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  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Team Meeting

    Last month’s Team Meeting fun, Night!

    I do love making little Thank You’s. These were made at last months Team Meeting, fun right?? That little thing sticking out of the top of the Thanks a Ton is a small nail file. How fun??? The daisy has a stem but a file too. Can you see the fold on the bottom?? That is all that I am going to say about my secrets. haha The team had fun decorating these jars. They could use any scraps they wanted and any ribbon in the studio. It sure was fun seeing all the different ones. The one on the right has a few things… The Nothing’s Better Than, Well…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Strong and Beautiful for positive thoughts.

    Have you taken a look at the Strong and Beautiful stamp set? If not, you NEED to take a look, even a second look! This set is full of positive speak as I like to call it, you are like a diamond… you are unstoppable… you are loved… well take a look! Packed full, right? Are you in need of some positive and empowering words? There are times for me when I sure do! This is one of those weeks … here is what I do. Yes, I create and yes, I share it. Because you never know who else might need to hear it! This little cutie is from…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors

    Happy 4th of July to you and your family.

    Happy Birthday America! Sounds kinda funny saying Happy Birthday to a Country, but… That really is what today is all about. How as a new country “we” decided “we” wanted freedom from Tierney and Oppression. Those freedoms were as the result of many brave men and women. Freedoms that at times get taken for granted. As a Marine mom, I have a small understanding of the drive that it takes to be brave and go off to fight for those freedoms. The worry of a family when loved ones go on faith and belief that our country stands for Freedom. These freedoms that are still alive today, gratefully!! Hugs and…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Dad, Happy Father’s Day

    Dad, Sorry I could not be with you today!! You know I thought about you first thing this morning. I hope you at least had a nice day. I know it would have been much more fun with all of us, but … You did get the twins at least. The cute and fun ones!! Not the big bratty ones. haha. Anyway, I have some fun treats to put in your coordinating box! Not going to tell you what I picked up… NOPE!! I sure hope that you like this card, but I also know that you usually like them all (smile). Here is the latest episode of Jennifer TV,…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors

    6/11 Crafty Thursday

    Love a fun 3D project!! This one was for Crafty Thursday and with a FREE PDF for sharing it is a win/win!! I am happy to help you compile some fun and easy instructions! You can check out the YouTube here. ORRR, you can head on over to facebook and join the fun there!! I would love to be able to send this PDF (instructions) to you too!! Hugs and Have a Great day getting Crafty!!

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Crafty Thursday

    With the impending warm weather… How would you like a Popsicle?? Yes please!! These cute little things hold all types of goodies! What would you like to find inside?? I would love to share how this was made… Click here to go the Facebook live! No worries, it will be added to YouTube soon! Do you get notified when I add new videos?? If you do not… be sure to subscribe and hit the bell too!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    4/4 Coffee and Cards

    Spring Cuteness!! First, I need to thank, Lynn and Christine, for these super fun ideas. Easter treats are ready to be packaged. Secondly, to get the box ready! Did you miss Coffee and Cards today?? ohhhh, sooo stinkin’ cute! Which one are you going to try?? I have to say, I do really like them both. Oh dang, Basket number 2. I forgot to take pictures! Look at the bottom of tomorrow’s post! Sorry! I sure hope that you had as much fun as I did this morning!! All the friends popping in and even family too!! Thank you for welcoming them! A special thank you for helping make these…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  YouTube video

    3/28 Coffee and Cards Happy Birthday Trevor…

    Happy Birthday, Trevor. I never got to finish my story that I kinda started this morning of Coffee and Cards. Did you miss the live?? Check the replay over on YouTube. You can also check it out on Facebook too. Here is how the story started… Trevor and I we out to the woods, maybe camping?? Anyway, I did remember coffee but no cups.. Trevor made the cups out of wood, Thankfully!! I did remember the candy to put in the treat that I made too. Cheers to you for your birthday, love you! I want to take a second to talk about the measurements on this adorable treat holder.…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    2/29 Coffee and Cards

