Pineapple Punch Pail

Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel…..that leaves the last one – Pineapple Punch. I originally found a cute canvas bag with a pineapple on it that I had planned to give everyone at the Getaway but I wasn’t able to find enough of them.  So I had to go to plan B.  Which in the end was better.  The perfect match to our Pineapple Punch color was these cute little pails.  All that I needed to do was dress them up and fill them with something fun.

I used the Big Plans Memories & More Card Pack to decorate the pails.  Everyone received the rest of the pack in their goody bag.  I have mine set aside to make a stack of cards with.  Did you know that the Memories & More card packs aren’t just for Memory Keeping?  That’s why there is “more” in the title.  Each card pack is also suited for greeting cards and paired up with the new Whisper White Memories & More Cards & Envelopes you can crank out some cards without even having to cut or stamp anything. 

Supply List

  • Big Plans Memories & More Card Pack
  • Pineapple Punch grosgrain ribbon
  • Pineapple Punch card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Silver Thread
  • Layering Circle Framelits Dies
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

Inside each pail was yellow piece of rock candy.  My photo has a blue one because I was short a yellow one, so I got blue for myself and then forgot to get the photo before I gave all the yellow ones away.  I had hoped to find pineapple flavored ones but all the yellow ones were actually lemon. Then the week after I was in the store and found Pineapple flavored kisses – they even had little pineapples on the foil.  Those would have been a perfect fit too.  Darn it.

If you live local to me be sure to stop by my BOGO sale this weekend – Friday and Saturday.  I have lots of retired items for sale.  I’m making my final push to earn the incentive trip to Greece for next summer.  Come shop and get new catalog products free!

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Blueberry Sweet Treat

I love sweet fresh blueberries.  We had blueberry bushes in our yard and in the summer time I’d go pick fresh blueberries for us to eat.  It was so yummy.  Then someone decided that we should get rid of them because they were so big.  And now I no longer have fresh blueberries to pick.  I may need to buy some new ones.  Anyway that brings me to one of our new In Colors – Blueberry Bushel!  It’s a yummy new blue that’s been added to our color collection.  While fresh blueberries weren’t practical to give as a pillow gift I found something just as yummy – chocolate covered blueberries!  So I decorated those up to give as pillow gifts at the PAWS Team Getaway retreat.

 

The packaging on these was a perfect match to our Blueberry Bushel so I didn’t want to cover it all up.  Instead I used some Designer Paper to create a backing and topper.  Added ribbon and a little tag made from the Treat Time stamp set.

Supply List

  • Treat Time stamp set
  • Petite Treat Framelits
  • Blueberry Bushel ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • In Color 2018-2020 Designer Series Paper stack
  • Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain ribbon
  • Silver Metallic Thread
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

It’s really quick and easy to dress up a little treat with paper and ink. 

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Pillow Box Surprise

One of my favorite things to use for pillow gifts in the Stampin’ Up! catalog are our packaging options.  You can find them on pages 192-193 in the Annual Catalog.  A new option in this catalog is the Kraft Pillow Boxes.  Initially I thought they were just plain Kraft boxes, but upon receiving them in my order they are printed with Polka Dots.  While coming up with my ideas for the Getaway weekend – I often like to give some type of adhesive and this time the Multi-purpose Liquid glue was the perfect gift for my Call Me Clover color AND the glue fits inside the pillow box!  The perfect solution.

To decorate the box I stuck with  Call Me Clover embellishments.  First a strip of the Animal Expedition Designer Series paper.  Then some of the Call Me Clover ribbon.  Stamp the little tag with a greeting in Call Me Clover ink and add few leaves that are Copper Embossed on Call Me Clover card stock and die cut with the coordinating dies.  The tag is tied on with Copper Metallic Thread.  Now everyone has a bottle of glue to use on their creative projects throughout the weekend.

