Stampin’ Up Fry Box & Elfin’ Fun!

Hi everyone! I know I haven’t posted anything in an age and a half, but I was inspired to share some of my family’s fun with our elf, Edwin. I arrived home from work today to find a care package at my front doorstep from my dear friend, Amy Koenders (you can check out her awesome blog here.)  What a wonderful surprise to find the Stampin’ Up! Fry Box Die and All About Sugar Stamp set along with some chocolates and a beautiful card!  I knew right away that I wanted to use it for my Elfin’ Fun!

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Isn’t that fry box just the cutest!  It was SO EASY to make too!  One run through the big shot, and two strips of adhesive, and voila!  I just love the polka dot design of the Merry Moments DSP from Stampin’ Up!

I also love the Elf on the Shelf tradition.  I have so much fun scouring the boards of Pinterest for inspiration.  There are a million cute ideas out there, and there is nothing better than seeing my son Carter’s face light up as he reacts to Edwin’s antics.  It is the first thing he does each morning.  He just can’t wait to see what Edwin has been up to during the night.  Here are some more of Edwin’s adventures from 2015.

I hope you have enjoyed my share today.  Happy Holidays to all… I hope to be back in the New Year with some more stamping projects.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit – Stampin’ Up!

My friend and fellow stamper, Amy Koenders and I recently had a “Stampin’ Playdate” to assemble the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit.  The cards in this kit are just adorable!

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Although, I love the end result of this kit, it isn’t a quick one to put together.  Amy and I worked together for a little over 3 hours to put it together.  It was a really fun evening, and a great way to spend time with friends!  I would definitely recommend it as a social evening for you and some crafting friends!

Watercolor Wonder Simply Created (3 of 7)

As the name suggests, the kit is intended to be watercolored, but Amy and I decided to save some time by using a brayer and sponge daubers instead.  We used a brayer on the trees and the sleds, rather than watercoloring them and waiting for the ink to dry. 🙂

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This kit comes with materials to create some of the cards in four languages (English, German, Spanish, and French).  Since my sister lives in Germany, I decided to make one of the cards in German.  She’s going to love that!

Watercolor Wonder Simply Created (1 of 7)

For the stripes on this card, we used a mask and sponge dauber to save a little time.  We also sponged the letters.  Sponging before you punch out the letters saves a lot of time.

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Amy and I used the same sponging technique on the word “Merry” in this card.

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The card kit comes with the card bases and embellishments needed to make 20 cards, 5 of each of the four designs (stamps, ink, and adhesive not included).  However, we did decide to add a few extra embellishments for some extra wow!  We used rhinestones colored with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blendabilities and the Frosted Sequins for a little bling. 🙂

Watercolor Wonder Simply Created (6 of 7)

All in all, this kit provided Amy and I with some great “girlfriend time” and we each walked away with 10 finished Christmas cards!  I’d say that is a deal you can’t beat.  If you are a fan of this project, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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  • November 25- December 15 Hostess Code:  UJGAKUUCUse this hostess code when you order and receive a set of rhinestones from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.

Handcrafting with Heather Creativity Clubhouse

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Don’t forget about my new customer loyalty program when you place your orders.  I’ve decided to extend my offer for double Creativity Credits until Christmas Day!  Click here to read more about the Creativity Credits program, my buyer reward program where you earn free Stampin’ Up! merchandise.

Let me know if you have any questions, have fun shopping!

November 25- December 15 Hostess Code:  UJGAKUUC

Use this hostess code when you order and receive a set of rhinestones from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.


New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! December 2-8

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Year End Closeouts from Stampin’ Up!… Up to 80% off!

Today’s Year-End Closeouts – Amazing Products, Unbelievable Discounts

This is my second post for today.  If you missed my Paper Pumpkin post earlier today, you can view it here.  For now, I wanted to announce the newly released year-end closeouts from Stampin’ Up!

steal the dealsDon’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to stock up on these fantastic deals.  You’ve got to check out this incredible list of sale items.  Many items are marked 80% OFF, including stupendous Christmas items!  Place your order now because all of these items are available while supplies last.

