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Friday, November 17, 2017


Here is a cute little pencil holder that I will be making for the 20+ first graders who I help with kid writing one day a week.  It can hold 4 pencils and can be adapted for any holiday or occasion.

Here are the dimensions for making:
Thanks to Dannie Graves for the idea and the dimensions.  So cute and so easy!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


I am working on some samples of projects I can work on at our scrap and stamp weekend.  This is a treat box I will be making for the members of my bell choir.

Of course I used the Mini Pizza Boxes from the Holiday Catalog to hold the treats.  I LOVE these little boxes.  I hope they hold them over when the catalog ordering period ends.  I used some retired DSP so I could get rid of it, but there are lots of other current Christmas DSP papers you can choose from.  The message is from The Little Things Stamp Set also in the HC.  I colored the images with the new Stampin' Blends.  They work great.  I have to find some more things to color.  I used the Circle Framelits and the Stitched Framelits also.  The cutest little thing is the Mini Bow, found in the HC.  They come in red, white and green and you get 45 in a box.  I needed to use them for a project that would not have to go through the mail.
Inside the box will be some bell shaped chocolates and bell shaped gumdrops plus some mints.  I will hand them out at our combined Bell Fest on Dec 10th.  Everyone will need a little hit of sugar during our day long practice session.
On Friday I will share another project I will be working on.

Monday, November 13, 2017


Just a little late this morning.  I had a Bible Study and got up late.
I know it is a little early for Christmas, even though we see it everywhere in stores now, but I am working on getting my Christmas card ideas together.  I will be going to a scrap/stamp weekend beginning this Friday so I need to have my ideas ready to go so I know what supplies to take along with me.  I am trying desperately to use items I ordered earlier so that I don't have a lot of left-over Christmas items when the holidays are over.
Here is the first card.

For this card I used the Swirly Snowflakes Die for the top border. The embossed snowflakes on the left side are part of a retired embossing folder.  I put Wink of Stella on them (not sure if that shows up)
The "peace" is cut from Silver Foil paper, but is also a retired thinlit.  The ribbon across the top is the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon in the AC (pg 199).  This ribbon is so pretty and comes with a gold edge also.
Jewells help to finish off this pretty easy card.  I get bored with making all of my Christmas cards the same so there will be more samples to come.

Friday, November 10, 2017


First of all - DISCLAIMER!
I will explain the corners in a minute.
This was a 50th anniversary card I made to send to my college roommate.  It looked great until tragedy struck.

Here goes - I wanted to take a pic of the card for the blog, but I forgot and put it in the envelope.  In order to release the glue on the envelope flap I placed it in the microwave.  Right away it sparked and started to burn on the corners!  Lesson learned - never put anything in the micro that has metallic paper on it.  I am sending my roomie an explanation because I refuse to do this whole card over again.  It is now even more unique than ever.  I know their anniversary was great, despite the card!  What a great milestone, but it seems just like yesterday.
Supplies used:  Gold Foil Paper and Glimmer Paper, Vanilla c.s., Bloomin' Heart Thinlit, Number of Years Stamp Set and Large Numbers Thinlits, Gold Embossing Powder. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


The second Christmas card we will be making at the retirement community is just a fun, general one with Christmas colors.

For this card I used Cherry Cobbler c.s. embossed with the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder.  The other side of the front is a piece of Be Merry DSP.  The ribbon is last year's silver Sale-a-bration ribbon. The message is from the Snowflake Sentiments (H.C. pg 35) and the Silver Foil snowflakes are from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlit Dies (H.C. pg 35).  I also used the scalloped edge Layering Oval Framelits and the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
I hope the stampers will find these cards fun and easy to do.

Monday, November 6, 2017


At the end of the week I will be sharing some card making at a local retirement community.  They want to make a Christmas card so here is the first one we will be making. This is the religious one.

I tried to make it easy since I am not sure the people have stamped before.  The Foil Designer Acetate is adhered to a piece of Night of Navy c.s.  I did this so that when they stamp their Bethlehem city, they won't have to worry about where the left part of the stamp ends.  It will be covered with these pieces.  A piece of the Year of Cheer Washi Tape is added to the edge.  The city and the message are stamped with Sahara Sand and Mary and Joseph are stamped with Night of Navy.  I will cut this out for them using the Big Shot.  I will already have the star cut out of Gold Foil Paper.
Of course, the stamp set is Night of Bethlehem.  Love this stamp set and matching framelits!

On Wednesday I will show you the other card.  I'm off to jury duty today, so hope it goes well. 

Friday, November 3, 2017


Today's post will highlight a diorama card.  At our Proverbial Stamper's meeting last night, Cheryl George demonstrated how to make these cards.  Even though they look difficult, they are very simple and the basic design can be stepped up to be really cool.  Here are Cheryl's samples:

Here are the directions:
Fold the cardstock and the DSP in opposite directions and then glue together.  You can decorate an inside layer or stamp right on the inside layer, depending on the color of the card stock base and what you want your final result to be.
I am anxious to try some of these myself.  Let me know how you make out and "thanks to Cheryl"!