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Countdown to Wedded Bliss!

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This round for Decorate To Celebrate’s Challenge theme is Engagement/Wedding.  I thought this project would be a great inspiration for this challenge since it is a great gift idea to give to a bride-to-be that was very simple and easy to put together.  I made this with a bride-to-be in mind that has a demanding professional schedule of being a partner at a law firm and is now planning a beautiful french country inspired wedding for early this summer.  I can imagine the stress she could have on any given day and that may lend to loosing a bit of sight of how exciting her big day is going to be.  I wanted to separate her personal countdown to the BIG DAY away from the ever busy and very filled calendar she lives by.  I thought maybe having one sweet little treat daily, that would not compromise spin class progress, would be a sweet way to remember how much fun getting married is going to be! I hope she love this!

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Here is how I did it!

First I found the jar at Cost Plus World Market, for $3!  I then had these tags laying around I stamped the “Days till Wedded Bliss” using Close To My Heart Slate Ink and gStudio mini alphabet stamps.   I then applied some Globecraft and Piccolo Embossing/Enamel Adhesive around the edges and dusted with Piccolo Pink Poodle Enamel Powder.  When I shook off the excess powder, I nearly had a heart attack that the stamped letters grabbed the the embossing enamel and thought the stamped letters were ruined, however I decided to see what would happen if I did hit it with the heat gun!  This time curiosity did not kill the cat or the project in this case! It turned out really cute and looked intentional so I progressed on!

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I then cut two scalloped flowers from Cricut Cartridge Flower Shoppe at 3 and 4 inches using K&Company designer paper, inked the edges with the Close to My Heart Slate ink. I secured the flowers together with hot glue and then added to the tag using hot glue.   I then inked the edges of the tag with Close To my Heart Slate ink.

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Using Close to My Heart burlap ribbon and some Close to My Heart Vintage Designer Lace Ribbon, secured to the middle of the jar using hot glue.

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I had a little crystal-like heart that I added a button to and attached to the tag using Close to My Heart Embroidery Floss. I then wrapped the lip of the jar with Kristen Swain Crinkle Ribbon and tied the tag to it, finishing with a bow.

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I then added M&Ms that represent the days left until the BIG DAY!!!!  NOTE: You could get personalized M&Ms with the wedding date or the name of the bride an groom on it if you have time. 

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Now head on over to Decorate to Celebrate and be inspired by all the amazing projects the team has made and link up your own wedded bliss project!   Hey it is almost spring, which means many of you are already getting those “save the date” notices for those summer weddings, so this challenge will help you stay ahead of all those sweet nuptials you will be attending this year!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “love is truly in the air” pie with me!

Linking Up To:

My Craft Spot – Flowers

3 Girls JAM Challenge – Anything with Ribbon

Sarah Hamer Designs – Link Up Tuesdays

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Fundays

Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party

Craft -O-Maniac

Sassy Little Lady Show and Tell Saturdays

Angels Homestead – Saturday Spotlight

Blackberry Vine – Tuesday To Do Party

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Ring of the Bells – Gift Card Style!

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Hello and happy Monday to you!   Today we are having a fun challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog with the theme being Bells are Ringing!  Head over and check out what the designers have in store for you in ideas for making some great Christmas themed projects with a little ring to it!  Make sure if you decide to link up, that you have at least some sort of bell and ONE Cricut cut added to your project!

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What I decided to do, is make a gift card holder that poses as an ornament in the shape of a bell using my Gingerbread cartridge.   I cut chipboard at 4 inches and then using a Doodlebug- North Pole designer paper, I cut the same image, two more times (I did not need to use the “flip” feature since I was using double-sided designer paper, but you would need to “flip” the image for the back of the bell if only one-sided paper is being used).

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I then cut two more images using the outline layer on a thick grey card stock from Papertreyink.com and embossed it using Globecraft and Piccolo Enamel/Embossing Powder Adhesive and Siam Silver Embossing Powder.

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I wrapped some waxed twine around the bell and hot glued it to clean up the edges of the bell. Once all the pieces were glued together (back sheet glue only around the edges), I then punched a hole at the top of the bell using my Crop-a-Dile.  I then used an exact- o- knife and made a slit along the backside of the bell to create at “pocket” where the gift card would be placed.

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I added the poinsettia embellishment brad and more waxed twine for the hanger.

