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Darla Hutt-Watson

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Weaverville, CA, United States
Hi there! I'm Darla and I live in BEAUTIFUL Northern California! I am a mother of seven terrific kids and have been married to my husband for 32 years. I have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator since 2010 and love ALL THINGS paper crafting. I also have a scrapbooking retreat business called Scrap Happens Retreats. I love teaching and learning new techniques, sharing ideas, hosting my retreats, being a wife and a mom. Hiking, bicycling, gardening and cooking are a few of my other hobbies. I'm living for Jesus and LOVIN' LIFE!!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Santa's Sleigh and Merry Tags

Hello friends! Friday is here and I hope you have FUN plans to bring in the NEW YEAR!! We usually let each kid have a friend over and have gobs of finger foods (it's so much fun preparing all the goodies)...but this year we're just having pizza, soda, chips and dip.  I needed it to be really easy and that's what the kids (only two at home now) VOTED on!

This is another GORGEOUS, handmade card that I received in the mail this year! It's so fun when friends share their talents with me!  

This card is made with the Santa's Sleigh Thinlits and the Merry Tags Framelits (item # 141835 on sale now for 1/2 off only $12.50 for 7 dies). 

I LOVE the Basic Black on top of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper...then matted on Basic Black again! This combination would look great with either Real Red or Cherry Cobbler...this card is made with the latter!  

Well...that's it for today!  I've decided I'm going to try to make one Christmas card EVERY week so I will be WAY AHEAD for next year! Let me know if you'd like to join me in this challenge! It will be FUN to see what you all CREATE!

As always...thanks so much for stopping by!  ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!!! Stay SAFE as you ring in the new year!

~Today's Thought~

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Throw Back Thursday - 14 Days of Love 2014

Hey there crafty friends! It's THROW BACK THURSDAY and I want to share a few of my 14 Days of Love class projects from 2014! This was my first "lots of projects" class and I had so much FUN!!! I did it again in 2015, and in 2016.  I'm planning on doing another one in 2017 on January 21st or 28th....I'll keep you posted just in case any of you that live close by would like to join me!

These are a few of my FAVORITES from 2014! I hope they are getting you thinking about what you'd like to do to show your LOVE in 2017!  

Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by! INSPIRATION is what I'm aiming for! Join me tomorrow for another project!

~Today's Thought~

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Pretty Pines

Good morning friends!  Well...I TOTALLY slept in this morning and it felt GREAT!!! Then, my 11 year old daughter made us breakfast...bacon, eggs, hashbrowns and hot chocolate! DELICIOUS!!  I am so grateful!  

I wanted to share this BEAUTIFUL card I received in the mail!  Isn't it GORGEOUS!!!  
The Crumb Cake background was ran through the Big Shot using the Pine Bough embossing folder.  That's Presents & Pinecones Washi tape at the bottom...so cute!  

The pine boughs and pinecones were cut with the Pretty Pines Thinlits! I'm so glad they are being carried over! The Bakers Twine is from the Baker's Twine Trio pack in the Holiday Catalog and the sentiment is from the Christmas Pines stamp set!  

I just LOVE this card!  I have others to share with you too!  I LOVE getting handmade cards in the mail...I also LOVE getting those photo cards at Christmas time!!

Thanks bunches for stopping by AGAIN!!! I hope you have been INSPIRED! Have a FABULOUS day and come on back again tomorrow!!

~Today's Thought~

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Tuesday's Tip

Good morning!  Happy Tuesday to you!  Well...I decided to do my first Tuesday's Tip this morning!  It's not a video...(they are coming mid January), but it's a simple tip to add fun to your gifts! Below you'll see a few goodies I made for my girls for Christmas.  I just found some fun jars (the one with the green lid held artichoke hearts), filled them with the treats that I made with my Essential Oils and decorated them with PAPER, RIBBON and WASHI TAPE!  
I made Peppermint Bath Salts...so that cute Peppermint Washi Tape on the label was perfect! I wrapped designer paper from the Brights Paper Stack around the jar as a band and added a circle topper of the same designer paper to the lid...added the label, tied a bow and VIOLA...a cute gift!  A little strip of Washi Tape around the caps of flavored chapstick (I made peppermint and cinnamon) is another cute touch. My FAVORITE is a couple pieces of Washi Tape wrapped around the wooden spoon and tied to the jar of Sugar Scrub!  I added another piece of Washi Tape to the bottom of the label too after I saw this photo...made it even cuter!  

