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Stampin’ Up! Black & White + One, Part 2

I couldn’t help it… I just HAD to make a card to go with the cute gift box from yesterday… It is super simple. The Striped paper is from the Beautifully Penned 12 x 12 DSP that is FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order. The other main products are the Scalloped Contour Dies and the Poinsettia Dies. I also used two different embossing powders for a modern-type look (goes with the stripy paper, don’t you think so?) Black Embossing Powder for the sentiment on the front of the card (from Poinsettia Petals stamp set) and White Embossing Powder for the poinsettias on the inside of the card and front of the envelope (also from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.) And the plus one is the red ~ Real Red card stock for the berries & background papers & the Wonderful Gems in red.

Black & White + One, Part 2.1

I wanted to keep the same stamp set/ dies to make this a unified set – remember yesterday’s box. If you didn’t see that post, you may view it here. However, I will be giving directions for the box in today’s post.

Card info & very basic directions: (this card is so simple, it doesn’t need a lot of explanation)

  • Thick Basic White 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Real Red card stock 4 7/8 x 3 5/8 (cut 2), 2 1/2 x 3 1/8 + scrap for berries
  • Basic White card stock 2 3/4 x 3 (die cut piece for front – Scalloped Contour Dies), 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 (inside panel)
  • Beautifully Penned DSP 3 12 x 4 3/4, 2 1/4 x 6 (envelope flap)
  • VersaMark ink + Black Embossing Powder for the front sentiment: heat set
  • VersaMark ink + White Embossing Powder for the poinsettia on the inside panel & the front of the envelope: heat set. I did use a sponge dauber & Real Red ink for the envelope front but don’t like the effect!!
  • Three Wonderful Gems in red
  • DSP & Real Red are adhered together with Stampin’ Seal, then added to card front with dimensionals
  • Scalloped panel is adhered to Real Red with Stampin’ seal, then added to card front as shown with dimensionals
  • Berry die cuts adhered with liquid glue and slipped in. Each was cut apart to create the fullness

This card goes so nicely (I think) with the box…

Black & White + One, Part 2.4

The box directions:

  • Cut paper 4 x 12
    • score on the long side 1, 5 1/2, 6 1/2, and 11
    • score on the short side at 1 & 3
    • burnish

Trim as shown in photo, add Stampin Seal on small trimmed pieces, fold together adhering. Lid folds over the top.

Box template

For the DSP box I did add reinforcement to the bottom, using Thick Basic White and the same DSP, adhering them in with Seal+.

Fun project for me – and I hope you liked it as well. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code when ordering: R6U3VRBN. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you! The products listed below are for both the card & the cute box.

Remember that Sale-a-bration is now through September 30! It’s the best time to buy (lots of free product) & JOIN ~ read on…

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It is during this period that when you place an order of $50 or increments of that, there are FREE items available in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Stampin’ Up! does not usually offer more than one sale-a-bration in a year, but this year, they DID! WooHoo – fun products too… Again, contact me if you do not have a catalog.

How do you pre-earn Sale-A-Bration products? It’s simple! For every $50 USD | $60 CAD and $100 USD | $120 CAD you spend, you’ll be able to take your pick of Sale-A-Bration products to add to your order—for free

And if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration… you have the opportunity to get one of the bundles below FREE!

OIN BUNDLE OPTIONSPRICELIMIT
156795Arctic Bears Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156819Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle$50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD1
156801Christmas Season Bundle$54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD1
156806Christmas To Remember Bundle$60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD1
156807Frosted Gingerbread Bundle$48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD1
158609Gorgeous Leaves Bundle$44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD1
156813Nature’s Harvest Bundle$53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156816Peaceful Cabin Bundle$54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156391Peaceful Deer Bundle$36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD1
156789Penguin Place Bundle$31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD1
156798Sweet Little Stockings Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156810Whimsical Trees Bundle$51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD1



Those who join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration may select one bundle from the list above to

add to their Starter Kit at no additional cost.

Joining during this sale-a-bration time allows you to create your own starter kit: $99 cost, $125 worth of product + a FREE bundle (listed above for no additional cost) + FREE Sale-a-bration items. Oh my – why pass up this deal? Join now… you may do that here.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card.

Stampin’ Up! Black & White + One

Hello fellow stampers! It’s Friday, a bit rainy here today. Not sure how long it will last. I have one more card to share from our Team Meeting on Sunday, but I just had to pop in with this very cute box. My paper of choice for this is the Beautifully Penned 12 x 12 DSP that is FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase. More on that later in the post. I’ve chosen Black & White cuz there’s a challenge for Black & White plus one other color…. and I chose red.

