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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????


Past 7 Days....

I Love Being Hit By Mack Trucks

Ok, so my friend Cindy came over to play with all her new Stampin Up goodies.  When I first looked at the Yippee Skippee stamp set I fell in love with all but ONE stamp, "Never Underestimate The Power of Two"????  What the heck does that mean???  Is that supposed to be a "couples" stamp, like for Valentines or weddings or something?  I don't know, but when you apply that sentiment to alcohol, well..... Isn't it JUST so obvious how perfect this sentiment is?!?  I mean, it was like being hit with a Mack truck!  LOL!  Cindy and I were SOOOO proud of ourselves!!!  This card is AWESOME!!!!  We added the "or three" to the end realizing that it is just funnier that way!!!  We used a TON of Stampin Up goodies for this card: Inks and Papers - Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White Stamp Sets - Yippee Skippy, Happy Hour Tools - Big Shot, Banners Framelits, Paper Piercer, Paper Piercing Mat Additional - Linen Thread,

You'd Think I'd Have Had Enough!

Wow.... so HOW many times can I use this image??? HAHAHAHAHAHA! I can't help it! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Victoria Case Magical Sophie stamp !!! But, I promise, this is the last time you'll see her this season. I've got WAY too many new and oh-so-cute stamps and goodies coming and I'll have to use ALL of them this Halloween.... you know how it is. So I did this card for The Town Scrapper (which, BTW, is where I got this cute little gem). Today starts the sketch challenge for the week over there. If you'd like to participate, click on the link above. Of all types of challenges, sketch challenges are my favorite. And this particular sketch is super fun just because of all the design elements that are so perfectly placed. Check back in tomorrow... I will be announcing the winner of the October 31st Cricut Cartridge. There's still time to enter, here's THE LINK for the details. Good luck everyone! :)

Dealing With A Deep Pantry

Well... I am putting things together in the new house.  We've moved and I'm starting to find stuff in the mountain of boxes... unfortunately, my camera cord is not one of them!!!  So sorry in advance for the pics that are coming in the next few postings while I look for it.  But with Kevin's surgery over with and getting out of cramped quarters in the apartment, I'm finally getting my life back and into the swing of ORGANIZING the new home!!!  Needless to say, after such a long time of not posting, I have a few things to show you.  But I'm going to start with the pantry. When we first purchased the house I had grand designs to turn this DEEP pantry into a step in-pantry by removing the shelving that is currently in there and replacing it with thinner shelving (going from about 20" shelves to 12" shelves).  There is nothing worse than a pantry that hides stuff because things get buried in deep shelving.  But after paying movers and buying window coverin