DIY Fall Wine Bottle Tag

DIY Fall Wine Bottle Tag from, Sunflowers, Painted Harvest, Wine Tag

Fall DIY Love

Fall has arrived!  I am so glad that cooler days are among us. It’s almost Thanksgiving and that means wine; lots of wine.  My favorite hostess gift for all of our Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving festivities is a Trader Joe’s flower bunch and a nice bottle of red wine with a handmade wine bottle tag.  It says- thanks, you are special and worth the time to create a little something extra.

This DIY wine bottle tag is no exception. Its easy, but exceptional. The supplies are listed at the end of this post.  Below are the dimensions and directions.


  1. Cut thick White card stock to 3″ x 7.5″.  Score at 3″ from top.  Fold score line.
  2. Punch 2″ circle in middle of small scored top section to make bottle neck hole.
  3. With scrap paper underneath, in the darkest color, Fresh Fig, ink and stamp 3-4 flowers making sure that parts of the sunflowers are extending off of the tag. Clean stamp and repeat in Berry Burst, clean and repeat in Crushed Curry ink.
  4. Using the flower center, stamp Crumb Cake interiors to each flower. Precision not required.
  5. Cut a piece of Berry Burst card stock to 1″ x 3″.  Stamp “the best wines” from Half Full stamp set in Versamark. Cover with Copper embossing powder, tap off excess and heat with tool until shiny. Let dry for 30 seconds.
  6. Cut 4″ Curry ribbon and scrunch and adhere to the back of 1″ Berry Burst embossed piece.  Adhere Berry Burst saying to the tag front with 4 dimensionals for added depth.
  7. Add a few faceted gold gems, hang around a bottle of your favorite red or white.
  8. Gift and enjoy!

DIY Fall Wine Bottle Tag from, Sunflowers, Painted Harvest, Wine Tag

DIY Fall Wine Bottle Tag from, Sunflowers, Painted Harvest, Wine Tag

Do you love it?  If you make a wine tag of your own, PLEASE PLEASE email me a picture! I love to see what you create with my DIY tutorials.


DIY Fall Wine Bottle Tag from, Sunflowers, Painted Harvest, Wine Tag


SEE IT NOW! The NEW 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Crafting Catalog & Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  I get excited ever June when our New Annual Catalog comes out.  It is always fun to see the cover, look at the newest stamps and paper, and see hundreds of card samples that I can easily recreate.

Love crafting?  You’re going to fall in LOVE with this new Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  It truly is a guide book to crafting.  It has built in product lists, “how to” tidbits, and hundreds of card and gift samples you can make for yourself.  Don’t you need a copy?

See the Catalog

I have uploaded the catalog here so that you can see a side by side page view of the entire thing.  You can also view it below- make sure you click “full screen” so that you can see everything better.



Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • Party, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion!
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached prior to shipping and tax.

June 2017 Stampin Up Hostess Extras


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GIFT & HOST CODE:  PLACE A PRODUCT ORDER OF $75 or more (before shipping and tax) thru ME in my on-line store in June, enter the host code JV2D7XE2 (see below) and you will earn the NEW Clear Faceted Gems (shown above) FREE.  This offer is available exclusively for orders placed through my online shop.   Your Gems will arrive in mid-July, separate from your order.

PLEASE REMEMBER!  If your order is $150 or more (before shipping and tax), you should NOT enter the code.  You will automatically qualify for Stampin’ (HOST) Rewards.

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September Paper Pumpkin: Extra Projects

As  a Paper Pumpkin customer myself, I am always looking for ways to get more bang out of my buck. I love that Paper Pumpkin is only $19 a month and includes new stamps, ink and paper in each kit, but I also like to spice things up.

The September 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit was a great fall kit.  It reminds me of candy apples, halloween, and  raffia wreaths. The kit comes with 8 bags, fringe, twine, raffia, tags, stamps & ink, and paper straws that look like birch wood.

I brainstormed things that reminded me of fall before starting the kit.  I came up with a list and here’s what I made:

  • Candy Corn treat bags
  • White dots on a craft bag
  • Rustic Doily treat with raffia
  • OWLS!

September 2015 Paper Pumpkin extra projects from

September 2015 Paper Pumpkin extra projects from

Below are the supplies used to make the owls.

September 2015 Paper Pumpkin extra projects from

September 2015 Paper Pumpkin extra projects from


From Land to Sea: Simple & Stunning Thank You Cards

Cards always look better in sets.  It is a fact.  You can take a card that you like and add it to a collection of similar cards and the WOW factor goes up.  As you know, the new Stampin Up 2015 Annual Catalog recently came out and I have been eyeing a few stamp sets.  The stamp set From Land to Sea has been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks now and I haven’t had a chance to play with it.  I have been so preoccupied with things going on at home (the Hubs is running for State office in Virginia. You can check it out here: or our FB page here: BrandonWaltrip) that I haven’t devoted any time to crafting.  Last night after everyone was in bed, I went to my craft cove.  I grabbed the Land to Sea stamps and came up with a simple, easy to reproduce card that could be made assembly line for the hundreds of Thank You cards I will be needing in the near future to send out to donors, customers, and friends who have been an invaluable help to us.


