Stampin’ Up! Heartwarming Hugs Gift Card Holder

Stampin’ Up! Heartwarming Hugs Gift Card Holder

Need a really quick and cute way to present a gift card?  This simple wrap packs a punch and couldn’t be easier to make!   This wrap features products from the Heartwarming Hugs Suite!
 
 
HEARTWARMING HUGS SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)

Capture the feeling of sitting inside on a wintry day alongside a warm cup of cocoa with this bundle of goodness. The Heartwarming Hugs Suite Collection will delight you with the packing possibilities, gift-giving potential, and card making charisma. Between the stamps and dies, the glimmer and glam, this collection is a creative person’s Christmas dream come true.

 
 


The Heartwarming Hugs Suite Collection includes
* Warm Hugs Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
* Warm Wraps Dies (10% off)
* Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set
* Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper
* Mini Coffee Carrier
* Mini Coffee Cups
* Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders
* Mossy Meadow 3/8″ (1 cm) Diagonal Stripe Ribbon
* Real Red 3/16″ (4.8 mm) Braided Linen Trim
* Glitter Star Ornaments
 
 
 
 
 
GIFT CARD WRAP:
 
Wrap a Gift Card with a 2 3/4″ x 6″ piece of Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper.
 
String a gold Jingle Bell onto a piece of Real Red 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim.
 
Tie around the gift card, securing with a bow.
 
Stamp the images from the Warm Hugs Stamp Set in Real Red Classic Ink onto Whisper White card stock and the cup onto Pear Pizzaz card stock.  Crop with the coordinating Warm Wraps Dies & the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
 
Crop a piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock with the stitched circle die, also from Warm Wraps Dies.
 

Adhere together and add to the card with a Stampin’ Dimensional as shown.

 
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My Final Top Pick!  Feel Good: Trimming the Town Suite

My Final Top Pick! Feel Good: Trimming the Town Suite

I’m a sucker for a good cause – and this Trimming the Town Suite has certainly pulled on my heartstrings! This suite features the Coming Home Bundle which is part of Stampin’ Up’s Making a Difference program and seemed the perfect “feel good” choice for my top picks!

STAMPIN’ UP! MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Whether you purchase the Coming
Home Stamp Set individually or as part of a bundle or suite collection,
$3 USD will be donated to charities devoted to adoption, foster care,
and infertility. You can make a difference today!

TRIMMING THE TOWN SUITE COLLECTION

Capture the feel of a hometown holiday with the whimsical imagery and coordinating trimmings in the Trimming the Town Suite Collection.

The Trimming the Town Suite Collection includes
* Coming Home Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
* Home Together Dies (10% off)
* Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper
* All the Trimmings Embellishments
* All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack

Product colors: Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Whisper White

I have two cards to share with you today -the first is a Christmas themed Slim Line card.  Have you tried a slimline card yet?   This is my first time to make one and all I can say is, I’m hooked!  They are such fun!  

Start with a 7″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Whisper White Thick, score at 3 1/2.
Adhere a 8 1/8″ x 3 1/4″ piece of Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, along with the Home Together Dies to crop a 5 1/2 x 1 1/2 and a 7 x 2 1/2 piece of Whisper White Cardstock to create the snowy landscape. 
Emboss both pieces with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. 
Use the coordinating Home Together Dies to crop the house, wreath & trees from the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper.  
Adhere all with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
Use Paper Snips to trim the sentiment from the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper. 
Adhere over a bow of Old Olive All the Trimmings Ribbon. 
Add All the Trimmings Embellishments to the trees. 

My second card shows the versatility of this suite!  I needed a birthday card for my sister in law, Nancy! Her birthday is in early September and she happens to have a Cajun Craze colored VW!   I knew I had to create a special birthday card for her using that VW!  Here’s what I came up with! 

Nancy lives in Michigan and often travels up north where there are lots and lots of trees!  I used the landscape dies to create a tree-lined road !  I cut out three of pieces of the landscape die – two in Old Olive and one in Smoky Slate to represent the road.  I snipped off the trees from one of the Old Olive pieces and also from the Smoky Slate piece.  I adhered them together with Mono Liquid Glue.   I used the trees I had removed to add some interest in the lower part of the panel.   
Fun and whimsical!  Also, I used the “smoke” stamp – which is meant for smoke coming out of the chimney as a little bit of exhaust coming out the back of the VW!  

Don’t miss out on this whimsical fun Suite and your chance to Make a Difference!   

