All Wrapped Up in a Pretty Package!

I love wrapping Christmas presents! Don’t you?  And doesn’t this card look just lovely as a glittery package? Stampin’ Up!’s awesome Silver Glimmer paper makes it just perfect combined with the Cherry Cobbler ribbon. I’ve adorned the little bells with rhinestones and outlined them with two-way glue and applied Dazzling Diamonds glitter to really make them shine.

Speaking of gifts I am off to finish up the last of my Christmas shopping for my family. We are having Christmas at Thanksgiving this year since my daughter, Lindsey, is due to deliver my second grandchild on December 20.  I better get going – so much to do!

Be sure to click on the shopping cart on my right side bar to check out the Stampin’ Up! On-Line Extravaganza with specials up to 60% off and two items marked down for 24 hours only – the Simply Scored Tool and the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps! This main promotion runs from November 21 through November 30!  Check out my exclusive special on my Facebook page as well. While there, if you have not already “Liked” my page, please do so! That way you can see daily postings! Thanks!

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Bells & Boughs; Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Silver Glimmer Paper; Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and More Mustard; Accessories:  Paper Snips, Rhinestones, XL Oval Punch, Oval Scallop Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Two-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Filigree Brads, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, and Linen Thread.

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Published in: on November 21, 2011 at 12:54 pm  Comments (2)  
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Come to Bethlehem

I’m working into the wee hours at my Stamp/Scrap Retreat on next week’s Holiday Stamp A Stack cards and here is one of the cards which will be featured in that class. The “Come to Bethlehem”stamp set features the Three Wise Men as they are guided by a star to the New Born King. Perfect Plum along with our Brushed Gold Cardstock makes for sheer elegance and is definitely fit for a king! I love our Brushed Gold Cardstock because the color is throughout the paper even when cut – no white edges showing on this paper. The main image and the saying is stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with Stampin’ Up!’s new Pewter Embossing Powder featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I thought the right side of the card was looking alittle bare so I added the gold on gold strip which has been punched with the Scallop Trim Border punch and then finished off that corner with some Basic Pearls.  My last two Holiday Card Stamp A Stacks will be held on November 17 and 22 from 6-10 p.m.  See you there!

Supplies:  Stamp Set: Come to Bethlehem; Cardstock:  Perfect Plum, Brushed Gold, and Whisper White; Ink:  Perfect Plum and Versamark; Accessories:  Decorative Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, Basic Pearls, Mini Glue Dots, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Perfect Plum 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, 5/8″ Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pewter Embossing Powder, and Heat Embossing Gun.

Published in: on November 12, 2011 at 2:03 am  Leave a Comment  
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Asheville, NC Stamp/Scrap Retreat

I finally arrived at my Stamp/Scrap Retreat yesterday afternoon. I flew into the Greenville/ Spartansburg Airport in South Carolina and then rented a car to carry me and all my STUFF to the Ridgecrest Retreat Center in Asheville, NC. The drive to the retreat center was beautiful with all the changing foliage along the way. I managed to squeeze my clothing and all my supplies into two large suitcases and one small carry-on.  All arrived safely without incidence, except for a brief inspection of one of my suitcases by the TSA as indicated by this tag. They were probably wondering what all those scissors and blades were doing in there. LOL!  I have been having alot of fun meeting new friends, sharing ideas and attending classes.

I’ve included some of the projects I’ve been working on so far – holiday gift tags using the Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper and a gift card that will be offered  in my Holiday Gift Card Stamp a Stack on December 8 and 15 from 6-10 p.m. Take one class or both. Cost is $20.00 for each class. This gift card holder is perfect for the men in your life. Very manly with the woodgrain paper from the Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper pack along with the stately deer from the Winter Post stamp set. When open, the gift card sits in a pocket on the left and your word saying is on a small card to the right.

Will try to post again later tonight with more projects from my retreat. Thanks for checking in with me!

