Hi everyone!! 
I hope you had a wonderful Holiday
 and spent lots of time with family and friends! 
We had a wonderful Christmas here and even got some snow!!

Time for another fun Cut It Up Challenge- #9 Out with the Old- Create a project that reuses something from the house that you typically would not use in your papercrafting.  (ie. A pendant from an old necklace, the acetate backing from a sticker sheet, fabric from some old clothing, etc) Must use a die cut.

I decided to use something that we had around the house, My hubby is a huge soda lover so we always have cans around. I thought it would be fun to make a masculine card with the tab from one of the cans.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you decide to join in on this fun challenge and I can't wait to see what you create!

-Project Recipe-
Banner Cut - Lovely Floral Cartridge
Stamp- Kaisercraft
Ink- Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Chocolate Chip
Paper- Recollections Kraft and Echo Park "Times and Seasons"
Cuttlebug embossing folder Mr. Maverick, Stampin Up 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate Chip and Soda Can Tab
Hi Everyone!
 This week Joy asked her team to share a project 
that is Glittery and Bright for this Holiday season.

I love bright colors but that is out of my normal unless I am working on a kid project.
I saw this paper at Michaels and just loved it! 
Purple is my best friend's favorite color so I knew I was going to make something fun for her.

I made this Fun Hershey tree to go with it because who doesn't love something cute and with Chocolate?! Hehe!

Aren't they just cute?!
I hope she likes them :)
This was such a fun project to make and Joy's Holiday Occasions and Everyday Occasions Stamp Sets is just so versatile.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!!

-Project Recipe-
Joy's Life Holiday Occasions set
and Everyday Occasions set

Stamp- Penny Black "Snowy"
Ink- Stampin Up Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper- Recollections Jolly Holiday

Dies- Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio 2, Classic Large Ovals, Classic Scalloped Ovals
Corner Chomper, Snowflake punch, Stampin Up Dazzling Diamonds, Glossy Accents, Stickles- Purple, Fruit Punch and Stardust
Ribbon Bow-tique
Hi Everyone!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!
So glad it's Friday?
I know I am! I always look forward to some craft and family time!

Well, it's time for another great Cut It Up Challenge.
Cut It Up Challenge #8- White Elegance.
Create an ALL white card with only a small touch of one other color.
Must use a die cut.
I made a wedding card with a touch of red.
This card was made for some friend's of ours that got married at the beginning of this month.
These are their wedding colors.
White cards are always so elegant!

Make sure to check out what the amazing Cut It Up Design Team has made for this challenge and to join in on the fun!
Have a wonderful day!

-Card Recipe-
Labels 3- SpellbindersWhimsical Words and I {Heart} Hearts- Stampin Up
Cake Topper Kiss- The Greeting Farm
Real Red ink- Stampin Up

Onyx Black ink- Versafine
Swiss Dots embossing folder- Cuttlebug
Tiny Hearts embossing folder- Paper Studio
Lace Heart border punch- Martha Stewart
Pearls- Stampin Up
Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol
Star Dust Stickles
Ribbon- Offray
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Hi everyone! Happy Friday Eve ;) 
This week Joy wanted us to share a tip or technique.
 For my technique, I am sharing a way to use up some of those ribbon scraps that we just can't get rid of but run out of ideas for. 
I made a traditional bow with some of my scraps then I used the bow to decorate a little bag for a treat and gift card.

First, get some of your ribbon scraps that you want to use.
  Then cut them how long or short you would like them to be. 
Here I cut mine at : 4", 3 1/2", and 2.

Then twist then to resemble this shape, all except the smallest piece that one will be just a loop or circle. I used small pieces of the red sticky tape to hold them in place.

Next, grab your paper piercer, mat and a few small brads.
 Add the 'loops' to your brad opposite of each other.
Until you have all four 'loops' on there.
Do the same with the red loops. I decided the green didn't match well in the middle so I added a bown scrap instead.
You will have three separate pieces. I hot glue mine together to stay secure.
Then add to your gift or project.
I used a small kraft bag here, I plan to put a gift card and some candy in it.
Isn't this font so fun? I love it! The words all come separate so you can have so many choices.
I hope you found this little tutorial helpful and you can use it in your holiday projects!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
-Project Recipe-
Holiday Occasions- Joy's Life Stamps

Ink- Stampin Up Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Old Olive
Ribbon- Stampin Up Double Stitched Grosgrain ribbon in Real Red and Chocolate Chip, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Old Olve
Bag from Stash, mini brads, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder
Hi everyone! 
This week Joy wanted us to share a project with food/treats. 
I decided to alter some frappuccino bottles and their holder for my project.

I made this for our daughter's Kindergarten teacher, 
then filled it with several different kinds of chocolate!!

The All Around Sentiments set fit perfectly on the lids of these bottles!
Love it!!

I spray painted the container white before decorating it.

Close up of the Sentiment on the front of the bottle holder.

Of course the project isn't complete without a really fun tag, 
this sentiment is from Joy's "Wintery Puns" set.
 I hope this project has inspired you to create some fun for your holiday treat packaging.
Have a wonderful day and a Merry Christmas!!

Make sure to check out all of Joy's Life stamp sets and products,here.

-Project recipe-
Joy's Life Stamp Sets
Everyday Occasions- "Greatest Teacher Ever", 
Wintery Puns- "__ was Nice/Naughty" and
 All Around Sentiments- "For My Teacher, Wish You a Merry Christmas, 
Sweet Treats, Happy Holidays"
Ink- Whisper White Pigment ink, Real Red and Glorious Green Ink, Stazon Black ink

Paper- Recollections patterned paper and cardstock
Die cuts- Elegant edges (For tag) and Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio 2
Punch- Stampin Up Scallop border
Other- White spray paint and primer, chocolate candy, Ribbon Boutique, Offray ribbon, Peppermint Stick and Holly Green Trendy Twine, Liquid Pearls- White Opal
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Hi everyone!! 
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

If you have just came from Patty's, you are in the right place 
and if not you can start at the beginning at Joy's!


I made a set of cards using two of my favorite color combos. Red and Kraft!
Who am I kidding? I LOVE Kraft with any color! Just fits perfectly!
Aren't these stamps just amazing? I love working with them.
There are just so many possibilities!

Make sure to hop along and see all the wonderful Joy's Life Design Team inspiration and to check out all the blog candy that is being offered!
Have a wonderful day! 

-Card Recipe-
Oh, Christmas Puns (Merry Christmas)

Wintery Puns (From My Heart to Yours) 
Joy's Life Stamps

Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art Cricut Cartridge

Kraft and White Cardstock- Recollections
Real Red Cardstock- Stampin Up
Sassy Sparkles Stamp-Stampin Up
Real Red and Whisper White ink- Stampin Up
Heart and Snowflake punch- Marvy Uchida
Real Red polka dot grosgrain ribbon- Stampin Up
White Gel Pen 
Star Dust Stickles 
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