3D & Paper Crafting Projects

Creating an Awesome Tag with Stampin'Up!'s New Designer Tags Dies

Today we're Creating an Awesome Tag with Stampin'Up!'s New Designer Tags Dies. These dies are sleepers because they are not associated with a stamp set or bundle--they are sleeping in the back on the catalog among all the dies and if you are not careful--you'll miss them!

But miss them you do NOT want to do--they are quick, easy and quite beautiful with minimal effort!

Here's today's tag...

Pink

and, a bit closer look...

Pink cu

This tag uses 2 of the dies in this set---first we used the largest die with the top and bottom slits---this provides a really pretty way to add some zing with the new Rose Gold White 5/8" ribbon--the slits allow the ribbon to enter from front to back at the top, travel down the back and out through the bottom slit.

The fancy top and bottom edges are quite pretty and drew my attention to the rose cut-out die...so I layered the die on top of the Polished Pink tag, die cut the rose and layered white cardstock on the back of the tag to highlight the beautiful design. I love sparkle so I winked (Wink of Stella) the white rose to add pizzazz.

Then to add a touch of romance I added three heart pearls--the heart shape is quite subtle but the pearls add that charm to complete the design.  Quick, easy, perfect!

Stop back by on Thursday to see another creation with these dies!

I'll give you step by step directions below followed by the supply list.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (VWJEW9VK) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

1. Die cut the largest tag die from Polished Pink cardstock

    *Die cut the rose in the tag--position it to the left leaving space for the greeting

    *Stamp "Thinking of You" (Lovely & Lasting) in black in (Memento) in upper right corner

2. Cut Basic White cardstock 2 1/2 X 2 3/4; adhere to back side of tag with glue

3. Cut approximately 14" Rose Gold & White ribbon, fold in half and lead with the folded edge from front to back through bottom tag slit. Bring the folded edge through from back to front through top tag slit.

    *Cut approximately 8" Sweet Sorbet metallic ribbon; tie a bow  around the top rose ribbon loop.

4. Adhere 1 large & 2 small heart pearls--see photo for placement.

Your tag is ready for giving!

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Create a Gift Card Holder Using Stampin'Up! Mini Pocket Envelope Bow Die

Today we're going to Create a Gift Card Holder Using Stampin'Up! Mini Pocket Envelope Bow Die. Tuesday we used this die set to create a Gift Card Holder--if you missed it check it out here...https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2022/06/quick-gift-card-holder-using-stampinup-mini-pocket-envelope-dies.html

Today's card  holder is really a simple design but using the awesome bow die designed to fit this pocket envelope just perfectly...you can see the 2 die pieces that we'll be using here--I've marked them on the pieces...

Dies1

Here is the gift card holder using this die set and creating the small bow with these dies...

Petaland a bit closer look at the bow...

Petal cuAs you can see in the die set---it's a very simple process...just bring the 2 ends of the bow body to the back and then loop the top of the "tails" around the middle. I'll give you some helpful hints below in the Directions section.

We've created this using a paper in the Texture Chic Specialty Designer Paper with a matching Petal Pink bow.  So this would most likely go to one of your lady friends or relatives. But if you need one for younger kids you could create it using a paper like Butterfly Kisses; need a guy holder--try one of the Chic papers in Evening Evergreen.

The choices are unlimited and don't forget Christmas is not that far away--imagine all the wonderful gift card holders we can create using Christmas papers.

I'll give you step by step directions below followed by the supply list.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (VWJEW9VK) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

1. Roughly cut 6 X 6 Designer paper (Texture Chic); die cut main pocket envelope. Using Tear & Tape form envelope at the bottom and side.

2. Die cut both bow pieces (see photo of die pieces below)

Dies1

3. Using a bone folder slightly curl the 2 bow loops toward the back.

4. Using glue dots adhere the 2 end tabs to the middle bar between the 2 loops thus forming the bow.

5. Wrap the long straight piece of the bow "tail" piece around the middle bar of the bow loops--secure with a glue dot. The bow is complete...adhere this to the top middle of the envelope with a glue dot.

6. Die cut 4 leaves from gold foil; adhere these under the bow with glue dots.

Your Gift Card Holder is ready for gifting!

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Quick Gift Card Holder Using Stampin'Up! Mini Pocket Envelope Dies

Today we're going to create a Quick Gift Card Holder Using Stampin'Up! Mini Pocket Envelope Dies. I really don't like to just stuff a gift card in a greeting card when giving a gift. I like the presentation to have a bit of pizzazz...well, Stampin'Up! has done a wonderful job creating this cute little Mini Pocket Envelope die..

