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Gorgous Leaves Bundle Revisited

Yestday's Freebie Friday on a Monday projects were so fun and this set is SO BEAUTIFUL in it's simplicity!  It reminds me of a long-retired stamp set from Stampin Up!.  I was inspired to re-create the projects that I made with it once upon a time.  So here we go.... SIMPLE projects when you need a quick "hello" or an even quicker heartfelt sympathy card: I was DEFINITELY on a Bumblebee and Cajun Craze kick yesterday!  I can't stop/won't stop!  LOL!  To be fair... I had extra leaves die cut and didn't want anything to go to waste!  A quick speckle backdrop in Bumblebee then a quick "hello" greeting from the Biggest Wish in Cajun Craze with the Cajun Craze leaf popped up on a Basic White cardbase.  PERFECTION! Okay, as with yesterday's projects, the sentiment is from the recently retired SAB Delicate Dahlia's set, but you could use ANY sympathy sentiment you have in your stash.  Unlike in the past when I had to mask off the center rectangle

Gorgeous Leaves Just In Time

  So this week's Freebie Friday On A Monday projects are just in time to kick off tomorrow's Seasonal Sale with Stampin Up!  WHOO HOO!!!   November 16-18th, you can stock up and save 10% on cardstock, 15% on ink pads, and 20% on dies. Build up your collection of crafting basics—and prepare for another year of top-tier projects—with a steal of a deal on papercrafting products!  SHOP THE SALE: CLICK HERE! This week's party/host/hostess code is:   K2JZGAZW .   Be sure to use this code before checking out this week to get each of these three project make-n-takes for FREE!!! I mean, you might as well earn some free goodies while you're stocking up, right?!?   Okay.... so this week's first project came HIGHLY requested!  It is just the perfect gift the perfect time of year.  I mean, imagine this as a Thanksgiving table setting "Thank you for attending" gift!!!  And this is really easy to make, you could make up 5 or even 20 (depending on how big your party is)

WHAT!?! The Starter Kit Is Discounted?!?!

  The Starter Kit is always a great deal, right? For just $99, you get to pick out $125 in product of your choice, then enjoy a 20% + discount on all your other purchases. But,  beginning November 4, 2021, the Starter Kit is $75!!  You still pick out $125 in product, but you only pay $75! (And free shipping!) You will then not only get a discount and make 20% of purchases your friends and family make, but, you’ll also get to be a part of this incredible team and share in all the fun!  There are so many reasons to buy the Starter Kit! I welcome all kinds of people to my team- you can be your one and only customer, you can sell products to just a few friends and family, or, you can be a business builder. Everyone is welcome and I never pressure anyone to make more of their Starter Kit than they want to. Did you know that when you purchase the Starter Kit, you actually earn a 20% discount off EVERY purchase for the next 3 months? In fact, it’s actually longer than three months.    What’s

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

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

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