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Joan Krebs’ Easter Box

During Sale-A-Bration, Joan Krebs held a stamping party in her new spectacular lake home.  

One of the items we made was a treat box with a belly band.  I named it the Joan Krebs’ Easter Box.  Of course, you don’t need to use it for Easter; in fact, it would be a perfect shower or wedding favor box!  We did fill them with chocolates too!




BOX CS – 10” X 8”
BELLY BAND – 10.5” X 2.5”

SCORE LONG SIDE AT – 2”, 3-1/4”, 6-3/4”, 8”

SCORE SHORT SIDE AT – 1” 2-1/4”, 5-3/4”, 7”


Stamp belly band using stamps and So Saffron Mint Macaron, and Pink Pirouette ink pads.  Sponge around the white circle.



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Wacky Wednesday-Elegant Nugget Holder

Good intentions to post more often, but it just didn’t happen much the last two weeks.  I did get to stamp (yeah!), just couldn’t get projects loaded and shared in a timely fashion.

Today’s Wacky Wednesday post is an elegant nugget holder made at last night’s New Catalog Stamp Camp event.  Although a little on the putzy side, they look gorgeous.

Nearly everything at the stamp camp was from the new catalog, including the new Detailed Floral Thinlets, Jar of Love stamp set, and Dapper Denim card stock and ink.

The instructions are actually quite easy.

  • Card stock base – 8″ x 4-1/8″; Score at 3-1/4″ and 4-3/4″4
  • Fold and burnish score lines before you run through the Big Shot
  • Make sure you use the Precision Base Plate and a layer of wax paper with this thinlet.
  • Use big floral thinlet and the scroll thinlet on each side.
  • Use paper piercer or die brush to pop out any leftover pieces.
  • Create a bow with ribbon.
  • Stamp, punch out, and add tag to box with twine.

I filled the holder with two nuggets, but you could fit three.  I attached mine with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lovin’ the new Dapper Denim color.  It’s just a tad brighter than Not Quite Navy.

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2014-2016 In Colors Retiring!

2014-2016 Retiring In Colors

Truly, this set of In Colors has been my favorite over the years.  I highly suggest you get whatever card stock, ink, ribbon, etc. you need from this set SOON as I believe they will be unavailable soon.

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Just two reminders for my stampers – Only 5 days left to earn SALE-A-BRATION rewards and only 5 days left to sign up as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and receive $56 more in your kit!  Call me!



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My Stampin’ Up! Anniversary

It’s hard to believe 14 years ago I signed up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  As many demonstrators can relate, I “only signed up for the discount” was my feeling at the time.  I had no intention of doing parties or teaching others; I just wanted to get my crafting goodies cheap!

Well, here I am 14 years later, and my classes are busier than ever!  I love what I do, and I truly cherish the women I have welcomed into my home and crafting circle.

I started my anniversary celebrations earlier this month – I’m hosting an event in my home plus offering an item for 14% off each week.  I’ve offered some giveaways on my Facebook page already.  Here’s one for readers of my blog:





You will receive this Paper Pumpkin Kit – Party Pennants!  It includes 3 background stamps, 2 inkspots (Summer Starfruit and Pool Party), and all the items to make a cute little banner!  You can use the banner to decorate your hearth, a cake, or take parts of it and use it on cards or scrapbook pages!

Leave a comment on my blog and tell me what you will be celebrating in the coming months!  I’ll pick a random winner on Wednesday evening!


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Pumpkin Curvy Box with Bat

Hello all~

At my Fabulous Fall Stamp Camp last month, my stampers made these boxes.  They are SO cute and very easy to do.  The pumpkin “veins” were made with the stripe from the Work of Art stamp set.  The face is from the Fall Fest stamp set.  The butterfly punch was used to make the bat.

You can fit 2-3 small treats inside the box.

Pretty cute, don’t you think?

Pumpkin Box Front

Pumpkin Box Side

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Cupcake Party – French Fry Treat Bag

At my Try the New Tools Night, my stampers got to try out the new French Fry die cut.  So sweet – and it only uses half a piece of card stock!

We used one of the phrases from Cupcake Party and the color combination is Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey.  It matched my Mini Ghirardelli candies perfectly!