Well...that's it for today! SUPER FUN and EASY ways to add CUTENESS  to your homemade gift! Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by!  Have a TERRIFIC TUESDAY!!

~Today's Thought~

Monday, December 26, 2016

"Make-It Monday" Butterfly Basics Faux Silk Birthday Card

Good Morning Friends!  I hope you had a BEAUTIFUL Christmas celebration with your family and friends!  I had a wonderful day!

I have a charming birthday card to share with you today! Basic Butterflies is one of my FAVORITE stamp sets! I hope you are INSPIRED!!!

"Make-It Monday": Butterfly Basics Faux Silk card created with Stampin' Up! products
All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!® 

Image & page number of the full stamp set shown below the project instructions.

  • Stamp Sets – Butterfly Basics (138813 wood) (138816 clear); Vertical Greetings (141873 wood) (141876 clear)
  • Card Stock – Blushing Bride (131198); Basic Black (121045); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – StazOn Jet Black (101406
  • Misc. – Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine (141682); Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers (131263); Stamping Sponges (141337); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL adhesive (104332); Tissue Paper
  • Blushing Bride:            4 1/4" x 11                   2 1/2" x 4 5/8”              
  • Basic Black:                4” x 5 1/4"                    2 3/8” x 4 1/2"
  • Whisper White :           3 7/8” x 5 1/8”              3 1/2" x 5” 
  1. Score the Blushing Bride card base at 5 1/2" and fold.
  2. Use Stazon Jet Black ink to stamp the flower image from Butterfly Basics onto a piece of tissue paper (3 1/2" x 5”).  Color the flower using Blushing Bride, So Saffron & Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers.  Crumple tissue.
  3. On the smallest piece of Whisper White cardstock sponge on a light layer of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Uncrumple the tissue paper art piece and lay on top of the glue, leaving wrinkles in it.  Allow to dry.  After the art piece is dry cut to 2 1/4" x 4 3/8”.
  4. Double wrap a piece of Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine around the art piece and tie a bow.
  5. Use Stazon Jet Black to stamp Happy Birthday from Vertical Greetings onto the Whisper White mat.
  6. Glue all the mats together.
  7. Pop up the matted art piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

                     Butterfly Basics (annual catalog, page 113)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you find time to CREATE today!!


Friday, December 23, 2016

Lovely As A Tree with Warmth & Cheer

Hello! Happy Friday! Well the week is finished and so am I!!! Well, except for wrapping my Christmas gifts! My baking is finished though...DELICIOUS goodies!!!

I have one last card to share with you from my December workshops! I had to use the Lovely As A Tree stamp set at least once! The base of my card is Crumb Cake and the first mat is Basic Black. I cut a piece of Warmth and Cheer designer paper (remember it's half off right now...only $5.00 for this 6x6 pack...item #141991). I cut this piece of designer paper 1" X 4" and then cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 4 1/4" X 4", stamped the Lovely As A Tree Image in Garden Green and the sentiment which is from the Merriest Wishes stamp set, in Cherry Cobbler. I matted it onto the piece of Basic Black cardstock and tied a piece of Silver Natural Trim around it before attaching it to the card base!

For the inside of the card I simply stamped the same tree image off the side of a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, matted it onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and adhered it to the inside of the card...so easy, but such a nice addition to your card! 

Well, that's it for today...thanks bunches for stopping by this BUSY FRIDAY! I'm off to make my Manicotti Sauce...and stuff my shells!  

Have a WONDERFUL Christmas Season...stay safe and warm and enjoy every moment you get to spend with family and friends!

~Today's Thought~

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Throw Back Thursday - The Grinch

Good morning!  WOW!!! I slept in today! Not a good day to sleep in...so much to do!  YIKES!! MUST STAY CALM!!

It's Throw Back Thursday and I want to share one of my FAVORITE Curvy Keepsake Boxes! Remember when I was going CRAZY creating these cute little critters! I still have a LARGE LIST of ones I'd like to make!

