We’re all papercrafters, here. And that means visions of sugarplums (and Christmas crafting) start dancing in our heads as soon as October hits. I can help you get those visions translated into reality by planning now to create handmade packaging for your family and friend!
Keep it simple or make it fancy. All that matters is that you add a bit of yourself to your giving this year by making it handmade and heartfelt.
The standout on this sweet Christmas packaging is our adorable, rustic tag. And trust us—once you make the first one, creating multiples is easy. Tip: Besides using the ripped paper technique, stamp off the solid trees to add depth. Once you finish stamping, tie the tag to the Mini Shipping Box with a bit of Linen Thread. So cute!
We fancied up our second tag by adding a variety of stamped embellishments. Just run the stamped images through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Warm Wraps Dies, then adhere them with Stampin’ Dimensionals. We also added die-cut Real Red Cardstock trim along with open-weave ribbon and gold metallic trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack for extra charm.
We stepped up our final project by embossing the tag with the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder. We then adhered pretty wreath sprigs and finished with a bit of ink splattering using the Aqua Painter. This tag is so festive you could almost hang it on the Christmas tree!
Regardless of the type of crafter you are, we have something for you!!!
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Nature has many ways of showing off her genius, and one of the most notable examples is found in the delicate patterns of snowflakes. Stampin UP’s concept artist decided to highlight the whimsical beauty of these fabulous ice crystals using the So Many Snowflakes Dies (item 153560), a variety of embossing folders, and subtle, pastel color combinations to create truly breathtaking cards—which can be easily adapted to suit any winter occasion.
To make the watercolor snowflake accents featured on the Happy Hanukkah and Snowflake Wishes cards, we simply applied Blushing Bride and Misty Moonlight ink to the die-cut snowflakes using Sponge Daubers (item 133773)—replicating the soft hues of a wintry, twilight sky. Our artist enhanced the texture and beauty of these cards using the Winter Snow (item 153577) and Evergreen Forest 3D (item 153576) Embossing Folders, respectively.
To create our Thank You Snow Much gift bag, we embossed Brushed Metallic Cardstock (item 153524) using the Woodland Embossing Folder (item 152881) and added peek-through snowflake die-cut pieces for extra charm. Who wouldn’t love to receive this darling gift bag, tied with a 1-1/2" (3.8 cm) Metallic Mesh Ribbon (item 153550)? This project would also make the perfect host or booking gift!
How many ways can you showcase the beauty of snowflakes with your cards and 3D projects? Remember to share them in the comments or on Facebook Page Stampin and Scrappin with Steph, so we can all enjoy them!
FUN WITH PARTS & PIECES
Challenge: Make three lovely cards using the following supplies, but give them each a unique look. A Crushed Curry card base A 3-3/4" x 5" (9.5 x 12.7 cm) piece of white cardstock A 4" x 3/4" (10.2 x 1.9 cm) piece of Cajun Craze Cardstock A 5-1/2" x 2" (14 x 5.1 cm) piece of Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper Life Is Beautiful Stamp Set
Stampin Up's concept artist accepted this challenge, and now look at all of the lovely cards: one for summer, one for autumn, and one all-occasion card! We particularly wanted to draw your attention to the card with three 1-5/8" x 3-3/4" (4.1 x 9.5 cm) panels. The first depicts late summer/early autumn, the second shows a tree in full autumn glory, and the third panel illustrates a tree preparing to cozy up and hibernate for the winter. By changing the number and color of the leaves in each panel, our artist was able to suggest the seasonal progression—and create a fun build-up of leaves on the bottom of the card, which gets bigger with each panel. #stampinup #stampinandscrappinwithsteph #lifeisbeautiful
My cards feature a new suite that will be available August 4th!! I made the cards using the Trimming the Town DSP, Coming Home Stamp set and Home Together Dies! And what’s so cool, is the home dies will cut out the houses that are on the DSP! Love this!! But can you tell which houses I colored with the Stampin Blends and which are cut out from the DSP! Either way, they look great!!!!
The new Trimming the Town Suite captures the feel of a hometown holiday with whimsical imagery and coordinating trimmings! And in the spirit of the season, you can make a difference in your community by purchasing the Coming Home Stamp Set. The Coming Home stamp set is part of Stampin Up’s Making a Difference, purchase the stamp set as part of the suite, bundle or individually and $3 will be donated to charities devoted to adoption, foster care and infertility! You can make a difference today!!!
Check out this fun holiday suite on pages 24-26 of the new mini catalog! Don’t have a catalog? Contact me today for yours!!! #trimmingthetown #makingadifference #stampinup #stampinandscrappinwithsteph @stephjandrowstamps
Be sure to leave a comment, and I will choose 1 lucky person who will receive a complete card from me!
Nothing says class Christmas like these pretty seasonal blooms in a traditional color scheme. Create soft, tone-on-tone poinsettias that embody elegant beauty!
The Poinsettia Place Suite features coordinating colors of Real Red, Old Olive, Garden Green, Bumblebee and Soft Suede. Poinsettias, pinecones and holly combine with subtle visual texture for a rustic feel. Some images in the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper can be cut using the Poinsettia Dies. Or layer behind the Plush Poinsettia Place Specialty Paper for an elegant look.
