Puppy Love

Happy Tails is a new set in the Stampin Up Occasions catalog. Its been a big hit with my stampin friends lately. Who doesn't love a cute puppy dog?

This doggie can be made into any color or breed of dog, pretty much. I chose a dalmation for this card.

IMG_8393The colors are basic black, whisper white and lovely lipstick.

IMG_8386I added one of the new Epoxy Clear hearts over the heart punch. I colored the clear heart with a lovely lipstick Stampin Blends marker. Did you know that you can use our Stampin Blends Alcohol markers to color on non porous surfaces? Super cool, huh?

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Be sure to stamp the inside:

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If you've got a dog or know someone who does, this stamp set and doggie punch make the perfect addition to your stamp collection.

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Christmas Cookie Exchange and Fun Reindeer Treats

Last year, you may remember that I participated in my friend Deb's amazing cookie exchange. However, this year, her exchange was so popular that I didn't have time to make all the cookies that it required. So sad to have missed it. But, as it turned out another friend asked me to participate in her exchange and I really didn't think I could squeeze it in. Well, it ended up that I only had to make 7 dozen cookies, so I managed to get them done at the very last minute. Whew. So, I thought I would share again this year, what I made.

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These are called Neiman Marcus cookies. They are a combination of oatmeal, chocolate chips, and walnuts. Of course I had to make a cute package to put them in.

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Since I love the Candy Cane Season stamp set and punch, I thought it would be perfect for these sweet treats. I also used large cellophane bags which I had from my Stampin' Up retired stash.

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I thought the tag turned out pretty cute. The colors are poppy parade and garden green and I attached it with a cute gold clip.

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The cookie exchange was a huge success and my friend Missy did a fabulous job as hostess. She's so fun and creative. Thanks for inviting me to participate, Missy!

Well, speaking of Missy... she later posted some adorable reindeer bark on her facebook page and knowing that my friend Megan was going to make bark for her finance's secretaries at work, I showed her Missy's cute reindeer bark. Well, needless to say, Megan whipped some of the cute bark up with the help of her mom and I helped her make the same cute tags for her bark.

Here she is in her darling polka dotted apron and her first tray of peppermint bark.

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Add some chocolate reindeer and it becomes the cutest bark you've ever seen!

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She packaged it up in these cute bags.

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I think her fiance's office will be full of smiles when they receive this yummy and thoughful treat!

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Speaking of crafting... We had craft night at my house the night before and made more of the clothespin wreaths that I posted about last week. Megans mom, Tracy, gave her the wreath she made at my house that night. Isn't it so pretty?

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Lori and Bj also made awesome wreaths that night. As usual I got caught up in all the fun we were having and forgot to take group pictures while we were making them, so I asked them to send me pictures of their wreaths.

Lori's wreath:

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Bj's wreath:

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I made a Valentine clothespin wreath but I'm not quite finished with it. I'll post it after Christmas. Its made with the new Valentine designer paper and its so pretty. Here's a link to how I made my wreaths: click here

Lots of baking and crafting still going on here, trying to finish up for next week. Hope you are enjoying all the fun preparations during this special holiday season.

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Christmas Cards and Treats

The Nothing Sweeter stamp set and dies were a surprise favorite for me. I didn't really think much about the stamp set until I actually used it. Now, I just think its the cutest set ever.

Here's a cute balmy blue and gray granite card that we made in Card Class.

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I used both the cardstock and the inks in the same balmy blue and gray granite colors. The dies were used to cut out the tree, the snowflake and make the little "stitching" scallops and tree outline. 

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I popped the snowflake on with a mini dimensional and added a pearl. The striped paper is from the soft subtles paper pack.

I also made these Christmas Tree treats from the same set. 

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The colors are cherry cobbler and mossy meadow. 

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I used the 2" x 8" Cellophane bags and a piece of Silver or Gold foil sheets inside that was cut at 2 x 5 and scored at 1/4" down each side. I was able to slide the hershey nuggets into the cellophane bag easily.

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The emboss folder behind the tree is the Basket Weave embossing folder and the heart is from the Stitched Labels Framelits dies. I wrapped the nuggets in the Festive Farmhouse designer paper cut 1" x 3" and secured it with tear tape.

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Aren't they so cute? This set is retiring at the end of the month, so get it before its gone for good!

Two fun and simple projects, ready for Christmas!

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Treat Box from Mrs. Santa

I loved making these darling treat boxes for my team this year. I used the Stampin Up Acetate Card boxes and simply cut them in half (while they were flat) at 3" with my paper trimmer. These remind me of the old cassette tape boxes, way back in the day.

I used the Signs of Santa stamp set and dies. The dies are sold out but the stamp set is still available until the end of the month (at least for now)

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I measured the box to get the size to cut the poppy parade cardstock. The box is 41/2" x 41/2" then I scored at 3" and 3 1/2" so that it slide into the box and had a little flap. 

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I also used some garden green cardstock embossed with the Maps Etc. emboss folder. The circles were cut with the Layering Circle Framelits dies.

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Aren't they just so cute? I used velcro to hold the flap closed. Do you want to see what I put inside?

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Found these Christmas Kit Kats that fit perfectly inside. I also stuffed some metallic pearls and peppermint candy inside for my team members.

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I made lots to hand out as small gifts to friends and family as well. These are great for gift cards and lottery tickets too!

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I will definitely be making these again for other holidays and occasions. They are so much fun to make and look so darn cute!

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Hope you'll give this cute idea a try.

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