Archives for December 2011

Playing Catch Up!

Losing three weeks at the beginning of the holidays finally took it’s toll, so I am playing catch up on my posts! This is a great idea for a gift to give away or just keep for yourself. These are pages from a personalized calendar that I created in My Digital Studio. It was so easy because I started with a template and just had to add the photos and do a little tweaking here and there.

Personalized Calendar




Thanks for looking!



Sweet Treats

Everyone loves getting candy treats during the Christmas season. Here are three different options for packaging your sweet treats!

12 gifts of christmas

I used the Petite Pocket die to create this cute little pouch. It really doesn’t get much easier than this for a quick project, and it’s the perfect size for a variety of candies!

12 gifts of christmas

I love our 1 x 8 cello bags for candy gifts. This topper was fun to make using the smaller circle scallop punch. I just snipped apart the layers and added some tiny punched circles for ornaments. Crystal effects was used to make them shine!

Tags till Christmas

Finally, gift number 5 in this series is this fun little box which will hold quite a few candies. It is a six sided box, made using the Milk Carton die! Lots of fun!

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Stocking Gift Card

Holiday Stockung Die

This is the second gift, in my gift giving series. It doesn’t get much easier than this. Use the Holiday Stocking die to cut out this adorable stocking, attach a piece of card stock to hold your gift card and assemble as shown. These go together so quickly and make a great presentation for a gift card!

Holiday stocking die

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Stampin’ Stuff


Teeny Tiny Wishes


Wild Wasabi


Whisper White ~ Frostwood Lodge

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Holiday Stocking Die ~ Hounds Tooth TIEF ~ Holly Berry Bouquet designer buttons ~ White bakers twine



Christmas House Gift Set

Before I give you the details on today’s project, I wanted to tell you that Stampin Up! has packed the Clearance Rack with some amazing deals. Old style punches (and some new) at 40% off and other products  up to 80% off! Go check it out!

12 gifts of Christmas

This is the first project in my 12 gifts of Christmas series. This first gift is a set of all occasion cards, packaged in a Christmas house box! The cards are quick and easy designs and the the box is made by scoring a few lines with the Simply Scored Scoring tool and decorating.

If you look closely, you can see a few sneak peek items from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog. We have some wonderful new goodies in this one! The embossed hearts come from a new set of embossing folders which includes 3 smaller folders. I cut down embossing folders to get this effect in the past, so I was thrilled to see these in the new mini catalog. The embossed edge on the wave of the baby card is also part of this set. I used the scallop upside down for this card. The blue DSP is cut using a new product called Edgelits! These are dies that cut a decorative edge and they coordinate with the Adorning Accents embossing folders. LOVE!

12 Gifts of Christmas



Stampin’ Stuff


Easy Events ~ Teeny Tiny Wishes


Real Red ~ Wild Wasabi ~ Chocolate Chip ~ Daffodil Delight ~ Black StazOn


Real Red textured 12 x 12 Card Stock ~ Whisper White ~ Wild Wasabi ~ Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty paper ~ Subtles DSP stack

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Adorning Accents TIEF ~ Adorning Accents Edgelits ~ Corner Rounder Punch ~ Jewelry Tag Punch, 1/8″ hole punch ~ Simply Scored Scoring tool ~ Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons ~ Mini Jingle Bells ~ 1/8″ Real Red taffeta ribbon ~ White bakers twine


Big Shot Winner!



I am preparing a blog post for later today, but first I wanted to announce that Robbie Shannon is the winner of the Big Shot giveaway!! Congratulations Robbie! I know you will love it and use it a lot!!


Also, Cayti Burch is the Winner of the November Set of the Month! If you are not familiar with that giveaway, click the Free Stamps link in the sidebar. I give away one set a month to a lucky winner who places an order through me during that month. Congratulations, Cayti!


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Sorry for the delay

Hello friends! It seems that over the last  few years, I have developed the tradition of getting sick at the beginning of December. It is a tradition I wish I could leave behind. This year has been especially fun. Since Thanksgiving I have had to have dental work done, deal with an especially painful case of sinusitis, and I just returned home from the hospital where I had my appendix removed. Bleh, is all I can say about all of that.

I am actually feeling better than I have in weeks and hope to return to blogging in the next few days. I just wanted to let you know what was going on and that I will still be posting my 12 gift of Christmas!