Thursday, November 28, 2013

Christmas Gift Tags

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is wrap presents. I spend time dreaming of a new look each year. I take the time to find the perfect wrapping paper and purchase beautiful boxes. I like all the presents to be wrapped the same. I love them under the tree all matchy-matchy. 

Pre-children days I would make a cup of tea, fill a plate with my favorite Christmas Baking and turn on my favorite Christmas movies for a marathon wrapping session. Now a days I wrap when time allows ... or in a rush on the way to a party! 

One thing that has not changed is my need to give a beautifully wrapped gift. I always make time to schedule a Christmas Tag Class in my holiday event calendar. This allows me to make a pile of gift tags that are ready to go. 

This year I have decided to offer a color option to my customers that attend the class. I designed five gift tags in three color schemes. Take a peek:

Here is a closer look at the three color scheme options:

White Christmas Tags

Winter Frost Christmas Tags

Traditional Christmas Tags

Here are my event details:

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Krista's Stampin' Studio (NW Edmonton)

COST: $20.00

You will create 20 gift tags in this class (4 each of 5 different tag designs).
You can choose your color theme from the three above selections.
(Please advise your choice upon registration).

Registration & payment are required by December 2, 2013 at 7:00pm.

To register please email:

Payment accepted - VISA, MasterCard, Email Money Transfer, Cash.
Payment is a final sale and is non-refundable. 
Class projects can not be bundled to go in your absence. 

I would love to have you join us at this event! If not, I hope that you can take a little time to create some gift tags of your own! Thank-you for visiting my blog! Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Nov 26 weekly deal

Tuesday have quickly become an exciting day! Stampin' Up! releases our weekly deal! This week will not disappoint! Check out the sale items:

Remember that we also have our Holiday Sale happening until December 2nd, 2013. To view select merchandise on this promotion CLICK HERE.

Happy shopping friends! I hope you have a creative day!

Krista Frattin
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stampin' Up! Annual Holiday Sale!

It's the most wonderful time of the year ... are you singing along? Fresh fallin' snow, chilly weather, Christmas around the corner! It is the perfect time to snuggle up and craft!

To help you with your holiday creations Stampin' Up! is having their annual 
Holiday Sale ... Starting TODAY!!! 

We will have three amazing 
door crashers today only
(November 20th, 2013)
Save 30% on these three fave's:

regular price: $135.95   sale price: $95.17

regular price: $15.95   sale price: $11.17

regular price: $41.95  sale price: $29.37

The sale (and all the fun!) will continue until December 2, 2013. We have loads of other popular products on sale for 20%, 25%, 30%, 40% and even 50% OFF!!

Don't forget to that these all make perfect Christmas gifts this holiday season!

Did you know that we also have a Clearance rack online? CLICK HERE to browse our continued (but amazing and wonderful) products!

PLUS! each week Stampin' Up! has a few select products on our weekly deals sale. CLICK HERE to browse these savings.

I will have an order going in tonight at 9:00pm. If you would like to combine your order with mine to save on shipping please email me by 9:00pm today.
Shipping rates = $9.95 on orders under $100, 10% on orders there after. Combine with my order and pay only 10% shipping.

Happy Shopping friends! I hope you have a creative day!

Krista Frattin
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mommy & Me Christmas Crafting

Each year I welcome my customers to bring their little ones to a 
Mommy (or Daddy) & Me Christmas Crafting Class! 

Kids love to come for the class and feel so excited and grown-up to be Stampin'! with Mom.

This year we will be creating two projects. Both creations were Pinterest inspirations. But that is what it is for ... right?! 

Project #1 ~ Photo Tree Ornament

Project #2 ~ Santa Flip Album
album from cover with Santa Belt belly band
album is a tr-fold book and opens like this
each page flips open
the middle flap has a Christmas Interview for you to do with your child
The tree ornament measures approximately 7" x 4" and holds a photograph at 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" (I just trimmed down a 4"x6" photo). 

The flip album is 3"x6" when closed and opens to 6"x12". The album holds six photos at 3"x5" (again, I just trimmed my 4"x6" photos).

I love the Christmas Interview for the flip album. It is always so great to hear little answers to these questions. And it is even better to capture them and remember them for Holidays to come.

This event will be on
Sunday, December 1, 2013
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

COST: $17.00

Registration & payment are required by Nov. 21 at 7pm.

Parent participation is required. It is recommended that children be of 
preschool age and older. 
Payment is a final sale and is non-refundable. 
VISA, MasterCard, Cash & EMT are accepted.

I hope you can join us! 

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

weekly promotion update ~ Nov 13

Phew! What a week! On the weekend I held my annual Stampin' Up! winter retreat. It was so much fun! A group of my amazing customers and I took over Kilkenny Community hall to get our Christmas craft on. I have yet to download the photos from my camera ... but keep your eyes peeled for a blog post about the event.

After the long weekend we had some personal things come up. Our neighbour died of terminal cancer last week and we went to the service this yesterday. We also received news that a long time family friend passed on Monday. The blessing of working from home is that I am able to juggle things to be with friends and family when needed. I am trying to keep up with events and social media. But I am sure you all understand that my head is just not on right this week.

