Pop Out Swing Card Video Tutorial

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Wednesday I shared a Pop Out Swing Card for a Broke Stampers Unite challenge. fancy fold card broke stampers unite challenge, a little something,I shared this card with you.  I said I would share a video tutorial with you.

The recipient of your card will think you spend a lot of time making a card that has so much dimension. Really, it is just a few simple score lines.

Let’s watch the video now.  You can click here to see it as well.

Didn’t I tell you it was super easy???

Do you need some more supplies for your holiday projects?  Did you know it is the end ofMain_Year-End-Sale_OLO_1210_USthe year sale at Stampin’ Up!?   Items are up to 60% OFF!  Look to see what is on sale here.  Shop the way I do.  One for them, one for me.  One for them, one for me.  Into the cart it goes.  Hahaha.

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May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

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Flurry of Wishes Banner

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a holiday banner using the Flurry of Wishes bundle.

Stamping with Stace flurry of wishes banner, home decorI want it known that I was trying to be good when the holiday catalog came out.  I originallywasn’t going to get another snowflake stamp since I have several.  Well, that was right up until Convention!  This project was one of the projects they shared on stage.  Thats all it took.   I NEEDED THIS SET!  I love that is was a bundle.  I also needed the Flower Medallion punch.

This may look complicated, however it isn’t.  Here is my punch cheat sheet which says Stamping with Stace flurry of wishes banner directions, punch art guidehow many of each item you need to punch.  The Banner Triple punch can be helpful for the banner.  However,  I don’t own it and I cut the tails by hand.

 

 

 

 

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Sstamping with Stace flurry of wishes, ornament, home decor, christmas,I also took one of the crumb cake snowflakes and made an ornament out of it.   The one thing about making the ornament, my daughter and/or students can make them as well.  Super easy peasy.

I didn’t measure the cord I put it on.  I laid my pieced out on the table to see what I was eye pleasing.  I would guess about a yard.  If you wanted to, you could stamp and punch more images and make it even longer.  What a cute decoration for the house.

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Stace

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Sheltering Tree-Thumping Technique Video Tutorial

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a card using the Thumping Technique.  Stamping with Stace-Broke Stampers Unite Color Challenge

Does this card look a little familiar?  Wednesday I shared a card with you for a Broke Stampers Unite color challenge. I decided to use the Thumping Technique and I said I would have a video tutorial for you on Friday.  IT’S FRIDAY!

You’ll want to get out your stamps and markers for this one.  Feel free to stamp with me.  You can watch the video below with me or click here to watch it.

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Butterfly Bokeh-Broke Stampers Unite Challenge

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features the Swallowtail stamp and the Bokeh technique.

bokeh butterflyIt wasn’t too long ago that I used this technique with my stamp club.  We did it making holiday cards.  You can see them here.  I love this technique because no two cards are the same.  Bokeh is a photography term for photo with lights that look like dots of color. bokeh_effect_resources-Bokeh-Effects-Pack-42-Free-Images

 

 

I absolutely love butterflies.  That was the start of this challenge for me (besides knowing I had to use the bokeh technique). From there, I chose my colors. Nice warm oranges and yellows. I used sponge daubers for this card.  Sometimes I use sponges that I cut into fourths.

Use which ever you have on hand.  Don’t panic if you think you white spots stand out quite a bit.  You design will look different once you stamp on it. broke stampers unite bokeh techniques

If you’d like to see a video how to do this technique, you can check it out here.  Do you want to see what Terry and Carol created with this technique?  Let’s check out Carol’s card here and Terri’s card here.

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Witch’s Hat Punch Art with Video Tutorial

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features witch's hat treat clippunches and glimmer paper!  It was an adorable Halloween gift and it only take minutes to make! Great for when you’re short on time.  You know that chaotic thing called life :)

I made a bunch of these for my stamp club ladies.  If you’d like to stamp with me in person, email me and I will send you a list of dates and times.

