Bundle of Tags

I have been working on finishing my Christmas Cards, Gift Tags, and gifts for pharmacy and doctor offices.  I have a huge mess in my craft room.  I was supposed to be finished with everything by now, but life gets in the way sometimes!

A friend loves my projects and I usually give her some gift tags each year.  So that is my project to share with you today.  And Yes, I have already given them to her.  I wouldn’t want her to be as late as I am in wrapping gifts! 🙂


I kept the tags very simple.  Although I think they are pretty cute.  My favorite part is the tag itself.  It is the tag from the Die Set North Pole Wonder.  I will hold on to this set simply for that tag!  I paired it with the tree from the Merry Moose stamp set.  It is stamped in Just Jade Ink.  The sentiment is a favorite little one, little in size I mean.  It is from the Festive Post stamp set.

I finished the tag with the star from the All The Trimmings Embellishments. I used some old White Baker’s Twine to corral the ribbons.  I used the Bumblebee In Color Ribbon and left them not tied for ease in attaching to the packages in whatever way she wanted.  I can tell you that trying to gather those ribbons together to make them look even a little neat was not in the least easy!!  They did not want to cooperate at all.

I couldn’t simply give the bundle of tags!  So I created a little box to slip them into.


Stampin' Up!, Pine Tree Punch, North Pole Wonder, Festive Post, Merry Moose, All The Trimmings, Bumblee, Jackie Beers

The little box is made from Just Jade card stock with Tis The Season Designer Series Paper on the front and back.  I stamped the same little sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White and punched it out using the Pine Tree Punch.  I also added the same little star on the tree.  There are ten tags in the little box and it is pretty small.

Here are the measurements for the little box:

  • card stock cut to 4 7/8 X 3 1/2
  • score on the 3 1/2 at 1/2″
  • score on the 4 7/8 at 1/4, 2 3/8, 2 5/8, 4 3/4
  • Fold and burnish the score lines.
  • with the 1/2′ score line at the bottom.  Cut up each line to that score line.
  • Cut out the two tiny pieces.
  • Adhere the sides and the bottom.
  • The DSP is cut 2 wide by 3 1/8 tall
  • Adhere the DSP before putting the box together


Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you are enjoying this time of year and have a minute to stop back in tomorrow.




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Christmas Bells

Everything is so crazy right now that I forgot to write today’s post!  I feel like I would lose my head if it wasn’t attached.  But that aside, I have one of my favorite cards to share with you.


Stampin' Up!, Cherish The Season, Brightly Gleaming, Christmas Gleaming, Banner Pick a Punch, Jackie Beers

I realize that the DSP I used, Brightly Gleaming, is sold out, and the Sound of The Season Dies may be as well.  I apologize for that.  However, the layout of this card is very adaptable to whatever you may have on hand.  The front panel can be resized to fit your stamp or dies.

I love the look of this card and by that I mean the way it is layered.  The base of the card is a 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 that you score at 4 1/4.  Then cut off 1 1/4 from the front and put aside for another project.  Now cut off 1 1/2 and keep for this card.  The DSP is cut to 5 1/4 X 1 1/4 and you need two pieces.  Adhere one piece to the section still attached to the base and the other to the cut off piece.

The measurements for my center piece are the Copper Foil is cut to 3 X 3 3/4.  The DSP is cut to 2 3/4 X 3 1/2.  Adhere those together.  The way I put the pieces together is to lay the bottom of the base at the bottom edge of my desk pad.  Now place the lose piece of card stock with DSP along the bottom and flush with the bottom and sides.  Dry fit the top section to see where to place you Stampin’ Dimensionals, or your adhesive of choice.  Add your adhesive and adhere it to the top and bottom.

My finishing touch was a banner for the Merry Christmas.  I used the Banners Pick A Punch, which makes this so very easy to do.  The only difficult part was making sure I had the dimensionals in the correct place to catch the top layers of the card.  I almost attached the bottom edge to the inside!!!  I also added the Embroidered Ribbon as the bow for the ornament.

The inside layer is a regular 4 X 5 1/4 piece.  Just remember to choose a stamp that fits behind your center piece with room for your signature and any extra writing.

Here is a view of the inside.  I added a bit of pretty stamping along the bottom of the inside, but still have enough room to write.

Thank you very much for stopping by today.  Please come back on Monday for new projects.  If you have any questions regarding this one and the direction, message me and I will be happy to assist you.




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Blue Bells

I am unfortunately sharing cards with retired, and possibly sold out, products.  However, I hope you can use these as ideas for your own take on them.  My title says Blue Bells and I immediately thought of the flower of the same name!  My brain has really been out of sync lately!!


The Blue Bells are the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper I used for these Christmas Bells.  I believe the paper is sold out, but there are several other glimmer papers that would work just as well.  I paired the blue with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper.

