Sparkling Snowflakes Gift Packaging

Welcome to the Stampers Dozen December Blog Hop. This month, we feature gift packaging and tags. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop to get that last-minute inspiration for your holiday crafting. Or save the ideas to use for Christmas in July and beyond. (Or use other stamps in your collection to create birthday — or other — themed packaging.)

Sparkling Snowflakes Gift Packaging

Sparkling Snowflakes Gift Packaging

Do you need some last-minute gift packaging? Or do you just want to have some fun with your stamping supplies? Either way, I think you’ll love today’s project. From my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, I transform a sheet of basic white tissue paper and a brown lunch bag into fun, holiday themed DIY gift wrapping.

For both the tissue paper and the bag, I use Stampin’ Up!’s Sparking Snowflakes stamp set from the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog. The stamp set is still available for purchase through January 3, 2024. Save 10 percent when you purchase the stamp set and the coordinating dies as a bundle. 

For the bag, I chose two of the snowflakes and used the Azure Afternoon and Balmy Blue Classic Stampin’ Pads and stamped randomly to cover the bag. 

I used three colors (Azure Afternoon, Night of Navy and Balmy Blue) for the tissue paper. I designated a different snowflake for each color and began stamping the tissue paper. Super fun. See part of the project below.

Stampin' Up! Sparkling Snowflakes

And then I added a tag. The tag, from the Merriest Trees Bundle, is die cut in Balmy Blue and then stamped with Azure Afternoon ink. I stamped the snowflake in Azure Afternoon on a basic white die cut circle punched with the 2 3/8-inch Circle Punch, layered on an Azure Afternoon die cut from the Stylish Shapes Dies. It’s topped it off with an Azure Afternoon ribbon and an Iridescent Pearl. 

I hope you enjoyed this project. I love finding ways to use my Stampin’ Up! products in creative ways. Please let me know if you have questions about this or other stamping techniques.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Kim

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Stylish Shapes Dies Thank You

Stylish Shapes Dies Thank You

fWith the bulk of my Christmas cards created and in the mail, I turned to creating some holiday and winter-themed thank you cards. It’s nice to have some on hand to thank people for the thoughtful gifts they bring. 

In today’s post, I share a fun thank you card created with die cut shapes. Don’t you think this snowman is adorable?

Stylish Shapes Dies Thank You

Here is a list of of the pieces I used to create this card:

  • Body: Three Basic White circles die cut with the second, third, and fourth largest circles from the Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Arms: Basic Black Card Stock die cut with the smallest banner from the Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Hat: Basic Black Card Stock die cut with the fourth largest square from the Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Hat: Basic Black Card Stock die cut with the labels from the Cracker & Treat Box Dies
  • Sentiment: Gorgeously Made stamp set
  • Face: Drawn in by hand using a variety of Stampin’ Write Markers
  • Buttons: Adhesive-Backed Sparkle Gems
  • Scarf from Beary Cute stamp set (or use red ribbon)
  • Thick Basic White Card Stock base measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4
  • Designer Series Paper layer from A Walk in the Forest measuring 5 1/4 x 4

How to Video

This Facebook Live replay from my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, offers step-by-step instructions to help you make this card at home.

 

 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoyed this cute handmade thank you card.

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Kim

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Merriest Trees Fun Fold

Merriest Trees Fun Fold

Who loves a fun fold card? A fun fold gives me an opportunity to be creative in my card making and surprise and delight the recipient at the same time. Today’s card appears to be a traditional front-opening card. However, it’s not. The tree itself is where the card actually opens. See the photo below.

For this project, I use Stampin’ Up!’s Merriest Trees Bundle. It’s a favorite in the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog. This tree and die cutting technique I use today also lends itself to making some cute packaging tags or even standalone Christmas cards.

Merriest Trees Bundle Fun Fold

Merriest Trees Fun Fold

Here are some basic directions for making this card:

  • Basic White Card Stock base measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
  • Real Red Card Stock panel measuring 5 1/4 x 4 die cut with Tiny Christmas Trees Die (retiring and on sale)
  • Dotted piece of Vellum Basics measuring 4 3/4 x 3 1/2
  • Thick Basic White Card Stock measuring 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 burnished well and folded in half
  • Large tree stamped in Garden Green ink on above piece making sure the top of tree “runs off the page” at the top of the fold. (Be sure to watch the video below to see how this works.)
  • Die cut with large tree die, making sure the top of the tree is off the paper. You’re creating a folded card image.
  • Stamp sentiment in Real Red ink on die cut label (Cracker &Treat Box Dies)
  • Real Red ribbon
  • Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels colored with Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack

How-To Video

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Mesa, Arizona, I love to show you what I’ve been working on in my craft room. This Facebook Live replay from 12/5/2023, shows step-by-step instructions for creating this fun fold. 

