Monday, December 21, 2015

Holiday Gift Tags


It's been an extremely busy month so I've not been able to share projects and now the Christmas countdown has started!  I'm finally taking a few moments to share a project from last month.  I had the opportunity to teach a "Holiday Bags & Tags" class at our local arts center and these tags were popular with attendees. The Whisper White card stock tags, cut using the Scallop Tag Topper punch, were quick to assemble.  Designer Series Paper was attached and the tags were further embellished using the Peaceful Pines stamp set and a variety of sentiments.  It was fun working with the group and sharing project ideas. Based upon feedback, next year I'll host a "gift tags only" class! 


Christmas gift tags using Stampin' Up! Peaceful Pines Stamp Set

This will be my last post for 2015 as I celebrate the holidays with my family but
 be sure to check back the first week of January as I will resume adding new projects!

Have a Merry Christmas!
see you in the New Year...
 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Quick & Easy Christmas Stocking Stuffer!

Before the throes of Thanksgiving preparations begin, I wanted to share a quick and easy "stocking stuffer" - pencil tubes.  I made these for the recent craft sale and made extras to put into my grandson's Christmas stocking.  Seasonal pencils were put into 1" x 8" cellophane bags and embellished with a tag.  The pencils have snowflakes which coordinate perfectly with the Flurry of Wishes stamp set.  The Snow Flurry punch was used to cut the stamped snowflakes and the 1 3/4" circle punch was used for the background base.  Even better, the color of the pencils coordinated perfectly with Pacific Point card stock and ink.  What can be easier than to stamp, punch and quickly assemble!  A final touch was the addition of the Iced Rhinestone Embellishment and the "Let It Snow" banner.  Note: the banner sentiment used is from a discontinued stamp set...but not a problem, there are numerous stamps from the Holiday Catalog with sentiments that would work wonderfully.  P.S. check your discount stores for pencils, Dollar Tree has a great selection of themed pencils!

Holiday "Pencil Tubes" using Stampin' Up! 1"x 8" Cellophane Bags & Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set


Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving! and check back next week
 for more project ideas.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Popular Craft Sale Item!

Wow, where has time gone!  Last week was busy with the Artisan Market and other commitments so I'm playing catch-up.  The good news is I have many photos of projects to share and will be posting them for you to enjoy in the upcoming weeks.  The project today was one of the most popular items on my table at last week's craft sale.  It is a gift card holder (directions compliments of a demonstrator friend, Patty Bennett ).  The gift cards sold out in the first 10 minutes and since the gift cards only take minutes to make, I should have made more.  Who knew they would be so popular!!! 

Christmas Gift Card Holders using Stampin' Up! Kraft Gift Bags, Oh, What Fun & Antique Tags Stamp Sets, and Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper

When you're in the need for gift card holders, I suggest making a few of these.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Holiday Fry Box

The past few weeks have been busy preparing items for the annual artisan market sponsored by our local ladies club.  In between my son's wedding and other commitments, it's been a crazy couple of months but it's always such fun to participate in the artisan market so I've been on a crazy crafting mission!  This year, I decided that I wanted to make items that would be great as stocking stuffers or table treats.  One such used the Fry Box Bigz L die.  Since the fry box will be stuffed with treats that are coated with powdered sugar, I decided to use Basic Black card stock to make the fry box and  white embossing powder for the holiday sentiment from the Oh, What Fun stamp set.  Two holly leaves were cut from Garden Green card stock using my Silhouette Cameo and using the same green stamping pad, sponged the edges of the leaves.  The holly berries are pearl basic jewels colored red using a permanent marker.  

Holiday Treat Fry Box with sentiment from Stampin' Up! Oh, What Fun Stamp Set
Reminder - To obtain a clear stamped image when using embossing powder, be sure to use an Embossing Buddy to eliminate static in the paper.  This will prevent the embossing powder from sticking to areas other than the image stamped with Versamark.  It also helps to have a small paint brush handy to brush away stray powder.  Do this before using the heat tool to set the embossing powder.  

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

"Falling Leaves" Gift Bag

Happy Halloween! Before getting to the gift bag project, I want to share the Halloween card that I received in the mail this week from one of my stamping friends and class attendee, Jamie.  It was a nice surprise and reminds me how important it is to mail cards we make to friends and family.  It's a simple, thoughtful act that brings joy to recipients and can make one's day brighter.  Thank you Jamie!

