Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Make Your Own Gift Boxes (and Tutorial)


Artwork by Josee S. 

Have you experienced frustration in finding small gift boxes that are the right size for your gifts? The Gift Box Punch Board from Stampin' Up! is the solution and can create boxes in various sizes up to 4" on each side!

To download the .pdf tutorial for the snowman-adorned box at the top, click here.




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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Invite Christmas JOY and Extravagant Ooops

Let's start with the "Ooops"...how did I NOT tell you about the Stampin' Up! Extravaganza sale here on my blog? Probably because I put it on my Creative Juice Facebook page and thought I had covered my bases >:p
And yes, today is the last day!! (Click on the image to shop in my store) 

Sorry for that...but to make up for it, let me tell be the FIRST to tell you that there will be a new year-end closeout sale on the Clearance Rack from December 5-January 5!  I may be late for one, but at least I'm early for the next one :D   Unfortunately, they don't overlap, but there are some awesome deals in both. And of course there are new weekly deals every Tuesday...they show up over in the right column --->

On to the Tuesday Tutorial! This is an ornament I created that could also double as a small wreath for your door:

The "wreath" is actually a candle dish from Ikea and has felt bumpers on the back, so it won't bang against your door. It's super easy to make, too! Download the tutorial here and invite some JOY into your house this Christmas season.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ornamental Pine Christmas Wishes Card

Look no further for an elegant holiday card that is simple enough to mass produce for a long Christmas Card list! The color combination of Lost Lagoon and Pear Pizzaz is so festive, too. Simply click on the image to download a .pdf tutorial...
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ayDVkGE0aMOWVHay1JRVA5WHM/view?usp=sharing
Original Card by Jackie B.

If you are averse to cutting out a lot of little ornaments, this video tip on my Creative Juice by Loni Facebook page will show you how to use your 1-1/4" circle punch to make it easy!
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Dusting of Diamonds and Non-Traditional Christmas Colors!

Getting ready for my last Christmas Card Class and I saw the Friday Mashup from last week, so I decided to use it as inspiration for one of the cards we'll be creating: It uses some non-traditional holiday colors (Island Indigo, Garden Green and Rich Razzleberry) but turned out pretty festive! I hope you can see the Faux Diamonds (or Diamond Dust technique) over the "Merry"...I've told you about this super easy sparkly technique before here and here.  Just can't get enough of it because the BLING sings to me!
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If you are in the Utah County area and would like to come to my Christmas Card Class this Saturday morning (November 15, 2014), please RSVP before Thursday night!
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Four Feathers Thank You Card Tutorial

'Tis the Season for giving thanks, and this fun card is perfect because it can be used for men or women! With just a few products needed, you could create a stack of these to have on hand this month. Click on the picture to download a .pdf tutorial and let the feathers tickle your fancy!
(Original Card by Sharon Armstrong)
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Welcoming Fall: A Good Reason to Send a Card

Do you think you need to wait for a special occasion to send a handmade card? Forget that! Don't the most delightful surprises come at the most UNEXPECTED times? You are always looking for a Valentine or Birthday card, but wouldn't it be more fun to get one of these...just because it's fall?https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ayDVkGE0aMY0tKNmdIQjFPcE0/view?usp=sharing
Original card by Janice O'Quinn Urke

I can't decide if I love this sweet autumnal greeting because of the rich texture or the little stamped leaves on the ground most...to create your own, download the .pdf tutorial by clicking on the card!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hello Fall Treat Tutorial and Project Life GIVEAWAY!

There is a nip in the air with the changing of seasons, so it's fitting that we say HELLO to Fall with this cute little envelope that holds a Ghiradelli chocolate square or a gift card...or both! Click on the picture for a .pdf tutorial and make a bunch to share:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ayDVkGE0aMVC1saF9vaDhQalU/view?usp=sharing
Original project by Susan Campfield

And in other news this morning, it's time for a PLxSU giveaway!
http://bit.ly/1wDBAgt

One lucky winner will win a complete Project Life by Stampin' Up! prize pack including every product available in the product line! You could also win one of 100 Project Life by Stampin' Up Card & Accessory Packs. Enter the giveaway here: http://bit.ly/1wDBAgt

If you aren't familiar with project life, it's the most awesome and simple memory keeping system ever!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Warm and Glowing Gratitude: Candle Wrap Tutorial

I love using my stampin' supplies to create home decor and this fall candle wrap makes me feel warm and positively glowing with gratitude for things like batteries, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and spectacularly colored autumn leaves!
Grateful For All Things Candle Wrap Tutorial
To get the tutorial for this project, click on the picture for a .pdf to print. And if you need the supplies listed, you can order them in my online store here.

Since this is a battery-powered candle (and won't melt down) you can create a wrap for different seasons and enjoy the glow all year round!

P.S. The candles are on sale at Costco right now :)
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Starburst: Merry & Bright

Ooops...I missed last week's Tuesday Tutorial, so I'll share two this week (kind of).

It was my pleasure to demonstrate the Starburst (or Sunburst) technique last week at Jill Olsen's Stamp Together in St. George and these are some of the cards I showed how to make:
Wanna know what's cool about these cards? I made 4 starbursts all at the same time by cutting a stack of 4 pieces of paper! I used the awesome tutorial by Sharon Cheng here. Seriously easy...go watch it now and remember the measurements for the DSP are 3"x4". The first card stock layer is 4-7/8" x 3-5/8", and the next layer is usually 5-1/4" x 4", then the card itself (a half sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper, folded in half). 


I cut the star with the Stars Framelits and Big Shot, then scored with my Simply Scored board (on the silver side) of the star from point to opposite indentation, on all points. Then just fold and mount on some Stampin' Dimensionals :) So shiny!

They are even sparklier in person!
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In case you can't get enough stars, check out the new Many Merry Stars Kit from the new Holiday Supplement...and the fun project ideas for this and other products on the Pinterest board HERE.

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