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Gift Tags!

Gift Tags! 
It's really beginning to feel like Christmas is coming and of course, we need gift tags for all our gifts! Stampin' Up's November Paper Pumpkin was an all inclusive kit with 24 gift tags that were beautiful! There are many alternatives demonstrators have posted on turning these into cards, but I loved them just the way they were intended. 

Another great gift tag set is the Joy of Giving Project Kit in the 2019 Holiday Catalog. With two exceptions, I followed the plans for the tags as is. I left the gold-foil pieces off to use for another project later, and for the one tag that was supposed to have the gold-foil on white circle deer, I chose to use the stamp "Santa's Workshop". These tags came together very quickly and were a lot less decorative and intricate as the 24 from the November Paper Pumpkin, but they are still charming.



I enjoyed capturing my moments thinking of the gifts I'll be giving my loved ones this Christmas and how these cute…
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Snowman Season Holiday Treat

Snowman Season Holiday Treat
I love this time of year - making, baking, buying holiday treats for friends, co-workers, service people, and family. I live and work in a culturally diverse area and Stampin' Up's Snowman Season stamp set and coordinating Let It Snow Designer Series Paper allow me to create fun cards, tags, etc... that can be either Christmas or Holiday/Winter themed. As a teacher, I wanted to make a tag that was a wish specific to my co-workers yet was still a crafty tag complete with paper and stamping.  

The base of the tag is 3x4 Real Red cardstock and I just snipped the corners to make it look more like a tag. Also using Real Red cardstock, I punched out a tag topper using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch and adhered it to the back of the 3x4 piece. I had so much retired Real Red ribbon that was thin and would fit through the hole at the top of the tag that I went ahead and used it, but there are many appropriate threads and ribbons you could use - so many of…
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Blessing Mix Thanksgiving Treats - Birds of a Feather

Blessing Mix Thanksgiving Treats - Birds of a Feather
Thanksgiving and coming together with friends and family is such a wonderful holiday. I wanted to make something little and just for fun to give each of the people who come to our house for Thanksgiving and to give to my co-workers. Pinterest to the rescue! I found Blessing Mix is a popular item to give on this holiday and loved the idea. I found Jamielyn from ihearnaptime.net had produced a free printable Blessing Mix document with beautiful colors I knew would coordinate with my Stampin' Up products.








To decorate the Mason jar, I wanted a simple tag that could go with the Blessing Mix label. The turkey in Birds of a Feather is just adorable, and I knew that would be perfect. I stamped him in Memento ink onto Thick Whisper White cardstock so I could use Stampin' Blends without any smearing. I used Soft Suede to color the turkey, Pumpkin Pie for the apron, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie for the feathers, Cajun Craze for the w…
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Happy Thanksgiving - Gather Together

Happy Thanksgiving - Gather Together
I love traditional scrapbooking and using Stampin' Up products makes it come together nicely. Their products all coordinate beautifully, making it fun and easy to build layouts. 

The base of the layout is Pumpkin Pie with Early Espresso and mats in Cajun Craze. I stamped the pumpkin, leaves, and wheat ahead of time using Cajun Craze Classic Stampin Pad on Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze cardstock. Next I die cut the two larger leaves on the top left and embossed and die cut the leaves on the right with Gathered Leaves Dies. The colors I used for that are Mossy Meadow, Real Red, and Pumpkin Pie. The embossing leaves which die cut also are so fabulous! Spray the cardstock with a bit of water before embossing and the effects are fabulous! 
I am in love with Buffalo Plaid and notice plaids and checks everywhere in all the stores - Stampin' Up nailed it with the popularity of check and plaid. I made four panels of the Buffalo Check - being careful …
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Sip Sip Hooray and Seasonal Wreaths

Sip Sip Hooray and Seasonal Wreaths
I've always wanted Stampin' Up to come out with a stamp set that was for anniversaries. You need anniversary cards each year for often multiple people, and I've always felt anniversaries are important and need to be celebrated with a card. While Sip Sip Hooray and Sip and Celebrate Dies are not exclusive to anniversaries, they lend themselves well to the occasion! 
I have really been into Blackberry Bliss lately. I love how rich this color is and for an anniversary card, it's just perfect. I die cut the Whisper White frame with Stitched Rectangles dies and adhered the frame directly to the card base. 
The champagne glasses were stamped using Basic Gray and the for the champagne I used Blushing Bride. I then die cut the champagne glasses and before adhering them to the card base, determined where I would want the greeting Happy Anniversary so I could emboss it using Silver embossing powder. The Happy Anniversary greeting comes from B…
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