On the Nineth Day of Christmas...

I'm giving a custom gift box filled with Holiday tags.

this is perfect for the Hostess of the many holiday parties we attend!

and when you open it:

Here's a shot of some of the Tags. You can easily fit an assortment of 20 tags from the Two Tags Die for the Bigshot.


Disclaimer- this is not my template. It's cased from a template on line that I found out about at my RemARKable stamping retreat in September. I will link back to the original as soon as I can!

Box Base/Wrap: 12 x 12 piece of card stock- cut to 8.5 x 10.5. ( yes you can used 8.5 x 11, but I used the scraps to decorate the box) Score long side 3.5, 5 and 5-1/8 (down the middle). the extra 1/8 helps the box lid open and close properly.

Now scallop your edges with your scallop edge punch.


Small sections 6x6 piece of card stock scored at 1.5 on all sides. (make 3 if you want a box with 3 sections)
Long section 6x9 piece of card stock scored at 1.5 on all sides.

snip short score lines to form boxes. adhere the 2 boxes to each other first, then attach them to the box wrap.

Decorate and Embellish!

All supplies are stampin up! Tags are made with the Two Tags Die from Stampin Up! and I just embellished them with scraps!

Have a fabulous Day! off to carve the Pumpkins!


On the Eighth Day of Christmas...

I'm giving a "Days to Remember" Calendar.

I'm adding this class to my December Schedule so stay tuned for more details!

Here is a Sampling of a few of the months. Some of the pages my scrap club have made- or will be making soon!

The Calendar base is a product sold by Stampin Up!. (#104144 for $9.95) Just add your 6x6 pages and your months! Such a GREAT gift!

See you tomorrow


On the Seventh Day of Christmas...

I'm Giving a complete Pink Flamingo DESK SET in a Punch Box...

here is a shot of what's included:

  • A binder clip photo holder
  • a fancy favor treat box filled with candy
  • Altered mini Note book
  • a magnetic shopping list
  • Post-it note holder
  • 2 altered R.S.V.P. pens
  • Mini accessories (stapler, tape)
  • match box filled with paper clips.
  • Altered Desk organizer
Everything but the desk organizer fits in the Punch Box. this one is just a little to tall. (they do sell smaller ones)

Here is another view- I have some retired rub ons on the top of the box.

and the punch box Empty:

I used my digital studio for the 2 small bits of what would be stamping. I did not have these stamps ( Favorite Things)

Have Fun!- Don't have a punch box?? what about Altering a plain white Lunch box or a printed one form the craft store! I have a few of those too! LOL


On the Sixth Day of Christmas...

I'm giving Cottage Wall personalized note cards and a tote to match!

12 Cards and envelopes fit Nicely into the tote.

TOTE SPECS: 12 x12 piece of card stock. Score at 3 and 9. Turn and score at 4.5 and 7.5 snip short score lines and fold up sides and adhere to make the tote. My handles are from the Oval scallop frame die for the Big shot. Embellish and decorate your tote!

For the cards: My goal for these was fast and simple so I focused on the designer paper. Each dsp piece is 3x4 and layered 2 times. the "Lovely letters" are punched and layered with more punches. I added a small rhinestone brad to the letter for some accent. light green and light purple.

Don't forget to stamp your envelopes!

All Supplies are Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Lovely Letters, Oval all
Paper: Old Olive, rich razzleberry, Cottage wall designer series paper (dsp)
Ink: Old Olive and rich razzleberry
Accessories: two tags and oval scallop frame dies for the big shot, various punches, circle ice rhinestone brads.


On the Fifth Day of Christmas...

I'll be giving some FABULOUS home decor!

White 12 x 12 Frame is from the Craft store- about $6 if you have a coupon!
Bashful Blue 12 x 12 Prints paper behind the glass
Rose Red wide stitched Ribbon
I cut from a sheet of Stampin Up! chocolate chip raw vinyl the live. laugh. love. I used the Stampin Up! Alphabet simple letters.
Decor Elements Upsy Daisy in Rose red on the front of the glass. You can make 2 frames like this from 1 sheet of the daisy decor elements. the others are on my laptop:

I highly Doubt I'll gift this item- I already have a spot in my stamp room for this!

Oh so many gifts- and only 12 days! See you tomorrow! I have to tell you that I'm pretty pumped that 12 gifts will be crossed of my shopping list at the end of these 12 days!-ok 11 if I keep this frame!!! WoooHoooo!


Minor Days of Christmas Interruption- DEAL of the WEEK

Week 4 Deals of the Week

Princess Party Kit #116214
Price: $9.99
You can make your princess's fantasies come true with our Princess Party kit. Your little princess and seven of her ladies-in-waiting can celebrate a splendid happily-ever-after complete with invitations, decorations, and dazzling crowns to create and wear.
■ Contains products to create invitations, crowns, purse boxes, banner, and food toppers for eight
■ Coordinates with the Princess Time stamp set and Princess personalized name stamp

Pirate Party Kit #116213
Price: $9.99
Hoist the Jolly Roger and get ready to have a swashbuckling good time! Gather your little buccaneer and his or her mateys for a pirate party of the finest sort, complete with invitations, decorations, and eye patches to create and wear. This kit contains products you need to create party invitations and decorations for eight guests.
■ Contains products to create invitations, eye patches, banner, treasure boxes, and food toppers for eight
■ Coordinates with our Pirate Time stamp set and Pirate personalized name stamp

**This is the last Deal of the Week - This Deal Ends - October 31, 2009 - Online Orders 11:50 PM (MT)

Be back in the morning with More Christmas goodies!