In the Nutty Note Card class earlier this week, an add on project was made...an embellished Petite Cafe gift bag. Personally, I adore these gift bags!  They are food safe, sturdy and a perfect size.  For the embellishment, we used the extra leaves that I had from the Witching Decor project kit but the same leaves can be cut from card stock using the Leaflets Framelits .  The leaves were stamped using the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set and sponged around the edges with ink.  To create the look of a Fall leaf, we crumpled the leaves and unfolded them which created more texture and naturally, a bit of glamour was added using a leaf cut from gold glimmer paper.  An acorn tag from the Acorny Thank You stamp set finished the look.  The embellishment took just a few minutes to create but "dresses" the gift bag perfectly!

Embellished Petite Cafe Gift Bag using Stampin' Up!  Lighthearted Leaves and Acorny Thank You Stamp Sets 

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Nutty Notecards

Hope your week is off to a good start.  Yesterday, I hosted the monthly card class and used a class plan that Stampin' Up! provided to demonstrators.  It was aptly titled "Nutty Notecards" as the Acorny Thank You stamp set was used.  The class was lots of fun and in addition to preparing four notecards and embellishing the envelopes, a box was was assembled to hold the notecards.  Thus it would make an excellent gift.  In addition to learning how to use the Gift Bag Punch Board, attendees also used spritzers thus learning how simple it is to change the look of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Yes, we changed the background color of the beautiful Into the Woods DSP!  If you'd like the directions for making these cards and gift box, feel free to contact me.

Nutty Notecards & Gift Box using Stampin' Up! Acorny Thank You stamp set, Into the Woods Designer Series Paper and Gift Bag Punch Board
Andrea (Andy), one of my regular class participants, surprised me with a small gift yesterday!  She makes cross book marks and presented me with a box of them.  Enough for sharing.  Below is a photo of a silver and gold cross...to make the crosses, she used Stampin' Up! Silver and Gold 1/8" ribbon. The photo does not do them justice...they are beautiful! It was an unexpected gift but is treasured!
Ribbon Cross Book Marks using Stampin' Up! Silver & Gold 1/8" Ribbon
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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Oh, Deer! Holiday Pillow Box Treat Holder

It's been a whirlwind few weeks...my son's wedding took place in Las Vegas and after a few days at home, I had another trip so unable to follow my blog posting schedule.  The good news is that I am now home and have lots of projects to share with you in the coming weeks. 

Today's project utilizes the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies and Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) to create a treat holder.  The paper with the deer is so adorable and I thought it would make a cute pillow box.  There are so many great papers in the Home for Christmas paper pack that it's difficult to decide which to use!  Warning...if you opt to make a pillow box with DSP that has a directional pattern, prior to cutting your second piece be sure to check that pattern direction will be same as in first piece.  The sentiment comes from the Oh, What Fun photopolymer stamp set.

Treat Holder using Stampin' Up! Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies & Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper

I'll be back on schedule with my next post so check in on Tuesday!
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Friday, October 16, 2015

Transformed Paper Gift Bag

For an upcoming Holiday Bags & Tags Class, one of the projects will be to embellish and transform a paper gift bag.  By layering card stock, designer series paper (DSP) and adding a sentiment panel the bag becomes a special bag to use for presenting a gift.  To further embellish the bag, the Festive Flower Builder Punch and the Reason for the Season stamp set was used to create a poinsettia.  It was fun creating the poinsettia and you'll see more creations from me using this set. 

Embellished Gift Bag using Stampin' Up! Merry Moments DSP, Reason for the Season Stamp Set & Festive Flower Builder Punch

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Another Halloween Treat Holder?!

Yes, another treat holder!  This will be the last of the Halloween treat holders.  Since we don't get children trick or treating in our neighborhood, I enjoy creating a few special treats for my grandson.  I don't know of any youngster that doesn't like M & M's and Alex is no different.  So instead of giving him a large bag of  M&Ms, a 1 x 8 cellophane bag is filled with the candy and embellished with a simple tag.  The narrow cello bag is perfect "sugar control"!


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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

More Baker's Box Treat Holders

Intentions were to complete and share this post on Friday but it was "one of those afternoons!"  Despite the soggy weather, the morning was great.  Ladies from our local craft club gathered to make the Witching Decor Project Kit, a Halloween card and the treat holder from the latest Paper Pumpkin kit. I had fun working with the ladies as they completed their projects.  After the class, I dashed home to unload my supplies and repack my car to leave for a weekend in Atlanta.  When I reached our condo, I unpacked and then realized not only had I forgot my computer but left several other items behind!  My efforts to use my cell phone to complete the post was not very successful so I decided to relax and not fret over all that I left behind.  

