Sending Christmas Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The camera is back and so am I 🙂 Last week I wanted to share a cute gift that I made for my Holiday Retreat attendees, and today I have them for you! I began with the Christmas Traditions Punch Box … a wonderful gift in itself.

If you look at the picture above you will see where I got the inspiration for my attendee gifts. I created 4 Gift Tags and boxed them up in the new Bakers Box found on page 49 of the Occasions catalog.

Each gift box had 3 of the tags tucked inside and the 4th was tied to the front so that everyone got to see what was inside without having to open their boxes.  Only one was not showcased and that was because it had no tie, it’s closure was Velcro …

This cute little tag was created to look like a present!  It actually opens by pulling the top up which is secured with a Velcro tab. I used the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series paper. There are 6 different stamps included in punch box, I couldn’t pick a favorite …

My second of the 4 tags is a folded tag so you can easily write a message to the recipient of the gift …

Because I used the stamp “Heaven and Nature Sing” … I decided to use the “Stars” from the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series paper as well.  I try to limit my supplies when recreating my projects. I added a touch of green with the Sprig Punch. (Sorry this photo got a little fuzzy)

My next tag is a fun and simple tag to create …

I fell in love with the “Making Christmas Bright” bundle and we actually highlighted this bundle in our Friday Night stamp session as well. The colors from the Christmas Traditions Punch Box actually coordinate with the Making Christmas Bright bundle.  Using the Layering Circle Framelits Dies made it easy to highlight the greeting.

The last of the 4 tags used the “Sending Christmas Wishes” greeting …

This little beauty was created in Pool Party and Silver.  I did a waterwash of color on the tag in Pool Party, let it dry, and then heat embossed the greeting in Silver.

The silver cardstock is the Galvanized Metallic Paper and with the use of the Big Shot Embossing Mats the background was created with the Blizzard Thinlits Die.

I enjoyed making these gift tags for my attendees and you could easily replicate them, or make the ones shown below …

These cute tags use the stamps and punch included in the kit, a circle punch and the “Tufted” embossing folder. How cute and simple are these!!

Thank you so much for stopping in to visit me today, I hope you enjoyed these samples. I have listed the ingredients below. You can find more information about each item by clicking on the photo.

JUST ANNOUNCED: You can save 10% on the Punch Box Kits (there is one in the Annual Catalog too!) November 25–26 during our Online Extravaganza.

I’ll have full details tomorrow on our Online Extravaganza. See you then.

Have a fabulous day today ~



Birthday Greetings: Sale-a-Bration Sneak Peek!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Wooo Hooo … the weekend is here! I will need it to finish up my Christmas shopping. Hope you are already done and just putting on those finishing touches so you have some time to relax.

Yesterday I told you that I would be sharing another sample from the December Paper Pumpkin kit, and I teamed it up with a Sale-a-bration stamp set!

In the kit we got several sheets with die cut stars to punch out and use in our shaker card, so I cut mine apart and …


used the strip of stars as the focal point on my card. I picked the Pistachio Pudding strip and accented it with the Smokey Slate cardstock. I added the Pistachio Pudding Thick Bakers Twine for some added dimension and texture.


The “Happy Birthday” greeting comes from the upcoming Sale-a-Bration stamp set: Big Day.

Sale-a-Bration is right around the corner, and it’s a great way to get FREE stamp sets and accessories!  I’m so excited with this year’s SAB catalog, it’s filled with fantastic products!

Sale-a-Bration begins January 6th and runs through March 31st. Let me know if you need a catalog! I’d be happy to help you earn some free goodies!


Again, a simple but sweet card. Our lives are so busy, this just makes things easier, and it really creates additional cards from your Paper Pumpkin kit.

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That is my goal and treat to my Pumpkin Pals, to share additional ideas with them, whether it be on-line, at a Pumpkin Party, or by e-mail.
If you would like to try it out …. You can choose from 1, 3, 6, or 12 months. Then, click to purchase, print a gift card, sign, and stuff into a “hand stamped” card!  Prices start at just $19.95
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I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the projects I share with my Paper Pumpkin Pals … If your one of them – watch your e-mail … I have more amazing project ideas for you!

Have a good day ~


Last Minute Gift Giving …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’ll keep this quick because we know you’re busy and short on time. If you’re looking for the perfect last-minute gift and want to avoid the crowds and stay cozy by the fire, we’ve got you covered with prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.

Paper Pumpkin-Give the Gift of Creativity

Choose from 1, 3, 6, or 12 months. Then, click to purchase, print a gift card, sign, and stuff into their stocking. Easy! You can literally wait until the very last minute, but save yourself the stress and go get it now. Prices start at just $19.95 US/$24.95 CAN. Click here to shop. You’re welcome. Now go finish that hot cocoa.

Thank you for stopping by today, and stop back tomorrow to check out another Paper Pumpkin sample that will include a SNEAK PEEK at an upcoming Sale-a-Bration stamp set!

Have yourself a fabulous day ~


Three ways to give the Gift of Creativity …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

 I have some wonderful gift giving ideas for you today. One is our Paper Pumpkin kits…

Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions are the perfect gift this holiday season-for friends, family, and yourself! A fully designed project kit will arrive each month with stamps, ink, and paper so anyone can skip to the fun.

It’s the perfect time to try it out too! Then set a date to stamp your Paper Pumpkin kits together, what a wonderful way to stay in touch … It’s the gift that keeps on giving!



Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription

Price (Shipping Included)

137858  1 month


137859  3 month


137860  6 month

$113.70 — save $1 per month

137861  12 month

$215.40 — save $2 per month


Secondly is our newest photopolymer stamp set … Banner Blessings


Banner Blessings Photopolymer Stamp Set


Price: $15.95

This uplifting set will surely bring a smile to many faces. A crowd favorite, this stamp set will be sure to shine. Recommended clear block size is D (not included in the set).


And my third suggestion is a Gift Certificate! If you are not sure what to give the stamper on your gift list, contact me and I’ll get you a Gift Certificate that fits your budget. And Yes … I will have it ready for you (or I’ll send it out) in this cute little gift card 🙂


If “YOU” want the Gift Certificate, again, contact me and I will send you a cute little note “suggesting” to your loved ones… what you “really” want for Christmas!

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I hope this gave you a few ideas for the stampers on your Christmas list. Feel free to contact me, I can help you with a simple order or create a gift basket.

Have an awesome day ~