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Hi, Stampers!


Here’s a great little Sweet Season Basket to make just in time for the holidays. This basket can be used for a table favor, small gift, gift-card holder or even filled with cookies made from  Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps  Wait until you see how easy this basket is to make.

Sweet Season Basket


1.    With the Big Shot and the Two Tags Die, cut out two of the wide tags. I cut mine out of Real Red, but depending on what holiday or party you’re intending to use them for, will dictate your color choice.

Sweet Season Basket Sides


2.    Cut two 2″ x 2-7/8″ pieces of matching card stock.  Along the edges shown, score on both sides, of both card stock pieces.


3.    Place Sticky Tape on each 1/2″ scored flap and attach  to each side of the tags.


4.    With Sticky Tape, adhere bottom together where the tags are scored.


5.    For the handle cut a 1″ x 6-1/2″ strip of card stock and a 3/4″ x 6-1/2″ piece of Designer Series Paper. Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the strip of card stock and stick each handle end thrgou the slots on the tags. Place a Glue Dot on each inside end to hold in place.


6.    On a piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp two motifs from the Sweet Season stamp set in a matching ink color to the card stock. I used Real Red Ink. Punch out both motifs with the 1-3/4″ Scallp Circle Punch.


7.    Punch two 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle out of a contrasting color card stock. I used Garden Green.


8.    Layer the two scallop circles together and attach to the basket with a Dimensional.


9.    In the centers add a Basic Pearl or a Basic Rhinestone.


These are perfect for the holidays or to use as party favors.


Stampin’ Hugs.

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Beautiful Season Victorian Christmas Stocking…

We all know the holidays are approaching. Every year it seems like we have plenty of time and then Christmas and Hanukkah sneak up on us. Here’s an early Christmas project that can be used for Hanukkah as well, by simply changing up the color scheme. These are perfect for gift cards, jewelry or treats. You can even make one for your pet!

Beautiful Season Victorian Stocking


Beautiful Season Victorian Stocking Pieces This Victorian Stocking was made using the Big Shot and the new Holiday Stocking Die in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Cut the following:

x2    Cherry Cobbler Stockings

x2    Very Vanilla Stocking tops

x1    Holly Berry Deaigner Series Paper toe part

x1    Garden Green Stocking top


Once the Stocking parts aer cut, you could run them through your favorite Embossing Folder. Mine is sans embossing, because I was in such a rush to finish, I forgot this step. Art shouldn’t be rushed!


Beautiful Season Victorian Stocking Scallop Detail


Because the Garden Green Stocking top has a curved edge, if you run the Scallop Edge Punch along the edge, you’ll get a natural curved scallop edge as shown here.






Beautiful Season Victorian Stocking Message Detail



On one piece of Very Vanilla stamp, “Merry Christmas” from the Christmas Lodge stamp set in Black Stazon Ink. Color in the “C” with a Cherry Cobbler Marker.





Beautiful Season Added Scallop



On the back of the Very Vanilla Stocking top  adhere the Scallop Edge. 





Beautiful Season Victorian Stocking Oval Detail


On a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, stamp the bird image from the Beautiful Season stamp set in Black stazon Ink. With an Oval Die cut out stamped image. I used my retired Coluzzle. Hand color the image to resemble a Chickadee, holly and berries with Stampin’ Up! Markers or Watercolor Pencils.



Beautiful Season Victorian Stocking Chickadee Detail
Beautiful Season Victorian Stocking top detail

Adhere all the Stocking parts, by placing Sticky Tape along all of the edges os the Stocking. Before you adhere the Very Vanilla Stocking top parts together insert a piece of Tinsel Trim, ribbon or even a pipe cleaner.

Adhere the bird ovel on the front of the Stocking and around the oval carefully squeeze out a strip of Tombow Glue.  Wrap a piece of Tinsel Trim or even a pipe cleaner around the oval.



Beautiful Season Adhering Tinsel Trim


Beautiful Season Victorian Stocking bottom detail








Your Victorian Stocking is now complete. Switch out the images in the oval, colors and Designer Series Paper for different looks. On the top of the Stocking cut out letters with the Big Shot and personalized them for family and friends.


