Some fun things on sale today!
Some fun things on sale today!
I have three videos about the Many Merry Stars Kit and, for a change of pace, we are going to start with the last one first!!!
To see how I made the square gift boxes, keep reading until the end!
I will say I had some trouble keeping some of the boxes stuck together. On a couple of them I ended up using sticky strip. Other than that, the star boxes were easy to put together!
You get enough supplies to make 25 boxes of different sizes. That means, if you decide to use them as package ties, you would get 50 of them!!!!
Imagine this….it is December 3 and you are sitting in your favorite chair reading. Your Christmas tree is lit up and it looks so pretty with all of these beautiful packages under it. (because, of course, all of your shopping is finished and now you have time to read!)
Now I will show you how easy it is to make your own gift boxes. For these, I used all squares (5″, 6″, 8″, 10″ and 12″) but you could just as easily use rectangles. Just measure what you need to wrap and add enough on every side to make the box sides.
1. Start with 2 pieces of card stock cut the same size.
3. Cut into the score line on two opposite sides. Trim the edges at a slant so the box folds more easily.
4. Fold up sides and attach.
5. For the box cover, add two or three strips of card stock together to put along the scoring edge. (I have a metal ruler that I love to use for this, but – imagine that – I couldn’t find it right now!) The whole idea is to make the cover just a tiny bit bigger than the box bottom so that the box closes perfectly.
I hope you enjoyed these fun ideas with the Many Merry Stars Kit!
The Many Merry Stars stamp set just arrived!
I’m having a good time playing with it!
I have made two versions of the same basic card!
Both cards use the Stars Collection Framelits and are done in Soft Sky and Island Indigo colors.
First, the card with a window sheet.
On this card, I replaced the window sheet with card stock vellum.
Notice the much softer look this creates.
I also added sequins and stars.
Because I layered the Soft Sky on the Island Indigo, I could put the window sheet or the vellum in between the two layers, so when you open the card, the backside of the star looks pretty too! The video will show all the steps.
Introducing the first of a series of 12 Handmade Holiday Cards:
Did you know the Big Shot could do this???
Linda MacArthur sent me a package of these cutouts she had made using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die.
I fell in love with them right away!
I have always loved birch trees and the pretty white bark – against all the greens of summer, the oranges and reds of autumn, and the pretty blue skies of winter. (Have you ever seen huge, wet snowflakes falling on a birch tree?)
(By the way, if you struggle with ideas for man cards, this card will fit any occasion!)
I wanted to make the leave itself the focal point of my card so I kept the rest of it quite simple, with the strip of burlap and a metal button as the embellishments.
Did you notice that the button is tied with a burlap string? After cutting along the two sides of the burlap so I could get the frayed look, I just took one of those burlap strands to put through the button hole.
So ….. what have you done with your Big Shot lately???
More awesome items on sale for one week only!
What a fun day we had this past Saturday!
Thirty-five of us gathered to make cards,
and raise money
for Breast Cancer Research.
It doesn’t get any better than that!
Each person paid $25 and all proceeds after paying rent for the space was donated.
….and the total raised was $821!
And consider this!
We aren’t done yet.
Any orders that come in through my online store or by email through tonight – 20% of the order will be added to this total!!!!!
(Plus …. remember …. you can also participate through the mail – for $25 you will receive all 8 cards by snail mail – and all but shipping will go into the donation!)
Enjoy this sampling of the cards we made…
(“Just because” card by Sue Lehrer)
Thanks to all of you who have participated and made this event possible!
Need a thank you card in a hurry? Choose Happiness!
Use the ready to go Cards & Envelopes, add a touch of Washi Tape and you are finished. (We will be making this card on Saturday at the Cards for a Cause event.)
The video below will show me making it in 30 seconds! While you are at it, you might as well make a few of these to have on hand! (Or package a few of them and give as a gift!)
I found it easier to stamp the bird first and then lay the Washi Tape right under it. Of course, the envelope had a bird stamped on it too, but I forgot to add that to the photo.
What other stamp sets do you think you could use for a 30 second card? Are you up for the challenge?
Its right around the corner! If you can’t attend in person, you can still participate online!
There are eight cards total. I will be posting another of them in my newsletter later today and another one on my Facebook page so if you follow me on those platforms, you will be seeing about half of the cards!
All of them are quick and easy cards perfect for the new stamper (since its a fundraiser and we hope to attract people who have never stamped before, but who would like to support breast cancer research).
They will appeal to the avid stampers too, since we all have a need for some quick, fun cards!
So a reminder – $25 (all proceeds goes to Breast Cancer Research) to make 8 totally different cards! If participating online, you will get the eight cards completed along with PDFs with instructions.
Oak Grove Lutheran Church in Richfield, MN this Saturday, October 11 from 9:30 – 1pm (it will take you about an hour to complete the cards so come any time during those hours)
Read the newspaper article by clicking here.
It is so much fun to see Anna get recognized for the work she does!
To ready more about Anna, click on “Anna’s Card Kits” in the menu bar at the top of this page.
Her card kits are available through her Etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/AnnaCardKits
Email me at email@example.com if you have any other questions about Anna’s Card Kits.
*** If you live in Minnesota … Anna is having an Open House to meet people and demonstrate her card making. Attendees get to make one of her cards for FREE! This event will be held at Park Yogurt in St Louis Park at 7 pm. We would love to have you come.
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I just love the Weekly Deals this week! Apothecary Accents is one of my most used framelits. The mosaic punch and the Geometrical stamp sets are more favorites of mine …. and with Halloween right around the corner, the Monster Munchies Ensemble (digital download) are here to help you make some fabulous treats. And, oh yes, the Epic Day Journal is great too!