Here is the main die...

Dies2

and here are the accessory dies--including tags, leaves and there are even dies to create a mini bow...

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Today we're creating a lovely unisex birthday gift card holder..

Chic2And a bit closer look at the tag...

Chic  cu

Since we usually need these quickly we can create a few, leave off the greeting, and just stamp that when the event occurs when we need a quick gift card holder.  The main die easily folds together with Tear & Tape and you're ready to decorate.

You can change the entire 'mood' by choosing a different designer paper for your base--need a kids holder--try using Happy Forest Friends. Need a more "guy" look--use He's the Man. And we can go on and on..the great thing about owning the die is that you can create exactly what you need when you need it. Remember Christmas is only 6 months away and gift card holders are super to have on hand then.

I'll give you step by step directions below followed by the supply list.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (VWJEW9VK) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Stop back by Thursday to check out another fun design with this awesome die.

Directions:

1. Roughly cut a 6 X 6 piece of designer paper (Texture Chic Specialty) and die cut using the main envelope die

    *Using Tear & Tape, tape the bottom and sides of the die cut together forming the envelope.

2.Die cut the following

    *Large stitched label from Sahara Sand;

        *Stamp with verse (Season of Chic) with Memento ink.
        *Adhere 3 gold flower trinkets at top
        *Tie a double bow with the Sahara Sand Baker's Twine and adhere with a glue dot.

    *Scalloped edge rectangle from Very Vanilla
        *Adhere to back of Sahara label with glue dots
        *Adhere this to envelope front with 2 dimensionals positioned in center of label

    *2 leaves from Soft Succulent

    *1 leaf from Gold foil

    *1 leaf from Petal Pink; adhere all leaves under label with glue dots

Your gift card holder is ready for gifting!

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Easy Beauty with Stampin'Up! Season of Chic Bundle

Today we're creating cards that are Easy Beauty with Stampin'Up! Season of Chic Bundle! By now you've been through and through the new Stampin'Up! annual catalog. During one of your trips you've most likely seen the beautiful set of Texture Chic Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. and today we're combining them with the Seasons of Chic stamps and dies.

The Texture Chic cards & envelopes are a beautiful pre-decorated cards and envelopes. I love beautiful envelopes but usually don't have time to do them justice--this set is truly designed for me...the envelopes are gorgeous and ready to send. The base case are also prepared to just add a few embellishments and stamps--the base design is completely ready to go.

Notecard

The envelopes have gold foil images on the outer flap and lower left...

Envelope

The envelope flap has a beautiful design including the overall color scheme including Mango Melody, Petal Pink, Soft Succulent and Soft Suede

 

Flap
So with all this beauty we need to do little to have a stunning card...

Leaves 1and a bit closer to the images

Leaves cu

The distressed grid is created with the die in the bundle as are the leaf overlays cut from a new Distressed Gold Specialty Paper. The addition of the brushed metallic dots blends well with the gold overlays.  The under leaves are cuts of Soft Succulent, Crumb Cake, and Petal Pink.  Quick and easy and.....just beautiful!

I'll give you step by step directions below followed by the supply list.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (99ZW7X3Q) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Stop back by Thursday to check out another fun design with this bundle and cards/envelopes.

Directions:

1. Die cut distressed grid (Chic Dies) from Early Espresso; adhere to notecard front with liquid glue.

2. Die cut solid leaves from Soft Succulent, Crumb Cake, and Petal Pink cardstock

    *Die cut leaf overlays (3) from Distressed Gold Specialty Paper;
    *Adhere overlays to solid leaves with glue
    *Adhere completed leaves to grid with dimensionals

3. Tie a double bow with linen thread and adhere leaf stems with a glue dot.

4. Adhere one large and one small Brushed Metallic Dot (gold) near grid on right side.

5. Stamp 'thinking of you' in Soft Succulent ink beneath grid on right side.

Your card is ready for sending!

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Designing a Photo Tag Book with Stampin'Up! Abstract Beauty Collection!

Today we're exploring Designing a Photo Tag Book with Stampin'Up! Abstract Beauty CollectionIf you joined us Tuesday you saw a pretty cute card designed by Valerie Eilman with the Abstract Beauty Collection of products including the Hello Beautiful bundle. If you missed it check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2022/03/creating-with-stampinup-hello-beautiful-abstract-beauty-designer-paper.html

Valerie is one of our Dream Team designers and today she's created a beautiful Photo Tag Book using the same basic supplies as she used for the card.