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My Top Picks Day 4!  Most Beautiful: Poinsettia Place

My Top Picks Day 4! Most Beautiful: Poinsettia Place

My next pick – the BEAUTIFUL Poinsettia Place Suite. It’s is truly gorgeous!  
I’m a fan of neutrals and love that the designer paper has some neutrals in it – my favorite poinsettias are the white ones!  Saying that, I have to add that a poinsettia done in the beautiful Red Velvet Paper is a “wow!”  
POINSETTIA PLACE SUITE COLLECTION

Nothing says classic Christmas like the Poinsettia Place Suite Collection. Create pretty, seasonal blooms that embody elegant beauty in a traditional color scheme. 
Here’s a card I shared recently using a neutral color palette: 
You can see the details on the card above on my blog post here

The Poinsettia Place Suite Collection includes:
* Poinsettia Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
* Poinsettia Dies (10% off)
* Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper
* Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper
* Beaded Pearls
* Real Red 3/8″ (1 cm) Sheer Ribbon

Product colors: Bumblebee, Garden Green, Old Olive, Real Red, Soft Suede  

Start with an 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ Sahara Sand card base, score at 4 1/4″
 
Emboss a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Sahara Sand card stock with the Scripty 3D embossing folder (one of my favorites!) 
Stamp the poinsettia petals and greeting with Sahara San Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. 
Stamp the leaves in Old Olive Ink onto Old Olive card stock. 
 
Use the Poinsettia dies & a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (available September 1st) to crop the stamped poinsettia petals and leaves, and to crop two sprigs of Silver Foil.
Cut and angle the end of the sentiment with your Paper Snips. 
To assemble the card:
Wrap the embossed panel with Vanilla 1/2″ Ribbon, then adhere to the card base.  
 
Assemble and adhere the poinsettia, leaves and sprigs as shown. 
 
Adhere the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Seal. 
 
Attach the  Beaded Pearls to the center of the poinsettia with a glue dot.
 

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My Top Picks Day 3! Favorite Kit: Tag Buffet

My Top Picks Day 3! Favorite Kit: Tag Buffet

I love our kits!   There are two amazing kits in the August-December Mini Catalog.  Last year we released the wonderful Christmas Countdown Kit – if you haven’t put one of these together, I highly encourage you to check it out!  It couldn’t be easier to put together and will become a treasured keepsake for you and your family!   
New this year is our Tag Buffet Project Kit – it’s awesome!   This kit will help you make some pretty cute tags for your gifts – but the parts and pieces of this kit can also be turned into some great cards as well!  
These projects are always better “in person!”   These tags are adorable – here are the ones I made.  They go together really easily – 
Tag Buffet Project Kit

Create stunning seasonal gift tags with the Tag Buffet Project Kit! This kit is perfect for new crafters, busy crafters, or crafters on the go. 


Pair with the Tag Buffet Photopolymer Stamp Set (sold separately, shown below), ink, and your choice of adhesive for complete tags.
* Makes 30 tags: 5 each of 6 designs * Tag size: 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″  * Includes 7-5/8″ x 5-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ designer box


Product colors: Garden Green, gold, Pool Party, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, white


This kit makes 30 tags.   I used some of the parts and pieces of the kit to create the following cards: 



  

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My Top Picks Day 2! The Cutest: Have-a-Hoot Bundle!

My Top Picks Day 2! The Cutest: Have-a-Hoot Bundle!

My Cutest pick was easy – it’s the adorable Have a Hoot Bundle!  These owls are just.plain.cute!   The Have a Hoot stamp set features owls for both Halloween and Christmas!  
Look how CUTE! 
HAVE A HOOT BUNDLE

The Have a Hoot Bundle includes the Have a Hoot Stamp Set and the Peek-A-Hoot Dies. 



HAVE A HOOT STAMP SET
“Who” will be ready to create sweet projects for Halloween, Christmas, and more? You will, thanks to the darling owls in the Have a Hoot Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! Ask your demonstrator about coordinating products. * 11 cling stamps

Peek-A-Hoot Dies
Create labels, journaling spots, frames, and more with the Peek-A-Hoot Dies from Stampin’ Up! Ask your demonstrator about coordinating products. * 10 dies*  Largest die: 4-3/16″ x 3-3/8″ (10.6 x 8.6 cm)

 
Here is a link to my Facebook Live where I created these cards:  
 

 

Start with a Blackberry Bliss card base, cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
Take a piece of the Designer Series Paper -I used the Harlequin pattern,  cut 4″ x 5 1/4″ and run it through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the “triple window die.” 
Using Tuxedo Memento Ink, stamp the Owl with the Spider and the Owl with the Moon onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 13/4″ x 2 1/2″.   
Stamp the Owl with the Pumpkin onto a 1 1/2″ square piece of Whisper White cardstock 
Color as desired – I used the following blends:  Light Black, Soft Suede Combo, Cajun Craze Combo, Light Mango Melody, Rich Razzleberry Combo

Use the dies to cut out the Owl with the Cape and Moon and the Owl with the Pumpkin. 

To position the pieces, attach dimensionals to the back corners of each die cut window on the designer series paper, and position the White stamped panels.   Attach this to the card base with dimensionals. 

Add the Pumpkin cut out shape to the card with a dimensional.   Pop up the owl and the moon with dimensionals, attaching to the card. 

Stamp the Boo onto a small strip of paper and attach to card front.   To finish the card, add three Iridescent Pearls with the Take Your Pick Tool.   

Add a Whisper White Panel to the inside of the card, and stamp with a greeting.  I also added a small strip of DSP scrap onto the bottom of the white panel. 

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