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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


The New Holiday Mini Catalog Is Here!


The new Holiday Mini Catalog is now available! Wait until you see it…I want everything! I just love the stocking die, the stamp sets, and the new punches. Do you make cookies? Stampin’ Up! is offering cookie stamps for the Holidays, too! Do you need decorations for the Holidays? Here is a sample of what you can with the new Christmas Lodge Stamp Set and the Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper.


• Christmas Lodge*

• Crumb Cake Card Stock
• Whisper White Card Stock
• Early Espresso Textured Card Stock
• Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper*

• Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad

• Early Espresso 3/8” Quilted Satin Ribbon*
• Pearl Basic Jewels
• Dazzling Details*
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Color Spritzer Tool
• Crimper
• Stamping Sponges

*From the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog

My 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 every time 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 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!

Switching Over!


I have decided to start blogging using WordPress instead of Blogger because I’ve learned through one of my classes with John Sanpietro (he’s fabulous) that there are more choices and benefits with WordPress.  So, you won’t see very many blog posts or card samples until I get them all moved over to this site.  My other blog is http://www.classycut-ups.com if you want to see more before they’re all posted here.  There’s only a slight difference in this blog and that is that there’s no dash in “cut-ups.)  So, the address here is http://www.classycutups.com.  Very easy to remember!

Your Last Chance!


Have you ever thought about starting your own flexible business that rewards you for doing what you love and making new friends along the way? Stampin’ Up! has given that to me and I would love to share that opportunity with you. Or maybe you would just like a little bit of extra income to support your craft habit!

Tomorrow, July 31st, is the last day to sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (or to sign up as a Hobby Demo) for only $99.00 with no shipping or handling costs!!

Classy Cut-ups is a team of Demonstrators and we would love you to join us. We have several opportunities to attend training and team meetings and Stampin’ Up! has online videos, card samples, scrapbooking samples, and an on-line community to provide support and ideas, both creative and business, as well as a place to chat and share.

If you would like to become a Hobby Demo and get 20%, or more, off each and every purchase you make, just make your minimum purchases each quarter. You don’t need to do anything else!!

You can quit at anytime and there is no penalty. (Although, I can’t imagine anyone doing that once they try Stampin’ Up’s! fantastic products and see how much fun ther’re having!)

Just click on the “$99.00 Promotional Button” in the right-hand column to get started. Feel free to call me if you have any questions.

Here’s what you get:

$99 Starter Kit + Free Project Kit!

During July, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit—valued at $185—comes with the following high-quality products:

Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad
Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
Brights 8-1/2″ x 11″ Assorted Card Stock
Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
Chocolate Chip 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon*
Note Cards (20)
Clear-Mount Block C
Blender Pen (1)
SNAIL Adhesive
Business supplies
*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit—a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful—isn’t that what Stampin’ Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.

Join Stampin’ Up! in July and get brand-new products, including an exclusive project kit—all for just $99!