Saturday, October 31, 2015

Third Card for November Card Class

First, I'd like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween. Hopefully you finished your Halloween treats to hand out today!  Here are a couple that I will be handing out tonight.

Halloween Poppers made using the Envelope Punch Board

Another Envelope Board Pocket Pouch using Haunt Ya Later

Today's card is one that I revamped from two years ago! This was a quick card to make and get out in the mail.  Since I had quite a few pieces left over, I thought we should use them up!  

We're using the new Softly Falling Embossing folder.  I put the raised dots on the backside for a different effect.  Using Ornamental Pines (retired stamp set) and Mossy Meadow ink, I stamped the pine branch and then layered my candles. Lastly, I added the Merry Christmas across the bottom. On the inside, I stamped the words from Ornamental Pines and stamped a little pine cone in the bottom corner.

I hope you enjoy this card.  Remember, my next card class is on November 7th, from 2-5 pm.  Please let me know if you plan on attending so I have enough supplies cut and ready to craft.

Happy Crafting,


Friday, October 30, 2015

Second Card for Classes in November

Today's share is a card I designed because there are many uses for our Envelope Punch Board.  Two of my class attendees have the punch board but haven't really used it. This card was inspired by Catherine Pooler -- she has a great video that shows you how to make a variety of Envelope Punch Board cards with the tabs in various places!

Front of Card with slide off Gold Satin Bow

Inside - Heat Embossed

Hopefully this card will inspire you to pick up your Envelope Punch Board and create some awesome cards and/or crafts. Remember, I also used the Envelope Punch Board to create the poppers I made for Halloween and for the Christmas stocking stuffers!

Be sure to share your creations; I'd love to see them!

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, October 29, 2015

November Card Class

I have the below listed dates scheduled to have card class -- we will be making four different cards with envelopes. I am in the process of designing our cards.  Here is the first card, using the negative image from some die cuts to show you how to make your supplies stretch. Card class is $10 for four cards and envelopes. 

On this card, we're using the negative image from some snowflake ornaments I created earlier. First I ran the silver foil paper through my big shot, using the precision base plate to die cut the Merry out.  I set the words aside.  Then I adhered the negative snowflake on the Night of Navy cardstock and then used dimensionals to pop on the silver foil paper. Instead of a button, I punched a 1/2 inch circle and added it with a dimensional and added a little white twine bow.  This makes this card super easy to mail!

The following dates are my scheduled Card Classes:

November 7th, from 2-5 pm
November 9th from 10-1 pm
November 12th from 6-9 pm

If none of these dates work for you, let me know if you can get a few of your friends together for a 3 hour increment and I would be glad to have a class for your group. 

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Christmas Card Class

I have two dates scheduled for our Annual Christmas Card Class.  November 14th and November 21st, from 10 am to 4 pm. You decide which of the Christmas Cards I have created and how many of each you would like to make. You will be coming to Desiree's Craftroom to make your cards, using all of my supplies.  Cost for the class is dependent on how many cards you wish to make.  Each card will have an envelope that you can decorate as well; each card with envelope will be $2.50.  

Here are the cards that you can choose from:

Christmas Wishes - Inside is blank, but I have plenty of words to select from!

Merry Christmas - White Christmas - inside is blank.

Thinking of You - White Christmas - Inside below

Inside Thinking of You White Christmas Card

Merry Christmas - DSP Trees - inside is blank

Lovely As A Tree Christmas - Blank inside

Lovely As A Tree Christmas - Blank inside

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals are here!  See if there is anything you need at a discounted price!  

Happy Crafting,


Card Buffet Tonight

Tonight is the last night for October Card Buffet.  We have a few masculine cards still on the buffet as well as get well and birthday!

Starting on November 5th, I will be putting some of the cards we made in October on the buffet.  Remember, card buffets are not a class!  If you don't know how to create the card, please don't select it off the buffet. . . I will have some of the Dryer Sheet technique cards on the buffet in November.  

If you haven't checked out my events for November, be sure to do so!  Then scroll for December's events!

I did change up the Christmas Card classes as well.  If you'd like to purchase a kit with the stamp sets, just let me know.  If you prefer to just come and make your cards at Desiree's Craftroom, be sure to contact me so I can have the supplies cut and ready for you to stamp and create your cards!  You will need to pre-pay/pre-order your cards in order for me to have all the supplies ready when you arrive.

Look for the weekly deals later today!

Happy Crafting,

Monday, October 26, 2015

Cape Fair Community Center Craft Fair Update

I had a great time Saturday at the Cape Fair Homemakers Craft Fair.  If you didn't come out to see me, you missed some really good food, friendship, and great selection of Christmas ideas.  

Since I forgot to publish my post on Saturday, here are some pictures of the items I took on Saturday.  First up, my husband thought I needed to have some Christmas card packets, so I made packages of four Christmas cards with envelopes.  

