Epic Day Flower Bow

As I’m winding down with my Christmas list of things to do, I’m beginning to work on projects for the upcoming birthdays in my family – We have quite a few of them the end of the year and early January. So today I thought I would share with you the little gift box I made to hold a little something special for my Aunt.

Epic Day Flower Bow

This little Kraft Gift Box is decorated using out Gift Bow Bigz L Die and the single stamp, A Gift for You.( Love the fact that this single stamp has a coordinating punch!) As you can tell I’m a huge fan of this Gift Bow Die – it’s a lot of fun to play with.

Here is a quick video tutorial showing you how I made the Epic Day Flower Bow:

There is still time to get the Gift Bow Die and A Gift for You Single Stamp if they are on your last minute wish list for yourself. The Holiday Catalog goes through January 2nd, 2014 and our Single Stamps list through January 31, 2014. And of course don’t forget our Weekly Deals that end tonight!

Want to know what is going to still be available after the Holiday Catalog ends? It may help you decide what you’ll want to order before the items are gone. Here is the Holiday Catalog items that will be available until June 1, 2014 that Stampin’ Up! just released.

  • Joyful Christmas (131802/131805)
  • Evergreen (127970/127973)
  • Greetings of the Season (128030/128033)
  • Christmas Collectibles (131772/131775)
  • Christmas Ornament Punch (132152)
  • Christmas Collectibles & Punch Bundle (133282/133283)
  • Very Merry Tags (130393/130402)
  • Tags 4 You (131820/131823)
  • Oh, Goodie! (131886/131889)
  • Festive Flurry (131778/131781)
  • Festive Flurry Framelits Dies (132193)
  • Festive Flurry Bundle (133284/133285)
  • Jewish Celebrations (128042/128045)
  • Christmas Messages (131790/131793)

Click HERE for a List with images


Stamp Set: A Gift for You Single Stamp (134765)

Inks: Old Olive Classic Ink (1269532)

Paper: Epic Day This & That Designer Series Paper (130814) and Whisper White (100730)

Accessories: Antique Brads (117273), Kraft Gift Boxes (124106), Gift Bow Bigz L Die (129977), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Bone Folder (102300), Glue Dots (103683)

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Warmth & Wonder Bottled Treats

Remember on Wednesday when I told you about the sugar scrub I made for my daughter’s girlfriends at college? Well she also needed some quick gifts for the guys – and since we figured you can never go wrong with candy for those men in our lives I went back to my ever growing stash of Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino bottles and grabbed two of the larger size bottles – LOL.

Here is what I came up with for her guy friends – I kept them simple since after all they are guys. And since this was final week I knew the sugar rush would come in handy during those all night study sessions!

Warmth & Wonder Bottled Treats

This first bottle is filled with Christmas Candy Corn and I used the Warmth & Wonder Hostess Set (131880/131883) from the Holiday Catalog stamped in Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink. I just love this elegant little deer image and since it fits into our 1 3/4″ Circle Punch it’s great for all kinds of quick gifts and projects.

I first wrapped my bottle using a 9″ long piece of Season of Style Designer Series paper that I cut 2″ wide. I used a piece of Sticky Strip to attach this to the bottle. Punched a 1 3/4″ circle of Designer Series Paper and attached that with Glue Dots. (I didn’t wrap the side of the lid with Designer Series Paper this time since the mocha’s brown lid coordinated with my project.) I adhered my image and layered it onto my 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch Baked Brown Sugar piece and quickly pieced some holes in the scallops using my Paper-Piercing Tool and Stampin’ Pierce Mat and finally I added a couple of Dimensionals to the back so that it would stay really well on the slick glass surface.  Voila! all done with gift number one and onto the next one.

A Gift for You Bottled Treats

I wanted them basically the same but different so this second bottle uses the single stamp A Gift For You stamped in Cherry Cobbler and punched out using its coordinating punch, the Label Bracket. Easy pease – after I decorated it I just filled the bottle with some spice gum drops. Twenty minutes later she was set to hit the road!


