Cable Knit Gift Card Holders/Close Out Sale!

The Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder gives your cards a projects that cozy feel for winter.

  • Do you like to feel cozy during the cold winter month?.  I know I do!  And that’s why I love the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder.  It allows me to make cozy looking cards and projects throughout the Christmas season and beyond.
  • These are gift card holders I made for one of my November Onstage swaps.
  • I used the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder on the holder’s sleeve.  Remember not to use the bottom acrylic plate when running it through the Big Shot. Watch the video below for more information about this folder…I choose not not spritz with water since I was making so many and they came out fine for this project.
  • Layering Circles were the perfect solution for this sentiment from the Tin of Tags stamp set.
  • Color coordination is one of Stampin’ Up!’s forte…I used the 3/8 Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo Pack to add just that little extra to make the special.

Gift Card Holder using the Cable Knit Embossing Folder

I will be using them this Christmas and selling some in our local Jasper consignment shop.  Cute way to give a gift card!


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OSAT Blog Hop – Holidays

Hi Everyone!  It’s time for another One Stamp At A Time (OSAT) Blog Hop.  Our theme is holidays, so unless you have all your holiday projects complete and ready to go you may want to check out all the ideas we have to share with you this month.  Even I can’t wait to see what everyone is sharing because I’m still getting ready for a craft fair and could use some new ideas. 

So whether you’re starting the hop with me or you just hopped over from Elizabeth’s fun blog I hope you’ll stop and visit everyone.  And if a project really inspires you or just makes you smile feel free to leave a comment.  If you lose your way there’s a list of hoppers at the bottom of the page.  So have fun!

I wanted to play with the Snow Place stamp set for this hop because it just hasn’t been inked up enough yet! Is my card really a holiday card.?  Maybe, maybe not.  I could have used the Merry Christmas stamp but decided this would be a fun card to send out during the holidays to a friend who might need to smile.  I wanted it to be quick and easy so I made sure every element had a coordinating punch or die.  And I actually just hand cut the banner.  Don’t you think this little penguin is the cutest ever?


I’m on my way to Tampa this morning for the Onstage Local event and this cute little Berry Basket is what I made for my roommates and team members.  I have been so busy that it just made sense to create a project that I could use for the hop and give as my gifts.  I’m sort of hoping they don’t read this post until late tonight. Shhhh.

Again this is a treat container that I can give throughout the holidays and winter.  A perfect gift for teachers, co-workers, neighbors and I think I may have one ready for my UPS guy, who’s a regular visitor at my house! 🙂

Remember when I said this was a cute “little” Berry Basket.  Well it really is’s half a Berry Basket. This idea is Erica’s Cerwin’s and what a great idea it is.  I love the Berry Basket but it takes a lot of candy to fill it up.   So by making it smaller it’s not only especially cute but it’s the perfect size to fill with just a little chocolate.

Here they all are before I packed them up!

Thanks for stopping by today!  The next stop on the hop is the talented AJ Bodine.  Have fun, be inspired and I’ll see you next month on the 2nd Thursday.


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Flower Shop Treat Holders


This week I had the privilege of stamping with 30 women from the Georgia Mountain Business Women’s Networking Group (GMBWN).  This is a group of woman from my area that get together for dinner once a month to share and network.  A wonderful group of women!

Every month we have a guest speaker and this month I was asked to share my business.  So I decided I would both share a stamped little gift and also allow them to stamp.  So at each place setting I placed one of these cute flower treat holders.  I wanted to make them each feel special and I think it worked!

  • The leaves and the typed dots in the Kind of Eclectic stamp set made a perfect background for the flower.
  • And the Flower Shop flowers were the perfect size.  They were stamped in lots of colors to give the table a summery look.
  • The Just for You sentiment was perfect and is part of the New Watercolor Wings stamp set.

  • The side view shows how the holder was scored and folded.  Measurements found on Pinterest a while back.
  • The card stock measures 2-1/4 x 7-3/4 and is scored at 3, 3-1/4, 3-1/2, 6-1/2, 6-3/4, and 7.  
  • Place the candy of choice in the center and close the holder with a glue dot.
Products Used In Flower Shop Treat Holder:

The card we made was quick and easy because almost everyone there was new to stamping.  What I love about the You’ve Got This stamp set is that quick and easy still looks amazing!  They stamped the background in Pool Party, the flower and sentiment in Memento Black and added a small rhinestone.  Everyone received a free pass to one of my classes and I hope to be stamping with many of them in the near future.  

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Santa Fry Box Swap/ Snuggles and Smooches

Short and sweet today as the to do and errand list is really long!

I received this cute little Fry Box in a swap last month from Team Member Gigi Gubernath and decided it was a perfect little gift for some of the people on my Christmas list.  I plan to give them to my hair dresser, neighbors, and even the UPS guy!  I don’t have them all done yet but I’m working on them.  They are pretty easy to put together if  you think assembly line and The Fry Box Die.  My favorite part is the little hat attached to the top of the bag.

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Snuggles and Smooches

Share your affection with  those you love at Valentine’s Day or any time of the year!

I want this set for the swirls!  An easy way to get the look of wound Linen Thread or Baker’s Twine on your card. Very Trendy!  Plus it’s a fun new way to say “hugs and kisses”  which is a favorite phrase of mine.  Get Your Snuggles and Smooches Stamp Set Here.

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Happily Married! – With a Fun and Beautiful DIY Wedding

They’re married and life is back to normal, well as normal as it gets around here.  So I thought my first back to blogging post should be about the happy event.  My son Matt and my new daughter, Laura were married on September 12th in Roswell Ga at the Roswell River Landing.  We were concerned about the weather forecast but as you can see the day was absolutely beautiful…in so many ways.

