Saturday, April 30, 2016

Final project using April's SOTM Rose Wonder & a Giveaway!

Hello Friends!

  How are you all doing? Can you believe we have come to the end of another month. April just flew right on by, dontcha think? How is your weekend so far? Ours is a little cool and rainy. I am so looking forward to summer! I live in a shore resort town, so things have started to pick up here. Seasonal businesses are now starting to open and people are coming down getting their homes ready for the summer. I have even smelled some delicious food aromas coming from the restaurant behind me on the bay! So Summer hurry up!!  :)

Okay so moving on,  today I am bringing you the final project using this month's stamp of the month, Rose Wonder and the Rose Garden thinlits. Rose wonder comes from the Occasions catalogue and can be found on my website HERE.  This stamp set is beautiful and I have been having so much fun creating with it! It also has matching thinlit dies too, and for today's project, I used several of the thinlits. You may find the thinlits HERE or if you're like me and like to have stamps with their matching dies, you can also do the bundles. You can find the Rose Wonder and the Rose Garden thinlits Dies Bundle ID#140804 HERE . So here is what I made for you. Cute little gift bags for any occasion!

 I have a few things coming up in which I needed a cute gift bag, Mother's day and a birthday. I decided to pull out Mint Macaron #138337, Whisper White #100730 and The In Color Designer Series Paper #138432 paper & cardstock and my basic black & mint macaron ink pads. So to make the gift bags, I used my Gift Bag punch board #135862. I created the bag by starting off with a piece of 5 1/2" by 11" cardstock and used my medium line. I just LOVE this punch board! I have made many gift bags of various sizes with this board and it has come in handy so many times for giving out little gifts, gift cards and candies. So as you can see, I created two gift bags. One was created using whisper white cardstock as the base and then using some mint macaron cardstock and a piece of "Love Blossoms Designer series paper #140548" for the panels. And just so you know, the Love Blossoms DSP and cardstock are retiring! If you have been wanting this, you should get it while it is still available. This gift bag is going to be for my mother's gift for Mother's day. The second gift bag was used with some mint macaron cardstock as the base and a piece of striped mint macaron & whisper white DSP and will be used to give a gift card for an upcoming birthday. 

 To embellish each gift bag, I stamped the little flower from the Rose Wonder Stamp set #140697 in mint macaron ink onto some mint macaron cardstock and DSP. I then took the coordinating die from the Rose Garden Thinlits #140619 and cut it out of whisper white. I stamped the same image on top of the die cut flower to give it a little bit of the mint color. Then I stamped the frame in basic black onto whisper white and took the coordinating die and cut it out. For my mother's gift bag, I stamped the sentiment, "What a beautiful blessing you are to me" in mint macaron ink and for the birthday gift bag, I stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment, also in mint macaron ink. Lastly, I die cut some of the leaf sprigs out of mint macaron cardstock. I took the leaf sprigs and adhered them to the bags first and then added the framed sentiment. Then I popped up the flower and added that to finish off the focal point for my embellished bags. Both sentiments are from the Rose Wonder stamp set and all coordinating dies are from the Rose Garden thinlits dies. To finish off the bags, I punched the holes at the top of the bags,  added some Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon for the handles and added some tissue paper inside.  I really hope you like them!

Tomorrow is also the last day for you to receive your FREE pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels ID#119246 ($5 value) with your order of the Rose Wonder Stamp Set ID#140697. It is also the last day for you to order the Rose Wonder Bundle (Stamps + Dies) ID#140804 and have a chance at winning a $15 credit toward your next purchase. If you order just the stamp set, you will be entered into the drawing once for the $15 credit and if you order the stamp/die bundle, you will be entered twice! Please be sure to get your orders in by May 1st, no later than 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time for this month's perks.  If you want to purchase May's stamp of the month early, you can view it here.
I will be giving away a gift bag kit to one person! You will receive the gift bag, the layers, and the frame so that you can create your own custom gift bag.  All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and let me know if you prefer the gift bag on the left in whisper white or the gift bag on the right in Mint Macaron and your email. I will announce the winner on Monday!

 So April's stamp set of the month is:
Rose Wonder ID #140697 $27.00
SOTM Coordinates:
Rose Garden Thinlits Dies ID#140619 $31.00
Or Bundle and save 15%
Rose Wonder Bundle (Stamps + Dies) ID#140804 $49.25

Make sure when you order that you do NOT select the "No Contact" option.
If you do, I will not be able to see your information to send your free gift. 

 Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!  Rose Garden Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!

   To purchase any of the items you see here today, you can head over to my website HERE .  

Use Hostess Code (3ABKYN2X)
If order total comes to $150+, do not use the Hostess code as you will be giving up your hostess benefits to possibly win more hostess benefits.  
 *** Please take note: If you select the "No Contact" option, I will not have a way to contact you if need be or to send you little gifts, as I will not have access to your name or mailing address. 

Also please remember that our Paper Pumpkin Kits are so much fun and come straight to your door around the 15th of the month! A box full of goodies, aka Happy Mail! To learn more about Paper Pumpkin or to sign up, you can go HERE .

Thank you for stopping by today! 
Come back soon to see more ways to use our stamp of the month!  

Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~


  1. You've done a beautiful job showcasing these stamps and dies. You also painted such a great picture of your little neighborhood that I can almost smell the yummy restaurant from here. I agree that April flew by. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

  2. How lovely of you to share one of your beautiful gift bags with a lucky winner. I adore them both, so it is hard to choose...but I would love to win the bag on the left in white with the florals. One of my friends would love to find a gift from me inside it!! Thanks so much for the chance to win. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. They're both pretty, Jo! I like the one on the left a bit better with that lovely floral design!

  4. Hello, Jo! Your town sounds like some of the tourist towns around here and they are always bustling in the summer months. Your gift bags are beautiful! I actually love both of them but I think I like the Mint Macaron one on the right the best. Thank you for such a sweet giveaway! Enjoy your day!

  5. Both of your bags are absolutely stunning, Jo!! I love the details you've added!! You showcase the products perfectly!! I love them both so it's hard to choose, but if I had to, I'd pick the pretty white one!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. THese bags are amazing! I love the one on the left.

  7. Great project!
    Both are awesome, I would like to get the left one.
    Thanks and hugs,

  8. your gift bags are both beautiful. SU always has lovely papers and products. My fave is the one pn theleft. Have a great day.

  9. Beautiful gift bags, Jo! What a lovely set! :o)


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