Tag a Bag Gift Bags and Accessory Kit


Today I want to show you a fun way to package treats using the Stampin' Up! Tag A Bag Gift Bags and Accessory Kit.  I made these darling goodie bags for our Creative Escape event back in June.  I baked chocolate chip cookies in bars to save time, cut them up and put them in plastic bags then into the great kraft bags with chevron print.  Decorating them was a snap using the Accessory Kit.  It comes with lots of different tags, mini clothespins, self-adhesive strips, and dimensionals.  AND there is exclusive colored Baker's Twine in three colors not found anywhere else – Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango.

Here's a close-up:
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I used the Really Good Greetings stamp set to stamp the tags.  It was the perfect sentiment for the ladies who attended our weekend creative retreat!

There's a second kit that's highlighted on pgs. 158 and 159 of the Annual Catalog called Tag a Bag Gift Boxes.  They coordinate with the Tag a Bag Accessory kit, too, and come 8 boxes with acetate sleeves.  At a recent team get together, some of our amazingly talented ladies put on a display of these adorable gift ideas.  So clever!





Item No. 130330 Really Good Greetings wood $18.95 OR
Item No. 130333 Really Good Greetings clear $14.95
Item No. 131370 Tag a Bag Gift Bags (10) $3.95
Item No. 130153 Tag a Bag Accessory Kit $7.95 OR
Item No. 131371 Tag a Bag Bundle – bags and accessories in a bundle for 15% off!  $9.95
Item No. 130927 Tag a Bag Gift Boxes $6.95 OR
Item No. 131372 Tag a Box Bundle – boxes and accessories in a bundle for 15% off!  $12.50
OR get them all FREE!  Here's how:

pick a kitHURRY TO GET YOURS FREE!  You have until August 31st to join Stampin' Up! and get your pick of a free project kit!  Choose the ones above or the new kits in the Holiday Catalog – it's your choice!  Click on this link to view a full flyer on what's available:  Pick a Free Project Kit!

I'd love for you to consider joining my growing team – From the Heart Stampers.  Check out more info HERE, or email me to find out how.

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Birthday Pop-Up

I love how quick and easy this card was, and I got to use some of the pieces left over from my Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit, too!

  • Color scheme is Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral and Pool Party.
  • Background designer paper is from the Sent With Love collection, available only in April!
  • Calypso Coral polka dot designer paper is from Tea For Two collection.
  • Happy Birthday sentiment is one I use often – from Best Dad Ever stamp set.
  • I dusted off my Top Note Die; haven't used it in a while, but it looks as good as ever!
  • Now for the Pop-Up Posies part – I used the Crumb Cake "tag", the Very Vanilla fabric covered brad and several layers of the Calypso Coral precut paper flower pieces.  There are so many uses for this great little kit!  You even receive a cute stamp that says "just for you" along with your posies kit.

Item No. 131395 Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit $12.95
Item No. 129311 Tea for Two Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 113463 Top Note Bigz Die $21.95
Item No. 120399 Best Dad Ever wood $18.95 OR
Item No. 120681 Best Dad Ever clear $14.95

Order all your Stampin' Up! products at my Online Store HERE, and also receive my Online Customer Perks.

Item No. 131395 Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit $12.95

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Bunny Treat Holder

Today I'm sharing this darling Easter bunny treat holder made by my downline Michele Julian.  I just love the detail in its face – sponging all of the pieces really made a huge difference!  Since I didn't make this project, I'm not able to give you all of the dimensions and instructions, but all of the pieces are cut with Stampin' Up! punches and Big Shot dies.  What I can tell you is that she used the Scallop Envelope Bigz die as the box base.  So cute!  And there's still time to make a few for Easter this Sunday.


50% off all Stampin' Up! fabrics this week only!  Click HERE for all the details.

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Darling Bunny Easter Basket

Everyone's loving this precious bunny designed by Carrie Cudney from the home office of Stampin' Up!  Thought I'd give you Carrie's supply list so you can get busy making your own!

