Friday, August 18, 2017

Ghirardelli Chocolate Holders

I call these my Two-Tea Bag Holders. BUT, you can also fit two Ghirardelli Chocolate squares in these as well!

Here are the supplies needed to make the Two Tea Bag Holders. 

Cardstock - 9 1/2" x 3 1/4", score at 3 ½, 4 ¼, 7 3/4
DSP 3" x 3 1/4" (and another piece if you want to add to the top) 3 X 2-1/4
Inside DSP 6 1/2" x 7", score 6-1/2 side up at ½, 3 ½; turn, score at 3 ¼ and 3 ¾

These are adorable when put together

Happy Crafting,


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ozark Mountain Stars

I had a customer stop in last year and suggest I make these. These are Moravian Stars, with points on both sides of the star.  Since these were made here in the Ozarks, I'm calling these Ozark Mountain Stars!

Here are some new (to me) ornaments that I created using some retired Stampin' Up! designer series papers. Don't know if you can see, but I do have glitter on these ornaments and they do look so much prettier in person.  

Stop in at the Branson Mill Craft Village to see these in person!  If you fall in love with these like I did, and want to learn how to make them, call me to schedule a class!  

Happy Crafting,


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Gift Boxes

Here are some new K-Cup holders that I created using a fellow demonstrator, France, YouTube video. 

These were very easy to make and are a great way to package a gift. Necklace, earrings, ring, money, K-Cups, etc. The ideas are unlimited! 

Stop in today at the Branson Mill Craft Village and check these out! 

Happy Crafting,


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Envelope Punch Board Crafts

Here are some Coffee Poppers I created for my store located inside the Branson Mill. I usually have enough from my Envelope Punch Board Class, but I was running low! 

I put two instant coffee packets in each popper. 

If you would like to learn more ways to use your Envelope Punch Board, contact me to schedule a class!  These are fun to make and great for Halloween Popper Gifts.

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Happy Crafting,


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Special Order - Stand Up Post It Notes

I have been extremely busy with this special order -- 55 Stand Up Post It Notes! I used retired papers and cardstock as well as any other scrap pieces that I had that were big enough to use! 

These first two are my favorite.

And here are a variety of some of the ones I completed.

I had fun making these and believe each recipient will be pleased with their gift!

Happy Crafting,


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Special!

If you are not familiar with Paper Pumpkin, stop in and see me or give me a call! I have several Paper Pumpkin kits I can show you. We also have a Facebook Page that gives you alternate ideas on how to use the kit!

It's always a surprise when your box comes in the mail. Think of it as a present to yourself each month!

      · Know someone who is interested in Paper Pumpkin but has never clicked the Subscribe button? Someone who is not ready to turn stamping into a full-time hobby, but would love a simple, fun creative experience? 

      . Now is a great time to share this special invitation to join Paper Pumpkin at an amazing introductory rate during our Fall into Savings promotion. If you or your friends subscribe from August 11–September 10, we will deliver September’s (gorgeous!) Paper Pumpkin kit straight to your door, complete with everything you need to make adorable, shareable projects—all for 50% off! Just  sign up using promo code HALFOFF0917 at by September 10.

      · So don’t wait! Start thinking now about friends you know who would love to get September’s kit at an outstanding introductory rate. And shhhh . . . don’t tell them yet. Or maybe you should! They won’t want to miss out on October and November’s kits, either! Think: super cute and VERY festive!

What fun you can have getting together with friends and coming up with different ideas on putting your kit together!

Still not sure?  Stop in and see me at Desiree's Craftroom, located inside the Branson Mill Craft Village!

fine details: fall into savings promotion

· Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.

· To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).

· The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD.

· New subscribers must visit to join.

· Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at to subscribe.

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Workshops to Go

I have prepared material packages for those of you crafters that would prefer to make these in your own home. These "workshops to go" are for those customers who live far from me or just don't have time to come in and craft with me. 

The "Kits" contain all materials which are needed, except stamps, ink and punches, which can be purchased separately. 

My current project is a small gift pouch with four Christmas Gift tags.  The stamps I used are Cookie Cutter Christmas and the coordinating punch, and the Scalloped Tag Punch. All three of these items are available in our current catalog. Don't have a catalog?  Come in and see me -- I will have both the annual and the new Holiday Catalogs (arriving TODAY!) available for you!

Contact me for more information!

Happy Crafting,


Monday, August 7, 2017

Traditional Christmas Colors

What colors do you prefer for Christmas cards?  Traditional, or other?  Which of these four color schemes would you like to see made into cards?

