Advent is the season before Christmas, specifically, the four Sundays before Christmas. I’ve discovered that it’s nice to keep an Advent Journal, or a record of prayers and thoughts during the Advent season. This year I decided to create my own journal using the Stampin’ Up! Pressed Petals Journal.
A layer of Shimmery White card stock was stamped with the crown stamp from the Wish for it All stamp set using Pretty Peacock ink, and then watercolored using an Aqua Painter to spread the ink. After this piece was completely dry, it was adhered to the cover of the Pressed Petal Journal. The All Around Wreath Dies were used to cut two wreaths, one from Gold Foil and one from Pretty Peacock card stock; then they were adhered to the watercolored piece, offsetting one from another. A piece of Gold Foil was stamped with the crown stamp in Versamark ink, and then sprinkled with Gold Embossing Powder and heated. It was then cut out with the Doily Wishes Dies.
A few leaves were cut from Gold Glimmer Paper using the Flourish Dies. These are some of my favorite leaf dies 🙂 The leaves were adhered to the lower right side of the wreaths with Multipurpose Glue, and the crown was adhered on the left side using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from an older retired set in my personal collection. It was gold heat embossed on a piece of Pretty Peacock card stock and then cut with a banner die from the Doily Wishes Dies and sponged with some Golden Glitz Delicata ink. A piece of Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon was wrapped around the cover of the journal and tied in a bow.
I’m really looking forward to using my journal over the Advent season! Why don’t you make one too? Send me a picture of your journal, I’d love to see what you create!!
The Stampin’ Up! Gold Mini Pizza Boxes from the Holiday Catalog are sooooooo darling! First of all, how cute is a mini pizza box? And then to make it gold? It’s over the top cute! These boxes are food safe (perfect for cookies and brownies!) and they are easy to decorate. I’ll be using them to wrap quite a few of my gifts this year!
Today’s box has been decorated using a belly band that goes around the box. I like to use a belly band for wrapping because it can slide off for easy opening while keeping the pretty decorations intact. For this box the belly band is a 12″ x 2″ wide strip of Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper. Wrap the strip around the box and secure one edge of the paper to the other with a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive on the top of the box. Then wrap around a 12″ piece of 1/2″ Very Vanilla and Copper Classic Weave Ribbon that has the words “Merry Christmas” printed on it, gluing the ends together on the top of the box.
Cut a piece of Real Red card stock with the large label die from the Stitched Label Dies. Adhere over the belly band using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Cut three Whisper White snowflakes using the dies from the Seasonal Layers Dies and adhere on top of the label using Multipurpose Glue. Cut two sets of leaves from Gold Glimmer Paper using the Flourish Dies. Adhere with dots of Multipurpose Glue to the center of the label as shown.
Pretty Pointer: When cutting glimmer paper with dies, turn the paper upside down with the glimmer portion on the bottom. Then set the die on the back side of the paper and cut.
Cut the little dear from Gold Foil using the smallest of the Detailed Deer Dies. Adhere over the glimmer leaves using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a red rhinestone either as an eye, or as a nose for the cute little deer 🙂
I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to think about gift giving (hostess gifts, friend gifts, holiday gifts…). And Stampin’ Up! has a solution for us: the Pressed Petal Journal! It’s a lovely journal with pages that have pretty graphics. And it’s small enough to be a little book for notes or prayers, and the kraft cover is debossed which means the floral images, instead of being slightly raised up are slightly lowered.
To decorate this darling journal, simply cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of any designer series paper to fit the cover ~ here I’ve used the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper. Adhere it to the front cover with Multipurpose Glue. Cut another piece of designer series paper at 4″ x 1-1/2″ and adhere it across the upper section of the other piece as you see above. In this case I simply used the reverse side of the first sheet. The papers are made to coordinate and they look fabulous! Tie a bow around the cover as shown using the absolutely gorgeous Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon.
The sentiment “Just a Note” is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Petal Pink card stock. Punch out the sentiment with the Starburst Punch. Adhere the punched sentiment to the strip of designer series paper using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Cut a few leaves from Mossy Meadow and Soft Sea Foam card stock using the Magnolia Memory Dies. Adhere them with Mini Glue Dots under the sentiment as shown. Add a little Frosted Epoxy Droplet.
