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BACK To Halloween.... WHEW!

Okay... BACK to Halloween gifting this week!  We're makin more goody boxes using The Cutest Halloween Bundle again this week, we are also featuring the tags and labels dies from the July - December 2021 Mini Catalog (lovingly dubbed "the holiday mini").  I've got to admit, this bundle really is the cutest and I'm having SOOOO much fun playing with it simply because of how easy it is to work with.  The fact that the punch ALSO punches out the images from the DSP makes this one a super-huge winner for me.  I mean.... three goody projects in under an hour!?!  That's right!  This week's Freebie Friday On A Monday was actually recorded in under 40 minutes!  SO DOABLE to get ready for Halloween gifting!  As always, the link to the free PDF with supplies used and measurements is below the last pic and if you place a $35 or more from my online store (click "Shop With Me" in the banner at the top of this blog) using this week's Host/Hostess code  GHRG
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It's An Outrage.... ANOTHER Christmas Project Before Halloween??? You'll Thank Me!

 Okay you guys!  This is the last Words Of Cheer project for the week.  This one features the dies from the Bundle ( CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ) and is CASED directly from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog page 20: I just reimagined the card pictured in the catalog as a box... but not just ANY box..... A CRACKER BARREL PECAN LOG ROLL BOX!!!! Here is the list of colors/cardstock used (except for the vellum, it is ALL from scraps... YAY): 1 3/4" x 4 5/8" Vellum, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Brushed Metallic Cardstock.  I finished this off with a scrap piece of linen thread even!  THIS is why we keep those scraps!  Honestly... nothing went to waste with this one.  Below is the video on how to make the box.  Normally I wouldn't be posting Christmas projects before Halloween, but COME ON.... this one is SOOOO worth the preview.  Besides, now you can get a head start for Christmas gifting.... PECAN LOG ROLLS FOR EVERYONE!!!

Early Christmas Card Featuring Stampin Up!'s Words of Cheer

The Words of Cheer is our featured set this week!  I HIGHLY recommend the bundle (#156389) to save the 10%.  You saw the dies from this set used with yesterday's projects.  Today we're featuring the gorgeous poinsettia stamp.  This is a large stamp so the D block is recommended.  On Crumb Cake cardstock, stamp the image and sentiment using Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow or Old Olive.   Using the watercolor pencils (#141709), I colored the leaves in Old Olive and the flowers, sprigs and berries using White. Once everything was colored in, I used the acrylic block as a palette smooshing some ink and then using a blender pen (#102845) to apply color in the areas I wanted to be darker and then blend out using the blender. Finally, I used the edge die from the Scalloped Contours Die set to give it a decorative edge before adhering to a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Peaceful Prints DSP and then adhering that to an A2 cardbase in Mossy Meadow (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").  Please note t

Halloween! With Stampin Up's Words of Cheer

 I went a little crazy when this bundle came.... the projects you're about to see were just FOUR that jumped out of me the first day of its arrival.  Stay tuned... later in the week I'll be showing a couple more that resulted from the awesomeness that is this set!!!  With Halloween around the corner I felt like I needed to share a few EASY and fun ideas as this die set is pretty versatile.  Also, I won't lie.... I LOVED revisiting The Cutest Halloween set and a sneak peek at Well Defined was a definite bonus!!!  Don't forget to snag the free PDF that can be found just under the last pic in this post for a complete list of supplies and measurements for these cards: This IS EVERYTHING!!!!  I cannot get over how adorable this turned out with the cute skulls and how perfectly the sentiment works with this!  My apologies as I just realized that I forgot to show the addition of the matte dots in the video!!!! Isn't this the EASIEST Halloween card???  The video shows the H

AND Here We Go! Cutest Halloween Gifting At The Office?

It's my time!  The time of year when I am just happy.  I can't put my finger on what EXACTLY causes my crazy good mood.... the weather gets cooler and the colors change and I begin preparing for what really is (in this girl's humble opinion) "the most wonderful time of the year".  I never understood why I sang songs about the dead of winter being the "most wonderful time" when CLEARLY pumpkin spiced lattes, cozy sweaters and free candy season makes it to the top of the wonderful-time list!  Am I right?!?  And it also helps that now I'm prepping for Halloween gifting (those of you who know me know I LOVE Halloween gifting) so today's post is featuring mini-gift packaging that is super-easy to make and you can do a lot of them easily for the folks at the office.  I've also included a not-just-for-Halloween card that, again, is super easy but cute as can be.  And speaking of "cute".... Stampin Up!'s Cutest Halloween is what I'm

Is It Halloween Yet?

Oh yes... How I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this time of year!  Weather is cooling down a bit, PSL's EVERYWHERE and a reason to start gifting!  So YOU KNOW I was all over Stampin Up!'s new Kraft Gift Boxes and lately spending time to find what will fit in them.  Of course I started with candy... I mean my 1st gift box IS Halloween-themed.  But then I started thinking outside of the box (pardon the pun) and realized this would be the PERFECT size box for a mini facial gift!  You can get a box of 5 sheet masks for under $10!!!  So down the rabbit hole I fell and here's what is in my Kraft Gift Box (#156569) featuring the, also brand new, Cutest Halloween Bundle (#156483) and the new Cute Halloween paper pack (#156479).  Check this out!  Isn't this the GREATEST gift?!? It fits a spa headband, eye mask and face mask packet PERFECTLY for a little pampering (psssst.... a small Ghirardelli square is going in there as well as soon as I replace the one that I ate... LOL) gift!  I got every

Memories and More.... Oh! And BOGO SALE STARTS TOMORROW!!!!

  BOGO 2021.... Buy One Get One Free Sale!  WOO HOO!!!  I am offering all of my retired Stampin Up! products for FREE with an equal online order for new products from my online store.  But it is only happening in my private facebook group, so if you want to join in on the fun... head over to Facebook and hit us up!  The group name is FunAndMentalChanges: Danielle's Inky Chaos.  The BOGO sales starts tomorrow and goes through August 28th. Now on to today's FunAndFreebieMonday Post!  Just one project today.... it is a gift box using the Hand Penned Memories and More card pack ( you can get it here ).  You guys... I talked about that set today IN LENGTH in the facebook group with SOOOO many technical difficulties that at 11:00 at night, I found myself trying to do a clean recording so you guys do not have to wade through the multiple attempts to get this project shown.  Truly, the live feed just did not work for me at all today, hahahahaha.... so here you go!  I hope this helps an