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Merry Monday Video #13

Here is your Merry Monday video #13!

You will want to check out today’s video.  I have included 3 different ideas for gift bags that I created simply from the designs of my past Merry Monday cards. Time is ticking and Christmas is going to be here so quickly!  Get your packaging finished with plenty of time to spare!

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Supplies used for the bags shown: (if you are viewing this post through your email you will have to jump over here to the actual post to see supplies..sorry)

Have a great day!

What You Should Know Before You Order! (Plus, I Fixed The Snowman!)

Hi there!  Last week I shared a fun Popcorn Snowman Gift Card Holder (with the FIRE hazard, remember that?!)  Well, I thought I would update you on how I fixed that issue.  I could not sell these items the way they were, knowing that IF someone wasn’t thinking, like myself when I created it :),  that their popcorn might end up in flames (or god forbid something worse).
Luckily, even though I used sticky strip, I was able to carefully peel off my original gift card holder and place it directly onto a small piece of Old Olive cardstock.  I punched a hole in the Old Olive piece and used some baker’s twine to tie it onto the popcorn.  Now, I feel much better.  Don’t YOU?!  Disaster averted.
You can view the original post HERE where I listed each item used.  Plus you can see the front of this cutie pa-tootie!
I was checking the Stampin’ Up! backorder page and came across a few items that I wanted to be sure you were aware.  This list looks long however, most of these items should have come back in stock yesterday.  There are a few exceptions though that you should take notice of:  Trim the Tree Designer Paper and Stampin’ Up! Trimmer Cutting Blades look to be out of stock until November 17th so, unless you can wait for those to arrive to you probably no earlier than Friday, November 21st, I would not order those.  The five items at the end of this list have been on this list for a over a few days now.  I would NOT order these items either as I have no idea when Stampin’ Up! will get them back in stock.  I am sorry for the inconvenience.


When placing an online order under $150 you can copy and paste
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If your order is over $35, I will send you a little gift in the mail along with your
Thank You card for ordering with me!  I appreciate your business!
Please let me know if I can assist you with anything (stamping related, lol!).

One Last Craft Show Ornament to Share

Hello!  Did you survive Halloween?  I sure hope so.  It was c-o-l-d here in St. Louis, MO but, we managed to come home with all of our fingers and toes (and enough candy to last us well, as long as I can stand to look at it before it hits the trash, lol)!  🙂
I wanted to share one last ornament design that I did for the craft show (it’s tomorrow!).  It’s not a Stampin’ Up! stamp it’s actually by Penny Black.  I have had this stamp for several years and use it each year.  Look at this snowman.  Really.  Look.  It’s sooo adorable and easy to color.  *love* my snowmen…


You may want to check out the other two ornament designs I did.  You can do that HERE and HERE.
Have a great day everyone!


Snowman Gift Card Holder with Popcorn!

Hi there!!  Today I am showing you another craft show item that I have created.  I remember seeing this project a few years ago.  I didn’t go looking for it this year I just went with my memory and I like my results.  Kudos to the original creator!

This little cutie started out as a Jiffy Pop Popcorn (see picture below…do you remember these??).  We had these as kids and I remember thinking how neat it was to “pop” our popcorn on the stove!  Who wouldn’t like to receive this little guy with a BONUS gift card “popped” onto the back (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun).  🙂

I won’t get into too many details.  I have to go get some things finished for my son’s Halloween Party that I am in charge of for TOMORROW.  Eeek.  Time is flying!
Basic Directions:
  • I traced the circle (the popcorn container) onto Whisper White cardstock however, when went to cut, I cut inside my line because it has to fit inside the black container.
  • I used Basic Black to create his hat in two pieces (one for the brim and one for the top).
  • I punched Basic Black circles to create his eyes and mouth.
  • I cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock into a triangle for his nose.  I sponged around that piece with Pumpkin Pie ink.
  • Using Real Red cardstock I punched a few berries and sponged Real Red ink around them.
  • I punched two large ovals out of Old Olive cardstock and then used a circle punch to create the holly.  I sponged Old Olive ink around the holly for some dimension.
  • Lastly, I created a little pouch for a gift card out of Real Red cardstock.
Once I finished all five of the Snowman Gift Card Holder I realized that maybe placing the gift card on the “butt” of the gift might not have been the brightest thing to do.  Remember, if your recipient is actually planning on making their popcorn they HAVE TO REMOVE THE PAPER!!  Ooops.  It’s super cute though, right?!  Right?  Please tell me that it’s cute.  🙂
You might think about creating a different little pouch that you could TIE onto the handle if you try this one at home.  Just thought I would share!
Have a great day everyone!!  Thank you so much for coming by today!
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Products that I used to create my Snowman Gift Card Holder:
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad*

Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad*


Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad*

Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad*


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I want to give just a few more tips if you are going to try to create these babies for yourself.
Tip #1: when using Sharpies with Stazon you just need to be careful not to overlap your ink too much.  Don’t marker over your stamped image or you will get smearing.  I have been doing these ornaments for a few years and there is a learning curve.  I do not like to large images with the Sharpies or you will get some streaking.  Let it dry and you can go back over it and hopefully, it will all smooth out.
Tip #2:  Have good ole baby wipes handy.  If you don’t like your stamped image–wipe it off, dry your ornament and try again!  Same goes if you do not like how the markers are working.  Start over and try again!
You could spray your ornament with some sort of fixative however, I have not had any problems with fading or smearing.  But, if you scratch them the ink will come off where it was scratched.
Have Fun!!


Hello!  Today I am sharing another ornament that I recently created.  This time I used a retired stamp (I don’t have the name, I only have this one stamp from the set).  I *love* all snowmen and these little guys (and girls) are no exception!  So fun and cute!!
Just like the last ornament I showed you, I stamped my image with my Jet Black Stazon and colored it in with Sharpies.  That’s it.  I tied some pretty ribbons to the top to create my hanger.
I stamped all of my ornaments this year with this cute little “made for you by me” stamp from the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit.  In the past I have used a personalized stamp that I have with my name on it but this stamps so much nicer on these ornaments.  It follows the Stampin’ Up! Angel Policy (you must use a stamp with the © Stampin’ Up! line if you are selling items created with SU! stamps).
Here is the view of the back of the ornament.  I finished my ornaments off by placing them into 6″ x 8″ cellophane bags that Stampin’ Up! carries.  Of course, I add a bit more ribbon to the close them up.
I hope that you enjoyed today’s project!  Speaking of which, did you see yesterday’s Reindeer Food project? CLICK HERE to view yesterday’s post (with VIDEO).
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Have a great day everyone!
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