Christmas Cracker – Lindor Treat Box

I have one more Christmas themed treat box to share before the BIG Day.  As many of you may know I am an ex-pat Brit living in North Texas for a little over 16 years.

One of the Christmas traditions in the UK is to have Christmas Crackers on the table.  In our family we used to pull them after we had eaten the main course and before we tucked into the dessert of Christmas Pudding and Mince Pies with either brandy butter or whipped cream.

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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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Tea Bag Thank you’s

Social2B_BonusDays_demo_July0716_USJune’s thank you gift to all the lovely ladies who shopped with me was a little 3D gift bag containing 2 teabags.  It allowed me to continue with my quest to use Designer Series Paper as well to use some of the new products from the 2016 – 2017 Annual Catalog, and to show them off to my customers.  If you joined in with my DSP paper share this month you will be able to make a whole bunch of these!

( Heads up ~ watch out for my ribbon share coming in August – you won’t want to miss out on that)

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Multi~paneled using Birthday Blooms and Timeless Textures ~ Video

From time to time I am asked to make a card for a particular occasion – I love to do commissions!  I ask a few questions about the recipient….. color preferences, ornate, lots of bling, gender etc and then I start to put it all together.

This is a recent commission – I have done this style before and it starts with a piece of cardstock 12 x 12 and thru scoring and folding its finished size in 6 x 6.

I have included the link to the original video at the bottom of the post…. enjoy!

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Envelope Punch Board ~ Chocolate Thank you with Video

I try to make something as a little thank you for those ladies who shop with me each month.  It might be a card but this month I decided it was time for a  little chocolate.  I used the Ghiradelli chocolate squares, I think this is the 3rd or 4th projects I have used these, but the variety of flavors and the taste of the chocolate is sooooooo good that I think it deserves more than one visit!

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Happy Birthday ~ Cascade Card

Earlier this week a dear friend celebrated a milestone birthday – since she is a card crafter as well it had to be a special card for her.  I did a lot of research and found this design on Dawn Griffith’s website – she made wonderful video to explain how it works and I will put in a link a little further down the page.


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Step Block Card + Complimentary Envelope

I was looking for some inspiration for my card classes and came across this Step Block card.  I like to introduce new folds and techniques in my classes and was fascinated by this fold and knew my ‘ladies’ would also like it.  However, I was not sure what to do with it until I was given some mini calendars back in October and the two came together into December’s card class.

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