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Christmas Treat Holders

Filed under: Projects — December 8, 2016 @ 3:50 pm

I was asked to give instructions for the quick and easy treat holders I showed at class this week.  All are made with a 6 x 6 sheet of Designer Series Paper.  And my favorite DSP stack at the moment – Warmth & Cheer – is half price this month!

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Here are the supplies that I used – all are on sale right now.   You can find them at my website shop under the Year End Closeout Sale or click on the thumbnails at the bottom of this post.   The Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies are current unavailable, but they are due back in stock on Jan 16.  I love the little Christmas Trinket Embellishments.  Why did I wait so long to get these cute little charms?!

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Today’s Tips:

Top Container:  This is the classic sour cream container.  Just roll the 6×6 piece until it looks like a toilet paper tube.  Adhere  with a strong adhesive like Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape.  Fold and glue one end shut and then turn 90 degrees and fold the other end.  I punched a hole and added some twine.

Bottom Container:  This is similar, but the bottom is scored, cut and folded like a box.  Here I sketched out the dimensions.  Score on the dashed line at 1-3/8″ and then cut on the solid lines at 1-3/8″ increments, removing the last little block. Again, adhere at one end.  Then  fold together and adhere the bottom squares.  Again, I punched a hole at the top and made a bow of twine and added a charm.

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The middle container:  This is a classic pouch.  No adhesive needed for this fold!

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Fold in half diagonally.

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Fold one tip over to the 3-1/2″ mark.

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Fold the other tip over so it follows the same line as the first one and the tip reaches the opposite corner.

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Fold down the top flap.

All 3 of these treat holders are quick and easy gifts to make in multiples.  Enjoy!

 
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Father Christmas

Filed under: Projects — December 5, 2016 @ 3:25 pm

It’s time to get those Christmas cards finished.  Father Christmas is a beautifully detailed stamp set.  Here I colored with an aquapainter filled with alcohol.  I picked up ink from the inside cover of the ink pads.

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Today’s Tip:

The top and bottom of the card can be aligned right on your acrylic block.  I was able to add the Santa and bag by trimming off a bit of the excess rubber.  Then it just took one stamping for the entire card.

Father Christmas will still be available next year, but be sure to check the Year-end closeout sale at my website shop for lots of retiring items and some bargains too.
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Advent Calendar

Filed under: Projects — December 2, 2016 @ 7:24 am

I finished my Advent Calendar yesterday, just in time!

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First, I laid out the Hello December Project Life cards and arranged them.  I used all 15 of the white wreath cards and added in some of the other designs.  There are enough cards left over to make another whole calendar.  There is one set of number stickers in the Hello December Accessory kit, but you could also stamp or use the Large Number Framelit Dies.  I added a few enamel shapes and stickers from the Accessory kit as well.

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Then I turned the cards over and added the printed Bible verses from the Christmas story using the Washi Tape from the Accessory kit.

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Each day I will flip over the card and read the verse.  At the end of the month, I can add the cards to a Project Life album along with some photos.  I hope you enjoy this idea and make your own Advent Calendar.  Merry Christmas!

The product information and the link for the verses is in this previous post.

Don’t forget about the Year-End Closeout Sale at my website shop while supplies last.

 

Year-End Closeout Sale

Filed under: Projects — December 1, 2016 @ 8:27 am

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This is one of my favorite sales of the year – the Stampin’ Up! Year-end Closeout.  Out with the old to make ready for the new.  There are some great bargains to be had at my website shop.  My top picks – punches and framelits for sure.  Also – The Tin of Tags and Stitched with Cheer kits.

The Warmth and Cheer DSP stack is half price!

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Available while supplies last!!!

Free gift with every order!!!  Please use host code KKDK7F36 at the bottom of your shopping bag before checking out.

Happy Shopping, and I’ll be back soon with some more ideas on how to use your fun Stampin’ Up! products.

P.S.  If your wish list is long, you can add the sale items to your demonstrator starter kit and get free shipping too!  Join the fun here.

 

December Classes

Filed under: Projects — November 29, 2016 @ 3:40 pm

My Classes for December are planned and ready to go in the Erie, PA area. Out of towners, I can mail you a set of completed cards with an additional shipping charge.

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Tuesday December 6 – Monthly Card Class

Make 5 holiday note cards with envelopes using the Hello December Project Life Accessory Kit.  Cost is $10 (free for club members and team members that bring their own adhesive).
Please RSVP. Sessions at 10 am and 1 pm. 4729 Oakbark Ct.   Invite a friend!
The class is also free if you make a $20 or more Stampin’ Up! purchase from the catalog.

Tuesday December 13 – Kit Make Up Class

Today you will have a chance to make a kit, or at least get the stamping part done so you can finish the assembly at home.  Several different kits are available, but quantities are limited so you must reserve your kit.

Tin of Tags kit – 30 cute tags with a storage tin.  Cost:  $20

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Tin of Cards kit – 16 cards in a beautiful storage tin with dividers.  Cost $30

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Stitched with Cheer kit – 18 hand stitched Christmas cards.  Cost $20

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Paper Pumpkin – Simply Snowflakes – 8 cards with tags.  Cost $10

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Paper Pumpkin – Wonderful Winterland – 8 layered cards.  Cost $10

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Paper Pumpkin – NOEL – 4 cards, you keep the stamps and ink.  Cost $10

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other past kits are available too while supplies last.