CLICK HERE to review all of these items in my online store.  The list is always-changing as these items are discontinued, so check early and order soon.

It is always exciting when Stampin’ Up! has a big sale!  Have fun shopping!  I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
  • November 25- December 15 Hostess Code:  UJGAKUUCUse this hostess code when you order and receive a set of rhinestones from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.

Handcrafting with Heather Creativity Clubhouse

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Don’t forget about my new customer loyalty program when you place your orders.  I’ve decided to extend my offer for double Creativity Credits until Christmas Day!  Click here to read more about the Creativity Credits program, my buyer reward program where you earn free Stampin’ Up! merchandise.

Let me know if you have any questions, have fun shopping!

November 25- December 15 Hostess Code:  UJGAKUUC

Use this hostess code when you order and receive a set of rhinestones from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.


New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! December 2-8

Click the images below to order the weekly deal products from my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through December 8th.

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Santa & Co. and Nordic Noel Holiday Treat Boxes – Stampin’ Up!

You know you are an avid crafter when you decide to give baked goods as gifts just so that you have a reason to make cute gift boxes!  I spent an entire day baking last week for that very reason!  Boy, am I backwards!  Anyway, I just love how these cute boxes turned out.  I’ve still got more to make for all of my homemade sweet treats, so you can expect to see more of these from me soon. LOL. 🙂

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These gift boxes are a great way to use up leftover holiday DSP too!  I was able to create each box using a 6″ x 6″ sheet of the primary DSP design and a 3-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ scrap of the accent DSP design.

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I found the directions for this cute Santa punch art piece on Pinterest.  You can see the directions for how to make it on Alexandra Bleicher’s blog by clicking here.  Isn’t he just adorable, and the Nordic Noel DSP sets him off perfectly! (Note: She used two retired punches, the ornament punch and the blossom petals punch to create the hat, but I think you could substitute oval or circle punches and just trim them to be the right shape.)

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I must admit that I wasn’t crazy about these two designs from the Santa & Co. DSP pack, but I love how they turned out on these boxes!  The tree designs blend seamlessly with the Tree Punch.  I also like that these are a little more masculine than some of my other designs (although I think they are also suitable for females).

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I love how the Red Glimmer Paper mat makes this sentiment pop!  Sometimes you just need a little dazzle to brighten things up!

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As I said earlier, these are the first of many treat boxes!  I am having so much fun making them… it was definitely worth all the hours in the kitchen!  If you are a fan of this project, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
  • November 25- December 15 Hostess Code:  UJGAKUUCUse this hostess code when you order and receive a set of rhinestones from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.

Handcrafting with Heather Creativity Clubhouse

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Don’t forget about my new customer loyalty program when you place your orders.  I’ve decided to extend my offer for double Creativity Credits until Christmas Day!  Click here to read more about the Creativity Credits program, my buyer reward program where you earn free Stampin’ Up! merchandise.

Let me know if you have any questions, have fun shopping!

November 25- December 15 Hostess Code:  UJGAKUUC

Use this hostess code when you order and receive a set of rhinestones from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.


New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! December 2-8

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Price: $16.95

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Amazing Birthday & Flashback DSP Gift Card Envelope – Stampin’ Up!

And the Winner is…

I did it again!  I forgot to do the blog candy drawing with my Tuesday post.  Luckily, I remembered on my own this time, without needing a reminder from my loyal readers!  So, without further ado, the random number generator picked comment #18, which is Suzanne!  Congratulations, you are the lucky recipient of the Banner Blast stamp set and Banner Punch!  Please send me your mailing address, and I will get that to you in the mail!

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Now, onto today’s project!  Have I mentioned recently how much I LOVE the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies! Last week I had a birthday party to go to and I was able to whip up this super cute gift card envelope using the Flashback DSP and the Amazing Birthday stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

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 I just love how the washi tape adds a great design element to this gift card envelope!  As an added benefit, it also provides reinforcement for the folds so they will hold up better as the envelope is opened and closed!

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I made a little enclosure card to match the envelope to give the gift a finishing touch!