From Land to Sea Single Layer Thank You Cards at

Here is what I came up with- a 2″ x 4 ” Soft Sky sponged block with the images stamped in Early Espresso stamped images.  I used one of each large image from the stamp set and added a Thank You sentiment from One Big Meaning. (The supply list is below for your convenience).

Tips for sponging:  I took a piece of black scrap card stock that measured 3″ X 5″ and measured in 1/2″ on each side and cut out the center to form the negative space that I would sponge.  I started with the 3″ side along the top of my Stampin Trimmer. I started the blade at 1/2″ and cut down to 4 1/2″ and stopped. I then flipped the card stock over to its back and repeated.  You will have two vertical lines. Turn the card stock 90 degrees so that the 5″ side is along the top of your trimmer and connect the two cut lines which start 1/2″ from the top. Flip the card stock to its back and connect the remaining two lines.  This gives you a sturdy template to sponge within on each card.

From Land to Sea Single Layer Thank You Cards at

And finally here is the entire set, because again, card sets are amazing!  How beautiful did these turn out?!?  The simplicity of this card makes it easy to duplicate and because it is a single layer, it goes even faster.

Tips for making a set: Score all Whisper White paper at 5 1/2″, then cut all pieces at 4 1/4″ first.  Then sponge each card front (I did 20 at once) and set them in a pile.  After you have sponged every card, stamp the image on each card (I started with 4 of each image, i.e. stamp four turtles, stamp four jellyfish, etc.).  Lastly, stamp the sentiment on each card. Ta-Da! You’re finished.

I know I would love to be on the receiving end of one of these handmade cards.  Would you!? Comment below for a chance to win a set of these beauties. 

From Land to Sea Single Layer Thank You Cards at


As promised, here is the supply list.

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Weekly Deals 11-18-14


It is officially the last week of Sale-A-Bration.  I am sad to see all of the exclusive stamp sets and paper go, but I have enjoyed playing with it all.  Here are a few samples of the SAB Product Feature of the Week.

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Nothing is more perfect than nature. Share that perfection with the Nature’s Perfection Stamp Set. This five-piece set coordinates perfectly with our Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack (Item 138639) and is ideal for coloring. You can also easily punch out the butterfly image using the Elegant Butterfly Punch (AC p. 219).

Artwork by Patty Bennett and Sharlene Meyer



Sale: $11.96

Price: $15.95

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Price: $9.95

Sale: $13.46

Price: $17.95

Sale: $9.71

Price: $12.95

Supply List

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The clearance rack is now full of this past years’s Christmas stamps, paper, and embellishments and now is the perfect time to stock up and get a free Sale-A-Bration item. Below is a listing of what’s on the rack.


Sale: $15.59

Price: $25.95

Sale: $1.99

Price: $4.95

Sale: $2.99

Price: $4.95

Sale: $17.49

Price: $24.95

Sale: $7.99

Price: $19.95

Sale: $10.19

Price: $16.95

Sale: $2.39

Price: $5.95

Sale: $9.59

Price: $23.95

Sale: $2.39

Price: $5.95

Sale: $19.79

Price: $32.95

Sale: $5.99

Price: $14.95

Sale: $9.59

Price: $23.95

Supply List

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Craft Fair Friday: Decorated Pens

Welcome to Craft Fair Friday!  I am sure by now you have seen a DIY craft like the one below, but a recap is always great.  I wanted to have pens on hand that coordinate with my notebooks, note pads and post it holders, so making them was my best option.


  • Pentel RSVP pens
  • Designer patterned paper
  • Paper piercing tool
  1. For these sweet little pens, you will need to cut little strips of Designer Series patterned paper to 1″ x 3 1/2″.
  2. Next you will roll the paper tightly.  You can roll it around the paper piercer to get it started.
  3. Open the end of the RSVP pen.  Leave the ink barrel in the pen.  Slide the tightly rolled paper into the barrel of the pen  while continuing to hold it as tightly as possible.  Don’t let go until it is pushed as far as you can get it.  To finished pushing it into the pen barrel, use the paper piercer to gently push the rolled paper into the remainder of the tube.
  4. Replace end cap onto pen and enjoy!

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Happy Crafting!!

Lastly, if you missed the previous Craft Fair Friday posts, you can see them here:

Tea Time at the Craft Fair

This past weekend was the local High School Craft Fair.  I set up a table with some handmade cards, goodies, and gifts along with a small sample of all Stampin’ Up! has to offer.  I love having the opportunity to share all of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! with other people.

