2020 Christmas Gift Guide: Simple Gift Packaging for Handmade Cards

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Now that we've made a special set of stationery cards, how about making a simple pretty box for gift packaging?

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Our Acetate Card Boxes [144628] are beautiful, easy to embellish, and make an excellent presentation for your handmade creations!

Here's a super quick video tutorial so that you can make your own!

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This boxed set of handmade cards would make a much-appreciated gift.  Be sure to add our Acetate Card Boxes [144628] to your next order to make this simple gift packaging.

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2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Guide: Handmade Stationery

StationeryLet's continue with our 2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas gift guide with a handmade stationery gift.   This has been a much appreciated gift through the years. You can easily create this  gift in less than hour!

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Isn't that a beautiful set of note cards?  You can create with any colors and any stamp set.  Let's take a look at this five minute video tutorial.

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  • Choose a stamp set, designer paper, and ink to determine your colors.  The details below are as used in the video.
  • Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146983] is one piece of card stock cut in four pieces at 4-1/4 x 5-1/2.
  • Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] is one piece of card stock cut in four pieces at 4 x 5-1/4.
  • Cut a 2-1/2 x 6 piece of designer paper to cover the envelope flap.  You can accent with strips if you wish.  For this project, a 1/2" strip was used.

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Who's on your list that would love this gift? I'm sure there is someone!  Stay tuned for the gift packaging idea for this set of cards!

Shop now to have your handmade stationery made in time for Christmas!

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2020 Christmas Gift Guide: Precision Scissors in a Gift Box

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Today's Christmas gift guide presentation features our Stampin' Up! precision scissors, our Paper Snips [103579]

Most everyone can use a really good pair of scissors.  While these are not recommended for young children, think about these for crafters, seamstresses, teachers, etc.  It's a functional and useful gift. 

You can make it extra special by packaging it neatly and easily with some of our products.

Here's the video so you can see the assembly of the gift box.

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I hope you enjoyed today's project. Is there anyone on your list that you have in mind for these precision scissors, our Stampin' Up! Paper Snips [103579]

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2020 Christmas Gift Guide: Special Sliding Gift Card Holder


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Today's gift giving idea is a special sliding gift card holder idea.  Using the Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper [153491], this project was made without any stamping!  The sentiment was cut from one sheet in the collection and the embellishments were die cut from another using Home Together Dies [153515].

Here's a quick look at the video with the assembly instructions.

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Here is the list of supplies for this sliding gift card holder.

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Make this sliding holder to make your gift card extra special this Christmas!

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2020 Crafter's Gift Guide: Cardmaking Kits

Blank 2000 x 2000-4If you're shopping for a gift for a crafty person in your life, these cardmaking kits are all-inclusive with everything that is needed to make some beautiful handmade cards.

This first kit is one of my favorites!  The completed cards are awesome with beautiful gold foil accents...the Looking Up Card Kit.
This kit makes 15 cards, 3 each of 5 designs, using the included Looking Up Photopolymer Stamp Set.  Folded card size is 4" x 6".

It comes with a classy looking box and all you'll need to do is wrap a pretty red bow around it and add a gift tag. The printed cardboard box is 9-1/4" x 9-1/4" x 1-7/8".

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This box also makes for great storage for the completed cards.  And, as you can see, the stamp set comes with some super sentiments.  You can even use sentiments on multiple labels.  Need more birthday cards?  Just use the birthday sentiment on more of the labels. 

Here is another kit that I thought would make a great gift.  It's the Simply Citrus Card Kit.

This kit has a fun and flirty feel. Included are supplies to make 15 cards, 3 each of 5 designs, using the included Simply Citrus Photopolymer Stamp Set which is also included.  The folded card size is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".
The kit includes 9-1/4" x 9-1/4" x 1-7/8" printed cardboard box ready for gift giving...just add a pretty ribbon!

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Just as in the other kit, this set of stamps is very versatile!

Shop for that special someone who loves crafts and choose the Looking Up Card Kit or the Simply Citrus Card Kit from Stampin' Up!

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Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Card Holder with Christmas Gleaming

Diy-christmas-gift-card-holder-hollyToday's project is a Christmas gift card holder with the Christmas Gleaming Cling Stamp Set (En) [150464] and the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper [153487].

There are usually several on my gift list who prefer gift cards and I am happy to oblige especially since it's another opportunity to create something special for the gift card...a unique presentation. 

Even if you are not in need of gift card holders, you can use these ideas for Christmas cards or even as a tag on a wrapped gift.

This is a simple one and it will just take a few minutes to watch the video and then a few minuted to make one yourself!

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Gift card holders are fun to create and also make a beautiful presentation that's very special!  I hope you will try this style on your for your next project!

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DIY Christmas Gift Tags with Stampin' Up! Tag Buffet

DIY Christmas Gift Tags Stampin' Up! Tag BuffetFor this week's Facebook Live, my husband, Jackie, and I teamed up for another "kit together" for some beautiful DIY Christmas Gift Tags. 

