Monday, January 08, 2018

Tabs for Everything - Crafty Carrot Co blog hop

Welcome to the Crafty Carrot Collective January Blog Hop!
We are kicking off the new year with a few exciting announcements!

happy birthday Crafty Carrot!

January marks the one year birthday of The Crafty Carrot Collective! Over the last 52 weeks, we have shared blog hops and tutorials with our customers and followers from around the world! THANK-YOU for all of your love, support and for crafting along with us!

To celebrate, we are giving away blog candy!

Canadian followers, who comment below, will be entered to win:
Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit

This kit pairs perfectly with the products that we will be featuring in our February tutorials!

guest designers

If you followed our November blog hop, you may remember that we bid farewell to the talented Val Moody from the UK. We have decided to invite a guest designer periodically throughout the year!  In February, our friend Marisa Gunn will join the fun and bring you a special bonus tutorial!

Okay, with that out of the way, let's get on with my Celebration Time blog hop project!!! 

The February stamp set of the month is Celebration Time. It pairs perfectly with the new Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper! Being that it is Sale-a-bration, you may want to add the Celebration Thinlits to your order so that you can earn a free Sale-a-bration item! (Learn more about Sale-a-bration here). 

Here is our suggested shopping list for February:
My project today has used the Sweet Soiree Memories & More note cards, a free reward item with a $60 CAD order! If you are shopping with us this January, you may want to choose these note cards as your free item; or alternatively, choose the Party Pandas Stamp Set! You will see both of these free Sale-a-bration items in our February tutorials. 

how to join us in February

The Crafty Carrot Collective now offers two ways for you to join our monthly online tutorial program:


** New 3 and 6 months subscriptions are also available, click here ** 


Canadian shopping host code: SGSMTH3G

You will want to click on with the blog hop to see what Marisa, Jenn, Cindy and Susan have created for us! Up next is my dear friend, and our guest designer, Marisa Gunn ...

Thank-you for visiting. I hope to see you on Facebook with the Crafty Carrot Collective February program!

Have a creative day!

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CASE Krista - #GDP120

The weekly challenge for the Global Design Project this week is to CASE Krista Frattin - that's me!

CASE means to "Copy And Selectively Edit". The GDP chose a card that I created this fall to inspire you. Check out this challenge sketch:

When it comes to CASE-ing you can really CASE any part of a project that you like, what ever inspires you! The color combo, the layout, a detail ... 

I CASED the layout from the sample card on the challenge sketch and created this version!

Stampin' Up! launched the 2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration promotion on January 3rd! I did a Facebook Live unboxing video this past week and the new products are getting a great buzz.

Sale-a-bration is the biggest promotion of the year for Stampin' Up!. For every $60 you spend (before shipping and tax), choose a free, limited time, exclusive item! Plus, new this year: Earn even bigger rewards when you spend $120!

dolce details

  • The "amazing" die cut words were created with the Celebrate You Thinlit Dies - which I received FREE with a $120 Stampin' Up! order! Who doesn't love free?! 
  • The Everyday Label Punch was featured in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue but has been carried over! You will not see it in current publications, but it is still available for purchase (see project supply list below). Let's just hope that it sticks around in the new 2018 Annual Catalogue coming in June! 
  • The Berry Burst sequins are new! You will find these Tutti-frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequin beauties in the new 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

Visit the Global Design Project each Monday for a new challenge! We have a talented design team that will post projects to inspire you. All week long you can create and share with us. Full details are at the GDP - click here.

Have a creative day!

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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

New catalogues are here!

occasions catalogue

The 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue is finally here! It is 55 full pages of inspiring products for spring, summer, Valentines Day, Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers Day ... and more!


 Our biggest sale of the year!

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Fa-la-la-la-fussy-cut - #GDP117

Christmas is this week?!?! Are you ready? This past weekend I did over 100 Christmas cards and finally got them into the mail. Thankfully I craft so many Christmas cards on the blog and in my events that I had more than enough cards to send, without having to sit down and mass produce them all.

My Christmas card today was inspired by the Global Design Project Challenge Sketch #GDP117:

Keeping the blog post short and sweet today ... afterall, I have shopping, wrapping, baking, cleaning, drinking to do - you know how it goes!

If you are crafting this week, take the challenge and share your creation with us at the Global Design Project!

Have a creative day!

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mixed Metallics - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to the December Fancy Friday Blog Hop! This blog hop is made up of award winning Stampin' Up!© Artisan Design Team members - past and present. We hope you are ready to be dazzled! This month our hope theme is "Mixed Metallics".

My monthly, in studio, stamp clubs get treated to a Christmas party each december. I used the Year of Cheer suite featured on page 36 and 37 of the Holiday Catalogue from Stampin' Up! to decorate my table and make little party favors for my guests. 

A trip to Dollarama made my holiday table come together at a great price. I purchased the metal pedestal plages for just 4$ each! Adding Designer Series Paper to the top made them match my decor perfectly. All I did was trace the platter to the backside of the Designer Paper and cut out with scissors. I made sure that I was cutting "inside" the traced circle so that it was small enough to slip in the platter top. The best part is that I can just replace these papers if I use them again for another party with a different theme!

The metallic garland all came from Dollarama. They were available in Silver, Gold and Champaign Champaign is this year's "it" Christmas color  ... did you know that there is new 12x12 Champaign Foil Sheets in the Holiday Catalogue? We should not be surprised .. Stampin' Up! is always on trend!

Although this garland looks beautiful with the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper, I am afraid that I will never be able to fully clean all of the glitter dust from our home! What a mess!

If you follow the Stampin' Dolce blog and social media (find links to follow me in the sidebar >>), you will know that I am #obsessed with reindeer this Christmas! I found these plastic clear reindeer at Dollarama! Aren't they perfect!   I think I paid under 2$ each!.

Have you ever thought of using 12x12 Designer Series Paper as a placemat? I love how it tied the table all together. Some of my customers were a little nervous to slop on the paper but overall we did great. I think I was the only one who made a mess! I will upcycle the paper for projects and the one that I dripped on can be used, once I trim the stained piece off of it.

I filled my treat containers will yogurt covered, snowflake, pretzels! They look so festive through the Acetate Card Boxes. Originally I had set out to use shredded paper bag fill in the box with the pretzels, but then I had the idea to use coconut. It kinda looks like snow and is super adorable (and edible!)

You can emboss these Acetate Card Boxes with the Big Shot and a Textured Impression Embossing Folder! Just sandwich one face of the box into the embossing folder and drive through the big shot as you normally would with an embossing folder.

For more metallic project inspiration, click over to Jenn Picard.

Thank-you for following us in 2017! We look forward to creating for you in 2018!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, our Fancy Friends!

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Free Shipping December 11th

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