Friday, December 23, 2016

Countdown to Christmas - Days 22 & 23

Well, I almost made it but I still broke my personal record for days posted in a row over Christmas.  Sorry I forgot to post Day 22 so today you get a two-fer!

Yesterday was family baking day.  Callie and I made covered pretzels while Michael licked sprinkles from his plate.  Don't worry - none of his pretzels made it out the door to neighbors and friends.  I put our pretzels in a cool little gusseted bag and then tied one of these tags around it using our Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine.  It made for a cute pop of holiday!

To make these tags, just run a 5 1/2 x 2 3/4 piece of Very Vanilla through the Big Shot using your magnetic platform.  Next stamp the scrumptious stamp from Here's to Cheers stamp set using Early Espresso.  Then you can run two scraps of Real Red through the Big Shot using the precision plate to get the filigree piece and the curvy line on the front of the tag.  Both are adhered using a fine tip glue pen.  Tie it off using a piece of twine long enough to tie around the bag!

  • Cardstock/DSP: Very Vanilla (5 1/2 x 2 3/4), Real Red (scrap)
  • Ink: Early Espresso
  • Stamp Set: Here's to Cheers
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Plate, Cutting Mats, Cheerful Tags Thinlits, Basic Rhinestones, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine
Today's other project is an adorable Santa card.  To make this card, you will use the Detailed Santa Thinlits.  I ran the Santa through my Big Shot using the precision plate - that way I could make sure each swirl cut all the way through!  Then I ran it through the Big Shot using the magnetic platform and the slanted line thinlit (to make sure it stayed straight and in place.)  Add Tear and Tape to the back of the Santa, just above the slanted lines.  Then attach a strip of Red Glimmer Paper so it shows through the holes.  Tie a piece of Red Twine around the bottom and attach to the folded Real Red card using adhesive or the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Stamp the saying from Stitched with Cheer or whatever stamp set you have for the holidays using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Adorable, right?

  • Cardstock: Whisper White (2 @ 5 1/4 x 4), Real Red (8 1/2 x 5 1/2), Red Glimmer Paper (4 x 1/2)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stamps: Stitched with Cheer
  • Accessories: Detailed Santa Framelits, Big Shot, Cutting Mats and Magnetic Platform, Candy Cane Baker's Twine - 17", Adhesive, Scissors, Big Shot Brush


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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