Monday, November 30, 2015

12 days of Christmas - Day 7 - Simple Gift Card Holder



I think my project today will speak to many of you. This time of year gets busy (to say the least). What is crazy is that we tend to say that earlier and earlier every year!

We had a crazy weekend and I am late getting my Day 7 post out (it is currently 9:30pm Monday here). Technically it is still Monday and I am still blogging but I should have done this hours ago. Does this happen to you? It is 11 pm and you signed up to bring cupcakes to school the next day? It is 5 pm and you have an appetizer you need to bring to a dinner party? Sigh.

So I needed something quick and pretty to share with you ...




The Cherry Cobbler card holder with the black ribbon band reminds me of Santa's suit.

My favorite gift card to give is a simple $5 Starbucks card. They are perfect for teachers, the UPS guy, your neighbor, a co-worker, the host of a dinner party ... me! (Just in case I am on your Christmas list).

Today is the start of the third week of the Stampin' Dolce 12 days of Christmas. Each week I am giving away some exciting blog candy. Complete the form below to be entered to win. This is the giveaway this week:

Hopefully the Christmas rush has not hit your household just yet. After all we are just starting December.

Thank-you for visiting!

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Friday, November 27, 2015

12 Days Of Christmas - Day 6 - Kid Projects



We are half way through the Stampin' Dolce 12 days of Christmas? Have you missed some of the great project ideas? You can find all of the projects by searching "12 days of Christmas" or by clicking "12 days of Christmas" on the right side bar list.

Today I am sharing some projects that I will be doing with the little people in my life. I head off to a couple of schools in the neighborhood each year to create an ornament and a Christmas card.


Over the years I have learned a few things about stamping with children:
1. Do not be afraid to let them use "your toys" crafters. They can be very gentle. Just do not leave them unsupervised. We do not want to go crazy here!

2. They love punches! The circle punch on this card creates a window that I know they are going to love!

3. They love to color and feel special when they are allowed to use "grown up" markers. It is the one and only time that I share my Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write Markers. Just teach them to be gentle with the hand and that there are two sides to color with.

4. They love bling! I added a rhinestone to the snowman hat. Now, they will be tempted to use 75 rhinestones on a card. You may wan to ration them.

5. Last, it will not look like the card you set out to create. Things will be mis-stamped, paper will be crooked ... but that makes it theirs. Keep you hands off of their project and let them do it.




This little pouch is a Christmas ornament keepsake. It is filled with fragrant spices and tied with a cinnamon stick. 



This simple little jar is perfect for a tea light candle, some sweet treats or cookies ... the kids will love to think of their own gift to put inside. They could bake those no fuss Pillsbury Christmas Cookies and put them in! How cute would that be??


Of course I am offering this as a class to my customers! Bring your kids along and stamp together at this parented event!


Come back and visit the blog each Monday, Wednesday and Friday to follow the 12 days of Christmas. Do not forget to enter to win the amazing blog candy! Fill out the form at the end of this blog to be entered. Check out this weeks give away ...

Thank-you for visiting! Have a creative day!




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Glitter & Gold Christmas Card - #TGIFC31


 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American followers! It is the last Friday of the Month and the TGIF Challenges team is sharing our monthly remix projects!





I remixed these two sketches for my design today ...


Have you tried a remix challenge yet? Click over to the TGIF Challenges site and see the design teams creations. You can choose any two challenge sketches from the month of November and mix them together to create something. The details are on the TGIF site!

Thank-you for visiting! Have a creative day!


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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

New Pick a Project Class! - registration is open


Have you missed a popular Stampin' Dolce class this winter season? Do you want to create a DIY Christmas project? 

Join me December 7, 2015 for the Pick a Project Class! There are 6 projects to choose from:

Registration will close November 29 at 5:00pm. Email kristafrattin@yahoo.com to register. Payment accepted: VISA, Mastercard, Cash, EMT and PayPal. Registration is a final sale and is non-refundable.

If you have any questions please let me know! We would love to have you join us for a night of festive crafting fun!

Thank-you for visiting! Have a creative day!



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12 days of Christams - DAY 5 - DIY Shabby Chic Frame


One month to go! The count down is on!

Are you a DIY'er? Want to be a DIY'er? Well you are in the right place. I love DIY!! I have a quick and simple project for you today that will wow!


You will need:
* A large frame
     I purchased this frame from IKEA. It measures 20" x 28".
* Chicken wire
* Work gloves
* Upholstery stapler and staples
* Duct Tape
* Metal snips
* Clothes pins

Remove the glass and backing from the frame. This frame had little metal tabs to hold the art work and glass inside the frame. I simply pulled those out with a pair of pliers.

Cut your chicken wire to the dimensions required. Wear work gloves to protect your hands. Staple your chicken wire to the frame.

I used Duct Tape to tape over the sharp edges of the chicken wire along the back side of my frame. This will also prevent it from scratching the wall when you hang it.

Stampin' Up! has the most darling little paper clips to hang your Christmas cards on the frame. Of course you will need these!


I can not tell you how quick this project is! You will love it so much that you will want to create two ... one to give and one to keep!

The creative opportunities are endless! You could add a seasonal banner, display children's art work, hang photographs and more! What will you use yours for? Comment below. I would love to hear.

I am offering a class in Edmonton on December 7, 2015 at 7:00pm. Come create this frame for $38!

Registration closes November 29, 2015. Space is limited! Contact me via email at kristafrattin@yahoo.com to register.

Payment accepted: VISA, MasterCard, EMT, Cash, PayPal.
Payment is required by Nov.29.15 and is a final sale.

Have you been following the Stampin' Dolce 12 days of Christmas? We are on Day #5. Each week I will be giving away awesome blog candy! Take a look at this weeks blog candy bundle ....


Follow Stampin' Dolce every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from November 16 - December 11, 2015!

Thank-you for visiting! Have a creative day!


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Monday, November 23, 2015

Online Extravaganza - Save up to 50% off!

I hope you are sitting down! This sale will knock your Christmas stockings off!



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Be sure to come back and visit on November 30th for another 24 hour flash sale!

Shop online 24-7!! Orders with a minimum $200 merchandise total (excluding tax & shipping) will receive a $20 shopping spree!**


Earn free Stampin' Up! products!! Introducing a new Stampin' Dolce customer loyalty program ..

click here to learn more and earn free rewards!

I can be a personal shopper! Share this link with those who are shopping for you this Christmas and I can help them give you a Stampin' Up! gift this Christmas. Gift certificates also available.

Now that is all something to celebrate! Happy shopping!





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