Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving 2015 Tiny Treat Box Table Favor and Video

Stampin-up-thanksgiving-tiny-treat-boxHappy Thursday and welcome to the remake of yesterday's 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween project with this Tiny Treat Box as a Thanksgiving table favor.

You can easily personalize with your own handwriting and use as a place marking for your Thanksgiving table setting.

Let's take a look at this First Cut Video below...First Cut meaning no edits ;)... or, you can find it here on You Tube.


  • Cut the designer paper to 1 3/4" square to embellish the box or stamp the sides of the box for a different look.
  • Take a 2 1/2" piece of our Burlap Ribbon and cut it length-wise to get a narrow piece for behind the pumpkin.  Use the other half on your next box or other project!
  • The Haunt Ya Later Pumpkin is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Secure the side flaps to the inside of the box with your favorite adhesive.

Stampin-up-thanksgiving-tiny-treat-box-videoHere's my supply list for today's project. 

Click the links to shop in the Stampin' Up! Online Store.

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Fourth of July 3D Star in a Quick Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-fourth-of-july-treat-decorLet's get ready to celebrate the Fourth of the July with this easy to make 3D star and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits featured in today's First Cut Video Tutorial.

The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits are on sale ($10 off)...see everything in the collection HERE for one week only and it's a great one to have in your paper crafting supply stash!

Let's take a look at how to create this easy 3D star.  Use this technique on any size 5 point star for your Fourth of July decorating.

See the First Cut Video tutorial below or HERE on You Tube.


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How-to-make-3D-star-stampin-upThank you for stopping by today for this quick First Cut Video tutorial with these Fourth of July 3D stars and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits!

Makeover Monday - July 4th Treat Cone with Stampin' Up!

2015-fourth-of-july-treat-makeover-6-7This week's Makeover Monday is a re-do of a Stampin' Up! July 4th Treat cone; one of my most popular pins on Pinterest!

Using the Star Framelits and the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper, this little cone is easy to make and you can customize it for any occasion with the Alphabet Rotary Stamp.

Let's take a look at the basic how-to below or you can find it HERE on You Tube.

Here's the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's makeover.  When shopping, please use Host Code: BFEC4CSY. (Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 before shipping and tax.)

  • The Real Red and Pacific Point stars are cut with the two smallest Star Framelits.  The Glimmer Paper stars are punched with star from Itty Bitty Punch Pack.
  • The stars are attached together with the Handheld Stapler with the Glimmer Paper stars hiding the staples.
  • uni-ball White Gel Pen adds faux stitching on card stock stars.
  • Star banner attached to cone using Tombow Liquid Glue. 
  • Real Red cotton ribbon serves double duty as a embellishment and loop for hanging.
Stampin-up-fourth-of-july-treat-cone-2015-6-7Create a festive table for this Fourth of July with this Stampin' Up! Treat Cone makeover idea!

DIY Home Decor Motivation Needed! - Stampin' Up! Hello Life Project Kit

DIY-home-decor-stampin-up-137949This DIY Home Decor Kit from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog is sitting under my desk, as we "speak", begging to be assembled.  I'm hoping this blog post will hold me accountable to getting it done! 

What am I waiting for?  It is adorable and with so many possibilities for personalization!  There are tons of ideas whirling around in my head!  Does this ever happen to you?  These ideas have been a deterrent to progress...I'm telling myself, "enough already!"

To inspire you (and, me) to see how adorable the finished product will be, here's the Stampin' Up! video with really good tips on assembling.  Let's take a look...(See here on You Tube.)

You can find this DIY Home Decor kit and the suggested products in the Stampin' Up! store by clicking the links below:

DIY Home Decor Kit- Ready to get it done!
Thanks for listening to my  procrastination woes!  I'm hoping to begin work on this DIY Home Decor project this evening with some of my Stampin' Up! team...wish me luck!

Attaching Paper Flowers to a Wreath- Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Tip


Wreath paper flowers
Attaching Paper Flowers to a Wreath

I love using handmade paper flowers on my wreath for spring but I needed to find a way to attach these blooms without actually gluing to the wreath.  In this video tutorial, you'll see the method I devised for this task.  Doing it this way, there is less damage to the wreath and makes it easy to change the flowers.



stampin up video tutorial tip to attach flowers to wreath
Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Tip
on Attaching Flowers to a Wreath

Watch the video tutorial below or HERE on You Tube for this wreath-saving tip!

I hope you found the tip in this video tutorial helpful for attaching  handmade paper flowers to wreaths or other home decor projects!

Stampin' Up! Easter Cards and Projects

If you need a few last minute ideas for Easter cards or projects, here are some examples using products from Stampin' Up!

Easter Card by Kristen M.
Easter Treat Bag by Lynn C.


Stampin' Up! Trefoil Cross Easter Card

Above is an Easter card I made using the beautiful Trefoil Cross stamp and my Stampin' Up! punches.

Here are some ideas from one of the Stampin' Up! concept artists!

Hope these Stampin' Up! Easter cards and projects inspire you to create today!

Stampin' Up! Home Decor: DIY Wreath for Easter

DIY Wreath

Here's my DIY Easter wreath created from vines in our yard, burlap strips, and Stampin' Up! ribbon and lace trim.   The Dogwood blossoms were created from Stampin' Up! punches with fringed card stock for centers. The cross is a gift from our daughter.


My DIY Wreath for the Easter Season.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.
John 3:16

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Making Paper Flowers with Stampin' Up! Punches


Paper Flowers made from Stampin' Up! Punches

By special request, here's a video tutorial with tips and a simple how-to for these paper flowers using Stampin' Up! Punches!  This size blooms are perfect for small to medium sized wreaths or other home decor projects.

