What happened to Deseree? :)

Ouch, it has been awhile my friends, sorry about that but here I am so let's see what I have been up to! 

I cannot believe we are almost to the end of Saleabration 2017!  Did you get your favorites?  :)  I know I have stalked up on some pretty paper and LOVE the Avant Garden stamp set so stay tuned this week - I have more to share. 

I have a cute and easy St Patty's day treat that you are sure to love - Take a look!

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Sometimes it is so fun to surprise a friend with a little treat.  We have made quite a few of these at class these past months and thought I would share measurements so you can make more on your own!  I found this box by a very talented crafter, Georgia Giguere, and knew I had to make one and have done this in several versions.  Here is a direct link to her directions, she did a video to help:

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If you don't want to take the time to watch the video, here are some quick measurements to get you going:

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Those that are left-handed will appreciate the natural downslope of my writing.  LOL  As you can see, you will cut up to the 1 inch score you did on the short side, and the rest is folding. (don't forget to cut out the small rectangle in the bottom corner)  If you are unsure of the construction, check out Georgia's video - she did it beautifully.  Let me show you some more versions of this box:

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I just love them and SO easy!  The combination featured above is made with the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper and the matching Embellishments.  This is one of the best things Stampin Up offers -all the products are made to coordinate perfectly.  How cool is that?!?! 

I would love to see what you come up with, so please share!

Until next time :)

Deseree

 


Welcome to 2017!

Hello my friends...who is ready to start stampin again?  :)  I know I have been busy in my room, playing with all of the wonderful products in the new Occasions Catalog starting January 4th!  Have you seen it yet?  If not, here is what the cover looks like:

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Oh this book is trouble my friends!  Those that follow me on Facebook will know I gave away my personal favorite before you could even buy it!  Here is a picture of that set:

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First, I love the sediments but then fell in love with the graphics!  This set will be a must for all, and water coloring with this set is so much fun!  Did you know watercolor pencils are being offered again from SU?  Yes, and the colors are so much better!  You will have a chance to use these gorgeous pencils at my classes this weekend.  Speaking of class...how about a sneak peek? 

Dragonflies

Aren't these just so pretty?!?  We had our family Christmas this past weekend so my brother and I sat down and had some fun with the new dragonfly stamp set and thinlits.  Before I get into the details, I have to share a few photos of my crazy family:

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They are cheesy but life would not be as great without them.  :)  Ok, back to the cards.....this new set is called Dragonfly Dreams (142924) which also has matching thinlits called Detailed Dragonfly. (142749)  You are going to love this and the sediments....WOW!!!!!  And the paper, did you see that Designer Series Paper?!?!  This paper is part of a new pack called Falling in Love (142788) - yes, I am loving it!!!  LOL  So what could be better than this....how about a bundle price for both!  Yes, you can get both for under $50!!!  That is a steal when you consider the stamp set has 10 pieces and the thinlits feature 5 thinlits, 4 are different sized dragonflies alone!  If you have not received your new catalog yet, please let me know and I would be more than happy to get one to you.  Don't forget, Sale a Bration also starts and who doesn't love free stampin goodies?!?!?  Stay tuned and hope to see you soon!

Deseree

 


And don't forget the Mailperson, UPS Delivery and your Server.....

Hello stampin friends...are you ready for another project?  Yes, me too!  :)  So this one is so easy and who does not love hot cocoa?!?!?  Let's start with the finished product:

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Aren't these too cute?!?!  So the magic happens when you pull up with the ribbon on top, to revile a package of hot cocoa!  Let me show you how to construct this pocket of goodness.

Step 1

This example is using one of my favorite Thinlits, Mini Treat Bag 137547.  What I love most about this thinlit is all the pieces that comes with it!  Let me show you:

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You have every holiday and occasion you will ever need to give a treat for!  Here is what it looks like when I cut out the bag itself:

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Step 2

Assemble the bag.  This is pretty easy to do but you have to love when Stampin Up! creates a short video to show us how.  :)  If you want to take a peek, here it is: 

Step 3

Now you will punch a hole thru the entire bag, as large as needed for your ribbon of choice.  As you see below, I keep my ribbon on the spool as to use the ribbon efficiently since we don't want to waste it.  :) You will thread the ribbon thru the entire bag like so:

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Step 4

Next you will add the cocoa pack.  The cocoa will go between the two layers of ribbon, and then in the pocket as shown below:

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You will keep pushing the cocoa down in the pocket, with the ribbon cradling the cocoa.  This is what it looks like when its just about completely in the pocket:

