Sincerely Santa Project Kit

This weekend I am at a scrap booking crop. I’m only two vacations behind! Hopefully, after the weekend, I’ll only be one behind! In the meantime, I wanted to share a terrific kit with you, the Sincerely Santa Project Kit. It’s a terrific kit that makes lots of Christmas tags.

Here’s a sampling of the tags. The kit makes 6 of each one – that’s 30 tags!

Sincerely Santa Kit, christmas, gift tags, Stampin' Up!,

The kit includes all the papers, ribbons, twines, jingle bells, gold stars (even extra of those!) doilies, and more. All you need to purchase in addition to the kit is the stamp set and the inks. You will need adhesive too. Oh, I nearly forgot, there is a darling tin to hold all of your tags or to gift later on in the season.

You will probably want to buy the Sincerely Santa stamp set as well. It comes either clear mount or wood mount. It’s just really cute and you can make same terrific cards with it as well as the tags.

Sincerely Santa stamp set, tags, kit, Stampin' Up!,

If you live nearby, you can come to my tags class. For $25 you can get the kit, use my stamps and ink and I’ll even prep the kit for you! If you don’t live nearby, here’s a video that Stampin’ Up! has prepared to show you how easily the kit goes together.



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Picnic Paradise – Remix

One of the things I enjoy the most about Paper Pumpkin is taking the ‘left overs’ and creating something new. There are always some fun things left over after putting the kit together. This month was no exception. Earlier this week, I showed you what I made with this month’s Picnic Paradise kit. (See that post here.) Yesterday, I looked at my pile of goodies and was quickly inspired.

Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin kit, July, 2018, Stampin' Up!,

And, would you believe it, I still have a few things left!

Design Notes Picnic Paradise – Remix:

To create both the card and the tags, I really used very little other materials. I used Whisper White card stock for both. The flower on the card was created using the Daisy Punch. I just took all of my left over blue plaid tissue and punched out about 8 flowers. I punch one daisy out from Whisper White card stock then glued the others, one on top of another. Next, I placed a Glitter Enamel Dot in the middle. The jar that the flower is in is one of the little tags that were included in the kit, turned upside down. The stem was a piece of left over basket material.Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin kit, July, 2018, Stampin' Up!,

The tags were even easier! The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch seems to instantly make any 2″ piece of card stock into a tag. I stamped “For You” and glued down some of the left over fruit. They needed just a bit more color so I added some Blueberry Bushel Ribbon to the top.

Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin kit, July, 2018, Stampin' Up!,

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Yes, it’s true, if you have never subscribed before, you will get your first kit for half price. Contact me or just click on the link below. Remember to use the Promotion code, BLOOM0818.

Each month, the kit comes to your door. Such excitement! Traveling? Take the kit with you. Everything is included. The first month you subscribe you will get a clear block. Remember to take that with you after the first month! Just a little time or short on space? Paper Pumpkin is the perfect answer to your crafting needs!

Each month, Stampin’ Up! puts out a YouTube video to show you how to put the kit together. (I don’t always wait to see it!) That’s in addition to the directions that are enclosed.

When you subscribe and name me as your demonstrator, I’ll give you a Stampin’ Pierce Mat. The stamps that come with each kit are photopolymer. If you use the mat when you stamp, the images will be clearer and you will be even happier. Here’s another bonus, after a few months, you will see that you have a nice collection of stamps and Ink Spots – BONUS!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope the weather is as lovely where you are as it has been here. (Nice since a.c. unit isn’t being replaced until July 30!)



Painted Harvest – One More Time

.You can’t make anything you don’t love with Painted Harvest stamp set. I needed to make some thanksgiving gift tags for a neighbor and immediately went to that stamp set. The two step stamping on the flowers are just beautiful, no matter what color combination you use.

Painted harvest stamp set, thanksgiving, Tags, Seasonal Layers thinlits, Leaf Punch, Scallop Tag Topper

Wouldn’t you like to get a package with this gift tag?

Design Notes for Painted Harvest Tag:

I had only the vaguest idea what I wanted this to look like before I began. When I was pleased with the look, I stopped adding things! Not my usual style – well maybe, sometimes.

The flower was stamped using So Saffron ink for the first layer. Then, Tangerine Tango was used for the second layer. I hadn’t used that combination before. I just about  gasped when I saw it because I was so pleased with how it came out!

There are three little flashes of bling on this tag. Can you find them? I cut out a leaf with a Thinlit from Seasonal Layers Thinlits and Copper Foil. The next little touch of copper is the Washi Tape at the bottom. The Washi Tape is from the Holiday catalog, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape. Can you see the third bit of copper? I added some Copper Thread at the top of the tag to anchor the Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine.

