FREE Treat Bag Tutorial

Hello Friends!

The weather is beautiful here in New Jersey and we’re being promised a great weather weekend.  It’s a much needed change for us. I hope you have some fun weekend plans and can also spend some time in your craft room!

One of my Mini Treat Bags is standing alone today.  This one happens to be my favorite and I thought I’d showcase it.  As promised, I put together a quick tutorial for the Mini Treat Bags.  The treat bag in the picture above is die cut from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies.  They are a favorite and served me well over the years getting treat bags ready for my daughter’s students. I have a few of those favorites that will remain in their designated space in my craft room!

You can download the PDF by clicking the button below.  I hope you enjoy the tutorial and have fun designing your own treat bags.

So, grab your favorite DSP, make a few cuts, score a few lines and create something fun to fill and give!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

 

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ NEWS:

 

THE NEW CHRISTMAS WHIMSY CARD KIT

Stampin’ Up! has added a new kit to their awesome Kit Collection!  The Christmas Whimsy card kit is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! The simple steps of this kit are perfect for the beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

You can click on the image below for more details.

Here’s a preview of the whimsical card designs in the Kit.

 

SALE-A-BRATION

  • Sale-A-Bration is in full swing.  For every $50 Product Purchase from any current catalog, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. You can download the Brochure by clicking the image below:

 

A GIFT FROM ME: 

For every $50 product purchase through my online store, you will receive a FREE pack of Metallic Pearls embellishments.  They’re in the Annual Catalog on page  143/ These pearls are a great staple for your embellishment collection.

 

 

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More Frightfully Cute Cuteness!

Hello friends! It’s Friday and I’m sharing more cuteness from the Frightfully Cute Bundle and the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.

I know I’ve said it in the past. I am probably the biggest fan of Designer Series Paper. It inspires me with great color combinations and card designs. The Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper is amazingly cute and inspired me to create a few treat bags and Halloween tags. These bags and tags are fun to put together. With both the DSP and the Frightfully Cute Bundle, your creativity will run high. That is my promise to you.

I took single pictures of each of my tags and I’ll give you a quick and easy how to after each one. Have fun adding your own twist.

The Basic Tag Recipe:

  • Each tag is die cut using the largest die in the Tailor Made Tags Dies.
  • The Basic Black tags measure 4″ x 1 3/4″ if you want to create your own tag.
  • The patterned paper  layer for each tag measures 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″.
  • The tag die cuts a small hole in the top for ribbon or twine.
  • Die cut a bunch of fun images with the Frightful Tags Dies matching the images and colors to your tag.
  • Attach the die cuts to your tags with Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals or whatever adhesive you prefer.
  • Most importantly… Have fun mixing and matching!

The Hiding Ghost Tag:

  • I cut the Designer Series Paper so the ghost would be hiding behind the tree in the image above.
  • The tree, fence and “orange” moon are all die cuts.

The Wise Owl Tag:

  • The fence, tree, “purple moon” and owl are all die cuts attached to the Haunted House DSP in the tag above.
  • When you die cut the owl, his eyes are open circles. I slipped a tiny scrap of white cardstock behind his eyes.

The Witch’s Hat And Web Tag:

  • The spider web, witch’s hat, owl and “white moon” are all die cuts.
  • I also slipped a scrap of white cardstock behind the owl’s eyes.
  • Notice the embossed detail in the die cut images.

I wanted a small treat bag for these tags and found an oldie but goodie in my die collection.  The Dies are called the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.  If you have them, they are a quick and easy way to create the treat bag I used today.

If you don’t have the Mini Treat Bag Dies, check in tomorrow for a quick PDF tutorial.

So, pick up the Frightfully Cute Bundle, die cut lots of fun images and create fun tags for your Halloween treats!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

For today’s product details, click on the images below.

 

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ NEWS:

 

The New Christmas Whimsy Card Kit

Stampin’ Up! has added a new kit to their awesome Kit Collection!  The Christmas Whimsy card kit is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! Santa’s elves might be hard at work in the North Pole but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you! All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for the beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

You can click on the image below for more details.

 

 

HAUNTS & HARVEST PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
  • Today is the last day to order the September Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit.
  • Haunts & Harvest Kit Details
    • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
    • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″
    • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
    • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent
    • This month’s Kit has a unique offering:  The box turns into a wheelbarrow to display your too-cute-to-spook treat packages.

To sign up for the Haunts & Harvest Kit, click the banner below.

 

SALE-A-BRATION

  • Sale-A-Bration is in full swing.  For every $50 Product Purchase from any current catalog, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. You can download the Brochure by clicking the image below:

 

A GIFT FROM ME: 

For every $50 product purchase through my online store, you will receive a FREE pack of Metallic Pearls embellishments.  They’re in the Annual Catalog on page  143/ These pearls are a great staple for your embellishment collection.

 

Click to shop my online store at Stampin’ Up!

 

In Colors In The Garden For The May Pals Blog Hop!

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “2021-2023 New In-Colors.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. Then, at the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Our new In Colors are amazing and complement our other color groups beautifully.  Along with each of the new In Colors, I’m featuring the new Garden Birdhouses stamp set.  I’ll have more posts showcasing this stamp set, so be sure to check back.

My project is a 3″ x 3″ note card set with a matching stamped gift box.  I did a lot of stamping for today’s post and used my acrylic blocks.  The stamps are photoplymer so that made it easy, but I have to say that I haven’t stamped with an acrylic block in a while. I enjoyed it!  Did you ever think about how we stamped images and sentiments before we had the Stamparatus?  I did use my Stamparatus for the sentiments.

The matching gift box is also stamped.  It’s a simple pattern cut with Thick Basic White Card Stock.  I think these stamped images are so pretty. They’re stamped with Evening Evergreen ink and  the flowers are colored with Polished Pink Blends. The box holds 4 note cards and matching envelopes very nicely.

I colored some White Crinkled Seam Binding with my Dark Polished Pink Blend.  It was a quick process using the brush tip of the Blend and the ribbon dries almost immediately. The tags are die cuts from the new Tailor Made Tags Dies.  They’re “no frills” and cute and I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot more of them.

I’m planning to have a full PDF tutorial for you in tomorrow’s post.  It’ll include the note card and box dimensions along with pictures.  I think you’ll enjoy making this quick and easy box.

Below is an In Color swatch graphic you can save.  I keep all of them in a separate file.  They help with quick color inspiration for projects.

So, pull out everything In Colors, cut a few layers, add a birdhouse and matching gift box and surprise a special friend!

…the only limitation is your imagination.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on June 9th with “Fun Ways to Use Your Stampin’ Up! Products.” Participants showcase at least one of their favorite product tips. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  3. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  4. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  6. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  11. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  12. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  13. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  18. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  19. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  20. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  21. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple

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!

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