Merry Christmas to All …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A quick post today to introduce you to an awesome product suite in the Holiday catalog … the Merry Christmas to All bundle.  Have you taken a look, is it on your Wish List? Here’s another look for you …

This little project is so cute … can you image all the amazing cards and projects that this bundle can be used on!  If the greetings alone are tempting you, than you must be just as excited as I am to have the beautifully coordinated framelit dies – amazing!!


Say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Christmas, and much more to your loved ones. With this set, you can say it all! There are 28 photopolymer stamps in the set and 6 dies … You save 10% when you bundle to two.

I want to thank you for dropping in and checking out my blog post today.  I also want to remind you that today is the last day that you can sign up and get the September Paper Pumpkin … It’s going to be spooky fun!!

Sign up here: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=26646  / I’ve been told that there are 24 projects included in this kit … enough for all your ghouls and goblins 🙂

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

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Simply Sunday: Holiday Treat Bags

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  We are have having great “fall appropriate” weather … a bit crisp in the morning and evenings and warm (NOT HOT) sunny afternoons! I love it!!

Yesterday I shared with you a Step-by-Step tutorial on how to make two cute treat / gift bags from one 12 x 12 sheet of designer paper.  Today I have two more of those cute bags to share with you.  Once I started making them, I just kept going … they are really fast and easy to make, then embellish as desired.

I’ll start out with my Halloween since that is where I left off yesterday …

This cute little bag was also made with the goodies from the Toil and Trouble product suite on pages 48 and 49 in the Occasions catalog.  I also used the Stitched Shapes and Layering Oval Framelit Dies.

My little ghost that comes from the coordinating stamp set was colored with the Gorgeous Grape and then highlighted with “Wink of Stella”.  I used the beautiful Black Glittered Organdy ribbon to finish off my edge (I don’t like to leave a raw edge fully exposed).

On my Christmas treat / gift bag I did not finish off the raw edge per say, but I placed my greeting over part of it.  That is my personal preference and that’s what’s nice about creating your own cards and projects … we can make them the way we want!

The pretty paper I used here comes from our Annual Catalog on page 95 … Under the Mistletoe. The greeting and the cute little holly embellishment I stamped (and cut out) comes from the Peaceful Poinsettia bundle. Again, I cut out the greeting using the Stitched Shapes Framelit dies … boy I sure do use them a lot!! lol

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a few more of these cute bags, and I really hope you give it a try.  Here is the link: CLICK HERE to view the step by step instructions again.

I have listed the products below that I have used on both of my projects. You can click on any of the items to view more information about it, or to begin shopping on my online store. I appreciate your support … remember, all orders over $50 (before s/h) qualifies you for my rewards points.

Thanks much for visiting me today.

Enjoy this beautiful day ~

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Halloween Treat Bag & Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a chance to view all the cards and projects for Halloween that I shared with you yesterday.  Today, as promised, I have another 3-D project for you along with the instructions so you can create it too!  These are super cute -n- easy Halloween bags, however, with a switch of designer paper … you can have these for any holiday or family occasion!

I used many of the items in the Toil & Trouble product suite found on pages 48 and 49 of the Holiday Catalog. Halloween is one of my favorite Holidays … it’s the “fun” one for me.  Fun to decorate, fun with the kids … and candy!

I have several photos for you to take you step by step through the process of making these cute bags … except the decorations – those are just elements that I cut out (with the help of the coordinating dies) from the designer paper!

You will need any 12 x 12 piece of designer paper.  Cut in half … You will have 2 – 6″ x 12″ pieces and can create 2 treat bags from this one sheet.

Once you have your paper cut, you will place it on your Simply Score board or you can use your paper cutter with the scoring blade. Lay it on the board as shown … 12″ should be horizontal (the long way).  Now you’ll score at 1-1/2″, 5-1/2″, 7″ and then 11″.  The last 1″ will be your flap that holds the bag together.

Now turn your paper 90° so the short side is at the top (horizontal) and score at 1″ and 5″ … this will be the top piece that gets folded over to create the two tone look and the bottom flaps!

