Handmade Holiday Helping Ideas

Do you wish there was an easy way to create handmade holiday greetings cards and gift tags?

Do you feel you aren’t creative and/or don’t have the energy to make your own cards?

Is there a creative child or adult on your Christmas shopping list?

Would you like to spend some quality time crafting with your loved ones?

Stampin’ Up!’s kits can check off all of the boxes above! Read below to see all of the options.

Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar

There's  Kit for That

Imagine your kiddos (or grand-kiddos) peeking in the little boxes each day, while you witness the joy on their faces when they discover what’s inside.
 
Get ready for Christmas with this hand-crafted advent decor, the Christmas Countdown Kit. Decorate the boxes and then fill with small treats. The kit includes enough supplies to decorate 25 mini boxes, plus it comes with a sturdy outer box to hold them all. Size is approximately 11 x 11.
 
When the holidays are over, decorate the reverse side of the mini boxes with any designer paper and you’ve created a unique and pretty storage solution.
 
This kit is just $30 + tax and shipping. (Think about adding a Stampin’ Seal + and Stampin’ Dimensionals if you don’t have these at home.)
 
Watch this quick video below to get a peek at what this kit offers.
 

Joy of Sharing All-Inclusive Card Kit

There's a Kit for That

 
Do you want to send handmade Christmas cards but don’t have the time to design and make your own? Let the Joy of Sharing All-Inclusive Kit come to your rescue!
 
This kit includes a stamp set, mini ink pad, acrylic block, envelopes and the ingredients to create 15 handmade cards — traditional or photo.
 
The cost for this kit is $35 + tax and shipping.

Tag Buffet Project Kit

Create your own cute handmade gift tags with the fun Tag Buffet Project Kit. It costs $30 (+ tax and shipping) and makes 30 gorgeous tags.

You’ll also need a stamp set. Stampin’ Up! recommends the coordinating Tag Buffet set ($18) as well as Stampin’ Dimensionals and Garden Green, Real Red, and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Pads.

Grab some kits for you and your friends and have a fun gathering. (Buy four kits from me, and I’ll send you the stamp set! Contact me for additional details.)

Watch this video (a Facebook Live replay) to see the details of this great card kit.

 

Simply Citrus All-Inclusive Card Kit

There's a Kit for That

Are you looking for a fun and creative gift for a craft lover in your life? Stampin’ Up!’s Simply Citrus All-Inclusive Card Kit contains the ingredients to make 15 handmade greeting cards. This bright and cheery kit includes a photopolymer stamp set, mini ink pad, stamping block, envelopes, and embellishments.
 
The sentiments include: Just a Note, Way to Go, Hello Sunshine, and Thanks for Being You.
 
This kit is just $32 + tax and shipping.

Looking Up All-Inclusive Card Kit

There's a Kit for That

Check another gift off of your list with Stampin’ Up!’s Looking Up All-Inclusive Card Kit. It has the ingredients to create 15 handmade greeting cards. The kit includes a photopolymer stamp set, mini ink pad, stamping block, embellishments, and envelopes.
 
The sentiments include: Happy Birthday, I Hear a Congratulations Are in Order, Feel Better Soon, I am So Very Thankful for You, Thanks So Much.
 
This kit is just $29 + tax and shipping.

Paper Pumpkin Monthly Crafting Kit

Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin offers a one-stop box for creative success! Each monthly kit comes with the ingredients to make a special project — from greeting cards, to treat packets, to gift card holders, and more.
 
Kits are designed for anyone who wants to quickly and easily achieve beautiful, handcrafted projects — anytime and anywhere! You (or the receiver) will get a new project every month.
 
There are two ways to subscribe:
 
1. An ongoing month-to-month subscription. This option costs just $22 + tax per month (shipping is included). I’ll provide you a card to give to the recipient.
 
Click here to begin the subscription process. Subscribe by December 10 to receive the first kit in December: Beary Comforting.
 
2. A 1-, 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription. Costs vary. For example, a 6-month subscription is $114 + tax and shipping. Purchase a prepaid code, and the recipient just needs to activate their account to begin getting the fun kits in the mail. Visit the online store to learn more. I’ll provide a gift card to go with it!
 
Or contact me. I’ll help you choose the right option. It’s a gift that keeps on giving!

Gift Certificate/Wish List

Let your favorite crafter choose their own products by giving them a gift certificate. I can provide certificates in any amount. Contact me to get started. The certificates are redeemable directly through me, and not Stampin’ Up!
 
