10xsmillion… is an amazing chocolate from Russell Stover!  OH!!   I have only eaten one.  I did share with my man.  Did NOT share with the kids, yet.  Here’s a little box I designed when I found myself the owners of this amazing chocolate.  Of course, I bought a box of them (36!) and I was NOT going to eat them all.  Although, I was tempted.  There is nothing too special about the box as far as making it is concerned.

Last year, I had a customer ask me for “Thank You” Christmas gifts for the craft fair.  I made a few gum wrappers with Thank You on them.  However, this was my real answer to her request.  I am not sure if she came and shopped with me at the craft fair this year or not.  I did sell some of these beauties!

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Chocolate…. YES, please!

ghirabagThis little beauty came from the mastermind of one of my downline.  Rebecca and I have been working together for the past 3 weeks and I can say that it’s been the three best weeks.  She’s been invaluable to me.  At any rate, I have a template for a chocolate box that I had used for years.  One thing that I have noticed, people don’t usually by it.  They didn’t realize what was inside.  Rebecca said, “well, what if we put in cello bag.”  Remember, I am a hoarder and I found Stampin’ Up!’s old small cello bags.  Enough for this project anyway!  Sooooo, the hardest part of this project was to find a “topper” for the bag.  But, I managed!

I used an oval thinlet, embossed it with the Cable Knit Impressions folder and made a cute tag!  Rebecca added the googly eyes (non-Stampin’ Up!) from her stash and the rest, as they say, is history!

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Impatient… There’s always tomorrow

nuggetsWell, my light tent came in…. and… well, I put it together wrong.  Of course, my man came to the rescue and after 10 minutes or so, got it to …. well… figured out that the top was the bottom and the bottom was the top…. LOL  Anyway… I am going to try a few tips my niece gave me and see how that goes too!  Hopefully the pictures will be better.

These adorable nugget stacks are always a big hit at the craft fair.  I don’t exactly charge what I should for my goodies.  So, they sell like hot cakes!

There is a mix of retired stamp set and ribbon… plus current.  The current product will have links to my Stampin’ Up! website.

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Special design

So last week (or was it longer?), I mentioned that I did a custom job for one of the referrals that I got.  I wanted to show you that project.


While this isn’t the finished product, this is pretty darn close.  This is a hot cocoa card.  The peppermint stick is stuck on the side and when you open it….


… there is a packet of hot cocoa on the inside!  Now, this card went viral with my referral ladies.  All three ordered some.  A grand total of 145 of them!!  WOW!!  I’ve been cutting a LOT of paper lately!!

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3D card?

I am really not sure what to call this project!  It’s a cross between a card and a 3D item.  I wanted to say that I am sorry I haven’t been posting much.  Preparing for a craft fair can be a LOT of work (what do I mean by can?  Ok… I mean it IS a lot of work).  I love it though!!  Anyway, I saw something on Pinterest and made it my own.  The reason why I say I made it my own is that I am VERY sure that the crafter that created her project didn’t use this tool to make it:


This is a sheet metal rivet gun.  It can create any size hole you want as it has a separate tool box with different hole punches and setters (for the rivets)!  Think of it like a Crop-A-Dile with a longer reach!  Where did I get this beauty?  My father-in-law gave this to me a long time ago.  He was a sheet metal mechanic.  I mentioned to him that I needed to punch holes (this must have been before Stampin’ Up! had their Crop-A-Dile) through layers of paper.  He hands me this rivet gun!  I must admit, I didn’t use it much since Stampin’ Up! came out with the Crop-A-Dile – a tool they no longer sell.  However, this particular project needs a LONGER reach.

Are you ready to see what I have been working on??  Have I chattered long enough??  *giggle* Ok ok… here it is!


I think this is a great gift for any coffee lover.  It serves two purposes.  Give them what they want – COFFEE!!  (Can you tell I am a coffee lover?) And send them some Christmas greetings!!

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I’m still crafting!

I bet you thought I disappeared huh?  Well, after visiting family for a week, I’ve been prepping for a surprise for my kids.  Here is a project I am working on today. It happens to coincide with Stampin’ Up!’s weekly sale on the Dress Up Framelits and uses a NEW stamp set Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set!!

This adorable dress is covering a lip balm box.  The box was not my own creation (and honestly putting the dress on the front wasn’t either).  However, when I thought about doing this for craft fairs, I knew I wanted a Christmas dress to cover the lip balm.  Then I thought about Mrs. Claus!  What would she wear?? Well she would GLIMMER!!!  hehe!


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One down, 29 to go.

Craft fair season can be a very long process.  I have been diligently working since what, late August, trying to get ready.  Here is a cute project that I didn’t design but CASE’d.  It’s super simple (except when you are making 30 of them to start).  A few punches, scrap paper, ribbon, and pretzel bags.  One thing I love about craft fairs is getting rid of a LOT of scrap paper!!  I also used some retired stamp sets, paper and punches.  Each scallop circle punch is covering a peppermint patty (sorry Lorinda, they are fresh!).  Word of caution:  The hardest part of this project is getting the mints into the bag!  They fit a little too perfectly and it’s a pain to get them in the bag!


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Retired Product used:  Punch Pals Stamp Set, Bashful Blue Paper (can easily substitute Soft Sky 8 1/2 x 11 Card Stock), Bashful Blue 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Bashful Blue Ink Pad (you can easily substitute Soft Sky Ink Pad) and the small Tag Punch.