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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Give Thanks Thanksgiving Tags


These sweet Thanksgiving tags will be perfect tied around bags of home baked treats. I might even use them on the Thanksgiving dinner table, tied around napkins for unique napkin rings.

Instructions:
  • Stamp pumpkins in Pumpkin Pie ink on Pumpkin Pie cardstock and stamp leaf in Old Olive ink on Pear Pizzazz cardstock
  • Cut out leaves and pumpkins with Big shot and Fall Fest dies.
  • Stamp "give thanks" on kraft cardstock with Chocolate Chip ink and cut out with Big Shot and Bitty Banners framelit die
  • Cut approximately 2" piece of burlap ribbon and fray edges slightly. 
  • Mount burlap on 2.25" of Chocolate Chip cardstock with sticky strip.
  • Attach die cut pieces with glue dots.
Notes:
  • In case you noticed, I used some retired textured chocolate chip cardstock that I found in my stash...the current smooth cardstock will work just fine.
  • To string my tags, I used dark brown crochet thread.


Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's project.
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Happy Crafting!
Diana

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Halloween Tags

Paper Pumpkin Halloween Tags
These super cute Halloween tags were created with the stamp set from September's Paper Pumpkin Kit. One of the great things about the Paper Pumpkin kits are the alternate projects you can make with the exclusive stamp sets.

I love Paper Pumpkin
I love getting my Paper Pumpkin kit every month! I really look forward to it...more than I thought I would. In fact, right now, I'm a little sad. I'm out of town and my Paper Pumpkin kit was just delivered to my house...I want to see what's in it!


Here are some things I think are really special about the Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
  • I love having a surprise package delivered to me every month. With the gorgeous wrapping (blue tissue paper, held together with a Paper Pumpkin seal, in a pretty orange box) I feel like I'm getting a special gift, just for me.
  • The Paper Pumpkin craft kit is all planned out an self contained. I don't have to think about anything...I can just have fun crafting. Because everything I need is in the pretty orange box...it is portable...I can take it with me anywhere. Just grab my box and go.
  • The kits contain lots of supplies and exclusive stamp sets that are only available to Paper Pumpkin subscribers and they can be used for as many alternate projects as you can think of.
Some interesting Paper Pumpkin facts
  • Every kit contains a mini ink pad and the colors don't repeat in a 12 month period, so you can collect lots of the Stampin' Up! ink colors by subscribing to Paper Pumpkin.
  • You can purchase either a prepaid subscription (1 month, 3 month, 6 month or 12 month) or you can subscribe monthly.
  • Your monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription can be placed on hold, skip a month or cancelled at any time.
  • As a paper pumpkin subscriber, you can purchase refill kits and past kits (in case you missed one that you really want to have...I just purchased 3 past kits)
  • Shipping is included in the price of the kits...so no additional shipping charge.

Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions
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Happy Crafting!
Diana

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Merry Little Wish Christmas Card


Festival of Trees Bundle
This is one of the cards we made at out World Card Making Day party. It was created with the Festival of Trees stamp set and punch bundle.  The bundle features photopolymer stamps which are perfect for two step stamping. Since they are see-through it is easy to stamp the ornaments in exactly the right spot on the Christmas tree.

Instructions:

  • Stamp the tree in Old Olive on Whisper White cardstock.
  • Stamp the ornaments in Real Red on the tree.
  • Punch out the tree with Festival of Trees punch.
  • Punch out Real Red star with star punch from Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.
  • Stamp the "Merry little wish" sentiment in Real Red on Whisper White and punch out with the Word Window punch
  • Cut a strip of Real Red cardstock 3/4" wide and 3 1/2" long and snip both ends to form banner.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 and emboss with Big Shot and Decorative Dots embossing folder
  • Cut piece of Old Olive cardstock 2 3/4 x 4"
  • Asssemble card.


Stampin' Up! Supplies used to create today's card
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Happy Crafting!
Diana

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

What a Busy Stampin' Week!


What a busy week!

World Card Making Day
Saturday was World Card Making Day and to celebrate we had a big card making party. There were 12 of us making cards, talking laughing and of course, enjoying some delicious snacks. Kirsten even came all the way from Scotland making it an international event!

The photo above shows some of the cards we made. I will be posting supply lists and instructions over the next week or so.

Upstate New York Trip
In addition to the big WCMD event, I have also been getting ready to take a trip to upstate NY to see some fall leaves and visit family. And why not combine business and pleasure?  I will be hosting a Halloween Craft Night, a Christmas Card Stamp Camp and participating in a vendor fair while I am there...a lot of prep work to be done!  I wonder how many craft supplies I can fit into a suitcase?

Halloween Paper Pumpkin Night
This Thursday is our Paper Pumpkin Party night. Everyone who has subscribed to Paper Pumpkin and has their September kit is welcome to come. We will be assembling our Boo-tiful Bags kits. I think I will serve some Pumpkin Spice coffee and pumpkin bread for our snack...seems only fitting!

5th Annual Christmas Card Camp
During the WCMD event, we somehow managed to plan the Annual Christmas Card Camp. The kits are ordered and the event is actually almost full. There are only 2 spots left...if you want one of them you should hurry and reserve your space.

See full details here: 2014 Christmas Card Camp


Happy Crafting!
Diana

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Stampin' Up! Stamp, Stock and Save Sale


In celebration of World Cardmaking Day....Stampin' Up! Stamp, Stock and Save Sale!

From October 1-6 you can save 15% on select inkpads, cardstock, envelopes, and adhesive! Plus, save 20% on select stamps!

Click to view flyer

With the holidays just around the corner, what a great time of year to take advantage of these awesome savings on card making basics! Maybe a little gift giving too...tis the season you know.


Select Adhesive 15% Off
Curious about the new Fast Fuse Adhesive?  Now's a great time to try it!









Select Stamp Sets 20% Off!

Select Cardstock and Envelopes 15% Off
Classic Stampin' Ink Pads - 15% off...Now Only $5.06 each



Happy Crafting!
Diana