Notable Note Cards and a FREE PDF Tutorial!

Happy Thursday my stamping friends!  Hope you’re having a great day!

As promised in yesterday’s post, I’m sharing my latest note card set.  I make these sets to keep on hand and give as gifts.  They make beautiful gifts.  I’m featuring the Boho Indigo Product Medley and the matching Refill Kit.  Both are retiring.  The Refill Kit is discounted at 40% off, making the price $13.80.  For that amount, you can put together quite a few note card sets.

My feature card above is clean and simple.    The embossed cardstock in the Product Medley and Refill Kit is gorgeous.  The pattern matches the pattern in the die cut DSP vase.  The Boho Dies are part of the Product Medley.

Card 2 is also clean and simple.  I featured this card a few posts ago.  You can see the original post here.  The Night of Navy and Garden Green die cuts are from the Product Medley as are the printed die cuts.  The vases are die cut from the DSP and the sentiment tag is in both the Refill Kit and Product Medley.

Card 3 is a bit different.  It’s clean and simple with no sentiment.  It’s a card for any type of personal note.  I embellished this one with some Linen Thread and a Gold Metallic Pearl.  The Metallic Pearls are a staple in my craft room.

Card 4 is a little more traditional.  I wanted to showcase the beautiful Designer Series Paper. The gold foil flowers are in the Product Medley and Refill Kit.  The sentiment is part of the Product Medley stamp set. Actually, all of the DSP is beautiful.

And last but not least, Card 5 was posted yesterday.  It makes a great addition to the cards in the set.  Click here to see more of this card.

Here are all of the cards together.

And here is the gift packaging.  I used an Acetate Box tied with the matching ribbon from the Product Medley.  I don’t have to say much about Stampin’ Up! ribbon.  It’s soft, easy to tie and beautiful.  I punched a quick tag and  added some DSP, one of the Layering Circle Dies and a sentiment from the Quite Curvy stamp set.

Now for the surprise I promised you.  Click on the button below to download a FREE PDF Tutorial with all of the measurements for the cards featured in this set.

I hope you enjoyed my note card designs. You can click on the images below for more product details.

So, get out your cardstock, cut some layers, add pretty patterned paper, a few sentiment layers and create a note card gift for someone special.

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Free PDF Tutorials From December’s Stampin’ Fun

Happy Friday!  As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, today I have a Free PDF download of each of the projects my Team created for our December gathering.  I know Georgia is going to see this post and she knows we all missed her, but she’ll be with us again in January.

Below is the bone folder holder that Barbara created and gifted all of us.  I also tried it with a sparkly nail file and it’s the perfect size.  The tutorial is so easy, you can make a few for nail files and use them as a gift package embellishment or stocking stuffer.  When I worked on the tutorial, I made one so I added a picture of mine also.  The link for the PDF is just below the project picture.

Monica’s card is a “quick and easy”.  The Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper features so many different color combinations of plaids that you can use it all year for just about any occasion.  I think Monica chose a very classic holiday plaid.

Karen’s project is also a “quick and easy” money, gift card, or gift certificate holder made with Warm Hugs Designer Series Paper, cardstock and Stitched Shapes Circle Framelits.  This simple card holder is great if you need to whip up a few last minute cards for those unexpected gifting moments.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorials.  It’s always fun to put your personal touches on a basic project.  Each of these projects are quick and easy.  Enjoy them and take creative license with them.  It’ll be fun.

…the only limitation is your imagination!




Samantha’s Star is Brightly Gleaming!

Todays project is a “Brightly Gleaming” star created by Samantha Gerity.  Samantha enjoys creating 3-D projects and shared her beautiful star ornament with me along with a tutorial that she provided.

This 3D star is so versatile. It can be a beautiful hand crafted holiday ornament, a package ornament, gift tag, or as the center of a holiday wreath.  With a quick patterned paper change, this 3-D star can be used all year for almost any occasion.  The finished star measures 5″ by 5″ from point to point in all directions.

Samantha used the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper for this star.

So, pull out your favorite Designer Series Paper, add a shiny metallic cord and create something Brightly Gleaming!

… the only limitation is your imagination!




Brightly Gleaming Gift Card Holder

Happy Wednesday to you!

Today, I have an adorable Holiday Gift Card Holder for you along with a FREE step by step printable PDF.  The directions are simple to follow and there are plenty of pictures included in the tutorial. Depending on the card stock and sentiment you choose, this project design can be easily duplicated for any occasion.

This simple gift card holder is made with a single A-2 card base. The actual gift card holder is made separately and attached to the front of the single card layer.  I used the foiled ornament pattern from Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper  to construct the gift card holder. It works nicely with the Pretty Peacock and Very Vanilla card base.

