Spooky Cat Mini Treat Bags – Trick or Treat!

While most people count down the days to Christmas, there are others who count down the days to Halloween.  Depending on how my year has gone will determine which side of the coin I fall on that subject.  This year I am a little excited for the upcoming holidays, including Halloween, and have enjoyed making projects for each occasion.  Today’s project (actually projects – I made three of them!) is a mini treat bag made from a thinlits dies set available in the Annual Catalog and the Halloween Designer Series Paper available in the 2017 Holiday Catalog called Spooky Night.

I told you those cats would show up again at any time!  These were quick and easy projects to make with the proper tools and supplies which I just happened to have thanks to Stampin’ Up!

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of these treat bags, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding any of the design elements of these cute little bags, do not hesitate to contact me.

For the months of October and November, Stampin’ Up! is doing something it has never done before with its Paper Pumpkin kits – they are offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas card making and gifting projects.

Here’s a short video from the Stampin’ Up! home office.  Sorry, no sneak peeks – not even us demonstrators know what comes in the kits.

The Fine Print:

  • The October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • To receive October’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.

If you do decide to subscribe, I hope you will select me as your demonstrator during the subscription process.  If you need assistance, I am happy to guide you through the process.

Here is a video of what you would have received in September’s kit if you had joined during the 50% off promotion:

I haven’t put my kit together yet, but I hope to get to it soon.  It is absolutely amazing!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Painted Harvest on a Candle – Part 2

The next step in candle stamping is melting the stamped tissue paper into the candle.  You will need a Heat Tool and regular straight from your pantry wax paper.  Here is the finished project:

Here are the next steps to complete this project on your own:

Tear off a strip of wax paper that is long enough to wrap completely around your candle AND leave you enough extra to fold over to create and handle in the back so you have something to hold onto when using the Heat Tool.

The candle that I used in my project is 2.8″ in diameter and 5.5″ tall.  I was able to fold my piece of wax paper in half before wrapping it around the candle.  You will want your wrap to be tight and smooth.

Hold the Heat Tool approximately 2″ or so from candle and move slowly across the areas where the tissue paper is attached.  Do not hold in one place for too long as you will over heat the candle.  You will notice the areas of the candle being heated start to get shiny which means the wax is melting; be sure to move on to another area.  Once you believe you have heated all areas, roll the candle with the wax paper still attached on a smooth flat surface, then carefully remove the wax paper.  If you can still see outlines of the tissue paper in some areas you will need to repeat the process in those areas; you will get best results if you use a new piece of wax paper (fresh wax on the paper).

If you decorated both sides of the candle (which I did – it is the same on both sides), do one side at a time.  Always use a fresh piece of wax paper.

Wait for candle to completely cool before attempting to buff out any rough places on the candle that may remain.  I have been told, but have not yet tried, that using a pair of nylon stockings will buff out the rough spots.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this project, which can all be quickly added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Painted Harvest on a Candle – Part 1

Today’s project will be brought to you in two parts.  The project is a stamped candle.  Well, you don’t actually stamp on the candle itself – that would be difficult to do.  The trick is to stamp on tissue paper that you then arrange and adhere to your candle to get the layout you want.  Part 1 below shows you what you should expect your project to look like after you have stamped and trimmed down your pieces and adhered them to your candle (I used snail adhesive on mine, just be careful not to tear the tissue paper when applying).

Tomorrow I will show you in Part 2 what the finished project will look like after the images are infused into the candle with heat and wax paper.  Stay tuned!

Did you notice that I used the Painted Harvest stamp set (a set that has been used to make beautiful sunflowers) to make a wreath?  I used the stamp that appears in the lower left corner of the product picture.  In the areas where it stamped too lightly, I used a Blender Pen with my ink pad to fill it in a little bit.  Thanks to my fellow demonstrators who posted other projects with this brilliant idea, sorry I cannot recall your names to give you credit.

Here are the Stampin’  Up! products that I used in today’s project, all of which can be quickly added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding this technique, do not hesitate to contact me.  I would be happen to demonstrate this for you at your home or mine!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper (even tissue paper)!  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Hearts Come Home for Christmas

Switching back to cards for a bit, but getting a very late start after spending most of my day trying to “organize” my craft space.  Not much progress was made on the organization front, but I did get a card made!

I had another stamp set from the Holiday Catalog that I had not yet used (a complete shocker, right!) – Hearts Come Home.  It comes with a coordinating set of edgelits dies – Hometown Greetings – which I will introduce to you on another project soon.  Here is today’s card:

I have to admit that is not my best stamping on the houses; I didn’t get a good solid image when I stamped the houses (I tried to do all three at once and probably should have stamped them individually) so I tried to use my blender pen to fill it in.  The images were a little too small for that and I refused to start over.  Leaves me something to work on for my next project with this stamp set!

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card, all of which can be quickly added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding any of the design elements of this card, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends!