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Step 5

Cut the ribbon to desired length.  You will need enough to tied a knot directly above the cocoa as seen below:

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I know the first time I saw this, I was hooked!  You don't have a Big Shot or the Treat Bag Thinlits?  No worries...look what you can do with pretty paper and a strategically placed staple:

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Yes, that is a full size chocolate bar made by my good friend Brenda Boeve.  Isn't it cute and just the right treat when you want to let someone know you are thinking about them.  I made some cocoa pockets and candy tubes to hand out to waiters/waitresses/clerks that I encounter over the next few weeks to spread a little joy when least expected.  These are small enough that I can fit them in my purse to give on such occasions.  Here is a view of both projects:

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Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscribers?  If so, those tubes should look familiar right?  Such a perfect way to say Thank you! 

I hope you make some goodies of your own and stay tuned....more projects are in the works.  Have a wonderful rest of your day my friends!

Deseree


Packaging makes all the difference!

Hello my stampin friends!  As promised, I have more to share with you!!  Have you ever received a gift that made you smile before you even knew what was inside?  I LOVE packaging - paper, ribbon embellishments - LOVE IT ALL!!!!  :) I have been busy creating in my room and thought you would like to see what I have been up to.

Have you seen the envelope punch board?  No?  Let me show you:

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What I love about this board...you can make 66 different sized envelopes out of a piece of paper!  Yes, sixty-six!!  I needed some clever packaging to give a set of framelits.  Now a bag is great but the framelits themselves are so flat, it just seemed odd to just put them in a bag so I grabbed my envelope board and went to work.  The board itself has easy measurements to follow.  The first action is to determine how big of an envelope you need.  I needed a 6 x 7 envelope so the board is telling me, I need to start with a 10 1/4" x  10 1/4" sheet of cardstock or paper.  Here is a close up of the board measurements:

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The directions are right on the board so no worries about losing them and this board will give you an envelope in minutes!  Here is what mine looks like before assembling:

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For this project, I wanted to create a pocket so I cut off one side of the envelope which you can see I did to the left.  Next, I bring the sides together, then bring up the bottom.  Here is what that looks like when assembled:

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Now the pattern for this one is a little wild and I wanted to decorate a bit on the front, so I added a piece of coordinating card stock to give me a surface to work with:

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Now that is something we can work with right?  So the next part is the best part.....decorating!!  Let's take a look at what I came up with:

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So one I put thru the Big Shot to add some texture , and the other was unaltered cardstock in Real Red.  I love adding a tag or a cute piece of punch art...SO EASY!!!!!  I also think this would make a great addition to your favorite stampers stash of tools.  :)  Stay tuned this week to see a cute cocoa package and a gift bag of multiple sizes too!  I can't wait to show you!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Deseree  

 


The easiest little box you can make!

Hello my friends!  So are you ready for the holidays?  I don't think I am so you may be getting some ideas from me in the next coming weeks while I prepare so let's get to it shall we?

First off, I promised a link to these awesome little kiss trees.  Here is what those look like:

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These are surprisingly easy to make and recommend watching this video.  Brenda Quintana did such a great job teaching us this technique!

 

Cute right?  I was shocked how easy this was to put together and have you seen all the different prints there are on Hershey Kisses?!?  The skies the limit on this project!

So next, we need to look at the box that is so easy to make!

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What I love about this box is the size and the very minimal supplies needed to construct.  

Supplies

  • 5 1/4” x 6” piece of cardstock
  • Paper cutter with scoring blade- I love using my SU cutter for this!
  • Scissors- Paper Snips are my favorite.
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • 3 Hershey’s® Nuggets® chocolate bars
  • 3  1” x 3 ¼” pieces of cardstock or DSP
  • Embellishments

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Step One

You will start with your 5  1/4" x 6″ piece of cardstock. Score across the longer side (Landscape mode) at 3/4″, 1 1/2″, 4 1/2″, and 5 1/4″.  Score across the shorter side (Portrait mode) at 3/4″, 2 1/4″, 3″, and 4 1/2″.  See the picture above for reference.

