Monday, September 21, 2020

Tic Tacs Make The Perfect Gift

 I'll be honest.... I'm not a huge Coca Cola fan, but I AM a huge fan of the limited edition Coca Cola Tic Tacs!!!!  You guys saw my box from last week's feature of Stampin Up's Celebration Tidings Bundle and the SUPER CUTE and easy box.... it fit's the 3.4 oz. Tic Tac jars PERFECTLY!!!  Welp... here's another variation using Stampin Up's jar punch and jar dome!  Psssst.... the "fizz" in the jar was created using the texture stamp from the Gather Together stamp set, the letters spelling "Coke" were inked on a scrap piece of whisper white that was backed with adhesive sheet and then the letters from the Playful Alphabet die set were cut out.... I topped the letters with a coat of Wink of Stella for a sparkle effect (not sure if that translates in my pics below but looks AWESOME in person).  The sequins in the jar shaker dome are currently in the clearance section and are from the retired Peaceful Poppies line... get them while you can, I'm thinking they won't last long!  Here's the link to my ONLINE STORE.  Okay... here you go!

Just to recap the Facebook Live from last week.... the lid was created using the largest label die from the Celebration Tidings bundle.  Once cut out, simply score at 1" on all sides, cut each corner score line up to first intersecting score line to create tabs.  Glue the tabs to each side to create the lid... SUPER EASY!!!

The base of the box was created by scoring a 6 3/8" x 8" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 2" on all sides.  Trim all four corners with straight cuts from score line to score line, then on the long sides, cut the score line straight up to intersecting score line to create a triangular tab on all four sides.  Using Tombow liquid adhesive, glue each triangular tab to rectangular side piece to create the box.  Again.... SUPER EASY, 5 minute box to adhere your Coke creation to the top of.  That is a WOW gift.... and don't Tic Tacs always make the best gift????  I mean, besides the fact that you MAY be telling someone their breath stinks.... LOL!  Well, I love receiving Tic Tacs anyway..... HAHAHAHAHA!  Enjoy you guys!

Sunday, September 20, 2020


 This week's Freebie Friday is TOTALLY copied from other Stampin Up demonstrators that were featuring their work on Pinterest.  It started with my very own Stampin Up upline totally copying casing (case= Copy And Share Everything) these projects AND THEN my Stampin Up downline copied.  Okay.... I CANNOT be outdone!  My turn to case.... well, and then my Facebook live featured some original spins... so there's that!  As always, you'll find the free PDF below the last pic in this post and anyone who places an order in my online store of $35 or more by 9/25/20 at Midnight will receive all three make n' take kits for FREE from me if you use hostess code:


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Here's the breakdown:  This box is probably my favorite of all the projects.  It BRILLIANTLY uses the largest label die from the Celebration Tiding bundle to make the lid on this box.  And the box itself, is an amazing size! LOVE this box!

The treat topper is elegant yet simple and a snap to put together.  The case uses Versa Mark and White Heat Embossing for the webbing.... it also featured the Black Glitter Paper.  However, my second sample of this treat topper popped a little more with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on the Pumpkin Pie cardstock:

And finally, the mini treat holder... just adorable, but for time during our facebook live, this project is the only one that got copied.... I DID do it in the larger label size though.  Just be sure you follow the scoring instructions... hahahahaha!  Gotta love live-feed projects!  LOL!

Okay... here are the projects with my own favorite Halloween spin:

I am IN LOVE with these super fun projects and can't wait for Halloween gifting!!!

Click HERE for the free PDF of these projects!  ENJOY!

Gather Together The Sequal: A Study of Masking

 Okay... you all know by now how much Fall is my jam... and Stampin Up's Gather Together Bundle just speaks to my soul.  The leaves are PERFECTION!  Welp, this Freebie Friday features that perfection with some really fun masking techniques!

