Packaging

Paper Florist and the Envelope Treat Box

It is Thursday and time for a new Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a color challenge.

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This is a super springy color combination.  Sweet Sorbet is a 2022-24 In Color, which means it will be retiring soon.  If you have this ink pad you will want to get the ink refill soon.  You might also want to get some cardstock, Blends, and other In Color items soon and avoid the rush.

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I used the Paper Florist dies and created a bouquet and adhered it on a Lemon Lime Twist Glorious Gingham belly band.  I attached the flowers on to the belly band so it could be easily  removed without destroying the box.  The box is the Envelope Treat Box in the 2023-24 Annual Catalog. 

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The little bee was fussy cut from the adorable Bee Mine DSP and attached to the bouquet by a piece of Window Sheet.   I wanted the cute little bee to be buzzing around  the flowers.

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The Envelope Treat Boxes measure 2-1/4" x 3-1/2" x 1".  The boxes come pre-scored and have the adhesive already on the box, just waiting for you to peel off the protective covering and assemble.  So very simple and convenient!  The box is a great size and can even hold a gift card.  

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The little banner was hand cut and tucked under the petals of the flower.  The sentiment is from the Love For You stamp set and the sweet little Daffodil Delight heart is from the Adhesive-Backed Hearts & Flowers.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary Design team created for this challenge,

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Merry Bold & Bright Box and Cards

Ready for another Festive Friday challenge?   What is the Festive Friday challenge?  The Festive Friday challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that is inspired by a holiday/festivity.  An Inspo list of 10 items is created using the festivity as its inspiration.  To play in the challenge you need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project and enter it in the Festive Friday gallery.  We love seeing what you choose from the Inspo list and look forward to seeing what you create.

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I chose from the list to use on my project-bright colors, alphabets/letters, patterned paper, and hello/hi sentiment.

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This little box can be used to package lots of different items and is made with one sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock.  The box is Melon Mambo CS and accented with the Merry Bold & Bright DSP.  I love this beautiful and bright pack of paper that can be used for not only the holidays but  all year round.   The cute tag was made from Basic White CS using the Merriest Trees dies.  The sparkly letters were cut using the  Alphabet A La Mode dies and the Silver & Gold Adhesive-Backed Glimmer Paper.  This Glimmer Paper appears to be no longer orderable.  

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The 3/4" Herringbone Ribbon is secured on another strip of the Merry Bold & Bright DSP which acts as a belly band to keep the box closed.  The band slides off and on so there is no need to tie/untie the ribbon.

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Inside there is a curve cut into the box to make it easier to take out the contents.  This curve was made using the Basic Borders dies.  Inside there are 2 simple cards with envelopes.  Wouldn't this make a nice little gift?

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Both cards use the Merry Bright & Bold DSP and are quick and easy cards.

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This is a pocket card.  I used the Heartfelt Hexagon bundle for the sentiment, little flowers, and the hexagon label.  The strip of DSP and the ribbon keep the pocket closed.

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This card uses some strips of the DSP and another sentiment from the Heartfelt Hexagon bundle.  On either side of the hexagon are Melon Mambo dots from the Glossy Dots Assortment.

Hope you like my project for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF147.  Let's check out what the rest of the Festive Friday Design Team created for the challenge.

 

Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you would like me to make a video on how to make this project,

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Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Fresh As A Daisy

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Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are an international group of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators.  We hop together on the third Wednesday of every month.  Our hops focus around a particular bundle, holiday, occasion or product suite.  This month we are focusing on sharing our bonus projects for our upcoming Fresh As A Daisy stamp camp.   You may notice that we are not sharing measurements or how we made the projects.  We will share all the details during the stamp camp. 

Every month we also create a tutorial bundle. The tutorial bundle is available as a gift with a qualifying purchase or can also be purchased.   We also have a stamp camp 3 times a year.  The next camp will be on July 7th and 8th and will feature the Fresh as a Daisy Suite.  You will receive 13 make and takes, access to a private Facebook group and 2 days of even more ideas using the Suite.  All you will need to do is purchase the Fresh As A Daisy Suite and the 2023-24 In Color Jute using this Host Code YERHAJKR.   If you already own the suite and the In Color Jute, simply order $81.50 in product from my online store and use the Host Code.  If your order is $150 or more do not use the host code, instead email me that you want to be a part of the Fresh As A Daisy stamp camp.  

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One of the things I really like to make is favors or little treat packaging.   I think a little something always looks better in a cute bag or box.  

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This little treat bag can hold a sweet treat like a chocolate bar.  I am going to look for other cute items that will fit and will share them with you during the stamp camp.

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You can see there is a small gusset on the side.  This allows me to package items that are a little chunky.

