Home – Gift Exchange

Happy Hump day, friends!  We are half way through the week!  Each year my demonstrator group meets in November or early December and we hold our annual Christmas Party with a potluck, shoebox swap, play a silly game, and exchange a handmade gift.  This was my gift bag this year, I always change it up, so nobody knows who brought what gift!

Want to see what was inside? While I made several of these for gifts back in June, I have been addicted to making the interchangeable “O”. My friend and fellow demonstrator Sheila won this gift!

 

 

 

Home Decor with an Interchangeable “O”

Hello friends!  I have a very fun project that begins with a 5″ x 7″ frame.  I have seen this project made on various sites and thought I’d give it a try.  I will be honest with you that while it was time consuming (I made several), it is also highly addictive!!  Each interchangeable “O” has a magnet on the back as well as on the Thick Whisper White 5″ x 7″ cardstock.

This was a going away gift that I made for a good friend that is moving away…boo!!!  I have a feeling that she is going to love it!

 

Take a closer look at the Mini Pizza Box. I absolutely love the Share What You Love Specialty DSP and the Make a Difference Stamp Set!

Wanna see what’s inside?

Here are all of the interchangeable “O”‘s that I made.  Many of these were inspired by Lynn Strifert ~ thanks Lynn!

 

Noel – Gift Exchange

Happy Hump day, we are half way to the weekend!  This past Sunday was my demonstrator group’s annual Christmas Party.  We allow 3 hours for the festivities filled with a potluck, shoebox swap, play a silly game or two, and exchange a handmade gift.  This was my gift bag this year, I always change it up, so nobody knows who brought what gift!

Want to see what was inside? I love this fun technique (Eclipse) and it was very easy to put together.  Turned out great, right?!?!  The only two items used that were not Stampin’ Up! is the white frame and hot glue gun.   My fellow demonstrator friend Sheila won this gift!

CARDSTOCK CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

  • Cherry Cobbler: 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″
  • Whisper White: 5″x 7″ and 4″ x 6″

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Window Box Luminary

I made eight of these luminaries for Mr. Wonderful’s party and I am thrilled with how they turned out.  I placed an LED tea light into each one and they sure made the tables look pretty.

These are not hard to make and here are a few step by step photos that I made using a template, but you can go to YouTube and watch the Stampin’ Up! video for the Window Box Thinlits to see how they go together as well as all of the other dies and uses.

  1. Cut two of the basic shape.  If you want to create the intricate cut-outs, now is the time to do so to make a luminary.

2. Snip the tabs off of only one of the pieces.

3. Adhere Tear & Tape as shown on one piece as shown below.  You will also add Tear & Tape to the top tab (not seen in the photo below).  This piece will become the bottom of the box.  

4. Adhere Tear & Tape on the other piece as shown below.  This piece will become the top of the box.

5. Then line up the bottom piece with the top piece (as seen in the photo below).

6. Then gently, adhere the sides together and form the box.

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Tuscan Vineyard Tile Coasters

Last month, I went to Temecula with some friends and thought it would be nice to make something as a little memento.  This trip was booked back in March and when the Annual Catalog came out and I saw this stamp set, I knew I would be getting it with my first catalog order and had this project in mind right from the start.

The tiles are 4″ x 4″ tumbled tiles purchased from a local home improvement store, I stamped the image with StazOn and colored the image and tag with various markers (Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Soft Sky, and Wisteria Wonder.

I am loving the new Cheerful Tags Thinlits, as it is a super quick way to make a tag and your gift is complete.  I used Natural Rope Twine that SU! carried several years back, glad that I was able to use it for this occasion, it sure looked great!

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Here are some close up photos of the tile and tag.

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Enjoy the Little Things

I spent the afternoon while it was raining last weekend and put this kit together.  This is a great project to spend time putting together when you are stuck indoors either with a group of friends or just by yourself. This fabulous kit makes a stunning home decor piece with 13 interchangeable display pieces.  It also comes with a chalkboard stand with clip all for just $28.  The coordinating stamp set is $17.

If you want to gather some friends and make this great project kit, I will supply the stamp set and the extra supplies needed, you just need to purchase the kit and supply the friends!

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GOTTA HAVE IT? Please click on the Stampin’ Up! product images below for more details and easy, on-line shopping. A printable supply list is available as well!

Season to Season Wreath Project Kit

Have you checked out page 6 of the Holiday Catalog?  I saw this wreath unveiled at convention this past summer, and knew I would I be getting one for myself.  I spent the afternoon hot gluing all of the leaves, yes it was time consuming but so worth it!  I love the fact that it is a basic wreath with 3 different interchangeable banners.  There’s is no stopping me now!  I am going to create a banner for our birthdays, Valentine’s Day and 4th of July.  This wreath is truly timeless and you add so much to it, just let your imagination go wild!

 

Hello Fall!

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Happy Halloween!

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Merry Christmas!

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Hello Life Project Kit

The other day I shared with you the Hello Life Project Kit using alternative items.  This is the kit straight out of the box (so to speak)!  The only thing I did not use is the pom-poms.  I will be honest that I hated the way they turned out.

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I made faux suede flowers instead of using the pom-poms.  Love how this turned out!

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Here are the ugly pom-poms that I made and didn’t use!

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All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
137136 Hello Life Photopolymer Stamp Set $24.95
131199 Crushed Curry Cardstock $6.95
101731 Craft Stampin’ Ink Pad $7.50
101406 Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad $7.95
137949 Hello Life Project Kit $24.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue $3.95
135850 Handheld Stapler $9.95
126189 Paper-Piercing Tool $3.95
126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat $4.95
117273 Antique Brads $5.95

Girl Scout Birthday

I used the Hello Life Project Kit to alter the items to celebrate the 103rd Girl Scout Birthday.  Today commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia.

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Here are some close up photos of the pieces that I made.

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This stamp is a retired one from Stampin’ Up! called Girl Power.  I sure wish they would come out with another Girl Scout stamp set!  The sentiment is not SU! but one that I got on sale from the company that I order my desk calendars from.

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These shaker frames are so much fun to make!  I traced a trefoil onto the backside of the DSP and cut it out, then laid a piece of window sheet to cover the cut out.

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All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
102584 Garden Green Cardstock $6.95
121045 Basic Black Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
130139 Regals Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks $21.95
114323 Window Sheets $4.95
132178 Silver Foil Sheets $3.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104294 Sticky Strip $6.95
110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue $3.95
124155 Shaker Frames $4.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
135850 Handheld Stapler $9.95
137949 Hello Life Project Kit $24.95
120906 2-1/2″ Circle Punch $16.95
133782 2″ Circle Punch $16.95
133786 Sweetheart Punch $15.95
137415 Confetti Heart Border Punch $21.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform $39.95
127003 Apothecary Accents Framelits $24.95
130921 Squares Collection Framelits $26.95