I always fold over (burnish) all my score lines – it just makes it easier to assemble.  You will notch out the score lines on the bottom (that is edge that has the piece cut out) See sample above.  Before you assemble you bag – You will fold over the top flap to reveal the second pattern and glue that flap down.  Now you are ready for assembly.

You can see on this next picture (on the flap) the two tone patterns from folding down the top flap.

On the flap that has the 1″ x 1″ piece notched out … fold the flap in (the stars are actually the inside of this bag) and then align the flap with the opposite side of your bag.  I like using glue for creating bags because it allows you to move your flaps a little when aligning (it’s more forgiving) … the sticky strip and adhesives like that – once they’re down … they are down and there is no fixing that.  The glue holds beautifully once set.

Next you will add glue to the two small flaps to begin your bottom …

Add your glue to the sides of the flap as shown, and be sure to glue both of the small flaps. Then flip the bottom flap over the two small flaps and check your sides to see if they are aligned (so you don’t get a crooked bag).

Next you will add glue to the very top of the top flap (shown in picture below) and fold over.  There is a little glue exposed from the small flaps the will help hold the top flap to the entire bottom.

Here’s a stampin’ tip: To ensure the bottom is secure, sit your bag up and then I use a pencil with the eraser side down and give a firm push on the bottom and make sure all flaps are down and secure.  Walla … Your done.

Now if you’d like, you can decorate the bag ~

On this bag I highlighted the bats and used the stars as my topper.  Here I punched out a 2″ circle and used the hat from another pattern in the Toil & Trouble designer series paper.  I wrapped a little gold thread around my fingers and then placed it onto a stampin’ dimensional to hold it in place… I thought the gold tied in with the stars nicely. This one was finished off with a simple cardstock handle 🙂

On my second bag I just folded my score lines opposite from the first to expose the stars and highlight them!

The base for my decoration was the Pretty Label punch and embellished with cut out pieces from the designer places … all popped up to create some fun dimension! The Happy Halloween greeting comes from the coordinating stamp set and the ends were punched to create a banner.  To finish off this bag, I used the beautiful Black Glittered Organdy ribbon to create my handle… oh so cute!!

I hope I inspired you to pick up some of this amazing paper and even the Toil & Trouble bundle so you can create these cute little treat bags for your special little ghouls and goblins.

Thank you for joining me today … let me know (below) how you liked the projects and the tutorial. Either Like or Comment … I would appreciate the feedback.

Have a fun day ~

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No Toil … No Trouble … Just treats!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

To the catalog went LIVE yesterday and of course I had to put another order in (you know, things I didn’t pick up on the pre-order) lol.  Truth is, is buy in stages … my Halloween and Fall first, with a touch of Christmas. Yesterday, a few more Christmas items for my upcoming Holiday Stamping Retreat. (Which is Sold Out) Thank you ladies!!

Today however, I’m focusing on Halloween … before you know it, those little ghouls and goblins will be ringing our doorbells in celebration of the holiday.  I like to make special little treats for my grandkids and this year decided not to recreate the wheel but copy the cute projects in the catalog!!

My Bakers Boxes should be arriving tomorrow! I’m going to create the cute little green box with the spider webs.  So easy to color … just fill your Stampin’ Spritzer with alcohol, then add a few drops of the ink refill. The alcohol allows your ink to dry much quicker than if you would use water.

The tag is quick -n- easy to make with the Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper! There are so many cute patterns, I don’t know which one I like best (but that little ghost does pull at my heart strings).

Here is my little ghost card …

And since we are having fun with the Designer paper, what do you think about the “bat” pattern?  I took this paper and sponged on some fun color effects and this is what I ended up with …

You can get full details … just CLICK HERE.  And while I’m bragging about this amazing designer paper, lets talk about how it coordinates so nicely with the Cauldron Bubble stamp set and Cauldron dies.  Some of the dies actually cut images from the Toil & Trouble designer paper!!

There’s my little ghost again! He just seems to keep turning up throughout this entire blog post! This entire product suite will make your card and gift making as easy as a ghost floating through air.  A totally versatile product suite… so stop back tomorrow because I have another cute project for you to “gift” your little ghouls and goblins!

