Friday, 23 September 2022

Flash Special!

With fall finally officially here, it’s time for a Flash Special to help get your holiday crafting on! 

Get up to 4 stacks of FREE paper with orders or class registrations placed thru 28 September! Here are the deets:


Why not register for a holiday crafting class (now booking for November) and get your freebies? Choose from:

Love a sale? Don’t miss the last instalment of Weekly Deals! Valid just until the end of 28 September. Here are all the great buys:


If you place an order with me, you'll receive a FREE handmade card of the month (this month features the Painted Pheasant stamp set). And I'm pleased to offer a September tutorial bundle featuring the Cheerful Basket Bundle for orders of $70+ when you use host code RJXPKGJ6. (Note: Cheerful Basket is currently out of stock but expected to be back in the coming week.)

Interested in a 20% discount on future orders plus being part of a worldwide crafting community? I warmly invite you to join my Creative Cafe Team. Click here for more info.

I'd love it if you'd follow my blog and share the posts with friends, too:

Thanks so much for being part of my crafting community, friends - and I'd love it if you'd tell me in the comments what paper-crafting projects you're working on. I wish you a wonderfully crafty weekend!

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Cheerful Basket Crafty Card

Which crafty friends have been a support to you?

I've received so much encouragement from the paper-crafting community over the years, starting with small group gatherings among friends in rural Saskatchewan and urban Toronto. At large paper-crafting conventions across Canada, I've found the crafters to be just as enthusiastic - and I've met fantastic people who have become forever friends. 

And I appreciate so much the wonderfully thoughtful and creative members of my very own team, Creative Cafe. We have a fabulous time across the miles, all the way from southern Alberta to Labrador! I warmly invite you to join us, and enjoy a 20% discount on future orders, plus lots of monthly crafting opportunities! (No selling required.) Read more deets on joining us here

Today's card is dedicated to all those crafty friends who have helped and made us laugh along the way:


This appreciation card features the Cheerful Basket Stamp Set, Full Basket Dies, and Lovely in Linen DSP (Designer Series Paper). The Pale Papaya card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and the white panel is 4" x 5 1/4". For the embossing, I used a Sweet Sorbet 1 3/4" x 5" panel, then attached it to a 2" x 5" Lovely in Linen panel, before adding a 1/2" x 5" Lovely in Linen scrap to conceal the seam. To see how to make this card, check out my Facebook Live replay.

For a full supply list you can add to your shopping cart with a single click and edit as needed, click here.

If you place an order with me, you'll receive a FREE handmade card of the month (this month features the Painted Pheasant stamp set). And I'm pleased to offer September specials for orders of $50+ when you use host code RJXPKGJ6

And I warmly invite you to follow my blog:


Thanks so much for stopping by, friends! Let's continue to support each other through our crafting. Who might we encourage today?

Monday, 19 September 2022

Apple Harvest Card

Have you tasted any fresh apples yet this year? We had our first ones this weekend, collecting apples from the trees in our back yard. Then we made an apple crisp - which was a delightful mix of bold apple tartness and sweet brown sugar. Mmm!

And so today's card is all about apples. It features the ap-pealing (pardon the pun!) Apple Harvest stamp set and Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes. They come in a pack of 20 and even include a nifty storage box! Here's my card:


To make this card, follow these steps:

  1. Cut out a circle from Basic White Cardstock using the Stylish Shapes Dies.
  2. With the same dies, cut out a label from Granny Apple Green Cardstock.
  3. Stamp an apple onto the white circle in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Then colour it with Stampin' Blends: Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green & Soft Suede.
  4. Stamp sentiment onto Granny Apple Green label.
  5. Fold a Kraft Note Card and burnish with bone folder.
  6. Adhere a 1 1/4" x 5" piece of Celebrate Everything DSP to a 1 1/2" x 5" piece of Shaded Spruce Cardstock with Stampin' Seal. Add them to the note card, also with Stampin' Seal. 
  7. Attach the label to the back of the apple circle with a Mini Glue Dot, then add both pieces to note card with dimensionals.
  8. Add Classic Matte Dots as desired.

For a full supply list you can add to your shopping cart with a single click and edit as needed, click here.

If you place an order with me, you'll receive a FREE handmade card of the month (this month features the Painted Pheasant stamp set). And I'm pleased to offer September specials for orders of $50+ when you use host code RJXPKGJ6

And I warmly invite you to follow my blog:


 

Thanks so much for joining me today! And have a wonderful, crafty day.

Sunday, 18 September 2022

Have a Cuppa - Tea Boutique Card

It's a cool, rainy day here in St.Stephen. What better time for a warm cuppa? 

I went with hot chocolate and marshmallows in my Toronto Zoo mug, designed and painted by a resident penguin! Here it is:


Today's card, along the theme of a cuppa, features the Tea Boutique Suite Collection. For a full supply list, click here. The list can be added to your shopping cart with a single click and edited as desired. 


