• Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  Hamscher Homestead,  Home Decor

    A Truck and for a Challenge #195

    Today let’s go on a trip… Out to the country, where I live! All of us in the Pickup Truck… for this week’s Global Design Project Challenge #gdp195 the theme is… So many fun ideas, but when I saw the challenge, it was going to use this new bundle Ride with Me (151106). Which includes both stamps and coordinating dies. Have you had a look at it yet?? OHHHH!! Here is the stamped image of the truck… including, Silver Foil (132178) adding to the “old school” look. It is used on the bumper and the “rims” of the tires. In addition, Vellum (101856) for the window, which was fussy cut…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors

    Smile

    Want a fun gift bag tag? or even a place card? How about just a small token to remind someone to Smile? Do you hand out business cards? I do too, however, wouldn’t you want to keep this one?? Please share what you could use this for in your business, or personal life. Measurements The base is 3 x 4 1/4. Easy to decorate with dies or like above with the following punches. Daisy Lane Bundle (151118) Daisy Punch (143713) Four-Petal Punch (147041) Detailed Trio (146320) Everyday Label (144668) Add in your favorite ribbon, an embellishment and sentiment of your choice. I look forward to reading how you could use…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Simple Stamping

    Coffee and Cards 6/15

    This week we played with the Whisper White narrow note cards (145583) & envelopes along with the Rooted in Nature (146482) coordinating dies Nature’s Roots (146341). Do you struggle with small cards for your gift bags?? or are you a gift wrapper?? haha. funny right?? I hardly ever wrap anymore. I love that the bags are recyclable!! First was our beginner card. Stamp, Ink and Paper. Note.. the two different tree images… Check out the video for the techniques. Ink Colors are Crumb Cake (147116), Granny Apple Green (147095) and Soft Suede (147115), Our stepped up card, we added the dies and Timeless Label (149516) punch to the mix. All…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors

    Sending Heartfelt Happy Thoughts For You

    Chances are you have done your quick look through of you new catalog, Right?? Are you on your second or even third look?? So, did you mark your place?? And how do you mark your must haves?? This catalog is good for a WHOLE YEAR, you can not just bend pages. Let’s grab a few of your favorite 2019-2021 In-color items and even a few of your favorite stamps. Want to know what was used on this one… Can we make a faster one?? Do you have paper clips?? YES!! Using just a jumbo paper clip and my reverse tweezers as an extra hand. Trim a desired length of Purple…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Fairs / Events,  Kits,  sneak peek

    On location…

    Coffee and Cards was out on location yesterday, Saturday. Thank you again to Sugar Shack Bakery and the Daily Grind. Had fun, great coffee and a slight wobble of the camera. Wonder what I am talking about here is your 6/1 Link … Did you hear Paula <gasp> at no stamping?? I sure did, all the way in Plymouth!! The cards are so easy, fun and cheerful!! Both the Happiness Bloom (148531) and the Big Plans (146863) Memories and More Card Packs are still available, and make some fun and cute cards with your cardstock or even the Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes (145583). Even decorating your envelopes…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events,  Home Decor,  Kits,  Paper Pumpkin,  Simple Stamping,  sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Party and Cupcake Day!!

    Ohhh so much fun today!! Lots to see, and prizes to win! SHOPPING TOO! We were so busy having fun making cards and looking at the catalog that, YUP, again I forgot to take pictures. DANG IT. Even thought of it when I was setting up the sample tables. Almost forgot to take pictures of those too! geeeezz New paper, card ideas and class schedules, ohhh my. Paper and Ribbon share samples a plenty. Have you signed up yet?? 2019-2021 In-Color club info too. Can you see the Spring Sampler there?? Sign up for the Summer one is here!! So much fun and crafty time too, these are always the…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Kits

    Bag, box and Rosy

    Here is our last Everything is Rosy (150059) post…. Have you ever forgotten to get a gift bag?? or you have one and it is JUST to big? Well, how about making your own?? Take two 6×6 pieces of DSP or even cardstock and score on three sides at 1 inch. HINT: be sure to match up the patterns. Using multi glue to adhere. Punch holes in your top, use your matching ribbon. NO PEAKING, PLEASE Need a small box for a fun little treasure…. again with two 6×6 pieces of DSP or cardstock, score at 2 inches all the way around…. You can even mix and match, like above.…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  sneak peek,  Uncategorized

    Decorating a gift

    Do you get requests for cards?? I do on occasion… and I like to wrap them up special for the receiver . This time the receiver is a fellow gardener. We enjoy being outside, digging in the dirt and coffee too. The colors of Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive seem an obvious match. Enjoying another year of the Daisy Punch, WooooHooo! There is a sneak peek here. What is your guess?? Join us again Tuesday for another sneak peek. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Saying good by to a Tree

    Have you had the honor of using one the of the longest active stamp sets that Stampin’ Up! has?? Lovely as a Tree (w-128655 c-127793) has been around since 2001. Selling over 200,000 stamp sets. Dang that is a heck of a lot of TREES. The demonstrators had fun on Facebook today. We flooded our feeds and Stampin’ Up!’s feeds using this stamp set today… It needs to go out with honor and I was happy to share my love of this amazing set. I can say this was one of my first stamp sets. I have it in the old clam shell box back when all stamps were only…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Happy Mother’s Day