Anyhoooo, back to the witch’s hat. I am not sure who the original designer was.  I do know it was shared at Stampin’ Up!’s Founders Circle meeting.  I loved the fact that it used the Black Glimmer paper.  I bought it immediately, and then forgot what I was going to use it for.  Please tell me you’ve done that before too.  You can use Basic Black card stock or even Halloween Designer Series Paper (DSP).

Ok Stampers, get out your circle punches, tree punch and paper and lets get crafting. You can watch the video below or click here.


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Rejoice- Bokeh Technique with Video Tutorial

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features the Bokeh Technique.  Bokeh is a photography term.  It means to have a blurred, out of focus image.  I tend to think of it as photos of lights that are out of focus and they are fuzzy colored dots.

Rejoice bokeh technique with video tutorial from Stamping with StaceI have been wanting to do this technique FOREVER!  But you know how it is, there is never enough time to stamp everything you want to.  Well, I decided if I really wanted to do this technique; probably people in my stamp club would want to do it as well.  The ladies LOVED it.  I am glad I decided to do this for a project.

It also “forced” me to do a video tutorial (my goal is try to have one every week).  I wanted my friends who couldn’t come to be able to see what it the heck I was talking about.  A cool thing about this card is that no two cards look exactly alike even when you make several at the same time.

You can see how to make this card here. Or watch it below.

Keep in mind this technique can be used with any color combination and and stamp set. It doesn’t have to be just for Christmas.  Heck, you could even used the shaped framelits for a different shape other than circles. Is it a lot easier than you thought?  Give it a try in your craft room.

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May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

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Scallop Tag Chocolate Holders

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s creative project features Chocolate!

imageOne of my favorite chocolates to craft with is Ghiradelli chocolate!  Perfect little squares to decorate with the Scallop Tag Punch. I have made three today.  Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Actually, the snowman can be used for a winter birthday or any time during the winter.  It could be a spring project as well since he is melting :)

I used a variety of inks and card stock to create each chocolate holder.  However, the measurements are the same.  Cut your card stock 2″ x 5 1/2″.  Score it at 2 5/8″ and 2 7/8″ on the long side.  This is easier to measure before you punch the two ends with the scallop tag punch.

the snowman is not an original idea.  I saw it on Pinterest and I followed the directions of Judi Anderson. I did create my own cheat sheet so I can remember how to make this cute little snowman more than once.image

You can click on the image to enlarge it to see what I used. I colored the rhinestones with a permanent marker to make them look like coal.

I love these chocolates and the scallop punch to make these holders!  It is such a quick and easy creative chaos idea for those last minute gift giving moments.

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Until you can join me in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some creative chaos (and possibly chocolate too) have a marvelous day!

Creative Blessings,

Stace

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Frankie Pillow Box with Video Tutorial

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Do you every find a imageproduct  that you just love and sit and play with it over and over and over?  I am having a ball with the new Square Pillow Box die! I have made all sorts of of boxes with this die.  One of the first ones I made was a  Frankie boxes.

Not long ago someone posted a Halloween treat using a name brand of chocolate.  I thought, hmmmm I could make something like those!  They would be so cute inside Frankie boxes!

imageCan you see what my special treats are?  Rice Krispies treats with green food coloring added to the marshmallow mixture. Once the treats hardened, I cut them into squares.  I melted a bowl full of chocolate chips in the microwave (30 seconds at a time).  I dipped the heads of my treats into the melted chocolate.  The eyes are white chocolate candy melts.  I didn’t want to melt them and draw circles, so I did something a little bizarre.  I meltedimage one side of them and then stuck them onto the rice squares.  Chocolate coated candies are the eyes.  A yummy Frankie treat to go in your adorable Frankie box.

I wrapped each one in a cellophane bag. A bit of silver cording tied into a bow closes the package.

So would you like to see how these boxes are made? Check it out here:

What an easy way to create a super special treat for some special at Halloween.  My daughter helped make these and she had a super fun time making them.  They’re as much fun to make as give!

