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

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful.

 

Candy Cane Season Gift Card Holder

Candy Cane Season Gift Card Holder

If you’re like me, you need some quick and easy gift card holders.  The Candy Cane Season bundle makes this holiday task a breeze.  I’ve also converted our sweet pillow boxes to hold the gift card.  So you don’t have to worry about scoring or constructing boxes, it’s all done for you.

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I just LOVE punch bundles.  The Candy Cane Season bundle includes a 14 piece, 2-step , photopolymer stamp set with the coordinating Candy Cane Builder punch.  The punch actually punches not only the candy cane, but the sweet little bow.

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One of the things that makes this project so quick and easy is the use of our Pillow Boxes.  There are 10 to a package, pre-made and scored.  They are a sweet polka dot craft, oh so versatile.  They can be used with so many different styles of designer series paper, break out that stash of pretty paper, and create a few.

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I’ve converted the pillow box into a sweet gift card holder just by adding some simple scoring and stamping on Whisper White cardstock.  

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If you’re not the “gift card” type, but like to give cash instead, no worries, that will work as well. Also, since the insert pulls out of the box, the recipient could keep the pillow box to use as a candy treat holder later. That’s a great two-for.

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WOW your family and friends with your creativity by making a few of these stinkin’ cute Candy Cane Season Gift Card Holders! Need a visual, I’ve got a FREE video tutorial for you right here.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Holder – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, on the 5 1/4″ side score at 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 2 3/4″ and 5″; turn 90 degrees and on the 4 1/4″ side score at 1/4″. Stamp the Ho, Ho, Ho image on both large panels in Real Red.  Trim and construct the box as shown in the video.
  • Belly Band – All Is Bright DSP – 1 1/2″ x 7 1/2″
  • Scalloped Oval – Real Red CS – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Layering Ovals
  • Stitched Oval – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″, stamp the outline image of the candy cane in Memento Black and the fill in image in Real Red.  Stamp the outline image of the bow in Mossy Meadow, stamp off Mossy Meadow twice for the filler image.  Punch both with the Cane Cane Builder Punch.
  • Pillow Box – The boxes are sold in packages of 10.
  • Ribbon – Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle – 4″

Shopping in my online store is quick and easy.  Just click any of the links below and begin filling your shopping cart. I love to spoil my customers, so start your WOW Customer Loyalty experience today.

Big Shot

$110.00

Thanks for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Spooky Sweets Halloween Candy Jar

Spooky Sweets Halloween Candy Jar

Boo, y’all, it’s Trick or Treat time!  It’s all about the candy. With this super cute Spooky Sweets Halloween candy jar you are going to look like a crafting genius.  How many little ghouls and goblins do you have on your treat list? You will want to be sure to create one of these for the prettiest pumpkin in your patch.

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I found the candy jars and candy at my local Dollar Tree.  Do you see a pattern here?  I think I need a 12-step program.  I’m addicted to Dollar Tree.  Can’t help it. There are so many items you can alter and create super cute gifts for the upcoming Halloween and holiday season. Everything is just too BOO-ti-ful to pass up.

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Because ghouls just want to have fun, you will want to put the Spooky Sweets bundle on your next order. Creating multiples is so much easier with a punch.

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I created the focal image on the candy jar with just a few pieces of card stock in Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Basic Black. That geometric image is a die cut from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits set.  There’s more than one way to use a die!

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It’s tough to photograph all the sparkle. But, I promise, the bats and the moon are all sparkly thanks to our Champagne Shimmer Mist.  Just add a few drops in a Stampin’ Spritzer with 70% alcohol and spritz away.  Instant shimmer and shine, but beware, you will become addicted.

Would you like to see how I put this Halloween cutie together?  Here’s another of my FREE video tutorials to do just that.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Lid Band – Pumpkin Pie CS – 3/8″ x 11″
  • Circle – Basic Black CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the 2 7/8″ Layering Circle framelit
  • Focal – Pumpkin Pie CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from Beautiful Layers
  • Moon – Crushed Curry CS – punch one 2″ circle, spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist, ink the edges heavily in Crushed Curry.
  • Bats – Basic Black – punch one of each size with the Spooky Bats punch, spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White scrap – stamp the sentiment from Spooky Sweets in Pumpkin Pie.  Fussy cut the image.

