Finally! I've been patiently waiting for my November Paper Pumpkin and it finally came the same day my December kit came. I'd already seen so many cute projects made with the kit. Instead of using mine as a stocking, I chose to create a gift sack by tucking the toe end back inside itself. It's so dang cute and now I know this kit can be used for something other than Christmas projects. I'm thinking Valentine's Day. ❤️
I thought it would be fun to make my chocolate square look like a wrapped gift. I started with a 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 piece of designer paper. On the long side I scored it at 1, 1 1/4, 3 3/4 and 4. The bow builder punch creates a nice size bow to top the gift and finish it off.
When I received my Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits one of the dies reminded me of a deer antler, so I decided a reindeer would be one of my Christmas projects. I thought it would work with the owl punch but it didn’t. I searched through my dies and decided the corn die in the Cannery Set Framelits would be perfect. I cut a bit off the top then attached the antlers. After adding the eyes and a red nose I had my reindeer! It’s so cute and better than I envisioned.
Thought I'd use my fuse tool to create a Christmas project. I glued a snowman and tree onto designer series paper then tucked it inside a photo sleeve. Before I sealed it with my fuse tool I added sequins. The tag, ribbon and jingle bell are attached to the outside.
I don't know why I didn't think of this before. I used the witch legs and shoes from my Bewitched die set by Echo Park Paper Company to create elf legs and shoes. A Halloween die set that can be used for Christmas as well, yippee! It seems I can have my cupcake and eat it too!! 😃
I hope this looks masculine. I really tried...I used deer paper and blue ribbon!😀 Although, I wonder how many guys really care about the wrapping. Don't you think they're more interested in the contents? 😉
This little stocking stuffer has two Ghirardelli chocolate squares tucked inside. I used the scalloped tag topper punch to create the wrap. The little clip was a happy surprise when I realized it fit perfectly inside the slot and kept it tightly closed.
I made this card using the Pining For Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit. The intended card is wonderful but I like trying alterations. I used the Circle Framelits to create a circle slightly larger than the circle on the card and a Pine Cone Sizzlits I've had for many years.
I'm starting on my Christmas gift wrap. For me, I get more excited about the gift wrap than the actual gift. I started by creating these small gable boxes. There a great size for gift cards, candy or small gifts. I'm not sure what I'll put inside but it's nice to know I have them ready.
These mini cups are the cutest! I stamped snowflakes directly on the cup. As long as you use a small stamp it's easy to do. I added a fun little spoon and simple tag to the lid. The Hershey's Kisses go well with the sentiment and they're the perfect size to put inside.
I'm not ready to stop making Fall projects, so when I realized I'd forgotten about my Pining For Plaid Paper Pumpkin Kit, I quickly used a card from it to create a Fall project. Well, a project with a pumpkin on it, and that says Fall to me. 😉
I just love the colors on this card and it's my favorite little pumpkin die. Because I kept it simple on the card front I wanted a little more than the sentiment on the inside, so I added a couple little extras and I'm happy I did!
Here's a little favor you can put at each table setting for Thanksgiving. You can write the persons name on the banner or just leave it as is. Either way it'll make a yummy treat to eat after dinner or take home.
What do you think about the Painted Harvest stamp set? It's a great set for the fall months and the two-step stamping makes it easy to create beautiful flowers. I love the variety of colors I've seen others use for their flowers, on Pinterest.
I'm enjoying the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits. The pumpkin I used on this tote is my favorite in the set. The leaf/branch dies make fun additions. The tote I have the dies attached to was created with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits with a piece of washi tape across the bottom.
Don't you think this sweet chair says comfort and relaxation? It's the reason I chose it for a retirement card. After all, retirement should be all about comfort and relaxation. Oh, and a delicious drink of your choice!
I'm lovin' these little witch legs from the Echo Park Co., Bewitched die set. The sentiment is from the Wickedly Sweet Treat, Paper Pumpkin kit. I used the Stampin' Up oval punch to create the pumpkin. After attaching it all together I have a sweet embellishment for my bag. So cute!