Laura decided on her colors and had a sweet friend hand paint her invitations.  They then took the original and had them printed.  She was so excited when she brought them for me to see.  And then when she went up to the stamp room I could hear her squealing about how I had so many Stampin’ Up! colors that would go with her wedding colors!  There was Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, and Calypso Coral.  She liked the idea that we could mix the colors because that’s the way she decided to go with the bridesmaid dresses.  She didn’t want them to be the same color just in the same color family.

 The flowers were done by a Rittenhouse Designs.  She originally was going to do them all herself but as the wedding got closer she decided it would be less stressful to have them done.  Are they not absolutely gorgeous!

Married and looking so happy!

Here’s a closeup of the bridal bouquet.

Two beautiful little flower girls!  The little one is my great niece.  She was so excited to dress up and look like a princess…until it was time to leave her mother and walk down the aisle.  I distracted her so her mom could go sit down and then we practiced tossing flowers from the baskets.  Of course a controlled tossing…throw one, pick it up, throw one, pick it up…

Here Come’s the Bride!  Aren’t these two brothers just adorable?  One of the many chalk boards used at the wedding.

Here’s another calk board so everyone could post the pictures they were taking in one place.  Love Instagram!

Laura and Matt decided to give mason jar mugs to each of the guests.  I was asked to add tags to them with names and table numbers.


The base layer is Crumb Cake card stock that was stamped with the Hardwood Background Stamp.  The printed tags  were done in My Digital Studio and cut with the Ovals Framelits and Circle Punch.

The guest book was done by Laura’s sister.  It had pictures of the happy couple and all their travels before they were married.  Plus a cute chalk board to make sure everyone remembered to sign it.

Laura’s mother and aunt did all the decorating of the tables.  Part of the seating was inside the venue and then there was a tent outside on the deck.  It was a gorgeous setting right along the river.

 I made 20 flags to number the tables.  We decided to keep them neutral  so the flowers would be the main event.  I used the Banner Framelits, the Hardwood Background Stamp and Circle Punches.  And those beautiful wood rounds were done by my sweet husband.   I am lucky enough to have a stamping friend who’s husband is a logger.  They were sweet enough to get all the wood rounds we needed.

I love the way Laura’s aunt fixed the napkins.  And at the end of the napkin snail she included a Hershey Nugget treat holder.  I made 172 of them with the help of Laura, Laura’s mom, sister, cousin, and maid of honor.


 Here’s another look at the treat holders!

Another picture of the happy couple as they entered the reception as Mr and Mrs Squires!

The wedding pictures were taken by Cristina Guerrero Photography and we highly recommend them for any event.  Not only were the pictures wonderful but Matt and Laura thought they were easy and fun to work with.

The Cake!  It was made and decorated by Laura’s mother, Carolina.  It was absolutely gorgeous!  Every flower was handmade in gum paste.  I loved that she spent some time teaching me how to make a flower.  I didn’t think my flower would be worthy of the cake but there it is…the small dark coral at the bottom of the cake.  And yes, Jeff also finished the large wood round for the cake.  It was given to Carolina so she can use it for future cakes.

The exit…well actually it was a fake exit because the bride and groom stayed for the entire party.  And boy did everyone party!  At eleven o’clock when you would think things would start winding down…well that’s when the mardi gras beads, whistles, and masks came out and the real party began!

Rehearsal Dinner Favors filled with Hugs & Kisses

Stayed with the same color theme and Hardwood Stamp.   The sentiment was done in My Digital Studio.

Tomorrow is going to be the Best Day Ever! napkin tags.

Again the greeting was done in My Digital Studio.  I used one of my favorite framelits to cut the base…the Window Frames Collection.

The banner was made with the Celebration Banner Kit in the Annual Catalog.  Quick and easy to put together.  I cut the letters on my Silhouette Cameo and added the framelit heart and some ribbon.

Laura was so excited when she saw the Cheers to Love Stamp Set so I used it for both the rehearsal invitations and the welcome bags.

We are so happy to welcome Laura into our family.  I love the both of them to the moon and back!

Please feel free to share and leave me a comment.



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Ombre Flower Gift Bag – Wow!

In my last post I mentioned the paper crafting retreat I attended this past weekend.  It was a Stamp, Scrap, Create Retreat held by a sweet and creative demonstrator friend Monika Davis.   As the week goes on I hope to share some of the projects from the retreat.  Today’s is this AWESOME ombre gift bag!

  • Yes the flowers on this gift bag make it a wow but to me the ombre or  dip dyed look is what really gives it the Wow look.  In fashion ombre refers to a fabric or garment that is monochromatic but has a graduated variation in the saturation of the color.  This effect is achieved on the gift bag by starting at the top with Pink Pirouette and then using Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe, and lastly Calypso Coral.
  • The flowers were created using the Spiral Flower Die.  You can cut multiple layers out at a time with the Big Shot.
  • The flowers were easy to make but, I’m not going to lie, time consuming.  This is a project you would want to make for someone special. Each die piece was twisted into a flower using a pair of tweezers.  But you could always use some other small round object even a pencil to wrap the die around.  Hot glue was used to glue the flowers together and to attached them to the bag.
  • Are you wondering where rectangular bag with the white grosgrain ribbon came from?  It’s from one of the past Paper Pumpkin projects (February 2014).  If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you can purchase past refill kits.  If you aren’t a subscriber now…you can easily sign up here (remember to choose me as your demonstrator).  Check out past kits and refills here.
  • Now…just add your tag and you are ready for some awesome gift giving!
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Products Used In Today’s Project