Simple Gifts with Labels to Love

Hello there! I'm back today with a few simple gifts using the Labels to Love Stamp Set and coordinating Everyday Label Punch. For the fall and spring holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Valentine's), I chose to use the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper along with the colors Blackberry Bliss, Petal Pink, Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide in inks and cardstocks. For each greeting, I stamped and punched the label image, either the plain label or a more elaborate label image. Some of the smaller greetings I punched with a small circle, and layered on the label. Others I stamped a second time in another color, and cut out part of the image to layer.


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Fancy Friday - Christmas-y Challenge

Hello and welcome back! It's time for this month's Fancy Friday Blog Hop. I'm here with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team). This month we are featuring anything Christmas-y! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only 3 weeks away in the US, and Christmas is right around the corner? You'll love what you see tonight on our fancy blog hop. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Jenn's Blog. Did you see her great project?! I love her style.


So, today I have a set of Christmas tags. I used the Farmhouse Christmas Photopolymer Bundle of stamps and dies to create these. I stamped the main images in Black Memento Ink, and colored them with our Stampin' Blends markers. We have so many wonderful colors now, including the ones in the holiday catalog.

Fancy Friday Blog Hop featuring the Farmhouse Christmas Bundle from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn

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Christmas Prep - Round 1

Hello and welcome! I'm back today to share some holiday projects with you. I decided this year to start my prep early. My plan is to use a mix of holiday sets from the main catalog and newer sets from the holiday catalog to create cards, tags and other holiday items for this season. I usually make about 80 of one style of card, but after the designing is done it's less fun to finish them up assembly line style. So, this year, I'm going to make 9-10 different designs and make about 10 cards of each one! I always include a letter in them as well, so they will all be the standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" size to hold the letter.

Christmas card and tags featuring the Hearts Come Home Stamp Set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn

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TGIFC138 - Christmas Carol Theme

Hello there! It's time for another TGIF Challenge, this week with a timely theme of Christmas Carols! Stampin' Up! has terrific paper this year with this theme, and in trendy black and white.


I started with the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper, which is lightweight and comes 24 sheets to a package. It's great for layering and all kinds of other fun things.

Christmas tags featuring the Merry Music Specialty DSP from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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TGIFC136 - Color Scheme

Hello and welcome back! It's time for a color challenge this week at the TGIF Challenges blog. It's a color combo that lends itself to holiday projects, so I created a set of Christmas tags.


Last week's challenge was about the ombre technique, so I decided to use that too. Did you see the projects last week? They were amazing, weren't they?


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TGIFC127 - Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hello and welcome back! I'm back with this week's TGIF Challenge, and it's a fun tic-tac-toe challenge. Our assignment was to select three items in a row, column or diagonally to make our project with. I chose the middle column, so I'm featuring "not a card", Designer Series Paper and Halloween.


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Fancy Friday - 3D Gifting Fun!

Hello and welcome back! It's time for the September Fancy Friday Blog Hop with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team)! This month we're featuring 3D items, for gift giving and many other reasons. You're in for a creative treat, so be sure to circle all the way around the hop. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Susan's blog, my friend from New Zealand. Wasn't her project so cute?!


I had the idea to make some ornaments using the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes in the diorama style. I used both the Hearts Come Home Bundle and the Night in Bethlehem Bundle.

3D Ornaments featuring Clear Tiny Treat Boxes from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn

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