Black & White + One.1

Other products…

  • Poinsettia Dies (coordinates w/ Poinsettia Petals stamp set)
  • Seasonal Labels Dies (coordinates w/ Christmas Season stamp set)
  • Vellum
  • Basic White card stock
  • Real Red card stock
  • Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Wink of Stella

The ‘how’ to decorate this box…

  • die cut the vellum using the smallest label die in the Seasonal Labels Dies
  • die cut three poinsettia petals using the Poinsettia Dies & Basic White card stock, cover with Wink of Stella, adhere together with glue dots and mini dimensionals. I used the mini dimensional only for adding the top petal.
  • die cut the berry spray using another of the Poinsettia Dies and Real Red card stock., cut apart as desired
  • add the vellum to the box with Stampin’ Seal+ just across the middle of the Vellum. This will be very secure and the adhesive will be covered by the decoration.
  • adhere the berries with more Stampin’ Seal+
  • add the poinsettia with two glue dots
  • Add three Rhinestone Basic Jewels in the three varied sizes for a bit of sparkle & glam
  • tie the Real Red Ribbon Double-Stitched Ribbon around the end of the box, making a bow – done!

Tomorrow I’ll give complete directions for the box & a card to go with it. 😏

f you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code when ordering: R6U3VRBN. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Remember that Sale-a-bration is now through September 30! It’s the best time to buy (lots of free product) & JOIN ~ read on…

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It is during this period that when you place an order of $50 or increments of that, there are FREE items available in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Stampin’ Up! does not usually offer more than one sale-a-bration in a year, but this year, they DID! WooHoo – fun products too… Again, contact me if you do not have a catalog.

How do you pre-earn Sale-A-Bration products? It’s simple! For every $50 USD | $60 CAD and $100 USD | $120 CAD you spend, you’ll be able to take your pick of Sale-A-Bration products to add to your order—for free

And if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration… you have the opportunity to get one of the bundles below FREE!

OIN BUNDLE OPTIONSPRICELIMIT
156795Arctic Bears Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156819Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle$50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD1
156801Christmas Season Bundle$54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD1
156806Christmas To Remember Bundle$60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD1
156807Frosted Gingerbread Bundle$48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD1
158609Gorgeous Leaves Bundle$44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD1
156813Nature’s Harvest Bundle$53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156816Peaceful Cabin Bundle$54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156391Peaceful Deer Bundle$36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD1
156789Penguin Place Bundle$31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD1
156798Sweet Little Stockings Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156810Whimsical Trees Bundle$51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD1

Those who join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration may select one bundle from the list above to

add to their Starter Kit at no additional cost.

Joining during this sale-a-bration time allows you to create your own starter kit: $99 cost, $125 worth of product + a FREE bundle (listed above for no additional cost) + FREE Sale-a-bration items. Oh my – why pass up this deal? Join now… you may do that here.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card.

Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship Mini PP

Guess what today is… the day before the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog goes LIVE! Excitement!!! I’m sharing with you today one of the bundles: Flowers of Friendship, which includes a punch, Flowers & Leaves Punch – and I’ve used it and one of the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes.

Flowers of Friendship Mini PP

Isn’t this fun? I began by adhering the various papers to the box top: Pool Party for the foundation layer, then a panel of Pattern Party DSP and another layer of the same DSP but a different pattern, obviously. I then stamped the various flowers, leaves in Memento Black ink – but oh wait – I created a template for that!

Flowers & Leaves Punch template

To create the template… punch, then use that to place the stamps on the acrylic block. This allows you to stamp those four, then punch all four. So… stamp (I used memento Black ink), color each (I’ll explain), then punch. Neat, huh?! You can see I did that several times.

I used several Stampin’ Blends for coloring: Light Pool Party for the leaves, Pale Papaya, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo & one of the NEW In Colors, Polished Pink. When looking at the box, you’ll notice I also created a single flower stamped in Polished Pink then colored with Stampin’ Blends Flirty Flamingo & Polished Pink.. For the flower centers I used Playing with Patterns Resin Dots. Some of the flowers In layered together with dimensionals. The leaves were adhered with liquid glue to the backs of the flowers. I adhered everything to the Pool Party sentiment banner then stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink. For the final touch, ‘cuz it needed something… I added a bit of Sheer Ribbon in Pool Party and attached it with a glue dot to the back of the flower. I adhered the sentiment banner with Seal +.