On the Fourth Day of Christmas...

I'm giving some really cool Medallion Coasters!

I can not tell you haw FABULOUS these are in person! They are the marble unfinished tumble tiles from Lowes or Home Depot. they come in a box of 12 for about $5 (I think)

I stamped each tile with the Medallion stamp in Chocolate Chip craft ink. My pad was VERY juicy so these were fabulous since the image came out so dark & rich! re-ink your pad if its slightly dry! Bake for 10 minutes at 350.

Since these tiles are so dusty I spray mine (front & back) with a matte sealer from the craft store. A very light mist to control the dust. and don't forget the felt pads for the back!

Since these are so heavy I decided to put them in this cute bucket ( from the $1 spot at Target a few months back) I added felt feet to the bucket as well since its great storage/display for the coasters in someones home! the panel on the front of the bucket is a Monogram label- I think it needed to be a little personalized!

Have Fun making yours!!!!!

ETA: Spray after baking!


On the Third Day of Christmas...

I'm giving a Birthday Rolodex and 8 coordinating cards

In Melon Mambo and Black!

This rolodex can be found at Walmart. I just added designer paper and some die cuts and punched pieces. Stampin' Up! does sell a Rolodex die for the Bigshot-but that's not in my collection of dies.
I needed a cute case for the 8 cards- I went back to my Sincere Salutations with flair class and used that box in new colors!

All supplies are Stampin up! except the Rolodex

Stamps: On your birthday, Full calender
Paper: Night and Day Specialty dsp, Melon Mambo, black and white
Ink: Black and Melon Mambo
Accessories: Lots of Tags for the Big shot, various punches, black brads, ribbon

This is SO CUTE in Person. Change the colors and it can be More masculine. what about Black blue and & green???

So Many possibilities! have fun making your versions- Don't forget to link back if you do!


On the Second Day of Christmas...

My good friend gave to me- Something for my Best Furry Friend

In this gift set:
a Dog bone picture frame
Jar full of dog biscuits (homemade ones would be a good choice, but I used Milkbones)

For the Frame: (from the $1 store) I Covered a black dog bone Frame with the Night and Day paper. I used a Glue Stick and then lightly sanded the edges. I don't have the Stampin up dog stamp sets so I used My Digital Studio for this and printed it on whisper white.

For the Jar: (from Target) I used Thoroughly modern DSP and made a belly bad. The paper did not reach all the way around the jar so I made the front panel. The dog bone is made with 2 heart punches from the trio heart punch taped on scrap and then I hand cut the bone. the hearts are still on the back.

What Do you think???


On the First Day of Christmas...

... my good friend gave to me: A Great gift for the Coffee and Hot drink lover!

In this gift set:

Create Your own tumbler (from Starbucks)
Biscotti Box
Gift bag for 1/2 pound of coffee
Hot chocolate holder

I used Tea party designer paper and matching card stock. I chose this becuase it had hints of black in the dsp to match the mug.

Here are the Details:

Tumbler: remove the template, trace, cut out and insert dsp into tumbler.

Biscotti box: 6x12 black card stock. score at 8.5 and 9.5. turn and score on the long edge 1" in on each side. Snip short score lines to form box.
DSP front: 3-7/8 x 2-3/8
Belly band: 3 x 11, punch with scallop edge punch. folded and adhered in the back

Hot chocolate holder: 8.75 x 8.5 black card stock. with the 8.5 side at the top of your score tool, score at 4.25 and 4.5 ( down the middle), turn and score 2.75 and 3 to make the pockets. cut out small scored section between pockets. decorate

Tall bag for 1/2 pound of coffee: this is part of my Holiday boxes bags and tags class in November!

Stamps: Pun Fun
Paper: Tea Party DSP, Pretty in Pink, Celery, so saffron, black and whisper white card stock. Ink: Black
Accessories: Black ribbon, markers for coloring!

I'm excited! 1 gift completed for the holidays!!! in in 12 days I will be able to check 12 gifts off my list!!!!

Happy Stamping. if you make this-- please link back so I can see your creations!


Recipe Box Class & Card Kits


I have my recipe box class posted for anyone interested.

CLICK HERE (scroll down) You can leave your color choice in the comments area of paypal or Just email me!

I also have my November card kit ready with a great "Box It Up!" add on!

CLICK HERE to shop NOW. Be back tomorrow with gift #1

Tomorrow starts the 12 Gifts for Christmas

No art to share today but I will be back tomorrow with 12 gifts for Christmas!!!

12 days straight of really CUTE giftable items...One of my favorite things to make and to give!!!! We all know times are tight and the Holidays can get expensive. Lets dip into our Papercrafting Stash and make some FABULOUS HOLIDAY GIFTS. All gifts can be easily recreated. And some will be part of my upcoming class schedule!

See you tomorrow with Day 1!


Lets go Shopping !

I ran out of those shopping lists from the $1 store with the magnets on the back. So...I made my own:

These are 1/2 of Junior legal pads. (staples can cut the for you for about $2.00)
I embellished with tiny piece of scrap.

the manets on the back are self adhesive business cards. I skipped the business card and just stuck them to the cardboard.

Stamps: Things I love
Paper: Scraps
Ink: to match
Accessories- pads, punches


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