Creativity Abounds Blog Hop - November 2022 - Gift Packaging

Time for another Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can inspire you to make creations of your own. You may be starting here or you may have come from someone else's blog - either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed - so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin' Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin' Up!® teams. 

Here's our amazing Creativity Abounds Design Team! 

This month we're featuring Gift Packaging.  I've used the Stampin' Up! Santa Express Suite and created a Pop Up Gift Bag Card using a template from Rachel Tessman.  I love how this card turned out and I know it's going to be a fun way to give Gift Cards.  Wouldn't you love to receive this!

Instructions (Check out my Video Tutorial for tips and tricks)

  1. Cut Mint Macaron cardstock 5 1/2" x 9" and score at 3 1/4" and 7 1/2".  Fold on scorelines and burnish with Bone Folder.
  2. Cut Poppy Parade cardstock 3 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  3. Cut Designer Series Paper 3" x 5 1/4"
  4. Adhere Designer Series Paper to Poppy Parade cardstock
  5. Adhere to the front left flap
  6. Cut 2 pieces of Poppy Parade cardstock 1 3/8" x 5 3/8"
  7. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 1 1/4" x 5 1/4"
  8. Adhere Designer Series Paper to Poppy Parade cardstock
  9. Adhere to the front right flap - front and back sides
  10. Cut Basic White cardstock 3" x 5 1/4"
  11. Stamp sentiment using Poppy Parade ink
  12. Adhere to inside of card aligned with right score line
  13. Cut Designer Series Paper 1/2" x 5 1/4"
  14. Adhere to the left edge of the card base
  15. Cut Vellum Cardstock 4" x 10 1/2"
  16. Score on the side at 1/2", 1", 5", 5 1/2", 6" and 10"
  17. Turn and score along long edge at 1/2" on one side and 1" on the other side
  18. Cut the notches from the vellum as shown in the image below
  19. Fold the bag together and poke holes just below 1" score line on both sides  at 1" and 3"
  20. Cut 2 pieces of Twine 4" long
  21. Put twine through holes and adhere using Tear & Tape Adhesive on both sides
  22. Secure with Tear and Tape Adhesive
  23. Fold the 1" flap down over the twine.
  24. Add Tear and Tape adhesive to the 2 bottom flaps
  25. Adhere side together using Tear & Tape Adhesive
  26. Adhere the Gift Bag to the card base with middle on each side of left score line.
  27. Cut Poppy Parade cardstock 1 1/4" x 11"
  28. Adhere Designer Series Paper 1" x 11"
  29. Adhere to Poppy Parade cardstock 
  30. Fold around the card base and adhere together with the seam in the front.  Do not fold too tightly.
  31. Cut out Santa Train from Designer Series Paper 
  32. Adhere to the Belly Band
  33. Stamp puffs of smoke on Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  34. Colour using Smoky Slate Marker or Blends
  35. Cut out and adhere to card base.
Template for Gift Bag

Download Tutorial PDF

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel

Now it's time to be inspired by all of the Projects in our Blog Hop!

I hope we have inspired you!

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You can also purchase this tutorial with 13 "Gift Packaging" Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store

Here's my gift card holder card that is included in the tutorial.  

Creativity Abounds - November 2022 Gift Packaging

Creativity Abounds - November 2022 Gift Packaging


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Monthly Card Club

I'm excited to be offering a Monthly Card Club either In Person or by mail.  Each month I will select a stamp set or bundle to feature.  You will make 3 cards with envelopes and receive 1/2 package of Designer Series Paper, package of Embellishments and a roll of ribbon.  Cost is $45 In Person (or local pick up) and $50 mailed.

You can join my club monthly.  If you join for 6 consecutive months and get a swag bag valued at $25 from me as a gift.

The In Person classes will be held on the last Sunday of each month from 10am to 12noon or 1-3pm.  Space will be limited to 3 people per class and masks will be mandatory (as well as any other requirements announced by the Provincial Health Officer).

Registration is now open for the December Club featuring Sun Prints.  Registration closes December 11th

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Your Creativity Awaits

The December Kit features Bottled Happiness from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “YOUR CREATIVITY AWAITS”!  

With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $60 per month shipped directly to you or $56 local pick up.

After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose! 

Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have.  

  • Featured stamp set - Bottled Happiness
  • 8 Cards (2 each of 4 different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)
  • Shipped: $60 monthly
  • Porch Pick-up: $56 monthly 
  • Add on the coordinating punch - $41 extra

Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines

  • The upcoming kit information including supplies needed will be announced by the 15th of the previous month
  • Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month
  • Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)
  • Available to Canadian Residents Only

The December kit features the Stampin' Up!® Bottled Happiness.  

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