Thursday, December 16, 2021

Third Thursdays Blog Hop theme - Last Minute Lucy


Welcome to the 3rd Thursdays Blog Hop!

The theme for this month is: Last Minute Lucy. The idea is to share quick projects you can make in a time crunch, including fun little stocking stuffers, altered notebooks/notepads, and/or maybe projects that don't take a lot of stamping.

Ok, my last minute makes are treat holders for my family. My husbands mother always had Ferrero Rocher candy at Christmas. This year I made 5 little boxes for Ferrero Rocher 3 packs that I found at the Dollar Tree. I used the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper and the Christmas To Remember stamp set for most of these Boxes. 

For my daughter, who is a breast cancer survivor, I always purchase Paleo Chocolates from Natural Grocers. These chocolates needed a bigger box. I pulled out a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box and decorated it with the wonderful two step stamped die cuts from the Painted Christmas Suite.

If you follow my blog or facebook page you have seen this design on the Christmas Card I made for the Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop last week. The only difference was size and the sentiment. All of the treat boxes had the same sentiment. Ok, so I seem to lose the keep it simple battle when it comes to the last treat holder, which is always for my daughter. LOL

So the only things left to do is wrap presents and bake cookies. With 8 days to go I should be able to handle that, right??? 🎄😬🎅🏻😳
Now it is time to see what last minute inspiration waits for you on your net blog hop stop.
Product List 

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Name: Kisses & Hugs

Item number: 160148


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 10 cards—5 each of 2 designs—and 10 coordinating envelopes
  • Kit features an exclusive Two-Step photopolymer stamp set
  • Kit includes a Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Card size: 4-1/2" x 4-1/4" (11.4 x 10.8 cm) heart-shaped cards; folded
  • Coordinating colors: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Very Vanilla


Name: Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes 

Item number: 160147 | $10.00 USD | $13.75 CAD


  • Contains 20 mini treat boxes and 20 heart tags
  • Gold cord: 10-1/2" yards (9.6 m)
  • Finished size: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" (4.4 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm)
  • Printed with gold foil

These coordinated treat boxes are not included in this month’s kit and are only available for purchase separately as an add-on online starting 25 January. You must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase and they are only available while supplies last.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Welcome to the December Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop!

Our theme for this month is Favorite Christmas Carols. Boy does that bring back memories. Growing up I was always singing. Back then I had a pretty nice Soprano. Being able to hit those high notes was so cool. I was alway in the Chorus classes in school and was also in the Girls Ensemble in my Senior year. My favorite concerts were the Christmas shows that we did. So when I purchased the Painted Christmas Suite it was because of all of the Christmas Carols I used to sing back then. 

I believe this sentiment in the Christmas To Remember Stamp Set comes from the Here We Come A Caroling Lyrics. I stamped it with Cherry Cobbler Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. The DistINKtive Christmas Season Bundle was used to stamp the foliage In Evening Evergreen & Soft Succulent Inks. I also used Early Espresso Cardstock for the pinecone background die cuts and Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper for the detailed die cut. I did antique the Merry Melody embossed layer with Early Espresso Ink and a Sponge Dauber. 
I hope you liked my take on this months theme. You will find a complete list of products below. Now it is time to take a look at Annette's Christmas Carol inspiration.