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! 

Monday, September 23, 2019

Birds of a Feather Card set with Come To Gather Designer paper

Is there anything you can't love about these cute birds and what they bring to the QUADRAFECTA of holidays? Is that a word? It is now! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's... Check! You will want to go ahead and add this stamp set to your crafting collection now if not for it's cuteness, but for its' absolute versatility!  
Birds of a Feather Stamp Set

Come to Gather Designer Series Paper

I like a good challenge, so I set out to make all 4 cards using the same layout (thanks Zahra Premji for the bird card layout idea!) and a pack of the same designer paper. While at first glance, this looks like fall, the Come To Gather paper is very versatile! 
Watch the video starting at 6:45 to see how to make these 4 cuties!

Dimensions: Whisper White Card Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4", 1st Cardstock layer: 4 3/4 x 3 1/2", Designer Series Paper/Embossed layer 4 1/2 x 3 1/4", strip: 4 1/2 x 1 1/2 

Don't forget orders of $40 or more this week from me receive a free package of Rhinestones! Ends 9pm 9/25/19

Here's the four cuties close-up:

And here is one more cute design from the talented designers at Stampin' Up! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Monster Bash Bash: 10 projects + a spooky banner!

Did you enjoy our Monster Bash last week on Facebook? I thought I'd collect all the projects here for those that wanted to see them altogether and those that missed it. I just love Halloween and especially treats and home décor. Isn't this banner adorable?  

Click below to see my Facebook live for how to make the banner. Don't be scared of the length of the video, just skip to 10 mins in and watch the project making part!  

Dimension: Banner pieces are 4 x 6" chipboard covered with 4 x 6" designer series paper
designer series paper Rosette strips are 1 1/2 x 12" 

yep, I dyed that ribbon pumpkin pie. Watch the video and see!

Here are many more adorable Monster Bash projects designed by me: 

Isn't this shaker card glorious? it's designed by Elizabeth Mayfield-Hart. She's a fabulous artist, isn't she? 

And this wreath she also cased from the catalog...……, just wow. 

Click here to purchase your Monster Bash supplies today!  Orders of $50 or more receive FREE Enamel Shapes from the Monster Bash Suite until 9pm tonight!  
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