I present to you....THE GRINCH!!!  I just LOVE him and I had so much fun CREATING him! I'm to late this year, but I think next year I want to have a GRINCH party with some girlfriends...FUN...FUN...FUN!!!

Here he is hanging on my tree! Wouldn't a GRINCH Christmas tree be cute...only GRINCH ornaments allowed!

Well..I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane! I also hope you have a STRESS FREE day!! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a FABULOUS day!

~Today's Thought~

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Hello there! How's your Wednesday morning coming along?  I'm headed down the mountain this morning to pick up our Prime Rib for Christmas dinner and a few things I need for our Manicotti Christmas Eve dinner! It's gonna be CRAZY busy in Redding...traffic...lots of people...not at all like my small mountain town. Hopefully I don't forget anything...we do have a grocery store here in town if I do so it won't me a catastrophe!  

I wanted to share another card that we made at my December workshops with you today! It's a FUN and VERY SIMPLE card to create! I hope you'll give it a try!

The base of this card is Real Red and the first mat is Pool Party.  I stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using my clear block as my stamp! Yep! I simply inked up my block with Pool Party ink and sprayed it with my water filled spritzer (just a couple squirts from about 8-10 inches away...this would make a good, quick video)! After spritzing with water I positioned it where I wanted to stamp...and stamped!

I cut the word Joy from the Wonderful Wreath framelits using Real Red Glimmer Paper.  I attached "Joy" with Multi-purpose glue. The star is punched from Silver Glimmer Paper using the Medium Star Punch and is attached with a dimensional!  I wanted to create a simple card for my ladies that was easy to mail (no extra postage) so there is no bling.  I, personally, LOVE to add bling to my projects and pay the extra postage so I would definitely add some Basic Rhinestones...just a few!

The inside of the card has a sweet sentiment which is from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set. I tried stamping the inside of the card with my clear block (just like I did the front), but the Real Red words did not show up very well through the Pool Party stamped image and I really wanted to use red.  Basic Black and Early Espresso showed up great, but that wasn't the look I wanted! If I were making it again (and I will be...there are a few extra kits) I would use my clear block to stamp in a couple of corners...and add a few more Basic Rhinestones!

Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by today! I know there's a lot of hustle and bustle going on! I do hope you find time to sit down, relax and maybe even get a chance to create today!

~Today's Thought~

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Pines and COMING SOON....Tuesday's Tips

Good Morning friends! It's December 20th...do you know where all your packages are? Mine are out in my shop...WAITING to be wrapped, but I'm in the house rolling snickerdoodles and snowballs! I am determined not to be stressed out during the Christmas season...it will all come together...it ALWAYS DOES!

So...I've been thinking about my Tuesday Videos...I originally thought I would call it Teaching Tuesday...lots of demonstrators have Technique Tuesdays...I've decided to change mine to Tuesday's Tips!  Look for it come Mid-January

No video yet, but I do want to share a card we made in my December workshops with you!

I really love how this card turned out! The card base is Soft Suede with the first mat in Crumb Cake. I stamped on Whisper White using the Christmas Pines stamp set and Pear Pizzazz ink. Next I cut pine branches in Garden Green, a pinecone in Soft Suede and Holly Berries in Real Red using the Pretty Pines Thinlits. I used the Bell Punch and Warmth & Cheer designer paper pack (it's on sale for $5.00 right now Item 141991). I attached the pine branches and holly with Multipurpose glue (just a dot in the middle of the card so they hang free).  I then attached the pinecone and bell with dimensionals and tied a piece of Linen Thread to the bell! CUTE country bell!

Of course I had to stamp on the inside! Just a couple of pine branches and the sentiment which are both from the Christmas Pines stamp set! This is one of my favorite cards this year! It would be really cute to stamp some branches on the envelope you mail this in...such a nice touch!!!

Well...thanks bunches for stopping by today! I hope you like my creation! I sure LOVE creating!!!

Now...get busy wrapping!!! Have FUN and I hope you find time to create!!!

~Today's Thought~

Monday, December 19, 2016

"Make-It Monday" Christmas Magic

Good Morning friends! Well..that weekend went fast! I did get most of my Christmas cards out...still have a few more to put in the mail this week. I still need to mail packages to my children that are not going to make it home for Christmas. Life sure changes when the become adults, get jobs, live in other states...I CHERISH every moment I have with them...it doesn't have to be a holiday! 

