Thursday, December 28, 2017

Decking the Halls with Gift Wrapping...

So Christmas is over, I know.  I still wanted to share my favorite package that I wrapped this season! ***Note: I do NOT wrap all my gifts fancy.  But some, I do cause it is fun. 😀  This was a present to my niece from my daughter, so I felt these cousin gifts deserved a little something special.


Colors: Basic Black, Whisper White, Kraft, Lemon Lime Twist, Pink Pirouette, Gold
Cardstock/Papers: Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Tools: Big Shot, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories: Memories & More Merry Little Christmas Card Pack, retired Pink Pirouette ribbon

I LOVE this color combo! Just look at it up close...

Seriously I am swooning over it for some reason.  And even though Christmas is over, just switch the Memories & More card (that is the Kraft card behind the greeting...there are even some fun generic patterned Kraft cards in this "Merry Little Christmas" pack) and greeting and it could be for any occasion!
Hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Stamparatus...Coming Soon!!!!

I. Am. So. Excited!!!! about a FABULOUS new stamping tool that Stampin' Up! has developed! And fun fact...I was on a team that helped design the product!  🙌 We've been working on it for like 18 months-ish!  (Maybe even 2 years!)  SOOOOO fun!!!!  As a bonus for those of us that are on this team...we were able to purchase one early!  Check this out...

I HAVE MINE!!!  WOOT!!!  I may just be a LITTLE excited!  Hee.  If you need one (and you do!  😁)...you have just a few more days to reserve one!!  It will arrive around March, and you have until December 30th to reserve them.  This will be your last chance to get one before it is released in the new catalog in June!  So let me know if you have questions and want to do that! 

I took this guy out on a maiden voyage today and made my first project with it!!!  Want to see it?!...


Colors: Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Paper (SNEAK PEEK!)
Stamps: Perennial Birthday (SNEAK PEEK!)
Tools:Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
Accessories: Linen Thread, Iridescent Sequin Assortment

How fun is this?!?!?  I just kept it super simple because I wanted to just play.  OH MY HEAVENS!!!  It was SOOOOOOOOO EASY and fun!!!!  Here is a pic of my process...


This was my first time using it, so need some more practice.  But you can adjust and move the plastic plates...and it just makes it so fabulous and easy!  It was SO QUICK to just ink up the stamp, stamp, swipe it off, ink up with next color, move it, etc. 


Did you notice that Designer Series Paper?!  It's a SNEAK PEEK of a Sale-A-Bration item that is coming out in January!!!  Woot!  I LOVE this paper, color combo, and stamps!  The stamps are also a SNEAK PEEK from the Occasions Catalog being released in January!  FUN STUFF coming!!!!

 I hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you need help getting your hands on a Stamparatus or any other fun Stampin' Up! products!  I also will be mailing out catalogs...so let me know if you need the Occasions & Sale-A-Bration catalogs!  If you have ordered from me in the last 6 months...I will automatically be sending you one! 

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Friday, December 22, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 139: Last Minute Santa!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this week's TGIF Challenge because this is literally what I needed to do today.  Be a "last minute Santa!" 😊  I am WAY behind on EVERYTHING this year...anyone else feeling the same Christmas crunch?!  😂  So if you need a quick Christmas gift idea for friends, neighbors, teachers, etc...here you go!!!!

 
Colors: Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Silver
Cardstock/Papers Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Ready for Christmas, Cookie Cutter Christmas (greeting)
Tools: Big Shot, Holly Embossing Folder, Lots of Labels Framelits, Circle Framelits, Christmas Staircase Thinlits, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush 
Accessories: Foil Snowflakes, Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon, Silver Mini Sequin Trim
 
How fun are these chocolate jars?!  (And here's a time saving tip for you when you feel frazzled and crazy: recycle your designs!  The focal point for the jar is a combination of THE CLUB CARD we made this month and THIS CARD.  You don't always have to re-invent the wheel!!)

Want to see more pics of this jar?!  Well here you go with a photo overload...



What do you think?!  What are you working on last minute?! 😀

Here is the official challenge photo for this week...

Don't you LOVE it!  Can't wait to see what you make!!!  Just head to the TGIF Challenge blog to participate!!!

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you enjoyed this project!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Merry Little Christmas Cards Galore...

Have you checked out the "Merry Little Christmas" Memories & More Card Pack yet?!  Yes...these cards are super fun to use for all your memory keeping.  However...they also are SO much fun for SO many things!  Back in September, these cards were a make & take for an event I did (using these Merry Little Christmas cards)...

(sorry for photo quality!) 

Well....I had the leftover cards from the packs & I needed some quick Christmas cards...so Memories & More to the rescue!!!  I cut some Whisper White card bases and went to town!  In less than an hour, I had 16 cards made and used some others for tags on packages!  Want to see the cards I made?!  Well good, because here you go!!! 😀


Colors: Pool Party, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Old Olive, Silver
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Silver Foil
Stamps: Tags & Trimmings
Tools: Triple Banner Punch
Accessories: Pool Party Baker's Twine, Linen Thread, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape

What do you think?!  I used a few extra bits of cardstock, twine, and Washi tape, but mostly it was all about the Memories & More card pack!  Here are some better pics of the cards up close:

 

I hope this helps you with your holiday season!  Let me know if you have any questions!!!  

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Merry Christmas...With a NEW Challenge!!!

