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Christmas Party Favors and Gifts

I had our annual Christmas Party for my #1 Stampers team last night. I'll share lots of photos of the party later this week, but I wanted to share the favors and gifts that each attendee received.

I used the Stampin Up Pizza Boxes to package the party favors and gifts for each team member.

These boxes are small white pizza shaped boxes in the Holiday Catalog. However, I "painted" the boxes red to fit the Christmas theme. I got this idea from a gift I received at the Stampin' Up Convention, from my friend Lynsay Mahon. See Lynsays blog here.

This is the box that Lynsay gave me:


I loved Lynsay's design and especially the fact that she colored the pizza box. Lynsay explained that she filled a Stampin' Up Spritzer with water and added 10-15 drops of re-inker. Then lightly sprayed the boxed before she assembled it, and rubbed in the color with a paper towel. So, I tried it and my boxes came out perfectly! Thanks Lynsay!


I used a Stampin Blends marker in old olive to color the pearl. Did you know that our Stampin' Blends could color non- porous surfaces?


I used the Christmas Around the World designer paper to decorate the boxes, as well as the mini tinsel trim in silver. A 2 1/4" circle punch was used to punch the sparkly red glimmer paper on the front of the box.


Inside, I covered Ghirardelli Chocolates with 3" x 1 1/2" Christmas Around the World designer paper strips.


But, that's not all- I also created a Christmas shaker magnet for each of the girls as well.


Keeping with the red and green color scheme, I used the holly and berries from the Tags and Trimmings stamp set in the Holiday Catalog. I added some sparkle with red glimmer paper as well as the Stampin Up Metallic Sequins.


I used Foam Strips and Acetate Window sheets to create the shaker. I also used the 2 1/4", 1 3/4" and 3/4" punches for all the circles. Then I simply glued a small circular magnet on the back with Multi purpose glue. Its difficult to see, but I also glued a piece of the real red tinsel trim around the circle to cover the foam strip around the outside of the circle.


I loved making these Christmas magnets for my girls. I hope they loved them too!


Here's a peek inside the box: The ink spots are a new item in the soon to be released Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog!


I'll have more crafty cards and projects to share from the Christmas party, so be sure to check back soon!

Until the next time...

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Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin- Are you signed up for November?

Today, I would like to share the October Paper Pumpkin Kit with you. Paper Pumpkin is a monthly craft kit subscription, from Stampin' Up. Each month is a different surprise kit in the mail!

The October kit is so adorable, I just had to share! Its a Christmas shaker card set. All Paper Pumpkin kits come with stamps, ink, pre cut cards and envelopes, plus all the accessories needed to assemble the kit. All you need is adhesive!

I have some good news for those of you who love this months design... Novembers kit will coordinate with Octobers kit! It wont be cards, but it will be something equally adorable- that's all the hint that we received- I can't wait to see Novembers Kit. If you haven't already subscribed- you can do so by clicking this link or copying and pasting in your browser bar: If you would like Novembers kit, you must sign up by Nov 11th!


How adorable are these? I had tons of sequins left over and some tags too. I love that I always get a few extra supplies in my kit, just in case.


This is the "tree card" with the banner greeting:


And here's the sweet Christams bulb:


This kit created, 8 cards in all, plus the matching envelopes.


I'm so excited for Novembers kit! Remember to sign up by November 10th to receive it!

Thanks for visiting!

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Might as well share this Card idea too!

Good Morning stampers!

How exciting a day it was yesterday. The New Occasions Catalog and Sale A Bration went live and then- pow! The SU website was down! Well, it did get fixed in the early afternoon and all is well and good in the stamping world again.

As I was deciding what to plan for my next card class, I was shuffling through some cards that I made last week. I decided since I just shared a shaker card with the Cool Treats sets, that I might as well throw this one in there as well, while the shaker making is still fresh in your mind.


This shaker card is a lot like the last one that I posted, but I did mix up the colors and add more of the new Tasty Treats designer paper and washi tape.

I also cut one of the In Color Doilies into 4 pieces and used one of the pieces to peek out from behind the ice cream cone.


If you missed my last shaker card, scroll down a couple of posts or click on Shaker Cards on the "Catagories" project list on my sidebar for instructions.

I'm kind of diggin' these yummy ice creamy colors... reminds me of spring and warm sunny days. Both of which I would love to be experiencing right now, instead of these frigid winter nights in western PA.

Go ahead an click on the New Occasions and Sale a bration catalogs on my blog and check out all the fabulous new products. If you don't have a hard copy and would like one, just drop me an email and I'll get one out to you.

Thanks for visiting!

Until the next time,

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!


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Sharing a New Catalog Swap Card

Ok, so I've been playing with this new "Cool Treats" stamp set and it is so fun! I have so many great cards and ideas worked up for this set.

I used this set for one of the swaps that I host. There are 40 demonstrators in this swap from all over the U.S and Canada.