Here's a "Make-It Monday" to inspire you! I hope you have a little time to create today...I HOPE I have a little time to create today!

"Make-It Monday": Christmas Magic card created with Stampin' Up! products
All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!® 

Image & page number of the full stamp set shown below the project instructions.


  • Stamp Sets: Christmas Magic (142119), Star of Light (142110)
  • Inks: Archival Black (140931), Crumb Cake (126975), Pumpkin Pie (126945), Garden Green (126973), Cherry Cobbler (126966)
  • Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack (141991)
  • Other: Blender Pen (102845), Wink of Stella-Clear (141897), Banner Triple Punch (138292), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
  • Crumb Cake card stock:  5 ½” x 8 ½” (card base) and 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
  • Basic Black card stock:  5 3/8” x 4 1/8” and 3” x 3”
  • Whisper White card stock:  5 ¼” x 4” and 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”
  • Warmth and Cheer DSP: 1 7/8” x 4 ¼”


  1. Stamp the sentiment image from the Christmas Magic stamp set with Black Archival Ink as shown in the photo above onto the 5 ¼” x 4” piece of Whisper White card stock.
  2. Next, use the star swirl image from the Star of Light stamp set and Crumb Cake ink and randomly stamp around the sentiment.
  3. Adhere the stamped piece of Whisper White card stock to the 5 3/8” x 4 1/8” piece of Basic Black card stock and layer those onto the Crumb Cake card base.  Set aside.
  4. Stamp the snowman image from the Christmas Magic stamp set in the center of the 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” piece of Whisper White card stock.
  5. Using the Blender Pen and stamp pads listed, color the following: snowman’s nose with Pumpkin Pie ink, his gloves and scarf with Cherry Cobbler Ink and his hat band and holly berries and the holly leaves with Garden Green ink.
  6. Use the Wink of Stella-Clear to add sparkly highlights to the snowman and swirly stars as shown.
  7. Punch one end of the piece of Designer Series Paper from the Warmth and Cheer Paper Stack using the Banner Triple Punch to create the “flagged” end of the banner.
  8. Adhere banner as shown to the Whisper White panel as shown.
  9. Next, layer the snowman image piece to the Basic Black and Crumb Cake card stock squares that coordinate with it.
  10. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the snowman panel to the cards.
Christmas Magic (Holiday catalog, page 22)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I know this week is going to be a REALLY BUSY week for many of us!  Try to relax, breathe enjoy the season!

~Today's Thought~

Friday, December 16, 2016

Softly Falling Jar of Cheer

Good Morning crafty friends!  Happy Friday!  I'm so EXCITED that it is FINALLY Friday and I get to have my kiddos home for TWO WEEKS!!! We're gonna start our baking tomorrow!  I love this time with my children!  It's so fun!  My two youngest kids are still at home and they started their own tradition a couple of years ago of making gingerbread cookies together. They do this all on their own...it's really fun to watch them working together and loving each other...and YES...making a mess together!! I"ll share photos later!

I have a Christmas card to share with you today...OF COURSE!  Hope you find some inspiration!
I used this card for a Facebook Hop a couple weeks ago, but never shared it on my blog!  I love its simplicity! 

First, I stamped the Christmas tree image in Pear Pizzazz using the Jar of Cheer stamp set. The sentiment is stamped in Real Red with the Hang Your Stocking stamp set.  After stamping, I embossed the stamped piece of cardstock and the card base at the same time using the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I embossed them together so the snowflakes would line up perfectly! I covered the bottom of the cardstock with another piece of cardstock so that the sentiment was not embossed (this might have to be a future video...hard to explain). I added some linen thread to creat a rustic or country look! I REALLY love this card! This might be one you get in the mail if you are a customer of mine...be on the lookout!

Well...that's it for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!! I so enjoy sharing what I love!

ENJOY your weekend!  It's a BEAUTIFUL, crisp and clear morning here with no rain for a few days! I LOVE the rain and we need it so badly, but I sure love it when some sunshine is sprinkled in!