Well I have some fun news!  I was asked to be on another FABULOUS Design Team!  It is the Paper Craft Crew!!  Have you participated in these challenges?!  They are always fun, so I hope so!!!  If not...can't wait for you to start now.  😀 I feel so honored and excited to be on this team!  Woot!!  And today I am sharing my FIRST Challenge card that I made!  It's all about the holidays for this challenge!  Check it out...

  
Colors: Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Gold
Cardstock/Papers Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Ready for Christmas
Tools: Big Shot, Holly Embossing Folder, Lots of Labels Framelits, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Everyday Label Punch, Holly Berry Builder Punch
Accessories: Foil Snowflakes, Gold 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Regal Enamel Shapes
And here is the challenge...



Isn't this beautiful and fun!!!  Love it.  I loved the bouquet concept and so wanted to make a "bouquet" of sorts but not so literally...


And want a fun tip?!   Look beyond your punches and what they are designed to punch or cut out.  Check out something fun you can do with the Everyday Label Punch.  If you have a smaller strip of cardstock, put it in your punch like this...


...and punch!  And look at the fun end that gives your projects...


I love it!  What do you think?!  And just for fun, just look at this fun holly up close...


This is done using the Holly Berry Builder Punch that I love so much.  Just punch out a couple holly pieces, and then score down the middle and fold to give it a little dimension.  😍


So what do you think?!  I can't wait to see what you make for this challenge!  Usually...challenges are a week long.  Due to the holidays, this challenge will go for TWO weeks!  🙌  Happy crafting!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Celebrate In Style...

Need some fun gift wrapping ideas?!  Well look no further than Designer Series Paper!  For these gifts, I used the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.  (If you don't have this paper, you need it.  😁  I have used it SOOOOOO much this season!!!)  Just check out this fun gift wrapping...

 Colors: Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Gold
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic Black, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Tags & Trimmings
Tools: Big Shot, Trim Your Stocking Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Triple Banner Punch
Accessories: Foil Snowflakes, Gold 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

I have to admit...I LOVE how this turned out. 😍😍😍 Just look at all these pretties...


Want to check out the details...


Seriously...these were so easy!  Just wrapped the gift, and added this fun tag...and it looks so festive and fun! 

Hope you enjoy!  How are you wrapping your presents this season?!  Let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!

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Monday, December 18, 2017

December Club Project...Merry Little Labels!

I shared my club card last week with you HERE, and now you get to see the project we made!  😀  Have you gotten the Merry Little Labels Bundle yet?!  YOU NEED IT if you don't have it!  😁  We used it for our project this month and made the cutest little tag set!  Woot!  Who doesn't need a huge pile of tags this time of year, right?!  My friend helped me with this one.  She gave me a set of tags at the last Stampin' Up! On Stage and I loved them!  Thought they would be perfect for our club project.  I changed them just very slightly and this is the set we made:


And the holder we made to put them in...


Colors: Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Silver
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Old Olive, Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper, Silver Foil Paper
Stamps: Merry Little Labels
Tools: Big Shot, Trim Your Stocking Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Everyday Label Punch
Accessories: Foil Snowflakes, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon, Silver 1/4" Natural Trim

In my opinion, this is such a fun and festive holiday project.  😀  I am kinda not feeling red this year, but I still want things somewhat traditional.  So kept the green, and added some Pool Party!  Here are the tags and box separate...although the box is hard to see.  They are the Acetate Card Boxes from the Holiday Catalog, just cut in half!...


And you probably want to see all the tags close-up, right?!  :-) Well wish granted...



Are you wondering where all those fun silver die-cuts are from?!  Well...they are from the Trim Your Stockings Thinlit Dies.  LOVE these dies!  So many fun pieces!

I hope you enjoy this project!  Let me know if I can help with anything!

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Friday, December 15, 2017

December Club Card...Sharing the Joy:

Club time again!  Love my club nights!  And I love sharing what we make with you!  (If you ever have an interest in joining my club or just have questions...just let me know!!!  Would love to have you!)  Want to see the card we made this month?!  We used the "Ready for Christmas" bundle again...have used this bundle so much this season!  LOVE IT!  On to the card...


Colors: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Ready for Christmas
Tools: Big Shot, Christmas Staircase Thinlits, Lots of Labels of Framelits, Holly Embossing Folder
Accessories: Linen Thread, Delicate White Doily, Black Rhinestone Jewels, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

What do you think?  Love this layout and will most definitely be using it again for other occasions!  And just so you can see how cute this whole bundle is that we used, here is a picture of it:

 So cute!  Huh?!  Swoon!

Here are a few more detailed shots of the card:

 And look at the fun greeting inside...


Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoy this card!  How is all of your holiday prep work going?

Let me know if you have any questions!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Pillow Box Cheers ...

Still need gift packaging ideas?! Do you give a lot of gift cards?  But still want it wrapped cute and festive?!  Well here you go...


Colors: Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Gold
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Cheers to the Year
Tools: Big Shot, Trim Your Stocking Thinlits, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: Pool Party Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

I LOVE this pillow box die in the catalog.  Wait...you didn't know there was one?  There is!!!! It's the "Trim Your Stocking" Thinlits dies!  If you just cut out two of this pillow box piece...


... you can make yourself a regular pillow box and not just a stocking pillow box!  So fun, right?!  (Just cut off the side flaps and the top tab on one of the pieces and adhere them together.)  And let's be honest... using this Year of Cheer Specialty paper just steps it up that much more!  😍😍😍


The "Cheers to the Year" stamp set is such a fun one too...love these layered circles ...



Hope you enjoy and this helps you in all your holiday planning!  Let me know if I can help you with anything!

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