Anything but a Card ~Ink and Share Blog Hop


Today I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink & Share blog hop again.  You will have either arrived from Shirley Merker’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME .    This month’s theme is Anything but a Card ~ I love to do 3D and Home Decor items and have been really looking forward to this one.

My project today is a decorated clipboard with a notepad and pen using the beautiful Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, ribbon, sequins and glimmer paper!

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Gift Wrapped Stickynote Page Flags ~ Video

I bet the title of this post threw you  a little, but it was hard to find something that was descriptive!  At the beginning of June I held my launch party for the 2018 – 2019 annual catalog.  I have new product for my dear customers to ooo and aahh over as well as some make and takes but I also like to make a little gift for each as a thank you for coming as well as shopping with me over the year!

This year I found some packets of sticky-note page flags which seemed to me to be absolutely perfect for marking up their new catalog with the goodies that caught their eye!

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Sweet Soiree Super Cute Gift Bag

This is the 4th project I have shared using the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit from the  2018 Occasions catalog.  It  is a packet of the cutest little embellishments ~ just perfect for quick and very pretty decorating of cards and other paper crafting items.  The packet included ribbon, tassels, mini clothes pins, washi tape, die-cuts on card and vellum, which include cakes, flowers, leaves and numbers.

I have been enchanted with them and have been sharing some cards over the last few weeks which have also featured the Sweet Soiree DSP and the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set, today I have a little bag to share which will easily hold 6 handmade cards and matching envelopes, making a really pretty gift. Continue reading

Colorful Seasons Calendar ~ Part 4

I have a small, but precious team of Stampin’ UP! demonstrators and each Christmas I like to make them a gift .  This year I decided to make a ‘Flip-over’ calendar for each of them using the Tolsby picture frame from IKEA.  After I finished each of the months I realized that the design could equally be used as a card front, so each can do double duty!

Today I am sharing the last 3 months.  You can catch up with Jan thru March here, April thru June here and July thru September here.

After I completed the calendar many of my ladies admired it – so later this year we will be doing a class to make the calendar for 2019. Continue reading

Colorful Seasons Calendar

I have a small, but precious team of Stampin’ UP! demonstrators and each Christmas I like to make a gift .  This year I decided to make a ‘Flip-over’ calendar for each of them using the Tolsby picture frame from IKEA.

After I finished each of the months I realized that the design could equally be used as a card front, so each can do double duty!
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Christmas Cracker – Lindor Treat Box

I have one more Christmas themed treat box to share before the BIG Day.  As many of you may know I am an ex-pat Brit living in North Texas for a little over 16 years.

One of the Christmas traditions in the UK is to have Christmas Crackers on the table.  In our family we used to pull them after we had eaten the main course and before we tucked into the dessert of Christmas Pudding and Mince Pies with either brandy butter or whipped cream.

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Season of Cheer Ferrero Treat Box ~ Video Tutorial

I have said on many occasions that I love to make 3D items and what can be better than a 3D with chocolate!  I chose to make them in classic Black and White then used the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper which allowed me to bring in some gold and silver.

This would be perfect for your Christmas tablescape but change up the colors and you can have a treat holder for birthdays, wedding, showers, baby – just about any celebration you can think of. Continue reading