Tag Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Bright Hopes, Winter Post, Tags Til Christmas and Short & Sweet; Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Marina Mist, and More Mustard; Ink:  Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler; DSP:  Letters to Santa; Accessories: Big Shot, Two Tags Die, Punches: Extra Large Oval, Boho Blossom, Decorative Label, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle, 1/8″, 1-1/4″ & 1-3/8″ Circles and Postage Stamp, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon, Chantilly Crochet Trim, Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, Rhinestones, Sponge Daubers, Distressing Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Manly Gift Card:  Stamp Set:  Winter Post and Christmas Greetings; Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Winter White; Ink:  Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso; DSP:  Frostwood Lodge; Accessories:  Extra Large Oval Punch, Early Espresso 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Petals A Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Sponge Dauber.

A Doily Christmas

Do you remember your Grandma’s doilies?  I do, and my mom had some as well and I think I even have some of them tucked away in a box with some of my other momentos. They sure bring back memories. Well it seems doilies are making a comeback. And Stampin’ Up! has a beautiful large background stamp called “Hello, Doily” and it sure is a beaut! It sells for only $17.95.  This is the first time I am using it and I think I will be coming up with a class real soon in its honor.

I’m sorry I couldn’t get a better picture, but because of the brushed gold paper and embossing it did not come out as well as I would have liked it to.  A new camera is on my holiday list.  Hey hubbie, did you hear that?!  Anyway, here is another photo so you can get a better look at that doily.  This is another card from my Holiday Card Stamp A
Stack and if you missed last week’s class you can still take it on September 29!  The class fee of $20.00 includes a roll of that beautiful Very Vanilla Velvet Stitched Ribbon as well as another new product from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Hand-Penned Holidays and Hello, Doily; Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Brushed Gold; Craft Ink:  Whisper White and Chocolate Chip; Accessories:  Embossing Gun, Clear Embossing Powder, 3/8″ Very Vanilla Velvet Stitched Ribbon, Antique Brads, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Standard Hole Punch.

Published in: on September 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm  Comments (3)  
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Bright Hopes

A card can come together so easily when it starts with the right stamp set. Bright Hopes is that stamp set. So simple, yet elegant. This stamp set is what makes it all worth it to make your own Christmas Cards, don’t you think?  This card is featured in my Holiday Card Stamp A Stack tonight.  If you couldn’t fit it into your schedule this week, it is being offered again next week. This class features three different designs and attendees will make 5 of each design. This class also includes envelopes – all for $20.00. 

My Holiday Card Stamp A Stacks are offered twice a month through November. In December the Stamp A Stack will be Gift Cards.  Take these classes once a month or twice a month and you’ll be one step ahead of the holiday rush to get them in the mail this year.

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Bright Hopes; Cardstock:  Very Vanilla and Soft Suede; Ink:  Soft Suede; Designer Series Paper:  Mocha Morning Specialty; Accessories:  Soft Suede 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Dazzling Details.

Published in: on September 22, 2011 at 8:00 am  Comments (1)  
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Think Snow!

Am I crazy or what! Think Snow! It won’t even be fall until Friday morning at 5:03 a.m. But who can resist this tall guy and not think snow! This is the third of my swap cards using the Snow Much Fun stamp set. I love these new In-Colors – Island Indigo and Pool Party! And how about those embossed snowflakes decorated with Rhinestones?  The crowning glory is the new “Mica” flakes – so sparkly and it definitely makes you “Think Snow”.  This was a quick and easy card!

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Snow Much Fun; Cardstock: Island Indigo and Shimmery White; Ink:  Island Indigo; Marker:  Pool Party; Accessories: Island Indigo 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon, Rhinestones, Big Shot, Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Published in: on September 21, 2011 at 10:31 am  Leave a Comment  
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Snowbuddy Likes You!

These two snowmen are so much fun! That’s because they are part of the Snow Much Fun stamp set in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. This is Card #2 which was done as part of my swaps with my Sherindipity Stampers Group featuring stamp sets from the New Idea Book and the Holiday Mini Catalog. Card #1 was posted on September 9. Card #3 will be posted on Thursday, so check back again!  I used the same setup from a previous card I posted on August 8 – Holiday Dreaming, but changed my Frostwood Lodge Designer Paper from green to red and made my card alittle larger at 5-1/4″ square. I love this size – it allows you to add just alittle more to each card! I also had room to add a little more love to it – check out the three hearts from the Heart to Heart punch.

