Is it time for hot chocolate Yeti?

Looking for some holiday packaging ideas?  Here is one using the new Stars Treat bags from the Holiday mini catalog.  It has pretty die cut stars on one side of the bag and s0lid white on the other side.  The treat bag is 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 2 3/8 (width)" and comes in a pack of 10.  It can fit all kinds of treats--I decided on 3 hot chocolate packets for this project to coordinate with the Yeti's drink.  

The cute Yeti, mug of hot chocolate, and present is from the Yeti to Party Stamp set.  I cut out the images using the coordinating Yeti dies; however, they were only available during the Perfect Partners special in September, so if you didn't have a chance to get them, you can cut them out using snips.  I used Stampin' blends for coloring.  To tuck the present into his arm, I used an exacto knife to cut a slit along the top of his arm, then slid in the present and used a mini dimensional under the ribbon.  For the sentiment, I used the cloud punch.   

So that it was easy to carry, I added a handle, which was made from a 1 1/4 x 8 1/2" wide strip of Basic White thick cardstock.  I punched the stars out of the handle using our retired confetti stars punch so that it matched.  Then I attached the handle using liquid glue (or mini glue dots or tear and tape could be used).

20221029 Yet bag back 20221029 Yeti bag front 20221029 Yeti bag top


Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Yeti to Party
  • Yeti Dies (only available in September)
  • Basic White thick cardstock 1 1/4 x 8 1/2"
  • Basic White cardstock for cloud, Yeti, mug and present
  • Real Red cardstock 3 1/4 x 4 1/4"
  • Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper (host product from the holiday mini catalog) 3 x 4"
  • Stars Treat Bag
  • Ink Pad: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Pool Party, Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo
  • Cloud punch
  • Confetti Stars punch (retired)
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • 3 packets of hot chocolate

 

Supplies

Below are the supplies used for this project.  If you'd like to order any of the products, click on the pictured item to jump immediately to my website and shop or from the top menu, click on SHOP NOW.

 
Thanks for stopping by!

Merry Christmouse - October 2022 Stamp Class

Here are the cards from my Merry Christmouse stamp and go class.  It’s time to get ready for the holidays--December will be there in just five and a half weeks!  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

Card 1: Three Choir Mice

These cute mice are singing Christmouse carols.  This card is a pocket card—you can include a gift card, tea packet or other little gift inside.  The silver foil was embossed with musical notes using the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder.  You can color their winter wear in colors of your choice, listed in the recipe are the ones I chose.  So cute!

20221022 Choir Mice card

20221022 Choir Mice card-inside

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Caroling Mice (host stamp set from holiday mini catalog), Christmas to Remember (for sentiment)
  • Silver Foil 3 x 4”
  • Starry Sky cardstock 4 ¼ x 11”, scored along the 11” edge at 5 ½” and 8 ¾”
  • Real Red cardstock 4 x 5 ¼”
  • Basic Black cardstock 3 ½ x 3 ¾”
  • Basic White cardstock 3 ¼ x 3 ½”
  • Ink Pad: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake, Orchid Oasis, Real Red, Petal Pink
  • Stampin’Write Marker: Black
  • Merry Melody 3D Embossing folders
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  •  Simply Scored

 

Card 2: Yeti Christmas

This friendly Yeti is enjoying some hot chocolate while on his way to deliver a gift.  To tuck the gift into his arm, use an Exacto knife to cut a slit along the upper portion of this arm.  Then you can insert the gift and use a mini dimensional at the top to secure it in place.  Although the Yeti dies are no longer available for purchase, the shapes can be cut out manually using snips.  (The Yeti dies were available for a limited time in September as part of the Perfect Partners special.)  The DSP used on this card is from Celebrate Everything and will also be featured on the next two cards.  Have a Yeti Christmas!

