Cozy Craft Retreat-in-a-Box OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!


Due to unprecedented times, we are so bummed to have to cancel our annual in-person Cozy Craft Retreat event. However, we still want to craft with you, so we came up with a fabulous alternative—Cozy Craft Retreat-in-a-Box!!!
You might be thinking, “Hmmm…what exactly does ‘Retreat-in-a-Box’ mean?” Well, we’re offering a box packed with all the same retreat fun that you’d experience at the in-person event and delivering it straight to you! You will be able to work on all the projects at your very own pace, WHENEVER you want!
In the Retreat Box, you’ll be getting oodles of brand-new holiday Stampin’ Up! products in an adorable swag-bag, fun projects to work on, and other amazing stuff!!! How can YOU get your hands on a Retreat-in-a-Box?
RSVP deadline is August 1st!
Click the link below to find out more!

Holiday Extravaganza Project 6

Holiday Extravaganza Project 6! Fry box filled with treats!

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Easter Treats!

Here are a couple of simple Easter boxes made from the scallop square die. To make the box just score where two scallops are. Then turn the box 90 degrees and score where 3 scallops are. Cut and fold into box. These boxes would be fun at Easter dinner as place settings with names on them.

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Chicken Recipe:
Punches: 1 3/8″ Circle, Bird Builder (wings, and chicken’s legs from the stem on punch), Owl (eyes), BoHo Blossom (hair on chicken)

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Bunny Recipe:
Punches: 1″ & 3/4″ Circle Punches, 5-Flower Petal (retired), Itty Bitty Shapes (tail)

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I am a fan of PEEPS, not necessarily the taste, but the LOOK of them! These are the treats I’m serving today for my Girl’s Day/Night Out class!

The cookie cutters were found HERE. I used the cookie and royal icing recipe found on this blog HERE.

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Stampin’ Up’s clear envelopes are the perfect size for packaging these cookies!!! Add a little Easter grass and you have a perfect little PEEP TREAT for your favorite peeps! 🙂

Caramel Apple Card plus Hallowen Treat!

I saw this apple card idea on Connie Collin’s blog and KNEW this was exactly what I wanted to CASE for my Girl’s Day/Night Out class this month. This card was a HIT! (This card is a CASE of a CASE, the original card came from Lynn Pratt and you can find her blog and free template HERE!


Here is the back side of the apple card.

The plastic wrap is just a Stampin’ Up envelope with the top cut off and then tied around the apple at the top! I taped the square edges in so the plastic followed the lines of the apple.

Here is the treat that I served. I found the recipe for this mock “Nothing Bundt Cake” HERE. I also used my witch legs again!


Holiday Extravaganza Slide Show!

Here is a slide show of our Holiday Extravaganza from last week! As you’re watching it, some of the photos are small. If you click on the photo during the slideshow, it will enlarge. ENJOY!

In case your wondering about the background song, this was written and performed by our family friend KC Barras! Isn’t he talented? I LOVE his style of music! His website is HERE. You can download the songs from iTunes HERE.

Click to play this Smilebox scrapbook


Holiday Extravaganza Projects

Here are the projects that were included in the Holiday Extravaganza last week! We started off with decorating a bag so the ladies could put all their projects in here when they were done.

This is a closeup of the tag. There were (5) 1″ circles used to make this 3-D tag.

This card features a packet of cocoa inside! I received a similar one from Connie Babbert last year at Convention and have always loved her idea! You can view her original project HERE.

This project holds Wrigley’s Spearment Gum inside! This is another “Connie Babbert CASE”! Can you tell I LOVE her work? You can find her original project HERE, along with a FREE tutorial on her blog. This card I featured on my blog a couple of days ago. I showed how you can recreate this card HERE.

The next 3 projects were designed by one of our weSTAMPERS, Pam Wood! Pam Nice work Pam! Pam’s blog can be found HERE.


Here’s Another One….With the MITTEN PUNCH!

I made another card, this time turning the MITTEN PUNCH into the oven mitt. When I first designed this card, the mitten punch wasn’t out yet – that’s why I hand-cut it. The MITTEN PUNCH would be a better way to go for a workshop! I added the scalloped edge by cutting a small piece off the scalloped square punch. I felt like the mitten punch needed to be a bit longer so it looked more like an oven mitt.

Do you want to recreate this? You can order the items on my Stampin’ Up website HERE. Most items are in the Holiday Catalog which can be found on my right sidebar.

Remember, if you make an online purchase through my Stampin’ Up website, you can earn FREE STAMP SETS by earning tokens through Lorri’s Loyalty Rewards Program. You can also choose ANY FREE Tutorial from my blog!

Christmas Cookies Card

Here is one of the cards that we made at the Holiday Extravaganza!! I designed this card and also used this in my Control Freak swap a couple of months ago. This is a diorama style card. The base of the card is a piece of 12″ x 5 1/2″. You score the 12″ side at: 1/2″, 4″, 4 1/2″ & 8″.

The cookie sheet is created with the Two Tags die. You cut two of just the ends of the larger tag (the part with the rounded edge as shown above) out of Brushed Silver cardstock. Score them at 5/8″ and 7/8″ from the rounded side.  Fold on the score lines (mountain fold, then valley fold).

Then cut a piece of Brushed Silver Cardstock to 3″ x 2 3/4″ and adhere that piece ontop of the ends of the cookie sheet. You can see what I mean by the photo below and how you get that “3-D” look.

The oven mitt was just hand drawn (and then cut out with my Silhouette machine  because I had to cut so many of them!!)

I will post more photos of projects and cap it off with a slide show of our event. Check back!!

Stamp Club Project

Here’s a card we made at Stamp Club this month! Becky Roberts sent me one of these cards last year (see her card HERE), and I could feel a CASE coming on! She has awesome instructions on how to make the elf boot using punches. While you’re over there, check out her 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS! You will find DARLING CHRISTMAS PROJECTS!

Here’s a fun Halloween treat! I made the witch’s feet just like the elf feet above! To make the legs, I put DSP on thick tagboard, and taped Popsicle sticks in the ends of them.

The recipe to the Microwave Caramel Corn can be found HERE.

Halloween Project

This project was a FREEBIE if you recruited last month (or got recruited)! It was SO MUCH FUN to create and I love how I can change out the photo each year for Halloween!

I love what I do!!! Do you want to become a part of the Stampin’ Up family and join my team? I’d love to share the fun with you!

You can join now by clicking HERE. Call or email me if you have ANY questions!

The benefits of being on my team are:

  • Buying Stampin’ Up products at wholesale prices
  • You have a team of wonderful ladies to connect with (locally here in AZ or VIRTUALLY through our website!)
  • Any of my tutorials on my blog are FREE to team members!
  • Monthly swaps (voluntary) with a new theme each month
  • New techniques taught at weSTAMP (our team name)
  • New friends!

I hope you will consider this!

Mummy Card

Here’s a fun interactive MUMMY card, featuring the PeekaBOO Window Frame Die! 


  • Stamp Set: Googly Ghouls, Teeny Tiny Treats
  • Ink: Basic Black
  • Paper: Basic Black, Soft Suede, Naturals Ivory
  • Accessories: Googly Eyes, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Peekaboo Window Frame Die, Muslin (torn into about 3/4″ strips), Alphabet Die (retired)

I didn’t wrap the muslin all the way around the card. I just cut them in strips and taped them to the back of the Soft Suede layer so the card wouldn’t get so thick. I did wrap the very top one all the way around and tied it in a knot in the front.