Beautifully Penned Treat Bag

These adorable treat bags were so quick to create. I used the Sale-a-bration Freebie – Beautifully Penned DSP to make the base and the decoration for the tag. I’ve got dimensions listed below and you can check out my video below for even more details.

To make this bag you will need a piece of 6″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper – for your first make it’s probably easier to use a pattern that has no specific direction!

You will need to score the DSP as follows:

  • Score at 1 3/8″
  • Turn paper clockwise
  • Score at 1 3/8″ (only to the score line)
  • Score at 2 3/4″
  • Score at 4 1/8″ (only to the score line)
  • Score at 5 1/2″

As you can see below the bag will be quite small – just big enough for 2 Halloween sized chocolate bars. Perfect as a table favour, small thank you to give someone, or school treats for holidays.

The label just has a small flower fussy cut from the Beautifully Penned DSP as decoration and a simple sentiment.

For a quick how to and some other tips watch my video – don’t forget to subscribe to my channel while you are there.

Here is the full shopping list – remember you earn the Beautifully Penned DSP for FREE with a $60 order. Or if you want to get Stampin’ Up!’s BEST deal check out the Starter Kit. https://stampinwithleah.ca/benefits-of-joining-the-ink-pad-pals-team/

You can actually get a FREE bundle from now until September 30th!!

Product List
Simply Scored
$41.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

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In Your Words Sympathy card

Many of you are aware that during Aug & September 2021 Stampin’ Up! is holding a second Sale-a-bration, which allows you to earn FREE DSP, stamp sets, and dies with every $60cdn purchase – but did you know that you can also earn a FREE host stamp set? For every party/order over $375 you can get the ‘In Your Words’ stamp set for FREE! You can contact me directly to plan a virtual party anywhere in Canada! or place your order here: http://bit.ly/shopwithleahdixon. This month’s host code is: Y2Y97KPT

I love the variety of sentiments in this stamp set. Unfortunately I have needed too many sympathy cards this summer – however this stamp set has helped put words on a card when I just can’t find the right ones to say.

The card base is a piece of Basic Black cardstock ( 11″ x 4-1/4″, scored at 5-1/2″) with a white insert so you can write in the card.

The front was created by sponging Misty Moonlight Ink onto a Mint Macaron piece of cardstock (4″ X 5-1/4″). Then I used a water painter to spray Night of Navy Ink onto the background. Once this was dry I used a wet paintbrush to pick up some White Pigment Ink and spray it across the card front.

Let the white ink dry as well. Then I stamped my sentiment using Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I added a tree, die cut from Basic Black cardstock (with adhesive sheet on the back) using the Majestic Mountain dies. I applied the tree to the cardstock, tied a piece of Black twine around twice and made a bow. Finally I used Tear and Tape to adhere the whole piece to the Basic Black card base. Embellish with Rhinestones as you wish.

To save some time (and a bunch of clean up) you can actually prepare a whole sheet of Mint Macaron cardstock with the blending and spraying. Then cut it into 4 pieces once it is dry.

Product List
Versamark Pad
$13.00

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In Your Words Harvest Meadow Card

It may still be summer – but my favourite season- Autumn is coming! Pool Party and Calypso Coral are the perfect colours to ease the transition from summer fun to cool autumn days. This card was created using a card sketch from Global Design Project (#GDP306).

A few of the details that make this card pop are the masking in the background using a Paper Lattice piece, the embossing and fussy cutting of the main word and the glimmer from both the Flirty Flamingo metallic ribbon as well as the Pale Papaya In Colour Jewels. To see all the tricks to making this card check out my video below. Dont’ forget to subscribe to my channel while you are there.

Product List
Versamark Pad
$13.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

For orders under $200 use the host code: Y2Y97KPT.

Orders over $200 qualify for Stampin’ Rewards and an order over $375 earns you this In Your Words (156619) host set for FREE, in addition to your Stampin’ Rewards and Sale-a-bration rewards.

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Peaceful Prints Noel

Today I created a card using the bold Playful Alphabet Dies and the gorgeous Peaceful Prints DSP. This is the perfect combo since the purchase of the Alphabet Dies, Black and White Gingham Ribbon, and Matte Black Dots earns you the DSP for FREE right now!

I also love a good no stamping card once in a while. These are perfect to put together in front of the TV – I don’t need to worry about dropping an ink pad.

To put this card together, I cut a piece of 4″ X 5-1/4″ DSP, then I cut it at the 2-1/4″ mark. I flipped the top half over and glued both DSP pieces to a Real Red card base (8-1/2″ X 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″). Then I die cut the letters NOEL in a piece of 1-3/4″ X 3-3/4″ Basic White cardstock. I tied a ribbon around the bottom of the white outline piece and attached it to the card front with Dimensionals. I finished off the card by embellishing with Matte Black Dots.

Quick and easy!

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Peaceful Prints Puppy Card

The FREE Sale-a-bration reward – Peaceful Prints DSP – is amazing! All of the patterns are beautiful and create such unique card designs. Here I have paired it up with the Sweet Little Stockings stamp set.

To add a bit of bling tot he card I used the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper to mat the circle and some Holiday Rhinestones as the holly berries.

You can earn your own Peaceful Prints DSP with any purchase over $60cdn or even better – buy the Sweet Stockings Suite (minus the felt) to earn the DSP and FREE entry into my upcoming Sweet Stockings Stamp Camp. See all the details and register by clicking the image below.

