Jolly Friends & more

Today’s projects are some that were given to me at our Team Christmas Party. I love the way Cindy and Deborah used the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack (141991). The rich plaid patterns in this stack are perfect for guy cards and they evoke a warm cozy feeling for winter. Reminders of childhood for me I suppose and those cold Wisconsin winters LOL! I digress so without further ado – here are the projects.

This first one Deborah made using the Jolly Friends stamp set (142112) and Jolly Hat Builder Punch (141847) that are part of the Year End Sale! and Holiday Catalog Retirement List.


The little bag that she made out of our Kraft Cardstock (133674) is heavy weight and durable – so you can stuff it full of chocolate! (Or what ever little goodie you’d like.) Deborah found the most adorable Hershey’s Kisses that looked like Santa’s Hat at Target! I had to stop and get me some of those – just right for my husband Larry. LOL!

And this little mini Hershey’s bar is a perfect little something to spread a little holiday cheer.


Cindy wrapped the chocolate and added some boughs from the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies (141851) added a touch of the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon (141487) and tie it up with a 5/8″ Organza Ribbon (114319) bow !

And finally this beautiful watercolor card that Cindy shared with us uses the Sunshine Sayings Bundle (142338/142339) found in the Annual Catalog on page 97.


I love the simplicity of the card – How could it not bring a smile to your face?


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Hello Life Valentine Petite Cafe’ Bags

Have you seen the Hello Life stamp set found on page 31 in the Occasions Catalog? I find myself reaching for this fun set time and time again. The images are a great size for all kinds of projects!

Here is a Petite Café bag that I created for my daughter and her friends for Valentine’s Day during my weekend retreat.

Hello Life Playdoh treat bags (2)

Can you guess what the treat contains? There is a funny story attached to this treats and everyone at the retreat thought it was rather funny what I was placing inside when I showed them what I was working with!

I chose our Petite Café Bags since they were shape “forgiving” and my little treat was an odd shape. Here is the completed bags – one for each friend.

Hello Life Playdoh treat bags (1)

Want to know what is inside? Well of course I had to add a little bit of chocolate since who can’t use a little chocolate in their lives, right? But the “big” item my daughter picked out while checking out the clearance isle in our local Wally world…….


Yep…. Play-doh! Would you believe? I was shocked when she got so excited about this find on the shelf. But apparently she and college friends are going to have a blast with the Play-doh. She picked out a different color  for each one to have during those stressful college days! LOL. I’m hoping she’ll take some photos for me. I’d love to see the group and what they end up making together! (Isn’t it great – It’s fun to see that little glimmer of the young child she used to be – my kids loved spending hours playing with the homemade play-doh on our kitchen table. Sigh… they grow up sooo fast!)

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Stamp Set: Hello Life (137136)

Inks: Real Red (126949) and  Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Ink (131176), and Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)

Paper: Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack (137779) and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Petite Café Gift Bags (135826) 

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Beat the Heat with a Holiday Treat

That is just what we did on Sunday afternoon during my Holiday Catalog Premiere – we beat the heat and everyone was able to make two Holiday treats!

If you want some quick and easy holiday treats you’ll want to be sure to check out the Merry Everything Stamp Set (135068) and it’s coordinating punch, Note Tag (135860) from the Holiday Catalog found on page 13 – And you can even order a money saving bundle (137635/137636) and save 15% Off – sweet! (Remember the online ordering starts August 28th for items found in the Holiday Catalog, but you can contact me today to place your order if you prefer.)

Holiday Catalog Premiere Merry Everything Treat Bags (1)

This first treat was made for Halloween – I think any little gobblin would love to get this goodie bag.

And how about Christmas? Quick, easy, and elegant treats made with our Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399) and our yummy NEW Cherry Cobbler 1″ Shear Linen Ribbon (135839) is great for anyone on your list who’ll be getting a little something.

Holiday Catalog Premiere Merry Everything Treat Bags (2)

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Stamp Set: Merry Everything (135068/135071)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (132708) and  Garden Green (126973)

Paper: Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Note Tag Punch (135860), Chevron (131370) and Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags (135503), All is Calm Designer Washi Tape (135844), White & Tangerine Tango Two Tone Trim (135838), Cherry Cobbler 1″ Shear Linen Ribbon (135839), Linen Thread (104199), 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch (134365), Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399), and Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers (131002)


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