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Snow Much Fun; Cardstock:  Whisper White, Garden Green, and Cherry Cobbler; Ink:  Garden Green; Markers:  Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, and Pumpkin Pie, Designer Series Paper:  Frostwood Lodge; Accessories:  1/2″ Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon, Heart to Heart Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Eyelet Border Punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Circles #2 Die, Big Shot, Silver Glimmer Paper and Rhinestones.

Published in: on September 20, 2011 at 8:00 am  Comments (1)  
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Holiday Horsin’ Around!

Isn’t this just the cutest little Hobby Horse ever!  I was inspired by Jackie Topa’s hobby horse on Stampin’ Connection, the stamper’s showcase on the demonstrator website.  The top of the horse is actually a holiday stocking stamped from Stampin’ Up!’s new Stitched Stockings stamp set and then punched out with the coordinating Stocking Builder Punch. I love it!  His mane is made from Early Espresso Baker’s Twine and the stick itself is a little red coffee stirrer that I covered in sticky strip and then dipped in Dazzling Diamonds glitter. How’s that for being creative?! I then wrapped the stick in Early Espresso 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon. And how about that Red Glimmer Paper!! Absolutely gorgeous!

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Stitched Stockings and Four the Holidays; Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla; Ink:  Early Espresso; Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stocking Builder Punch, 1/8″ Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds, Red Glimmer Paper and Red Coffee Stirrer.

Published in: on September 19, 2011 at 8:00 am  Comments (8)  
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Holiday Goodies are in the House!

My Holiday Open House will be held on September 17 and 18 – two whole days for you to check out new products from the Holiday Mini Catalog!   Its from 10 am to 6 pm both days.  I’ll have a display of projects using new products such as this one shown here.  It’s from the stamp set “Snow Much Fun” and features that luscious Very Vanilla velvet ribbon and Spice Cake designer series paper and buttons. And click on the photo to enlarge the photo and check out how those Basic Pearls look like they are tiny glass balls suspended on the Christmas tree!   It’s not your typical Christmas card but I love the pearls, paper and buttons. If you are into the more traditional Christmas cards there are also other new designer series papers for that as well such as Frostwood Lodge and Holly Berry Bouquet.

You’ll also be able to sign up for product shares and my holiday classes I will be offering this fall.  There will be giveaways all weekend so you won’t want to miss out. Earn Sherindipity Dollars for any new catalog purchases you make at my Open House and use later towards all your holiday wish list items. Attend my Open House and find out all the details. I will also pick a mystery hostess from all purchases made during my Open House and that person will be able to choose free product from either new catalog. Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP by September 15!

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Snow Much Fun; Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, and More Mustard; Ink:  Soft Suede; Marker:  Pool Party and More Mustard; DSP:  Spice Cake; Accessories:  Linen Thread, 3/8″ Velvet Stitched Ribbon, Basic Pearls, More Mustard Flower Brad, Spice Cake Designer Button, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, and Paper Snips.

Glittery Goodness!

Glittery Goodness!

The Christmas Holidays are always filled with yummy goodies so why not share this glittery goodness with your friends and family when they come to visit.  Place them on a nightstand or on their pillows right before retiring for the evening.  These little glittery boxes hold four Hershey nuggets wrapped with a Merry message stamped using the new “Its a Wrap Holidays” stamp set.  The messages from this stamp set are stamped on an Avery 8160 label.  However, before you wrap your nugget, make a belly band around your nugget with cardstock, then wrap with your stamped label.  The Hershey Chocolates Co.  has advised against wrapping the chocolates directly with the label as the adhesive on the labels can be absorbed into the chocolate through the wrapper and distort the taste of the chocolate. So be sure to wrap them first with cardstock so they remain food safe please!
 
