Beautifully Happy Brown Bag for Sale-a-Bration

Avoid after-holiday boredom by planning for your next craft adventure: Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration begins January 5th!

One of the wonderful stamp sets you can *earn free between 1/5-2/28/22 is called Beautifully Happy, and I used it to create a bag to wrap a gift in:

White embossing on a brown bag spruces it up to FANCY, don’t you think? Add a simple tag and a fancy fold at the top, and you’ve wrapped a gift in Stampin’ Up! Style.

New to SU! Sale-a-Bration? There are two levels of rewards you can earn with a purchase: $50 and $100. The Beautifully Happy stamp set is one you could choose free with a $100 purchase from my Stampin’ Store, starting tomorrow!

Have Yourself a CHERRY Little Christmas

It’s jolly good fun to wander through the aisles of Dollar Tree and imagine ways to use some of the festive treasures they carry as home decor or gifts! When I saw these cute little packages of 3 Cherry Cordials (which evoke Christmas memories from my childhood), I remembered my Stampin’ Up! Cherry Builder punch and the creative juice started flowing…

It was KISMET that I found the perfect sentiment in the Framed & Festive Limited Edition stamp set, and the idea was taking shape! In fact, I created this simple “dress up” project in my Monday Live video, which you can watch quickly here:

You can alter the design just a bit and put it on a larger box of Cordial Cherries, as well:

PSSST…tomorrow (December 1st) is the beginning of our LAST CHANCE sale on items from the July-December mini catalog (along with NEW things added to the clearance rack) and the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper that I used on the small cherry boxes will be on sale for 60% off, while supplies last, so set an alarm to shop the sale early!

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New at SU: This Piggy is Giving a Gift Card

Giving a gift card makes everyone happy: It’s easy for you to buy, and the recipient gets to choose what they want. But if it seems “impersonal”, the New at SU! design team is here to show you how to make gifting (and getting) a gift card EXCITING!

This Birthday Piggy is scooting in on a gift box that doesn’t even hint at what’s inside:

It’s a charming surprise when you open the box and a gift card pops up:

Don’t worry…it’s a simple box to make and the mechanism is a piece of (birthday) cake! Let me show you how:

This is my fancy project sketch and dimensions (bold lines are where you will cut). It may help as you follow along with the video tutorial (feel free to pause the video as you learn). You can get both pieces from one sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ card stock.

Once your box is assembled and decorated, simply attach your gift card to the front panel of the pop-up piece using a few glue dots!

I’ll list the supplies below and am happy to serve you if you are in the U.S. and don’t have a demonstrator. Now make sure you hop along to see the other clever gift card holders our International creative team are sharing…click a link below:

November New at SU! Blog Hop: Give a Gift Card

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IF GIFT CARDS ARE YOUR JAM, DON’T MISS SUBSCRIBING FOR THE DECEMBER PAPER PUMPKIN KIT!

Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. This kit includes:

  • Good Things Come in Small Packages Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 16 gift card holders: 2 each of 8 reversible designs
  • Precut paper pieces, twine, and belly bands to customize all your crafts.
  • Enough adhesive for each project!
  • Finished box size: 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″ x 1/2″

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors for the December Kit: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Tahitian Tide

Plus, you can take your crafting even further with a special add-on: Give a gift card box and a personalized card with the Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) and 20 coordinating envelopes…while supplies last!

New at SU! In-Color Happiness

New Catalog, New Colors, New Stamps…and we can’t wait to share it all with you! Today we are featuring the 2022-2024 In-Colors that made their debut this month and as you visit the website of each of our International demonstrator design team, make sure you PIN your favorites to remember for later.

Bright and bold, I adore these new colors, and I wanted to show how lovely three of them (Parakeet Party, Sweet Sorbet and Orchard Oasis) coordinate in WATERCOLOR:

The Happiness Abounds bundle was perfect for this simple technique! Here are the easy steps:

  1. Heat emboss the flowers and leaves with white embossing powder on thick Basic White card stock.
  2. Squeeze your ink pads (while closed) to get a bit of ink inside the lid of your case, then open the ink pad and pick up a bit of ink from the lid using a water painter. (Don’t pick up ink directly from your ink pad). TIP: Start with a light wash of color and add more as desired..
  3. Use the dies to cut out the watercolored flora using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine and add to your project with liquid glue or dimensionals.

Putting these flowers onto one of our new striped Emboss Treat bags makes me ready for the next birthday or wedding gift I need to wrap.

Before you move on to Andrea’s pretty project (or click anywhere on the list to see more In-Color Inspiration), tell me which In-Color matches your personality!? For me, I think it’s going to be Tahitian Tide (which I didn’t even use on this project!).