I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store for any supplies you may need for the project.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Seasonal Layers  Fall Holiday Gift

Seasonal Layers Fall Holiday Gift

I’m always on the hunt for quick and easy gift giving ideas.  Thanksgiving is fast approaching and I knew I wanted to use our Seasonal Layers framelits.  I love the leaves in that set. And what says Fall better than rich colored leaves?

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Lucky me, I found these cute mugs at my local Dollar Tree.  As soon as I saw the leaf design, I knew they would compliment the leaves in our Seasonal Layers set.  And to make matters even better, I scooped up some of the Fall Taffy. I think that’s a match made in Fall heaven. 

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It was easy to pull the perfect color combo for my Seasonal Layers holiday mug. Stampin’ Up!’s color palette is so versatile and trendy. I found the perfect color match, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Garden Green. I wanted the tag to be over the top pretty, so Tin Tile Dynamic Textures Embossing Folder to the rescue.

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Be sure to lightly spritz your paper with water before running it through the Big Shot with this folder.  It really makes the embossing pop.  I cut a scallop circle with our Layering Circles Framelit and then highlighted the raised areas with Pumpkin Pie ink.  Next, my Seasonal Layers leaves; one each in Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Garden Green created the perfect focal image.

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Did you notice the polka dot tulle is tinted in Pumpkin Pie?  That’s an easy technique I can teach you now to do in my FREE video tutorial.

Are you making your gift list?  Who are the lucky ones that will receive one of these?  I know you just can’t wait to create some of your own.  

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Tag – Scallop Circle – Thick Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the Layering Circles framelits and embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.
  • Leaves – Cajun Craze CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, Pumpkin Pie CS – 2″ x 2 1/2″, and Garden Green CS – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the dies from Seasonal Layers. Stamp tone on tone, on the Cajun Craze and Garden Green leaves with the stamp from Touches of Texture. 
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1/2″ x 3″, stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Pumpkin Pie. Dovetail both ends.
  • Ribbon – Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle – 2 pieces at 8″ each
  • Linen Thread – approximately 30″
  • Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets – 1 small
  • Cello Bag – 6″ x 8″

If you need some supplies to complete the project, I would appreciate you shopping my online store.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Service Project Time

Service Project Time

I’m not sure we should really refer to this event as a service project because it’s more of a pleasure.  Vising our local nursing home, Riverbend, is something we all look forward to.  We get to spend time with twenty of the most lovely, sweet people I’ve had the privilege of getting to know.  I’m always reminded of a quote about service that really touches my heart.

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We visit the nursing home on a quarterly basis to create a project with our friends.  To make it even better, I group of dedicated volunteers join me to make this day very special.  This time, I designed a sweet little framed piece they can place on their bedside table.  Hopefully it will remind them that we are thinking of them and that they are near to our hearts.

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I started this project by visiting my local Dollar Tree to get some inspiration. I needed to prepare 20 kits and design a project that isn’t too challenging for our friends at the Nursing Home.  I noticed the 5 1/2″ x 7″ frames and my creative wheels started to turn.  I remembered the sweet sentiment in the Hold on to Hope stamp set and thought I could design a bedside frame featuring that sentiment.  I knew the beautiful stitched frame from the Stitched Labels set would make a great focal image.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Service Project

The background for each of the frames will be a little different because I used the the beautiful papers in the Garden Impressions DSP stack.  This helped to bring some color to the project.  Then I knew I wanted to accentuate the focal image.  The beautiful large flourish from the Flourish Thinlets set was perfect. That is one of my all time favorite sets and I use it all the time.  I also cut the frame accent piece using the same set.  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Service Project

To make it a little easier for our friends to adhere those intricate pieces, I backed the cardstock with our Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.  That way, it’s just like a sticker.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Service Project

Everyone there loves flowers and little bling.  So, I broke out my new Four-Petal Flower Punch and my Leaf Punch to start creating flowers from the Garden Impressions DSP.  The leaves, punched from Shaded Spruce CS, needed some texture, so running them through the Big Shot with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder did the trick.  The flower center was cut from the die from the Springtime Impressions set.  And of course, I had to add some “diamonds” as the ladies at the home call it.

