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!

 

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This and That:

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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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Ordering? Please use the Host Code for June, which is TRSWEMYM. If on-line orders total $150 or more, you will be eligible to win the Host Benefits for those orders. I’ll also send along a little gift with your thank you card for any purchases over $50.

 

 

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Note Card Box with All Things Thanks

I have an event coming up and have been thinking about a little hostess gift. The other morning I saw a video from Ronda Wade where she created a darling note card box from one sheet of card stock. Love at first sight! And an answer to my query.

Note Card Box, All things Thanks stamp set, heat embossing, Floral Romance Designer Series Paper, Tea Room Ribbon Combo, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Isn’t this so cute?

 

Design Notes for Note Card Box:

First things first. You have to have a Stampin’ Trimmer or Simply Scored Board to make this box. There is a fair amount of scoring for this. Here are my scoring/cutting samples.

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Note Card Box, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com(Sorry, not sure why I turned the paper after I added the cutting lines.)

I added some Tear & Tape as indicated.

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Just fold the sides over, and then adhere with the Tear & Tape. I added Designer Paper before I assembled but it really doesn’t matter. It’s easy to add after you assemble the box.

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The decorative part was fun. You know how I love to heat emboss and used this as an opportunity to dig out some copper accents. The ribbon is from the Tea Room suite and the edge of copper was just too perfect. One option for the box is to wrap the ribbon around and then untie it to open it. I did tie the ribbon around but put a glue dot under the bow. Then all the recipient has to do is pull the ribbon off from the back, without untieing.

You can see the ribbon here.

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This and That:

Have you seen the new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Hard choices!

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There is a new stamp set, All Adorned, an embossing folder, Country Floral and the Painted Season Bundle which features the Painted Seasons stamp set and a pack of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

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When you are ready to order, be sure to select one of these items for each $50 you spend. (You can also select from the original Sale-A-Bration brochure. However the Foil Sheets have sold out.)

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, BD6UQ44Y. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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Stampin’ Up! Turns 30!

During the past few weeks, I’ve posted a few things relating to Stampin’ Up!’s 30th year in business. Last week I was in Orlando for the annual convention and celebration of 30 years. What a great time! Fun and exhausting! Often times at convention, demonstrators make little gifts for one another. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t in my schedule this time. However, two of my down line got together and created a darling gift! It’s clear they know that Stampin’ Up! Turns 30!

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I love those little pizza boxes.

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And inside were some adorable note cards/ gift enclosure cards.

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Right Now:

There are some things from the Holiday Catalog that have been so popular that they are selling out. If you’ve had your eyes on any of these things, GET THEM NOW! They are selling out and when they are gone, they will NOT be restocked.

 

Coming up:

ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA STARTS SOON

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Tea Tins Time

The Holiday Catalog features adorable Tins that will be perfect for holiday gifts or cards (see page 13 ). It occurred to me the other day that I had just ordered some of the Tea Tins from the regular catalog and hadn’t used them yet. We went to a lovely party this weekend and I decorated one to use as a hostess gift.

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Design Notes for Tea Tins:

Heat embossing – one of my favorite things to do! I used some Copper Heat Emboss Powder and then used some Stampin’ Blends to color in the design. I also heat embossed the “Thank You” from the Accented Blooms stamp set. it was pretty easy to use my Paper Snips and cut out the flower piece. The “Thank You” was popped up on some Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off, I added some of the Copper Thread behind and around the design. Just enough.

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I put some tea bags in the tin and then placed the tin in a cello bag. The Copper Trim finished off the packaging.

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