Month: December 2020

Beary Comforting

This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit has arrived and it is Beary Comforting! I was actually very surprised to see my kit arrive before Christmas. With the huge volume of packages in the mail this year, I did not expect it until after Christmas to be honest. The USPS has really rocked it this holiday season in my area.

The ink spot included in this month’s kit is Rich Razzleberry. Calypso Coral, Soft Sea Foam, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray, Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, and White are the colors featured in the kit. Additionally, the kit features die cuts of a pair of koala bears, a brown bear, and a raccoon.

As I mentioned in my video, this kit was not my favorite. And I simply could have skipped it. But I am glad that I did not! The stamp set still features greetings and images that I like. And the card bases and other basic items are beautiful! Nothing against the animals, but I just will not use them. They aren’t my style. However, when I started creating, I just could hardly stop!

Today’s Beary Comforting Video

My example in the video is slightly different than the original card that I created. A different embellishment was used. I love them both. You probably would not even notice the difference if I didn’t tell you. That is something that I hope you can take away from my video. If you do not have the exact item that I use, think about what items you do have that could be substituted in. Think of my example as a card sketch!

A greeting card made with the December 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit named Beary Comforting.

More Beary Comforting Cards

Supplies Used

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Card Measurements

  • Gold Foil Sheets- Cut with largest Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Whisper White Cardstock- Cut with second largest Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • 4″ x 5 1/4″ base- Cut down one of the included envelopes, Cut down another envelope for a 1 1/2″ x 4″ strip for inside if desired
  • Calypso Coral- Scrap
  • Whisper White Cardstock- 4″ x 5 1/2″ for inside, Scrap for sentiment

Thank you for reading my post and watching my video. Please consider subscribing to my channel on YouTube so you don’t miss any of the fun! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

A quick gift wrap idea using gift tins. Three of them are wrapped in Stampin' Up paper.

Easy Gift Wrap Ideas by Stampin’ Up

Today we are going to discuss some easy gift wrap ideas by Stampin’ Up and a big sale! This year things are a little different right? You may be mailing your gifts instead of giving them in person. Or you might need to resort to purchasing gift cards for family and friends because you are limiting the amount of time that you are spending in stores. Or perhaps, you are just running short on time and wrapping paper! Whatever your situation might be, Stampin’ Up can help.

Gift wrap doesn’t need to be boring! We can take the paper, ink, stamps, and dies that we already own to create stunning gift wrap. Also, our family and friends will think that we spent hours coming up with these ideas! 🙂

Today’s Video

More Easy Gift Wrap Ideas by Stampin’ Up

A photo of a silver gift tin that has been decorated using Stampin' Up supplies.  This tin features the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper.

Adhesive Options

I wanted to clarify that the glue dots I used in today’s video will only provide a temporary hold. They will work just fine for a gift that just lives under your Christmas tree. However, if you are going to be giving this outside of your home, you will need to use something stronger. Seal+ or Tear & Tape would be my recommendation. I would steer away from liquid glue as it will look messy from the underside of the lid on the round tin. Also, it would most likely stain or mar the finish of the gift tins if you use directly on that surface.

A gorgeous round gift tin.  It is decorated with Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up.  It has a lovely white bow and a few sparkly gems.

Giant Year-End Closeout

Don’t forget our Giant Year-End Closeout sale that starts today! Place your orders early as items are as supplies last! Shipping is not guaranteed before Christmas. But, I feel that if you order today and choose 1 or 2 day shipping, things would probably work out. Take a minute and look over the lists below to see if something you’ve been wanting will be leaving our line.

Retiring/Carryover Lists

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Other Videos To Inspire You

Here are some links to another post with some gift wrap ideas that you might enjoy. Both posts use some Stampin’ Up packing options that you might not have considered adding to your stash. Here is one http://www.thepolkadotlife.com/heartwarming-hugs-coffee-carriers-and-cups/ and here is another http://www.thepolkadotlife.com/introducing-the-stampin-up-2020-2022-in-colors/.

Project Measurements

  • Rectangle Gift Tin- 3″ x 8″ of DSP
  • Round Gift Tin – I used the Layering Circle Dies and chose the largest sizes

Supplies Used

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I hope that you were inspired and encouraged today to play with your craft supplies! Think outside the box…or around it! As always remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

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