Craft Fair

Hi all!  Whew…what a busy past few weeks.  I can’t believe it’s almost been a month since my last post.  As you’ve guessed, I’ve been quite busy and my blog has been neglected.  The craft fair that I participated in was a huge success and as promised, I’m sharing photos of items that were made for the sale.  My sister assisted and we had two tables of a variety items  including paper crafts, cards, homemade body products (soaps, body butters, lip balms, lotion bars), embellished towels and baked goods.  The list was long!

 Table 1
Table 2

 Note Pads – mini legal pads were cut to form pads and covered with various Designer Series Papers – some current and some retired.  The covers were also embellished and different sayings were printed to finish the note pads.  These were popular! 

  Santas made from the retired Petal Cone Bigz L Die from Stampin’ Up!  These were the most popular item of the day and quickly sold out.  I received an order to make them for an upcoming event so am busy making more of them.  I’ll be sure to take a photo of one individually to post in the future. Though the die is officially retired by Stampin’ Up!, it is still available in the Clearance section.  Click here to order your Petal Cone Bigz L Die. The die is very versatile and I plan to share other projects using the die.  Kay Sha at Creations on Paper has general directions for making the Santa using the Petal Cone Die and I made a few adjustments on the embellishments.
Mini-Legal Pads with Matching Pen
These also were a big success.  They make great hostess gifts during the holidays.
There are still a couple of photos that I’ll share on my next post.  Be sure to sign up to follow my blog so you will receive notice of the next post!  Until then, have a great week.

A Fancy Fold

Hi everyone!  Hope all’s well.  It’s been busy around my house preparing for an upcoming craft fair but it’s been fun too.  The house is a “creative mess”!  I’ll be sharing some of the projects with you in the weeks ahead so stay tuned.  Today’s share is a card sample from last month’s “Flips and Folds” class.  This card is a nice change from normal folds and simple to make.  

Fancy Fold Thank You Card

Crushed Curry Card Stock
Coastal Cabana Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad
Window Frames Collection Framelits
Blossom Punch
7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch
Mixed Bunch Stamp Set
Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
To make the card base, start with a piece of 8″ x 4 1/4″ card stock and score at 4″ on the landscape side to create a card size of 4″ x 4 1/4″.  Decorate base with designer series paper or as desired.  Use the largest Window Frames framelit to cut a piece card stock and attach the window frame to card base. Be sure to position the piece with half of it above and half of it below the card’s fold.  This should be a standard 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card size.  NOTE:  Apply adhesive only on part of the window frame piece that is below the fold. Otherwise there will be adhesive showing on the back of your card.   Decorate and embellish as desired.
Hope you get a chance to make a Fancy Fold card!  If so, please share your design with me!!!
Have a great week!  
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Halloween Treats

Finally!  A new post!!!  It’s been busy around my house the past couple of weeks and I’m finally getting back on track to post some projects.  Last Friday, a neighbor organized the annual Halloween Golf Tournament for a group of ten couples. We dressed in costumes, played a 9 hole golf tournament and enjoyed dinner together.  It was a blast!  Playing  golf in costume was not the easiest thing to do but it wasn’t exactly serious golf, as wine was served prior to teeing off.  My task was to provide treats for the group and I decided to make Treat Bags based upon Julie Brewer’s design from the Inky Fingers Club.  It was an easy and fairly quick project to complete.  

Various designs from the Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper was used to cut the flag pennants.  Elegant Eggplant and Pumpkin Pie card stocks were used to cut the Chalk Talk Framelits tag.  The tags were then texture embossed with the Houndstooth Embossing folder.  Assorted Halloween themed sayings (current and retired) were used to add a Halloween sentiment.  The clothespins for closing the cello bags was covered with Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape.   

Many thanks to Julie for this project idea! Be sure to check out Inky Fingers Club.
Thank you for stopping by.
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Have a great week.

Craft Fair Project

Last week’s posts were supposed to automatically update while I was on vacation but obviously there was a glitch so the projects will be shared this week.  I had a wonderful week on the Florida Panhandle and Tropical Storm Karen fizzed so the weather was perfect.  Below is a picture of the beautiful sunsets we enjoyed each evening…
Now for my project share…next month I will be participating in a craft fair so I’m in the midst of making a variety items to sell. One of the items being prepared are covered mini-notepads.  The pads are a miniature version of hardbound composition books and are the perfect size for keeping in a purse or other handy place.  Coastal Cabana Designer Series Paper was used on the sample below.  The sentiment is from the Best of Greetings Stamp set and the Chalk Talk Framelits were used to cut the shape. 

Covered Miniature Notepad
Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check back on Thursday to see another project.
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Until then, have a great week!

Tri-Fold Shutter Card

Today’s project is another of the cards that will be featured in the October “Folds and Flips” class…it’s a tri-fold shutter card. This type of card is a fun card to make and by using a variety of coordinating designer papers you can create a beautiful card. The Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper was chosen to make this card and sentiments were selected for a “keeping in touch” card.  As seen in the photos, the card has sections that have been created by scoring and cutting the card stock base.  Different pieces of the designer series paper were cut to fit in each of the sections. A photo of the card laying flat has also been included.
Tri-Fold Shutter Card using Stampin’ Up! Epic Day This & That Designer Series Paper
Tri-Fold Shutter Card using Stampin’ Up! Epic Day This & That Designer Series Paper
 Daffodil Yellow Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Pool Party Card Stock
Epic Day This & That Designer Series Paper
Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set
Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set
Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad
Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad
2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch
2 1/2″ Circle Punch
Stampin’ Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive
Thanks for stopping by…and don’t forget, if you have any questions or
wish to purchase any of the products used for this project, contact me
Have a great weekend and check in next week for another project!