Monday, September 30, 2019

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop: Holiday Catalog Favorites!

Good morning my friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was a family focus weekend and was very nice.  We're kicking off this week with the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop! YAY!!!  Y'all know how much I LOVE this blog hop!

This month's theme is Favorite Holiday 2019 Catalog products. It's great that you're going to see how diverse our Stampers Showcase really is! :-D  There are so many incredible designers, and we all have various tastes.

It was very hard to choose a "FAVORITE" but I finally settled on the Come to Gather Suite in general because it's so fun and easy to create with, the ribbon is amazing, and that paper is GORGEOUS!

Here's my project for  you:

You can find the instructions for making the box, on today's Make It Monday video on my Youtube Channel.

You're going to love it because it's a simple box to make, but it's beautiful too! It would make a fabulous gift!

I hope you enjoyed my project, and can find some fabulous uses for it. :-) Don't forget to click the "NEXT" Button, to be taken over to Miss Ange's blog.  Follow the hop all the way around to see some fantastic projects, all created from the Holiday 2019 Catalog!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

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Friday, September 27, 2019

End of 2019 BOGO Sale!!!!

Good mornin' everyone!!! It's almost the end of another Stampin' Up! year and that means it's time for a BOGO!!!!

I'm really excited to be able to do a Buy One Get One event with you, my friends.  I'm looking forward to giving back to my customers as a Thank You So VERY MUCH for your loyalty and friendship! I've truly enjoyed having each and every one of you in my life this year! THANK YOU!

Here's how it works:

Visit my Facebook Business Page The Stampin' Chic Dana Sullivan where you'll find a photo album titled "2019 END OF YEAR BOGO!" Or just click HERE!

* Each photo will have a price attached to it.

* You'll comment SOLD on the photos that you want.

* Then place an order using the HOST CODE for that amount. (so if your item is $22, you'll order $22 of product).

* When your order is submitted, the item(s) you claimed will be yours FREE!

* If you are local, you can arrange to come and pick up your prizes! If you are not local, simply pay the actual shipping cost. I can combine items and will find the cheapest rate possible. 


On your mark...... Get set!......... GO!!!!!!!!




Thursday, September 26, 2019

ALL NEW!!! 3D Thursday - Bone Appetit Alternative "Ghiradelli Treat Holder"

Hello everyone!! 

Can I just say, this month's Paper Pumpkin kit "Bone Appetit" is SERIOUSLY CUTE!! 

I am really enjoying all the alternative projects that are coming out of it!  Have you seen them?  Just google "September 2019 Paper Pumpkin" and find all sorts of AMAZING projects!! WOW!!!  Everyone is really hitting it out of the park! I'm impressed!

Cole from headquarters had created and posted photos of his fantastic haunted house and got a frenzy going!  I shared his house on Tuesday, but take a look at this one! I found it just today! LOVE!!! It makes me want to make one too!! :-)

But, alas, I will settle for a little less consuming projects for right now.

Today's 3D project is a sweet little single Ghiradelli Treat Holder.  SO CUTE!

Super simple and easy to make! 

Ok, a little hard to see......

What you'll need is a strip of Black Cardstock measuring 2 1/2" x 7 3/4"

Score that on the long side at 3 3/4" and 4"

You'll also need a piece of Gorgeous Grape 2 1/8" x 1 1/2"
And a piece of DSP (or a piece of one of the treat boxes from the kit) measuring 2" x 1 3/8"

The video will show you what to do! :-D

There it is my friends! Super simple, easy and CUTE!

I hope you enjoyed this quick lil project. Keep an eye out for more fabulous alternative projects from this AWESOME Paper Pumpkin kit!!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

CASE IT Wednesday - Brightly Gleeming Christmas Cracker

Good morning friends! I hope you're well today. This week's CASE IT Wednesday is going to be another project out of the holiday catalog.  I am really enjoying all the fabulous goodies in it! Are you?  Do you have the catalog in your hands?  If not, I can get one to you!

You definitely need one. It's fabulous!!!

I've got a deep growing love with that Brightly Gleeming Designer Series Paper. I dunno if you've noticed or not, but I LOVE IT!!! It's absolutely stunning!  So, naturally I would choose a CASE that features it. hehe.

The Christmas Cracker on page 31 of the Holiday Catalog really just spoke to me.  While I CAN wait til Christmas time........ Slow down their big fella, and wait your turn!..........  I love love love this holiday tradition!

A cracker is really simple to make and you can do them in pretty much any size you like (dependent on the types of goodies you plan to stuff inside).  But, a cool thing about how THIS cracker is made has everything to do with the little end sections.

