Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Christmas Gift Tags and Blog Candy Reminder

christmas Gift Tags

Are your presents all wrapped and under the tree?  If so , you are way ahead of me!!  I am sharing some Christmas Gift Tags for you today using several of the wonderful products from the 2016 Holiday Catalog, soon to be replaced by all of the wonderful new products from Stampin’ Up!  Before I share them, though, I want to remind you I am giving away some blog candy this weekend.  Check out my post from yesterday HERE that tells you all about it.

Here is a group shot of the Christmas Gift Tags.  


Christmas Gift Tags


I didn’t just make them flat tags, though, they are folded, and I have stamped the To and From on the inside.


Christmas Gift Tags


For these tags, I used the Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies.  I used the largest die to cut the base stocking in Whisper White Thick card stock.  I cut a 2 1/4″ x 5″ panel of Whisper White and scored it at 2 1/2″.  Then, I placed the large plain stocking die on my paper with the top edge of the die just above the top of the paper (where the fold was) and ran it through the Big Shot.  Next, I used Real Red, Cucumber Crush and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper to create  the cute cut outs. stocking tops and bows.  I used my 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch to create a hole for the tie.

This next picture shows how I stamped the inside of all of the gift tags.  


Christmas Gift Tags


Here is a close up of the tag created with the Jar of Love, Jar of Cheer and the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies.


Christmas Gift Tags


For this gift tag, I used Kraft card stock.  I stamped the jar and the snowman image in Soft Suede ink. Then I inked the snow image from Jar of Cheer in Versa Mark ink, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  I colored in the scarf, hat and nose with Cucumber Crush, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Markers.  To cut out the tag, I lined up the jar framelit at the top of the fold in the paper.  I let it hang over the top edge just a little so that I would have another folded tag.  I used the lid stamp from Jar of Love and stamped it in Real Red onto Whisper White card stock and die cut it.  The holly and berries are from Hang Your Stocking.  I also used a little Wink of Stella to make the snow areas sparkle! 


I wanted to try my hand at one more tag with a fold, so I stamped the gingerbread boy from Cookie Cutter Christmas in Crumb Cake ink onto Whisper White thick card stock.  That was too thick for my Cookie Cutter Punch, so I switched to regular Whisper White card stock.  I cut another panel about 2″ x 5″, folded it in half and stamped right at the top of the fold, then punched it out making sure I left some of the fold in tact.  Hopefully, that makes sense! 


I punched a hole again and added some of the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine (used in all of the tags) so that the tag can be attached to a gift.  

Are you ready to try creating some folded Christmas Gift Tags?  

Products used in creating my gift tags are listed at the end of the post.


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December 1-16 Host Code:  USSEVRWF

When you place an online order, use the above Host Code for a free gift from me.  If your order is $150 or more, do not add the code, but still receive a gift.  The gift is your choice of any item valued to $10.00 in either the 2016/2017 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.** Make sure that you designate me as your Demonstrator when ordering so that you will receive credit for your free gift!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in Creating the Christmas Gift Tags:



Big Shot


Heat Tool


Glue Dots




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Jar of Cheer for Paper Craft Crew Challenge #219

I used the Jar of Cheer stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge this week.

Jar of Cheer


Here is the sketch for PCC #219.  Please make sure to stop by and check out what everyone created.



I started by stamping the snowman and snow onto a panel of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the snow from Merriest Wishes, in Smoky Slate, stamping off once before stamping onto the panel.  Then, I stamped it again with Versa Mark ink and sprinkled on some Dazzling Diamonds powder and heat embossed it.  The snowman image, from Jar of Cheer, was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.  I used my Project Life Corner Punch to round the edges of the art panel and the Basic Black card stock panel that frames it.  




Next, I  adhered a panel of Warmth & Cheer DSP onto a panel of Basic Black and tied a bow around it with a length  of Cucumber Crush Thick Baker’s Twine.The Baker’s Twine was first secured with a little tape on the back of this panel, then I added dimensionals and adhered the panel to the Whisper White Thick card stock base.  A piece of silver Metallic Doily was glued to the right side and then the snow man panel added with Stampin’ Dimensionals.




I pulled out the Flurry of Wishes stamp set thinking I would use one of the snow flake images for the front, but once made, I decided against it.  But, I did use the sentiment from Flurry of Wishes for my little banner.  It was stamped in Versa Mark ink and White Embossing powder was sprinkled on and then heated.  The snowflake is the center of one of the stockings in the Christmas Stocking Thinlets Dies.  I used a scrap of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper for it and added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center.  



For the inside, I added another panel of Whisper White card stock and stamped it with another sentiment from Jar of Cheer in Cucumber Crush ink.  A little strip of Sweater Weather DSP was added to the bottom, then the whole panel adhered to the card base.