We each make 40 identical cards, they send their cards to me and I swaps them out, so that we all get 40 different card ideas.

Its pretty awesome to see all of the great creations from these talented demonstrators. I'm sharing my card with you today.


I made this "Cool Treats" card into a shaker card. I also used the new Stitched Shape Framelit dies in the oval shape. I love the detail of the stitching on the framlits. 


I used the 3/4" circle punch to add the shaker to the cone. The sequins and beads are the new "Sprinkles Embellishments" from the new Occasions Catalog. The designer paper, "Tasty Treats" is also from the same Cool Treats suite.

Here's a quick look at how I assembled the shaker: First I punched the hole with the 3/4" circle punch, next I placed a small square piece of our SU window sheet over the back of the hole, I then adhered the SU Foam Adhesive Strips around the hole. Lastly, I added the Sprinkles Embellishments and covered it with a small square of pool party cardstock.


Here they are, all packed up in SU clear envelopes ready to be shipped off.


I'm excited for the other 40 demonstrators to get their fun packages. Its always a happy mail day when 40 swaps show up in the mailbox!

Just a quick reminder: The Occasions Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure go live on January 4th! The catalogs will both be added to the sidebar on my blog on the 4th, so come back to check them out!

Until then..

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Merriest Wishes Shaker Gift Card Holder

Today I want to share the bonus card that we made at Kim's Card Class this month.

Its a shaker card that is also a gift card holder. I used the Merriest Wishes stamp set and Merry Tags Framelit dies to make the shaker ornament on the card.

The cardstock and ink colors are soft sky and sweet sugarplum and they compliment each other so perfectly. The reason I chose these colors is because the new Fancy Frost sequins are made up of these colors along with a coppery gold colored sequin.


The sequins give this card a shiny holiday touch and are fun to shake!


This is a normal 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card. We made it into a gift card holder by simply adding a 2" x 5 1/2" inch strip of soft sky cardstock, attached at the sides and bottom. The top of the strip is adhesive free so that the gift card can be inserted. I used a 1" circle punch to add the 1/2 circle slip.


Here's a few tips as to how to make a the shaker ornament. ( this is actually a different color ornament, but its assembled the exact same way as the one on this shaker card) First attach a circle of window sheet ( I cut the window sheet with the Layering Circles dies) to the back of the ornament. The circle cut into the ornament was done with the Merriest Wishes die set. I attached the window sheet with snail adhesive.


Next, add the Stampin' Up foam adhesive strip, around the inside cirlce. Then add the sequins before the protective paper is removed from the foam strip.


Finally I used a 1 3/4" circle punch to punch a circle from whisper white cardstock. Remove the protective paper from the foam strip and attach the 1 3/4" circle to enclose the shaker ornament.

The foam adhesive strips make creating shaker cards a breeze. They are so easy to work with!


I hope I've inspired you to make some fun shaker cards of your own.

Thanks for visiting!

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Stampin Up - Jar of Love, Shaker Card

Today, I am sharing a sweet "Jar of Love" shaker card. This stamp set has so many possibilities. With 3 jar sizes and tons of accesories, like fish, hearts, flowers, lightening bugs, and candy, this jar can be anything you want it to be!

I made a "bless your heart'" shaker card with this sweet "Jar of Love" set. I used the little hearts as the shakers inside the jar and the verse- "bless your heart." I just love that combination. The supplies that I used will be listed below. But, I'm happy to say, that I will list a step by step tutorial here for you.

Isn't this the sweetest card, ever?


Here's a close up of the shaker inside. I used window sheets to enclose the punched hearts and it also has that glassy look as a real jar would have.


I used the new Classic Label punch for the greeting and attached it with dimensionals.


So, first of all, I stamped the large jar in basic black archival ink and cut out the inside with the coordinating "Everyday Jar Framelits" and attached a window sheet behind the jar with snail adhesive.


Next, I punched out some hearts with the "Confetti Hearts Border Punch" and placed them in the jar. I used the new "Foam Adhesive Strips" and formed it around the jar. I used one strip and cut off the excess foam and attached it up top.

Then I stamped a bunch of the hearts in pink pirouette and flirty flamingo inks on a piece of whisper white. This piece will fit behind the jar, over the foam strips.


Here it is, placed over top the foam strips ( heart side down) .. As you can see, I'm not too fussy about the look of back of my cards- no one sees them anyway, right? I applied snail adhesive and then attached this to the front of the card.


Here's how it looks! I layered onto basic black cardstock, Pop Of Pink designer paper, pink pirouette, flirty flamingo and whisper white cardstock. I attached the flirty flamingo and melon mambo ribbons with a glue dot.


So, so sweet. Bless your heart- I just love that verse and I think this card conveys that perfectly.


A few flirty flamingo "Enamel Shape" hearts give it the finishing touch.

I hope you like the card and the tutorial. Give it a try - shaker cards are so cool!

Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate it!

Until the next time...

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