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Candle Wraps Make Great Handmade Christmas Gifts!


This is a candle wrap I made for a set of short candle pillars. These are so fast and easy to make and they make great gifts! You can do them for any season or holiday and make them any size you need.

Directions: I took a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and cut it so it fit around the candle holder with about 1/2″ extra. I rolled it with the Sparkle and Shine Jumbo Stampin’ Wheel (116542) using Real Red Ink. The Scallop Circles where punched out of Garden Green CS with the2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch(118874) and a dot of glitter was added to each scallop. The ornaments were cut out of Designer Paper (not sure from were because I’ve had it a long time) with the Ornament Punch(119847). I put Sticky Strip along the top of the Whisper White CS and added a strip of dotted ribbon the length of the card stock. Then I placed another strip along the side where the card stock overlaps in the back of the candle holder. The scallop circles were adhered to the front of the candle wrap with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the ornaments were adhered to them with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I put a piece of Hemp Twine through the clasp of a small, clay Gingerbread Man ornament and tied it around the wrap, on top of the ribbon. It only took about 10 minutes and I was finished! I hope you give these candle wraps a try.

All the items in bold are Stampin’ Up. Go to my online store to order everything you need to make these candle wraps by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” Button in the right-hand column.

I am entering these in The Paper Players Red and Green Challenge #68 this week.

Thanks for Stopping by and have a great day! Terry


Tissue Box Cover


I love this paper! It’s only one of the 12 designs from Well Worn, a new Designer Series Paper Pack from Stampin’ Up. I wanted to make a tissue box cover for my son’s bathroom so I needed something masculine. This is what I came up with. I was kind of worried about the crochet trim but he really liked it!

I also used Pacific Point andCajun Craze Card Stock. The bird is from the Nature Walk Stamp Set and was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink onSahara Sand Cardstock. I added some detail, cut it out, and adhered it the piece of Cajun Craze withStampin’ Dimensionals. The two antique brads are also from Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

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Altered Clipboard


When I first saw the paper in the Newsprint Designer Series Paper Pack, I knew I was going to be altering a clipboard with it to “define me”. Since I was a teenager, I have been altering items to show all kinds of things that I love, things I’ve seen, places I’ve visited, favorites…Just anything that reminds me of me. Things change from day to day, so I never run out of ideas! I make sure that everytime I make another item, I explain it to my family. That way, they have something else, besides my scrapbooks, that describes me and my life and that they can use to help them tell my story to their children and grandchildren. I have been trying to get them to make things like this for their children, but no luck with that, yet!

I used Modge Podge to adhere a piece of Basic Black Cardstock to the front of the clipboard. Then, I cut out several words, small articles, and pictures from the Newsprint Designer Series Paper, which is retiring at the end of June, that mean something to me for one reason or another. The heading on one piece of paper was perfect for my title…The Story. I also used stamps, tags, and other embellishments that added to my story. These were all adhered to the cardstock with more Modge Podge. When everything was dry, I added one last layer of Modge Podge to protect the surface of the clipboard. After a final drying, ribbon and a piece of spiral wire were added as final touches.
My clipboard is hanging on the wall right above the table in my craft room where I can see it everyday.
If you have never done anything to “tell your story”, this is just one idea you can use. Make several items and give them to your children or family members as gifts. They will love it!
If you want this cool pack of Newsprint Designer Series Paper (117166), make sure you order it today before it is gone forever.
Remember, any Stampin’ Up! order over $50.00 (before shipping and taxes) placed directly with me gets you an extra 10% off your total order, a NEW 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog, and your name placed in this month’s drawing for a FREE stamp set and other Stampin’ Up! products!! Your order has to be placed with me by email or phone as this special is through me only, not Stampin’ Up!
Have fun creating!

Another Great Idea

Some of the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are so creative!  Here is the front view of a Tea Bag Holder someone had posted on a blog or in a SUDSOL email I received.  I had to try it.  I was so surprised it was so fast and easy!
You can get a free two-week trial to SUDSOL (Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Website full of wonderful ideas, patterns, and business advice) by clicking on the badge at the right of these pictures!  Check it out to see what you’re missing!
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Tea Bag Holder

Wow!  I have been so busy all week making things to swap at the Orlando Regional this weekend.  This is my first one and I’m so excited to get to go and finally meet everyone and put names with the faces.
I saw this Tea Bag Holder on SUDSOL, I think, but did not write down who it was made by.  She had a tutorial on her blog and it was so easy to understand.  I will have to find out and give her credit for it!
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Card Box and Card Class

Happy Wednesday Everyone! 
Hope you all are doing well and enjoying this wonderful weather.  I was going to go out on the deck this morning to soak up some sunshine while reading one of my card magazines, but decided to clean my bedroom instead.  Can you believe it took me three hours!!  I moved furniture, dusted walls and ceilings, hung more pictures on my walls, vacuumed and dusted. 
Wow!  Now I’m tired, but can finally have some fun and make some cards! 
Here is the box will will be making in Monday’s class.  It holds up to 8 cards and envolopes, which we will make Monday, also.  The cards will all be similar to the box (which looks a lot prettier than the picture.)  This will make a great gift or you can keep it for yourself!  You will be able to use the cards for any occasion.  The class is $20.00 this week, which includes everything for the box and all 8 cards.  Please let me know ASAP if you will be there so I can get started on the card kits.  Thanks so much!,  Terry

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