~Today's Thought~

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Throw Back Thursday - Hershey Nugget Snoman

Hey there friends! I had a FUN workshop yesterday...such a GREAT group of ladies! They are so forgiving and kind! First, I forgot my black pieces of cardstock for one of the layers on a card...then I had a FULL BLOWN HOT FLASH! They forgive my mess ups...laugh with me as sweat drips from my brow...and they make teaching my classes FUN!! LOVE YOU LADIES!!

Well..it's my first Throwback Thursday and I've chosen a snowman project!! Not my Curvy Keepsake snowman that I had so many requests for that I made my first of only two tutorials (hopefully, as I get more organized, I'll add more). One of the gals at my class yesterday said to me...remember that snowman with the nuggets that you made...I want to learn how to make that again...SOOOO, in honor of Linda...here is my Throwback Thursday!!!

Last year my daughter and I made THIRTY of these to give to her classmates for Christmas! It was such a FUN project to do with her and all the kids LOVED it!

This was created with the Snow Place stamp set and the Snow Friends framelits from 2015's Holiday catalog, address labels, and Hershey Nuggets! You'll also need some glimmer and bling!  

Here are the measurements to create the box. Once you have it all put together, stamp your images on the center of your address labels (stamp while they are still on the sheet...so much easier...ask me how I know!!) and then wrap them around the Hershey Nuggets. Decorate however you'd like your snowman to look...a top hat, a beanie...your creativity is the limit! 

This is how my daughter and I packaged them last year. We had to cut our cellophane bags to fit. This years 2" X 8" cellophane bags are the PERFECT bag to wrap them in!  Tie them with a bow...staple them with a tag...again, your creativity is the limit! 

If you don't have this stamp set, you can draw the face on and use REAL buttons...that would be SO CUTE!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a WONDERFUL day!  I hope you find time to get out there and create during this BUSY time of year! 

~Today's Thought~

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Cable Knit Beanie and Treat Box

Hello friends! Well...I'm headed down the mountain for my workshop today, but before I leave, I wanted to share one of the projects we will be making!

A gal in the class sent me a pin from Pinterest of a really cute beanie card...I wanted to incorporate it into my class, but wanted it to be my own too.  So here it is!  I cut an oval using the Layering Ovals framelits  and cut the bottom off to create the beanie shape.  Next, I ran it through my Big Shot using the Cable Knit embossing folder.  I added a back (I'm going to show you how in one of my first videos) to make it a small card.  I used Red Glimmer paper and the Holly Berry punch for the bow on top and I tied a Mini Jingle Bell around the bow using Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine.  The bottom is trimmed with Whisper White Mini Pompom trim. 

The cute Clear Tiny Treat Box is filled with Peppermint Kisses and tied with Real Red 3/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon.  A perfect combination!

Here is my inspiration!  Thanks Sandy for sending it to me!!! Isn't it cute?!?!

Well that's it for today!  I'll be back tomorrow with my first Throwback Thursday.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a TERRIFIC day!

~Today's Thought~

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Teach Me Tuesdays!!!

Hi everyone! I'm getting ready to start my TEACHING videos for TEACH ME TUESDAYS on my blog!  I'll be starting these videos mid January! I would love to have comments from you on what you might like to see...so put on your thinkin' caps and comment below or email me!  

  Teach Me Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll share what you are interested in learning, or what you've ALWAYS wanted to try, but didn't know where to start...I sure do look forward to hearing from you!

~Today's Thought~

Monday, December 12, 2016

"Make-It Monday" Jolly Friends

Good Morning and Happy Monday! I hope you had a FABULOUS weekend! Are you ready for Christmas....getting close? I don't even know whose coming to Christmas dinner! My PLAN...prepare for everyone to come and if they don't all make it, I'll have lots of leftovers! WORKS FOR ME!!

I've decided I'm going to get organized at my blogging...starting today!  So on Monday's, I'm gonna share a "Make-It Monday".  I also want to start making videos so my plan is to start a "Teach Me Tuesday" where I will have a video of a technique or a how to. That will be coming in January. I'm also going to incorporate a Throw-Back Thursday...to showcase some of my favorite, or more popular creations. I hope you like this idea...I think it will help me get my blogging done every week and you will have lots more ideas to inspire you! 

If you get my emails, you'll still get the "Make-It Monday" emailed to you along with any Stampin' Up! specials or specials of my own, that are going on that week...so be sure to sign up for my emails!  