Earlier I shared a Halloween baker's box treat holder made using the Baker's Box Thinlits and the Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack.  The box was embellished with a tag from the Sweet Hauntings stamp set and with the skull and bones from the Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set.  It was so much fun to make that I decided to use the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper (DSP) to make another.  This time instead of making a tag, I decided to stamp directly onto the DSP using the Howl-o-ween stamp set and clipped a piece of a Spider Web Doilie to the box.  Stamping on DSP is a technique that I must remember to use more often! 

While in the baker's box mode, I decided to pull out the All Boxed Up Kit and completed it.  If you wish to make some cute treat holders and don't have time to use cut the boxes and embellishments, this is the perfect kit to use.  The kit's ten boxes are die-cut, scored and have adhesive attached for quick construction.  Use the greetings from the All Boxed Up stamp set or select your preferred greeting to complete the kit.

Baker's Boxes using Stampin' Up! All Boxed Up Kit and the Baker's Box Thinlits with Happy Haunting DSP
As mentioned the craft club made the Witching Decor Project Kit on Friday.  Today one of the attendees, Lynne Young, sent me a photo of her beautiful Halloween table decor.  With her permission, I'm sharing it and hope she's inspired you to create your own Halloween decor!
Lynne's Halloween Table Decor using Stampin' Up! Witching Decor Project Kit
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Quick & Easy Halloween Treat Holders

Today was a rainy Tuesday so it's was a great day to work on various projects.  One project on my "to do" list was to make a few Halloween treat holders.  Last week, I shared a baker's box treat holder so the goal today was to create three quick and easy treat holders. 

The September Paper Pumpkin kit has a cute treat holder that comes together very quickly.  The "haystack" bag is adorable and comes with everything needed to make eight treat holders.  It literally took 30 minutes to assemble all of the kit.  Paper Pumpkin is a great way to try stamping and make cute projects.  Everything for the monthly project is in the kit and best of all, it's delivered to you! 

Another of the treat holders is an embellished Mini Muslin Bag and the remaining holder is a fry box made by using the Fry Box Bigz L Die.  

Halloween Themed Treat Holders using Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit, Mini Muslin Bags, Fry Box Bigz L Die and Howl-o-ween Treat & Sweet Hauntings Stamp Sets
 Close up of mini muslin treat bag...
Stampin' Up! Mini Muslin Bag embellished with Howl-o-ween Treat  & Sweet Hauntings Stamp Sets
The Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper was used to make the Fry Box Treat Holder.  The paper itself is decorative so instead of adding a lot of embellishment, I used the Boo to You Framelits Dies and black glimmer paper to cut the word "BOO!" and used pieces of cut dimensionals to elevate the word on the front of the fry box. 
Check back on Friday to see additional Baker's Box Treat Holders!
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Friday, September 25, 2015

"Toxic" Halloween Baker's Box Treat!

Hi all!  It's a busy Friday so this is a brief post.  I wanted to share with you a Baker's Box treat holder that I made using the Stampin' Up! Baker's Box Thinlits.  Since Halloween is rapidly approaching, I thought it most fitting to use the Sweet Hauntings and Howl-o-ween Treat stamp sets. I'll be making a few more of treat holders using the Baker's Box thinlits and will include details on this project at that time.  Have a great weekend!

Halloween Baker's Box Treat Holder using Stampin' Up! Sweet Hauntings & Howl-o-ween Treats Stamp Sets


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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Little Bit More Joy!

Hope you're not tired of seeing more Christmas cards but I want to share a few of the cards from yesterday's Stamp-a-Stack. These cards use the Your Presents stamp set and the Holidays Fancy Foil Design Vellum.  The vellum adds a touch of elegance to even the simplest card design.  For the card base, the Whisper White Thick card stock was used...if you have not tried this paper, you must put it on your wish list.  The heavier weight of the card stock provides a sturdy card base and it's a dream paper to work with. Also, note that the "kissing technique" was used to create the patterned packages.  This stamp set lends itself to using this technique. Peeking from behind the left card is the edge of the embellished envelope...I often like to add a stamped image to either an envelope corner or the back flap; it's that little unexpected that adds a nice touch.

Christmas Cards using Stampin' Up! Your Presents Stamp Set & Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Enough Christmas cards have been shared for now and I'll save others to share in future posts.  In Friday's post, I promise you'll see a different theme.  Until then, have a great week!

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Lots of Joy!

Yes, I'm back to making Christmas cards!  It's only 97 days away and as we know, time flies so it will be here quickly.  I really love the papers and stamp set bundles in the current Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog so that maybe part of the reason that I'm eager to make holiday cards.  Since the Stamp-a-Stack class is next week, this card was designed to offer attendees the ability to create a card series that can be easily replicated.  The Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper (DSP) provides a wonderful variety of colors and designs. 