You can still join us for the Fresh As a Daisy stamp camp.  I am starting to cut the make and take packets so be sure to sign up soon!  Today, June 21 would be a great day to sign up and get Free Shipping too!  Here are all the details about the camp.

The Fresh As A Daisy Stamp Camp will be held on July 7th and 8th.  To register all you need to do is purchase the  **Fresh as a Daisy Suite (161301) and the 2023-25 In Color Jute Trim (161637) and use the Host Code YERHAJKR.  If you already own the Suite and the 2023-25 In Color Jute Trim simply order $81.50 worth of products from my online store and use the Host Code YERHAJKR. It is important to use the Host Code, it lets me know you want to participate in the stamp camp.  **(In North America the Fresh As a Daisy Suite is currently unavailable.  Please contact me [email protected] and we can talk about your options).

You will receive 13 kits which will include all the cardstock pieces necessary to make the projects.  You will use your own DSP, stamps, dies and embellishments.   Both a written and video tutorial will be provided for you for each project. 

In addition to the 13 projects you will be invited to join a private Facebook group for the camp.  On July 7th & 8th each design team member will present another project using the Fresh As a Daisy Suite.  These lives will be spread out over the 2 days but they will be recorded so you can watch them when it is convenient for you.  

Please contact me if you have any questions about the stamp camp.  It is going to be a fun and creative time!

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Sweet Citrus Sweet Treat

Ready for another Festive Friday challenge?   What is the Festive Friday challenge?  The Festive Friday challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that is inspired by a holiday/festivity.  An Inspo list of 10 items is created using the festivity as its inspiration.  To play in the challenge you need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project and enter it in the Festive Friday gallery.  We love seeing what you choose from the Inspo list and look forward to seeing what you create.

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I chose Kindness sentiment, Gift Tag, Blue, and Mini Treat Package from the Inspo list. 

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I found these lemon Mentos and knew they would be cute packaged using  the Sweet Citrus bundle.   The Festive Friday challenge #132 was a perfect time to use them and there is even blue on the label!  

The lemons were stamped in Daffodil Delight and then embossed and cut using the Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing folder.   I still find it a little scary to place the dies in the embossing folder but the results are so good!  I love all the details, it looks just like a juicy lemon.  The leaves were stamped using Parakeet Party and the flowers in Flirty Flamingo.  The sentiment is from the Pansy Patch stamp set.  This stamp set and dies will be available in the upcoming 2023-24 Annual Catalog but will not be available as a bundle.  If you have wanted this stamp set and dies get them now (by May 2 to save 10%). 

The tag behind the lemons is Starry Sky CS and embossed with the Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing folder.  To carry the Starry Sky color I also used the Starry Sky twine from the  2022-24 In Color Baker's Twine and the 2022-24 In Color Matte Decorative Dots in Starry Sky for the center of the flowers.   

The treat bag is a Peekaboo Treat Bag.   These cute bags come in both Kraft and white and are food safe.  These will be retiring soon so if you like to package little gifties be sure to get them before they are gone.  

Thank for stopping by and be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for this challenge!


Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Christmas Packaging

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Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are a group of international Stampin' Up!® demonstrators.  We hop together on the third Wednesday of every month.  Our hops focus around a particular bundle, holiday, occasion or product suite.  Every month we create a tutorial bundle. We also offer a quarterly stamp camp.  The next stamp camp will be in February 2023 and will feature a suite from the 2023 January-April Mini Catalog.  We look forward to sharing more information soon!

This month our theme is Gift Packaging/Gift Giving.  What a timely topic!  The projects we feature on this blog hop are different than the ones in the tutorial bundle.  We love sharing lots of ideas.

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I had so much fun coming up with this little box.  It would be perfect for a gift of jewelry or a beautiful chocolate truffle.  

  • Cut 2 Mini Pocket Envelopes from the Celebrate Everything DSP (Stampin' Reward choice).
  • Trim off the tabs along the bottom of the envelope.
  • Score 1-1/4" (3 cm) from the bottom edge.
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  • Trim off part of the side tab (portion that is below the score line) and cut from the bottom up to the score line as shown above.
  • Attach the tab edge to the straight edge of the second envelope. 
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  • Attach the remaining tab to the other straight edge.
  • Pinch the shorter sides in.
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  • Fold the bottom flaps in and secure with adhesive.
  • Punch two holes on the top (front and back).
  • Run Polished Pink ribbon through the holes and tie a bow.
  • Die cut 2 detailed holly leaves (1 large and 1 small) using the Holly Berry Dies in Silver Foil.
  • Die cut 2 solid holly leaves (1 large and 1 small) using the Holly Berry Dies in Parakeet Party Glimmer Paper.
  • Adhere the silver foil detailed leaves over the solid Parakeet Party Glimmer Paper leaves.
  • Color a small piece of White Glimmer Paper with a Polished Pink Stampin' Blend.
  • Punch 9 small circles.  I used the Dots and Spots die.
  • Attach the Polished Pink circles in 3 clumps of 3 circles to the leaves.
  • Attach the leaves to the box with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Now it is time to check out what the rest of the team created.