Ok,first things first, you'll need to start with a sheet of DSP measuring 7 1/2" x 10". Now, as I said, you can make it any size you want. The width (7 1/2") is evenly divided by the 4 sides, with a half inch strip leftover for gluing the box closed on the side.  The length can literally be any length.  I tried it with a 6" length, hoping to be able to make 2 per sheet of DSP, but it was very small.  Still usable, but small. A few bite sized snickers might fit inside. lol.

Making the cracker 10" long gives you a nice sized box.  You could just as easily left the length at 12".  It doesn't matter.

For the cracker in the catalog, Stampin' Up! didn't tell us the original size of the paper, but they did say they scored at every 1 3/4" across. So that's where I came up with 7 1/2".

Now, the really cool part is how Stampin' Up got the ends to work.  Enter....... the small ornament punch!

Just line up the paper with the center of the ornament and push it all the way into the punch and then squeeze.  You'll be going through two layers of DSP because you'll be doing this on the fold line.  Punch the same way all the way around both ends of the box.

Save the ornament punched pieces that come out though. I'll show ya what to do with them tomorrow! :-D

I ran a strip of tear n tape along that 1/2" edge of the paper and attached it to the other edge, closing the box in on the side.

The next thing you'll need to do is pop the box out into it's right shape and tie a piece of ribbon around one end (in the little gathered spot made by the punch).

You see where it's "thinner" than the rest of the box?  That will collapse and close the box up. So tie it with a cute bow and it'll be fabulous!

To decorate the cracker, Stampin' Up! kept it cute and simple.  Punch the big ornament out of a piece of that dsp. Punch the small ornament out of a piece of Copper Foil paper that has been embossed with the Hammered Metal folder (LOOOOOVE THAT FOLDER!!!).  Then use a little punch to make a hole in the tops. These cuties will be our little tag!

The little green star in the middle of the ornament comes from the DSP.  See it? Yep, you'll have to fussy cut it, but it's not bad. Little straight lines. No problem!

I used a Glue Dot to attach it to the ornament.

And there you have it! Super cute little tag for a Christmas Classic......... Cracker!

Friends, these little crackers are the PERFECT Holiday table place setting. They make fabulous stocking stuffers and are fun little party favors too!  AND they're super simple and easy to make!

I hope you enjoyed today's project and I hope you make some yourself!  They're a lot of fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you'd like to purchase any of the items I used on today's project, you can click any of the icons below to be taken directly to my website.  Enjoy!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop - September 2019 Bone Appetite Alternative

Good Tuesday Morning friends!!! Do you see what today is?!  It's time for the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop!! One of my most favorite days of the whole month! I LOVE sharing alternative projects from that ADORABLE little red (Paper Pumpkin) box!!! Not only do I love sharing alternatives, but everyone in the hop seems to enjoy it quite a bit too! Be sure to follow the hop along to see all the amazing project alternatives that these fabulous demonstrators have come up with for you.

This month is an extra spooktacular treat because the box is Halloween themed!! YAY!!!!  One of my MOST FAVORITE times of year!!!! YAYAYAYAYA!! So as you can imagine, I'm even MORE excited because of that! Wooohoooo!!!!

OK, check out this box! Isn't it the CUTEST?!!

Gaaaaaaaah!!! I just love it!  Cole (from Paper Pumpkin home office) created a wicked cute haunted house with the box.  Talk about thinking "outside" the box! check it out!


I could go on and on about the box and we've not even begun to talk about the CONTENTS! lol.

This month's kit features 20 absolutely adorable treat boxes with the cutest little tags you ever saw!  And, take a look at the little skeleton men!

Over all, the kit has a very high cute factor which is why I KNOW you're going to LOVE the alternatives too! :-)

Ok, speaking of alternatives........ It's about time for me to share mine! You get a two-fer deal with me today.  I really enjoyed working with this kit and couldn't help myself. hehe

We'll start with the card, since the kit is a treat box kit. :-) I used Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black and Whisper White for this one.  That little skeleton guy is so cute. It's like he's havin' a ball dancing around the card! hehe. With the black strip of paper, I heat embossed the skull & crossbones randomly across the paper.  The little sentiment piece was made from the tag elements in the kit. SO CUTE!

Normally when a kit is treat boxes, I wouldn't necessarily do other treat boxes as alternatives.  BUT, we have the new mini curvy keepsake box die set and I couldn't help myself! hahaha!  So, here's a BONUS alternative project for the month!

I made the label using the "Everyday Label" punch and then basically followed the same tag instructions with the kit.  After I die cut the box, I used the same technique as I did with the card and heat embossed the skull and crossbones on two of the flaps.

As you can see, I really had a lot of fun with this kit!

Make sure you head over to Miss Judi's page to see what ghoulishly fabulous project she's created! Click the NEXT button to go there now:

You can find an additional alternative project in my Paper Pumpkin video for this month.  See it here and visit my Youtube channel for more fabulous projects you can do along with me.

Thanks so much for stopping by today friends! I truly enjoy our time together!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!