Nov 24, 2016

Santa Fry Box

Hello my crafty peeps!

Today I am sharing another project we did last winter, that we have also made for the Bearspaw Christmas Market on November 26th, 2016.

I made very similar to the other treat boxes I made. 
  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 piece of Real Red CS for the hat which is glued to the back of the Whisper White CS wreath cut out.
  5. Now assemble your face, we started by attaching the mustache 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...





If I can give you just a little inspiration, where you can look at one of my cards and think I can do that, or I could tweak that and put my own spin on it, then I am achieving what I have set out to do! 

P.S. Please share. with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL!

Hugs,

Nov 22, 2016

Christmas Dog Treats

Hello my crafty peeps!!!

I wanted to share these cute little Christmas dog treats. The original idea I saw on Pinterest and on Janet Holmes blog .
Original Photo courtesy of Janet Holmes/Pinterest
These would be perfect for those little furbabies in our lives, stocking stuffers, and even neighbor gifts. These are quick and easy to make!  We will have lots available at the Bearspaw Christmas Market on November 26th, 2016.


I have so many furbabies that happen to be canine not feline that it will work out perfect but I also have some that are of the kitty nature including my own, so I plan on making 2 versions....

I used the Top Note die as the topper and stamped dog with the Bella and Friends stamp set.  I also used a past Paper Pumpkin Kit for the large bones and a stamp from one of my Newton Nooks sets.



Being the crazy cat lady, I have lots of paw stamps, and dog stamps and dies so made a selection of these with different pictures of dogs.

The nice thing is you can purchase organic dog and cat treats or bake your own.

Items Used:
Stamps: Bella and Friends, All about sugar 
Paper: Whisper White cs, Cherry Cobbler cs, Old Olive cs, 
Accessories: Top Note Die, Scallop punch, circle punch, Cherry Cobbler Ink, Tuxedo Black Memento, Crystal Effects, Wink of Stella

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

Hugs, Karen

Nov 21, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas & NEW Stitched Shapes Framelits

Hello my crafty peeps,

I know I said I was taking a break from blogging but.... I needed a break from the pressure of making fair items today.  I thought I would make some cards since I am very behind in making and sending.

Today's project I decided to use 3 items from the holiday catalog; Coolie Cutter Christmas, Candy Cane Lane and lastly the NEW Stitched Shapes Framelits from Stampin Up!

I have seen some great cards on Pinterest and take my inspiration from those.  But what I love about the Candy Cane Lane DSP is the colour combination of Real red, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and lastly Whisper White they are timeless Christmas colours and I just wish we could get beyond January 1st.


Measurements:
  • Crumb Cake card base: 5 1/2 "x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4 " 
  • Early Espresso strip: 5 1/2" x 2 1/4 " 
  • Candy Cane Lane DSP strip: 5-1/2" x 2 " 
  • Whisper White stitched oval  
  • Real Red stitched oval
  • Soft Suede scrap

Directions:
  1. Stamp the Reindeer with Early Espresso or Emboss Powder and punch out with Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. Colour in the nose with Real Red, Stampin Dazzling Diamonds or cover with piece of Red Glitter paper.  We added google eyes for a quirky/cutesty look
  2. Pop the Reindeer on the ovals with Stampin 'Dimensionals. The first layer is a Whisper White oval, the second layer is a Real Red oval cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. (I have always been a fan of the stitched look, so am loving that Stampin' Up! came out with these.)
  3. Lastly stamp your sentiment or go one step further and emboss your sentiment.
Hope you like it!  Happy stamping ...


If I can give you just a little inspiration, where you can look at one of my cards and think I can do that, or I could tweak that and put my own spin on it, then I am achieving what I have set out to do! 

P.S. Please share. with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL!

Hugs,

Nov 20, 2016

Box with Punched Ribbon Slider Lid

Hello my crafty peeps!

Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday, its a little chilly here in Calgary brrrrr winter is coming!

I'm recycling a post from last year, as I hope to make a few of these for the craft fair on Saturday at the Rockpointe Church in Bearspaw.


I was inspired by this video of Linda Parker's.



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



If I can give you just a little inspiration, where you can look at one of my cards and think I can do that, or I could tweak that and put my own spin on it, then I am achieving what I have set out to do! 

P.S. Please share. with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL!

