Deck The Halls

Did you know there are only 12 more weeks until Christmas? I know, I can’t believe it either. It seems to come faster and faster every year. I’m trying to be better this year about getting more things done earlier. We’ll see if I can keep up the momentum. 

This coming weekend, I’m working at a Holiday Boutique and I’ve been busy trying to get lots of goodies made for the boutique. One of the items I’ll have for sale is this cute wooden plaque.

The plaque comes from a local craft store with this really pretty distressed painted look. I quickly found that stamping on distressed wood doesn’t look so hot. I pulled out our pack of Wood Textures paper and found a sheet almost identical to the actual wood plaque. Stamping on paper is so much easier.
Once I had stamped the “deck the halls” and the ornaments, I glued the sheet to the front of the wood plaque.

I used two of the Green Sprigs and tied them together using green floral wire. Then the ornament is tied to the Green Sprigs using our Silver Metallic Thread. Once the bow is glued on, you can’t even see the green floral wire or the Silver Metallic Thread. I recommend using a hot glue gun to glue the Sprigs to the plaque and the bow to the Sprigs.I am seriously in love with these tiny silver ornaments. I know they are on the pricier side for an embellishment, but they really make these plaques so cute. 

If you’re local to Orange County, you should come check out the Holiday Boutique next Sunday. Most of the vendors make their own handicrafts. The location is on my Facebook Page: 247Inkspiration. Or you can contact me and I’ll send you the location. 

Oh my goodness, October is shaping up to be the month for Stampin Up specials! We have four promos this month and they are all incredible deals.

Did I say four? There is actually a fifth promo that’s not shown here because it is a special product release for Demonstrators only right now. This special is available to us until October 15th. You could sign up right now and get this promo in your Starter Kit. This is the perfect time to join my team and earn a little extra money for the Holidays. Stampin Up is releasing it’s very own line of alcohol markers and as a Demonstrator you will have access to purchase them now before they are released to Customers at some point in the future (release date TBA).

So, back to the promos… We are down the last two days for the Paper Pumpkin special (coordinating October and November kits) and the World Cardmaking Day Special (10 days of deals).

Merry Patterns Host promo is offered through the end of this month. Spend $300 or host a party totaling $300 or more (pre-tax, shipping) and you will get the Merry Patterns stamp set for free. This is a limited edition stamp set and the only way to get it is this promo this month only.

And last up is our Designer Series Pattern Paper sale. Buy three packs and get the four pack free. The packs can be all different and you can take advantage of this sale as many times as you’d like. I’m definitely stocking up on my Holiday papers that I know I’m going to need for all those Holiday cards and projects I’ll be making. 

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