Merry Christmas!!!

Wine tags!

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I had such fun making these the other night…in fact, I made 13 of them, added the to bottles of Two Buck Chuck  Charles Shaw from Trader Joes…and viola, Christmas gifts for the office!
My wine tag is a free SVG from Purple Paper Paradise! Thank you Denise!!
Sentiment Stamp ~ PTI Stylish Sentiments Holiday
PTI ~ Doily Details Collection Dies
Spellbinders ~ Foliage Die
Recollections Paper Pad ~ Ballet
Thank you for visiting today! Smile
Linking to:
Crazy Cute Link Party

Season’s Greetings

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One more Christmas Card before my favorite day arrives. Smile
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  • Create Poinsettia as instructed above.  Add glitter to edges and set aside for glitter to set.
  • Cut brown cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11. Score at 5 1/2. Fold in half to create your card base
  • Cut patterned paper to 4 1/2 by 3 3/4.
  • Cut another piece of patterned paper to 2 1/2 by 3 3/4. Adhere to the bottom of the first piece of patterned paper. Die cut one end with the Edger's die.
  • Stamp sentiment on the bottom of the patterned paper.
  • Cut a strip of patterned paper to 2 x 5. Using the Square punch at an angle, punch the ends of the strip and adhere to the card.
  • Embellish with the glittered McGill Poinsettia.
Thank you so much for dropping by!!

Pajama Party and a few Papertry Ink In the Meadow Christmas Cards

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Our family had our 2nd Annual Week before Christmas Pajama Party last weekend. Super comfy and relaxing and pretty darn hysterical too. Check out my brother in the Sock Monkey pj’s in the back row, complete with Sock Monkey feet too, of course.  I was there when he tried those things on. He even came out of the dressing room to show us!!!  That photo shoot nearly ended up on YouTube…but I behaved….

Here’s a photo of my daughter’s newest addition to her family too. A gorgeous mini Golden Doodle. Her name is Bella…and she could not be anymore precious!


On to the Christmas Cards…which are pretty much all Papertrey Ink.

The Papertry Ink, In the Meadow dies were used for silhouettes.

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Thank you so much for looking! Smile

Christmas Gift Tag

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Less than two weeks till Christmas. So…are you ready? I’m soooooooooo not.  I was just telling my daughter last night, that I need a pause button. Wouldn’t that be so cool? Just think how much you could get done if only there was just a pause button….kind of like Samantha had on Bewitched, right? Winking smile
My tag today was inspired by all the gorgeous Tim Holtz, 12 Days of Christmas Tags out there in blog land. So much amazing inspiration!
The Pine Cones were of course made with McGill Paper punches and this tutorial.

McGill Paper Punches:
Floral Petals 64503
Alpine Snowflake 6450
Pine 92086
Flourishes 92095
65800 Tool Kit
65900 Molding Mat
5370 5/16" Round Hand Held Punch
Additional Supplies:
Bo Bunny Blitzen Card Stock
Ranger Ink Kraft Tag
Ranger Distress Ink
Ranger Paint Dabber - Snow Cap
Ranger Distress Stickles
Ranger Foil Sheet
Teresa Collins Lace Ribbon
Seam Binding
Swarovski Crystals
Beacon's Fabric Tac Adhesive
Beacon's 3 in 1 Adhesive
Thank you so very much for visiting today!

Joining these challenges:
Paper Sundaes ~ Anything Christmas
Anything Goes Challenge ~ Anything but a Card
My time to Craft ~ Vintage Christmas
Try it on Tuesday  ~ Gift Tags
Sugar Creek Hollow ~ Vintage Christmas Tags

Happy Holidays

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Can you say BUSY?! Oh my!! I have a list as long as Santa’s of things to do and no time to do them. The hustle and bustle is certainly here, isn’t it? I was whining to my hubby the other day about all the things that I need to do for the holidays and his comment was, “you know you love it”. The best part of that story? He lived…. Winking smile

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Today, I’m here with a card embellished with a gorgeous McGill Poinsettia…definitely ONE of my favorite flowers to create in the McGill Blossom line-up. For more holiday inspiration, please stop by the McGill Blog.
McGill Punches:
64511 Star Lily Punch
      -64510 Crystal Punch
      -65800 Tool Kit
      -65900 Molding Mat
Additional Supplies:
-Bo Bunny Father Christmas Patterned Paper Collection
      -Bazzill Card Stock
      -Stampendous Postal Pair Stamp
      -Spellbinders Postage Stamp Die 
      -Distress Inks
      -Recollections Pearls
      -Beacons 3 in 1 Adhesive
      -Beacons Fabric Tac Adhesive

Instructions for making a Poinsettia with McGill Paper Blossoms Punches can be found here.

