Gift Bag using Sweet Symmetry Paper Video Tutorial

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Every year I like to do craft fairs making items that are just perfect for stocking stuffers, appreciation gifts for hostess’s, coworkers, teachers or small table gifts. Everyone love to receive a ‘little something’ and I just love to give a ‘little something’ !

In today’s video tutorial I share how to make a pretty little bag to fit a 30g tube of hand cream as well as a technique for creating the topper with the Elegant Tag Punch.

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Decorated Hand Sanitizer Gift Box – Video Tutorial

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I love little gifts, both giving and receiving them is a thrill! – just a little something wrapped up prettily, given unexpectedly or placed on a holiday or celebration table – just lovely.

When Stampin’ UP! 2020 Aug/December Mini Catalog came out earlier this year it had the Little Treat Dies, perfect for creating and wrapping a little gift. I experimented and found I could get a mini hand sanitizer in one or a couple of those famous chocolate squares! I am sure there are lots of other goodies out there that would fit in as well.

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Gilded Autumn DSP Chocolate Wallet ~ Video Tutorial

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Today I have a cute decorated chocolate bar wallet, featuring some of the autumn/fall and Thanksgiving themed goodies from the August – December 2020 mini catalog.

I am a big fan of autumn themed colors and ‘things’, pumpkins, leaves, rusty golds and coppers, so I kinda went a bit crazy with this gift~packaged bar of chocolate. Come back tomorrow to see another autumn themed project I designed for a blog hop.

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DSP Fond Farewell ~ Thank You’s

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I am always looking for inspiration and sometimes that comes from fellow demonstrators!  Due to one thing and another I was not able to send my usual  ‘Thank You’ to my March customers who shopped for their Stampin’ UP! goodies with me.  So when it came to April I knew  I needed to do a something special for them and my April customers.  I found this really great ‘twisted’ packet from Sam Donald so made a bunch of them from several of the soon to be retiring designer series papers.

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Pretty Handmade Gift Box

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I make and share  lot of cards on my blog, I was working on some designs one evening and looking for a change and some inspiration and there was some off-cuts of Designer Series Paper on my work bench.  I decided a box would make a nice change ~ so I started with the largest piece of DSP to make the lid then worked backwards to make the base of the box, choosing one of the colors from the paper.

I share the ones I made below but set myself a challenge with the video to create a box for a Bath Bomb from scratch (keeping my fingers crossed all the time that it would work out)

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Thank You ~ Gift Card Holder

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As many of you know, during tax season, I work for the largest retail tax preparation service here in the US.  Today would normally be ‘Tax Filing Day’ but this year it has been extended to July 15th, however today is the last day of my 18th tax season.  I recognize the help and support of our people who work the front desk in the office and we have a little ‘whip-round’ to give a little gift to them as a sincere thank you for their hard work, as a paper crafter I cannot just give them the card – it has to be prettied up!

I have shared this style of gift card holder before, if you scroll down you will see a link to the video I made at the time, but today’s one is using current papers and dies.

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Geared Up Garage – Father’s Day Treat

It is still a few weeks before Father’s Day – but if we want to be ready we really need to start now.  Today I am sharing a decorated gift box that would take a number of small gifts, although I have filled mine with Hershey’s nuggets as I know my dear ol’ Pops would have really appreciated chocolate!

The Classic Garage Suite is perfect for this gift box, it has the wonderful Classic Garage DSP, some Metallic Ribbon to go along with the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set with coordinating Garage Gears Thinlets Dies (still available at a 10% discount bundle price until end of May!)

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A Little Treat – Decorated Ghirardelli Square Video Tutorial

I am so grateful for my lovely customers who shop with me for their Stampin’ Up Supplies.  I try to give a little gift each month and for April I  chose to decorate some Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares.

These are so quick and easy to make, you can get 6 out of a single sheet of card and 36 pieces of DSP from a 12 x 12 sheet.  The colors I chose to use are directly from the Happiness Blooms DSP and the greeting from the A Good Day Stamp Set (which is about to retire so get your order in as soon as you can so as not to miss out (there is a link below)

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