End of Year Cafeteria Worker Gifts

Here’s another one of the end of year gifts I made for staff at my son’s school.  This time, they were made for the cafeteria workers!  They are mini lunch bags filled with candy and decorated with a tag that reads “Thank you bunches for the lunches!”  I got the idea from Pinterest, of course, and just modified it a bit to put my own spin on it!

Not all products used on this project are from Stampin’ Up!  More specifically, the bags and the apple paper are not.  The bags were purchased at a local craft store, and the paper was purchased on Amazon.  If you would like specifics, please contact me and I will be happy to share the links with you!

As for the products that ARE Stampin’ Up!, I used a few!  I used the scalloped tag topper to make the tag, as well as the NEW Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners.  I also used the Layering Squares Framelits to frame the sentiment, which was typed and printed on my computer, and of course, I used the Big Shot as well to cut them out!  The tag is tied on with 1/8″ Real Red Solid Ribbon.  I also used Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the tag.

Here are step by step instructions for this project:

  1. Fill the bag with the gift/treat of your choice (I used individually wrapped Godiva chocolates from Target.)
  2. Fold the top of the bag over twice and staple on each side.
  3. Trim the apple paper to 2 x 4 inches and punch one end with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and round the corners of the other end with the Detailed Trio Punch.
  4. Print out the sentiment and cut out using the Layering Square Framelits and the Big Shot.
  5. Adhere the sentiment to the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Punch a hole in between the two staples, and attach the tag with the 1/8″ Real Red Solid Ribbon.  Tie the ribbon in a bow.

And that’s it!  This one was quick and easy to make!

I got to hand deliver these to the cafeteria workers myself, and they seemed really pleased with them!  I love how they came out!

If you have any questions about how these were made, please feel free to ask!

Thanks for visiting!

Nicolle

 

Copper Tea Tin and Mini Note Card Set

My project today features items from a NEW suite of products called the Tea Room Suite!  All products in this suite will be available starting June 1st when the NEW 2018-2019 Annual Catalog goes live.  For this project, I used four products from the suite: Copper Tea Tins, Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers, Tea Room Ribbon, and Spot of Tea Framelits Dies.  There is also a coordinating stamp set, Designer Series Paper, and a Memories and More Card Pack in the suite!

For this project, I decided to keep it simple and do a coordinating set of three mini notecards with envelopes.  The tins measure 3-3/4 x 3-5/8 x 2-1/4 inches in size, making them the perfect size for holding 3 x 3 inch note cards and envelopes!

I wrapped the tin with a piece of Vellum, and then wrapped a piece of the Tea Room Ribbon around it as well.  I cut a doily from Fresh Fig cardstock using the Spot of Tea Framlits Dies and my Big Shot, then applied one of the stickers from the Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers.  I cut a 1-1/2 inch circle from the vellum as well, then applied the butterfly sticker.

Inside the tin are three mini notecards.  I used sentiments from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set for each card!  I used the same ribbon as on the outside of the tin, and used both of the doily dies from the Spot of Tea Framelits, one in Fresh Fig and the other in Whisper White.  I LOVE mini note cards, as they are the perfect size to tuck into gift bags, lunchboxes, or coworkers mail boxes!  You can also punch a small hole in the corner, thread some ribbon or twine through the hole, and use as a gift tag.  I kept all three cards exactly the same except for the sentiment and the sticker on the envelope:

I really love the combination of Fresh Fig and Copper.  I think it’s a really pretty color combination!

All of the items from the Tea Room Suite will be available June 1st.  When you receive your new catalog, you can find the suite on pages 14 and 15.  Need a demonstrator?  I would love to help you with whatever you need!  Please feel free to contact me anytime, or visit my online store to shop!

Although most of the products used on this project are not available just yet, there are still lots of fantastic products available NOW! Click the image below to shop current products, and don’t forget to check out the last chance products section!  All products in there are retiring, and are only available until May 31st or while supplies last.  Some products have started selling out already, so be sure to stock up on your retiring favorites before they are gone for good!

