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Theatre? Ballet? Musical?

'Nutcracker', anyone?
Hoping for a special night at the theatre?
Orchestra evening?

Today, I'm sharing a tuxedo-style way to package those tickets!

Sharing those special tickets in this classy gift bag will defiitely let the recipient know that a splendid event is in store!  I've used one of the beautiful glossy papers from the Winter Wonderland Specialty designer series collection to create the bag itself and another choice from the same paper collection was used for the the bow.  The belly-band is a simple strip cut from the luscious Gold Foil Paper.   Tex's Tip:  Just to help clarify for those of you who haven't been able to use the Gold Foil in a recent class ... The "paper" name might make you think it's a thin product, but it's actually much closer to a nice card stock ... not thin or flimsy and can certainly be used as a box or other 3-D item as well.

I couldn't resist a little "glitz", so the 'enjoy' sentiment is die cut from Gold Glimmer paper.  The 'enjoy' die itself is one of the fun pieces included in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, which was used to create the bag!  Just use your trusty Bow-Builder punch for the perfect little "bow-tie" bow.  These bags are an easy way to present tickets, Godiva chocolate bars, or change it up for Ice Rink tickets or whatever suits the recipient!

Thank you much for remembering to use the current Host Code { 4CGPNBPJon your December online orders!  You're appreciated for sure!   I truly adore being your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and want you to feel completely welcome to email me with any questions you might have.   

Psssst!   Today I've just pre-ordered lots of goodies from the upcoming Occasions Catalog, which goes "live" in January.  (See Bev smile!!)  What's even cooler is .... anyone who joins Stampin' Up! during this pre-order period can use the Occasions Catalog for selecting the items in their $99 starter kit!  Select $125 product value from the current Share the Fun catalog, the Holiday Catalog, and/or the upcoming Occasions Catalog to create your $99 kit!  
Click here to get started or contact me first right here!

Inky (((hugs))),


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Bitty Little Boxes for Bitty Little Gifts

I'm so glad this next little item is so easy to make .... 
because I've made a plenty of them over the past month for sure!

It all starts with the Gift Bag Punch Board ... 

Whether you attended the Mini Retreat in Dallas last month, or you've attended studio classes here in recent weeks, perhaps you've  received one of these little gifties from me.  (Hmmmmm ... I wonder if they'll show up again during December stampy events?)

These boxes are the perfect "little" size ... the smallest sized box with cutting measurements listed right on the Gift Box Punch Board.  Starting with a 6" square cut of card stock, results in these 1 & 7/8" cubes.  You'll never lose the directions or cutting information since it's printed right on the punch board.  Yay!

These are the perfect little size for "little" things ... and my tag gives you a "little" hint about what has been found inside at recent events.   Chocolate hugs 'n kisses, of course!    I've had lots of glimmer paper fun creating the tags from Crumb Cake card stock, plus both Dazzling Diamonds and Red Glimmer Paper!  

To create the tags, I used the little "xoxo" die from the Circle Card Thinlits dies, the Tags 'n Labels Framelits, and the Snow Flurry Punch.  It would be just as easy to use a larger die from the Tags 'n Labels set to create a batch of cute tags for your upcoming Christmas gifts too.  

My first versions were left smooth, but I sampled adding texture this time, using the 6" square Brick Wall, Softly Falling, and Woodland Textured Impressions folders.  Since the boxes started with 6" square cuts of paper, it was a perfect fit for the new, larger embossing folders.

So "how" does the Gift Box Punch Board work?  Check it out right here:

That's it for today my stampy friends!  If I can help you in any way with your stamping questions or paper crafting needs, I'd love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.   If you're already shopping with me, I appreciate your patronage to the moon 'n back!  If you use this host code { 4CGPNBPJ  } on your December online orders, you can expect some snail mail from me to you for sure!  Or, if you have a little creative itch that beckons you to create with a discount and a wealth of team inspiration + endless sharing, I've saved an opening just for you within my team.  Grab a cup of something good and email me to chat.  I'm as close as your keyboard or phone.   

Inky (((hugs))),

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Grateful Owl 'n' His Bag ** with OnStage News!, too!

I've got another treat bag to share with you!  I haven't decided whether this one will be part of a door prize during a studio class, or whether it will become a gift at an upcoming larger event.

No matter ... I can tell you that I'm tickled with the Gift Bag Punch Board in this year's catalog!  3 basic sizes of bags from which to choose, and like all the other punch boards, the measurements are right there on the front so you can't lose them ... errrr ... uhhhmmm ... misplace them.  Today's example features the medium sizing:

This darling little owl is from the new Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set.  I don't send cards for Halloween, but I do like to create with the fun and whimsical goodies that pop up this time of year.  Besides, this guy is an all-year-round little dude.  His "tree trunk" bag is from the new "Into the Woods" designer series paper.

This cute little tag greeting is in the A Little Something stamp set.  I simply die cut it out with the Tags +Labels Framelits ...  Pssst!  Those are becoming such a handy-dandy set to have available, with layering sizes and two choices for shapes ... just sayin'!    I'll link up everything below the post, so you won't have to wonder which catalog to use.  In general, all of the Fall-themed items today are found in the Holiday Catalog.  The Treat Bag Board Punch, Circle Punch, Bird Builder Punch (for the owl's little branches), and the Tags + Labels Framelits are all in the big annual catalog.  The other goodies are in the Holiday Catalog.