This kit from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog is called appropriately, Tag Buffet.  There is a coordinating stamp set sold separately but honestly, you can create these tags and use on your Christmas gifts without the stamped sentiments.

Originally, I had asked Jackie to just punch out the tags and images and sort them for me.  When he asked if I wanted him to put them together, of course, I wasn't going to turn him down.  Here's the video from the Wednesday Craft & Chat on Facebook. 

In the video, you saw that you can also use these tags to make Christmas cards. 
Here is a look at those cards which would be great for sending to family or friends!

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You will be so pleased with this beautiful Christmas kit whether used for gift tags, to create Christmas cards, or to give as a gift.  Get ready now and order your kits today!

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DIY Gift Idea with Warm Hugs Bundle

Stampin-up-gift-idea-warm-hugsToday's project and video tutorial is a DIY gift idea using the Warm Hugs Bundle (English) [155145] from Stampin' Up!  The video is a recording of a recent Facebook Live  and you'll see how my mindset went from shying away from this bundle to "I gotta have it!"

The coffee/latte theme is very popular but try not to box yourself into just that idea.  These cups and sentiments can be used for packaging lots of different mini gifts!

Let's take a look at the video and you'll see!

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Diy-gift-warm-hugsReady to make your own cute cups for DIY gift giving?  Here are the supplies you'll need.  I would be so grateful for you to place your order with me!

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Handmade Card Gift Set with His Love from Stampin' Up!

Stampin-up-his-love-diy-gift-1This handmade card gift set with Stampin' Up! His Love was featured as a Premiere video on YouTube. 

With an easy assembly, you will be able to make these for gifts for friends and family.  Pairing it with products from the Forever Greenery Suite, you will love this collection of handmade items.

Stampin-up-his-love-diy-gift-2Here is the video that premiered on YouTube, July 30, 6 PM Central Time.  Enjoy the show then read on for more details on the project.

For Card Holder:

  • Card stock is cut 6-1/4" x 10-3/4".  Score on long side at 4-3/4" and 6".
  • Pocket for cards- Card stock is cut 8-3/8" x 5".  Score at 2" on all 4 sides.
  • Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper: For front and back of cover, cut 2 pieces at 6" x 4-1/2". Strip for pocket can be cut 1" x 9-1/2" - 12".
  • You will need some card stock 3" x4" to cut Tasteful Labels Die, Gold Foil Sheet cut 3" x 4" for cross, and a your choice of a pre-cut Forever Gold Die.

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  • Garden Green cut 5-1/2 x 8-1/2.
  • DSP cut 4 x 5-1/4 plus a 1 x 4 strip for inside.
  • Whisper White for inside cut 4 x 5-1/4.
  • 16-18 inches of ribbon

Stampin-up-his-love-card-rejoiceCard #2 Rejoice

  • Just Jade cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".
  • DSP cut 4"x 5-1/4 "plus a 1" x 4" strip for inside.
  • Whisper White for inside cut 4" x 5-1/4".
  • Two pieces of ribbon- 6" and 4".

Stampin-up-his-love-card-faithCard # 3 Faith

  • Pretty Peacock cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and 3" x 4" for scalloped oval die cut.
  • DSP cut 4"x 5-1/4 "plus a 1" x 4" strip for inside.
  • Whisper White for inside cut 4" x 5-1/4" plus another piece approx. 4" x 5" for die cuts.
  • Two sprigs from Forever Gold.

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  • Garden Green cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".
  • DSP cut 4"x 5-1/4 "plus a 1" x 4" strip for inside and 1-1/4" x 4" for card front.
  • Whisper White for inside cut 4" x 5-1/4" and 1/2" x 4" for sentiment.  (Trim as needed after stamping.)

With the video and these instructions you should have this beautiful handmade card gift set together in no time...enjoy! 


DIY Gift Idea and Video with Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers

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Celebrate Sunflowers is one of the much-loved bundles from the Stampin' Up! catalog.  This stamp set and coordinating dies are beautiful and made for a sweet DIY notecard gift set when paired with the Mini Paper Pumpkin B0xes [153069].  These boxes are perfectly sized for our Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes [131527].  These also come in Very Vanilla!

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Here's the video that was recorded for my Facebook "semi" LIVE.  My Facebook experience has been testing me lately so now the videos are recorded ahead of time to post after chatting LIVE for a bit. So without further ado...on with the show!

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Make A Game Night Score Pad with Stampin' Up! Game On

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Game Nights are a lot of fun and here is a project idea to jazz it up a bit! 

Our family loves to play games...board games, card games, dice games...all the things!  More times than not, we are scrambling for a note pad for keeping score.  So why not dress one up a bit and keep it on hand for those special family times.

Here's a video tutorial so you can see how easy it is to put one together.  You can get these little 8 x 5 notepads at most office supply stores. Now, let's get to it so you can start creating.