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

birthday gift tags made with the myths & magic suite (2nd set)

A couple of weeks ago, I made a set of three gift tags using the Magical Day bundle.  The tags were inspired by my boys, and featured the dragon, wizard, and knight.  Here’s a pic of what they looked like:

They were so fun to make, that I wanted to make another set using the rest of the stamps in the set!  This new set was inspired by my niece, who loves unicorns and all things pink and purple!  I made them to coordinate with the original set, and used many of the same products to make them.  I used the same paper, as well as Stampin’ Blends to color them (mostly).  I trimmed them with the Magical Mates Framelits, and arranged everything on the tags the same way, even using the same sentiment stamp.  I just switched up the colors and ribbon!  Here’s a close up of each of the tags:

As in the first set, I added Wink of Stella to each tag to give them each a little shimmer and shine!  (I’ll admit, I added a little more to this set to make them extra sparkly!)  This time, I added it to the dragon’s body, the mermaid’s body, and the unicorn’s mane, tail, and horn.  I love how the Wink of Stella gives them just enough shimmer to be pretty without the glitter being overwhelming!  And it doesn’t make a huge mess, which is an added bonus!  You just brush it on and it stays put!

  

The backgrounds of each tag were stamped with stars and bubbles from the Magical Day set in Versamark ink, and I embellished with some die cut stars cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Each tag was topped using a different color of In Color 1/2 Inch Finely Woven Ribbon, and is also tied with a Silver Baker’s Twine bow.  I love how they came out!

Here’s all six tags together:

 

Don’t forget, the Magical Day bundle includes both the Magical Day stamp set, as well as the Magical Mates Framelits and is discounted 10% off the price of both items individually!

I hope you like these tags as much as I do!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

 

Rustic Valentine’s Day Mini Note Cards

Today’s project is a set of three mini Valentine’s cards inspired by German Demonstrator Sylwia Schreck.  Each measures 3 x 3 inches, and has a very simple design!  The background of each is a different pattern from the Wood Textures 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, which is available in the Annual Catalog.  The hearts and leaves are from the Sure Do Love You stamp set, and were all cut out on the Big Shot with dies from the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies!  Both of these items coordinate perfectly, and can be purchased as a bundle for a savings of 10%. The bundle can be found in the Occasions Catalog!

Each heart and leaf combo is set against a small square made using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Each heart is also stamped in a different color ink!  For these, I used Berry Burst, Melon Mambo, and Real Red.  I also applied the hearts with dimensionals to add some extra detail and make them pop a little!

After I finished these, I thought for a bit about adding some additional embellishments, but I decided against it.  I love their simplicity, and thought they looked best as is  These little notes fit perfectly in Stampin’ Up’s  3 x 3 Whisper White envelopes, and would be perfect to tuck into lunch boxes, or for use as gift tags!

To see Sylwia’s original cards, please click here!

Thanks for visiting!

Nicolle

 

Birthday Gift Tags Made with the Myths & Magic Suite

It’s another cold, snowy day in Connecticut!  My kids have yet another snow day today.  At the rate we’re going, they are going to be in school until July!

Here’s an idea for some cute tags using the Magical Day Bundle!  I made these last weekend just because I was looking to make something other than a card.  The tags were cut using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and the corners on the bottom were rounded with the rounder punch at the top of the Envelope Punch Board.  I used the Magical Day stamp set to stamp the dragon, knight, and wizard, then cut them out with the coordinating Magical Mates cutting dies.  Both the stamps and the dies are included in the bundle, which saves you 10% off the cost of purchasing them separately!

These were a lot of fun to make!  They were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and then handcolored using various Stampin’ Blends markers.  I used a 1 x 2 inch strip of paper from the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper on each tag, and also stamped the background of each tag with the little circles and stars stamps in VersaMark ink.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday set, and was stamped in Basic Gray Archival Ink and punched with the Classic Label Punch.  Each little character and sentiment were adhered with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to give the tags some added height and dimension!

