Under the Tree Cards

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Here's a little Christmas inspiration if you need a special card for someone. I wouldn't recommend making a hundred to mail out this late in the season:)  I love this paper, too bad it will be gone soon!
Tonja Mast made these fabulous cards. Yep, I was too lazy to take them out of the clear envelopes to take the picture:)
S&P Recipe:
Under the Tree Specialty DSP (135825)


Merry- Santa & Co. DSP

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Another set of cards from the Seasonally Scattered stamp set.  I think white embossing powder is perfect with this stamp.  I generally try to steer clear of embossing powder, but these cards were screaming for it! Let it snow!!! To bad we live in the desert!
S&P Recipe:
Santa & Co. DSP (135821)
Seasonally Scattered stamp set (w...135020, c...135023)


Merry-All is Calm DSP

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This Merry Stamp goes perfect with the All Is Calm DSP. Just add a little glitter and you have the perfect wintery card.
S&P Recipe:
Seasonally Scattered stamp set (w...135020, c...135023)
All Is Calm Specialty DSP (135823)


Online Extravaganza! HOT DEALS for a limited time! Up to 50% off!

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Check this out!!! Sorry if you missed the first couple days of the sale. There are still lots of great deals!


Gift Box Punch Board

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Need some boxes for your holiday gift giving? The gift box punch board is super easy to use.  All you do is choose a size, then follow the steps on the board. I was really surprised since I am not an instruction following kind of girl:)

S&P Recipe:
Under the Tree Specialty DSP (135825)
Gift Box Punch Board (135663)


Nutty Stache bag

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It would be nice and nutty to give these bags away with treats in it for Christmas.  Any neighbors of mine checking out this blog will know what they are getting this year! Full of nuts of course:) I think the big stache on him is hilarious. Tomorrow I will post our Santa Stache bag, there is a fun little trick to cutting out his beard.
S&P Recipe:
Santa Stache stamp set (w...135032, c...135035)
Mustache Framelit die (133741)


Make Some Holiday Happiness!

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Lookin' for a class idea? There should be something here for everyone! I love using Stampin' Ups pre-made projects.  With no prep time I don't have to charge a lot.  It's just fun to get together and do fun projects!
S&P Recipes:
Well, of course I used My Digital Studio to make this flyer!


Petite Cafe treat bags

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Need a Quick Halloween treat bag. Get out those fall framelits and you can whip this out quick. Then add a peice of window sheet, a tag, ribbon and some washi tape and you are go to go. Jill Olsen showed us this bag. Below are a few made with the old framelits in the last Holiday catalog.
S&P Recipe:
Petite Cafe gift bags (135826)
Fall Fun Framelits Dies (135856)
Window Sheets (114323)


Amazing Birthday cards

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I love that "Make today amazing" can be used for so many different things. And that you can get so much color by just stamping it a couple of times and and switching the pieces up. You could get a bunch of cards done in a jif. Susan Adams made the Curry card.
S&P Recipe:
Amazing Birthday stamp set (w...134225, c...134228)


Stuffed with Happiness card

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This card will get you dreaming about turkey! I can smell it now. Aahhhh. If I was going to send a Thanksgiving card, this would have to be it. Shelly Shoultes made this beautiful card for us. 
S&P Recipe:
Autumn Accents Bigz die (127812)
Color Me Autumn DSP (135820)
Mingle All The Way stamp set (w...135770, c...135773)


Project Life- Happy haunting

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These are our October Project Life pages. These little monsters are pretty cute. The stamps and the kids:). Pretty Simple pages.  Don't forget when you are using project life pocket pages, you can always cut pictures in half to fit!
S&P Recipe:
Freaky Friends stamp set (w...135158, c...135161)
Ghoulish Greetings stamp set (w...136663, c...136664)
Motley Monsters DSP (135819)


Curvy Keepsake boxes

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Check out the fabulous Curvy keepsake box.  We had a lot of fun. Susan Adams made the turkey box. You can do so many things with these cute little boxes. Our favorite way to embellish them is by cutting the pieces in half on the top so you can open it with out having to take all the cute stuff off.  The clips worked great for this.  If we put all the ribbon and on the clip it was easy to put back on after you open it. 
See how we cut our pieces in half.

To use 2 different sides, fold your paper like the picture shows.  You will need two of them. Cut one of them in half and adhere to the bottom of the one that you didn't cut. 