Holiday Card using Stampin' Up! Lots of Joy Stamp Set & Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper
Next week, I'll be sharing more of the Stamp-a-Stack cards so more Christmas cards will be posted and hope you'll be joining me in enjoying early holiday spirit!
   
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Need a Bridal Shower Card?

Hope you had a great weekend.  The countdown for my son's wedding has begun and on Saturday,  I attended a Bridal Shower for my son's fiance'.  Naturally, a card was needed to go with the gift so I selected a sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the English Garden to use as my design inspiration.  The wedding colors have shades of pink so the pink floral design was perfect.  With such beautiful DSP, there's no need to do lots of stamping as the paper becomes the focal point.  It's also wonderful when you are short on time and need to create a card quickly so don't forget to look through the DSP you have available to create the perfect card.  As an extra touch, the envelope and the card interior were stamped using the small flower from the Watercolor Words stamp set.

Bridal Shower card using Stampin' Up! English Garden Designer Series Paper

We're less than a month from the wedding so I'll share the other projects for the wedding in the next few posts so check back on Friday.  It's an exciting time for all of our family!
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Friday, September 11, 2015

A Treat Worth Dying For!

In my last post, I had so much fun making a treat holder that I decided to make another.  Only this time, I decided to try out the Gift Bag Punch Board and make a Halloween themed treat bag.  Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper was used to create the treat bag. Sweet Hauntings stamp set along with the Spider Web Doilies were used to embellish the bag.  The ribbon used to tie the bag has been discontinued but there are several good choices available to use (Thick Baker's Twine or Basic Black 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon).  As an extra touch, I searched through my Halloween decor from last year and found the glitter spider...it completed the look!  

Halloween Treat Bag using Stampin' Up! Gift Bag Punch Board, Sweet Hauntings Stamp Set & Happy Hauntings Designer Series Paper
It's been fun using the different tools available from Stampin' Up! to make treat holders.  I still have ideas for more treat holders so be on the lookout for those to be shared soon!

Have a great weekend and check back on Tuesday for my next project!

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Nuts About You!

Hope you had an enjoyable weekend and were able to celebrate Labor Day with fun activities.  We had picture perfect weather and were able to spend lots of time outdoors.  

Following up on my promise to not overwhelm you with Christmas yet, I decided to try out the new Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies.  Oh, what fun! I kept my first project using the set very simple and made a window pillow box using Into the Woods Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The window die is included with the dies set so it couldn't be simpler.  To embellish the pillow box, a leftover leaf and acorn from the Witching Decor Project Kit were used (just telling you, that kit has tons of stuff in it!).  The acorn with the sentiment "Nuts About You" is from the Acorny Thank You stamp set and was stamped using Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad onto Whisper White card stock then punched with the Acorn Builder Punch.  An acorn topper from the same set was used on the acorn from the project kit and the oak leaf was stamped using the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set.  Edges were sponged to add more dimension.  The Into the Woods 3/8" Cotton Ribbon was tied around the pillow box prior to adding the paper embellishments...love the cotton ribbon but not sure about this color with my leaf, perhaps Early Espresso or Pumpkin Pie 1/4" cotton ribbon would have matched better but I used what I had available.  I'm sure many of you have been in the same situation...thought you had a particular item on hand, only to find out you forgot to order it!

Treat Holder using Stampin' Up! Square Pillow Box Dies Set & Into the Woods Designer Series Paper
There are endless ways to use this Square Pillow Box Die set and I look forward to sharing some different projects using the die in the near future.  This particular project comes together quickly so I see many pillow box treat holders being used with the upcoming holidays.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Vintage Theme Christmas

For the past couple of days, I've been preparing samples for this month's Christmas Stamp-a-Stack so I decided to share a few of the cards with you. Yes, I know we're still a few months from Christmas but I thought it would be nice to get a head start on preparing holiday cards. The new Holiday Catalog is filled with some of the most beautiful designer papers and stamp sets so I've gotten into the Christmas spirit early!  The biggest problem is deciding which to use first.  I have to share a funny incident from today...my husband looked to see what I was working on and said "no! I'm not ready for Christmas yet!"  Well, I am!!!  

One of my favorite designer series paper sets in the Holiday Catalog is the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The vintage look of the paper brings back many childhood memories so I decided that one of the card sets would showcase the paper.  The card with the "Merry Little Christmas" sentiment was crafted using a design for a gift tag that was a Make & Take from the Stampin' Up! convention.  When we made the tag, I knew that not only could it be used for a gift tag but it would make a wonderful card.  I have to thank demonstrator Peggy Hovorka in our local Stampin' Up! group for the "Ho Ho Ho" design.  She shared it with the group and it fits the theme that I selected perfectly.  Of course, the paper with the deer is cute so I had to use a deer in a design. 
Vintage Themed Christmas Cards highlighting Stampin' Up! Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper
More Christmas cards are on my agenda but I promise not to ignore Fall & Halloween!  
Some great projects are being planned highlighting the changing of the seasons.


