Nov 22, 2015

Marker Club ....

Okay Peeps!

I am thinking of starting a "Marker Club" ... This is how it would work:

5 members for this club.
Each person gets one row of markers each month.
I order the entire box of markers plus in colors each month.  
I also order the paper to match.
I always ship it to me/ not the hostess so I can separate the order.

The hostess received In-colors + paper + marker carrier !
The other members each received a color family + paper.

Each month I will suggest that the hostess make it a party so that we could add on orders and she gets more benefits!  


Pricing- I will add all the items that I mentioned above to a cart and divide it by 5.  That was the price for each member each month.  You must commit to all 5 months.  We could do it every other month so that you aren't spending that amount each month.

Let me know your thoughts and if this is something you would be interested in...

Hugs, Karen



Nov 21, 2015

What is Paper Pumpkin...

Hello my crafty peeps!

Have you ever wondered "What is Paper Pumpkin?"
Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription stamping kit.
Each month a new kit is shipped directly to you.
And it includes everything you need to make the monthly projects.  Including stamps, inks and materials.  All you might want to add is scissors and adhesive.  There are multiples of the project (example 2 different cards and 4 of each) and each month it is different.  Mostly it is card projects, but there have been cute 3D items and tags too.  
And the good thing is that if you don't want to make it the way the instructions tell you, you can alternate it.  You can see some of the alternate items on my Pinterest board here.
And the best part is the price!  You get the whole kit (which includes shipping) for $24.95 plus taxes each month.   And there are discounts if you order 3 months more at a time.
Why not give it a try this month?   JOIN today
  • Get your friends together to share and make the kit contents together (there is enough for 3-5 friends).
  • Or have each of your friends get their own kit and have a crafting day!!
  • Take your kit on the road...to the cabin, on holidays, to grandmas.
  • Put aside time each month for you, to do something you love!


Thank you for stopping by and stay tuned for more Christmas projects throughout the week....
If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

Hugs, Karen

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” 

Nov 20, 2015

Lump of Coal ....

Hello my crafty peeps!

Hope you all had a great week, I am battling a cold so a little slower than normal and thats pretty slow.  I have been in a boxy kind of mood these last few weeks, so expect to see lots of posts with Christmas themed boxes.

Today I made a "Lump of Coal" curvy keepsakes box.   So stinkin cute!  The tag I found on pinterest, see link below.
 Lump of Coal printable
Chocolate coal from Bulk Barn


Find all the supplies to create these projects & more at my Online Store! 
I hope you like my project, I really enjoyed making it!  Love to see any of your versions...

Hugs, Karen

Nov 19, 2015

Box with Punched Ribbon Slider Lid - Part Two

Hello my crafty peeps!

Hope you are all having a wonderful Thursday, its a little chilly here in calgary brrrrr!
Today I am trying to catch up on some of my posts, been sick the last few days.

As promised to some of my ladies here are the instructions for the sturdy ribbon box.

Instructions

  1. For the top you need a peice of cardstock 11" by 6 3/4" and scor the long side at the following: 1 5/8", 5 1/4", 6 7/8", 10 1/2" and then the short side at 1 5/8", and 4 1/4"
  2. For  the base you need a peice of cardstock 10 1/2" by 8 1/4" and scor the long side at the following: 1 1/2", 5", 6 1/2", 10" and then the short side at 1 1/2" and 5"
  3. Fold all scor lines
  4. Cut small rectangle from the lids and on the long section wedge the peices.  Place sticky tape on the flaps about half way down and then stick. 
  5. On the wide section measure the halfway point and punch withthe ribbon slide.
  6. Form the box base similar to how you assembled the top.
  7. Punch snowflake or flower depending on what type of box you are making.  adhere to side of box with dimensional.
Find all the supplies to create these projects & more at my Online Store! 
I hope you like my project, I really enjoyed making it!  Love to see any of your versions...

Hugs, Karen

Nov 18, 2015

Santa Claus Fry Box

Hello my crafty peeps!

Last Friday was "Fabulous Friends, Pizza and Stamping" at my place and we made 4 Christmas boxes.  I have already shown you the Elf Fry Box but today I will go over the Santa one, I found the idea and video on Pinterest.



