M & M Santa Box

Well it’s not long now until Christmas Day and are you looking for a quick little project to make that will brighten someone’s face when they open it? I have just the thing you need.
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A Santa Box that will hold a cylindrical M & M Container. I even have a video for you to watch, so that makes it even easier.




You need:
  • Real red card cut 19cm x 17.5cm – score on the 17.5cm side at 15.5cm. Score on the 19cm side at 4.5cm; 8cm; 12.5cm and 16cm
  • Basic Black for the Belly Band cut t 18cm x 1.5cm and score at 1.5cm; 5cm; 9.5cm and 13cm
  • Whisper White for the lid cut 8.5cm x 7.5cm and score at just 2cm all round
  • Whisper White Cotton Ribbon – approx. 75cm
  • Scraps of Silver Glimmer for the belt and Basic Black for the feet
Poem:

The M & M Christmas Story

As you hold these candies in your hand

And turn them, you will see …

The M becomes a W, an E, and then a 3.

They tell the Christmas story it’s one I’m sure you know. It took place in a stable a long, long time ago.

The E is for the East where the star shone oh so bright.

The M is for the Manger where the baby Jesus slept that night.

The 3 is for the Wiseman bearing gifts they say they came. W is for Worship, Hallelujah Praise to His name.

So as you eat these candies or share them with a friend, remember the meaning of Christmas, it’s a love story that never ends.

Merry Christmas

Author: Pam Ridenour


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Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 12

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It’s my turn to bring you the projects today and they are quick and easy gift giving ideas. You only have a week left until Christmas gifts are due and if you’re looking for some quick stocking stuffers, these projects will fit the requirements.

All you really need for these projects is the Envelope Punch Board and a few punches including the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

Project 1 – Candy Cane Treat Box
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These little pouches are quick and easy to make with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, some Joggle Eyes, ribbon, Blendabilities coloured Rhinestone and some Candy Canes of course. They easily fit 2 Candy Canes inside and could fit more if you wanted or some other treats. If you don’t want to give sweets, it would fit some coloured pencils inside or other small gifts.

Project 2 – Reindeer Poop (M & Ms Peanuts)
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This little treat is made using the Envelope Punch Board, some Joggle Eyes, the Bird Builder Punch, ½” Circle Punch and the White Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen for highlights.
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It fits 1 small packet of M & Ms inside quite neatly and on the back I have adhered the Reindeer Poop Poem (available in the pdf).

Project 3 – Merryteaser from Maltesers Pouch

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This treat uses the Envelope Punch Board again. It’s a pouch with a Belly Band and fits 1 of the Merryteasers in it. It would also fit individual chocolates such as Freddo Frogs, Caramello Bears, and Santas etc.
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The Santa & Co Designer Series Paper is ideal for making this type of treat pouch and the Bird Builder Punch is a must for Reindeer Antlers.

Now as always we have a special Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Bundle … 

Latte Girls Week 12 Bundle – Just $90 plus postage

RRP $101.85 + postage


Or Upsize your bundle and get the Santa & Co DSP as well


RRP $120.80 + postage yours for the special Latte Girls price of $105 + postage.

Remember you’ll need to contact me to get this bundle at these prices as it’s exclusive to the Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Design Team! 

Want the written tutorial? No worries – simply comment here with your email address and I’ll send you a copy!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store. 
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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …
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Weekly Deals

A WeeklyDeals  new round of weekly deals available just for you from Stampin’ Up! Order through my online store 24/7 for delivery direct to your door. They’re only available until Tuesday 23/12/14.

More Hello December Project Life

I shared some of my team cards a couple of days ago and decided I would share some more with you today. Not all have names on them and my apologies for that. However, I’m sure you’ll enjoy them. Project Life makes not only recording your memories easy but also making cards easy as well.
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The addition of the embossing and ribbon just finish this card off nicely and the whole card would have taken about 5 minutes. Such a quick and easy way to make a handmade card. Here’s another card
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Just love the angled layers that give this card some real class, along with the wording from the Project Life Hello December Accessory Kit.
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Now, Lesley did a great job on this card. She was very reluctant to make a card and Project Life made it so easy for her. She’s added some Real Red Satin Woven Ribbon and some sequins from the Accessory Pack. I’ll share the last of the cards made by the Krafty Owlz Team, later in the week.
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12 Weeks of Christmas – Bonus Project – Santa Slider Pocket Card!!

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Welcome to our 2nd Bonus Project for the Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas! 

Can you believe it’s Christmas next week? Hard to believe it’s come around so quick!  Leonie Schroder is bringing you this bonus project.

A customer has asked for a pocket slider card and that’s what today’s project is with Santa coming down the chimney …. 
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Well Ok … so you’ll have to imagine the chimney!  Here in Sydney where I live they’ve actually outlawed those open fireplaces as the smoke pollution was so bad in Winter that it was causing terrible health problems for many people. So our Santa today is a good environmentally friendly Santa! Apart from which it’s summer here and we certainly don’t need the extra heat from a fireplace and chimney.

So you pull the tab and ribbon and this is what happens … 
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Oh look Santa’s up the top of the card!  I loved making this card and thought it best to do a Video Tutorial as well as a written Tutorial as some things are hard to put into words and while it may seem a little fiddly at first they do become easier the more you make them. 

