It's almost time and we all want to be ready to wrap it up! Stampin' Up! is helping us this year with the TOILE TIDINGS GIFT WRAP on page 7 in the Holiday Catalog. The gift wrap is pretty (Real Red and Very Vanilla) and large enough to wrap a very big gift (24" x 36"). There are two different designs ~ the stripe in the picture below and the Toile design on the gift I wrapped for my friend Laurie. You get two sheets of each design. Tie up your packages with the Real Red Ruched Ribbon on the same page ~ so pretty!
Lynne is an enthusiastic Stampin' Up! demonstrator on my team. She stopped by one afternoon this week to show me the Project Kit that she had been working on. It is the Advent Calendar Project Kit on page 38 in the Holiday Catalog. Here's Lynne's finished kit and a video from Stampin' Up! showing you the parts of the project and how easily it goes together.
Time to wrap those Mother's Day presents ~ or, birthday, anniversary, whatever. And, with the new catalog right around the corner, what better time to use your retiring Designer Series Paper for all those packages! The quality of the paper is so good and it wraps beautifully! I wrapped this package for Alan's Mom who we will see on Mother's Day. I used the PETAL PROMENADE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER (146913) on page 190 in the annual catalog. The paper is unique because it is based on pictures of flowers. In fact, when it was introduced we were told that the Stampin' Up! staff had gone to the florist, bought a huge amount of blossoms and taken pictures! The paper also included pre-designed frames ~ rectangles, circles and squares. I used one of the rectangles for the Mother's Day card.
For the inside of the card I used a lovely saying from a new stamp set ~ WOVEN HEIRLOOMS ~ you'll see it on page 14 when your 2019 - 2020 catalog arrives!
This is the project that I featured in my '12 Weeks of Christmas' last week. It is a great way to package the greeting cards that you are giving to friends during the holidays. At my team meeting on Saturday we made the same project but using colors that would be more appropriate after the holidays. Here' our project ~
Let me know if you have any questions about the project ~ it is not difficult and I think your friends would love receiving this gift package from YOU!
My friend, Laurie, and her daughter, Katherine, decorated these mini bottles of wine as favors for a surprise baby shower for Katherine's sister-in-law. Aren't they darling?
You can find these cute animal stamps (purrrrrrfect for tags as they have a front and back!) on page 108 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog. And, Abby, I know you will be excited to learn that there are dies to match ~ Little Loves Framelits Dies ~ and the set is bundled!!! Perfect for those of you with children, or grandchildren, who like to craft.
These cute Mini Egg Cartons have been on backorder FOREVER. However, I should be able to order them on Monday, March 27. If you are interested let me know this weekend so that I can add you to the list (Janie and Joy have been on the list for weeks)! They will probably sell out quickly as everyone has been waiting so long. Oh ~ they come in a natural cream color (page 18 in the Occasions Catalog) but you can spray them any color that you like. Fill your Stampin' Spritzer (126185, page 180 in the annual catalog) about 3/4 full with Rubbing Alcohol and add drops of re-inker to get the intensity of color you want. (Rubbing Alcohol comes in 70% and 91% ~ my preference as it evaporates more quickly.) Spray and let them dry before adding the decorations ~ fill with Easter goodies. Directions below ~
Rochelle Blok, a member of the Artisan Design Team with Stampin' Up! used the VERTICAL GARDEN project kit (#143635) and the Envelope Punch Board (#133774) to create these pretty gift packages. Read all about the process HERE.
I plan a CATALOG CLASS annually to get ready for the new year. The class is scheduled in the Fall because many of my stamping friends not only want their own calendar but also want to give the handmade calendars as gifts during the holidays. I love the stories they tell about how their friends 'expect' the next calendar! Today I will post the first six months that we created for 2017. I also wanted to give credit to my friend, Katy Bryant, who was my Artistic Consultant this year (and last). Katy sat down in the studio with me to 'discuss' which of the many stamp sets would fit into the monthly themes for 2017 ~ she was such a help to me! Thanks, Katy!
The You’re So Lovely Project Kit includes supplies to make 12 adorable cards AND 12 bags with tags. But you can do even more with it! You can use those same supplies to make 36 treat packages instead. That makes it so versatile. Take a look at the video below and learn how to create the treat packaging!
If you like to give little treats to anyone around the holidays, then you probably have seen our Mini Treat Bags in the annual catalog. Well, you will want to take a look at this video from Stampin' Up! showcasing our Mini Treat Bags. They show you how to make even smaller treat bags! Perfect for small bitesize candy bars ~ wonderful stocking stuffers! Enjoy!