Monday, December 30, 2019

Sneak Peek: Honey Bee Tea Bag Treat

This weekend I was feeling a little under the weather, and drinking tea helped to soothe my sore throat. So...for this week's Make It Monday, I thought I would share a quick and easy tea bag treat. Plus, it's a great way to use up those leftover paper packs! (FYI: The tea bag can be substituted for other small treats, adding versatility to this cute pouch.)

This Honey Bee treat is one of the projects we'll be making at Stamp Club this coming Sunday, January 5th. If you would like to join us locally or get the project kit To Go, click here to learn more and register.

1. Cut a 6" x 6" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP). I used the Golden Honey DSP--get this adorable paper FREE during Sale-a-Bration from 1/3-3/31/20 with $50 product purchase.

2. Fold opposite corner tips together to form a triangle. 

3. Fold left corner tip so it touches right edge. 

4. Fold right corner tip so it touches left edge. 

5. Fold over top flap to form pouch pocket. Crease well with Bone Folder.

6. Cut/stamp/assemble components below: 
  • Scalloped Circle: Daffodil Delight (4th largest from Layering Circle dies).
  • Stitched Circle: Whisper White (2nd smallest from Stitched Shapes dies).
  • Sentiment: "Celebrate every moment" (Honey Bee stamp set in Black Memento ink)
  • Large Bee: Honey Bee stamp set in Black Memento ink, colored with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends marker. Die cut with Detailed Bee dies. 
  • Adhere stitched circle to scalloped circle. Adhere bee under sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

7. Gently fold in bottom corners of tea bag and insert in pouch. 
8. Add tea pouch to cello bag and tie off honey spoon (from TJ Maxx) with Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon.

The new 2020 January-June Mini Catalog launches on 1/3/20! Mark your calendars to shop and earn FREE Sale-a-Bration items with every $50 product order. 

Shop with me and also receive a gift from me when you use Host Code: ADHVAERU with your $50+ order by 1/31/20!

Friday, December 27, 2019

Sneak Peek: Country Club Golf Suite

Just a week away from the launch of the 2020 January-June Mini catalog. So many amazing products waiting for your crafting!

 My older son Daniel is a golfer, so when I first saw this golf suite, I nearly cried with excitement. Here are few projects I've made using this fun suite! It's sure to be a hole-in-one for your favorite golfer as well. 

PDF tutorial for this golfer easel card and other projects available here.

Daniel during his junior year in Spring 2019.


Check out the Country Club golf suite, starting on January 3rd! 
Message me if you if you need a Mini Catalog. I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and creative coach to help you explore all the wonderful new Spring products.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Make It Monday: Sneak Peek Parisian Blossoms Joy Card

Over the holiday break, I'll be designing in my studio for upcoming events with several of the new Spring Mini Catalog products. If you need a 2020 Spring catalog, let me know!

Last week I showed you a gift bag using the Parisian Blossoms Designer Series Paper (DSP). This week's Make It Monday is an easy and elegant card using the same DSP and Parisian Beauty bundle.

Wishing you a beautiful and blessed holiday with your family and friends!

The new Champagne Rhinestones add some fun bling to this Parisian card.

Tip: Before stamping, lay out your other pieces to gauge positioning of sentiment. 

The large floral image from the Forever Blossoms stamp set on the inside beautifully ties in the DSP from the front.

"Make It" Instructions
  1. Cut a 4-1/4” x 11” piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock. Score and fold in half to create card base.
  2. Adhere a 2-1/2” x 4-1/4” piece of floral paper from Parisian Blossoms DSP to a 2-3/4” x 4-1/4” piece of Petal Pink cardstock. Adhere toward bottom front of card, leaving apx 1/4” gap of white showing.
  3. Stamp “You’re the joy of my life” sentiment from Parisian Beauty stamp set above DSP in upper right with Black Memento ink.
  4. Stamp Eiffel Tower on a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock in Black Memento ink. Die cut image with Parisian dies.
  5. Adhere Eiffel Tower to left side of card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Embellish Eiffel Tower with Champagne Rhinestones.
  7. Stamp large floral image from Forever Blossoms stamp set inside card in lower right corner with Black Memento ink.

Mark your calendar for January 3, 2020 to purchase the Parisian Blossoms suite and other fabulously fun products from the new 2020 Spring Mini catalog!

If you need help with selecting products for your next crafting project, just let me know! I would love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator and creative coach! :-)

Monday, December 16, 2019

Make It Monday: Sneak Peek Parisian Blossoms Gift Bag

Just 9 days until Christmas! Are you ready? I still need to do some holiday shopping for my teenage boys. When did their "toys" get so expensive?! Sadly, no more trains, dinosaurs, or books.

This week I wanted to surprise you with a sneak peek of the new Parisian Blossoms product suite coming in the Spring Mini catalog (January 2020). For this week's Make It Monday project I knew I had to use the beautiful Parisian Blossoms DSP to make a gift bag. The bag was inspired by my good Stampin' Up! friend Antoinette Bay @ She made a stunningly beautiful, larger version of this bag using the Magnolia Lane DSP.

Because I wanted to use up some smaller pieces, I adapted her bag size to one that measures 5-1/2"x2"x6" when finished. However, I provided the quick measurements on how to make Antoinette's larger bag in the instructions below.

The DSP and Parisian dies in this suite are stunning!

So many beautiful subtle colors with pops of silver foil accents!

"Make It" Instructions

Note: The pictures below are from the Brightly Gleaming DSP which is currently not available but returning in Fall 2020.
  1. Cut a 9-1/2” x 9-1/2” piece of Parisian Blossoms DSP.
  2. Noting top that will fold over in a later step, position the DSP on the score board and score at 2” and 7-1/2” to form the sides.