The Poinsettia Place Suite includes 6 beautiful coordinating products:
Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper
Poinsettia Petals Bundle (Stamp Set and Dies)
Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper
Real Red 3/8 Sheer Ribbon
Each item included in the Suite can be purchased individually as well. See the quick video below and see all the Poinsettia Place Suite has to offer this holiday season! Shop the Suite today!
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Although fall scents are not in the air yet......I can't wait for the fall smells and the crisp air. I look forward to apple and pumpkin picking and baking pies! The smells of cinnamon as soon as you walk in!! Another fall inspired card that’s a little bit spicy! Cajun Craze and Cinnamon Cider are perfect seasonal blend! There are so many color options with the Plaid Tidings DSP.....you will find for any fall/winter holiday. I know I will be reaching for this paper to create with over and over!!!! Make sure you add the pack to your Mini Catalog Wish List! #gatheredtogether #harvesthellos #plaidtidings #stampinup #stampinandscrappinwithsteph @stephjandrowstamps #msscardchallenge13
Share your favorite fall things to do!! Leave a comment and I will send you the complete card pictured above!
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Hi, these summer months have been keeping my creativity flowing...I only wish there was enough time in the day to make all the projects swirling in my head!
I wanted to share with you a classic pair of coordinating products I’ve been using lately: the Lovely You Bundle!
This bundle includes the Lovely You Stamp Set and the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. When purchased together with the special bundle item number, the 18-piece cling stamp set and six-punch tool are available at a 10% discount!
My favorite element of the Lovely You Bundle is the six-punch tool. With it, you can punch two designs in three different widths (with cardstock of any length). This exclusive tool allows for efficient crafting, easy coordination, and endless creative possibilities!
I’d love to see what you create with the Lovely You Bundle. Let me know if you’re interested in giving it a try! I’d be happy to help you with your order. Add-on my card kit for $15 +shipping and you will off and creating in no time! And to find more information this offer check out details here.
Thank you for joining me for another month of Stampin Friends Blog Hop! We have a jam pack hop this month with so many talented papercrafters!!! July's theme is Anything Goes. So we get to pick and choose what and how we want to share!
I hope you came from Melissa Thomas's blog, wasn't her projects wonderful!!! After viewing my blog, be sure to check out Barbara Welch's blog for her projects. And if you missed someone along the way, you can find a list of all hop participants at the end of my projects.
Using your Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Score with the 11" side at the top at 2 3/4" Then turn a complete 180 and score again at 2 3/4". I added a layer of card stock to each section that measure 2 1/2"x4"
Next cut 2 piece of cardstock to 1 7/8"x5 1/4" I added the DSP layer on top of each which measure 1 5/8"x5". I then wrapped 1 with a ribbon and tied a bow and the other I just added the ribbon around.
Take these pieces and added one towards the top on the left fold and then one towards the bottom of the right fold to create flaps.
I stamped the images and cut them out. Added a layer of Whisper White to the inside and stamped the greeting and images again.
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my site during this blog hop! Be sure to visit everyone who participated and leave them a little comment so they know you were there.
Below is a list of this month Blog Hop Participants, be sure to visit everyone's blogs to see their projects!
Oh My Goodness!! I'm super excited to share with you my projects for this month's blog hop. June's Hop is a more general theme of What's Going On! For many of us, school is ending, graduations or weddings are being celebrated and families head on vacation! Here in the US we are rolling into our summer. For Stampin Up Demonstrators, it's like a holiday! Our new Annual Catalog is Live in June and there are so many fun new products to play with!
I hope you are going to join our hop and follow along, if you came from Barbara Welch’s blog, thanks for continuing on! Weren't her projects amazing!!! Be sure to follow to the end and continue on to the very talented Teri Pocock's blog
So many of our friends have gotten puppies during this stay at home time! That I thought it would be fun to make them little treats!
I chose the Playful Pets Suite, and oh my it's is too stickin' cute!!! The Designer Series Paper features images for both dog and cat lovers and uses a fun combination of Early Espresso, Basic Black, Real Red, Cinnamon Cider, Soft Suede, Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White. WOW so many fun neutrals with a pop of color!
While my card fold is not a new fold at all, it is new to me. I gave a whirl at the Twist and Pop Fold Card or Twist and Fold Card. There are many many tutorials on Pinterest that you can search and follow! It was really fun to make and not at all as intimidating as I thought it would be! Not sure why I waited!!! I used Early Espresso as my card base which measures 4 1/4x11 score 5 1/2 and fold in half. I used layers of Basic Black and Real Red. I am so happy the way this card came out! For the front, I cut out the dog using the dies. The dog is an image on the DSP! I love that the dies cut out the images! I tied a little heart around the dogs neck. The greeting is from the Well Said stamp set. I trimmed the mouth a little bit so it looks like the dog is holding the greeting.
I hope you like my projects. Be sure to leave a comment and follow along and visit everyone's blogs! Leave comments we love to hear from you!!!
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