Christmas Lodge Holiday Card Set & Gift Folder!

This is a fun project to put you in the holiday spirit!  Included in this project are instructions for four different Christmas cards using the Christmas Lodge stamp set and the Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper.  The project also features instructions for a folder to package the set in for gift giving.  This project makes a great gift for someone special this holiday season (teachers, co-workers, neighbors, etc.!) and is also perfect for clubs and classes!

 

 

To get the instructions for this fun and festive project designed by Anne Marie, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to October!


Posted on : Oct 31 2011
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Magnetic Christmas Countdown Calendar!

Who doesn't love to countdown to Christmas?!  This Magnetic Christmas Countdown Calendar is the perfect way to help celebrate and countdown to the upcoming holiday!  It's created on a metal sheet so you can store the magnet pieces on the back as you count down.  This is a fun project to do with the kids or as a club or class project!!

 

 

To get the instructions for this fun holiday project designed by Heather, just head over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to October!


Posted on : Oct 30 2011
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Get a Free Big Shot – Two Days Left!!

 

An offer to DIE for!  Don't miss out on this Spectacular promotion!

 

If you've been looking for an opportunity to do what you love, while getting a 20 discount on your favorite products, now is the perfect time! During October, you'll get a FREE Big Shot* when you join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator.

 

Use the Big Shot die-cutting machine and Stampin' Up!'s exclusive dies**  to create uniquely beautiful projects in a flash.

 

In addition, the new-demonstrator Starter Kit–a steal at just $175–contains over $345 worth of stamp sets, card stock, ink, accessories, and business supplies-everything you need to start your new business.

 

There are so many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, including

  • A 20 percent product discount!
  • A free monthly issue of Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator-only magazine, Stampin' Success!
  • Sneak peeks at brand-new products!
  • Invitations to exclusive Stampin' Up! events!
  • Regular get-togethers to stamp!
  • Free access to an online community of 30,000+ crafters/stampers and creative artists, as well as 160,000+ project samples!
  • Plus, access to an exclusive video and training for your new Big Shot!
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Don't miss this BIG deal! Contact me today to learn how you can take advantage of this great opportunity and get your FREE Big Shot!  I'd love to help you get set up and have you join my fun stamping group!!

 

*Or up to $100 in FREE Stampin' Up! products
**Big Shot dies sold separately


Posted on : Oct 29 2011
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Witches’ Broom Treat Bag!

This week over on my Sisters in Stamping blog we're featuring Halloween candy treats (don't forget to head over there and see what my talented stamping sisters created).  I saw this cute idea on another demonstrator's blog (Lynn Pratt), changed it up a bit and made one each for Alexa, Craig and Jacie.  The "broom" has a candy treat bag that I filled with Kit Kats (they're Jacie's favorites) and a Jamba Juice gift card, stuck a stick in, and then covered with a broom bristle skirt.  I made a different tag for each of them using the Howl-o-ween Creeps stamp set.

 

 

The candy bag and bristle skirt were made using the packing paper that comes in our Stampin' Up! orders!  it was nice to recycle it for a project and not just throw it away.  I have a lot left over if anyone wants any!!


 

Last week after Jacie's soccer game we were walking to the car and I saw the stick on the ground, picked it up and put it in my trunk with her soccer bag.  She asked me what I needed the stick for and I told her it was for her Halloween surprise, so she is dying to know how I'm using the stick.  I told her she would find out on Halloween.  When she came over yesterday she brought me another stick, so I guess that means she wants more than one treat!! 

 

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and have a fun and happy weekend!!


Posted on : Oct 28 2011
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The “Other” Holiday Cards

 

December can be a busy month – full of shopping, entertaining, parties, preparations, and a whole host of other family traditions. And sometimes we can let it get too busy for things that we really want to do, like make our own Christmas cards. People seem to use Christmas time as that one time of year to reach out to friends and family – some of whom they may not have heard from all year. However, if you want to send out handmade cards, you don’t have to do it at Christmas. Fall/Thanksgiving and the New Year are great opportunities to reach out to friends and family as well.

 

Thanksgiving is the season of gratitude, and what better way to celebrate the spirit of the season than by letting your friends and family know how much you appreciate them and their presence in your life. The Gently Falling stamp set (#123802 wood/#123804 clear) and the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (#124003) can be paired beautifully with any greeting or sentiment for a card that will be enjoyed and treasured. And who knows – your card might even take center stage on the table on Thanksgiving Day!