Once the tags were assembled, it was time to embellish!  I added some silver foil circles and stars that were cut from tiny dies from the Magical Mates Dies.  I also added a different color shimmer ribbon to each tag.  The ones I used are Pool Party, Basic Black, and Pear Pizzazz.  The final touch was the addition of Clear Wink of Stella Glitter to each tag.  I only added a little bit, just to give each one a little extra shine:

On the dragon, I added the Wink of Stella to the pointy spines on his back and tail.  It was hard to get a decent pic of the glitter, but I tried!

On the knight, the glitter is on the sword, as well as a couple of the feathers in his helmet.

And then on the wizard, I applied the glitter to his hat!

These tags would be perfect for either girls or boys, but I have to admit, I did make this particular set with my boys in mind!  I even started calling the little knight “Sir Luca the Brave” after my older son, and the wizard “Maximilian, the Great” after my little one.  When I showed them to Luca, he said, “Mom, but I want to be the Dragon!”  (Go figure!)  🙂  I’m thinking of making another set for girls with some of the other stamps in the set.  Stay tuned for those sometime in the next couple of weeks!

I hope wherever you are, you are safe and warm and not getting buried under snow like we are here!  If you have any questions about how these were made, please let me know!

Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

Fun and Fruity Tags

Happy New Year, Everyone!  Hope you have a great day today celebrating!  I made these adorable tags in November at OnStage. I love the fun colors and teeny tiny fruit!  These tags use items from the new Tutti Frutti suite in the Occasions Catalog.  The stamps and punches are from the Fruit Basket Bundle, which contains the 25 piece Fruit Basket Photopolymer stamp set, as well as four coordinating mini punches.  Use the punches to punch a tiny pear, pineapple, strawberry, or fruit slice!  For these, we used the pineapple and pear, which each measure just about 1/2 inch tall.  Here’s a peek at the complete bundle:

Of course, the stamps and punches can be purchased separately as well, but purchasing them together as a bundle will save you 10%!

These tags also use the new Tutti Frutti 6×6 Designer Series Paper and a new ribbon called Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon.

I LOVE the color palette in this suite!  It reminds me of sunshine and warmth, which I could definitely use some of right now!  (As I write this, it is -1 degree where I live!)  Here’s a peek at the colors in the suite:

To see the complete Tutti Fruity Suite, please check out pages 28-29 in the Occasions Catalog.  Don’t have one?  Contact me, and I would be happy to send one out to you!
Enjoy your day!  And again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Nicolle

 

3 x 3 Painted Harvest Mini Note Card Set

I LOVE mini note cards!  Mini note cards are the perfect size to place in lunches, coworkers’ mailboxes, or for use as gift tags! This set was made using the Painted Harvest Bundle, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, and both the Ribbon of Courage and So Many Shells stamp sets. I love sunflowers, and this set makes it easy to make stunning sunflowers in any color combination you choose.  For these cards, I stuck with traditional yellow, but I’ve seen some made with red, orange, and even some non-traditional greens, blues, and more that are just gorgeous!

These cards measure 3 x 3 inches, and are the perfect size to fit inside the new Mini Pizza Boxes. These cute little boxes measure 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 1 inches, and can be used for card sets/tags, but are also food safe, so they can be used for yummy treats as well!  This finished set contains the three cards, as well as three Whisper White 3 x 3 Envelopes (envelopes not shown).  This set would make a cute gift for someone special!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

You can find all of the supplies used to make this project below:

Easy Christmas Tags with DSP and Merry Little Labels

Want to make some quick and easy tags? These were made using the Be Merry Designer Series Paper, the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and the Merry Little Labels Bundle! Simply cut a 4 x 2 inch piece of DSP and punch the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Then, cut a 1 x 2 inch strip of a different, but coordinating DSP and adhere to the tag. Stamp your desired label from the Merry Little Labels set and punch out with the Everyday Label Punch (which comes as part of the bundle!) Adhere the punched label with some Dimensionals, add some ribbon or string to the top, and you’re good to go! For these, I used the 1/4 inch Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon, but you could use anything you wish. I also rounded the edges with the reverse punch on the Envelope Punch Board. But these tags would still look great with non-rounded corners!

These tags were super easy to make, and can be changed to tags for any occasion just by changing the DSP and stamps you use!

You can find all of the supplies used to make these tags below: