Illuminated Flower Shop

Stamping with Buffy

Flower Shop, Stampin' Up!, Everything Eleanor, Kathe DeckI loved the card I got from my friend Kathe Deck at Stampin’ Up! convention this year (see it here), so I changed it a bit to make this one.

I used the Flower Shop bundle, and Everything Eleanor and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets.  I love the Illuminate watermark ink on Whisper White card stock.  It adds just a hint of shimmer.  I stamped the flowers in Blushing Bride ink on Pink Pirouette card stock.  The leaf is die cut with the Little Leaves sizzlit from Wild Wasabi card stock.  I think the white organza ribbon just makes the card, though.  It’s so pretty and delicate with the Wisteria Wonder paper and card stock.

Today I got my order with the rotary attachment for the Stampin’ Trimmer.  Fun!  I also got the scallop blade.  It’s very easy to change the attachments and blades on the…

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DIY an adorable Snowman & Snowballs Wreath

Crafts 'n Coffee

This Snowman & Snowballs Wreath is just darling! And no matter what the season or where you live, the little snowmen will never melt. It’s nice that this wreath spans the seasons, too, adding a whimsical touch to sometimes dreary, post-holiday months. If you love these little Snowmen as much as I do, make a few extra to give as ornaments. Enjoy!

To make a Snowman & Snowballs Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • Balls: eight 1”; seven 1-1/2”; and six 2”
    • Block or other scrap piece
  • Purchased pine wreath, 18”
  • Glitter, white iridescent
  • Mod Podge, gloss finish
  • Wooden skewers, six
  • Half-round black beads, one dozen, 5mm
  • Lollipop sticks, one dozen, 2” long
  • Felt, blue scraps
  • Fabric scraps in assorted blue prints, approx. ¾” x 8”
  • Acrylic craft paint in orange
  • Pink chalk or blush
  • Textured stone paint, white
  • Floral picks with white beads, eight
  • Wired ribbon, one…

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How to make your own Christmas JOY (a Christmas paper craft)

Crafts 'n Coffee

This week’s preview of easy Christmas crafts has been fun. Today I wanted to squeeze in one more pretty paper craft for Christmas. Because sometimes, you have to make your own joy, right? And that’s just what Rebekah Meier did when she made these pretty paper cubes that spell out JOY. These little, 3” cubes will spread JOY wherever they’re displayed. Or, super-size your JOY and use 5” cubes. (Take a peek at the sweet LOVE Cubes Rebekah made for Valentine’s Day, too.)

To make Christmas JOY Cubes, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Three, 3” cubes
  • Scrapbook papers, 12” x 12”, in coordinating colors and designs
  • Acrylic craft paint in red
  • Glitter in red
  • Wood letters: J, O, Y
  • Paper glue
  • Embellishments: stickers, rickrack, ribbon, buttons, beads, other trims of choice
  • Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; paintbrush

To make Christmas JOY Cubes:

1. Paint the wooden…

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A beautiful Fall Yarn Wreath you can make in an afternoon

Crafts 'n Coffee

Happy Friday! This morning, I posted a snippet of today’s gorgeous, fall yarn wreath on Facebook, and asked for suggestions for naming it. Thank you to Diane who suggested “Autumn Welcome.” Perfect! To make today’s ‘Autumn Welcome’ Yarn Wreath, use a thick, chunky yarn and you’ll have it wrapped up in no time.  And those fabric acorns? Adorable! I may make a few to display on their own.

'Autumn Welcome' Yarn Wreath in gorgeous shades of fall. A thick, chunky yarn is the secret to making a quick yarn wreath.  Love the acorns, too.

To make an ‘Autumn Welcome’ Yarn Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Chunky, variegated yarn in fall colors
  • Felt in tan and rust
  • Ultra suede or wool, 2” square for each acorn
  • Acorn caps
  • Thin floral wire
  • Acorn caps
  • Fiberfill, small handful
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; craft pins; needle & thread

To make an ‘Autumn Welcome’ Yarn Wreath:

1. Pin one end of the yarn to the back of the wreath…

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Our First Entry Arrived

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Good Morning crafters, I hope that everyone had a fabulous long weekend.  Minus the crazy weather we experienced late yesterday afternoon it was a beautiful weekend.  I just wanted to pop on here and post the first entry for August’s Challenge on the blog.  This card comes from Ms Pat Harrie.

Here is a peek at what she created:

Pat Harrie's August Card Entry

Thanks so much Ms Pat for playing along, I LOVE your card!!!!

There is still plenty of time to get your entries in this month.  Here is the link to the blog post with all the details.


Thanks again Ms Pat.

Thanks for peeking in!



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