Tuesday, December 18, 2012

To you and yours Merry Christmas!

The Blog is going to fall silent for a few weeks until after the New Year. In light of all the things that have been happening, I am looking forward to a few weeks of uninterupted time with my family. I hope that you all will do the same. Step away from the computer, put down the stamps and spend time with those that we love the most. Memories don't make themselves, we have to be there to watch them happen and make them happen. Enjoy your friends, your parents, your children, count your blessings and thank God for the precious gift that is His son. I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and I will be seeing you in the New Year.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Simply-Crafted Christmas Party

I got my team and their families together for a little Simply- Crafted Christmas party, I cooked supper and we just spent time together. I wanted to thank them for all of their hardwork this year and do a little celebrating together. We didnt stamp since we had all the families there, just a quiet night with friends. It was a great evening.
My mom Beverley enjoying the sweets!

Carolyn and Hilary spending some time talking over dinner.

This was a digital tag that I created and made a pocket in the back to hold a little gift card to Starbucks so they could treat themselves.
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Our Christmas Adventure

I wanted to share with you our Christmas Adventure. We had such an amazing 8 days together as a family, something I will cherish! We explored Disney, had a blast and made a ton of new memories! I wanted to share a few with my Stampin Family!
For those of you who may not know we had kept this a secret from our kids, we wanted to give them a huge surprise. My 5 year old got the surprise of her life!
I hope it brings you as much joy as it did to mom and dad.
Here we are at the Magic Kingdom our first day!
Ofcourse we met little man's favorite! Mickey Mouse!

Addie got a princess makeover at Cinderella's Castle!

We had a blast with Mickey and Minnie!

So I hope you will bare with me this week as I get off Disney Time, back onto the homeschool and Stampin schedule!

Saturday, December 8, 2012


I wanted to create some simple tags for my gift bags and these are a great way to do that. I used 4 ornaments cut out using the ornaments framelits. I folded each one in half and glue one flap to another ornament and so on until I had a completed tag. I made mine in two sides so I could attach my ribbon in the middle before finishing my tags.
Makes a great addition to a gift bag!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Card Wreath

Don't you love this. I have seen so many great ideas on pinterest and other websites and I wanted to turn it into something functional. I wanted a cute way to display Christmas cards and this was it. I turned the clip of the cloths pins to the outside to hold the Christmas Cards!
I used a left over Scrappin Kit from last year, cut each piece to size and put mod podge over the top to seal each one I them hot glued them to the wire wreath round that I bought at the craft store. I used the sweater trim to make a bow and a hook to hang up the wreath! Use your left over kits to create something great!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Ornament Blessings

Continuing our theme of simple cards here is another one that I wanted to share with you. I used my Very Vanilla and placed my ornament framelit in the middle to create the cut out. This allows your paper to show through and give you a beautiful and elegant card!
I used the ornaments framelits and the merry messages stamp set.

Monday, December 3, 2012

2, 4, 6, 8 Box

-Double sided patterned paper or cardstock
-heavy duty adhesive
-something to make score lines
-ribbon or twine
-matching embellishments
1. Cut your paper 8.5 x 11 inches. Then cut this paper in half at 5.5 inches. You now have enough paper to make 2 treat boxes.
2. Score your paper on the longest edge at 2 inches, 4 inches, 6 inches, and 8 inches.
3. Flip your paper and score it along the short edge at 2 inches.
4. Using scissors, cut the paper at the 2 inch, 4 inch, 6 inch, and 8 inch intervals until it hits the long 2 inch score line.
5. Remove the little extra flap that is right past the 8 inch score line.
6. Apply adhesive to that little flap right past 8 inches. Roll your paper up and secure adhesive covered flap inside so it's not visible.
7. Now you need to secure the bottom of the box. Start by folding over 2 of the 2 inch flaps.
8. Secure the last flap with strong adhesive. If any corner are sagging, just add more adhesive or a little bit of wet glue to hold it all together.
9. Now that you have this shape, you can make two different treat holders. For the first style, pinch the top of the box together by pressing in two opposite side and pinching the top.
10. When the top is pinched together, punch a hole. Tie ribbon to close the box.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Happy Christmas

When you make your own Christmas cards you can keep it simple especially when you are making so many cards to share with your loved ones, you want something that is simple to make. This is a card that is so simple to put together and would be a perfect card to send out for Christmas!
I used the Labels Framelits, Holiday Framelits and Merry Messages Stamp Set!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Minty Christmas!

Turn this treat....
This treat!
Using your punches and the Holiday framelits create a treat that is sure to please. Fill up a bucket from the dollar store or put on at each place setting at your next Christmas party!
Sandwich them in between your two circles and decorate the top!
Such a cute a simple treat that you can whip up in no time!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

All the Cuteness!!

 What a cute deal from Stampin Up! These bundles are perfect to wrap your Christmas Goodies!! You Will surprise everyone when you give them a gift wrapped like this!! Perfect for cookies and Christmas treats! Order now!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Free Download for you today!

