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Need a Quick Treat Bag? |Stampin’ Up!

Need a Quick Treat Bag? |Stampin’ Up!


It’s not often I’ve found a birthday stamp set that not only serves as a Birthday set but also as a “anything” set.  The Amazing Birthday stamp set is perfect for making a quick gift bag for any occasion.  


If you are new to my blog I’m sharing my Stampin’ Up! Convention display stamping projects.  


Today’s share is a fun treat bag all dressed up.  


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Stampin’ Up!’s treat bags are fun and simple to decorate.  


We have two types- Chevron’s or Polka Dots.  These sweet little treat bags are perfect for giving small gift trinkets.  


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Dressing up a Treat Bag

Place a simple treat in one of our treat bags and then fold the top down and staple shut.  Next it’s time to decorate. 

I used a piece of our Typeset DSP and wrapped the paper around the treat bag.  I also added several of our beautiful ribbons to layer around the paper and a doily.  Once all pieces were layered I did a quick vertical stitch with my sewing machine to keep the paper permanently wrapped.  


To make the focal point for this treat bag I stamped the Amazing Birthday image on Vellum and Gold embossed.  I then placed the embossed vellum piece over a layer of Typeset DSP.  This gave a soft look to the sentiment and the vintage look using our beautiful Typeset DSP.  


Before attaching the focal point, I added a heavy layered bow of Basic Black Bakers Twine under the Typeset DSP.  I also added two banners.  One used a stamped image from Amazing Birthday and the other used a piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper.  Both of these were die cut using the Banner Framelit.  


I love how this stamp set has coordinating framelits and punches making stamping easier and less fussy cutting. 

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Next is the really fun part… giving your decorated gift bag to someone special.  The look on someones face when they receive a hand made gift is priceless.  It’s one of the things I encourage you to do more of.  Challenge yourself to make 2 or 3 of them and fill them with hard candies.  Find 2-3 people on a day your out and about and just give them this special treat bag.  Watch how you will change a persons day in an instant.  


All supplies for this project can be found at the bottom of this post.  


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Here are a few more display boards from convention.  

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At Last- Convention Gifts!

I'm coming to the end of my sharing of things I personally made during the Stampin' Up! Convention and at last, it's my Convention Gifts. 

Like I said in yesterday's post about the Roomie Gifts, I needed to simplify becasue I didn't have a lot of time with the upcoming move and everyday life.  The great thing about this year's convention was the amount of downline I had attending.  It was the largest group I've had to date.  Being this was the 25th anniversary, I was glad to see many attended.  


When creating convention gifts for my downline this year, I wanted to keep them simple but still a WOW. The new Tag a Bag gift bags were a perfect solution this year.  


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If you are looking to create small handmade gifts, the Tag a Bag Gift Bags (#131370) will not only save you time, but once decorated they look SO fancy.  


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With just a few pieces of Ribbon and a Tea Doily,  I hot glued the embellishments onto the bag with ease.  I created the Tag from My Digital Studio and printed from my home printer.  Once printed I punched the image using my 2 1/2" Circle punch and then hot glued the circle punch to the Burlap.  

These were finished in no time at all.  Inside I placed my swap card along with a package of Rhinestones becasue these demonstrators are Gem's for coming to convention.  

I also placed this little card inside the bag.  

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This is a simple 3 x 3 card with a little note inside.  I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut the feathers and these were created quickly. 

As you can see I was able to create fun and fast projects that were not only handmade but had a little wow factor as well.  

Below you can find all the supplies to create these projects to recreate for yourself.  

Click HERE to order your Tag a Bag Gift Bags (#131370) and get a head start on the holiday's that are quickly approaching. 

Stamp set: Feel Goods #129684 Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White  Ink:  Coastal Cabana

Accessories:   Burlap ribbon #132140, Tea Doily #129399,  2 1/2" Circle Punch #120906, Strawberry Slush 3/8" Ruffled stretch ribbon, My Digital Studio, Silhouette Cameo, 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim #118481

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Time for me to get back to packing. This will be my life for the next few days.  I'll be sharing my swaps with you over the next few weeks as we pack out of our home.  Stay tuned… I have inspiring ideas coming your way.  


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DIY Chalkboard Frame

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The last two weeks I've been busy as a bee spending time with one of my bestest friends ever.  

We *love* to craft together but we are miles and miles apart on a normal day.  

When she arrived we had BIG BIG plans of many things to get done.  We had planned this for quite some time.  

We didn't waste any time once she arrived. We created over 32 projects!  We were trying to beat a previous record from her last visit but 32 seems to be the magic number.  I just love the work out I give to all my Stampin' Up! stamps.  They have been INKED!!

We made a trip to the local craft store to gather our supplies and then the creating started. 

We decided to create a Chalk Art Frame for our first project.  

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We grabbed a simple gold frame, decorative frame and poster board.  

We painted the poster board with a chalkboard paint.  The gold frame we painted with a soft blue pain. The decorative frame we painted with an off white paint.  The two frames were slightly sanded, and we added gold splatter.  The gold splatter became a little bit of a problem because it didn't want to dry.  We didn't panic, we just added embossing powder over it. Worked like a charm.  


Once the two frames were dry we did a little stamping on the decorative frame using the script from By the Tide.  

We hot glued the two frames together but noticed this wasn't holding as well as we liked.  Easy fix, we added velcro to each side of the decorative frame and attached.  This will help greatly when we want to change out the chalk art for the season.  

Next we seasoned our chalkboards to get them ready to add our chalk art.  


We decided to add a banner across the frame and our thought is to change it out as we want for the seasons.  

