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Friday, November 26, 2010

Free Shipping Weekend!

Good morning,

Happy Black Friday for those of you cyber shopping and figuring out the best deals. This is a free shipping weekend with me so contact me at Karen's Free Shipping so we can get the orders placed by Monday. I'll place the order at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday so please be ready with your order by then.

This card uses an old Sale-a-bration stamp set. It's such a simple card but the punched stars add so much because they tie in with the stamped image. The set was So Many Scallops. If you love it let me know. I have a few extras for sale. They're only $10 for four stamps.

Have a great weekend and good luck with that Christmas shopping!
Much love and joy,


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Matchbox Dresser

Hello everyone,

I've posted a little dresser today made using the Big Shot die cut machine.

I had it in a box and it crushed a little (sigh) but it seems okay.

Here is the top of it. The stamp set is Great Friend. I used retired DSP and Cameo Coral cardstock. I cut the DSP Top Note die and then trimmed it at the perforation marks.

The butterfly in cameo coral was a punched butterfly but the the blue stamped one I hand cut. The greetings were punched out using punches and die cuts.

The blue is Baja Breeze by the way. Love it all together.

This is how the little drawers pull out. They're made with the Matchbox die and I put Rhinestone brads through each one for drawer pulls.

I decided to wrap the tic tacs in matching DSP but wanted you to see how it all looked and fit.

This drawer has a pad of post its in it. I used yellow because they were more saffron shaded.

These are Hershey Nugget candies and I wrapped them in matching DSP like I will with the Tic Tacs.
The drawer fits four perfectly. The bowed out front of the drawer is caused by getting somewhat crushed by other projects in my hat box.

The final item I put in was a votive candle in the same coral color (it's one of the reason I went with this color scheme.). I also wrapped paper around the metal portion but will warn the recipient to remove the paper before using it.

Use sticky strip when adhering the drawers and tops on. There will be less chance of it falling apart. You can see there was some impact here but it still held.

And that's it. It's so easy it's criminal! I'm hoping to make some using Christmas paper and colors.  Maybe I'll post those later.

Take care friends,
Much love and joy,


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Note Kit

Hello everyone,

Boy, it's been a week since I've blogged and I realized that I may have to do a weekly project instead of a daily one.

I bought a bulk paper pack of this design so I have a ton of it. The colors are Old Olive, So Saffron, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla.

Here is the inside. It's a Note Kit. There are cards in the back section, 3x3 notes in the front right and tags in the front left pocket. I attached a few yellow post it pad notes but you could certainly add more if you'd like.

This is one of the tags.

This is one of the plain 3x3 note cards.

These are some of the note cards. I got the idea from someone very talented on Split coast but can't remember who ... I'm so sorry I can't give you credit for the note kit design. There may be a pattern on Split coast with directions for it.

That's it for me ladies. Don't forget to get you orders in for Christmas or Hanukkah cards. It takes a little longer around Christmas to get your order.

Have a wonderful weekend and we'll see you soon,
Much love and joy,


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Post It Holder

Hello there!

I've been messing around with my Zutter BIA (Bind it all) and excess DSP from the past. I promised myself that I wouldn't buy ANY more DSP until I used up, or at least made a dent in, what I had.

I love this Lovely Letters Alphabet. It's one of my favorites.

This is a post it holder for 3x3 post its.

My note pad got stuck on a little over to the right. My bad. The DSP is stuck to two square coasters with the edges clipped using the corner punch.

These make great stocking stuffers with a matching pen.

That's it for me! I'll see you soon! Don't forget to order your supplies for Christmas or Hanukkah cards. The time is slipping away.

Take care. Much love and joy,


Monday, November 1, 2010

Pun Fun Sheep

Good evening,

Yep! It's evening and I'm blogging. My mornings have been filled with appointments and meetings so I finally decided I neede to blog when I found the chance.

This is a cute little box with 3x3 notes in it. I used Pink Pirouette cardstock and used leftover DSP and Kiwi Kiss. I dug out an old SAB stamp set for the scallop circle and five petal on the front. The little sheep cards are made with the stamp set Pun Fun.

Here's the card image. The sheep wasn't colored in but I spread two way glue on it and Dazzling Diamonds glitter It's such an easy design. I also matted the image cardstock in black but only gave it piping instead of a larger mat.

I use the box to store these little notes and when I need a "thank ewe" I grab one along with one of our mini envelopes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Much love and joy,