Gift Ideas

Coffee Gift Card holder

Here's another quick and easy gift card holder.  This one is perfect for those coffee cards that are a nice little treat anytime.  

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I used the Envelope Punch Board to create the gift card holder.  I started with a 5-1/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Wood Textures DSP.   The first measurement is to punch and score at 2-1/4", then simply turn and punch and score lining up with the previous score line.

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I made a belly band that fits around the envelope. I attached the largest snowflake (from the now retired limited edition Snowfall thinlits) on to the belly band and attached the coffee cup on to the snowflake.Don't you love the plaid cup?  I used the Festive Farmhouse DSP for the cup and wrap.   This gift card holder comes together quickly and the hardest part is figuring out what paper to use to make those cute cups from the Coffee Cup framelits.

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Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack.  There's new product in the Clearance Rack and it's going fast!  The Year-End Closeout is still going strong until January 2nd so check that out also.

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Apron of Love for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge

I cannot decide which I like better Color Challenges or Sketch Challenges but I do know that I certainly enjoy the Create with Connie & Mary Challenges.  This week it is a color challenge, Gray Granite, Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler.

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I have been wanting to create a little treat holder to house some kisses as little favors.  Looking through my dies I came across the Apron Builder framelits and thought they just might be perfect.  I haven't used these framelits or the coordinating Apron of Love stamp set nearly enough. 

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I created a little box and sandwiched it between two aprons  and decorated it using the Peaceful Poinsettia bundle which is one of my  favorite bundles.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  The little 3" x 3" card is decorated with the cute wreath from the Barn Door stamp set and the Sliding Door Framelits.  

Here's all the things I used to make today's projects.

 

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Be sure to check out what the other members of the Create with Connie & Mary design team created for the color challenge.  

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Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop...Broadway Star

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use  this month's Paper Pumpkin kit: Broadway Star.

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit is the first time the kit also coordinates with  a product suite in the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.  Can you guess what suite it is?  It is called the Broadway Bound Suite and can be found on page 69 of the catalog.

When I opened the Paper Pumpkin box I was so happy to see a black and white striped card bases.  You know I have a thing for black and white and stripes.  

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The first thing that came to mind was to make a box.  This box and lid were made from 2 card bases.  In fact everything I used on this project was in the Paper Pumpkin box except for the Black Satin ribbon which is part of the Broadway Bound suite, the purple star candle, and the surprise inside of the box.

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Now you can see a little bit of what is inside.  I decorated the package with some of the many elements in this month's kit.  

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Have you figured out what the package is?  It is a packet that makes an individual brownie cake in the microwave.  The person who gets this will be able to make themselves a little cake and use the purple star to make a wish.  Honestly I have no idea what the cake tastes like.  I just think it is such a fun little gift. 

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Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to join in the fun.  Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe.

Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin, now hop over to blog to see what the talented Cheryl Hamilton has created.

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Fun Fold Friday...Petal Garden DSP Gift Card Holder

First of all, thank you for your patience.  It seems like there was always something  getting in the way of me working on this post.  The original gift card was using the Petal Passion DSP and posted here.

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I made a new one featuring the Picture Perfect Birthday setPetal Garden DSP (on the Last Chance list) and the Petal Garden Card Pack (sorry this has sold out).  

What you will need:
    Old Olive Card base 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

    Whisper White layer 4" x 5-1/4"

    Old Olive "pull out" 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 3", 5-1/2", 8", 9-1/2"

    4 different patterns of DSP -two cut at 1-1/4" x 4", 2-1/4"x 4", 1/2" x 4"

    Whisper White card stock 2-1/4" x 4", 2-3/4" x 4"

    Old Olive Belly Band 1-1/2" x 9-1/2'

    Layering Ovals Fraamelits  scalloped oval #6 (1 being the smallest) Calypso Coral 2-3/4" x 3-3/4", oval #6 (1 being the smallest) Whisper White 2-1/2 x 3-1/2"

    Lots to Love Box thinlits  dies to cut the gift card holder

Adhere the DSP to the Old Olive  base as shown below.  Cut the notches for the gift card holder on the 2-3/4" x 4" Whisper White piece.  The Lots to Love Box dies are on the Last Chance list and priced at $23.10, while supplies last.   Stamp the sentiment on the 2-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Adhere the Whisper White pieces to the Old Olive base.  Center and secure the pull out piece to the card base.

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Wrap the Old Olive piece for the belly band around the closed card.  Score and secure the band to itself using Tear & Tape.  Stamp the sentiment on the Whisper White Oval and adhere to the Calypso Coral scalloped oval.  Adhere the ovals to the belly band and decorate.