A tag book is simply a group of tags designed to hold photos (usually of the same theme) held together with a binder ring. This is an excellent way to display your photos or to give them as a small memory album gift. They are compact and can be casually displayed on your coffee table, on your desk or even tucked in your bag for easy retrieval to show your friends.

Here's Valerie's tag book... Page 1 Front

Tag-1As we travel through the tags you'll note that embellishments and photos are on both sides of the tag...

Page 1 back & Page 2 front...

Tag 2Page 2 back, page 3 front...

Tag3Page 3 back, page 4 front...

Tag4

Page 4 back, page 5 front...

Tag 5

Page 5 back, page 6 front


Tag 6

Page 6 back, page 7 front

Tag7

Page 7 back, page 8 front...
Tag 8

Flip a layer

Tag 9flip another layer,

Tag10

Page 8 back, page 9 front...

Tag 11

 

Page 9 back, page 10 front

9-10

What a fun way to store those memories!

Directions for creating this tag book are provided below. Because of the number of tags the specific directions are provided as a download for easy retrieval and storage if you want to create one of these for your own. Additionally a link is provided to view the individual tags up close for re-creating.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (VF9RTPMM) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

General Directions:

*Use a binder ring (generic office supply store) to hold the pages.
*Notch the corners at the top of each tag  and punch holes at the top middle with  paper hole punch. 
*The last page is chipboard from packaging. 
*Unless otherwise noted, all stamping is done in Tuxedo Black Momento ink. 
*All pictures are 3x4 with a mat size of 3 1/4 X 4 1/4.  
*Tip for attaching vellum ephemera – use a glue dot behind solid image to hide the adhesive.  E.g. 3 heart vellum pieces, use a glue dot behind one of the hearts.

Click here to download the directions and the link to the photos Download Tag Book Directions

 

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Quick & Easy Place Card & Favor or a Simple Treat Gift with Stampin'Up! Simply Classic Treat Boxes

Today we're creating a Quick & Easy Place Card & Favor or a Simple Treat Gift with Stampin'Up! Simply Classic Treat Boxes.

Simply classic treat box

These little cuties come flat and you simply fold them together--the gold is stunning and the little ribbon top knot is already in the design. There are 10 in  a pack for $10...it's a bargain too!

Here's today's project---you can use it on you holiday table for seating and a take home box of sweets or you can simply use it as a lovely little memento to those you want to remember over the holidays but don't necessarily want to purchase a gift.

Angle view

Here's a better side view

Side

And from the top..

Top

Note: I used real candy canes but you can substitute plastic canes and this can become an annual decoration for you or the recipient!

Believe me it is quick to put together and the results are stunning--you'll get tons of ooohs and aaahhh when you give them away.

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the supply list so you can order your supplies today. 

Remember if you use this month's host code (HWWK9AFV) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product

(I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

1. Cut Real Red cardstock 2 1/2 X 3 (cut 2 pieces and glue together)

2. Cut Red Velvet 2 1/2 X 3; adhere to the red cardstock with liquid glue.

3. On cardstock side adhere the 2 candy canes with a hot glue gun.  (note - lay carstock on table and hang the canes over the end of a table with the crook down until glue solidifies & cools)

Candy cane

Building sled

4. Assemble the Simply Classic Box. Cut 4 pieces of designer paper (Tidings of Christmas) 1 3/4 X 1 5/8; adhere to sides of gold top with liquid glue or glue dots. Fill box with treats and sit box on sled.

5. Cut approximately 24" of Gold shimmer ribbon, bring under sled and tie in bow over top of box.

6. Die cut label (Stockings die) from white cardstock. Punch hole with a handheld 1/8" punch.  

    *Die cut 2 tiny holly leaves (Christmas Cheer dies) from Shaded Spruce cardstock; cut off stems and align on label with a glue dot. Adhere 3 red rhinestones at base.

    *Write on name of recipient

    *Cut approximately 12" of gold cord (Simply Elegant Trim), loop through tag hole and tie in bow around gold bow.

Your treat is ready for giving!

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How to Make a Shaker Christmas Gift Tag with a Jar Dome

Today I'll show you How to Make  a Shaker Christmas Gift Tag with a Jar Dome! Look at this cutie.

