Gift Tags

Stampin’ Up! All About Autumn Leaves Merriest Trees Gift Tags

Well – good Monday morning, y’all!  It’s good to be back home – the resort was nice but…you know. 🤷‍♀️ Flight home was uneventful – yeah! – and the fur-kid was excited to see me!  He came to get me from the airport.

No – he did NOT drive!

That’s silly! 😉

Remember I told you that Amy and I had met with a couple three of my customers who have become friends over the years?

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Stampin’ Up! Retreat Gifts & the Christmas Gifting Kit (FYI – it’s awesome!)

Good morning from North Georgia – we’re on the first full day of Retreating and Eating!!  And Yakking & Chatting!  🙂

For all the ladies who are attending the retreat, Amy and I gathered up some fun gift bag goodies!  Amy got a bag printed with Krew Retreat 2022…

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Stampin’ Up! Last Day to Enter for Blog Candy and Happy Gotcha Day, Finn!

Good morning, y’all – happy Saturday! Now – usually, I’d give you a sneak peek of the card I am planning to make with you this evening.

Which would mean I’d need to HAVE a card to sneak peek.  But – here’s the thing.  I did something to my back yesterday morning.  No idea what.  Might just have been my parts realizing they’re 60?  I dunno.  I took a Flexeril and some Ibuprofen and then got in the only spot that didn’t hurt.  Bed.

I discovered that Flexeril has the ‘benefit” of making me sleep all day, is totally crafty-mojo-sucking….and does little-to-nothing for my back.

The whole thing ended up with me NOT making a card yesterday.  🙁

That said – I am ASSUMING that things will go as they have in the past and I’ll find the pain has subsided as quickly as it came on when I get moving today.  Which means that I WILL get a card made and I WILL be live on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page this evening at 7pm Eastern.

In the meantime..wanted to remind you that this is Happy 5th Gotcha Day for the Finn-man!!

Calgary Humane Society on Twitter: "Happy Gotcha Day 🐾 Gotcha Day celebrates the day a new family member was added by adoption. We are SO grateful for our amazing adopters and welcoming


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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!

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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Cabin Tailor Made Gift Tags

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well!  We’re having a marvelous time at our Retreat – crafting and yakking and eating and then repeating!  James is the consummate host – and we can’t recommend Crafty Elk Lodge enough!!  🙂

When we got here yesterday, we “moved in” to the crafting area and got everything set up.  Which included setting out some welcome gifts!  I figured you’d like to see a very cool gift tag that you can put in your toolkit.  Not to put too fine a point on it – but…it’s the 18th of September.  There’s like…three months left before the Big Gift Giving season is upon us!  Consider this tag – cut using the Tailored Tag Die Set and decorated with the Peaceful Cabin bundle!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Heartwarming Hugs Treat Box with Video Tutorial

Happy Friday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a good weekend in store – and that you’re not hunkered for Laura.  Or wildfires.  Sheesh.  What a year!

Today and tomorrow is our Stampin’ Up! Leaders Summit – it’s a virtual event.  WAS supposed to be in New Orleans.

Yes.  Right now.  New Orleans!  Possibly the only COVID silver-lining I’m seeing right now!  Without that – we’d have been scrambling and SU! wouldn’t have had time to lay in an amazing virtual event for us!  So…yeah COVID.

HUH???  EVER think you’d hear THAT phrase??

As an added bonus – we’re also going to find out where our Incentive Trip for 2022 will be held!  I’m so excited to find out!

On to why you came!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂

This little treat box starts with a cool Mini Paper Pumpkin Box – and is perfectly sized for treat-gift-giving at Christmas.  It’ll hold a bar or two, some fudge or…whatever other little delights you’d like to include!  I decorated the box – and the matching gift insert – with the sweet Warm Hugs Bundle and some Heartwarming Hugs DSP.  Take a look-see:

The design for the front of the box itself is based on the sketch challenge this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I started by making the note card insert, folding a 2 7/8″ x 5 3/4″ piece of Whisper White in half.  On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped one of the round sentiments from Warm Hugs in Real Red  and cut it with the matching die in the bundled Warm Wraps Dies.  While I was at it, I cut a circle from Early Espresso and some Garden Green gingham from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP – also using dies in the set!