 The first two are the easiest and use the exact same Drybrush backgrounds stamp.  The card on the left is the first generation stamp of Drybrush in Crushed Curry and the card on the right is the second generation of the same stamp.  Then I die cut the leaves on two sticky notes using both die cut sticky note leaves to mask on the card on the left and then the negative sticky note space to mask the leaf of the card on the right.  Then using the sponge brayer I sponged Merry Merlot (with Night of Navy on the outer edges: optional) on the card on the left and sponged early espresso on the card on the right.  Because the card on the left was first generation of the Drybrush background stamp, the image showed through creating the most pleasing streaks in the background.... LOVE!!!

Now, for the final masked card, I took the second negative space die cut and masked off the area of the card I wanted my words to show being sure to cover the rest of the card so ONLY the leaf would get the words stamps and then stamped away.   During the Facebook Live, I did decide after this card was completed that I wanted to quickly outline the leaf just to give it more dimension.  This card also feature a sneak peek of the stamp set that is being featured in the next week's Freebie Friday.... our CASING edition featuring Celebration Tidings.... stay tuned for that!  I think that line of leaves at the bottom is a nice touch to this card for sure.  As always, the free PDF is below the last pic in this post!  HAPPY STAMPING!

Click HERE for the free PDF for these projects!

I hope you love these projects as much as I do... and with Fall right around the corner, I hope these help to put you in the spirit!  LOL!


Friday, August 28, 2020

Freebie Friday: Pressing On

Thanks again to everyone who joined me for Facebook Friday day!   This set you guys!  I.LOVE.IT.  Anyone who knows me knows I'm a freak for coffee and this set speaks to me on so many levels.... who couldn't use a little encouragement right now to "Press On"???  This week's Freebie Friday is ALL ABOUT IT!!!!   

Remember, the project dimensions and supply list can be found in the free PDF.... I have the link below the third picture below.  You can get everything you need from my store at:

And anyone who orders $35 or more from my store by midnight on 9/4/20 will get all three of these make n' take kits for free! 

            First project up was this AWESOME Magic Slider Card.  Masking of the "Full" in the sentiment and creating "Pull" using the Basic Black Stampin Write Marker... I'm sorry, but I just have to say I'm a genius!!!!  LOL!  And isn't it always fun to color?  On the "Open" sides of the card is where you adhere your 1/4" strips (that were pre-adhered to ahesive sheets before cutting to make them into stickers you can stack).  Double up your 1/4" strips so that your track is two high.

 And EVERYONE could use a gift card holder....

And of course... the gift of coffee can be a God-send!  I showed everyone how to expand the Little Treats Die and filled it with little bags of chocolate covered espresso bean!  SO FUN AND SO YUMMY!

                                                                    FREE PDF is HERE...

Join us in FunAndMentalChanges: Danielle's Inky Chaos on Facebook for more Freebie Friday Fun!

Sunday, August 23, 2020

And Here Lies The Problem With Stampin Up


So I get THE perfect baby gift and I run to the wrapping isle of my local Target to grab the perfect "baby boy" wrapping paper just SURE I've got the perfect matching ink to make the accompanying gift and sure enough.... TEMPTING TURQUOISE!!!    The RETIRED Temping Turquoise!!!!  Stampin Up.... you and your amazing colors!  Dang you!!!  Your amazingly bold and incredibly opaque colors!  WHY do you vex me with retiring so many colors that are absolute staples????  If anyone else is a collector out there in blogland.... what Stampin Up ink color are you SO incredibly glad you hoarded???

I'm thinkin I might need to track down a refill for my Tempting Turquoise.  It really IS the perfect color for baby-shower-gifting.  

Friday, August 21, 2020

It's Almost Here.... Can Fall Just Get Here Already???

 I need sweater weather STAT!!!  But until that comes, I'm gonna just keep playing with my Fall-themed crafty goodness.  This week, along with a Gather Together honorable mention... I'm featuring  Stampin Up's Beautiful Autumn.  This bundle (stamps and punches) coupled with the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.... can I just say.... hand me my Pumpkin Spice Latte!  So here we go.  The PDF with the supply lists and measurements is below the last pic.

