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Archive for December, 2016

OnStage Display Stamper

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2016 @ 12:19 pm in Projects | 1 Comment »

It’s time again to apply for Display Stamper for the next Stampin’ Up! OnStage.   We always have a great time at these meetings – seeing new product, learning new ideas and most of all meeting up with old and new friends.  Check out the Join the Fun link at my website if you want to […]

Post Christmas

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2016 @ 2:28 pm in Projects | No Comments »

The snow is falling hard here in Erie and it’s a good time to stay home and start some after Christmas craft projects. If Santa gifted you some cash this year, here are some favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my website shop. SALE-A-BRATION – our biggest promotion of the year begins January 4 as well […]

Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Posted: Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 @ 8:49 am in Projects | No Comments »

I made lots of these fun gift card holders this year.  They are made from all different combinations of Designer Series Paper.  Of course, this design would make a great gift for any occasion, using different colors.  So have fun making one (or a dozen) and be prepared for a big WOW! Dimensions: Base:  11×4, […]

Project Life Hello December

Posted: Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 @ 5:26 pm in Projects | No Comments »

I’ve had fun this month with Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Hello December.  I showed my advent calendar in an earlier post.  And my December class was quick and easy Christmas cards with the Accessory Kit, Tin of Tags stamp set and Stampin’ Up! note cards. And here are some more holiday cards made with […]

Last Minute Christmas – Easy Gift Boxes

Posted: Monday, December 19th, 2016 @ 3:46 pm in Projects | No Comments »

These boxes held small gifts for anyone who came to my house for a class or just stopped by this month. Today’s Tips: Just wrap a 2″ strip of Designer Series Paper around the box, adhere the ends, and put on the plastic sleeve to hold in place. Tie the bow around the box lid […]

Last Minute Christmas – Candy Jars

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2016 @ 7:34 am in Projects | No Comments »

Who wouldn’t love a huge jar of Christmas candy for a gift?  Or, like I did, have them out for your holiday guests to enjoy. Today’s tips: Cut circles of Designer Series Paper for quart canning jar lids.  Add a cute tag with Baker’s twine. The Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper has sold out, […]

Last Minute Christmas – Three Layer Tag

Posted: Friday, December 16th, 2016 @ 3:34 pm in Projects | No Comments »

Here’s a fast way to dress up a simple white gift bag for any occasion. I don’t have measurements, because the gifts have been given.  But just use a rectangular scrap of Designer Series Paper for the bottom layer, a smaller rectangle of Whisper White for the middle and top with a smaller scrap of […]

Christmas Pines

Posted: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 @ 5:28 pm in Projects | No Comments »

There was one last card I wanted to make with the Christmas Pines stamp set.  I loved the  card on the left that I made a couple years ago with a retired set and wanted to recreate it. Today’s Tips: -Stamp right on Designer Series Paper to recreate the sponged look from the first card.  […]

Christmas Treat Holders

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 @ 3:50 pm in Projects | No Comments »

I was asked to give instructions for the quick and easy treat holders I showed at class this week.  All are made with a 6 x 6 sheet of Designer Series Paper.  And my favorite DSP stack at the moment – Warmth & Cheer – is half price this month! Here are the supplies that […]

Father Christmas

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016 @ 3:25 pm in Projects | No Comments »

It’s time to get those Christmas cards finished.  Father Christmas is a beautifully detailed stamp set.  Here I colored with an aquapainter filled with alcohol.  I picked up ink from the inside cover of the ink pads. Today’s Tip: The top and bottom of the card can be aligned right on your acrylic block.  I […]