One of my favorite little treats from the day were these adorable Friendship Teas.  I made tea packet holders from card stock, added Tea for Two designer series paper, tied with a ribbon and a cute friendship tea poem.  I used Tazo Mint and Tazo Passion tea (they are my favorite). I stamped the Tea Party stamp in Pool Party ink and then colored the tea cup with Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzaz.  I added a small strip of Scalloped Dotted Border inside to fancy them up.


Don’t you just love the mustache basket that they are stored in?1897786_10100188767984559_1539365396_n


Here’s a close up of the packets.



Finally, one of my newest goals for Stamp Events is to display some items from the catalog and ways to use them.  I thought it was also important to have a cohesive feel to the display.  Here are some elements I considered:

Color:  To achieve this I chose colors to use- black, gold, white and teal.  I stuck exclusively with these colors for the table cloths, display holders, buckets, trays, etc. It helps pull all of the elements together.

Project Board: I also wanted to display some of the awesome projects you can make at Stamp Club, workshops, stamp parties, and as a demonstrator.  I think the Stamp Club board did a great job of displaying card samples.

Vignette:  Arranging the items in mini groupings sets the mood, pulls together items, and polishes the display.  It brings in a WOW factor.  Here I used the white shelf to house cards and prop up the Burlap and Blooms Wreath. It adds height, showcases cards and is used as a prop for the wreath.

Make & Take:  What’s the best way to excite people about stamping? Let them make a card! I set up a simple make and take card that was stamped, colored with markers and topped off with washi tape. Once you’ve stamped, you’ll never want to stop.

I hope to post more pictures as the week goes on. In the meantime, Happy Crafting.

Sweet Sorbet Treat Box

Sweet Sorbet Treat Box

This adorable treat box was made with only ONE sheet of card stock and a slice of Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper* (from Sale-a-bration 2014).  It is quick, easy and does not require many supplies- perfect for crafting on the fly.  Grab your paper trimmer, a sheet of Strawberry Slush or Crisp Cantaloupe card stock, your Sweet Sorbet DSP, Sticky Strip and Paper Snips (scissors).  For embellishments, I chose Pistachio Pudding Ruffled Ribbon and Gold Sequin trim.  I also used the So Very Grateful stamp set in Pool Party.


Stampin Up! supplies:

  • Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper *FREE with Sale-A-Bration
  • So Very Grateful Stamp Set (133053 $16.95)
  • Strawberry Slush card stock (131295 $6.95)
  • Pool Party Card Stock (122924 $6.95)
  • Pool Party Ink (126982 $5.95)
  • Pistachio Pudding Stretch Ruffle Trim (130020 $8.95)
  • Gold Sequin trim (132983 $4.95)
  • 1 3/8″ Circle Punch (119860 $15.95)



Happy Stamping!!

Wine Bottle Tags

Going to a party or entertaining friends? No bottle of wine is complete without these adorable mini wine tags!  Check out the details below.

Wine Bottle Tag Craft Fair tutorial

Wine Bottle Tag Supplies:

  • Petite Pairs stamp set
  • Coastal Cabana card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Modern Medley DSP
  • Bermuda Bay ink
  • Labels Framelits
  • Coastal Cabana Ribbon
  • 1 3/8” Circle Punch
  • Dimensionals


  1. Cut Coastal Cabana card stock to 2 ¼”x 8”.
  2. Score and fold at 2 ¼.
  3. Cut Modern Medley DSP to 2” x 5”.  Adhere to middle of Coastal Cabana tag.
  4. Punch 1 3/8” circle out of top portion of Coastal Cabana card stock.
  5. Stamp Petite Pairs onto Very Vanilla smallest label framelit in Bermuda Bay ink.
  6. Adhere with dimensional.
  7. Cut a pennant into bottom of tag.  Decorate with Coastal Cabana ribbon.

Stampin' Fool LOGO

Door Prize Post It Holders

April Bailey Waltrip, Images © Stampin Up!

April Bailey Waltrip, Images © Stampin Up!

April Bailey Waltrip, Images © Stampin Up!

April Bailey Waltrip, Images © Stampin Up!

Are these cute or what?  These sweet little post it note holders are made with Stampin’ Up! This and That Epic Day designer series paper.  I absolutely love them.  They are my door prizes for upcoming Stamp Parties this week and next.  In fact, I like them so much that I will be making more and selling them at the Craft Fair as well as using them for door prizes at each party.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Raspberry Ripple CS
  • Epic Day DSP
  • Calypso Coral Twine
  • Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • Glue Dots
  • Post-It

Quick and easy, few supplies and adorable gifts.  Happy Crafting!!

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