Jar tag

Who wouldn't love to have this on their gift package or gift bag! Best part is that you can coordinate it with any of your packaging designs and color schemes---you simply punch the designer paper of your choice and add a coordinating ribbon bow and you have the perfect tag for any gift.

The Soft Subtle sequins will blend well with any color scheme but you can switch those out for the Sequins for Everything (green, red, gold, silver) (#153556 in the annual catalog).

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the supply list so you can order your supplies today. 

Remember if you use this month's host code (HWWK9AFV) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

1. Lay a jar dome on Basic White cardstock and trace with a pencil around the outside, hand cut with paper snips.

Draw around dome for backing

    *On one side stamp "to" and "from" in black ink (Well Defined stamp set #156532).

To from

2. Punch your designer paper (I used Gingerbread & Peppermint) with the Jar punch; adhere this image to the center of the white cardstock (the side without the stamping). 

    *Punch a small hole at the top of this jar with a handheld 1/8" punch.

    *Cut approximately 12" of silver twine (Simply Elegant Trim) and loop through the hole.

    *Add approximately 1 teaspoon of soft subtle sequins to the middle of this piece...push in a pile to the center.

Add sequins

3. Punch another jar from Basic White cardstock (toss the jar) and lay the dome over this piece so the jar is "open' and trace around the outside of the dome with a pencil and hand cut around this with paper snips. This now looks like a large jar with a jar image punched out. Lay aside.

Top layer pencil line

4. Now take the adhesive backing off the back side of the dome. Position the dome over the jar with the sequins in the center and press firmly especially near the twine to seal well.

5. Now remove the adhesive backing off the front side of the dome. Adhere the white jar cut in step #3 to the adhesive on the front of the tag.

6. Cut approximately 8" double stitched red satin ribbon--tie a bow and adhere to neck of jar with a glue dot.

Jar tag

Your tag is ready for giving!

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How to Create the Cutest Quickest Christmas Gift Tag

Today I'll show you How to Create the Cutest Quickest Christmas Gift Tag! In fact, here are three tags...

All 3

These cuties are created with the Jar Tag Punch--they are quickly and easily embellished, add silver twine and stamp "to" and "from" and you are finished. You can punch out a gazillion in no time...what you choose to embellish determines how quickly you'll complete the tags.

First, let me give credit for this idea from one of Sandi's Sister Stampers, Stephany Lubbes. She emailed several of her  Christmas gift tags and I thought using the jar punch was a terrific and quick idea. So she's given me permission to use her idea in my blog post. Thanks a million, Stephany. 

Are you one of those stampers that doesn't like to spend a long time creating awesome Wow stamps because they get tossed quickly when the gifts are opened? Do the people you give gifts to not appreciate all your  hard work? Then these are the tags for you! Simple--cute--fast!

You can use any designer paper and create something fun and cute using Gingerbread & Peppermint or more elegant and stunning using Whimsy & Wonder...your choice.

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the list of supplies that are used.

Remember if you place an order online & use my monthly Host Code (HWWK9AFV) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! 

Directions:

1. Punch a jar image from Basic White cardstock and from Designer paper (samples use Gingerbread & Peppermint).

2. Adhere the 2 jars together with liquid glue.

3. Punch a hole in the top using a 1/8" handheld circle punch.

4. Cut 12" silver twine (Simple Elegant Trim, loop through hole for tying to gift.

5. Stamp "to" "from" (Well-Defined) on the white tag using Memento ink (any coordinating color ink can be used).

6. Adhere rhinestones to the center of the candies in jar tag #1

1Add red rhinestones to jar tag #2

2Die cut snow flake (Stitched Snowflakes dies) from Basic White cardstock, add rhinestone to center. Add to jar tag #3 with a glue dot.

Your tags are ready to use!

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How to Create the Quickest Shaker Christmas Gift Tag #2

Today I'll show you How to Create the Quickest Shaker Christmas Gift Tag #2. Tuesday we created the first Shaker Christmas Gift Tag --if you missed it check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/11/how-to-make-the-fastest-shaker-christmas-gift-tag.html

Today we're making another version and see what a difference a bit of designer paper can make... Birds

 

and a little closer look...

Bird cuThese are so quick and easy that you can create dozens in a short time just by changing the stamp in the dome and the designer paper surrounding the dome. A bit of contrasting cardstock around the edges with some snazzy ribbon--you have what can become a lovely gift in itself.

