Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Countdown to Christmas - Day 6

Today's project was unplanned and something I'll make a lot more of in the future.  I think that it's important to thank people who host gatherings or parties because it take a lot of work and it's important to show gratitude.  I wanted to give a Christmas hostess a gift last week but I couldn't find any wrapping paper.  Since she's also one of my best crafting buddies, I decided I'd order her a Stitched Shapes Framelit set before they became unorderable (they will be back in January though!)

But how to wrap it?

It just happened that my 2 1/2 year old son knocked over a stack of supplies at that moment and my envelope punch board was among them.  So I cut a piece of Candy Cane DSP to 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 and made an envelope for a 6 x 7 card.  I then slid the framelits into it and created a belly band to hold the flap closed. 

The front was decorated by cutting out a candy house from the scraps of leftover paper and mounting it on two squares cut using the Framelits that I was giving her.  I put a little Wink of Stella on the snow for bling. 

Inside I cut a 6 x 7 piece of Whisper White cardstock that I wrote a note on and decorated with another stitched square and cut house.  A unique and relatively quick package that looked much more intricate than it was!  Plus it showed her a sample of what was inside so hopefully she immediately wants to use it with her projects!

  • Cardstock: Candy Cane DSP (10 1/4 x 10 1/4, scrap), Real Red (7 x 1 1/2, 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 scored at 3/4 and 7 3/4, scrap), Crumb Cake (scrap)
  • Ink: None
  • Stamp Set: None
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Cutting Mats, Magnetic Platform, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Wink of Stella, Tear and Tape, Scissors, Dimensionals, Envelope Punch Board, Dimensionals.


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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