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Creative Inking Blog Hop — Falling In Love With Fall

Hello stampers and crafty friends!  Today our amazing Creative Inking designers have created an inspiring group of projects themed as "Fall In Love With Fall".  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very talented Colleen Vassos' blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop to see all the beautiful projects.

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Recently, I asked a question on my Stampin' Dreams with Lori customer page if there was one thing you could give up, which one would it be?  Resoundingly, the answer was COFFEE!  Yikes!  Some people had never tried it and some tried drinking coffee and didn't like it; therefore, won't be touching the 'stuff' again.  LOL!

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With that being said, I decided my project covering our theme would include COFFEE!  Teehehe!  I know, I'm such a rebel. LOL!  There's a new stamp set called Press On, that is perfect for the next point I want to make.  This stamp set includes images of coffee cups and coffee beans, buuuut, you can also use the coffee cups for hot tea, too. :)  I also have been aching to use my new Rectangle Tins that will hold a variety of chocolates, note cards, small gifts of jewelry, candies, etc.
 
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Instead of creating a belly band, I went with decorating the top of the tin.  The closure is very secure, so I was safe knowing the lid will not open on it's own without a little help.  It is Pumpkin Latte season, so I chose to use a Pumpkin Pie cardstock matte to one of the lovely patterns found in the Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series paper pack.  The Detailed Trio punch was perfect to match with the rounded corners on the tin.
 
 
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The focal arrangement uses a die from the Wreath Builder Dies set cut from Shaded Spruce cardstock.  It fits perfectly around the 2-3/8" Layering Circle die cut from Vellum.  The coffee/tea/hot chocolate cup image was inked in Soft Suede and stamped onto Very Vanilla.  I inked a second time and stamped the center 'sleeve' onto Soft Suede cardstock, but out and glued in place on the original image.  There are no dies or punches that coordinate with the Press On stamp set, so you'll have to 'fussy cut' (hand cut with Paper Snips) the cut image.

 

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Add the cup to the center of the wreath section with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped onto a Pumpkin Pie strip using Soft Suede ink, glued to the center of the 'sleeve', and garnished with a Linen Thread bow.  Adhere the whole panel to the top of the tin using Stampin' Seal+ adhesive.  Fill the tin with your gift of choice.  I found these wonderful Krispy Kreme Cappuccino Coffee Thins — 4 of them fit beautifully inside.  YUM!

Want to know how this card came together?  Here's my Facebook Live demonstration I did today sharing tips and tricks on how it all went together.

 

If you enjoyed this card, I'd love to have you join me each Sunday afternoon at 2:30P (CST) for my Sunday Stampin' Dreams facebook Live demonstrations.  To make sure you receive notifications when I post announcements, events, and creations using all my favorite Stampin' Up! products, click the "Like" and "Follow"buttons on my business page Lori Dreams Stampin'.

Now, if you have ever thought about getting more for your money purchasing all of your favorite Stampin' Up! products, I highly recommend that you purchase the "Happy Shopper" Starter Kit and save 20% with each purchase.  There really isn't anything to lose...only lots of product to gain!  But, until you make that leap to join my Stampin' Up! family and fill your starter kit with new Annual catalog products.  If you wish to start creating my project, you'll find the ingredients listed below.  I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!



 

So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration showcasing more "Mini Catalog Highlights" creations using supplies from any of the current catalog from the rest of the group.  Your next stop on the hop will be with our very creative, Dena Rekow.  I know her creation will be fabulous...she always shares a gorgeous creation (or two) to share with everyone. Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

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What supplies do you need to create these adorable Press On coffee tin gifts? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!
 
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Stamp It Blog Hop — Happy Fall Y'all Candy Topper

Hello stampers and crafty friends! I'm so happy you are here.  Welcome to our August Stamp It Blog Hop!  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from one of the other Stamp It members blog...either way, make sure to click the blog next in line to move along the hop and not miss a beat.

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This month's hop theme is one of my favorites—Happy Fall!  But, Fall can capture so many different aspects of the season...leaves, pumpkins, harvested crops, and cool, crisp mornings.

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One of my favorite Fall projects is to create tag toppers for yummy chocolates and snacks.  I mean, really, look at that CUTE pumpkin smiling right back at you adorning that tag topper!  I chose to incorporate two new stamp sets found in the August-December 2020 Mini catalogEverything Essential and Banner Year.  Both sets have a corresponding punch bundled with them, but I chose to use them just for the images.  They compliment each other well using smaller sentiments with single images.

