Friday, October 13, 2017

Cone Ornaments

My Cone Wreaths that I posted a little while back were a hit!  So I had this idea to make these into ornaments.  I've done these a long time ago, so wanted to refresh the ornament.

I was sitting in the doctor's office, curling 3 inch and 2 inch squares.  For those wondering what I was doing, here is the finished products.  I used Stampin' Up! papers, the new Foil Snowflakes, and some of my favorite stamp sets.  





Here are the 2" ornaments done both ways:



If you would like to learn how to make these, contact me to schedule a class.  In this class, I would have you make two ornaments -- one with cones towards you and one with cones reversed.  I like both ways and hope you do too!

Happy Crafting,

Desiree'

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Need Christmas Cards?

Today's share is a card I made last year but added some "bling" to it.  As you may recall, I made this card and offered it as a class.  Well, I have lots of supplies still cut so I'm offering you the opportunity to come in at your leisure and make some cards! 


Each card can be different by switching out the papers and/or ornaments.  You will be able to use my Big Shot and Ornament dies to embellish your cards.  If you want more bling, you can even add rhinestones or pearls to each center ornament!



I like to do classes after lunch, so anytime after 1 PM - provided I don't have a class scheduled (check my Upcoming Events tab), you are welcome to come in and make these cards.   Each card will be $2.50.  You decide how many you want to make.

Happy Crafting,

Desiree'

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Season of Style Paper Pumpkin


Just a reminder that you need to sign up by 11:50 pm (MT) tonight if you would like to receive October's Paper Pumpkin kit.  

If you attended my World Card Making day, we talked about what comes with your Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I also showed you some items that I have made using the various kits.  

If you missed out, stop in today at my store, Desiree's Craftroom, located inside the Branson Mill Craft Village and see the September Paper Pumpkin kit in person.  

I won't get my kit until the 18th of October, but I do love surprises and am excited to get mine.  Do you have your Christmas crafts/cards all done?  If not, you may want to consider getting these cute Paper Pumpkin kits in October and November!  If you already have your cards done, you may want to get a head start on next year's ideas!!
Simply click on this link, paperpumpkin.com. and enroll before it's too late!
Happy Crafting,

Desiree'

Monday, October 9, 2017

Two More Days!

We only have two more days to take advantage of Stampin' Up! stamp sale.  In case you forgot or missed the post, here are the stamp sets that are on sale.





Remember, though, if you want the coordinating dies/punches, you will save even more money by ordering the bundles!

I'm sorry to report that Fast Fuse is not available.  We had such a resounding response to this sale, that Stampin' Up ran out of a 2 year supply in five days.  YES, FIVE days!  Don't worry though, as soon as more comes in, Stampin' Up! will offer this for another FIVE days so we will have the opportunity to purchase for the whole 10-day period.

If you missed out on World Card Making day, don't worry!  I still have a few supplies left.  Just come in and let me know this is what you would like to do.  

Also, I updated my Events tab to include an Explosion Scrapbook class.  If you plan on attending, please RSVP so I have enough supplies cut.  I have a couple of ladies coming in from out of town that want to make one of these.  Come join in the fun!

Happy Crafting,

Desiree'

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy World Card Making Day

What are you doing/making today?  Stop in at Desiree's Craftroom, located inside the Branson Mill Craft Village between 1-3 PM today and you can make this FREE Make and Take card.  



You will learn a little bit about stamping, Paper Pumpkin, and Stampin' Up!

Hope to see you this afternoon!

Happy Crafting,

Desiree'

Friday, October 6, 2017

Make and Take for World Cardmaking Day

Here is the card we'll be making tomorrow on World Cardmaking Day. I used October's Paper Pumpkin kit and Stampin' Up! Whisper White note cards.



Inspiration came from Chic n Scratch and Rogene C. So stop in tomorrow from 1-3 to see what Paper Pumpkin is about and what you can make. I hope to see you tomorrow in Desiree's Craftroom, located inside the Branson Mill Craft Village!

Happy Crafting,

Desiree'

Thursday, October 5, 2017

World Card Making Day



Did you know this Saturday is World Cardmaking Day?  Stop in on Saturday, 1-3 pm, and make a card!  I'll be at the Branson Mill Craft Village, hosting this event.  I will have supplies cut and ready for you to create a card for any occasion.  We'll even leave the inside blank so you can fill it in later!  

