Holiday Wreath Class

It’s important for me to recognize Thanksgiving BEFORE Christmas, so I’m owning that season in my home decor currently, but as there are not a lot of Thanksgiving songs, I do have the Christmas tunes playing on repeat.

Soon I’ll put up a tree and switch out my fall wreath, and I thought it would be fun to make a Holiday Hoop Wreath for my front door, so let’s make them together:

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There is sparkle and shimmer, grazing deer and fir trees! You can choose “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” as your greeting, too:

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You could certainly order all the supplies to create this yourself, or you can come to the class and make it for just $15!

Christmas Hoop Wreath Class

Thursday, November 29th 7 pm

195 N 200 E, Spanish Fork, UT

Reserve your spot with Paypal HERE

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Spooky Sweets

It’s really an oxymoron, isn’t it? Spooky Sweets? How can something be scary AND yummy? I guess it’s the paradox of the whole Halloween season!

The Baker’s Boxes in the Holiday Catalog got me thinking: What could I fill them with? It’s so much fun to give something a bit bigger than a card!

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The boxes are nice and large (4-1/4″ square and 2-1/8″ tall) and they are coated on the inside so your goodies don’t leak through. You can wrap the boxes with Designer Series Paper, spray them with a few drops of ink refills mixed with rubbing alcohol in the Stampin’ Spritzer or color them with ink using a sponge brayer, as I did with this one:

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We actually made these boxes at our Fall StampFest events last month as one of the eight projects prepared for our guests…if you missed it, make sure you plan ahead to come to our Spring StampFest in either St. George (February 23, 2019) or Spanish Fork Utah (March 9, 2019).

You can make your own at home with these supplies:
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Back to the question of “what can we fill the box with?”, I found a few fabulous treats that would be perfect to bake and fill for a gift:

 

Halloween Oreo Brookie Bars

Spooky Chocolate Vanilla Oreo Fudge

Monster Mash Brownies

I had to share all three because I couldn’t make up my mind!

Give a sweet treat for every season in our Baker’s Boxes: Here’s a Christmas version of the box using the Santa’s Workshop product suite!

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Download Tutorial for the Christmas treat box HERE

Rudolf: A Reindeer Craft!

Keep the kids busy during the holidays creating these fun fellows (and Santa’s official sidekick):

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They were simple to assemble and can smash flat to mail in a card as a delightful surprise! All you need are a few supplies:
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And here’s a quick tutorial I created to show you how easy and fast they are!

This Alphabet Makes Me Look Good

My daughter is planning ahead for Christmas Gifts and asked me to help her create a custom album cover using the Stampin’ Up! Memories and More product line. I’ve trained her well to be a Disn-Neyrd, and her husband was already an addict. They will meet any of their family at the Magic Kingdom (anywhere on the globe!) so she wanted to fill an album with pictures of her nieces and nephews at the Happiest Place on Earth, and this is what we came up with: Watermarked1(2017-08-07-0724).jpg

The thing I love the best about this project? The Hand-Lettered Alphabet!

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My hand-writing is ATROCIOUS and this A.MAZ.ING. stamp set makes me look good! Check it out:

It’s like you can’t go wrong when you are stamping with these letters. Use a dark ink and they all blend together, like you are a PRO-Calligrapher! They are guaranteed to become your new favorite tool for scrapbooking and beyond.

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Christmas Comes Early This Year!

Christmas is only 166 days away! If you left your lights up from last year, there is no need to take them down now, because we are closer to the holidays than we are away from them. At Stampin’ Up!, we are also celebrating a little earlier this year:

When you join my team this month, you choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! product and get a $50 business starter pack for just $99…AND a free “Essentials Gift Pack” consisting of  Paper Snips, Snail Adhesive, Grid Paper, a Bone Folder and two D Clear Blocks…

But wait! There’s more! You also receive the Carols of Christmas stamp set ~ a pre-release from the Holiday Catalog!

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All of those amazing bonuses are an additional $72 value and will help you start your business (or your hobby) off to a great start. It’s totally risk free: You can buy the starter kit and try it out, and if you like it, you can make it your business!

One of the perks of being a demonstrator is getting “first looks” at new products and the opportunity to order them before anyone else. But here’s a little secret: In August, customers will be able to order the Carols of Christmas stamp set or Bundle too! July is a great time to prepare for that pre-order opportunity because of BONUS DAYS:

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This is a card I created that would be simple to re-create with items you can choose in your starter kit and the Carols of Christmas stamp set:

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To achieve a ombre look on the sentiment, I inked the top half of the stamp (DECK) in Real Red and the bottom half (HALLS) in Old Olive, then I used a sponge dauber to add Cherry Cobbler ink to the bottom of DECK and Garden Green was sponged at the bottom of HALLS:

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Snuggling in a Sweater & Sipping Cider: Gift Pouch

An excuse to wear a warm sweater and drink hot cider is always welcome, so as I was demonstrating this cute card on Facebook Live today (despite having no sound for the first minute), my friend suggested that it would be a perfect pouch for a hot drink, and I concur…so here it is as a pouch:

It’s simply a landscape card with the opening at the top and the sides sealed to create a pouch.
I was following the #GDP054 sketch from the Global Design Team (turned it on it’s side) and playing with the fabulous new Cable Knit Dynamic Designer Textured Embossing Folder (and it’s a mouthful!). It’s so *snuggly* you’ll just want to rub your hands across the embossed paper over and over again. 
TIP: Spritz your card stock on both sides with water before putting it in the folder and remember to only use ONE plate on top when running it through the Big Shot. Your “sandwich” will look like this (from the top to the bottom): 
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Walking Through a {black & gold} Winter Wonderland

How do you feel about Christmas cards that aren’t the traditional Red & Green?

I tried a little “out of the holiday color box” card with the (sadly) soon-to-be-retiring Wonderland stamp set and I think it is quite elegant:

To create the stars on the background, I squoze 5-6 drops of multipurpose glue into an empty button or brad container and added a few drops of water, then mixed it with an Aqua Painter. Then I tapped the Aqua Painter on my hand over the top of the embossed card stock so it splattered all over it. Finally, I sprinkled gold glitter over the splatters and shook off the excess. 
On this version I used gold baker’s twine in the button, but I can tell you the gold cord trim is MUCH easier to thread through the holes. 
Thanks for ordering from my Stampin’ Store and don’t miss the Online Extravaganza going on right now through November 30, 2015: Click below to shop!

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Invite Christmas JOY and Extravagant Ooops

Let’s start with the “Ooops”…how did I NOT tell you about the Stampin’ Up! Extravaganza sale here on my blog? Probably because I put it on my Creative Juice Facebook page and thought I had covered my bases >:p

And yes, today is the last day!! (Click on the image to shop in my store) 

Sorry for that…but to make up for it, let me tell be the FIRST to tell you that there will be a new year-end closeout sale on the Clearance Rack from December 5-January 5!  I may be late for one, but at least I’m early for the next one 😀   Unfortunately, they don’t overlap, but there are some awesome deals in both. And of course there are new weekly deals every Tuesday…they show up over in the right column —>

On to the Tuesday Tutorial! This is an ornament I created that could also double as a small wreath for your door:

The “wreath” is actually a candle dish from Ikea and has felt bumpers on the back, so it won’t bang against your door. It’s super easy to make, too! Download the tutorial here and invite some JOY into your house this Christmas season.

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