It’s Beginning to Look A lot like Christmas

It’s December 12th and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. Christmas cards are made, we’ve had our annual team Christmas party (aka our chocolate fondue night!),  and some presents are wrapped and under the tree. I even decorated a little bulletin board in my office.
Bulletin Board Here are the little gifts I gave out at our team party. I packaged up mini fresh balsam candles.
Team-Gifts-2017-1I used the 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bags, and just cut a piece of DSP to fit the inside.
Team-Gifts-2017-2I scored it at 2″ so it would lay flat in the bottom.
Team-Gifts-2017-3The boxwood wreaths are a perfect final touch to each of your pretty packaging! They are also very perfect for home decor pieces like this one.
Home-FrameHere’s another beautiful home decor piece (created by Sherry Roth) for our Christmas gift exchange. Do you have any left over pieces of Christmas DSP? This might be a great way to use some smaller pieces.Tree Frame I hope you are enjoying crafting this holiday season.

When you are ready to replenish some supplies, be sure to shop through my online store HERE and use Hostess Code WP3KHD27 to receive a free thank you gift from me. (NOTE: if you click NO CONTACT, I will not be able to see who placed the order…and then sadly you will not receive the free gift.)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Creative Christmas Ideas

It’s time to start making that list…and coming up with some creative Christmas gift ideas this year. I thought I’d help you out my sharing two of the projects we made in our annual Creative Christmas Class last week.

Stampin’ Up! has these really great Acetate Card Boxes this holiday season. They are clear card boxes that neatly and safely store your finished cards. Each box holds 5 standard cards plus envelopes and you get 10 boxes in a package.
Acetate-Boxes-ImageWhat other things can you put there besides cards? Hmmm…the themes are endless.

We wrapped Ghirardelli Chocolates and decorated the box like this!
(Original idea from Patti Bennett.)
Acetate-Boxes-1And 9 rolled wafers fit in one box. (I buy the Pirouline Chocolate Hazelnut Wafers in a big cannister from Costco.) Don’t they look yummy?!
Acetate-Boxes-2We also sell these adorable treat tubes…
Acetate-Boxes-38 of them fit sideways in the Acetate Box. How fun is that?
#144628 Acetate Card Boxes  $8.50 (10 boxes)
#144612 Treat Tubes $6.50 (12 plastic tubes and cork stoppers)

This is probably the most inexpensive, yet very practical, gift you can give this year. It is a small notebook made from 1 piece of Designer Series Paper and a few sheets of photocopy paper. That’s it!
DSP bookletYou can use your favorite papers to create a million different notebooks. Simply fold each piece in half and use your bone folder to make it really nice and flat.

Here are the measurements for this one, but you can make them any size you want. Just make sure that the photocopy paper is about 1/8″ smaller than your cover.
Cover: 8-1/2″ x 8-1/4″
Photocopy Paper: 5 pieces cut at 8-3/8″ x 8-1/8″

Decorate the front however you like. I just love this saying from the Just Add Text stamp set (#143931) in the Annual Catalogue. I cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits…which I also love!

Remember the Designer Series Paper Sale ends October 31st…Buy 3 get 1 free! You might need to stock up if you are going to make some fun notebooks.

If you are placing an online order this weekend, please use Hostess Code F3F76PWZ when you check out. You can place your order HERE.

Have a great weekend everyone. Thanks for stopping by!

World Card Making Day Promotions

I didn’t come up with World Card Making Day, but I am thrilled that it’s a thing! It’s a day dedicated to doing what we love most—making handmade cards! It celebrates the creativity and personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones.

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for Stampin’ Up! For ten days (October 1–10), you will receive 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These items will help you celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

WCMD1 WCMD2Place your order for all WCMD supplies HERE, but remember that the special is only until October 10th…so don’t delay! 

Designer Series Paper Promotion – October 1-31

We all LOVE paper! We love it so much we can’t stand to use our favorite pieces. Well, now you can use more of your favorites without running out. Back by popular demand,  Stampin’ Up! is once again offering the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale. Choose any 3 on this list, and then receive your 4th package FREE. (Many of them coordinate with the stamp sets that are on sale until the 10th.)DSP Sale 2017

Designer Series Paper Share – October 1 – 10th

If you are undecided, and would like a little sampling of ALL the papers on sale, why don’t you consider participating in a paper share. All those participating will receive 1/2 a package of all of the designer series papers that are on sale this month.

    • Painted Autumn (holiday catalogue) – 6 each 12 x 12 sheets
    • Christmas Around the World (holiday catalogue) – 6 each 12 x12 sheets
    • Wood Textures (annual catalogue) – 24 each 6×6 sheets
    • Color Theory – 24 each 6×6 sheets
    • Petal Garden – 24 each 6×6 sheets
    • Whole Lot of Lovely – 6 each 12×12 sheets
    • Naturally Eclectic – 6 each 12×12 sheets
    • Coffee Break – 6 each 12×12 sheets
    • Pick a Pattern – 6 each 12×12 sheets
    • Be Merry – 6 each 12×12 sheets
    • Birthday Memories – 6 each 12 x12 sheets
    • Delightful Daisy – 6 each 12×12 sheets
    • Just Add Color Specialty – 6 each 12×12 sheets

That works out to 108 sheets of designer series paper. If you were to purchase packages of all of these papers you’d pay $185 + shipping and tax. But if you participate in this paper share you only pay $85 (plus shipping if required)!! What a great way to get a sampling of all these papers! Anyone in Canada can participate.

The Paper Share is only available until October 10th and will be ready for pick up or shipped the week of October 16th.

Request your paper share today!

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