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Using the candy wrapper as my color palette, I saw coordinating Stampin' Up! colors — Granny Apple Green, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Whisper White.  Isn't that funny how we relate all things in the retail world to the Stampin' Up! color families?  LOVE it!  The Granny Apple Green and Plaid Tidings designer paper tag topper was created using a couple of layers of dies from the Celebration Labels Dies set.  The pumpkin image was inked with Cajun Craze, stamped onto Pumpkin Pie and die cut using the Layering Circles Dies.  To accent the shiny candy wrapper, the image is matted with a scalloped Brushed Cardstock layer with 'messy' nest of Gold Linen Thread from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo pack.

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The sentiment is one of my favorites...Happy fall, y'all!  Although, I really don't talk that way in real life...only when I'm adding a pun to a conversation or spicing up a greeting with a group of friends.  :)

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The fun thing about this style of treat packaging is that your recipient will see the beautiful tag BEFORE they divulge into the chocolate candies, right?!!  Haha!

Would you like to create this adorable Tag Topper?  I have posted the entire supply list below and made it easy for you to click on any of the images to add to your shopping cart from my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciate YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!

For more Fall themed creations that I'm sure will help you get a jump start on your holiday creations, make sure you hop on over to the next Stamp It Group members blogs to see what amazing creations they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


 

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Creative Inking Blog Hop — NEW Holiday Mini Catalog Highlights

Hello stampers and crafty friends!  Today our amazing Creative Inking designers have created an inspiring group of projects themed as "Mini Catalog Highlights".  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very talented Colleen Vassos' blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop to see all the beautiful projects.

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This summer has flown and it's already time to start thinking about Halloween crafting.  So, I'm going to highlight a few new products that will help spook up your creativity.

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The Everything Essential stamp set includes images that will cover a number of upcoming holidays...Halloween, Christmas, Fall, and Valentines Day.  It has been paired with an exciting new punch called the Essential Tag Punch.  This punch is so versatile...create tags, as I did with my little Treat Box.  You can also use it to layer a sentiment or use as a background accent.
 
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Of course, every new catalog includes new patterned papers to help decorate one of our Clear Tiny Treat Boxes — Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper.  I wrapped the box with a strip measuring 1-3/4" x 8-1/2".  I'm in love with the new 1-1/2" Metallic Mesh Ribbon because the first thing I thought of when I opened it up was the appearance of eyeball veins...see how it compares to the chocolate wrapped eyeball?  Too cool!  One would think this mesh is a little stiff, but totally not the case.  I wrapped it around the treat box opposite of the designer paper and gathered at the top using 3/16" Braided Linen Trim.

To add to the 'spook' factor, I clear embossed the image with Jet Black Stazon ink and punched out using the new Essential Tag Punch.  I punched another one from the new Black Glitter Paper to act as an accent to the haunted house image.  The sentiment was clear embossed onto a scrap of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, hand cut and added to the tag with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Now, if you have ever thought about getting more for your money purchasing all of your favorite Stampin' Up! products, I highly recommend that you purchase the "Happy Shopper" Starter Kit and save 20% with each purchase.  There really isn't anything to lose...only lots of product to gain!  But, until you make that leap to join my Stampin' Up! family and fill your starter kit with new Annual catalog products.  If you wish to start creating my project, you'll find the ingredients listed below.  I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!



 

So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration showcasing more "Mini Catalog Highlights" creations using supplies from any of the current catalog from the rest of the group.  Your next stop on the hop will be with our very creative, Dena Rekow.  I know her creation will be fabulous...she always shares a gorgeous creation (or two) to share with everyone. Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

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Stampin' Up! Playful Alphabet — America Banner

Happy 4th of July stampers and papercrafters!  I've been dreaming of this project idea for over a week now and couldn't let today go by without finishing and displaying in our home.

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The letters were die cut with Foam Adhesive Sheets and the Playful Alphabet Dies with a mix of Real Red, Whisper White and Misty Moonlight.  Because the Foam Adhesive sheets are double-sided sticky, they are planted Stitched Stars die cuts and then centered onto little medallions created with 1/2" cardstock strips and the Simply Scored Tool.  Each medallion was adhered to a piece of Basic Black that was punched with the Story Label punch.

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I punched holes in the top of each Story Label punch and adorned each panel with some Misty Moonlight and Whisper White Crinkled Ribbons that were tied off with a Linen Thread bow.  This allowed me to thread some of the Real Red/Stitched White Trim from the Playful Pets Trim pack through the back and create my banner.

Happy Birthday, Amercia!!  I want to wish you all a safe and wonderful holiday (long) weekend!

