Chalk Talk “Something Special” Gift Tag – Stampin’ Up!

Last Friday was my son Carter’s last day at his current daycare.  I’m truly excited about him going to a new school, but we will miss his caregiver, Astride, dearly!  He has been with her since he was 4 months old, and she feels like a part of our family.  I felt it appropriate to give her a nice thank you gift as a going away present.  Of course, no gift would be complete without an adorable Stampin’ Up! gift tag.

Chalk Talk Gift Tag (3 of 13)

Today’s project features the Chalk Talk stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  It turned out super cute, and it was really QUICK and easy to make.

Chalk Talk Gift Tag (13 of 13)I started by stamping the “A Little Something Special for a Very Special Somone” tag on Whisper White in Coastal Cabana ink to match the stripes of the bag I got from thirty-one (if you’ve never checked out their site, they have the most adorable bags!).  Then I used my framelits die to cut out my tag and mounted it on a panel of Strawberry Slush card stock, which I trimmed to fit my tag.

Chalk Talk Gift Tag (4 of 13)

Next, I cut 1/4″ strips of DSP from the 2013-2015 In Color Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack in Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush.  I used my bone folder to curl the paper to make it look like ribbon.  Then I fastened it to my tag with a brad.  I punched a hole in the tag and added some Strawberry Slush stretch ruffle trim (retired product).  I tied that in a knot and added a second piece to tie around the handle of the thirty-one bag.

Chalk Talk Gift Tag (6 of 13)

This project only took a few minutes to complete, but I love the way it turned out.  Astride loved receiving her gift.  In fact, she cried when I gave it to her.  I think that was mostly because she was saying goodbye to my precious little boy, but the gift tag could have had something to do with it too. LOL.  I would appreciate it if you would pin this project to Pinterest if you like it as much as I do.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of this post below the supply list and cards stock cuts.  Also, if you like my work, why not subscribe to my blog via email.  All you have to do is click on “follow” in the sidebar.

Chalk Talk Gift Tag (10 of 13)

If you haven’t gotten your very own copy of the 2014 Annual Catalog yet, now is a great time.  I’ve got a stack of them hot off the presses waiting for you. I offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies, you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!


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Today is the Final Day for Ordering Retiring Products!

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Stampin’ Up! is offering a 25%-50% discount on many of the retiring products, but you have to act fast, as this special offer is only available until June 4, 2014 and only available while supplies last.  If you missed out on a product the first time, this is your last chance to get it before it’s gone for good!  Click here to go to my online store to start shopping!

Retiring Stamps (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)

Retiring Accessories (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Demonstrator Sign Up Special Available through June 30th!

Have you been considering joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator?  If so, now is a great time to join.  Between now and June 30, new recruits can join Stampin’ Up! at one of two great prices. Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer their traditional starter kit priced at $99 ($125 product value), but for the month of June only they will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value).  Drop me a note at if you have any questions or if you’d like additional details.  I’d love to have you on my team!  You can read more information about the benefits of being a Demonstrator here.

WEEKLY DEALS for June 3 – 9

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through June 9.

Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


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