Shaker Santa



A Special Gift

This gift duo will be a hit as a hostess gift or for a special friend.  The candle was purchased from Bath and Body Works. I sprinkled the green mica flakes in the cellophane bag for some glitz and then tied it closed with the Real Red 3/4 inch Stitched Edge Ribbon.

The Santa shaker card is filled with the white mica flakes and is popped up with the foam strips from the annual catalog.

The Christmas Greetings thinlit die with the jolly sentiment adds the right touch of glitter to the Detailed Santa thinlit die.  It is framed with a banner and a doily background.  I cut my whisper white cardstock to 4″x4″ to make sure when I cut out the Santa that I had enough edge for the foam adhesive strips.

I recommend using the Precision Base Plate with this die because of the detail.  Also, use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the Santa to the window sheet.  The trick to not making a mess is to let the glue dry for a few minutes so it is just tacky and then stick it to the window sheet.  It won’t ooze all over then.

Santa’s eyes and nose are made with the Rhinestone Basic Jewels colored with a black and red Sharpie marker. Finish the envelope off with a liner cut from the Candy Cane Lane DSP.

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The inside of he card is stamped with a sentiment from the Peace this Christmas stamp set.  Stamp the sentiment in Real Red ink.  It is set off with a strip of leftover DSP from the Candy Cane Lane DSP pack and a layer of crumb cake cardstock behind it.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Please leave me a comment. I love hearing from you!


Peace This Christmas Stamp Set


Supply List for Card & Envelope

Price: $110.00

Supply List

Supply List for the Gift Bag

Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek Part 4

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Well you have gotten a taste of some of the new offerings coming in January over the last few days on my blog.  Here are a few more to add to your wishlist.  This beautiful subtle DSP is sure to be a favorite.  It is called “Falling in Love”. It is printed like the photography technique of bokeh. The delicate new thinlet creates a belly band for your cards. There will also be new floral embellishments and soft new very vanilla stain ribbon.  So many new products to get excited about.

Meanwhile, take a look at the bundles of products Stampin’ UP offers. Hurry supplies are limited!

CLICK HERE for the Stampin’ UP BUNDLES!

Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek Part 3

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Here is another preview of some lovely products coming January 4, 2017 from Stampin’ UP!  This popup die is sure to be a hit with every crafter out there.  We also have new balloon embellishments and beautiful Emerald Envy ribbon to add to your wishlist.

Image of balloon pop up insert in card


We had a lot of fun meeting up with our New Jersey friends: Jessica, Megan and Helen.

Don’t forget to visit my online store – open 24/7.


Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek Part 2


OnStage 2016 allowed the demonstrators that attended an opportunity to try out the new watercoloring pencils! Simply color, then use a blender pen to smooth out the color. I love to color and am excited to have this new easy way to embellish my cards. The paper featured on this card will be part of a Sale-A-Bration item that is coming soon.


Heather and I both won the same stamp set during the prize patrol. It is called Special Reason and it will be in the new catalog available on January 4, 2017.

Stampin’ UP! has some great closeouts on current merchandise.

CLICK HERE to see what’s on SALE!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek Part 1


Gosh, it has been a long while since I have posted to my blog.  This sweet little Valentine note card set is a preview of one of the beautiful suites of products offered by Stampin’ UP in the Occasions Catalog.  I had the opportunity to attend the Stampin’ UP! Onstage event in Secaucus, New Jersey in October with my friend and upline, Heather.  If you would like to be able to get in on the fun, click the “Join My Team” header on my menu.  Being a demonstrator has a lot of perks and the best one if getting to see all the new goodies before they are available to everyone.  If you attend OnStage, you also get to preorder from a select group of products before the entire catalog is available.img_1408


We had a fun time meeting up with other demonstrators, swapping cards for ideas and best of all, crafting with some of the new treasures in the Occasions catalog.


Here is a picture of my swap card that I exchanged with other demonstrators.

The new Occasions catalog will launch  on January 4, 2017.  If you would like a copy of one, make a purchase in my online store and I will mail you one.