The bag to hold the candies is actually one of our clear envelopes!  We just cut off the sticky seal part!

Cupcake Party - Mini Ghirardelli Fry

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Happy New Year – Goals for 2014

Hello all~

I was ready to go to post some of my holiday cards, but alas, there’s a glitch in my watermark so you’ll have to bear with me for a few days.

December should have been a busy blog posting month…but with my new job and then an everlasting cold, I just wasn’t up to doing much related to my blog.

This leads me to my 2014 goals.  My blog and getting more items posted for you is paramount to me this year.  I was doing pretty well last fall, but starting my new (almost) full-time job had me adjusting my schedule quite a bit.

I thought I should list my goals here so I have to be accountable.  Here are some of my blogging goals for 2014:

  1. Post to my blog at least two times a week
  2. Update my specials page
  3. Update my techniques gallery
  4. Add more tips or instructions to my posts
  5. Create a new products page
  6. Create a new blog header using My Digital Studio (much overdue)
  7. Offer more opportunities for viewer participation

Well, that is quite a long list…will  you help me keep focused by commenting when you see something you like?  Everyone in the blogging world have moments when they think they are just writing/sharing with no one listening/reading.  When we get feedback, it is like we are seeing “lightbulbs” go off in a room full of students (teachers, I know you understand this).

Looking forward to a great year of stamping and sharing with you!

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Posted on : Jan 01 2014
Posted under Other Than Cards, Uncategorized |

Washing on the Board (Chipboard, That Is)

I loved this project. I designed it for my stampers this month for our Wickedly Wild About Washi Tape Stamp Camp.

Washi Tape Ideas-Door Hanging

First off, we did the direct to paper (in this case, chipboard) technique with Wisteria Wonder.  Then we embossed the image from the Toil & Trouble stamp set in black.  Added some washi tape, punched a hole and put in ribbon, and added a little sparkly skull and crossbones at the bottom.  A perfectly fun and simple 3D item to hang on a door, cabinet, or Halloween tree!

This image is a quote from a famous William Shakespeare play.  I’ve got a stack of 10 pieces of rectangle chipboard that will be delivered to the first stamper who correctly names the play this quote is from.  Please leave a comment below with your name and the play.  (Comments are moderated, but are timed so I’ll know who is the first one.)


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Wickedly Wild About Washi Tape-Large Paper Clips

This was another item my stampers made at last week’s Wickedly Wild About Washi Tape Stamp Camp.  Another item in my stash (I know, I know) I found that was perfect after perusing the Pinterest posts was large paper clips.

Here is the one I designed:

Washi Tape Ideas-Large Clip Skeleton


The directions are pretty easy.  Here are the materials you will need:

  • Whisper White CS
  • Washi Tape
  • Large Paper Clip
  • Sticky Strip
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Punches/Accents for Middle Accent
  • SU Grid Paper

Here are the instructions:

Cut the card stock just a little shy of the width of the washi tape.  For this size of clip, the length was 8-1/2″ long by 3/4″ wide.

Lay the card stock strip on the grid paper (helps with eyeing the matchup).  Carefully apply washi tape to one side of the card stock (washi tape will not release easily on this little piece), turn over and apply washi tape to the other side of the card stock – make sure it is smoothly put down on the card stock.  You don’t want to see the Whisper White CS – this CS is just to make the washi pieces sturdy.

Cut strip into 2 pieces – one about 3-1/2″; one about 5″.  Curl the 5″ piece with a pencil or your fingers and set aside.  Make pennant on 3-1/2″ piece by cutting in center and then cutting off triangles.  Apply a 2″ section of Sticky Strip to the pennant piece – keep red tape on for a bit yet.

Take the larger piece and make a large loop – trim if too big before releasing the red tape.  Once happy with the size of your loop, take off the red tape and butt the ends of the loop at the middle, pressing it into the Sticky Strip.

Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on either side of the large paper clip.  Release the paper pieces from the Stampin’ Dimensionals and press to either side of the loop.  Then take washi tape and gather the loop in center and adhere to the back of the pennant piece.

Add accents, punches, etc. to dress up the clip.


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