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So beautiful and elegant!

Annual Catalog -Simply Elegant Suite

Good day to you!

The Simply Elegant Suite is rich in luxurious details and textures that you just have to see in person to really appreciate. The Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper combines the elegance of Basic Black, Basic Gray, and Very Vanilla with the shimmery luster of Gold, Copper, and Silver - it's simply gorgeous!

Often, stamp and punch combinations are designed to punch out a specific image, but in this case the Elegant Tag Punch works with several images and greetings in the Elegantly Said stamp set. The bonus of this design is that the punch works with lots of other images and greetings from other sets, too!

The tutorial below, shows a soft and sweet alternate to the colors highlighted in the Simply Elegant Suite. I think you'll love the versatile style of this bundle and suite!

Have a wonderful rest of your day!!
Deseree



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Annual Catalog -Simply Elegant Suite

Coordinating Products


Simply Elegant Suite Collection (english)

Elegantly Said Bundle (english)

Elegantly Said Cling Stamp Set

Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper

Elegant Tag Punch

Simply Elegant Trim

Expressions In Ink Ephemera Pack

Metallics Embossing Powders

Simply Elegant Card


Annual Catalog - Simply Elegant Card

SUPPLIES:

BUNDLE
#155753 Elegantly Said Bundle
(#155095 Elegantly Said stamp set & #155762 Elegant Tag Punch)

PAPER
#138337 Mint Macaron, #146985 Petal Pink, #155605 Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper

INK
#147052 Flirty Flamingo, #147108 Petal Pink, #147106 Mint Macaron

TOOLS
#151298 Water Painters, #129053 Heat Tool

ADHESIVES
#103683 Mini Glue Dots, #110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue, #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals, #152813 Stampin' SEAL

EMBELLISHMENTS
#104199 Linen Thread, #155465 Expressions In Ink Ephemera Pack

TIPS: Create your own Designer Series Paper in your choice of colors and patterns using your favorite stamps! This can be done using one or a few coordinating stamps and your choice of one or more ink colors, depending on the look you want to create. Start by stamping your selected image near the center and working out from the center towards the edges until the cardstock is covered. Rotate the stamp a quarter turn each time to create a varied pattern.

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2021-2022 Annual Catalog


Such a great way to send something sweet!

The Annual Catalog Inspiration

YOU'RE A PEACH SUITE

Warm sunshine and fresh fruit are sure signs that summer is here. Bring the fresh beauty of summer into your craft room any day with the You're a Peach Suite.

Whether you are creating cards, memory keeping, or adding tags to your fresh-made preserves you'll love the peachy-goodness you can create with the You're A Peach Suite. The colors in the coordinating You're a Peach Designer Series Paper are sweet and fresh. The adorable, food-safe Mini Jam Jars are perfect for filling with jams, candy, craft embellishments, or small gifts.

The tutorial below combines the Sweet As A Peach Bundle with Paper Lattice embellishments and Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper for a sweet and simple card your friends would love to receive.

Have a wonderful rest of your day!!
Deseree


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YOU'RE A PEACH SUITE - Peachy Day Card

YOU'RE A PEACH SUITE - Peachy Day Card

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SUPPLIES:


BUNDLES
#155823 Sweet As A Peach Bundle
(#155050 Sweet As A Peach stamp set & #155829 Peach Dies)

PAPER
#159276 Basic White, #120953 Crumb Cake, #155499 Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper

INK
#147101 Calypso Coral, #147111 Mossy Meadow, #147114 Early Espresso

TOOLS
#149653 Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, #155829 Peach Dies, #103579 Paper Snips Scissors

ADHESIVE
#104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals, #110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue

EMBELLISHMENTS
#155697 Paper Lattice




TIPS: Create a distressed edge on paper using the open edge of your Paper Snips. Hold the paper near the edge and carefully rub the sharp edge of the open Paper Snips perpendicular to the paper edge using short strokes towards you. The Paper Snips create a roughed up edge that adds a nice rustic, vintage touch.

Coordinating Products



2021-2022 Annual Catalog - YOU'RE A PEACH SUITE


2021-2022 Annual Catalog - YOU'RE A PEACH SUITE


2021-2022 Annual Catalog - YOU'RE A PEACH SUITE


2021-2022 Annual Catalog - YOU'RE A PEACH SUITE


2021-2022 Annual Catalog - YOU'RE A PEACH SUITE


2021-2022 Annual Catalog - YOU'RE A PEACH SUITE


2021-2022 Annual Catalog - YOU'RE A PEACH SUITE


2021-2022 Annual Catalog - YOU'RE A PEACH SUITE


YOU'RE A PEACH SUITE

2021–2022 Designer Series Paper

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Inspiration of Love!

The Annual Catalog Inspiration

Love You Always Suite

Love is always in season and the Love You Always suite is always in style. It's perfect for when you are sharing a Valentine with your sweetheart, creating treats for the kids, or sending wedding or anniversary well wishes.

This tutorial creates an beautifully detailed card perfect for Valentine's Day or an anniversary. The subtle details of pattern, shimmer, and texture combine to make a special card that you need to create and see in person to truly appreciate!