"Make-It Monday": Jolly Friends card created with Stampin' Up! products
All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!® 

Image & page number of the full stamp set shown below the project instructions.


  • Stamp Sets: Jolly Friends (P: 142112) & Snow Place (P: 139738)
  • Inks: Archival Black (140931), Crumb Cake (126975), Versamark (102283)
  • Paper: Basic Black (121045), Crumb Cake (120953), Sahara Sand (121043), Real Red (102482)
  • Other: Star Framelits Dies (133723), Paper Snips (103579), Sponge Daubers (133773), Gold Metallic Thread (138401), Festive Embossing Folder (141471), Fast Fuse (129026), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
  • Card Base in Basic Black: 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”
  • Crumb Cake Mat: 3-5/8” x 4-7/8”
  • Basic Black Mat: 3-5/16” x 4-9/16”
  • Sahara Sand Mat: 3¼ x 4½


  1. Stamp images onto a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock using Black Archival Ink. Cut it out and sponge the edges using Crumb Cake ink and a sponge dauber. Set Aside.
  2. Stamp the stars from Jolly Friends onto the Sahara Sand mat using Versamark ink. Then stamp the sentiment from Snow Place at the bottom in Archival Basic Black ink.
  3. Using the Stars Framelits Dies cut a star out of Real Red Cardstock. Then emboss the star using the Festive Embossing Folder.
  4. Using Fast Fuse adhere the Crumb Cake mat to the card base.
  5. Using Fast Fuse adhere the Sahara Sand mat to the Basic Black mat.
  6. Use Dimensionals to adhere the Basic Black/Sahara Sand piece on top of the Crumb Cake mat on the card base.
  7. Put Dimensionals on the back of the Moose. Coil Gold Metallic thread around your fingers and place it on the star. Adhere the Moose onto the star using it to hold the Gold thread in place.
  8. Adhere the Star/Moose to the card using Dimensionals.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a TERRIFIC DAY! Let me know what you think about the changes I'm making...even if you think it's a BAD idea! I need feedback!

~Today's Thought~

Friday, December 9, 2016


Oh my...it's been a week since I've blogged!  I've been so busy with my mom's stuff, doctors appointments, work, classes....I hope to be back at it on Monday!

Today...I wanted to get you excited though...my box came Wednesday night!!!

You are gonna LOVE this catalog!! 
Please contact me if you are not in one of my groups and I will send you one!!!

Enjoy your weekend!!

~Today's Thought~

Friday, December 2, 2016

Candy Cane Lane Gift Bag

Hello friends! I can't believe it's December already! This year has gone by WAY TO FAST and I only have two Christmas presents purchased (one I can't remember where I hid it because I got it two months ago...YIKES)! How's your December going???  Well...I've decided I'm NOT going to STRESS...I'm going to ENJOY!!!

Today I'm gonna share one last project from my November workshops.  I made this for a Facebook Hop in October, but forgot to share it on my blog and the Christmas version is so cute I had to share it!

To make this cute gift you'll need your FAVORITE designer paper. I chose Candy Can Lane from the Holiday Catalog. Cut a 3 1/2" x 12" piece of paper and score it at 5 1/4", 6 1/4" and 11 1/2". Cut a shape in the bottom half using framilts or a punch (I used the Layering Circles Framelits). Fold at the score lines. Fill 3" X 6" Gusseted Cellophane Bag (item 141704) with your gift or candy. I used Puff Peppermints to match the designer paper. Finally staple it into the designer paper so it shows through your opening.  I added some ribbon to the top and some Bakers Twine on the side with a Glimmer star that I cut using the Starlight Thinlit dies. 

These come together so quickly and are a FUN gift!  I hope you'll give this project a try! Post a photo in the comments if you do!!

Well....thanks BUNCHES for stopping by today! I hope you have a FANTASTIC weekend! I hope that our family gets to go Christmas tree hunting and I get to start decorating! 

Don't forget about the CLOSEOUT sales that are going on NOW! I need to go shopping too!

~Today's Thought~

Seaside Wishes Tutorial

Hey there crafty friends!  YAY!!! It's Friday and I'm super excited to be taking off to the California North Coast for the weekend! ...