Make an Easy Favor Box with the Lift Me Up Bundle

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Sweet treat box using the clear treat boxes and lift me up bundle - Jennifer Blomquist, NWstamper.com

As I head into the week of the spring OnStage event (the Stampin’ Up! convention weekend), I have treats and gifts on my mind.  I’ll be headed to Shreveport, LA with 5 of my Fun n’ Crafty Stampers group to get a sneak peek at the upcoming Annual Catalog that launches in June as well as get inspired by the great creativity and savvy of other demonstrators.  I’ve never been to Louisiana before! I am excited to get a chance to adventure somewhere new and bond with my team at the same time!   So, be watching my Northwest Stamper … Read More

Are You Ready! It’s Sale-a-Bration Time!

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Well, today is an exciting day, but it started off with a bit of a big BANG!  That sound was the sound of all of Stampin’ Up’s servers crashing meaning not only could I not get my launch day order in, but I can’t even call in and chat with the fabulous demonstrator support folks.  But, while we wait for the servers to come back up – don’t worry I’ll post here and on my Facebook page when they are back – I can still share a couple project ideas and the catalogs so you can work on your wishlists … Read More

Spooky Fun Halloween Treat Bag–A Quick and Easy Idea!

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Well, I don’t know about you, but turns out the end of summer and the start of the school year is actually a really busy time of year.  Who knew?!  (Probably about a billion parents out there, but this one was obliviously unaware how as your kids grow out of toddlerhood, things get crazier, and not calmer).  Well, now that we are finally settling back in our routines, I figured it was time to dust off the ol’ blog because boy oh boy, I’ve been creating some fun projects that I can’t wait to share with you.  We are crafters, … Read More

Easter Bunny Box with the Curvy Keepsake Die (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

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As I was getting ready for my Stamp Club for March, my hostess asked for some cute Easter box or place setting.  Well… when it comes to cute animals and boxes, I knew just where to turn – the Curvy Keepsake Box!  I had made a bunny before, but as I was hopping around the interwebs, I found a cute variation by Wendy Lee and so I had to make some tweaks to my bunny and out came this Easter Bunny Box cutie!! The best part is that it only takes the Curvy Keepsake die and a few punches to pull … Read More

Make Your Own Rainbows and Pot’s Of Gold for Teacher’s Gifts

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Have you ever gotten an idea for a project and you just HAVE TO make it… even if you don’t have much time or really know exactly how it is all going to come together?  Well, that was the project I am sharing with you today.  You see, for all that I do crafting and cards a lot… I’m not always good about making a project on-time for a specific event.  So, I’m chronically late or completely miss the event like teacher appreciation day or getting Christmas gifts to the teacher before winter break.  — I’m working on some systems … Read More

Pi Day Special–Save 14% off anything Pie related!

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Hopefully you are all snug and warm at your home.  Thanks for a crazy windstorm yesterday, we lost power and they have yet to restore it to our home.  Eek!  So my grand plans to record a couple new project videos for you while the kids were at school is a bit postponed.  I figured you didn’t want a video in the dark   So, while I work on other planning – like for my Northwest Crafty Escape Weekend – Spring Fling in April!  (register now to save your table!), I remembered that today is Pi Day (3.14) and so … Read More

It’s a Love Thing! Inspire Create Share Blog Hop

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Holy mackerel!  Valentine’s Day has snuck up on me and I can’t believe we are less than a couple weeks away!  Good thing is… there is still time to make your Valentine’s Day treats and cards.  And yes, there is still time to order those last minute supplies and get them in time to play before the holiday!    So, to get you all fired up and inspired for all the love-filled creations, I’m joining up with the Inspire, Create, & Share crew on a Blog Hop all about Love! I’m one of 14 stops on the hop, so if … Read More

Sweet and Simple Shimmery Rose Mini-Treat Bag

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Sometimes you just need something simple, a way to wrap up a little gift or note to someone you care about and you want to make it prettier than those basic fold over envelopes that gift cards come in.  Well, look no further than the very versatile Mini Treat Bag thinlit die!  Plus it is a great canvas on which to play with some of your new tools that you may be experiementing with… like I was doing with this Rose Garden die. I had been playing with different ways to use the Rose Garden thinlit and after having some … Read More

Fun Ideas with the Flower Medallion Punch–part of the Weekly Deals!

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It’s Tuesday which means new Weekly Deals!  And I just love the punch that is on sale this week, so I thought I would take time today to share a couple different types of ideas with it! But first, here is what is on sale this week: For real, I love them all.  And I have some samples to share later this week with the Old Olive Baker’s Twine since that was one of the goodie bag items from my recent Northwest Crafty Escape Weekend and so we had make & takes with it!  But today, I’m focusing on the … Read More

A Howl-o-Ween Trick or Treat Bag

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My kids are so excited that Halloween is just a day away – and after some last minute Halloween candy shopping, I think we are all ready to go!  Now if you are looking for something fun to do for your Halloween party or favorite trick or treaters, I thought I would share this little goodie bag I put together using the fun Howl-o-Ween bundle with my oh so favorite adorable owl! A few runs through the Big Shot and this comes together really easily.  Here are some Tips for making this bag: Make life easy on yourself and start … Read More

How to Make Your Own Gift Bags with the Gift Bag Punch Board Video Tutorial (Walkthrough Wednesday)

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So, I had the chance to order the new to Stampin’ Up Gift Bag Punch Board during the demonstrator preorder… but I didn’t get it.  I hemmed and I hawwed.  Did I really need another punch board in my life?  But my Mom had one, and so I decided to give it a go.  All it took was me making that first bag and I just HAD to get my own!  Just the idea of being able to make all kinds of cute little bags, luminaries, treats… oh my goodness I have so many ideas.  This may be this years … Read More

So Long Flower Frenzy Die with a Polka Dot Treat Bag & Birthday Card

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Last saturday was my Stamping Bingo event and it was a ton of fun! We gave away a ton of prizes including a grand prize that included 4 packs of cardstock (a variety pack of each color family), a stamp set, and ink pad!  Plus, they all got goodie bags filled with product and then got to make 4 make & takes…lucky ducks!  Today I’m going to share two of the projects they made using the Flower Frenzy die that is retiring this month – plus it is only $18.98 for this die that can cut paper, chipboard, fabric, felt, … Read More