Chalkboard Inspired – Thank you gift tags!

Happy Sunday stampers! I have a quick post for you today. Sharing this chalkboard inspired gift tags!^_^

I make quite a lot of thank you cards, how about you?:) Actually, sometimes If I don’t use those tags on a gift bag, I do like to use them as an accent on my cards. It does look cute!♥

{ Stamp Set: Thanks}

You’ll notice that there are some embossing powder scattered everywhere after I heat embossed them. I actually didn’t apply my powder tool before adding the embossing powder. I thought it gives more character if it’s not so “clean looking”. 🙂

I used the Positive Thoughts stamp set for my hearts. Love the soft colors!♥

That’s all from me today. I hope you guys enjoyed my projects!^_^ Pretty simple right?♥

Thanks for stoppin’ by!^_^

Enjoy the day!

♥ Dyane

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Inspire Me Friday {More Fun with Stripes}

OK…I can’t quit playing with the stripes, girls!!!  There are lots of cute images in this new Holiday Wishes set, but I keep wanting to try new combinations with the two borders of stripes Dyane included.  Today’s card is really simple in design with one of the tag-like images for my focal point…

Behind that…the stripes!  In pretty, fresh colors for the holidays!  I stamped my stripe combo on two separate pieces of cardstock, trimmed away the excess, and then adhered them at angles to form a ‘v’.  I placed my doily/tag piece right where the two angled pieces came together…the bottom of the ‘v’.  My stripes matched up pretty well, but I was sure to choose a focal point large enough to disguise exactly where they met…

You can see, for the sake of interest, the ‘v’ shape is slightly offset.  And I like how it leads the eyes right down to the pretty sparkly doily and tag.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card!  There’s certainly more fun to be had with this set…so stay tuned!!!


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Create It Wednesday { One Layer – Christmas Note Cards }

Hi everyone!  It’s another crafty week for Create it Wednesday! ready for some one layer card?:) Here we go!♥

{ Stamp Set: Holiday Wishes }

In making this card, I started stamping at the center. Using a stamping block with grid lines help a lot to position your stamp straight down to the card. Otherwise, you can easily draw a line and follow it as you stamp. The banners from the stamp set are so fun to connect with each other. And I thought it makes a great background on a card. What do you guys think?♥

Let me share that stamping this one is quite addicting! {lol} Wouldn’t it be fun to make a bunch of these in different holiday colors, and create a Christmas note cards gift set?♥ Love that idea!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.

Thanks for joining me and have an awesome day!

♥ Dyane

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Design It Monday ~ {Christmas in September}

Hi friends! Have you been enjoying the fabulous design team projects using the new Holiday Wishes stamps set? It’s great to see the versatility of it, so many holiday or birthday possibilities! Today I’m sharing another Christmas project.

I’ve used the three banner sentiments to make festive adornment for a gift bag. But looking at it here in the photo, I think it would be pretty in place of a bow on a package or even a plate of Christmas goodies for your neighbor!

I started with a paper doily inking the edges in a warm brown. This was topped with felt and vellum  die cut snowflakes. The sentiment banners were stamped, trimmed out then added to strips of decorative paper with foam tape. I trimmed the ends of the paper to match the points of the banners. These were added to the back of the doily and covered with a punched circle to tiddy things up.

Then the decorating began! A big chunky button anchors my bow. Felt and vellum die cut holly leaves were added to the bow and topped off with pearl berries. I added a couple of holly leaves to the largest sentiment banner for cohesiveness. As a final touch I gently curled the exposed vellum snowflake points. I love the way this looks!

I think adding this to a simple brown kraft bag lets it take center stage. Tuck in a gift and lots of pretty tissue paper and you’re all set!Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


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Saturday Creations – {Wine Bottle Gift Tag}

I’m back with another Saturday Creations featuring the FAB new stamp set called

Holiday Wishes!

I absolutely LOVE this stamp set because you can use it for so many different projects!

This week I made a Wine Bottle Gift Tag!  We go to lots of Holiday parties and I like to bring a bottle of wine.  Here is the tag I made that just slips over the neck of a bottle with some baker’s twine:

Wouldn’t it be FUN to walk into a party with THIS as your gift??!!!

I stamped the three  sentiment arrows in green and clear embossed them to give them more ooomph!  I added some distress ink to the white tags to give them a more vintage vibe.  They really POP against the Christmas paper and snowflake embellies!

And because I just couldn’t get that Christmas song out of my head:

I added a strip of music patterned paper at the bottom of the tag.  To finish it off, I added some pom pom trim, a FAB bow, baker’s twine and a red button.

Two tips ~

1 -Put your “TO and FROM on the back of the tag so they will know it was a gift from you!

2- When Christmas is over and you need a gift for New Years, just trim the sentiment arrows to “we wish you a Happy New Year” and make this same tag using non-traditional colors.  It is sure to be a hit with these FAB Holiday Wishes stamps!


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Project Thursday / A CAS Holiday Card /

 Hello and Happy Thursday!  I’m here today with my very first Project Thursday post.

I have a CAS card to share today that actually went together pretty quickly.

The paper did most of the work here.  It is some Simple Stories paper from last Christmas.

I simply stamped the “Merry Christmas” from the new Holiday Wishes set onto the paper

and then added some twine and a cute wooden snowflake that I covered in glitter!

Here is a closer look – and then on the inside……

I added the new year stamp, while leaving lots of room for a personal message inside the card.

If you don’t have this set yet, you need to get it.

It is such a versatile set and the design team is really showing that aspect off in a big way!

