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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

OOPS! WEDNESDAY

Somehow Monday just got away from me.  Sorry for the miss.  It's such a busy time of the year, as you all well know!

These little cup favors I will be giving to my sorority sisters at our Christmas dinner/meeting this evening.  They are so cute and very easy to  make. 


I found them on Pinterest.  Click here to see a video with directions for making.  The crafter is a little wordy so it takes a while to get through, but I appreciate her video, so just sit back and watch.

It was suggested to fill them with Ferrero Rocher Candies, which is a perfect fit.  However, they were a little more than I wanted to pay so I used Hershey Peppermint Kisses and Lindor chocolates balls.

There were 2 things I did slightly differently: 
  • I used the 1 3/8" circle for the insert in the cup and the bottom instead of the Hexagon Punch.
  • I put my handle on with glue dots - seemed to be a little easier to work with.
You still have time to make some.  Hope you have time to try it out.  If not, it is still a perfect little favor for any event later in the year.


Friday, December 16, 2016

FRIGID FRIDAY!

Baby, it's cold outside!  At least it is at my house.  Not a fan of this cold weather, but it will be a little nicer next week and after all, it is almost winter.






Today's post is a gift card holder with candy.  The one on the top is the one we made at a meeting for a make n' take, using all current stamps.  The next one is the one I made for my class and for my nieces and nephews to give to them at our family Christmas party on Sunday.  I had to use an old stamp for the message, but everything else is current.

The bottom picture shows all nine together, using the deer and framelit from Santa's Sleigh because I ran out of houses from the DSP.

Fill with candy cane mints or Hershey Kisses.  I also put a $10 bill in mine instead of a gift card.

I found the directions for these here.  Once you get going, they are not hard to make. 






















I hope you get a chance to make one or more.  Let me know how they turn out.  Have fun!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

MID-WEEK WEDNESDAY

I always like to make some kind of a little treat holder for my fellow bell choir ringers on holidays.  This was the little box I made this year for Christmas.  I thought I took a picture of all of them together, but I guess I didn't.  This is the one I had left over.  I filled the boxes with little Hershey bell treats.

I found the directions for this cute little box using your Envelope Punch Board.  Click here to see the video with Dee.
I used DSP from Warmth and Cheer Designer Series pack from the HC.  It worked great since you start with a 6 x 6 piece of paper.
Place your paper on the 1 3/8" line, punch and score. 
Then slide paper down to the 4" mark, punch and score. 
Keep turning paper to all sides and punch and score using the scores already created, like you always do when using the Envelope Punch Board.
Adhere together, folding the little end pieces to the outside to give a little contrast.
Of course, I used the Seasonal Bells Stamp Set and matching punch to create the bells on the front.
I hope my fellow ding-a-lings like them.

Monday, December 12, 2016

MONDAY

Wow!  Monday really crept up on me!  I just realized I forgot to post.  Yesterday was a very busy day.  Helping with the Christmas Pageant in the morning, then all day practice for bell choir concert in the evening. Love ringing those bells however.  And 4 choirs together was so much fun.

The card today is the one I made for our bell choir director to go along with our joint Christmas gift for her.


I used the Holly Berry Builder Punch, the Seasonal Bells Stamp Set and matching punch, the music paper from the Christmas Specialty DSP in the AC, the bow from the Santa's Sleigh Thinlets with a little bit of Wink of Stella on top of it, and the small Floral Affection Embossing Folder.
  I can almost hear those bells ringing with the added Rhinestones!

Friday, December 9, 2016

FRIDAY

Today's post is a picture of a shadow box I made for a gift exchange last week at our Joyful Heart Stampers Christmas meeting. 




I LOVE how it turned out.  I may have to make one for myself.  It was hard to give it away.  Of course I used the Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and matching framelits.  Background is a piece of DSP from the Candy Cane Lane pack.  I also used the Mini Jingle Bells from the Holiday Catalog.  For the bottom of the picture I used the Seaside Embossing Folder with Two Way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds to look like sparkly snow.  The background of the picture, the "peace", the tree stars, and the sleigh are made out of  Pewter Foil per.
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

WEDNESDAY

Today's post is a pic of the last s-a-s card for Thursday.  I wanted to use the Pine Bough Embossing Folder and the Seasonal Bell Stamp Set and matching punch and the Christmas Specialty DSP from the Annual Catalog.  It took me a while to come up with something that  worked, but I love how it turned out.

I think these bells are so adorable and can be used for many different occasions.  I would have loved to heat emboss them, but that is too much for a stamp-a-stack so I will try that on another card.

Monday, December 5, 2016

MAKE IT MONDAY

At our Joyful Hearts Stampers Christmas meeting Sat evening we received this as a gift from our awesome leader, Cindy Fodor.  I think I will be making some of these myself as gifts!


I visited Pinterest and saw several different recipes for the amounts you put in the jar, so I am going to leave it up to you to visit Pinterest and choose the recipe you like the best.  I searched "peppermint hot chocolate in a jar" and several popped up.
Can't wait to try some of this on a cold winter night.

ALSO Don't forget about the Year End Closeout Sale happening NOW through Jan 3.  Some products are while supplies last only.   The sale includes retiring items, year end close-outs, and clearance rack items.  Click here to see what is available.  When you get to the page, click on the section on the left to get to the sale.  You may have to write down what you want and then go back to my website to place your order.  Have fun shopping.  There are some great deals.  Don't miss out!



Friday, December 2, 2016

FIRST FRIDAY

This is the first Friday in December - only 4 more Fridays till Christmas! Today's post is the third stamp-a-stack card for next week.  I LOVE how it turned out.  I held off on getting this Bundle, but am so glad I finally caved.

Santa's Sleigh Bundle - pg 24 of Holiday Catalog
Warmth and Cheer DSP Pack pg 13 of HC
Merry Christmas from Many Merry Wishes retired set
Softly Falling Embossing Folder