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Once again I want to thank Megan for sharing this great fold with me.  I hope this will help you put together your own gift card holder.  There's lots of great DSP(Designer Series Paper) on the Last Chance list that would work beautifully for this card.  Shop now for the best selection!


Petal Passion DSP Gift Card holder

I received a card featuring this fun fold from Megan at the November OnStage event.  I changed it just a little bit to make it a gift card holder and also added a belly band.  The basic fold is the same.  Thanks Megan!

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I used my favorite Petal Passion paper.  I fussy cut around one of the flowers and colored it using Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  The sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and can I put my request in for a whole sentiment set using this font combination?  

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I used the dies from the Lots to Love Box Framelits to cut the slits that hold the gift card.  These little dies makes it so easy to make gift card holders.

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Do you still need some convincing that you need to get a package of the Petal Passion DSP?  Here are some other samples that you can check out herehere, and here.

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Magical Day and the Lots to Love Box

Don't you love when you find something that just perfectly coordinates with your stamps?  

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I almost squealed out loud when I saw this  package of gum at the checkout at Target.  So cute, right?  I couldn't wait to get home so I could make this sample!  I pulled out my Lots to Love Box framelit dies and the Magical Day bundle and got to work.    

1..Cut out 2 of the Lots to Love Box framelit.

2.  Measure the gum packet from the bottom to where you want the circle to begin (7/8").  Use the #5 circle (#1 being the smallest) Layering Circle framelits and position it at 3/4" from the bottom edge of the box.  Why the difference?  There is about a 1/8" rim from the edge of the framelit to the actual cutting edge of the framelit.  Cut out the circle.  Assemble the box.  Insert the gum packet.  You may need to adjust it slightly to fit and have the unicorn show through the window.

3.  Stamp the unicorn from the Magical Day stamp set.  Color using Stampin' Write markers.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, and Lemon Lime Twist.  I used a Q-tip to add a little Pink Pirouette cheek blush to mimic the unicorn on the gum.  Cut out the unicorn using the Magical Mates Framelits dies.  

4.  Wrap the 3/8" Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon around the box and tie a bow.  Attach the unicorn using Dimensionals.  

5.  Use a Black Stampin' Write marker and color in the sentiment only on the stamp from the A Good Day stamp set and  punch out using a 1" circle punch.  Punch out a Lemon Lime Twist 1-1/8" Scallop Circle.   Layer the punches and attach to the box using a Stampin' Dimensional.

 

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I am entering this project in the What Will You Stamp challenge#156 Magical Day.  I would encourage you to check out the challenge!   The Lots to Love Box frameltis are the best!.  So many fun ways to use them, kind of like the little black dress of framelits.  

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!  

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I modified the January Paper Pumpkin project.  I cut off 1-1/2" from the original card.

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Now it holds a tea bag perfectly.  

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I used the framelits from the Lots to Love Box framelits to hold the tea bag in place.  I enjoy receiving the Paper Pumpkin kit every month.  The stamp sets are on trend and perfect for the upcoming season.  I also like having everything cut and ready for me to create with.  If this sounds like something you might enjoy Sale-A-Bration is a perfect time to purchase a Paper Pumpkin subscription.   Consider it a Valentine's gift to yourself.

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Magical Day Mermaid and the Sharks

Last November, I received the Magical Day stamp set at Stampin' Up's On Stage event.  Honestly, this would not have been a set that I would normally have ordered.  I guess Prize Patrol works in mysterious ways because now that I have gotten a chance to play with it, I love it! 

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Aren't these fun?  I made a few of these as favors for a meeting.  The sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday set and I am a big fan of the sentiments in that set. Treat yourself is a perfect sentiment for all those little treats we like to make and give.  

Did you notice the glittery turquoise heart?   That is one of the colors from the Myths & Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer paper.  The Glimmer paper pack comes in Iridescent, light green, and turquoise.  You get 8 sheets of each color in the pack.  Love!

I am so happy that I got this set and am enjoying expanding my stamping horizons!  

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The Lots to Love Box Framelit Dies

I am more or less done with my Christmas shopping, cards and best of all mailing!  Yesterday I went to the Post Office and it was busy but I really did not have to wait very long.  I am just so happy that I got it done!  What does this have to do with the Lots of Love Box dies?  Here's a very little something I gave to the person who helped me at the counter.

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I used the Lots to Love Box dies to make this cute little box.  The box comes together quickly and it's a cute way to give a little gift.  After the Post Office I went to the store to see what other little goodies I could find to package up.  I will share those soon.

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Here's another idea of how to use the framelits.  I cut down the box to fit these tea bags.  Isn't the Christmas Around the World DSP just perfect for these tea bags?  The box holds about 3 tea bags and I am making more of these.   I may just be a little obsessed with this little box and what it can hold.  I will be sharing more ideas on my Facebook page so be sure to follow me there too.

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