Card stock cuts and a list of supplies are at the end of the post.


Online Extravaganza

The Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza only happens once a year, so be sure to make the most of it. For one week only, November 21-28, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, Stampin’ Up! will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only.


The Details:

• Promotion period: November 21-28, 2016
Discounted items/bundles available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, starter kit, and online).
You must use the bundle item codes provided. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately.
Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends.
There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price.
Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
• Discounts range from 10-40 percent and may vary per market. Note: While some retiring holiday products may be discounted during the retiring list promotion in December, no discounts will be greater than the discounts being offered during Online Extravaganza.

Online Extravaganza includes two 24-hour sales.
       • The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 21 and runs
          through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.
       • The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 28 and
          runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.

See the Deals Now!

Click Here to see a PDF of the Online Extravaganza specials.  

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heart rewards

Double Heart Rewards from me during Online Extravaganza this week!  What are Heart Rewards? They are my way of saying an extra thank you to my customers.  Want to find out more?  Click HERE.


Stitched From the Heart

Click Here to shop for the stamp sets on sale through November 30th.   

**Previously announced:

Due to the popularity of the Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stampin’ Up! expects them to go on back order very soon. They will be listed as non-orderable on November 21st until further notice.   From the beginning of the promotion, Stampin’ Up!  could see that sales were exceeding their forecasts, and they immediately sent in a second shipping order.  Since then, sales have continued to increase.   Additionally, when you enter this product’s item number in, you will receive a pop-up notification asking if you would like to be notified via email when this product is back in stock.  This allows you to find out immediately when the item’s status changes and it is again available for purchase

In the meantime, stamp sets included in the Stitched from the Heart promotion are still available, so be sure to take advantage of the sale while we wait for additional Framelits to arrive.


November 16-30 Host Code:  73JTRPE3

When you place an online order of $50, use the above Host Code for a free gift from me.  If your order is $150 or more, do not add the code, but still receive a gift.  The gift is your choice of any item valued to $10.00 in either the 2016/2017 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.** Make sure that you designate me as your Demonstrator when ordering so that you will receive credit for your free gift!


Card Stock Cuts in Inches:

Whisper White Thick card stock base 4 1/4 x 11

Basic Black panel 4 x 5 1/4; smaller panel 2 3/8 x 3 7/8

Warmth & Cheer panel 3 7/8 x 5

Whisper White small panel 2 1/4 x 3 3/4; inside panel 4 x 5

Cucumber Crush 2 3/4 x 1/2

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer DSP scrap piece


Stampin’ Up! Product List:


Big Shot


Heat Tool




If you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Thanks for stopping by today, see you next time….

Jar of Cheer Meets Candy Cane Christmas!

Hi, and happy Saturday.   My share for today was hard to title because of combining Jar of Cheer and Candy Cane Christmas, but once you see my card, I think you will agree…



Jar of Cheer



The sketch inspiration is from Freshly Made Sketches, FMS #253


FMS 253


I started with a Real Red card base and adhered a panel of Crumb Cake that had been dry embossed with the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, with liquid glue.  To the center of the card front, I added a panel of Candy Cane Lane DSP, that was framed with a panel of Real Red, also using liquid glue.  


Jar of Cheer


The jar and lid were stamped in Early Expresso ink onto a panel of Whisper White Thick card stock and die cut using the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies.  I also cut out one extra jar shape for the back of the jar, leaving it whole,then cut out some of the “cookies” from the Candy Cane Lane DSP and layered and glued all but the top one with liquid glue.  The top gingerbread shape is popped onto the others with a dimensional.  Next, I cut one more jar shape from a Window Sheet and adhered it to the back of the front jar piece.  I used  Foam Adhesive strips to the back of the Window Sheet cut-out and adhered the front and back together.  The bow from Jar of Cheer is stamped in Real Red, die cut and added with a glue dot.


Jar of Cheer


I stamped the sentiment from Jar of Cheer onto a panel of Whisper White Thick card stock with Real Red ink and die cut it with the banner image from the Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlets, punched a hole in one end with the 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch, and added a strand of Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine with a Christmas Trinket Embellishment attached.  The Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Ribbon was attached with Tear and Tape, and then I added the Jar of Cheer with Candy Cane Christmas goodies to the front with more Tear and Tape Adhesive.  The sentiment is popped on with dimensionals.



Jar of Cheer


A sentiment from Candy Cane Christmas is stamped in Real Red along with a Candy Cane, then a length of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape finished the bottom of the Whisper White panel.  


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Stampin’ Up! Products used in making my card for today:


Big Shot



Thanks for stopping in today!  If you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.