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the list of supplies that are used.

Remember if you place an order online & use my monthly Host Code (HWWK9AFV) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each  $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Shaded Spruce cardstock 3 5/8 (length) by 3 3/8 (width); use the corner rounder (Detailed Trio punch) to round the top 2 corners.

2. Cut designer paper (Tydings of Christmas) 3 1/2 X 3 1/4; use the corner rounder on the top 2 corners. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 3/8 X 3 1/8

    *Use the dome die (Classic Cloche Bundle) to cut the "hole" in the designer paper layer (keep the die cut)

    *Center the designer paper (don't glue it down yet) over the white cardstock and using a pencil draw the dome opening on the white cardstock.

3. Stamp bird image (Classic Cloche stamp set) in Memento ink centered within the penciled area. Color with Real Red and Shaded Spruce alcohol Blends.

    *Add 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small rhinestone to three of the larger stamped dots to add a bit of sparkle

    *If desired, erase the penciled marks

    *Add about a teaspoon of sequins (Subtle Shimmer Sequins) on top of the bird images--be sure to keep the sequins centered.

4. Remove the adhesive covering on the TOP (front) of the dome; insert the dome through backside of the die cut opening of the designer paper layer.

    * Add a few dots of liquid glue to the underside of the designer paper and remove the adhesive covering from the dome backside.

    *Layer this centered over the white layer--press down well to make sure there's a good seal for retaining the sequins. Apply liquid glue to the back of this unit and center on the spruce layer.

5. Punch a hole in the top of the tag using any hand held 1/8" or 1/4" punch

    *Cut 18" of double stitched red satin ribbon--loop through hole.

    *Cut approximately 8" of the red ribbon, tie a bow and adhere to top of dome using a glue dot.

6. On the dome die cut out  stamp "to" and "from" in Memento ink. Note you can mount these on the same block to save time.

7. Adhere this dome cut out to back of tag with liquid glue.

Birds back

Your tag is ready for giving!

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How to Make the Fastest Shaker Christmas Gift Tag

Today I'm going to show you How to Make the  Fastest Shaker Christmas Gift Tag!

Take a look-- Tag ornament

Now a closer look at the stamping...

Close up

And, the double whammy is that the recipient can use this to decorate their tree or hang in the wind0w--two for the price of one!

Doesn't this look like a million bucks? But no, it's a very simple and quick design. Using the Classic Cloche domes--that's all the hard work done for you...you simply stamp, add sequins and you're done!

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the list of supplies that are used.

Remember if you place an order online & use my monthly Host Code (TMTS2VZV) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each  $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 5/8 (length) by 3 3/8 (width); use the corner rounder (Detailed Trio punch) to round the top 2 corners.

2. Cut Balmy Blue cardstock 3 1/2 X 3 1/4; use the corner rounder on the top 2 corners.

    *Use the dome die (Classic Cloche Bundle) to cut the "hole" in the balmy layer (keep the die cut)

    *Stamp random dots (Classic Cloche stamps) in Balmy Blue on the Balmy blue layer

    *Center the balmy cardstock (don't glue it down yet) over the white and using a pencil draw the dome opening on the white cardstock

Pencil3. Stamp village outline (Classic Cloche stamp set) in Memento ink centered within the penciled area. Stamp the coloring overlay in Balmy Blue to color the houses.

    *Add 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small rhinestone to the "sky" to add a bit of sparkle

    *If desired, erase the penciled marks

    *Add about a teaspoon of sequins (Subtle Shimmer Sequins) on top of the stamped village--be sure to keep the sequins centered.

4. Remove the adhesive covering on the TOP (front) of the dome; insert the dome through backside of the die cut opening of the Balmy Blue layer.

    * Add a few dots of liquid glue to the underside of the Balmy layer and remove the adhesive covering from the dome backside.

    *Layer this centered over the white stamped layer--press down well to make sure there's a good seal for retaining the sequins.

5. Punch a hole in the top of the tag using any hand held 1/8" or 1/4" punch

    *Cut 18" of Glittered Shimmer White ribbon--loop through hole.

    *Cut approximately 8" white ribbon, tie a bow and adhere to top of dome using a glue dot.

6. On the dome die cut out  stamp "to" and "from" in Memento ink. Note you can mount these on the same block to save time.

Mount to from

7. Adhere this dome cut out to back of tag with liquid glue.

Back
Your tag is ready for giving!

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