Monday, December 11, 2017

Curled Paper Christmas Decor

For this Christmas Decor challenge I thought about making a candle arrangement, but I made one of those for the Thanksgiving challenge.  Then I thought about making an ornament, but that didn't really thrill me.  I need a Christmas wreath for my office door, so when I saw samples of a curled paper wreath, I knew I had to make one.

And ONE is all I am going to make!  LOL!
It wasn't hard, just a bit tedious, but I really do like the results.

This is a great project to use up DSP, so I dug out my scraps of the Be Merry DSP and cut lots of 8"x 1/2" strips.  Then I curled them with a bone folder, like you would curl ribbon, and adhered them randomly onto a 10" styrofoam wreath form with hot glue.

I made a hanging loop for the top and a bow for the bottom from dark red ribbon, and bam!

I love it!

The other SSINK design team members have been busy little elves too, so go to our blog and see what they've created.

Sunday, December 10, 2017


We love free!  Especially when it's free shipping on all the great products we've been thinking about getting.

Stampin' Up! is having another free shipping day Monday, December 11.  So check your lists and order, order, order!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Clean and Simple Christmas Card

Clean and simple is my style, so this card was easy for me.  Don't get me wrong, I love the cards with embellishments, layers upon layers, collages, etc., but whenever I try to make them, it just doesn't work.  So, I just keep it simple, like this card.

Did you know the pattern on one of the candles from the Merry Patterns stamp set matches the design on one of the papers from the Be Merry DSP?  Well, neither did I until I looked closer at it!

So I first stamped the candle outline and verse in black, then stamped one set of candle patterns with Cherry Cobbler and the other with Garden Green.  Flames are Crushed Curry.

My go-to framelits lately are the awesome Stitched Shape framelits, so I used the oval for this and popped it up over a strip of Garden Green.

I really like the thick Whisper White cardstock.  It makes a perfect cardbase, especially for a card like this.... Quick. Clean. Simple!

See what the other design team members made by going to our blog.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Clean it up!

OK.  I admit it.  I'd rather stamp than clean.  But sometimes it just gets out of control, and I can't take it anymore.  So I have to stop and pick things up, re-arrange and enjoy it until it happens again!

My stamp room isn't very big, so I have to be pretty organized about where and how I store things.

Much better!

The other side of the room didn't look any better but at least it has cabinets with doors to hide things!

Gotta love the Dollar Store and all the pretty plastic boxes they have!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Year End Sales Event

Don't forget to treat yourself to a little extra cheer this holiday season by taking advantage of Stampin' Up's Year-End Sales Event, Dec. 1- Jan. 2.  Products from the Holiday Catalog will be retiring the first of 2018, so this is the time to get them while they last.

Chick here to see what's on sale.