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Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Yeti to Party
  • Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper (host product from the holiday mini catalog) 3 x 3 ½”
  • Basic White cardstock 5 ½ x 8 ½” plus additional pieces for Yeti, hot chocolate and present
  • Basic Black cardstock 3 ¼ x 3 ¾”
  • Pool Party cardstock for die cut scarf
  • Adhesive-backed Stars
  • Ink Pad: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Pool Party, Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo
  • Yeti Dies
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

Card 3: Holly Holidays

This card features the Celebrate Everything DSP with double framing and a Polished Pink card base to give it some pop.  The holly leaves were cut out of the Granny Apple Green frame to make the most use of the cardstock.  Any sentiment can be used with the appropriate sized banner, I chose this one from the Christmas to Remember stamp set. 

20221022 Merry Card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Christmas to Remember
  • Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper (host product from the holiday mini catalog) 3 x 4”
  • Polished Pink cardstock 5 ½ x 8 ½”
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock 3 ½ x 4 ½”, die cut holly leaves from center
  • Soft Sea Foam cardstock 3 ¼ x 4 ¼”
  • Basic White Cardstock ¾ x 4 ¼”
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock for berries (die cut)
  • Ink Pad: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Seasonal Labels Dies
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

Card 4: Spruced Up Trees

The Spruced Up Bundle (Spruced Up stamp set and Spruced Up Outlines dies) was used to create this card.  Each tree was stamped in the coordinating color in the middle of the frame cardstock piece (i.e., granny apple green ink and cardstock; shaded spruce ink and cardstock).  Then each stamped tree was die cut—the die creates the center solid tree and the thin frame tree.  The stars were cut using the Spruced up dies too.  And the DSP is from the Celebrate Everything pack.  You can choose to layout your trees in many ways so pick what you like best and happy decorating.

20221022 Trees card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Spruced Up *
  • Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper (host product from the holiday mini catalog) 3 x 4”
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 5 ½ x 8 ½”
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock 3 ½ x 4 ½”, die cut holly leaves from center
  • Shaded Spruce cardstock 3 ¼ x 4 ¼”
  • Basic White cardstock ½ x 3”
  • Crushed Curry cardstock for stars (die cut)
  • Adhesive-backed Stars
  • Ink Pads: Granny Apple Green Classic Ink Pad, Shaded Spruce Classic Ink Pad, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Spruced Up Outlines Dies*
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

* Available as a bundle for 10% off

 

Supplies

Below are the supplies used for all the projects.  If you'd like to order any of the products, click on the pictured item to jump immediately to my website and shop or from the top menu, click on SHOP NOW.

Three Choir Mice Card:

Yeti Christmas Card:

 

Holly Holidays Card:

 

Spruced Up Tees Card:

 

Other:


Merry Christmouse - October 2022 Stamp Class Sneak Peek!

Hi friends!  Construction is mostly done and I have my stamp room/garage back--glad to be having classes again.  Thanks for your patience.  We are starting up just in time for the holidays.  As many of you know, October is when I start my holiday classes and I really enjoyed using these stamps and DSP from the holiday mini catalog.  We'll be using two of the Stampin' Rewards products from the mini-- the Caroling Mice stamp set and Celebrate Everything 12x12" DSP.    And there will also be a merry yeti.  Here is a sneak peek of the class cards:

20221022 Sneak peek

You will be making 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs).  Your kit will include envelopes, paper, embellishments, and dimensionals to make the cards.  The modified class format is “stamp and go”.  Here is how it works:

  • Sign up for a time slot to stamp (up to 4 people each)
  • Come to my house to stamp your images, cut/punch/emboss as needed, pick up your kit, and pay for class. Please wear a mask.
  • Finish your cards at home--photos and recipes will be posted on my website. You will need markers (for the yeti and mouse cards), scissors and adhesive to complete the cards at home.   

The class fee is $25.  Here are the time slots available, up to 4 people each.  You will be able to finish stamping prior to the end of the hour.