    Ohhh such fun!! It’s was all about the boxes today!! Put let’s take a second and talk about this stamp set, Beautiful Friendship – 149252. If this doesn’t YELL spring, I don’t know what does! Why?? Flowers! This stamp set is all about the flowers. Five different ones actually. A couple different flower centers and a pair of leaves. Huge bonus is the font used for the beautiful sentiments. We also talked about how the 2018-2020 In-Colors will be leaving us soon! Be sure to order early! You do not want to miss out on getting them. How about some measurements? Box bottom is 8 1/2 x 8 1/2, scoring…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges

    Thoughtful Blooms for a Challenge

    Did someone say treats?? Posting this WAAAAAY earlier, this week! I do not want to miss out! I set a goal for myself for 2020. Every in studio class gets little treats! These little cuties will be for an up and coming class. Whooo knows you might get one if you join us! ANYWAY….. This week for the Global Design Project Challenge it is ALL about color! Which colors… Now where to begin… keeping in mind the Small Bloom punch is a featured item for me this week! Pairing it with the coordinating stamp set, also a FREE item from the current Sale-a-Bration selections. However, which candies?? Of course, Ghirardelli!…

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

    Gift set using Pleased as Punch

    A cute bag and coordinating card. Here is a reminder don’t forget there are TWO sides to each piece of DSP. I know and I like the punch out side too! I LOVE this subtle pattern too!! This is the same bag that was used for the Halloween bag done for Coffee and Cards back in October. Using a 6 x 12 piece of DSP-score short side along the top, score at 2 inches. Put long across the top and score at 2 1/4, 5 3/4, 8 and 11 1/2. Fold on all score lines. To close box bottom cut along the score mark in the two inch section. Bag…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    Candy Wrap Valentine’s-Day 9

    Getting closer! These candy boxes wrapped in cardstock! Using the From My Heart DSP – . In addition to the Heartfelt Bundle some left over hearts from past projects. Along with leftover dyed twine. How did I cover that? Check out the latest QWick and WOW!! video! I will take you through step by step. Please be sure to subscribe and share! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    6 of 10 Days of Love

    Do you give little treats?? I give my sweetie and kids treats, but how about the nieces and nephews? I think this would be PERFECT!! Using a 6 x 8 piece of DSP and a few scores and cuts. DONE! This From My Heart – 151189 DSP is in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog. The coordinating Heartfelt Bundle – 153775 (or the From My Heart Suite -153931) including two heart punches that layer together. The plain heart above is Vellum – 101856. The sentiment is stamped with you guessed, Real Red! Be sure to let it dry completely!! The layered little hearts are leftovers from Coffee and Cards. You know…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1,  YouTube video

    Heartfelt for It Started with a $1

    Here is where it started… I saw these cute jars at the Dollar Tree. Soo many possibilities! But where to begin?? hummmm Craft Whisper White ink… just for the center section. However, this did take a LONG time to dry! Over 24 hours. After that I remembered about the Global Design Project challenge! How perfect is this color challenge for this goodie jar! Ohhh Valentine’s Day goodies! Okay, pull out the Heartfelt bundle (153775) the Stitched Be Mine dies (148527) and the New Spritzer bottle that I made for the QWick and WOW! Video. Whisper White thick cardstock is spritzed with the shimmer paint. Check the video here! The From…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    ~~NEW~~ Thoughtful Blooms for Qwick and WOW!