Step Two

Use scissors to remove the top left and top right sections. Cut the tabs on the score lines.  The box goes together easier if the top and bottom tabs are trimmed on an angle as shown. See the picture below:

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Step 3

Next is folding on all the lines.  I like to fold them in to start forming the box like so:

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Next is the assembly of the box.  Below is a picture of assembling one side, but I left the other side undone so you can see the difference.  Note the placement of the adhesive:

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And that is it!  The fun part is decorating this little box of goodness which holds the 3 Nuggets.  You will use the 3 pieces of your chosen DSP (Designers Series Paper) to wrap your candies before placing in the box.  Here is a look at the finished product:

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I added DSP around the outside of my box because this snow flake paper is so easy to use.  This is a light weight DSP that is located in our annual catalog and included below in your supply list.  I cut the paper at 3" x 6" and wrapped it around.  What do you think?  Easy?  Need to make a couple dozen of your own?  Yes, so easy for those little gifts to drop by for a neighbor, co-worker or unsuspecting friend!  And who doesn't love a little chocolate.  :) 

I hope you enjoyed this project and please, let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun my friends!

Deseree 


Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.....

Come on...you know you want to sing!  Hello my friends!  What a way to start December, than with a little more money in your pocket!  Starting today, Stampin Up! decided to end this year on an AWESOME sale!!  Please navigate to MY SITE to see a full listing of all items, but I thought I would tell you a few of mine since some of these items are still current and waiting for you to purchase! 

To start, and the item that pleases me to no end...the Detailed Floral Thinlits as I know this is on some of your wish lists!  How would you like to pay $14.50 instead of $29?  Yes, you heard me....HALF OFF!!!  Here are a couple of samples we have created at class recently:

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Using this thinlit with a Downy sheet makes it so easy!!!  I myself was shocked that you could get such an amazing deal on this set!  And how about the Merry Tags stamp set and framelits?  Those too have been popular, just take a look at these projects!  

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These are easy to turn into tags and pairing them with the copper paper....so beautiful!  I can also share...the copper paper is being held over to the new catalog!  I cannot tell you how many sheets of this gorgeous paper I have used in the last 2 months! Have you tried running it thru the Big Shot with an embossing folder of your choice?  Think old time tin ceilings....  :)

Last but not least is the most adorable little tin you have ever seen.  Yes, you want this...well, you need this.  LOL 

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 The tin of cards is featured in the Homemade for the Holidays catalog and will be closing out its appears...on sale!  You can get this tin with all the supplies needed to make 30 of the cutiest tags ever....for $16.80.  Yep, that is less than $.60 a tag!!!!  I also fell in love with the coordinating stamp set by the same name, Tin of Tags Stamp set so let's take a look at it:

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What I love about this set is the versatility!  The Surprise, Go Ahead and Tear it Open or Special Delivery can be used for a birthday or any occasion!  Just think of what you could do!  Are you excited?!?!?  I hope so and I will increase that happiness.  Everyone who places any kind of order the month of December, will be put into a drawing for a brand new stamp set coming in January!!  Yes, that could be you!  So please, don't wait, go check out all the sales HERE and below are a few of my favorite things.  :)  Happy shopping and remember, some are only available while supplies last. 

Have a great day!

Deseree 


Last day to get some great deals!! (the magnetic platform?!??!?)

Yep, the last day could be the best day yet of our beloved Online Extravaganza sale event!  Do you have a Big Shot?  If you do, you NEED the magnetic platform!  It will be 35% OFF!!!  I know it has made using our framelits so much easier and I know I could not be without it.  If you have any questions on how it works, please let me know.

Here are the items that are going to be available starting Sunday evening and going till Monday night:

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At our class last weekend, we used the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and it is so gorgeous!  It is easy to replicate for your upcoming Christmas cards so let's take a look:

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A little silver ribbon and you are good to go!  I just saw a wedding invitation using this set for upcoming nuptials in January, and oh my, it was beautiful!  Let's take a look at what Stampin Up! came up with using this stamp set and punch:

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Never would I have thought of using shades of pink but it came out so pretty!  What do you think?

So those are my two FAVORITE ITEMS that will be on sale tomorrow for your shopping pleasure!  I also thought I should call attention to a few items that are on sale thru Monday that I personally use a lot and so excited to get the extra discount!  (I purchased 4 packages of pearls alone!)  LOL  Here are those items: 

Supply List

 
I can't believe we are at the end of our greatest sale, but you still have time to get your favorites or surprise your favorite stamper with some stampin goodies!  That is all for now and hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!
 
Deseree

And it starts TODAY!!!!

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Online Extravaganza only happens once a year so be sure to make the most of it! For one week only, November 21-28, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, we will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only. You can even get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be on the future holiday catalog retiring list. You won’t want  to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!  Here are the items that are available for today ONLY: 

Supply List

 
I don't know about you but I shop better with pictures.  :)  I know some that attended class this weekend only saw the list so let's look at all the pictures, shall we?  Here we go!
 

