Happy Time with Fable Friends

Happy Time with Fable Friends

What’s a Happy, you ask? I have a friend that coined that phrase. It’s a little treat holder you create, to share a little something sweet, with friends and family.  This time our theme is Easter, and the Wood Crate Framelits to the rescue! For this happy, I turned the little crate into an Easter basket.

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When using this die, you’ll need two images. One of the best parts, the die also scores the card stock. I wanted to step it up a notch and ran the images through the Big Shot with the Basket Weave 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It really gave it an Easter basket look and feel.

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To finish off the basket, I needed a handle. So, I just cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock 9″ x 1/2″. Because I wanted to dress it up a bit, I also added a strip of the Gingham Gala DSP.

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Don’t you just love the little squirrel holding the sunflower? It reminds me of my backyard. We have very large oak trees and a whole bunch of squirrels.  Every Spring, I plant giant sunflowers and they climb the stalks to get to the sunflower seeds.  It’s all good, I plant so many, I still have my share to bring inside to enjoy.

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I would love to show you how quick and easy this little happy is to create. How about a FREE video tutorial?

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Crate – Crumb Cake CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, cut two images using the Wood Crate Die. Run through the Big Shot with the Basket Weave folder.
  • Handle – Crumb Cake CS – 9″ x 1/2″ and Gingham Gala DSP – 6″ x 3/8″
  • Banner – Gingham Gala DSP – 2″ x 3″, stamp sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black, punch the image with the Duet Banner Punch.
  • Scallop Circle – Pineapple Punch CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut the image with the Layering Circle Framelits.
  • Circle – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, stamp the squirrel in Memento Tuxedo Black, color the image with watercolor pencils as follows: Sunflower – Daffodil Delight; Sunflower Center – Early Espresso Leaf – Granny Apple Green; Squirrel – Early Espresso; Hat/Jacket – Pacific Point; Jacket Trim – Calypso Coral. Cut out the image with the Layering Circle Framelits.
  • Flowers – scraps of Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple Green CS – using the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack, punch two flowers from Pineapple Punch and from Granny Apple Green punch two center and four leaves.

Ready to whip out some of these super cute happies? I would appreciate you shopping my online store. Use my February 2019 Host Code, JQ2439N9, place a $50 order (before tax and shipping) and I’ll send you a FREE package of Basic Rhinestones.  A little thank you from me to you.

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Easter Gift Bag Fable Friends

Easter Gift Bag Fable Friends

Need something to present all your Easter gifts? I’ve got the perfect idea. A sweet Easter gift bag featuring the Fable Friends stamp set. You’ll be able to put these together in no time at all.  

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I was lucky enough to find my gift bag at the Dollar Tree. The color reminded me of our Pineapple Punch.  I know it would be a great beginning to my Easter Gift Bag featuring the Fable Friends set. 

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This sweet Easter Gift bag has lots of texture and interest and really shows off the sweet bunny. I colored him with water color pencils as follows: inside ears – Melon Mambo, Jacket – Pacific Point, Bunny – Early Espresso, Buttons – Basic Black.

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Because I love the Stitched Labels dies, I incorporated three of them.  I like the soft stitching and the curvy detail.

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And don’t you think the Gingham Gala DSP and Florentine Thinlit are the perfect backdrop.  I also used a masking technique to achieve the look of the sky and grass behind the bunny. By masking off the bunny, you can avoid getting ink where you don’t want it.  Want to see how I did just that? Here’s another of my FREE video tutorials.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Bag – Purchased at the Dollar Tree. They come three to a package. (51/4″ x 8 1/2″
  • Background Mat – Gingham Gala DSP – Balmy Blue – 6″ x 4 1/4″
  • Accent scallops on the DSP – Whisper White cut two @1″ x 6″, cut two with the die from Be Mine Stitched.
  • Background Die – Granny Apple Green CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the Florentine Thinlit Die.
  • Focal Image – Balmy Blue CS – 3 1/2″ x 3″, cut with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ – Stamp the bunny and greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black. Die cut the bunny with the Layering Oval frame lit. Die cut the sentiment with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Sentiment Accent – Balmy Blue CA – 3 14″ x 1 1/4″, cut with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Use the masking technique shown in the video to add color to the bunny.