Love this! Now to fill it… maybe with candies or note cards or… a combination. Fun! Hope you like.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade item of choice – made with love!

Products for today’s project may be found below… Products for todays project are from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog which ends May 3 and some are from the NEW 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. 😉 If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE – FKR9ZJZZ – good May 1-15. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Stampin’ Up! has a joining special from 4 May to the end of May and it is a perfect time to join – get $155 worth of product for $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!! This is the best deal ever!! See the details below…… last chance products are available through May 3…

Bouquet of Hope by Paper Pumpkin

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I am here to support you in any way that I can. There is no risk and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  With this great deal, there is no reason not to join in May!!

AND beginning 4 May through June 14 of 2021, qualifying orders will receive Stampin’ Rewards PLUS additional rewards! Hosts can earn Stampin’ Rewards based on order totals for an entire party. Outside the party setting,
Stampin’ Rewards are available to those who place individual orders that meet certain order totals. Stampin’ Up is promoting a new kits product line to help new demonstrators with their $300 minimum per quarter. Stampin’ Up! is about connecting with others and sharing the love of crafting. HOSTING a party is becoming easier all the time. Now, when connecting & crafting you will collect the rewards. What with COVID restrictions decreasing and the new kits promotion, this is an ideal time to become a demonstrator. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team between May 4- 31, 2021… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Connect, Craft & Collect

Stampin’ Up! Snailed It w/ Mini Shipping Boxes

Blessed Good Friday today… gosh, this has come oh so quickly for me… hard to believe it’s here already. I’ve been preparing some little gems to send forth to others using the SU! Mini Shipping Boxes and the Snailed It bundle. This is such a cute set… and I had lots of fun using the coordinating Snail Mail DSP. Let’s take a peek.

Aren’t these fun? Filled w/ little goodies for each to open, these will be a nice little treat. I covered each of the sides:

Bermuda Bay for the first box, Real Red for Box #2 and Pretty Peacock for box #3. (Card stock cuts will be listed at the bottom of this post.) I then used various sheets of the Snail Mail DSP to adhere to them – yep, liquid glue is my choice, but feel free to use Stampin’ Seal if that’s what you prefer. I then tied various coordinating ribbon around each: Braided Linen Trim, Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack, and finally Playing w/ Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack. Then I decorated the top.

I stamped each of the stamps with Memento Black ink then colored with appropriate Blends to coordinate with the particular box. Box #1 used Flirty Flamingo and Bermuda Bay, and I stamped the bubble in Flirty Flamingo ink; box #2 used Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Pool Party Blends; box #3 used Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo. I die cut the mushroom and the snail with their respective dies using the Snail Dies. The Happy Mail rectangle was trimmed with paper snips. For box #2 I die cut the square using the Snail Dies and covered it with the same DSDP. Box #3 I also cut an envelope using the Snail Dies (cute cute envelope!) There is also a small rectangle die in the Snail Dies and I cut 3 using Basic White card stock, then used a Stampin’ Write marker to write the recipients name. I also made a pop-up for each box with a 1/2″ x 3 1/2 strip, scored every 3/4″. See the side-view photo.

And here’s one of the top view…

Snailed It w/ Mini Shipping Boxes – top view

When I closed and filled the box, I adhered the bottom together with Seal + and put a Thick Basic White card piece in the bottom to make it more sturdy. I’m very pleased with how these turned out and hope the recipients like them too. Sending each of them special hugs…

I hope you like today’s project. I would love to see what you do with these fun shipping boxes. Products from today’s project may be found in the list below – for easy shopping 🙂 Just FYI – this bundle and the embossing folder are something you will continue to see… hint, hint. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE – 63SXY3X6– good April 1- 15 . When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post.

Join my team now… you may do that here.

We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Remember that Stampin’ Up! has lots of wonderful items on their retired list. SHOP EARLY BEFORE ITEMS ARE SOLD OUT! Sale ends May 3.

