My Creations

Spooktacular Coffin Wreath

Welcome to my blog! Thank you for stopping by to visit!

Today I want to share with you my version of the Halloween wreath made from the Coffin Treat Boxes found on page 53 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue. I cased the wreath shown in the Holiday catalogue but added just a touch of my own flare.

To make the wreath it took 24 of the coffin treat boxes (2 packages). The boxes themselves are very simple to put together as they come pre-cut and scored for you. Just add some glue, fold and presto … a fun and spooky coffin box!!

I didn’t want to leave the boxes plain black as they came so I ran 12 of the lids through my Big Shot using the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder before I assembled them.

For 6 of the remaining boxes I added spider web patterned paper from the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper, To do this I assembled the base of one of the Coffin Treat boxes and traced it onto the patterned paper and cut it out … this fit perfectly onto the lid of the treat box!!

After all of the Coffin Treat Boxes were assembled I used a sponge dauber and my Delicata Metallic Ink pad in Silvery Shimmer and distressed the edges and a bit across the top of all 24 lids, The next step was to glue the lids onto the coffin base and then to adhere all of the coffins together to form the wreath. I found that a hot glue gun worked best for this step.

To finish it off I added a focal point. I tied bows using Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon and Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon. In the center of the large bows I added a Haunted House image cut from the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper, distressed the edges with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and attached it with Stampin’ Dimensionals to a Starburst punched out of Basic Black.

And my project is complete! I think this will be a frightful addition to my front door leading up to Halloween.

Products Used

Thank you for stopping by, I hope that you liked today’s project. To order the supplies to make your own please visit my online store. Remember if you use September’s host code MZ2QX6CZ before checking out you will be entered to win a product prize from the Holiday catalogue!!

Happy Crafting!

~ Dee


October Classes and Events

Hello and welcome to my blog …. I have some fun classes and events to share with you today!! I hope that you will find one or two that catch your interest!!

Birds Of A Feather Class

Join me for a fun evening of stamping, colouring and card making!

When:   Tuesday October 8th @ 7:00pm

Where:  My House – Trail BC

Cost:      $38.00 includes the Birds Of A Feather stamp set ($35.72 value)                or $20.00 cards only (no stamp set)

Please RSVP by September 30th with payment

In this class we will be creating four adorable cards using one of my favourite new stamp sets from the Holiday Catalogue … Birds of a Feather.

With this stamp set you’re bases are covered for all of the upcoming holidays!

Stamping Garage Sale

It is time for some of our well-loved, retired products to find a new home!

When: Saturday October 5th (World Card Making Day)

Where: Basement of the Montrose Hall

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm – No early birds please

Come on out and browse through the many stamps, dies, punches, paper etc and find something different to add to your collection!!   My Mom and I will both have stuff there for you to choose from.
Payments accepted – cash, debit tap, mastercard and visa.  

Winter Wonders Paper Pumpkin – (Part 1)

Join me for an evening of festive card making with the October Winter Wonders Paper Pumpkin Kit.

When:   Wednesday October 23rd @ 7:00pm

Where:  My House – Trail BC

Cost:      $34.00

Please RSVP by October 9th with payment

The holiday season will be here before we know it. And along with putting up the Christmas tree and spending snowy nights by the fire, many paper crafters will be looking forward to holiday crafting time.

So to deliver more of what we love this holiday season, in October and November Paper Pumpkin is offering back-to-back coordinating kits, one with Christmas cards, the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make it easy to add a handmade, personal touch to holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin!

Not able to make the class date? No problem! Let me know and I will order the October kit for you to assemble at your convenience from the comfort of your home!

For those of you who like to pre-plan … the November Paper Pumpkin Party is scheduled for November 26th @ 7:00PM. At this class we will be creating the coordinating Christmas tags!!  

Technique Thursday

This is going to be a monthly offering … each month we will be learning and creating projects using a new technique.  More details will go out each month and you just sign up for the ones that appeal to you!!  This month’s feature product will be the Pigment Sprinkles.  I featured some Halloween cards that I had made with this product on my blog yesterday.

Image of Pigment Sprinkles product

When:  Thursday October 24th @ 7:00pm

Where: My House – Trail BC

Cost:  $40 which will include the Pigment Sprinkles ($38.20 value) or $20 if you would just like to come make the cards and learn the technique

RSVP by Monday October 14th

Nature’s Beauty Card Class

Join me for a fun evening of holiday card making using the Nature’s Beauty stamp set.  $4 of every sale of this stamp set goes towards Mental Health Organizations…support this important cause while creating beautiful cards!!

When:   Wednesday October 30th @ 7:00pm

Where:  My House – Trail, BC

Cost:      $38.00 includes the Nature’s Beauty stamp set ($35.72 value)

RSVP by October 15th with payment

At this class we will be creating three beautiful holiday cards with a serene peaceful feel.  This versatile stamp set is a must have for your stamp collection.  I hope that you will join me for a great evening of card making and support for mental health organizations.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today.  I hope that you have found something that interests you.

