Merry Little Christmas Suite …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you another one of our retreat cards. This card comes from the Merry Little Christmas Suite!

This masculine style card was quick -n- easy and a big hit at retreat. Our background comes from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper. We then cut a snow bank our of a piece of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.

Next, we used the tree dies from the Card Front Builder Thinlits Die and cut them out of Old Olive to give the card a fun pop of color.

The “Let it Snow” was stamped in Memento Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then punched with the “Everyday Label” punch. A piece of Old Olive was punched to mask the greeting and again, add that nice touch of color.

We created 4 quick -n- easy cards that were tucked into one of the Acetate Card Boxes. This makes a perfect little gift for a teacher or neighbor … or keep them protected for yourself!

Hope you enjoyed today’s peek into our Saturday morning retreat stampin’ session. I’ll be back tomorrow with one more …

Till then, enjoy your weekend!

Thanks for stopping by.

Here is a quick list of the products used for our card today …

 

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Halloween Week: Treat Boxes

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a quick -n- sweet little treat for you today! I’m showcasing our Acetate Boxes! These boxes are a quick -n- easy way to share a sweet little treat with a neighbor or loved one.

Our first little box is found on page 195 of the Annual Catalog and is perfect to share a yummy treat with. The belly band around the box is from the “Halloween Nights” Designer paper  … even the cute little pumpkin was cut from another sheet/pattern of the designer paper.

The larger acetate box can be found in the Holiday Catalog on page 13, and holds a little bit bigger type of treat! I’m sure that you can think of all types of goodies to put inside. Again the belly band is from the “Halloween Nights” Designer paper … and so is our cat. The cat is actually punched out with our new cat punch, also found in the Holiday Catalog on page 53.

So if you’ve got some specials little ghouls or goblins that are expecting a Halloween treat … make them something special in just a wink of the eye!

Thank you for joining me today for this little treat …

Have a great day!

Here is a list of the supplies used in today’s projects. Just click on them for more information or to begin shopping. Thank You!

 

Keep one … Gift One …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

From the Stampin’ Up! Blog … Get Inspired

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Do you love to create pretty things, then give them away? If so, we designed our August Paper Pumpkin kit with you in mind. Not only does it offer you a giftable, multi-occasion mix of papaya and peach sorbet-colored cards which you can dress up with contrasting flowers and leaves, but it also includes a delightful, designed box to put them in.

Each lovely Giftable Greetings kit comes with the Giftable Greetings Stamp Set, 1 Night of Navy ink spot, 8 printed card bases (4 ea. of 2 colors), 8 printed envelopes (4 ea. of 2 colors), 1 printed card box, 1 clear box lid, 3 sheets leaf stickers, 2 sheets die-cut flowers (1 ea. of 2 colors), 2 sheets printed die-cut ovals, 1 sheet blank die-cut ovals, 1 sheet printed die-cut tags, 1 sheet printed die-cut flowers, 2/3 yd. navy baker’s twine, 1 yd. striped coral ribbon, 50 dimensionals, and 50 adhesive dots—so you’ll have lots of fun things to play with!

If you’re a die-hard gift-giver, your eyes will zero in on that lovely box with its gorgeous floral design and clear acetate top. You may even imagine it full of cards you’ve made yourself, tied with a lovely, striped coral bow—ready to give to one of your very best friends! It’s pretty irresistible, and yes, you might need one for yourself! Check out the video below.

If you just watched the video (and we hope you did!) you now know how easy it is to assemble these cards—but we’re all creative types here, right? Sometimes we strike out into the unknown and go our own way. Maybe add an unexpected pop of color or a fun embellishment. Check out what one of our concept artists did when she boxed up a set of this kit’s cards and tags. (You can pick up the cute wooden spools at most craft stores.) In fact, there are tons of things you could do to add your own touch. Go crazy!

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Options include creating a fun bellyband—as you see here on the Thinking of You card—or make your own designed paper using the flower image from the stamp set. Check out the gorgeous sympathy card for inspiration.

With this kit, the possibilities are truly endless. And that’s one of the things we love about Paper Pumpkin. Each month you get a box full of creative goodies that includes everything you need to make lots of lovely projects—but you can also add whatever else you have in your own crafting supply to make something truly unique.

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Refills for this soft, summery kit are going to go fast, so don’t wait! Click here to get yours now, or add item 145543 to your next order. And don’t forget to check out our other kits and refills—for yourself (or to give away to someone you really, really like)!

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And don’t forget, right now new subscribers get 50% off the impressive September kit, including fall-themed projects bedecked with stamped leaves and laser-cut, gold foil stickers (which you can see peeking out in the image above). We can almost guarantee that you’ll want more than one. So don’t wait! Go to paperpumpkin.com and use promo code HALFOFF0917 by September 10 to reserve yours at this awesome, introductory price.

