Friday, December 2, 2022

Boughs of Holly Gift Bag and Card



Does this happen to you? You need a birthday gift bag and only have Christmas ones on hand or vice versa? Let's take the stress of having the right gift bag by making our own! All you need is some basic kraft or white gift bags (available in craft stores and Amazon) and some pretty paper. Plus, custom handmade gift bags are just extra special!

For this week's project, I shared how to make a custom gift bag and coordinating card with the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper. I also shared some alternative design ideas with other holiday papers. These gift bags are super easy to make when you need one right away!

I'll be emailing the PDF project sheet for the Boughs of Holly Gift Bag & Card to my Email Subscribers on Saturday, 12/3/22 at 3pm CST. Want to receive my weekly project sheets? Click HERE to be added to my email newsletter list to receive fun project ideas, promotions, and event notifications delivered to your in-box.








Here are some alternate gift bags I made:


Elf Approved card designed by Erica Cerwin as part of our Santa's Delivery Retreat To Go. PDF tutorial available in my PDF Store.



Candy cane shaker card from my Live in November.
Video instructions on my YouTube channel.



Santa Train card is one of the projects we are making in December's Stampin' Bunco.



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Happy Holidays Giveaway



Ho Ho Ho! Santa has a bag full of presents to give away this holiday season!

Enjoy some holiday shopping and earn an entry for EVERY $25 increment you order in my online store before shipping and tax. (Hint: Paper Pumpkin pre-paid subscriptions make great gifts!) Be sure to check out the Holiday catalog Last Chance Sale and Clearance Rack (new items just added)...up to 60% off!

Your name will be placed into a box on my advent calendar for each entry earned. Each time all 25 boxes are filled, I’ll draw for 5 prizes ranging from embellishments, stamp sets, and bundles. Winners will be announced during my Live on 12/23/22.

Prizes include embellishments, stamp set, bundles plus 1 person will be drawn to win the grand prize of a set of acrylic stamping blocks with storage case when all 25 boxes are filled (value: $94 retail)!

EVERY order, no matter the amount, will receive a FREE handmade kraft gift bag and card from me (designs vary)!

Prizes will be provided to winners in early January 2023. However, the handmade gift bag and card will be mailed soon after your order is received.

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Santa's Delivery Retreat To Go Box Reveal



🎅🎄❤️ I had so much fun doing the Santa's Delivery Retreat To Go for everyone! This retreat To Go was a collaborative effort between me and my team leader Erica Cerwin. Although I've been doing in-person and To Go project kits for the past several years, this was my largest kit so far. I learned a lot that I hope to implement in an local, in-person retreat this Spring (with To Go option, of course!).

Here are pictures of the retreat box contents and projects. Each retreat box included the following:

  • Santa pants retreat bag
  • Pillow gifts (custom made cookie, hot cocoa pouch, custom print mini magnetic bowl, "Believe" bell)
  • Santa Express Designer Series Paper
  • Santa Express Memories & More Card Pack
  • Santa Express Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
  • Spool Iridescent Trim
  • Adhesive-backed Stars
  • Pre-cut project supplies

If you missed getting the Santa's Delivery retreat box, the PDF tutorial is available in my PDF Store.

Shop now to get several of the Santa Express products on sale up to 40% off in my Stampin' Up! online store!
  • Santa Express DSP 40% off
  • Santa's Train dies 20% off
  • Iridescent Trim 30% off
  • Adhesive backed Stars 30% off
  • Santa Express Memories & More Card Pack 50% off

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Each kit had pre-cut supplies to make these 15 projects:







Quick and fun cards using the Santa Express Memories & More Card Pack and Card Bases




Happy Holidays Giveaway



Ho Ho Ho! Santa has a bag full of presents to give away this holiday season!

Enjoy some holiday shopping and earn an entry for EVERY $25 increment you order in my online store before shipping and tax. (Hint: Paper Pumpkin pre-paid subscriptions make great gifts!) Be sure to check out the Holiday catalog Last Chance Sale and Clearance Rack (new items just added)...up to 60% off!

Your name will be placed into a box on my advent calendar for each entry earned. Each time all 25 boxes are filled, I’ll draw for 5 prizes ranging from embellishments, stamp sets, and bundles. Winners will be announced during my Live on 12/23/22.

Prizes include embellishments, stamp set, bundles plus 1 person will be drawn to win the grand prize of a set of acrylic stamping blocks with storage case when all 25 boxes are filled (value: $94 retail)!

EVERY order, no matter the amount, will receive a FREE handmade kraft gift bag and card from me (designs vary)!

Prizes will be provided to winners in early January 2023. However, the handmade gift bag and card will be mailed soon after your order is received.

Host Code: ARE9UXEM

Giveaway entries close 12/18/22
Host Code exclusive to this Giveaway and not valid with other offers.



💗 I love delighting you with FREE gifts when you shop with me! 

Shop my online store and receive the December 2022 Sweet Stampin' Friends PDF tutorial with 8 project ideas with minimum $35 purchase by 12/31/22.


Host Code: ARE9UXEM


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Friday, November 18, 2022

Christmas Scottie Quick Card

Behind on making your Christmas cards? Make these quick cards with the Christmas Scottie bundle.

So my goal this year was to make my Christmas cards early (actually over the summer). Well, anyone like me and that didn't happen? LOL! For this week's project I wanted to share a quick and cute Christmas card for all my fellow procrastinators, using the Christmas Scottie bundle.

I'll be emailing the PDF project sheet for the Christmas Scottie Quick Card to my Email Subscribers on Saturday, 11/19/22 at 3pm CST. Want to receive my weekly project sheets? Click HERE to be added to my email newsletter list to receive fun project ideas, promotions, and event notifications delivered to your in-box.

No Live video next Friday, as I'll be spending time with my family. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!




Behind on making your Christmas cards? Make these quick cards with the Christmas Scottie bundle.Behind on making your Christmas cards? Make these quick cards with the Christmas Scottie bundle.


Have time? Add a little more inside your card with the Christmas Scottie stamps.

Behind on making your Christmas cards? Make these quick cards with the Christmas Scottie bundle.

Try this alternate card for everyday or Valentine's.




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  • All orders over $35 before shipping and tax will receive the November 2022 Sweet Stampin' Friends PDF tutorial with 8 holiday project ideas.


  • All orders over $50 before shipping/tax will receive the November 2022 SSF tutorial PLUS a package assortment of 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (apx 40 sheets, current designs), 3 handmade cards, and a package of Dimensionals.


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Order $150 or more? Do NOT use Host Code, so you can also enjoy Stampin' Rewards for free product(s). I'll still send you the free gifts.


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Holiday adhesive kits now available!
Give the gift every crafter/creator needs...adhesives! I'm offering an exclusive holiday edition to my Adhesive Kits this year (bag designs/colors vary). Order several for your friends (and don't forget to order 1 for you, too)!

Cost: $38/each + postage

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Boughs of Holly Gift Bag and Card