Quick & Simple Treat Holder Idea

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have a quick and simple treat holder idea for you!  The envelope punch board is highly recommended for this particular project because that’s what makes it so quick and simple!  I designed these little treat holders as a gift for all of my Christmas Club members. They make fun little gifts for family, friends, colleagues…I mean who doesn’t love getting an adorable little gift especially when chocolate is involved?! Plus, you can really create these for any occasion…simple change out the patterned paper and decorations!

Watch the video tutorial to learn more…

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Christmas Bells

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Christmas is in the air!  And it’s my favorite time of year! I have been working on putting together around 300 Christmas cards this year! Yes, 300!  It’s been so much fun creating them with all of the great products in this year’s holiday catalog. Today I have a little z-fold card to share with all of you. This fun fold card is quick and simple to put together and has that “wow” factor because of the fun fold.  Let me show you how simple it is!

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To make this card, start with a 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch piece of Real Red cardstock for the base of your card. On the 8-1/2 inch side, score at 2-1/8 and at 5-1/2. Fold the card in half on the 5-1/2 inch score line. Then fold the 2-1/8 inch flap back onto itself (fold it towards the 5-1/2 inch fold). If you need visual of how to fold the card, then check out this little video tutorial I put together last year  >>> http://stamptasticdesigns.com/2015/05/04/z-fold-card-painted-petals/ 

Once you have the base of the card created, cut a 5-1/4 x 1-7/8 inch piece of the bell pattern from the Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Adhere this piece to the outside flap of the card as shown. Cut a 3 x 3 inch piece of Real Red cardstock and, using the stitched shapes framelits, cut out the largest square from a piece of whisper white cardstock. Adhere these two pieces together. Stamp two different bells on a scrap piece of white cardstock using Versa Mark, sprinkle them with gold embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat to set. Punch out the Bells with the coordinating Bell punch. Adhere the bells to the square white cardstock with a few dimensionals. Stamp a little bow in Versa Mark, using the Holly Berry Happiness bundle, on a piece of Real Red cardstock, sprinkle it with gold embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat to set. You could also just embellish the bells with a piece of red ribbon tied in a bow.  Adhere the left side of the 3 x 3 inch piece (with the bells) to the flap of the card front (be sure to only add adhesive to the left side of that piece). For the finishing touch, cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock and adhere it to the inside of the card.  You can also stamp or emboss a little sentiment on the inside of the card. Enjoy!

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Hang Your Stockings

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  I apologize for the delay in my posting! I was hit with a nasty little flu bug that took me out of my stamping room for days!  Thank goodness that’s over with! 🙂 So today I have a fun Christmas card idea for you featuring the Hang Your Stockings bundle!  This bundle of products was one of the first items in the holiday catalog that I was attracted to, yet, it is one of the last sets that I actually played with! Not sure how that happened! In any event, it is an adorable set and I had a lot of fun creating this card!

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To make this card, start with a piece of Early Espresso cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and emboss it with the Brick Wall embossing folder. Tear the top of edge of the Crumb Cake cardstock and sponge a bit of Early Espresso ink on it to give it a bit of a worn look. Cut a 1 x 4 inch piece of some festive holiday paper, such as one of the red prints from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack and adhere it to the top of the Early Espresso card front. Once the DSP is in place, adhere the embossed crumb cake piece slightly overlapping onto the DSP. Cut a 1/2 x 4 inch piece of Early Espresso cardstock and adhere to the card as shown. It will serve as the “mantel” in which to hang your stocking. Using the Christmas stocking framelits from the bundle, cut out a stocking and the trimmings using real red and whisper white cardstock. You can stamp all of the images such as the holly, berries, stocking trim on some white cardstock and then cut them out with the coordinating framelits in the set.  For the finishing touch, I used the new Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out the oval for the Christmas sentiment and embellished the card with a few rhinestones!  Enjoy!

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Cyber Monday

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 It’s Cyber Monday and the final day of the Stampin’ Up Online SALE Extravaganza!

Save up to 40% on select products and enjoy the 24-hour FLASH SALE!

You can view a list of all of the fabulous products on SALE during this Online Extravaganza! Simply click on the product flyer link below:

Extravaganza Product List Flyer

Be sure to order early as these items are only available while supplies last!  So when they are gone…They are gone!

Shop the SALE at >>> http://www.lynndunn.stampinup.net

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Jolly Friends

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Did you have a nice Thanksgiving?  The holiday season is my favorite time of the year.  I love creating fun holiday projects and decorating! It’s our family tradition to put up the Christmas tree and decorate the house the day after Thanksgiving. So that’s what we will be doing this weekend!  And, of course, a little crafting in between! 🙂  Today I have a fun little Christmas card idea to share.  Beside decorating and putting up the tree, I also start sending out my Christmas cards right after Thanksgiving.  And this year I had a blast creating cards with all of the fabulous products in the new catalog!  Today’s project showcases a fun little Christmas Moose.