S&P Recipe:
Curvy Keepsake box  Thinlit die (135853)


Bottle Toppers- Baby, Birthday, Congrats, Christmas, Wedding, Your Amazing, Happy Day

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Celebrate any occasion with these fabulous bottle toppers. Its a sweet little gift for a neighbor, co-worker or friend. You could even add it to a basket of goodies or stick a gift card on the back of the tag.  They would be a perfect party gift too. Super easy to make! Cut your card stock at 2-1/2" x 6".  You should be cable to get 5 of these out of a sheet of cardstock. Then just score down 1-3/4 inches and punch a 1-1/4 inch hole inside!
S&P Recipe:
1-1/4 inch Circle Punch (119861)
Simply Scored Scoring tool (122334)


Project Life experiment

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I had never tried Project Life. I have used pockets before. But the cute little cards make that old pocket system perfect! Easy, fast and cute! Below is the set I used!

So here is the experiment...I got out one year of pictures that have been stowed away in a box for 10 years. The Everyday Adventure Project Life card Collection and accessory pack. And a package of Project Life page protectors, the variety pack. Then I looked at the clock.  Ready, set, go! 9 hours later- ONE YEAR DONE! It was so fun.  I haven't scrap booked for a long time. My kids loved it too. Even the grouchy teenagers.  They were so cute then....sigh. One problem though.  My youngest is wondering where the pictures of her are. Better get another year done!!! BTW I still had lots of cards and accessories left, plenty for one more year. And did you notice some of my pictures don't fit in the pockets? Ya, I used to print them on the smaller size so I could get more on a page. I thought I was so clever, now I wish they were bigger.  They still work in the pockets, some of them needed a little washi tape to hold them in. Don't be afraid to cut your pictures too. I tried not to cut right across a face, but sometimes it couldn't be helped! Well, have fun doing yours!

S&P Recipe:
Variety Pack 12x12 pocket pages (135294)
Everyday Adventures Project Life Card Collection (135298)
Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack (135301)
Black Faux Leather 12x12 Album (135292)


Tap Tap Tap cards

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I think everyone has the same idea with this stamp set.  "It would go perfect with the Typeset DSP" I know that's what I was thinking. Love this stamp set!!!
S&P Recipe:
Tap Tap Tap stamp set (w...134201, c...134204)


Spiral flowers aka Rosettes

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It would be a little hard to mail a card using this die, but it sure is pretty. To make them crunched up a little, just turn the flower upside down and hit it.  Great for getting out your frustrations:)
S&P Recipe:
Spiral Flower Originals die (129379)


Work of Art cards

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This such a versatile set. Any color or style works with it. This last card is a great example of step-in' it up.Cindy Peterson made the brown orang and blue card.  Melissa Miller made the star card.
S&P Recipe:
Work of Art stamp set (w...134111, c...134114)


Grateful for you card

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Susan Adams made this beautiful card to get us ready for Fall! I love these movement cards. One reason might be that there isn't much room on the back to write much:)
S&P Recipe:
Autumn Wooden Elements (135846)
For all things (w...135152, c...135155)
Label Card Thinlit (133479)
Color Me Autumn DSP (135820)

Bottle Topper- Bring on the Boos!

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Time to get planning those halloween parties! How 'bout a tag for your Boos. It would make a cute gift for a neighbor or co-worker too. The tag is made with a 6x2-1/2 inch piece of cardstock. Scored at 1-3/4".  Then punch with the 1-1/4" punch to hang on the bottle.

S&P Recipe:
Angled tag topper punch (133323)
Decorative label punch (120907)
Tiny Triangles embossing folder (133740)
Making Spirits Bright set (w...135086, c...135089)


Project Life- Work of Art

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Here ya go!  The second set of Project Life pages. We used the Work of Art stamp set. This set is perfect because any pictures will go with it.
S&P Recipe:
Work of Art stamp set (w...134111, c...134114)
Black faux leather 12x12 Project life album (135293)
Variety Pack 12x12 Project life Pocket pages (135294)


Frightful Wreath with treat bags

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Here is a fun wreath and treat bag class. I wasn't in love with this wreath kit as it was displayed in the new Holiday catalog. But at the convention Sara changed it up and made a treat bag with the remaining pieces. So I had to make my own.  I was able to make 8 treat bags. I added a piece of ribbon and a tag on the bags. There is a little bit of prep, you need to cut your web in half.  Then cut one half in 8 pieces.
Here is the original 
S&P Recipe:
Chevron tag a bag (131370)
Frightful Wreath Simply Created kit (135866)
Halloween Street stamp (136567)
Merry Everything stamp set (w...135068, c...135071)
Note Tag Punch (135860)
Cut about an inch off the side of striped piece. Then cut it in 8 equal parts
Cut your web like this.
These are the pieces you will need to add to the kit.
This is what you need for each bag.
Fold your web, in then out.
Heres's how it will look from the side
You are going to want some of these!!
Oops kinda blurry. Put hot glue inside fold and squeeze.
Do it all the way across in each fold.
Flip it over and put glue on the other side in the folds.
glue the ends together
yours should look like this!