 

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

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Place a $50 order through my online store and receive this bundle (13 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me ([email protected]) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.

 

Seasonal sale 11-2022

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty and non-assortment Designer Series Paper

Click here for a list of all the items on sale!

Shop now for best selection!  Sale ends November 18, 2022 at 11.59 pm (MT)

 

 


Celebrate Everything DSP Rosettes

It is time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  National Family PJ Day is the festivity we are featuring on the Festive Friday Challenge. What is the Festive Friday Challenge?  The Festive Friday Challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that has an Inspo List.  What is an Inspo List?  Every challenge has an Inspo list  aka as an inspiration list, that has 10 items on it and those 10 items were inspired by a particular holiday, celebration or festivity.  You need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project.  You do not have to incorporate the festivity into your challenge but if you want to, you can.  Here is a link to more information about how to participate in the challenge.

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This challenge was definitely challenging for me.  We are currently in the process of moving and have just a small selection of stamping supplies with me.  I had to really dig deep to figure out something to make for this challenge.  I ended up choosing paper folding, family sentiment, and circles from the Inspo List.  

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I started with the Peekaboo Treat Bags.  These bags are so handy and are great for packaging  gifts and are also food safe.  When you order them you will get 10 bags (5 in kraft and 5 in white).   The bags are gusseted so it can accommodate contents that are a little bulky.   I made little rosettes using the Celebrate Everything DSP.   This Designer Series Paper is a Stampin' Reward in the 2022 July-December Mini Catalog.  Stampin' Rewards are earned based on the order totals for an order whether from a party or an individual order. 

The rosettes were made using strips cut 3/4" and 1" wide and 12" long.  The DSP strips were scored at 1/4" intervals and folded alternating between mountain and valley folds.  The end was joined and brought together to form the rosette.  To secure the rosette shape I placed glue along the center and placed the circle on top.  I let them sit so the glue had a change to set up and then did the same on the back of the rosettes.  If I had a glue gun I would have used that as it would have set up faster.  

I searched the limited amount of stamps I have with me and couldn't find one that had a family sentiment. I then remembered that I just recently received the Alphabest bundle (stamp set and coordinating punch).  I stamped out my husband's name on another circle cut using the Stylish Shapes dies.  His name is the shortest and best fit on the little circle.  I finished the package up using some Black Baker's Twine.   The Peekaboo Treat Bags have little notches on the sides near the top opening which keeps the twine in place.  

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Melva Peters

Jaydee

Diane Evans 

Joanne James

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your creation in the Festive Friday gallery!

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Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Hues of Happiness

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Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are an international group of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators that come together monthly to do this blog hop and we also prepare a tutorial bundle.  

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This month our theme is the Hues of Happiness Suite.  The projects we are sharing on the hop are bonus projects that will be demonstrated during the Hues of Happiness stamp camp's Facebook Lives this weekend.  We won't be posting any instructions on how to make these projects since we will be demonstrating them during the stamp camp.  If you have registered for the Hues of Happiness stamp camp you should have received the make and take card kits for the projects featured in the tutorial.   We will be announcing the next stamp camp soon!  Join my mailing list or subscribe to the blog feed for all the updates.

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I made this bag that holds  4-6 cards (depending on how chunky your cards are)  and envelopes.  I like to package my cards and gift them.  They make nice hostess/host gifts and favors.   

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You could also use this bag to package other fun things like a mug cake packet, spoon and birthday candle.  It is a useful size (4-1/2" x 6") and you can decorate it in all kinds of fun ways.  

Time to check out all the great projects the Creativity Abounds team created using the Hues of Happiness Suite.

Thanks for stopping by,

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Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Pick of the Crop

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities 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 the June 2022 Pick of the Crop kit.  This kit contains the supplies to create 9 cards and a muslin card sized tote.  The tote is perfectly sized to hold a gift of cards.  

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I needed to package a little gift and thought this card base would make a cute box.   To decorate the box I also used 2 sprigs of lavender, a tag and twine from the kit.  I used a  few Iridescent Rhinestones that are not part of the kit and a Night of Navy ink pad.  

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  • Starting at the fold along the printed card front, score at 1" and 3" and then trim of 1/4" from the front edge
  • Starting at the fold along the solid blue back of the card, score at 2" and 2-1/2".  Cut on the 2-1/2" score line.
  • Along the bottom edge of the card, score at 1".
  • From the bottom edge of the card cut on the score line up to the 1" score line. 
  • Cut off the 1/2" tab.

