Pretty Packaging with Stampin’ Up! Products

Yesterday I shared a card I made a couple of weeks ago but didn’t share until yesterday.  Why did I wait so long?  Well, I liked the card so much that I decided to make multiples of the card – several to my team members who’ve really exceeded their goals this year and one to a demonstrator friend who helped me out in a real pinch.  I don’t often make cards in multiples, so this was a big deal.  Today I wanted to share some ideas for using Stampin’ Up! products to coordinate with a special card.

For starters, here’s the card I shared (you can click on the card to see yesterday’s post):

Crazy About You, Hip Hip Hooray Kit, Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingWith the mix of happy sunshines and the combination of trendy sentiments (I love a combination of print and script), I think this card screams “cheers!”.  Here’s a fun shot of all the cards I made:

Crazy About You, Hip Hip Hooray Kit, Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Each of the team members received a t-shirt – I earned the shirts during a Founder’s Circle Challenge last year and couldn’t wait to get them out to these folks.  The card was made, and I had to figure out a cute way to tie the card to the gift.  I decided I could wrap the gifts without heading to the store to buy boxes and wrapping paper.  I really wanted to use supplies I already have and challenged myself to wrap it with Stampin’ Up! products for a perfect coordination.

Here’s what I came up with:

Crazy About You, Hip Hip Hooray Kit, Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Here’s what I did to wrap this perfectly coordinated gift:

  • I wrapped the shirt in white tissue paper (this is not a Stampin’ Up! product, so don’t start flipping through your catalog).  🙂
  • I wrapped a 6″ band of Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper around the wrapped shirt (it just so happens that the folded ends of the tissue paper were perfectly tucked under the band of paper.  I used a paper that kept with the colors in the card (although it’s a lighter shade, it’s still Lost Lagoon).
  • I added a 3″ band of Lost Lagoon – I used a strip of paper from my 12″ x 12″ pack of In Colors.
  • I tied it all off with a piece of Hello Honey 5/8″ Quilted Cotton Ribbon (I used Hello Honey 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon on some of the gifts).
  • I slid the card under the belly band.

I didn’t get a picture of the shirts (they were already wrapped in clear plastic when I received them), but one of my team members posted this picture of the one she received in our private Facebook chat:

Crazy About You, Hip Hip Hooray Kit, Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets:  Crazy About You, Hip Hop Hooray Card Kit  Papers:  Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Whisper White Note Card, Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey  Accessories:  In Color Accessory Pack (Lost Lagoon Thick Bakers Twine), Extra-Large Oval punch, Hello Honey 5/8″ Quilted Cotton Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Great idea…AND, Love the shirt!

  2. I love this T-shirt, the members of your team will be delighted to receive both gifts. Lucky ladies.

  3. What a gorgeous combination of card and wrapping! And the t-shirt is fab 🙂

  4. Super cute and the tshirt is awesome!

  5. Wow Brian !! Your just to cool !! Love what u did and there going to love that
    T shirts,
    Tfs friend

  6. Great Surprise! Good job.

  7. Packaging was noteworthy! So clever!

  8. Love this card because Sunshine was my nickname w/ a few of my friends in the past !
    Cute Tee ….I know each and everyone of the receivers was thrilled !
    You are a good Fairy God Father !

  9. What a clever idea.

  10. Good Morning Brian:

    It was so nice to see the blog show up in my email today. Yeah! I have to tell you that you are one special guy. The card is fabulous and every member of your team I’m sure is thrilled to have you as their leader. You are so very generous with all you do. I think your cards are so beautiful because you have a beautiful heart. I feel very honored to know you. Also, thanks for the catalog. I received it today and still haven’t located the one I lost……………shame on me. Have a Super Saturday and thank you again.

  11. I was thrilled to receive such a sweetly wrapped gift. Thanks again, Brian! You are the best!

  12. Great way to use what’s on hand. I think it’s best to “shop the house” before heading out. Thanks for the reminder!

  13. Brian, I LOVE LOVE LOVE my shirt, card and packaging. I saved the packaging as well to make a card with. :-). Too nice to throw away.

  14. WOW! Nice packaging and card, and WOWSER on the gift!!! I love those shirts! Do you suppose we will be able to purchase those through SU later???

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