Festive Friday

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Festive Friday

Today I have a Christmas version of the little gift bags that I shared with you on Wednesday.  It’s so easy to overlook the amazing products we already own when a new catalogue comes out – I am especially guilty of that – that I thought I’d use products from the Annual Catalogue for today’s project.

I started with the Foil Frenzy DSP for the bags as I love sparkle and shimmer at Christmastime and then added as many glimmery, shimmery accents as I could. The photos really don’t do these little sparkle confections justice, they are just lovely in person and I can hardly wait to gift them to someone special 🙂

Little Paper Party, Festive Friday 2017. Foil Frenzy DSP, Christmas Pines, Gift Bag Punch Board, #1


I created these bags the same as the Halloween version, using a piece of 6″ x 12″ DSP and the Gift Bag Punch Board. Instead of cutting a handle, this time I used the hole punch on the board to create perfectly spaced holes for my ribbon.

I used the Black Shimmer Ribbon on both bags, this is a beautiful, shimmery, soft ribbon that ties perfectly every time – even for the bow challenged such as myself 😉

I used the ribbon two ways on my bags, one is fully closed with the bow and the other has little carry handles. I thought depending on what was inside they might need to be closed differently and was happy to find that the same ribbon worked perfectly for both 🙂

Little Paper Party, Festive Friday 2017. Foil Frenzy DSP, Christmas Pines, Gift Bag Punch Board, #3.jpg

The sentiment is from Christmas Pines, a carryover set from last years’ Holiday Catalogue. It seemed perfect for my super sparkly bag and had to have some itself, so I heat embossed it, which gave it a lovely shine.

We don’t have black embossing powder in the catalogue, but we do have clear which means we can emboss any colour we’d like!

QUICK TIP: To heat emboss any colour of ink

  1. IMPORTANT – Make sure to do these steps in the correct order
  2. Use your Embossing Buddy to remove oils or marks from your cardstock
  3. Ink up your image with VersaMark ink first
  4. Then ink up your image with your chosen colour (I used Momento Black ink for my project)
  5. Stamp your image on your prepared cardstock
  6. Cover with Clear Embossing Powder, gently remove excess
  7. Heat set with your Heat Tool 
  8. Done! Embossing in any colour you’d like 🙂

Little Paper Party, Festive Friday 2017. Foil Frenzy DSP, Christmas Pines, Gift Bag Punch Board, #2.jpg

The rest of the tag was created using – my favourite – Stitched Shapes Framelits, a tree from the Card Front Builder Thinlits and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

The Card Front Builder Thinlits are in the Holiday Catalogue, but this is the only element on today’s project that is and could be easily replaced with something else if preferred.

To create the snow banks I die cut two ovals from glimmer paper, arranged them how I liked and placed the original circle framelit over the top. I marked each glimmer paper oval with a pencil where the framelit overlapped and then die cut them to get the curve on the bottom.

The Berry Burst tag is tied onto the bow with Black Metallic Thread and swings freely. I popped up the Soft Sky one with dimensionals which I like, but means that the tag can’t be used again 😦

I hope you liked today’s project, these were so much fun to put together and I love their non-traditional colours. 🙂 I hope you’ll come back on Monday to see this month’s FREE Kit, I have something a extra-special this month to celebrate the start of my favourite catalogue.

If you’d like to purchase any of the products I used today, please visit my online store. I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Australia and remember to use September’s Host Code: 2TY3J3BU when you shop with me to receive your Customer Rewards.


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Festive Friday | Supplies

Christmas Pines (photopolymer) // 142049

Berry Burst cardstock // 144249
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper // 135315
Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP // 144125
Soft Sky cardstock // 131292

Momento Black ink pad // 132708
VersaMark ink pad // 102283

Card Front Builder Thinlits // 144674
Gift Bag Punch Board / 135862
Stitched Shapes Framelits // 145372

Clear Embossing Powder // 109130
Shimmer Ribbon – Basic Black // 144129

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