Last Minute Gifts – Musical Notebooks

Today’s project is a quick one I whipped up for two of my daughter’s friends who just graduated with their Music Therapy degrees. Are you noticing a theme in my house? This note books are quick and easy to make with just a few supplies.

I really like the way they turned out and hope they will too.

How did I make them? First I chose the Designer Series Paper I wanted. You need two sheets to do these composition note books.

I measured and cut my Designer Series Paper, added my favorite adhesive, Tear & Tape and adhered. Yep – It’s just that quick and easy to do! Then I finished decorating as desired.


Paper: Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (144623), Basic Black (121045), Real Red (102482), Bermuda Bay (13197) and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706) and Large Letter Framelits Dies (141712), and Bermuda Ab Mini Chevron Ribbon (144198)

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Cookie Cutter “Bling”

Today’s little project brings me back to my childhood and the magic of crafting.


Remember that first experience with Shrinky Dink? The magic of watching through the oven door and seeing them curl up, worried that they would touch? And then the delight when they uncurled again? What fun my big sister and I had with our first package of plastic sheets.

If you’ve never used Shrinky Dink its a lot of fun – So why not give it a try!

The Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set is perfect for this project! Fast, fun and trendy earrings for the holidays! What could be better? And they are a delight to make too since they bring out the child in all of us! Simply follow the directions on the package – and voila! It’s magic!

I’ve simply place a little 3″ x 3″ topper on my earrings to make them a little extra special.


Stamp Set: Cookie Cutter Christmas (*142043)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (141981) Real Red (102482), Crumb Cake (120953),  and Whisper White (100730)

Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (*140396), 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch (134365)

Non Stampin’ Up! products: Shrinky Dinks and Red, yellow, and Black Sharpies Markers

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Oh, What Fun Mini Treat Bag

This quick and easy back is great for a quick little gift for neighbors and friends. It will hold those small items, gift cards, or a bit of chocolate and since it is made with our Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies (137547). And  it’s so easy to make at least 24 of these with just one package of our Designer Series Paper!

Oh What Fun Mini Treat Bag

Super cute and already includes your gift tag! Just watch which way you place your dies onto your Designer Series Paper when you run them through the Big Shot so that the pattern is going the same directions. (Ask me how I know LOL!)

How’d I make the tags? Well, I used the Oh, What Fun stamp set (140386) and stamped it twice once using Cherry Cobbler for the main image and then again on Smoky Slate in Mossy Meadow for the fussy cut banner. I love our Banner Triple Punch because it makes these banners easy and they look great every time! A great addition to your stamping supplies.

Finally a little Clothes Pin and a scrap of Designer Series Paper and your done – quick and easy!

Check out my complete supply list below and then stop back by tomorrow for a quick and easy last minute gift card holder!


Stamp Set: Oh, What Fun (140386)

Inks: Cherry Cobbler (126966) and Mossy Meadow Classic Ink (133645)

Paper: Merry Moments Designer Series Paper (138450), Smoky Slate (131202), Mossy Meadow (133676) and Whisper White card stock (10730)

Accessories: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies (137547), Ornate Tag Topper Punch (137416), Banner Triple Punch (138292), 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (118874), 2″ Circle Punch (133782), Clothes Pins (133764) and Old Olive Bakers Twine (134579)

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Quick & Easy Merry Moments Curvy Keepsake Box

Here is a great little item that you can whip up quickly with some Merry Moments Designer Series Paper to add a touch of holiday spirit to a little something for that special someone.

Merry Moments Curvy Keepsake Box

This little box is fun and easy to make and the Real Red Pom Pom Trim adds a bit of whimsy to it. Add some chocolate nuggets with belly bands, kisses or what ever little item you’d like to put inside!

And here are a couple more cards that I received in swaps at On Stage in Tampa – fun quick cards for last minute needs.

Snowman OnStage Tampa swap 2015

Carol used the Your Presents stamp set (139803/139806) and our Bow Builder Punch (137414) to create this clean and simple card.

Your Presents On Stage Tampa swap 2015

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing with you another quick and easy idea – See you  then.