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  • PDF list
  • Excel Spreadsheet list
  • Card cuts for today’s project:

    • card stock bases: 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 (2 for front & back); 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 (2 for sides); 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 for top
    • Snail Mail DSP: 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 (2 for front & back); 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 (2 for sides); 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 when needed for top, + extra DSP for any embellishment (envelope)
    • Basic White 4 x 5/14 for die cuts

    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

    Make someone happy sending them a handmade card or gift filled with love ❤️

    Stampin’ Up! Love You Always Treat Boxes

    Oh goodness – it’s MARCH! I cannot believe how fast February flew. Yes, it’s is only 28 days, but still. Today’s project uses the Love You Always Treat Boxes – the perfect size for a small gift ~ candies, a necklace or earrings, even a scarf or a pair of fun socks! At any rate, not sure what will go in this one yet, but is intended for Easter, therefore the pastel colors.

    Love You Always Treat Box

    Gosh, I just realized how cockeyed the bow is… I’ll retie it. The box finished size is 2 3/4 across x 4 1/8 in length and a full 1 1/2 deep – and very sturdy. Here’s what I did…

    • Wrap the box with a 3 x 9 length of card stock, glueing in place and creating the folds as you go. Here I used Seaside Spray.
    • Cut another piece, this time of DSP (and I used Sand & Sea DSP) 2 x 9, wrap, glue, and fold as before.
    • Create the tag using the Essential Tag Punch, Basic White card stock and Seaside Spray card stock toon – so punch two. I decorated the Basic White tag with a strip of the Sand & Sea DSP then using the Oval Occasions Punch, I created a sentiment for the tag. The blue is the reverse side of the dotted DSP and I added it to the tag with dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped using the Oval Occasions stamp set and Seaside Spray ink on Basic White. This was adhered with liquid glue then I added three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots.
    • The Seaside Spray tag is stamped with Night of Navy ink using the A Wish for Everything stamp set and again three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Punch a hole through both tags for the ribbon.
    • I wrapped the box twice around with Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack in Seaside Spray and Silver, then through the tag and tied a bow. I knotted the ends of the ribbon just for fun.
    Love You Always Treat Box

    Fun little project and I’m going to create several – for grandkids and friends. They will be nice to have on hand.

    Today is the big release of the Butterfly Brilliance Collection – woohoo! The last few days I have created cards and a box with this collection and it is just beautiful. I’m smitten. Y

    Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE QDCUDHDC – good Mar 1 – 15. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time.

    Stampin” Up! 3 D Project

    It’s been a while since I posted anything but cards, but today is the day! This is a very fun, easy 3-Sided Box made with the Flower & Field DSP that is FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase. Just reminding you Sale-a-bration ends Feb 28… just sayin’… Ok, the box… the neat part, once you have made one and realize how easy it is, you can change up the dimesnions to suit your need.

    3- Sided Box – #1

    Is this cute or what?! Part of what makes it so appealing is the paper; the other is the shape – it’s different. The finished size is 4 1/2″ in length, 2″ in height and 3″ for the base. I began with Misty Moonlight card stock cut 9 3/4 x 8 1/2. Score on the short side at 2 & 6 1/2. Score on the long side @ 2 1/2, 5 1/2 & 8. Keep in mind, this last score line is the top or the front of the box. I sometimes find it helpful to put a sticky note on that space so I don’t forget what is what.

    Burnish all sides. Trim as shown in photo. Find the center point of your ‘wings’ and score from both corners to create the triangle. This panel is 3: in width, so the center of the wings is 1 1/2″. Burnish those side score lines. Add Tear n Tape to designated place – again – see photo. (This photo is upside down… with the top/ front at the bottom of the photo!🥴) I rounded the corners of my front panel, but the next time I will use a die to make a fun front 🙂 Cuts for DSP panels are this: 4 5/16 x 2 5/16 (2) & 4 5/16 x 1 5/8. When cutting my Designer paper, I wanted the pattern to match, especially in the front to the next panel. Look at the photo and see how it does that. Remember to round the front corners of your front DSP panel. Adhere the Flower & Field DSP with liquid glue. Remove Tear n Tape, fold in the sides and adhere.

    3-Sided Box – #2

    3-Sided Box – #3

    Because this is a giftie, I die cut a small tag using a die from the Hydrangea Dies and stamped the ‘for you’ using the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I added the white twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack to attach it to the ribbon. I used the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon to tie around the box to keep it closed. And you could add a glue dot on the bottom of the box to keep the ribbon from getting lost from the box. :O)

    3-Sided Box – #4

    Isn’t this sweet? I love it and cannot wait to make a few more – maybe different sizes :O)

    Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Feb 4 – Feb 28. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

    Now is the perfect time to become a team member of Stampin’ Up! – with your choice of items in your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!) you will receive five packs of new 6×6 DSP paper packs – only during Sale-a-bration though!!! Act quickly… JOIN MY Team here. Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Join now… Again – you may do that here.

