Have a Hoot Christmas Card and Treat Box

I created and shared this card earlier this week, you can view how to create it on my video here:

Today I created this little treat box and you can view the video below to find out how! This was my first YouTube LIVE so pardon the mishaps! Especially the ending, I didn’t know how to stop it! LOL

The recipe for the treat box are these products below! Don’t forget this Designer Series Paper is on sale this month!

Gnome for the Holidays Shaker Card

Here’s a fun little shaker card featuring my favorite stamp set Gnome for the Holidays! If you signed up for my Cozy Craft Retreat-in-a-Box, you will be getting this stamp set in your swag bag, along with a lot of other goodies!

Here’s a video to help you create this card! Hope you enjoy it!

You can view the PDF to help you with measurements and instructions here: Gnome for the Holidays Shaker Card

Holiday Extravaganza Project #7

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These little bauble ornaments are the rage now! It’s so fun to build a little scene in this 2″ circle! I found the ornaments that split in half at Michael’s. I also found snow flakes to put in there so you can shake the ornament to get the snow flying!

I colored some snow on the tree using the white gel pen.

This is how I created the scene before it was glued together with Tombow glue. After you stamp the image on the Very Vanilla card stock, trim along the ground line. Then adhere to the Pool Party circle, lining up image to the underneath one. I cut out the scalloped circle with my ecutter!

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Another Round of Weekly Deals PLUS SNEAK PEEK of NEW PRODUCT!

Here are the deals for this week! LOVE IT!


These little snowmen made out of a tea light made the rounds last year. Becky Roberts was the first person I saw make these and I fell in love with them! The link to this project, and tutorial, can be found on her blog HERE.

I decided to turn mine into a tag, using an upcoming NEW PRODUCT in the spring catalog. The product is called a Scallop Tag Topper Punch. You can make any size tag you want! Just cut the cardstock width 2″ and slide it into the punch! The punch makes the scalloped edge and hole at the top! This punch will be available on Jan. 3.

The sweater trim is on sale on the clearance rack now HERE. I don’t think it will last long! Get it now while it’s still there! (I missed out on this last year!!!!)

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I plan on adding these tags to some special gifts. As I hand them the gift I will turn the tea light on.

Weekly Deals and Snowman Project

Take a look at the Weekly Deals today that started today! 1469958_10202027286997870_575796438_nIMG_0391 copyHere’s a couple more coffee cup ideas for you that you can use all winter long! Inside the cup I added “fixings” for hot chocolate.

The first one you may notice the “Snow Day” snowman is super small. Thanks to my awesome downline Sue Parker, she shrunk him down in MDS so we could fit him on the cup! THANKS SUE! The arms are just free-hand and bent out so they are a bit 3-D

IMG_0384 copyTo see post on where you can purchase coffee cups and also download the FREE pattern to the coffee huggers (courtesy of Deb Valder!) click HERE.

Envelope Gift Card Holder

Another project from the Holiday Extravaganza! This style was popular quite a few years ago. Retro is in, so I thought it would be fun to bring it back again! LOL
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This is a Crumb Cake envelope folded in half. You cut along the fold line on the top flap of the envelope as shown. Leave the right side open so you can add your gift card there. Lick the left envelope flap shut. There is a small pom pom on the snowman’s hat.

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Last but not least, I forgot to share a treat I made a couple months ago at one of my classes.  These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are so simple to make – and there’s no eggs in them! (Some people freak out at the thought of eating cookie dough. I can attest that I have eaten cookie dough my whole life and haven’t EVER been sick from it!) I found the recipe HERE.


Cold and Flu Season Get Well Card

My Stamp Clubs started again last night for 2012. It was SO AWESOME to be back in the groove of holding classes after the holiday break!

‘Tis the season for cold and flu, so thought it would be fun to make light of this and create a fun card to send to one of your sickly friends! (I joked at Stamp Club that I hope my sister holds onto her cold a few days longer so I could pop this in the mail to her! JUST KIDDING of course – but not really…..LOL)

I LOVED outside of Renee’s card found HERE. I thought it would be fun to add a 3-D tissue box on the inside – so the “surprise” of this card is when you open it up! Up pops a tissue box, with a real tissue inside!

Stamp Sets: Button Buddies, Word Play, Sweetly Said, Serene Snowflakes
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist
Ink: Basic Black, Marina Mist, Real Red
Accessories: Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Button, Tissue, Small Oval Punch, Simply Scored Tool

NOTES: The tissue box is a 6 1/4″ x 3″ piece of cardstock that is scored at 1 1/2″, 3″, 4 1/2″ & 6″. Tape the box shut, then attach it in the center of the card at the fold line. It will collapse nicely when the card is folded.
To add the tissue inside, cut a tissue in half. Then separate it so it is 1-ply, (makes it less bulky). Stuff it in the tissue box.

Here’s a photo of the treats I made for Stamp Club. I found the recipe on this blog HERE. (Basically it’s just the peanut blossom recipe subbing Dove Chocolate hearts for the center. However, I LOVE this recipe even more than the one I have, so I will be using this one from now on. They are really LIGHT and fluffy!)

Frosty the Snowman!

Fun little snowman, totally CASED by Becky Roberts!!! She has the CUTEST ideas!! (Check out Becky’s blog today, she gives instructions on how to recreate this! Click HERE) This was one of the Stamp Club projects this month. ENJOY!

Mitten Card

Here is a card we made at my Girl’s Day/Night Out class last week. It was a simple card to make and thought it would be fun to get the holidays rolling! 🙂 (Even though it’s still 90+ degrees in AZ!)
I was inspired by “ctorina” on SCS and her card can be found HERE.Recipe:Stamp Set: Snow SwirledPaper: Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Crumb CakeInk: Baja BreezeAccessories: Snowflake Punch, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Button, Dazzling Details Glitter

Winter Baby Boy Gift

I have boxes and drawers FULL of little projects that I have made over the years….sometimes I wonder what I will ever do with all of them! I dug this one out that I made about 1 1/2 years ago. You can see the original post HERE, plus the link to the carriage pattern.

I am going to a baby shower today, and put this gift ensemble together. I found these cute little Department 56 baby ornaments at Target. I included a gift card to Target so the mama can choose whatever she needs. I hope she likes this!