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Stace

Sweet Halloween Hauntings

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative and Chaotic Spa!

imageHave you ordered anything from the Holiday catalog yet?  So far one of my favorite purchases has been the Square Pillow Box die!  I have had a ball with this die.  The possibilities are endless! It can make a simple pillow box or really go all out!

In this particular pillow box I have kept it simple.  It is made with Happy Hauntings Designer Series Paper and Basic Gray card stock.  A little stamping on Vanilla card stock using a stamp from Sweet Hauntings. Don’t you just love the verse “Death by Chocolate”??  (I could really go for some chocolate right now!)

Would you love to see just how easy this pillow box is to make?  Check it out here.

See, I told you it was easy! A cute, creative project for the chaotic holiday season. You could whip a dozen of these off in no time at all.  And don’t you just LOVE the new tear and tape? It’s so easy to use and doesn’t get your scissors all yucky. I hope you have as  much fun with this die as I do.

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Stace

Winter Window Box Card

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I have been away from my computer for a few days and I have been SO anxious to get back to it.  I have made a video that I have been itching to share with you. It all started when I saw a box card on Facebook.  I knew I wanted to make right away.  Then, I had a club member that asked if I could come up with a card using the Happy Scenes Bundle.  It instantly came to me what I wanted to create for a stamp club project! A box card with a window opening looking outside. And we know how much I love these bundles! Who doesn’t like saving 15%??

You can watch it here:  Winter Window Card Box Tutorial

 

 

Would you like to other items from the Holiday Catalog? Click here.  I can’t wait to share other projects from this catalog.  If you are like me, you’ll want one of everything!

You can also see this weeks Weekly Deals here.

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Stace

Happy Birthday VCRocks!

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This weekend is Stampin’ Up!’s Convention weekend.  It also why VCRocks was created.  Virtual Convention Rocks.  This is VCRocks 15 birthday.  We have swaps etc just like you would if you really went to convention.  We chat, stay up giggling just like you would with real convention.

We also have blog hops.  This weekends blog is celebrating birthdays.  You would think I would make a birthday card of some sort.  Nope, not this time.  I decided to imagemake a celebration wreath!  I decided this for two reasons.  One, it gave the opportunity to use up some more of my retired Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Two, I was chatting on VCRocks that I couldn’t wait for my Stampin’ Up! order to come because I want to get some new Christmas DSP Merry Moments, to make some paper wreaths with.  Someone asked if I would share how to make a wreath.  Sure, why not.  Hmmm, did I really want to type that many steps?  Nope, a video must be easier to follow along with.

This type of wreath can be made with simple supplies.  Designer Series Paper and coordinating card stock depending on the reason for your wreath.  I made this for Christmas, Halloween, spring, and now a birthday.  A styrofoam wreath.  I used a 9″ wreath today.  It requires four full sheets of 12″x12″ designer series paper.  For a twelve inch wreath use six full sheets of designer series paper. You’ll also need basic straight pins from the sewing department of the store. Your paper cutter, scoring tool, and a bone folder. I used my Big Shot with the Butterflies Framelits and my beloved magnetic platform.

imageThe project takes a couple hours total.  Sometimes I can sit and do the entire project in one setting.  Other times I do it sections.  Placing the strips of paper in a plastic container and take it with me to my daughter’s activities. The rosette is the part I usually make last. A large bow could be placed on the wreath, or it could be left plain if you like.  That’s the great thing about crafting, you can make your project to fit your style.

Here is a video to watch:

I hope this video inspires you to use some of your pretty designer series paper.  Hang it on the wall where you can enjoy it everyday!  Make this for a friend for a birthday or baby shower.  Add a couple pieces of chocolate for good measure.  If you need more inspiration, visit VCRocks blog hop.

