Birthday Bonanza Shaker Gift Tag

Welcome to Day 1 of my 7 Projects In 7 Days! For my first project, I created this precious Gift Tag using the Birthday Bonanza Suite (Item #153929) from Stampin’ Up’s new Mini Catalog and the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Pack (Item #152314) from the Sale-a-bration Catalog.

*Disclosure* If I had to do this project over, I would add the sequins to the Shaker Part of the project and save the Pom-Poms for the Koala’s Birthday Hat.

I started with die cutting four of the tags. One from Grapefruit Grove Cardstock, one from Terracotta Tile Cardstock, one from the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper and one out of Window Sheets. On the back panel (Grapefruit Grove) I stamped the “To” and “From” Sentiments in Terracotta Tile Ink. I attached the DSP to the Grapefruit Grove tag. I trimmed Foam Tape around the edges of the DSP. Using the Rectangular Stitched Dies, I die cut the rectangle on the Terracotta Tile Tag. I put a few of the Assorted Pompoms to the center, removed the paper on the Foam Tape and placed the Window Sheet Tag over the foam tape. I adhered the Terracotta Tile Tag to the front of the Window Sheet Tag using Multipurpose Glue. I stamped my friend, Mr. Kota Koala in Smokey Slate ink using the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set, his eyes, nose and mouth using Momento Black Ink and used the Bonanza Dies to die cut him out. I stamped his birthday hat in Grapefruit Grove Ink and again used the Bonanza Die Set to die cut the birthday hat. I ran a fair amount of the Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon through the holes provided with the Tag Die and tied a knot at the base. I used a small amount of the Metallic Baker’s Twine and tied a bow at the base. I attached the sequins to the top of the hat using glue dots. I popped Kota the Koala up using Stampin’ Diminsionals and also popped up his hat. Isn’t he precious?! I love Koala Bears!!

Now, as I’m putting this shaker together, I’m thinking, “Oh yeah! This is going to work!” My hopes quickly turned to “Doh!” Where it is super cute, the Assorted Pompoms really are just slightly too big and do not shake real well inside in the tag but we live and learn! It was most definitely worth a shot!

Reminder that the Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins Combo Pack are a FREE gift during Sale-a-bration with a $50.00 purchase now through March 31st or while supplies last! To get these and all of the other supplies you may need to complete this project, please visit my website at:

I hope y’all enjoyed this tutorial and will join me tomorrow for Day 2!!

Thank you!! Ya’ll have a blessed day and Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

Parisian Blossoms

What can I say? Of all of the new products Parisian Blossoms (Item #153934) is my favorite of the new Suites available in the 2020 Mini Catalog! I adore it so much that I keep calling it “Parisian Dreams” even though I know that’s not correct! I couldn’t wait to get this beautiful Suite in my hands and start playing with it right away! Through some of my brainstorming, I came up with a brilliant idea to use some of the Rose Gold Shimmer Paint from the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley (Item #150059) and the results were stunning!

To make the box I used a sheet of 8 1/2″×11″ Petal Pink Cardstock (Item #146985) and scored on the 11″ side at 1 1/2″, 5 1/4″, 6 3/4″ and 10 1/2″.

Rotate your cardstock to the 8 1/2″ side and score at 1/2″ on each end and remove small sections of 1/2″ section using Paper Snips. (Item # 103579) Cut up to score lines and trim small flaps.

Angle cut 1/2″ sides and large flaps.

Add Tear And Tape (Item # 138995) to 4 small flaps

Use 1″ Circle Punch (Item #119868) to create a punch mark where the box opens.

Trim a sheet of Whisper White Cardstock (Item #100730) down to 5 1/4″x3 1/2″. Emboss it using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.

Placing your embossed Cardstock on your Silicone Craft Sheet (Item #127853) and your Sponge Daubers (Item #133773) apply your Rose Gold Shimmer Paint from your Everything Is Rosy Product Medley and set aside to dry.

Cut your 8 1/2″×11″ Pool Party Cardstock (Item # 122924) down to 2 1/2″×4 3/4″ and your Champagne Foil down to 2 3/4″×4 3/4″. Using your Parisian Beauty Stamp Set stamp the long letters sentiment down the 2 1/2″×4 3/4″ Pool Party Cardstock using your Pool Party Classic Ink Pad (Item #147107). Adhere the Champagne Foil and Pool Party Cardstock together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. (Item #110755) I used the Parisian dies to die cut the Eiffel Tower out of the Champagne Foil and used my Take Your Pick Tool with the Die Brush Attachment to remove the pieces. I also used the Parisian Dies to die cut the “Amour” title for the box. Before doing final assembly, I adhered the Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon using Mini Glue Dots and tied a bow. I adhered everything to the box using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and attached a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels for the finishing touch.

I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and will join me again soon!

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Thank you again – Have a blessed night!

My First Blog Post

A Moment To Introduce Myself

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

Hello, my name is Lori McBride and recently I became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. To tell you a little bit about myself, I’ve been a paper crafter for nearly 15 years and was a Stampin’ Up! Customer for nearly 5 years. I became a Demonstrator in August as a hobbyist but am interested in growing and turning my hobby into a business. I’m happily married to my husband, Rusty, for 13 years and we have three grown children. We have four fur babies. Two dogs and two cats and they are my Craft Companions. Pickle (dog – age 13 years), Tuna (cat – age 4 years), Bitty (cat – age 1 year) and our newest addition, Willa (dog – age 10 months). My degree was in dental but (as life often does) has thrown a few curve balls and so my current occupation (aside from Stampin’ Up Demonstrator) is a Farmhand working on a local farm that does field trips for children throughout the year and sells a variety of pumpkins in the fall and Christmas trees. I volunteer quite a bit of time with my son’s Autism group amongst many other causes that are dear and true to my heart.

I hope that you will enjoy all of the projects that I plan on sharing with you, that they’ll inspire you and to help you grow as a crafter! Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Happy Stampin’ Everyone!