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Countdown to Christmas – Shaker Ornament

Hello! It’s been a while since I have posted but I am trying to get better at it! I’ve just started my weekly Live@Lunch Countdown to Christmas series so my goal is to do a blog post to go along with my video!

Today I kicked off the series with a fun little shaker ornament. It’s easy to make and one box of Mason Jar Shaker Domes is enough to make 5 double sided ornaments or 10 single sided ornaments.

To make this ornament cut a piece of 6″ x 6″ Designer series paper in half. Hold the 3″ x 6″ pieces of DSP together with the same side (design) facing out and punch with the Mason Jar Punch. Trim 6″ length to about 3 1/2″ to 4″. If desired you can trim the 3″ width to about 2 1/2″ by trimming 1/4″ from each side

Next, punch the Penguin Body with the Penguin Builder Punch. Stamp details on white body part and attach to black body part.

Punch out penguin body parts with Penguin Builder Punch

Now comes the fun part! Place the penguin body in one of the Mason Jar Shaker domes and add some subtle shimmer sequins. Remove the adhesive covering from the back of the Mason Jar Shaker Domes and carefully align the domes, creating a full jar effect. Remove adhesive covering from the front of one of the domes and align DSP over it. Flip the ornament and repeat the process on the back side, adding some liquid glue along the edges of the DSP.

Add elements to Mason Jar Shaker Domes

Punch a hole in the top of your ornament and thread about 8″ to 10″ of ribbon through hole. Tie ribbon ends together in a knot, trimming ends if necessary. Hang your ornament on a tree or add to a gift box or bag for a little extra “WOW”.

Finished 3D Shaker Ornament

Check out my YouTube video as I show how to make one of the ornaments. You can order all the products necessary to make these ornaments by clicking on this link https://s.tamp.in/2NvOvT

I hope you enjoyed the video and are excited to try making your own 3D Shaker Ornament. I’d love to see what you make so be sure to post a picture of your creation. Happy Stamping!

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The time is now…….don’t wait any longer!

Stampin’ Up! released the new 2021-2022 annual catalog on May 4 and it’s full of fun stamp sets, beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP), and gorgeous new In-Colors. I’ve spent hours looking through it and have a wish list as long as my arm. Do you have a big wish list too? Want to know a little secret?

Well it’s really not a secret but it is the BEST deal in the catalog and through the end of May it’s an even better deal! Yup – I’m talking about our fabulous starter kit. If your wish list is more than $99 this is the deal for you because right now you can get $155 in Stampin’ Up! products for just $99 plus tax (and FREE shipping) when you sign up. That’s $56 in FREE merchandise. AND you can continue to get a 20% discount on all future purchases as long as you stay active.

How does this work you ask? It’s easy – first you pick out the products you want (up to $155) then just click on this link https://www.stampinup.com/join?demoid=2184563 and sign up! Not only will you fantastic Stampin’ Up! products you’ll also be joining the Crafty Foxes family. We’re a group of stampers who like to have fun and support each other through life’s up and downs.

Some members of the Crafty Foxes team having fun at OnStage!

So you may be wondering what a starter kit looks like. That’s the beauty of Stampin’ Up! You can customize your kit with products YOU want, not products we pick for you. Here’s an example of a kit you could put together:

Sample Starter Kit

So what are you waiting for? Join us today – we’re waiting for YOU! Happy Stampin’

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Live @ Lunch – my new YouTube Series

So it’s been a hot minute since I have been on here. Sometimes life just gets in the way of the best laid plans. But not to worry – I have been busy crafting away in my studio – making cards and gifts, doing my weekly Facebook Lives on Thursdays at 7:30 pm and my latest endeavor – Tuesday’s LIVE @ LUNCH series. I wanted to develop a quick little series for my main Facebook page in an attempt to increase my audience and gain some exposure. Since the pandemic it’s been hard to find new customers and share my passion with others so I am trying all kinds of new ways to showcase what I love. I’m not sure it’s working and I’m still a bit of a hot mess when it comes to live demos but I’m trying and I guess that’s all we can do.

Today’s Live @ Lunch featured a sweet and simple treat holder I (sort of) CASEd (which means Copy And Share Everything) from the supremely talented Ronda Wade. I changed the dimensions a bit as I had a lot of 6″ x 6″ paper to use but I am happy with how it turned out. Check it out.

To make this treat holder you’ll need a 6″ x 6″ piece of paper, either Designer Series Paper or card stock, some ribbon, your paper trimmer and paper snips, hole punch and of course some candy or other treats! Embellish as you desire and spread a little joy by sharing with others! You can always shop my store for any supplies you need. Just click here!

Be sure to sign up for my mailing list so you can stay informed about my up coming classes and events! https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/P5HxFUg/craftychatter

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How to create beautiful cards with Hydrangea Haven

As soon as I saw the lovely Hydrangea Hill Suite in the new January – June mini catalog I was transported back to my childhood. My maternal grandmother had a reputation gardening, whether it was vegetables or flowers, and our yard was always blooming with something. Gorgeous azalea bushes framing the front of the house; pink and red roses adding their fragrance to the back yard, and beautiful blue and pink hydrangea bushes lining the sidewalk on the side of the house.

The new Hydrangea Hill Suite is one you will most definitely want to add to your collection. The colors work so beautifully together and set you up for success right out of the box. Check out my YouTube video and see how easy it is to create with the products in this suite.

The new Hydrangea Hill Suite from Stampin’ Up!

These products will be available beginning on January 5th! You can check out my store for more info and to place an order. Click here. I’m also featuring this suite in my February Stampin’ Bingo class! This is a fun event where we make four projects and play some old fashioned bingo for fun! It’s always a good time and lots of laughs! You can register here.

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Sometimes it’s just all about the FUN factor!

I love it when I can escape to my home studio to spend some time doing what I love – crafting! I find it relaxing to take paper, stamps, and ink and transform them into beautiful cards and gifts I can share with others. I also love all the gadgets and tools that make crafting easy. But most of all, I LOVE when I can play with new items that are just plain fun – like the new Gilded Leafing Embellishment featured in the Stampin’ Up! January – June mini catalog (and oh yeah, getting to play with it before it’s released to the general pubic is just ONE of the many get perks of being a demonstrator – but I digress). As soon as I saw it in the catalog I just knew I to order it to play with it and boy was I right.

The gilded leafing adds a new dimension to card making and paper crafting plus it’s just plain fun to play with. Using just a Versamark stamp pad, some Heat & Stick powder and a heat tool, it’s easy to add the Gilded Leafing to your projects. But be warned – once you open the jar, there’s no getting it back in so have a plastic tub with a lid handy to store it in.

The Gilded Leafing embellishment is part of the Fine Art Floral Suite of products which includes Art Gallery Bundle (Art Gallery stamp set and matching dies), Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate, Fine Art Ribbon, Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder, Heat & Stick Powder, and Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper. You can order the entire Suite of products beginning on January 5, 2021 – just about one week from now!

Check out my YouTube video where I demonstrate this Suite of products and be ready to order yours on January 5th. Plus when you order the Fine Arts Floral Suite you’ll qualify for two FREE Sale-a-Bration items! Now that’s a sweet deal! You can order here beginning on January 5, 2021.