Watch the video tutorial below or HERE on You Tube and you'll be making your own paper flowers in no time!

Stampin' Up! punches used for the paper flowers seen in this video tutorial:

Experiment with your different Stampin' Up! punches as seen in this video tutorial to make your own beautiful paper flowers for your wreaths and home decor projects.

DIY Spring Wreath-Stampin' Up! Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Kit

Stampin' Up! Burlap and Blooms DIY Wreath Kit

The kit for this beautiful Stampin' Up! Burlap and Blooms Simply Created DIY Wreath for spring has been in my craft room for two months! I regret taking so long to assemble it!  Isn't it pretty?

This is just one of several Simply Created Kits from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog with easy to create projects for your home decor and cardmaking, and scrapbooking.  With this Burlap and Blooms Kit, all you'll need to complete it is a hot glue gun!

Easy to create paper flowers
in the Stampin' Up! Burlap and Blooms
Simply Created Kit Kit

How To Make Flowers with Stampin' Up! Fringe Scissors and Video Tutorial

How to Make a Flower with Stampin' Up! Fringe Scissors and Video Tutorial

It's not a secret that I am nuts about the new Fringe Scissors from Stampin' Up! so below is a video tutorial with one of my favorite techniques!

In this tutorial, you'll see these Fringe Flowers made from three different types of paper.  This allows for a variety of looks and feel to customize any type project that you can create.  Think home decor, gift packaging, mixed media, or even use on cards or scrapbooking.

Take a look at the video below or HERE on You Tube and let me know if you have questions.

Use the tips in this video tutorial to make your own flowers using the Stampin' Up! Fringe Scissors.

Stampin' Up! DIY Home Decor: New Burlap and Blooms Wreath

Isn't it great to be able to use your paper crafting skills to create home decor?  Stampin' Up! makes it easy with this new wreath kit from the Occasions Catalog.

Here's what Stampin' Up! has to say...

Learn how to make a rustic chic wreath that will chase the winter blues away. This kit has what you need to make one wreath: the wreath form, burlap, and plenty of die-cut flowers and accents. All you need to provide is a hot glue gun for assembling the flowers. In no time you'll have a wreath that's super simple and super cute—and you made it yourself!

While I'm attending classes and demonstrations at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference in Houston, remember to check out my Online Class Special HERE and my Occasions Catalog Product Share HERE!

Now let's take a look at a video from the home office with some tips on assembly of the Burlap and Blooms Wreath.

Can't see the video below?  Watch here on You Tube.

Stampin' Up! Burlap and Blooms Kit for DIY Home Decor in the Online Store here.

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Life at Home: Celebrating the Season


Trio of Trees with Handmade Ornaments


Enjoying some crafting, decorating, and fun in this final week before Christmas.

There were a few more decorating tasks that needed completing.  One was to decorate these little trees (seen above) with hand crafted ornaments seen HERE.  The medallions were perfect for these the look!


Wreath making with youngest daughter

My daughter and I made these wreaths in October at the W.O.W. School.  I found the perfect place for mine.



Deck the halls!

And, I was so excited to see my Christmas cactus blooming!  This might not seem like a big deal to you, but for me...when I say that I have a "green thumb", I'm talking about ink on my fingers!



My Christmas Cactus

Another highlight was visiting Silver Dollar City in Branson MO. It's beautiful, magical, and so much fun at Christmas!



Santa and Me


Silver Dollar City
Silver Dollar City

Hope your days are filled with peace and joy!  Thank you for visiting and letting me share a bit of my life at home!




More Christmas Ornaments and Gift Toppers in a Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial

Sharing more Christmas ornament and gift toppers that I created today with my Stampin' Up! supplies.

Simple and elegant
DIY Stampin' Up! Christmas Ornament

A simple Tea Lace Doily and left over Vanilla Flower Trim adorn this ornament.

Stampin' Up! Simply Pressed Clay
and a Sneak Peek!

Here I've added Simply Pressed Clay Flowers and sneak peek sequin trim from the Occasions catalog debuting January 2014.

Fun to use scraps and left overs to make beautiful DIY creations!

A gathered left over piece of a doily and strip of burlap add a unique touch to this medallion.

Think outside the box with your Stampin' Up! tools and supplies...

Noel sentiment is created by cutting and piecing the Expressons Thinlits. (Be sure to watch the video tutorial for this Stampin' Up! tip!)


A bit of ribbon makes this
DIY ornament stand out...

This scrunched ribbon bow adds the finishing touch here.

The cross adds special meaning to the ornament used as the tree topper.

Strategic cutting and placement of this large Festive Flurry snowflake adds a royal look to this, my favorite!

Watch the video below or here on You Tube for tips on assembly of these ornaments! Let me know if you have questions...

Hope you've enjoyed the tips on these DIY ornaments/gift toppers in this Stampin' Up! video tutorial!

Need a Gorgeous Ornament or Gift Topper in Minutes?-Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial


Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial -
DIY Last Minute Christmas Ornaments and Gift Toppers


These DIY Christmas ornaments were being assembled last night on my craft table so here's another Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial for you to create a beauty of a gift topper/ ornament in minutes. For me, these are last minute ornaments for a trio of trees that just went on display!

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Stampin' Up! Last Minute Ornament Gift Topper


Once you get your supplies assembled and the scoring done, you can whip out a dozen of these gems while watching Hallmark Christmas Movies, your favorite team, or just enjoying some holiday tunes!

Watch the video below or HERE on You Tube and let me know if you have questions. 


Created this one with the negative image of the Festive Flurry framelit cut.


Hope you enjoyed this Stampin' Up! video tutorial to create your own holiday projects and these beautiful ornaments/gift toppers!