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 WOW, right?  There will be one more day of special sales a week from today and will work on getting pictures of that too!  If you have any questions, please let me know and I will do my very best to get to you as quickly as possible.  Some of the items are only available while supplies last so it would be best to go to my site and get your order in as soon as possible.  If you would like to take a chance and order something small, I am ordering tonight(Monday evening) after 9 pm so let me know. 
 
If I don't see or talk to you before Thursday, please have a blessed and grateful Thanksgiving holiday!  I know Michael and I extremely grateful to be hosting family and friends so I cannot wait!  Have a wonderful day!
 
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Deseree
 

Who knew Wisconsin could be so fun?

Hello my friends!  Well we are back from OnStage in Madison, WI and boy did the Krumm Cakes represent!

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I can not tell you how much we learned, saw and the fun we had!  Going to one of these local events and meeting over 700 new friends that have the same love of stamping is beyond words!  We were EXTREMELY excited to find out that Minneapolis, MN will be the location for OnStage Live - April 8th, 2017!  Wahoooo!!  So who would love to go with our merry group of Krumm Cake stampers?  Please ask me how or go straight to "join the fun!" and join today!  The cost is $99 plus tax but the best part?  You get to pick $125 worth of product!  How cool is that?  Joining the team will yield you a minimum 20% off and you will have special access to over 52,000 demonstrators around the world and so much more!  Let me show you some of the great items we graciously accepted from Stampin Up! this past weekend:

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Do you see some items that don't look familiar in that pile of stampin goodness?!?!  Yes, you are seeing new stamps and WATERCOLOR PENCILS!!!!   Yes, they gave us never before seen items that are coming up in the new Occasions Catty which I can share below:

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Oh my friends we are in trouble!  Now this catty does not start till January 4th but sometimes it is just too fun to see what is coming!  This book has some wonderful paper, stamps and lovely trinkets for embellishing our projects!  Here are some of the stamps I received - we need to see them close up, right?  :)

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Oh my, I am just LOVING Beautiful You!  The sediments portion of this set are just spectacular!  We did get to see some samples that I can't wait to share - let's take a look:

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I am still amazed how they can keep generating such beautiful images!  We also had the privilege to play with some of these new items as you can see below from our make and takes:

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These projects are all featuring brand new products!  I need to show you the inside of the birthday card because it will blow your mind...  :)

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That is made with a new framelit called Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Die!  Who would not love to get that card in the mail?!?!?  :)  I could go on and on what we saw but I think you see where I am going here.  :)  I will follow up with another blog this week sharing more information that we learned and saw this past weekend so stay tuned.  And please consider joining my team....you know you want to!

Until next time!  Keep stampin!

Deseree

 


Oh how I love pretty paper!

Hello my stampin friends!  I have been busy creating in my room and I have a treat for you!  Do you ever have those friends or family members that are extremely hard to buy gifts for?  Well I do and this year, I have been thinking of how to get around that feeling!  I was playing with the paper pockets I had shown you about a month ago and thought, let's start with a 12 in x 12 in piece of paper.  Check.  Now I had this pocket, what can I put in it?  I came up with a care package of greeting cards!

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Would you like to see the cards?  Here they are:

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The top project, to the left, is a cute gift card holder and then 3 every day cards.  (A Birthday, Thank You and Thinking of you card)  How cute is that?  I also love how custom you can make these and who wouldn't love a little gift like this?  I can see giving this to cheer up a neighbor, thank a co-worker or maybe to a friend that you just want to treat!  How about a Christmas gift?  Take a look at this:

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This one is my favorite!  Would you like to see what is inside?  Let's take a look:

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I have fallen in love with this technique!  Simple masking with daubers and ink and of course, Sheltering Tree.  This card layout can be used for some many occasions by just changing the colors!  What do you think?  Sounds like fun right? 

I will be hosting a class to make your own gifts just like above.  This will be a limited seating engagement where you will be able to make 2 pockets and 6 cards to fill them with.  There are a few ways you can get a seat:

Option 1 - Purchase your favorite 3 packages of the Designer Series Paper that is currently on sale and bonus...you get to pick one FREE! (you will need to purchase these by October 31 to get your FREE package of paper - see my website for detailed info on this special)

Option 2 - Pay a flat fee of $20.

Option 3 - Join my team of merry Krumm Cakes and your class is FREE!

I will be hosting this event on the following dates:

Saturday, November 26th (thanksgiving weekend)

Saturday, December 10th

This will be limited to 8 stampers per event so please RSVP ASAP to get your seat!  Sound like fun?  Let me know if you would like to attend!

Happy stampin!!

Deseree