Merry Music Post It Note Holder Tutorial

Here is a project that I’m making for my daughter and her coworkers for the holiday season. I thought it would be a useful item since they are teachers – that is if they can find the ever elusive pen on their desks. LOL!

Hmmm…. maybe I should include a pen holder too? I’m going to have to think about that. I made these in Real Red since the High School colors are Black & Red.

Want to see a video so you can whip some up too?

Merry Moments 3×3 Post It Note Holder Video Tutorial

What do you think? A great gift item? And good news right now you can find 12×12 Card stock in a pack of 24 sheets in Cherry Cobbler (144646) and Old Olive & Kraft (144622) with 12 sheets each on our Holiday Catalog Retirement list so you can make lots of these. We also carry assortment packs in our Annual Catalog like I used here. I’ll give you a complete supply list below.

Oh and here is a printable tutorial for you too!

Merry Music 3×3 Post it Note Holder Tutorial (printable PDF)

Enjoy!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Flourishing Phrases (141531/141534)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink Pad (140931)

Paper: Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (144623), Best Brights 12×12 Card stock (145409), Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706), Musical Instruments Framelits Dies (144677), and Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)

Adhesives: Snail (104332/104331) and  Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026)

Non Stampin’ Up!: 3×3″ Posit It Notes

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Spooky Cat Treat Bags

Who doesn’t love a quick and easy treat to spoil our family and friends? Here is one that fits the bill using the Spooky Cat Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog.

Cute? I found these Dove chocolates at my local Walmart and couldn’t resist since they had these fun patterns on them.

Want to see how I made them? Here is a quick video Tutorial for you!

Spooky Cat Treat Bags Video Tutorial

Easy? Told you so. LOL! And the good part is you can make a ton of them using a sheet of 12×12 Designer Series Paper.  My lucky class attendees will be receiving one of these at their spots this month – I need to make some more since these are all I have left from the first batch.

Here is the supply list for you.

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Spooky Cat (144749)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931) and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink (126945)

Paper: Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610) and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: 3″x6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bags (141704), Everyday Label Punch (144668), Sold Black Baker’s Twine (141682), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334) and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

 

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Merry Cafe Spiced Chai

I really love the Merry Cafe stamp set and the fact that it coordinates with both the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies AND the Coffee Cafe stamp set – After all who wouldn’t love more coffee or tea items?

Here is a cute little gift that I made for my peeps as a gift recently.

I had these cute little jars that I found a while back just laying around and they were perfect for this project!

Each jar help 2 cups of Spiced Chai Mix that I whipped up quickly – and can you say yummy?

I used the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to decorate this little jars. Isn’t it great that this pack is part of our Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Promotion  this month?

Not only was I able to decorate the tag which held the recipe on the back to mix up your cup, but I punched a circle of coordinating Designer Series Paper for the lid – cute!

And since the mix it self looks like Crumb Cake it was even color coordinated. (I can hear my daughter’s groan and see her eyes rolling at that comment. Do you think in Stampin’ Up! colors when your out shopping or doing things too?)

Want the recipe for this quick and easy mix? I’ll warn you it is yummy you won’t want to just have one cup. LOL!

Spiced Chai Mix

Taste of Home

 

3 c. nonfat dry milk powder

1 1/2 c. sugar

1 c. unsweetened instant tea

3/4 c. vanilla powdered nondairy creamer

1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground cardamom

1/2 tsp. ground cloves

 

In a food processor, combine all dry ingredients; cover and process until powdery. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.

 

To prepare 1 serving; Dissolve 3 tablespoons of mix into 3/4 cup (6 oz.) of boiling water; stir well. Add a dollop of whipping cream if desired.

 

Yield: about 5 cups mix (26 servings)

Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the back of the tag for you, but here is a pdf so you can print some off too. I’ve spaced it for the shorter coffee cup. So simply print it off onto your card stock, run it through the Big Shot and you’ve got yourself a tag.