Since I had a bit of a problem photographing this little box because of all its glittery goodness, I ended up having to take it outside so there wasn’t so much glare, but then ended up with a bit of a shadow on the side.  I suggest you click on the photo to get a closer look at all the details and those cute little birds on the branch.  I used the Bigz XL Matchbox die for the box and the Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper covers the top and bottom and then wrapped with Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon.  Ahhh – there’s that new Silver Glimmer paper again. Doesn’t it just sparkle!
 
The birds on the limb are stamped with the new Christmas Lodge stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink.  I added extra sparkle to the branch with the new Dazzling Details irredescent glitter glue, a rhinestone in the flower, and a few of the new Mini Jingle Bells on a Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine bow.  Simply delectable!
 
Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Christmas Lodge, It’s A Wrap Holidays and You’re a Gem; Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Garden Green; Ink:  Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green; Designer Series Paper:  Christmas Lodge; Accessories:  Big Shot, Bigz XL Matchbox Die, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Mini Jingle Bells, Dazzling Details, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots and 1/2″ Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon.

Holiday Dreaming!

Frostwood Lodge Snowman

It’s that most special time of the year that Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators dream about!  The new Holiday Mini Catalog is upon us and one of the great things about being a demonstrator is getting access to the products from this catalog one whole month ahead of the release of the catalog so we can begin preparing great holiday projects to share with all of you!  So today’s card is one of the holiday cards which will be featured in an upcoming Christmas Club class.  I will be releasing information on this new club later this month so if you haven’t subscribed to my blog yet, do so today so you don’t miss out on the details.

Today’s card uses the new Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper and features these cute gingham squares in Garden Green.  It really stands out when paired with Real Red CS.  Peeking out from behind Mr. Snowman and punched out with the Scallop Circle punch is our new Silver Glimmer paper which is absolutely glittery! Don’t think that is a word, but is so appropriate when describing this paper.  It’s the best glitter paper ever since it does not flake or chip off when you cut or punch it.  It’s already available in red in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  This card was originally designed as a make & take for my downline meeting this past weekend, but I like it so much it will be making an appearance in one of my Christmas Club classes.  Let me know what you think of the new holiday products and check back each day this week as I will be featuring new products every day!

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Snow Much Fun and Warmest of Wishes; Cardstock:  Real Red, Garden Green and Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Frostwood Lodge; Accessories:  5/8″ Real Red Satin Ribbon, Punches: 1-3/4″ Circle, 2-1/2″ Circle, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle, Big Shot, Circles #2 Originals Die, Silver Glimmer Paper and Dimensionals.

 

Published in: on August 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm  Comments (3)  
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White Christmas!

The Wow factor on this candle project is off the scale!  When I see this flower it makes me think of one my favorite movies… Dr. Zhivago.  Yeah, I know I am definitely dating myself with this one.

Shimmery White Christmas Candle

For those that remember that movie from the late 60’s, it was the ultimate love story which took place during the Russian Revolution and starred Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. One of the best scenes in the movie was the ice palace where the two lovers escaped to one winter. The entire building was frozen in ice and snow except for a few rooms.  See the pic below showing one of the rooms. Google Images is amazing for finding pics! 

Ice Palace from Dr. Zhivago

If you like old romantic movies I highly recommend you curl up with your honey  for this one (maybe while you are snowbound this winter).

Sorry, I got a little reminiscent there… now on to the flower making. I made this flower using Whisper White Card stock, but for even more impact try using Stampin’ Up!’s Shimmery White Cardstock.   I was plumb out of the Shimmery White so had to settle for Whisper White. The Shimmery White cardstock has shimmer on both sides of the page which would make these flowers all the more beautiful. The petals are made by using Stampin’ Up!’s ornament punch.  I started out with 21 petals, but if you want to add more for a fuller flower you can. You want about 1/3 of the petals to be curled slightly, 1/3 curled so they look like a U when you look from a side view, 1/3 curled considerably and 1 totally curled for the center. However, for this flower I made a small pom-pom ball from Stampin’ Up!’s silver tinsel trim for my center to make it more festive.