Stamp Set: Warmth & Wonder Hostess Set (131880/131883) and A Gift for You Single Stamp (134765)

Inks: Baked Brown Sugar (131174) and Cherry Cobbler (126966)

Paper: Season of Style Designer Series Paper (132340), Baked Brown Sugar (131296), and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Paper-Piercing Tool (126189) and Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (118874), 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (119850), Label Bracket Punch (132153), Sticky Strip (104294), Glue Dots (103683), and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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Check out these two new Countless Sayings Photopolymer stamp sets just introduced yesterday –  I think your going to love the fun fonts in these two sets.

Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 135892)

countless Says 1 image

Countless Sayings 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 135893)

Countless Says 2 image

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Countless Sayings flyer image

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Festive Flurry Sugar Scrub & Gift Bag

This weekend my daughter wanted to make a couple of gifts for her college girlfriends, of course she informed me of this last minute so I needed something quick and easy.

Kaitlin decided to make them Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub and since I had one of our Festive Flurry Ornament Kits (item 135813) that seemed like a great place to start. So while Kaitlin mixed up the sugar scrub I got to work on the gift bags and jars.

Sugar Scrub & Gift Bag together

Here is what we came up with – In less than an hour the two of us had these great handmade gifts for her girlfriends that I think they will really enjoy.

Here is a close up of the gift bag – What did I do to create this lovely gift bag?

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I used the Festive Flurry Ornament Kit to create the focal point on my bag – It was quick and simple to do with just my glue gun needed, since everything else was in my kit. So all I had to do was punch the pieces out, score and then assemble.

I used the single stamp, A Gift for You (item 134765) that I stamped in Soft Suede onto Whisper White card stock and then punched out the sentiment with the matching Label Bracket Punch. I added a Pool Party snowflake that I cut out using the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies (item 132193) to create the little tag that I hung with Whisper White Baker’s Twine on the handle.

I didn’t have any tissue paper in the color I wanted and the white was kind of blah with the white gift bag – it needed a pop of color. So to create the coordinating tissue paper, I simply took some that I already had laying around and stamped it using one of the snowflakes from the Festive Flurry Stamp Set in Crumb Cake, Isn’t it cool how you can make your tissue paper match your gift bags?

Ok so now the bag was finished and I wanted to decorate the little jars that hold the Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub, right?

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So I simply used the Festive Flurry Ornament Kit again – but this time I only used the two smaller snowflakes and punched a 2 1/2″ Circle from Crumb Cake as the base. Once I built my snowflake with the hot glue gun I added it to the lid using Glue Dots, of course you could also use Sticky Strip.

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Sugar Scrubs are a lot of fun to make and are very popular right now. I love the fact that you can find everything in your kitchen to mix up a batch and it doesn’t have any preservatives in it – so they are great for those of us with sensitive skin. And this Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub is particularly yummy – when you use it you’re surrounded with the wonderful smell of pumpkin pie!

I love to use mine in the shower, since this recipe is gentle enough you can use it for both a hand scrub or body scrub. It is a wonderful way to moisturize during the winter. Even my hubby likes to use it on his dry hands in the winter.

Want the recipe? I figured you’d would so here it is:

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

2 c. Brown Sugar

1 c. Sugar

2 T. Pumpkin Pie Spice (reduce, if desired for less intense scent)

1 c. Sunflower Oil (you can also use Safflower or Vegetable oil)

Place ingredients into bowl. Mix until well blended. Store in a air tight container.

This recipe makes enough for a pint jar and can be used anywhere on your body. Just moisten your hands, scoop out a spoon full and rub in a circular motion on your moistened skin. Rinse and enjoy.

Be careful if you’re using this in the shower since the sunflower oil will make the floor slick. You’re going to love how soft this makes your skin feel! I use mine 2-3 times a week and the scrub should last for weeks and weeks if you are careful not to get water into it. You can add a cute little spoon to your gift for scooping if desired.

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If you like this my Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub you may want to try my Peppermint Stick Sugar Scrub too. Click HERE for more on my Peppermint Stick Sugar Scrub.


Stamp Set: A Gift for You (item 134765), and Festive Flurry (131778/131781)

Inks: Soft Suede (126978) and Crumb Cake (126975)

Paper: Pool Party (122924), Crumb Cake (120953), and Whisper White (100730)

Accessories: Festive Flurry Ornament Kit (135813),  Label Bracket Punch (132153), Big Shot (113439),  Festive Flurry Framelits Dies (item 132193), Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262), Glue Dots (103683), 2 1/2″ Circle Punch (120906), plain white gift bag and small mason jar

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