 

 
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Stamp It Blog Hop — Summer Patriotic Themed Tags

Hello stampers and crafty friends! I'm so happy you are here.  Welcome to our Stamp It Blog Hop in June!  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from one of the other Stamp It members blog...either way, make sure to click the blog next in line to move along the hop and not miss a beat.

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This month's hop share is all about Summer and/or a Patriotic theme.  Considering the 4th of July is exactly 2 weeks from today, I thought I'd better get this idea I've been dreaming about for weeks out onto cardstock.  I'm super excited to share it with you!

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The 2" x 5" tag base is made up of Crumb Cake cardstock with a layer of In Good Taste designer paper patterns.  I love the idea that the pattern is a photo of a 'real' brick wall and made into designer series paper.  The scalloped design at the top was done by the Delightful Tag Topper punch.

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There's a brand new product in the Annual catalog that is super fun — Foam Adhesive Sheets!  I used the Playful Alphabet Dies to cut out the individual letters from Real Red, Misty Moonlight and Whisper White cardstock, then die cut each from the Foam Adhesive Sheets.  Peel off the front and stick the corresponding letter to it.  It creates the coolest 3D embellishment.

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I used the Simply Scored Tool to score an 11" x 1/2" strip of cardstock (Real Red, Misty Moonlight and Whisper White) every 1/4".  Then fan-fold at the score marks to create an accordion piece.  Adhere the ends together using Stampin' Seal+, then center them onto the tag spacing evenly vertically.

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Peel off the back layer of each foam letter and adhere to a Stitch Stars Die; then adhere to the accordion pin-wheel.  Add a piece of each Misty Moonlight 1/4" Ribbon and Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding to the tag top and finish off with Linen Thread tied into a bow.

Would you like to create this super cute Patriotic Tag?  I have posted the entire supply list below and made it easy for you to click on any of the images to add to your shopping cart from my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciate YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!

For more Summer or Patriotic themed creations that I'm sure will be favorites for you to try, make sure you hop on over to the next Stamp It Group members blogs to see what amazing creations they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


 

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Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this wonderful All-inclusive Looking Up Card Kit. To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.

So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration.

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Stamping Around The World — Clubhouse Golfers Birthday Gift

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Good morning, my crafty friends!  If you've been traveling along the Stamping Around The World Blog Hop; or, if this is your very first stop, I want to thank you so much for stopping to visit me Lori Mueller, Stampin' Dreams. If you like to skip and hop and happen to get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog...you definitely want to make sure you see all of the amazing creations shared by the design team.

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When the January-June 2020 Mini catalog came out, I was super excited to see that it FINALLY included a stamp set featuring my husbands FAVorite hobby — golf!  His birthday is next month and it is only fitting for me to create this adorable upcycled jar filled with large gum balls to simulate the many golf balls he totes around in his bag.  Every time he hits a ball with a 'hook' or 'slice' (not always a good thing because it means his ball left the main fairway), he'll find his ball, plus, another!  His collection keeps growing...faster than my stamp collection!  Teehehe

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Not only did Stampin' Up! come up with the Clubhouse stamp set, but an entire suite of products.  Sure, the Country Club Designer Series paper pack includes sheets showcasing golf carts, golf balls, tees, and flag poles, but there are a number of argyle and plaid patterns, too.  Meaning, this paper pack has patterns that can be used year-round.  That's a huge plus for the well-rounded paper crafter!

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Of course, with a suite of products, there are some wonderful tools and accessories to adorn a project.  The coordinating Golf Club Dies include 14 dies — not only do they coordinate with the Clubhouse stamp images, but several of them line up to images found in the Country Club Designer Series paper.  YAY!  The Garden Green golf cart shield you see in the center and plaid banners were all die cut from the same patterned sheet.  The wooden pieces come from the Country Club Elements and really add some great dimension and connectivity to a golf course.  Depending on where you live, most golf courses are landscaped with a wide variety of trees, evergreens, and shrubbery...very woodsy.

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Here's a sneak peek of my project included in the May Stamping Around The World Tutorial Bundle.  It was my inspiration when designing my card.  Can you see the detail in the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing?  If you ask me, this handsome texture is not just for the golf nut.  I'm thinking winter sweaters and sweater vests.  LOVE!


Would you like to create this handsome gift package for your favorite golfing friend?   I've listed all of the supplies I used at the bottom of this post; and, it's all set up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  For more beautiful inspiration, you'll want to make sure you hop on over to the next Stamping Around The World members' blogs to see all of the amazing creations they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.

