

There are Brighter Day Wishes Ahead for anyone that receives this card in the mail. Send them the encouragement they need.  Sometimes some soft words of encouragement are all that they need to pick them up or make their day brighter.  This is an elegant card created with just a few steps.  Make one, or make a dozen.  The choice is yours.

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Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Band Together Bundle (151076) Beautiful You (151412)
Card Stock – Mango Melody (146989) Basic Gray (121044) Whisper White 100730)
Stamp Pads – Basic Gray (149615)
Misc. – Whisper White Polka Tulle (146912), Layering Circles Dies (141705)

Measurements:
• Mango Medley 8.5” x 5.5”
• Whisper White cardstock 4” x 5.25”
• Basic Gray Designer Paper (script) 5.25 ” x 3”
• Basic Gray Designer Paper (check) 5.25 x 1.5”
• Basic Gray piece for Label die cut
• Whisper White cardstock for label piece and circle

Instructions:

1. Score and fold Mango cardstock at 4.25” to create card base
2. Adhere the Basic Gray check piece to right side of cardfront
3. Adhere the Basic Gray script piece over top the edge of check and as seen in the photo
4. Die cut the Label die twice – once with Whisper White cardstock, Once with Basic Gray cardstock.
5. Cut tabs off the end of the Whisper White die cut label band
6. Thread Whisper White polka dot tulle through the label band wrapping it around the front of the card making sure it lays flat on the inside of the card, tie off in bow
7. Add Basic gray center piece from the Basic gray label band with dimensionals to center of the Whisper White label band you just tied to the card front
8. Stamp greeting from Beautiful you with Basic Gray ink
9. Add greeting to label band as seen
10. Add 4” x 5.25” piece of Whisper White cardstock to inside of card
11. Add greeting and message to inside of card