Monday, November 30, 2020

Stampin' Up! Mini Pizza Box & note card

  I will be sharing some holiday Crafting fun and create projects that will bring JOY to you 
and other is upcoming Christmas season!
So check out today's Project #4, as it is another fun gift holder!
This is actually a little pre-made box! 
It is soooo easy to just fold to assemble.

And check out my fun origami Christmas tree fold I decorated my box & note card with!
The circle for the tree I used on the box is a 6" diameter circle, cut in half.
The circle for the tree I used on the note card is a 3" diameter circle, cut in half.

I used the Mini Pizza Box-#144645= $6.00 (8)- page 152 in the Annual Catalog
And check out the cute 3x3 Note Card I made to match it!
3x3 Envelopes- #145829= $10.00 (40)- page 153 in the Annual Catalog
 You can add a gift card, cash, chocolate or any other little gift inside of it!
You can check out my other gift projects by clicking below.
 Here is my 3x3 note card.
And I added some coordinating DSP to the back side of the envelope!
 See how the note card fits perfectly into the Mini Pizza Box.
Just think of the endless possibilities of other items you can put into the box too!

**When folding an origami tree like this, I had to try to find 
a piece of DSP that was green on both sides.
Here are my pieces......
I randomly stamped words, using Real Red ink onto a piece 
of 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" Real Red card stock.
I cut a little scrap of Early Espresso card stock for the tree trunk.
I cut out a star out of Gold Foil Paper.
I folded some DSP to make this tree!
 I added the Real Red Rhinestones onto the tree.
I did ruffle the bottom edge of the tree with my finger nails 
too to make them stand up some.
 I added some DSP strips around the edges of the box & adhered the tree in the center of it!
stamp set:  'Tree Angle'
card stock
  • Real Red- 3 1/2 x 3 1/2"- for outside of box; 2 3/4 x 2 3/4"- for the outside of the card
  • Early Espresso- 1/2 x 1/2"- for tree trunk for the box; 1/4 x 1/2"- for the tree trunk for the card
  • Gold Foil- 1" strip- die cut star for the box; 1/2" strip- punch out star for the card
  • Whisper White-6 x3"- score at 3"- for note card
designer paper:  
Heartwarming Hugs DSP- 
  • 6" Circle for the box- cut in half 
  • 3" Largest Stitched Circle from the Stitched Shapes Die for the card
  • 4 strips that are 3/4 x 3 5/8" each, to go around the outside edges of the box
ink:  Real Red
other:  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Stitched Shapes Dies (largest Circle); Happy Dies (for Star for box); Stitched Stars (for star for the card); Real Red Rhinestones; Mini Pizza Box; dimensionals; glue dots
 Here are my 2 Mini Pizza Boxes....
and they both have a 3x3 note card & envelope inside of them!

Leave me a comment below & I will be mailing someone one of these boxes!
 I traced a bowl to make my 6" Circle.
 I cut the circle out with my Paper Snips.
 I cut the circle in half, as you only need 1/2 of this circle to make one tree.
So out of this whole circle, you will get 2 trees!
 #1- fold circle half like this.
 #2- fold it back like this, lining it up directly with the folded edge.
 #3- flip it over & fold down the back side.
 I did not measure when folding these.
I just lined up the edges as shown in the photos above.
Maybe my little pie diagram drawing will help you out!
 This is what it looks like when all folded.

I learned to do a fun tree fold like this years ago.
But my inspiration for today's trees came from my dear friend, Claire Daly from Australia.
Claire was our table mate on one of our SU! trips a few years ago. 
She is just a lovely person & so very talented!
Deke & I were blessed to get to sit with her each evening for our dinner.
We are very lucky to have had the opportunity to get to know her.

Have a MARVELOUS Monday!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Stampin' Up! Gnome for the Holidays

  I will be sharing some holiday Crafting fun and create projects that will bring JOY to you 
and other is upcoming Christmas season!
So check out today's Project #3, as it is another fun gift holder!

You can CLICK HERE to see my Day #1 project!

You can CLICK HERE To see my Day #2 project! 