 

The New Year is often seen as a fresh start, and it’s the perfect opportunity to send cards out to loved ones, family, and friends to wish them the best in the coming year. The little girl in the Gift Givers stamp set (#123772 wood/#123774 clear) from the Holiday Mini is an adorable choice to bring your glad tidings. Or the snowflake image and the verse from the Bright Hopes stamp set (#122690 wood/#122692 clear), also from the Holiday Mini, can come together to bring those on your mailing list lots of good cheer.

 

The other benefit of sending your cards at a different time is that the recipient will have something special to receive in the mail during a time when cards fewer and far between. So be inspired to create your own time of year when you’d like to reach out to everyone, and save yourself some stress and create more time to truly enjoy the month of December and the Christmas season.

 

As always, please contact me if you need help ordering items for your holiday cards, gift giving, or home decor!


Posted on : Oct 27 2011
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Happy Howl-o-ween!

 


Posted on : Oct 26 2011
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Flirtatious Gift Packaging Ensemble!

Here's a beautiful gift packaging ensemble perfect for giving gifts year round.  Ensemble includes instructions for a tall Cylindrical Gift Bag, a Medallion Gift Box,  a Designer Series Paper Gift Bag,  a Square Greeting Card, and Gift Enclosure Card!  Change up the color theme and use these items for any gift giving occasion!   Makes for a fun class or club project too!

 

 

To get the instructions for this pretty project designed by Sharon, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to October!


Posted on : Oct 25 2011
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French Foliage Folio Set!

This rustic autumn themed folio holds four coordinating cards and envelopes.  The set makes a perfect thank you gift, just in time for Thanksgiving.  Teachers, co-workers, etc. will love having this pretty folio and cards!  This project is also great to use for clubs or classes!

 

 

To get the instructions for this pretty autumn themed card folio designed by Lynn, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to October!


Posted on : Oct 22 2011
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Get a Free Big Shot!!

 

An offer to DIE for!  Don't miss out on this Spectacular promotion!

 

If you've been looking for an opportunity to do what you love, while getting a 20 discount on your favorite products, now is the perfect time! During October, you'll get a FREE Big Shot* when you join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator.

 

Use the Big Shot die-cutting machine and Stampin' Up!'s exclusive dies**  to create uniquely beautiful projects in a flash.

 

In addition, the new-demonstrator Starter Kit–a steal at just $175–contains over $345 worth of stamp sets, card stock, ink, accessories, and business supplies-everything you need to start your new business.

 

There are so many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, including

  • A 20 percent product discount!
  • A free monthly issue of Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator-only magazine, Stampin' Success!
  • Sneak peeks at brand-new products!
  • Invitations to exclusive Stampin' Up! events!
  • Regular get-togethers to stamp!
  • Free access to an online community of 30,000+ crafters/stampers and creative artists, as well as 160,000+ project samples!
  • Plus, access to an exclusive video and training for your new Big Shot!
  •  

Don't miss this BIG deal! Contact me today to learn how you can take advantage of this great opportunity and get your FREE Big Shot!  I'd love to help you get set up and have you join my fun stamping group!!

 

*Or up to $100 in FREE Stampin' Up! products
**Big Shot dies sold separately


Posted on : Oct 22 2011
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Always Thankful!

I have so many things in my life to be thankful for and at Thanksgiving I like to send out Thanksgiving cards (as one more way) to let people know that I am thankful for them!  It doesn't seem that very many people send out Thanksgiving cards though?  How about you?  Do you send out Thanksgiving cards?  If not, here's a card that maybe will inspire you to send out a few cards this year to some of the special people in your life that you are thankful for!

 

 

I used the Always Thankful stamp set and the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog .  I also used Soft Suede and More Mustard card stock as the base and first layer of the card. 


I popped up the pumpkin on the ground and added a couple More Mustard brads to give the card more dimension!  Over on my Sisters in Stamping blog this week, we're featuring Thanksgiving cards, so head on over there for more inspiration from my talented stamping sisters!  And let me know if you do send out Thanksgiving cards this year!!

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!!


Posted on : Oct 21 2011
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