Have a special someone who needs a card NOW?  You are welcome to use my different phrase stamp sets to complete your card there on the spot!

What's the cost of this event?  One card is FREE, more than one card will be $2.50 each.  If you need instruction or would like to earn FREE Stampin' Up! product, host a party and I'll create two cards for your guests to create.  Be sure to let your friends know what you are working towards so they will get excited for you!  Any purchases they make earn you points for FREE product!  

Contact me today to schedule a date for your Stampin' Up! party.

Happy Crafting,

Desiree'



Today I'll be working on that card for Saturday so look for pictures soon!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Designer Series Papers - Buy 3 Get one FREE

Stampin' Up! is celebrating World Card Making Day -- one of the many sales going on right now! From October 1-31 when you purchase 3 packs of Designer Series Paper, get the 4th pack free!


Be sure to contact me with any questions!

Happy Crafting,
Desiree'

Thursday, September 28, 2017

October Schedule

October is going to be a very busy month with all the Stampin' Up! specials going on as well as crafting.  I have updated the Upcoming Events tab for October.  I'm pretty flexible with my classes, so if there is something you would like to make, be sure to let me know!



I will be adding these classes to my Stampin' Up! website as well as on Facebook later today.  Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Happy Crafting,

Desiree'



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Stampin' Up! Celebrates Word Card Making Day - Oct 7th!



There is so much to share today! Stampin' Up! is celebrating World Card Making Day with a number of specials. These are on sale from October 1st - October 10th only.



If something you love is on this list, also check out the bundles – Each stamp set on sale is offered in a bundle found in the catalog. If you want the punch or framelits with the stamp set, the bundle is your better deal!
Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These items will help you celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!
Please use my Host Code YGFQB2CH when placing your order on line! Contact me if you have any questions.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for more details on the Designer Series Papers sale!
Happy Crafting,
Desiree'

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Designer Series Paper Sale Starting October 1!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  Back by popular demand, Stampin' Up! is bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. During October, buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!
Stop in at Desiree's Craftroom, located inside the Branson Mill Craft Village, and see some of these gorgeous papers in person!  

Full details coming soon!  In the meantime, look over this chart, get your wish list and catalogs out and see what papers you just can't live without!  


Designer Series Paper Sale Items
CATALOGITEMDESCRIPTIONPRICE
Annual (P. 189)144180Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper$13.00 USD/$17.00 CAD
Annual (P. 189)144137Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 189)144118Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188)144111Be Merry Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188)144163Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188)144155Coffee Break Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188)144185Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188)144110Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187)144168Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack$10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187)144193Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack$10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187)144177Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack$10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Holiday (P. 29)144629Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Holiday (P. 49)144613Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Be sure to contact me with any questions.

Happy Crafting,

Desiree' 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Season of Style



Do you have your Christmas crafts/cards all done?  If not, you may want to consider getting these cute Paper Pumpkin kits in October and November!  If you already have your cards done, you may want to get a head start on next year's ideas!!
To give you more of what you love, during October and November Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects. As a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you will get two coordinating kits.  This means you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, you will have more creative options, and you can get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.
With so much coordinated cuteness on tap, now’s the perfect time to invite them to dive in and subscribe at paperpumpkin.com.
Here is a link to the Stampin' Up! video outlining details.  Warning:  There is no sneak peaks for Paper Pumpkin kits, but you will be delighted.  Remember, we have a Paper Pumpkin page, Paper Pumpkin Fan Club, on Facebook to see a variety of alternate projects as well.  

fine details

  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • To receive October’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Final Ribbon of Courage

Here is the last Ribbon of Courage card I created using the embossed sheets I had stored away. 

The front is layered on black then on the Pink Pirouette.  I used a paper doily and then popped the ribbon up on dimensionals.    


 For the inside, I stamped the sentiment and then cut it out using the Stitched framelits.  The stitched framelits give any card a nice, elegant look!


Happy Crafting,

Desiree'

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ribbon of Courage Revisited

I want to send a big shout out to Doris and Linda for coming in yesterday to craft with me at Desiree's Craftroom located inside the Branson Mill Craft Village!  We had fun making four different gift items.  Photos coming soon!

