Kindness Matters Binder Tutorial Now Available on Etsy!

You can now purchase the tutorial for my Kindness Matters class that I taught at retreat in Asheville, North Carolina. This class was very popular and I really enjoyed teaching it to a great bunch of ladies!  The binder holds eight 5-1/4″ square cards, 2 each of 4 different designs along with envelopes. The binder and cards can be easily adapted to any designer series paper and stamp set so it is great for classes or a stamp camp, and if you are not a demonstrator, just to make and give as a gift. The cost is $12.50. Here’s the link to my new Etsy Shop:

Twitterpated Dare to Dream!

Remember in the Bambi movie, when all the animals in the forest became twitterpated, well that’s the way I feel about Stampin’ Up’s new Twitterpated Designer Series Paper from the new Mini Occasions Catalog! So much in love with it that I had to create something fun and creative for one of my upcoming classes entitled “Dare to Dream”.  I love all sides of the double-sided paper and had a hard time trying to decide which ones to use because I wanted to feature them all, but I had to draw the line somewhere. Some of the other items from the new Occasions Catalog are the Elegant Bird and Designer Rosette Bigz Dies, along with the wording from Loving Thoughts, the flowers from Bordering on Romance and the banner from Take it to Heart.  All that beautiful DSP was applied to Stampin’ Up!’s Decor Blocks. The application was very easy – just used a glue stick. I was able to hammer a screwdriver in the tops of the blocks easily to insert my Lollipop Sticks which were wrapped in Sticky Strip in a candy stripe pattern and then applied Dazzling Diamonds glitter to them to dress them up a bit. It might be hard to see in the picture, but they do dazzle in person. The Lollipop Sticks are kept in place with just a mini glue dot on the tip before insertion in the block.  If you would like to make one of these creative displays, I will be offering two classes in my home studio on March 8, 2012 – one at 10:00 am and the other at 6:00 pm.  The cost is $20.00 and you must RSVP and prepay by March 1.  See you in class!

Come to Bethlehem

I’m working into the wee hours at my Stamp/Scrap Retreat on next week’s Holiday Stamp A Stack cards and here is one of the cards which will be featured in that class. The “Come to Bethlehem”stamp set features the Three Wise Men as they are guided by a star to the New Born King. Perfect Plum along with our Brushed Gold Cardstock makes for sheer elegance and is definitely fit for a king! I love our Brushed Gold Cardstock because the color is throughout the paper even when cut – no white edges showing on this paper. The main image and the saying is stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with Stampin’ Up!’s new Pewter Embossing Powder featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I thought the right side of the card was looking alittle bare so I added the gold on gold strip which has been punched with the Scallop Trim Border punch and then finished off that corner with some Basic Pearls.  My last two Holiday Card Stamp A Stacks will be held on November 17 and 22 from 6-10 p.m.  See you there!

Supplies:  Stamp Set: Come to Bethlehem; Cardstock:  Perfect Plum, Brushed Gold, and Whisper White; Ink:  Perfect Plum and Versamark; Accessories:  Decorative Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, Basic Pearls, Mini Glue Dots, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Perfect Plum 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, 5/8″ Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pewter Embossing Powder, and Heat Embossing Gun.

Published in: on November 12, 2011 at 2:03 am  Leave a Comment  
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A Doily Christmas

Do you remember your Grandma’s doilies?  I do, and my mom had some as well and I think I even have some of them tucked away in a box with some of my other momentos. They sure bring back memories. Well it seems doilies are making a comeback. And Stampin’ Up! has a beautiful large background stamp called “Hello, Doily” and it sure is a beaut! It sells for only $17.95.  This is the first time I am using it and I think I will be coming up with a class real soon in its honor.

I’m sorry I couldn’t get a better picture, but because of the brushed gold paper and embossing it did not come out as well as I would have liked it to.  A new camera is on my holiday list.  Hey hubbie, did you hear that?!  Anyway, here is another photo so you can get a better look at that doily.  This is another card from my Holiday Card Stamp A
Stack and if you missed last week’s class you can still take it on September 29!  The class fee of $20.00 includes a roll of that beautiful Very Vanilla Velvet Stitched Ribbon as well as another new product from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Hand-Penned Holidays and Hello, Doily; Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Brushed Gold; Craft Ink:  Whisper White and Chocolate Chip; Accessories:  Embossing Gun, Clear Embossing Powder, 3/8″ Very Vanilla Velvet Stitched Ribbon, Antique Brads, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Standard Hole Punch.