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This gift card holder is so cute and it was very quick to make! I’m sure that you can see the possibilities are endless for creating wonderful gifts with the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies.  If you are a fan of this project, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
  • November 25- December 15 Hostess Code:  UJGAKUUCUse this hostess code when you order and receive a set of rhinestones from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.

Online Extravaganza is Here! Monday, November 24th – December 2*

Online Extravaganza Banner*Sale ends 11:59 p.m. (MT) on December 2nd (1:59 a.m. ET on December 3rd).

You won’t want to miss out on this enormous SALE from Stampin’ Up!  In addition to lots of products that are 20% – 30% – 40% or 50% off, there are also special Door Buster Deals that are good only on the first and last day of the sale.  That’s Monday, November 24th and December 1st only… and only while supplies last!  Click here to see the complete list of discounted items, or head directly to my online store!

November 25- December 15 Hostess Code:  UJGAKUUC

Use this hostess code when you order and receive a set of rhinestones from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.


Holiday Sign Up Special… The Best Bang for your Buck!

Purchase the Demonstrator Kit for these additional specials:

  • Pick $125.00 for $74.25**(regular price $99.00 –  25% discount**)
  • Choose the sale items as part or all of your starter kit (or any regular catalog items)
  • Your New Demonstrator kit is Free Shipping (an additional 10% savings)
  • You receive 20% off on all future orders
  • You receive a bonus 5% Cash Back from All December Sales**
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** 25% discount on sign up and 5% cash back bonuses when you join between Nov 24 – Dec 2 only


Handcrafting with Heather Creativity Clubhouse – Ordering Bonus!!

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I’m introducing a new customer loyalty program, and I’m offering double Creativity Credits for any order placed between now and December 2!  Click here to read more about the Creativity Credits program, my buyer reward program where you earn free Stampin’ Up! merchandise.

Let me know if you have any questions, have fun shopping!


New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Nov. 25 – December 1

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Endless Wishes Gift Package – Stampin’ Up!

For today’s project, I created a tag using the Endless Wishes photopolymer stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I attached the tag to a gorgeous gold box that I created using one of my favorite new tools, The Gift Box Punch Board!  I have been having so much fun playing with that thing!

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This box was created using some sparkly gold card stock that I had on hand, but it would be even prettier made with Gold Glimmer Paper from Stampin’ Up!  This box follows the directions for a 4″ x 4″ x 4″ cube that are printed right on the front of the Gift Box Punch Board.

Endless Wishes Tag (1 of 2)

For the tag, I stamped the images from the Endless Wishes photopolymer stamp set on a Cherry Cobbler tag.  I used Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Notice how I was able to curve the words “celebrate the” around the word “season.”  This is one of the great things that is possible with photopolymer stamps!

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I finished everything off by adding a layer of gold foil behind my tag, popped on a little star, and tied the whole package up with a gorgeous Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon bow.

I love that I will be able to put this package under the tree without any additional wrapping, and the recipient will treasure the packaging as much as the contents!  I don’t know about you, but at my house we have a “box stash” that gets recycled from year to year.  I imagine this beauty will get added to the collection.  If you like this project, I hope you will pin it to Pinterest for me. You will find a “pin it” button at the end of this post below the supply list.

Also, Please consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I would love the opportunity to earn your business.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Online Extravaganza begins tonight! Monday, November 24th – December 2*

*Sale begins 2:01 a.m. ET November 24th and runs until 1:59 a.m. ET on December 3rd.

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You won’t want to miss out on this enormous SALE from Stampin’ Up!  In addition to lots of products that are 20% – 30% – 40% or 50% off, there are also special Door Buster Deals that are good only on the first and last day of the sale.  That’s Monday, November 24th and December 1st only… and only while supplies last!  Click here to see the complete list of discounted items.


Holiday Sign Up Special… The Best Bang for your Buck!

