Fancy Friday-Pretty Packages

Welcome to another Fancy Friday! Be sure to continue on the hop to see what everyone has to share, I am SURE you are gonna LOVE everything!

Before I share this week's challenge and my project, I have an announcement to make! I forgot to post the winner from last month's Fancy Friday giveaway. . . apologies. . . so, before I forget yet again, the winner of the Trim the Tree DSP stack is. . . . .

Rosemarie Calpin!

Rosemarie, please e-mail me your address, and I will get that mailed to you ASAP!

Now, onto this month's Fancy Friday Challenge. . .  for this moth we chose the theme "Pretty Packages". If there is one thing I love more than shopping for the perfect gift, it is wrapping it up! To me, taking a little extra time to package up that perfect gift and make it look pretty shows just how much you really care about the person you are giving it to.

Although I have branched out the past couple of years into more bolder colors, my favorite is still the soft, subtle, tone-on-tone look, especially when used with neutrals! Here I used the Gift Box Punch Board to create a Very Vanilla box, and then decorated it with neutral embellishments. Now I just need to find the perfect gift to put in it. . .

Curious to see what Cathy has made? Me too! It's ultra FANCY I'm sure of it! Let's head on In the Cat Cave and check it out!

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Supplies used: Good Greetings stamp set; Crumb Cake Ink Pad; Very Vanilla and Naturals Ivory Cardstock; Newsprint DSP; 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon; Venetian Crochet Trim; Linen Thread; Gift Box Punch Board; Simply Scored Tool; Stars Framelits; Snowflake Card Thinlits Die.


Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop-Trendy Trims

Welcome to another 2014 Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop! We are thrilled that you have joined us, and hope you enjoy the creativity that the team has to share with you!

If you have browsed the Holiday Catalog, I am sure you've seen the Trendy Trims stamp set debut on many cute tags and packages! This set may be small, and perhaps it was intended more for tags, but pair it up with a package of Notecards and some embellishments and you have instant cuteness!

 Let's move along and see what Cindy has to share!



Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop-Gift Bow Die

Welcome back to another 2014 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Be sure travel with us as artisans from around the world share our creativity with you!

I am always looking for multiple ways to use my Stampin' Up! products in order to get the most use out of them. Last week I shared a cute little pumpkin made using the Gift Bow Die, and this week I am sharing a fun little wreath also created using the Gift Bow Die! By using the "tails" of the bow, I could quickly and easily die cut multiple "leaves" all at once. Then just glue them all together and decorate!

While I was working on my wreath, my son Gage decided that he too wanted to create something. . . So, I gave him a few sheets of cardstock (retired), some punches, scissors, and glue. I was quite impressed with the clever little Santa that he created:
He wanted to post it on my blog, just like I do with my creations. After I had the photos taken he made the comment, "I should have added a white beard." He is still quite cut in my opinion!

Now, let's hop on over to Cindy's blog and see what she has to share!
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Supplies Used: Trendy Trims stamp set; Mossy Meadow ink pad; Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, and Naturals Ivory cardstock; Gold Glimmer Paper; Star Punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack; Gift Bow Bigz l Die; Cherry Cobbler 1" Sheer Linen Ribbon; Linen Thread.


Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop-Holiday Invitation

Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! 2014 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Be sure to travel on and see what Artisans from all over the world have to share with you this week!

'Tis the season. . . for PARTIES! Yup! That's right! And there's no better way to get your party started off right than with the perfect invitation using the Holiday Invitation stamp set! I'm sure you've seen the fabulous invites created with this set in the Holiday Catalog, but why stop at the invites? Stretch your set by using it for party favors, game boards, treat holders, and party decorations! Check out these fun little gift and treat holders:

And the cute little pumpkin? Yeah. . . made with the Gift Bow Bigz Die! Yup! Angels, snowmen, turkeys, and pumpkins to name a few, the Gift Bow die is for more than just making gorgeous bows for all of your packages!

Be sure to check out the product lists for these projects at the bottom of the post, I think you will be surprised at the how versatile some of your "ordinary" products really can be! Questions? Leave a comment or e-mail me!

Be sure to continue on the hop by clicking the next button. . . next up? CINDY!

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Supplies used for Give Thanks Pumpkin: Holiday Invitation stamp set; Soft Suede ink pad; Tangelo Twist, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, and Naturals Ivory cardstock; Gift Bow Bigz L and Fun Fall Framelits Dies; Old Olive Baker's Twine; twig.

Supplies used for Be Merry Tag Topper Box: Holiday Invitation stamp set; Whisper White and Crumb Cake ink pads; Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Basic Black, and Naturals Ivory cardstock; Skin Tones Blendabilites; Project Life Journaling Pen; Hearts Collection Framelits Dies; Bird Builder, 1/4" Circle, 1/8" Circle, and Scalloped Tag Topper punches; Simply Scored Scoring Tool; Gold Metallic Bakers Twine.

Supplies used for Celebrate Box: Holiday Invitation Stamp Set; Lost Lagoon in pad; Whisper White cardstock; Silver Glimmer and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper; Under the Tree DSP; Gift Box Punch Board; Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies; 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon.


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Don't forget, you can still purchase PDF's for Round 1, and I have a few paper kits left too!