Yikes! It is time for our monthly blog hop and my crafting area looks like a bomb exploded. I am in the middle of organizing and putting things where they belong. I don't even have 6 inches on my work desk to create something for you....
So as of now - this is an April Fools Day post. For being such a Fool and leaving it to the last minute.
Come back tonight and I will have a couple of projects for your viewing.
We find ourselves at the 1st of March with no idea what season Mother Nature wants it to be. Our winter has felt like spring and as we approach spring, we are getting some of the winter that we missed. I just hope that all the little flowering tree buds make it through!
This card is a combination of a couple of stamp sets, washi tape, tools and artisan embellishments. They say stamping is cheaper than therapy, but I am not entirely convinced of that. Maybe if we compare it to the worth of our sanity the costs balance out :)
Hop on over to Jeanna's spot to see what March Madness she has created.
One of my favorite times of the year. Stampin' Up's Sale-a Bration! They always have the cutest stamps that you just have to get your hands on and the only way you can do it is to spend your money. Can't think of a better thing to do with your extra pennies than to buy more Stamps, Ink and Paper.
I am showcasing a Sale-a-Bration stamp set called You Brighten My Day!
What else do you do with a light bulb but turn it into a flower with a cute bow as leaves and a rhinestone at the center of every bulb to make it extra blingy-bright! The blendabilities are also options you can choose for your free item. Great for coloring those bright ideas.
Cute little house with red heart accents. Add a gift card to center and it could be used for a wedding card or for a house-warming welcome. The ribbon is also another option you can choose for a free item.
Hop on over to Jeanna Bohanon's blog - She has been at Stampin Up's leadership, so I am sure he has some great new ideas to show you.
This Occasions catalog is full of such fun stamps and ideas. It was hard to narrow down which products to use and show case in this post. I also had to narrow down the ideas as I only had so much time to dedicate to stamping during the holidays. :)
I chose the mini treat bag. This project uses some of the DSP from the Printed Blooms pak which you will want to get your hands on. All The paper is so versatile and useful. The stamp set used is from a Sale a bration set you can earn.
OK Back to the mini treat bag. There are so many cute embellishments included in the framelits kit you will be hard pressed not to want to add it to your collection.
I also used a new tag punch to add a fun border to the top of the tag. The white ribbon is a white jute which is also in the new catalog.
There are two pieces that you cut to make the bag...shown here. The framelit cuts and scores the paper for you. All you have to do is fold it and glue it together.
Once the tabs are adhered together you can use it for a delicious cookie, treats, or a little insert card as I have done here. You could add a gift card to the insert or a note.
All these cute little cut outs are from the framelits die kit. See what I mean about wanting to add it to your collection?!?!?!?!
Here is another with the same stamp set, but adds a bow made with the bow builder punch. The perfect size bow for a small project.
Head on over to Jeannas for some more sneak peaks at the Occasions Catalog.
I love making a bag in a box or a box in a bag...not sure what they are called but this is modeled after Santa's suit - Filled with home made caramels. Cute little neighbor gift bag.
This is a box created from our create a box punch board. There are so many sizes to choose from. This one will hold one of my favorite Godiva truffles. I plan to use these as favors for a dinner party we are throwing this month. So cute. I also love love love the Under the Tree DSP. The paper is heavier weight which makes it perfect for boxes.
Go check out what Jeanna has created to wrap up the holidays
'tis the Season to prepare for the holidays. I always have grand ideas and ambitions and always seem to end up in crisis mode doing the bare minimum to get by and hoping that everyone appreciates that I even made an effort.
That being said - Operation Crisis Mode (red flashing lights)
Once again the 1st of the month has crept upon us.
My card this month is a snowman cut out - manually.
I am no where near wishing it was colder or snowier, but snowmen make me happy. This guy is just happy to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.