Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Buy 3 Get 1 Free! The Great Paper Sale!

The Buy 3 Get 1Free sake us almost over!  Did you pick up some of the great Christmas options?  You know I bought a bunch of the Candy Cane Lane paper!!  I've been using it like crazy on my blog!  You wont want to miss out on some of the other great options either though because once Christmas has calmed down a bit, I will be showing some great projects using the other fabulous papers as well!  So get them while you can, and in the meantime, look at these cheesy ads that Stampin' Up! put out for the various paper! Too funny, love them!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Pull Up Pouch treats!

Hi Everyone! Today I wanted to show you a fun little treat pouch!  You can make them for just about any occasion and they are inexpensive and easy, which is perfect for little favors that you need to make a lot of, or that might get tossed once the treat is eaten.

I made a quick how to video for this simple treat, I hope you will check it out! 

For Halloween I used the Jar of Haunts stamp set to make this pouch of Spider Cider! The letters are from the Labeler Alphabet, a must have in my opinion!  You don't have to worry that you don't have the right saying if you can create your own right? The Paper used here is from the Halloween Night Designer Series paper.
 Inside the pouch is a packet of cider mix! 

For Thanksgiving or Fall I used the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, and the Thankful banner from Acorny Thanks.  I love that Scarecrow! The paper is from the Petals and Paisleys Designer Series Paper.

For a Birthday treat I used the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and the Birthday Fiesta Stamp set. I cut that cut pinata right from the paper!  The Birthday pouch holds a packet of Pop -Rocks, a kid favorite!

And finally a Christmas version using Candy Cane Lane designer series paper.  This is a paper I can't seem to get enough of! I love it and I am so glad that it was part of the buy 3 get 1 free special this month!  Can I make a confession? I actually bought 3 of these!! I did buy 9 get 3 free and of the 9, three were Candy Cane Lane!!  Crazy I know but I have been using it like crazy as you can see from recent blog posts! 

Don't miss out on this special, it ends soon!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Jolly Friends

Hi Everyone! I thought I would share a card I made for a recent swap.  I used the Jolly Friends stamp set from Stampin' Up! and the super fun new Jolly Hat Builder punch! As you can see I still had the Candy Cane Lane designer series paper out on my desk. I seem to have been using that a lot this month. 

I used some scraps of watercolor paper for the elf's face.  I used Blushing Bride ink and an Aqua painter to color his face.  I stamped the collar and hat in Whisper White and attached them to the head.  I also used some of the cute little mini Jingle Bells and some Real Red bakers twine! 

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Candy Cane Lane!

I love love love the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.  First of all it has a Crumb Cake (Kraft) base, which is a favorite of mine.  And it has Real Red, a favorite for Christmas!  But it also has Christmas cookies and gingerbread men! I am a Christmas Cookie baker, I love it and get together with my high school friend every year for over 20 years to make cookies (Are we really that old Jackie?)  This is fabulous Christmas paper and it is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free special that is going on for the month of October!  I was so happy to see two Christmas papers are part of this deal!  You can mix and match from 8 different papers (hey, get one of each!) or get multiples of one style.  Today I am going to show you some fun ways to use the Candy Cane Lane paper.

  This first card is copied right out of the Holiday Catalog. I love that they cut out the houses to make this sweet card.  I cut out two of the smaller and one of the larger houses. 

I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the rooftops for some sparkle.

There is a collection of Washi tape that coordinates with the paper, also called Candy Cane Lane.  That is how the row of gumdrops was added as a scallop border to the bottom of the card. So cute!

Next up is this fun Shaker Card! I cut some of the cookies from the paper and used them to fill a mason jar of treats. 

I love the mason jar sets and these cookies look really fun in the jar.  I actually glued down the mitten and larger Gingerbread man so that there would always be some cookies at the top when the card is standing, but the star, tree, and smaller gingerbread man can float around in the jar.

You can get a lot of fun cookies from the paper, and the shapes are not too intricate to cut.

I made a shaker card in a post a while back.  That post has a video that shows how to use the mason jars stamp sets to make the Shaker card, so I am adding it here in case anyone wants to see how to make it.  It is the same card, just turned 90 degrees.  The paper dimensions are the same too! I just used the medium jar instead of the larger one.

Here is the supply lists for the cards.

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