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Here is the list of Stampin' Up! products that were used in this video.  Keep in mind that you could re-create the project with a different stamp set and different supplies and it would make a nice little gift.  Here's a different version from way back!

You can just click on the links below to shop in my online Stampin' Up! store.  When you shop with me, it enables me to continue to bring free videos and content to you weekly and I am so appreciative.  I will be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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Here's a look at the inside.  As you saw in the video, it's so easy to add that little strip of designer paper to the note pad.  And, it makes a big difference for the overall look!

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For The 2020 Graduate

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It’s time to remember those special graduates in your life. This year is a difficult one for these young ladies and gentlemen and it makes my heart sing to see how they are being honored by different communities.
At this time each year, it’s fun to look through your stamp collection to find some great ones for creations to honor graduates. In a recent LIVE video on Facebook, these cash holders were shared with two of those sets that are so special.
Let’s take a look at this one with the Sailing Home Bundle [151066].
 
 
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This easy to create cash holder for graduates is sure to be on your list of “projects to make” to honor these special young people during this time.


Make a Gratitude/Blessings Journal

The gratitude/blessings journal was inspired from the need to recognize the blessings of my family during this time of social distancing.  In spite of that we see and hear that can be overwhelming, I believe there is so much for which to be grateful. 

I choose to record memories and experiences that have been blessings.  This journal was created with the need to have a place to record the "good" in the midst of this time of uncertainty.

The video below is a recording a Facebook LIVE broadcast from Saturday, April 11, 2020.  It is lengthy but it is my hope that it will inspire you to make a journal of your own.

General instructions:

Cut designer paper for cover 6" x 10".
Score long side at 1/2", 1-1/2", and 6".
Cut pages for inside to 8" x 5-1/2".

Some of the basic supplies used for this journal:

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Are you ready to give this journal a try?  It is a nifty little handmade book that can be used for so many different things.  Once you get the basic book assembly down, you will be able to make it over and over again.

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Thanks so much for stopping to see this blessings/gratitude journal video...stay safe; stay well!


Two Easy Paper Crafting Projects

Stampin-up-card-idea-upliftingToday's projects are for easy paper crafting that we created on my Facebook Live yesterday evening. 

The first is a card using the Above The Clouds Photopolymer Stamp Set [149404] from the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.

Here's the scoop and supply list:

  1. Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146987] is cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" for base and 4" x 5-1/4" for textured layer.
  2. Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146986] is cut 2-3/4" x 4-1/4" and you will need a scrap piece for stamping and punching the sentiment.
  3. The Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] for the main image is cut 2-1/2" x 4".

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The second project is the cute little gift card holder using the Under My Umbrella Photopolymer Stamp Set  [151518].

Under-my-umbrella-gift-card-holderHere are the details for this second project:

  1. The Brights 6" X 6"  Designer Series Paper [149613] in Gorgeous Grape is cut 4" x 6" and scored at 1-1/2" and 4-1/4" on the long side and  1/2" on the short side.
  2. The images from the Under My Umbrella Photopolymer Stamp Set  [151518] are stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708] on Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] and colored with Stampin' Blends.
  3. Punch a 2" Circle Punch [133782] from Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] and glue the images in the center.
  4. Die cut two of the smalled scalloped rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies [151690] one in Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] and one in Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146986]
  5. Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708] on the Highland Heather piece.
  6. The pocket is assembled by cutting off the two 1/2" tabs on the ends, gluing the sides, then folding up the remaining bottom flap.

If you need additional help you can contact me or see the video here.

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Cute Spring Gift with Stampin' Up! Welcome Easter

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With everything that's going on with CoVid19 pandemic, it's my goal to share as many fun paper crafting projects as possible to help you pass the time while we all hunker down!  Today's project is a cute spring gift idea with the Stampin' Up! Welcome Easter stamp set that I shared on Facebook Live today.

While the video quality left much to be desired, today's audience was so understanding and it was so enjoyable interacting and sharing.  Crafters are like that...so very special! I've been having connection problems today  so I decided to just leave the video there on Facebook  for you to take a gander if you'd like.

Welcome-easter-spring-gift-ideaHere are the details for cutting for this project:

  • Daffodil Delight CS: 5-1/4" x 5-1/4"
  • Bird Ballad DSP: 5" x 5"
  • Coastal Cabana CS: 3" x 4" for punching
  • Whisper White CS: 3" x 4" for stamping and punching/cutting
  • Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon: Cut from spool to the length that you need.

Here is the list of Stampin' Up! products used in today's project. Sale-A-Bration continues through the end of the month and you can choose a free product with a qualifying purchase!  Host Code for March:AQTB9ZFY 

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Find another cute Welcome Easter project HERE!

Try this idea on different easy "gifts".  This cute spring gift idea is just one idea and I challenge you to try it so you can spread some joy!