Would you like to create these with some friends at your local nursing home?  I sure hope so.  Just in case, here is an easy how-to video to help you out.  If you decide to do this, I would love to hear about your visit.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Inside Frame – Night of Navy CS – 7″ x 5″, cut the center out using the cardboard template that comes inside the purchased frame.
  • DSP – Garden Impressions – 6″ x 4 1/4″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from the Stitched Labels Framelits.  Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy Ink.  I did use my Stamparatus to do this step, since we had to prep 20 kits.
  • Fourish – Blushing Bride CS – 4 3/4″ x 3″, back the cardstock with the multipurpose adhesive sheets, cut with the die from the Flourish Thinlits set. 
  • Heart – Blushing Bride CS – use a scrap – cut the small stitched heart from the die in the Stitched Labels Framelits set.
  • Frame Accent – Melon Mambo CS – 5 1/4″ x 1″, back the cardstock with the multipurpose adhesive sheets, cut with the die from the Flourish Thinlits set. 
  • Flowers – Garden Impressions DSP – punch four images with the Four-Petal Flower Punch.
  • Leaves -Shaded Spruce CS – punch four images with the Leaf Punch and run them through the Big Shot with the Petal Burst embossing folder.
  • Flower Centers – Blushing Bride CS – use scraps to cut two of the small flower images with the die from the Springtime Impressions set.

If you need some supplies to complete this project, I would appreciate you visiting and shopping my online store.

Big Shot

$110.00
Leaf Punch

$16.00
Stamparatus

$49.00

 

Thanks for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Blended Seasons Christmas Card Set

Blended Seasons Christmas Card Set

We’ve got a fabulous new limited-time bundle, Blended Seasons, that will make creating cards quick and easy, but oh so beautiful. This exclusive 12-piece red rubber stamp set and coordinating10-piece die set will take you through every season of the year.  Blended Seasons can be used to create Christmas, Fall, Thank You, Congrats, and Thinking of You cards. This bundle is available only while supplies last during the month of August 2018.

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 Lucky, lucky us, Stampin’ UP! has also released a new 10-piece package of Watercolor Pencils in some yummy new fresh colors. And aren’t they beautiful.  If you haven’t tried Watercolor Pencils, Blended Seasons is the perfect set to get you started.  They are so forgiving and can be blended with either a Blender Pen, Aqua Painter or Clear Wink of Stella Pen.

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For my first Blended Seasons project, and certainly not the last, I created a lovely Christmas card gift set.  This would be a great hostess, teacher, or special friend gift.  The set includes four cards and envelopes and they are all packaged in one of our Acetate Card Boxes.   

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One of the best parts of this creation is that I’m giving you a sneak peek of some new Holiday Catalog products.  I was lucky enough to get these during my Alaska Incentive Trip.  

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So, this month scoop up the Blended Seasons bundle, earn your $5 coupon for every $50 in your order and then in September you get to redeem the coupons for the gorgeous All Is Bright DSP and the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.

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I didn’t have my new watercolor pencils when I designed this gift set, so I used our Stampin’ Write Markers in Cherry Cobbler, Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce.  See how versatile the coloring is with Blended Seasons.  You can use your coloring medium of choice, whether that’s Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Write Markers or Stampin’ Blends.  

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The belly band features another new Holiday Catalog product, the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I’m so happy I won that one on the Alaska Incentive Trip.  It’s my favorite and I’m sure you’ll want to add it to your stash.

I would love to teach you how to put this Blended Season gift set together.  Here’s a quick and easy how-to video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

Card Set – NOTE:  You’ll be creating four cards as follows.

  • Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Either Call Me Clover or Cherry Cobbler CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder
  • Banner – All Is Bright DSP – 2″ x 5″, punch one end with the Triple Banner Punch
  • Focal Image – Either Call Me Clover or Cherry Cobbler CS – 4 1/4″ x 3″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3″, Stamp the image in versa mark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder, heat set with the heat tool.  Color as you like with your medium of choice.  I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Cherry Cobbler, Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce.
  • Envelopes – Whisper White

Gift Box – One Clear Acetate Card Box

  • Belly Band – All Is Bright DSP – 3″ x 12″
  • Focal – Cherry Cobbler CS – 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″, emboss with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder and Call Me Clover CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, be sure to keep the scraps of each color to cut the floral piece.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3″ – Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler
  • Bow – Gold Glimmer Paper – 2 3/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Floral Piece – Call Me Clover and Cherry Cobbler scraps from above.  Cut one in each color so that you can dissect and layer.

Remember, I can’t  list the new catalog supplies yet, because they will not be available to order until September 5th.  If you need a catalog, please let me know, I’ld be happy to send you a FREE copy.  If you need some supplies to complete your Blended Seasons Gift Sets, I would appreciate you shopping my online store.

Big Shot

$110.00
Heat Tool

$30.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!