Shimmery White Flower Top

To curl the petals, wrap them around a stylus or paint brush handle or I use my bone folder and drag it across curling as I go as if I were curling ribbon. Then punch a 1-3/4 inch circle for the base of your flower. Begin adhering the petals by the small piece (which would be the top of the ornament) to the base circle along the edge using Sticky Strip so your petals remain in place. Begin with the least curled petals. Continue working around the circle using up all of the least curled petals and then work to the next level saving the most curled for the end.  You’ll want to make the edges of your petals overlap as you get closer to the center of your flower as this will help to lift them up and give the flower more shape.  It really doesn’t take long to make these flowers. Once you get the first one done, they will begin to flow more easily.

Since I was out of Shimmery White cardstock and wanted my flower to have more bling I took my 2-way glue pen and put glue around the edges of the petals and then sprinkled Stampin’ Up!’s Dazzling Diamonds glitter on for added sparkle!

I made this particular gift into a night light candle, but I could easily picture a whole line of them going up my staircase as Christmas decor with greenery. The base of my candle is a Ball wide mouth half pint jar from their Collection Elite Design Series (4 in a set for less than $4.00).  I didn’t even know they made these cute little things. I then placed one-half of a velcro circle dot in the bottom center of the jar and put the other half on the bottom of an LED flameless tea light so it will stay put in the jar but still allow me to pull it out and turn the switch on and off .  You can buy 24 of these tea lights at your local club store for less than $20. I then added some white crinkle shred around the candle and from the outside of the jar it looks like a real candle, but much safer. Wrap some silver tinsel trim around the edge of the jar and stamp a tag from the Bells and Boughs stamp set and you are done.  Want more ideas?  Punch your flower petals out of Real Red cardstock and make your flower into a Christmas Poinsettia and fill your jar with candy or fudge.  Or just use your flower as a beautiful bonus to your wrapped Christmas package instead of ribbon.  They would also make great wedding favors. The list is endless!

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Bells and Boughs, Cardstock:  Whisper White; Ink:  Marina Mist; Accessories:  Ornament Punch, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, Oval Scallop Punch; Silver Tinsel Trim, Sticky Strip, 2-way Glue, Stylus or Bone Folder, Sticky Strip and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

 
Published in: on December 7, 2010 at 11:31 am  Comments (2)  
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Candy Cane Cocoa Wishes!

Here’s another project we did at my last Christmas class. Great gift for the neighbor and their kids. Lot of goodies inside such as Candy Cane Cocoa packets (4), peppermint sticks (4) and lots of chocolate kisses! 

Candy Cane Cocoa Front

As usual I have recycled a  part of this project. The container is actually a tin can from canned chicken. It’s a little larger than a tuna can and works out great for holding everything.  I cut a band of Real Red cardstock long enough to wrap around the can. I stamped snowflakes on the band in Whisper White Craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then used a snowflake stamp from Serene Snowflakes and stamped it in Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock, punched it out and layered on another circle of Marina Mist cardstock and then layered that on top of a Whisper White Scallop Circle.  I made four of those and adhered them evenly spaced out on the Real Red band. I secured the band on the can with Sticky Strip.

Candy Cane Cocoa Back

The peppermint sticks were purchased at Cracker Barrel, one of my favorite places for old-fashioned and unique candies.  I put them inside a small Cellophane Bag and secured with a topper I handcrafted of Marina Mist cardstock. I then stamped a label in Real Red ink using the cute saying “gingerbread & sugared things – enjoy the sweets the season brings” from the Sweet Season stamp set and punched it out with the Decorative Label punch.  I then loaded the cocoa, peppermint sticks and chocolate kisses into the can and placed it inside a large gusseted Cellophane Bag with some irredescent crinkle shreds and secured it with Whisper White Organdy Ribbon. Using the Sweet Season stamp set again and Whisper White cardstock, I made a tag by brushing on the writing using a Marina Mist marker and a Real Red marker for the heart. Don’t forget to huff on your stamp to rewet the ink before stamping. Layer it on Real Red cardstock and trim out your tag.  Use gold cording to secure your tag to your package.

