Saturday, November 16, 2019

Night Before Christmas Hot Chocolate Packet

Who doesn't love a piping hot cup of Hot Cocoa at Christmastime? The Night Before Christmas Designer paper had my mind rolling to make this Hot Chocolate Packet Holder. It's a cinch to make! You could make multiples for quick gifts this Christmas. The Cherry Cobbler striped ribbon is my favorite Holiday ribbon! And this die cut "Tis The Season"...… LOVE!  

Click the video below to see how to make the packet (scroll to 5:22 in for the video)
·  Cardstock for base: 5 ½ x 8 ½ “ score at 4 ¼ on 8 ½ “ side, Designer Series Paper: 4 x 5 1/8” 

*OnStage Ordering Special - this week while I am at Onstage, orders of $40 or more receive Rhinestones and 5 Holiday Cards in the mail!* Ends 11/20/19 @ 9pm

Friday, November 15, 2019

Come To Gather Fall 12 x 12" Sampler with PDF Instructions and video

One of my favorite projects for our Pretties Team Meetings was this gorgeous Fall 12 x 12" sampler using the Come To Gather Suite of products. Watch the YouTube video for instructions on how to make this beauty! It was designed by Ronda Wade and tweaked a little by me. The 12 x 12 sheet I used is just the backing from one of the packages of designer series paper. 

Dimensions: Espresso Squares 2 3/4 x 2 3/4", Designer Paper Squares: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"

SCROLL to 7:15 in to see the Fall Sampler part of the video

You can pick up the whole Come To Gather Suite, Espresso and Pretty Peacock cardstock and ink, snail refill and Story Label Punch for $99 on the starter kit! WOW!  

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Trio of Holiday cards: Snowfront, Snowman Season, Beauty and Joy

Today I'm featuring 3 cards from the Stampin' Up 2019 Holiday Catalog.  From Left to Right: Snowfront, Beauty & Joy and Snowman Season. These are the cards we made in card class last week. If you live in Central Arkansas, come join us the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Don't live nearby? Get your class TO GO! 

Orders of $40 or more before 9pm on 10/30/19 receive FREE Holiday Rhinestones in the mail from me!  Just use host code: X7GUSCD2

*Scroll to 10:29 to see the cards*

The first card is a case from Tami White featuring the Snowfront stamp set.  Do you remember the Waterfront stamp set? This is it's winter cousin and its stunning. My favorite part is the little red birds.

The second card is a case from one my Canadian demonstrator friends Ange McKay. Isn't it adorable? My card class cards are quick AND cute, which makes a perfectly enjoyable stamping experience. This card uses the Snowman Season stamp set from the Let It Snow Suite

The final card in the trio is a gorgeous fall card featuring the Beauty and Joy stamp set. This set is versatile for Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter since you can stamp a Fall, Christmas or Spring/Summer topiary. 

Join me for the next papermadeprettier card class 11/19 @6:30 pm! Click here to RSVP!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

24 hour Stamp Sale is TODAY ONLY! +customer special!


WOW! It's a 24 Hour Stamp Sale!! If a stamp sale isn't enough, I am honoring all of my loyal customers!  All orders TODAY over $40 will receive a pack of Holiday Rhinestones! Just use host code: ​​​​X7GUSCD2

This sale will end at midnight MST tonight 10/23/19.

Use the host code unless your order is over $150. If your order hits that threshold, you'll actually receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up, and I'll still send you the goodies for free! Click here to see all of the stamps on sale

PLUS! If your wish list gets really big, don't forget you can get them all on a happy shopper demonstrator starter kit. $125 for $99, no shipping! WOW!

Here are some stamp sets on sale:

Monday, October 14, 2019

papermadeprettier Holiday Retreat 2019 Recap!

Twice a year we gather for a FULL WEEKEND of crafting, and somehow, each year, my heart leaves more full! The papermadeprettier Holiday Retreat 2019 video was this weekend and we had a blast. 23 of us gathered at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center for inspiration and laughs galore. 

Guests were greeted with an adorable set up of materials used to make their 9 make and takes. These places were straightened and fancied by Chad Williams from Stampin' Up! He's an expert since he has done this before at On Stage events! 

Did you catch that? Yes, Chad Williams, our Demonstrator Development Manager attended our retreat. It's cool enough that he flew across the country to craft with us, but even cooler that he jumped in and helped at every step. He is truly a servant leader and embodies the Stampin' Up values. 

I am so grateful to the sweet helpers that helped with set up and clean up!  I couldn't do it without them! 

We ate some pretty unhealthy things this weekend including handmade donuts from Michelle! WOW! Have you ever had a bacon maple cheese donut?  

We usually start with get to know you games, we learned some interesting facts about each other! 

Retreats call for something special! Special table gifts are in order and they are distributed throughout the weekend for maximum fun!  

We had 9 make and takes that were prepped and ready to go for the attendees, mostly centered around the Toile Tidings suite with Wrapped in Plaid a Shaker Dome ornament shown here. I will post another post about the Make and Takes later.  

One of our favorite things to do when we gather is swap. Here are our swaps and a close up of one of them. I will post a full blog post on those later. Pajama Contest entries!  PLUS we had prizes and treats from Chad. We love prizes! 

Would you like to retreat with us in the spring? 
 EARLY BIRD special for retreat attendees ends 10/21, sign up now with only a $25 deposit! 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Boo To You/ Wonderfully Wicked Pop Up Coffin Box with video and PDF!

I saw someone do this on Pinterest and my mind exploded! I saw the idea from Christy Gridley and I just went from there. WOW! IT was actually pretty simple! This pop up coffin box will be sure to amaze your friends and neighbors this Halloween! Open it up, and out pops a cute ghoul :)

Click the video below to see the video on how to make this cute box! (TIP: scroll to 5:22 to see the project....or don't and see a Halloween Parade of cute projects and the cards we made at card class)

Dimensions for project: Window Sheet 1/2 inch strip

The project uses two stamp sets: Boo To You and the Wonderfully Wicked bundle (to decorate the outside)

Boo To You stamp set

Wonderfully Wicked Bundle

Scroll down to purchase items used to make this project! 
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