May 2022 New At SU!: In-Color Inspiration

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If you don’t have a demonstrator serving you in the US, I’m happy to help you! If you live in Canada, Netherlands, Germany or Australia, choose one of our Design Team members in the list above to shop with! Here’s the list of supplies used on my project:

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The BEST way to collect all the new In-Colors is with the In Color Starter Kit in May! Click image below to get started.

Peachy Cassette Gift Box

Are you old enough to remember the cases a cassette tape came in? For you youngsters, that was what we recorded and listened to music on before CD’s, which were before MP3 players, which were before cell phones and music streaming services.

Never mind how long ago that was…let’s just focus on how cute this gift box is:

While this project is easier with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine, the Sweet as a Peach bundle is discounted 20% off in March 2022 during the Savings Are In Bloom promotion, and sadly, this personal favorite Peach bundle is retiring at the end of April, so don’t miss the chance to add it to your crafting collection.

When I make these boxes, I like to imagine what might fit inside: candy, earrings, money, gum, lipstick, a personalized rubber stamp, a deck of cards, etc. With a finished size of 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and 1/2″ deep, tell me what you can think of to wrap in this retro-design-inspired box!

Now, if you are old enough to handle crafting tools, try your hand at crafting a few of these boxes with this printable tutorial, and thanks for choosing me to purchase your supplies from!

Toasty Treats Gift Boxes

Love to give tasty gifts, but hate to bake? This project will have you making, but not baking!

Did you know there are PUMPKIN PIE POP TARTS…and they really taste like a pumpkin pie? They are really yummy! I found mine at Target, and you want to pick up at least 20 Pop Tarts (or 10 sets) because 2 fit into our Kraft Gift Boxes perfectly, and they come in a set of 10. Of course, you could make a Christmas version of this project and substitute a holiday flavor!

But sticking with the pumpkin theme, here are two options~ I used the Sweets & Treats stamp set (all supplies listed below) to create one of these boxes and the Pretty Pumpkins bundle to create an alternate version:

A quick video tutorial for you:

Product List
Kraft Gift Boxes 
$10.00
Sweets & Treats Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pattern Party 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Host Designer Series Paper
$18.00
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon
$7.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00

Hydrangeas Abound

The Annual Catalog Inspiration

Hydrangeas represent gratitude, grace, abundance, and beauty. The Hydrangea Hill Suite offers you abundant beauty & grace with for your Spring creative projects with a two-step stamping set, coordinating dies and Designer Series Paper and accessories. 

Warm up your creativity with this bundle or suite from my Stampin’ Store in March 2021 and you’ll also receive supplies for 3 exclusive projects from me! UPDATE: We are getting low on inventory for some of the products in the suite, so this is your best opportunity to order!

Sharing a few “bonus” project photos with you as well; The first shows how lovely the hydrangea blossom is when embossed in white and watercolored.

WATERCOLORING TIP: Squeeze your ink pads when they are closed, then pick up the ink from THE LID when opened (never put your water pens onto your ink pads to pick up ink!)

This is one of our acetate card boxes that you could decorate and fill with a small gift like tea towels, napkins, cash or thank you cards for a newlywed couple. While the mercury glass acetate sheets in this suite are colored Rococo Rose or Highland Heather on one side, they are silver on the back side, as used on this sample.

Hydrangea Hill Card/Gift Box


Coordinating Products

January-June Mini Catalog - Hydrangea Hill Suite
January-June Mini Catalog - Hydrangea Hill Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Hydrangea Hill Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Hydrangea Hill Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Hydrangea Hill Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Hydrangea Hill Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Hydrangea Hill Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Hydrangea Hill Suite


 

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New at SU!: Be Merry Card & Bag

Warm Holiday Wishes~ We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with Holiday Crafting ideas to share with you!

During GIFTING season, use your stampin’ supplies to package a pretty present:

Adding a card to the outside of a gift bag dresses it up and this one really rings with good cheer.

Did you know Stampin’ Up!’s “Tis the Season” Designer Series Paper (DSP) has patterns that match many of the stamps in our Holiday Catalog that don’t have their own coordinating papers? While the jingle bell paper is perfect for the Cherish The Season bundle, I paired it with the Banner Year bundle and it’s petite holly image.

To make the tab to hang the card from: you’ll need a piece of 2-1/2′ x 5-1/2″ Designer Series Paper and the Classic Label Punch: Push the paper all the way into the punch (with the edge of the punch lining up with the short edge of the paper) and punch all the way across until the other edge of the paper lining up with the other side of the punch. Adhere the *top* of the Designer Series Paper to the bag with Tear & Tape, leaving the punched side unattached so as to slide your card through.

