Sweetest Christmas Gift Card Holder



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· Stamp Sets – Handmade Wishes Bundle (159691, page 21 Mini Catalog); Sweet Candy Canes (159560, page 10 Mini Catalog)

· Cardstock – Real Red (102482); Basic White (159276)

· Stamp Pads – Real Red (147084); Garden Green (147089)

· Misc. – Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper (159559, page 9 Mini); Handmade Tag Punch (159690); Stylish Shapes Dies (159183); Tear & Tape (154031); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


· Real Red Cardstock 5 ½” x 4 ¼”

· Basic White Cardstock 9 ¾” x 4 ¼”; 2 ½” x 2 ½”

· Sweetest Christmas DSP 5 ¼” x 4”; 4” x 3”; 4” x 2”


· Adhere the 5 ¼” x 4” DSP to the Real Red Card Base.

· Score the Basic White card at 3 ¼” x 6 ½”; accordion fold it.

· Stamp the sentiment from Sweet Candy Canes on the middle section of the Basic White in Real Red ink.

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· Adhere the Basic White piece to the card base.

· Add the 4” x 3” DSP to the top section of the basic white.

· Stamp the outline of the punch in Real Red Ink on Basic White 2 ½” x 2 ½”. Stamp the Happy Holidays in Real Red ink inside the outline. Stamp the holly leaves in Garden Green ink. Stamp the berries in Real Red ink. Punch out using the Handmade Tag Punch. Adhere to the front piece with  Dimensionals.

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· Using the 2nd to the smallest stitched circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies, cut out a semi-circle. Adhere the piece down with Tear & Tape, placing the adhesive just along the two sides and the bottom.  Adhere to the bottom section of the Basic White piece.  Add a gift card and GIFT to a friend!

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2023 GIFTING..........

My 2023 CALENDAR CLASSES are coming soon and, if you have come to class in the past, or not, you many want to join us.  Why?  My calendar-making-friends create for themselves and/or to give to others for holiday gifts or, just 'love you enough to make this for you' gifts.  Classes are $25 of one calendar, $20 for the second & third one, the fourth & fifth are FREE.  Here are pictures of the calendars we made for 2019 ~

2023 CALENDAR 1 2023 CALENDAR 2 2023 CALENDAR 3 2023 CALENDAR 4CALENDAR CLASSES:  Saturday, October 22, 10 AM; Monday, October 24, 2 PM and Saturday, November 5, 10 AM. EMAIL ME NOW TO SIGN UP!






Birthday Boxes.......

While we are thinking about birthdays I thought you might be interested in a pretty treat box.  You could use this for gifting something special or for a secret surprise to leave with a friend.  You can find the DELICATE DETAILS TREAT BOXES (159248) on page 140 in the annual catalog.  The price is $11.50 for 8 white, food safe boxes.  Print the project sheet below & enjoy surprising your friends!

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Bewitching, page 57, Mini Catty

Bewitching Stars Treat Bag

Bewitching Stars Treat Bag


Bewitching Bundle 159857 (save 10%)

Bewitching Stamp Set 159855

Witch Hat Builder Punch 159856

Tailor Made Tags Dies 155563


Basic White 159276 – 2 ¼ x 4 ¼ (cut with tag die) plus scrap for hat

Highland Heather 146986 – 3 ¼ x 5

Ink Colors:

Memento Tuxedo Black 132708


Granny Apple Green Blends 154885

Highland Heather Blends 154887

Basic Black Blends 154843


Stars Treat Bags 159833

Glitter Washi Tape 159973

Bakers Twine Essentials Pack 155475

Wink of Stella 141897


1. Using largest die from Tailor Made Tags Dies, cut tag from Basic White cardstock. Add a strip of the Glitter Washi Tape across the bottom of the tag and trim ends.

2. Stamp witch legs/shoes with Memento Tuxedo Black on bottom of tag. Use the Basic Black Blends to touch up the shoes along tag stitched areas that may have been left white. Color stockings and buckles with Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Blends.

3. Stamp hat with Memento Tuxedo Black on scrap of Basic White. Color spots and hat band with Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Blends and punch using Witch Hat Builder Punch. Paint spots and hat band with Wink of Stella.

4. Place hat on tag (do not adhere) to determine where to stamp spider. Move hat and stamp spider with Memento Tuxedo Black. Color spider eyes with Granny Apple Green Blends. Attach hat with Dimensionals.

5. Punch bottom right corner of Highland Heather panel with star portion of punch (this area will not be seen). Slide panel into front of bag behind cutout stars. Punch a hole through the panel and back layer of bag through the upper center star hole.

6. Glue punched stars onto tag and paint with Wink of Stella. Tie tag to bag through punched hole using the Basic Black Twine.


September's Paper Pumpkin

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Get your Halloween crafting on with the Spooky Treats Paper Pumpkin Kit. This September's kit includes everything you need to make 18 absolutely adorable (and just the right amount of spooky) treat boxes—that’s 6 each of 3 unique designs! No need to let the season creep up on you; subscribe and order your kit today.  DEADline to order:  September 10!


Christmas Tags ~ a gift for a crafty youngster?

The latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is a simple solution to gift cards and tags for the holidays! The Christmas Gifting Kit has everything you need to create gorgeous gift tags to attach to presents and gift card holders that adds a handmade touch.  The kit is $21 and the order number is 160342.

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Stylish Sketches Gift

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I told you about the Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes (and, the box!) yesterday and I wanted to show you the cards that will be in the box using the Stylish Sketches stamp set and the Charming Sentiments stamp set for the sayings.


IMG_8321I used the Watercolor Pencils on page 126 in the annual catalog to color in the images.  Using these pencils with the Water Painters on page 129 allows the pigment to flow and create a great watercolored image (and, after all it is World Watercolor month!!!)  And ~ FREE WATERCOLOR CLASS in the Cat/Art Studio on Tuesday, July 26, anytime between 4 and 6 ~ let me know when you can join me! 


Gift Wrap?




Another way to use this fabulous designer series paper from the HUES OF HAPPINESS suite collection.  I covered this plain box to gift a friend from out of town ~ Phyllis ~ visiting today.  So happy to see her ~ friendship is the best part of Stampin' Up!

Kindness Card Kit ~ NEW!

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KINDNESS CARD KIT, #159441, $23.00

Kit includes:

  • 8 small coaster cards, 2 each of 4 designs
  • 8 envelopes
  • Carrying tin
  • Finished card size: 3" x 3" (7.6 x 7.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Pale Papaya, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam




You're In My Thoughts..........

I needed to make some tags for some Spring gifts I was putting in the mail yesterday and I thought I would share the results with you.  The stamp set I used, ENCIRCLED IN FRIENDSHIP (page 70 AC) is retiring soon.  The set is bundled with a wonderful set of circle dies ~ also retiring but you will want to keep them forever!

Abstract Beauty 4" x 6" DSP ~ Mini Catalog

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Tailor Made Tags Dies ~ not retiring