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Demonstrators are welcome to purchase these tutorials for classes and workshops. We just ask that you don't forward the PDF to anyone but send them here to purchase them.  These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and January-June 2020 Mini catalogs.  My project is featuring the Country Club Suite of products.


 
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Happy Easter with Mini Curvy Keepsakes Baskets

Allelujah!  He Is Risen!  Happy, happy Easter greetings to you!

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I was inspired by a couple of pics I found floating in the crafting world to make these adorable little baskets using the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies.  I think the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder really enhances on the 'basket' part of the whole creation.

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I was super sad when the original Curvy Keepsakes Box die had retired, but over the moon excited when the NEW Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box dies appeared in the January-June 2020 MINI catalog!  This die is sooo much fun!

Do You Love FREE Gifts?  Shop for your supplies to create these adorable baskets (for any holiday) in my online store and earn a whopping load of free gifts!  Click for all details in this post.

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What supplies do you need to create these adorable Easter baskets? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!
 
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Mega Ornate Garden with April Online Ordering

Here it is, April with Spring-time temps.  With the current health situation hitting the world, it's hard to decipher if the days are migrating at a turtle's pace, or in some ways continuing the fast pace as always.  The weather is getting nicer, my daffodils are blooming, the grass is growing green and even though I'm spending more hours at home, my list of projects to complete is still staring me in the face.  I know it's a difficult time for everyone, but I know we are all getting along as best we can!

So far our family is staying healthy and safe.  My husband and I haven't spent 24-hour periods together beyond the weekends.  So far, so good!  haha!  Buuut, our daughters are both in the medical field; therefore, are listed as first responders to the needs of patients in hospitals, therapy clinics and long-term facilities.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers for safe measures.  I'm a hugger, which is the hardest part of this new way of living for me.  For now, we do 'air hugs' standing 6 feet apart.

I'm sooo thankful to have my happy stamping business!  It's always a great release to help me re-focus my anxious energy—the best (and safest) therapy sessions.  Plus, I get all the joy knowing that I can help others enjoy beautiful colors, projects and a little fun!

Check out a recent card and coordinating gift box I made during my online Facebook Live session yesterday.  It uses the brand new, early released, Ornate Garden Suite.

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I love the Victorian-styled Designer Series Paper — filled with a retro 70's flower patterns that are just what we need to welcome Spring into our day! (full supply list shown below) 

 
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A MEGA SPECIAL ORNATE GARDEN OFFER!

Purchase items from the Ornate Garden Suite and receive a special Ornate Garden Tutorial bundle from me!  There are a total of 90 projects divided up into 4 different tutorial bundles.  You definitely want the inspiration from these tutorials — full-color pictures, cutting measurements and step-by-step instructions.  These are designed by demonstrators from all over the world!

DETAILS:

  • Purchase $30 of product from the Ornate Garden Suite:  Get Tutorial Bundle #1 and Lori's handmade Ornate Garden Card and Gift Box
  • Purchase $60 of product from the Ornate Garden Suite:  Get Tutorial Bundles #1 and #2
  • Purchase $90 of product from the Ornate Garden Suite:  Get Tutorial Bundles #1, #2 and #3
  • Purchase the entire Ornate Garden Suite:  Get all FOUR Tutorial Bundles (#1, #2, #3 and #4)—a total of 90 projects!

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You can also combine this Mega offer with my April online ordering special!

Place an online order of any amount during the month of April and receive a tutorial bundle of 4 projects using the Forever Blossoms Stamp set.  When your online order is $50 or more, you'll get the Forever Blossoms Class To Go (supplies precut, scored, 3D embossed, die cut, punched cardstock, designer paper and accessories/embellishments) to create those 4 cards mailed to you.  Make-n-Take projects will NOT include stamped images/sentiments.  These images and dies are truly lovely!

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ONE MORE GIFT!  Receive my handmade Ornate Garden card and gift box with a minimum $25 order.

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Stamping Around The World — Special Someone St. Patrick's Treat Box

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Good morning, my crafty friends!  If you've been traveling along the Stamping Around The World Blog Hop; or, if this is your very first stop, I want to thank you so much for stopping to visit me Lori Mueller, Stampin' Dreams. If you like to skip and hop and happen to get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog...you definitely want to make sure you see all of the amazing creations shared by the design team.

