Christmas Treat Boxes with Mini Curvy Keepsakes

Christmas Treat Boxes Stampin' Up! Mini Curvy Keepsake Die

Christmas Treat Boxes Stampin’ Up! Mini Curvy Keepsake Die

Hello Stampers!

Forty-nine Christmas treats boxes created with Stampin’ Up!’s Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Die are ready to go to my husband’s office tomorrow. It’s fun to be able to place a fun treat on everyone’s desk in the morning, especially during the holidays. I’ve tucked a Lindt chocolate inside each one.

This easy peasy die can be found on page 19 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog. It measures 2-1/8″ x 1-7/8′ x 1-7/8″ — perfect for a small treat or piece of candy. I just love this treat box die because you can create a nice gift with a small sheet of card stock measuring 6 x 6. Simply cut your paper and run it through your die cutting machine with the die. I use a bone folder to soften the fibers, making it easier to fashion the paper into the curvy shape. No adhesive necessary. Once I put the candy inside, I tied a coordinating ribbon around the handle. (I’m going to make everyone work for their treat!)

Not only is this box perfect for the Christmas holiday, but I can see many uses for it. Think about decorating it for Valentine’s Day, creating these as baby shower favors, or as table gifts at a wedding.

It was really fun experimenting with all of Stampin’ Up!’s different papers. In this photo I used the Red Glimmer and Gold Glimmer as well as the sold out Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper. I think the snowman faces (using the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit) are super cute. I cut the box with Whisper White card stock and decorated with the face.

Here are closeups of two of the Christmas treat boxes:

Thanks for stopping by today. See a list of many of the ingredients used to create this project below.

Kim

 

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Christmas Card with Stampin’ Up!’s So Many Stars

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars

Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars Christmas Card

Hello Stampers!

Look what I found in my mailbox: A beautiful Christmas card using Stampin’ Up!’s So Many Stars Bundle. Going to the mailbox this time of year is so much fun! Mixed between the bills and the advertising fliers are Christmas and holiday cards. Some of them include notes and letters letting us know what’s been happening in friends’ and relatives’ lives in the last year. It’s great to catch up!

And, I just love that some of the cards are handmade. This beautiful card was created and sent to me by Angela Schmit. She used Stampin’ Up!’s So Many Stars Bundle which includes a stamp set and the coordinating Stitched Stars Dies. One of the key features of this beautiful card is the silver heat embossing on the largest Night of Navy star. There’s a lot of sparkle on this card with Silver Glimmer Paper stars.

This stamp set can be found in Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog. If you like this stamp set, So Many Stars, be sure to get it soon. It will be retiring from the lineup January 2. Purchase the stamp set and the dies as a bundle and receive a 10 percent discount. Please note: the So Many Stars Bundle is being discontinued so get it before it’s gone. (Here’s a link to the bundle in my online store here.) Good news, though, the Stitched Stars Dies, will be carrying over and will be available in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

I hope you find your mailbox full of cards this holiday season. If you want to receive a card from me, reply to this post or email me at [email protected] I’d love to send you some happy mail.

See below for a list of products Angela used to create this card. Also, be sure to check out Stampin’ Up!’s Discounted Products and the Clearance Rack.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’d love to help you with your crafting needs and inspiration. I teach classes in the Mesa and Queen Creek areas of Arizona and would love to have you join me.

Kim

 

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Free Shipping Wednesday, December 11

Hello Stampers!

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 11. For one day only, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders $50 and more (before tax and shipping)! This includes year-end closeout items, clearance rack goodies, and qualifying pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.

This is a great time to stock up on your crafting essentials, get those items on your wish list, or purchase holiday gifts. Need suggestions? I can help!

Feel free to shop directly from my online store at kimquade.stampinup.net or contact me directly to help you place your order.

Please let me know if you have questions!

Thanks,

Kim

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Wrapped in Plaid Christmas

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid

Stampin’ Up! Wrapped in Plaid

Hello Stampers!

Stampin’ Up!”s Wrapped in Plaid Suite offers an awesome collection of products for your holiday and Christmas card crafting. With a stamp set, the Pine Tree Punch, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and more, all of the products coordinate to make crafting easy and fun. I just made 30 of this card for my sister.

Here is a free tutorial for creating this card.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS –Perfectly Plaid (149418)
  • PAPER – Cherry Cobbler (119685), Shaded Spruce (146981), Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) (149596,) Gold Foil Sheets (132622), Whisper White (100730)
  • INK – Shaded Spruce (147088), Cherry Cobbler (147083)
  • OTHER – Pine Tree Punch (149521), Stitched Shapes Dies (145372), Layering Circles (141705), Linen Thread (1041990, Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels (146924), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL (104332), Paper Snips (103579), Die Cut Machine

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock – 11” x 4 ¼” – score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Gold Foil – 5 ½” x 4 ¼” and two, 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”
  • Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 Specialty Designer Series Paper – 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Shaded Spruce scraps
  • Whisper White – 2 ½” x 1”          

Instructions:

  • Adhere the 5 ¼” x 4” sheet of Gold Foil onto the Cherry Cobbler card base.
  • Adhere the 5” x 3 ¾” piece of Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 DSP onto the Gold Foil.
  • Die cut both the Scallop Circle and Stitched Circle Label from the Gold Foil.
  • Layer the Stitched Circle onto the scallop circle using Glue Dots or SNAIL.
  • Stamp two trees with Shaded Spruce ink onto the Shaded Spruce scraps. Punch with Pine Tree Punch.
  • Stamp one tree with Shaded Spruce ink onto the Whisper White scrap. Punch with Pine Tree Punch.
  • Using Glue Dots, affix the white cardstock tree in the middle of the gold circles. Place a Shaded Spruce cardstock tree on each side of the white tree, overlapping the trees slightly.
  • Stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment onto a white scrap measuring 2 ½” x 1” with Cherry Cobbler ink. Position it close to the right edge to leave room for the bow.
  • Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, pop up the sentiment on top of the trees.
  • Tie a bow with Linen Thread. Use a Glue Dot to add the bow to the left of the sentiment. Add to card.
  • Add a Red Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the top of the middle tree.

Click any of the photo links below to be taken directly to my online store to purchase the products used to create this card.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Kim

 

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Thankful for New Friends

Hello Stampers!

Since moving to Mesa, Arizona, three months ago, I’ve been attending a variety of networking meetings to meet new people and make new connections. I was introduced to this group about two months ago — O.N.E. Networking. It’s a fun group of business people and entrepreneurs who meet weekly to get to know each other, build relationships, and do business together when it makes sense.

I had an opportunity to present Tuesday. Instead of talking for 15 minutes, I brought a stamping project for eighteen! With help from two assistants (who are experienced stampers), we each created a treat packet with Stampin’ Up! inks, stamps, punches, and paper. And, I included chocolate!

It was such a fun morning! Everyone participated and were proud to create something handmade.

I am thankful to this group for their friendships and their willingness to try something new.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Enjoy your time with family and friends!

Kim

 

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