Fall for Holiday Countdown Day #4: Clear Embossed Just for You

Happy Labor Day! I’m glad the sun is back out — at least for us here on the Cape. Hope it is for you, too! I’m just doing a little bit of work this morning and then I’m going to play for the rest of the day. It will likely be my last “play” day for a while! Of course I wanted to pop back in here today to share with you the next project in my Fall for Holiday Catalog Countdown! Today I’m playing with the Merry Little Christmas “mega” suite. It takes up two full pages in the new holiday catalog (pages 10-13). Specifically, I played with the Merry Little Labels bundle. I wanted to show how, while this suite — and this stamp set — are designed to be used for the holidays, it can most certainly be used all year long! Here is my card for today: This is a fairly straight forward card, but the part that was really fun and different (and what I really wanted to show you!) is the ombre stamping and clear embossing I did on the sentiment. Here is a close-up of that so you can see a bit more

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Fall for Holiday Catalog Countdown Day #3: Halloween Treat Bag

It’s day three of my Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog countdown and today I have a fun little treat bag to share with you. In my neck of the woods (Cape Cod, MA), it’s the perfect crafting weather today… overcast, dreary and rainy. So I’ll be hitting the craft table again later today to get ahead on a few Countdown posts for the week. I’ve got a lot of events coming up for the fall season so time to get to work! But today, I’m focusing on the little “goblins” that may have in your life. They will love this little treat bag. Well, really, anyone with a sweet tooth (I’m raising my hand) will love this project. Of course all the pumpkin paraphernalia is alive in well in the stores already so I grabbed a bucket of pumpkin gum drops at the Christmas Tree Shop the other day. I thought they would look adorable in the Stampin’ Up 3 x 6 gusseted bags… and they do, don’t you think? It was easier to showcase this one via video so you can see that below (and you seemed disappointed yesterday when I didn’t have one! I do aim to please so

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Fall for Holiday Countdown: Gather Together & Give Thanks

There’s something about the fall that makes me feel grateful. Maybe it’s the bright sunshine lighting up the brightly colored leaves or the cool, crisp air – or if you have kids, maybe it’s the new-found quiet in the house! (hee hee) Don’t get me wrong… I’m in no hurry to rush through the end of my summer days… It really is my favorite, but I love the fall, too. That’s why I’m so in love with the new Painted Autumn Suite in the new Stampin’ Up holiday catalog. If you’re just joining me, I’m counting down some of my favorites from the new catalog over the first 12 days of September. You can view a PDF of the catalog HERE and you can view the products in my online store HERE. We’ll follow my 12 days of the Fall for Holiday Countdown with a Facebook party on Tuesday, September 12, so be sure to let me know if you’ll be tuning in that night. You can click “going” on the event page HERE. And don’t worry, it’s all online so you don’t need to live near me! Anyway, back to today’s prettiness… I made a gussied up card today

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Fall for Holiday Catalog Countdown: Teacher Treat Box

Hello my friends! It’s September 1st! That means it’s new Stampin’ Up holiday catalog day! Yay! It also means it’s day one of my 12-day Fall for Holiday Catalog Countdown. Each day I’ll be sharing a new project here on the blog and I’ll also be sending it out via email (with some special perks for my subscribers… so be sure to jump on my mailing list here). Being September 1st, it also means back to school for many kiddos — some may have even already gone back already (is summer really over??)! So today, I’m sharing a project featuring the “Year of Cheer” Suite (pages 36-37 of the Holiday catalog). As the kids start school, it’s never a bad idea to “bribe” the teacher a little, right? And what better way to butter up the teacher than with a little chocolate! So today’s project is this adorable (and easy!) treat box. In addition to the Year of Cheer Suite, I also used the envelope punch board as a major component of this project. It’s such a handy little tool in the craft room! So here’s the project: I made a video to show you how to make this little

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