Hugs,

Nov 16, 2016

Tin of Tags Project Kit: The Perfect Gift

Hello my crafty Peeps!

I woke up at 5am asleep on the couch in my craft room, I was prepping late into the night for my first ever Craft Fair in Bearspaw on the 26th.  I have been making quick easy things for christmas ideas to fill my table and this is one of the things I loved.

If you need some quick, fabulous gift ideas for your friends and family this Christmas, this project kit is the answer. It makes a fun gift as is, or give it with the tags completed! The 30 tags (3 each of 10 designs) take an hour or less to complete and come in an adorable storage tin. 

Kit includes
* Printed tags
* Die-cut shapes
* Silver and white baker’s twine, 7 yards (6.4 m) 
* 6 red tassels
* 3 each wood snowflakes and bows
* Circle sequins
* Star sequins
* Washi tape, 5 yards (4.6 m)
* 3 silver doilies
* Printed tin box with lid

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, silver, Soft Sky, white




Online Extravaganza: November 21-28
Starting Monday, Stampin' Up! have select products 10-40% off for one week only! 


I currently do not have my online website up but you can call or email me to order.

In the News!

  • As most of you are aware a 7.8 Quake struck 90 km north of Christchurch, New Zealand on the 13th, which also caused a Tsunami warning.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the New Zealand earthquakes. I believe that all my cousins and Stampin' Up! demonstrators are safe at this time. 
  • Stitched Framelits Going on Backorder! Because of the extreme demand, the Stitched Shapes Framelits (item 145372) will go into backorder very soon, and will be placed on non-orderable status on November 21, 2016, at 10:00 AM (MT).
  • Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Are Coming! If you have ordered from me in the past year, I have set up for the catalogs to be mailed directly to you end of December.
Thank you for stopping by! 

P.S. Please share. with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL! 

Hugs,

Nov 13, 2016

Sabbatical from Classes

Hello my crafty friends,

Life serves up a series of choices, and our decisions affect our quality of life — spiritually, mentally, relationship-ally, emotionally and financially.  With this in mind I have decided to take a break from classes as well as tea and crafting.  

Each choice leads to another, and another… it's a process of building a life, in which I am happy, less stressed and lastly healthier.  

I will continue with my blogging and post photos of my creations, fur-baby family and back garden on Instagram as I feel up to it but for the next 3 - 6 months I will be trying to disconnect.




P.S. Please share. with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL!

Hugs,

Nov 7, 2016

In the Bag

Hello my crafty friends!

Everybody needs a quick option for wrapping Christmas goodies and gifts this time of year. I stocked up on the Gusseted Cellophane Bags (item 142001).  Just pop a treat or gift into the bag and simply add a ribbon and tag to dress it up. These food-safe 6" x 17" bags come in packs of 25. 

Check out the video below to see some fun ways to use the bags and share it with your friends and family!



If I can give you just a little inspiration, where you can look at one of my cards and think I can do that, or I could tweak that and put my own spin on it, then I am achieving what I have set out to do!

P.S. Please share. with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL!

Hugs,

Nov 2, 2016

Magnetic Grocery List Notepad

Hello my crafty peeps!

My project today is the "Grocery List Notepad".   I love making these, super fun and super easy.  If you’re anything like me you LOVE making lists!!  I think I will do one of these as a Make-n-Take in the New Year.

I purchased the notepads from Staples and had them cut in half for me.  I also used a Sentiment from the Newton's Nook "Cozy Day In" stamp set.

Supplies:
·         Trimmer with Scoring blade
·         Tear Tape
·         Magnetic Tape with adhesive (Wal-mart)
·         Stampin’ Dimensionals
·         Scallop Punch
·         Cozy Day In” Stamp Set (I also used a sentiment from a past Paper Pumpkin)
·         Soft Suede Ink and Card-stock
·         Whisper White and Pool Party card-stock
·         Matching DSP
·         Notepad

I am making a tutorial and I'll be filming (my first) video tutorial in a few week. 
Supplies

Dimensions



If I can give you just a little inspiration, where you can look at one of my cards and think I can do that, or I could tweak that and put my own spin on it, then I am achieving what I have set out to do!

P.S. Please share with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL!


Hugs,

Love Letters on Hazel Lane by Jennifer Page

Hello my cozy friends, Today I am reviewing “Love Letters on Hazel Lane” by Jennifer Page.  This is the second book I’ve read by this author...