Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Thank you for stopping by!  With Mother’s Day just a week away, here are some fun gift giving idea for pampering a wonderful mom, an amazing girlfriend or a darling daughter!

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How about using those cute Mini Egg Cartons left over from Easter? These are great gift holders for treats any time of the year.  Here, they used to hold little mini nail polishes which fit perfectly inside!

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And,  Glassine Gift Bag makes the perfect little treat bag for holding a nail file, lotion, and small manicure set.

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Here the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle was used to decorate the egg carton and glassine gift bag.  To make the large black medallion, combine one of the Layering Circles Framelit around the Eastern Medallion Thinlit from the bundle as shown below.

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And of course, you’ll need a pretty card to go with these pretty gifts.  Here the sentiment from All Things Thanks was used to create the focal point of the card.  As with the projects above, the medallions are decorated with die cut flowers from Jar of Love stamp set — using a second generation stamping technique using Sweet Sugarplum, Pink Pirouette and Tranquil Tide  inks on Whisper White cardstock.

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Here’s another look at the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle

Premier Bundle $103.50

The premier bundle comes with 11 items:

*Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
*Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
*Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
*Mini Tassels Assortment
*Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
*Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
*Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (A2 sized)
*Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!)

Please see my on-line shop to order any of the products.

Until next time, sending crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!






Spring has sprung!

Despite a recent cold winter blast, spring is just around the corner.  Here are three great products to celebrate Easter.

Easter Messages is a gorgeous detailed stamp set with three classic Christian Easter images and two sentiments that remind us of importance of this holy season.  While, the Basket Bunch photopolymer stamp set is overflowing with basket fulls of springtime cuteness, and the coordinating Basket Builder Framelits Dies allow you to die cut stamped baskets and accent pieces in seconds using your Big Shot machine.

Here are some sample projects.  I just love the soft look of these cards using Easter Messages stamp set.  This stamp set is great for heat embossing and water coloring techniques.  The deeply etched lines in the red rubber of these stamps will give you a superior stamped impression each time.


When bundled together, this Basket Bunch Bundle with stamps and coordinating dies will save you 10% and make cards and gift giving quick and easy!


Of course, there are other stamp sets that are just right for making Easter themed cards.   The Suite Sentiments stamp set has a variety of greetings, including an Easter greeting in a large script font.  The Little Cuties stamp set has an Easter greeting, a cute chick and some cute bunny ears that would transform any stamped image into a cute Easter bunny.

I hope that I’ve inspired you with some springtime creativity because it is about time to start cruising the candy aisle looking for jelly beans, chocolate bunnies and other treats to package as a special Easter surprise for family and friends.  And of course, you can click on the shop link above to shop for any of these products in my on-line store.

Until next time, happy crafting!


March Paper Pumpkin is Adorable!

My March Paper Pumpkin Kit from Stampin’ Up! arrived in Saturday’s mail and it is so adorable!  The kit is called Bunny Buddies which are bursting on the scene just in time for spring!  Every March kit comes all the supplies to make nine bunny cards and nine bunny treat bags.  Your kit contains an exclusive stamp set to let you customize their bunny personalities with different faces, ears and accessories, including an adorable little pompom cottontail. These bunnies are simply “ear”-resistible!  Needless to say, I had a a lot of fun making these bunnies!

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Check out this 2 minute video on how to assemble your March Paper Pumpkin kit.

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Interested in getting a Paper Pumpkin Subscription for yourself?  Stampin’ Up! has put their 3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions on sale during Sale-a-bration for $55 and getting a 3-month subscription instantly qualifies you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!  That is a really great deal – a discount on the $20 monthly subscription and a free Sale-A-Bration product.  

If you have been thinking about trying Paper Pumpkin, now is the time!  

And next month, Paper Pumpkin is celebrating its fourth anniversary; therefore, Stampin’ Up! is planning something special for April’s Paper Pumpkin kit.  Stay tuned for more details.

To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, please click on this link.   

Until next time, happy crafting!


Valentine Party Favors

Yesterday, I had my first stamp camp with eight wonderful ladies.  We have been friends for years and have shared our different crafting projects.  But, this was the first time we had stamped together.  My,my, we had a great time sharing ideas and socializing.  This is quality time well spent!

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I added a little seasonal fun.  Here are the party favors that I made using Rose Red, retired Pretty in Pink, Smoky Slate and Whisper White.  The stamps are from Bloomin’ Love stamp set in the Annual Catalog, and Adoring Arrows from January 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.


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Until next time, happy crafting!