Joining these challenges:
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes ~ Sundae Bar ~ Red & Stripes
Creative Card Crew ~ Tis the Season

Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

McGill Poinsettias

I spent a ton of time in my craft room this weekend, playing with Christmas Stamps, different techniques, my McGill Punches…and even my Cricut. The first card that I wanted to share with you combines one of the stamps from JustRite’s O’Christmas Tree set and a McGill Poinsettia.

Thank you for visiting!

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Supplies Used:

McGill Paper Punches:

-64511 Paper Blossoms Star Lily Punch
     -64535 Paper Blossoms Crystal Punch

     -65900 Molding Mat
     -65800 Tool Kit

Additional Supplies:

     -Teresa Collins Christmas Home Patterned Paper

     -Kraft Cardstock

     -JustRite Stamp Set O' Christmas Tree

Spellbinders Nested Pennants

     -Zing Embossing Powder

     -Recollections Crystal

     -Papertrey Ink Edger's Die

-Beacons Fabric Tac Adhesive

     -Beacons 3 in 1 Adhesive

Celebrate today

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I have a fun vintage-y ? card for you tonight. The current challenge over at Scrappy Frogs is to use Kraft Paper on your project. Since I use Kraft paper on nearly every card…how hard could this be? HA!
The stamps and dies are Papertrey Ink.
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My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go LuckyBeacon 3in1glueRanger Ink Blending ToolTim Holts Distress Ink Pads
Thank you for dropping by!!

Christmas Place Card with McGill

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Hi there! It’s Wednesday..and  it getting closer to Friday..so that is a very, very good thing, right? Right!

McGill has a bunch of adorable Dimensional Punches and I thought I would show you a very easy to make Place Card Holder, using the McGill Angel Dimensional Punch, perfect for a Christmas Eve Dinner or Brunch.

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Instructions for Angel:

  • Using coordinating paper, punch out the Angel layers 3 times
  • Adhere each of the layers on top of one another.
  • Apply Gold Paint Pen to the wings and stars and adhere
  • to Angel, once dry.
  • Apply Glossy Accents to Angel and set aside to dry

Creating the Place Card:
  • Trim cardstock to 3"x4 1/2". Score at 2 1/2" and fold in half.
  • Round corners with corner rounder.
  • Trim pattern paper to 2 7/8"x 2 1/2". Round corners with corner rounder and adhere to the center of card.
  • Using coordinating cardstock, punch the Vintage Label twice. Swap pieces and adhere centers.  Apply name to one and adhere to card. 
  • Adhere the Angel you created from instructions above to the card.
  • Finish place card by embellishing with rhinestones.

Supplies Used:

Angel Dimensionalmcgill-vintage-label-lever-paper-punchCorner RounderBeacon 3in1glueBo Bunny Blitzen 6x6 Pad

Thank you so much for visiting today!!

Happy Halloween to you!

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I’m back…. from vacation…Sad smile We went on a cruise with the family and had such a great time. My very favorite part of the cruise was just spending 5 days with my family…building happy memories.  After every thing is said and done…family is the most wonderful gift there is. In fact, we had so much fun together…we spent the next 2 days going to Disneyland. I had to come back to work…just to relax.
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I have two final Halloween projects for you today.  Both showcase the wonderful McGill punches.  Our McGill flower for the month was the Rose. There are actually two varieties of Roses that can be made with McGill punches but this time around I chose to make just the Floral Rose. There is a PDF on how to make the Floral Rose and the Garden Rose on the McGill Blog.

Supplies used:
McGill Alpine SnowflakeMcGill Floral PetalsHandheldtoolkit65800mcgillheadingBeacon 3in1glueBeacon fabri-tac-adhesive
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For my next project I used this Milk Carton Template from Mirkwood Designs along with my McGill punches to make a spooky…black Floral Rose.

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Supplies used:

Beacon fabri-tac-adhesiveBeacon 3in1gluemcgillheading
Spellbinders CirclePine PunchMcGill Floral PetalsLabel Accents

Thank you for visiting today..and have a Happy Halloween!
Linking to:
The Hybrid Chick ~ Homemade Flowers