Category Archives: Stampin Up

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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You’ve Been Tagged – Craft Project Central

Today I am sharing another project from Craft Project Central and perfect for this time of year……………  TAGS.

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Gift Card Holder ~ Video Tutorial

Giving gift cards is so popular these days, they give the recipient the chance to choose a gift and are easy to mail. Gift cards should be gift wrapped the same as any other gift so join me in making a pretty gift card holder that can be customized for any occasion Continue reading

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!

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Christmas Candy Treats ~ Video Tutorial

Treat holders – perfect for this time of year – a pretty way to dress up some candy bars to give as little gifts or to dress up your holiday table.

The finished size is 5″ tall by 2″ wide and 1″ deep so will also hold other little treats, maybe a lipstick or bottle of  nail polish, a couple of tealights if you put them in sideways.   Continue reading

Painted Harvest Hedgehogs

I just love hedgehogs – they remind me of my childhood when we would find them in the garden and put out bread soaked in milk!  Well, we all now know that this is NOT good for them at all and a little dog or cat food would have been far more suitable!

Another thing I love at the moment is the Painted Harvest Stamp set – it is so versatile it even makes hedgehogs! Continue reading

Pizza Box Gift Set

Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas 2017 is just on the horizon – it does not seem that long since we were planning and preparing for Christmas 2016 – the year has simply flown by!

Today’s project would make the most perfect gift for a friend, co-worker, teacher, hairdresser you name it and it will just fit the bill…… and everything fits into a mini pizza box! Continue reading

Lovely Friends – Feeling Blessed

Today is Thanksgiving here in the US, and while it is not a holiday that we recognized before coming to live in this country, we have embraced the sentiment behind the day.  It is traditional to think about the things you are thankful for today and there is much to be thankful for – not least the friendships we have made since coming to the US and those I have made thru my lovely ladies who come to my classes and workshops.

Today’s card is not a typical Thanksgiving card but it does say exactly what I feel………….
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Ribbon of Courage ~ Hope

The Eclipse Technique is very popular at the moment and despite the WOW of the main message popping out of the front of the card, is surprising easy to do.   I made this card early in October , for obvious reasons with it being pink, but I do love pink and brown together – such a soothing combination. Continue reading