Assembly:

  • Pop the bunny image to the large label.
  • Pop the sentiment to the small label.
  • Wet Glue the scallop trim to the upper and lower part of the DSP. Trim as needed.
  • Adhere the DSP mat to the bag.
  • Wet glue the Florentine die cut to the DSP.
  • Pop the bunny/label to the DSP.
  • Pop the Accent piece and sentiment to tDSP.
  • Apply two of the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the accent label.
  • Apply a pearl to the center of each of the sequin.

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Big Shot

$110.00

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Valentine Treats Quick and Easy

Valentine Treats Quick and Easy

Need some quick and easy Valentine Treats? I’ve got just the answer for you. Wouldn’t it be fun to leave a little something something for a friend, co-worker,  postal worker, UPS driver, nail technician, hairdresser and so many more? I’ve got some Valentine Treats that you can whip out in no time at all.

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First, visit your local Dollar Tree. There are sooooo many cute candies you can dress up and make fancy. The cute little jar and M&M Holder were Dollar Tree finds.  The cello bag is a Stampin’ Up! product and they are food safe. Because we sell those in packs of 25, it makes gift giving economical. 

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OMG, this one is so quick and easy and takes minimal supplies.  I used the Labels to Love stamp set for my sentiment. I stamped on Whisper White cardstock, then punched with he 1 3/4″ circle punch. To add a little bit of fancy, I punched a starburst from our gorgeous Vellum cardstock. 

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That gorgeous ribbon is our Lovely Lipstick stitched ribbon. It ties so pretty and is super soft. You can add any little tag, but this one is a die cut from our Bouquet Bunch dies.

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The super beautiful Lovely Lipstick foil paper makes this treat extra special. The treat bag is our 3″ x 6″ gusseted bag. And the foil paper was cut to 3″ x 3 1/2″ and run through the Big Shot with the Tufted Embossing Folder. If you would like to see me create any or all of these Valentine Treats, visit my Facebook WOW NOLA Creations page.  I went LIVE, Sunday, January 13, 2019 and created each of these during the broadcast.

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Last, but not least, is the cute little M&M Holder.  You guys have seen these for every occasion under the sun. But, they aren’t very attractive on their own.  Add a little ink, stamps and paper and you have a super cute Valentine Treat sure to WOW anyone!

Need some supplies to create these. Here is a list of everything I used for all three.  I would appreciate you shopping my online store.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

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So Hoppy Valentine Treat

So Hoppy Valentine Treat

I’m always on the lookout for cute Valentine treats. Well, when I was browsing the Dollar Tree, I came across the cutest little chocolate frog. Immediately, I thought about the So Hoppy Together stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration brochure. That little critter would make a stinkin’ cute So Hoppy Valentine Treat!

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OMG, isn’t this the cutest thing EVER?  I featured this project on my last Facebook Live. Be sure to join me on Sunday evenings at 7pm (CST) where I share what I love. Everyone that tuned in, asked if I would create a blog post for my So Hoppy Valentine Treat. So, here you go. 

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Stampin’ Up! is so on trend. There are little frog related items in every store around. Finding my chocolate treat was the first step, then I had to add all the “pretties” to make him special. I needed a frame for this little guy and our new Rectangle Stitched Framelits came in handy. Did you notice the heart he is holding? It reads “Toadilly Yours”. 

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Because I stamped the frog in Memento Tuxedo Black I was able to use our light and dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends to give him some color. It’s really quick and easy coloring.

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The Happy Valentine’s sentiment from the Meant to Be set, fit perfectly in the heart. That die cut comes from the Be Mine Stitched Hearts. And all those fabulous leaves were die cut with the Tropical  Thinlits set in Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce.

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Then on the backside of my So Hoppy Valentine Treat I added a tag. I just couldn’t discard the stitched rectangle that came from cutting the window in my frame for the front of the treat holder. You want to create one now, don’t you? Mine are going to my grandchildren. Who’s going to get yours? How about a FREE video tutorial with step by step directions? Here you go!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Treat Holder Wrap – Blushing Bride CS – two @ 10 3/4″ x 4″ scored on the 10 3/4″ side at 1″.
  • Template – Vellum CS – 4″ x 9 3/4″
  • Frame – Tropical Escape DSP – 6″ x 4 1/2″, cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.
  • Red Hearts – Real Red CS – 5″ x 2 1/2″
  • White Scallop Hearts – Whisper White CS – 5″ x 2 1/2″
  • Leaves – Granny Apple Green CS – 9 1/2″ x 2″ and Shaded Spruce CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Frog and Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 2″
  • Mini Hearts – Real Red CS – Scrap
  • Tag on the Back – Use the Tropical Escape rectangle cut from the frame. Blushing Bride CS – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ and Whisper White cS – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

All the details on how to put my So Hoppy Valentine Treat together can be found in the video tutorial. Enjoy!!