I matted a coordinating piece of the DSP on Mossy Meadow and then adhered it to the front of my notecard.  Using Liquid Glue, I stacked and adhered the three die cuts.  Then I stamped a little tree outline in Mossy Meadow – and filled it with the stamp inked in Pear Pizzazz – then cut it with the handy die in the Warm Wraps Dies. I popped it onto the card with a Stampin’ Dimensional – then added a little star from the All The Trimmings Embellishments.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Warm Hugs in Real Red – and the little tree again in Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz.

Even though it’s a gift insert – and your recipient is likely to be diving for whatever yumminess you’ve included – that’s no call to get lazy with the 3″ x 3″ Whisper White Envelope!  I stamped the Warm Hugs tree on the front and added some of the Heartwarming Hugs DSP to the tiny little flap!

And then it was time to decorate the Mini Paper Pumpkin Box!

I started with a piece of Whisper White and embossed about 3/4 of the panel in one of the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere a panel of Heartwarming Hugs DSP – and then matted the whole thing on Mossy Meadow.

I wrapped some Real Red 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim around the panel like a present and tied a knot.

I created the tag in the same way that I’d done for the front of the note card insert – using one of the other sentiments in the Warm Hugs set.  I punched a smallish hole in the top using my grocery store paper punch – then tied the tag to the panel using the Real Red trim.

I stamped a mug – in Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz, the candy canes – in Real Red, and the star – in Bumble Bee.  And then cut them with their dies in the Warm Wraps Die set.  I popped them all onto the panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I added a few more All The Trimmings embellishments – and the gift was done!

Et Voila!  The food-safe lining of the Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes – along with their size – make them perfect for right-sized food gifts at the holidays!  And the whole thing closes up and is a tidy way to present your goodies.  Decorate them with the Warm Wraps bundle and Heartwarming Hugs DSP…


– or…whatever strikes your fancy!

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this project – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!







Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.  The August Tutorial features the Autumn Goodness Bundle!

My Fundraiser to Help Iowa – ends in THREE Days!!

One of the huge weather events (in a long list of them this past few weeks) – that really did NOT get a lot of attention! – is the derecho that hit Iowa a couple of weeks ago.   If you have seen any videos of it – it truly looked like a hurricane had hit Iowa.  Uhm – because it totally had – winds in the 100+mph range (that’s Cat 2 territory, folks!)  With no warning to speak of.  To say it was devastating is a bit of an understatement! 🙁

Imagine that same wind rolling across corn and soybean fields – destroying crops and infrastructure.

Why do I care?  Well, I’ve got friends thru Stampin’ Up! that live in Iowa (fortunately safe!).  One of them, who is also my team mate – gifted me with a subscription to Our Iowa Magazine last year.  She was trying to convince me of the beauty of her “fly-over state”!  Well – I read that magazine and…was convinced!  No – STILL not going to move there, cuz…SNOW!! 😉

Why should we ALL care?  As a result of the storm, at least 43% of the corn and soybeans grown in the state were lost.  Which will be seen in the supermarkets where you and I get our food!  But beyond all that – many in that state are hurting, have lost their homes, schools and businesses and some are still without power (12+ days after the storm and with daytime temps in the 90’s ). Many farm families lost everything and are left with a huge mess to clean up prior to planting next spring.  With so much destruction, they can really use our help!

There’s an organization in Cedar Rapids, IA, called the Iowa Giving Crew, a Cedar Rapids based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that’s helping to get power restored to those still waiting, is feeding those in need, provides 3 meals a day and is helping with the cleanup.  They’ve got a Facebook page that you can see here with photos and details about the help they’re providing.

I decided to follow Amy’s lead and set a goal of donating $500 to the Iowa Giving Crew.

How can you help me help them??

Place a Stampin’ Up! Order Or Donate Directly!

There are two ways you can help me to reach my goal:

Shop Online: For any orders placed through my online store between now and 31 August 2020 I’ll be donating 20% of your merchandise total to the Iowa Giving Crew.