Spiced Chai Mix Recipe (6 tags printable PDF)

 

Enjoy!

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Merry Cafe (144965)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (144613), Very Vanilla (101650), and Cajun Craze Card Stock (119684)

Accessories: Coffee Cups Framelits Dies (143745), Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine (144354) and 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch (134365)

 

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Team Time = Fun Time & more!

Team Time with my peeps is always one of the best parts of the month – we have such fun together sharing and stamping together. Yesterday, we held our monthly Team Meeting, so today I thought I’d share with you some of the wonderful projects that I’ve received during swaps from my team members.

This first card Deborah made using the Colorful Seasons Bundle (145348) of products.

And this card was made using the Mabel Me Pretty  Bundle (145304/145305)

A couple of cute little boxes using the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (144125)

And a bag using the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610) and the Wood Words Stamp (143925/143928) set currently on sale during our World Card Making Day promotion.

And I love how our Multipurpose Adhesive sheets (144106) make this Birthday Thinlits Die (143700) so easy to use! This card has a soft watercolor feel to it since it was teamed up with our Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (144137) that is part of our Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper promotion.

This little square card was made using the Jar of Love (141587) and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits Dies (141490) Isn’t it adorable?

Love Designer Series paper? How about decorating some note pads like Cindy did? I couldn’t pick a favorite – how about you? You can get your favorites this month during our Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series paper promotion.

And here is the Lemon Zest stamp set (143805/142808) – we got to play with the Embossing Paste (141979) and even added color to it with a Rose Red reinker. How cool is that?

And finally here is a cute little post it note holder that Cindy made for everyone at the Peak Princess event using the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (144125). This stuff is great for a project like this since it is a bit heavier weight kraft paper.

Whew! Lot’s of great projects and inspiration shared – right?

Celebrating with Peak Princess Day

We also had a special event last month – it’s a day of pampering that I do twice a year, I call it my Peak Princess event – after all we are Blue Mountain Stampers. LOL! We had our largest group qualify this time – 8 in total.

I love to make special appetizers and treats for everyone to enjoy. So we always begin these events with some time enjoying some goodies and sharing.

And this time the Olive Bread was a huge hit! So I thought I’d share the recipe with you too. It’s really yummy – my guys were tickled they got some too! (Just a tip cut the bread evenly so the cheese doesn’t melt and slide down one side. This half was not the prettiest, but oh so good!)

Olive Cheese Bread

1 loaf French Bread

About 25 Mezzetta © Spanish Queen Pimento Stuffed Olives

6 oz. can of Black Olives, drained

2 stalks Green Onions (scallions)

1 stock Butter, room temperature

1/2 c. Mayonnaise

3 c. Monterey Jack Cheese, grated

Roughly chop both black olives and pimiento stuffed olives. Slice green onions into thin pieces. Combine butter mayonnaise, cheese, olives and green onions in a mixing bowl. Stir together until thoroughly combined.

Spread mixture thickly onto French bread that has been sliced lengthwise. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and browning.

Mixture can also be made in advanced and refrigerated for up to 2 days.

 

We also get to celebrate and recognize achievements with team gifts.

And we make projects too so everyone had a make ‘n take packet ready for them – after all we love stamping together!

 

Would you like to have a group of friends that share your passion for paper crafting? Would you like a discount on your favorite products? Why not become a Blue Mountain Stamper and be a Happy Shopper too!  Click HERE to learn what being a Blue Mountain Stamper is all about.

 

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Stampin’ Blends are artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.  I’ve am sooo looking forward to getting my hands on these new alcohol markers!  Right now…Demonstrators get to purchase them during an early-release!

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  • The Customer launch date has not been announced yet.
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Painted Autumn Post it Note Holder Tutorial

Last month I shared with you a cute little post it note holder that my friend Cindy made. You can see more about that HERE. They were so cute I wanted to make some of my own and here is what I came up with.