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your Friday with me! I’ve listed the products used for the projects I shared today. Click on any item for more details or to begin your shopping.  Don’t forget I’m tracking your Virtual Rewards Points … I will be sending out more on Monday!!

Have a wonderful weekend ~

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Quick -n- Easy Christmas Tags!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a fun and informative video (and quick) and some cute projects too! Want to make 16 tiny tags with just one pass through your Big Shot? The Tags & Tidings Bundle is perfect for creating simple tags to use for celebrating your holiday season.

Let’s start out with the video … grab your coffee and relax for a few minutes while Chad shows you how easy this bundle is …

Did you notice the informative tips Chad shared?  First … It’s a great idea to place your stamps face down on the table and then pick it up with your block. I use this technique a lot when using long sentiments, I place them on my grid paper so I know they are straight and then pick it up with my block as well.

The second tip I love, and have been sharing with my customers for quite some time. I call it the “Show it Who’s Boss” technique.  Place your block on the table with stamps facing up and then ink up your stamps (tap, tap, tap) … this way you have much more control over how much ink you are adding because you have a birds eye view.

Here are the samples made with the Tags & Tidings Bundle …

The cute tags you’ve create can be used on gifts, on cards, and can easily be embellished.  Do you see the “merry” on the card … that comes from the “Festive Farmhouse” product suite (I just ordered them yesterday).  Did you also notice that the “tags” stamp was used for the background? How cool is that!!

I also see the “naughty / nice” tag embellished with you know who! And you can find this jolly old fellow on pages 18 and 19 in the Santa’s Workshop Suite. He’s on his way to my house too … first in a Stampin’ Up! box and then on the 24th of December! Yes, I was a good girl 😉

I hope you enjoyed these quick -n- cute Christmas tags, and the great stampin’ tips.  Thank you so much for kickin’ back with me for a time today.

Enjoy your day ~

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A Delightful Dash

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is an exciting day … I’ve got 3 awesome cards to share today and the Holiday Catalog goes live!!  I’m thrilled that we can finally order from this fabulous catalog …

and don’t forget, now is the perfect time to turn in your Bonus Day Codes and get your savings you earned from your orders last month!!

You can cash in your coupon codes while shopping my online store or through me … Bring your coupon codes and your friends together and lets have a stamping party.

It’s the perfect time of year to gather with friends and family and create! And this festive sampler highlights several different bundles and the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper.

Remember, the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is only available through the Dashing Along Host Promotion with a qualifying order during the month of September. This paper will not be featured in any catalog, so get it now!

What is a qualifying order you ask? Well, only $250 … so, you could do it yourself and collect the hostess benefits too, or … I say you gather your friends for a fun night of stamping and still collect the hostess benefits!  You can do an online or catalog party as well … what ever works best for you.

I thank you for checking in with me today … I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun card share.

Have a great day ~

 

 

Spooky-cute goodies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend… I love long weekends, because it means I have a short week ahead of me (at work … the “other” job). We used to laugh at my last job because I always referred to my stinkin’ job or my stampin’ job! Now I work in a Candy Store … it has it’s sweet moments!! lol

Yesterday I shared another one of my Halloween cards, and if you love Halloween you should consider trying out our Paper Pumpkin kit. You can buy it for a month, or 3 – 6 -or- 12 months. You can also do a monthly subscription where to can keep it coming or put it on hold for a designated time of your choice and then start it back up again.

If you’ve tried it before, now is a great time to sign back up because you will be in for a frightfully delightful kit in a scary-cute, special edition box…

October is on its way! And when hordes of little ghosts and goblins descend on your doorstep this Halloween, be prepared with spooky-cute goodies just for them—handmade by you with a little help from Paper Pumpkin. How? Simply subscribe by September 10 at … https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=26646  .

This terrific kit is quick, easy, and all-inclusive. (P.S. You’ll love our frightfully fun special-edition box!) Don’t miss out! I heard there were 24 projects in this kit!! When you subscribe you can order additional kits … or purchase refills later in the month.

I want to thank you for sharing a part of your day with me today!  Let me know if you have any questions with our Paper Pumpkin kits.  When you subscribe … find me on Facebook and I’ll hook you up with my Paper Pumpkin Pals page!

Have a beautiful day ~

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