So there you have it, m'friends!  Time for me to get back to class prep work for Saturday's studio class.  If you're local, and have a "wish" to gather with sweet peeps for a 3-project class, just let me know.  If you can't make it to this one, ask to be put on my mailing list for invitations!  I'll hope to stamp with you sooner than later!   ;)

Tex's News Flash:   OnStage Live is coming to Dallas, TX in November!  Are you?  Lydia Fiedler and I are happy to present a mini-retreat on the Friday before Stampin' Up!'s OnStage SU event.  If you are coming to the Dallas OnStage event, or if you're in the N. Texas area and would like to stamp with us, please join us via this registration link!  Register soon to save your spot!

Inky (((hugs))),

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Nuggets, Gifting, & How To!

Hey there, m'friends!

I'm back again with another quick and easy gifting idea ... and ... another video tutorial to share!

Now this gifty happens to be "sweet".   And believe it or not .... ZERO Hershey's Nuggets were injured, maimed, bitten or eaten during the production or preparation of the following projects or video!   From Millan.Net Yep! I speak the truth.

These little gifties are easy-peasy ... and a basket full can be created in a very short time.  Vary the number of nuggets, change the colors or the season, get natural with twine or all prettied up with beautiful ribbons!
Whatever you do, have fun!  Turn on some Christmas music, sip some hot spiced cider, and bring out those Christmas papers 'n ribbons!


It's a Birthday Bonanza!

From Millan.Net
It's My Birthday Bonanza!!

"I" had the birthday, and "You" get presents!!

Nope ... it isn't my birthday today ... I've just celebrated, and now it's time to share the "cake"!  
Oh.  Okay ... so I can't really send everyone a piece of cake.  
Hmmmmm ... Next best thing ... Presents!

When you order from me throughout November, you;ll receive a free gift kit from me!   

Your first free Birthday Bonanza gift is  a ready-to-assemble Owl Card Kit from me for every $35 worth of SU products you order before tax and shipping!  All you'll need is adhesive and you're ready to create.   Your Owl Card Kit(s) may be in other colors, but they're all color coordinated and are truly a "Hoot" when they're all assembled. 

**Glitz-glam-shaZaam!**  Your second free Birthday Bonanza gift is brand new container of Stampin' Up!'s beautiful glitter!  You will receive either Silver Stampin' Glitter or Gold Stampin' Glitter!    You will receive your free glitz in December, as I will order your collective Glitz-glam-shaZaam at the end of my birthday bonanza promotion.

About those Owl Cards:  These have been so popular at my recent events that my own samples are practically paper-squinting from all of the owl paparazzi's camera flashes.  That's basically the story of when my Owl Card Kit for the Birthday Bonanza was born hatched!   The kits are already prepared, and will be sent to your shipping address upon my receipt of Stampin' Up!'s order verification that I receive when an online order is submitted.  They're ready to Hoot!

From Millan.Net    Psssssssssssssst!  Remember to take advantage of my Customer Rewards Program as well!  Oh yes ... that definitely applies with your November Birthday Bonanza orders as well! 

There you have it!   Enjoy your 'birthday presents'!    
Inky {{{huggss}}},


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A Little Sumthin' Sumthin!

Hey Stampy Friends!

Today I'm sharing a Little Sumthin` Sumthin` with you! It's a terrific kit from Stampin' Up! that I think you'll really enjoy ... especially when you're in need of a quick & cute gift presentation!  It's simply called “A Little Sumthin` Sumthin' Gift Box Kit”.   These quick & cute little pillow boxes can hold fun little gifts &/or treasures inside, including a gift card, sweet treats, precious notes, girly glam goodies, and more.  I'm sure you've probably thought of a couple of things already!
Check out the possibilities!
simply created gift box 1
simply created gift box 3
simply creatied gift box 2


  • A Little Sumthin Sumthin' Gift Box Kit
  • Sumthin` Sumthin` Stamp Set
  • Pool Party Classic Ink
  • Sticky Strip
  • Fast Fuse adhesive
  • Stampin Dimensionals
Super easy and oh so cute!  Think of these for party favors at your next dinner party, or just a fun little co worker giftie, a neighbor thank you gift or even something special for your postal carrier! The sky is the limit with these cute little boxes and they only take a few minutes to assemble.

I certainly appreciate your visit today!  You're welcome to shop my online store for everything listed above, or other equally delightful kits, and more!

I'm here whenever you need me!

Inky {{{hugs}}}, y'all!

Red Hot Box!

How long has it been since you created something with a "window"?   Well, this little gifty came about via a challenge to create a window card using any SU punch or punches.

So that's what I did ...
... except I jumped from 'card' to 'box', as you can see.   ;)

Punches, punches ... which or how many punches?  Let's see:  1 3/8” Circle Punch on the inside, plus my 1 3/4” Scallop Circle Punch for the blossom top.   Finally, I had to toss in my frequent go-to Bitty Banners Framelits & Itty Bitty Banners stamp set for the sentiment .. ... of course!

I have a long-lived love affair with flowers, plus all things growing green.  Sometimes it insists on coming out when I'm papercrafting, as shown in this project.  My blossom is merely layers of scallop punched paper from the Polka Dot Parade designer papers, made with the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch and held together with a cute little 1/8" Mini Brad.  And before I forget it .. you'll need SU's fabulously clear Window Sheets for the 'window'.

If you would like to create this little giftable box at your stampin' table, just follow this tutorial by Brenda Quintana, shared at Splitcoaststampers

I hope you've found a bit of stampin' inspiration here today!  Thanks for visiting, and for sharing your thoughts as well.