Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SUO CHallenges - A Blast from the Past with a Quilted Christmas

Hello and Welcome to our 7th Anniversary blog post for Stampin' Up! Only Challenges. 
 What an amazing milestone!!  To celebrate we are sharing a Blast from the Past - challenging ourselves and you to use a stamp set or project from the past!! 
I'm on the team at SUO!
 I have decided to use an oldie but a goodie project that I used a lot when I was first demonstrating, and I've given it a whole new twist with some new sneak peek goodies from our Holiday Catalogue which starts IN ONLY 2 DAYS!!  Woo hoo!!

The sneak peek I'm  sharing with you comes from the Quilted Christmas Suite in the Holiday Catalogue - and here are some of the gorgeous DSP papers and the super sweet stitched felt embellishments.

Each of the DSP sheets are 6" x 6" and this is the perfect size to make a cute little pocket.  I begin by placing the paper on the diagonal with the inside facing up.

The paper is folded in half to create a triangle.

Each of the side points are folded in to meet about 1/3 rd along the opposite side of the triangle.

This is done on both sides.

And then the top flap is folded down over the top of both of the points, and adhered to create a little pocket.

My final step is to adhere an embellishment at the point to finish off the pocket.

I've used these little pockets as gift packaging for a homemade biscuit for a special little gift, or, in this case I'm using the pocket to package some Christmas Gift tags.

These tags use another sneak peek from the Holiday Catalogue - the Merry Little Labels stamp set and the coordinating Everyday Label Punch, along with some lovely Real Red slim ribbon.

This little pocket is a sweet little gift and so quick to create - you could have a dozen whipped up in no time at all!!  

This will be my hostess gift for the next month as we introduce the new Holiday Catalogue!!

I'm on the team at SUO!

Now, it's your turn to get on board and join in the fun with a Blast From the Past.  Make sure you head to our blog and see the fantastic creations from the whole design team - so much talent all there to inspire you!!.  We love to see your projects that are added to our challenge gallery.

Until next time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia.  x


  1. Simply adorable gift pocket, I must remember how you made this (thanks for sharing the step by step photos)


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