I am currently working on what I call the Ozark Mountain Stars.  These are really beautiful and you need to see them in person to appreciate the "sparkle!"  Come back tomorrow for some pictures of these ornaments!

Be sure to leave me a comment on your favorite Christmas colors!

Happy Crafting,


Friday, August 4, 2017

Gift Card Holders

Today's share are some Top Note (Stampin' Up! die) Gift Card Holders.  These can be made into card fronts, or like I did, made to hang on the Christmas Tree!  

Product Alert:  Top Note Die is RETIRED.   I only have ONE of these for sale.  

I do my die cutting one night and then take all the pieces to the Mill and do my crafting there.  If you'd like to see me put one together, stop in and ask me to demonstrate them!

I do have kits cut and ready to purchase as well as supplies to hold a class.  This is one of those items that you can include in a Four-Item Gift Class, too.

I will be creating a tutorial with photos, but for now, here are the basics:

To make these, you will need Tombow liquid glue, ribbon of some sort (kits have this), stamps, ink, and a hole punch.  

Place liquid glue on your base (cardstock).  I let my Tombow liquid glue dry a little so it doesn't ooze out when I place my paper on the project.  

Once I've placed my paper on the base, I add the trim (included in the kit).  This creates a "lip" for the gift card.  

I then pick my favorite words and stamp on coordinating cardstock (cardstock is included in kits for this).  I then layer my sentiment onto another piece of cardstock.  If you don't have any punches, you can use your paper cutter to trim down your sentiment.  Don't know how to do this?  Ask me!

I pop my layered sentiment on the front, add the "hanger" and I'm done!

Happy Crafting,


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Thursday, August 3, 2017

August Classes

I am going to leave August wide open for you!  Is there any class or item you would like to see crafted in particular?  I will be away from the store Aug 13-15, and Aug 20-22nd. Otherwise, I can demonstrate a project, or teach a class any day from 1-4 pm.  

Of course, I am always crafting, but if there is something in particular that is giving you troubles, come see me!  I'll see if I can help you out.

Stampin' Up! has their new Holiday Catalog coming out September 1st!  I have seen the new items and have my order in.  I'm excited to get new things to play with and update projects in my store!  I haven't received my new stuff yet, but I'll let you know when you can stop in at the store and see them!

For today, here is a birthday card I made using the Happy Birthday die from Stampin' Up!  I also used the new In Color, Lemon Lime Twist along with the coordinating Designer Series Papers, Fresh Florals.  This is a simple card that anyone would love to receive. 

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Christmas Gift Class Today!

Don't forget our Christmas Gift Class today at 1 pm.  Class fee is $19.99 and all supplies (including the chocolates!) are included.  It won't take you 3 hours, but I do have it blocked for 3 hours.  We're making the following crafts:

I also have kits available for sale to purchase these four items.  Come in today and learn how to make these at home for your Christmas gifts!

Happy Crafting,


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Larger Christmas Ornaments

Here are the two larger ornaments I made during our Christmas Ornament Classes.  I do still have a couple of kits left if you want to purchase the kits and make these yourself.  I'm still putting the tutorial together, so bare with me.  

Again, I used non-Stampin' Up! papers (trying to use up some papers before I became a demonstrator!), some tulle (Early Expresso) and retired Stampin' Up! framelits to make these.

I hope you enjoy these as we're going through some hot weather here in Branson.  Thinking and working on Christmas crafts has not helped keep me cool!  But I'm going to keep making Christmas items in preparation for our Christmas rush in September!

Happy Crafting,


Class Reminder

Today's class, from 1-4 PM, at Desiree's Craftroom, located inside the Branson Mill Craft Village, will be these four cute Christmas Tags and holder.  These would make a great gift for that someone special or for yourself!

Be sure to come in and craft with us today!

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Smaller Ornaments

I didn't make it back yesterday, as you can see!  But here is the promised smaller ornament I made during the Christmas Ornament Class.  These are really fun to make, once you get the process down!

I used some non-Stampin' Up! papers because these were single sided papers and you don't see the backside of the paper anyway.  This is another way to use up all the single sided papers you may have.  

I added a gold Stampin' Up! Glimmer snowflake to the center and then added a Merry Christmas banner.

I will be making more of these so if you want to come in and watch, just let me know you're coming so I have some ready to put together!

Happy Crafting,


Monday, July 24, 2017

Did You Know?

I plan a demonstration of some technique or fold each day I'm in Desiree's Craftroom at the Branson Mill.  I usually start at 1 pm.  If I have a class scheduled and no one comes in, I then do a demonstration on what we would have done in class!

