Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Countdown to Christmas - Day 20

We are so close to the end of school and the excitement of both kids for Christmas is contagious!  I wish I could show you the amazing things Callie made for Christmas using our new watercolor pencils but at the risk of tipping off the grandparents, who may read this blog, we are going to keep those under wraps for a few more days!

Instead, I thought I'd share the hostess tags I made for the events we head to for the holidays.  I taught these on two separate occasions but the instructions are the same.  I'm so relieved that the Cheerful Tags Framelits are not retiring yet - they are so versatile and I really enjoy playing with them.  Depending on the paper you paired them with, they'd make a cute homemade touch to a bunco night, a baby shower, a birthday, a bbq, etc.

To start, take a 5 1/2 x 2 3/4 piece of Very Vanilla and run the Bottle Topper tag through the Big Shot with your magnetic platform and cutting mats.  Keep the circle that is punched out - you will use that for your Cheers stamp.  Then careful fold the tag on the score line at the top.  It's easier to work with these if you do that step first.

The first example utilizes the This Christmas DSP cut to 2 1/4 x 1 3/4.  I slipped the ribbon through the slots first (using around 14-18" depending on the ribbon type) and then attached a piece of Early Espresso (1 3/4 x 2 1/4) just adhering the sides so the ribbon slides.  Then I sponged the DSP and added a strip of our Candy Cane Lane Washi tape and attached with adhesive.  Stamp the cheer image from the Here's to Cheers stamp set and mount with dimensionals on a 1 3/8 Red Glimmer Paper circle. That is attached with Tear and Tape.

The other example just uses the Warmth and Cheer DSP instead so I swapped out the satin ribbon for the 5/8 Burlap, switched the ink to Crumb Cake, the cardstock to Cherry Cobbler and the glimmer circle to gold.  This one has a more rustic, drink this wine by the fire, sort of feel!


To order supplies for these projects, please visit my online store here.  Please use this hostess code when checking out when you find something to order if ordering by December 24th. 
  • December Code:  The code through Christmas is WEEMARQ7.


It’s our Year End Closeout Sale – take a look at these great specials!  These include discounts up to 60% on retiring holiday products, clearance items, and high inventory items.  Those placing orders through my Web site will be put into a drawing for a doorprize – hint – it’s something new from the new occasions catalog!

Just a few notes:
  • High inventory items are on discount through January 3rd.
  • Retiring accessories are while supplies last.
  • Retiring items will all discontinue as of January 3rd.
  • Retiring holiday stamp sets are guaranteed through December 21st.


While we have many great products on closeout, there is one program that you really should check out as well.  I only sell things I'm passionate about and this product line is definitely one of my favorites!

Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  They also are invited to participate in a free Paper Pumpkin Playdate to make their kits using any of my additional supplies like framelits and punches!  It's a wonderful program and I'd love for you to try it out!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit!


    If you are interested in joining out team and participating in monthly meetings with free make-n-take projects and outstanding company, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  The new Occasion catalog is coming out and you could pre-order from it as a demonstrator!  Contact me today for more information!

    Come back tomorrow for more ideas!

    Have a craftastic day,

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