Published in: on September 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm  Comments (3)  
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Bright Hopes

A card can come together so easily when it starts with the right stamp set. Bright Hopes is that stamp set. So simple, yet elegant. This stamp set is what makes it all worth it to make your own Christmas Cards, don’t you think?  This card is featured in my Holiday Card Stamp A Stack tonight.  If you couldn’t fit it into your schedule this week, it is being offered again next week. This class features three different designs and attendees will make 5 of each design. This class also includes envelopes – all for $20.00. 

My Holiday Card Stamp A Stacks are offered twice a month through November. In December the Stamp A Stack will be Gift Cards.  Take these classes once a month or twice a month and you’ll be one step ahead of the holiday rush to get them in the mail this year.

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Bright Hopes; Cardstock:  Very Vanilla and Soft Suede; Ink:  Soft Suede; Designer Series Paper:  Mocha Morning Specialty; Accessories:  Soft Suede 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Dazzling Details.

Published in: on September 22, 2011 at 8:00 am  Comments (1)  
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Holiday Goodies are in the House!

My Holiday Open House will be held on September 17 and 18 – two whole days for you to check out new products from the Holiday Mini Catalog!   Its from 10 am to 6 pm both days.  I’ll have a display of projects using new products such as this one shown here.  It’s from the stamp set “Snow Much Fun” and features that luscious Very Vanilla velvet ribbon and Spice Cake designer series paper and buttons. And click on the photo to enlarge the photo and check out how those Basic Pearls look like they are tiny glass balls suspended on the Christmas tree!   It’s not your typical Christmas card but I love the pearls, paper and buttons. If you are into the more traditional Christmas cards there are also other new designer series papers for that as well such as Frostwood Lodge and Holly Berry Bouquet.

You’ll also be able to sign up for product shares and my holiday classes I will be offering this fall.  There will be giveaways all weekend so you won’t want to miss out. Earn Sherindipity Dollars for any new catalog purchases you make at my Open House and use later towards all your holiday wish list items. Attend my Open House and find out all the details. I will also pick a mystery hostess from all purchases made during my Open House and that person will be able to choose free product from either new catalog. Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP by September 15!

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Snow Much Fun; Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, and More Mustard; Ink:  Soft Suede; Marker:  Pool Party and More Mustard; DSP:  Spice Cake; Accessories:  Linen Thread, 3/8″ Velvet Stitched Ribbon, Basic Pearls, More Mustard Flower Brad, Spice Cake Designer Button, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, and Paper Snips.

Ronald McDonald House Charity – Turtle and Co. – Stamp A Stack Class

Here are the cards for my Ronald McDonald House Stamp-A-Stack class this Thursday.  If you are interested, there are still spaces available.  RSVP no later than Wednesday morning, 8/24 at 10:00 a.m.

Come on out and Stamp a Stack of 16 cards, 4 cards of 4 different designs using Stampin’ Up!’s new “Turtle & Co.” featured on page 16 of the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. Each year, Stampin’ Up! designs an exclusive stamp set to help raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). They also donate $3.00 from every purchase of this set to RMHC.  Over $1,000,000 has been raised to date!

Order the stamp set during class – $19.95 (w) / $14.95 (c) and receive a $5.00 coupon good towards selected Christmas Club classes available this Fall.  Bring a new friend to this class and you will receive an additional $5.00 coupon and your friend will receive one as well.

Customer Fee:  $15.00 (includes cards and envelopes)
Demo Fee:  $7.50 (cards only)


Card 1 – Stamp Set:  Turtle & Co.; Cardstock:  Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Indigo Island, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red; Ink: Basic Black and Riding Hood Red; Markers:  Lucky Limeade and Pool Party; Accessories: Big Shot, Extended Cutting Pads, Textured Impressions Stripe Embossing Folder, Bigz XL Tasteful Trim Die, 3/8″ Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Wiggly Eyes.