The banner was created with all Stampin' Up! products except for one piece- the music notes banner. This actually came from an antique store and it's OLD music sheets.  *it's DIVINE*  You can see the entire suppy list at the end of this post.  _MG_2249

The last thing we needed to do was CHALK! This was the most stressful part of the entire project. I do love how it came out and I stopped erasing and just let my hand get crazy with the swirls.  I'm in love with the entire project.  _MG_2250

Are you ready to give Chalk Art a try?

You can find all of these great products used on the banner in my Online Store

Stamp set: By the Tide (129120) You're Amazing (126722)  Cardstock:  Pool Party, Gold Brushed Cardstock (102935) Ink: Early Espresso, 

Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder(#109129)Linen Thread (104199), 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon (129287), Chevron Texture Embossing Folder (127749), Smooch Spritz Gold (119968), Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer (100625), Canvas Creations (129375), Glue Gun, Burlap, This & That DSP (130814), First Edition DSP (121878), Vintage Trinkets (118764)



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21 Days Forms a Habit…

You've heard this saying before, right? Do something or quit something for 21 days and you form a habit? I thought I would share a little 21 day journey that I'm currently involved with.  I've even dragged a few friends with me.  I believe that together you become MORE powerful when you are trying to make a change. 

As you know a few weeks ago I was pretty sick with that icky awful sinus infection.  During that time frame I knew that many things could be contributing to my "I just don't feel GREAT" self.  My jeans don't fit like I want, I wasn't exercising and water intake is just not my gig. I could list about 10 more things but then I would REALLY be telling on myself!!  Since I turned 40 my entire mind and body has been going through these CRAZY changes.  Oh my heavens!    

An online friend started her 21 day challenge while I was sick.  She kept posting her journey on Instagram and every day I would read it. It became an obsession to watch for the posts to come through and her message was ALWAYS so inspiring and uplifting.  I hadn't moved a muscle off my chair and already my brain was starting to "feel better!"  Pretty powerful, really!

8 days ago I started my journey to get back in control of my physical self and I knew that my emotional and mental self would follow suit.  I was 100% right.  The journey has not be easy at ALL. Remember, the words "workout" or "Exercise" have not been muttered from my lips EVER. Like 40 years EVER!  They still don't come out EASY.  But that's okay. It's part of my journey.  I thought I would share a little bit of my journey with you in the photos that I post on Instagram.  I also made a little "Pennant" book for myself to keep in front of my face with little motivating facts and quotes.  


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You can follow along my journey HERE with Instagram.  I *heart* Instagram!  

You can bet this 21 Day Challenge will be plopped directly into a scrapbook!  

To keep my journey STRONG, I wanted something that I could pick up when I'm feeling defeated or discouraged.  Motivational quotes are always uplifiting to me.  I put together this fun little Pennant book filled with a few of my favorite quotes and the This and That Epic Day product line was PERFECT to use with the inspirational quotes on the stickers. *LOVE*

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I can only hope that my little journey inspires someone else along the way.  Regardless, I'm glad you've always been a part of of my journey's and adventures.  Lord knows my life is an adventure. 

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Supplies Used:

Stamps: Established Elegance (122532), Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamps (132956) Cardstock: Vellum (101856) Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade

Ink: Basic Black Craft Ink, Island Indigo

Accessories: This and That Epic Day DSP (130814), Stickers (131271), Rotary Stamp (130133), Paper Doilies (129399), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Heat Tool (129053), Clear Window Sheets (114323), Burlap, Toothpick, Early Espresso Bakers Twine (123124), Stapler, Core'dinations Cardstock Pool Party (129321), Basic Designer Buttons (129325), 1" Circle Punch (119868), Canvas Creations (129375), Island Indigo Bakers Twine (125575), Tea Time Trinkets (129326)

To make the Pennants I used the Petal Cone Die Cut (121810)! AWESOME Die Cut! 


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Rags to Riches- Fabric

It's no surprise in my house that I own THREE sewing machines and most of them only see the needle through paper OR fabric to paper more than anything.  When it comes to my crafting supplies I'm pretty good and getting lots of mileage out of each and every thing I own.  I make sure it's touched, played with and crafted in some way to inspire others.  

There is ONE exception…. FABRIC!  I have it lined up beautifully on a shelf.  It's so beautiful that I have the hardest time taking it off the shelf and putting it to a crafting use.  Once I get crazy and decide I want to create with my Stampin' Up! fabric it's not for any huge project but I do love to add it to a card.  Stampin' Up! Fabric is HIGH quality and quite frankly just darn CA-UTE in the pattern department!  

I pulled a little off my shelf today!  Oh boy!


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I used the Tea for Two Designer Fabric in the Spring Mini.  50% off to boot! 

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Plenty of little elements on this card to talk about.  

My favorite being the March Paper Pumpkin Image "Hey There Friend".  

For this card I omitted the "Hey There" and just used "friend."  

The gold speckles is the other image that came with the Paper Pumpkin kit this month.  

Gold… I've fallen in love again.  Exciting to see it make a come back.  

I just embossed the speckles with a little gold embossing powder.  

Adding fabric to your cards is not hard AT all.  I literally ripped a few strips and did a straight stitch across the card. 

Easy Peasy!

The Natural ribbon is tattered on the ends by simply pulling the threads.  Again, not hard to make a SHABBY card. 

You can see all the supplies for this card below. 

Take advantage of this 50% off fabric promotion this week.  Ends March 31st.  

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Stamps: Collage Curios (#129102) Paper Pumpkin Image (Subscribe HERECardstock: Sahara Sand

Ink: Basic Gray, Island Indigo Accessories: Soda Pop Tops (#129388), Tea for Two Fabric (#129308), Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon (#129287), Cute Clips-Hung Up (#129389), Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (#129312), 1" Circle Punch (#119868),      3/4" Circle Punch (119873)


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