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Hershey Kiss Gift Card Holder

I love finding new gift boxes and fancy card folds, and this one is called the Hershey Kiss Gift Card Holder - you can find lots of video tutorials if you search YouTube for them.   For this particular one, I followed Joyce's blog post here - she lists out the dimensions for cardstock/papers and offers a video as well.  I did switch out the image for my own drawing/digi of "Flamingo Christmas" and I used 6 Hershey Nuggets because I didn't have any kisses available at the time I created this one... so I put 2 flat backs together and got 6 nuggets in.    See pic below for my updated box after I purchased the kisses.  The papers are called " Let it Snow " from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog, 2019. Thanks so all the crafty peeps who come up with these FUN projects to share with the rest of us.  Pop over to my store for lots more Christmas digis and papers you can use to create your own Christmas projects and cards!   Enterin

October's Paper Pumpkin & Alternative

Hello and happy Sunday!  Christmas is only 9 weeks away!!  This month's Paper Pumpkin kit contains 10 beautiful cards to help us get ready for the holidays.   The card on the left is made exactly as per the kit instructions.  The white trees and snowy base are slightly sparkly and are die-cut and pop-dotted so they really stand out.  The card on the right is my alternative card made with the bird, snow and sentiment stamps from this month's PP kit, along with the new moose punch, all-around wreath dies, and buffalo check bg stamp, all from Stampin' Up!  I was inspired by a card on Pinterest by Rutabagapiedesigns Next month's Paper Pumpkin kit is 24 Christmas tags that will coordinate with this month's cards and will include some exclusive product as well.  If you'd like to order PP or any other SU! products, please send me an email and I'm happy to place an order for you!   You can view the catalogs online at  Have a

Apples of My Eye

My friend Deanne has started a NEW scrapbook challenge blog called " Scrapbooking ABC's with Dea" and this month is her very first month open!  So we start with A - is for apples or Autumn! Here is my (digital) scrapbook page I titled ... "Apples of my Eye" - my daughters ♥  I made this with a FREE kit over at pixel scrapper .com!   They have an amazing selection of scrapbooking kits, and individual elements.  I've been a member over there for years .. it's FREE to sign up and you'll get points to spend on free stuff every day!  So if you like to scrapbook, whether it's digital or physical, come check out Dea's new challenge blog ! ALSO:  check out the Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge over at the Outlawz site!  The current theme is "TREES"  ALSO:  check out the Sunday Songs and Rhymes Challenge at the Outlawz!  The current theme is:  "The FRUITS song" Thanks for visiting!  :) 

Sponsoring Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge & Monday Greetings

You will not want to miss  September's Progressive Freebie Challenge over at the Outlawz this month!!  I'm sponsoring September's challenge with not just one image, but 4!  I'll show you what you get in a moment but first, here is my easel card using one of the images in the set.... Participants will receive the outline version of this set, "Lorie's Mocha for all seasons". I'm also sponsoring the  Monday Greetings Challenges    the month of September which has a new theme every 2 weeks.  The current theme at Monday Greetings Challenge is... "LoTs of LAYERS" My card incorporates the freebie challenge and the Monday Greetings themes. You might also like this fabby COFFEE SENTIMENTS set available in shop here: Come on over and play along - lots of challenges to enter and lots of prizes to be won!

New Wonders x3

Today I'm sharing 3 cards made with the new "Distinctive" Host set, " New Wonders " by Stampin' Up!  When you have a workshop totaling $150 or more, you can use your host points to get this adorable stamp set FREE, pg. 207.  There are actually 3 various fairies in the set, I've only used one of them to make 3 cards for my daughter and her 2 roommates to start off  a new chapter in their college life. 🌹  If you have any questions about Stampin' Up! or would like to place an order or just peruse our online catalog, click   HERE !   Which card style is your favorite of these 3?  Leave me a comment below 😊

Wiper Card - Lifting You in Prayer

Hi - I tried another "new to me" fancy fold technique called a WIPER CARD!  And are these ever cute!  When you pull the sides of the card out, a "wiper" pops up revealing a sentiment!  In this case, I stamped my sentiment onto a cloud (cut with a die) and added a li'l red heart.  For this card I used my own digi set called " Love Lifts You " and the sentiments on banner and clouds are from a "Inspired Stamps" which I believe has sadly closed. Thank You for taking a look!  I hope to see you again soon - Happy INKing :)

April's Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternative

Today's share is a card I CASE'd from an SU demonstrator, Kathie Zaban using this month's Paper Pumpkin kit.  The stamp included in this set is a beautiful 'Distinktive' stamp which is "photo-realistic"... a patent-pending process that's new to Stampin' Up, and I just LOVE it!  The kit included a Grey Granite Stampin' Spot which I used to stamp all the roses and leaves onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then I used my Copics to color it in although this was an issue of its own as the colors I wanted to use I was out of (markers ran dry and have no refills yet for them).  So they turned out darker than I wanted, but still pretty.  For the roses I used R22, R35, and R59; the leaves I used Y11 and YG25; Y11 for the centers of roses, and the blue bg is B05.  I then used a black permanent marker for the dots.  Oh, I did use a dark warm grey to outline around the images, can't recall which color that was.  The label, sentiment and twine were al

Sunday Songs & Rhymes - Doggy in Window

Happy Sunday everyone! I participated in the Sunday Songs & Rhymes last month over at the Outlawz challenges and my card was picked as their fave, so I was invited to come back as a Guest Designer for  this next 2-week challenge  😃 The Song for the next 2 weeks, and what players need to create with inspiration from, is.... How much is that doggie in the window? The one with the waggly tail How much is that doggie in the window? I do hope that doggie's for sale I must take a trip to California And leave my poor sweetheart alone If he has a dog, he won't be lonesome And the doggie will have a good home How much is that doggie in the window? The one with the waggly tail How much is that doggie in the window? I do hope that doggie's for sale and here's my card using " Dachshund Party " I printed the black/white versions of dog and sentiment and colored with Copics and a li'l bit of white gel pen highlights.  I also paper-