Purchase the Demonstrator Kit for these additional specials:

  • Pick $125.00 for $74.25**(regular price $99.00 –  25% discount**)
  • Choose the sale items as part or all of your starter kit (or any regular catalog items)
  • Your New Demonstrator kit is Free Shipping (an additional 10% savings)
  • You receive 20% off on all future orders
  • You receive a bonus 5% Cash Back from All December Sales**
  • click here for more details and to purchase your Demo Kit

** 25% discount on sign up and 5% cash back bonuses when you join between Nov 24 – Dec 2 only


New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Nov. 18-24

Click the images below to order the weekly deal products from my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through November 24th.

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Happy Stampers Holiday Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!

November Blog Hop

The Happy Stampers group is back with another blog hop!  Today, we have created projects with a holiday theme. This may be your first stop on the blog hop, or you may have linked to me from Amy Koender’s website. Either way, I hope you enjoy the projects I have in store for you today.  My projects today feature the Under the Tree Specialty DSP and the Festival of Trees stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  I just love how these turned out!

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For my birthday, my sister gave me a massage gift certificate, and I ended up winning a candle in a drawing from the spa.  I decided to create a custom box for the candle, using my gift box punch board and the fantastic Under the Tree Specialty DSP!

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The box fits the candle perfectly! I jazzed up the adorable package by creating a belly band and adorning it with a tag created using the Festival of Trees stamp set and coordinating Tree Punch.  I stamped my tree on whisper white card stock and then sandwiched it between two circles of craft card stock.  Add a star, and some other embellishments and presto… you have a super cute package that anyone would love to receive.

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For my card, I used the same elements to create a coordinated look.  I used the stars textured embossing folder on the card base, to add some extra dimension to the front of the card.  I like how it mirrors the star on top of the tree and adds extra texture to the design.  I also looped a little linen thread behind the tag to provide another interesting element.  I like how it all came together.

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I finished off the inside of my card, by adding a strip of the Under the Tree Specialty DSP to the inside of the card.  I am really pleased with how these projects turned out!

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Of course, a blog hop wouldn’t be complete without some blog candy!  One lucky reader who leaves me a comment will receive the Banner Blast stamp set and the Banner Punch.  To enter to win, leave me a comment telling me one of your favorite ways to use Stampin’ Up! products for the holidays.  I will announce the winner in my Tuesday Updates post on November 25th!  Good luck, I can’t wait to hear your comments.

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I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and that you will pin them to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work, and don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win that great blog candy!

Doing this blog hop has been a lot of fun.  Use the arrow buttons below to check out what Sandi MacIver has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.

If you happen to get lost, or want to go back and check out one of the posts, here is a list for you – and don’t forget to leave a little sweet comment on each blog for your chance to win blog candy!

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Nov. 18-24

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through November 24th.


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Motley Monsters & Fall Fest Gift Card Envelope – Stampin’ Up!

A few days ago, I said that the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies may just be my favorite product from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, and here it is again!  Isn’t this cute ghost just perfect!  I am loving the Fall Fest stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

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 We are doing a “Secret Pumpkin” gift exchange at work this week.  I just know that my secret pumpkin is going to love receiving a gift card in this cute envelope!

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The Thinlits die even comes with little circles to create the closure.  This gift card holder is so cute and it was very quick to make! I’m sure that you can see the possibilities are endless for creating wonderful gifts with the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies.  If you are a fan of this project, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Oct 21-27

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through October 27th.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

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Happy Stampers Fall Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!


Happy Stampers Fall Blog Hop

I am so excited about today’s projects.  I love it when the Happy Stampers group does a Blog Hop!  Today, we have created projects with a Halloween or Thanksgiving theme.  This may be your first stop on the blog hop, or you may have linked to me from Sandi MacIver’s website.  Either way, I hope you enjoy the projects I have in store for you today.  I have a trio of coordinated projects for you today featuring the Motley Monsters DSP and Fall Fest stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  My first project for you today is a cute Halloween card created with the Fall Fest stamp set and coordinating Fun Fall Framelits Dies.  I started by adhering panels of the Motley Monsters DSP to the front of a black card base.

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I used some leftover items from my September Paper Pumpkin kit for the sentiment panel & greeting.  Finally, I added lots of cute fall elements along the bottom of the card.