Check out this free download just for you today!!
Plus some other great tags added to this list for you to download today!
Get them on my website.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Stampin Trimmer

Check out this great video of the brand new Stampin Trimmer. So many amazing new products from Stampin Up, this is one of the best! Order now! www.michellerabon.stampinup.net

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Perfect Pouch

I created this pouch based on an idea from the Holiday Mini Catalog, perfect for candy and perfectly fits 1 pouch of Hot Chocolate. 
This pouch is very simple and makes the perfect treat holder for Christmas.
DSP 11 x 4 3/4 then score on both sides at 1/8 and then score 4 1/2. Trim your 1/8 flaps on your longest end before you reach the 4 1/2 score line. This will allow you to attach your pouch together. You could also sew up the sides of the pouch using the sewing machine.
I hope you enjoy this pouches and give them as a treat this holiday season.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Amazing Sale!

Starting at Midnight join Stampin Up for an amazing sale! Why wait for black friday when you can start shopping now! Get amazing deals up to 50% off plus 24 hour deals tomorrow only on big items like the Big Shot! Check out the full list
Make your list and check it twice for every crafter on your list....Don't forget when you shop with me you earn 1 punch for every $30 you spend. Get 15 punches and choose a free Stamp Set!
Happy Shopping! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Gift Enclosure Box

Do you ever wonder what to do with the think white board that comes with your packs of designer paper? Use them to make gift boxes for cards or to place a gift inside. They are so easy to make! This is the box I made to hold 3 x 3 enclosure cards.

Here are the cards that I made!
Now here is how you make them!

Gift Enclosure Box

Created by: Simply-Crafted


What you will need:

2- 6x6 White Chip Board from your Designer Paper packs

1-   3 ¼ x3 ¼ Champagne Glitter Paper

2-   3x3 Whisper White

5- 3 x 6 Early Espresso

10- 2 ¾ x 2 ¾ Whisper White

5- 5x5 Whisper White



Sticky Strip

Big Shot

Christmas Shapes Framelits

Stampin Up Jewels or Pearls

Stampin Trimmer



Using your 2- 6x6 pieces of Chip Board

Score one piece at 1 ¼ on all sides

The second piece score at 1 3/16 on all sides

Snip in your score lines on 2 sides (See picture)

This will give you tabs to secure your box.

Use sticky strip to secure your box.

Create your outside cover.

Use your framelits and bigshot to cut the tree shape from the center of your cardstock.

Enclosure Cards:

Fold your enclosure cards, place your whisper white inside and outside your card, Using the illuminate stamp pad stamp snowflakes on your whisper white. Stamp your sentiment on the bottom of your card. Using the Framelits cut out the tree shape for your cards, and embellish.


5 x 5 Whisper White Score using the scoring tool diagonal plate at 2 ¼ on all sides. Snip the tiny triangles where your score lines overlap and fold your envelope.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Simple Chocolate

A weakness for me is Chocolate...How about you??
Don't you love getting Chocolate as a gift? Or giving it?? Well here is a simple way to make a treat for a Christmas gift this year. Using Hershey nuggets, Ghiradelli squares, cello bags and some scraps of paper you can make these cute treats!

Aren't they cute! You can get everything you need to make them (except the chocolate) from Stampin Up!
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Friday, November 2, 2012


Keeping your Christmas Cards simple makes your job easier, but just because it is simple doesn't mean it is not beautiful. This is an example of how a Christmas card can be simple but still elegant. This is a card that we made for Christmas Club last month.
Have you been thinking about joining Stampin Up? Guess what! When you join Stampin Up between now and December 16th you can get a whole collectiong of ink pads for free! This is a $50 value and one not to be missed!! Join today for $99! You can customize your starter kit to meet your needs! www.michellerabon.stampinup.net

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Digital Christmas!

Want something special this year instead of having the same photo card as everyone else? Let me custom design your cards for you! You can have them designed and printed by me or just the design. Here are a few samples. If you are interested send me an email michellerabon07@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hand Sanitizer Box

 I love making these for any occassion and they are so simple to make. These hold one of the small Pocket hand sanitizers from bath and body works.
Here is the side and back view, I seal my completely closed that is why I have the window in the back to display the scent for them.
These are the fall boxes that I made.
So now on to the question of how can you make them....
Here is the pattern:
Cut your cardstock 1 3/4 x 11
You will then score it at 3/8, 1 1/4, 3 3/4, 4 3/4, 7 3/4 and 8 3/4
You will need your oval punch and your 3/4 circle punch
You DSP will be cut Cover: 1 5/8 x 2 1/8, Inside cover: 1 5/8 x 2 3/8, Back: 1 5/8 x 2 7/8
You will use your circle punch to punch a hole in the center of your first 1 inch space, this will allow for the lid of the soap to fit through.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Spooktacular Sale

Get 15% off Stamps today only from Stampin Up! Lets see how many Stamps we can sell today!! Order online www.michellerabon.stampinup.net
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Who said soap can't be cute?

Don't limit your creativity or what your stampin up products can do. Share them in everything you do. These are great gifts but are made even better with a personal hand stamped touch. Next time you are giving a teacher gift or a treat for a friend wrap some beautiful ribbon around in and attached a hand stamped tag and you have a great gift with a personal touch!
Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 22, 2012


I love this cute set from Stampin Up! It makes such cute cards and very cute treats! You can get the googley eyes to go with it that brings their personalities to life!
Happy Halloween!
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Witchy Wreath

If you have read my blog for any length of time you know how much I love target and the dollar section and all the wonderful treasures that I find, well I found foam wreath forms for $1, I kid you not I almost passed out. I scooped them up and wrapped this one with yarn and decorated it for halloween. You can take the simplest objects and make them your own.
Dont forget there are only a few days left to take advantage of the October promotion!