Card 2 – Stamp Set:  Turtle & Co. and Perfectly Penned; Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White and Riding Hood Red; Ink:  Lucky Limeade; Accessories:  Big Shot, Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 1/8″ Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ Circle Punches.

Card 3 – Stamp Set:  Turtle & Co., Cardstock:  Whisper White, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade and Daffodil Delight; Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Basic Black and Riding Hood Red; Markers: Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight; Accessories:  Big Shot, Textured Impressions Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Small Heart Punch and Dimensionals.

Card 4 – Stamp Set:  Turtle & Co. and Pennant Parade; Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade and Daffodil Delight; Ink:  Lucky Limeade and Riding Hood Red; Accessories:  Big Shot, Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Boho Blossom Punch, 1-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ Circle Punches, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, and Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Circle).

REMINDER:  If you have not already done so, please leave a comment on my Blog Candy Posting from August 18, 2011. We’re almost to the 10,000th hit on my blog, so please share my blog with your friends and fellow papercrafters. Can’t wait to give away this yummy blog candy!

Holiday Dreaming!

Frostwood Lodge Snowman

It’s that most special time of the year that Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators dream about!  The new Holiday Mini Catalog is upon us and one of the great things about being a demonstrator is getting access to the products from this catalog one whole month ahead of the release of the catalog so we can begin preparing great holiday projects to share with all of you!  So today’s card is one of the holiday cards which will be featured in an upcoming Christmas Club class.  I will be releasing information on this new club later this month so if you haven’t subscribed to my blog yet, do so today so you don’t miss out on the details.

Today’s card uses the new Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper and features these cute gingham squares in Garden Green.  It really stands out when paired with Real Red CS.  Peeking out from behind Mr. Snowman and punched out with the Scallop Circle punch is our new Silver Glimmer paper which is absolutely glittery! Don’t think that is a word, but is so appropriate when describing this paper.  It’s the best glitter paper ever since it does not flake or chip off when you cut or punch it.  It’s already available in red in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  This card was originally designed as a make & take for my downline meeting this past weekend, but I like it so much it will be making an appearance in one of my Christmas Club classes.  Let me know what you think of the new holiday products and check back each day this week as I will be featuring new products every day!

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Snow Much Fun and Warmest of Wishes; Cardstock:  Real Red, Garden Green and Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Frostwood Lodge; Accessories:  5/8″ Real Red Satin Ribbon, Punches: 1-3/4″ Circle, 2-1/2″ Circle, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle, Big Shot, Circles #2 Originals Die, Silver Glimmer Paper and Dimensionals.


Published in: on August 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm  Comments (3)  
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A Big Burpee Thank You!

Just Believe Thank You

Here’s a cute little thank you card with a gardening surprise inside. It’s made to open and close like a matchbook so it will hold a packet of seeds. This was the last of the four thank you cards we made at my Stamp A Stack. We used the “Just Believe” stamp set to stamp the flowers which are absolutely gorgeous. So what better to put inside than a little packet of flower seeds.

This card is made by cutting your card base at 4-1/4″ x 11. Score at 1″ and 6-3/8″. Fold up the bottom edge at the 1″ mark and staple twice close to the bottom (about 1/4″ in) like a matchbook. This will give you your pocket for your seeds. Then fold down the top and tuck it inside to close your card. To hide the staples just be sure to make a cover strip to add at the bottom of your card like I did here with the flowers and with stars on this card sample.
I made this card a couple of years ago for a child’s birthday party, so it’s a little worse for wear and unfortunately the stamp set is retired. But it gives you another idea you can use for this type of card. It contains those cool “Pop Rocks” that kids love. Surprise!
 Supplies: Stamp Set: Just Believe; Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White; Ink: Pear Pizzazz and Perfect Plum; Accessories: Fiskars Paper Cutter with Scoring Tool, Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Basic Pearls, Stapler and Burpee Seed Packs.
Published in: on August 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm  Comments (1)  
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Fabulous Florets!

Fabulous Florets

That’s the name of this stamp set – and it really is fabulous in Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight!  This is the third Thank You card from my recent Stamp-A-Stack and is my favorite of the bunch.  And I don’t want to forget to mention that beautiful Designer Series Paper layered across this 6″x3″ card – it’s Beyond the Garden.