Today's share is another card made using the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and coordinating dies from Stampin' Up!  

This is an old embossing folder that I had and love how the ribbon fits inside.  To make the card pop, I added the gold foil paper punched out and then popped up with dimensionals.



On the inside, I added a sentiment from the set, but die cut it out using the stitched framelits and then mounting with dimensionals.  These are little ways to make your card pop!  


You can get all your supplies to make these cards from my Stampin' Up! store,  Just remember, though, I did use retired embossing folders to make these cards!  

Happy Crafting,

Desiree'

Monday, September 18, 2017

Squashing It

We're going to step away from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set today, and show you something I've created in Desiree's Craftroom, located inside the Branson Mill Craft Village.  Fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Jane A., shared this on Facebook and I just had to make some.  

Well, the first one I made is gone, so I quickly made some with Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers, ink and stamps!  First picture is the top view of the ornament.



Here is the opened front of the ornament.



And lastly, here is the ornament when it is closed.  


These are so fun to make and so quick!  I've now made two of them while my customers wait -- one sat down with me to learn how to do them while her husband watched!  

If you would like to learn how to make these, I'll be putting a Squash Ornament class on my schedule.  Be looking for this as well as the Moravian Star class coming soon!

Happy Crafting,

Desiree'


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Another Ribbon of Courage

As most of you know, I love layering!  Well, today's post is using Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage stamp set and another retired embossing folder.  Using Melon Mambo ink, I stamped the ribbon and die cut it with the coordinating dies. I also used another stamp set (not sure which one) for the Believe, which I used the stitched framelits to cut out.  I popped both die cuts with dimensionals.


I also layered the inside for a beautiful effect.  



If you see something that I've posted that you would like to make, be sure to contact me so we can have a class!

Happy Crafting,

Desiree'

Friday, September 15, 2017

Ribbon of Courage

I was playing with my embossing folders and had these in my stash so decided to put them to good use.  Yes, these embossing folders are retired, so you will need to substitute the folders for what you have in your stash!

My card base is Pink Pirouette, layered with my whisper white embossed sheet.  On this first card, I used the floral ribbon from Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage stamp set and Melon Mambo ink.  I die cut (yes, it comes in a bundle, so you save 10%) the ribbon and mounted using dimensionals.


For the inside, I used the heart stamp in this set and created a flower.  I did have a little pink in the center so I added a pearl (not shown in the picture!) to the center.  



 I wasn't sure whether I liked this so I went back and added another sentiment from the set and used my Stitched Framelits to cut it out.  This too is popped up on dimensionals.  



Be sure to drop me a note to let me know what you think of this card.  I'll be sharing more with this set tomorrow.


Happy Crafting,

Desiree'




Thursday, September 14, 2017

Music Notes Cone Wreath

I've been meaning to get back to the Cone Wreaths as I've sold most of the ones I had made.  Here are three samples of wreaths that I have on display.  These are made with a variety of product so bare with me.

This first one was made using an old Hymnal that was falling apart.  I cut out 16-18 4" squares for the outer layer and 14-16 3" squares for the inner layer.  I did use the new Merry Music Specialty DSP from Stampin' Up! for the black pieces.



I didn't have my embellishments at work, so I just added an older version of our doilies and finished it off.  

On this second one, I used the same materials, but made it smaller, using 3" squares and 2" squares. I also used the new Foil Snowflakes from Stampin' Up! on this one. 


For this last one, I used just Stampin Up! Music Notes DSP, using 3" squares and 2" squares.  I used the new Foil Snowflakes and die cut Peace out of our Black Glitter Paper.  


I hope you enjoy today's share!

Happy Crafting,

Desiree'

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Honoring Our Veterans

Today's share are some items I'm making for our veterans visiting in Branson. I downloaded the emblems of the five different branches of service as well as the POW emblem. I then printed on white cardstock and added ModPodge after the ink dried. Carefully apply the ModPodge as the ink will still bleed if you're not careful!



This is the old Air Force emblem. I show these with a tealight (electric) in the center once they remove the cup. I also put three pieces of Hershey Nuggets inside the cup so they get a little treat.

Here are the other services that I currently have on display:









Be sure to stop in and see these in person at Desiree's Craftroom, located inside the Branson Mill Craft Village!

Happy Crafting,

Desiree'