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I finished the card off by stamping “Happy Halloween” from the September Paper Pumpkin kit on the inside of the card.  I also added a strip of the Motley Monsters DSP and a cute bird sticker from the Paper Pumpkin kit.

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For my second project, I continued the theme by maintaining the same color scheme and using the Motley Monsters DSP.  I used Basic Black card stock to create a bag and embellished it with tags cut from the DSP using the Banner Framelits Dies.  As a last minute addition, I also created a coordinating pillow box with my leftover monster paper. I love the use of the White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim to finish things off.

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Finally, I just had to use my Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies to create an adorable Halloween gift card holder!  This item is possibly my favorite product form the Holiday Catalog (although it is impossible to choose just one)!  It makes creating gift card envelopes so simple!  As a busy mom, I love giving and receiving gift cards, but I hate just sticking them inside a card.  I enjoy packaging them in something cute, and this Thinlits set makes that so quick and easy!

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I have a wonderful neighbor who keeps surprising me by mowing my lawn.  He is a music teacher, so I decided to thank him with an iTunes gift card.  I didn’t just want to give him the gift card, so I created a little card to insert inside the envelope.  Isn’t this set just adorable!

Motley Monsters (2 of 9)
 Of course, a blog hop wouldn’t be complete without some blog candy!  For this blog hop, I’m going to give one of you the opportunity to experience My Paper Pumpkin.  One of the great things about My Paper Pumpkin is that there are always some extra materials that you can use for additional projects, as you’ve seen today.  I used the stamps, extra tags, stickers, clothespins, and sequins that were leftover from my September kit to create today’s projects.  For your chance to win the October kit, please leave me a comment.  You can either give me feedback about today’s projects, or tell me what your favorite item is from the Holiday Catalog.  I will announce the winner in my Tuesday updates post on October 28th!  Good luck, I can’t wait to hear your comments.

September Paper Pumpkin (1 of 5)

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and that you will pin them to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work, and don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win that great notepad!

Doing this blog hop has been a lot of fun.  Use the arrow buttons below to check out what Kristi Gray has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.

If you happen to get lost, or want to go back and check out one of the posts, here is a list for you – and don’t forget to leave a little sweet comment on each blog for your chance to win blog candy!

Amy Koenders – www.stampwithamyk.com

Marian Anderson –  http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/craftingwithmarian/blogdirectBlogUrl=/blog/2101543/entry/it_s_the_return_of

Sandi MacIver – http://stampingwithsandi.com/

Heather Van Looy – www.handcraftingwithheather.com (You are here.)

Kristi Gray –  www.stampingwithkristi.com

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Oct 21-27

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through October 27th.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

Tag Talk Pillow Box For you! – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project is a super simple gift that features the Tag Talk stamp set and the Sweet Taffy DSP from Stampin’ Up!  This project is not only cute, but it was also really easy to create!

Tag Talk Pillow Box (1 of 3)

I made the adorable pillow boxes for some of the teachers I work with.  You may recall that I have a new job this year.  I am the Instructional Technology Specialist at my school, which means that I work with all the teachers in the building in a coaching role to help them integrate technology into their classrooms.  I decided that as a part of my new job, I am going to leave the teachers a little treat when I leave as a token of recognition for the work they are doing. Aren’t these just perfect!

Tag Talk Pillow Box (3 of 3)

The box itself was made from a 5″ x 6″ piece of Sweet Taffy DSP.  I used the Pillow Box Punch Board (We R Memory Makers) to create the score lines.  Once the box was complete, I quickly stamped the “for you” greeting from the Tag Talk stamp set and layered it on a Tangelo Twist Scalloped Circle.  I glued a piece of Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon around the box to break up the polka dot pattern, and VOILA!

I know that my co-workers will appreciate getting a few sweet little treats in these precious pillow boxes.  What a nice surprise to brighten anyone’s day, right?  If you think these boxes are as cute as I do, I hope you will pin them to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you enjoy reading my posts.

Please consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I also offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you a copy of our beautiful catalogs.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

The Holiday Catalog is here… and it is AWESOME!

Click the image above to order from the Holiday Catalog today!


WEEKLY DEALS for September 9-15.

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through September 15.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.