Wowza Wednesday Pretty Peacock Card Holder

Do you remember Arsenio Hall’s late night show?  Remember the bit he did… “Things that make you go hmmm???”  I loved that bit.  I thought it was so funny.  Well that is kind of how I feel most of the time in my crafting. LOL… Except it’s more like “Things that make me go … WOWZA” … 

I decided it is necessary to have a Wowza Wednesday.  The goal… To show you something so simple it makes you go … WOWZA.  Yes I experienced that WOWZA moment last weekend at the Luv2Stamp group meeting.  Patty Bennett wowed me with taking the simple gift card enclosure and making it into a notecard/candy bar holder.  🙂  See below…. AND BE WOWED!

Here is the video on how to put the box together.  I tried to make the video quick.  Kind of the idea of the wow…trying not to drag it out LOL.



Tips & Tricks

  • The Enclosure: Score the gift card enclosure at 1/2″ from the current score line towards the outside of the flap. When you go to score the third one be sure to fold down one of the ones you’ve already scored.  This way you will not end up bending the one flap that has not been scored.
  • The Belly Band: Cut your belly band piece at 3″ x 10″.  I did not score my belly band.  I wanted it to look soft on the edges and not have a score line.
  • Step It Up:  Step it up a notch by adding sequins on the Peacock tail and some Bakers Twine on the edge.  I really love how it turned out.
  • Trending:  Gold is IN.  Everyone is loving gold these days.
Here are the cards I made using the Pretty Peacock stamp set.  You can order this stamp set in my online store.


Remember I mentioned this idea originated from Patty’s wonderful team meeting I attended.  Here is the goodie we made at the meeting.  This is a bit of a teaser for you.  Holiday Catalog goes live in just 8 short days… If you need a catalog please contact me.
Here are the supplies I used on the notecard holder:


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CCC08 Creative Challenge Club – Summer Fun

Check out this weeks Creative Challenge Club Sketch.  We would love to have you play along with us.  Creative Challenge Club gives away a $10 shopping spree when they get 20 link ups.  Come on by and play along.  Super fun and simple sketches to help you stay creative and be inspired.

Here is what I came up with.  I actually did two cards.  I couldn’t decided on what I wanted to do.  So I did both!

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Freebie Friday #27 Masking Technique

I learned this really cool masking technique at Convention.  It was probably one of my favorite things I learned.  I love learning stuff that lets you use a tool in various ways.  Check out the video for a tutorial on how to do this.

AND I bet you can guess what I am giving away today!  DECORATIVE MASKS from Stampin’ UP!  I am giving away the circles and stripes one that I featured in the video.  All you have to do is leave a comment on my You Tube video and tell me a stamping related idea, or technique you would like to see me do on a video.


Last weeks Freebie Friday winner is: Nichole Wade
You won a 6×6 Designer Series Paper sampler from the new 2014 Holiday Catalog.  You have to contact me to get your prize.  Email me your mailing address at wendy.cranford@live.com

Need a 2014 Stampin’ UP! Holiday Catalog?  Contact me to get one, wendy.cranford@live.com

Here are all the supplies I used in the video.  I used more than this actually, but these are the ink and mask supplies.  Don’t forget if you order from me in the month of August you get a FREE 6×6 Designer Series Sampler from the new Holiday Catalog.

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Money Bags… er eh… Envelopes

Have you ever heard of Dave Ramsey?  No.  Well he’s so cool.  He is a financial guru and believes in living debt fee and on a real budget.  My husband and I really enjoy his teachings.  We have not always followed them, because um, we are human. LOL.  But we try.  Recently I’ve wanted to get back into the habit of some of his ideas.  One of his ideas is having envelopes (Dave’s Envelope System) that are marked with Food, Gas, Household Items, Clothes.  You put your money in those envelopes each month and then you use that money through the month.  When the money is gone it’s gone.  This way you aren’t using your debit card for stuff.  You apparently spend more when you do that.  

I wanted cute envelopes for a our money.  So I made these up.  Then I thought maybe you’d want a kit.  So I am selling kits including the Project Life by Stampin’ UP! pen.  You can get the kit for $7 including shipping.


ORDER YOUR KIT HERE. 
Kit includes:
– Five 3-1/4″ x 12″ strips of Back to Black Paper, pre scored.
– 10 Large Whisper White Oval Punches
– One Project Life by Stampin’ UP! Pen
**use any of your own favorite color markers to brighten up your paper.**

Watch the video here to learn how to put the envelopes together.



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Blended Bloom Doodling

Here is my take on Lydia’s awesome presentation card.  She’s the bomb.  I did a quick video for you so you can see how she did this.  Her’s looks better than mine but I am learning 🙂
Here are the supplies used on this card.

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Creative Challenge Club CCC04

Here is today’s Creative Challenge Club entry for #CCC04.  Below is the sketch.  Head over to Creative Challenge Club and participate with us in the challenge 🙂

Here is a fun video I created to show you how I put this together.  Check out my crazy nails!  I am getting ready to go to Convention this week and I wanted to do something fun with my nails for my trip.  I did fun alright. LOL

Here are the supplies used on my card.  You can order them in my online store HERE.

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Fry Box Die – ROCK STAR


This Fry Box Die is so awesome.  It’s super easy to make and you can get two of them out of one 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper.  I used the Star Framelits to cut the stars out on the front.  

Here is a video on how I assembled everything.  Below is a supply list of the items I used.  You can order any of these items in my online store 🙂

Deals & Steals
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