These cards are ones I'm offering the whole month of November for my group of crafters to make.  I picked three of the five to choose from.  

If you'd like to come and make your Christmas cards, let me know which card you'd like to make and how many so I have enough supplies cut for you to get them done in one day!

Here are some of the other things I took.  Some of these will be going up to my booth at Picker's Market when I have my Christmas Sale, so if you haven't gotten all your stocking stuffers, you can chose any of these! 

Santa Post It Notes

Santa Hershey Bar Wraps

Herhsey Nugget Box

Hershey Kisses Pumpkins

Post It notes and/or 3 X 5 Notepad Holder

Halloween Pockets for Candies

Happy Crafting,


Friday, October 23, 2015

Going, Going, Gone!

Today is the last day for Stampin' Up!s 15% off all stamp sets, in both the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog. You can purchase the stamp sets that are listed as a bundle, but you have buy them individually (without the punch or the framelits) to get 15% off.  

If you decide to place an order through my store, be sure to use Hostess Code:  WWSV9AG9. The hostess code is placed in the lower left corner of your cart.  Be sure to also check out the clearance rack and the Weekly Deals.

Just a reminder, I will be in Cape Fair tomorrow from 10-4 for their Community Craft Fair.  If you're in the area, be sure to stop in and say, "Hi."

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Special Request!

Yes, I do special orders/requests.  I received a message from a friend that is like a sister to me.  Jackie and I worked together when I worked at Grand Forks Air Force Base as a Secretary.  Jackie's granddaughter, Jaiden, is turning 12 in December and wants to make her own invitations.

Only request was to use purple and she loves giraffes!

Here's what I came up with - 

Jaiden loves the invitation -- I only hope she loves it as much after she puts 10 of these together!

Punches used:  Small Oval, Owl Builder, Blossom Builder, Bird Builder, Washi Tape, Word Window, Slot, 2,  3/4 and 1/2 inch circle punches.  I used the circle framelits to cut the Soft Suede window to have the giraffe's head pop out.    

Be sure to let me know if you have a special event you need help with!

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Weekly Deals

Before I head out the door this morning, here are this week's deals! This cute Bow Builder Punch we used on a birthday card in January and in our card buffets.  It's not just for Christmas!  You can make multiple designs of bows with this punch and they are super easy to assemble! Also on sale is the silver vellum foil.  We used this on several cards last year and it really brightens up your cards!
Available October 20-October 26 and only while supplies last!

One of the cards we made last year using the Silver Fancy Foil vellum

Happy Crafting,


Special Birthday Card

Today, our grandson, Carter, turns 2.  Daddy told me he is really into Minions, so here is a card I cased from Pinterest for Carter.  This card is late for his birthday, but I don't think Carter will mind me sharing with you!

I used the Owl Builder Punch for the body and all the eyes, feet, and hands.  Also for the bottom of the balloons.  I used the small Oval punch for the balloons.  The Happy Birthday verse is from a retired Stampin' Up! stamp set, Bring on the Cake.  

I hope you enjoy today's card!

happy crafting,


Monday, October 19, 2015

Would This Brighten Your Day?

Well, today is the day that Stampin' Up! is having a 15% off all stamp sets, excluding those that are in a bundle since they are already discounted!  Hopefully you have a Wish List ready because this sale is only good for five days!

If you decide to place an order through my store, be sure to use Hostess Code:  WWSV9AG9. The hostess code is placed in the lower left corner of your cart.  Be sure to also check out the clearance rack and new Weekly Deals on Tuesday!

In the meantime, here is a cute little item I crafted to have as a sample of things I make to hand out to people that I meet. It's super simple to create and would brighten anyone's day -- what do you think?

Closed Tea bag Holder

Happy crafting,


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Homemade Christmas Gifts

If you would like to come to a class to make any of these items, please let me know!  These are items I've made and would love to have a class for you to make your own hand-made Christmas gifts.  

Cocoa Pouch - Pen should be a Peppermint Stick!

Purse style Post It Note Holder

4" star ornament

Angel Ornament

Mini Christmas Coffee Cup

Hershey Nugget Box

Santa Hershey bar Wraps

Santa Curvy Keepsake Boxes

Santa Post It Notes

Curvy Keepsake Tealight

Stand up Post It Note Holder

Purse Gift Card Holder or Candy Holder

Framed Art

Gift Pouch with Gift Tags

Class would be $20-$25 for all four gifts.  I need your help in deciding which four we should make. Send me an email so I can get your vote in!  

Happy crafting,


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Are You Ready?

For Halloween?  Well here are a few pictures of the Halloween treats I've been making for a variety to hand out as well as to sell in my craft fair.  If you see one you'd like to make, let me know and we can have a class!  

If you'd like to have a specific technique demonstrated, let me know what that is and we will include it in one of our classes.

Lastly, I need to know if anyone is interested in having a Christmas Hand Made Gift class.  Come back tomorrow to see what items we can include in a gift class.  

Happy Crafting,