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Here's what I packaged in the box...lavender soap!  Pretty perfect huh?  

Now it is time for you to hop on to see what Charmaine has created for you with the Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin kit.

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Daffodils in a Bag

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a color challenge.

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This color combination reminded me of the Flowering Fields 12" x 12" DSP.  Now I realize that Evening Evergreen is not listed as one of the colors in the DSP.  I think it was an oversight and that is what I am going with.  

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I cut two 6" x 6" pieces of DSP and created this little tote.  The Evening Evergreen handles were cut using a die in the All Dressed Up dies. The ribbon is the Evening Evergreen Windowpane Checked ribbon.  This is the first time I have used the ribbon and it is lovely.  I would love this ribbon in lots of different colors.  It is crisp, ties beautifully and holds its shape, all good things.  The sentiment is from the Flowering Tulips set and I love the font.

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Spring is coming!  The daffodils are beginning to pop up here and I thought a few daffodils for this bag would be cute.  In addition I will probably throw in some candy and a tea bag or 2.  This would be so fun to make as  favors for a luncheon.

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Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for the color challenge. 

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Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Gift Packaging

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Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop.  We are a group of international Stampin' Up! demonstrators who hop together monthly.  The Creativity Abounds Blog Hop goes live the third Wednesday of the month.  We  create monthly tutorial bundles-see below to see how you can receive then and also quarterly virtual stamp camps.  This month we are focusing on gift packaging on both the blog hop and the tutorial bundle.  Enjoy the hop and all the ways you can wrap it up!

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Need a cute way to gift some chocolate?  This little box is an Acetate Card Box cut in half.  You can fit 9 Nuggets in it.  

  1. Cut the Acetate Box in half.  Fold the tabs and close up on end of the box.
  2. Adhere the 4-3/8" x 2-7/8" DSP to the outside of the box ( back/outside of the box).
  3. Adhere the strip of DSP to the Real Red CS.  The strip will fit between the score lines.  
  4. Apply Stampin' Seal + to the Real Red CS (below the 2nd score line on the same side as the strip of DSP.
  5. Insert the Real Red CS into the box and secure.  This will cover up the adhesive showing from step 2).
  6. Tie the ribbon around the flap and make a bow.
  7. Attach the Snowflake to the flap using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Secure the ribbon down with a dimensional.
  8. Wrap the Nuggets with 1" x 3-1/8" strips of DSP.

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You can hide a gift card behind the nuggets.  Coffee and chocolates, what a great little gift!

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You could also fill the little box up with tags.  

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These tags were made using the Tailor Made Tags, Stitched Rectangle dies, Frosted Gingerbread stamp set, and the Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP.

I know there are many other little treats that would fit in this little package.  Be sure to let me know what you put in your box!

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Now it is time to check out all the other stops in the hop!  

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I used a few items that are available on the Seasonal Sale (Nov. 16-18)  10% off Cardstock, 15% off Ink Pads (Stampin' Up! colors), 20% off Dies (Annual Catalog).

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Place a $50 order through my online store and receive this bundle (14 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me ([email protected]) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.


Christmas Season Tag

Time for a new Festive Friday Challenge!  What is the Festive Friday Challenge?  The Festive Friday Challenge is the challenge that has an Inspo List aka Inspiration List that is inspired by a festivity.  This challenge the festivity  is National Cookie Day.  What a fantastic festivity!  I am always up for a good cookie!  

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To play along with the challenge you need to pick 3 items from the Inspo List and use them on your project.   You can always use more than 3 items from the list.  Your project doesn't have to be based around the festivity but it can.  

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I was surprised to find that I didn't have a cookie image among my stamp sets.  Cookies are among my favorite baked goods and I thought for sure I would have a cookie stamp somewhere.  I found cakes, cupcakes, and even figgy pudding but no cookies.  I chose from the Inspo List circle, brown, ivory, and swirls.  

The circle is the piece of wood that is the base of the tag.  The brown is the fabulous acorn made using the Christmas Season stamp set.  It is a 2 step stamp and I used Early Espresso and Soft Suede ink and cut it out using the Seasonal Labels Dies.   The ivory is represented by the Very Vanilla CS that all the images were stamped on.  Finally, the swirls are a little hard to see but they are in the background cut from white glitter paper.  The die is a retired Stampin' Up! die set,  Swirly Scribbles.  I was also going to also list cookies but since these are store bought shortbread cookies and the only thing I did was put them in a plastic sleeve, I decided it might not really count.   

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Once the cookies are consumed the tag can be used as an ornament.  

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For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

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Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Jaydee

Diane Evans

Joanne James

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