Click here to order the Big Shot Stocking Die and get a jump on your holiday projects.


Thanks for stopping by.


Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2


Proud Peacock Box…

How many times do you go crazy looking for that perfect little gift box for a pair of earrings, candy or party favors? Well, here’s the perfect little gift box for that perfect little something. And, wait there’s more. Here’s the perfect tissue paper to put inside that perfect little gift box.

A Little Something Peacock Box


Stamps: Proud Peacock #122020
Teeny-Tiny Wishes #115370
Inks: Versa Mark #102283
Concord Crush Ink Pad #110785
Paper: Concord Crush Card Stock #119792
Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder #109132, Heat Tool #100005, Big Shot #113437, Bigz XL Bitty Box & Envelope Die #115967, Sticky Strip #104294, Tissue Paper
Proud Peacock Tissue Paper
1. Cut a 6″ x 8″ piece of Concord Crush Card Stock.
2. With the Big Shot and the Bigz XL Bitty Box & Envelope Die die cut the bitty box.
3. On the lid, stamp the Peacock image from the Proud Peacock Stamp Set in Versa Mark, sprinkle it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it with a Heat Tool.
4. Along the sides of the box, stamp the long flower image, from the Proud Peacock Stamp Set, in Versa Mark and emboss them as well. Work on one side at a time.
5. On a 2″ x 2″ of Whisper White stamp a little message from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set in Concord Crush Ink and punch it out with a small circle or oval punch.
6. Put the box together by placing Sticky Strip on the tabs.
7. Adhere the message with SNAIL adhesive.
8. Cut a 6″ x 6″ piece of tissue paper and stamp it up with images from the Proud Peacock in Concord Crush Ink
Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift in this perfect little gift box with matching tissue paper? This stamp set is no longer available, but you can use any other small stamp set in it’s place.
Stampin’ Hugs,

Big Shot: A, B, C Sampler

To all you wonderful ladies who attended my “Open House.” thank you. The day really helped me to focus on how truly wonderful family and friends are. The day kept my mind off of Monday and more dreaded oral surgery! So again thank you!


Besides fun and food, we did manage to do a nice project and catalog tour. I was so surprised and thrilled that not a one of you did any whining about having to cut. For those of you unable to attend the Open House here’s the project everyone did.

Alphabet Sampler


This A, B, C Sampler was inspired my a counted cross stitch I did. I must say this paper version went a lot faster then the original cross stitch one.

Mini Quiche Pan Filled With Cut Letters 1


I began this sampler by cutting the alphabet out, using the Big Shot and the Timeless Type Alphabet Die Set. This is a great project to use up all that scrap card stock you have. The picture to the right shows the cut letters in a compartmented tray that mini quiches came in. Next time you buy those frozen mini quiches save the tray they come in.


Then I stamped the following images in the colors indicated on a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock. Once they were all stamped and colored I cut  each image out.


%22A%22 is for Acorn


A   Acorns from Autumn Splendor in Cajun Craze


B    Bee from Nature’s Walk in More Mustard


C    Cherries from the new stamp set Cherish Friendship in Soft Suede %22C%22 is for Cherry


E    Egg from Easter Blessings in the new In-Color Wisteria Wonder


G    Goose from the new Cherish Friendship in Early Espresso Ink (I know this stamp is probably a duck, but I colored it in like a goose)


H    Heart using the Big Shot and Scalloped Heart Embosslit and Blushing Bride Card Stock


K    Key from Artistic Etchings in Versa Mark and Gold Embossing Powder


L    Leaf from Fabulous Florets in Old Olive Ink %22N%22 is for Nest


N    Nest from Nature’s Walk in Chocolate Chip Ink


O    Owl from Forest Friends in Creamy Caramel Ink (retired)

Other Owl from Inch by Inch in Soft Suede Ink


P     Pigeon from a demonstrator incentive set, Cute & Classic  in Basic Grey Ink %22O%22 is for Owl


R    Rooster from Rustic Rooster in Cajun Craze Ink


S    Shell from Nature’s Nest in Creamy Caramel Ink


T    Tree from Forest Friends in Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Markers


U    Umbrella from Bloomin’ with Happiness (retired) in Old Olive Ink


W    Wheel Barrel from Countryside in Basic Grey Ink 

%22R%22 is for Rooster

%22T%22 is for Tree








Once you have your alphabet and images cut, play around with the arrangement. Here are some samples of what the class did.