Can’t come in the morning?  If there is enough interest I can do an afternoon or evening class as well.

Last class of the year!

Stampin’ Up! Cyber Monday

Filed under: Projects — November 28, 2016 @ 8:09 am

The Online Extavaganza come to an end today with a Cyber Monday Flash Sale.

If you don’t have the Magnetic Platform for the Big Shot, this is the day to get yours on sale.  I also recommend the Flurry of Wishes Stamp set and Snow Flurry Punch which are bundled together at 20% for today only.

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Any weddings in your future?  The Bell Punch is 40% off – it’s not just for Christmas.

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Here I punched the Bell from Silver Foil.  The Frosted Medallions stamp set that I used in the second card is also on sale.

Visit my online shop to see all the deals today.

FREE GIFT FOR EVERY PURCHASE USING HOST CODE AGG64PST at the bottom of your shopping bag.
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Presents & Pinecones

Filed under: Projects — November 27, 2016 @ 12:13 pm

***MONDAY November 28 is the last day of the Online Extravaganza.  There is a long list of things on sale all week and these items just for that day.  If you don’t have the magnetic platform for the Big Shot, I highly recommend it.  It was very handy in die cutting all the pine bough pieces for this project.

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The Christmas Pines and the matching Pretty Pines thinlit dies by Stampin’ Up! are proving to be very popular this season.   The stamp set is 25% off in November too – for the Stitched with Love promotion.  I featured these in my November class and in a series on this blog, so look at previous posts for all my projects.

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Colors

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Dimensions
Card base – 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4 – Cherry Cobbler
Panel – 4 x 5-1/4 – Mint Medley

 Instructions
Stamp on the Mint panel with Cherry Cobbler Ink.  Create your swag by layering pieces on the card without adhesive.  Lay a piece of Press n seal over the elements.
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Pick up the Press n Seal, flip over and add some adhesive.  Then you can place back on the card without changing your design.
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Advent Calendar

Filed under: Projects — November 26, 2016 @ 5:12 pm

I found the perfect frame for a Project Life advent calendar at Target last week for under $15.

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Here’s the tag on the back in case you want the details.

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My Project Life Hello December kit and accessory pack are not here yet, so I added a few leftover cards from last year’s kit to give you an idea of what it will look like.   There are 5 rows, and 5 cards fit on each row.   I made numbers with the Large Number Framelit Dies, but the accessory kit comes with number stickers for each day in December if you want to use those instead.

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On the back you can tape some candy or write an activity (such as “make cookies”,  “be jolly” “listen to Christmas music”,  “call a friend”).  I will be printing Bible verses for the back of mine.  This blog has a download that you can use for printable verses as well as some other advent calendar ideas.

Today’s Tips:

-Each row in the calendar has 2 or 3 clips.  I added in some small clothespins – they are retired, but on the Clearance Rack while supplies last.

-When you are finished with the cards, add them to a Project Life album in pocket pages.  There are pockets to add 4×6 photos as well.  You now have a easy album of your Christmas  memories.

Here is my advent album from last year.  You can use some of the cards and embellishments to decorate the album cover as well as for the pocket pages.

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Some of these products are on sale right now – click on the thumbnails below to check out the details.

Note: The Snow Flurry punch and stamp set that I used on the cover will be sold as a bundle in a flash sale on November 28 only.
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Presents & Pinecones

Filed under: Projects — November 25, 2016 @ 4:54 pm

The Christmas Pines and the matching Pretty Pines thinlit dies by Stampin’ Up! are proving to be very popular this season.   The stamp set is 25% off in November too!  I featured these in my November class and in a series on this blog, so keep checking back for all my projects.

All 3 of these cards feature the Seasonal Decorative Masks, which are on sale today for 40% off – click on the thumbnail in the Product List.

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Colors

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In case you are looking closely, the middle card uses Old Olive instead of my nice color pallet with Mint Macaron.
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Dimensions

Card base – 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4 –Whisper White

Instructions

Card 1:  Rub Versamark Ink Pad over the mask.  Remove and emboss in gold.

Card 2.  Sponge Liquid Glue over the mask.  Remove and sprinkle on glitter.

Card 3.  Sponge with ink over the mask.  Or spritz.

 

 

 

Presents & Pinecones

Filed under: Projects — November 24, 2016 @ 8:39 am

The Christmas Pines and the matching Pretty Pines thinlit dies by Stampin’ Up! are proving to be very popular this season.   The stamp set is 25% off in November too!  I featured these in my November class and in a series on this blog, so keep checking back for all my projects.

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Colors

TAMS Color Builder(1)
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Dimensions

Card base – 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4 – Mint Macaron
Panel – 4-1/2 x 2-3/8 – Emerald Envy
Panel 4-1/4 x 2-1/8    Whisper White

Instructions

My goal in this card was to use some of the stamps in Christmas Pines that I had not used before.  I made a wreath with 2 of the smaller stamps.  And the background is simply 3 strips of Washi Tape.

Tip:  To make a wreath from a small stamp, punch out a post-it note circle and stamp around it.

 
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