Today’s project is so fun! It’s a trio of darling pillow boxes topped with pumpkins! So perfect for Halloween and all kinds of fall treats! What I love about these cuties is that the pillow boxes are pre-made. They are the Stampin’ Up! Kraft Pillow Boxes and they come in a package of 10. How easy is that? Here’s a video to show you how I made them:
The pumpkins and sentiments are all from the Harvest Hellos Bundle. For the box below, a Grapefruit Grove belly band was wrapped around it and two pumpkins were stamped and punched from Cajun Craze card stock. The sentiment is from the stamp set, and the leaves were cut from the Leaf Ribbon.
Don’t they look cute all lined up together? And you can fill them with candy or tea bags, or… I’m going to give these to the girls in my dentist’s office. Ooh, now I’m thinking they could be favors on the Thanksgiving table!
A great ribbon for this project is the Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon. It looks fabulous with the Grapefruit Grove card stock. The leaf from the stamp set was stamped on the belly band. The sentiment was stamped on a small piece of Grapefruit Grove card stock, which was then adhered to a piece of Basic Black card stock cut with a Stitched Label Die.
Grab these items now so you can be ready for all your fall needs!
It’s fall and apples are all over, so why not on cards? The Harvest Hellos Bundle has everything you need to create this darling card with a 3D apple. The Apple Builder Punch does all the work, and the details are in the video tutorial below!
You might be wondering how to mail this card 🙂 Well, you fold the apple flat by separating the slices in half and pressing them down as you slide the card into the envelope.
You will love this bundle! It’s SO versatile. You could make a similar 3D card with pumpkins, how cute would that be? Click the image below to see more details about this great bundle.
Thank you so much for stopping by today Happy stamping!
Recently I had the opportunity to be part of a fun bingo stamp play date. We had almost 40 stampers who played bingo and stamped their little hearts out all afternoon. We had so much fun! Here is a picture of me and my demonstrator friends, Robin and Christine.
We created fun place settings for each stamper and, as part of that place setting we included bottled water and some Crystal Light Powder. I made the water bottle covers with a little pocket for the Crystal Light.
Everyone got the Gather Together Stamp Set and we used that set to create 3 different make & takes. Of course we all needed water to sustain us through the afternoon! The water bottle covers were created using 3″ x 8-1/2″ strips of both Cajun Craze and Merry Merlot card stock, scored at 3.” The hole for the water bottle top was punched in the 3″ section with a 1-3/4 Circle Punch. The circle that was punched out was saved for the sunflower.
Punch two daisies from Daffodil Delight card stock using the Daisy Punch. Adhere them together with Multipurpose Glue, alternating the petals. To create the sunflower, adhere the punched circle on top of the daisy, also using Multipurpose Glue.
Cut a 3″ x 3″ piece of Come to Gather Designer Series Paper and score one side at 1/2.” Adhere the 1/2″ scored section to the lower edge of the 11″ card stock piece. Fold the card stock up to cover the lower area of the card stock. Staple the left and right top edges of the Designer Series Paper to the left and right sides of the card stock.
On a piece of 3″ x 1″ of Daffodil Delight card stock, stamp the “Gather Together” sentiment in Cajun Craze ink. Adhere the piece over the top of the Designer Series Paper using Multipurpose Glue, covering the staples.
New October Host Code Gift!
It’s a Celebration!!!
During October WE are going to be celebrating!! Why? Well, two reasons: first – it’s my birthday month; and second – I just received a big promotion through Stampin’ Up! I earned a promotion to the GOLD LEVEL!! I’m super excited and want you all to share my celebration with me!! So all during the month of October I will be doing special things to celebrate, and to start off I’m giving as my Host Code Gift this month the sparkly GOLD FACETED GEMS! [To learn more, CLICK HERE] If you place an order of any size in my online store this month, and use my Monthly Host Code for October (see above), you will receive from me as your FREE GIFT the Gold Faceted Gems (postage paid) and a handmade thank you note from me. Help me celebrate and get your GOLD!!!