Friday, October 30, 2020

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:  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.  Having the red foil, gold foil and black scripty pages.  I LOVE the holiday is just such and incredible pack of paper!  A really "must-have" for the holidays!

Yes yes.... here's the black and white scripty paper.  I also used one of the black and white ad papers for the bag features in our Freebie Friday video.  Check out the facebook group for more info....

And this pillow box.... could those Celebration labels dies be anymore versatile!?!  Here's the link to the FREE PDF download:  CLICK HERE

Don't forget to place your order by 11/6 at midnight to get the make n take kits for these projects.  The link to my store and the hostess code are above..... don't forget to use the hostess code!  Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 23, 2020

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 boxes.... with 10 in each pack, this one gives you so much bang for your buck and this particular box is completed in under 5 minutes (yes, 4 minutes and 53 seconds of that is making the bow... LOL).

And what about this stunning card????  I actually made this card first in Mossy Meadow Green and Real Red  (see below) and while I loved it, you KNEW I was going to have to go gold.  Did you guys see the video posted on facebook doing this same card but replacing he gold with red????

Yes... here is the original version... while I LOVE this card, the second version with Very Vanilla card base was not only easier to make (and we need easy when we're busting out 100+ cards for family and friends), but it didn't require an inside liner and could be made in half the time.  BUT... if you're looking for a card that packs a little more punch... this first version is absolutely stunning!!!!  Click HERE for the free PDF featuring all the products used and measurements... happy Freebie Friday!!!

Friday, October 16, 2020

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 Hostess Code 7FHHJEE2 will receive all three of these make n' take kits for free, CLICK HERE to go to my online store.  

So I've been focusing on keeping all the projects quick and easy as I figured with us being so disconnected from friends and loved ones this year, we'll be wanting to increase the number of cards and gifts going out.  Well.... if you're having to pound out 100+ of anything, you want to keep it simple and easy to "assembly line" it!  First up is the banner card:

There is NOT going to be an easier card!  hahahahaha!  Easy, straight forward and if you replace the embossed piece with the star sheet from the Wonderful Time Refill kit (that we featured in the recorded video) that saves you even more time!  But I DO love the pop from that Tin Tile 3D embossing folder.  BTW, because I replaced it with the star sheet from the refill kit, it mysteriously came up missing on the product list.  Just so you have it, here's the item number:  151801 and the price on that embossing folder is $10.00.

Okay... next up is the gift box made simply using one of the mini paper pumpkin boxes.  This thing will fit SO much!  I intend to fill it with holiday tags and gift it.  But you can fill it with candy, cards, I've seen hot cocoa fixins and s'mores fixins.... even a tool set!  Check pinterest for TONS of ideas!

Last up is this label card featured on the mini paper pumpkin box project above, this one features a tag from that oh-so-versatile Hippo Happiness Bundle!  Now, I'll be honest, when I first saw that set I thought it was a little too cutesy for my taste.  Turns out I was TOTALLY wrong and it is an AMAZING set with TONS of different labels and those cutesy images have been used way more than I would have originally imagined.  I mean, "when in doubt be a unicorn".... GOLD!  And I did put that Tin Tile 3D embossing folder to good use again!  I am IN LOVE with that folder at the moment!  Anyway, another simple card you can do a million of quickly!!!  Here's the link to this week's FREE PDF:  CLICK HERE, and if the hostess code looks familiar... that's because it is! hahahahaha!  Due to time constraints this week we're recycling from last week!  LOL!

Okay everyone, that about does it this week.... have a great one and be on the lookout for November's AWESOME Christmas class.  Schedule will be released next week.  I can hardly wait to show you all the goodies coming in this class..... DID SOMEONE SAY INTERACTIVE MINI BOOK????

Saturday, October 10, 2020

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 they say mini, honestly, there is only room for a few pieces of candy (maybe)... perfect for gifting to someone who you may want to spoil but you know they don't want to overindulge.

Of course the sentiment involved masking (this may be an addiction at this point) and the hole to the striped tag we created was made simply by poking through using the Take Your Pick Tool and mat that comes included..... SOOOO EASY!  This is such a quick gift to put together because the box die cuts and scores in one pass, there is no gluing.... COULDN'T be more simple... simpler..... easier!