Have a great Labor Day weekend!  I'll be sharing a new project on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Simple Technique using Baby Wipes!

The other technique from last week's class was the "baby wipe technique". With this method, baby wipes are used as the stamp pad.  Take a couple baby wipes, fold and use Classic Stampin' Ink Refills to drop colors randomly onto the baby wipe.  Use 3-4 colors, filling in area that is slightly larger than the stamp being used.  The inked baby wipe pad can be used a couple of times for stamping.  It really is a simple technique, yet, produces a beautiful effect.

The first card made used the oak tree from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set and the sentiment is from Endless Thanks.  Since Fall is arriving soon, colors were selected to mimic the leaves displaying fall foliage. Also, don't forget to stamp the interior - we used the oak leaves from the set to stamp an upper and lower corner. 

Baby Wipe Technique using Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree Stamp set,  Into The Woods Designer Series Paper and Classic Stampin' Ink Refills in Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry & Pumpkin Pie
The other card used the By The Tide and Sassy Salutations stamp sets along with three coordinating blue refill colors to ink the baby wipe for use stamping the coral.  Though it's not evident in the card photo, Dazzling Details was used on the stamped fish.  Even with a touch of glitter, this is a great card to send to a male.
Baby Wipe Technique using Stampin' Up! By the Tide & Sassy Salutations stamp sets, Classic Stampin' Ink Refills in Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise and Marina Mist

Both the Ombre' and Baby Wipe techniques are fun, simple methods that can be used for creating a different, unique look on your cards.  Hope these last posts have inspired you to try one or both of the techniques!  If you have any questions on how to were create these cards or steps, don't hesitate to contact me.

Have a great week and check back on Friday to see what's new item that I'll be sharing!

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Have you tried the Ombre' technique?

This week in class the focus was on using two different techniques in making cards.  The first that I'll share is the Ombre' technique.  There are a variety of methods for creating the graduated color going from dark to light on cards and we used two:  the brayer method and the sponge method.  The brayer is an excellent tool for using with the Ombre' technique.  With the brayer, just one color of ink was used and applied rolling the brayer back and forth across the entire card piece to achieve the desired look. Just remember that when using the brayer to apply your ink, start off the edge of the card stock and roll across the page.  If you start directly on the card, a dark line can be formed.  By continuously rolling the brayer across the page, the ink will be applied from dark to light on the card stock as the amount of ink on the brayer decreases across the page.  With the sponge method, three coordinating colors (light to dark) were used and sponged onto shimmery white card stock, slightly overlapping each color with the sponge.

Ombre' Brayer Technique using Stampin' Up! Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin' Pad & Another Thank You stamp set
Ombre' Sponge Technique using Stampin' Classic Pads So Saffron, Crushed Curry & Hello Honey; Stamp Sets - Thoughts & Prayers and Wetlands
Hope these samples will inspire you to use your brayer or sponges and have fun!  All materials and tools used at listed below.

The other technique from class will be shared on Tuesday, so be sure to check in next week.
Have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Are you ready for Witching Decor & Much More?

In today's post, I'm thrilled to share the project kit, Witching Decor, that is in the Holiday Catalog.  It was a blast to assemble and it's super cute!  It took approximately 2 hours to complete and depending upon how many of the leaves you wish to use it could take less time (of course, the television was on and I occasionally had to glance at it!)...I used roughly 1/3 of the leaves and stamped, crumpled and sponged them to add depth of color. The Witches' Night stamp set coordinates with the kit. It is a very generous project kit with many extra pieces for additional projects.  With some of the leftover pieces, I made a Halloween card and another card using some of the extra leaves. 


Stampin' Up! Witching Decor Project Kit and Halloween Card with coordinating Witches' Night Stamp Set
Stampin' Up! Witching Decor Project Kit Leaves and Lighthearted Leaves Stamp Set
Be sure to put the Witching Decor Project Kit on your "must have" list so you can order it when it becomes available on September 1!

The next craft project being shared is a Piggy Bank that was decorated with vinyl cut using the Silhouette Cameo.  It was an engagement gift for my son & his fiance so they could save for their upcoming wedding.  Hope they've been saving...the date is quickly approaching! 


 who knew you had to have a wedding tag line?!

Cards from the monthly class will be posted later this week, so be sure to check in.
 
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