Gable Box goes Elegant

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Elegant Silver & Shimmer!! Mini Gable Boxes are SO HANDY: #146961 Lustrous White and #145568 Silver. I carefully opened the side seam of this box using an Exacto Knife. That enabled me to emboss each half of the box with the lovely NEW Tufted DYNAMIC Embossing Folder #146335!! It's a "WOW" with texture!!

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I finished off this tufted box with Silver Embossing Powder, Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil Paper and 3/8" Silver Metallic-Edged Ribbon. Ready for GIVING! Try it!

All supplies are HERE


How to Glam Up File Folders

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I love practical applications of my papercrafting! The lovely, heavyweight Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #146926 is PERFECT to cover file folders!! It takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary!!

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I used TEAR & TAPE #138995 at the very edge, all the way around the file folders. After pressing on the designer paper, I cut off the excess from the backside. Very simple.

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This is the inside showing a solid color cardstock in coordinating colors. My three folders are labelled: Classes, Clubs, Meetings (for my team.) If you are not a demonstrator, try these labels: Fancy Folds, Stamping Techniques, 3-D Projects. These folder sets are gifts for my outstanding Team members! Brighten your work space! Try it!!

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Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies

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Look at this ADORABLE basket I got in the mail from my great friend and Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Peggy Taylor!! It is sooo sweet and soft!! Without the handle, it measures 4-3/8" tall X 3" square.

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Peggy used the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies #145653 for the basket. She embellish it with the Blossoming Basket Bundle, a FREE ITEM, during Sale-A-Bration Promo! Such a lovely Easter Basket!! Thanks for sharing, Peggy!! Peggy was my convention roomie for 12 years!! GOOD memories!

All supplies available in my online store HERE.


How to Emboss Mini Gable Boxes

20180215_191003Love these handy Silver Mini Gable Boxes #145568 for gift giving!! When paired with the NEW Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder it's a WOW!!! Here's how-

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Use an exacto knife to gently open the seam of the box so you can lay it flat.

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Insert one half of the box into the embossing folder with the EDGE of the embossing folder at the top score mark of the top of the box. Repeat for the other half of the box. Rebuild the box with strong adhesive like Tear & Tape #138995. Embellish! GREAT wedding idea! This Basket Weave Embossing Folder is part of a FREE Bundle with purchase during Sale-A-Bration.

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Pinwheel Table Favors

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I just finished a pile of Pinwheel Table Favors for Thanksgiving at my cousin's home! Thanks to Shari Wicks, my friend and fellow Team member, for sharing this quick and adorable idea with me. Shari saw this on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/Nex89-fOScM

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I used the lovely Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper to create my Pinwheel Favors.

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Inside is one Ghirardelli Chocolate Square!

I wish you a WONDERFUL Thanksgivings with your loved ones. Be Grateful!! I sure am!!


Acetate Card Box Trick

Acetate card boxes $6.50

Did you miss these handy clear Acetate Card Boxes #144628 in the Holiday Catalog, pg. 13? They are indispensable for giving cards as gifts! And only 65 cent per box! 

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Here is a simple trick to step up an acetate box-

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With the box flat, insert one side of an embossing folder and line up the folder with the front panel of the box. Run it thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, adjusting for thickness. My favorite embossing folder is Hexagons #143231 because it gives STUNNING results!

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Look at the SPARKLE!! WOW!! So simple and inexpensive!! I have stocked up on these Acetate Boxes for lots of future occasions! You should, too. Try this!


Daisy Delight Bundle plus Vase

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Need a sweet little gift? This is the perfect, never-wilt flower arrangement! I found "cheese shakers" at a big box store for $1.53. The holes in the lid are perfect for 5 Daisies attached to floral wire. I stamped the Daisy, sponged the centers, punched out. QUICK 'n EASY!! 

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The color is Powder Pink for both cardstock and ink. The "messy bow" is made of Night of Navy 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon attached to a floral wire.

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Tip: keep your floral wires short to form a mound. I used 6" of floral wire for each Daisy. These sweet vases would be perfect for a party favor, hostess gift, birthday gift, get well gift, sympathy gift, baby gift for the nursery, ETC!! TRY IT!!