    Items FREE with $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration – Level 1

    Items FREE with $100 purchase during Sale-a-bration – Level 2

    And… if you HOST a party or place an order totaling $300 or more

    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

    Make someone happy sending them a handmade project made with love.

    Stampin’ Up! Retired items for…. Halloween

    What do you do with your retired Stampin’ Up! items? I know most of us sell the retired stamps and dies – and maybe some embellishments too. Retired paper I have more trouble giving away. Why? I have no idea… maybe I’m a paper hoarder, but I don’t think so. At any rate, this Halloween is odd, would you agree? With the Covid thing, I have no idea if we will have very many kids, but I think we will. And somehow it seems to me, I needed to do something special. So I’m making these cute little bags from retired Designer Series Paper and ribbon and stuffing them with candy Here’s my basket at this point.

    Retired items for… halloween – #1

    You can see the Paper Pumpkin ‘parcels’ in there too, right? And these little bags have leftover parts to the recent Halloween Paper Pumpkin. Those pumpkins are just so cute! I’m not spending a lot of time on these, but they needed some kind of decoration after all.

    And these are some of my extra bags…

    Retired SU! DSP

    What’s nice about these is they store flat – as these are. While it may be a bit late for you to create these for Halloween, they are perfect for stocking stuffers or little gifts. Here are the details.

    • Cut the Retired DSP to 4 1/2 x 6 1/2
    • Score on the long side at 2″, 3″, 5″, and 6″
    • Score on one short side at 1″. This becomes the bottom
    • Burnish all sides, then trim as shown.
    Retired & trimmed for cute bag
    • Adhere the 1/2″ edge to the opposite side
    • Put the bottom together and adhere just the last fold
    • Pinch the top together to determine the middle and punch a hole for the ribbon, going through both sides. The hole will vary depending on the ribbon width.
    • Tie your ribbon – see the photos below for the two ways I tied them.

    This is such a fun way to use retired Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper, ribbon and embellishments – and I think the trick or treaters will appreciate the special packaging.

    That’s it for now… Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

    Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card

    (in this case package!) made with love.

    SU! Mini Pizza Box and Cards/ Punches

    Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack 3″ card

    Hi Everyone! One day last week I covered a Mini Pizza Box and didn’t share it as I hadn’t created cards for the inside yet – so yesterday I got busy and did just that. I pulled out some fun carryover punches: Mr Moose (which I adore!), the Pine Tree Punch and Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack. Because these are small cards (3 x 6 scored at 3), I used only the smaller of the Gleaming Ornaments punches. Let’s take a look…

    Aren’t these fun? Let’s start with the box: Mini Pizza Box… Mossy Meadow cs (3 1/4″ square) adhered with liquid glue; Heartwarming Hugs DSP (2 3/4″ square) adhered to Pear Pizzazz cs (3″ square), then put on dimensionals and onto the Mossy Meadow piece. I adhered a Gold Hoops Embellishment  (love these!) with liquid glue then tied a bow with the  3/8″ Real Red Sheer Ribbon then attached a fun Jingle Bell with a gold  cord from the Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack and attached with a glue dot. I stamped the three trees in Mossy Meadow on a Whisper White scrap and fussy cut them and adhered with dimensionals. The center tree got two layers of dimensionals.

    For the three cards I cut Whisper White cs 3 x 6″ and scored at 3″, making them fit nicely in the Mini Pizza Box. I took another piece of Whisper White and punched the tree, moose and ornament.  TIP: I marked a larger piece of the Whisper White 2 1/2 x 7 1/2 so I knew the 2 1/2″ square, marked the centers of each square so I would have the punch centered, punched each one then cut the strip into the 2 1/2″ squares. Perfect centering and easily punched! This Whisper White square was put on dimesnionals and adhered to more of the Hearttwarming Hugs DSP (cut to 2 7/8″) which had been adhered to the 3 x 6 pieces.