Spots are limited for all classes so please don’t delay … contact me today to reserve your spot.  I look forward to hearing from you.  

If you know anyone else that may be interested in any of these classes please forward this invitation along to them!


~ Dee

Cards, My Creations, Product Showcase

Sprinkles of Colour

Hello and welcome to my blog… Thank you for popping by!

Today I want to introduce you to the super fun Pigment Sprinkles, they are absolutely fabulous!

Image of Pigment Sprinkles product

What are Pigment Sprinkles?

Pigment Sprinkles are watercolour pigment crystals in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours. Mix them with water to make watercolour backgrounds and washes, and use them for other watercolouring techniques. The possibilities are endless.

These crystals come in 6 beautiful Stampin’ UP! colours: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody and Melon Mambo.

Let’s Create …

The other night I sat down to give these amazing products a try and I was so thrilled with the results.

I thought that the Monster images from the Boo To You stamp set went perfectly with the colourful backgrounds that I created. To create the backgrounds was really easy … I simply sprinkled a little of the pigment crystals in a variety of colours and spritzed with water. Voila!!

In this card I spritzed just a small amount of water. You’ll notice that there are still some white spots showing through and the crystals aren’t all completely blended.

I sprayed just a little more water when I created this background. You can see that the crystals are more blended and there is very little white paper showing through. Same technique just more water.

Lastly, when I made this background I added quite a bit of water and as you can see the colour crystals all blended together and give a more saturated colourful background.

I love that there are lots of options and that no 2 backgrounds will ever be identical. Not only do I love the way they turned out, but it was so much fun to watch all the sprinkles come to life in these beautiful bursts of colour!!

Give them a try

If you would like to give these Pigment Sprinkles a try you can order a set of your own from my online store. Use September’s host code MZ2QX6CZ and you will be entered to win a little something from the Holiday catalogue.

Products Used

Product List

Thanks for visiting! Happy stamping.

~ Dee

Cards, My Creations, Product Showcase

A Sweet Harvest Hello

Hello Stampin’ friends and thank you for stopping by my blog! Today I want to share with you the adorable Harvest Hellos bundle from the Holiday catalogue. This sweet set is a must have for the fall season.

When I first saw this set in my preview of the catalogue I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

Harvest Apples

Aren’t those apples just darling? In this case I added some of the fabulous designer series paper from the Come to Gather collection. It has such a fun fall feel that I couldn’t resist … and when I think fall I think of back to school. The sentiments included with this set are perfect for all of the special teachers in our lives!

Trick – or – Treat

The jack-0-lantern option in this set makes it ideal for Halloween too! I made these adorable little treat holders … they’ll be perfect for our neighbourhood trick-or-treaters.

I can’t get enough of how cute this little guy is …

I like to send my nieces and nephews Halloween cards in the mail each year. Again this set made it so simple to create.

For this card I used a piece of designer series paper from the Monster Bash collection to add a little spooky to the background. (In a later post I will share just how spook-tacular the Monster Bash suite is)!

Notice how a little simple highlighting with the Stampin’ Blends really brings these pumpkins to life.

I hope that you have enjoyed today’s post and that the projects have brought some crafty inspiration into your day.

Here is a list of all of the products used for all three projects. Clicking on any of the images in the list will bring you to my online store. Remember if you are placing an order and use September’s host code MZ2QX6CZ you will be entered to win a prize from the Holiday catalogue!

Product List

Thanks for popping by! Happy Stampin’

~ Dee

Promotions, Stampin' Up! News

Welcome Fall!!

Hello my stampin’ friends and welcome back to my blog. I know it has been a while since my last post but I am here now to update you on all the upcoming fun!!

Fall really is my favourite time of the year. I love the change in the weather, the fabulous colours that nature has to share and the comfort and coziness that’s in the air! Sweaters, pumpkin spice, baking and crafting …. some of my favs 🙂

Brand New Holiday Catalogue

Of course another reason I love September is the release of the Stampin’ UP! Holiday catalogue. This year there are so many fabulous products that I can’t wait to share with you. Holiday crafting will be so exciting with all of the new offerings. If you don’t already have a copy of this fabulous catty please contact me and I will arrange to get one to you. You can also click on the catalogue image on the sidebar and download it or view the products from my online store.

I look forward to sharing with you some of my favourite new products over the coming weeks.

I have a host code set up for September MZ2QX6CZ … anyone who places an order using this code will be entered to win a little something from the new catalogue as a thank you from me.

September Promotion

As if the new catalogue wasn’t enough of a reason to be excited Stampin’ UP! is also hosting their annual Designer Series Paper sale … Buy 3 and get 1 FREE!! This sale runs through to September 30th and is a great way to build up your stash of pretty paper for your Holiday crafting. Below are the papers included in the sale.

Product List

I have arranged the icons in order of my favourites! I can’t wait to stock up myself on these beautiful papers.

Well that’s it for today’s post. Thank you so much for popping by … I will post some upcoming class/club information in the next day or so … stay tuned.