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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
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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

2021 Holiday Mini Kick Off

 Okay... Stampin Up! just released the August-December 2021 Mini Catalog, lovingly dubbed "the Holiday Mini" by yours truly! SUCH great things in this mini catalog!  But my FAVORITE is the Sale-a-bration Catalog because, well, it's all free with purchase!  HAHAHAHA!  Among my faves.... something you will NEVER guess because even I was surprised..... Um.... the Penguin Playmates DSP!!!  i did say FREE with $50 purchase RIGHT???!!!  Now, I'm SHOCKED!  This paper is cute (quite adorable frankly), which isn't my style.  It is VERY Christmas-themed (I'm not opposed to Christmas but I tend to gravitate more toward Halloween and richer colors), but this is PINK Christmas!!!!  WHY am I obsessed with this paper?  Well.... HERE'S why!   To be fair, this project is actually TWO of the free paper packs (I also scored the Peaceful Prints).  We're going to be featuring and making this super-uber-cute treat box, along with 5 other Holiday Penguin projects in my upcom

Freebie Friday Cherish The Season

 Okay.... we're still a-go with the Christmas gifting preparation!!!  Today I'm featuring a pillow box made using the Celebration Labels dies as well as a really nice sized gift box and a pretty good sized gift bag all featuring the Cherish the Season bundle from the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog.  As always, I've included a link to the FREE PDF download below the last picture so that you can get your hands on the product list along with measurements! And if you place an order in my online store using hostess code SHP69V34 by midnight on 11/6, I'll send you all three of these make n' take kits for free.... here's the link to my store:  https://daniellejohnson.stampinup.net .  Here are this week's featured projects... As I said, this box is SUCH a nice size.  And because it uses the graphics from the Wonder of the Season DSP, it makes this box a snap.  This would have been SO COOL using one of the red foiled sheets with the recipes for the base of the box.  Havi

Freebie Friday Wrapped In Christmas

 I know Halloween is right around the corner.... but right now, I have got SUCH a jump on Christmas gifting with these awesome Stampin Up holiday goodies that I just couldn't help but follow up last week's Warm Hugs feature with the second set from the product suite:  Wrapped In Christmas.  This set works so perfectly back to last week's featured bundle.... how could I NOT have followed up with this... wait till you see.  Remember, place an order in my store ( click here ) using hostess code 3JNWC2BA by midnight on October 30th and receive all three of these make n' take kits for FREE!!!  And as always, the FREE PDF with product lists and measurements in under the last pic.... here we go! First up... this AMAZING holiday gift back that uses a dollar store gift bag (they come two in a pack for $1.00.... DANG!).  The homemade gift tag holds a little treat making this gift back a twofer!  LOL! As we did last week.... this week also features one of the mini paper pumpkin bo

Freebie Friday Warm Hugs

 WOW you guys.... I don't typically jump on the Christmas prep wagon so soon, but this pandemic and new-found Stampin Up adventure has me wanting to make this Christmas holiday extra special!  We NEED that, right?!?  So this week I'm featuring more Christmas prep goodness with two cards and an easy gift box featuring Stampin Up's limited edition holiday bundle:  Warm Hugs.  To be quite honest I purchased the WHOLE SHBANG.... the entire suite of products that includes DSP, dies, TWO stamp sets, embossing folders, paper cups with holders, ribbon, embellishments... you get my point.... A LOT!  Now, if you're making a crazy amount of cards and gifts for Christmas, this suite is SOOOO worth the investment, but today we're just featuring the bundle in the suite:  Warm Hugs Bundle.  As always, the link to the free PDF with all the products used and measurements will be posted below the last pic in this post.... check it out.  Remember, any order in my online store using Ho

Freebie Friday: Festive Post

 Okay... so first off.... THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who puts up with all of my technical difficulties.  Techie I am not, but I DO love crafting and I love sharing and so here I am doing the thing and learning.  The funny thing is, I JUST ran across an old video I made back in 2012 that I did with an old-school camera and uploaded to YouTube.  I'll be sharing here sometime in the coming weeks... you guys are going to LOVE the "revamp".... STAY TUNED!!!  LOL!   But this week we are all about holiday preparations... specifically Halloween!!!  You KNOW I loves me some Halloween!!!!  Remember, the free download link will be posted under the last pic in this post AAAAANNNNDDDDD if you spend $35 in my online store using hostess code  7FHHJEE2 before midnight on 10/16/20, I'll send you EACH of the make n' take kits from this week's Freebie Friday Facebook Life post!  YAYAYAYAYAY! First up is that AWESOME Mini Curvy Keepsake Box die!!!  SHUT UP it's so cute!  When th