Here's how to make the card:

1. I started with an Orchid Oasis Tea Boutique card and envelope. 
2. Then I adhered a 3" x 5 1/2" Tea Boutique DSP panel to a 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" Basic White panel to create a card mat.  
3. Next I wrapped a length of 1 1/2" Metallic Mesh Ribbon around the card mat, securing it on the back with Stampin' Seal and tying a knot on the front. 
4. I cut two circles in Orchid Oasis and Fresh Freesia with Stylish Shapes Dies. 
5. Using the Cup Of Tea Stamp Set, I stamped the sentiment onto the Fresh Freesia circle with Starry Sky ink. 
6. I added the circles to the card mat with Dimensionals, then attached the card mat to the card base with Stampin' Seal.

Need supplies? If you're in Canada, I'd love it if you'd come and shop with me! Orders of $50+ are eligible for this month's specials, using host code RJXPKGJ6. Click here to shop now, with host code already in the link!

Interested in a 20% discount on future orders plus being part of a worldwide crafting community? I warmly invite you to join my Creative Cafe Team. Click here for more info.

I hope you enjoyed both the penguin's artwork and mine. (I wonder who is the better artist??) Have a wonderful, crafty day - and you're warmly invited to follow my blog. Just click the link below!


 

Saturday, 17 September 2022

Giveaway Time!

 To celebrate the launch of my blog, I'm offering a giveaway! 

Enter for your chance to win a packet of four cherry-themed thank you cards to make. No stamping is required - just glue! So it's perfect for beginners and avid crafters alike.

Check out the card below: 


To make the card at home, click here for a full supply list that you can add to your shopping cart and then edit with a single click

The Basic White Notecard is 3 1/2" x 5", the Real Red Cardstock panel is 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" and the Gingham Cottage DSP panel is a 2 3/4" square. To make the die cuts, I used the Cherry Builder Punch for the cherry, plus the Amazing Thanks Dies and Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine for the word and word background.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this page of my blog, telling me:
1. what kinds of posts you enjoy seeing on a crafting blog
2. your favourite cherry dessert (or other dish)

The giveaway closes at 11:59 pm Atlantic on Sunday 25 September. I'll announce the randomly generated winner here on my blog on Monday 26 September.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! Please subscribe here so you won't miss a future post:



 
 




Friday, 16 September 2022

Abigail Rose Hoodie & Card

With the crisp morning air today, I wore my new Stampin' Up!® hoodie for the first time. It's so warm and cozy!

By the way, did you know that a hoodie is called a bunny hug in Saskatchewan? We learned the term while living there for several years. Who wouldn't want to wear a bunny hug? It just makes me smile.



The sweatshirts are available in sizes S thru 3XL, and the website gives fabric measurements to help with sizing. The floral pattern comes from the Abigail Rose Suite, and I love the coordinating paper. Maybe now I'll be a walking card, ha!

To purchase your own sweatshirt, click here.

I'd like to share a card with you that's made with the beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP for short) from the Abigail Rose Suite. 

For this card, I went with a shabby chic style, with an underlying Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Basic White colour scheme. Then I spiced it up with a dash of the Petal Pink 3/8" Soft Polyester Ribbon. It's one of my faves, with its super-soft texture that lends itself to easy tying. An additional bit of bling and coordinating colour comes from the words cut with the Amazing Thanks Dies from Gold & Rose Gold 6"x6" Metallic Specialty Paper



The structure of the card itself is very simple and could be used with a variety of colours and DSPs. Here's how I built the card:

1. I first cut five 3/4" x 5" strips of Abigail Rose DSP and glued them to a 3 3/4" x 5" Basic White Cardstock panel. 

2. Then I adhered my panel to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Early Espresso Cardstock and wrapped the ribbon around it, securing it on the back with Mini Glue Dots and adding a knot on the front of the card mat I'd created.

3. Next I cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Crumb Cake card base, scored it, then burnished with a bone folder, before adding the card mat to it with dimensionals.

4. Finally, I used the Amazing Thanks Dies to cut word backgrounds from Early Espresso and the words themselves from Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper, glued them together, and added them to the card with Mini Dimensionals.

Check out my Facebook Live demo of this card to see exactly how I put it together. And you can find my supply list here, which can be added to your shopping cart with one click and edited as needed.

Have a wonderful weekend and keep on creating, friends!

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Nothing's Better Than...Coffee and a Stamp Sale!

With all the activity of new September routines, I'm particularly thankful for my morning coffee! It's my kick-start to the day and my ultimate comfort beverage. What's yours, friends?

Here's my homage to coffee, made with the (very appropriately titled!) Nothing's Better Than stamp set. I wanted to create a Mid-Century Modern vibe, so I chose a colour palette of Early Espresso, Coastal Cabana, and Flirty Flamingo.

Ce jeu d'estampes est également disponible en français: Rien de Meilleur

A full list of supplies that can be added to your shopping cart with a single click and then edited as needed is available here.


Great news! You can satisfy your coffee craving and get this stamp set - plus loads of others - at a 15% discount! Today only, there's a 24-Hour Stamp Sale on many stamps from the Annual Catalogue. 



When you go for your coffee & retail therapy, you can also earn September promos when you use host code RJXPKGJ6:
Enjoy your go-to crafting beverage, and I'd love to see what YOU create with the Nothing's Better Than set!
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Flash Special!

With fall finally officially here, it’s time for a Flash Special to help get your holiday crafting on!  Get up to 4 stacks of FREE paper w...