Tag Archives: Gifts

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween everyone!!!  Hope you have a fun, spooky day! My little kiddies are all grown up and off on their own.  But, I still have wonderful memories of many, many costumes and fun Halloweens.  Plus, I like to let them know I’m thinking of them.  So, I made care packages to mail off and surprise them.  Bahahaaaa! OK, so I need to start off by qualifying that I did not… Read More »

Fall Gift Box & More!

I have so many things to share today! First, I have exciting Paper Pumpkin news.  For the first time ever, the kits coming out in October and November will be coordinated.  While each kit will stand on its own, if you get both kits, they will coordinate to help you get a BIG jump on your holiday crafting.  We’re all so busy this time of year that who wouldn’t want… Read More »

Daisy Gift Bag

Today is the last day to order from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog.  Just in case there’s something you’ve put off purchasing, I wanted to give you a friendly reminder. Tonight, Stampin’ Up! will update their system to transition to the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog; therefore, you will not be able to order from 11:00 PM (PDT) tonight through tomorrow June 1 at 11:00 AM (PDT).  After 11:00 AM, go… Read More »

Botanical Gift Bag

Today is my monthly Stamp Club meeting!  My friends and I gather together once a month to make four projects and rotate hostesses.  It’s a great way to learn new stamping techniques and try out new products, while having fun visiting and catching up, as well as reaping the rewards of free hostess dollars!!! My project share for today is the door prize I made to give away tonight.  It’s another… Read More »

Easter Treats

My daughter will be home for Easter, but my son is staying at college.  So, last weekend I boxed up a bunch of treats to mail off to him and his girlfriend.  He LOVES chocolate, so I know he’ll appreciate it. 🙂 It’s hard to mail an Easter basket, so I opted for an Easter bag.  And, even though Sale-A-Bration is over, I couldn’t resist using those cute chick stamps.… Read More »

Glitz Up Your Gifts

This is the last day of Sale-A-Bration!  I wanted to remind you, just in case there was anything you still wanted to earn for free.  (Some items have run out, so check availability.) Today, I have a couple fun gift wrapping ideas to share.  The first features the Avant Garden Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  It’s a gift I made for my Stamp Club yesterday as a door prize.  (And what’s inside is… Read More »

A Sweet Treat

Looking for a quick way to make an elegant Valentine treat?  Well, look no further.  Stampin’ Up!’s Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are perfect!  (You get 16 boxes for only $7.50!!!)  I love them because you can see what’s inside and they’re just the right size for cute little treat. I decided to fill my box with silver chocolates and stick with a white and silver color scheme. The first thing… Read More »

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!! I haven’t posted a while, because I’ve been so busy preparing for Christmas.  Now that it’s here, I can actually relax a little and share what I’ve been doing.  I have two projects to share today, and then I’ll post another soon (I promise!) During the Online Extravaganza at Thanksgiving, I picked up a Gift Bag Punch Board.  I’ve always wanted one, and when it went on sale, I… Read More »

2017 Desktop Calendars

It’s time to wrap up my 2017 desktop calendars, literally!!!  This weekend, my goal was to design the December page and wrap all 12 months so they’re ready to hand out as gifts. First, I created my December page using the Christmas Pines Bundle including the Christmas Pines stamp set and Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.  I think this bundle is my favorite holiday set.  It’s hard to choose, but I… Read More »

Petite Cafe Gift Bags

I love creating pretty gift bags, especially during the holidays. Stampin’ Up!’s Petite Cafe Gift Bags are perfect for the job.  Simply fill them up, add some pretty papers and embellishments, and voila, you have a gorgeous gift with very little effort! On this bag, I used the This Christmas Specialty Designer Paper for the stitched label and banner.  You can find this paper in the Annual Catalog.  It’s lightweight and… Read More »

Trick or Treat!

It’s almost Halloween! My kids may be off at college, but they are still kids at heart.  So, I decided to make them both treat bags and sent them off in the mail last week as a surprise.  Both of them are deep into the first semester/quarter of their respective colleges.  And, this is about the time when the thrill of being away at college wears off, and the hard work really… Read More »

Cookie Cutter Halloween

I had Stamp Club last week.  It’s always so much fun to get together with the gals and make projects.  For this club, I focused three of the four projects on the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and coordinating stamp sets, including the Cookie Cutter Halloween.  I adore this cute little scarecrow guy!!! This is actually the door prize that I gave out at the workshop.  Each time we meet, I… Read More »

Flourishing Phases Gift Bag

Today is the last day for the Bonus Days promotion!  Purchase $50 in products and earn a $5 coupon to spend in August.  (That’s 10% off!!!)  When you participate, be sure to save your coupon code in a safe place, because it cannot be re-generated.  Shop and enjoy!!! I was working on projects for my Stamp Club this weekend, cutting materials and getting all prepared.  Here’s a look at my… Read More »

Paper Pumpkin Gift Bag

When I started thinking of alternative ideas for this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit, the first thing that popped into my mind was a gift bag.  The banner that comes with the kit is so freaking cute that I wanted to integrate it into some sort of larger scale project.  And, what better than a birthday bag? I selected a large bag measuring 13″ x 10″.  To cover the front, I… Read More »

Hello Flamingo

I love the new Pop of Paradise stamp set!  The flamingo is so cute, and I also adore the tropical leaves that come with this stamp set.  It just screams summer fun to me. I wanted to make a fun door prize for my Stamp Club this week, so I chose bright, cheery colors including one of the new In-Colors … Flirty Flamingo.  Well it is pretty apropos, don’t you… Read More »

Senior Dancers’ Gift

About a month ago, my daughter asked if I could create a special gift for her dance teacher for the end of the dance season.  She wanted me to make a framed picture of all the senior dancers that are graduating this year.  All of these girls have been students at the studio for years!!!  My daughter Shannon started dancing there at 5, and I know some of these girls… Read More »

Over the Top Gift Wrap

I love to create pretty gift wrapping for special people in my life, especially my mom.  She loves stamping as much as I do, and so I know she appreciates the effort, and I love to surprise her with really great “over the top” gifts.  Hopefully, by the time she reads this, the package will have arrived at her house and she would have at least seen the outside of… Read More »

Alternate Use – Bloomin’ Love

After Valentine’s Day, you may have thought there weren’t many uses for the Bloomin’ Love stamp set and coordinating Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies (sold in a bundle for 15% off.)  However, I’ve seen lots of creative ideas to use these two products that have nothing to do with Valentine’s Day. I have one to share with you today. Yesterday was my monthly Stamp Club workshop.  Each month, we get together… Read More »

Quick & Easy Gift Box

I love making pretty boxes for gifts!  They’re always a big hit. Handmade boxes work especially well for small gifts, like this one that measures 5″ square with 1/2″ sides.  I made it out of some Neutrals Designer Series Paper following a pizza box design that I posted previously on my blog.  (See below for a copy.) To create the belly band, I used Crumb Cake card stock. Tip:  When… Read More »

Flowering Fields Custom Box

Have you ever wanted to make a custom gift box?  I’ve got some simple instructions to share today that only require a Stampin’ Trimmer (or Scoring Board) and a 12″ x 12″ sheet of paper.  After you’ve created your custom box, you can decorate to your heart’s content. I made this little gift box out of a sheet of Kraft Cardstock.  I wanted to wrap a door prize for my… Read More »