    For the sentiments:

    • Ornament card… stamped in  Garden Green using the Christmas Gleaming stamp set on a Whisper White scrap and fussy cut then adhered with liquid glue.
    • Tree card… stamped in Real Red from the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set on a Whisper White strip and adhered with liquid glue.
    • Moose card… stamped in Crumb Cake from the Merry Moose stamp set

    Envelopes: each of the envelope flaps got coordinating DSP from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP then stamped on the front with coordinating stamp sets:

    • Christmas Gleaming stamp set  – ornament stamped in Real Red
    • Merry moose stamp set – moose stamped in Crumb Cake
    • Perfectly Plaid stamp set – tree stamped in Garden Green

    Voila! This is such a cute set of gift cards. I can’t wait until it’s closer to the appropriate time to gift it :O)

    All items may be found in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog – see the PDF if you do not have a new cattie. Then let me know if you do not have a demonstrator how I may help you get that order placed so you, too, can have such fun creating! Here’s the PDF: August_89_2020

    When you shop with me… get a free SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50- $150 and use my HOST CODE… during the month of August… 4TEZ7HWY. If your purchase is over $150 you’ll still get a free gift from me but don’t use the host code as SU! will offer you some sweet options for free product!

    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

    Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

    SU! Celebrate Sunflowers Duo

    Hi folks! Today I’m sharing a card and ‘tot’ with you using the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle – which means using the Sunflower Dies AND the stamp set. I can’t stand it, these are so pretty…

    All Dressed Up tote

    Celebrate Sunflowers card

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    So much fun to create! And the dies and stamp set make it so easy… For the tote: Begin by Die cutting the tote using the All Dressed Up Dies. This is die cut from Flirty Flamingo. Remember you have to die cut two and put them together. Then die cut the straps and do two of those as well. I sponged the edges of the tote in Flirty Flamingo to give it some depth. It doesn’t really show in the picture, but it does make a difference. Once the tote is put together, set it aside and create the sunflower: stamp the sunflower in Flirty Flamingo ink on Whisper White cs and die cut with the outline die. Die cut the full sunflower in Petal Pink and using a sponge dauber, ‘color’ with Flirty Flamingo. I also used my Wink of Stella and covered the petals only.  Color the center area with Stampin’ Blends using both light and dark Crumb Cake. Die cut the tiny center out of Crumb Cake cs and sponge the edges of this with Crumb Cake and adhere with dimensionals. Add three Gold Glitter Enamel Dots. Adhere the finely detailed Sunflower die cut to the outline die cut, lining up the edges so they match or not. (It gives it a different look if it isn’t lined up and I like it both ways. This one is lined up.) I used liquid glue and just adhered the larger center area leaving the petals loose/ free. Die cut the leaves in Just Jade – you can see I did several. Adhere the leaves to the back of the Sunflower die cut, then adhere to the front of the tote with liquid glue. Tie a length of the 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle ribbon in a knot to one one of the straps. Then I tied a bow out of the 1/2″ Whisper White Faux Linen Ribbon and adhered with a glue dot. Love this – so feminine and so cute!

    The card… Die cut a panel of the Flowers for Every Season 6×6 DSP using the die from the Ornate Layers Dies. This creates a beautiful feminine background for this sunflower. This was adhered to a Thick Whisper White card base (4 1/4 x 11). Another piece of the DSP was cut using the Stitched Rectangles Dies to create another layer and fun background. Next I stamped the sunflower in Memento black in on panel of Whisper White cs and die cut using the Stitched Squares dies. Color with both the light and dark Flirty Flamingo Blends.Notice it is lightly colored with lots of white showing. This gives it wonderful depth and really makes it more realistic. And I actually stamped two sunflowers and after coloring cut into one of them and added it to the Square one using dimensionals. I die cut the detailed sunflower from Flirty Flamingo and used the outline die cut to create a vellum background. I adhered the detailed die cut to the vellum, retaining a few of the petal insets and adhered those with liquid glue. The sunflower was adhered to the card front with liquid glue then the square one with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Memento black ink, cut it apart and adhered it with dimensionals. Love this look!

    Celebrate Sunflowers closeup

    For the inside I stamped several leaves in Just Jade ink on a Whisper White panel (4 x 5 1/4) and adhered that to Just Jade (4 1/8 x 5 3/8) and then into the card base. While the stamp was out I stamped the envelope front and flap continuing in the Just Jade ink.

    Celebrate Sunflowers card inside

    Celebrate Sunflowers card envelope

    Are these two items fun? I’m giving them together to a special friend. :o)

    Want to make these? I can help you do that… join my team or order from me. Remember when byou order from me and your purchase is between $50-$150 and you use my current host code (4TEZ7HWY – good throughout August!) I will send a SU! item of your choice worth $10.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

    Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card made with love.

     

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