More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper
Naturals Ivory Card stock
Distressed Dots Background Stamp
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
Body: Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (the fourth from the smallest)
Hands: Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (smallest oval cut in half)
Feet: Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (smallest oval cut in half)
Ears: Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (smallest oval) and Large Oval Punch
Nose: Small Heart Punch (trim off the top edge of the heart)
Eyes:  Owl Punch
Whiskers: Pool Party Baker's Twine
Egg: Small Oval Punch, Owl Punch (heart), Bitty Banners Framelits Die (banner)
Basket: Petite Purse Bigz L Die

Purchase all your supplies for this cute project at my Online Store HERE and earn Kriss's Online Customer Perks, too.

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Sale-A-Bration is just around the corner!

It's almost that time of year again!  Sale-A-Bration is the biggest event of the Stampin' Up! year, and it begins January 22nd!  With each and every $50 you spend, you will be able to choose from 19 free products, 12 of which will only be offered during this limited time sale. 

I made the Post-It Note holders above for my downline so that they could show off not one but four different Sale-A-Bration exclusive products all at once!  The Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper is one of my favorites.  There is also a coordinating Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack in Tangerine Tango, Pool Party and Island Indigo.  And the "For You" tag comes from Pretty Petites stamp set.

Here's a close-up!  Don't you just love the colors!

And here's the other.  Which one do you like best?  Leave me a comment and let me know!

And here's what the inside looks like.  I typed up a little note and placed it on top of the Post-It Notes to welcome my downline to a special stamping event.  We stamped 20 card samples using all of the new Sale-A-Bration products, so stay tuned as I show you some of them.

FREE PRIZE ALERT! – Would you like to own one of these cute Post-It Note holders?  The first three people to place an online order as soon as Sale-A-Bration begins on January 22nd will receive one of these as my gift!  Just click HERE to go to the Online Store on Tuesday, January 22nd, to place your order.  Start your wish list now so you're ready to go!  The Sale-A-Bration product offerings will be online for you to choose from; I'll also post the new brochure to my website just as soon as I'm able.  Of course, you'll also receive Kriss's Online Customer Perks as well!  Click HERE to read more about this terrific rewards program!

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Holiday Catalog Cover Ornament Available as a Kit

The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog was such a hit that we are making it available to you — just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you’ve made yourself!

All you need (in addition to the kit) is a glue gun, adhesive glue stick, and scissors.

Makes 10 heirloom ornaments.

Kit includes: Die-Cut Cardstock Elements; Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon; Natural Linen Thread; Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons; Large Pearl Basic Jewels.

Order now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting—or for your family tree!

Available while supplies last Ornamental Elegance Kit 132832 for $14.95 – makes 10 ornaments.

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Christmas Tag Duo

Day #3 of the Online Extravaganza – have you ordered your favorites yet?  Click HERE to see what's on sale!

The Two Tags Bigz Die is one of my favorites – it's so versatile!  Here I've used both tags on the die to create two simple Christmas Tags.

  • This first tag opens to reveal a place for you to write a note.
  • I've used Cherry Cobbler ink with the Make a Mitten stamp set for the images at the top.
  • Merry Christmas sentiment is from Chock-Full of Cheer stamp set
  • Linen Thread adds some charm to the tag, and Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon ties the top – use it to hang on your tree!

  • I've made a pretty accent for this tag by punching Candlelight Christmas designer paper with the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, then scrunching them together and using a brad to secure the middle
  • "To" and "From" is stamped from Chock-Full of Cheer in Early Espresso ink.

Item No. 115942 Two Tags Bigz Die $21.95
Item No. 113476 Standard Premium Crease Pad $8.95
Item No. 119854 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch
Item No. 127940 Make a Mitten wood $24.95 OR
Item No. 127943 Make a Mitten clear $17.95
Item No. 126715 Chock-Full of Cheer wood $21.95 OR
Item No. 126717 Chock-Full of Cheer clear $16.95
Item No. 126901 Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper $12.95
Item No. 104199 Linen Thread $4.50
Item No. 120999 Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon $6.95

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Spooky Witch’s Hat

When the directions came out at Splitcoast for this cute project, I knew I just had to dig in and make it.  After going to several different stores, I finally found the styrofoam cone I needed for the top of the hat.  All tolled, it only took me about 4 hrs. to make – good grief!  But it was such a fun project, it was worth it.