Or, create your wish list, send it to me, and I’ll let your family know which products would make a great gift for you. Here are some easy directions for you.
  1. Go to: kimquade.stampinup.net
  2. In the upper left corner, make sure it says: Shopping with Kim Quade
  3. If you don’t have an online shopping profile with me, you may need to create one.
  4. Select an item from the store.
  5. Click the “heart” Add to List.
  6. Click “Create a New List.”
  7. Name your list: Wishlist for Kids, Wishlist for Hubby, etc.
  8. When you’ve added the desired items to your list, click the heart at the top of the page.
  9. Your list and the selected items should appear.
  10. Click “Share List.”
  11. Copy provided link.
  12. Send that link in an email to the person purchasing the gift.
  13. When that person receives the email, they click on the link to view your wish list on my store.
  14. They can then select and pay for the items they wish to purchase.
 
Contact me at: kimqksards@gmail.com or 402-617-7955.
 
Thanks for visiting my blog today! Please let me know how I can help make your holidays easier, more enjoyable, and handmade!
 
Kim
 
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Stampin’ Friends Happy Holidays

Welcome to the Stampin’ Friends Happy Holidays Blog Hop!

Stampin' Friends Happy Holidays

Thanks for joining us today! We’re a group of crafters showcasing our handmade, paper crafting creations. Today, it’s holiday items. Be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment. We hope to inspire you for your holiday projects. Look for a list of hoppers at the bottom of this post.

Snowman Season Gift Duo

Snowman Season

Stampin’ Up’s catalogs feature a great variety of stamps, dies, punches, ribbons, and Designer Series Paper to create your handmade holiday. I can’t choose a favorite — too many to list! But I do appreciate the sets with coordinating punches. The Snowman Season photopolymer set and the coordinating Snowman Builder Punch make crafting easy and fun. (I love that the punch includes segments for hat and stick arms!)

Snowman Season

This card uses Night of Navy card stock and the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper. (I based this card off of a sketch our team is using for a challenge this month.)

Snowman Season

Have you seen Stampin’ Up!’s White Mini Pizza Boxes in the catalog? Find them on page 152. You receive eight boxes for $6. I think they’re perfect for gift giving. Easy to decorate and versatile, the boxes can hold cookies, gift cards, wrapped candies, 3 x 3 note cards, tags, jewelry and more.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to visit all of the blogs and leave a comment.

Kim

List of Blog Hoppers

  1. Steph Jandrow (US)
  2. Tiziana Milano (US)
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard – Queen B Creations (US)
  4. Katja Ettig (GER)
  5. Teri Pocock
  6. Sue Vine – MissPinksCraftSpot (Australia)
  7. Jean Bolen Beaulieu
  8. Kim Lamos
  9. Heidi Collins (US)
  10. Kim Quade (US)
  11. Maureen Rauchfuss (US)
  12. Barbara Welch (US)
  13. Anne Marie Hile (US)
  14. Melissa Thomas (US)

List of Products Used to Create These Projects

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Maui Achievers November 2020 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Maui Achievers November 2020 Blog Hop.

Welcome to our monthly Maui Achievers Blog Hop. We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui incentive trip. We celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us continue to inspire you creatively.
 
You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there’s a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you’re looking for a demonstrator, these are top demonstrators in their country and would love to help you with your Stampin’ Up! shopping or if you’d like to join our Stampin’ Up! teams. Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. We love to hear from you.
 

Triangle Santa Hat Card

Like most card makers and crafters, all the beautiful paper attracts my attention, including Stampin’ Up!’s Red Velvet found on page 63 of Stampin’ Up! August-December Mini Catalog. You get two sheets of 12 x 12 soft flocked card stock for $6. It works well for both punches and dies. I decided to have some fun with it and created a Santa hat! In fact, I couldn’t decide on some of the elements, so I made two.

Stitched Triangles Santa Hat

Stitched Triangles Santa Hat

This first card includes:

  • Pear Pizzazz card stock base
  • Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper cut at 5 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches
  • Pear Pizza layer cut at 5 inches by 3 1/2 inches and embossed with Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Hat created with Stitched Triangles Dies and Red Velvet
  • Pom pom created with smallest scallop circle from Layering Circles Dies and run through the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder
  • Hat band created with piece from Rectangle Dies and run through the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder
  • Letters from Little Treats sentiment. Ho Ho Ho colored with Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker and stamped onto 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch square.
  • Red Rhinestone embellishments

Stitched Triangles Santa Hat

This second card includes:

  • Pear Pizzazz card stock base
  • Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper cut at 5 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches
  • Pear Pizza layer cut at 5 inches by 3 1/2 inches and embossed with Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Hat created with Stitched Triangles Dies and Red Velvet
  • Pom pom created with Small Bloom Punch and run through the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder
  • Hat band created with piece from Rectangle Dies and run through the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder
  • Letters die cut with Playful Alphabet Dies and Red Velvet. (I attached Adhesive Sheets to the dies before running them through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. That makes it easier to apply letters to the card front.)
  • Red Rhinestone embellishments

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to visit all of the blog to grab some paper crafting inspiration.

