Saturday, December 9, 2017

Cards for Co-workers

     I have to replenish my Christmas Card stock this year! In my group this year we did cards for other occasions so I didn't have the stock I normally do when I gave all my co-workers Christmas Cards this year!  They were all so pleased with them, one of them was even interested in "How" I made them! That just might lead to some new faces here making cards 😉

     This first card I did, I made 3 of them and it wasn't really that hard! But I would have to say... even thought I love Cherry Cobbler & Real Red, Red is the most difficult color to work with! Don't you agree?  The first card turned out great but the ones after have smudges on them from the ink getting on the letter dies. I was so sad but will use them anyway, you can't really tell unless you are really looking so it won't be that bad!
     Anyway... this is what is called an Eclipse Card and I did get the idea from Pinterest of coarse! You can see the original card that I was inspired by but I did change a few things.

      The Product List has all the main things that I used but I didn't put the colors I used as they will be your choice! 

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     The second card I did also came from a few posts on Pinterest but it became just a Clean and Simple (CAS) card, I did 4 of these. I have really started to love the foil snowflakes and have had to stock up because I was a little late liking them... I know! 😲  I had no idea they would be so easy to use and make such a difference on a card!
     The entire process of finding, cutting, creating and then putting together all of the 7 cards I did yesterday only took a matter of a couple hours. I find going into my card room sometimes so relaxing and I can spend hours in there! I don't know about all of you... but I would have to say that my card room is one of my Happy Places! 😉

     Again... I didn't put my color choice in the Product List as you may want to choose a different color. The color I used is Pool Party, I like silver and blues together.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Projects for Friends!

     Yesterday I spent the day getting a few things done that a couple friends had asked for. I love spending as much time in my craft room as I can, so when friends ask if I would make them something... I am more that happy too! 😊
     The first project was for 3 large tags that were going to be used on her kids stockings. She wanted them pretty big, the size of your hand so I just cut a 8.5 x 11 piece of CS in quarters and did them that size! I think they turned out really nice and she was pleased with them so I was happy.
     As for usual, I got my inspiration for them from Pinterest! You can see the Original Tag there and also find my board with all my other projects I have done.

     The other project from yesterday was 5 bags like I had done for our November Group. She wanted different ones though, not all the same. I added a little sparkle too by spraying them with the mist we had made with the old glimmer paint Stampin' Up! used to have and alcohol. I really think they are cute and it was the first time I used the Cozy Critters stamp set 😮... I know!

    I had done one with the Snowman and 2 with the Reindeer from with Seasonal Chums Bundle and the other 2 seen here. She was really pleased with them and said she really had no idea what it was that I did. We have been neighbors for more than  years but have gotten closer this past year, which has really been nice! A friend right across the street is great 😉  Anyway... I showed her what I had done and she wanted some for some family members so I was happy to help!

     The stockings are from the Stitched Stockings stamp set and Stocking Builder punch that are retired and I'm not able to put in the Product List.  The snowflake is also not the one from the Seasonal Chums, It's a Martha Stewart Punch. But my Bags have the Snowflake from the Bundle! 😀

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Big Shot
Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bags
Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bags
Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Christmas Box Set

     I couldn't make it to the Christmas Party at the place I started working this winter so I decided last minute, I would make something for the party! The party is tomorrow night and I had originally wanted to make a little something for everyone that worked there but I didn't have enough supplies for what I wanted to make 😒 I scrolled through Pinterest to see if I could find some other little thing but nothing that caught my eye. I did find this beautiful and simple card so I decided to make it and put it in one of the acetate boxes Stampin' Up! has right now. This is the first time I have used the box and I am loving how it turned out. THANK YOU! to the person that shared their beautiful card!

Here is my CASE of the original card linked above to Pinterest where I found it!

😊 Happi Crafting 😊

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A Gift From Me!

     First of all I want to say to all of you that belong to the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Planning Place Group on Facebook... You guys are GREAT!  I get so much help & inspiration from all of you, seeing your projects and hearing what everyone has to say helps so much!
     I wanted to do a little thank you to all my girls that come and craft with me each month but I just had so many ideas rolling around in my head and all were some what time consuming... I headed over the the demo page on Facebook and asked what everyone there did, I got lots of response!  The one I liked best was the one I did and it used current product... these cute little Treat Tube holders!  The design of them came from Purple Cat Crafts on Facebook, she had shared a video on the Demo page and I just loved them. I will definitely be doing more in the future 😉

     They are so easy to make! I did 8 for my ladies and my daughter wanted 4 to give to her teachers, so all 12 only took me just over an hour to do start to finish. 

* Each strip should measure 2" x 10" and then scored @ 6, 7, 8 & 9 but if you are making a few it is easier to score before cutting so cut CS to 8" x 10" and with the 10" along the top, score then cut your 2" strips.
*  Using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, punch the top of the tag, opposite end as the score lines, the score lines are at the bottom. 
*  Use the 3/4" circle punch to punch a hole for the Treat Tube in the second from the bottom section of the scored sections.
*  Before you put this together do your stamping, I used the Hearts Come Home Stamp Set and Whisper White Craft Ink. Make sure you allow lots of time for the ink to dry or move it along and use the Heat Gun. 
*  Once it is dry, you can assemble! I used Tear & Tape as it is a little stronger. Fold all your score lines and just roll it around to make a little box at the bottom. 
*  To hold the Treat Tube in better I punched 2 little holes to put the string through using the 1/16" Punch. Just measure where you want it with the Treat Tube in place.

😊 Happi Crafting 😊

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Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
Midnight Muse 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Midnight Muse 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' Pad
Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' Pad