Stop in and see what I'm demonstrating today!  If I don't have anything planned, then you can request a demonstration. What is giving you trouble?  A particular style fold or what adhesive to use for which project?  

Let me know and I will answer your questions.  If I don't know the answer, I have litterally thousands of other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators to ask!

Later today I hope to post another one of the Christmas ornaments I made yesterday in our Ornament Class, so come back soon!

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Cards Ready to Make!

If you missed yesterday's Ornament Class, don't worry!  I have another one scheduled for Sunday, the 23rd, from 1-4 pm.

Today I will be busy cutting cardstock and preparing for our Christmas Gift Tag Class later this month.

If you would like to schedule a class, just give me a call or stop in and see me!  I have Christmas Cards all ready so you can start making yours today!  I also have everyday and Birthday cards ready to make.  

Here are some of the cards I have ready for you!

Happy Crafting,


Monday, July 17, 2017

Christmas Ornament Class

I have been super busy with my grandchildren visiting for the last two weeks, that I haven't been posting my event reminders!  Tomorrow, from 1-4, I will be hosting an Ornament Class.  This class is $24.95 and you will be making one ornament, using the Delicate Ornament Dies from Stampin' Up!  

Here are a couple of samples I've made in the past.


You can get as elaborate as you want, adding twine and tulle. You can also stamp images and then die cut.  For this class, we will be using single sided papers that are already die cut for you!

If you have a glue gun, you may want to bring it so we don't have to wait in line for mine!  All other supplies are provided.

I hope you can join me tomorrow!

Happy Crafting,


Friday, June 23, 2017

Soft Sayings Card Kit

How would you like to be able to create cards and have them ready when you need them?  This new kit, Soft Sayings, comes with all the supplies you need to create every day cards.  This kit also includes the Soft Sayings stamp set and a clear block.

Check my Upcoming Events soon to see when we will be playing with this set!

In the meantime, here's Holly, from the Stampin' Up! home office to share with you what you can make with this kit.

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Paper Stacks Vs Designer Series Paper Packs

Do you know the difference in these two types of papers from Stampin' Up!?  The Paper stacks are usually 6 X 6 with 48 sheets.  Our Designer Series Papers are 12 X 12 and come in a package of 12.  Both are double-sided papers unless they are foil or embossed -- then they are only one sided.  Stampin' Up! usually includes 2 sheets of the speciality and the rest of the pack is double sided.  Come out and see me at the Branson Mill Craft Village and I can demonstrate the differences.  

Here is a sample of how I would package the papers.  This is NON-Stampin' Up! papers so they are single sided.  I would provide you with pictures of the other sides as well so you have a better idea of what you are getting in your selection!

I will be putting out some RETIRED Designer Series Papers (DSP) and need your opinion.  Do you want to purchase the complete package of 12 sheets of DSP or would you like me to cut them down to 6X6 and offer them to you at a lesser cost?

Be sure to leave me a comment!

Happy Crafting,


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Spinner Card Kits

I also have some Spinner Card Kits, sometimes called Slider cards, that I will be putting out for sale as well.  Here are the two cards that we did to get the process down.  Each kit comes with cardstock cut to size.  These kits do NOT include the pennies nor the dimensionals to complete the project. 

Again, you will need your own stamps and ink to complete!

Happy Crafting,


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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Water Fall Card Kits

Since holding my Technique Classes, I've still managed to overcut supplies.  Lucky for you!  I've put a few (whatever I had cut) of these together as a kit.  The kit includes all papers, ribbon, brads, and cardstock to complete the project. You provide the stamps and ink to complete!  

I hope you enjoy these kits!

Happy Crafting,


Monday, June 19, 2017


Have you ever been so scatter brained that you were working multiple projects and didn't get to complete as much as you wanted to?  

That's the way I was on Saturday.  Since no one showed up for class, I proceeded to prep some paper towel rolls thinking that I would get three or four books done.  

Hahahaha!  Well, while I was looking for the different supplies, i.e., ribbons, embellishments, and such, I got distracted with the different cards that I had cut.  I then decided I would make some card kits to see if they would sell.

Then I looked at my table and said, "No, you need to finish this scrapbook!"  So I did.  I only took pictures of the book itself, but the kit does come with extra papers, ribbons, and some embellishments to finish.  

I'll include pictures of the other two I still have left so you can see what they include!

Come back tomorrow to see the card kits I've assembled for sale!

Happy Crafting,


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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Paper Crafting Class

REMINDER:  I'm having a crafting class today from 1-4 pm!  Come out and join in the fun on making your own little brag book using paper towel rolls!

Here are some pictures of some I completed:

Happy Crafting,