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December 2017

Snow Flake card to end 2017 and bring in Warm Wishes for 2018

One last project to finish this year.  I wanted something warm and fuzzy; something that reminds me of winter and the roaring fires my husband loves to build.  This has been a good year, a happy year full of new and exciting projects and lots of fun in the paper crafting world.  Thank you so much for visiting my blog and checking out my projects.  I look forward to many more in the new year and hopefully the opportunity to see your work too!  

Instructions:
Standard A2 card 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded in half (I used soft sky)
Whisper White at 5 1/4" x 4" 
Run White through Cable Knit Sweater 3d embossing folder (SU)
Greeting is in Night of Navy ink and on the top part of the stocking from the Trim Your Stocking Dies set (soft sky cardstock)
Cut 6 snowflakes from the Trim Your Stocking Die set (I used Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Soft Sky and 2 Silver foil)
Arrange on your card front and pop up two snowflakes with dimensionals and that's it!
Wala you have a beautiful winter card and you can stretch the use for some of your "Christmas" dies and stamps
Hope you enjoy this project and if you need any supplies please feel free to visit the Shop Now section of my site.

I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year this evening and we will have a beautiful and crafty new year together next year, Welcome 2018!
Happy Crafting!!!

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Party Pandas Brand New Stamp Set

Sam with Pootles.co.uk is my absolute hero! I love her and all of her creations. I have an obsession with 3D projects and so I follow her daily. Here is a fun video featuring one of the brand new Sale A Bration stamp sets from the new 2018 catalog. Check it out and let me know if you would like a catalog of your own! I will gladly send you one!! Happy crafting!


Celebrate Box!

Good morning crafters!  I have a new/old project that I worked on last night.  It was a request by a friend for her mother's 60th birthday party.  She wanted to use them as centerpieces for the tables and I thought that was a lovely idea and I am happy to make them.  I used the Balloon Pop Up die set and the brand new Celebrate You Thinlets from the Stampin Up 2018 Sale A Bration catalog!!!!  I love word thinlets and I especially love getting them for FREE.  As a demonstrator I was able to order mine early.  It's helpful to be a demo and if you've ever thought about it Jan. 3rd and after is the date to look at joining (lots of extra FREE products because of Sale A Bration).  Speaking of Sale A Bration, If you would like a catalog and FREE products please send me your address and I will get a set out to you right away.  This new catalog is filled with pieces that I need and want so my husband is not gonna like it lol!  Just kidding he's very supportive of my stamping habit.

So for this project I cased the actual dimensions from Frenchie and I'll give you those full instructions below.  I had to tweak them a bit to get the desired look.  In true fashion this is another example of me using all of my products old and new to create paper fun for my customers.  Don't get rid of those older dies they can still be useful!  And for a limited time you can get the Pop Up Balloon Die from Stampin Up! for under $10.00 if you never got it!!!!  That's so amazing since I paid almost $30.00 for mine (and it's worth it).  Head over to the Shop Now section and look in the clearance tab.  

Just a side note I've been having some trouble with my site connecting to the Stampin Up! site so if you have any problems please send me a quick message.  

Ok now Dimensions:
* 5 3/4" x 11" cardstock
* place the die at the top left hand corner and don't worry about the bottom; line up with score mark on left every time
* work your way across making 3 cuts with the Big Shot across your cardstock (I used Very Vanilla)
* For the fourth panel use a piece that is 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" and cut another Balloon Pop Up
* attach the fourth panel on the far left hand side and burnish all your folds
* cut out your different balloons and adhere (I used Blushing Bride and Tempting Turquoise)
* cut out your Celebration word from your Celebrate You Thinlets and adhere
* connect the panels using Tombo glue it holds well with this project don't forget to score the small 1/4" fold on the fourth panel to make a perfect square
* for the lid use a 4 5/6" x 4 5/6" piece of coordinating cardstock and score at 1/2" all the way around
* cut notches on opposite sides on the lid/bottom to make it easier to fold in the little flaps and glue with Tombo or glue dots both worked well
* I had to play with these dimensions to get the lid and bottom just right so it's trial and error on this step
* glue the bottom but only place on the top just in case you want to add goodies to the center

Tada!  You have your very own Balloon Pop Up Box!  
Let me know if you give it a try I would love to hear how it goes and see any pics
Happy Crafting!

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Coffee Break Suite Hand Sanitizer Project

As you can see I love Pink Buckaroo Designs! She is an inspiration to me and I case her projects often. This is a project that I will be doing this month. I have to order the Coffee Break Suite from Stampin Up! this month just to do this. I have more plans for that set but this adorable little hand sanitizer holder is a major incentive. I have been waiting for a coffee set for awhile and was thrilled when Stampin Up! released Coffee Break Suite. With the holidays in full swing for the past several months and craft shows a plenty I've had to put any main catalog orders on hold so now it's time to get it!

I hope this video inspires you as well and Happy Crafting!


Tags and Trimmings Stocking Pillows Tutuorial

This set is a MUST MUST MUST have before the Holiday Catalog is finished. It ends on January 2nd, 2017 but if you need to order this set you are able to do so on my site in the Shop Now section. The code for the bundle (when you purchase a bundle you save 10% and get the stamp set and the dies) is #146062 for clear mount and #146061 for wood mount.

The reason this set is so versatile is it comes with a die that you can create pillow boxes all year round. When I buy a set I always consider how much use I can get from it and if it's multi-seasonal. I challenge myself to come up with alternative projects. For example this set can be used for brand new babies and baby showers.  You can create pastel "socks" and use the Special Delivery stamp for a beautiful baby shower gift or favor.

I hope you get this one before it's gone it really is a great set! If you have any questions message me and I'll get right back to you!

Happy Crafting!