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Big Shot

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Christmas Keepsake Ornament 2018

Christmas Keepsake Ornament 2018

My Annual Christmas Keepsake Ornament is one of my favorite projects of the year.  I love thinking about it, letting the ideas spin in my head. This year when I saw the Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper I knew that the Christmas Keepsake Ornament would contain some of those little characters.

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I love the way the cute little elf is peeking out wishing us all a Happy Christmas. Snow globes are so Christmas, and I think the ornament depicts that.  Finding the ornaments was a little challenge.  I bought one at the Dollar Tree and waited too long to get the ones I needed for my sold out class. Ouch!!! Thank goodness I found a replacement at Factory Direct Craft.  If you’re on the hunt for one, it’s item #30006631.

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Lovely as a Tree is the oldest stamp set we currently have in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. That’s the one I used to stamp the tree. It was the perfect size and shape to fill in behind Santa and his Sleigh.

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The sweet little snowflakes are from the November Snowflake Showcase promotion. And sadly that promo is over.  But, if you want to create this one, you can substitute any snowflakes you have in your stash.

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Our silver metallic edge ribbon looks lovely sitting atop Santa’s snowy scene.  I promised I would give everyone the measurements of my bow maker.  That little tool makes creating bows a breeze.  

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Here are the measurements for this handy little tool,

  • 2 1/4″ wide and 3 1/2″ tall – cut a piece of heavy chipboard
  • Cover the chip board, front and back with your choice of designer series paper
  • Each post is 3/4″ wide and 1″ deep.
  • The vacant space between the posts is 3/4″ wide
  • Once you’ve cut the posts, you can put a couple of coats of decoupage on the front and back. This will help keep the DSP in tack and the ribbon to slide off the posts a little easier.

Would you like to see this little tool in action.  And not only that, get a FREE tutorial on the Christmas Keepsake Ornament.  Merry Christmas, here you go.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Santa’s Workshop DSP – One Santa in a Sleigh and one Elf carrying a gift
  • Snowflakes – Silver Foil
  • Springs – Silver Foil – punch four using the Sprig Punch
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Braces – Thick Whisper White CS – 1″ x 3″ score on the 1″ side at 1/2″, cut four braces for the characters
  • Base inside bottom of ornament – Whisper White CS – punch one 2″ circle
  • Ribbon – Silver Metallic Edge – 1 yard
  • Faceted Gems – Clear, one small
  • Pearls – White, 5 small

Here’s a list of the supplies used in the project.  If you need anything, I would appreciate your business.

Sprig Punch

$18.00
Glue Dots

$5.25
Heat Tool

$30.00

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Candy Cane Candy Bar Wrap

Candy Cane Candy Bar Wrap

Today’s project will insure that you have lots of hostess treats on hand, all during the holidays. The Candy Cane Season bundle includes a super cute photopolymer stamp set and coordinating punch. Nothing says easy like a punch.  It makes creating multiples a breeze. 

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I found the candy bars at my local Dollar General.  They were $1 and what a value.  The sweet little gingerbread man was crying out to be dressed up.  Doesn’t it look like he’s holding that sweet little candy cane?  

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By using my layering oval dies, I cut a window in my All is Bright DSP so our little guy could shine through.  Nothing went to waste, while cutting out my pieces parts.  I used the extra bits to create the tag on the back of the candy bar.

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Most importantly, stamping and punching the candy cane and bow is super simple.  Just grab a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, Cherry Cobbler and Tuxedo Memento Black inks and you’re ready to go.  I’ld love to share my FREE video tutorial.  Remember to visit my YouTube Channel to subscribe.  Hit the little “bell” to be notified of all my future videos.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Wrap – All is Bright Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 8″
  • Window Ring – Cherry Cobbler CS – 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 6″ x 2″
  • Scallop on Back Tag – Blueberry Bushel CS – 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″

Place a $50 order in my online store (before tax and shipping) and use the hostess code 6YQUHSHP. As a thank you from me, you’ll  get to chose an embellishment pack ($5 value).

Big Shot

$110.00

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