Gift Bags With A Little Smile

Are you thinking that the gift bag has a little smile? Sorry to disappoint. I decorated some gift bags with materials left over from this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit, A Little Smile.

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Here’s a peek at this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit.

It was so much fun to put this kit together. And, as usual, I had some great things left over!

Design Notes for A Little Smile Gift Bags:

The most fun part of the bag was creating the sand for the beach chair. I used some Shimmery Embossing Paste. I mixed some of the paste with of few drops of Crumb Cake ink on a Silicon Mat. Voila! Sand! The cute palm tree, and the shells were from the Paper Pumpkin kit.

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On the tags, I used just a scrap of paper from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. Again, I used some left over shells and linen thread.

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As much as I enjoyed making the darling cards from the Paper Pumpkin kit, I love challenging myself to make something creative with the bits that are left over!

 

Purchase List for A Little Smile Gift Bags:

 

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Free As A Bird Gets Framed!

No doubt, you’ve seen some cards made with the beautiful new stamp set, Free As A Bird. I’ve made a card or two with that set. I just love it! Today, I tried something new – a shadow box. I used one of the birds in the frame.

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Don’t you love the shadow box? I first saw it on my friend, Brian King’s blog (see his shadow box here.) But the pattern for this cool frame comes from Julie DiMatteo. She has some samples, directions and a great video on her blog post here.

 

Design Notes for Free As A Bird Shadow Box:

I won’t give you any directions for the shadow box. Julie does a great job with that! I did add some trim using a framelit from the Magnolia Memory Dies set to add some interest to the frame.

The bird was so much fun to color. I used Stampin’ Blends for the bird, branch and flower. I also did a little experimenting with the Color Lifter. Gotta confess, I’ve had it for awhile and had not used it before this! But, WOW, it worked perfectly! I colored the breast of the bird with the Calypso Coral Light Blend. It was just a bit darker than I wanted and used the Color Lifter to lighten it up. I’m hooked now!

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I added a little “Hello” stamped in Seaside Spray. A bit of twine added some interest there. Finally, I stamped, colored and cut out a tiny flower. The center was completed with a Metallic Pearl.

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Good Morning Magnolia Gift Box

Each month I hold card classes in my home. We have lots of fun. I always have a door prize, usually something I’ve made. This month I am offering a Mini Pizza Box. The box is  adorned with a flower made with the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle.

Inside the box? Candy of course! But you could use these boxes for so many things: candy, jewelry, a gift card.

 

Design Notes for Good Morning Magnolia Box:

I wish that I could say that I figured out how to make the flower all by myself. But it wasn’t that hard! I’ve added a video that Stampin’ Up made showing exactly how to make the flowers.

Well, I did not make the box. It’s one of the really cute Mini Pizza boxes that you can order. I did add a strip of Petal Pink card stock around the box. Then, I adhered the flower with some Tear & Tape and a bit of the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon. Easy, right?

 

 

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Floral Phrases Farewell

The Floral Phrases stamp set and Detailed Floral Thinlits have been in the catalog for a few years. It was pretty predictable that this year they would retire. Nonetheless, I am sad to see them go. Such lovely detail and interest. I decided to use the Thinlits for this month’s card class door prize. I also made this month’s thank you card using the Floral Phrases stamp set.

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tThe card is actually CASed (Copy and share) from a recent post by Candy Rattray. I just loved it and had to make my own.

 

 

Design Notes for Floral Phrases Card and Box:

The box is just like one I made last week. Did you see my post about attending the tea and the favors I made? Check out my post here to see what I made and the tutorial for the treat box.

Here’s a close up of the box I made for my classes. I think the ribbon to close it is so pretty. The silver edge on the ribbon goes so nicely with the Silver Foil Paper behind the cut out.

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Purchase List for Floral Phrases Card and Box:

This and That:

Just about all of the products that I used for these two projects are retiring: the Floral Phrases stamp set, the Detailed Floral Thinlits, the Berry Burst ink, the Berry Burst card stock, the Powder Pink card stock, the Berry Burst Ribbon and the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Paper!

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Tea Together Treats

Yesterday I went to a lovely tea. It was a fund raiser for a group my BFF is involved with. In addition to tea and lovely treats, there was a terrific a capella group. All in all, a lovely afternoon. Of course, I wanted to make some treats for everyone at the table and created these little boxes. I used the Tea Together stamp set from the Occasions catalog.

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The box held three Ghirardelli chocolates.

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Design Notes for Tea Together Treat Box:

It’s never a bad day when I get to use my Stampin’ Blends markers. The tea cups and flowers were stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink then colored in with the Blends. The Framelits made them easy to cut out. I used some Old Olive card stock to make a belly band around the little container I made.

The box was really easy. Here are the measurements and directions if you’d like to make one.

  • Cut card stock to 4 1/2″ x 7 1/2″

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  • Score along long side at 2″, 2 3/4″, 4 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.

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  • Score along short side at 3/4″ and 3 1/2″. (3/4″ from each side.)

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  • Fold on score lines.
  • Cut as shown below, red lines indicate cutting.

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  • If you want to add Designer Paper use two pieces cut 2″ x 3″ and one piece cut 3/4″ x 3″ (Cut slightly smaller if you want a little card stock to show. )
  • Adhere Designer paper.
  • Use Tear & Tape to hold box together.
  • Create a belly band from 1″ x 8 1/2″ piece of card stock.
  • Decorate as you wish.

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Purchase List for Tea Together Treat Box:

The stamp set and Framelits I used will carry over to the new catalog. However, the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is going to retire. Be sure to add some to your order.

 

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