2020 Backstage

2020 Backstage

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Tags, Tags, Tags!

Did you know these can be more than tags?! There are 3 tags for each season, and a matching die to cut all 3 out at once. 


I wanted to show they could be used for more than just tags. So, here are my results: 




See, this bundle is for way more than just tags!! Do you agree? Which is your favorite?

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!





Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Bath & Body Works Hand Soap Holders

I have had a lot of fun making these boxes to hold the Bath & Body Work hand soaps. The soap bottles fit perfectly in the box, and some even have a pocket for a gift card.
Which do you like better the snowman, reindeer or those, oh so, popular gnomes?
Thanks for the gnome video Diane! https://youtu.be/gO99FtE5Cmo
The box is a 8 1/2" x 9" piece of cardstock. Score at 2 3/4", 4 1/4", 7" and 8 1/2" on the 9" side, and at 1" on the 8 1/2" side. Cut the score marks up to the 1" score marks and seal for the bottom of the box.
The lid is 5 13/16" x 4 9/16" piece of coordinating Designer Series Paper. Score all sides at 1 1/2". Clip the score marks to make the box lid. Then decorate as desired.
Until next time... Happy Craftin'!

Monday, December 16, 2019

Happy snowman!

I love snowmen, and this little guy is so happy, it makes me happy to look at him!
Doesn't he fill you with joy?!


And don't forget the inside of you card.....


Until next time...Happy Craftin'!



Sunday, December 15, 2019

Meerkats!

I have seen people stamping on plates and cups, so thought I would give it a try. I decided to use the Meerkat stamp set. It is a new Sale A Bration set coming on out on January 3rd! It is FREE with a $50 purchase, doesn't get any better than FREE does it?!  


The little gecko is adorable too!!


What do you think of these cuties! 

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Wood Round Ornaments or Gift Tags

These were by far the best sellers at the two craft fairs I participated in this year. Especially the moose one at the Moose Lodge Craft Fair. Stamping on the wood rounds is really easy. I used the memento ink, and colored them with our Stampin' Blends. I used rhinestones, puff paint, sequins and more, along with a variety of ribbons to decorate them once they were stamped and colored. 


Which one is your favorite?

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Gnome Gift Box

I came across a YouTube video by Diane Kessluk (click here) showing how to make a gnome out of Stampin' Up! punches/dies, and I have so say, I am in love!!! He is so super cute, that I had to give him a go....

I was trying to package the hand soaps from Bath and Body Works for a gift, and my first attempt wasn't tall enough for what I wanted to do, so had to remake it. However, the rejected box was sitting on my desk begging to be turned into something beautiful. Ironically the gift I was taking to the Christmas luncheon fit perfectly in it, so I knew I had to do it!! I was inspired to just make a box lid for it, and then had the idea to use the little gnome on the front. I made a gift card pocket behind the elf, but it could be made with or without the holder. 




I love how it turned out! What do you think?!

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout Sale



Don't forget the Year-end Closeout Sale starts today. There is a list of items retiring from the Holiday Catalog, some are even discounted! 

To see the complete lists go to my storefront at: http://bit.ly/2HoAjHT
The complete lists will be available then. 

Shop early as things will sell out fast, and when they are gone, they are gone! Please use host code: M9TXNMVE

As always, if you have questions...please contact me. 

Happy Craftin'!

Monday, December 2, 2019

IDEAS Blog Hop: Flourishing Phrases


Welcome to the monthly IDEAS Blog Hop. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a monthly bundle of tutorials for our customers and team members. The December bundle, hopefully, helps you get ready for the New Year (think calendars, planners, party invitations or favors.)

I chose to use the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set, along with Crafting Forever and Make a Difference and made something to help me stay on track with family and friend's birthdays in the upcoming year!

You know I am not going to show you my actual projects, you gotta' buy the tutorial to see them all, but here is a sneak peek of some of the included projects:


But...here is a Christmas card I made to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!  


The tutorials include current Stampin' Up! products, have color photos, supply lists, step by step instructions, and feature both imperial and metric measurements! There are over 20 projects included, both cards and 3D items included. Would you like a copy of the instructions of all the projects to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me, or your participating demonstrator, to find out how to get your tutorial bundle! They are available for a very low cost or even better, for FREE! 

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me, or their participating demonstrator, to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Leave me a comment before you hop on over to Carla's blog to see what she has to help you out with the upcoming New Year!