What’s that you ask? Does Stampin’ Up! sell envelopes for that type of card? In fact, they do, they are called Small Open-End Envelopes and they are sold on page 182 of the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  I like to do this type of card just to do something different from the standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card. 

That cute wording is from the Happy Greetings set available in the Summer Mini Catalog only through the end of August.  The little Wild Wasabi heart adds a special meaning for the closest of friends.

Add this Designer Series Paper to your list of favorite background papers and don’t forget to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE during the month of August.  Check out the promotions page on my website at

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Fabulous Florets and Happy Greetings; Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, and Wild Wasabi; Ink:  Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi; Designer Series Paper:  Beyond the Garden; Accessories:  Dimensionals and Small Heart Punch.

Published in: on August 6, 2011 at 8:00 am  Comments (2)  
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Kindness Matters Stationery Kit – Stamp Camp

Cards from the Kit

The new Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper is my absolute favorite paper in the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog so I wanted to share it with you in my new Stamp Camp on Saturday, August 14 from 1-6 p.m. We’ll be making a beautiful Stationery Kit using the new “Kindness Matters” stamp set (page 121) and the “Mocha Morning” Specialty Designer Paper (page 183).

More Cards from the Kit

This class is a product-based class so you will go home with the stamp set and the remainder of your packet of designer paper so you can make more kits.   Detailed instructions will be provided. The new “Simply Scored” scoring tool will be used during this class. It will be available for purchase in the new Holiday Mini beginning September 1.

These cards are only a sampling of what is included in the kit!  Hope you can come, but be sure to e-mail me at and prepay for the stamp camp by August 9th!

Please indicate your stamp set preference (wood mount or clear mount) when signing up for this Stamp Camp.

Customer Fee:   $33.00 (w) / $30.00 (c)
Demo Fee:          $25.00 (w) / $ 22.00 (c)
RSVP and Prepay by August 9.

Demos:   If you already own this stamp set and/or DSP, you may use your own, however you must purchase another stamp set and/or DSP of comparable value to replace them in order to attend this class.

Published in: on August 4, 2011 at 10:31 am  Leave a Comment  
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Elegant Paisley Petals!

Paisley Petals Thank You

True elegance is what you get when you choose this Designer Series Paper! Stampin’ Up! always has such beautiful two-sided background papers – you never know which side to choose from. But the choice was right with this simple thank you card I designed for a recent Stamp-A-Stack class I held.  I pick a different theme each month for my stamp-a-stacks and this one focused on thank you cards.  With this background paper you don’t need bows or any other fancy embellishments and that makes it easy to give this card to a guy or a gal. For this card I chose to frame out my “thank you” with one of the frames from the stamp set “Four Frames”. It was just the right touch. Don’t you think?

If you would like to attend my next Stamp-A-Stack class, it will be held on August 25 from 7-10 p.m. and will feature the new Ronald McDonald House Charity Stamp Set called Turtle & Co.  $2.00 from the purchase of each stamp set is donated by Stampin’ Up! to Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Hope you can come!

Love the paper used on this card?  Stampin’ Up! has a special for the month of August – buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and get an additional pack for FREE!  Check out all the different papers to choose from in the new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog on pages 184 to 186, but don’t forget about the Nautical Expedition DSP from the Summer Mini Catalog on page 8.   Try not to drool too much!  They are a great buy at only $10.95 each!
My personal favorite in the new catalog is the new Mocha Morning Specialty DSP which we’ll be using in my upcoming Kindness Matters Stationery Kit Stamp Camp on August 14 from 1-6 p.m.  Unfortunately, this is a Specialty DSP and is not included in the DSP special.  My other favorites include:  Beau Chateau, Well Worn, Beyond the Garden, and Big Top Birthday.  Click on the Idea Book & Catalog on my right side bar to order your DSP today!
Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Four Frames and Because I Care (retired hostess set but thank you stamp can easily be switched out with another stamp); Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla;  Designer Series Paper:  Paisley Petals; Inks:  Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler; Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Ovals Originals Die, Big Shot, and Scallop Edge Border Punch.
INTERESTED IN ATTENDING ONE OF MY UPCOMING CLASSES?  Check out all the details on my events page on my demonstrator website at

Sailing “The Open Sea”!