  • I traced a 9" plate to make the bottom of the hat.  Both the bottom and top papers come from Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Paper.
  • I wrapped the designer paper around the styrofoam cone and adhered it to itself with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  In fact, all the adhering was done with this terrific glue and it held beautifully.
  • I punched various circles from Rich Razzleberry and Lucky Limeade card stocks to add to the top of the hat.
  • The Lucky Limeade card stock ruffle was created using 3 strips of 2" x 10" card stock and scoring every 1/2" with the Simply Scored Tool.  I used Sticky Strip all along the edge then poured on Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

Here's a close-up of the front of the hat.

  • The witch is stamped in VersaMark Black Ink from the Googly Ghouls stamp set then I added a couple of touches with markers.  Oh my gosh – I just realized I didn't put her googly eyes on!  And she's no longer at my home to take another picture!  Well, you can just imagine how cute she would be with our new Googlies!
  • I popped the witch into a Flourish Designer Frame to look a bit like the buckle on the hat.
  • Stampin' Up! has a beautiful choice of ribbons, and I was able to pick up each color in the hat – Lucky LImeade Ruffled Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon.

And here's a picture with the hat tipped a bit so you can see how I finished off the top.  I just worked the designer paper into a little sideways bend for an authentic witch's hat look.  It made it so much easier than trying to finish off the top perfectly.

Item No. 126906 Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 128060 Googly Ghouls wood $16.95 OR
Item No. 128063 Googly Ghouls clear $12.95
Item No. 127835 Silver Flourish Designer Frames $5.95
Item No. 110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue $3.95 – a MUST!
Item No. 104294 Sticky Strip $6.95
Item No. 102023 Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter $4.50
Item No. 122977 Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled RIbbon $9.95
Item No. 119253 Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Item No. 126976 Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
Item No. 127837 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon $7.95

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Halloween Stampin’ Party

Our September team meeting featured a fantastic display table full of lots and lots of projects for Halloween.  Here are just a few pictures I took of the beautiful creations!


All the wonderful Halloween products can be found in our Holiday Catalog – click on the picture in the right-hand column to view, and order your favorites today! 

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“Scentsational” Gift Card

Today I'd like to share a cute project I received at Convention from my upline.  It's a Starbucks gift card, but presented Stampin' Up! style!  The Scentsational Season stamp set is perfect for the beverage theme.  Although I can't tell you exactly how this darling project is made, I can give you some tips for you to create your own.

  • The gift card measures 3-3/4" x 3-1/8" when closed; open it measures 3-3/4" x 9".
  • I love the coordination of the Scentsational Seasons stamp set and Holiday Collection Framelits Dies. All of the images in the stamp set can be cut out in a snap using the matching framelits.  Purchase both in a bundle and save!
  • The "for you" sentiment comes from Just Believe stamp set and is accented with a red brad from the Brights Brads.
  • The tiny cup inside comes from Itty Bitty Bits stamp set.


Item No. 121025 Scentsational Season wood $18.95 OR
Item No. 121190 Scentsational Season clear $14.95
Item No. 127814 Holiday Colleciton Framelits Dies $24.95
OR purchase both in a bundle and save!
Item No. 129945 Scentsational Season Bundle wood $36.95 OR
Item No. 129946 Scentsational Season Bundle clear $32.95
Item No. 116948 Just Believe wood $33.95 OR
Item No. 120453 Just Believe clear $25.95
Item No. 117056 Itty Bitty Bits wood $11.95 OR
Item No. 120060 Itty Bitty Bits clear $8.95
Item No. 119740 3/16" Bright Brads $6.95

LET'S PLAY A GAME!  I'm still looking for the heart stamp she used on the front of the cup.  If you can find which stamp set she used for that image, leave me a comment to this post and I'll send you 5 hand-stamped cards for playing along!  If more than one person answers correctly, I'll choose a person randomly to receive the prize!  (This is just for customers – no demos, please!)

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