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Stamp Set: Oh, What Fun (140386)

Inks: Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink (126966)

Paper: Merry Moments Designer Series Paper (138450), Real Red Pom Pom Trim (139617), Old Olive Baker’s Twine (134579), Real Red (102482) and Crumb Cake card stock (102953)

Accessories: Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die (135853), and 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch (134365)

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Another Thank You & New Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Set

Have you tried our Photopolymer stamps? Well if you haven’t yet, you should give them a try they are so easy to work with. They are really sticky, so just place them on your block and go. And Stampin’ Up! has stepped up our Photopolymer line by including them in the NEW 2014 Catalog. There are a lot of new sets too, yipppie!

And now not only can you find Another Thank You (136835) in the 2014 Catalog (available June 2nd), but they come in our Clear Mount Stamp Cases just like our other sets and have a wonderful new scent too – Chocolate! Gone is that chemical smell of Photopolymers. No airing out your sets – Yippie!

I showed you a gift that I gave for  graduation the other day for one of the twins and today’s project is the gift set I made with Another Thank You for the other twin.

Another Thank You note card set  In Color (3)

These note cards are also done in the NEW 2014-2016 In Colors that will be available on June 2nd. Along with a little note pad, pen, and clip using the yummy NEW Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stacks (133701).

Moonlight note pad and pen (4)

Although the gifts used a different stamp set I did end up packaging them the same way.

Would you believe this plastic bag is from some Playtex bras that my Aunt bought while she was visiting! LOL. Shhhh……Don’t tell the boys! Recycle and Reuse – think out of the box and you’ll be amazed what you can come up with. These little plastic bags were perfect for this set of note cards and stationary items.


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NEW Endless Birthday Wishes

You’re going to LOVE this new Photopolymer Stamp Set, Endless Birthday Wishes (137553)! And I think it won’t last long  with all the great choices that this set allows you! The sentiments are done in a great font and are fun and trendy.


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Nugget Turkey

Hi everyone today I thought I would share a fun project with you… a Nugget Turkey. I think they are so stinking cute! And they’re are so much fun to make with a few simple supplies. Of course anything with chocolate around my house is a hit – how about yours?

Nugget Turkey

To bring a Thanksgiving smile to your loved ones faces you’ll need to gather the following supplies to make your Nugget Turkey.

More Mustard DSP (I used the polka dot print from the Regals DSP Stack: 1″ x 3″ and some for punching

Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie CS: for punching

Pumpkin Pie CS: 3/8″ x 3/8″

1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch

1″ Circle Punch

Googlies (from the Holiday Catalog – they are self stick! Isnt that great!)

Glue Dots

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Paper Snips

Hershey’s Nuggets (which ever type floats your boat – not sure? Taste test them after all Thanksgiving is calorie free, right?)

Here’s how you do it –

1. Punch out 3 coordinating tail feathers from you More Mustard DSP and Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie CS using the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch.
2. Punch 1″ Circle from Chocolate Chip CS. You should have the following pieces and are ready to assemble.

3. Wrap the 1″ x 3″ strip of DSP around your Nugget, and stick the end down using a Glue Dot. (Taste a piece of chocolate to make sure it’s good.)

4. Trim away the bottom 5 scallops from the first tail feather using your Paper Snips.

Nugget Turkey

6. Line up and adhere the first feather on top of the More Mustard DSP feather and trim away 4 scallops. (Why not try and different flavor Nugget, you want to make sure you’re using the right one, right?)

6. Line up and adhere the two layers of feathers on top of the Chocolate Chip CS feather and trim anything off the bottom that shows. (Hmm… Did you say Chocolate Chip – maybe you should check out those Nuggest again?)

turkey nugget

7. Attach feathers to the back of the Nugget using a Glue Dot or two.

8. Fold the 3/8″ x 3/8″ piece of Pumpkin Pie CS in half to create the beak and attach this to the 1″ Chocolate Chip Circle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Allow to dry.

9. Attach your Googlies to give the little guy eyes – after all aren’t they too cute wiggling around like that? (Oops.. better try another one of those nuggets before you’re done. Want to make sure you tried all the flavors right?)

10. Attach your head of your turkey to the front of your Nugget using a Glue Dot and you’re finished.

Isn’t he cute? Why not make another one – after all there is still chocolate left right?

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial for my little Nugget Turkey.

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