On the Open Seas

Love, love, love this stamp set!  These projects are great for Father’s Day.  The first is a card using the Mosaic technique which I taught at my last  Technique Tuesday class. It’s so easy to make the mosaic stamp for this project by using all the remnants of your leftover rubber from your stamp sets and the largest of Stampin’ Up!’s acrylic blocks.

Mosaic Acrylic Block

 I tried using the clear mount stamps when Stampin’ Up! first released them and purchased several of the acrylic blocks, but found out I am a die hard wood block stamper so I have a few acrylic blocks available now to use for this technique.  Just cut up the remnants and adhere them close together on the acrylic block. Stamp your image in black ink and color in with chalks, ink or markers. Apply Versamark Ink to the large mosaic stamp you made and stamp over the entire  image. Apply clear embossing powder and heat dry with your heat tool. Allow to cool and then with a sponge dauber rub Basic Gray or Basic Black over your entire image (i.e., apply your grout) and then wipe off any excess ink from the embossed areas with a kleenex.  I used the new Baker’s twine in Cherry Cobbler/White to embellish. I finished off the card on the interior with this beautiful saying from the stamp set “Word Play”.

Inside of Card - Word Play

Add a restaurant gift card along with a movie gift card to go see the “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” to this double-sided box for Dad!  The boxes are  made with the Box #2 Sizzix Die and the Big Shot. Not Quite Navy and Cherry Cobbler are great nautical colors to use with this stamp set.

The last project is a hidden Kit Kat bar.  I love this trick to hide candy! Wrap your designer paper around your candy bar and crimp the ends with your crimper for decoration.

Kit Kat Bar Candy Wrap

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  The Open Sea, Word Play, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Cardstock:  Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler Whisper White and Basic Gray; Ink: Stazon Black, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake,  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze; Designer Series Paper: Regals Collection Patterns Stack; Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals and Sponges, Vintage Brads, Crimper,  Small and Medium Oval Punches, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2-3/8″ Circle Scallop Punch, Circle Scissor Plus and Glass Mat, Paper Piercing Tool and Pad, Aqua Painter, Big Shot with Standard and Extended Cutting Pads, Scallop Circles #2 Die and Box #2 Die.

White Christmas!

The Wow factor on this candle project is off the scale!  When I see this flower it makes me think of one my favorite movies… Dr. Zhivago.  Yeah, I know I am definitely dating myself with this one.

Shimmery White Christmas Candle

For those that remember that movie from the late 60’s, it was the ultimate love story which took place during the Russian Revolution and starred Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. One of the best scenes in the movie was the ice palace where the two lovers escaped to one winter. The entire building was frozen in ice and snow except for a few rooms.  See the pic below showing one of the rooms. Google Images is amazing for finding pics! 

Ice Palace from Dr. Zhivago

If you like old romantic movies I highly recommend you curl up with your honey  for this one (maybe while you are snowbound this winter).

Sorry, I got a little reminiscent there… now on to the flower making. I made this flower using Whisper White Card stock, but for even more impact try using Stampin’ Up!’s Shimmery White Cardstock.   I was plumb out of the Shimmery White so had to settle for Whisper White. The Shimmery White cardstock has shimmer on both sides of the page which would make these flowers all the more beautiful. The petals are made by using Stampin’ Up!’s ornament punch.  I started out with 21 petals, but if you want to add more for a fuller flower you can. You want about 1/3 of the petals to be curled slightly, 1/3 curled so they look like a U when you look from a side view, 1/3 curled considerably and 1 totally curled for the center. However, for this flower I made a small pom-pom ball from Stampin’ Up!’s silver tinsel trim for my center to make it more festive.

Shimmery White Flower Top

To curl the petals, wrap them around a stylus or paint brush handle or I use my bone folder and drag it across curling as I go as if I were curling ribbon. Then punch a 1-3/4 inch circle for the base of your flower. Begin adhering the petals by the small piece (which would be the top of the ornament) to the base circle along the edge using Sticky Strip so your petals remain in place. Begin with the least curled petals. Continue working around the circle using up all of the least curled petals and then work to the next level saving the most curled for the end.  You’ll want to make the edges of your petals overlap as you get closer to the center of your flower as this will help to lift them up and give the flower more shape.  It really doesn’t take long to make these flowers. Once you get the first one done, they will begin to flow more easily.