Deadline to RSVP is August 23, 2021
Use Host Code: 7V9CMY2T to be registered for the Stamp Camp

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Peaceful Prints DSP Gift Bag

For some of you it may be too early to think about Christmas – but I actually try to get the bulk of my Christmas cards made in the summer when I have time to enjoy the creative process. Then I can use the holidays to just spend time with friends and family. Right now I have even more reason to play with Christmas product – the 2nd part of Sale-a-bration 2021 is happening right now! Which means for every $60cdn purchase made at Stampin’ Up! right now you can earn FREE product.

This fabulous Peaceful Prints 12X12 DSP is just one of the great offerings.

I am usually a Designer Series Paper hoarder – but I am running out of room on my shelves, so time to start crafting with it. During my weekly FB live today I demonstrated how to create this sweet gift bag – perfect for holding some handmade cards or a fabulous little gift.

To create the bag you simply need 2 pieces of DSP (any size 6X6 – 12X12 will do) I used a 10X10 pieces.

Then I scored the top edges at 1-1/2″ and I scored the other 3 edges of each piece at 2″.

Next I cut out the two bottom squares on one of my pieces. and I cut the two bottom score lines on the other piece.

Glue the two pieces together at the bottom flap, and then fold up the box and glue the sides together.

For a better understanding of these instructions you can check out my video below.

To create the cute label on the bag I used the largest Seasonal Label Die, the Peaceful Deer stamp set for the sentiment and the Deer Punch and Peaceful Prints DSP for the images. You’ll have to watch my video to see the trick I used to punch out the reverse deer image. It’s brilliant!

Product List
Paper Trimmer
$34.00
Simply Scored
$41.00

I hope you love creating these bags in all different sizes as much as I do. They are quick, easy and sturdy.

Another great way to get your hands on the supplies for this project is to join my team (lots more info in the link below). You can actually get the Peaceful Deer bundle for FREE when you join before September 30th! Contact me for more info or click the image to sign up (must be 19+ and live in Canada). Below i will put a link to all the bundles that you can choose from during this promotion.

Bundles to Choose From

Please reach out if you have any questions, want to place and order or join my team πŸ™‚

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Penguin Playmates Birthday Card

Today I created a fun birthday card using the new Penguin Place bundle and some FREE Penguin Playmates DSP. You can earn your own DSP by purchasing $60cdn during Sale-a-bration. See the full supplies list below, or shop here: http://bit.ly/shopwithleahdixon

The card uses just a few pieces:

Fresh Freesia cardbase: 8.5″ X 5.5, scored at 8.25″

Penguin Playmates DSP: 2 pieces 1″ X 5.5″

Basic White cardstock: 2.25″ X 5.5″ and a scrap for the balloon if you want to pop it up

You can watch the video below for all the details – but here are the two tips I shared today.

Use blends to colour the Playing With Patterns Resin Dots so they coordinate with the Penguin Playmates DSP.
The small balloon in the retired Balloon Punch coordinates with the balloon in the Penguin Place stamp set.

I am also really happy with how the bow turned out. I rarely have such great success tying a bow on screen! You have to check it out.

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Be Dazzling Snowflakes

The FREE Be Dazzling Specialty Paper from the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Brochure adds a sparkle to any project! I used it today on this Sketch Challenge card inspired by Freshly Made Sketches.

The Be dazzling Specialty Paper is a bit thicker so you may want to run it through your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine a few times to ensure it cuts all the way through. Especially with more detailed dies like these.

Here is a full list of supplies I used to create this quick card. Don’t forget that for every $60cdn you spend before taxes and shipping, you earn a FREE sale-a-bration item! Time to start shopping πŸ™‚

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If you find your order is over $135 (before or after shipping and taxes) then you may want to consider grabbing a starter kit. It is $135 (FREE SHIPPING, no GST) to receive $165 in product, a FREE past Paper Pumpkin AND a FREE Bundle from the selection below.

Add one of these to your Starter Kit for FREE from Aug 3 – Sep 30, 2021!!!

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BE DAZZLING SWEET LITLLE STOCKINGS

The new July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Brochure are LIVE today! This card was created using the Sweet Little Stockings Bundle and some of the FREE Be Dazzling Specialty paper. If Sale-a-bration is new to you – basically for every $60cdn you purchase ( before shipping and taxes) you earn a FREE Sale-a-bration item from the brochure. There are also some fancier $120 purchase items.

The shine on this Specialty Paper is unreal! It is very retro – almost like a disco ball.

To see all the details of how I created this card, check out the video below. I have also included a full supplies list below.

Product List

Now until August 23rd I am also offering spots into my upcoming Sweet Stockings Stamp Camp. Basically you get access to an amazing 14 projects stamp camp for FREE with the purchase of the Sweet Stocking Suite (minus the felt) or any other purchase of equal value when you shop through this link using my host code: https://www.stampinup.ca?hostcode=7V9CMY2T

To see all the Stamp Camp details and to register click below.

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SU! CATALOGUE CASE

I needed some quick cards today for a group of people. So, I went to the Stampin’ Up! 2021-22 Annual Catalogue for inspiration.

This card uses a different stamp set and background, but the same layout and colours as the Forever Fern sample on p. 71.

Product List
Paper Trimmer
$34.00

Beginning Aug 3rd, 2021 you can even earn Sale-a-bration rewards for every $60CDN order you place.

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