I love this Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper – the patterns are just lovely and I thought the small leaf pattern was just perfect for this project. What do you think?

They are fairly simple to make and a lot of fun too –  So today I thought I’d show you how she made them.

Painted Autumn Post It Note Holder Video Tutorial

So what do you think? Want to make some of your own?

I was apparently needed another cup of coffee, since I forgot to add the finger grip cut out in the video. So in addition to the video tutorial I’ve made to a printable PDF for you on this project.

Here is the Painted Autumn Post It Note Holder Tutorial (printable) PDF

Please Note: The photo shown uses Pear Pizzazz Card stock and the project in the video uses Garden Green. Each one works well with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper since it pulls out different shades.

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamps: Flourishing Phrases (141531/141534)

Paper: Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper (144613), Garden Green Card Stock (102584), Very Vanilla Card stock (101650), Early Espresso Card Stock (119686)

Ink: Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad (126974)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706), 1″ Circle Punch (119868), and Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)

Adhesives: Snail (104332/104331), and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Other: (3) 1 3/8″ x 1 7/8″ Post it Notes

 

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Christmas Quilt Treat Bag Video Tutorial

Today’s Treat Bag is the last of the projects that everyone made at my Holiday Catalog Kick Off. Quick & Easy to make and with 48 sheets of Designer Series Paper in the Quilted Christmas 6×6 stack – you can make a bunch of these to give!

We used the Christmas Quilt Bundle (126026) as the focal point for this project along with the coordinating Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon which is a lot of fun to work with.

I’ve made a video tutorial for you so you can make some too!

Christmas Quilt Treat Bag Video Tutorial

What did I tell you simple, right? I’ve given you the complete supply list below. So make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post.

Upcoming October Classes –

If you LOVE the Painted Harvest Stamp Set you’ll want to know about my October class. The Eclipse Card Class – we’ll be making some fun projects and a technique “recipe” card too. So why not check it out?

Eclipse Card Class:

Saturday, October 21st 1 – 3:30 pm

You have 3 options to choose from if you are local:

#1 Class Fee $45 (Includes the Painted Harvest stamp set and Leave Punch)

#2 Class Fee $140 (Includes the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Leave Punch AND the Large Letters Framelits Dies.)

#3 Class Fee Only $20

 

Not local? Why not check out my Class to Go option?

RSVP & Prepay by Wednesday, October 4th to hold your spot

 

Click HERE to see my Calendar of Events and more information

 

Don’t forget to stop by next week when I’ll be sharing some of the wonderful Holiday Catalog swaps I’ve received and more!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Christmas Quilt (*144793)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Real Red (126949) and Pool Party Classic Ink (126982)

Paper: Quilted Christmas 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack (144617) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Quilt Builder Framelits Dies (*144673), Quilted Christmas 1/4″ ribbon (144620), Brights Enamel Shapes (141680), Triple Banner Punch (138292)

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Merry Cafe Chocolate Wrap

Do you love coffee? Do you have friends who love coffee? If so you’ll love this little gift I made recently for my Holiday Catalog Kick Off using the Merry Cafe stamps set and it’s coordinating Coffee Cups Framelits Dies.

When I found these little boxed coffee flavored chocolates I knew they’d make a perfect little gifts!

Want to see the project now?

Perfect for little gift celebrating fall, right? And I have to say the chocolate pretty yummy. I’m having a hard time keeping them out of my daughter’s hands. LOL! I had a lot of fun making these for everyone at the Holiday Catalog Kick Off!

I’ve made a tutorial for you so that you can whip some up for your family and friends this holiday season. Why not check it out?

