Stampin’ Up! Love, Santa Tag Kit Alternative Card Project and…Blog Candy!!

Well – Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day!!  What do you call a camel with no humps?

Humphree, of course! 😉

That joke has absolutely positively NOTHING to do with the project I’m sharing with you today!

Stampin’ Up! has some amazing kits and they recently released a brand new All-Inclusive Kit called the Love, Santa Tag Kit!  And – it has matching treat bags, too.  Cuz…tags and treat bags just go together like peanut butter and jelly!

I picked up a couple right away and they arrived over the weekend.  So I pulled one of the kits out and put it together quick as a bunny.

No.  Really – it went together really quickly and it is UBER cute!

The kit comes with EVERYthing you need to make twelve fun tags – and they are BIG!!  Like…card-front-sized big!  Which means they’re perfect for attaching to a filled Love, Santa Treat Bag!

I bought an extra kit  (or two!) – so I decided to make THIS one into some quick and easy Christmas cards! I saw that my friend and awesome upline, Amy Koenders, had done that, so…it seemed like a good plan.  She used a Basic Patterns Mask and Blending Brushes to stencil snowflakes all over her card bases.  I wanted to show you a different way to achieve that look!

I picked two coordinating colors – Poppy Parade and Night of Navy – and pulled out the Merry Snowflakes stamp set.

I stuck the three snowflake stamps from the set onto a single acrylic block…

…and then stamped the snowflakes all over a piece of cardstock.  Poppy Parade ink on Poppy Parade cardstock and Night of Navy ink on Night of Navy cardstock! I adhered each stamped card front to a same-color card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals

I popped each stamped card front onto a same-color card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Then I popped each tag onto the card fronts with more Dimensionals.  I put some on straight – and some at a jaunty angle.  I couldn’t decide which one I liked better so….what do you think?  Straight or angled? 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

I left the tag hangers in place and just tied them into a simple bow!

For the inner liners, I used the sentiment from Merry Snowflakes and stamped it in the coordinating color on a Basic White panel.

Then I added one of the leftover jewels from the Love, Santa Tag Kit and adhered the panels into the cards with Stampin’ Seal. Tip: the Tag Kit instruction sheet shows you how many jewels to use on each tag.  I initially used that as a guide.  Then…since I had leftovers, I added more of the jewels to the Christmas tree tag.  If you do that – just be sure you leave 12 little ones to add to the inside of the cards! 😉

I stamped Basic White Medium Envelopes – you didn’t think I would NOT do envelopes did you?? – with the same Merry Snowflakes that I’d used on the card front.  I did them in the coordinating color on the front…

…and on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Tags or cards?  Heck – get TWO Love, Santa Tag Kits and do BOTH!  They’re so easy and fun.  AND – if you’re doing tags – you don’t need ANY other products – you’ll get a Night of Navy Ink Spot AND an acrylic block!! But don’t forget to pick up a pack of the coordinating Love, Santa Treat Bags!

The kit ALSO coordinates with Bumblebee, Just Jade, and Polished Pink in addition to the Night of Navy and Poppy Parade.  So… you could do any color combo that strikes you!! 🙂

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate these cards, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

Now – Blog Candy.  Finn has that for you so….read on!






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New Love, Santa Tags Kit 

Santa’s back in a fun and easy tag kit to spruce up your Christmas gifting!  The Love, Santa Tag Kit has everything you need to create 12 whimsically designed tags.

That means you’ll find printed die-cut tags and labels, sequin embellishments, pink and white baker’s twine, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more in this all-inclusive kit!  You can sleigh ride right in without the prep work.

This is the kit- exclusive photopolymer stamp set called Love, Santa!

Love, Santa Tag Kit Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 tags—3 each of 4 designs.
  • Includes printed die-cut tags, decorative die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and pink baker’s twine.
  • Features an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished tag size:  approximately 2-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Night of Navy, Polished Pink, Poppy Parade
  • Item number 158375, $19.00

Love, Santa Treat Bags

To make Christmas gifting even easier, the Love, Santa Treat Bags (available for purchase separately) are food-safe cellophane bags that coordinate with the Love, Santa tags! The treat bags come in a pack of 12—3 each of 4 festive designs.

That’s right—figuring out how to dress up your gifts this year is no longer a “Claus” for concern!  But don’t relax too soon as these products are based on availability!

Love, Santa Treat Bag Details:

  • 12 treat bags
  • 3 each of 4 designs
  • 4″ x 9-1/2″
  • Food safe
  • Item number 158381, $7.00

And – you can even get them all together in one awesome project collection!

Stop by my online store here to see all of the great kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up!.

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Poppy Parade or Night of Navy Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card bases, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Poppy Parade or Night of Navy Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card fronts)

Basic White Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner)

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Finn Fan Fix 


On Saturday, 16 Oct – we’re going to be celebrating the FIFTH anniversary of Finn’s arrival into our hearts and home!  Yep – FIVE years ago, Saturday, we drove to TN and met the Man.  Who was…the Child.

To celebrate his Fifth Gotcha-Day, I’m giving away a Love, Santa Tag Kit AND a pack of coordinating Love, Santa Treat Bags!  You’ll be all ready to fill the bags and add a fun tag for Christmas!

How to get entered?  All you need to do is leave a comment on THIS BLOG POST by 5pm Eastern Time on Saturday, 16 Oct 2021.  In your comment – give me your best CAPTION for this picture:

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winner will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Sunday, 17 Oct 2021!!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!