  • Saturday,  October 22 – 9 am (full), 10 am (full), 11 am (full), noon (1 spot available), 1 pm (2 spots available, 2 pm (2 spots available)
  • Sunday, October 23 – 9 am (full), 10 am (full), 11 am (full), noon (4 spots available), 1 pm (2 spots available), 2 pm (4 spots available)

Please email me to reserve your spot to stamp.  Looking forward to seeing you at “stamp and go”!

Thank you.

Featured items used for class (not an all-inclusive list):

 

Plentiful Plants in the 2022-2024 In Colors

I’m really enjoying the new 2022-2024 In Colors—they are so vibrant and bold.  They go well together and with other Stampin’ Up! Colors. 

2022 In Colors

Here is a set of note cards featuring all 5 new in-colors using the Plentiful Plants stamp set.  If you were able to drop by my open house today, these were the “take and make” cards.  Thanks for stopping by in person and virtually!

 

Potted Plant Card

20220515 Potted plant

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Plentiful Plants, Happy & Heartfelt
  • Basic white notecard and envelope
  • DSP (Parakeet Party or Orchid Oasis or Starry Sky) 5 x 1 ¾”
  • Starry Sky cardstock 2 ¾ x 2 ¼”
  • Basic White cardstock 2 ½ x 2”
  • Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky

 

Berries Plant Card

20220515 Berries plant

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Plentiful Plants, Happy & Heartfelt
  • Basic white notecard and envelope
  • DSP (Sweet Sorbet) 3 x 3”
  • Sweet Sorbet cardstock 3 ¼ x 3 ¼”
  • Tahitian Tide cardstock 2 ¾ x 2 ¼”
  • Basic White cardstock 2 ½ x 2”
  • Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Sweet Sorbet

 

Plant Duo Card

20220515 Plan duo

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Plentiful Plants, Garden Birdhouses (for sentiment)
  • Basic white notecard and envelope
  • DSP (Tahitian Tide) 5 x 1 ½”
  • Starry Sky cardstock 3 1/8 x 2 7/8”
  • Basic White cardstock 3 x 2 ¾”
  • Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Parakeet Party, Orchid Oasis, Tahitian Tide, Garden Green

 

If you'd like to order any of the products, click on the pictured item to jump immediately to my website and shop or from the top menu, click on SHOP NOW.

 


2022-2023 New Catalog Open House - May 15

Hope you can drop by our new catalog open house on May 15, 2022 anytime between 9 am to 2 pm.  It will be in my garage and you can enter through the driveway—the door will be open throughout the event.  An RSVP is not required but would be helpful for planning purposes—please email me if you plan to stop by. 

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You will receive a new catalog packet that contains:

  • The new annual catalog
  • “Take and make” – photos and recipes of the projects will be posted on May 15th on my blog
  • Snacks to go

Shop the retired products sale in-person! 😊  And this will be the 3rd year where we will donate 50% of the retired product sales to the Hawaii FoodBank.

AND qualify for prize drawings:

  • Mini Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine
  • 2022-2024 In Colors Bundle – Classic Ink pads, 8 ½ x 11” cardstock pack

Here is how to qualify for the drawings:

  • Pick up a new catalog packet = 1 ticket
  • For every $10 spent on the retired sale = 1 ticket
  • For every $10 in product on a new order placed between May 3rd to 31st = 1 ticket (you can order on-line via my website or I can place the order for you)
  • For signing up as a demonstrator with me between May 3rd to 31st (see IN COLOR STARTER KIT special below) = 12 tickets
  • Donate to the FoodBank, for every $10 donated = 2 tickets (please give your donation to me at open house or you can mail it to me)
  • There is no limit to the number of tickets you can get through May 31st. I will keep track and put them in the basket for you with your name.
  • I will draw and announce the 2 winners on June 1st!

Stampin’ Up Special from May 3rd to the 31st: IN COLOR STARTER KIT

  • The $99 starter kit includes $125 in products of your choice, a free Paper Pumpkin kit and business resources (catalogs, order forms, etc.)
  • PLUS an additional $66.50 of FREE 2022-2024 In Color Products, shown below

New starter kit in colors

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Jodi & Ralene