Supply List

  • Kraft Pillow Box
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
  • Call Me Clover 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Copper Metallic Thread
  • Copper Embossing Powder
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Call Me Clover card stock
  • Call Me Clover ink
  • VersaMark ink
  • Heat Tool
  • Rooted in Nature Stamp set
  • Nature’s Roots Framelits dies
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • 1″ Circle punch
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (it’s the gift inside the pillow box)

Here’s a little closer look.

 

So far the In Color themed pillow gifts have covered Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove and Call Me Clover.  Two more to go so be sure to come back. 

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Grapefruit and Butterflies

After a ton of searching for something to use as a Grapefruit Grove themed pillow gift at my Getaway Retreat Weekend I finally found Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm.  And they were even on sale when I bought them – I think the lady at the store thought I was nuts when I bought all that they had.  But they were perfect for this little gift.

I used the Springtime Impressions Thinlits butterfly die to create the butterfly.  For the front layer die cut the butterfly out of the Grapefruit Grove card stock.  Then use the die for the back layer but instead of cutting it with the Big Shot; trace around the die on the back of the Designer Series Paper and then hand cut it out with the paper snips.  That gives you the solid butterfly for the back.  Add ribbon and a tag and you have a sweet little gift.

Supply List

  • Springtime Impressions Thinlits
  • Grapefruit Grove card stock
  • 2018-2020 In Color 6×6 Designer Series Paper
  • Paper Snips
  • Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Grapefruit Grove ink
  • Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set
  • Window Box Thinlits (little oval tag)
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • Silver Thread
  • 1/8″ handheld punch

You can substitute what ever stamp set you have and tag shape that you like.  I used the small oval from the Window Box Thinlits. The silver thread is used to tie the tag onto the bow.   I hope you like this little project.

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Garden Impressions Birthday

I’m sharing a quick card today using the Perennial Birthday stamp set paired with the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper.  The paper is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free sales happening this month.  At first this was not a paper pack that screamed at me – buy me now!  But now that I have it I have practically used up a whole pack and I’m ordering more today.  The nice thing about these little 6×6 packs is all the different designs you get – there are 24 different patterns – you get 4 each of 12 double-sided designs.  I’ve been using them up in clubs and classes already this month. 

On this card I used one of the more subtle designs so I could stamp directly on it.  The strip with the flowers is the same sheet – it’s just the other side of it.  Use the Perennial Birthday stamp set to stamp flowers in coordinating colors.  Sprinkle on a few pearls just because.  It’s a quick and simple card to send to someone special.

Supply List

  • Perennial Birthday stamp set
  • Garden Impressions Designer Series paper (part of July paper sale)
  • So Saffron card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Calypso Coral card stock
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Crushed Curry ink
  • Call Me Clover ink
  • Memento Black ink
  • Layer Circle Framelits
  • Big Shot Die Cut machine

 

There are lots of pretty designs to choose from.  Order today – Buy 3 Get 1 Free Paper Sale.

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Perennial Birthday Window Box

I’m back with another project using the Perennial Birthday stamp set.  Apparently I’m not good at spelling the word Perennial – I have to look it up every time.  So now I’ve added a book mark to my catalog for this week.  This project is one I actually made earlier this year when this set came out in the Occasions Catalog.  It’s still one of my favorite little boxes.

All the supplies are still available in our catalog except for the Dapper Denim card stock and ink that I used.  But this could easily be changed to Night of Navy or even the new Blueberry Bushel.  I water colored with an Aqua Painter to decorate the box and took my color combination from the kit box that the stamp set coordinated with.

Supply List

  • Perennial Birthday
  • Window Box Thinlits
  • Dapper Denim card stock (substitute a current blue if you don’t have this one)
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Dapper Denim ink (substitute a current blue if you don’t have this one)
  • Old Olive ink
  • Shimmery White card stock
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Gold Metallic Thread
  • Gold Faceted Gems
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

Fill this pretty box with yummy treats and give it to someone special – maybe gift it to a brand new recruit.  Did you see the amazing special for new recruits?  A free collection of brand new ink pads for everyone that joins in July.  You can join my team and then join me in November at the OnStage Live event in Orlando – it is going to be amazing!

 

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