Daisy Delight Bundle p. 127

#145361 - $31.50

16 photopolymer images & 1 punch


Wood Crate Treats

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July 31, 2017 is the final day to JOIN MY TEAM and get the FREE Essentials Gift Pack of $72 in additional products FREE!! Details HERE! Today I have travelled to the Midwest where I have the majority of my Team, North Star Stampers! We are having our annual gathering to share, swap and learn! I love seeing all my long-time friends who share my passion for stamping!

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I made these sweet treats for my Team using the new Wood Words Bundle! The dies include that cute tag and STAR shape - for North Stars!! I wanted to use the new Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon, so I chose RED - WHITE - BLUE for the theme because it's July. I found RED Jelly Bellies at Sherry's Snacks, a new local candy shop that just opened in Alton, IL.

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The Little Crate die goes together quickly and can be made up in so many different themes! I LOVE sharing with my Team!! Please join us if you live in the USA! We are in 7 states and growing! More details or join HERE!

 Wood Words Bundle

#145315 wood - $54

#145316 clear - $46.75

Wood Words Bundle


Mini Egg Cartons by Stampin' Up!

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Stampin' Up!'s Mini Egg Cartons are great little Easter treat holders!! They are made from pressed fiber so SPRITZ easily. Mix a couple drops of reinker in a Spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol. Try lots of Easter pastel colors! This carton was decorated by the Stampin' Up! Art Department - ADORABLE.

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OR, forget the spritzing and it's still ADORABLE!!

Mini Egg Cartons

#142776  Eight for $8.00

Egg carton


Gift Card Holder from Envelope

 

This is a QUICK Gift Card Holder from a Stampin' Up! Envelope! I've used this idea for decades because there are so many endless ways to embellish it! I made this video a few years ago. The NEW Classic Label Punch works well, also. If I'm in a real hurry, I just skip the "slot & tuck" part. The flap folding over the top lets you use the gummed edge as a closure! Please try this - great for lot of occasions!!

Classic Label Punch

#141491 - $18

Classic Label Punch $18


Baby's First Christmas Ornament

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 I just finished personalized Christmas Tree ornaments for our first grandchild! She's ADORABLE! I covered heavy chipboard with Designer Series Paper. The front is a favorite baby picture and the back says, "Lily's First Christmas 2016." (Be sure to date your ornaments! I heat embossed the entire ornament with CLEAR embossing powder. I was VERY CAREFUL not to over-heat the photo. I made an extra - good thing, because one of the photos bubbled up and scorched. OOOOPS - live and learn. I added the Silver Glimmer Hearts and Eyelet after heat embossing.

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I left the "glare" on this picture so you could see the ornament is shiny. My clear embossing powder is contaminated with the old iridescent ice embossing powder so I ended up with a few sparkles on Lily's sweet face.

I have made ornaments in the past with reprints of old childhood pictures, school pictures or special memories. It is not just for babies. It's always fun at Christmas to look at all the personalized ornaments you collect over the years!  Try this ornament idea!


Curled Paper Wreath by Shari

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Shari Wicks, my friend and team member from Florida, made this FESTIVE Curled Paper Wreath using the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. It's ADORABLE!!

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The strips are 1/2" wide and curled from the center out using a bone folder. Shari used this video as her source: Kristin 

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This CLEVER idea could be made up for any season!! TRY IT!!

Cane Candy Lane

Designer Series Paper

#141981 - $11

12 double-sided sheets of 12X12"

Candy Cane Lane DSP $11

 


Cookie-Cutter Christmas 3-D Card

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What do you think? ADORABLE? YAY!!

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Start by stamping and punching THREE Cookie Cutter Christmas "gingerbread men." Score the little characters exactly down the center. Crease well.

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Glue half of one character to the half of another. Repeat. Attach to your card. Easy! Folds flat for mailing.

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Did you notice this cute coordinating little charm? It's in the Christmas Trinkets Embellishments #141997.

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What a "SWEET" card to send or receive!! Don't forget that this Candy Lane Designer Series Paper #141981 is part of the Buy Three Get One Free Promo ending Oct. 31, 2016. 

