Happy Fall Y’All!

For today’s post, I’m sharing the Happy Fall Y’all! card made in the October card class. The card is a project from a recent online workshop that I attended.   I did make a few alterations – changing the  sentiment and layer measurements but the card design is by Melanie Hockin.  The multiple layers and the wreath shape creates lots of visual interest. Isn’t the card beautiful?  Thank you Mel for a gorgeous card design!

Happy Fall Y'all Wreath Card

Project Materials for Happy Fall Y’all Wreath Card:
  • Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock (5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, score and fold at 4-1/4” for card base)
  • Cajun Craze Cardstock (3” x 3”)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (3-1/4” x 4-1/2”, 3” x 3”)
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock (3-1/2” x 4-3/4”)
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (Cajun Craze background: 3-3/4” x 5”; Mint Macaron and Cajun Craze scraps to punch leaves)
  • Greenery Embossing Folder
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Gold Hoop Embellishments
  • Autumn Punch Pack
  • Banner Year Stamp Set
  • Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • In Good Taste Elements
  • Metallic Ribbon from the Basket Weave/Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
Directions:
  1. Layer the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Mint Macaron cardstock onto the Thick Very Vanilla card base.
  2. Texture emboss the 3-1/4” x 4-1/2” Very Vanilla cardstock with the Greenery Embossing Folder. Adhere to the Mint Macaron layer on the card base.
  3. Die cut a layering scalloped circle from Cajun Craze cardstock and a layering circle from Very Vanilla cardstock. Adhere together and add to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Attach a gold hoop to the center of the Very Vanilla circle.
  5. Arrange veneer elements around the hoop and circle. TIP: gently snap off a short stem from a veneer element and add it inside the hoop. Attach the elements with mini glue dots.
  6. Layer and attach leaves onto the left side of the gold hoop.
  7. Embellish with a small ribbon bow.
  8. Stamp sentiment onto strip of Very Vanilla cardstock using the Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad. Attach to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper contains beautiful prints making it easy to select a color palette for card fall themed designs.  Adding multiple layers along with texture embossing also elevates a card and is a great way to “take it up a notch.”  Good tips to remember when you want to make an extra special card!

Reminders:

To celebrate the beginning of the new Stampin’ Up! business year, I am launching a Customer Loyalty Program. Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Oh, don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale.  It is ongoing through the end of October.  During this incredible sale, you can save 15% on select Designer Series Papers from current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  So, you’ll want to stock up on your favorites.  Just click here to see the beautiful papers on sale.

The October 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects feature fall themed projects.

October 3D Tutorial Sneak Peek

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and November 10, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the October 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for October is: YZ64N9SM.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes).  If your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

 

Arrange A Wreath Merry Christmas

Have you started making your holiday cards? If not, you’ll want to consider the Arrange A Wreath Merry Christmas card I’m sharing. It’s one of the holiday card designs that I’ll be using as Christmas approaches.  The design is an Arrange A Wreath Merry Christmas card and is from my Guest Stamper presentation for the Luv 2 Stamp team.  In previous posts, I provided you with other ideas for using this versatile stamp set and die bundle.  The Arrange A Wreath Merry Christmas card is one of my favorite projects using the bundle. The Merry Merlot and Brushed Metallic cardstocks along with the Gold Cards & Envelopes create an elegant card.  

Arrange A Wreath Merry Christmas

Card Details:
  • With Arrange A Wreath dies, cut 2 leaf dies from the gold Brushed Metallic cardstock and one twig die from the Merry Merlot cardstock.
  • Using the largest flower die (6 petal flower); cut 6 flowers from the Merry Merlot cardstock.
  • Spritz the Merry Merlot flowers and twig wreath with the Champagne Mist.  (Does not show in photo but the spritzing adds a special glimmer touch!) After drying, layer two of the flowers together using a glue dot to hold the layers (creating 3 poinsettia flowers).
  • Next, stamp 5 leaves using Old Olive Classic Ink Pad onto Old Olive cardstock and cut with the coordinating die.
  • Create a 3 layer wreath:
    • Attach the Merry Merlot twig wreath atop one of the gold leaf wreaths taking note to offset the twigs with the leaves. TIP: use small dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the circle line of the wreath to adhere the wreath.
    • Next, add the adhesive to the back of the remaining gold leaf wreath and layer it atop the Merry Merlot wreath.  AGAIN – offset the placement so the leaves aren’t lined up with one another.
    • Add Mini Stampin’ Dimensions to the back of the wreath and add to the top portion of the card base.
  • Attach leaves to the poinsettia flowers using glue dots. Arrange flowers and add to the wreath with glue dots.
  • Finish the flowers by adding Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots to the center of each flower.
  • Use the Detailed Trio Punch to punch the design on each end of the Merry Merlot cardstock for the sentiment label.
  • Next, stamp “Merry Christmas” using Merry Merlot onto a strip of Very Vanilla. Then, attach to the Merry Merlot strip and add to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you want to create a special card, look at the Arrange A Wreath bundle for lots of possibilities.  I’ve been cutting additional wreaths to use for creating more Merry Christmas cards.  So when the time arrives to start mailing my holiday cards, I can quickly assemble.  And best of all, using the beautiful Gold Cards and Envelopes saves lots of time!

