Birthday

Party Animal Gift Bag

I love the new Party Animal Designer Series Paper (DSP). I made this gift bag using one 12 x 12 sheet.  “Open me Already” is from the Stampin’ Up! Balloon Adventures stamp set available beginning Jan 4, 2017.  Do you like the Whitsper White Mini Pompom Trim?  I think it looks adorable on this gift bag.  I love the little birthday hats on all the animals too!

Party Animal Birthday Gift Bag designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Here’s the directions to make the gift bag and another gift bag I made using the Candy Cane Lane DSP.

Candy Cane Lane Christmas Gift Bag designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

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At Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) this morning we discussed John 7.  Basically it talks about how God is in control of the world.  It’s very comforting to me, given the things going on in the world today.

This afternoon was my first time to be in my house alone without any construction workers or family members.  My pups and I were very happy to finally have some alone time after a couple of months of people here daily.  Tomorrow the construction guys are back to tidy up a few things on the list.  If you are wondering if I have any regrets about doing the construction, the answer is absolutely not.  We saved, planned and dreamed about it for over twenty years and we truly do love it!

Keegan started taking weekly voice lessons and is pretty fired up about it.  He’s trying out for a solo in his vocal jazz group.

Abby just got done with a big scholarship application.  She is trying to get most of her college paid for so she can afford to go to medical school or grad school to do Alzheimer’s research.  I can’t believe in six months she’ll be graduating from high school.

Steve installed a sound bar on our new TV in the sun room.  It’s amazing how handy he is.  He also washed the pups for me because I’m doing therapy dogs tomorrow.

I hope everything is going well for you during this Advent season.

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

Balloon Adventures Gift Card Holder

My favorite stamp set that I received to make display samples for the Kansas City Stampin’ Up! convention, was the Balloon Adventures stamp set.  I think everyone will want to buy this stamp set when it becomes available January 4, 2017.  What, you don’t want to wait that long?  Sign up with me as a “discount buyer” and you can purchase it starting December 1.  Email me at Beth@StampingMom.com and I’ll give you all the details.  This set also has a coordinating set of framelits called Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies.

Stampin Up Birthday Gift Card Holder made with the Balloon Adventures stamp set available starting Jan. 4, 2017. If you want to purchase it sooner, please contact me at Beth@StampingMom.com Please see card and gift samples at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Isn’t this adorable?!  I used the Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags sold on page 176 of the annual catalog.   The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is called Party Animal and is also available on Jan 4.  The card stock I used is Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango.  Do you see the cute little Pacific Point candles in the cake DSP coordinate perfectly with the row of candles I cut from a different piece of Party Animal DSP?  When I opened up my display stamping box from Stampin’ Up! and found the Party Animal DSP, Balloon Adventures stamp set and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets Dies, I felt like I hit the jack pot!

Stampin Up Balloon Adventures stamp set available starting Jan. 4, 2017. If you want to purchase it sooner, please contact me at Beth@StampingMom.com Please see card and gift samples at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

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Stampin Up Birthday Gift Card Holder made with the Balloon Adventures stamp set available starting Jan. 4, 2017. If you want to purchase it sooner, please contact me at Beth@StampingMom.com Please see card and gift samples at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebrating at our house with 22 family members on Thanksgiving Day and on Steve’s side on Friday.  On Friday I had more time to talk to people and play Euchre!  Hope your holiday was good as well.

I feel like the pressure of this fall is over since my construction is done, most things are put back, I’m not traveling as much and I’m feeling much better.  It’s time to start blogging again and enjoy my new Stamping Studio and Sun Room.  I actually took a nap in the sunshine in the Sun Room today and it was as wonderful as I had hoped it would be as we were planning it.

Stampin Up Birthday Gift Card Holder made with the Balloon Adventures stamp set available starting Jan. 4, 2017. If you want to purchase it sooner, please contact me at Beth@StampingMom.com Please see card and gift samples at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

We’ve enjoyed having Sean and Ryan home for a week and Ryan returns to college and Sean back to Seattle, WA both tomorrow.  The house will seem quiet again with just the two younger kids at home.

 

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

Double Pocket Treat Holder Directions

Stampin Up Double Pocket Treat Holder 8x8 made with Candy Cane Lane DSP, designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Double Pocket Treat Holders are quick and easy to make. Here’s a 6×6 treat holder made with Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I’ve made them in three sizes: 6×6, 8×8, and 12×12.  Choose the size you want to make.  My directions below will be for the 8×8.

Stampin Up Double Pocket Treat Holder 8x8 made with Candy Cane Lane DSP, designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Stampin Up Double Pocket Treat Holder 8x8 directions, designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

So far everything is the same for all three sizes.  Here’s where each size is scored differently.  Choose the size paper you started with and score accordingly.

Score 6×6 at 3″ and 5-1/2″

Score 8×8 at 3-3/4″ and 7-1/2″

Score 12×12 at 5-1/4″ and 11-1/2″

Stampin Up Double Pocket Treat Holder 8x8 made with Candy Cane Lane DSP, designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Fold the two sides toward the center.

Stampin Up Double Pocket Treat Holder 8x8 made with Candy Cane Lane DSP, designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

If you’re making the 6×6 treat holder, you’ll have snip off a little bit on each side, that hangs over when you fold on the score lines as shown above.

Stampin Up Double Pocket Treat Holder 8x8 made with Candy Cane Lane DSP, designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Add adhesive on the two places shown above and fold together making sure the pockets will lay flat.  Punch whatever size hole you want on the other two corners also shown above.  I used the 3/4″ punch for the 8×8 and 12×12.  I used the 1/2″ for the 6×6.  I punched the first hole where I thought it looked good, then I folded the two pieces together and punched the second hole by matching it up with the first one.

Stampin Up Double Pocket Treat Holder 8x8 made with Candy Cane Lane DSP, designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

For Step 6, fold together in the shape of a “W.”  Bring the two holes together at the top and add a ribbon.  Decorate as desired.

Stampin Up Double Pocket Treat Holder 8x8 made with Candy Cane Lane DSP, designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Stampin Up Double Pocket Treat Holder 6x6 made with Candy Cane Lane DSP, designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Stampin Up Double Pocket Treat Holder 6x6 made with Candy Cane Lane DSP, designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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It took me a couple days to get the directions ready in between several runs to Menard’s, Office Depot, cleaning and painting walls etc.  Tomorrow is supposed to be the last day of our construction, but we are moving furniture on Saturday, cleaning carpets and the tile grout next Monday and Wednesday.  We also are getting rid of Sean’s old desk, moving Steve’s desk down to Sean’s room, moving Steve’s office into my old stamping office (his original office) and moving my 13 years of Stampin’ Up! supplies into my new Stamping Studio.  My sister called tonight to see what her family should bring to Thanksgiving.  I told her I’ve ordered a ham and turkey and that’s as far as I’ve gotten.  I always make homemade pies and our other Thanksgiving favorites. Have you started planning your Thanksgiving?  Do you have a favorite kind of pie?  I like to make Pumpkin, Pecan, Apple and Coconut Cream. Two weeks left to get everything done.  It’s good to have a deadline.  🙂

Blessings,

Beth 🙂