Diane's A, B, C Sampler









Lynette's A, B, C Sampler









Here’s the counted cross stitch sampler that I stitched up and I used for my inspiration.

A, B, C Counted Cross Stitch Sampler

Thanks for looking and if you’d like to order the Timeless Alphabet Die Set CLICK HERE.


Stampin’ and Cross Stitchin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2


Big Shot: Using Adhesive Rolls

Do for your paper projects what the Big Shot Fabric Adhesive Roll does for our new fabric—turn your Big Shot die cuts into stickers! Simply apply an adhesive sheet to your card stock, Designer Series paper, or other base material, crank through the Big Shot machine, and peel the backing paper off. Apply your die cut to any kind of project for quick and super easy accents.

■ 12 adhesive sheets, 12″ x 12″
■ Add adhesive to die cuts. Simply apply card stock or DSP to the adhesive sheet, run through the Big Shot, peel off backing paper and adhere.
■ Not washable
■ Adheres in an instant with no lifting edges


Stampin’ Up! Letterpress…

Unknown-18  Stampin’ Up! Big Shot Letterpress is a great way to add both color and debossing to your projects as shown in this video.



If you would like more information or to order this featured product from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog page 42, email me at or order on-line.


Letterpress Plates 

120980    Trick or Treat

120983    Lots of Love

120981    Joyful Season

120982    Northern Trim


Thanks for looking!









Butterfly Wreath…


This butterfly  wreath turned out to one of the classes favorite projects. I sometimes look to do other projects besides cards. While everyone loves to do cards it’s nice to have a “Home Decor” project that you can use in your home or as a gift for someone. Who wouldn’t love this hanging in their home or to receive it as a present? I got the grapevine wreaths at a local craft store.


This was quite simple to make with the help of the Big Shot and Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and  the Butterfly Punch. Shelli wasn’t kidding when she named this one! The butterflies are magnificent cut out of Stampin’ Up! Designer Paper. Any paper you use works beautifully with this die. We used a variety of papers at the class. Once butterflies were cut, selected and layered they were adhered using Glue Dots. With the Sweetheart Stem Embosslits Die I cut some Old Olive Card Stock and inserted the leaves where needed. I tied a hanger and made a bow out of Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon and voila a beautiful butterfly wreath just in time for Easter and Spring.

I hope you take time out to make some of these Butterfly Wreaths

Thanks for looking!

HUGS & flutterbys,




PAPER: Various Designer Series

FINISHING FRILLS: Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon (109056)

TOOLS: Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (114507), Big Shot (113439), Glue Dots (103683), Sweetheart Stem Embosslits Die (114513), Butterfly Punch (116629),


Bashful Blue Box…




Who doesn’t like a little blue box? While this one isn’t from Tiffany’s, it’s just as nice to fill with a present, gift card or goodies as we did in class. The lattice work pops off the box nicely and what can I say about the gorgeous ribbon except it’s beautiful and makes the perfect bow.


I traced a box template, which can be found on the internet, onto Bashful Blue Card Stock and cut it out. 

Using my Big Shot I cut 3 of the Lattice Bigz Die. Two of the lattice dies I cut in half for the sides of the box. I adhered them as shown. The last full lattice was placed on the lid of the box. The lattice hung over the edges so they were trimmed with Paper Snipes.

Before putting the box together I placed a Pretty-in-Pink Brad in the center of each side of the box and one in the center of the lid.


For the lid I made a tag from the Metal Edge Tags and the wonderful and fun Sweet Pea Stitched Felt.






In the inside of the box I added pink Easter grass and candy. 


These  boxes can be made in any color and used for so many occasions as favors or really nice wrapping for that special gift.


I hope I have inspired you to try some of your own. Forward me your designs and I’ll post them on my blog. The only stipulation is that you use all Stampin’ Up! products as this is an all Stampin’ Up! blog.