Reminders:

To celebrate the beginning of the new Stampin’ Up! business year, I am launching a Customer Loyalty Program. Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form} for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.

Oh, don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale.  It is ongoing through the end of October.  During this incredible sale, you can save 15% on select Designer Series Papers from current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  So, you’ll want to stock up on your favorites.  Just click here to see the beautiful papers on sale.

The October 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects feature fall themed projects.

October 3D Tutorial Sneak Peek

 Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and November 10, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the October 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for October is: YZ64N9SM.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes).  If your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

Arrange A Wreath Home Décor

Last month in my guest stamper presentation featuring the Arrange A Wreath Bundle, I created a home décor project.  So today, I’m sharing the Arrange A Wreath home décor project created.  The project starts with a 4″ x 4″ photo frame and is a project that can be used for different celebrations year round.  Simply make and decorate wreaths for the occasions you want.  Attach to a piece of Designer Series Paper which complements your wreath and insert into your frame!

Arrange A Wreath Home Decor

Arrange A Wreath Home Décor Project Details:
Halloween Wreath:

Materials:

  • Cardstock (CS):
    • Cajun Craze: 2 pcs 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (for 2 leaf wreath)
    • Basic Black: 3-3/4 x 3-3/4″ (for twig wreath); scrap for spider
    • Whisper White: 1-3/4″ x 2″
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper: 4″x4″ (base for wreath)
  • Mesh Ribbon & Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon
  • Banner Year Stamp Set
  • Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad
  •  Dies
    • Stitched Rectangle Die
    • Little Treats
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewels

Details:
Assemble the wreath (cajun, black, cajun layers). Cut the scrap of Basic Black CS using the spider die from the Little Treats Dies. Stamp sentiment from Banner Year onto the Whiper White CS and cut using the Stitched Rectangle Die. Add the spider to the edge of the sentiment using glue dots. Put 2 small rhinestones on spider for eyes. Tie two bows: one using Mesh Ribbon and one using the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon. Attach bows to top of wreath,
layering the black bow onto the mesh bow. Complete by adding sentiment sign to wreath and attaching the wreath to the designer series paper base using mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Fall, Y’all Wreath:

Materials:

  • Cardstock (CS):
    • Early Espresso: 2 pcs 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (for 2 twig wreaths)
    • Brushed Metallic: 3-3/4 x 3-3/4″ (for 1 twig wreath)
    • Very Vanilla: 1/2″ x 3″
  •  Plaid Tiding Designer Series Paper: 4″x4″ (base for wreath)
  • Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper
  • Banner Year Stamp Set
  • Bumblebee Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Punches
    • Autumn Punch Pack
    • Banner Pick a Punch
  • Bumblebee In-Color Ribbon

Details:
1. Assemble the wreath (Early Espresso, Brushed Metallic, Early Espresso). Using the Autumn Punch Pack, cut 2 leaves and one acorn from the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP. Stamp sentiment from Banner Year onto the Very Vanilla CS and cut end using Banner Pick A Punch. Add the leaves and acorn to the sentiment label using glue dots for the leaves and a mini glue dot for the acorn. Add sentiment banner to the wreath. Complete by adding a bow and attaching the wreath to the designer series paper base using mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Merry Christmas Wreath:

Materials: 

