Geared Up Garage – Father’s Day Treat

It is still a few weeks before Father’s Day – but if we want to be ready we really need to start now.  Today I am sharing a decorated gift box that would take a number of small gifts, although I have filled mine with Hershey’s nuggets as I know my dear ol’ Pops would have really appreciated chocolate!

The Classic Garage Suite is perfect for this gift box, it has the wonderful Classic Garage DSP, some Metallic Ribbon to go along with the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set with coordinating Garage Gears Thinlets Dies (still available at a 10% discount bundle price until end of May!)

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A Little Treat – Decorated Ghirardelli Square Video Tutorial

I am so grateful for my lovely customers who shop with me for their Stampin’ Up Supplies.  I try to give a little gift each month and for April I  chose to decorate some Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares.

These are so quick and easy to make, you can get 6 out of a single sheet of card and 36 pieces of DSP from a 12 x 12 sheet.  The colors I chose to use are directly from the Happiness Blooms DSP and the greeting from the A Good Day Stamp Set (which is about to retire so get your order in as soon as you can so as not to miss out (there is a link below)

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April Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Tricia’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is FLORAL

I have a real soft spot for featuring flowers on my cards ~ whenever a new catalog is released I am always drawn to the floral stamps so this is just the most perfect theme for me this month.

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Tropical Escape Gift Card Holder ~ Video Tutorial

The season of graduations and weddings are upon us, it can be so hard to choose a gift these days and if you live away from the person you are sending it to the postage on packages can be so daunting………… So gift cards (or cash) can be the perfect solution.

To personalize my gift cards I like to put them in a handmade holder which also doubles as a greeting card and today I share one with you featuring the Tropical Escape 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Pack.

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March Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from  Sandrine’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is MEN

I find making cards for the fellas in my life to be one of the hardest – so today I have chosen to fall back on a very firm favorite of mine the Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set.

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Silverware Holder with Envelope Punch Board

Spring started yesterday!  We are coming out of our winter hibernation and looking forward to parties and showers for graduation, weddings, engagements, new babies and even a few birthdays.

Presenting the silverware (cutlery) to your guests all prettily dressed up with the napkin is going to make your tablescape look so very professional and just show the extra care that you took for their benefit.

The little holder I am sharing today was the idea of my friend and member of my Stampin’ UP! team, Margaret, her version was Red, White and Blue which was perfect for Memorial Day.  As I explain in the video – you choose your colors to fit your occasion, or in my case to fit the paper napkin I had in my drawer!

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Sale-a-Bration ~ Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from  Sandrine’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is the 2019 Sale-A-Bration  Catalog

Each of the projects you will see on this hop with be using products that are available for the next 5  or 6 weeks which you can get for FREE with a qualifying order, which here in the US is $50.

I have chosen to use the luscious and stunning Grapefriut Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets to create a cute pizza box and a video to show you how to make it!

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2018 Color Challenge ~ Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from   Deb Naylor’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is a Color Challenge!

Each of the projects you will see on this hop with be using the following colors, Berry Burst, So Saffron, Garden Green, Pacific Point and Night of Navy –  I have to admit I freaked out when I saw the range and number of colors, but I took a deep breath and dived in!

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Candy Gift Card Holder ~ video tutorial

Today is the Winter Soltice, the shortest day of the year –  as I write this I am listening to BBC Radio 2 (you can take the girl out of the UK but not the UK out of the girl!) playing The Christmas Song by Stevie Wonder and feeling really festive and to be honest, a little nostalgic as well.

I am sharing a gift card holder today with a little surprise, this was designed for me by my friend, Elly, when she was visiting in October – we had such a wonderful 3 weeks together.

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Mini Gift Bag

Christmas is just 14 days away and maybe you are looking for some gift wrapping ideas or maybe a little favor for your holiday table.

This little bag measures just 3 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 and it can hold  a bunch of goodies…….. 8 tealights or lots and lots of Hershey’s Nuggets or Kisses, or a couple of bottle of nail polish or a couple of small bottles of hand-sanitizer or possibly a lovely piece of jewelry!

I made one for each of the ladies who came to my November Monthly card class as a thank you for their support and shopping for their Stampin’ UP! supplies with me over the last year.

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