Friday, November 30, 2018

Cash or Check ... or Card and Gift Card?

Oh yes I do!  I have another idea for you for making gift card / cash / or check holders.  There's room to add a card in the pocket, too.  These ideas have all been very popular on my blog, so I'm happy to give you yet another idea. 
As with the goodies bags in my last post, I kept them simple, so you'd have time to make multiples of them.  These were for my customers who ordered at my Holiday Open House Party and were slipped in with their orders when they picked them up.  It was just one more way I could spoil my loyal customers at Christmas time.  Want to see?  Take a look.





 --- NEXT CLASSES / EVENTS:

--- Dec. 1 / Christmas Shoppe / 9:00-Noon
     First United Methodist Church, Decatur IL

--- Dec. 10 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Beautiful Christmas Cards (Timeless Tidings Kit)
     ONLY 1 REMAINING SPOT.
     PAY TO REGISTER SOON.
Keep stamping and creating and you'll have some fun holiday cards, gifts and decor to add sparkle to your holidays, too.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Baker's Boxes AND Goodies Bags

When our family (with ALL our grandkids:) went to ride the Polar Express Train to the North Pole, we received several nice gifts.  I was still thinking about how I would get them home safely when they passed out special (very sparkly!) silver bags for us to carry everything home.  How nice!  I had used the same idea at my Holiday Open House Party and gave everyone a goodies bag.  They really needed it because, by the end of the party, they were taking home a favor box, a Baker's Box (with their chocolates!), all their Make and Takes, a receipt of their orders, a handout about my next classes, and possibly more:)  It was such a fun party.  I was glad I'd thought of a goodies bag for them.
I made all their favors and goodies bags coordinated, by using our Santa's Workshop DSP.  It's so cute and, unfortunately, all sold out already.  It was very popular.  Now that my Holiday Open House Party is over, I'm still making bags ... this time, they're for my daughter to use at our church's December 1 Christmas Shoppe.
--- NEXT CLASSES / EVENTS:

--- Dec. 1 / Christmas Shoppe . 9:00-Noon
     First United Methodist Church, Decatur IL

--- Dec. 10 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Beautiful Christmas Cards (Timeless Tidings Kit)
     ONLY 2 REMAINING SPOTS.
     PAY TO REGISTER SOON.

 --- Special Drawing for Customers
You have until the end of November to qualify. 
You'll get your name in the drawing once for EACH order ... Now through Nov. 30.   
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE INFO.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Fun Little Treats in Baker's Boxes

For part of my refreshments at my Holiday Open House Party, I had some chocolates out, ready to eat.  So they could take some home, too, I made everyone a gift box of chocolates, using our cute little Baker's Boxes that I'd decorated with our fun Santa's Workshop DSP.  Here they are.
These little elves are just so cute!
The treats were from a tin of Chocolate Lover's treats from one of my favorite Boy Scouts.  I always try to support all their efforts.  So far, I have 2 loyal and hardworking Boy Scouts and a cute little Brownie.  I'm sure Joey will want to join in on the fun, too, when he's old enough.
 --- NEXT CLASSES / EVENTS:

--- Nov. 23 - 28 / Last Sale Day!

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--- Dec. 10 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Beautiful Christmas Cards (Timeless Tidings Kit)
     ONLY 2 REMAINING SPOTS.
     PAY TO REGISTER SOON.

 --- Special Drawing for Customers
You have until the end of November to qualify. 
You'll get your name in the drawing once for EACH order ... Now through Nov. 30.   
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE INFO.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Stylish Christmas Card 2 Ways

The first card I made with this design is shown in the second photo here.  I wanted to keep it simple and let the gorgeous embossed flourish image be the star.  I liked it ... a lot ... but I kept thinking it needed something more.  I decided to stamp and then fussy cut the poinsettia image and see what it looked like on my card.  I tried it and I loved it.  With the gold foil edged card and envelope, this makes for a very elegant Christmas card.


--- NEXT CLASSES / EVENTS:

--- Nov. 23 - 28 / Only 2 Remaining Sale Days!

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS.

--- Nov. 27 / Giving Tuesday / TODAY!
                    Share your blessings.
--- Dec. 10 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Beautiful Christmas Cards (Timeless Tidings Kit)
     ONLY 3 REMAINING SPOTS.
     PAY TO REGISTER SOON.

 --- Special Drawing for Customers
You have until the end of November to qualify. 
You'll get your name in the drawing once for EACH order ... Now through Nov. 30.   
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE INFO.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Cherry Cobbler Decorated Christmas Tin

As I mentioned in a previous post, I love tins and I loved making the Sincerely Santa Project Kit tags.  It makes so many!  I used a few of them to decorate other Christmas items.  Are you wondering what I have inside?  I have a bunch of Christmas cards I made using our Timeless Tidings Card Kit.  The cards have a lot of Cherry Cobbler in them, so I thought this tin would be perfect.  By the way, the current SU Inventory shows an excess of these tins so, once you read some of my ideas below for using them, you might want to stock up on a few.  They're really nice.
This would make a great Christmas gift for a special someone.  They can enjoy using the cards and then save the tin for next Christmas ... or remove the tag and use the tin year-round.  Another idea:  Keep the tin for yourself and use it for all your lists, address labels, etc. for sending out your Christmas cards each year.  It's a keeper:)
Even more ideas ---  
- Use it as gift packaging for odd-sized gifts.
- Fill it with bath spa type gifts.
- Fill it with cookies.  Yum!!!
- Fill it with get-well type gifts for someone recovering from an illness or surgery.
- Use it for storage in your stamping area.
- Use it to organize and store your ready-to-send cards for various occasions.