    So here is another new thing I want to do… and I hope you like it!! Every week I would like to share a short video… Qwick and WOW! That video will be the start of a project. Here on the blog is where you finish the project. And then check back later in the week for a second take on the video. The video is here. Here are a few photos to help! The “Bag” is in the Annual catalog! Scored on the 3 sealed sides at 1/2 inch. NOTE: these bags are on the thinner side… so do not score like cardstock! Not a lot of pressure needed.…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Smile with a tissue…

    You can SMILE using the 2019-2021 In-Color DSP pack (149617) and the Daisy Lane Bundle (151118). I would like to brighten your day by walking you through how to make these super cute pocket tissue holders. I sure hope you love thee as much as I do. Wouldn’t a sick friend just love one of these?? Here is a reminder of the measurements and scores. Thick Whisper White 4 x 8, DSP 1 3/4 x 3 3/4 and 1 5/8 x 3 3/4 Score with 8″ (long) across the top 1/2 – 1 1/4 – 3 1/4 – 4 The pocket tissue pack just fits inside. No worries it will…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  Home Decor

    12/22 Coffee and Cards Sunday??

    So much fun in such a little thing. We have played with the wood elements before, and YES, I do love them!! Sooo, many things that can be done with them! We have used them on the Fall Sampler, for a couple gift ideas, a card and now Christmas ornaments. Using Three different Stamp sets, bundles Christmas Gleaming – 153006 To Every Season – 153051 Peaceful Boughs – 153033 And adding a couple snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers – 143751. Yes, I really do have things on my table just begging to be used. The first four from coffee and cards… the top full snowflakes are also from the live……

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Craft Room,  Fairs / Events

    Happy Treats

    Fun treats with a bonus!! The bonus is the extra pair of gloves. The Treat is candy!! These super cute Snowmen are perfect for the nieces and nephews for just a small treat. ALL of the faces are different because just like a snowflake no snowman is exactly the same!! However, if you are not comfortable doing the mouth by hand, the trio punch has the perfect mouth size ovals. The Chalk marker is just one way to make the eyes, I chose to use the shimmer paint. I owe a huge thank you to my friend Selene, a stampin’ sister, for this SUPER CUTE idea! In addition to her…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  In-Colors

    Deck the Halls with Light

    The trio of paper lanterns for Christmas. The Christmas is Gleaming bundle (153006) is on low inventory (at time of post). So, I thought I would post quick. I have seen the lanterns in several shapes, I did triangles. Stitched Shape Circles for the two smaller and Nested Labels for the larger. Each uses a full sheet of cardstock, just the heights vary. All three decorated just slightly different. Colors are the same. I know you see the DSP and it is already no longer available, I am sorry! However, you could put a layer of Pretty Peacock that is embossed and add some frost shimmer paint on the raised…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it,  No Stamping??

    Treats with Night Before Christmas

    The Scalloped Tag Topper punch is perfect for “wrapping” treats. Have you tried it?? Using a strip of cardstock, punch both the top and bottom. You have a pretty top where you add a few pieces of DSP (Night Before Christmas- 150437) and DONE!! The truffle that I ended up putting inside did NOT want to stay put… I “created” a seat, if you will, for it. Scored all four sides and snipped one side (all four sides) to create the boxed seat. Ohh yeah and a circle die (Layering Circles-141705) in the middle. Dressed it up with a pretty bow (Cherry Cobbler Strip Ribbon-150439) and it is now ready…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Time is limited, but…

    Remember me talking about the Making Parties?? You still have time to host a quick making party. These gift bags come with 10 in the package and they more then enough parts to decorate them. And I ALWAYS promise there will be left overs! Party price is $11 per person!! CRAZY RIGHT?? Where do you get packaging for just over $1 a bag?? And that is NOT decorated!! How many people do you need to organize?? Minimum of 4. I bring all the crafty goodies. However, you bring the snacks and goodies. I want to help you wrap up your presents this year! Above all, looking crafty and fun while…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    11/23 Coffee and Cards

    Had so much fun with Coffee and Cards today. We worked on 6×6 paper and what could we get out of it. Using some bigger pieces this time, still being about to get 2 cards and 4 tags. Yes, I am getting ready for Christmas, but.. please be sure to enter the Challenge on Facebook. I bet you are asking where this snowflake paper came from?!? The Feels like Frost as two sides and this foil side is the reverse of the “frost” photos. The other side is pretty don’t get me wrong, but its almost a one and done side. And are you loving the alternative colors?? I sure…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Pillow Gift

    When I came back from CenterStage… more Sunday on that. This little bag was overflowing with Butterflies. Does this girl know me or what?? She is know by several nicknames, but Paula you are the best! As my unofficial secretary, paper pumpkin police AND my friend, we have so much fun together. And to think that she almost did not come to the second class. WOW, that would have been soo sad, especially for me. My sweet friend I love you back and am grateful you were brave and tried again! You will have to ask her the story. No she did not make the scarf, but she sure made…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    What is a PDF?

