Friday, September 30, 2016

World Card Making Day SALE!

World Card Making Day is October 1st -- so Stampin' Up! is having a sale!  

From October 1st through the 5th, you can take advantage of the 15-25% discount on the following items:

When placing your order in my On-Line Store, be sure to use Hostess Code: 24ZJGE97. Come back tomorrow for more sales -- Designer Series Papers!!

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Little Boo! Boxes

These little boxes were inspired by Beth McCullough, a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I just love these little boxes.  And they can be designed for any occasion.  And you and your kids can make these in a 2 or 4-item gift class as well!

I used 3 X 1 inch strips of Designer Series Papers to wrap my Hershey Nuggets.  I use one glue dot on one end and adhere to the other end of the paper so the nugget slides out for easy refill!  

Here are some close-ups of each of the boxes.


I hope you will select this as one of your 2- or 4- item gifts in your next class!  

Happy Crafting, 


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Branson Christmas Ornaments

Today's share are some ornaments that I purchased from Michaels and set aside for a rainy day.  I decided to pull these out and start dressing them up!

I used Designer Series Papers (Stampin' Up! double sided paper is fantastic for this project!) and cut them into 1/2 X 12 inch strips.  I then used my bone folder and curled both ends by starting in the middle to curl them.

I then stuffed them into the ornament until I liked how it looked.  I used my Cricut to die-cut my letters because of the size needed for these ornaments.  I also used Window Cling vinyl.  I believe I used the Learning Curve font for these.

I love how these turned out and still have 12 more to dress up. I have five in reds and three more blues to do. I will be selling these here on line as well as in my store, Desiree's Craftroom, at the Branson Mill Craft Village.  If you would like to special order one, I can add any name (depending on length of name) and the year to the ornaments.

Here is an updated picture of the blue ornaments.  I added silver ribbon as a hanger and added the bow.  

I hope you enjoy today's share!

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Reindeer Wraps

I was playing around with colors on these bar wraps. To make these, I used the Owl Builder punch, 1/2 circle punch for the nose, a retired snowflake punch for the antlers, and the eyes are from the Owl Builder Punch as well.

Now, you can just wrap these papers around a Hershey Bar, but I like the crisp lines.  Another advantage to the score lines is that the new owner can cut on these lines and make a bookmark!

Another use for the wraps, depending on how fancy they are, is to place in a frame and hang on your wall!

Which color is your favorite?  

Happy Crafting,


Monday, September 26, 2016

Christmas Hershey Bar Wraps

Here are some Christmas Hershey Bar Wraps I made using the words in the Christams Greetings Thinlits.  Once you learn how to make the bar wraps, your ideas are endless!

 I used retired Designer Series Papers and coordinated my colors from the papers!  


These are limited as I only have one pack of DSP.  They are available in my store at the Branson Mill Craft Village, Desiree's Craftroom; or you can buy them through me right here!

Be sure to let me know which one is your favorite!

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Six Pack, Anyone?

This is a true story!  I made one of these earlier this year and was explaining to a customer that when invited to a party, this could be their six pack.  Her husband walked by and said, "I'm not inviting you to a party!"  

The wife thought it was cute!

I love making these and thought I would make some Christmas ones.  These, too, are something that can be one of the two- or four-item gifts that you can learn in my classes.

Happy Crafting,


Friday, September 23, 2016

Snowman, Anyone?

I spent the last two days making 22 Santa Hershey Bar Wraps and 20 Snowman Hershey Bar Wraps.  These have been selling really well at the Branson Mill Craft Village already so I'm trying to stay on top of it.  

If you would like to purchase these as stocking stuffers, let me know how many you would like.  I also do custom orders so if I don't have what you are looking for, let me know and I'll make a sample for your approval!

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Kits

What is Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up!? 