Bonus.... in today's Freebie Friday live feed, we made this into the most perfect belly band for the new Rectangle Tins in the 2020 Holiday Mini.

This picture does not do this card justice!  All the foiling makes this card down right shine!

Okay... so I accidentally cut off the needed tabs during the live feed.... HAHAHAHA!  The directions were fixed in the attached PDF so we're safe!  Hopefully everyone appreciated my "troubleshooting" segment.  It was totally planned BTW.... on purpose on accident!  HAHAHAHA!
Here's the link to the PDF!

Here's the link to my online store....CLICK HERE... remember to use Hostess Code X34VYMBM!  When you order $35 or more in my online store, you receive each of these 
make n' take kits for FREE!!!

Nothing's Better Than... A Timely Upload


Okay you guys... HOW did I forget to upload last week's Freebie Friday PDF???  Yes, I'm a new Stampin Up distributor... but I want to believe that my following is so great folks would be ringing me non-stop the minute my "all-important" PDF post didn't post!  HAHAHAHAHA!  Welp... not a peep from anyone.  I figured it out just a few minutes ago while preparing THIS WEEK'S Freebie Friday upload.... "What the heck?!?  Where's last week's???"  I'm so sorry you guys!  As usual, I am posting the link to the PDF below the last pic.  If you missed it (which I'm thinking many of you had... because.... literally.... not.a.peep!), these are the OH-SO-FUN projects we played with LAST week.  Stay tuned for this week's Freebie Friday posting.  It's coming up next. 

Last week's awesomeness featured Stampin Up's Nothing's Better Than and I'm tellin you, this set is a MUST HAVE!!!!  A couple of the projects were actually even designed by the Stampin Up staff themselves... I just gave them my own twist....

This is just the CUTEST card and really could be given to anyone for any situation.  Include the next project and fill it with cookies and chocolate and there you go.... gifting perfection!

Okay.... those Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes are out of this world adorable.  And for as small as they are, they hold SOOOOO much!

Stop it!  This is SUCH an amazing card!  Again.... most folks would love to receive this for just about any reason.  Am I right!?!  LOL!
Here's the link to the PDF... it contains the supply lists and measurements!  SO SORRY IT'S LATE!

And here's the link to my online store if you want to get your hands on the Nothing's Better Than Project Suite: CLICK HERE

Friday, August 7, 2020

Gather Together Y'all!

 Today's Freebie Friday was a great one.  Not only did I massacre the perfect parcel box (we got it in the end... hahahahaha) which was hysterically fun, but I also got to teach my little template trick for the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.... getting it right every time!  😉

As always, this week's hostess code is QUUJASBY.  Use that code this week and all qualifying order of $35 or more will receive all three of the make n' take kits featured this week for free.  I'm also giving away a Wrapped in Christmas stamp set next week from the brand new Holiday Mini Catalog... so be sure to run over to our facebook group and share the video for a chance to win.  Not only will it be absurdly entertaining to watch me fumble with the perfect parcel box, but I shared quite a few tips that should make your crafting more fun!  

One last thing... there is one week left to register for the Hallow's Night Magic Class.  There are 4 payment options, so if you're needing to still sign up for that, click HERE.

Okay... now for the fun!  Here were this week's projects... remember, the free PDF is below the last pic.  If you need any of the products to make these projects, here is the link to my online store:

Here is the link to download the FREE PDF.  ENJOY!!!!

The First Cut Is The Deepest

 Oh WOW you guys!  I am IN LOVE with this new Stampin Up Cut and Emboss Machine.  Y'all... this thing is C-O-M-P-A-C-T!!!!  But don't be fooled.... for such a small machine, it's actually a bit heavier than my beloved Big Shot.  While I loved my Big Shot, I do have to admit, this machine is smoother and feels VERY stable!  Honestly, the pic above is right before my first cut and it was so nice, I had to keep cutting.... just wait till you see all the incredible projects coming!!!!  I'm sort of obsessed with this machine.

