• 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??…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Holiday cards

    Wicked Treats and Harvest Hellos

    This Happy Pumpkin has treats to deliver! A cookie, special candy, even maybe a TRICK?? The Harvest Hellos Bundle (153037) is perfect to add to this Mini Pizza Box (144645) top. It really needed some friends, welcome the Wonderfully Wicked Bundle (153041). However, I am not sure our cute pumpkin is super happy about having 2 spiders for friends, but… they are friendly spiders!?! The Silver Metallic Thread (138402) is PERFECT for spider webs, along with Crafty Whisper White Ink (147277). Finally our Black Kitty, just for you Paula, she is full of Wink of Stella (141897). She is all shiny in the moon light. I sure have had fun…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Holiday cards,  sneak peek

    Give Thanks with Harvest Hellos

    Here is a sneak peak of one of the Making Party projects. When you pick Fall, Harvest Hellos Stamp set and punch bundle (153037) will be what you will be using. Sooo Cute!! Missed yesterdays post about the Making Parties?? Check it out here. The Kraft Pillow Boxes (147018), Polka Dot Ribbon (146912) and Textile Ribbon (149480) are in the BIG book. But how cute would this be on your Thanksgiving table? Or a small gift to a friend to thank them for something nice that was done. Similarly, I would give this to my sister for hosting Thanksgiving. Additionally the DSP used is from the Come to Gather pack…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Holiday cards,  Home Decor,  Paper Pumpkin,  Stamp Camp/class

    Am I looking for you??

    With the New Holiday catalog live… I wanted to be sure to share the possible parties we could have!! Pick a kit!! There are THREE all inclusive kits in the annual catalog, ($27-$35 plus shipping and tax up front cost per person) Paper Pumpkin Party, Have a group sign up for Paper Pumpkin and we get together to make the kit. Plus a bonus alternative idea! Making Party, Pick a holiday, Halloween, Fall or Christmas. We will make 10-12 (depending on the holiday) 3D gifts. Using DSP (designer series paper) which you will have extra to take home. (BONUS, host gets stamp set for free with 12 people. $10-$12 up…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Happy Birthday,  In-Colors

    Littles with Come to Gather

    Lastly on the Come to Gather week long adventure… is my FAVORITE sheet of DSP. Yes, I do love me some gingham, and this one reminds me of one of my hubbies shirts. Crazy?? yes, but true. With 12 different patterns, this is the one I pick. This DSP pack is part of the paper share and the Come to Gather (150454) pack is in the 2019 Holiday catalog. That leaf is from Tags & Feathers Elements (150455), and has a second leaf, larger, plus that AWESOME “log” piece. How about a “backpack” for a cute note?? In addition, to the DSP this cutie uses the largest of the Stitched…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  YouTube video

    Gift Box-Come to Gather

    This cutie uses almost the whole suite from Come to Gather (153484). Can not find the sentiment, well it is” Season of THANKS” using just a Marvelous Marker (147154) Here is the measurements for the box and lid.. 5 x 6 piece of your choice of DSP and a coordinating piece that is 1 1/2 x 4. But here are your scores: 5″ at the top … 1 1/4 (Note: watch your patterns) 6″ at the top… 1 1/2 6 ” at the top… 2 3/4 6″ at the top… 4 1/4 6″ at the top… 5 1/2 I hope you are loving these fun videos lately!! I sure at…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    Gift Tag-Come to Gather

    Remember the Butterfly tags?? This is the same size 3 x 4 1/4. Using the Stamps, Dies and of course that DSP. The Burlap Ribbon was cut apart and use as the vines stems. I wanted to coordinate and also highlight the different colors used in this pumpkin pattern. I know, I know, Mint Macaron Pumpkins are very unusual. So are Soft Sea Foam ones, but why not?? I do want to draw your attention to the sentiment. This is one stamp, one verse that is easy to cut up into these three pieces. Also, notice that the double pumpkin set as been split up. I bet, you can not…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  YouTube video

    Beautiful Day gift tags w/video

    Ohhh, what a fun day in the studio today!! Any day that I can get in the coloring tent is a GREAT day!! However, I discovered that I really need a few new Stampin’ Blends! No, I do not only have purple, but…. Here is a shopping list of what you need to grab before you watch the video… One full sheet of cardstock (8 1/2 x 11) Trimmer Coordinating Stampin’ Blends Coordinating/Complimentary Ink Ribbon to match Trio Punch (146320) Some DSP to match. Additionally the measurements are… 4 1/4 x 11 then cut to 3 x 4 1/4. Grab your supplies here is the step by step video.. Need…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Stamp Camp/class

    Gift using Painted Harvest

    I put this together for a friend of mine.. Christine. I went to a Stamping Bingo that she ran last week. Ohh girls, I think, NO I know we should be doing this here. They had so much fun, and the prizes!! WooooHoooo! Keep an eye on the events, because I am working on this as we speak. I choose to add this to a small bottle of lotion. Christine is in Wisconsin, in the winter she will be thanking me for it!! haha. I sooo hope that she loved it as much as I loved making it for her! Here is what you will need: Painted Harvest Stamp Set…

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

    Love What You Do #GDP201

    I love giving treats… How about you?? How about a treat for a teacher, friend or neighbor?? This week on the Global Design Project, the challenge has to do with these colors… Great Fall color combos, dontcha think? This creation was simple leftover pieces from other projects. Mossy Meadow base 2 1/2 x 7 scored at 3 1/4 and 3 3/4. Add the decorations you want. Stamp using the Merry Merlot ink and the flower bunch from the Love What You do (148042) set. The 1/2 base is just wide enough so that this cutie even stands up. No need for gluing the candy because the “belly band” holds it…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  Clubs,  Coloring

    Early for a Challenge #GDP199

    This week for the Global Design Project, is a theme challenge #GDP199. I was able to tie it in with my new Stampin’ Blends Club too. Always on the look out for a fun way to package something, right?? And with the theme … For the Love of Craft!! I thought it would be fun to plan ahead! Here is what you will need.. It Starts with Art (149303) Follow your Art DSP (149489) Follow your Art embellishment kit (149491 Calypso Coral cardstock (122925) Whisper White (100730) For the Blends holders you need two pieces of Calypso Coral 3 1/2 x 2 7/8, score with 2 7/8 along the top.…

  • 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…