It’s time for the August edition of the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! This month our theme is Passion for Punches. I’ve decided to feature a brand new punch from the 2018 Holiday Catalog (which is now live!) It’s called the Sprig Punch and it’s part of the new Joyous Noel Suite on pages 28-29. You can buy it bundled with the Peaceful Noel stamp set to save 10%!

Peaceful Noel Bundle © Stampin' Up!

Peaceful Noel Bundle © Stampin’ Up!


For some reason I keep calling this a Twig Punch instead of Sprig Punch. Even though “Sprig” makes more sense, once I get something wrong like that in my head, it’s hard to remember the right word. So if I missed correcting “Twig” anywhere in this post, know that I mean “Sprig.” 


Here’s what I made:

ICS Blog Hop August 2018, Passion for Punches, Sprig Punch, Peaceful Noel Bundle, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 12″ x 3-1/4″
  • scored DSP along the long side at 4″, 6″, and 10″ 
  • scored DSP along the short side at 2″

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • cut away the two 2″ x 1-1/4″ sections from the DSP

Stamped with the Peaceful Noel stamp set:

  • sentiment in Merry Merlot ink onto a scrap of Shimmery White cardstock (CS)

Cut using the Sprig Punch:

  • 3 sprigs from a scrap of Tranquil Tide CS

Die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits:

  • sentiment

Decorated the box:

  • DSP glued onto a Lustrous White Mini Gable Box
  • *excess pieces trimmed around the top flaps of the box using Paper Snips
  • folded in bottom flaps of box, first the long tab with two arms, then the two short sides, then tucked in the long flap with one arm
  • put treats in the box, then closed the top by tucking the top tabs through the slots on the end tabs
  • ribbon tied around the box and tied in a bow, then *notched the ends of the ribbon using Paper Snips
  • sprigs glued onto the back of the sentiment
  • sentiment adhered onto the front of the box, over the ribbon, using Stampin’ Dimensionals


Here’s where you click to get to the next stop on the hop:



Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!


Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Price: $110.00



Here’s the new Dashing Along September special from Stampin’ Up:

  • Receive one pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper with any $250 order in September!
  • Perfect for layering, this beautiful, traditional Christmas paper includes a mix of old favorites and new patterns to create a festive, eclectic feel.
  • Item number 149903
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design – perfect for making lots of Christmas cards!
  • 12″ x 12″
  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. You will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards you may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.


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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!


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