I made a medium size gift bag with my gift bag punch board then used the Botanicals For You, Sale-A-Bration stamp set, for the sentiment. I love the large "just for you" stamp, it fit perfectly on the bag. The adorable bow paper clips are in the new occasions catalog and made a perfect embellishment. I can't get over how dang cute they are! :)
The berry basket bigz die makes a great holder for a Christmas gift. I used the project life seasonal snapshot 2015 stamp set to create a tag, along with the bow builder punch. Now all I need is the perfect gift to place inside.
Isn't this Santa the cutest?! I've seen a couple different versions of him on Pinterest. I created mine with the word window punch, large oval punch, 1/2 circle punch, mustache framelit, 1 3/4 scallop circle punch, 2 3/8 scallop circle punch and the perfect pennants bigz die. I can't get over how darn cute he is!! :)
I used a glassine sheet to create a mini treat bag then tucked it inside a pocket I made with patterned paper. I found the white pompom ribbon at Michaels. Quite a while ago I purchased the Season of Style Designer Journaling Tags, from the Stampin' Up! clearance rack. I'm glad I did because they're making great additions to my Christmas projects this year. :) To finish it off I added the snowflake and rhinestone, for bling.
Here's a sweet little box for a sweet little gift. It's a 2 X 2 box covered in merry moments designer series paper. I used the large oval punch and a small circle punch to create the holly. The "berry" is the petite petals punch.
Yay, my November Paper Pumpkin arrived! This kit makes 2 different styles of the cutest Christmas cards. But you know me...I prefer making 3D projects over cards! So, I made a triangle box with one of the cards and embellished it with the other items in the kit. I'll probably make another 3D project with this kit, but I think I'll make the Christmas cards too. :)
I used the square pillow box thinlit for this project. I know I'll get lots of use out of this thinlit. :) This project is cute for Thanksgiving, but with holiday paper and a new tag, it can be transformed into a cute Christmas package too.
The inspiration for this unique project came from Connie Babbert. She made a darling one with M&M's, mine has Reese's Pieces, and hers was made with cardstock, but I decided to use a paper sack because it was more pliable. Thanks for the ingenious idea Connie!
I made another cute project with my Blissful Bouquet Paper Pumpkin. The envelopes don't have to be used just for the cards. :) I used chalk to color my flowers after stamping and cutting them out. The gold accents that come in the paper pumpkin are perfect because gold seems to be the new trendy color.
I had to make this gift bag after watching the Stampin Up! "gift bag topper" video, on YouTube. It's made with the gift bag punch board. My favorite part is the clever way the video teaches how to keep the top flap closed by tucking it behind the sentiment.
This scarecrow turned out much cuter than I imagined. It's basically a pocket made with the smallest envelope liner framelit. The thin strip of striped paper makes the hat look slightly tipped. The notch in the top of the hat gives it a little character and makes it easy to get to the treat. I don't use my bird builder punch often so I was excited to use it on this.
Here's a card I made with the Blissful Bouquet Paper Pumpkin. I can't get enough of the acorn builder punch and wanted to use it too. Stay tuned for more projects because this paper pumpkin is very versatile.
Another project with the clip on witch hat. Look how cute it looks clipped to a pumpkin! I wrapped a box of Reese's Pieces with pattern paper and used a few of the items from my September Paper Pumpkin, which I'm still lovin'! This would make a great gift for a co-worker.
Here are the first projects I made with my October Paper Pumpkin, Blissful Bouquet. I created a gift sack with one of the envelopes and a matching card to go with it. The stamps and accessories in this paper pumpkin are perfect for feminine projects.
For this project I used the straw and a couple stamps from my September Paper Pumpkin along with the 2" circle punch for the moon and the cupcake builder punch for the cloud. The bat is a retired punch.
The inspiration for this came from Chic n Scratch, 12 weeks of Halloween. She has such fun ideas. I made another one of those fun witch hat clips to put on the front and hold the spider web in place. The handle is held in place with a bow on each side, made from the bow builder punch.
I folded down the sides of the berry basket bigz die, and being in the Halloween spirit, thought it looked something like a skeleton. I know, weird huh? But, look at it with the skull on top. It definitely says skeleton. :)
I could hardly wait to get the new Stampin' Up! square pillow box. I really like the size and it's easy to put together. I used one of the squares included with the thinlits to create a window, then placed a cello bag inside. I used the spiral flower die to create a coordinating flower to place on top the ribbons. You'll notice the majority of my Halloween projects are made with Stampin' Up! discontinued paper, because I still love it and I need to use up my stash. :)
I didn't want the mustache framelit until I found instructions on how to make these adorable witch shoes. I found the instructions a few months ago on alexscreativecorner.blogspot.com. She has so many clever uses for the mustache die. I appreciate her and her creativity. I created a carrier for a mini coffee cup then filled it with popcorn. It looks like this witch is pretty excited about popcorn! :)
I'm so happy with the September Paper Pumpkin! These will make the best gifts, because they're so darn cute and you get 8 of them! It's adorable if you make it just like the instructions, but I wanted to try something a little different. The stamps in this set are the best!
If you haven't seen these adorable witch hats, I'm sure they'll be everywhere soon. They are sooo cute! It's a clothespin behind the hat, so it clips to anything. I didn't have the tree punch so I used the smallest pennant on my perfect pennants bigz die. I still used the 2 1/2" circle punch but used the 1 1/4" circle punch for the center. I'll be making more projects with this hat, because it's adorable!
Hello Fall! When I purchased the wonderful wreath framelits and stamp set, I knew I wasn't going to use it just for Christmas projects. Actually, my first thought on most of my purchases is, "how can I use this for Halloween?" :) This project isn't exactly Halloween, but it's the same season, FALL! My favorite season!
I really like the cutie pie thinlit, but I have a smaller die similar to it. However, I do like the larger size box, so I decided to pull out my petal cone die and see if I could create a larger one. With a few modifications and a ruler, this is the result. I'm so happy it worked and it's cute! The flower on top is made with the 2 3/8 scallop circle punch and coffee filters.
Don't you just love treat bags?! They're perfect for any occasion and so many different things can be put inside. My bag is made from the typeset speciality designer series paper. It didn't take much to embellish it. Another reason to love treat bags! :)