  • 20% of orders placed through my online store between now and 31 August 2020 will be donated to the Iowa Giving Crew.
  • You’ll earn Peppermint Points and a thank you gift from me with all orders of $50! See my host code details below.
  • Anyone ordering $50+ will be entered to win a new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine from me to be given away on 1 September 2020! See the details below.


Make a Donation of $25+ directly to the Iowa Giving Crew:

  • Anyone worldwide is welcome to make a donation to the charity directly via Venmo or PayPal to help (see the details to donate on the Iowa Giving Crew website here).
  • For those in the US, send me a screenshot of the receipt for your donation of $25+ to the Iowa Giving Crew to and you’ll be entered to win the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine* to be given away on 1 September! See the details below.
  • If you order $50+ through my Stampin’ Up! store AND donate at least $25 directly to the Iowa Giving Crew, your name will be entered twice to win the machine!

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Giveaway

1 September!

As an added bonus, I’ll enter anyone who either orders $50+ through my online store between now and 31 August 2020 OR who makes a direct donation* to the Iowa Giving Crew by 31 August 2020 into a drawing for a brand new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine!

*Please note: Per Stampin’ Up! rules, I’m only allowed to ship the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to addresses in the United States or military APO addresses.  Only those with US/APO shipping addresses will be eligible to win the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Anyone outside the US is welcome to donate but will not be eligible to win the machine. Orders and/or Donations must be placed by midnight MT on 31 August 2020 to be entered to win the machine.  One winner of the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be randomly chosen on Tuesday, 1 September from all of the entries received.

Drop me an email at with any questions.  I so appreciate your help and donations to help the good folks in Iowa!! #iowastrong #derecho2020


Watch for more details – but…here’s the gist! 🙂

  • New demonstrators who join before 1 September or after 30 September will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • In addition to the regular starter kit – pay $99 plus tax and choose $125 worth of products! – you’ll ALSO receive…
    • 16 pre-cut and individually-packaged cards packs – including envelopes!
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack
    • A pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels
    • The So Much Love stamp set
    • The Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set!
  • Use these extra goodies to make samples (using the “recipes” you’ll ALSO get!) – hold an event with your friends or…for whatever you like!
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

There’s lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! and I’d love to have you join my team!  See all the bennies here – and watch for more details as we get closer to September!  If you’ve got questions, give me a shout and we can chat! 🙂


YOU earned them – now….you get to redeem them for awesome Stampin’ Up! Products – just in time for the release of the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!!

Here’s the Deets!

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupon codes you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin monthly subscriptions).
  • New PREPAID Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted using Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes WILL REDUCE the retail amount of an order – and might affect your Stampin’ Rewards (which are based on the AFTER-COUPON amount!)
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 5 3/4″ (note card insert base, scored and folded at 2 78″); 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (Box front)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (mat for front of note card insert); 3 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for box front); Warm Wraps die cut shapes and sentiments

Early Espresso Card Stock: Warm Wraps die cut circles

Heartwarming Hugs DSP: 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ (front of note card insert); 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (box front); envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn Fan Fix 

I hear parents with young kids bemoaning the fact that they can’t eat alone.  Go to the bathroom alone.  Do really…anything?…alone.

I THINK Wayne understands their problem…

Poor guy.  If ONLY we knew what caused this!! 😉


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Stampin’ Up! Layered With Kindness Treat Bags

Hey guys!  Happy weekend!  When you read this, I’ll be getting ready to head south for the fun SpringSTAMPEDE!  There are four of us going from our team and we’ll get to spend the day with other demonstrators stamping and chatting and….eating bar-b-que! All the ingredients of a fun day, huh?

Just wanted to remind you that I will NOT be doing a FB live tonight – will be driving home about that time!  And…I’m pretty sure crafting-while-facebooking-while-driving is…frowned upon! 😉  But – I’ll be back on YouTube on Thursday at 1pm Eastern!

