Category Archives: Christmas

Repurposed Bottle ~ Santa’s Sleigh Thinlets

I had a little bottle filled with sweeties given to me at a craft retreat – the sweeties were soon gone but I could not bring myself to throw away the bottle, so I tucked it away in a corner………… knowing that one day I would find a use for it.
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Creating Pretty Cards # 78 ~ Star of Light

Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that Craft Project Central has for you, they also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!!

To help you recreate the sketch each month, they also provide a free Sketch Mini Tutorial! This mini tutorial has information about how the inspiration card (using the sketch) was created, supplies used, and basic measurements!!

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Peace Pennents – Craft Project Central

WOW  I am thrilled to share with you that I have been invited, once again, to be a guest designer for Craft Project Central and I get to share it with you today!

If you would like to see more information on CPC then just follow this link:


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Mini Gift Tags

We still have a couple of months to go before Christmas Day but some things we can get ready ahead of time and some gift tags would be one of those.

I have a selection of tags today that would make a really thoughtful gift in the cutest little box, and features the Be Merry Designer Series Paper. Continue reading

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop – a collection of ideas from Stampin’ UP! demonstrators all over the globe showcasing  the brand new and fantastic ‘Carols of Christmas’ bundle which has a stamp set with the same name and the ‘Card Front Builder Thinlets Dies.You will have come from Betty Bickford ~ I just hope my card is up to the same standard.

Each of us has been asked to design a card using this bundle and other products from the current 2017 – 2018 annual catalog.

When I saw the bundle for the first time it literally screamed GOLD heat embossing to me so that was my starting point, I chose very traditional colors of Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla to compliment the gold.
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Merry Christmas Sampler Frame

Frame Art, Samplers…. call them what you will – I just love to design and create these little vignettes out of card, ink and  embellishments.  This is the fifth in a series I have designed and offered as classes to my lovely ladies.

As this is Christmas I thought I would share this one with you…………………….

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Lip Balm Holder Tutorial ~ Stampin’ Up! Products

We are coming up to the holiday season and gift exchanges.  I like to have a few small, decorated items on hand so I can hand out to folks to show how I appreciate them ~ it could be my hairdresser, the lady who does my nails, the mail lady …. oh just about everyone.

Today I am sharing a Lip Balm holder with a video to show some of the details, if you have folks in your lives, teachers, co-workers, crossing guard, maybe you would consider making something for them to show your appreciation.

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Glittery Frosted Medallions ~ Stampin’ Up! Products

The 2016 Holiday Catalog from Stampin” Up! has a couple of products tucked away on page 7 – glittery embossing powder in Real Red and Emerald Envy – just perfect Christmas colors.

I have said before and will probably say again ~ I love heat embossing ~ it just has to be one of my most favorite techniques, so I paired the embossing powders with the perfectly named Frosted Medallions stamp set and once I had out all the tools I just played away with card to see the different effects.

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Sassy Seasons…………… Part 2

I promised to share the other 2 seasonal themed cards using the same layout, format and masking technique, which came out of musings during my card class earlier this week.

This time we have Autumn and Winter plus a bonus for a Christmas theme!

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EOS Hand lotion meets Fry Box!!!!!

I love to make 3D items, especially ones to put little gifts into.  I was in one of the large local stores a couple of months ago and came across the handbag/purse size EOS Hand lotions.  It is such a lovely shape and perfect for a gift.

I was not quite sure what I would do with it but I knew that I wanted to play with card and adhesive until something came about! Continue reading