Merry Cafe Chocolate Wrap Video Tutorial

Easy, right? I’ve been having so much fun making coffee themed cards and gifts – you’ll want to watch for more blog posts in the future using it since I just can’t help myself!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Merry Cafe (144965)

Inks: Cajun Craze (126965), Peekaboo Peach Classic Ink (141398), and Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (144613), Crumb Cake (120953), Soft Sky (131203), Early Espresso (119686), and Peekaboo Peach Card stock (141417)

Accessories: Coffee Cups Framelits Dies (143745), Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine (144353), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334) and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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Shop at my Online Store and use Hostess Code RDZGJVPC during September and receive a free gift from me with a qualifying order of $50 or more in product! You’ll receive my 2017 Color Ring with a swatch of all 50 current colors all on a convenient ring!

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Delightful Daisy Treat Video Tutorial

Want a quick and easy treat to make for your next event or get together? How about these quick and easy Delightful Daisy Treats that hold a Ghirardelli chocolate that I made for everyone who attended my Catalog Kick Off Event? When I saw them I couldn’t resist making some of my own.

They are so quick and easy to make. And good news, while you can only order the stamp set right now and you can’t order the punch or bundle at this time – they are expected to be back in stock by the end of June! Yippie!!! If you’d like me to notify you when they are available again simply email me your name, address, and phone number and I’ll put you on the waiting list.

Check out my quick video showing you how I made these fun treats.

I can already see them in Red, White, & Blue for the 4th! Or how about teas, Wedding and Baby Showers? Hmmmm…….. all the color choices LOL!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Daisy Delight (143669) and Eastern Beauty (143675)

Inks: Calypso Coral (126983) and Tranquil Tide Classic Ink (144085)

Paper: Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (144131), So Saffron (105118) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Gold Faceted Gems (144141), Daisy Punch (143713), Pretty Label Punch (143715), and Banner Triple Punch (138292)

*Bundle (145361)

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Crafting Forever Matchbook Fun!

I just love this NEW Crafting Forever stamp set (143955/143958) and couldn’t resist using it for the Catalog Kick Off. The sayings are fun and the images are great for those of us who love crafting.

I found these fun colorful post it flags at the dollar spot and wanted to create a little holder for them to go along with the new catalog.

After all mine has little flags sticking out all over the place yours should too. LOL!  My wish list is long and this catalog has some wonderful new products that I can’t resist!

I couldn’t decide which sentiment to use – so I chose to make some of each.

Want to learn how to make these quick and easy Matchbooks? Why not check out my Video Tutorial to learn how?

Crafting Forever Matchbook Post It Flag Holder Video Tutorial

And here is my supply list – I’ve included items to make both options for you.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Crafting Forever (143955/143958)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper (144147), Island Indigo (122923), Melon Mambo Card stock (1515320)

Accessories: Tree Builder Punch (138295) and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (143751), and Rhinestones Basic Jewels (144220)

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Succulent Post It Note Holders

I found these cute little post it note holders a while back in the dollar spot at Target and couldn’t resist whipping up some holders using the Succulent Framelits Dies.

So what do you think? These little sticky pads measure 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ and I started my project by using the colors in them to kick off my creativity.

While both pads measure the same the colors were different so I made them a bit differently too.

I chose to go with two succulents for this one.

And a bold Sahara Sand succulent on the other

Check out this quick video to see how I made the Succulent Easel Post it Holder

If you would like to see how I made the 3d succulent you can CLICK HERE to view my How to Make a 3d Succulent Video Tutorial along with a fun frame I made using these dies too!

I’ve got the complete supply list below for you.

Spring Consignment Sale Starts Tomorrow!

On a totally different track – I may not be posting the next couple of days depending on my time since I’m hosting my 6th Annual Spring Consignment Sale – if you are in the area why not stop in? You can learn more about my sale on my Calendar of Events HERE.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Oh So Succulent (*142992) and Beautiful You (143004/143637)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink (126950)

Paper: Sahara Sand (121043), Mint Macaron (138337), Melon Mambo (115320), Tangerine Tango (111349), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Succulent Framelits Dies (*142757), Bone Folder (102300), and Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309)

*Oh So Succulent Bundle (145184)

 

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