How to Make Your Own Custom-Sized Boxes

This video from Stampin’ Up! is great for those of you who are industrious enough to want to make your own boxes. It’s an interesting video, but I can assure you, my boxes won’t be handmade!

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How to Make a Tassel Using Baker’s Twine

Check out this neat video from Stampin’ Up! I’m looking forward to trying this on some of my Christmas packaging and tags.

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By Trenna Brauer Posted in Video

I’m Back!

Wow, life has been crazy with the remodel and a daughter moving back home from college, but it’s time to get back to work with my stampin’ and scrappin’!

I’ve been working on the kit we will be making in my class scheduled for September of the Oh Happy Day Card Kit located on Page 6 of the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog. But as a break, I decided to do a Quick and Cute Christmas card.

Peace Christmas

The card is on a base of Basic Gray card stock, with an embossed piece of Whisper White card stock. The Silver Glimmer paper was punched, and then I used Silver Embossing Powder for the stamped sentiment. Add a few Rhinestone Jewels and you’re done!

Also, for those of you who order online with me and use the Hostess Code RAQDYN6G between now and August 14, I will send you a set of my Quick and Cute cards from my July class. Look for the Hostess Code box when you view your shopping bag.

Hostess Code Sample

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Weekly Deals for December 8 and Year-End Sale

Weekly Deal

Check out Stampin’ Up!’s Weekly Deals for December 8th through December 14th.  Click here to head directly to my website if you would like to place an order. Remember, all Clearance Rack and Weekly Deals items are available on a limited basis. Ordering through my website will give you the best chance to catch these sale items while they are still available.

Weekly Deal 12-08


Stampin’ Up! will be having an End of the Year Sale starting December 10th and going through January 4, 2016. While supplies last, Stampin’ Up! will be offering discounts up to 60% on select products.

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Holiday Catalog Retiring List & Online Extravaganza

Holiday Retiring List

We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the holiday catalog; but before we do, Stampin’ Up! is giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites. Retiring products will only be available until January 4, or while supplies last, so now’s a great time to place your order. Click here to see the retiring list. Remaining inventory for retiring products may appear later on the Clearance Rack.

But hold the presses!!

Online Extravaganza

Online Extravaganza starts on November 23. What is Online Extravaganza? Click here to see everything that will be on sale. There will be two 24-hour flash sales: one on Monday, November 23, and the second on Monday, November 30. Past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills will also be available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers. Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.

When ordering online, use my Hostess Code XKSYGSKU and receive a special gift from me when you attend my Open House for the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs, which will go live in January and February. I’ve had a sneak peek at both catalogs and can’t wait to show you some of the new products!

Call or email me if you have any questions!

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