Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Create 3 Beautiful Christmas / Holiday Tags with Gift Box using the Sweet Little Stockings Stamp Set

Hello My Crafting Friends,

Today I am sharing my August Stampin’ Up 2021 Artisan Design Team showcase projects. 

For my project this month I decided to make a set of tags with a gift box that you can give as a little gift to teachers or neighbors for the Christmas holiday. I used the Sweet Little Stockings Stamp Set and coordinating products from the suite, like the Stockings Dies, and Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper. Along with sharing these festive tags with you I also want to share a quick masking technique to add small details to the wrapping paper on the presents. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and that it inspires you to create something today.

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Here are the dimensions and pieces you will need to create these tags & gift box:

Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper (3) 2 ¾” x 4 ¾” – tags & 5 ½” x 6” – box

Jolly Felt 2 ½” x 4 ½” (4)

Basic White Cardstock – for stamping

Old Olive Cardstock – scraps for die cuts

Evening Evergreen Cardstock – scraps for die cuts

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock – scraps for die cuts

Bumblebee Cardstock – scraps for die cuts

Vellum Cardstock – (4) 2” Circles

Here is a list of the supplies I used to make the tags & gift box:

Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes 153069 $7.50

Sweet Little Stockings Bundle 156798 $47.50

    Includes: Sweet Little Stockings Stamp Set 156282 $22.00 & Stocking Dies 156288 $31.00

Sweet Stocking Designer Series Paper 156281 $11.50

Jolly Felt 156291 $9.00

Basic White Cardstock 159276 $9.75

Old Olive Cardstock 100702 $8.75

Evening Evergreen Cardstock 155574 $8.75

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 119685 $8.75

Bumblebee Cardstock 153077 $8.75

Vellum Cardstock 101856 $10.00

Layering Circle Dies 151770 $35.00

Memento Black Ink 132708 $6.00

Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend Markers 154880 $9.00

Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend Markers 154883 $9.00

Old Olive Stampin’ Blend Markers 154892 $9.00

Pool Party Stampin’ Blend Markers 154894 $9.00

Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend Markers 154904 $9.00

Matte Decorative Dots 156289 $8.00

Pool Party Striped Grosgrain Ribbon 156290 $7.00

Paper Trimmer 152392 $25.00

Simply Shammy 147042 $8.00

Stampin’ Seal PLUS Adhesive 149699 $12.00

Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 $4.00

Tear & Tape Adhesive 138995 $7.00

Dimensionals 104430 $4.00

Clear Block D 118485 $8.50

Paper Snips 103579 $10.00

Bone Folder 102300 $7.00

Stampin' Pierce Mat 126199 $5.00

Take Your Pick Tool 144107 $10.00

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 149653 $120.00


1- Cut out the banner shape from the Jolly Felt. Adhere to matching Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper. Mimic the shape of the Banner to the DSP and remove the excess paper with Paper Snips.

2- If you desire, you can stitch around the Felt to add a little more detail. I used a basic stitch with white thread on my sewing machine. Make sure to attach 10” of Ribbon to the top of each tag, by folding it in half and attaching it about ½” into the felt, then stitch back and forth with your sewing machine.

3- Stamp the images from the Sweet Little Stockings Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. Color with coordinating Stampin’ Blend Markers and cut out with coordinating dies.

4- Attach the stamped images in different arrangements to the 2” circles. Use dimensionals as you like to add depth. Then attach the Vellum Circles to the Tags by placing adhesive behind the elements so it doesn’t show.

5- Stamp your choice of greetings in Memento Black Ink and fussy cut out. Add these to the Tags. Add some coordinating embellishments from the Matte Decorative Dots.


1- Put together one of the Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes. Wrap the 5 ½” x 12” piece around the box starting with the front of the bottom and moving to the top. Wrap the excess around the top flat to make a seamless look. TIP – adhere as you go instead of adding all the adhesive first.

2- Cut out a banner shape from the Jolly Felt. Remove the point with a pair of good scissors so you just have a rectangle. Stitch around the edge with your sewing machine to match the tags.

3- Wrap the Pool Party Ribbon around the box and tie a bow on the right side. Add the Felt Piece to the center of the top flap with strong adhesive.