Cookie Cutter Christmas BUNDLE

#143493 - $35

17 photopolymer images & Builder Punch

Cookie Cutter Chr. BUNDLE $35

 


Cookie-Cutter Punch "Sit Down" Treats

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"SIT DOWN" Treats will make you GIGGLE!!!  Don't you love a little "goodie" on the table for your guests?!?! Grab your Stampin' Up! Cookie-Cutter Punch, coordinating stamps & individually wrapped Life Savers.

    1.  Stamp, color & punch "little characters." I RECOMMEND using THICK WHISPER WHITE CARD STOCK #140272.

    2.  Score across the top of the legs.

    3.  Sandwich a Life Saver between two heads using Glue Dots. DONE!

GET THE KIDS TO HELP!!

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Cookie-Cutter Halloween

#142252 wood - $23 

#142255 clear - $17

Cookie-Cutter HalloweenCookie-Cutter Punch

#140396 - $18

(also available as a Bundle w/ Christmas images)

Cookie-Cutter Punch $18

 


Tina Creates!

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This is my friend, Tina. Don't you LOVE her RED eyeglasses!! She took my class on Friday and 24 hours later she had created ALL these No-Cut Card Folders she learned in class!! I've made lots too....but Tina has me beat! I count 24! Tina said, "I had sooooo much fun!" Plus Tina taught her cousin how to make them, too. I think Tina should be a demonstrator!

You can receive this adorable Card Folder and 4 coordinating note cards with directions by placing a $50 or more online order with me in MAY! See my special above.


Grandparent Card

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I was thrilled to receive this very sweet Happy Grandparent Card from two Team members and good friends!! It was designed by Barb Faulkner of South Beloit and Michelle Miller of Rockford, IL.

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They used "Something For Baby" stamp set & coordinating framelits!

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It folds flat for mailing. It's magic!! Thanks, gals!! It's adorable!

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 Lily Mae at two weeks old. Our family has been blessed!!

This is our first grandchild and sooo loved!!!


Gift it!

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I wanted a gift for our four-year old grand niece. There is nothing better than some CREATIVE stamps....and they are free during Sale-A-Bration! I decorated the plastic stamp case with Designer Series Paper and letters made with the Little Letters Thinlits Dies! Just slip the paper under the plastic sleeve of the case - SIMPLE!!

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Inside, I put wood-mounted stamps and Stampin' Ink Spots from My Paper Pumpkin projects. I'm including pre-packaged notecards with envelopes.

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This is my coordinating card for this perfect little creative box for a winter day.

Select a FREE item with each $50 purchased

till March 31, 2016!!

Honeycomb Happiness SAB


How to make a Wine Bottle Bib

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It's EASY to "dress up" a wine bottle for gift giving! These directions are for a 750ML bottle. I started with Real Red Cardstock cut to 8-1/2" X 3". Score at 2-1/2" on the long side then fold to a 90 degree angle. Use a 1-3/8" Circle Punch to make a hole in the center of the small scored area. The bottle neck goes thru this hole.

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I embellished the Bottle Bib with a striking Black Glimmer Paper "Delicate Ornament" #139667 die cut, lined with Gold Foil Paper. To curl the 1/8" Gold Ribbon, wrap it around a pencil and CAREFULLY  add heat with a Heat Tool. (Not too close because the ribbon will melt.) Let cool. Remove pencil.

Shop for these great products HERE


Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies

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Here is a SHOW-STOPPER 3-D Card you will love to send!!

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Start by cutting FOUR ornaments out of Gold Foil Paper #132622 using the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies #139667 and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439. (These directions are for a symmetric design.)

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Gently fold and crease each ornament exactly in half vertically.

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Use the Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309 to adhere half of each ornament to half of another corresponding ornament. Do not attach the final halves to each other - instead attach them to your card front.

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This is how your ornament will attach to the card. After the glue is dry, the ornament will fold FLAT for mailing!

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Here is the side view of this 3-D card.

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Is this a real SHOW-STOPPER??

Shop & Order HERE


Festive Flower Builder Punch Gift Box

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Give your holiday gifts a SPECTACULAR presentation!

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I started with Stampin' Up!'s food safe Takeout Box #135827. The belly band is Red Foil Paper and Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper.