Send me a comment if you'd like to share your own ideas for using this or other tins.  I'd love to hear from you.
--- NEXT CLASSES / EVENTS:

--- Nov. 23 - 28 / 6 DAYS OF SALES!

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS.

--- Nov. 27 / Giving Tuesday
                    Share your blessings.
--- Dec. 10 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Beautiful Christmas Cards (Timeless Tidings Kit)
     ONLY 3 REMAINING SPOTS.
     PAY TO REGISTER SOON.

 --- Special Drawing for Customers
You have until the end of November to qualify. 
You'll get your name in the drawing once for EACH order ... Now through Nov. 30.   
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE INFO. 

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Pillow Box Prizes and Our Winners!

I've been so busy trying to make sure I have everything I need upstairs to stamp and create (before they start work in my studio) that I realized I hadn't yet announced the door prize winners from my Holiday Open House Party.  And ... I'd like to just say again how much fun it was having everyone here.  Everyone realized and appreciated how much extra care I'd taken to really have some special gifts and projects ready.  They certainly made it worth all the time and effort I'd put into it.  I do love to spoil my customers!
So, without further ado, I'd like to announce our FOUR LUCKY WINNERS.  Drum roll, please ...
Elaine B.
Linda B.
Linda M.
Dana B.
Congrats, ladies!  Your prizes will be in with your orders (which, by the way, are traveling here as we speak:)

Here are the pillow boxes I made for them.
There's a little surprise inside, along with a coupon:)
NEXT CLASSES / EVENTS:

--- Today, Nov. 24
               SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Your support is what keeps us going!

--- Nov. 23 - 28 / 6 DAYS OF SALES!

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS.

--- Nov. 27 / Giving Tuesday
                    Share your blessings.
--- Dec. 10 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Beautiful Christmas Cards (Timeless Tidings Kit)
     ONLY 3 REMAINING SPOTS.
     PAY TO REGISTER SOON.

 --- Special Drawing for Customers
You have until the end of November to qualify. 
You'll get your name in the drawing once for EACH order ... Now through Nov. 30.   
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE INFO. 
Time to seriously think Christmas!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! / ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!

This is the post I had planned for you for yesterday, Thanksgiving, but technology stepped in and made me wait.  That's ok because I'm sure you were as busy as we were.

What a great and blessed day!  We had a house full of family and friends.  It was great fun having all the grandbabies here and seeing how, once again, all the cousins enjoy each other's company.  My son cooked a fabulous dinner, I slipped and ate dessert ... a lot of dessert, but it was just fabulous.  I'm so close to goal, it was probably a bad idea, but I just needed to enjoy a bit and I'm back on the straight and narrow today.  I was busy trying to keep up with the dishes as my son cooked, but he actually stayed and did more ... a lot more ... after we ate.  
Our final joy of the day was a concert by 2 of our grandchildren.  Olive Jane shared what she'd learned with her piano lessons (She just started this last summer.) and Aaron shared some Christmas tunes on his clarinet.  He just started a year and a half ago and he does amazingly well.  I know their great-grandma was quite impressed, as she used to play both instruments.

Let us continue to thank God for all our many blessings, pray for those not able to be with us, and pray for our military who are far from home.  God's blessings on you and your family each and every day.
NEXT CLASSES / EVENTS:

--- Nov. 23 - 28 / 6 DAYS OF SALES!

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS.

--- Dec. 10 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Beautiful Christmas Cards / ONLY 3 REMAINING SPOTS.
     PAY TO REGISTER ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS.
 --- Special Drawing for Customers
You have until the end of November to qualify. 
You'll get your name in the drawing once for EACH order ... Now through Nov. 30.   
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE INFO. 
 Thanksgiving was here ... and it was great!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Festive Farmhouse Pocket Card

I hadn't made a pocket card for a long time and decided that our Festive Farmhouse DSP would lend itself very nicely to one.  It's really simple to make one and you can have a lot of fun designing how you want it to look.
My CS base is just a quarter sheet of CS.  The DSP is cut 1/4" smaller, to allow the base layer to show.  Cut the CS for the inside of the pocket just enough smaller to easily slide in and out.  I decided to add a punched circle to make it easy to hold the top of the card to pull it out. 
The DSP is just folded and then held shut with the Baker's Twine.  You can choose however you want to embellish the outside of your card and you can add whatever stamping you'd like to the inside card.  There's actually room that you could slip a gift card in with it.  The entire card is the same size as an A4 card and fits into a regular envelope.
Complete measurements:
1/4 sheet CS base = 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
pocket portion of card = 10 1/2" x 4"  / score @1 1/4, 5 1/4"
inside card for pocket =  4 3/4" x 3 1/2" 
                                                    layered over 5" x 3 3/4"  
Our contractor is coming today, so we can actually get a plan going for the next phase of our repairs in my studio.  Yay!!!  And ... wait ... is that turkey I smell?  Oh, yum!!!
--- NEXT CLASSES / EVENTS:

- Dec. 10 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Beautiful Christmas Cards / Class will be limited to 6.
     PAY TO REGISTER ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS.
 --- Special Drawing for Customers
You have until the end of November to qualify. 
You'll get your name in the drawing once for EACH order ... Now through Nov. 30.   
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE INFO. 

Thanksgiving is almost here!  Is the turkey ready?

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