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!
Let’s wrap up the season with some GIFT TAGS for you to copy or to inspire you! Our global group of demonstrators have some terrific tags, so don’t miss gathering ALL the ideas…or PIN them for next year!
I have a lot of holiday Designer Series Paper left over, and I wanted to pair it with my favorite sentiments from the Framed & Festive set (only available for 2 more weeks!). They can be used for *any* holiday and the sayings fit in the Framed Florets dies (which WILL be in the 2023 January-April mini catalog), so it was speedy to create these:
Each strip of Designer Series Paper was 5-1/2″ x 1-1/2″. I just cut out a Garden Green, Real Red and Basic White Oval Frame, then mixed and matched the colors for stamping or embossing.
A simple tag can really dress up any gift, and these are under the tree, or out for delivery!
I’ll link my supplies below, and I am happy to serve USA Crafters (if you don’t have a demonstrator already), or you can find a demonstrator in your country along our hop:
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!
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:
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!
Have you ever wished you had a card on hand to lift the spirits of a friend? If you answered yes, let this one be the one you always have in your box!
These remind me of the “In case of emergency, break glass” cases: Sometimes acting like a grown up is difficult, and we all know CHOCOLATE helps. So you may need to break one of these open at any moment.
The cards are also the SWAPS I made for Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local. I’m headed to Anaheim this weekend for our annual convention (OnStage) and demonstrators always swap cards at events; make multiples of the same card and trade with other demonstrators so you have a wide variety of samples to inspire you when you get home!
Though they are simple, they are certainly SWEET!
Stamp a stack to keep in stock, but don’t eat all the chocolate! Here’s what you’ll need:
Do you love reading? Are you part of a book club? This stamp is for YOU!
It was love at first sight for me and the “Every Chapter” stamp in the J-J Mini Catalog. I have a similar stack of books next to my bed. When I found these cute chalkboard easels at Dollar Tree, I knew exactly what to do with the stamp:
Ink up Every Chapter stamp with white craft ink and press onto chalkboard, being careful not to rock side to side. Cover wet ink with white embossing powder, shake or brush off excess powder with small, dry paintbrush and heat to set the powder.
Wrap 18” of ribbon around on the left side of chalkboard and tie in a knot. Wrap the 24” piece of ribbon into 3 loops (around 3-4 fingers). Lay on knotted ribbon and tie.
Add loose flower to book with mini glue dot. Add silver pearl to center of flower.
Wouldn’t it look adorable as a favor on a table, too?
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:
Welcome to our “Warm & Cozy” Blog Hop: The best way to view these projects from talented demonstrators around the world is wrapped in a blanket with a warm cup of cocoa!
Once you have hopped through all the blogs, you may either feel like crafting, OR having a nap. Either way, we’ve got you covered:
My project is a sign to hang from your door when a baby (or yourself) are sleeping! If you are a new mom, you should take this advice: “SLEEP WHEN YOUR BABY SLEEPS”. You need the rest, and during the winter, we need more sleep. Let this notice keep it quiet during that important time.
The photo-realistic textures of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper felt cabin-cozy for my Naptime Door Sign and with the Playful Alphabet dies, you can say what you want to say! TIP:If you happen to drop a die in the garbage can while crafting, grab a magnet to fish it out (not saying that happened or anything…)
I made it the same size as a card (5.5″ x 4.25″) so you can mail it to a friend who just had a baby.
I’ve been really enjoying the new Water Painters for watercoloring…it’s so relaxing to color! Doesn’t the mother and baby fox from the Wildly Happy stamp set just make you want to curl up for a snooze?
All the supplies I used for this Warm & Cozy project are listed below and please leave me a comment before following the hop over to Terry’s blog to see what she’s cooking up with the Heartwarming Hugs bundle!
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.
Magic in this Night Rectangle Tin
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