Have a wonderful rest of your day!!
Deseree



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Always in My Heart Card

Always in My Heart Card

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SUPPLIES:


BUNDLE
Always in My Heart Bundle (#156194)
Always In My Heart Photopolymer stamp set (#154337)
Floral Hearts Dies (#154306)

PAPER
Old Olive (#100702), Basic White (#159276), Pool Party (#122924), Granny Apple Green (#146990), Vellum Cardstock (#101856), Pearlescent Specialty Paper (#154291), Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper (#154558)

INK
Poppy Parade (#147050), Calypso Coral (#147101), Petal Pink (#147108), Pretty Peacock (#150083), Bumblebee (#153116)

TOOLS
Floral Heart Dies (#154306)

ADHESIVES
Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430 ), Stampin' SEAL (#152813), Mini Glue Dots (#103683)

EMBELLISHMENTS
Gold Glitter Enamel Dots (#152155), Pool Party 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon (#152462)

TIP: When adding Vellum Cardstock to projects, place adhesive where it will be covered by other layers of cardstock, ribbon, or embellishments, so that you don't see the adhesive through the translucent vellum paper.

Coordinating Products



January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite


 

Love You Always Suite

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Love You Always Suite


A different world we live in

Hello my friends!  So sorry I have been absent from my blog, but I have been lighting up Facebook!  Please come find me @desereesdoodles if you are a Facebook user.  

With everything that is happening in the world today, I thought it was time to break my silence and just share some thoughts.  First and foremost, I hope that you are safe and with loved ones.  I hope you have your health and a roof over your head.  I hope you have food on the table and love in your heart.  If you have all of those, be thankful because that is something.  We are in uncharted waters here, every day is a new challenge and I don't know about you, but that is so hard to get use to.  Uncertainty is never fun or easy, but I trust in the Lord that he has this, there is a reason for it and I leave it to Him.  What is in my control is how I can do my part to make this better for those that can't.  

One of the hardest part of this virus is the affect it has on our seniors that should be graduating this year. #classof2020strong  Can you imagine having the last 4 months of that first right of passage being taken away?  No do overs, it's just not going to happen.  I cannot get my head around that one.  The worst part?  All they can do is sit and think about it - everything they are missing.  So, what can I do to help?  I came up with an idea to create a journal book for 3 special senior ladies that need some extra love.  This book will allow them to journal the good, and hopefully get their minds off the bad AND they DO have a wonderful future to look forward to.  Here is how the book looks:

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The measurement of the covers are 5 inch x 5 inch which was made from recycled cardboard that we get behind our beautiful DSP (Designers Series Paper) from Stampin Up!, and a piece of 6 inch x 6 inch piece of DSP in your school's colors.  I was surprised how well our Stampin Up! colors fit what I needed!  If you want to see how I covered these, please watch my Facebook video too see how this is done:

https://www.facebook.com/desereesdoodles/videos/628192754630565/

I used Thick Whisper White card stock (item 140272) cut at 4 1/2 inches x 4 1/2 inches for each page of the book. I have also included a link to the cards I made for the inside of the book.  The cards vary in size, but all fit on each page, promise.  Here is a link to download those cards:

Download Journal book cards

I am hoping these beautiful ladies have fun with this exercise of journaling their thought, and look back and see the good that did happen when they were seniors.  I am hoping for a little smile too.  

I hope I have inspired you to create a memory journal of your own.  This would be great for a wedding gift, a special landmark birthday, the birth of a baby - just about anything!  So many possibilities to keep us active during our time of social distancing to protect those around us.  Stay safe my friends - this too, shall pass.  Any questions, please ask.

Have a great day!

Deseree


When Paper Pumpkin celebrates, we all win!

Hello my friends!

So March is an exciting month for Paper Pumpkin lovers - Paper Pumpkin is turning 5 years old!  If you have never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is the time.  If you have tried it before and cancelled, we will take you back with open arms!  :)  Sign up before March 10th, and you will receive a very special free gift from Stampin Up!  This kit is going to be gorgeous, collectible, and is almost sure to go down in Paper Pumpkin history as an all-time customer favorite! Here is just a few hints they are telling us about the FREE gift:

  • The free gift complements the kit but is not needed to complete the kit.
  • The free gift is exclusive to the March Paper Pumpkin kit and cannot be found anywhere else.
  • The free gift is a crafting product with a wide range of use that can be used on a variety of paper crafting projects.

Well that sounds pretty good to me!  Check out this short video showing some of the amazing kits we have experienced with Paper Pumpkin:

What I love about these kits is the easy to follow instuctions, everything I need is in the box(you may need a pair of scissors but that is it), and it's all prepped, and ready to go!  Now who doesn't love ready and on the go crafting?!? 

Now if this news couldn't get any better...you can earn FREE Saleabration products on top of getting a discount on this red box of goodness! If you prep-pay your Paper Pumpkin for 3 months - this will earn you a Free Saleabration item!  If you prepay for 12 months - this is where things get really crazy....you will get 4 Saleabration items FREE, AND save $2/month on your kit!  (Say what?!?)  Yes!  Here is what could work for you:

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At the very least, I recommend giving it a try for 1 month, which will get you the FREE birthday gift for March.  If you area faithful subscriber, or you already know you are going to love it, maybe think about pre-paying your subscription and treat yourself to the birthday gift AND your choice of 4 free Saleabration items at the first level!  Or, you could really knock it out the park and get two Saleabration items at level 2(did you know there are thinlits at this level that are beyond awesome?!?) 