I made very similar to the other treat boxes I made last week. 
  1. Real Red CS cut in half at 5.5", I also die-cut  the belt with Basic Black CS using the Fry Box Die.  
  2. Position a 1/2" strip of Basic Black over the center of the box front, and run it through the Big Shot.  To make the Belt Details, adhere the die-cut belt with Fast Fuse or Sticky Strip.  Punch a Petite Curly Label shape or square from Silver Glimmer Paper, then pop up with Dimensionals.  Add a 1/2" square of Basic Black over the center of the buckle with Glue Dots.
  3. To make the Santa we die cut his hair/hat fur with the Wonderful Wreath die on Whisper White CS and the Mustache die. Then we used the large oval punch to cut out his face out of Blushing Bride CS.  Using the Owl punch we also cut out 2 circles for the nose and mouth out of Blushing Bride and a small circle out of Real Red.  If you chose not to use google eyes, you would make the eyes with the Owl punch as well.
  4. Using the 2" circle punch cut out a peice of Real Red CS for the hat which is glued to the back of the Whicper White CS wreath cut out.
  5. Now assemble your face, we started by attaching the moustache with pop up with Dimensionals. Then the nose, mouth and finally the eyes.   We inked the nose, and face to give it some dimension, I also used the Stampin Write marker for some eyebrows.
Find all the supplies to create these projects & more at my Online Store! 


I hope you like my project, I really enjoyed making it!  Love to see any of your versions...

Hugs, Karen


Nov 17, 2015

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catolgue Retiring List

Hello my crafty peeps!

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catolgue Retiring List - While Stocks Last 20% off Selected Stamps – 5 days only! For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! has announced a Retiring List for Seasonal Products. Available until January 4th, these are a While Stocks Last. So although the list will be up until January 4th, when they're gone, they're gone. The Witching Decor set has already sold out!!!



There’s a PDF you can download here, and it will be updated Daily, so if you’re considering waiting, please keep an eye on it  So don’t risk losing out on one of your favorite products, the link to my shop is HERE.
Hugs, Karen

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

The Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! are a great way to build your supplies at a saving for you.

This weeks deals center around Christmas!


You can purchase these products at my on-line store or send me an email and I'll order for you. But remember they are only available for one week from November 17th  - November 24th inclusive.

Hugs, Karen


Nov 12, 2015

Holiday Gift Card Holders

Hello my crafty peeps!

If you are like me, you say you will make all your cards and do your christmas shopping early and not wait till the last second... BUT time seems to slip by and BAM its almost Christmas!

I tend to give at least one person on my Christmas list a gift card. That's why today's project is a gift card holder.  

Instructions:
  • Make 3 from an A4 sheet of cardstock. The belly band slides off and it opens up for a gift card holder.

    1. Cut a piece of A4 cardstock in 3 vertically so you end up with 3 pieces 2.75” wide x 11” long.
    2. Using the largest Framelit from the Lots of Labels Framelit set; cut the rounded edge as shown in the photo below. (Borrowed photo from Claire Daly)
    3. Starting from the straight end, score at 8cm and 12cm.
    4. Using a 2" Circle punch, cut a semi-circle in the straight end.
    5. Emboss the 8cm long piece with the semi-circle (I used the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder)
    6. Cut a piece of Stampin' Up! Tear and Tape in half vertically (so you have two thinner strips). Use these to adhere the embossed pieces down to create the pouch. If you keep the tape the same width it's a bit of a tight fit for the card, but this fits and holds just fine.
    7. Cut a piece of DSP using the second Largest Lots of Labels Framelit and use that to decorate the front of the flap.
    8. Then just create your belly band and decoration. I used a 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, Merry Moments DSP. Also used the Penguin from Snow Place (embossed in black).



Hope you like and feel inspired to try your own version.  Love to see any of your versions...


Hugs, Karen


Nov 10, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals November 10th to 17th

The Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! are a great way to build your supplies at a saving for you.

This weeks deals center around Christmas!


You can purchase these products at my on-line store or send me an email and I'll order for you. But remember they are only available for one week from November 10th  - November 17th inclusive.

Hugs, Karen






ELF Fry box

Hello my crafty peeps!