NOTE: The card needs to open from the top hinge to be able to hang from the tab!

Hop along to Rochelle’s post for MORE MERRY crafting, but before you go, tell me what you learned here!

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November 2020 New at SU! Roll

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Christmas Means More

Sugar & Scraps – Merry Moose

Carterie Plus – Snowman Gift Tower

Moore Fun Stamping – Gift Wrapped

Creative Juice by Loni – Banner Year

Stamping Flair – Wishes & Wonder

Gifted Hands Ink – Snowflake Splendlor

Playing with Papercrafting – Pine Woods

Stampin’ Scrapper – Snowman Season

247Inkspiration – Coming Home

Scraphexe – In the Pines

Magic in this Night

The August–December 2020 Mini Catalog Inspiration
This Halloween you can turn your home into a haunted mansion with touches of spooky elegance using the MAGIC IN THE NIGHT SUITE from Stampin’ Up!

Family gatherings or treats for your ghoul friends? This suite will help you create décor, cards, and treat packaging that is to scream for! Get your creative magic going before Halloween fades into the mist.
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Magic in this Night Rectangle Tin

MAGIC IN THE NIGHT SUITE SUITE-Magic in this Night Rectangle Tin

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SUPPLIES:
Hallows Night Magic Bundle (#155188)

INK: VersaMark (#102283), Blackberry Bliss Ink Refill (#133648)

PAPER: Basic Black cardstock (#121045), Black Glitter Paper (#153518)

TOOLS: Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (#150697), Palette Knives (#142808), Heat Tool (#129053), Stampin’ Cut Y Emboss Machine (#149653), Optional – Silicone Craft Sheet (#127853)

EMBELLISHMENTS: 1-1/2″ Metallic Mesh Ribbon (#153550), Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon (#147897), Shimmery White Embossing Paste (#145645), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109132), Rectangle Tin (#153519)

ADHESIVES: Mini Glue Dots (#103683) or Stampin’ SEAL+ (#149699)

TIPS: The Rectangle Tin is a hinged silver box that measures 4″ x 2-3/4″ x 1″. Fill the box with candy, a gift card, or even scavenger hunt clues.

Coordinating Products


MAGIC IN THIS NIGHT SUITE COLLECTION #155122 HALLOWS NIGHT MAGIC BUNDLE #155188 HALLOWS NIGHT MAGIC CLING STAMP SET #153356 MAGIC IN THIS NIGHT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER #153517 METALLIC MESH RIBBON #153550 IRIDESCENT PEARLS #153549 COBWEBS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER #153578 BLACK GLITTER PAPER #153518
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A World of Good In Your Hands

 

The Annual Catalog Inspiration
My husband and I were supposed to go to Germany last month…a dream vacation we had been saving for years to take! While that trip is on hold now until 2022, I’ll take comfort in the World of Good suite to do some armchair travel or document past adventures.

This suite has an antique, old-world elegance and includes the Beautiful World stamp and die bundle, foil accented World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper, a coordinating Memories & More card pack, and antiqued embellishments that will make your projects rich in detail.

Get your adventures started with an out-of-the-box creation using a new Mini Paper Pumpkin box!

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World of Good Suitcase Box

World of Good Suitcase Box
Cover the box with a piece of the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper, then use coordinating products to embellish.

TIPS:

*Use a Bone Folder to curve the card stock strip used for the handle. The Bone Folder will stretch and bend the paper fibers without creasing, giving you a smoother handle.

*Store treasures from a trip in this box: It fits nicely in a bookshelf and you can open it whenever you want to return to the memories it holds!

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS

Stamp Set Cling Beautiful World (#152994)

PAPER

Whisper White cardstock (#100730)

Crumb Cake cardstock (#120953)

Mossy Meadow cardstock (#133676)

World Of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper (#152491)

INK

Crumb Cake ink pad (#147116)

Cinnamon Cider ink pad (#153114)

ADHESIVE

Mini Glue Dots (#103683)

Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)

Stampin’ Seal (#152813)

Tear & Tape (#138995)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)

TOOLS

Stitched Shapes Dies (#152323)

Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch (#152709)

World Map Dies (#152712)

Paper Snips (#103579)

Bone Folder (#102300)

EMBELLISHMENTS

Mini Paper Pumpkin Box (#153069)

Antiqued Corners & Slides Elements (#152471)

Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim (#152472)

KITS

World Of Good Memories & More Card Pack (#153600)

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