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Serene Snowflakes and Sweet Season; Cardstock:  Real Red, Marina Mist, Whisper White; Ink:  Real Red and Whisper White Craft; Markers:  Real Red and Marina Mist; Accessories:  Circle Scallop Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, 1-1/4 Circle Punch, XL Tag Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Sticky Strip, Small Cello Bag, Large Gusset Cello Bag, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, 5/8″ Whisper White Organdy Ribbon, Gold Cording, Tin Can, Cocoa, Peppermint Sticks, and Chocolate Kisses.

Published in: on December 3, 2010 at 1:18 pm  Comments (1)  
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Christmas Candy Quickies!

Here are two quick candy ideas to put at a Christmas place setting or use as  stocking stuffers for the kiddies!  The first is a peppermint wonderland with peppermint candy balls which are placed inside Stampin’ Up!’s medium cellophane bags.

Peppermint Swirls

The cello bags are just right for treats, favors or gifts. You can twist tie the top like I did on this bag and add a tag or handcraft your own topper for extra creativity.  These are available for $4.95 for 50 bags. Sweet deal!

Supplies:  Stamp Set: Button, Button and Teeny Tiny Wishes; Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red and Pear Pizzazz; Ink:  Real Red; Accessories:  Large Cellophane Bags, Paper Piercing Tool, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punches:  1-3/8″, 1-1/4″ and 1″, Oval Punch: 3/4″x 15/16″, Linen Thread, Bold Brights Glimmer Brad and of course Peppermint Candy.

The second idea makes a great stocking stuffer especially for boys or as a little something to give out to the kids at school. 

Test Tube Christmas

The test tubes and corks can be found at www.lcmlab.com for about 50 cents each. Please e-mail me privately if you would like the sizes of the tubes and corks I used here.  I filled them with mini snow cap candy, but red, white and green m&m’s or gum balls would also work.  I added little hand-stamped tags with ribbon and tinsel trim to the tops.  The tinsel trim is available in the Holiday Mini Catalog in Clear and Silver -10 yards for $7.95.

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Punch Pals; Cardstock: Whisper White; Ink: Real Red and Black Stazon; Markers:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, and Real Red; Accessories:  XL Tag Punch, Modern Label Punch, 5/8″ Satin Real Red Ribbon, 5/8″ Organza Whisper White Ribbon, Clear Tinsel Trim, Basic Rhinestones, Test Tubes and Mini Snow Cap Candy.

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT MY 11/24 BLOG POSTING FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO WIN SOME BLOG CANDY! FREE STAMP SET AND DESIGNER PAPER PACK. OFFER ENDS SATURDAY, DEC. 4!

Published in: on December 2, 2010 at 9:45 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Organdy Deck the Halls

Holiday Gift Card Bag

Here’s a great little economical gift to give your hostess at an upcoming holiday party or for a secret santa exchange in the office.  I used a beautiful organdy bag left over from my daughter’s wedding favors to use as a little pouch to hold my gift cards.  There are six cards in the organdy bag along with 6 Stampin’ Up! Mini Envelopes.  I made the cards by cutting my cardstock 6″x3″ and folded them in half – 3 of Always Artichoke and 3 of Cherry Cobbler. I used the gorgeous Deck the Halls designer series paper on the fronts of the cards and then stamped two different images as shown in the second photo.  I then added a Mini Vintage tag at the top of the bag and finished it off with love by adding a small heart punched from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

3×3 Gift Cards

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Perfect Punches and Winter Post; Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla; Ink: Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler; Accessories:  Small Heart Punch, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle XL Punch, 2″x1-3/8″ XL Oval Punch, 1-3/8″ Large Circle Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Linen Thread, Mini Vintage Tags and Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper.

Published in: on December 1, 2010 at 11:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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