Peaceful Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This still, silvery, and snowy kit is the nudge you need to get nutcrackin’ on your Christmas cardmaking. With a flocked and frosted forest feel, sprinkles of silver snow, and warm winter wishes, you’ll find enough festive elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes! And all your supplies will arrive in an enchanting evergreen box—a special addition for the spirit of the season.

What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin’ Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting. 

Take a look at this months Paper Pumpkin and tomorrow I’ll share an alternative …

I hope this inspires you to try out some of our upcoming Paper Pumpkins! Here is a peek of our November Paper Pumpkin …

Stop back tomorrow to see my twist on the Peaceful Christmas Kit and how you can “stretch” your kit!

Thank you for stopping by today.

Enjoy your Friday!!

Quick & Easy Halloween Treat Holders!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m here to share two different styles of Treat Holders for your little ghouls and goblins! If you’re like me, you like to create “special” little packages for those close to you. Whether the receivers are friends or family … they will be charmed by these little cuties!

I’m also sharing the my Facebook LIVE so you can see how to create these treat holders. Sit back and take a look … then I’ll share the pictures so you get an even closer look.

Did you like how easy these were to make … and NO Adhesive needed!! Each of these little cuties were make from the “Cute Halloween” Designer Series paper and a few other accessories which I’ll share as I go.

This sheet of designer paper has the polka dots on one side and Pumpkin Pie and Black stripes on the other. I used the Black Organdy Glitter Ribbon and the “Little Delights” stamp set. I also used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on this one!

I actually used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on all of my Halloween Pouches …

I used a more subtle pattern on this sheet of the “Cute Halloween” Designer paper … I then highlighted it with a cut out of another sheet of the designer paper. That little bat trick-or-treating is just too stinkin’ cute!!

Here is a closer look at the “Pillow Boxes” … these are so cute, and I think I’ll be trying out some of the suggestions I shared in the video. I’ll be sure to share those with you as well …

I hope this inspires you to try out either one of these cute patterns … the pouch (also called the Diaper Fold) need no special tools, dies or adhesive so you can try it right away.

Thank you for joining me today.

Hope your day is a good one!!

Friday Frights: Treat Pouches!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ I’m here but limping along on a not so stable laptop, so it’s going to be a quick post to share these cute little treat pouches that I made for you!

Each of these little cuties were make from the “Cute Halloween” Designer Series paper and a few other accessories which I’ll share as I go.

This sheet of designer paper has the polka dots on one side and Pumpkin Pie and Black stripes on the other. I used the Black Organdy Glitter Ribbon and the “Little Delights” stamp set. I also used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on this one!

I actually used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on all of my Halloween Pouches …

I used a more subtle pattern on this sheet of the “Cute Halloween” Designer paper … I then highlighted it with a cut out of another sheet of the designer paper. That little bat trick-or-treating is just too stinkin’ cute!! I will share more designs along with instructions as soon as I hunt down a new computer … I don’t know what happened 😦 But … I’ll be back!!

Thanks for hanging out with me as I limp through my “technology” issues!

Linda

Halloween Treats For You!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I made you a cute little treat bag from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits that are currently on Sale during our Weekly Deals (ends Monday).

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to team up the Treat Bag Thinlits Dies with the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper and the beautiful Black Glimmer paper! When cutting out your bag … you want to make sure the pattern is going in the same direction. Easiest way is to keep the “zigzag or pinking” edge up when placing your dies onto the paper.

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Don’t you think this designer paper is cute? If you look closely … you will see that those crows are actually sitting on gravestones! And the other side of this paper? Well take another close look … you will see little jack-o-lantern faces! Too cute.

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I cut the banner (which is included with the dies) out of the left over piece of designer paper. The “For You” (also included) I cut from a 1-1/2″ wide strip of Black Glimmer paper. I kept it in the center so I could put the banner over the top ( No Waste! ) then I simply trimmed the ends to match the banner.

How simple was that!? I used Fast Fuse to adhere my edges because it’s a bit stronger than the Snail and much easier that the old sticky strip. Then a few dimensionals to pop up my words and I was done!

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I like it because it fits a Gift Card in … but a candy bar would be good too! Oh yes, and you could give them a sneak peek by cutting a window into your treat bag. Would you like to see a sample of that tomorrow?

Hope you enjoyed my little project today! And don’t just think of Halloween … You could use these as a table dressing for Thanksgiving or to tuck the gift cards in for a Tree of Giving at Christmas. The possibilities and gift giving opportunities are endless!

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me!

Hope your today is wonderful ~

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