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November 2008

Create-A-Calendar Kit

In the Holiday Mini Catalog there is the Create-A-Calendar kit.   When I saw it I knew I had to get some for Christmas gifts.  There are so many possibilities and ways to put this calendar together.  I decided to use the idea shown with the 3 Clip Clipboard.

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Here is how I stored the months and die cuts.

Calendar clipboard 2 

I think this will hang near my desk so I may want a notepad.

Calendar clipbaord 3 

Other than the Calendar Kit I used the Urban Garden Paper, 3 Clip Clipboard, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain, 1" Double Stitched Chocolate Chip ribbon, Blooms Die Cuts, Rhinestone brad, Filigree Brad and the Best Yet Hostess set.   You could embellish this a lot more or keep it simple.  Order your Calendar kits it will make a great gift for the crafty person on your list or someone you want to give a handmade personalized gift.

Rock-a-Bye Girl Simply Scrappin Kit

I needed to make a mini scrapbook to celebrate a new baby girl.  I decided I would use the Rock-a-Bye Girl Simply Scrappin kit.  The Simply Scrappin kits come with a  lot of paper and die cuts.  I made 2 of these books and still have die cuts and paper left over. I may have enough to make another book.

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I used the On Board Lots of Letters chipboard for her name.  I inked the chipboard up with Regal Rose Craft ink and then applied Heat and Stick powder and then I glitterfied the letters.  I used the Big Shot to cut out the large scallop circle.  The only other extra I used that did not come in the kit was some Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon.

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I decided  to not add too many embellishments so that the new mom will have more flexibility when she adds her pictures.

More Punch Tricks

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Here is another idea using the Scallop Edge punch

Scallop edge christmas card 

In this post I showed you how to make the scallop edge squares but it was not until I was working on the 9th Week of Christmas samples did I think about layering the squares!   

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I cut the scallops away from the frame to make these 2 layers.  The paper is from the Holiday Treasures paper pack.  The stamped image is from the Curly Label Punch bundle which is one of the bundles featured in the Holiday Extravaganza sale .  Quantities are limited so hurry and order it online  at my website .

Holiday Extravaganza Sale!

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Click the shopping cart above to see the sale FLYER and the holiday bundles priced at 20-50% off!  Then go to my website and place your order online. Remember quantities are limited .  If you have any questions or have difficulty placing your order online email or call me.  The Rub On promotion is still available until November 30th so get your Rub Ons at 20% off.

Thanksgiving Traditions

Tonight we made  turkeys.  This is something we have been doing for many years.  I cannot remember who I learned this from or when it started but it has been at least since my son was in 1st or 2nd grade and he is in college now.

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Striped Shortbread cookies

Candy Corn

Hersheys Kisses

Chocolate frosting (not shown)


You will need to zap your caramels for a few seconds so you can roll them into a ball.  This is the hardest part.

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Once you have shaped the caramel  place it on top of the kiss. Sometimes we put some frosting on the kiss to help cement the pieces.


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Put some frosting on the top of the caramel and place a  candy corn on top.  Now our turkey is taking shape, he's looking more like a turkey now!


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Put some frosting on the cookie and attach the caramel to the cookie.  Looking good!


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We made a lot of turkeys tonight.  It just would not feel like Thanksgiving without them.  What are your Thanksgiving  traditions? 

Remember to check my blog and website tomorrow for the Holiday Extravaganza special. 

Two Cool Dudes...again

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Here's a quick card to make using Two Cool Dudes.  I inked the stamp up in Pacific Point (In Color) and made him a little hat with the 3/4" square punch.  He needed a little more sprucing up so I added a Rhinestone brad from the Fire collection and paper pieced his scarf in Riding Hood Red (In Color).  I added a scallop edge and some designer paper from the Washington Apple pack.  You still have time to order supplies and make your Christmas cards with a quick and easy idea like this.

Holiday Extravaganza Sale

What is the Holiday Extravaganza Sale?   The sale is a limited-time, 20 to 50 percent discount on select product bundles from November 26 through December 1, 2008.  What are in the product bundles?  I don't know!  Details will be announced on the 26th and I will post them here on my blog or you can also check on my website: .  Quantities will be limited so don't delay and order online via my website or give me a call. 

More Crazy for Cupcakes

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Here's another card using Crazy for Cupcakes and On Your Birthday stamp sets.   The colors used are Pink Pirouette and Close to Cocoa.  The little strip of Designer paper is from the Pink Pirouette Patterns Designer seies.  This was one of the cards we made at the last Stamp a Stack of Cards class.  Contact me if you have any questions and make sure you are on my mailing list so you will be notified of all my upcoming classes.