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!®

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)

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)

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.

Christmas Cheer

Spread some Christmas Cheer this year with this beautiful wreath card.  You can really use any colors, however, I really enjoy this elegant look.  

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  • Tidings All Around Bundle 152371
  • Whisper White Thick card stock 140272
  • Whisper White regular card stock 100730
  • Mercury Glass Designer Acetate 150441
  • Copper Foil Sheets 142020
  • Copper Embossing Powder 141636
  • VersaMark ink pad  102283
  • Heat Tool 129053
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755


  • Thick Whisper White Card Base Score @ 4-1/4”, Cut at 5-1/2”
  • Mercury Glass Designer Acetate 4”x 5-1/4”
  • Whisper White 3-3/4”x 5”

  • Die-Cut the All-Around Wreath Die in the center of the Mercury Glass
  • Die-Cut the Same in Copper Foil.
  • Adhere the two layers of wreaths together with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Stamp the greeting from the Tidings All Around stamp set in VersaMark ink, cover with Copper Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool
  • Adhere the Mercury Glass (that you had die-cut) to the card front and the heat embossed paper to the front of this with the Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
  • Adhere the layered Wreath to the card front with the same adhesive.

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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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!

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)

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!

Adorable Little Boxes

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.


Winter Holiday Scene

Create a winter holiday scene with the Still Scenes Bundle from the Holiday Catalog. It will give you a chance to bring a special scene to life this winter.  I love collecting snow globes and this Bundle allows me to have a little more fun with it.  You can also purchase the Snow Globe Shaker Domes and take it up a notch.  Add confetti, fake snow, glitter or anything you can think of to enhance your card.

This bundle can also be used at other times of the year.  Just choose your image for your scene and you have your inspiration.  

You can purchase this bundle from my online store here.  You can also visit the Holiday catalog section of my store here to browse the Holiday Catalog online.  Don’t forget that all our bundles save you an additional10%.  There is still time to plan your holiday projects.