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Beary Christmas Treat Bag Using Stampin Up! Clear Envelopes

Hello to you today!  I have a real treat for you, a real treat bag that is!  The theme for the Tutorial Medley group was gift packaging or gift tags.  We all love those easy to make little treats that we can give to anyone to show our appreciation and love.  That's what I have for you!  The best part is that this treat uses our Clear Envelopes.

So Very Merry  Beary Christmas DSP  Deckled Circles dies  Tailor Made Tags dies  Loose Silver Sequins  Clear Envelopes  Simply Elegant Trim  Tutorial Medley Project  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I think this is so cute.  The best part is that I have a tutorial for you to download if you wish!  Click Download So Very Merry - November 2023 (1)

All the directions are there for you.  I'll add just a few more pictures that aren't on the tutorial.

Beary Christmas DSP  Clear Envelopes  Deckled Circles dies  Tailor Made Tags dies  Simply Elegant Trim  So Very Merry  Loose Silver Sequins  Back of Project  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This is just to show you how pretty this treat is from the back!  It was too cute not to show you!

So Very Merry  Beary Christmas DSP  Deckled Circles dies  Tailor Made Tags dies  Loose Silver Sequins  Clear Envelopes  Simply Elegant Trim  Project Close Up Packaging  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This is also a shaker treat.  I've added the Loose Silver Sequins.  I didn't add enough.  If you make this project be generous with your sequins!

Here are a few more pictures.

So Very Merry  Beary Christmas DSP  Deckled Circles dies  Tailor Made Tags dies  Loose Silver Sequins  Clear Envelopes  Simply Elegant Trim  Project Header  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

So Very Merry  Beary Christmas DSP  Deckled Circles dies  Tailor Made Tags dies  Loose Silver Sequins  Clear Envelopes  Simply Elegant Trim  Project Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

 

Thanks so much for joining me.  I am a part of the Tutorial Medley Facebook group.  Each month about 16 or 17 of us create a project according to the theme and upload them to the group.  There are demonstrators from the US and a few from Canada.  The tutorials are added together into one document.  I use these to send to my Luv 2 Create team and my customers.  I my way of saying thank you.  Would you like to get these tutorials?  Join my team or make an order from me.  I'll send them via email.  Thanks to everyone who supports my business.

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A Trucking Along Bundle Book Fold Christmas Card

I think the Book Fold might be my favorite fun fold.  It's so easy to do.  My Trucking Along Card is making great use of the Glorious Gingham 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.

Trucking Along Bundle Card  Glorious Gingham 6 x 6  Deckled Circles  Zany Zoo Dies  Beary Cute  Festive & Bright  White Glittered Organdy Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base of the card is Blueberry Bushel.  It's cut to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score it at 5 1/2 and 6 3/4.  Fold the card in half and then fold back on the next score line.  Be sure to use your Bone Folder to crease the folds.

The Glorious Gingham paper has both of the patterns shown on the card back to back.  Cut across the 6 x 6 at 4 1/8.  Then cut a strip from that at 1 1/8 and another at 4 1/8.  Add the small strip on the book part and the rest on the main part of the card front.

Tie the White Glittered Organdy Ribbon around the narrow area and into a bow near the center.  For a quick hint, put a glue dot under the ribbon with your first tie.  This will hold the ribbon in place so you can finish the bow.  Now glue the narrow part down making the spine of the card.

Trucking Along Bundle  Glorious Gingham 6 x 6  Deckled Circles  Zany Zoo Dies  Beary Cute  Festive & Bright  White Glittered Organdy Ribbon  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Use the Deckled Circle dies for the focal point in Basic White.  Cut 1 1/2 of them.  I did use a Sponge Dauber to add a little Pool Party color to the top area of the bottom circle.  Use the one that is 9 in from the outside of the dies.  The half circle is at the bottom and added with dimensionals.  It's really probably only about 1/3 of the circle.  For the top part, stamp the outline of the cloud stamp in Pool Party.

Stamp the truck on a separate piece of Basic White card stock.  Stamp the outline in Memento Black.  The solid filler stamp is stamped off in Blueberry Bushel.  I used one of the new Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers to fill in the tires.  Punch out the truck and add with dimensionals.

The saying is from the Beary Cute stamp set.  Stamp on a strip of Basic White with Blueberry Bushel ink.  Glue to the card.

The trees are cut from Garden Green using the Zany Zoo dies.  There are two sizes of trees in the set.  I cut about 7 sets of the trees.  I did put Adhesive Sheets on one side of the paper.  Two trees are added to the bed of the truck.  One is added with dimensionals.  The rest of the trees are added randomly as background.  They just might be a Christmas tree farm!

Finish with some snowflakes from the Adhesive-Backed Snowflake Assortment.