Think of Paper Pumpkin as your paper fairy godmother(without the white hair). We're your creativity problem-solvers. We design, color, measure, cut it all for you. We've been sweeping away the mundane for 25 years. And, we want to share it all with you. Need paper, ink, accessories? Or just a few fun products?
We have an amazing offer going on right now! First-time subscribers can buy the October kit for regular price and get the November kit FREE! Just use promo code “BOGO” at by October 10th to get your FREE November kit.

Subscribe to the Paper Pumpkin Pinterest board and get different ideas for different kits.  If you are on Facebook, there is also a group here that you can join!  You can subscribe to either of these to check out some of the past kits.  They are not always cards, though.  Sometimes they are three dimensional projects.  Here are a couple of Paper Pumpkin projects I put together through the years.

Remember, this BOGO offer is for first-time subscribers only.  
Happy Crafting,


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Two Tea Bag Holders

Here are a couple of other projects I worked on Saturday while at the Mill.  Unfortunately for you, fortunately for me, one of them has already sold.  I don't remember the retired designer series paper I used on these, but I hope I have some more!

Here is the second one that is still available:

These are also one of the select items that you can choose to make in your two- or four- item gift classes.

These don't have to be just for tea; Ghirardelli chocolates also fit inside these!

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Post It Notes Restocked

Here are some Stand Up Post It Notes that I restocked while I was at the Mill this past weekend.  My time at the Mill has been limited due to my husband being readmitted for surgery, but we're on the mend so I'm crafting at the Mill again!

Again, each of these are for sale whether you buy them from here or from the Branson Mill Craft Village!

If you see something that you would like to learn how to craft, contact me!  I have a variety of classes that I believe I can make work for you!  Some of the classes I offer are:

  • Two Item Gift Class (select items)
  • Four Item Gift Class (select items)
  • Starburst Class
  • 3-D Star Class
  • Paper Towel Roll Scrapbooking Class
  • Christmas Card Class
  • Card Classes
Contact me to schedule your class today!

Happy Crafting,


Monday, September 19, 2016

Looped Paper Ornament

Here is an ornament that I CASEd (Copy and Share Everything) from the Stampin' Up! Artisan team.  I love this idea of using up strips of designer series papers.  I cannot wait to make some more, but first I need to stock up on some other crafts.

I used 3/4 inch by 3 inch strips for this ornament.  I used the 1-1/4 circle punch for the base.  Using Tombow Liquid Glue, I placed seven petals on the circle.  I then put dimesionals on a second circle and stuck it on top of the first layer.  I then added Tombow Liquid glue to the second layer and laid the other seven petals on top.  To finish this off, I added another circle and added the inside of one of our ornament dies using the silver glimmer paper.

If you have stopped in at the Branson Mill Craft Village and shopped in my booth, THANK YOU!  If you would like to learn how to make something that you saw here on my blog, be sure to drop me a line to let me know what craft you would like to do!

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Last Set of Four September Christmas Card Stamp A Stack

Here are the last four cards in the collection of 8 for the September Christmas Card Stamp A Stack. I hope you enjoy looking at these and will come into the Branson Mill Craft Village to make your Christmas cards soon!

Happy Crafting,


Friday, September 16, 2016

September Christmas Card Stamp A Stack Close Ups

Here are four of the eight cards you can choose from for September's Christmas Stamp A Stack.  Choose four different cards and make two of each, or make one of each pattern. You go home with 8 cards and envelops. 

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, September 15, 2016

September Christmas Card Stamp A Stack

I have designed eight cards using  a pack of designer series papers, cardstock, and ornament stamps/framelits.  You can choose to make all 8 cards OR pick 4 cards and make 2 of each for $35.00

We are using the Embellished Ornaments Stamp set with coordinating Delicate Ornament Thinlits to create these cards. We are also using the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Papers for these cards.

I am also showing you a couple of ways to dress up your cards.  We will NOT be dressing up the cards--these are just samples of how to dress them up.

Berries colored with marker and center die cut and adhered.

Yellow pearls added to the ornament.

Come back tomorrow to see a couple of more of these cards that you can choose from!

Happy Crafting,