Christmas Project 2

christmas project 2

A Mixed Bunch Christmas Tree

You will need:

Blossom Punch , Mixed Bunch Stamp Set, Gumball Green CS and Ink, glue gun,  a Paper Cone and scissors.

I used a paper cone because the Styrofoam melts with the glue gun and its just messy and could get out of shape.  I used 2 1/2 pieces of CS and started stamping the blossom with the 4 strands of petals with the dots.  After punching them out I cut 2 petals at a time with some single ones and started gluing round and round, up the cone.  With only one glue gun burn, I did well……LOL! when I got to the top I cut only 2 petals out and glued one on top of another to end with 3 as a mini cone, then glued it on top!

tips: I held each petal a few seconds to keep it in place.  As I went around the cone I also filled in with single petals so it would look fuller with no gaps and seeing the cone behind it.  I also took the ink pad and smeared in over the cone so you would not see brown behind it.

I like how this came out, for now.  I’m still not sure if I “dress” it up with some bling.

Crafting hugs…..Dawn


Stamp on Monday

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Another Big Thank You!!!!

These Photo Polymer stamp sets are without question, THE BEST!!!!!!

You will need:

Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, and Pistachio Pudding CS, and Inks.  Scalloped 7/8 punch and Itty Bitty Punches.

I used the Hearts a Flutter stamp set to create the background in Brown Sugar ink and punched it with the Scallop Punch. Then the little “Heart” just fit in the Itty Bitty Scallop punch.  Simple and quick to create a stack thank you’s I desperately needed.

I hope you’ve enjoyed todays card….stay tuned for Wednesday’s post for this weeks Christmas project!  until then………………….

It’s Fridays’ Color Challenge

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Basic Black, Soft Sky and Cherry Cobbler are our colors today!

This was a doozie for me.  I really had a rough time with these colors.  I have to be honest, I don’t think I am overly thrilled with this card and realized after it was put together I wanted to put a layer of Soft Sky under the white embossed layer.  Oh well, see no one is perfect and we all make mistakes and at the end of the day, Its really OK!  Next time if I make this design again I will remember.  Sometimes I only have a small window of time for creating and this day was one of them!  I was inspired by the “Hello” card in our catalog, I wanted to “CASE” it and twist it a little.  When I embossed it, I rubbed the soft sky ink on drier to soften it with a sponge.  I had  strip of DSP already cut for the Cherry Cobbler and realized it was in Real Red. LOL!   So by being in a rush I just threw in a strip of Cherry cobbler through the embossing folder again like the background and called it a day!   I probably should’ve walked away and left it for a couple hours but the card is cute and I think I can be critical of myself more then others.  I hope you like it!


Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!



A Fall “ish” Friday Color Challenge


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Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight are the colors for our color challenge

So last year for my sons class I used these cello bags to create the “broom” with pixie sticks inside.  It was a total hit and everyone loved them.  This year I wanted to create a little “Thank you!” I haven’t decided if this will be my “favor”  on our thanksgiving table or a treat before the holiday for the boys classroom.  I will say its a heck of a lot easier filling these bags with pixie sticks, rather then an individual piece of candy.  Maybe I will try and find chocolate twizzlers or something else.  I will be on a mission, please comment if you do have an idea for another candy choice, would love to hear from you!

Candy Corn, I cut strips of the DSP and glued them to the White CS then punched them out piercing a hole at the top to fit the twine through.  I stamped the Many Thanks stamp from the Harvest of Thanks stamp set and used the Apothecary framelits to cut out the Early Espresso CS and the stamped image.  I also used the 1/2″ circle punch on the top of the Early Espresso die cut to give it a little more strength to where I pulled the twine through.  Tied a bow, Simple and Cute!

I encourage you to visit to see what our team members have created!  Thanks for stopping by my blog and enjoy your day!


Early Espresso Stamp pad (126974)  CS (119686)

Harvest of Thanks (w 131736, c 131739)

Polka Dot Parade DSP (126902)

Whisper White CS (100730)

Cello Bags 50 pcs. 1×8 (124134)

Petite Pennants Builder punch (122361)

1/2 ” circle Punch (119869)

Apothecary Accents (127003)

Bakers twine (white 124262 or early espresso 123124)

Stamp On Monday

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Hello,  and a big Thank You to everyone for being patient for me to post something new and not part of our color challenge.  This sentiment stamp set is from our photo polymers, Another Thank You!  if you have not tried the photopolymers you are definitely missing out!  Soooo… favorite type of stamp.  They are so easy to see through,  (now you know it will be straight) and easier to cling to the clear block!  The new Halloween photopolymer is my next purchase.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and being so supportive!