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,


Friday, June 16, 2017

New to Card Making?

Are you new to card making?  Confused with where to start? 

Stampin' Up! has several ways to get started.  If you would like to learn or just want to play, I suggest you give our Paper Pumpkin kits a try.

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project. With Paper Pumpkin, you'll save time and money while you build a collection of crafting supplies. 


Every month you'll receive a unique stamp set with an ink spot (that won't repeat a color in a 12-month period). In no time at all, you'll have a variety of stamps and ink to use on other projects. In addition, your first kit includes a free clear stamping block that you'll use every month.

We’ll surprise you with projects like cards, gift packaging, home d├ęcor, and more for just $19.95 a month (shipping included). Talk about happy mail!

Sign up before the 10th of July to receive July's kit.  Once you're a subscriber, you can select whether you want to continue receiving them or cancel your subscription.  
If you would like to try a Paper Pumpkin kit before subscribing, come out to Desiree's Craftroom at the Branson Mill Craft Village and we'll take one out and play with it!  
Contact me if you have any questions!

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Purse Style Gift Card Holders

While teaching a class with some visitors, I prepared a bunch of retired Designer Series Papers to make my purses.  These are cute, quick to make (once you get the fold down!) and can be used for so many holidays!

I also make these at Christmas time to hang on the Christmas tree for the gift cards or cash.  I put a little hang tag on the handle so you can write the person's name on it, too.

Here are some purses I completed after my class:

If you've taken one of my classes, or chatted with me in my store, I've made a bunch of suggestions.  Now what types of things would you suggest to put in these besides a gift card or cash? Most unique suggestion will win a prize!  

Happy Crafting,


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Lovely Friends

Today's share is a card I designed for our card class on Saturday, June 17th.  I hope you can join us for some fun; we'll be making four cards.  Class starts at 1 pm.

I used the new stamp set, Lovely Friends.  Who wouldn't love to receive this card?  I love Sweet Sugarplum as well for spring/summer cards.

See you on Saturday!

Happy Crafting,


Monday, June 5, 2017

Rainy Day = Craft Day

I don't know about you, but when it's dreary, I like to craft.  

I'll be at Desiree's Craftroom today, from 9-3. Stop in on this dreary day and craft with me! No reservation needed. I have 10 cards cut and ready to go as well as some of June's card class supplies cut and ready to go.

Here are three cards to choose from today!

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, June 3, 2017

New Catalog Update


Stampin' Up! has a special going on right now -- this started June 1st and is good through June 30th!  Place a product order of $350 or more (before shipping and tax) and get $35 in BONUS FREE STAMPIN’ REWARDS!  

Here is the link to get your Wish List form so you can start writing down all the MUST haves!  

I'll be sharing videos Stampin' Up! staff made showcasing our new product.  Hopefully this weekend I'll be able to get my schedule up for classes!

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

New Catalog!

Today is the "opening" day of our new catalog.  If you haven't seen one, but would like one for FREE, place a $50 or more order with me and I'll give you one!  Don't want to place an order?  I have catalogs available in my store, Desiree's Craftroom, located inside the Branson Mill, 3300 N. Gretna Road.  

I've updated the links here on my page, so click on the new catalog and you can have a downloaded copy until you get your own.  For the next few days, I'll be busy with playing with our new products and hope to have my June schedule on line.  

Be sure to contact me if you have any questions on your supplies, the new catalog, or when to schedule a class!

Happy Crafting,


Mint Tin Scrapbooking Class

Last week, I also held a Mint Tin Scrapbooking Class.  

I based my tin around Father's Day.  I used my Mini Alphabet framelits for the cover and inside. I used Soft Suede Cardstock and designer series papers to cover the tin and to embellish the inside. 

Here is the tin that I upcycled for our class.

Mint Tins vary in sizes, so be sure to measure twice and cut once.  If in doubt, I usually cut a little larger so I can cut away in lieu of wasting a smaller cut piece.  

Be sure to let me know when YOU would like to come in for a Mint Tin Scrapbooking class.  I'll be publishing June's schedule soon! 

Happy Crafting!