Here's a pic of it closed up:

 It's not available for purchase just yet.... UNLESS.... you get a Starter Kit (click HERE to sign up for the kit).  The really cool thing about the starter kit is you get $125 of product for $99 + free shipping on your starter kit.  Why is THAT so cool, well... you get to pick the products (or in this case product) you want in your starter kit because this amazing gem is $120!!!!  That means you can get it for $99 with a little extra from some additional goodies.... BRILLIANT!  This starter kit also allows you to create your very own crafty business if you'd like... there is no obligation, but it is there should you choose to use it.

I'm not gonna lie.... I LOVE that I got to get this early!!!  It has changed my crafting game!  Because it doesn't take up so much real estate, I can now keep it on my work surface to use at a moment's notice.  And not that I need it right during Covid, but afterwards, this little guy is going to be GREAT for travel!!!!

Friday, July 31, 2020

Life Is Beautiful... Countdown to Holiday Mini Release

Stampin Up's 2020 Holiday Mini Catalog release is in 4 DAYS!!!!  YEEEEE!  Today's Freebie Friday on Facebook featured one of my favorite sets from the new catalog.... Life is Beautiful.  I love the sentiment, I love the autumn theme, I just love everything about this set!  The free PDF is available in the download below the last pic....

I am absolutely over the moon in love with this card.  I love how easy it is to make and honestly... just looking at it makes me feel calm and relaxed like I'm about to put on my favorite comfy sweater.  I know... we aren't quite there yet!  LOL!

What can I say... Coffee IS Life!

Another simple set featuring one of the new "In Colors"... Just Jade.  Very vibrant green and this card is perfect for guy or gal!  And I can't seem to get enough of that Designer Series Paper!

And I can't forget the bonus card..... EVERYTHING is done but the stamping on this one.  But snag it quick.... that card pack with envelopes is in the clearance section at $3.50!!!  That's a STEAL!  24 pre-decorated cards with envelopes for $3.50... oh yeah!  Check out the link to the free PDF below the last pic for more details, dimensions, instructions and product numbers.  You can order everything you need  in my online store:  CLICK HERE!

AND... don't forget to use the hostess code GY4BBZMF.  This code is good through 8/7/20 and all orders over $35 gets all these make n' take kits for free.... INCLUDING the card for the bonus:

Isn't it stunning!  Get the free PDF by clicking HERE and bonus is HERE!

I hope you got to see the Freebie Friday Facebook Live.... sincere thank you's if you did!  I'm working on perfecting my live tutorials and I'm so thankful for those who've joined me on this adventure!

Don't forget that the deadline for the Hallows Night Magic class closes in two weeks.... You can register at the link below.

Christmas In July.... The Last Day of July!

So I'm late to the party!  Stampin Up's Holiday early ordering for demonstators was about a month ago and I've been sitting on the most amazing Christmas products I've seen in a long time.... so why so late to the Christmas in July party.... well, as I shared yesterday, they also are coming out with the most amazing Halloween Suite I've seen in a long time as well.  Truly, I am over the moon for this upcoming holiday mini catalog release on August 4th.... I can't wait for you guys to see! 

So even though it's the last day of July, I thought, "well why not?"  It also helped that a friend of mine asked for a quick tutorial for flat gift packets and you KNOW I had to oblige!  

All the projects in today's post feature the Snowflake Wishes Bundle that is being released next week.  I also whipped up the quickest of treat boxes.... wait till you all see the projects they made in the catalog using the new Little Treats Bundle!  From wedding favors to general gift-giving.... this bundle is PERFECTION!  I also had fun playing with Versa Mark ink to make those Layed Stitched Labels and speaking of being late to the party.... why am I JUST NOW finding out about the tag-tail trick using the Tailored Tag Punch????

Here's the link to my online store (CLICK HERE).... get your clickin finger ready for August 4th!  

Tic Tacs Make The Perfect Gift

 I'll be honest.... I'm not a huge Coca Cola fan, but I AM a huge fan of the limited edition Coca Cola Tic Tacs!!!!  You guys saw my...