Make the experience of gift giving even more joyful when you top off the perfect gift with a lovely handmade tag!
The all-inclusive Joy of Giving Tag Kit includes stamps, ink, and all the pre-cut supplies you need to create 30 festive tags.
All Inclusive – Joy of Giving Tag Kit
Joy of Giving Tag Kit (#150700)
-Joy of Giving 17 piece photopolymer stamp set
-Poppy Parade Stampin’ Ink Spot
-Clear Acrylic Stamp Block
-30 tags, 10 each of 3 designs
-Designer Storage Box
-Instructions with sample photos (assembly video is also available online)
These tags are simple to create while watching a favorite Christmas movie or as a fun family activity. Once you’ve made the tags you still have the stamps and ink so you can create even more tags and cards!
The Joy of Giving Tag Kit comes packaged in a designer box for storage or gifting. A kit makes a great gift for crafty friends and a box of completed tags will be appreciated by anyone on your list!
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Hello everyone! And welcome to our NC Demos Monthly Blog Hop. This month’s theme was to share our favorite crafty gifts, gift wrap, decor items, tags or a REALLY fancy card! I am finding it really hard to realize that we will be celebrating Thanksgiving in just 4 days and Christmas in a month! I say it every year but once we hit Labor Day, the rest of the year just seems to be on fast forward!
My projects this month are two Home Decor items. I love the Ride With Me Bundle but I haven’t used it much. But I had been thinking of ways to use that cute little truck and I came up with this idea. I created this garland using several truck images and lots of our Holiday catalog ribbon selections. The only problem was that it was hard to really get a good photograph of the full length of the garland.
I started out stamping 6 trucks on Whisper White cards stock, coloring them with blends and then fussy cut them. Then I stamped the trees, colored them and used the coordinating die to cut them. I also stamped the wheels and used the matching die and attached them with dimensionals to make them stand out a little more. Then I stamped 6 more trucks and cut them, but I didn’t color them. I wanted them for additional backing to make the trucks a little more sturdy on the garland.
Once everything was stamped, colored and cut, I added the trees to the truck. Then I started making the garland. I started going from right to left. The base of the garland is the Real Red Curly Ribbon. I didn’t really measure out any particular length, I just worked with the ribbon still on the roll since I didn’t know how long I wanted it to be. I tied a loop about 3- 4″ in, leaving a little bit of a tail hanging. Then I just started tying the pieces of the Shaded Spruce and Real Red Cotton Ribbon, spacing them out a bit. I used 3 pieces of ribbon, alternating the colors. You could do all one color if you wanted to, I just liked the contrast. Then I added a truck. To attach the truck, I simply ran a bit of double-sided tape on the back of the truck and laid it over the ribbon. Then I flipped the truck over and attached the 2nd non-colored truck layer to the back of the colored truck, which added stability and helped keep the ribbon in place. And by placing the Red Curly Ribbon near the top section of the truck image (over the “cab” portion), it helped keep the truck in place without flipping backward. Then I added 3 more pieces of ribbon, spaced them out and added another truck after that. I continued this pattern until I got to the length I wanted. I ended the garland by tying a loop at the end and left 3-4″ of ribbon hanging after the loop, then I cut it off the roll. I actually only used 5 of the 6 trucks that I had colored. There’s a LOT of Wink of Stella on the trucks, it’s just always a little challenge to have it show up well in photos.
Since I had an extra truck left over, I decided to make a little tea light holder. I combined the truck image with the trees from Merry Moose. The tea holder panel is 9″ x 2 1/8″, scored at 1″, 4 1/2″ and 8″ on the 9″ side. Using the tree stamps from Merry Moose and Shaded Spruce Ink, randomly stamp trees just above the 1″ score line and below the 4 1/2″ score. Stamp off on some of the trees so you have a variation of colors. I used the 2nd from the smallest solid circle die from the Layering Circles set for the front of the holder (make sure to position the punch high enough that you can place the truck on the front without covering the entire opening). I cut a 2″ x 2 1/4″ piece of clear acetate to place behind the circle. I actually wanted to use a piece of vellum but I couldn’t find where I’ve stored my vellum stock in my craft room…sad but true :(. The Christmas Cheer sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas was stamped in Black Memento Ink. Then I folded and burnished the score lines.
Using double-sided tape, attach the bottom pieces together to make the base, being sure to leave enough room to place the tea light inside the folded tent. And lastly, attach the truck image using double-sided tape. This would be a perfect little decoration for a side table, or on a mantle. Or even as Holiday Dinner place setting.