4- Add three presents to a 2” Vellum Circle. TIP – to add stamped images to the wrapping paper, create a mask by stamping the present on a sticky note, cut out the open areas you want to add details to and place it over the stamped and colored present. Then stamp your smaller images inside with a darker color of ink.

5- Add the Vellum Circle to the center of the Felt, then stamp and add your choice of greeting. Add three embellishments from the Matte Decorative Dots.

I have also created a video walking you through each step:

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Here are more ideas you can do with this stamp set

Have a creative day,



Friday, August 27, 2021

Must Try Cardmaking Technique - Global Stampin' Video Hop August 2021 - Stampin' Up!

Today is another tutorial for the Global Stampin’ Video Hop on YouTube. Each month on the fourth Friday other Stampin’ Up Demonstrators from around the world come together and share their projects based on a monthly theme. August’s Theme is Must Try Cardmaking Techniques. I don’t know about you but I am very excited to see what everyone comes up with.

For my Technique I wanted to try something I saw on Jennifer McGuire’s YouTube Channel. It was a swinging element to reveal a message. Today I am showing you my version of her technique with Stampin’ Up products. I hope you enjoy learning how to make this card and give the technique a try.

Make sure to check out what everyone makes for this monthly Video Hop. You can start with my video, I have linked it below. You can find the next video at the top of the video’s description on YouTube. Have fun!

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To purchase any of the products you need to create this project visit https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2042902

Here are the dimensions and pieces you will need to create this card:

Thick Very Vanilla Cardbase 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”

Crumb Cake Cardstock 4” x 5 ¼”

Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper 3 ¾” x 5”

Rose Gold Metallic Paper 3” x 6”

Early Espresso Cardstock (2) 4” x 4”

Very Vanilla Cardstock 4” x 4” & 1” circle

Diamond Weave Ribbon 4 ½”

The products I used are:

Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock 144237 $8.25

Crumb Cake Cardstock 120953 $8.75

Early Espresso Cardstock 119686 $8.75

Very Vanilla Cardstock 101650 $9.75

Rose Gold Metallic Paper 156844 $5.00

Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper 156494 $11.50

Early Espresso Ink Pad 147114 $7.50

Crumb Cake Ink Pad 147116 $7.50

Blending Brushes 153611 $12.00

Knit Together Stamp Set 156416 $17.00

Encircled In Warmth Stamp Set 15649 $19.00

Love of Leaves Stamp Set 153452 $18.00

Encircled in Beauty Dies 155546 $34.00

Artistic Dies 155371 $35.00

Layering Circles Dies 151770 $35.00

Hippo & Friends Dies 153585 $36.00

Diamond Weave Ribbon 156507 $10.00

Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack – Vanilla 155475 $11.00

Elegant Faceted Gems 152464 $7.50

Paper Trimmer 152392 $25.00

Clear Block D 118485 $8.50

Simply Shammy 147042 $8.00

Stampin’ Seal Adhesive 152813 $8.00

Dimensionals 104430 $4.00

Paper Snips 103579 $10.00

Bone Folder 102300 $7.00

Take Your Pick Tool 144107 $10.00

Stamparatus 146276 $49.00

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 149653 $120.00

1- Using the Stamparatus stamp the Knit Together Stamp on the Crumb Cake Cardstock in Crumb Cake ink. To make the ink lighter I went over the stamp with a Blending Brush before stamping.

2- Layer the Harvest Meadow DSP over the Crumb Cake Cardstock and then add the leaf embellishment from Artistic Dies cut from Rose Gold Metallic Paper to the right side.

3- Cut from the two Early Espresso Cardstock pieces the large doilies from the Encircled In Beauty Dies and layer the more decorative one on top to give some dimension to the circle. This will the your swinging door.

4- Stamp your large greeting in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla Cardstock and cut out with the 3” Circle die. This will layer over the Early Espresso “swinging door” but do not adhere it right now.

5- I choose to cut a hole with the small “balloon” die from the Hippo & Friends Dies because it is large enough for a dimensional to go inside the opening. You can use something else if you have a circle that is similar in size. Place the “balloon” die at the top of the Swinging Door where it will be covered by the greeting. Cut out.

6- Place the Swinging Door on the background layers from step 2 and mark where you will cut the same “balloon” shape. Then cut it out.

