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OnStage Display Wrap Up!

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OnStage Display Wrap Up!



Today I’m sharing the last of the OnStage Displays that I created.  If you have missed them, I hope you will take a minute and scroll through my blog to visit.  Today is the OnStage Display wrap up.

I’ve been a display stamper for many years and I’ve always enjoyed the challenge.  I remember the first time I was sent a new box of products to create with almost 9 years ago.  I always get the jitters on how I’m going to create so many displays with only a few products.  Once I feel the pressure of creating, the challenge is on.


It’s Literally a Wrap!

My projects I’m sharing today literally speak to wrapping it up! This year I didn’t do as many 3D projects as I have in the past.  That part of my mojo department was not clicking I guess.

One project I loved was this sweet little cone.

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I’ve always loved making these cones because they are super simple and easy to fill with the tasty treat you desire.  I created the cone by simply using a 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper folded into a cone.  I always take the top and fold it over and then add a pretty topper.

When I created the topper for this cone I fell in love with the color combination just as much as the actual products.  The Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Bunch, and Bermuda Bay scream spring/summer.  This combination is so fresh and fun and I can see using it on so many other projects.  My favorite product on this cone is the Lemon Lime Twist ribbon.  Isn’t that a beautiful pop of color?

If you are looking to create favors and need something quick and easy, this cone is one I always fall back on.  They are quickly duplicatable and always have a wow appeal.

Tip: To keep the cone sealed I used the Tear Tape Adhesive.  This adhesive is great for keeping boxes and favors sealed.  


Quick and Easy Pocket Bag

My last project is another quick and easy favor and can be used to hold a gift card or a candy bar.

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To create this fun bag, I simply cut down both the edges of the bag and folded the top portion over and attached it using Fast Fuse.  I placed a piece of the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper on the inside and embellished the front.

I reverted back to a few of my favorite thinlits, Sunshine Wishes and the Stitched Shapes Framelits along with the Label Me Pretty stamp set.

Tips & Tricks


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  • Once I die cut the heart from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits using Watercolor Paper, I watercolored over the heart using Berry Bunch.
  • I die cut a piece of the Bundle of Love DSP using the Stitched Shapes Framelits then attached it to a Delicate White Doily.  I folded the doily over so only 3/4 of the doily was seen on the outside of the pocket.  The Hearts and Stars Elements coordinated perfectly with the other hearts.  Notice that I attached the wooden heart using a stapler.
  • The greeting was stamped using Fresh Fig ink onto Fresh Fig cardstock and punched out using the Sweetheart Punch.  This punch is on sale and retiring.  Click HERE to order this punch before it’s gone.
  • Lastly, I used a sponge dauber to sponge over the tiny wooden heart.  After I finished sponging the heart I placed the tiny heart next to the greeting using a Mini Glue Dot.


A HUGE Thank You!

I want to say a big thank you for taking the time to read and comment on these projects.  Time is precious, and I appreciate you taking the time.  I hope that you have been inspired to create not only from my blog but the amazing Artisans that have shared over the last ten days.

I have many more projects to share now that I’m steadily back in my stamp room.  Plus I have a gazillion ideas in my head that I’m ready to see come to life.  So stick with me, there is much more to come.

If you have followed over the last ten days, which project was your favorite? What product are you most excited about?


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Easter Bunny and Gift Card

Happy Friday!  The kids Spring Break is ZOOMING by and Easter has crept up on me so fast that I had a little panic last night.  Of course I'm NOT prepared at all and this should surprise NO one.  I'll be the lady zipping through all the isles quickly to find last minute Easter things to fill my kids baskets.  Happens every year.  

Since the kids are getting older and I would love to keep the baskets with LESS candy in them I decided I would make them each a little bunny card with an iTunes Card inside for them.  

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Watch the video and you can see how I made this sweet little guy and the banner using Stampin' Up! punches. 


On the fence about the This and That Bundle? The Designer Series Paper in this bundle is really EPIC.  Great colors, GREAT designs and perfect for even an Easter Card. Click HERE to see all that the Bundle has to offer. 

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Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802) Cardstock: Crumb Cake Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake 

Accessories: 1 3/4 Circle punch (119850), 1 3/8 Circle Punch (119860), Blossom Petals Builder Punch (121808), Linen Thread (104199), This and That Epic Day DSP(130814), Vellum Gusset Bag, Stitching, Stampin' Around Standard Wheel (102971), Music Notes Wheel (120327), Rhinestones, White Fluff Ball, Black Sharpie

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Create a Gift Card Holder!

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Tis the season for Gift Cards!  I don't know of many people that don't love a gift card.  Sometimes I feel like I'm taking the easy way out by getting someone a gift card but then again, I KNOW they will enjoy it.  Know what I mean? It just seems more practical.  This is where the paper crafter comes in handy.  We can make a Gift Card 100% BETTER with just a little paper, ink and stamps! 

Today's project is just that! A pretty little gift card holder.  I decided to make a non holiday one because I am ALWAYS in need of one.  This Gift Card holder is easy and only takes one piece of 8 x 8 cardstock.  Grab your cardstock and a bone folder and create with me.  



Supplies Used:

Stamps: Creative Elements

Ink: Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse

Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Soft Suede, Very Vanila, Summer Starfruit (inside)

Accessories; Midnight Muse Double Stitched Ribbon, First Edition DSP, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Comfort Cafe DSP, Victoria Crochet Trim, Dimensionals

When you are giving those awesome gift cards, take a minute to create a little handmade goodie to present it.  It won't take long and it will make the Gift Card even more special.  

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Soft Summer Gift Card





Good afternoon my friends!  I have a quick post today sharing a fun gift card that we made at my demo meeting last weekend.  We made 5 very fun projects I will be sharing this week.  This is a fun gift card holder using the new Large Grommets and the stamp set Soft Summer.  The flower is stamped on Watercolor paper and then watercolored with Pink Pirouette, Old Olive and a little So Saffron ink using a blender pen.   I couldn’t help but add some Dazzling Diamonds in the center of the flower as well.  🙂 

Time to pick up my beauties from school.  Don’t know about you, but I am so glad today is FRIDAY!

Have a super weekend!!!