    How cute is this one?? Have you watched a video and said, “Hey, I want to do that!!” Of course, and a PDF is how we do it. A PDF or Tutorial is a list of supplies and instructions to make the one project or card. I have shared before that I am part of a Tutorial Team. My customers benefit from this also. Offering this Tutorial bundle of cards/projects to a customer that places a $40 product order. Here is this months sneak peak. In addition to a theme each month. Each of the 16 Tutorials has a FULL list of supplies and step by step instructions. Not limited…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    Come to Gather for Thanksgiving.

    YES, you still have time to get these items!! Do you remember the Making Party sneak peak I gave a while ago?? This one is a different take on the one with the Harvest Hellos pumpkin. Do you do fancy for Thanksgiving?? In our BIG family (like 25-30) we do buffet for food set up, but we do gather at the table, well several! I need to talk with my sister so that maybe I can make these, for the adults anyway. A video is always fun, right?? Here is what you will need in case the numbers go by too fast in the video.. Gather Together Bundle – 153036…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    10/26 Coffee and Cards Monster Bash Style

    Wasn’t Coffee and Cards fun today?? Did you miss out on how to make these cuties?? Well you only need a few things…. Monster Bash (150447) DSP, Wonderfully Wicked (b-153041 s-150547), Everyday Label (144668) punch and ribbon of you choice. Now all decorated and ready for goodies… From left to right.. That was the “bag” from the video that still needed decoration. The middle, our work of art. Lastly, the other half left over. All a little different but all ready for giving. I have a few special ghouls that will be getting these, now to make a few more… Thank you for helping and I enjoying our time together,…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Pumpkin Harvest in the Truck

    I needed a few treat holders. What to use?? You guessed, my pickup truck, haha. Just big enough for a fun size treat. Perfect to haul your pumpkins AND candy. How about letting you in on a secret?? I made a video for this one too. With a few fun ideas and even a technique…. However, here are a few things to know… You will want to use Multipurpose glue, stamp first then assemble, be patient and try. In addition to this Happy Harvest it could also say.. happy birthday with some balloons. Need a reminder?? Check this post… I wish that I would have thought to use the black…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Spooky Wonderfully Wicked Tombstone Treats

    Would you think to use vellum to add some SPOOKY?? I almost did not. GASP, right? The Tombstone “wrapper” is all vellum 1 1/2″ x 7″, with a 3/4″ x 6 1/4″ of Basic Grey and some scrap Whisper White. Tombstone wrapper starts with the Everyday Label punch (144668). First score your vellum 3 1/4″ from both ends. Then from left to right… first, slip your end section through just far enough to carefully pull out just the scored end. After pulling that end out, join the pieces/ends together. Pulling the scored end out just far enough to punch off “the end” for the “Tombstone” look. You could also do…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Stamp Camp/class

    Wonderfully Wicked Treats!

    Today, I want to talk treats… YES, Wicked Treats! Ohhh and this is one of the items I have put together for a Making Party. Wonder what that is all about?? Check out this POST! Using the Wonderfully Wicked Bundle (153041) and the Coffin Treat Boxes (150451) is the perfect way to START!! For the coffins you will need either Tear n Tape or Multipurpose glue. The coffins are about 1 1/4 thick and that is a nice stash of candy! As you see the additional items are some metallic pearls, DSP and ribbon. However, what about using this for a 50th birthday party?? How much fun could that be??…