I wanted to take some little goodies with me to share with my table-mates, so…I pulled out some Copper-Dotted Treat Bags and decorated them with the Layered With Kindness stamp set and the coordinating Label Me Pretty and Label Me Fancy punches.  Take a look-see:

My color scheme – pink, orange and blue – is from this week’s Color Throwdown.

I started with a pack of the pretty Copper-Dotted Treat Bags from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  They’re perfectly sized to hold the Milano cookie packs I’d gotten!

The first thing I did was use the small little flower image in Layered With Kindness and stamped it all over the front of each bag in Petal Pink.

Then I folded the top down – I stuck a cookie pack inside to be sure that I left room for it – and punched two holes in the folded part of the bag.  I used a super-crafty hole punch – the one I bought from the school-supplies aisle at the grocery store! 😉

For the tag, I stamped the Happy Birthday image from Layered With Kindness in Versamark Ink on Terracotta Tile card stock.  Then I sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it with my Heat Tool.  When it was cool, I punched it with the Label Me Lovely Punch.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the For My Friend in Pretty Peacock.  I used a couple of sticky notes to mask off the flourishes on the stamp – I just wanted the words.  I punched them with the Label Me Fancy Punch.

I used the pretty flower from Layered With Kindness to stamp over the sentiment with Petal Pink ink.  Then, I used my Terracotta Tile Stampin’ Write Marker to add some faux stitches.

To make a larger tag – I cut a scallop-edge circle using the Circle Layering Dies to cut a piece of Copper Foil.  With a smaller smooth-side circle die, I cut out a piece of Petal Pink and embossed it in the new Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.   This is part of the new Ornate Garden Suite – available to customers on 1 April!

I adhered the Petal Pink circle to the Copper Foil circle with Liquid Glue.  Then I used that high-dollar hole punch to make a hole in the top.

I added the punched out, copper-embossed Happy Birthday with more Liquid Glue.

Note: if you needed a birthday tag – you could stop right here and use this, yes? 🙂

But – I did not.  So…I popped my For My Friend label on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stuck my cookies in the bags and then tied them up.  I used some of the new Terracotta Tile 1/4″ ribbon from the Ornate Garden Suite (avail 1 Apr) and I made one with Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon.

To tie the ribbon, I ran the ends from the back of the bag to the front, thru the two holes in the folded-over bag top…

…and then ran the ends thru the hole in the tag, from back to front, and tied a bow!

I added a Champagne Rhinestone and the tag was done.  And on the bag!

Et Voila!  Love the flower in the Layered With Kindness stamp set – and the fonts are beautiful and perfectly sized for the Label Me Fancy and Label Me Lovely punches.

And – not for nuthin’ – these two punches ALSO work perfectly with the new Tags In Bloom stamp set – a Sale-A-Bration Second Release product available for free with a $100 purchase (before shipping and tax) thru the end of Sale-A-Bration on 31 March!

I hope you like!!






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Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Special – thru 10 March 2020!

Let’s celebrate the Sale-a-Bration Second Release – with an extra Bonus Ordering Special!

Here’s the deets…

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between now and the end of the day on TUESDAY 10 Mar 20 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!

2. Don’t forget to add my Host Code (GGFKPPSU) if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you git!).

3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.  See what gathering up Peppermints is a great idea!!

Here’s a link right to my Online Store to get you started!  So head on over and start earning Double Rewards from me – and NEW free goodies from Stampin’ Up!

Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.

Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

…and if you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!

Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join My Stampin’ Up! Family!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Copper-Dotted Treat Bags

Copper Foil: 2 3/4″ Scalloped Circle Die cut (mat for tag)

Terracotta Tile Card Stock: Label Me Lovely Punch (Copper-embossed tag)

Petal Pink Card Stock: 2 1/4″ Circle Die cut (embossed circle on tag)

Whisper White Card Stock:  Label Me Fancy Punch (sentiment)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn Fan Fix

That moment you realize that you’ve got to be dried off before you get to chew the yummy, stinky horse toenail you carried in from the barn.

And your danged mom is going to waste precious time taking your picture.


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Stampin’ Up! Curvy Keepsake Tags Tags and Tags!!

