Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Gift Packaging Featuring the Snow Place Penguin from Stampin' Up!

Hey, folks!

Here today to share a gift packaging project featuring an adorable penguin from the upcoming holiday catalogue...

That sweet penguin just makes me smile. :o)  I love making gift packaging projects and have been spending a lot of my crafting time on them lately.  They're so much fun to put together!  And they give me an excuse to use more ribbon and trim. :D

Here's a closer look at the tag I made...

The penguin, little bow tie and candy cane are all from Snow Place [I love the retro look of these illustrations!]:

Snow Place Photopolymer Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! [available Sept. 1st]

The coordinating dies will make holiday crafting that much easier [and you get so many dies in the set, too!]:

Snow Friends Framelits Dies from Stampin' Up! [available Sept. 1st]

The stamps and dies will be available separately, but you'll also be able to get them together in a bundle for 15% savings!  There are actually a lot of bundles in the holiday catalogue, so you can get your hands on some fun supplies at a discount.

I used the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder again, and I also brought out the new Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad [works great!].  Both will be available Sept. 1st.  The cute box is a Takeout Box.

Crafting Tips & Notes:
  • Since you don't have to worry about fitting this into an envelope, go nuts with the Dimensionals to make your tag extra fun!  I don't think I fully captured how much dimension the tag has -- the Lost Lagoon circle, snowy hill and penguin are all attached with Dimensionals.  The lower half of the penguin is attached to the snowy hill with one layer of Dimensionals, and the upper half of him is attached to the Lost Lagoon circle with two layers of Dimensionals -- so he really stands out! :D
  • To create the belly band around the box, I cut a 2-1/2" wide strip from a Real Red sheet out of the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.  That gave me a 2-1/2" x 12" strip of paper, which was not long enough to wrap all the way around the Takeout Box, so I cut a 3-1/2" piece to join the ends together and keep the bottom of the box lookin' nice:

Supplies I Used:
  1. Snow Place Photopolymer Stamp Set [available Sept. 1st]
  2. Snow Friends Framelits Dies [available Sept. 1st]
  3. Circles Collection Framelits Dies
  4. Curvy Corner Trio Punch used to punch ribbon slide for Lost Lagoon ribbon on tag [available Sept. 1st]
  5. Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad [available Sept. 1st]
  6. Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pad
  7. Real Red Classic Stampin' Spot from Filled With Love Kit [full-size ink pad is here]
  8. Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker [also in Regals set and Many Marvelous Markers]
  9. Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
  10. Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
  11. Lost Lagoon 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
  12. Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
  13. Takeout Boxes
  14. Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder [available Sept. 1st]
  15. Lost Lagoon 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon
  16. Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine from Tag A Bag Accessory Kit
  17. Gold Sequin Trim
  18. Paper Snips
  19. Stampin' Dimensionals and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  20. Grid Paper

Hope you got a smile here today, and thanks for stopping by! :o)