7- Adhere a dimensional to the 1” circle. Place the hole from the background layers over the dimensional. Then place the Swinging Door over the dimensional. Remove the paper backing from the dimensional and add the greeting to the top of the Swinging Door – make sure to add more adhesive to the back of the greeting. This should now swing freely.

8- Adhere the Background layers to the cardbase. Keep the adhesive away from the 1” circle. This needs to move freely.

9- Swing the door up to the top position and stamp your hidden greeting in Early Espresso ink. Then add any embellishments you want, like a strip of Ribbon or a bow & Gems.

All Done!


Here is the link to my Global Stampin’ Video  - Make sure to check out everyone’s projects. 

To purchase any of the products you see in this video visit https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2042902


Have a creative day!




Thursday, August 26, 2021

September 2021 Exclusive Online Handmade Card Class - Quiet Meadow -or- Nature's Harvest

Join me for exclusive Online Card Making Tutorials from September 27th – October 8th!
Class Fee - $30

Today I would like to share with you my upcoming Online Class for September 2021. In this class we will be creating 6 beautiful Handmade Cards using the either the Quiet Meadow Bundle (includes the Quiet Meadow SS & Meadow Dies) or the Natures Harvest Bundle (which includes the Nature’s Harvest SS & Harvest Dies). You get to choose. I am excited to share these cards with you today. You can find these products through my online store, https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2042902. Please see the list below of the product you will need to have to create these cards. 

There are six cards we will be making. The live sessions will be scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, & Friday during those two weeks at 10am Mountain Time. If you are on Facebook and can join me live at those times. It is fun to interact with other members of the class and ask questions. If you can't join, the videos will be available for you to watch at any time. If you do have questions or want to make a comment you can still do this after the live is over. I do keep my eye on the comments and try to respond in a timely manner. If you are not on Facebook I will email you a link to the replay video on YouTube along with the written PDF instructions for that card. Because this class has two Stamp Set choices, I will be making both versions during each session.



You will receive a class kit from me that will include the below supplies:

• Pre-cut cardstock

• Envelopes

• Harvest Meadow DSP 6” X 6”

• Cork Paper 6” X 6”

• Linen Paper 6” X 6”

• Gold shimmer Vellum 6” X 6”

• Full roll of Diamond Weave Ribbon

• Brand New Pack of Brushed Metallic Adhesive Dots

• Surprise Thank You Gift

This class will take place in a Private Facebook Group Not on FACEBOOK? You can still participate - I will email you each video and PDF tutorial after the live class. After you register/pay please email me - chelsey@creativechelsey.com - letting me know you are not on Facebook!

In this Facebook Group I will post:

• Written instructions for each card (PDF) with measurements so you can create more cards.

• Facebook Live Videos for each card where I will walk you through each step to create the cards. Watch live or when you have the time.

What is not included (you will need to have these supplies to complete the cards):

• Either the Quiet Meadow Bundle (155847) or Nature’s Harvest Bundle (156813)

• Stazon Ink Pad (101406) & Cleaner (109196)

• Wink of Stella (141897)

• Calypso Coral Ink Pad (147101)

• Bumblebee Ink Pad (153116)

• Soft Succulent Ink Pad (155778)

• Misty Moonlight Ink Pad (153118)

• Crumb Cake Ink Pad (147116)

• Layering Circle Dies (151770)

• Rubbing Alcohol

Here are the tools you will need:

• Paper Trimmer (152392)

• Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

• Tools: Ribbon/fabric scissors, paper snips, bone folder, adhesive, clear blocks C, D, E, & H and stamp cleaner

If you need any Stampin Up product to take this class you can visit my online store at https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2042902

Please use host code when ordering: BBH4U4C9

Please contact me if you have any questions chelsey@creativechelsey.com


• Registration for this class closes on Monday September 13th.

• This class is available to both customers and Stampin’ Up demonstrators in the USA. If you live outside of the USA I do offer a TUTORIALS ONLY option for you (not available to those in USA). Please select the correct option when paying.

• I will ship the class kit to the address listed in PayPal. Please make any changes before you pay.

• I will contact you and send you class information using the email address you enter in PayPal. Please make sure it is your current email address.

Please notify me ASAP if there is a problem or the information in PayPal is incorrect – chelsey@creativechelsey.com

These images are close-ups of the cards we will be making in this Exclusive Online Class! Don't miss it they are so Beautiful!

Please contact me with any questions

Have a creative day,