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Stace

Cutie Pie Candy Corn-video tutorial

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Last week I had a post using the Cutie Pie framelit which featured Rudolf.  You can see it here if you missed it.  I made a Christmas tree as well that day very quickly.  The next time I make a tree, I think I will use Lovely as a Tree to give it some texture.image

The day that I made Rudolf and a tree, I also envisioned candy corn for Halloween.  Is there any occasion this die cannot be used for?  It was meant to be a slice of cake.  It could be a birthday cake; it could be a wedding cake.  It could be a piece of pie. (and just think how many types of pie there are(.

So the first thing I did when I work up was make a cup of coffee and headed to my craft room with my iPad to record a video.

So here is my Cutie Pie Candy Corn Video

Aren’t they just as cute a can be?  I hope you have a great time using this new die from Stampin’ Up!

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Stace

VCRocks Make & Take-Card with Detachable Bookmark

VCRocks card with bookmarkHi Stampers, welcome back to the Creative Spa!  Today I have a card that was made for the group I have talked about, VC Rocks.  I taught the group how to make a card with a detachable bookmark.  Please note the perforated rotary blade retired with the 2014-15 Idea Book and Catalog.  A perforated rotary blade if you sew will work just as well.

I learned how to create this project from Ruth Snyder SU Manager @ East Coast Embossers Gathering August 2014. Here is the supply list:

 

 

Stamp Set: Butterfly Basics

Inks: Old Olive, Tangelo Twist, StazOn Jet Black

Ribbon: White Satin

Punches: Scallop Tag, Bitty Butterfly

Cardstock: Mossy Meadow- 5 ½”x 10 11/16”, Whister White (2) 4”x5 ¼” front and inside, 4 ½” x 2” for bookmark layer, scrap piece of velum

Clear Block E , Glue dots

Score Meadow Moss at 4 ¼” and use the Stampin Trimmer and Perforating Blade at 8 ½” using the Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Attachment.

M&TPunch bookmarkSlide the card all the way into the Scallop Tag Punch. Line the edge of the perforated score line. Punch. (hint* sometimes it is easier to turn the punch upside down to make sure the perforated line is lined up with the edge of the punch)

Take Clear Block E, add Tangelo Twist ink directly to the top M&Tcolorblockthird of the block. Use the Old Olive ink and add directly to the bottom two thirds of the block. Then mist the block with alcohol.

Stamp the block to directly to 4 x 5 ¼” white cardstock. Next ink the flower, post mark image and striped image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set with StazOn Jet Black Ink and stamp over with background image. Adhere to the front of card. One the second piece of 4 x 5 ¼” whisper white cardstock, stamp the Happy Birthday image with Tangelo Twist ink. Adhere to the inside of the card.

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On the 4 ½ x 2” piece of whisper white, stamp the caterpillar verse with StazOn Jet Black. Stamp the fern image in Old Olive ink. Stamp the small butterfly image in Tangelo Twist. Stamp a second image of the butterfly on scrap velum (don’t reink the stamp). Punch the velum with the Bitty Butterfly punch. Layer the velum butterfly to the one on the cardstock with a glue dot.   Adhere to the bookmark section of the card.

Run the ribbon through the opening of the scallop punched bookmark. Place a small glue dot on each side to hold the ribbon to hold it in place. This will also keep the card flat for mailing.

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Stace

 

Fabulous Frankie Treat Holder

imageHi Stampers! Welcome to my creative spa.  Did you need a last minute Halloween treat holder?  These little Frankensteins are super cute and super easy to make. They hold a little snack size candy bars.

They are start with a 3″x3 1/2″ piece of green card stock.  I used Old Olive for most of them.  In the video, I used Garden Green.  I also used a grass punch for the hair, but a few snips with scissors can make the hair just as easily.

I love the fact that these only take a few minutes to make since I am always doing things last minute.  The exception to this, is planning my November Classes.  Make gift bags, Christmas cards, or a scrapbook tin.