  • Cardstock (CS):
    • Garden Green: 2 pcs 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (for 2 leaf wreaths)
    • Silver Foil: 3-3/4 x 3-3/4″ (for 1 twig wreath)
    • Whisper White: 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ for sentiment label, 2″ x 2″ for penguin
  • Tis The Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper: 4″x4″ (base for wreath)
  • Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper
  • Freezing Fun Bundle
  • Inks
    • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
    • Real Red
  • Stampin’ Blends Markers: Light Basic Black, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Balmy Blue, Light Real Red
  • Banner Pick a Punch
  • Red Rhinestones
  • Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon

Details:
Assemble the wreath (Garden Green, Silver Foil, Garden Green). Stamp sentiment from Banner Year onto the strip of Whisper White cardstock and cut end using Banner Pick A Punch. Stamp the penguin from the Freezing Friends Stamp Set onto Whisper White using Tuxedo Black ink. Color with the Stampin’ Blends Markers. Cut using the coordinating die. Add sentiment banner to the back of the penguin. Attach to the wreath using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finish by adding a bow and adding clusters of rhinestones for berries on the wreath. Layer onto the Tis The Season Designer Series Paper base using mini stampin’ dimensionals.

Under Project Materials, you’ll find the products for the wreaths above.  You can purchase a 4″ x 4″ frame at most any big box craft store or via online stores such as Amazon. 

Reminders:

To celebrate the beginning of the new Stampin’ Up! business year, I am launching a Customer Loyalty Program.  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form} for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up! 

The Designer Series Paper Sale is ongoing through the end of October.  During this incredible sale, you can save 15% on select Designer Series Papers from current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  You’ll want to stock up on your favorites.  Click here to see the beautiful papers on sale.

The October 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects feature fall themed projects.

October 3D Tutorial Sneak Peek

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and November 10, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the October 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  

Thanks for stopping by!   

Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for October is: YZ64N9SM.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes).  If your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

Fun Quadrangle Card

Today I am sharing a fun quadrangle card.  In last month’s card class, participants were able to assemble this fun style of card.  Okay, I know the question – what is a quadrangle? A quadrangle is simply a shape with four angles. Using a quadrangle on a card front adds interest and a different style of focal point. It’s not a difficult technique and your geometry teacher will be proud of you (LOL).  Best of all, when creating a quadrangle from your cardstock or designer series paper you will have four equal pieces cut for cardmaking.  So, it’s great when you want to make multiple cards of the same design.

quadrangle greeting card

To create a quadrangle: start with a square piece of cardstock or designer series paper.  Mark the same distance on all four sides of the square.  Then cut from one mark to the opposite mark on the other side of the paper.  After cutting, you will have four quadrangles the same size.  

For this card: a 6″ x 6″ square of Bumblebee cardstock at 1-1/2″ on all four sides. It is then cut from one mark to the opposite mark on all sides.  For the smaller designer series paper quadrangle, a 5-1/4″ piece of designer series paper is being used and marked at 1-1/4″ on the four sides.  

After cutting, you will have four equal pieces:

Materials & Assembly Directions:
  1. Create a card base using Early Espresso Cardstock (5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, score at 4-1/4”.)
  2. Texture emboss the Mint Macaron cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″) using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. Attach to the Early Espresso card base.
  3. Layer the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper to the Bumblebee cardstock angle and adhere to the Mint Macaron layer.
  4. Select the sentiment from the A Wish for Everything Stamp Set. Then, stamp the sentiment onto a 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Early Espresso and Bumblebee Classic Ink Pads. Use the 2″ circle punch to cut and use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add to the card front.
  5. Embellish with a bow using the 3/8” Embroidered Ribbon.
Reminders:

To celebrate the beginning of the new Stampin’ Up! business year, I am launching a Customer Loyalty Program.  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form} for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up! 

Place your order here.

The Designer Series Paper Sale is ongoing through the end of October.  During this incredible sale, you can save 15% on select Designer Series Papers from current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  You’ll want to stock up on your favorites.  Click here to see the beautiful papers on sale.

The October 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects feature fall themed projects.

October 3D Tutorial Sneak Peek

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and November 10, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the October 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  

Thanks for stopping by!   

Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for October is: YZ64N9SM.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes).  If your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

 

Designer Series Paper Sale

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from current Stampin’ Up! catalogs! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of the most popular paper designs! During the Designer Series Paper sale, there is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper you may purchase during this promotion.