My thought on this card was a string of bells like on a sleigh.  My Mom had a string like this of larger bells that she would hang on our porch each Christmas.  The little stamped bell is part of the stamp set itself as is the small sentiment.

Thanks for stopping in today.  Please come back tomorrow for the December InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  There will be great projects from my fellow Royals that I am sure you will love.




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Merry Christmoose

I have a bit of whimsical card to share with you today.  I was playing with the Merry Moose stamp set yesterday.  I though of a retro look and packages under a tree.  And then I came up with this………


I was trying to keep as much of the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper showing as I could with the large scene I had created.  My thought was an oldish technique of tearing paper.  And I liked it!  It does go along with the more rustic look I created.

The moose is actually carrying a package to add to the group beneath the tree.  I got this crazy idea from the little racoon on the log in the stamp set  It was like he was waiting on the packages.  Sadly he got torn off of the scene.  But the idea he gave me worked, at least for me!

The packages are a stamp with three attached.  I colored them and then cut them apart for placement.  To finish my little scene, I added the sentiment from the stamp set as well.  It is framed with the upcoming new Double Oval Punch.  I LOVE this punch.  It is a wonderful size to fit a variety of sentiments.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I am sure you have heard of the Whisper White card stock going away due to the business closing.  It has been a hard year for a lot of companies both small and larger.  That said, the Clearance Rack and the Retiring Products are going strong.  If you are interested in the sale products, please click on the SHOP button at the top of the page.  items are selling out and it is difficult to keep the list up to date.  So best to just go to the store and see what is still available.



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North Pole Card and Tag

I have a two for one project to share with you today.  The stamp set is a beautiful one and is on the Retiring List.  It is the Wishes & Wonder Bundle.  I paired it with another favorite, the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper.


This is a quick card to make, which is my favorite kind.  I used two different pieces of the Classic Christmas Designer Series paper to create the front panel.  I then cut a tag using the Dies from the Wishes & Wonder Bundle.  The stamped “postage” is from the stamp set.  The circle and scalloped circle are also fro the dies.  I finished it off with strips of each of the DSP pieces along with a Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon at the top.

To pair with the card, I made a gift tag to match.


The sleigh is from the stamp set as well!  I used the same tag die but made it to open.  I folded the card stock in half with the fold on the left side.  I layed it on the die with that fold just up against the INSIDE of the left cutting edge.  This way it cuts everything but that side.  Here is an open view.

I used the same stamps from the card to add to the sleigh.  The inside stamps are from the set as well.  I think these would make a great addition to a gift.


  • card base is 4 1/4 X 11
  • White is 4 X 5 1/4
  • DSP is 3/4 X 5 and 2 7/8 X 5
  • Folded Tag is 4 1/2 X 3 3/4


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and please return on Monday.for more new projects.

I have the Retiring List here as well. Click on the picture and it will open to the three pages. It has been updated to show that individually purchasing the bundle pieces is cheaper than the bundle.  Some of the dies are 30% off.



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December Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects showing “My Favorite Things” from any of the two current catalogs or the upcoming catalog in January. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I Love Christmas.  I love everything about it.  And of all of the stamp sets and paper from Stampin’ Up! this year, I believe my favorite pair is the Curvy Christmas and the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper.  These two products are only for a limited time, and I have thoroughly enjoyed them.

Stampin' Up!, Curvy Christmas, Curvy Dies, Classic Christmas, Jackie Beers

Since I use DSP on most of my cards, you know I love Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper.  But these designs on the Classic Christmas DSP are among the top for me.  To celebrate that, I used four different pieces for this card.  It may be a tad on the “busy” side, but it makes me happy!

The stamps are all from the Curvy Christmas stamp set.  I had to re-curve them to fit the curve of the die I used.  The Die is from the Curvy Die set.  (It along with the Quite Curvy Stamp set will be in the next Mini Catalog. However the Curvy Christmas and Classic Christmas DSP are only available through the end of the year.)  Since the stamps are photopolymer, the curving is a simple matter to achieve.

The bow was a last minute touch that I am crazy about!  I even used it on yesterday’s card as well.  You can see that card HERE.  The bow does not have a matching die, but is very easy to fussy cut using our great Paper Snips.  My finishing touch was to add Wink of Stella to the bow and the stamped stars across the top.

Thank you for visiting today!  I would love to read your thoughts on my layers of DSP happiness. 🙂

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on January 13th when our theme will be Time to Sale-A-Brate.  Participants will showcase tags or 3D items that will be great for gifts for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop Line-up

    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
    3. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
    4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
    5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
    6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
    8. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
    9. Jeanie H Stark at Just Stampin’
    10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
    11. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
    12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
    13. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
    14. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
    15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
    16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
    18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
    19. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
    20. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
    21. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
    22. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
    23. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards w/Renae Novak
    24. Lisa Milligan at Stamp a Rainbow




SUPPLIES:  Note:::  the Curvy Dies are available individually.  But I could not get the single picture to add to my list.