Gift Bag using Sweet Symmetry Paper Video Tutorial

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Every year I like to do craft fairs making items that are just perfect for stocking stuffers, appreciation gifts for hostess’s, coworkers, teachers or small table gifts. Everyone love to receive a ‘little something’ and I just love to give a ‘little something’ !

In today’s video tutorial I share how to make a pretty little bag to fit a 30g tube of hand cream as well as a technique for creating the topper with the Elegant Tag Punch.

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Flip over calendar ~ September Sunflowers

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So here we are in September, back in the UK things would start to be cooling down, the nights drawing in and there would be misty mornings. Not so in North Texas ~ after living here for 20 years the only thing there is in common is the days are getting shorter, but they are still hot and dry!

In the early part of last December I had a class to create a flip over calendar, everyone loved it and made me promise we will do another later this year! I thought I might start each month this year by posting the page for that month, so today I share, September which has vibrant Sunflowers!

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Flip Over Calendar ~ August Dragonflies

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I say this when the 1st of every month comes around…………. I cannot believe we are over half way thru 2021 !!!! I am glad to say that this year has gone a lot better than 2020 as things are opening up and I am able to spend time with friends again.

In the early part of last December I had a class to create a flip over calendar, everyone loved it and made me promise we will do another later in this new year! I thought I might start each month this year by posting the page for that month, so today I share, August which has gentle dragonflies.

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Flip Over Calendar ~ July Stars & Stripes

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I cannot believe we are half way thru 2021 – I am glad to say that this year has gone a lot better than 2020 as things are opening up and I am able to spend time with friends again.

In the early part of last December I had a class to create a flip over calendar, everyone loved it and made me promise we will do another later in this new year! I thought I might start each month this year by posting the page for that month, so today I share, July which just has lots of celebratory stars in traditional red, white and blue.

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Pansy Stamps and Dies – hints and tips

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One of the new stamp set and die bundles in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog is the Pansy Patch Bundle. It has the most lifelike and beautiful pansies that can be stamped by themselves or cut with the dies or indeed to cut out the separate pieces and assemble a beautiful flower.

At first this bundle might seem a little complex but it really is not and the intention of this post with the video tutorial is to introduce them and give you some hints and tips on using them – and you will be creating beautiful cards with them in no time 🙂

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Flip over calendar ~ June

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Happy June! In the early part of last December I had a class to create a flip over calendar, everyone loved it and made me promise we will do another later in this new year! I thought I might start each month this year by posting the page for that month, so today I share, June, which you can see has bright, cheerful blossoms with butterflies as its theme.

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Summer Sampler Home Decor Idea

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Home decor is a particular favorite of mine to create. Once I have my theme, I usually start with some Designer Series Paper, then pull out ribbon, embellishments and card that will go with the papers, then I go to work.

I had a request from my ladies for seasonal 8 x 8 samplers they could display, so we started with summer and will continue with the Fall themed one in August. The starting point for me is the beautiful Hydrangea Hill DSP – which is still available for a few more days, so please get your order in now to avoid disappointment 🙂

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Flip over calendar ~ May

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Happy May 1st!

In the early part of last December I had a class to create a flip over calendar, everyone loved it and made me promise we will do another later in this new year! I thought I might start each month this year by posting the page for that month, so today I share, May which you can see has bright, cheerful tulips as its theme.

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