Monday, March 9, 2015

March 2015 "Get it Before it is Gone" Blog hop

As we see SE1 (Seasonal Expressions 1) come to a close (with SE2 right around the corner) here are some items I think customers should get before they are gone!! Please join us as we are showing it in our "Get it Before it is Gone" Blog hop! 
So for this Blog Hop, You will see creations from our team that may include stamp sets,patterned paper,inks, embellishments and more from the New Close To My Heart Idea book ~ 2014–2015 Annual Inspirations or from the Seasonal Expressions 1 book. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, kindly contact me to place an order or you can order on line at:

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we really love feedback from our blog viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow our team's blogs, then please start at the beginning and join Brae Montgomery at 

If you came from Chris Robertson then you are in the right place!  Hope you were inspired by her amazing ideas!

For my last card class, the girls made a tea box holder.  I found the great instructions from this video: The measurements can be found on her blog at:

 I used the Pixie Extra Thick Twine $4.25 Z3035 to tie up the wider pink ribbon I had in my stash.

Measurements and scoring:                                                     Main section for box: I piece of 8″ x 3 3/4″  Whisper White
Score on the 8″ edge at:  1 1/8″,   3 3/4″,   4 7/8″,   7 1/2″
Score on the 3 3/4″ edge at:  3/4″
Box lid: 1 piece of 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
Score on the 4 3/4″ edge at: 1″ and 3 3/4″

Score on the 3 1/4″ edge at: 1″ and 2 1/4″
I had to position the cute 'hello' edge stamp in the center and then stamp the other edge after!

I used the Assorted Edges $19.75 D1635 Stamp set from the SE1 book to make the pattern on the white cardstock.

I added the cute little round embellishments from the Mini-Medley Accents Rosewood Collection
Z1857 $6.50

Z1857 $6.50

$19.75 D1635

$4.25 Z3035

My second cute card idea uses a few other items from the SE1 Book that you only have until the end of March to order from!

I was inspired to make this pop up card (which folds flat to mail!!) from: and also from: Pop up card with video:

The paper is from the Brushed Paper Packet $10.95 X7190B 

And the words are from the You're the Bomb $15.25 C1617 stamp set

I also embellished the card with the flowers from Junebug Puffies $5.50 Z3038

Your next stop on the Team Braer Hop is Michelle Stewart                  to help inspire you with her amazing ideas! 

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Brae Montgomery as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way.  Join us next time for another great blog hop where we will usher in spring!!

 Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with next time!!

Reminder that if you spend $50 before taxes and shipping you can get this cute stamp set for only $5!

Choose Happy – March 2015 Stamp of the Month $19.75 S1503 With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for $5! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.
Set of 14 Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 6½" (Y1010)

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  1. very cute- may have to try that tea box out!

  2. Nice cards, love that they are so unique.

  3. love that tea box. have to watch the video links. Thanks for sharing

  4. Great job, thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  5. Super cute projects and great tutorial. You make them seem very easy to make.