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40 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Love, Santa Tag Kit Alternative Card Project and…Blog Candy!!

  1. Such cute cards!! So smart to stamp those snowflakes all over the background. 🙂 Hope that Finn gets some extra treats on Saturday! Can’t wait to see the captions…he definitely looks like he’s telling you to move along, nothing to see here. 😉

  2. Well, if I can’t have a water bottle, I’ll settle for Mr. Turtell. Oh, and it’s a cute kit. I like straight better.

  3. Brenda Jaques

    Happy Gotcha Ya Day,Finn!caption”mom can’t you see I am busy right now!”

  4. Karen Andrews

    Thanks Mary for ketting ys celebrate Finn’s arrival anniversary with you.
    “You looking at me? Turtle, what turtle? Can’t you just tell I’m chillin’ cause…duh…I’ve got my paws crossed”

  5. Gloria Goller

    Finn is adorable! His comment:

    “I’m trying to remain calm here Mom, but did you say you’re making Turtle Soup for dinner?”

  6. Suzanne Ruha

    Mr Turtle was walking in the grass looking for a new home. Of course Finn scooped him up and brought him home to mom

  7. Kate VanDeVeere

    What? He’s green? Can’t be…he’s my bro!

  8. Debbie Lindauer

    “Don’t even try to take this away from me”

  9. veronica malambri

    Is it time for turtle and I to go for a walk? Maybe It is Dinner time.

  10. Karla Boncher

    I am so adorable!!!

  11. Judy Balmer

    Seriously, it’s a turtle.

  12. Kim Davis Rabick

    “Don’t even think about trying to sit here!” (Did I scare you? What, the turtle ruins the image?)😂

  13. Janice Eastes

    Thank you for offering us all such a sweet give away, Mary. Puppy Finn is seriously cute! And he has grown into an equally seriously cute – and handsome – grown up guy. Caption: Don’t even think about trying to take Mr. Turtle away from me. Happy Wednesday!

  14. Kate Sicard

    Turtles have been on back order mom! I’m not letting him go! I promise I won’t eat him, I just want to play with him! Happy 5th arrival day Fin! K8

  15. Faith Simpson

    We’re ready…..Mr. Turtle goes where I go……

  16. Cyndie Soquet

    Can I go to Mom? Please, Please can I go?

  17. Patty S. of Ohio

    Hey Mom, whatch doing? wanna play?

  18. Connie Moore

    Happy Birthday Finn! This is my turtle and my chair not yours, now go back to your stamping!

  19. Kevin Boyer

    “I’m ready to play mom.” Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Jeannette Haynes

    Love all your projects you share with us. Thanks for a chance to win your blog candy. Love Finn, too!
    Caption … “Just because I have my paws crossed and look cute, doesn’t mean I’m not serious when I say, ‘Don’t touch the turtle!’”

  21. Cindy G.

    Happy Gotcha Day to Finn!
    “Mom, more treats please??? I’ll share my turtle with you!!”

  22. Karen Sturdivant

    Thanks. You made my day!

  23. Robin Dasch

    “Turtle time…. loving my turtle friend!” chilling with Finn. Happy Anniversary. I like the images both ways, straight and at an angle.

  24. Lynda Goff

    Sorry mom. But Mr. Turtle 🐢 wanted me to hang on to him. Hope you understand!

  25. Angie Latham

    Come on, Mom – would you hurry up and take the picture so I can play again! Geez . . . always having to entertain her . . .

  26. Kathy Fennell

    “Don’t even think about it!” 🙂

  27. “This is MY turtle! DO. NOT. TOUCH!”

    Cute cards and tags. Lots of possibilities. Some I like straight, and some are better on an angle. Either is fine. Can it be 5 years? Wow!

  28. Lynn Hunt-Fones

    Love this kit but love adorable Finn more!!!

  29. Judi Burkhalter

    Mary, I love this alternative idea for the tag set. I think this would be a fun project for my 9 year old granddaughter. Happy gotcha day to Finny! I know y’all will be celebrating on Saturday.

    Caption: I must look cute like this. She’s taking my picture again! 🙂

  30. Beth Kist

    “Mine, Mine, Mine”! Finn is such a handsome dog. Love the crossed paws!

  31. JR Swoboda

    Finn is the best!
    Caption: “just hanging out with MY turtle. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.”

  32. Paula Poindexter

    This is mine! Get your own!
    And love the kit and love the cards you made.
    Thanks Mary.
    Happy Gotcha Day!

  33. Beth Ann Halvorson

    “I am seriously turtlely awesome!!”

  34. Tricia D

    Don’t even think about touching my turtle!

  35. Merry Hansen

    I worked hard all day, now it’s Play Time with Mr. Turtle! It’s a dog’s life, and I love being a dog!

  36. Donna Black

    Togetherness and contentment…what more could a fellow ask for!

  37. Jeffie Kopp

    Something in my teeth? I don’t know what you are talking about…

  38. Susan K

    Love these big tags as cards. Happy Gotcha Day to you and Finn. Those 5 years have gone by quickly!

    “No, I’m not on the furniture. Mr. Turtle and I are just watching TV.”

    (Still hospital sitting; finally catching up on blog posts while he sleeps.)

  39. JRGH

    Cute Kit, Finn says: What Mom? No turtles in the kit what were they thinking, turtles are the best!

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