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To make this card, start with a piece of Real Red cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 3 x4 inch piece of some of your favorite designer series paper (DSP). I used a piece from the Candy Cane Lane DSP pack. Cut a 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 inch piece of Early Espresso cardstock.  Adhere these two pieces together; run a piece of the Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon across the left side of this piece then adhere to your card front, as shown, with a few dimensionals. Stamp a little Christmas greeting  on a scrap piece of white cardstock. Cut it out with one of the square Stitched Shape Framelits (use one that fits your sentiment). Adhere to the front of your card by covering up a corner of the DSP.  Stamp the moose image, from the Jolly Friends stamp set, on a scrap piece of crumb cake cardstock using Early Espresso ink. Cut out the moose by hand…yes, you will have to do a bit of fussy cutting. For the finishing touch, punch out a little Santa hat using the Jolly Hat Builder punch and embellish the moose. Enjoy!
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Petals & Paisleys

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  It’s Thanksgiving-Eve!  I hope that all of you have a wonderful celebration planned with family and friends tomorrow.  We will be heading over to my sister’s home this year for a yummy Thanksgiving feast and an evening of fun and games.  We love to play cards 🙂 Yes, my life seems to revolve around cards, hey?

Well today I have a fun little card idea for you!  It’s one that you can whip together pretty quickly if you are looking for a last minute Thanksgiving card idea.

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To make this card, start with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the base of your card.  Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of mint macaron cardstock. Stamp a little sentiment on the bottom of the cardstock using Rich Razzelberry ink. Stamp the flower image, from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set, just above the sentiment as shown using Mint Macaron ink. Cut a 3 x 4 inch piece of the Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper (DSP) and adhere it on the upper part of the mint macaron cardstock (note: it will overlap onto your flowers). For the finishing touch, add a little ribbon tied into a bow.  Enjoy! And Happy Thanksgiving!

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Online Extravaganza

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Good Morning Stampin’ Friends!  Today is the start of the Stampin’ Up! Online SALE Extravaganza!

For one week only, November 21-28, you can save up to 40% on select products!

You can view a list of all of the fabulous products on SALE during this Online Extravaganza! Simply click on the product flyer link below:

Extravaganza Product List Flyer

To sweeten the deals, there will be 24-hour FLASH SALES on November 21st and November 28th which are the first and last days of the promotion.  The FLASH SALE features special products available only on the dates noted.

The FLASH sales are noted in the Product List Flyer above!

The Online Extravaganza begins with a 24-hour FLASH sale this Monday, November 21st! Here is a sneak peek of the items include in the flash sale:

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The Online Extravaganza also ends with a 24-hour FLASH sale on Monday, November 28th! Here are some of the awesome deals for that date:

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The Online Extravaganza starts TODAY, Monday, November 21st!  Be sure to order early as these items are only available while supplies last!  So when they are gone…They are gone!

Shop the SALE at >>> http://www.lynndunn.stampinup.net

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Lovely as a Tree

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have a quick and simple card idea to share that showcases the Lovely as a Tree stamp set!  This particular stamp set has been around for quite a long time!  It is one of my favorite sets as it has such beautiful tree images.

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To make this card, start with a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the inside of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Old Olive cardstock for the front of the card (this is the piece you will do your stamping on). Stamp the tree images across the Old Olive cardstock, as shown, using Old Olive ink. Grab the your favorite washi tape (or you can use some patterned paper as well). I used some retired washi tape for this particular card. Run three (3) different patterns of washi tape across the bottom of the card. Wrap a piece of Baker’s Twine or Linen Thread twice around the cardstock in area with the Washi Tape and tie a knot; then tie a little bow. Adhere the old olive cardstock to the front of your Cajun Craze card base.  For the finishing touch, stamp a little sentiment on a scrap piece of very vanilla cardstock, using Cajun Craze ink and punch out the sentiment with the decorative label.

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Flourishing Phrases Sympathy

We love to create handmade cards for those fun occasions like birthdays, weddings and new babies. However, we do not get the same “happy” feelings when we create sympathy cards. These cards reflect the loss of someone very special to us. When I create a sympathy card, it is usually only at a time when I need one, it’s not usually something that I put together in advance. I spend some time reflecting upon the life of the loved one I lost…what they liked, what they did, what was important to them…then I design the card.  However, this particular card was inspired not by the loss of a loved one but by the beautiful images in the Flourishing Phrase bundle. To me, flowers and butterflies represent comfort and peace which is the message I want to send to anyone that is experiencing the loss of a loved one.

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To make this card, start with a piece of pool party cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of basic black cardstock and adhere it to the front of the card. Cut out the large flourish using a piece of pool party cardstock and adhere to the center of the black cardstock. Glue dots work well for this! Cut a 1-1/2 x 4 inch piece of pool party cardstock and stamp the “With Sympathy” sentiment on it using black in. For the finishing touch, embellish the left side of the 1-1/2 inch strip with a little scalloped circle and bitty butterfly. Embellish with a few pearls.

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Remembering Our Loved Ones

fred-2012Hello Friends. Today I want to take a moment and reflect upon the gift of life. God grants us this gift each and every day. It is a precious gift, and one that I am grateful for each and every day.

Yesterday, we held a memorial service for my brother-in-law, Fred Opitz. He was only 50 years old. No words can truly express the loss and heartache we are all feeling. His courage, strength and love was so profound. Although he is now at peace, resting comfortably in the hands of the Lord, my heart aches. We are comforted by the memories we shared and and in knowing that he will always be with us.  We were blessed to have him in our life even if it was for only a short time.  My message to you today is this…God has a plan for all of us. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).  Don’t let the hustle and bustle of everyday life get in the way of spending time with the people that mean the most to you. Hug your loved ones and tell them how much they mean to you each and every day.

 

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