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There's a little holiday coming around the corner next week; and it beckens that everyone show off their bit-o-green.  I have a bit of Irish in me blood, so I love to enjoy a plate of corned beef and cabbage in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.  If that's not your type of cuisine, then how about candies and chocolate bars?  I was really excited to find this festive candy bar sporting a bit-o-green...it was begging for me to design a cute box to store it in, too.  So, I started with Shaded Spruce cardstock (it was speaking to me) to score up a handmade box.  Besides using Gold Foil paper, I found one of the 'gold-ish' patterns from the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series paper pack to be quite lovely when matted with Mango Melody cardstock.  The critters in the Special Someone stamp set are so CUTE!  Plus, the Special Day Dies that recently came out in February make it super easy for me to add dimension...I love adding layers that pop.

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Since there are no stamp images or die cuts available in either current catalog related to St. Patrick's Day, I needed to 'think outside the box'.  Who said the Heartfelt stamp set and Be Mine Stitched Dies were only for Valentines?!!  Yep!  The heart die produces several different sized hearts, and when you connect the bottom points of them, you will get a faux 4-leaf clover!  I loved finding this sentiment as part of the Heartfelt stamp set...simply for the word 'lucky'...it was meant to be!

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The closure was created with a couple of holes punched in the top and cinched together using 3/16" Braided Linen Trim...soft and dainty and won't steal the show from the overall layout.

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Here's a sneak peek of my project included in the March Stamping Around The World Tutorial Bundle.  It was my inspiration when designing my treat box...instead of balloons, my critter has a bouquet of 4-leaf clovers.


Would you like to create this cute St. Patrick's Day candy box for a Special Someone?   I've listed all of the supplies I used at the bottom of this post; and, it's all set up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  For more beautiful inspiration, you'll want to make sure you hop on over to the next Stamping Around The World members' blogs to see all of the amazing creations they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.

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FREE Tutorial Bundle with online purchase!!  Click on the image to check out all the details

March's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
 
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Holiday catalogs.  My project is featuring the Christmastime Is Here Suite of products (stamp set, dies, designer series paper, and embellishments).


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What supplies do you need to create this super cute Special Someone St. Patrick's treat box? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!
 
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Last Minute From My Heart Valentine Heart Cookie Tags

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Nothing like waiting until the last minute to whip up 16 adorable Valentine packages for a group of teachers, but that's how my list of things to do has been rolling out.  I'm sooo thankful that I had all of the supplies to create these quick and easy tags to dress up the specialty heart cookies I found shopping in a local bulk store.

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Everything to make these tags are part of the From My Heart Suite (page 9 in January-June Mini Catalog)—from the stamps to accessories and everything in between.  I started out by putting the cookies in our Clear Envelopes to make it easy for delivery (and, less mess) because they come with a self-adhesive strip.  The rest came together uber fast...check out the instructions:

  1. Using straight-edge Heart punch from the pack, punch out metallic hearts from the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper pack
  2. Ink the scallop heart image from the Heartfelt stamp set in Real Red and Flirty Flamingo and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.
  3. Punch out stamped scallop hearts with coordinating scallop Heart punch.
  4. Adhere the metallic Heart to the stamped scallop heart
  5. Add a strip of Snail to the Real Red and Flirty Flamingo Heart Doilies
  6. Add a piece of Real Red 3/8" Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon to the Flirty Flamingo Doily; and, a double layer of Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to the Real Red Doily
  7. Adhere the metallic/stamped hearts to the Doilies using Stampin' Dimensionals
  8. Add the decorated Heart Doilies to the Clear Envelope centering over the cookie using Snail or Tear and Tape

Yummy treats delivered with a big smile and warm heart!  I love to see the recipients expression when they receive a handmade goodie from me.

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This batch of decorated cookies is going to a special group of ladies that I'll be meeting with on Sunday — members of Lori's Dream Team.  Instead of the Metallic Designer paper hearts, I punched out Whisper White Hearts and stamped the Heartfelt sentiment in Real Red.  Since there was no shiny papers used, I added From My Heart Faceted Gems with Multipurpose Liquid glue.  Oh, and the best way to pick up those little 'gems' is with a Take Your Pick Tool...removes all frustration and makes picking them up and setting them into position sooo much easier!

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TIP:  If you find that you LOVE all of the products in a particular suite, did you know that you can order every single item in that Suite with one order number?  Yeppers!  Let your fingers do the walkin' with one number

 

IT'S SALE-A-BRATION TIME!!
 
Sale-A-Bration is under way and is, by far, the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays.  Have you received your copy of the new January-June 2020 Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  If not, you need them!


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Need an idea? Start with my From My Heart doily tag project:
 
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For every $50 or $100 you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, there is a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!  **squeal**

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What supplies do you need to create these cute Heart Doily tags? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

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