Inside the gift card holder, there’s a second Very Vanilla layer with a stamped ornament from the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set.  Notice the little ornament stamp matches the ornament pattern on the DSP. I discovered that when I was searching for a something to decorate the message layer.  The little ornament is stamped with Mossy Meadow ink.  You can either stamp a sentiment on the inside layer of the card or add a personal holiday message.

I thought a pretty ribbon closure would add that little something to this project.  The Diagonal Striped Mossy Meadow ribbon is stunning.  It’s soft, easy to tie into a bow and has a beautiful sheen.

So, pull out some gleaming DSP, add some matching card stock, stamp your sentiment, add a soft ribbon and create something pretty for giving.



Below is the product list for the supplies I used in today’s project.  You can click on each image to get more detailed product information or click the shopping bag below to shop my online store.


We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now is a great time save on some of our most popular paper designs!  There is no limit to how many you can order. You can click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.



Gilded Autumn and Pumpkins Sprinkled With Cinnamon!

Happy Monday and hope your week ahead is full of all things good and bright!

I’ve been working on this post for a few days. It’s a 3-D gratitude gift box. Something I don’t ordinarily do, but I thoroughly enjoyed putting it together. This is one of my tutorial posts and they do tend to be a little wordy.  I did make every effort to shorten the talking and adding more visual!  This was inspired by Sally Byrne who was inspired by Julie DiMatteo. Julie does beautiful packaging for everything she finds.  Sally gave Julie’s project a little twist, and I gave mine a little twist. Sally did call her project the “2020 Survival Kit”, and I loved her title so much I am calling mine “My 2020 Survival Kit”.

Sit back, get your coffee and take a look.

Below is the inside of my 2020 Survival Kit – Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitizer, Hand Cream and Chocolate!

I’m not going to waste any additional reading time for you.  Below is a quick and easy “how to” to create this beautiful Fall Gratitude Gift.

Project Overview:  It’s so easy… really it is!!

  • This project involves making card stock cuts, scoring and gluing.  I used a piece of Brushed Gold card stock from my years ago Stampin’ Up! stash.  It has a beautiful matte gold finish.
  • To make the box, cut three pieces of card stock:  Cut one 7″ X 9 1/2″  – This is your box baseCut the second piece 1 1/2″ X 6 5/8″ and the third piece 4 3/4″ X 5″. The second and third pieces are your dividers.
  • Score the 7″ X 9 1/2″ piece at 1″ and 6″ on the 7″ side and on the 9 1/2″ side, score at 1″, 4 1/4″, 5 1/4″, 8 1/2″.
  • On each 1″ score line, cut and notch only to the first score line on both 9 1/2″ sides.
  • See photo below:

  • Fold in toward the center on each score line and burnish with your bone folder. See photo below:

  • Add your glue or adhesive choice to the outside of each 1″ tab and attach the glued 1″ tab to the inside of the side flaps forming the box lid and bottom. See photos below.
  • If you look at the center bottom of the following picture, you can see the glue on the outside 1″ tab.  All the 1″ tabs are glued on the outside of the tab and attached on the inside of the corresponding flap. You will see the box start to form.

  • Below is the finished box.  Just about in the center of the top lid I used my 1/2″ circle punch to create a notch to open the box.

  • To create the inside dividers, take the 4 3/4″ X 5″ cut card stock and on the 4 3/4″” side score at 1 1/2″, 2 3/8″ and 3 1/4″.   Fan fold on the score lines to create the long divider.  It will fit right into the box.  I added a little glue to mine just to be sure it stays in place.  See the next three photographs below.

  • To create the second smaller divider, score the 6 5/8″ X 1 1/2″ cut card stock on the longer 6 5/8″ side at 2 3/4″, 3 5/8″ and 4 1/2″.  Fan fold this piece and insert it into either side of the divided box.
  • See the two photos below:

Here’s a view of the inside of your finished box…

  • Put in your 1 fl. oz. hand sanitizer; 1 fl. oz. hand cream, and two Hershey’s Nuggets. As I recall, Sally used four Hershey’s nuggets. They fit nicely on their side.

  • To decorate your box top, cut a 3 1/8″ X 4 7/8″ piece of patterned paper.  For this project, I used the gold foiled pumpkins from the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.  

Please don’t hesitate to comment or email me with any questions you might have. I’d be happy to help.

A LITTLE NOTE BEFORE I SAY GOODBYE:  I’ve used other scoring tools and by far, Stampin’ Up!’s Simply Scored Scoring Tool is the easiest to use. It’s in the Annual Catalog on page 151.

So, pull out your Simply Scored Scoring Tool, grab some card stock, score a few lines, fold, glue, fill and create something sweet for someone special!!

The only limitation is your imagination!