3 Ways to Gift Wrap Tic Tacs – Old Meets New

Are you ready for the festive season or are you like me still doing Christmas shopping and wrapping presents?

I have been looking after Kayleigh for the last 2 weeks, her surgery went well and she is now at home and getting better every day.

Yesterday it snowed here and everything looked so pretty, it has helped to get me in the mood for Christmas.

Today I have 3 different ways of wrapping the large boxes of Tic Tacs, my hubby adores them and they make great stocking fillers.

When I was choosing which cardstock, DSP and stamps to use I picked ones that would be ideal for male or female recipients.

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Pootler’s Design Team – Week 1

Thank you for joining me today for the Pootler’s Design Team challenge. Every month my upline Sam Hammond chooses 5 members of her team and challenges them to make 4 projects with the stamp set of Sam’s choice.  For the final challenge Sam has chosen 10 Pootler’s and has given us the Crafting Forever stamp set to work with.  The projects we create will be showcased every Thursday during December on Sam’s blog pootles.co.uk

 

 

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Elegant Emerald Box for Mint Lindor Chocolates

My daughter Kayleigh is amazing, she is kind, caring and beautiful inside and out.  As soon as I see her she cheers me up and she always makes me laugh.

Whenever Kayleigh goes shopping she always comes home with something for me, sometimes it’s something she’s seen that I can make a pretty box for or it’s a new chocolate she has found for us to try.

 

When Kayleigh came home with a box of Limited Edition Mint Lindor I just had to make a pretty box for them.

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Creativity Combined Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us today for the Creativity Combined Blog Hop.  When Christine Bettany suggested doing a Thank You blog hop for Sarah Reynolds, who helped a group of us set up our own websites, we all jumped at the chance.

The ladies taking part today would all like to say a massive Thank You to Sarah for all the help and advice she has given us.

 

 

Sarah you are amazing, you have always been there when I needed some help and you work so hard in the background keeping Lady Dee Crafts up and running.  I never thought I would have my own website, you are a star and I can’t thank you enough. Dee x 

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Tool Box Tutorial

When I posted the Tool Box Gift Card Holder I made for a recent Blog Hop I was overwhelmed by all the lovely comments I received.

I had several requests to do a tutorial for the Tool Box and I’ve finally managed to finish this in-depth tutorial that I hope will help everyone to make the Tool Box, no matter how much crafting experience you have.  If you have any questions please let me know and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

 

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Swirly Snowflakes All Year Round

To cut down on the cost of Christmas I’ve been making some handmade Christmas gifts. One of the things I’ve been making is covered notebooks, I went Christmas shopping with my daughter recently and I couldn’t believe how expensive they were.

It is definitely a lot cheaper for me to buy some plain notebooks and cover them myself using the colours and designs I want to use.

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SSSC – Masculine Gift Card Holder

Thank you for joining us for the Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Blog Hop. I volunteered to set the challenge for today’s hop, I chose the theme Masculine gift card holder.

The ladies taking part in todays blog hop are all really talented and I know you will find lots of inspirational projects.  Please continue the hop by clicking on the ‘Next’ button at the bottom of this post.

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Decorative Wine Bottle using Stampin’ Up! products

Thank you for joining me today for another It’s A Wrap Wednesday project. Christmas is less than 3 months away so today’s project shows how to make a simple bottle of wine look classy and expensive (whoever receives this will think you spent a lot of money on the gift wrapping).

After making the ‘Elf Jacket’ and the Black & White Snowflake Bottle boxes I decided to make one with non-Christmas DSP.

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Pootler’s Blog Hop – Autumn/Winter Catalogue 2017

I’ve been really looking forward to today because it’s time for the Pootlers Autumn/Winter Blog Hop.  My fellow Pootlers always create wonderful projects and when I hop around everyone’s blog I’m always bursting with ideas and inspiration and I know you will be too.  To continue hopping please click on the ‘Next’  button at the bottom of this post.

All the projects in todays hop were made with products available in the 2017 Autumn/Winter catalogue and the 2017/18 Annual catalogue.

 

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SSSC Blog Hop – August 2017

Hello and welcome to the Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Blog Hop.

At the beginning of each month one of the lovely ladies in our team sets the challenge, it can be a sketch, a colour challenge or a theme.

 

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Handstamped Tranquil Tulips Boxes

It’s lovely having cardstock, designer series paper (DSP), ink, ribbon and embellishments that all coordinate but what do you do when there isn’t DSP in the design or colour you need? You grab some stamps and ink pads and make your own

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Denim Tulips Card using Stampin’ Up! products

Today’s card is made using the fabulous Hostess Stamp Set Tranquil Tulips.  I have totally fallen in love with this stamp set, no matter what colour you use for the Tulips they always look beautiful.

I always use Thick Whisper White cardstock for my cardbases but Stampin’ Up! have listened to their demonstrators and we now have Very Vanilla Thick cardstock and 12″x12″ Very Vanilla cardstock in the 2017/2018 Annual catalogue.
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Handmade Customer Thank You Gifts

I love to send out handmade gifts to my customers to show them how much I appreciate their custom.  There are lots of UK Stampin’ Up! demonstrators they could shop with so I like to let them know I really do appreciate them choosing me as their demonstrator

 

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Sale-A-Bration Simple Sunday – Dimensional Flowers and Monkeying Around cards

Firstly I would like to apologise for not sending out a blog post last Sunday.  I have been so busy trying to organise/set-up a monthly workshop in my area as well as trying to find time to make Birthday cards for my Son and my Mother-in-Law as well as make her Mothers Day Card and present.

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Sale-A-Bration Simple Sunday

Thank you for joining me for todays Sale-A-Bration Simple Sunday.  Today I am focusing on the 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper Assortment pack.  The pack has 4 sheets of each of the 3 colours – Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum and the sparkle on them is amazing.

The Glimmer Paper has been one of the most popular free Sale-A-Bration products and availability is whilst supplies last.

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