Since I was out of Shimmery White cardstock and wanted my flower to have more bling I took my 2-way glue pen and put glue around the edges of the petals and then sprinkled Stampin’ Up!’s Dazzling Diamonds glitter on for added sparkle!

I made this particular gift into a night light candle, but I could easily picture a whole line of them going up my staircase as Christmas decor with greenery. The base of my candle is a Ball wide mouth half pint jar from their Collection Elite Design Series (4 in a set for less than $4.00).  I didn’t even know they made these cute little things. I then placed one-half of a velcro circle dot in the bottom center of the jar and put the other half on the bottom of an LED flameless tea light so it will stay put in the jar but still allow me to pull it out and turn the switch on and off .  You can buy 24 of these tea lights at your local club store for less than $20. I then added some white crinkle shred around the candle and from the outside of the jar it looks like a real candle, but much safer. Wrap some silver tinsel trim around the edge of the jar and stamp a tag from the Bells and Boughs stamp set and you are done.  Want more ideas?  Punch your flower petals out of Real Red cardstock and make your flower into a Christmas Poinsettia and fill your jar with candy or fudge.  Or just use your flower as a beautiful bonus to your wrapped Christmas package instead of ribbon.  They would also make great wedding favors. The list is endless!

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Bells and Boughs, Cardstock:  Whisper White; Ink:  Marina Mist; Accessories:  Ornament Punch, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, Oval Scallop Punch; Silver Tinsel Trim, Sticky Strip, 2-way Glue, Stylus or Bone Folder, Sticky Strip and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

Published in: on December 7, 2010 at 11:31 am  Comments (2)  
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Candy Cane Cocoa Wishes!

Here’s another project we did at my last Christmas class. Great gift for the neighbor and their kids. Lot of goodies inside such as Candy Cane Cocoa packets (4), peppermint sticks (4) and lots of chocolate kisses! 

Candy Cane Cocoa Front

As usual I have recycled a  part of this project. The container is actually a tin can from canned chicken. It’s a little larger than a tuna can and works out great for holding everything.  I cut a band of Real Red cardstock long enough to wrap around the can. I stamped snowflakes on the band in Whisper White Craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then used a snowflake stamp from Serene Snowflakes and stamped it in Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock, punched it out and layered on another circle of Marina Mist cardstock and then layered that on top of a Whisper White Scallop Circle.  I made four of those and adhered them evenly spaced out on the Real Red band. I secured the band on the can with Sticky Strip.

Candy Cane Cocoa Back

The peppermint sticks were purchased at Cracker Barrel, one of my favorite places for old-fashioned and unique candies.  I put them inside a small Cellophane Bag and secured with a topper I handcrafted of Marina Mist cardstock. I then stamped a label in Real Red ink using the cute saying “gingerbread & sugared things – enjoy the sweets the season brings” from the Sweet Season stamp set and punched it out with the Decorative Label punch.  I then loaded the cocoa, peppermint sticks and chocolate kisses into the can and placed it inside a large gusseted Cellophane Bag with some irredescent crinkle shreds and secured it with Whisper White Organdy Ribbon. Using the Sweet Season stamp set again and Whisper White cardstock, I made a tag by brushing on the writing using a Marina Mist marker and a Real Red marker for the heart. Don’t forget to huff on your stamp to rewet the ink before stamping. Layer it on Real Red cardstock and trim out your tag.  Use gold cording to secure your tag to your package.

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Serene Snowflakes and Sweet Season; Cardstock:  Real Red, Marina Mist, Whisper White; Ink:  Real Red and Whisper White Craft; Markers:  Real Red and Marina Mist; Accessories:  Circle Scallop Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, 1-1/4 Circle Punch, XL Tag Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Sticky Strip, Small Cello Bag, Large Gusset Cello Bag, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, 5/8″ Whisper White Organdy Ribbon, Gold Cording, Tin Can, Cocoa, Peppermint Sticks, and Chocolate Kisses.

Published in: on December 3, 2010 at 1:18 pm  Comments (1)  
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