On another note. My daughter has finished soccer.  She is now in tumbling, which is only one day a week instead of three.  I am also taking classes for my teacher recertification this semester. One of them is Google Analytics.  Since I have to analyze data, I will have to be more consistent with this blog.  Other classes kept me away- this one ail actually allow me to combine both my jobs.  Woohoo! Feel free to leave comments here, on my Youtube Channel, or my Facebook page.  Share it as well if you like.  The more data I have to analyze the better.

Here is the video to watch. Fabulous Frankie Treat Holders.

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Congratulations Michelle & Adam

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Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative Spa!

Today is a quick post about a former coworker.  Or should I say the gift bag and matching card for her and her groom.

The bag was made with 12×12 Designer Series Paper.  I used the 2013-2015 In Colors pack.  The card is Bermuda Bay card stock and ink, along with Whisper White card stock and Jet Black ink.

I used the Chalk Talk stamp set. The verse is the Label Love Bundle. Don’t you just love the bundles? I makes stamping and punching so much easier! (And who doesn’t want to save 15% on stamping supplies?)

If you want to see how to make your down gift bag, I have a video here.

So now I am off to a soccer game.  The final one of the season, then to Michelle and Adam’s wedding.

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New Beginnings

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Boy, this school year has been all about new beginnings.  Many of my students I had for  many years in a row (the luck of getting moved from one building to another). They went on to high school.  Since I didn’t go to high school with them, that means I have an entire new set of children to work with.  Lots of new behaviors to learn.

Normally it only takes a few weeks to get back into the swing of things.  Not only do I have new students and behaviors to get used to;  I watch my two energetic nieces after school two nights a week and have soccer three days a week.  All this has taken some time to get used to.  So after a month of needing naps, I think I am finally getting the hang of things.  I am hoping while the girls do their homework, I might get a little time to do mine-this blog.

So here I sit thinking about the beginning of the school year, beginning of sports seasons and after school activities.  I am participating in a local event called Ladies Night Out in our community.  This also new to me.  Hmmm are you noticing a pattern here?? :)

Basically it is an event for vendors in the area and crafters to let Ladies and others know what services are offered in our area.  Admission fees are donated to the local food pantry.  So what can I do for a group of women who have never stamped before? That got me thinking.  I have been stamping for over a decade- oh my where does the time go???  What was my first stamping experience like?  I had fun of course but I was a little overwhelmed by everything in the catalog.  Once I learned a few things, I wanted to learn it all.  I figure this might be a time to start off with basics for everyone.  New stampers are learning and veterans sometimes like a refresher.

This week I will be working on organizing my craft room-my cats knocked a shelf over and there is a huge mess.  Then I will be working on preparing for October Stamp Club.  Who’s joining me October 12?  After that I will be preparing for Ladies Night Out.  Look for more information on that as we get closer to Oct 23.  By then I will also have a list of up coming classes.  We need to prepare for Christmas.

Let me know if there are any special techniques you would like to learn.  Leave me a comment here.

imageAnd before I finish, I will share a simple card I made.  Simply stated “Give Thanks”.  I am thankful you are following me on this journey, that you put up with my absences while I go through life changes, and all my idiosyncrasies.

A gatefold card with a few basic layers.  I punched two flowers using the Fun Flower Punch. The center is the 7/8″ Scallop Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, and the flower from Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack.

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Blendabilities 101

 

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If you are like many of my customers you have been curious about alcohol markers but hesitant to try them because of expense and complicated color systems. Stampin’ Up! has seen the need and a simple and affordable alternative in the newly released Stampin’ Blendabilities alcohol markers. I am so excited to share them with you!

Alcohol markers are popular for their vibrant colors and the ability to blend and shade without the streaking you can get with traditional markers. Other brands offer quality and variety, but can be frustrating to use and too costly for paper crafters. Stampin’ Blendabilities come in sets of 3 pre- coordinated (light, medium, and dark) shades of the same color instead of complicated scheme that take time to learn. The colors coordinate with all our products, making it easy for you to coordinate your coloring with cardstock, Designer Series Paper and embellishments.

