Saturday, November 16, 2019

Craft Fair Series Episode 12 Stocking Stuffers for Dogs!

We can't forget our best friend, right?  Here's a great idea for your craft fair or to make as a gift.
Buy a box of dog treats, I purchased mine this past summer summer when they were on sale to save a few extra dollars.

I took a clear envelope and added five Grain-Free, peanut butter flavored bones to it and then sealed shut.

A simple tag topper will do.  Mine is cut 4 3/4 x 3, scored along the long side at 3".  Fold in half.  Add some pretty paper, which is cut 4 1/2 x 1 1/4 and staple to the top of the bag.  Write the expiration date on the backside so you will know when the treats expire.

Stamp a cute sentiment from the Happy Trails stamp set onto Whisper White card stock.  I used Early Espresso ink to coordinate with the color of the dog.

Add a starburst circle which was punched out from the Noble Peacock Specialty Paper and then adhere together.  Add to the topper. 

Stamp the dog onto Soft Suede card stock using Early Espresso ink.  Punch out with the Dog Builder punch.  Add a red glimmer heart to the front of the dog adhering with a glue dot.

And there you have it; a cute gift for your forever friend.  "Keep calm and wag on."

If you would like to follow along, I have created a video with step-by-step instructions.  Click here to be brought to my video.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Craft Fair Series Emery Board Holder

Here is another idea for your next craft fair.  I came up with a holder that you can make too.  It's super easy, takes little supplies, but makes your product well displayed.
Here are the measurements for the holder;

Mossy Meadow card stock for the base cut 1 3/4 by 11, and then scored at 4 1/2
Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper cut 1 1/2 x 12, then cut into three pieces measuring 4 1/4, 6, and final piece 1 3/4

Adhere the strips of Designer Series paper onto the base.
Add a strong adhesive along the bottom sides and fold up.

I used the Daisy Lane stamp set, medium daisy punch and Classic Label punch to make a cute embellishment on the front.

Carefully side the emery board, which I purchased from the Dollar Tree, into the holder.

Package into a clear cello bag to keep clean and for a nice packaging display.  Bags where purchased on Amazon, Bakery Bags, with an Item # of  X001G3LEND.

Follow along on my video by clicking here.

A list of Stampin' Up! supplies is below.  Don't forget about my November, 2019 Hostess Code of ZB6N4S9G along with Perks from Gram.

Happy stamping and crafting,

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Stampin' Up! Trimmer Available on November 1st!

It's what you have been waiting for.  A new blade. A new scoring tool.  A new trimmer!
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As a Demonstrator, I have been using the new trimmer for about three weeks now.  Although there was a small learning curve with the bar, the trimmer has many different features that I know you will enjoy using.

  • The trimmer is lightweight, portable, and perfect for making stable and straight cuts.
  • There are imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-sided grid for cutting thin strips.  
  • There is an opening at the top so you can hand on your wall using a hook.
  • The extension arm extends just longer than 17"
  • Cutting 6" paper is now super easy as there is a small lip on the left side so lining up your paper is super easy.

The trimmer comes with one cutting blade and one scoring blade.  Additional blades will be available for purchase coming in January of 2020.

Trimmer Item # is 152392 and sells for $25.

I hope you head over to my online store and get your order in early.  The trimmer will be a hot seller!


Monday, October 21, 2019

24-Hour FLASH Sale! 15% off Select Stamp Sets!

It’s Coming Your Way
The 24-Hour Sale from Stampin’ Up! Begins on October 23rd

There are over 50 Stamp Sets that will be on sale starting October 23rd and ending at 11:50 p.m. Mountain Time. All sets on the list include a 15% discount. My favorites on the list are Birch, Winter Woods, Waterfront, and Painted Harvest.

Download the flyer by clicking here.  It's super easy because you will have the item numbers, stamp set name, catalog page, and discounted price right at your fingertips.

I'll be taking advantage of my 25% demonstrator discount along with the sale discount of 15% to purchase Bokeh Dots and Inspiring Iris. What will you be ordering?

Don't forget my Perks for Grams Rewards Program along with my October Hostess Code of FF2XQ3JN. With a purchase of $35 in product from my online store, I will send you a bottle of Crystal Effects in November. This is a great way to try something new if you haven't, or to stock up on something free. I enjoy providing these incentives to you!

Let me know if you have any questions, and make sure you set your alarm clock for October 23rd!
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Craft Fair Series Chocolate Nugget Treat Holders

One of my biggest sellers during Craft Fair Season are my Nugget Treats.  I make three different versions; one that is generic. One that is Thanksgiving theme, and the other Christmas theme.  
The treats make great gifts for co-workers, family, friends, hair stylist, you name it.  
The card stock holder is cut 2 x 5 and scored on the long edge at 1/4" on both sides.  The chocolate is wrapped with a 1 x 3 inch piece of Designer Series Paper.  I use the Everyday Label Punch and either the 1 1/2 inch circle punch or my retired oval punch.  Bags are purchased from Amazon with an item number of X001RP994V and measure 2 x 12, which I cut down to size once packaged.
Adding my grandmothers ribbon adds a special touch.  I embellish the Christmas tags with a pearl.  The stamp set I use for Christmas theme is Itty Bitty Christmas.  Thanksgiving and generic packages are embellished with fun greetings.
I always add my personal information on a label created at  There are so many templates to select from and it's a free service the site offers.
When you are mass assembling, you need to be super organized.  Here is a picture showing you how I line up the chocolate and paper.

I hope you give this a try.  You can follow along by clicking on the video link here.

Check out the list of supplies down below, which you can purchase from my online store.
Happy stamping and crafting.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Clearance Rack Updated! - While Supplies Last

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store. Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Shop now and stock up.  Head over to

Some of my favorites are below!  

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Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies

         Stampin' Write Markers New Color Assortment

Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Paper Pumpkin - Winter Woods

The holiday season will be here before we know it.  Along with putting up the Christmas tree and spending snowy nights by the fire, I have the perfect Christmastime papercrafting idea that can become an annual tradition!
You will love this holiday season, in October and November I are offering back-to-back coordinating kits, one with Christmas cards, the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make it easy for you and your family and friends to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin!
Here are the kit details:

October Kit
Kit Details:  Makes 10 cards and envelopes
Card Size:  4 1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
Envelope Size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating Colors:  Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit
Kit Details:  Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.
Coordinating Colors:  Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

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