Facebook Live: Starbucks Via gift packaging

Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe, Coffee Cafe, Coffee Cups framelits - gift packaging for Starbucks Via coffee packets - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey! In this week’s Facebook Live video, I made this fun little decorated bag for giving Starbucks Via packets. Check out the video below to see how I made it.

Most things I used in my project can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store now, and the Brusho will be available January 3. If you can’t wait until then, click the blue button below to join my team, and you can get the Brusho in your Starter Kit! Make sure to use the December Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

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Product List

Merry Café Photopolymer Stamp Set


Coffee Café Photopolymer Bundle


Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad


Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad


Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad


Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad


Cherry Cobbler Dark Stampin' Blends Marker


Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper


Big Shot


Big Shot Magnetic Platform


Tag Topper Scalloped Punch


Brusho Crystal Colour


Aqua Painters


2" X 8" (5.1 X 20.3 Cm) Cellophane Bags


Paper Snips Scissors


Mini Ornaments


Lemon Lime Twist 1/4" Ombre Ribbon


Bermuda Bay 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon


Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine


Corrugated Elements


Liquid Multipurpose Glue


Mini Stampin' Dimensionals


Stampin' Dimensionals


Special Delivery triangle box

Stampin' Up! gift packaging - handmade triangle box for Hershey's nuggets - Merry Little Labels, Stitched Shapes framelits, Pretty Pines thinlits, boxwood wreaths, Mini Ornaments - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey! I’ve had this triangle box on my desk for a couple of months. I had it decorated but decided I didn’t like how it was decorated, so I un-decorated it and left it sitting there for a while. Then I suddenly grabbed it the other day, and voila. New Christmas box. This time I’m really happy with how it turned out.

The triangle box design is copied from this video by Sam Donald. She’s brilliant at boxes, and I cannot see in 3D, so I often CASE her box designs and decorate them in my own style. [Note: I use the Envelope Punch Board to round corners, and I use my Trimmer to cut and score for boxes, but you can also use the Simply Scored like Sam does.]

Stampin' Up! gift packaging - handmade triangle box for Hershey's nuggets - Merry Little Labels, Stitched Shapes framelits, Pretty Pines thinlits, boxwood wreaths, Mini Ornaments - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I wrapped the Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon around the box, then tied it. Before tying the bow, I laid Linen Thread across the criss-crossed part of the ribbon, then tied the bow. Then I tied the Linen Thread around the bow knot once, threaded on one of the Mini Ornaments, then tied a knot in the Linen Thread. I adore these ornaments! They’re made of some kind of hard plastic or glass and just the perfect size for gift packaging.

Stampin' Up! gift packaging - handmade triangle box for Hershey's nuggets - Merry Little Labels, Stitched Shapes framelits, Pretty Pines thinlits, boxwood wreaths, Mini Ornaments - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I attached the boughs (cut from Garden Green cardstock and Silver Foil Sheets with the Pretty Pines thinlits) with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, behind the bow, then attached the sentiment from Merry Little Labels with Dimensionals (only put Dimensionals on the part of the tag that is on the top flap — you don’t want your recipient to have to destroy this beautiful box to open it! Finally, I uncurled one of the Boxwood Wreaths embellishments and attached it (using Glue Dots) to the box using Glue Dots.

The box would fit 5-6 Hershey’s Nuggets, so it would be perfect for teacher’s gifts, fancy stocking stuffers, or just a little extra something under the tree.

Thanks for stopping by today!




Product List

Big Shot


Glue Dots


Tag a Bag

I contributed prizes for a healthy mama challenge I participated in (my team won, woo!). I did cards for first and second place, and I did tags for third place.

Stampin' Up! Tag a Bag Bundle - small gift packaging - You're Amazing - Six Sided Sampler - hexagons - Hello Lovely

These were the gift bags. I used the bags and tags from the Tag-a-Bag Bundle. I love this bundle! It makes really easy packaging for small gifts and even includes the baker’s twine, dimensionals, little tape strips for closing the bags, and the darling little clothespins. Plus, they’re stampable. I love anything that’s stampable.

Supplies used:
Paper: Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Stamps: You’re Amazing, Six-Sided Sampler, Hello Lovely
Tools/Accessories: Tag a Bag Bundle, Hexagon punch
Embellishments/Adhesives: Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals


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Stampin' Up! Tag a Bag Bundle easy gift packaging

40th anniversary card and matching gift wrap

40th anniversary gift wrap with matching card - Stampin' Up! - stampin up - ruby anniversary - handmade cards - creped paper flower - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

I made this set for someone for their 40th anniversary. The reason the sentiment on the card is “sweet, sweet moments” is because one of the spouses has passed away, and this was for the surviving spouse. We wanted to commemorate the anniversary with a gift and a card, but “Happy anniversary!” didn’t really seem appropriate. I was going to use “Thinking of you”, but I had the Happy Day stamp set out so I could use that beautiful medallion, and when I noticed the “sweet, sweet moments” sentiment, it seemed like the perfect thing to use.

The 40th anniversary is traditionally the ruby anniversary, so I decided to make the card and wrapping mainly in Real Red. I actually wrapped the gift first and then made the card to match, instead of the other way around.

40th anniversary gift wrap - creped paper flower - Stampin' Up! - stampin up - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

I used the Real Red fan pattern from the Brights Designer Series Paper stack to wrap the gifts. I stamped the medallions on the Whisper White bands (not very well – I should have centered the medallions! I don’t know what I was thinking) in Smoky Slate ink.

creped filter paper flower stampin' up! stampin up - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

There are a number of ways to make these beautiful little creped paper flowers. I used the Blossom punch to punch out eight flowers from the Creped Filter Paper, then sponged Real Red ink on each one. The paper is a little strong for poking a brad through, so I punched a 1/16″ hole in the middle of each flower, then attached the eight flowers together using the Antique Builder Brad (retired). I attached the Vintage Faceted Designer button to the brad using Glue Dots, for extra elegance and sparkle. Then I bunched up each layer of the flower to give it extra 3D volume.

40th anniversary card - Stampin' Up! - stampin up - handmade cards - handmade anniversary cards - ruby anniversary

I made the card using only Real Red and Whisper White, again to symbolize the ruby anniversary. I used the same designer series paper and the same medallion stamp, only this time I used Real Red ink for the medallion.

Stampin' Up! - stampin up - Blossom Punch - 40th anniversary card - Happy Day - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

I stamped the medallion five times, then punched out the flowers, centering the medallion in the Blossom punch each time. So each layer of the flower is stamped. After I put all the flowers together with my tape runner, I folded up each petal of each flower, then attached the button using Glue Dots.

After I stamped and cut out the sentiment, I curled the ends of the paper. I kept looking for a small tool to curl the ends around (and didn’t think of my paper piercing tool until just now!), so I just kind of rolled it with my hands. I think the piercing tool would have done a better job.

This was an easy wrapping job with an easy card to match. I also stamped a red medallion on my envelope. Red, red, red. You can buy all the products (except the brads) to make this beautiful gift set in my Stampin’ Up! store.

Stampin’ Up! supplies used:
Paper: Real Red and Whisper White cardstock; Brights Backgrounds Designer Series Paper stack; Creped Filter Paper
Ink: Real Red, Smoky Slate
Stamps: Happy Day
Tools/Accessories: Blossom punch, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Sponges
Embellishments/Adhesives: Vintage Faceted Designer buttons, Antique Builder Brads (retired), Glue Dots


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