You can add a gift card, cash, chocolate or any other little gift inside of it! 
 I used the 'Gnome for the Holidays' stamp set to decorate this cool cello bag.
The Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bags can be found in the Holiday Catalog on page 60.
#153509= $7.00 for 25 bags
 This bag is 4 x 7" & many things could fit inside of it.
I added some cash in mine! 
 So what do you think?
Leave me a comment I have one of these I'll be mailing out to someone.
a few years ago that sparked me creating today's bag! 
So here are the supplies so that you can make one of these gift holders too!
stamp set:  'Gnome for the Holidays'
card stock:
  • Poppy Parade- 2 1/4 x 3 1/2"- layer behind gnome
  • Whisper White- 3 1/2" strip- die cut Painted Label Die
  • Whisper White- 1 x 6"- flag end with Triple Banner Punch
  • Whisper White- 1 1/2" strip- die cut snowflake
  • Whisper White- 3/4 x 1 5/8"- stamp words onto
designer paper:  Trimming the Town- 2 x 5 1/4"- flag end with Triple Banner Punch
inks:  Memento & Poppy Parade
Stampin' Blends:  Dark & Light Poppy Parade; Light Smoky Slate; Light Night of Navy; Ivory; Dark Old Olive
other:  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Painted Label Dies; So Many Snowflakes Dies; Triple Banner Punch; Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bags; Snowflake Adhesive Backed Embellishments; Wink of Stella; dimensionals; glue dots; All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo Ribbon (Poppy Parade)
NOTE:  You can clip your bag shut with any little type of clip you have laying around.  A paper clip would even work!*The Gold Clip is a retired product.  It has also been in a couple of the Paper Pumpkin kits.  And it is currently the clips that are on the Card Display board- pg. 41 in the Holiday Catalog.

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Stampin' Up! 'Wrapped in Christmas gift pouch


I will be sharing some holiday Crafting fun and create projects that will bring JOY to you and others this upcoming Christmas season!  

So today's project is Day #2 & I have another cool gift holder/pouch for you!! 

You can CLICK HERE TO SEE my Day #1 project!

You can add a gift card, cash, chocolate or any other little gift inside of it! 
This is called a diaper fold pouch.
It is made using a 6x6" piece of designer paper.
And if you have stamped with me over the years, you know I love this fold & 
have done many projects using this diaper fold over the years!
Read on & I'll show you step-by-step photos on how you can make this!
 #1.- fold in half a 6x6" piece of DSP like this, forming a triangle.
#2.  I am a type A visual person as you know. 
So I wanted my pouch to be even.
I lined it up on my grid paper- from the 0 to 8 1/2" line on the ruler.
I then folded down the front, top point to the bottom- at the 4 1/4" center mark.
 #3. You want to fold the 2 pointed ends inward.  
I marked black lines with my pen above, 
so that you can see where you fold them in at.
You want to fold them starting at the outside points.
 #4.  I folded the right one in like this.
 #5.  I folded in the left side like this.
Be sure you use your bone folder to get crisp edges!
 #6.  I put a little seal plus on the top flap & pressed it down.
 #7.  This is what it looks like when the top flap is taped down.
And then I decorated it!
I added the words layered like this.
1 1/2" Circle Punch; 2" Circle Punch & 2 1/4" Circle Punch.

 #8.  I punched out a 1 1/2" Circle, folded it in half 
& adhered it to the top of my inside insert.
My inside piece is 3 1/4 x 3 1/4"- 
score at 1" along bottom edge to hold gift card.
#9.  It is complete!!
See how the gift card sits inside the slider 
& goes directly down into the pouch!
 This is what it looks like with the note/card holder/gift card pulled out!
Click on the links below to see some other diaper fold pouches I have made. 

Here is a list of the supplies I used to make this pouch.
stamp set: 'Wrapped in Christmas'
card stock:
  • Real Red- 2 1/2" strip- punch out 2" circle; punch out 1 1/2" circle
  • Shaded Spruce- 2 3/4" strip- punch out 2 1/4" circle
  • Whisper White- 2" strip- stamp words onto & punch out with the 1 1/2" circle punch
  • Whisper White- 3 1/4 x 3 1/4"- score at 1" 
designer paper:  'Tis the Season 6x6 dsp- 6x6"
ink:  Real Red
other: 1 1/2" Circle Punch; 2" Circle Punch; 2 1/4" Circle Punch; Bone Folder; Wonderful Gems (Red); 3/8" Sheer Ribbon

So what do you think?
Do you like it?
Leave me a comment below, as I will be 
mailing out one of these to some lucky person!
Here are my 2 completed diaper fold pouches!!
 This is a totally Susie project!
And I hope you like it as much as I do!
Wishing you a very SPECIAL Saturday!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 27, 2020

Stampin' Up! Bow Builder Punch!