The pick your potion stamp in the Festive Phrases stamp set makes a great label for an apothecary jar. I only wanted the words from the stamp so I cut away the rest and created a small banner. These jars will definitely be part of this year's skeleton themed party.
The bottom piece of my Matchbox Bigz Die is all I needed to create a pumpkin patch. I can't say I like these sugary little candies, but they're so darn cute and make the sweetest, little compliment to my tag. 😊
This was a happy surprise! I've always wanted to create a witch hat with a triangle cello bag and I finally came up with one I like. I made it with a cello bag from the Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin kit and the Oval Framelits. I folded the oval in half then cut a slit along the folded line just long enough for the cello bag to slip through. Everything else is just a little witch bling. 😉
Only two weeks until Halloween and I still have so many projects to share, like this spooky-licious bag of chocolates. This stamp from "The Little Things" stamp set by Stampin' Up! looks great with little effort. All I needed was the tag and twine to make this treat. I love the bag! It has a window and a zipper for resealing! I found a package of them at a local store. It was a great find! 😊
This little treat is made from the Cheerful Tags Framelits. I was inspired by the one Nutmeg Creations made. It's so cute! I'm sure you can use either tag framelit, I preferred the one with the round top. I cut it twice then trimmed 2 1/4" off the square side of each piece to create the bottom. A 2" paper straw is sandwiched between both sides and glued to keep it closed.
There's nothing easier than a cello bag gift. The Stampin' Up Festive Phrases stamp set helped keep it easy too. I made a simple tag with the adorable "pick your potion" stamp. Actually all the stamps in this set are adorable! 😊
My spooky tree matchbook is holding a small package of M&Ms. Just think of all the different Halloween treats you can tuck inside. The matchbook is one of those projects that can easily be mass produced for family, friends or co-workers.
What do you think? Creepy or cute? Kinda both? 😊 I think it screams Halloween! The box is My Creative Time, Treat Slider Box. The skeleton is part of Recollections, Halloween clear stamp and die set. I purchased it a few weeks ago at Michaels, and the "creepy" is from the Stampin' Up set Halloween Bash. My favorite is the bow tie, it's two of the tiny triangles from the Stampin' Up Sprinkles punch, because sprinkles make everything better! 😉
I found these orange polka dot bags last year after Halloween. After adding a ghost, cut from the Fun Fall Framelits, and the black and white baker's twine, it became one of my favorite projects. My favorites are always the most simplistic.
Have you seen these Dove, Witches Mix chocolates?! I found them at Target. They are so much fun! Look at the colors and pictures on the wrappers. I thought adding a witch hat clip and putting them in a cello bag was a fun way to present them. 😊
Now I feel like I can officially move on to Halloween projects. Yippee! Here's a quick little treat to start off. If you've been following my blog you know how much I love making Halloween projects! I'll be posting more often so stay tuned. 😉
Can you believe it's officially the first day of Fall? I suppose this gift bag can be given any time of year but its colors make it ideal for this time of year. Now I need the perfect Fall treat to put inside. 😊
Here are a couple of treat boxes I made with the Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin Kit. I punched an oval circle in the first one to create a handle. The other is a box cut in half, which is great because it gives you two treat boxes to decorate, fill and give. The leaves on each were created with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.
I cut the lid and both inside flaps off a 2 x 2 x 2 tiny treat box then created a clear sleeve to cover it. The flowers are made with the Spiral Flower Originals Die. I used my large scallop punch and a coffee filter to create the layer under the flowers, which I polka dotted with a pencil eraser and Pool Party ink. The final step was to wrap it with thick baker's twine and tie a bow.
Perhaps my tag should say "Hello Fall" because the temperatures in my city have taken a dramatic drop. Don't get me wrong, I love Fall, but I'm not ready for summer to end, it went by so quickly. ☹️ Wouldn't you know...after I created this pillow box my September Paper Pumpkin showed up. All I can say is, "great minds think alike." 😉