I hope you consider giving this red box a try - I have been loving it for 3 years and counting and never wanting to shut if off, for fear of missing a gotta have kit!  Give it a try today!

Until next time!

Deseree 


Just when you need a little something

Hello my stampin friends!

I have been in my room playing this week and so excited to show you some of the projects I have been working on!  So have you seen the mini pizza boxes in the Holiday Catalog?  No?  Let me show you:

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Plain, simple but let me tell you....so many options for these little cuties!!  Here is a great sample that SU has created for your upcoming holiday giving:

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Isn't it just cute?!?!  I love the detail of the doily and just a little bit of sparkle from the sequin!  These boxes are under a $1 a piece (8 boxes for $6) and can be used for so many occasions.  Here is a view of the VIP project from my classes in September which was full of coffee candies or caramel apple candies:

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With a little pretty paper, some coordinating ribbon and a greeting, you are good to go!  Now when I first saw these boxes, something in my head kept thinking "How about a thinking of you box or get well soon box" so the search began for some supplies to fit in the box.  (The boxes are 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" so use the space wisely) I was able to find a package of tissues the perfect size and the rest just kind of came together:

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The perfect package to give when someone is under the weather!  I know I am going to take this opportunity to make a few up so I am prepared the next time I need a little something for that special friend.  I also love hot tea this time of year which led to the next project I want to share with you:

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This could be a gift for one, or a gift for 2!!  (clever right?)  LOL  This idea came to me one morning while getting ready to work, so I hurried and sketched the picture that was in my head of the box, then off to the day job!  The cookies are so yummy and come in the perfect little package made just for these boxes! 

So are you inspired?  Feeling creative?  I would love to see what you can do with these simple white boxes.  Try spritzing or wiping color directly on the matte finish for a stepped up look...the skies the limit!  (Did I tell you the inside of the box is food safe?!?!)  They are awesome!!!

Thanks for stopping by - until next time!

Deseree

 


Candy boxes for all!

Hello my gorgeous friends!  I am finally getting directions done for you to make your very own candy boxes in any length you want!  These can be made for any holiday, any occasion or just because!  Here is what they look like:

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So for this size, it was large enough for 5 chocolate eggs.  Here are the measurements needed:

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I scored mine at 1/2", and then 1 1/4" on one side, then flipped it around 1, then 2 so you have the exact opposite side of where you just scored, and score again at 1/2" x 1 1/4".

Now turn the sheet once so you are looking at the long side vertically.  For this, you will score at 3/4", 1 1/2", 2 1/4" and 3".  When you look at the longest scores, you will see that one section is slightly more narrow than the other four sections.  This small section will be where you apply a long strip of tape.(When you look at the photo above, it will be the top of the photo box that needs adhesive.

Now start folding where you see your score lines.  I like to call this 'folding in' to form the box.  BEFORE YOU TAKE OFF THE TAPE, (you can tell something big is coming up, right?  LOL) punch your window!  Yes, I have forgotten to do this and there is no way to punch it, if you forget.  You will be punching on the second section from the bottom, or directly on the opposite side of the tape. 

Now you can peel your adhesive and assemble the box.  At this point, it should resemble a tube, so the next step is to seal an end.  To do this, you will fold in the edges, kind of like a milk carton and staple or adhere any way you like.  I thought washi tape would be cute too, but in my example, I used a staple! Now you can fill the box with treats of your choice.

Next, you will fold the remain opening and seal as you did the other side.  The rest is to decorate as you see fit!  Fun right?  Here is another version I made with some brand new, never before seen, DSP that will be available June 1st:

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There is a lot of new in this photo so take it all in!  See the web-looking copper ribbon?  Yes, I said copper!!  you can keep it neat or tear it appart like I did above.  It is so awesome!!  And the new DSP...well the photo does not do it justice!  So cute!  This version was made to fit Rolos and I was lucky enough to find a bag of spring colored Rolos too! (in the exact shades of my paper of course!)  To adjust for the size, you need to measure the widest part of you candy.  For my Rolos, the widest part was 7/8" so that is what I designed my box with. You will need to have 4 sides, that each equal your measurement, the I scored at each 7/8" which I have indicated above.  I know, someone is saying 7/8", really?  LOL  You could get by at 1" for each side, your candy will just fit loosely. 

As for the length, that can be any size you like.  What you need to remember is each end needs to be scored at 1/2" and 1 1/4" so the minimum size will need to be 3 1/4" to account for your ends.  Does that make sense?  If not, I can help you out if you like. 

So get to creating - they are so fun and EASY!  You will be on the look out for what candies could fit too!

Until next time!

Deseree  


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:

http://www.stampingeorgia.com/2017/01/1-2-3-4-mini-treat-box-for-your-valentine-treats.html

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

 


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