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Happy Friday.  I’ve got a fun little Valentine’s craft for you today.

My sweetie loves to snack and his snack of choice is anything in the NUT family.  My friend Robyne knows his obsession because anytime she makes a batch of her delicious cookies for us she has to make some special for the Mr. with nuts in them.

This year one of the gifts I’ll be giving my guy of 22 years is a handcrafted Bucket of Love, filled with nuts!

This was a super easy and quick project and would work as a great Valentine’s gift container for anyone on your love list.

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Supplies:

Metal container with lid (available from craft store or Container Store)
Valentine rubber stamp set from CraffitiDirect
ABC rubber stamp set from CraffitiDirect
Textured white wrapping paper
Paper Ribbon (available from PaperJacks)
Mini playing cards (purchased at Michael’s)
Paper Heart (made with paper punch)
Gilltered arrow (available at craft stores)

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Wrap white gift wrap around base of metal container
Layer red and white paper ribbon on top of gift wrap
Stamp the word LOVE onto white cardstock, cut out and layer on the back side of mini playing cards
Use foam tape to attaché LOVE cards on top of the paper ribbon
Add playing cards and paper heart 

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For the lid of the bucket create a roulette wheel and use the Valentine stamp set to stamp different love messages in each space
***the roulette wheel was created by making a pie graph in Power Point and printing it out
Add a glitter arrow to the center of the wheel using a brad
Mount the roulette wheel on red paper and use foam tape to attach the piece to the lid

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Fill the bucket with LOVE and a special treat for that special person!

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Valentine’s Day is just a week away, what are you doing for the one you LOVE?

Shelly

p.s.  Rubber stamp fans head to the CraffitiDirect website and take advantage of the 25% off sale!

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One of the good things about having more than one passion is that you stay busy. With three maybe four things I’m really passionate about,  you can only imagine how busy I’ve been since the new year.
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IM. SO. EXCITED!

I’m on a plane to warm weather (80 degrees), I’m headed to a new adventure and I’m checking something off my bucket list!

Today’s the day when I’m headed to the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) show in Los Angeles.  I will be representing Craffiti, a leading manufacturer of crafting stamps and embossing plates as their creative artist.  The CHA show is the mega show where all things craft come together under one roof.  All of the craft supply manufacturers as well as the industries leading crafters, bloggers and artist will be there and I am so honored and thrilled to be included in that group.
Over Christmas, while visiting my mom, I was busy getting my craft on.  I was making projects that will be on display at the Craffiti booth, using the new and innovative embossing plates that Craffiti is manufacturing.  While on site at the booth, I’ll be showing attendees at the show how the embossing plates work and creating make-n-take projects for them to take with them.
Here a just a few of the paper projects I created for Craffiti.

Hello Card by ConfettiStyle

Heart Card by ConfettiStyle

Ornaments Card by ConfettiStyle

Thank You Card by ConfettiStyle

Love Card by ConfettiStyle
I’ll be in LA through the 14th and will be sharing my trip on Instagram and Facebook so follow along as I document this little adventure.

Shelly

p.s. here’s a little write-up that Craffit has on their website announcing my attendance at the show.

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I started wrapping gifts last night and decided to change things up a bit and not rely solely on ribbon to finish off my gifts.  Given my love of ribbon I know this must be shocking but what I came up with adds a bit of fun and whimsy to my gifts.

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To make pom-pom ties you’ll need:
Cording (available from any fabric store and available in tons of colors)
Sparkly Pom Pom’s (purchased at Hobby Lobby)
Hot Glue Gun
 
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Cut cord to fit around gift box ( plus several inches) 
Glue a pom-pom to each end of cording 
 Tie your Holiday Pom Pom Tie around the gift!
 
Happy Gifting!
 
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Shelly
I’ll have more holiday gift wrapping ideas for you next week!
 
 
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It’s the holiday season and that means gift giving time.  One of my go-to gift wrapping supplies during the busy holiday season is gift bags.  I usually don’t but the pre-decorated bags but instead opt to decorate my own to create something unique and special for my family or friends.

 Gift bags + Craffiti Direct Stamps = Stylish Holiday Gift Packaging

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To create this gift bag I started with a simply brown Kraft bag.  I love the look of Kraft paper with traditional Christmas colors.

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I then used my circle cutter to cut 4″ dia circles from red tartan plaid paper and white card stock.

Next I used one of the Yes Chef stamps designed by Jennifer Garant and stamped the chef on wheels in the center of my white cardstock circle. I then added some color to the design using Prima Markers and hand scripted the Eat, Drink and Be Merry message along the bottom.  A classic red and white diamond print ribbon finishes off the circle.

The last step was layering the plaid and stamped circles onto the front of the gift bag and adding a red pom-pom as my bow.

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This fun gift bag is being filled with libations and treats and I know the person receiving this will definitely Eat, Drink & Be Merry!

If  you’re doing any holiday crafting this season, check of the full line of Craffiti Direct Stamps There are so many wonderful designs to choose from and right now they are running a 25% off sale on all stamps.

I’m using one of these stamps to make some of my holiday gift tags and this stamp to make some New Years party invites.  I’ll share those projects with you next week.

Happy Holiday Crafting!

Shelly

I was sent the stamps by Craffiti Direct for use in creating these projects.  All designs were by ConfettiStyle.

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     Christmas is here and the Bells Will Be Ringing at my house!

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One of my favorite signs of the holiday season is the sound of bells. There is just something about that little chime that makes the world seem more magical and the holiday season more endearing.

I often use jingle bells as part of my holiday décor must like I did in 2011 with the DIY ornaments I made.

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This year I decided to get crafty and create a Jingle Bell Holiday Door Hanger.  Every time the door opens I hear the bells ring and feel the spirit of the season come alive.

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To make my Jingle Bell Door Hanger I used the following supplies:

Jute Webbing (available at Hobby Lobby)
Small Embroidery Ring
Copper Jingle Bells
Holly and Berry Candle Rings (available at Hobby Lobby)
Ant. Bronze Brads (purchased at Michael’s)

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Paint your embroidery hoop red
Cut webbing to desired length
Loop top of webbing around the embroidery hoop and secure with brads
Cut candle rings so the ring can be opened wide
Glue candle ring to top of embroidery hoop
Hot glue bells down center of webbing

Hang your door hanger and listen for the magic of Christmas!

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Holiday Tip:  This jute webbing is also great to wrap around boxes for a simple holiday gift wrap.

Shelly

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Last year it was the Owl. This year the icon of the fall and holiday season is the FOX!  Target made a big statement with fox merchandise for the holiday season and it seems to be selling quickly.  Hum, wonder if it has anything to do what that song that is topping the music charts?

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t-shirt available at Target (men’s dept)
I happen to love all the fox products the stores are selling but wondered what great hand-made or vintage fox items we available on Etsy.  So, I do what I do best and went shopping for you.  I rounded up my favorite fox themed items and are bringing them to you in the first of my Holiday Gift Guides!
Enjoy and stay foxy!

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Fox Ring / Fox Bookends / Fox Journal
Fox Gift Tags / Fox T-shirt
Fox Pillow / Fox Gift Wrap / Fox Glasses

Shelly

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