Wednesday, December 24, 2014

He Is the Gift

Wishing you and yours the most wonderful Christmas yet.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Weekly Deals and New Year End Clearance

Wow, there are some great clearance deals! Be sure to check them out. Craft wrapping paper on a huge markdown, and that one-time-hostess-bonus set, Good Greetings!

And don't forget the Weekly Deals! Chalk Talk Framelits and yummy baker's twine!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Brown Sugar Tags

Need last minute tags??? You probably have everything you need already out in your crafting area! Tags are great ways to use up the scraps and shiny bits left over from other projects, or small pieces of those special papers you're hoarding. (You know what I'm talking about, right?)

We made these tags at December's Club Appreciation Night. The base is Baked Brown Sugar for both tags, but the tags have very different styles.

For this tag, we used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch--I love that it punches the hole, too. A little texture with the Decorative Dots embossing folder, a few scraps of sparkle and the banner punch from my desk, and all we needed was a little stamping. The "sparkle" (love it!) comes from the set And Many More. 

This elegant tag was super fast to make. We die cut the cardstock and the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum with the Pennant Framelits. The gold stripes make it easy to hide adhesive on the back. We made a little hole reinforcer with a hole punch and the 3/4" circle punch with Gold Foil. I love the Lucky Stars embossing folder from the Holiday catalog, and the Gold 1/8" ribbon and Gold Baker's Twine finish off the glitzy effect. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Snowflakes from My Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin has become one of my favorite things! We made this card at December's Club Appreciation night (love my Club ladies!), because when I saw the December Paper Pumpkin projects, I knew they were perfect! This is the outside of the finished card--love those snowflake laser-cut cards!

Here is the inside:

And here is the adorable matching tag!

So much goodness in one kit! Everything we used came straight from the kit--nothing extra needed!

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Gift Box

I thought I had already shared this, but apparently not! I made this box with the Gift Box Punch Board.  We have used so many of these little boxes this Christmas gift season! This size will hold a gift card, but what I mainly use them for is giving jewelry!

If it looks confusing, don't worry. It's easy! There is a video to watch if written instructions aren't your thing.

The board has the instructions right on it, along with measurements for many sizes of boxes. After I cut my cardstock to 8 x 8, I used the Stripes Mask and Real Red ink to sponge on the pattern. I think it makes the box extra cute! The Punch Board is made with a great little "clasp" punch built right in, to make your flaps all secure.

The tag (you know I love tags!) is made with a piece of Trim the Tree DSP Stack paper, the stamp set Merry Everything, and the new Note Tag Punch. Baked Brown Sugar Thick Twine adds a nice little accent.


Stamps: Merry Everything
Paper: Real Red, Trim the Tree DSP Stack, Crumb Cake
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Gift Box Punch Board, PL Corner Rounder, Dots and Stripes Masks, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Twine

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December Paper Pumpkin

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Weekly Specials and Year End Closeouts!

It's Tuesday--time for the Weekly Deals! Click here to check them out in my store, or click on the sidebar Weekly Deal --------->.
Gold is hot, and those Vintage Faceted Buttons are so yummy colored with Blendabilities!

Don't forget to check out the Year End Closeout deals before you finish your order! Lots of good stuff (retired AND current) at great mark downs!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Snowflake Joy

Good old gate-fold card. Sometimes I forget the old favorites, and then when I re-discover them, it makes me so happy! Endless Wishes and Seasonally Scattered went together perfectly on this snowflake card.

Cut the card base at 4 1/4 by 11, score at 5 1/2. Then trim 2 3/4 off the front flap. The other piece that layers on the right is cut at 3 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. Here's a picture of the card opened:

Stamps: Seasonally Scattered, Endless Wishes
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Versamark
Accessories: Simply Scored, White Organza Ribbon, Coastal Cabana Thick Twine, Project Life Corner Rounder, Silver Embossing Powder

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Merry Everything Tags

One of the trends this year is the "double tag." At least, that's what I'm calling it. You have a decorative tag in front, and then add a more utilitarian tag behind it, for the pesky (and not beautiful) details. :-) We made this tag last week at my Club Appreciation Night. Super easy, and with just a bit of bling to make it special. The stamps are both from Merry Everything, and they match the new Note Tag punch. I used the Confetti Stars Punch (which I LOVE) on some scraps of Silver Glimmer Paper to add a little Christmas sparkle. Tied up with Silver 1/8" ribbon, this tag is ready to go!

Stamps: Merry Everything
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Note Tag Punch, Confetti Stars Punch, Silver 1/8" ribbon, Silver Glimmer Paper

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A New Photopolymer Set and Weekly Deals 12-19-14

Snuggles and Smooches.
I love working with photopolymer (PPM) stamps! I like that I can easily layer them and that I can bend them to a new shape. This set, Snuggles and Smooches (140326) is $15.95 and will be great for Valentine's Day or love notes anyday.

Weekly Deals. 
Lots to choose from this week! You can click on individual items in my sidebar ------->

Monday, December 8, 2014

Merry Simple

One layer card made beautiful with gold embossing powder, the lovely Filigree Frame embossing folder, and of course, one of my favorite holiday stamp sets: Seasonally Scattered.

Stamps: Seasonally Scattered
Paper: Pool Party
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Filigree Frame embossing folder, gold embossing powder

Friday, December 5, 2014

Year End Clearance Deals!

There are lots of great deals to be had on the Clearance Rack! Christmas items, dies, framelits, cardstock, ribbons, stamps, inks--some of it has been retired, and some of it is current! Check it out and get products you love at deep discounts!

Please use the host code MBH2BTQE if your order is less than $150!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Festival of Trees Shadowbox

I love "fancy fold" cards that are easy to make! Someone had this idea on their blog, but I've misplaced my notes. Please let me know if it was your project!

This is a simple shadowbox card, but I love using Festival of Trees with the  matching Tree punch, and I love the colors!

Stamps: Festival of Trees   
Paper: Back to Black, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler   
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark, Cherry Cobbler   
Accessories: Scoring board, Tree Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, 2 1/2" circle punch

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Merry & Bright Christmas

We made this card last month at Stamp Club, and I really like it! It's simple and homey, and that's how I like my Christmas. The technique is "inlaid punches," which simply means that you punch a shape in your layer, and then punch again from another pattern, which you lay inside the hole you left. We added a little shine with the  Confetti Stars punch and some Gold Foil. The sentiment is from the host set Good Greetings.

Stamps: Good Greetings
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Trim the Tree DSP stack
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Gold Foil, Gold 1/8" ribbon, Tree punch, Confetti Stars punch, Venetian Crochet trim, Bitty Banners Framelits

Monday, December 1, 2014

Final Doorbusters and great gift ideas!

Have you placed your Online Extravaganza order yet??? Some things are already gone (the Blendabilities Bundles are sold out), but there is still plenty to love! Today's doorbusters are the Gift Box Bundle and the Project Life Bundle. Check them out by clicking here.

The "percentage off" items are available just today and tomorrow. Click here to see them. There are still punches, ribbons, and shiny gold and silver things for the holidays!

Did you know you can add a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription to your order? Use these numbers or go to the Paper Pumpkin section on the ordering site. You can add as little as 1 month, then send it as a gift! Perfect for anyone who is short on time and space but needs a creative moment!You can even use your hostess benefits to do it!

137858    1 month        $19.95

137859    3 months        $59.85

137860    6 months        $113.70 -- save $1 per month

137861    12 months    $215.40 -- save $2 per month