Supply List for Painted Harvest Tag:

Purchase the Painted Harvest stamp set and the Leaf Punch as a bundle – save 10%. YEA!


Hope you are having a fun day!



P.S. You have one more day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get the kit for November. Click here to sign up!


Merry Little Labels – Merry Little Gift Tags

I have a quick little project to share with you today. I made a little gift tag with the Merry Little Labels stamp set to attach to my customer’s new Holiday catalog. This week I’m mailing out or dropping off the catalogs. Oh, there are so many goodies in those pages! Here’s one of my first projects. I had already distributed some of the tags but still have quite a few to go out!

Merry Little Labels stamp set, Everyday Label Punch, Stampin' Up!

I did make one version of the tag that is a bit stepped up. You can never go wrong with a bit of bling!

Merry Little Labels stamp set, Everyday Label Punch, Stampin' Up!

Design Notes for Merry Little Labels Gift Tag:

Stamp, punch, adhere. Well, I guess it’s a little more elaborate that than, but not much. I used VersaMark and heat embossed the tag. Had I wanted to be even quicker, I could have used White Craft Ink. But, you know I LOVE to heat emboss. For the stepped up version, I just punched out the tag part with the Everyday Label Punch and adhered it to the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with some Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

What’s a tag without the pertinent information? Who is it for? Who is it from? I stamped the “For / From” from the Merry Little Labels stamp set with Garden Green Ink and then used the Real Red Marker (from the Brights collection) to color the berries. Last thing, I punched it out with the 2″ Circle Punch. Be careful how you place it on the back of the tag, it just fits!

Merry Little Labels stamp set, Everyday Label Punch, Stampin' Up!

Supply List for Merry Little Labels Gift Tag:

Start your Wish List today. The stamp set and punch are from the new Holiday Catalog which will go live on Sept. 1. The stamp set is available Wood Mount or Clear Mount and both can be bundled with the Everyday Label Punch.



Some Reminders:

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There is still a few hours to vote for my card over at Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights. If I am voted in the Top Ten, I’ll get to be in a blog hop. Yea. My project is # 18. Thanks

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Paper Pumpkin – if you haven’t’ subscribed before, you can get the September kits for 50% off! Sweet! Please be sure to name me, Dianne Keough, as your demonstrator. Here’s the link.

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There are lots of new items added to the Clearance Section of the on-line store. Hop on over.


Thanks for stopping by today. The next few days are a little shaky as far as blog posts go. We finally decided to replace the carpet in my craft room (which is also our second guest bedroom). The carpet was long past needing to be replaced since I’ve spilled or dropped ink, glue and heavens knows what else on the floor. Laminate should be easier to keep clean! But, the process involves moving just about everything out of the room. Forced clean up, clear out, give away, etc. Tomorrow is floor installation day! I’ll share pictures soon.




My Forever Friends

I few days ago I showed you some note cards I had sent to each of my friends who were coming for a visit. I think I mentioned that we had all been friends for a very long time! They are definitely some of my forever friends. We had a terrific visit, too short but wonderful. Here’s a picture of a little gift I got for everyone. Of course, I made a tag I made for the gift.

Lovely Friends stamp set, Daisy Delight stamp set, Glitter Enamel dots, aqua painter, Stamping' Up!,

I ordered the mugs from a wonderful seller on ETSY, Traveling tree design. (Click here to go to her site.) She was able to customize the mug to show where we each currently live. Here’s a better shot of the mug.

Mugs for forever friends visit

Design Notes for Forever Friends Gift Tag:

Yes I know it is really a big tag. But I really wanted to use the sentiment from Lovely Friends stamp set. The sentiment seemed just so perfect for us.


Forever friends tag, Lovely Friends stamp set, Daisy Delight stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Oh, did you notice the yellow and pink daisies? I was able to get some fresh yellow and pink daisies to put in each guest room! The daisies on the tag are from the Daisy Delight stamp set. I  used Basic Gray Archival Ink to stamp them and then used some ink refills and Aqua Painters to color in the petals.


Supply List for Forever Friends Gift Tag:

The Daisy Delight stamp set can be purchased as a bundle with the Daisy Punch. However, at the moment, the punch is back ordered. It’s been very popular!


Bonus Day coupon

Please, please don’t forget…for each $50 you order in the month of July, you will receive a coupon code for $5 to use in August!. Nice, right?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a great weekend. Oh, here is a picture of the five ‘girls’ at dinner at a restaurant near us.

Girls at dinner July, 2017Dianne