Trucking Along Bundle  Glorious Gingham 6 x 6  Deckled Circles  Zany Zoo Dies  Beary Cute  Festive & Bright  White Glittered Organdy Ribbon  Card Inside  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The saying on the inside is from the Festive and Fun stamp set.  Add a few trees as well!

Trucking Along Bundle Card Standing  Glorious Gingham 6 x 6  Deckled Circles  Zany Zoo Dies  Beary Cute  Festive & Bright  White Glittered Organdy Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

What a cute card!  I hope you like it!  Thanks so much for visiting me today.  Please let me know if I can help you in any way!

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Trucking Along Bundle  Glorious Gingham 6 x 6  Deckled Circles  Zany Zoo Dies  Beary Cute  Festive & Bright  White Glittered Organdy Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

 

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Grassy Grove and the Grove Dies for Christmas and Birthday

I've had the Grassy Grove stamp set and Grove dies for over 6 months and I have yet to use them.  Well, I did cut and use those super cute baby and mother deer dies for a few projects, but that's it.  Somehow the whole set intimidated me.  Now that I have used it I'm wondering why.  Maybe you have too.  Let me tell you there is no need for fear.

Grassy Grove  Grove dies  Card Duo in Basic White and Starry Sky  Winter Meadow DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I've made two versions of the card, one in Starry Sky and one mostly in Basic White.  Let me add that these cards were so easy!

I made the white one first so I'll start with that one.

Grassy Grove  Grove dies  Basic White Card  Winter Meadow DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base is Thick Basic White 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.  Don't forget to use a Bone Folder for a great crease.

Cut a piece of Basic White to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Run this through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the large die from the Grove dies.  This die cuts only the inner parts.  There is no outer cut line.  That's what makes it all so easy!

I used the Winter Meadow Designer Series Paper.  I cut mine piece to 3 1/2 x 5.  Pay attention to the direction of the paper since this is a horizontal layout.  Position the paper so that the scenery is the way you want them.  I placed the mountain in the open area.  Glue the DSP directly to the front of the card.  Glue the white layer on top.

Cut the 2 deer in Starry Sky and place them where you like them.  I did not put glue on my tree trunks so it was easy to place one deer behind.

Now all that is left is to stamp the trees and the ground in Starry Sky on Basic White and cut them out with the dies.  Add to the card with dimensionals.

Oh, stamp the saying from Brightest Glow in Starry Sky.

Grassy Grove  Grove dies  Basic White Card  Winter Meadow DSP  Inside of Basic White card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here's the inside of the card.  Cut the two deer.  Stamp the ground on a scrap and cut it out.  Glue the piece down, but this allows you to put the deer behind.

Grassy Grove  Grove dies  Starry Sky Card  Winter Meadow DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the blue card, the base and front layer are in Starry Sky.  Everything else is the same.

For my saying, I turned this card into a birthday card.  I embossed the saying from Wildlife Wonder in white using the Basics Embossing Powders.

Grassy Grove  Grove dies  Starry Sky Card  Winter Meadow DSP  Inside of Starry Sky Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This is the inside of this card.  The saying is from the Wildlife Wonder stamp set.

Grassy Grove  Grove dies  Starry Sky Card Standing  Winter Meadow DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

If you have had this set sitting on a shelf, get it down right now and use it!

Grassy Grove  Grove dies  Card Duo Vertical in Basic White and Starry Sky  Winter Meadow DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

So, do you have a favorite?  Let me know!  Thanks so much for spending a little time with me today!  If you need supplies, I'm happy to help you.  Just let me know that as well!

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NC Demo Blog Hop for October A Little Something

Welcome!  I'm so glad that you are here!  You are in for a treat as you take the NC Demo October Blog Hop.  The theme is A Little Something.  We are heading into the holiday season! Parties, dinners and just getting together with friends and family. This is a perfect time for us to share some ideas for hostess gifts and/or party favors!

May be an image of jewelry and text that says 'a little gomething'

 

I admit this theme had me stumped.  I just didn't have an idea.  Some days are like that.  Then I remembered that Stampin' Up! has already taken care of this.  If you look on page 126 of the annual catalog, you'll find the Scalloped Gift Card Boxes #161751.  You get 10 of these for $7.  I decided to take advantage of this.  These boxes fit together with no adhesive needed.  There is a second piece for the gift card that fits inside.  This you can adhere if you wish.

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Box  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Melon Mambo Granny Apple Green foil Sheets  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I had so much fun using the Merry & Bright Bundle for this card.  

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Box and Card and Envelope  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Our hostess will be so happy!

First of all, let me say that I took some inspiration from our September-December Mini catalog page 9.  I love all the samples in our catalogs.  They are a great starting point when you are stumped!