Linda

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Snowflake Sentiments on a Mini Pizza Box

Today’s project is another gift box.  In the Holiday Catalog on page 44 there are these adorable Mini Pizza Boxes which are sold in a set of 8 and measure 3.50″ x 3.50″ x 1.00″.  They are all white and can be decorated for any occasion.  I didn’t include any of these on my order but have loved all of the projects I have seen made with them, so I searched for some instructions on how I could create one myself using my Simply Scoring Tool and some designer series paper.  Luckily I found a video from about three years ago that was easy enough to follow.  And here is my mini pizza box:

My finished box measures 4.25″ x 4.25″ x 1.00″.

I started out with a piece of designer series paper that was cut to 8.25″ x 11.50″.  On the 11.50″ side score at 1.00″, 5.25″, 6.25″ and 10.50″.  On the 8.25″ side score at 1.00″, 2.00″, 6.25″ and 7.25″.

See the below photos for instructions on where to cut and where the adhesive goes.

You will assemble by applying the adhesive to one side at a time.  Tuck in the two tabs on each side of the panel on which you put the adhesive and fold the long piece with the adhesive over on top of the two tabs.  If the panel will not fold over flat, then you need to cut a little bit more off of the tabs.  Repeat on the other side.

The “top” portion of the pizza box, the side panels tuck inside of the box and the two tabs should slip into pockets that you created when assembling the bottom portion of the box.  (NOTE:  If you put adhesive on both panels on each side of the box, you will not have a pocket; therefore it is important that you only put the adhesive on the top panel.)  You may need to trim your tabs a bit to get them to slip into the pockets.

Sorry if these instructions are confusing.  If you would prefer to view the YouTube video from which I got my instructions search for PootlesPapercraft for video named “4×4 Traditional Pizza Box Tutorial”.  (Or, you could just buy the ones in the Holiday Catalog, Item #144645, $6.00!)

Here are the Stampin’ Up! supplies that I used in the design of my mini pizza box, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on their thumbnails below:

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Snowflake Sentiments on a Box

Stampin’ Up! products aren’t just for making cards.  You can create scrapbooks (or as they are now commonly called – memory books), home décor items, treat holders, gift boxes and so much more.  I wanted to try something a little different today with the Snowflake Sentiments bundle – a gift box.

I have had my Simply Scored Scoring Tool since it was first introduced several years ago, but I often forget to use it.  This scoring board makes it super easy to add score lines to paper of any size (up to 12″ x 12″) every 1/8th of an inch.  You can create gift boxes and bags for nearly all of your holiday gift giving needs.  Here is the box that I made.

I started with an 8.50″ x 11″ piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored and cut as shown on the diagram below:

On the 11″ side you will score at 1″, 5″, 6″ and 10″.  On the 8.50″ side you will score at 1″ and 7.50″.  Fold and burnish with bone folder all score lines.

You will cut on the solid red lines (which are also score lines) and then cut off each corner to allow for a cleaner seal.  Add adhesive to the outside of each tab and  attach to the inside of the side panel.  Do this for all tabs.  You will end up with a one piece box with a fold top.  (NOTE:  Before you adhere the tabs to the sides on the top, use a 1″ or 3/4″ circle punch to cut a notch in the middle of the flap (as shown in the third picture above.)

Finished box measures approximately 6.50″ x 4″ x 1″.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on their thumbnails below:

If you have any other questions regarding the design elements of this project, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Swirly Snowflake Sentiments

There are so many fabulous products in the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, it really is hard to pick a favorite.  I still have a few bundles that I bought that I have not created projects with yet, so for today’s card project I selected one of those bundles – Snowflake Sentiments (see page 35 of the Holiday Catalog).  Here is my card.

I LOVE the font used on the sentiments in this stamp set and look how marvelous they look when heat embossed (here in copper).

Here is how I created this card:

  1. Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock to 8.50″  x  5.50″, then score at 4.25″ (when folded on score line card should measure 4.25″ x 5.50″).
  2. Cut Designer Series Paper to 4 x 5.25 and attached to front of card base with adhesive of your choice (I used snail).
  3. Cut a strip of Silver Glimmer paper to 2 x 5.25
  4. Cut a strip of Whisper White cardstock to 2 x 5.25.
  5. Cut Silver Glimmer strip with Big Shot using scallop edge thinlit, making sure that the three points touch the edge of the paper and is centered.
  6. Cut Whisper White strip with Big Shot using the three snowflake cluster thinlit, making sure that the straight edge of the die is flush with the edge of the paper and is centered.
  7. Make sure that all bits have been removed from both pieces run through the Big Shot (especially the little holes around the edge of the scallop piece), then adhere the Whisper White piece to the front of the Silver Glimmer piece using adhesive of choice (I used liquid glue), making sure that the bottom edges are flush.
  8. Attach the snowflake trim to top edge of card with dimensionals.

The remaining steps should be easy to guess; however, if you need further assistance with the remaining design elements of this card, do not hesitate to contact me.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on their thumbnails below:

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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