This next one is just as quick and easy (you're welcome)!  Those rectangle tins are WONDERFUL and I'm filling mine with a s'mores kit!  YEAH BABY!!!

Last up is the twinkie box I featured in last month's Ghoulish Goodies Class To Go kit!  What an awesome class that featured 8 Halloween themed projects from small 3D goody boxes for treats to larger 3D goody boxes.... even a box to hold a trio of essential oils!  And along with the gift card holder, we also did a twinkie box!  Call or Text 602-708-6449 if you want to get your hands on this awesome Halloween Class To Go.... I ended up with 2 kits unclaimed. 

Anyway, back to our Festive Post fun....I LOVE this simple and easy project that really classes up the common twinkie!  LOL!

I actually did a FEW to show during our facebook live (10 twinkies DO come in a pack after all... LOL)... here are a couple:


And one last bonus for you.... a holiday tag:

Okay you guys!  This week was quite picture heavy!!!  hahahahaha!  Here's the link to the FREE PDF:  Click Here

Tune in next week for more Freebie Friday fun!  

Saturday, October 3, 2020

National Card Making Day!

WOWOWOW... so this week I've got a twofer.  Mainly because I thought YESTERDAY was 10/3/20... you know.... NATIONAL CARD MAKING DAY!!!!  Welp, I added a little bonus for the REAL project I completed on this holy day and it is definitely a special card, so stay tuned to the end.  

Remember... everyone who places an order in my online story by 10/9/20 at midnight will receive ALL of the featured project kits FREE with a minimum $35.00 order.  Be sure you use the hostess code AQZYXVET in order to receive the projects kits.  :)

Okay, with that out of the way, I devote yesterday PRE- National Card Making Day to getting a jump start on my Christmas cards.  How many do you guys send every year?

Up first is probably the easiest of all the projects.  Be sure to cut out that intricate Ornate Layer die using the folded dryer sheet to make it oh-so-easy!  Remember, I have a link to the PDF with measurements and product lists below the last pic in this post....

Another easy one and the paper makes it pop.... well that and the incredible tree image... LOVE!

Finally... that Brushed Metallic really gives this simple card the punch of elegance.  Just a sprinkling of champagne rhinestones really does the trick here!

And the bonus.... My mask card.  I actually found this on Pinterest and modified it just a little to make it work better for me.


Click HERE for the product list and measurements for each of the products.
I hope you all had a wonderful National Card Making Day!  Tune in next week!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Arrange a Wreath Freebie Friday Fun

 Okay... so last week during Freebie Friday we featured some really fun cards.  OF COURSE I slipped in a little Autumn "thankful" card.... (the link to the free PDF download is under the last pic)

One of the leaves and the acorn were LITERALLY punched right from one of the Gilded Autumn designer series paper pages.... the images punch out perfectly.  That made this project soooooo easy to complete!  And I think it's got quite a wow-factor for how simple it was.

Now the NEXT project was a Christmas card using this oh-so-versatile Arrange A Wreath Bundle:

Again... I kept it simple so for anyone getting started on their holiday card making, they can bust out 100 or so rather easily but with a seriously stunning design!  BUT THEN....

We made this super pretty Magnetic Wreaths using a 3" circle base and then attaching a square from a magnet sheet to the back making this a refrigerator magnet.  WELLLLLLL....

This girl just combined the two to make a SO-VERY-AWESOME gift/card or card/gift.... well, here:

I added another magnet square (simply cut from a magnet sheet... the same sheets I use to make my die holders that I glue to cardboard).... NOW the magnet becomes the sentiment to the inside of the card!

Isn't that just so fun?!?!  Here's the link to the free PDF to make this for yourself:  Click Here

Okay... that about does it!  Hope you guys enjoyed this one.  I'm so super proud of myself for getting started on my holiday cards early.  Like I MAY just not have to stand in the crazy lines at the post office this year.... maybe....

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...

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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.  

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 La...