    These pretty ladies celebrated Mother’s Day on Saturday with me… from left to right… my sister, Mindy… My Mom, Mary … Me….my sister-in-law Taryn. Love these ladies. Happy I was able to spend this time with you! The flower pot tags where created on Saturday during Coffee and Cards, did you catch that episode?? Check for the link on yesterdays post…. There was a tip/trick to those flowers, that involved the Wink of Stella (141897) you will not want to miss! The Best Birds stamp set (141525) and coordinating dies Birds and Blooms (141477) and the Petal Promenade DSP (146913) are on the retiring list and at the time of…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events,  old site

    Another Treat?

    Happy Easter!! These little treats have a chocolate candy inside and the butterfly is a sign of spring for everyone. These little cuties use the Scalloped Tag topper (133324) and your multi glue (110755). Making several of these, paper clips worked like a charm to secure the glue overnight. The Butterfly Gala Bundle (150599) was the final touch for this one. Using which ever butterfly set and color you would like. As you can see in this photo, the glue was not carried all the way to the bottom. The reason?? Ease of opening. due to them being glued flat it helped to keep the bottom open. How far did…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  Fairs / Events,  old site

    Fashionable Note taker..

    OnStage is a BIG deal and I like to make it an even bigger deal…. Here is my note pad, my travel companions got one too! Out of all the AMAZING DSP (designer series paper) This sheet is what speaks to me…. Three of the five choose this same paper pack. All different all perfect for the person getting it. Thank you ladies for traveling with me and Also Thank you for being the Beautiful, Loving Ladies that you are!! HUGS This started out as a composition book that was picked up at a local dollar store, Using the Detailed Trio Punch (146320)to round the two corners and the Tear…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  old site

    Sweet Treats

    Here are the cute sweet treats that the Spring Sampler ladies received. YUM! Such a fun and easy way to use that Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324). Some simple 1/8 sheer ribbon (whisper white 144172) and “Thank You” sentiment from Petal Palette (145788) Adding the Fun Glitter Enamel Dot on the “thank you” was an after thought, but please do not tell the ladies 😉 This could be scored and folded in any size and really used for just about anything. What would you want to put inside?? The top picture kinda gives you a sneak peak…. A big thank you for joining me today! Check back tomorrow to see…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events,  old site

    Unstoppable…

    Want a fun way to give someone a small gift?? Make a cute and encouraging package!! This sentiment is from the Strong & Beautiful stamp set (148732), which happens to be FULL of positive/empowering says.. This was made to look like a book, pretty cover and a pop at the binding. it was kept together with 1/8 inch Sheer ribbon in Fresh Fig (144174). What was put inside?? Good question… Lip Balm. because who does not need that this time of year?? It was help in place with a couple glue dots so it would not slip out. Still easy to get out of the “book” . Basic measurements: 3…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  old site,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Need a new purse?

    I have two options for you today. The first is super cute and sorry to say does not hold much. Small and dainty the color goes with a lot of things. Please do not get it wet. Using the Floral Romance DSP (148586), yes a full sheet of 12 x 12. Score at 3 inches on each side and then 4 inches top and bottom. A few folds, add a matching ribbon and trim with your desired style. The second is a demonstrator exclusive bag. Join my team with your $129 and pick your favorite items totaling $175. And this beauty carries it all!! There are additional bonuses joining my…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  old site,  Team Meeting

    Wood Elements

    These wood elements are FREE with a $50 purchase, cool right?? What do you do with them once you have them?? Lets see what we can come up with in the next couple posts… Note… there are four different size butterflies and two different butterfly outlines.. three different size flowers along with two different leaf designs. The first is a scissor charm. Frustrating when you get your scissors mixed with someone else, this could even be attached as a book mark charm. Humm, what else could this be?? Making different ones was pretty easy actually… I gave these as a gift to my team.. all different, some with color, some…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  old site,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Roosters??

    Just a note ….. This little 3 X 3 is perfect for keeping in my purse. Do you keep cards with you?? There are times that having one is a reminder, do you forget? I know I do. Or when someone does something nice for you? We make them…. we need to give them away too! #mailitmonday. This is a new goal for me …wish me luck! Have a Great day getting Crafty!!

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  old site

    Wonderful Life….

    Do you get tired of those plan boring frames?? I love the plan wood ones that you can get in the craft store…yes, for $1.00. My son, Trevor and his beautiful girlfriend, Bee, made the decorating easy. On a trip to Alaska they took this picture. I was able to steal it, print it and create it. This momma will be adding it to the collection of adventure pictures that I already have. The Rooted in Nature bundle (pg 143 big book c-148353 $72.75, w-148352 $84.50) and Nature’s Poem DSP (146338 $11.00 or part of the paper share) just made it that much easier… Using the Large letters Framelits I…