Yesterday Stampin' Up! released two new promotions:

Deal of the Week
Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2013
contact me to order or CLICK shop on-line 

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

PLUS ... 
Coming Soon! Our Holiday Sale ...

Last week the creativity was out of control in my Studio. I designed a number of new projects for upcoming events. I have lots to blog and share ... it is coming my friends! 

I hope you have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

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Saturday, November 09, 2013

Save 50% on 8 MDS downloads

Over the last eight days Stampin' Up! has celebrated digital scrapbooking with a daily download for 50% off. To end the celebration with a bang Stampin' Up! will be offering all eight days of downloads on Saturday, November 9, 2013 for 50% off! 

Check out these eight downloads and click the links to purchase TODAY! 

Sale ends at 11:59pm Saturday, November 9, 2013.

CLICK HERE to purchase MDS ... My Digital Studio ... Stampin' Up!'s digital crafting software. Did you know you can download a FREE 30 day trial of our software to see what we are all about?! CLICK HERE to download the free trial.

CLICK HERE to visit Stampin' Up!'s MDS blog. You will love all the ideas, inspiration and tutorials. 

Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Christmas paper wreath

During my many hours on Pinterest, I came across this paper wreath! I just loved it and wanted to make one for myself. I am happy to report it was a Pinterest success! (we all know we have had many epic pinterest fails!) I posted pictures during the creation on Instagram and Facebook Book. Here is the final result ... 

Christmas Paper Wreath

The paper curling took me 56 minutes ... yes I timed myself!! *giggle*
But I did that during Grey's Anatomy! So the time flew by. When it came to assembly and adding ribbon it was easy as pie! 

You have to join me for this class! 

Monday, December 2, 2013   7:00pm
Krista's Stampin' Studio, Edmonton

Cost: $45.00

Registration deadline: November 20, 2013
Please provide payment with registration.
Cash, VISA, MasterCard, EMT
All payments are a final sale and are non-refundable.

Can not attend on December 2nd? This class is available "to go"! for $50 I will prepare this kit for you and provide instructions for you to complete on your own.
This kit is available for pick-up in Edmonton only. Out of town kits will have an additional shipping charge

Not loving the color? In this class you can choose the wreath color scheme! 
1.  As photographed above - color scheme using Stampin' Up!'s Season Of Style Designer Series Paper (brown, red, green, white)

2. color scheme using Stampin' Up! Winter Frost Designer Series Paper (blue, silver, white)

Please advise color preference with registration.

DIY paper wreath!
1.  Cut your package of 12x12 Designer Series Paper into 12" long x 1/2" wide strips
2.  Use your bone folder to curl the paper
3.  Use your fingers to tighten paper curls as you go
3.  Use straight pins to pin paper curls into a 12" Styrofoam wreath
Simply pin through the center of the paper curl
4.  Finish with a ribbon bow (I used a hot glue gun)

Using the entire package of paper left me with a few left over. I used those to pin onto a Styrofoam ball to create a tree ornament. 

This project is so stunning and I am loving it! It was worth the hour of curling ribbon! Trust me! It is a lot of curling!

Thanks for reading and I hope you are inspired to have a creative day!

Krista Frattin
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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Christmas Cards & Cocktails

Each year in November I open my studio on a Friday night for a Christmas Card buffet class! To put us all in the festive mood we have some cocktails, turn on the Christmas music and stamp our Christmas cards! I have four designs ready for my guests and they make as many cards as they need.

Christmas Cards & Cocktails!
Friday, November 22, 2013   7:00pm

Each card is priced for $2 or $3 (depending on the design).
You pay for what you create at the event.

Here is a closer look at each card:




Registration will close on November 12. 
To register please email me at

A $20 minimum charge will apply. This fee is required upon registration.
Payment accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Cash, EMT
All payments are a final sale and are non-refundable.
Projects can not be bundled to go in your absence. 

We would love to have you join us! This is one popular event and is always so much festive fun!

Thank-you for visiting my blog! Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin
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Pretty Packages Class

I love to give (and receive) packages that are beautifully wrapped. During the Holidays we have so many parties and gatherings to attend. Having pretty packages on hand will make gift giving a easy and will you the bell of the ball! 

Join me for my
Pretty Packages Class 
and you can create these 5 beautiful treasures!

Project #1 ~ Wine bottle banner

Project 2 ~ 6"x6" gift box

Project 3 ~ Bag Gift Card Holder

Project 4 ~ Square Envelope Gift Card Holder
inside the gift card envelope
Project 5 ~ Mini Muslin Bag

Class Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013   7:00pm
                      Krista's Stampin' Studio, Edmonton

Class Cost:  $21.00 for one set of projects
                      $38.00 for two sets of projects

Registration deadline: November 10, 2013  7:00pm

Payment is required upon registration to reserve your spot.
To regsiter please email me at

Accepted payment: VISA, MasterCard, Cash, EMT

Hope you can join me! I am so excited about this event!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin
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