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Tuesday Idea | Halloween Treats

Hello everyone! Kim Duran here with a new Tuesday Idea featuring the Holiday Wishes stamp set. Since this stamp set is primarily a Christmas theme, I thought it would be fun to showcase it as a Halloween set. With that idea in mind, I’ve created a Halloween treat bag that’s perfect for a quick gift.

I started with a medium size glassine bag and added diagonal stripes using black Stayz On ink. This type of ink is permanent and can stamp onto almost any type of material, even fabric! After stamping the bag, I added a quick burst of air from a heat gun just to make sure there were no smudges.

The tag from Holiday Wishes is perfect year round, but to give it a Halloween twist, orange ink was a must! I also added the date, October 31, using the Calendar stamp set. Dyane’s handwritten fonts are just the best! Talk about cute!

I added a few layers using patterned paper, a dark purple doily, and crinkle ribbon. Then the finishing touch, filling the bag with chocolate bars! Oh yes!

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween treat bag idea using the Holiday Wishes stamp set. It’s just another way of getting more use from your stamps year round.

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Inspire Me Friday {Festive Holiday Stripes}

Welcome back, everyone, for more inspiration using the new Holiday Wishes stamp set!!!  Today, I’m focusing on the two borders that come in the set, to create a background pattern.  While my original intention with those borders was ‘plaid’, I decided to stop with just half the plaid…stripes, right?!;)  They have such a festive look at the holidays, anyway…especially when some of the stripes are metallic…

…What an elegant look that deep navy has paired up with the silver embossing, ya think???  I’m sure you’ve seen these little treat holders made from toilet tissue rolls.  And if you don’t like the thought of giving a gift made from a TP roll…you really don’t even need it, as long as you have some nice sturdy paper…about a 4 1/4″ x 6″ piece (I think most nice DPs are sturdy enough!).  The border stripes in the Holiday Wishes set are more than long enough to stamp on a diagonal across the strip of paper.  I stamped the navy first with one of the borders, then filled in with my embossing pad/silver powder and the other border.  Once the piece is stamped, a cylinder can be formed, with or without the tissue roll, with about a 1/4″ overlap for adhering.  When that’s done,  just flatten the cylinder at one end and adhere or stitch.  (Machine stitching is really fast and secure!!!)  Lots of pretty trims can be added to embellish the bottom, but I hand stitched mine with metallic thread and kept it simple on this one.  Next a handle is added at the top and the top edge can be trimmed out with any number of punched paper borders, laces, pom pom trims…the options are endless.  I just used some pretty ribbon so that I could have a festive bow at the top of mine.  You see that little bit of silver stripe above the bow???…

…I wanted to have a pretty finished look just above the ribbon/bow so I heat embossed an additional silver stripe on my navy paper, trimmed it down, and adhered that to the top edge before tying the ribbon around. I’ve added the additional embellishment of some pretty layered snowflakes, but again, the options are endless here, too, with tags, bells, sprigs and berries, etc.   I used the stamps to create a matching note card to accompany my treat, and chose a sentiment of thanks.

I thought it might be nice for a special someone who has made a difference in mine or my kids’ lives throughout the year…someone I can’t necessarily purchase a gift for, but want to remember at the holidays by saying, “Hey…I really appreciate what you do for us, and I hope you have a great Christmas!!!”

And there you have it…a festive little holiday creation that’s as easy and fun to make as it is to give!!!

Thanks so much for stopping in today!

Geri’s Paper Wishes

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Create It Wednesday { Merry Christmas Card }

Hello everyone! Welcome to Create It Wednesday!^_^ Have you seen Lisa’s tag last Monday?:) OMG! Adorable!!!! No worries if you missed it, you may check it here. 🙂 Great job Lisa!♥

Have you guys started any of your holiday projects yet? It’s never too early in getting your Christmas cards done. I’m making more than 20 cards this year, so I’m really looking forward to get things done ahead of time. Trust me, you don’t want to wait at the very last minute.I tried that before, not fun at all.:(

Sharing this Christmas card today, something soft and a pop of red!:) Do you guys like it?♥ I thought it’s fun and so easy to mass produce. I’m sure you have tons of Christmas papers out there, just like me!ha! wink!;) You can layer them just like this.

{ Stamp Set: Holiday Wishes}

I added dimensionals for my sentiments. But hey that’s optional!♥ Feel free to adhere it directly on the patterned paper, it’s lighter, and easier to mail!♥

I hope you guys got inspired with this quick project share today.:)

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Keep on creating and have fun!

Thanks for stoppin’ by!

♥ Dyane

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Design It Monday ~ {tag you’re it}

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Hi there! Did you enjoy the new release party? Dyane outdid herself with yet another fun little collection of sentiments. I don’t know about you, but I love to make extra special tags for my gifts. I try to match them to my gift wrapping. Sometimes the urge to just create takes over and then I have to match the gift wrapping to the tag! In most of those cases I end up with a gift bag to attach it to. I think that will be the case with this one.

This is one of my favorite Christmas papers! I’ve been holding on to one last piece for quite some time and thought it would make a perfect holiday tag. I’ve used one of the sentiments from the new {Holiday Wishes} set. It’s stamped in red ink then cut apart to be used in separate locations on the tag. Each of the pieces was trimmed up with a sweet scallop border using the reverse side of the snowflake paper. Love this side just as much as the other!!

A couple of felt/vellum snowflakes were topped off with buttons then added to the tag. This fun ruffly ribbon and jingle bell finish it off with a festive touch. I think this tag will be added to a pretty little bag for my daughter-in-law, shhh don’t tell!

I hope I’ve inspired you to get started on your holiday projects.

Tag, you’re it!!

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