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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Notepad and Pen set

One of my favorite things to do is to make little gifts for everyone that attends my retreat weekends.  In July I hosted a Getaway Retreat weekend for my PAWS team and some other local demonstrators.  We had a fun creative weekend together and I showered them with little gifts throughout.  This week I’ll be sharing with you what I gave them.  My theme was the new 2018-2020 In Colors. 

On Friday when everyone arrived they had a sign with their name at the table plus a notepad and matching pen.  This was their Lovely Lipstick gift.  The notebooks and pens came from the office supply store and I decorated them with Designer Series Paper and tied them up with ribbon and a tag. It was the perfect thing for taking notes on the shoe box swaps everyone shared and for making a wish list!

Supply List

  • Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
  • Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain ribbon
  • Lovely Lipstick card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Crafting Forever stamp set
  • Stazon ink
  • Aquapainter
  • Crumb Cake ink
  • Lovely Lipstick ink
  • 1/8″ handheld punch
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Tear & Tape

Here is a closer look at the tag.  I stamped the “stamp” image and water colored it, then fussy cut it out to add to the tag.

I shared the name signs yesterday but here it is again.  The supply list is below.

Supply List

  • Lovely Lipstick card stock
  • Shimmer White card stock
  • Stazon ink
  • Aquapainter
  • Lined Alphabet stamp set
  • Lovely Lipstick ink
  • Grapefruit Grove ink
  • Pineapple Punch ink
  • Call Me Clover ink
  • Blueberry Bushel ink

Thanks for visiting today.  Come back to see the next pillow gift everyone got.

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Garden Impressions Clip Board

Here is a quick an easy idea that you can do with any of our Designer Series Paper patterns.  With a Paper Sale going on this month it would be a perfect time to choose your favorite and make these quick and easy little gifts.  This was one of the project my Stamper’s Club made this month.

I used rectangle shaped coasters – plain ones that I bought a while ago in bulk.  I’d guess you could find them at a craft store.  Or use some heavy cardboard.  I covered the coaster with the Designer Series Paper.  For mine I used the Garden Impressions paper.  The Multi-purpose liquid glue is perfect for this – it gives you some wiggle room to get your paper lines up just where you want on the coaster.  For the note paper – use blank index cards or cut up printer paper like I did.  Then stamp on them.  To hold the paper to the board I used on of the In-Color Mini Clips and made it pretty with a piece of ribbon.  It really is easy!

Supply List

  • Garden Impression Designer Series Paper Stack (part of the paper sale)
  • 2018-2020 Mini Binder Clips
  • Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon
  • Better Together stamp set
  • Night of Navy ink
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • rectangle shaped plain coaster

 

Be sure to come back tomorrow for a special announcement.

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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 Gift Bag

This week I’m going to be sharing ideas using the Perennial Birthday stamp set.  This set was introduced in the Occasions Catalog as part of a project kit that included a box and the supplies to make a stack of birthday cards.  The kit is no longer available but the stamp set was a great little set that I find myself using quite a bit.  Today’s project is one that is featured in the annual catalog and was one of the project made by my friend Cindy who is now working for Stampin’ Up!   She has the dream job!

This project uses the Gift Bag Punch board and the Neutrals Paper Stack to make a little gift bag.  Color the white sheer ribbon with drops of reinker. In ink well or pad place 2-3 drops of reinker, add water from Aqua Painter to dilute and place ribbon into the well. Let dry overnight on paper towel before using.

Supply List

  • Perennial Birthday stamp set
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack – Basic Gray paper
  • Lemon Lime Twist ink
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Mango Melody reinker
  • 1/8″ sheer whisper white ribbon
  • Silver & White Baker’s Twine
  • Blossoms Elements
  • Gift Bag punch board
  • 1/8″ Handheld punch
  • Everyday label punch
  • Tear & Tape
  • Mini Glue Dots

Be sure to check back through out the week here and on my FB page for more projects featuring this stamp set.

 

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