ITEM

 

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

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ARTISTRY BLOOMS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

$11.50 $9.78 

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TIS THE SEASON 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

$11.50 $9.78 

152492

 

FOREVER GREENERY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

$11.50 $9.78 

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POINSETTIA PLACE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

$11.50 $9.78

153491

 

TRIMMING THE TOWN DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

$11.50 $9.78

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PLAID TIDINGS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

$11.50 $9.78

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TOILE TIDINGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

$11.50 $9.78 

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PEONY GARDEN DESIGNERS SERIES PAPER

$11.50 $9.78 

152460

 

WHALE OF A TIME 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

$11.50 $9.78 

153492

 

HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

$11.50 $9.78

153517

 

MAGIC IN THIS NIGHT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

$11.50 $9.78

153512

 

SNOWFLAKE SPLENDOR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

$11.50 $9.78

 

 

 

The Designer Series Paper sale offers savings so be sure to order your favorite designs!

The first of October begins a new Stampin’ Up! business year.  To celebrate the new year, I am launching a Customer Loyalty Program.  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form} for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up! 

To place your order, click here.

Reminders:

The October 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects feature fall themed projects.

October 3D Tutorial Sneak Peek

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and November 10, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the October 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend.  

Happy crafting…

Arrange A Wreath Mini Card Pack

Happy Monday and I hope your week is off to a good beginning. Today’s post features an Arrange A Wreath Mini Card Pack. Last week, I was honored to be a guest presenter for a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator group.  Guest presenters share project ideas that can be used for classes or stamping events. As a guest presenter, one’s task is to create a minimum of four projects using a specific stamp set or bundle. Three projects should fall into the card category and the other can be either a 3D or home decor project.  All of my projects featured the Arrange A Wreath Bundle. 

For me, I set a personal challenge.  The challenge of using only the stamps in the stamp set!  When designing projects, I usually pull from several stamp sets.  (my husband calls it “my squirrel mode”! LOL) Fortunately, the wide variety of stamps and dies in the Arrange A Wreath bundle made it easy to adhere to my challenge. The bundle consists of the Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set and the Wreath Builder Dies.  For two of the sentiments, I did use the Layering Circles and Layering Ovals Dies. So today, I’m sharing one of the featured projects – the Arrange A Wreath Mini Card Pack.  The mini card pack consists of four 3″ x 3″ cards for various occasions.

Arrange A Wreath

Tips for creating the mini card pack:
  • All the card bases are Whisper White cardstock, cut 3″ x 6″.  Then, score at 3″ and fold for a size of 3″ x 3″.
  • Select the colors you wish to use on your cards for the various occasions and use coordinating designer series paper to layer on the base.  On the card samples,  the 6″ x 6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper Pack provides the background layer.  Cut the layer to 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″.
  • Stamp your designs onto 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ Whisper White cardstock to attach to the designer series paper layer.
  • If desired, use the stamps and coordinating dies to add additional elements to your mini cards.  
Bonus Project

Since the mini card pack would make an excellent gift, I decided to add a bonus project – an embellished 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ Acetate Card Box.  The greenery for the top of the box uses the “twig” wreath die from the Wreath Builder Dies.  After cutting the wreath shape, use paper snips to cut the wreath in half and layer the two halves.  For extra dimension, sponge ink onto the wreath before cutting.  For the sample below, Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink is sponged onto the Pear Pizzazz cardstock wreath.  Select the sentiment you desire and add it to a banner created with the Banner Pick A Punch.

Mini Card Box

If you want a stamp set and coordinating dies that offer you lots of options, be sure to add the Arrange A Wreath Bundle to your must-have list!  You’ll be glad you have the set.  Stay tuned – I’ll be sharing more projects from the presentation soon.  

Reminders:

The September 3D Tutorial Bundle is available for a few more days!  This month the projects are focusing on Halloween.

Sneak Peek

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and September 30, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the September 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  September is a great time to join – Stampin’ Up! is offering the “Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion”.  But hurry, the last day to receive this promotion is September 30, 2020. In addition to the regular Starter Kit ($99), you’ll receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.  Contact me for more details.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to get creative!  Below you will find a list of the project materials used for today’s project. To order the supplies, you can click on the item in Project Materials or download the Supply List and go to my store to by clicking here. (you’ll know you’re shopping with me if you see my name on the upper, left side of the page) Your order is greatly appreciated. 

Happy Crafting!

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