These markers don’t require expensive paper to look good, I recommend our Whisper White cardstock. Let me show you how you can use these markers on more than just paper. I know over a dozen different techniques for alcohol markers

I am holding a Blendabilites 101 Class at our local Middle School.  August 27 at 6 pm.  You will leave with two full cards, two 3×3″ cards and a sticky note holder.It’s time to unleash your inner artist!

Reserve your spot today and get ready to learn some of the many alcohol marker techniques that I know you’ll love using again and again!

Class includes the projects featured above PLUS you will receive your own set of Blendabilities Markers to take home with you that night.

Join me live for $25 or
Class To Go option for $30

You must register with me no later than August 18 for either option. Email me today to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

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See Ya Later Alligator

image…Not for awhile crocodile!

I posted a close up of this project to see if anyone could guess what it was.  The closest I got was “an eye” of some sort.  Which was pretty close.

I saw a card on Pinterest. Brenda Quintana was the original designer. I cased her alligator using her directions.  Because of this card I wanted to make, I had to place another order to get  the Saleabration set See Ya Later.  I love how she could think outside the box on this one.  I think this card is going to be awesome to send nieces, nephews, and little baby cousins.

Are you ready to learn how to make this card?
Alligator Video

Thank you Brenda for sharing your talent with us.

Supplies needed to create this project:

  • #133533 (wood mount) #133536 (clear mount) See Ya Later
  • #133519 Banner Punch
  • #133520 Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
  • #125598 Labels Collection Framelits
  • #113439 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • #130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform
  • #120908 Small Oval Punch
  • #119869 Circle Punch, 1/2″
  • #101610 Stamping Sponges
  • #126972 Always Artichoke Ink Pad
  • #105119 Always Artichoke Card Stock
  • #105118 So Saffron Card Stock
  • #108641 Wild Wasabi Card Stock
  • #121045 Basic Black Card Stock

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Tea Bag Holder Video Tutorial

Hi Stampers.  Did you remember to change your clocks last night?  For me, Daylight Savings is like a personal holiday. I dread winter days in Maine that end at 4:30 p.m.  Today is the beginning of days being longer, warmer weather, and summer vacation will be here before we know it.  I can’t wait.

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Friday I posted these little tea bag holders.  I am amazed at the response they had. Quite a few people asked me how to make them.  I have to admit, it is not my original idea.  I received one from Ellen Boyle in 2009.  After a decade of stamping, I have been stamping long enough that what is old is new again.  How does that happen since I don’t seem to be getting any older??  Oh well, it means I can share these awesome ideas with my new stamping friends.

I love quick, easy projects that come from the heart.  Sweet little gifts given for no particular reason lets people know how important they are to you.  This project will take about 10 minutes to make, if that.  It can hold two tea bags, a tea bag and a chocolate or two chocolates :)

Tea Bag Holder Video Tutorial

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Paper Therapy in Your Mailbox

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It’s finally here!  Paper Therapy in Your Mailbox with the Stamp of the Month Club.  The first stamp set I am featuring is Tag It.  It is an adorable stamp set that has so much flexibility.  You can celebrate a birthday, an achievement, Christmas and send someone get well wishes.

Another wonderful benefit to this stamp set is the Ronald McDonald House charities.  For every stamp set purchased, $3 will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House charities.  While you are building your stamp collection, you will be helping families in need.

Another wonderful thing is this stamp set coordinates with the Chalk Talk Framelit Dies (item # 129983).  I just love when stamps and dies go together.  It makes cutting out the shapes so much easier.

So, I am sure you are wondering what comes with the Stamp of the Month Club.

You’ll receive the stamp of the month with three completed cards. You’ll get a full color photo and list of supplies for each card (including measurements) so you can use your own cardstock and supplies to duplicate the cards at home. You’ll love having a completed card to look at and reference when you go to stamp one yourself! There will also be a video showcasing how to make one of the cards.

Does having Paper Therapy come straight to your door sound like something you would would enjoy? Click here for full details and to sign up now.

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