Here’s the Video Tutorial ….



Now as always we have a special Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Bundle … 

Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Bonus Bundle 2 – just $60 plus shipping


Now maybe you’d really like that tree punch so let’s add that and you can get all four items for $80 plus shipping!  Now how nice would that be wrapped under the tree?  Now if you want it for Christmas you’ll need to order it within the next couple of days and you may like to opt for tracking for an extra $3.95 to be sure. 



Remember you’ll need to contact me to get this bundle at this prices as its exclusive to the Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Design Team!

Want the written tutorial? No worries – simply comment here with your email address and I’ll send you a copy!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store. 
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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …
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Many Merry Stars meets Monday Makes

Monday Makes will be taking a break after today’s post. Thanks to all my keen followers. I will still be posting on a Monday, so pop back to see what I have to share.

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Stampin’ Up! released an Extra Special Christmas Supplement this year to go with the Holiday Catalogue. The products are available while stocks last. So if there’s something in the Supplement you’d like be sure to order quickly. One of the items in the Supplement was the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit (see above). These kits are fantastic as they have everything you need except stamps. You can add whatever else you like if you feel it’s needed.
I decided to share today what I created with the kit. I made up all the boxes and had them sitting on a shelf in my studio. I also took them to a market and had them on display on one of the tables.
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I was wondering through Spotlight and saw these naked wreaths and decided to make my Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit into a wreaths. I added the Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon to the centre. Now in making these a hot glue gun is a must. Here’s the second wreath. Both wreaths had Gold Baker’s Twine loops for hanging and the one below also had a Gold Ribbon bow at the top.
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After making the two wreaths I still had some boxes left over, so decided to make some stars into a gift. 
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I used a Decorative Window Box, which contained Ferrero Rochers, to stabilise the project. When the chocolates are eaten, the project serves as a decoration. I added a tag and some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding to the box.
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I have a great deal for you today. Order anything from this Holiday Supplement through my online store and I will refund your postage costs via a Direct Deposit or Pay Pal payment – your choice. Give yourself a Christmas present that will last, click here to order.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store. 
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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …
LibbySigMed

Project Life Hello December and Krafty Owlz

Last Sunday the Krafty Owlz team met for a team Christmas meeting. Each member was given Hello December Project Life Card Collection and half of the Hello december Project Life Accessory Kit. As well at this they had 2 card blanks and 2 card fronts all in Crumb Cake. I shared the cards I had made as samples and let them create for about 45 minutes. I thought I’d share some of the cards they made. Not all have names on them and I do apologise for that.
This first sampling of cards were made by Linda Tweedie


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Hello December – Project Life

Want to make memory making and recording easy? I have the answer for you. Project Life is fantastic for scrapbookers whether you’re a traditional scrapbooker or you just want to record your memories for future generations. It couldn’t be simpler: slip photos, mementos, and journaling into an album with Photo Pocket Pages. That alone will give you fabulous results (no scissors or glue required!); if you want to do more you can embellish your photos or cards with Project Life accessory packs or stamps. Stampin’ Up! accessory packs are designed to coordinate perfectly with our card collections which makes stepping things up super simple. 
In the Extra Special Christmas Supplement there is a Project Life Kit and Accessory Pack called Hello December
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For my recent team meeting I decided I’d make some cards using this kit and the accessory pack. Here are the cards I made using Crumb Cake as a base.
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For this card I added gold Bakers Twine and some of the gorgeous Frosted Sequins. I added the Frosted Sequins to the card below too.


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The card below has stars from Wondrous Wreath stamped in Memento Black ink. It would make a great masculine card, don’t you think?
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Cookies Anyone?

How about giving Cookies in a Jar as a gift. Just think of the memories that could be created whilst making these delicious cookies. 
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In the jar are 2 tubes of icing, a packet of sprinkles, cookie mix and a cookie cutter. On the back of the card are the instructions, including all the ingredients and warnings about products that may cause issues for people with certain health conditions.
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I’ve used festival of Trees Stamp Set and Wondrous Wreath Stamp set to create the card. There is plenty of room at the top for someone to write a message or add other embellishment if desired.
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I’ve used the Real Red Satin Ribbon for around the jar lid. I adhered the ribbon in the centre back of the lid with a glue dot – it made it so much easier to tie the bow. I’ve used some Twine from the Tag A Bag kit to attach the card.

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Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 11

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Oh my Christmas is so close now. Isn’t it exciting!! I hope you have all your preparations underway. Narelle Fasulo is hosting this week’s 12 Weeks of Christmas with the Latte Girls.

Are you hosting Christmas Lunch and looking for something special as your table centrepiece?  How great to be able to tell everyone that YOU made the centrepiece they are all commenting on and making lovely compliments.  Then check this out.
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Your very own Christmas Tree made out of paper. This was so much fun to make and really didn’t take long either.

Add some sparkle by using the Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details and some scattered gold sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim.

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Make the star for the top using the Star Framelits and the Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set.
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If you want to make one for your Christmas table, then be sure to email me and leave a comment below for the instructions.

The complete supply list to make your own is in the instructions, but as always we have a bundle deal for you. 

 

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This deal is only available by contacting me, and is not available in my online store. So make sure you contact me soon.

Impress your guests with a handmade creation this year.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store. 
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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …
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