  3. Rotate DSP 90 degrees (top against left edge) and score at 1-1/2” and 7-1/2”.

  4. Fold over and adhere top flap on each panel so desired pattern is showing on front.
  5. Cut out bottom corner squares off one panel.
  6. Cut horizontally along score lines on other panel to create bottom flaps.

  7. Adhere a 2” x 5-1/2” scrap piece of cardboard to bottom of one panel for stability.

  8. Overlap panels and adhere together.

  9. Fold up and adhere flaps to form bag. 

  10. Punch 2 small holes on each side of top flap and string through a 12” piece of Petal Pink Ribbon on each side to create handles.

  11. Die cut a stitched label from Stitched Nested Labels dies (largest) in Basic Gray cardstock.
  12. Die cut a stitched label from Stitched Nested Labels dies (2nd largest) in script print Parisian Blossoms DSP. Adhere to Basic Gray label with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  13. Use grommet tool to punch hole and add a gray eyelet to top of tag. Add Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon and tie off with Whisper White Baker's Twine.
  14. Die cut the Eiffel Tower from Parisian dies in Silver Foil and adhere on tag.
  15. Embellish Eiffel Tower with Champagne Rhinestones.
  16. Stamp sentiment "Life is a magnificent adventure" on a 3/4" x 3-1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in Basic Gray ink. Angle cut ends to match sides of tag.
  17. Adhere tag to front of bag with Stampin' Dimensionals.
NOTE: This bag can be made in different sizes. To make a bag that measures 6”L x 3”W x 7”H, follow steps above with 12” x 12” sheets of DSP, scoring at 2” for top flap and 3” for remaining sides.  

Pull out your pretty paper to make your own version of this great bag for holiday, birthday, or just because gift-giving!

Check out the Parisian Blossoms suite, starting January 3rd!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Make It Monday: Frosted Seasons Gift Pouch

I was inspired by a project my Stampin' Up! friend Mary Ann Curtis at Stamp Around the Corner did recently. She made a stunningly beautiful pillow box using the Peaceful Boughs bundle. Click here to see her original design. 

I substituted the Winter Woods stamp set and In the Woods dies to try my hand at a simplified version of her design. This was one of the projects we made at Simply Sweet Stamp Club this past Thursday.

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The Snowfall Accents Puff Paint has been a hot seller this season, and I can see why! It makes gorgeous frosty accents on your project.

"Make It" Instructions
  1. Insert gift inside an assembled Pillow Box.
  2. Add a strip of tear tape lengthwise across the top. This will help the ribbon lay flat and stay in place in the next step. 
  3. Wrap Real Red Ruched Ribbon around box lengthwise and tie off with bow.
  4. Die cut a medium stitched oval with Stitched Shapes dies (2nd largest) in Very Vanilla cardstock.
  5. Stamp sentiment from Winter Woods stamp set on oval in Mossy Meadow ink.
  6. Adhere sentiment oval to a die cut large scalloped oval from Layering Oval dies (2nd largest) in Gold Glimmer Paper. 

  7. Adhere assembled oval layer to front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Die cut 3 pine branches from In the Woods dies in Mossy Meadow cardstock.
  9. Use Snowfall Accents Puff Paint to flock pine needles. (Shake puff paint, randomly adhere paint in sections, and use heat tool to “puff” set.)
  10. Tuck pine branches under sentiment oval with Glue Dots.

Want to make these treat pouches at home? Just click on the picture images below to shop my online store. 

I would love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator and creative coach to help you find the right supplies for your SU crafting project! You can email me here for personalized assistance.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Make It Monday: Merry Wonderland Card

Need a quick and beautiful Christmas card? Try this card using the Perfectly Plaid stamp and punch bundle. Pair it with the Toile Tiding DSP, and you have a wintery wonderland card all your family and friends are sure to love!

Note: The Pine Tree Punch is currently on backorder. You can substitute the tree with another holiday element such as a star, ornament, bell, etc. With only about a month left in the Holiday Catalog, more items are selling out. Be sure to purchase your wish list items soon! 

The different patterns of the Toile Tidings DSP make it easy to mix and match for the look you desire. 

Add a little extra elegance to your card with the Gold Glimmer Paper and Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots.

Carry the look inside the card by adding a strip of coordinating Toile Tidings DSP.

"Make It" Instructions
  1. Cut a 4-1/4” x 11” piece of Garden Green cardstock. Score and fold in half to create card base. 
  2. Adhere a 3” x 4” piece of green town print paper from Toile Tiding DSP to top of card front. 
  3. Adhere a 2” x 4” piece of green striped paper from Toile Tiding DSP to bottom of card front. 
  4.  Adhere a 3/4” x 4” strip of Garden Green cardstock over DSP seam. 
  5. Die cut a stitched label from Stitched Nested Label dies (2nd largest) in Very Vanilla cardstock.
  6. Stamp “Merry Christmas” sentiment from Perfectly Plaid stamp set toward bottom of label in Shaded Spruce ink. Adhere sentiment label in middle of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  7. Cut out a tree in Gold Glimmer Paper with Pine Tree Punch. Adhere tree above sentiment on label.
  8. Embellish each side of sentiment with green Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots. 
  9. Adhere a 3/4" x 4” strip of green town print paper from Toile Tidings DSP toward bottom of a 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Adhere layer to inside of card.
Be sure to order your card crafting supplies now to allow time to receive and make in time for Christmas!