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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

Happy Birthday ~ Shadow Effect

Birthday cards are probably the most type of card we make and send, yes well Thank You cards are right up there as well – I do send a lot of those!  ………..

………Back to birthday cards……  I like to make a batch of about half a dozen so that I have a few in my stash in case I need one in a hurry.  In the 2017 – 2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog there is a single die, tucked away on page 213 (and pictures on page 76) which makes a lovely center piece for my card.  I used it as a single layer – which was fine, but felt it needed a little something more so I doubled it up to form a ‘shadow’ effect, and here I have a video to share the technique with you 🙂 Continue reading

Decorated Sticky Notes ~ video

Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper was launched in the 2017 – 2018 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog, it has all of the new In-colors,8 sheets of each of the 5 colors – that is 40 sheets of 12 x 12 paper to play with!

At the beginning of June I held my new catalog launch where I invite all my customers to come ooohhh and aaahhh over the new products, do some make and takes (using new products) and get their own copy of the new catalog.  As a thank you to them for shopping with me throughout the year and for coming to the launch I gave each of them a decorated pad of sticky notes (plus a pen) so they could mark all their favorites ready to add to their wish lists!
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Coffee Cafe ~ a Cuppa Joe Anyone?

Those of you who know me will know that I do not drink coffee ~ I like tea and hot tea not iced tea 🙂  Having said that  the Coffee Cafe Bundle is next on my wish list!

The Coffee Cafe Stamp Set has the coordinating, Coffee Cups Framelits Dies which makes cutting the shapes and creating the cutest of cards, gift card holders a snap.  Let me share Stampin’ Up’s video introducing this new bundle.  Continue reading

Now which adhesive should I use?

Stampin’ Up! offer 8 different adhesives – which one should you use?  After all glue is glue is it not?

Well yes, but not all glues will work on all occasions – you need to use the right adhesive for the job you want it to do.  Some projects require a good strong adhesive such as assembling a box others require something a little more refined – like attaching a small embellishment.
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Happy Birthday, Mum

Today my Mum celebrates her 85th birthday and I am in England with her and the rest of my family.  It is very difficult to find a gift for her as she really has all she needs.  But I would like to share a little story of my gift for her. Continue reading

Floral Phrases Stamp Set and Dies

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On June 7th I shared one of the new suites of products in the 2016 – 2017 Annual Stampin’ Up catalog ~ Floral Boutique ~ I knew as soon as I saw it it would be at the top of my wish list – and so it was – and the first thing on my order when the catalog went live on June 1st.  Since then I have used it a whole bunch and it was the focus of one of my card classes at the end of June. Continue reading

Floral Boutique Suite ~ Stampin’ Up! 2016 – 2017 Catalog

Over the last  4 – 5 months I have been sharing my mission to use Designer Series Paper (DSP) and have  posted a lot of projects here so show my progress.

Well the new Stampin’ Up! catalog was made available to demonstrators in mid April and lots of new designs of DSP were included.  As soon as I clapped eyes on the Floral Boutique DSP and its coordinating products I fell in love.

The catalog became live on June 1st and now I can share the beautiful suite of products with you…………….. focusing on the DSP Continue reading

Decorated Votive Candle with matching gift bag with video!

I have a small but delightful team of ladies who are part of the Stampin’ Up! family with me.  I wanted to make them a small thank you gift for Christmas using products from Stampin’ Up.

I am a little late in posting this and the video as Christmas is now 3 weeks behind us – but the idea can be used for any occasion – in fact I think they would make very nice shower favors – they can be made in the party’s color scheme.

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New Videos added …… using the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set


video-clipart-Camera-Clip-Art-Free1-300x283I have added some new videos to my blog, all of them feature the ‘Sprinkles of Life’ Stamp set, which was the featured set for July’s  Stamp Set of the Month, which is my virtual on-line class.  In addition to detailed instructions I also make a video on each of the projects so you can see them being made. More information is available on the Stamp Set of the Month tab on my page. This virtual class is still available, contact me for more details ………cindy@emporiummax.com

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