Kim

List of Blog Hoppers

 

List of Products Used

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Warm and Toasty Card Samples

Follow along today as I show you four card samples using Stampin’ Up!’s Warm and Toasty stamp set.

Warm and Toasty Card Samples

This card uses a Night of Navy card base together with a Balmy Blue accent and the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper.

Such a cute stamp set! Find the Warm and Toasty Stamp Set on page 42 of Stampin’ Up!’s August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. It’s a set of 10 cling stamps. It sells for $22 + tax and shipping.

Warm and Toasty Card SamplesMore Warm and Toasty Card Samples

Whimsical and fun, the super cute animals work well for both kid and adult cards and projects. They also lend themselves well to coloring. Although I used Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Blends, you could also use color pencil, watercolor pencils, Water Painters, Stampin’ Write Markers, or even Crayons to dress us these holiday themed graphics.

Warm and Toasty Card Samples

This guy is just precious. I stamped him with Black Memento Ink and colored him with Stampin’ Up!’s Crumb Cake and Real Red Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment comes from the Banner Year stamp set, and the piece is layered on one of the designs from the “Tis the Season 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.

Warm and Toasty Card Samples

You can’t get more fun than an ice skating polar bear! He’s colored with the Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to match the color scheme of the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper.

Handmade Christmas Card Sample

This card features singing mice! I also used the 6 x 6 Christmas Classic Designer Series Paper (available with the new Curvy Celebrations offering). Once again, I colored with Stampin’ Blends. This is just perfect for the piano teacher for whomI created this card. The sentiment comes from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Warm and Toasty Card Samples. Please let me know how I can help you in your paper crafting journey. If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love it if you would choose me.

Thanks,

Kim

 

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Heartwarming Hugs Free Tutorial

I’m offering a Heartwarming Hugs Free Tutorial today as well as a video.

Heartwarming Hugs Free Tutorial

I love a lot of things about this card. It:

  • Showcases the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper.
  • Is festive!
  • Features the Gift Wrapped stamp set and coordinating Gift Bow Builder Punch.
  • Goes together very easily and can be adapted to a variety of papers and sentiments.

Heartwarming Hugs Free Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Gift Wrapped Bundle (155155)
  • PAPER – Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (153492), Pear Pizzaz (131201), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730)
  • INK – Real Red (147084), Mossy Meadow (147111)
  • OTHER – Gold Cord-Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack (153537), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

 

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Pear Pizzazz Card Stock – 8 ½” x 5 ½” – score at 4 ¼”, 3” x 3” scrap
  • Real Red Card Stock – 5 1/4” x 4”
  • Whisper White – 4 ½” x ¾”, 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper – three varied designs – 1 ½” x 3 ¾”
  • Gold Cord – 8”

 

Instructions:

  • Fold the 8 ½” x 5 ½” Pear Pizzazz Card Stock in half at the score line.
  • Using Stampin’ Seal, afix the three pieces of Heartwarming Hugs DSP onto the Real Red piece, equally spaced.
  • Adhere this piece to the Pear Pizzazz base.
  • Stamp the “A Very Merry Christmas” sentiment with Real Red ink on the Whisper White 4 ½” x ¾” piece toward the right-hand side, leaving space to add the bow later.
  • Adhere the sentiment to the front of the card with Glue Dots.
  • Stamp a bow from the Gift Wrapped stamp set with Mossy Meadow ink onto the 3” x 3” Pear Pizzazz scrap.
  • Punch the image using the coordinating Gift Bow Builder Punch.
  • With Stampin’ Dimensionals, place the bow on the card front, on top of the sentiment piece, to the left of the print, as shown in the photo above.
  • Create a bow with the Gold Cord. Attach to the top of the paper bow in the center with a Glue Dot.
  • Attach the 5 ¼” x 4” Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

Heartwarming Hugs Free Tuturial

Thank you for stopping by today! Please let me know if you have questions about this card or any other paper crafting project. I’d love to be you Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

Kim

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