 

 

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Kim

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Making Spirits Bright Christmas Card

 

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s Holiday Blog Hop! Thanks so much for joining us! For this hop, we feature handmade cards and projects with a holiday and Christmas theme. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop. Leave a comment on each for your chance to win a Forever Friends all-inclusive card kit.

Card-making inspiration comes from many places: other stampers, Pinterest, home decor, paint colors, and retail offerings. My holiday card share today stems from some holiday tableware I spotted at World Market. When I saw the dinner plate, I knew it would make a great card. See my inspiration below.

Making Spirits Bright Christmas Card

Making Spirits Bright Christmas Card

For this card, I used the fun tree die from the Reindeer Dies. Find this set of dies on page 166 of Stampin’ Up’s Annual Catalog. I die cut the tree from each of the sheets included in the 2022-2024 In Color 12 x 12 Textured Specialty Paper. The colors include: Parakeet Party, Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky, Tahitian Tide, and Sweet Sorbet. The paper has a bit of shimmer and makes this card so fun and festive. 

Stampin' Up! Reindeer Dies

Here are a few other details about this card to help you make it at home:

  • Thick Basic White Cardstock measuring 8 1/2 x 4 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/2
  • Basic White Cardstock panel measuring 5 1/4 x 4
  • Die cut tress from the 2022-2024 In Color Specialty Paper
  • Sentiment from Joy of Noel stamp set (September-December 2023 Mini Catalog) in Sweet Sorbet. (Note: The Joy of Noel Stamp set is being retired and won’t be available after January 3, or while supplies last.) 
  • Parakeet Party 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon
  • 2022-2024 In Color Pearls

I hope you enjoyed this festive, handmade holiday card using some non-traditional colors. Please let me know if you have questions about any of the Stampin’ Up! products used here.

Be sure to visit all of the stampers participating in today’s blog hop. You’re sure to gain inspiration for your holiday crafting. Leave a comment for an opportunity to win the Forever Friends card kit.

Congrats to last month’s winner: Joan Ballanger.

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Cheers to the Season Gift Card Holder

Cheers to the Season Gift Card Holder

When you don’t know what to get someone for Christmas, the go-to is usually to purchase gift cards. So it’s nice to have a fun and festive way to “wrap” those gift cards. 

Today, I share a fun fold gift card holder that uses Stampin’ Up!’s Cheers to the Season stamp set and the A Walk in the Forest 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. (Just a couple of quick notes: The Cheers to the Season stamp set is being retired and is on sale for $17.20. The A Walk in the Forest DSP is also being retired, and is available while supplies last. Click here to visit Stampin’ Up!’s online store to see what’s being retired and what’s discounted from the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog. Be sure to grab what you want before it’s gone. I don’t want you to be disappointed if something goes out of stock.)

Stampin' Up! Cheers to the Season

 

Stampin' Up! A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper

Cheers to the Season Gift Card Holder

Here are a few measurements to help you create this fun fold gift card holder.

  • Cherry Cobbler card stock base measuring 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
  • A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper measuring 5 1/4 x 4, 4 1/4 x 3, and 4 1/4 x 2
  • Cherry Cobbler card stock measuring 9 3/4 x 4 1/2 scored at 3 1/4 and 6 1/2
  • Very Vanilla measuring 4 1/4 x 3
  • Very Vanilla circle die cut with Stylish Shapes Die
  • Linen Thread colors with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend
  • Festive Pearls

Stampin' Up! Cheers to the Season

The inside of the card looks like this. (See above.)

Below, I created the same card using Stampin’ Up!’s Joy of Noel stamp set and the Joyful 12 x 12 Specialty Paper. (Both of these products appear on the retiring list, as well.)

Stampin' Up! Joy of Noel Stamp Set

And, here’s another one (below) using Stampin’ Up! Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper and the Joy to You stamp set (both retiring).

Stampin' Up! Joy to You Stamp Set

And, I have a video with step-by-step instructions from my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, where I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Be sure to catch the Facebook live replay below.

How to Video

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I hope you’re inspired to make some fun holders for those gift cards you purchase this year. Please let me know if you have any questions about the stamping technique or products used.

Kim

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