I am trying to stay off social media and do a bit more crafting! I woke up to SNOW this morning, making it a perfect time to snuggle under a blanket and sit in my craft room.  Friday we are having a Fabulous friends, pizza and Stamping night, hoping to make a few great christmas boxes.

One we hope to make is this little ELF fry box! 

I made very similar to the Frankenstien treat box I made last week. 
  1. Garden Green CS cut in half at 5.5", I also die-cut the collar out of Whisper White CS and the belt with Basic Black CS using the Fry Box Die.  
  2. Position a 1-1/4" wide strip of Whisper White over the box border and a 1/2" strip of Basic Black over the center of the box front, and run it through the Big Shot.
  3. To make the Belt Details, adhere the die-cut belt with Fast Fuse or Sticky Strip.  Punch a Petite Curly Label shape from Silver Glimmer Paper, then pop up with Dimensionals.  Add a 1/2" square of Basic Black over the center of the buckle with Glue Dots.
Find all the supplies to create these projects & more at my Online Store!


I hope you like my project, I really enjoyed making it!  Love to see any of your versions...

Hugs, Karen


Nov 8, 2015

Box with Punched Ribbon Slider Lid

Hello my crafty peeps!!
My project today is the first Box, I have ever made!!  Can you believe in the 10 years I have been paper crafting I never made a box before.  I watched the video by Linda Parker on making a super sturdy Box with Punched Ribbon Slider Lid; please check out her blog and video.
To make this box you need a piece of Soft Sky CS and Island Indigo CS and some coordintaing ribbon, I chose the Island Indigo cotton ribbon. The ribbon slider for the lid was punched using the new Curvy Corner Trio Punch. 
The stamp set I chose is Flurry of Wishes and I stamped it with Island Indigo Ink and then cut out with the matching Punch.  I attached it to the side with dimensionals.  Prior to this i pressed into the versmark pad and the heat embossed with Irridecent Ice.


I chose these to coordinate with a card I was giving to the church ladies coffee & dessert night.

Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.
If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

Hugs, Karen
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” 

Nov 3, 2015

Stampin' Up! Backorder List

Backorder Report 

This report is current as of Monday, November 2. 

3 November

  • 139670: Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies (4,698 backordered; 1,536 expected. 6,912 more expected 6 November)
  • 138281: Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (335 backordered; 336 expected. 336 more expected 6 November)
  • 139919: Every Blessing Clear Stamp Set (22 backordered; 378 expected)

6 November

  • 138283: Leaflets Framelits Dies (2,869 backordered; 912 expected. 5,040 more expected 1 December)
  • 139666: Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies (8,558 backordered; 16,948 expected)

9 November

  • 139647: To You and Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit (952 backordered; 4,000 expected)
  • 139615: Real Red and Garden Green 1/8" Striped Ribbon (1,270 backordered; 12,000 expected)
  • 139622: Spider Web Paper Doilies (2,808 backordered; 6,930 expected) 
  • 139683: Curvy Corner Trio Punch (3,076 backordered; 4,200 expected)

15 November

  • 139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (7,739 backordered; 6,048 expected. 4,248 more expected 1 December)
  • 138309: Fine-Tip Glue Pen (2,914 backordered; 2,700 expected. 4,050 more expected 23 November)

17 November

  • 139643: Reindeer Paper Clips (899 backordered; 10,368 expected)

19 November

  • 139639: Home for Christmas Designer Buttons (1,151 backordered; 2,016 expected)

20 November

  • 138317: Corrugated Paper (233 backordered; 2,800 expected)

23 November

  • 138401: Gold Metallic Thread (393 backordered; 2,560 expected)

25 November
  • 139638: Snowflake Elements (3,908 backordered; 15,120 expected)
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    Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

    Hello my crafty peeps!

    The Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! are a great way to build your supplies at a saving for you.

    This weeks deals include the Flower Medallion Punch that coordinates with the "Flurry Of Wishes Photopolymer Bundle" as well as the Flower Shop Stamp Set!

    You can purchase these products at my on-line store or send me an email and I'll order for you. But remember they are only available for week of Nov. 3rd  - Nov. 10th inclusive.


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