Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pop up box card

So this past weekend I went away for a semi-annual stamp camp weekend coordinated by my upline.  Two whole days of glorious, distraction-free crafting time.  It was especially wondrous for me.  I got a bed all to myself (HEAVEN!) , the ability to stamp images un-smudged (AMAZING!), and all the girl talk I could handle!  I felt so spoiled by the time Sunday rolled around, I didn't want to go home!

Our stamp camp weekend is a fantastic team building experience.  There's usually a workshop or two, great CTMH info from our upline and free time to work on our own projects.  And it's not huge.  We rent a cabin big enough for 8 girls to comfortably spend the weekend in (the cabins have full kitchens and living areas where we clear out the furniture and set up our tables, and there are 4 hotel-style rooms with 2 queen beds, tv's and full bathrooms and mini-kitchens in each room).  We hole up with our Cricuts and paper, watch chick flicks, craft and casually munch all weekend long.

I was asked to do a workshop for the group.  I'm not a scrapbooker, so I always like to find projects to do. 

I first saw this on one of the CTMH facebook pages I'm a part of.  And I fell in love.  How could you not??  It's completely ADORABLE!! So I did what any girl in my situation would do.  I googled it.  And I came across this GREAT tutorial on  It was complete with cutting/scoring instructions and even a little video.  You can follow this link to find the exact tutorial and instructions.  I designed and cut enough paper for the 8 ladies in attendance.  It took me longer to wait on the Cricut to cut out all the dies than it did to cut and score the pieces to put the box together.

Also because it's February (and I love the little foxes), I decided to use the Stamp of the Month.  I used the Cricut to cut out all the images.  Except the foxes.  Those I had to fussy cut.  (The hand cramp couldn't even diminish the joy of being able to do this all in one sitting!)  I used the Lolly Doodle B&T paper and edged it all in Slate ink.  I also edged some of our old White Daisy grosgrain ribbon with Cotton Candy ink before gluing it down. 

I think my little box card turned out to be SO CUTE!!

Don't you?

This was my "Thank You" card to my hubby for keeping the home fires burning so I could sneak off for the weekend and play with my girls.  I think he deserved it.  I know I did.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

EmBOSSing is BOSS!!

Free.  Free!  FREE!

My absolutely FAVORITE word on this planet is FREE.  (Maybe it's because my kids and all their entertainment stuff is so expensive, but I'm always looking for deals and ways to cut costs where ever I can - sales, coupons, you name it I'm there.)

And I love getting free paper crafting supplies.  It's my favorite thing.  So when I found out that February's promotion was FREE embossing folders, my heart lept in my chest!

For EVERY 2 packages of bulk single-color or combo-color cardstock you purchase, you can qualify for a FREE embossing folder.  Exclusions do apply.  White Daisy cardstock, Colonial White cardstock and Kraft cardstock packages are NOT a part of this promotion.  But that still leaves nearly 40 different colors of cardstock (including all the combo packs) to choose from.

And then you get to pick from 5 different designs of embossing folders.  And you can qualify for as many different embossing folders as your little heart can handle. 

This promo is ONLY good through the month of February, though.  And it's while supplies last.  So if you love free as much as I do (and you go through as much paper), then this is the promotion for you.  Click here to place your qualifying order today.