Thanks for visiting!

HUGS & stamps,


DSC_0417Paper: Bashful Blue Card Stock (105120), Whisper White (100720)

Finishing Frills: Pretty-in-Pink Brads (106954), Bashful Blue Satan Ribbon (117290)Sweet Pea Stitched Felt (117266), Metal Edge Tags (103579)

TOOLS: Big Shot (113439), Lattice Bigz Die (115958), Paper Snipes (103579)


Sweet Rewards……

This card was made using Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Center Cups from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I made the card with a movable bookmark so you could get at the without destroying the card. The bookmark simply pulls up to reveal the candy on the inside cover of the card. You can fill the cup with candy, confetti and even tiny trinkets. I saw only one other version of this card and I did not copy or case it. It’s just that great minds must truly think alike.



Here’s what I did:

I Cut a 12″ x 12″ sheet of Pumpkin Pie Card Stock in half to measure 12″ x 6″. No need to score because when you run the Card Stock through The Big Shot using the Shapers and Movers Die it atomatically will cut your paper to 12″ x 4 1/4″ for the card and score it. It’s a wonderful feature and comes out perfect every time! 

Using the Sweet Centers Stampin Up Stamp Set I stamped the Halloween square in Lavender Lace Ink on Whisper White Card Stock. I cut out the image adding a 1/4″ border all around the image. The size is 3 1/4″ x 3 1/8″. 

Then I cut a piece Basic Black Card Stock to measure 3 1/2″ x 3 3/8″.

I ran the Whisper White Card Stock through The Big Shot using the movable circle die. I cut a piece of the Stampin’ Up! Grid paper to help me line up the image with the circle die so the cut was exactly where the circle should be cut on the stamped image. It’s so simple and here’s what I did:




Once the circle was cut from the stamped image I adhered the Basic Black Card Stock to the back. I then, with the image side down lined up the cut out part over the circle die. It grips because you have it cut out with the Basic Black Card Stock as a backing. I ran both pieces the Whisper White and Basic Black Card Stock through The Big Shot again. Not moving the circle die I also ran the Pumpkin Pie piece of card stock through.

Here is a close up of the inside of the card with the bookmark pulled half way up to reveal the goodies inside the sweet centers.




Because the Sweet Treat Cups are clear I punched on Basic Black a circle with my 1 3/8″ Cirle Punch, lined up the Scallop Circle Punch over the 1 3/8″ inch hole, punched it and made the scalloped black border for the cup. Using the Photo Corners Punch I cut out two and adhered them to two corners of the card.

Look for the bookmark directions and more sweet rewards projects soon. “How Sweet It Is!”


HUGS & stamps,





Red Cardinal in the Snow…

This actually was our Christmas Card last year. Talk about a late post!  But this is the first day of the “Twelve Days of Holiday Cards & Projects” hence the first Holiday card. When ever I make Christmas/Holiday cards I try to make them into ornaments. If I’m spending this much time hand making a card I really don’t want people tossing them out after the holiday season has passed.



Season of Friendship


Versa Mark


Garden Green Card Stock

Whisper White Card Stock


White, Red  & Gold Embossing Powder

Big Shot “Top Note” Die

Dazzling Diamonds

Gold Elastic Cording

Rhinestone & Star embellishments

Here’s what I did:

Using The Big Shot and the Top Note Die I cut one die out of Whisper White  and one out of Garden Green Card Stock. I then tore the bottom of the Whisper White Top Note for the snow and adhered it to the Garden Green. I stamped the tree from the Season of Friendship Stamp Set in Versa Mark  and embossed it using Gold Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. I then stamped again, in Versa Mark, the snowflake from the same stamp set  randomly on the tree branches. I embossed the snowflakes using White Embossing Powder. The bird was stamped in Real Red Ink to resemble a cardinal in the snow. With the Two-Way Glue Stick I added Dazzling Diamonds to the tree branches and Whisper White Card Stock to resemble snow. In the middle of some of the snowflakes I placed rhinestones. On top of the tree I added a red star I had and added a Gold Elastic Loop for hanging.

See you tomorrow!

HUGS & Stamps,





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