Thanks for stopping by ~

Need Gift Ideas?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Need something for a last-minute neighbor, coworker, or holiday party gifts this season? Then you’ll like to check out the Here’s to Cheers Stamp Set and Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies. They combine to create cute tags to embellish a bottle of wine, gift card, plate of treats, or pretty much any gift.

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When you buy the stamp set and dies in a bundle, they’ll save 10%!

What would you create with these stamps and dies?  I’d love to hear from you.

Thank you for stopping by …

Have a nice day.

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Holiday Gift Giving … It’s in the Bag!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Everybody needs a quick option for wrapping Christmas goodies and gifts this time of year, so you’ll want to stock up on the Gusseted Cellophane Bags (item 142001). Just pop a treat or gift into the bag and simply add a ribbon and tag to dress it up. These food-safe 6″ X 17″ (15.2 X 43.2 cm) bags come in packs of 25.

Watch this video for some great ideas …

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a great day ~

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The “Cheerful Tags” bundle …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

And a Happy Friday to you!! I always look forward to the weekend, but this Friday I have off from work so I can enjoy a relaxing weekend preparing for the “Holiday Catalog Launch Party” … today is the last day to RSVP if you’d like to join us! Contact me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

As hard as I tried there are still a few items I did not purchase from the Holiday catalog, today I would like to share one of them with you. The “Cheerful Tags” bundle …

Create custom tags for gift giving using the Here’s to Cheers Stamp Set. Combine it with the Cheerful Tags Thinlits Dies for simple crafting! Learn how you can combine these products for quick tags.

  Here are some of the cute items you can make with this bundle …

Stampin Up Holiday catalog Here's to Cheers tags for DIY gift packaging. Order #143528 (wood) or #143529 (clear mount) for the stamp and big shot framelit die bundle at www.PattyStamps.com

Stampin Up Holiday catalog Here's to Cheers tags for DIY gift packaging. Order #143528 (wood) or #143529 (clear mount) for the stamp and big shot framelit die bundle at www.PattyStamps.com

Stampin Up Holiday catalog Here's to Cheers tags for DIY gift packaging. Order #143528 (wood) or #143529 (clear mount) for the stamp and big shot framelit die bundle at www.PattyStamps.com

Now there’s a tasty little gift! I must admit, I am very intrigued by this framelit … hmm, I think it’s on my wish list. Hang on, because you maybe seeing something really cool with this framelit!!

Thanks for hanging out with me for a while today, I appreciate it.

If you truly want to hang out, join me on Monday for the “Holiday Catalog Launch Party” … it’s open to all. Just be sure to RSVP today … Contact me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Have an awesome day ~

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TODAY’S PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT … Just click on the product for further information or to begin shopping.  Thank You!

Big Brothers / Big Sisters Organization Stamp Camp

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of working with the Big Brothers / Big Sisters Organization. The local Volunteer Center donated the facility for us … it was a wonderful collaboration by all so the “Big Sisters” and their “littles” could spend an afternoon together stamping.

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The theme for the stamp camp was Christmas… the season of giving. The projects everyone made reflected a “giving theme” and I elaborated that the beauty of stamping is much like Christmas … a gathering of friends.

Our first project we did was the “Santa Card” … so easy but so stinkin’ cute!

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We used the Real Red cardstock as our base and Basic Black for the belt. The buckle was created with the Silver Foil paper and the Curvy Label punch.

We used the beautiful new “Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper” for the fur on the jacket, and finished it off with the “Happy Holidays” greeting I borrowed from my November Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Our next project was the Christmas Treat Tree Box … this comes from the October Paper Pumpkin Kit. The adhesive is already on the cardstock … all we did was punch out the tree and add a window sheet … Ta Da!

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I should have put candy in it for you … it really is cute, and who wouldn’t want a cute treat box filled with candy!

Our last project was the sweet little treat box … remember, our theme was “the season of giving”.

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Create a belly band with any designer paper, the one shown here is retired. My poinsettia flower was created using the “Petite Petals” punch. It takes a bit of layering to get it to look this full but our group did an awesome job!

The front tag was created using the “Cheerful Tags” stamp set … just wanted to add a greeting to our gift box.  These “Tiny Treat Boxes” can be found in the Holiday catalog.

I hope you enjoyed viewing our Stamp Camp projects … I had a wonderful time with the Big Sisters and their littles. I also want to Thank the Volunteer Center for letting us all gather together for the afternoon in their facility.

Wishing you all a fabulous day today ~

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