For the next week I want to make some holiday Crafting fun and create projects that will bring JOY to you and others this upcoming Christmas season!  

So today's project is a cool gift holder/pouch!

You can add a gift card, cash, chocolate or any other little gift inside of it!

   This is my little 'present' envelope pouch gift holder!

*Be sure you leave me a comment below, 
as I'll be mailing this project out to one lucky person!

 Keep reading & check out my step by step tutorial below, 
as I share with you today's envelope pouch gift holder!
 1.  Lick & seal a medium envelope.
Yes- this is just an envelope!
Whisper White Envelope- #107301 for 40= $7.50, page 153 in the Annual Catalog.
 2.  Cut off 1 1/2" from one end of the sealed envelope.
This forms the lid to the present & the bottom pouch to the present!
3.  Emboss the bottom part of your pouch, using the Winter Snow Embossing Folder.
This is what the envelope looks like now from the back side.
The top part is the lid & the embossed bottom part is your pouch.
 4.  Slide the Label Me Fancy Punch into the pouch 
& punch a little off the very top edge- like this.
 5.  Make a tab with the Label Me Fancy Punch & Real Red card stock.
Fold the tab in half & set this aside for now.
 6.  For the top lid of your present, adhere a 1 1/2 x 4 3/8" piece of designer paper to it.
 7.  Now make your inside slider pocket.
You'll need a piece of Whisper White card stock that measures 
4 x 5 1/2"- score at 1 1/4" & fold up to make the slider pocket.
 8.  Slide the pocket down into the pouch.
It is now time to add your red tab, using Seal Adhesive- like this!
 9.  This is what your pocket will look like when it is pulled out of the pouch.
See how you can add your gift card, cash, chocolate or little gift here!
10.  I used the Gift Wrapped stamp set & coordinating Bow Builder Punch 
to add this bow to the lid of my present. 
It is now complete!
 These are the 3 pieces that you now have for your gift "envelope" pouch!
 Check out how the pocket slides down into the envelope pouch 
& then you just put the lid onto it!
 So what do you think?
I think this turned out pretty cute!
And who wouldn't love getting this as a gift from you this upcoming Holiday Season!

Let's FLOOD our world with our homemade projects and goodness this year!
I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Stampin' Up! 'Beautiful Autumn'

 Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
I hope we all have a wonderful day.
Know that you are in my thoughts & prayers each day.
And I am so grateful that stamping connected us.
 This is a totally Susie card with LOTS of colors on it.
And I used the adorable Autumn Punch Pack for the 
Acorn, Maple Leaf & Oak Leaf punch outs!

stamp set:  'Beautiful Autumn'; 'Banner Year' (words); 'Gather Together' (dots)
card stock:
  • Early Espresso- 4 1/4 x 11- score at 5 1/2"- fold in half for card base
  • Early Espresso- 1/4 x 3 1/2"
  • Bumblebee-3 1/4 x 5 1/2"
  • Whisper White- 1 1/2 x 5 1/2"
  • Whisper White- 1/2 x 2 3/4"- stamp words onto & flap ends with Paper Snips
  • Whisper White- 4 x 5 1/4"- for inside of card
designer paper:  Plaid Tidings- 2 1/2 x 5 1/2"
inks:  Early Espresso; Blackberry Bliss; Pumpkin Pie; Soft Suede; Cinnamon Cider; Mossy Meadow; Bumblebee
other:  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Little Details Embossing Folder;Autumn Punch Pack; Gold Glitter Enamel Dots; Frost White Shimmer Paint (mixed with rubbing alcohol & sprayed on for sparkle); dimensionals; glue dots
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!
Happy Stamping!