Just a reminder, you can click on any of the project pictures and you will be directed to the shopping list of the products I used to make it. You can add all the items to a shopping cart or only the items you don’t already have!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Home Decor projects this month! The list of supplies used is below. Please continue on to see what Jo Anne Hewins has made for us this month. I know you will love it, her projects are always amazing!
Thanks for visiting our blog hop and please consider joining us for next month’s hop! We’d love to have you hop along with us 😊
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A note about the bundles, we won’t know yet if these stamps and dies will carry over to the Annual Catalog. BUT, if they do, they will be separate and not available to order as a bundle in the new catalog. So why not get them now and enjoy the extra discount, 15% instead of 10%?
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Welcome to the October NC Demos Blog Hop! You may have just hopped over from Tina Lesson’s blog, wasn’t her project great?!
This month our challenge was to share our favorite thing or things from the Annual or Holiday catalog. I definitely had to narrow it down because my post would be like a small novel if I didn’t! I was able to zero in on one particular stamp set from the Holiday catalog. I’m am a big fan of penguins. I have always loved them, I just think they are so cute. Back when I first started dating my husband, he knew how much I loved them and while on a trip, he brought back this guy for me 🙂
And when we got married, he really stepped up his game! This was his wedding gift to me, a beautiful black diamond penguin necklace. Needless to say, he’s a keeper!
So, when I saw the new stamp set, I knew I had to add it to my collection. We’ve had a number of stamp sets in the past that featured penguins, but they were always more whimsical. I love the real look of these little guys. And the fact that we can put hats and scarves on them just makes them even better.
This is one of the cards I made recently for an NC Demo Quarterly swap. There is very little stamping required, it’s more about layers and embellishments.
I love the new 6 x 6 Wrapped in Plaid DSP. I’ve always been a fan of plaid and I love the colors used in this DSP. Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy and Shaded Spruce look very elegant together. And this DSP can easily be used for non-holiday themed cards.
I used Shaded Spruce for the card base and ink for stamping the background on the front flap. The card base is 6.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″. The penguin was stamped using Black Memento on a piece of Whisper White that was cut using one of the Stitched Nested dies. I added a bit of Mango Melody color to his beak. Wink of Stella was applied to the penguin (have I told you how much I LOVE Wink of Stella?) The scarf was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White and colored using light Shaded Spruce blends, fussy cut and attached to the penguin. I colored one of the rhinestones using the light Cherry Cobbler Blends and attached that to the scarf. I used the Stitched Nested dies to cut a larger piece of Gold Foil paper, then mounted the stamped penguin piece to that using dimensionals.
The finished piece was layered on to the front panel of the card and a piece of the Shara Sand/Night of Navy Bakers twine was wrapped around the front panel and tied in a bow.
The inside has panels of Whisper White and Wrapped in Plaid DSP (2″ x 5 3/8″) with the sentiment stamped in Night of Navy. I used a small piece of leftover DSP scrap to break up the Whisper White cardstock.
I hope you enjoyed my card! Now please follow along to see the rest of the NC Demo’s blog posts. Laurie Meier is next and I know you’re going to love her project 🙂
Note* – for easy shopping, you can click on any photo of my featured card and see the list of products used to make it. Then you can select which items you might need to make your own!
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Welcome! Today I’d like to share a card with you that uses the Merry Moose bundle from our Holiday Catalog. It also uses several punches from the Annual Catalog as well. I love bundles because they give you everything you need to make great projects at a discounted price. You can see a list of all the supplies I used at the bottom of this post. I tend to not give my punches the love they deserve. They are a quick way of pulling a card together without a lot of time and effort.
I think the punches give you instant gratification, and who doesn’t like that? I’m also sharing a little tip on using the Classic Label punch. Did you know you can ‘extend’ the label beyond the punched length? You can punch the label and cut it in half. Then take either end and attach it to the label with your sentiment, as shown below.
I mounted the Moose using dimensionals to give it a little more depth. And although it’s not in the list of supplies, I brushed Wink of Stella on his antlers to make them stand out a bit.
This card could be used for a lot of occasions just by changing out the sentiments. It definitely has a bit of a masculine feel to it, but it’s really appropriate for anyone!
If you’d like written instructions for this card, simply comment here and I’ll send them to you. And I’m really excited to inform you that I now have my own YouTube channel! It’s the same name as my blog, Toni Mari’s Creations and I would LOVE it if you’d pop over and like my video and subscribe to my channel. I’m really trying to make more of a social media presence, and the more subscribers I get the more I can do with it 🙂