To decorate the box top, I started making my lightbulbs.  Get some Vellum Cardstock and color one side of it with a Dark Melon Mambo Blend and another section with a Dark Granny Apple Green Blend.  I cut out the bulbs from the other side but I'm not sure that that matters using the Merry & Bright dies.  Cut out three of each color.  For the top of the bulbs, use the Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green 12 x 12 Foil Sheets.  Again, you'll need 3 of each  color.  The filaments of the lightbulbs are cut out using a brand new product.  It's part of the new Online Exclusives beginning for everyone on November 7th.  It is Silver & Gold 12 x 12 Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper.  It was so easy to adhere these with the sticky already on the back!

Use the silver trim from the Simply Elegant Trim Pack.  Make a knot and adhere with half of a rolled up glue dot.  Thread the bulbs through the trim and position them.  Add a glue dot behind the top of the bulb.  You can also add a glue dot behind the filament.  Secure the other end of the silver trim.

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Color Embellishment  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Melon Mambo Granny Apple Green Foil Sheets  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Color some of the Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins with the dark Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green blends.  For some reason I just couldn't stop adding these.  They just might be a little overdone.  I decided to add them on the scallops of the lid as well.  What do you think?

Did you know that Stampin' Up! has 3 inch envelopes?  They are on page 135 of the annual catalog #159233 called Basic White 3 x 3 Envelopes.  You get 40 of them for $11.  For the card cut a piece of Thick Basic white 2 7/8 x 6.  Score and fold at 3.  Add the bulbs you have already made.  The words are from the Merry & Bright stamp set.  Stamp in Melon Mambo or Granny Apple Green and cut around them.  Add with dimensionals.

Cover the flap of the envelope with the Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper.  Use a piece cut to 3 1/4 x 1 3/4.  Glue to the top of the flap and then trim away the extra from the back.

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Melon Mambo Granny Apple Green foil Sheets  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

What hostess gift doesn't have chocolate???  Eight of the Hershey Nuggets will fit into the box.  Cover with more of the designer paper.  Cut the strips 1 x 3.  To make adhering the paper a little easier, use your Bone Folder to curl the paper.  then use Seal, or even better Seal + down the 3 inch part.  Wrap around beginning on the bottom.

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Box with 8 Nuggets Added  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here the box is filled with delicious chocolate.  The gift card will still fit.

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Box with Gift Card Added  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

So there you go.  You have a sweet little something with a sweet little card as well!

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes Grouping  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Melon Mambo Granny Apple Green foil Sheets  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I so appreciate your time today.  It's time to remember those who are important to you.  Think of all the ways you could decorate the Scalloped Gift Card Boxes for every occasion!

I hope you take the time to visit everyone on the hop.  You'll be glad you did.  Next up is Tracie.  She's the one that thinks up all of our great themes!

October Blog Hoppers
Tina Lesson
Toni Campana
Jo Anne Hewins
Tracie Evans Langley, the Sassy Stamper
Ronnie Johnson
Laurie Meier
Frances Wagner

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Scalloped Gift Card Boxes Grouping  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Melon Mambo Granny Apple Green foil Sheets  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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A Magical Meadow Christmas Card

I'm back from my crafting cruise and feeling a little under the weather.  I'm really fine but I have no energy.  I'm just not feeling like designing a card.  So I'm pulling  a card from my last Christmas Card class to share.

Magical Meadow bundle  Distressed Tile EF  Deckled Circles diews  Brightest Glow  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base of this card is Moody Mauve 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

The Pretty Peacock layer is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Cut some of the greenery needed for the card from the center of this layer as a paper saver.  If you can't get all of it use Pretty Peacock scraps to complete.  These dies are found in the Magical Meadow dies.

The Lost Lagoon layer is 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.  Run this piece through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder.

Glue the layers to the center of the card.

Use the Deckled Circles dies  to cut the Winter Meadow DSP with the 4th circle from the inside.

Cut another circle with those dies from Very Vanilla.  Use the 2nd circle in.  Stamp the saying from Brightest Glow.

Magical Meadow bundle  Distressed Tile EF  Deckled Circles diews  Brightest Glow  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Arrange the greenery and add the circles with dimensionals.

The berries are cut from Moody Mauve.  Add some of the Adhesive Sheets to one side of the card stock.  Cut from the other side.  Cut the berries 2 times to have enough.  Run them through the machine 2 times since you are cutting an extra layer.  Add the berries.

Make a bow of Linen Thread and add with a rolled up glue dot.

Magical Meadow bundle  Distressed Tile EF  Deckled Circles diews  Brightest Glow  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here's the inside.  Add another stem of greenery.  The saying is from Brightest Glow.

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