Wow.  Can you even believe it’s Friday again!  Something has happened to the space-time continuum, I’m pretty sure.  A shift in the Force.  And warp in the weft.  Something!  Time.  Is.  Flying!

A few weeks back, I did a Saturday evening video sharing a whole stable full of Mini Curvy Keepsake treat boxes – from wintery to Thanksgiving-y to Halloween-y….Click the pic to go to that post and see the video, if you like!

Today, based on my friend Amy Koender’s adorable reindeer that she made this week – and a picture of a spooky Halloween cakeball I saw on Pinterest – I created a NEW member of my Mini Curvy Keepsake Stable – with the help of an easy tag from the Tags Tags Tags Bundle.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Joy of Giving Tags and The 2019 Holiday Kits!

Good Friday, y’all!  The week has gone again and the weekend is upon us!

I’m expecting my 2019 Holiday Shares order to arrive today so I’ll spend the weekend cutting and chopping – all things being equal it all ought to go out on Monday.  Unless I messed something up in my order – which I’m not going to say has never happened, cuz it totally has! Fingers crossed, y’all!! 😉

So – one of the cool things – well THREE cool things, really! – in the 2019 Holiday Catalog are some amazing kits!  We’ve got the Joy of Giving Tag Kit, the Christmas Countdown Project Kit and the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley!

Yesterday I sat down and spent about an hour with the awesome Joy Of Giving Tag Kit – and at the end, I had thirty (yep – you read that right…THIRTY!) wonderful gift tags!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Parcels & Petals Gift Box Video Tutorial

Hey guys!  Happy Sunday – and happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there!  I hope you don’t get a tie today.

Unless you WANT a tie – then I totally hope that’s what you get!

So – if y’all were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not – you’ll probably want to watch this video!

In the video, I’m going to show how to make the cute little gift box with the dies in the new Perfect Parcels Die set – which is bundled with the Parcels & Petals stamp set in the new catalog!

I made a couple three little boxes with the die set – you can see all of them in the video! – but they all have a belly band created with the gorgeous new Pressed Petals Specialty DSP!

The box itself is made with some card stock – in this case Night of Navy.

And then the belly band is a simple 3 1/4″ x 8″ piece of Designer paper – in this case…Pressed Petals!

I wrapped some Scalloped Linen Ribbon around the box and then tied a “faux bow”.  In the video, be sure to watch how I tied the bow – I give you a tip for tying faux bows with ribbon that has two different sides!

Finally, I made a little tag with the Delightful Tag Topper and Detailed Trio Punches.  I used So Saffron – and stamped the flowers from Parcels & Petals (the sample you see above in Night of Navy – the ones in the video in Rococo Rose).

The sentiment is from Parcels & Petals and cut with the die in Perfect Parcels.


Et Voila!  It’s a pretty easy little box to make using the dies and stamps in the Parcels & Petals Bundle – especially after you see it done!  So…watch the video and you’ll be on your way!  I hope you like!






Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

New 3D Embossing Folder Plate Now Available!

The new 3D Embossing Folder Plate (item 149658) is now available to order! It’s designed to work with our new-style 3D embossing folders (which are thinner than our old-style Dynamic folders).

You can click on the picture above and open the flyer – then print it and keep it by your embossing machine and new 3D Embossing Folder Plate.  It’s got your new “sandwich” information right on it!

Get ALL the details here – and then head over to my Online Store to get yours ordered!!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

So Saffron Card Stock: Perfect Parcel Die Cuts – x2 for the box; 2″ x 2 3/8″ (tag)

Whisper White Card Stock: Perfect Parcel Die Cut sentiment

Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP (Mossy Meadow): 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (behind sentiment)

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (So Saffron): 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (behind sentiment)

Pressed Petals Specialty DSP: 3 1/4″ x 8″ (belly band)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn Fan Fix


So…even with the scissoring and the thinning…when the Man decides to swim…sigh.

That’s not easy to dry, people.  And he never – EVER – wants to stay OUTSIDE after he’s had a dip.  He wants to come into the A/C with the family (specifically with the Mom).

Who am I to deny that face?



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