It was a super quick and fun project that will make gift giving really fun this year.  Now be sure to head on over to Fabtabulous Cricut and check out the fun projects and LINK up!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “some creative gift giving” pie with me!

My Pink Stamper’s Blog Hop Challenge!

Last Friday was My Pink Stamper’s monthly blog hop!  It was showcasing two of my favorite stamp sets,Yummy-licious and Sweet Goodness while making a 3-D gift container for a holiday or special occasion.  

Since I am still in the throes of Halloween party makin’ fun, I took a quick break and made a birthday gift for my neighbor’s birthday.  I first made her a wall hanging for her in-home salon and then I decorated a coordinating gift box for her favorite kind of cupcakes.   I actually used a quick go-to stamp technique that I learned from one of My Pink Stamper’s videos.  

She loved it and it really touched her that I remembered her birthday.She is a mother of 6 children, works out of home doing hair,  a fireman’s wife and has  been heavily involved with the care for her father who has Parkinson’s, so she has been spread pretty thin and it was nice to do something fun that was all about her for just a moment. 

Doing this project made me think about how amazing God made women to be.  He knew what He was doing and what to give us to be well equipped to be the “caregiver” in the role of society and the “heartbeat” in the role of family.

Thanks for coming and having a piece of “cheers to all those  that are caregivers and heartbeats” pie with me!

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Basic Recipe:

Cricut Cartridges:

  • Storybook (2 inch “M” shadow setting to get the scallop)
  • Forever Young (dress form cut at 3 inches)

Cuttlebug:  Swiss Dots embossing folder

Frame: IKEA 5×7 black “shadow” frame

Gift Box: Celebrate it (Michael’s Brand) window gift box

Paper:

  • Bazzill textured lime green paper
  • Stampin’ Up Rock-a-bye designer paper (Cherry)- found it through my distributor (it is a 2008 style that has been retired, but there are still packs floating around out there.

Stamps:

  • My Pink Stamper- Yummy-licious
  • My Pink Stamper – Sweetest Cupcake
  • My Pink Stamper – Winter Punnies
  • Stampin’ Up Tart and Tangy (for the cherry)

Ink:

Ribbon:

  • Michael’s Celebrate It – Red 1/4 inch
  • Michael’s Celebrate It – Seasonal silver foil 1/2 inch

Additional embellishments: Kaiser Scrapbook – Emerald and small round rhinestone

Pop Dots

ATG Gun

MPS Christmas Card Challenge

My Pink Stamper just announced a Christmas Card Challenge.  I was so excited about this since I wanted to execute an idea I have been brewing up.  Most of all I am thrilled I get to kill two birds with one stone!  That is sooo my kind of project!

Both my girls are in gymnastics and we just adore their coaches.  It takes a special person to want to take on the challenge to teach a 2 and 3-year-old how to jump, tumble and balance… I call it “herding cats”.  Because of that I wanted to do something a little more than just give them a card or a “homemade treat”.   I decided that I will give them both Starbucks gift cards during the holiday.   They are both young college students that are being fueled by the sweet nectar of energy, so I figured they would appreciate a holiday theme gift card-card screaming a blissful cup of joe! 

So not only did I come up with a fun card, I made two of them and now I am done with that “holiday to-do” WAY ahead of schedule!  Yay!

Thanks for coming and having a piece of  “killing two birds with one stone” pie with me!

Recipe

Cricut Cartridge:  Love You a Latte (Cricut Lite) – To-go coffee cup cut at 5.5 inches (real size for 1st layer and then 5.5 regular size for the additional layers)

Cuttlebug: 

  • Snowflake
  • Swirls

Paper

  • Papertreyink – Christmas Prints
  • Die Cuts with a View – Shimmer Matstack (green and red) 
  • Recollection – Mat White Cardstock (full 8×11.5 cut in half and then folded in half to make the card)

Ranger Prefect Peals:  Biscotti – I used this on the snowflake embossed sheet and then used a wet wipe and lightly wiped it down to make it have an extra shimmer yet distressed look)

Ribbon: Baker’s Twine – My Craft Spot

Stickles: Frosted Lace – used on the Swirl embossing on the cup.

Punch: Martha Stewart’s – Traditional Scallops

Ink:  Close to My Heart – Holiday Red

Sentiment: “Warmest Winter Wishes” –  My Pink Stamper’s Winter Punnies