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November 2015

Another Craft Item

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  This week I'll be working on making my final items for the craft fair this Saturday, December 5th.  I want to share an item for the fair.

Craft 10 treat boxThis treat starts off with the Tiny Treat Boxes.  They are 2 x 2 x 2 and work perfectly for this treat.  I assembled the box, but I did not fold the lid down.  I cut off the side flaps to leave the opening.  To cover the box, I used the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper.  I love the holly leaves and berries.  I cut 3 pieces 2 x 2 to adhere to the sides and front of the box.  I cut two pieces 4 1/2 x 2.  These were used to cover the long piece on the front and the back.  I did use Project Life Corner rounder at the top of each piece.  I filled the box with 4 York Peppermint Patties.  Their size works great.  I put them using the 4 x 6 cellophane bags.  The bag is tied shut using sweater trim.  Unfortunately that is no longer available.  On the front, I used the sentiment from Reason for the Season using Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White and punched out with the 2 1/2 inch circle punch.  Adhere with dimensionals.  At the top, I added the sentiment from the stamp set White Christmas in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White and notched on each end.  Now it's all ready for that special person!  Come back on Wednesday and I'll share another item for a craft fair.



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Flurry of Wishes and Believe

I have a class coming up next week.  One of the cards uses the stamp set Flurry of Wishes.  Let me tell you how I made it.

Believe card 2

This card is beautiful in person!  I started with Lost Lagoon card stock cut to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored on the long side at 4 1/4.  Use your bone folder to get a good crease.  The Whisper White back ground is cut to 5 3/8 X 4 1/8.  That's just a little bigger than usual.  I used the stamp that has the two snowflakes on it and stamped around the outside of the white background. I cut a piece of the watercolor paper to 4 1/4 X 3.  I used painter's tape to tape 1/4 inch all around the watercolor paper.  Use you grid paper to help you with this.

Believe card 10

I taped directly onto the grid paper.  I used the embossing buddy all over the watercolor paper.  Using VersaMark, stamp the middle sized snowflake and the double snowflakes wherever you want them.  Be very careful.  You can't really see where you are stamping.  Next, I used the silver embossing powder and the heat tool to set the design.

Believe card 9

You'll need to have your aqua painter now and the Lost Lagoon ink pad.  Push down on the top of the pad so you get ink in the lid.  Wet your whole surface with water and then begin spreading ink over the design.  The silver embossing will resist the ink.  Keep adding ink until you are happy with the color.  Allow this to dry or you can dry it with you heat tool.  Slowly pull off the painter's tape all around.

Believe card 6

Mount this on a piece of Lost Lagoon cut at 3 1/8 X 4 3/8.  Tie  the 1/8 inch silver ribbon around the bottom and mount this to the background using dimensionals.  Stamp, using VersaMark, on a piece of scrap Whisper White paper using the saying Believe from the set Lighthearted Leaves.  Emboss with silver and punch this out using the extra-large oval punch.  Use dimensionals to adhere this.  I topped it off with a rhinestone for the dot over the i.

Believe card 3

I felt this worked perfectly with the saying from Flurry of Wishes on the inside.

Believe card 7

I sure hope the people in my class enjoy making this card.  Thanks for reading!


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Share What I Love!

Part of the Stampin' Up! philosophy is to share what you love.  Did you know that I teach classes?  I love having people come to my card classes!  We have so much fun.  I had a beginner class this past Saturday.  Here are the cards that we made.

Introductory class #2

All three of the cards used the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set in the Holiday catalog.  I'm trying to start a beginner class in 2016.  The first date will be on Saturday, January 16th from 10 to 12.  We'll make 3 cards for $10.  If you are in the Conover area of North Carolina, come join us.  I  would love to have you.  We'll meet at my home.   Contact me!

I also have classes the first Thursday and Friday of each month.  The Thursday class is from 1:00 to 4:00 and the Friday class is from 6:00 to 9:00.  We make 5 cards for $15.  I don't pressure you to purchase, but I do welcome it.  If you purchase, there is a discount on the class.  The next class is on Thursday, December 3rd and Friday, December 4th.  Here are the cards that we will be making for this class.

December class 2015

Contact me if you would like to make these cards and maybe laugh a little while you are at it.

Another way that I share what I love is by having a booth in a local emporium called Shops on Main in Conover.  I have all of my Christmas items in there now.  If you need stocking stuffers or a gift for a friend or coworker, I have just what you need.  Come by and look.  Here are a few pictures!

Christmas Shops on Main #2

Christmas Shops on Main #1

Let's get together!   Thanks for stopping by.


Online Extravaganza!

Online extravaganza 1


Stampin' Up! is having a sale and extravaganza is the perfect word! Click  Online Extravanganza to see all the items on sale.  Notice that there are flash sales on Monday, the 23rd and on Monday, the 30th.  Act now!  Make your list of items you must have.  Deals like this don't come every day!

On Monday, November 23rd, the Designer Series Paper on pages 142 and 143 are for sale buy 3 get one free.  Now FREE is a great word!  These items are pictured below.  The Gift Box Punch Board #135863 and the Envelope Punch Board #133774 are both 30% off on Monday the 23rd only.  

Go to the Shop button now!  I would appreciate it!


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Craft Fair Items for You!

I have a booth at a local emporium and I'm working two craft fairs this fall.  I've been working on Christmas items since late August!  Today, I want to share my best sellers with you.  Now I must warn you that I have used some Stampin' Up! retired products with these projects.  The first is a snowman and a Santa using a roll of Rollos.  Most of my projects include candy of some kind.  They make perfect stocking stuffers or gifts for co-workers.

Craft 8 rollo santa and snowman

The hats are made from gloves.  You simply snip off the fingers.  I did anchor them with a few snowflakes.  For the Santa, I used a 1 inch circle punch in Whisper White and layered on a 3/4 inch circle in Blush Blossom.  That color is retired and I have hoarded it for quite a while.  I use it for faces.  Anyone else remember that color?  The eyes are put on using a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.  The nose is a 1/4 hole punch.  The mustache is make from the smaller butterfly punch.  The beard comes from the retired Holiday Ornaments framelit dies.

For the snowman I used the retired stamp set Snow Day.  I do think you could adapt the new set Snow Place for this project.  For the scarf I use another retired product.  I'm really sad because I've run out of the sweater trim now.

The next best seller uses a Hershey bar.

Craft 7 hershey snowman

I'm sure you see a LOT of retired product here!  Do you remember our material?  I covered the candy bar in Whisper White.  For the hat I tore 4 inch strips from the fat quarter.  I divided that into 4 pieces for 4 snowmen.  I put Tear and Tape along the bottom.  At the top I used our Fringe Scissors.  It does not cut perfectly, but for this project it doesn't matter.  After you adhere the material to the top of your candy bar,making sure your seam comes in the back, gather the top and tie it with twine or ribbon.  On this one I used the Cherry Cobbler thick twine.  For the tie at the bottom I tore the fat quarter into a 1 inch strip.  I divided that into 3 equal parts for 3 snowmen.  I used the retired Cherry Cobbler Chevron ribbon to finish off the hat again using the Tear and Tape.  The nose in Pumpkin Pie is hand cut.

The next project is the Hershey bar Santa.

Craft 6 santa hershey

I had to think of something to do with my fingerless gloves from other projects.  I turned the glove inside out, tucked in the thumb so it wouldn't show and then tied the top.  When I turned it right side out, it looked like a hat.  I just glued on a pom pom.  The rest of Santa is made of various circles.

I hope you like these projects and will try them.