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January 2014

Language of Love Scalloped Tag Candy Holder

I confess I bought a big bag of Ghiradelli Chocolate squares at Christmas time thinking I would make lots and lots of cute little favors.  I did make quite a few favors but I think I  might have eaten even more!  So, instead of eating even more I am going to make these favors using the Language of Love stamp set.

Scalloped Tag Language of Love candy holder

I LOVE that gold is back in style!  I embossed the Language of Love heart in gold on Real Red card stock  and embossed a strip of the Gold Foil paper with the Adorning Accents folder.  Notice the vanilla and gold twine-love!

Here are the basic measurements to make the candy holder.  Cut a piece of Real Red card stock a smidge less than 2"x 6-1/2".  Score 3-1/8"  from each end.  Use the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and punch out both ends.    Add all your gold touches, candy, and tie a bow with the twine and you are done!

Scalloped punch language of love side

Fast, pretty and hopefully this will deter me from eating anymore of the chocolate.  Have a creative day and I will try and stay away from the chocolate.

CPC Washi Altered Diary and Pencil Case

This Washi Altered Diary and Pencil Case is perfect for the creative person in your life! This set features an altered diary, coordinating pencil case and pencils, as well as a matching gift tag!  This set is a great way to keep track of your creative ideas and would also make a wonderful gift for an art-minded friend!

Altered Diary & Pencil Case

Isn't this just so pretty?  This fabulous project was designed byMichelle for Craft Project Central.  If you would like to learn all the ins and outs on how to make this project all you need to do is subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of January.

Petite Petals My Friend

Just a quick stop to share this card with you!  

Petite Petals My Friend

Remember the Alphabet Press Embossing folder used on this card is one of the Weekly Deals!  

Weekly Deals, My Paper Pumpkin and a Card

The Weekly Deal continue at Stampin' Up!  

Weekly deal Jan 14-20


Yes, you read that right, Free Markers!   Here's the deal.  New Paper Pumpkin subscribers who sign up at between January 11 and February 10, 2014, will receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers -a $14.95  value-with their Welcome Kit. The monthly fee for My Paper Pumpkin is $19.95 a month and in your Welcome Kit you will also receive a Clear Mount acrylic block , Stampin' Spot (mini ink pad),  supplies to make 4 cards and some cute stamps.  Your My Paper Pumpkin projects will take 30 minutes or so to stamp and assemble so it is a quick and fun creative getaway.  Once you finish your project you still have the stamps and ink to use on other crafting projects!  You can do the math and see that this is a great time to subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin.   When you subscribe at  please list me (Sharon Burkert) as your demonstrator.   I will send you some ideas on alternate ways to use the supplies in the Welcome kit.  

3layer flower with Kaleidoscope DSP

See that cute "Hey there friend"?  Are you wondering where I got that cute stamp from?  You guessed it, in the My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit.  This card was inspired by this card which also features a My Paper Pumpkin stamp.

Stamp: My Paper Pumpkin Welcome kit, Mixed Bunch, Flower Shop, Petite Petals
Ink: Real Red, VersaMark
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Kaelidoscope DSP
Punches: Blossom, Pansy, Petite Petals 
Extras: Basic Rhinestones, White Embossing powder

If you have any questions or need help ordering or signing up for My Paper Pumpkin please contact me and I"ll be happy to help you.   

CPC Chapstick and Tissue Holders

This project created by Monika for Craft Project Central is so timely and perfect for this time of year.

Chap Stick Tissue Holder

I am sure we all know someone who has a cold or the flu.  Wouldn't it be great to make this small “Feel Better’ survival kit that holds a chap stick and a pack of tissue paper for them?  This also is the perfect little package for those sick days when you need those items in easy reach. This little box will look great on your desk.  To get the directions on how to make this project and 9 others please go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of January

CPC Valentine Mini Cards and Treats

This set of mini Valentine cards and treats are perfect for the children in your life, or the young at heart! It includes a cute tote bag to carry them for distributing, or for children to use at school for collecting their Valentines. It makes a great gift bag as well.

  Valentine Mini Cards & Treats

This fun project comes from the creative mind of Yapha.  You will receive this project tutorial and 9 others when you subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of January.

Fun Fold Friday Easel Card

Every year I buy these little calendars and plan to do a project with them.  Some years I am succesful and others I find them hidden in  my stash around June.  This year I got them done!

Blessed Easter calendar

This year I made a little easel to showcase the calendar and the beautiful Blessed Easter stamp from the Occasions catalog.  Here's how to make the easel.

Start with a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of card stock. Score at 4", 8",  9-1/4", 10-1/2".

Fff #2 easel

The 4"and 8"  folds are mountain folds.  The 9-1/4" fold is a valley fold and the 10-1/2" fold is a mountain fold.

FFF 2 side easel vies

Place adhesive along the the 1/2" tab and attach it to the top and you have your easel.  This fold is easy to mail since it lays flat but also stands up.  This works great for photos as well.
Here are the supplies I used to make this project. 

Hope you liked today's Fun Fold Friday!

Monster Hugs

Yes, it is time to start gearing up for Valentine's Day!  I think these little monsters are so cute!

Monster Hugs

As cute as she is from the front, check her out from the back!


This is a kit from the Whole Lotta Love promotion and you get 18 of these girl monsters.  The kit includes everything except for the candy and the large heart.  There is also a boy monster and he is just as cute.  I added the large heart to cover the candy.  The heart is from the Language of Love set in the Occasions catalog.

Are you wondering just where in the heck do I find these cute little monsters?  Click HERE to see the flyer or click on the link below each monster and it will take you to where the product is located in my online store.



Monster Hugs Boy

These adorable monsters are available until January 27 or while supplies last so don't delay and order your set today!

Blessed Easter and Weekly Deals

The Weekly Deals continue!  Here are the deals for January 7-13!

Weekly deals janu7-13

I am happy to see the envelope  liner framelit on this week's deals!  I use that framelit all the tine.  I love how it dresses up my envelopes.  It also is helping me use my patterned paper stash.  Oh, yes I have a little bit of a paper stash.  

Blessed Easter newsprint

Here's a list of what I used.  If you click on the item it will take you directly to the item in my online store.  Pretty cool. huh? 

Here are the links to my online store for  the Weekly Deals. 

Just so you know I cut away the words from the tulip image and mounted them on a seperate block.  I also did this to the Vivid Vases stamp,   Just makes it easier and a little more versatile.  

CPC Sweater Gift Card Ensemble

Gift cards are the easiest gift to purchase, one of the most exciting to receive, and this ensemble is a fashionable way to present them.  From the sweater-shaped greeting card (template included) to the mini “shirt” boxes filled with gift card holders that look like folded sweaters, you’ll be anxious for the next occasion to give a special someone a gift card . . . or three.

Sweater Gift Card Ensemble

This great project was designed by Regina A.   Isn't this such a clever and cute way to package a gift card?  To get all the details on how to make these "sweaters" go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of January!