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This sweet poinsettia is created w/ the "Reason for the Season BUNDLE" which includes a punch! After stamping the petals & leaves I punched them out. Folding the petals & leaves in half lengthwise adds extra dimension!!

Try it!!

Reason for the Season BUNDLE

Bundling $aves 15%

#140847 Photopolymer $33

10 stamp images & 4 pc. punch

Shop & Order HERE

  Reason for the Season Bundle $33


Acorny Treats

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Need party favors, office treats, or lunch box surprises?? Try these!! The Acorn Builder Punch is FUN and versatile!!

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I chose individually wrapped Lifesavers and attached a colorful punched ACORN with a mini brad.

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Here is a closer look! Such a cute treat with a heartfelt message!

Acorny Thank You Bundle $aves 15%

#140841 - $28

10 stamp images & corrdinating Punch

SHOP HERE

 

  Acorny Thank You Bundle $28


Vintage Leaves

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The golden leaves of AUTUMN are right around the corner!! Well...maybe not here in Florida! This creation is a study in contrasts: shiny vs. rough textures AND rich vs. rugged. Base cardstock color is Cajun Craze.

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The die cut layer of burlap is actually 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon. I cut off the stitched edges of the burlap ribbon and then attached it to Crumb Cake Cardstock with Tape & Tear. It is a bit thick to die cut with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits, so run thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine twice and use a shim if necessary.

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I carried the golden theme thru to the envelope lining using the Envelope Liners Framelits. This classic Vintage Leaves BUNDLE saves you 15%!

Scroll down to see a Fall Wreath

for your mantel!

 

Vintage Leaves BUNDLE

#140235 - $43.25

6 photopolymer stamps & 6 framelit dies

Vintage Leaves Bundle

Vintage Leaves Samples


Guest Janell

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Today I have a guest creator: Janell Lewellen, my friend and very creative demonstrator from Byron, Illinois! I have never thought of a black flower, but look how very striking Janell's design is with a black flower paired with Blushing Bride cardstock!! WOW!

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Notice the black leaves with clear embossing - that adds another texture. Lots of great details here!

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The clothespin is even covered with designer series paper. SO SWEET for sure. Thank you for sharing, Janell!

Spiral Flower Die

#129379 - $18

This Die cuts multiple flowers at once!

Spiral flower die $18

 

 


A MESS of Bows!

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The Envelope Punch Board makes DARLING bows as well as 66 sizes of envelopes! Each paper makes a DIFFERENT presentation!

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I used the colorful Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper # 133692 to make this bow and decorate this Stampin' Up! © Gift Box! Fast & Cute!

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TRY THIS! Stop back for MORE "bow uses" in my next post!

Envelope Punch Board

#133774 - $19.95

A GREAT Crafty Gift!!

 

Env. punch board

 


Big Shot Quick

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The Big Shot Die Cutting Machine is a true workhorse!! I created both these gift holders in minutes! I used the Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper #135825 which is CARDSTOCK-weight and double-sided. It's just perfect for containers - nice and sturdy!

Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits

#135853 - $32.95

Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits

#135854 - $32.95


"Put on your TASSELS!" Tutorial

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Giggle!!! There is no dancing involved with these TASSELS!! Paper tassels are CUTE embellishments for your cards, gift bags or boxes!!

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Here is what you need:

  2 pcs. of Designer Series Paper cut 1-1/2" X 3"

  Sticky Strip

  Baker's Twine - about 4"

  Scissors - preferably Stampin' Up!'s Fringe Scissors because they speed up all those little cuts!

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On the BACKSIDE of the paper, apply Sticky Strip to the ENTIRE length of the top edge. Next fringe the paper up to the Sticky Strip. The Fringe Scissors makes this step a BREEZE!

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Remove the protective coating on the Sticky Strip. Lay the TWINE across the Sticky Strip and begin rolling the paper from one end to the other. SIMPLE! Repeat on the other tassel so you have PAIR attached to the same twine.

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The easiest way to attach to a card front is a BUTTON. Attach a button to your project using a Glue Dot. About mid- twine, wrap the twine around the button. You must TRY THIS!!

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Fringe Scissors

Fringe Scissors

#133325 - $9.95