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Cutting & Scoring: 

  • Whisper White 4” x 5-1/4” (back) & scrap
  • Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2” x5-1/2’ scored at 4-1/4” & 3” x 4-1/4” scored at 1/2”, 1-1/2” & 2-1/2” on the 3” side to make the easel stand (shown in photo below)
  • Bermuda Bay 3-1/2” x 3-1/2”
  • Calypso Coral 3-1/4” x 3-1/4”
  • Calendar 3” x 2-1/4”
  • Very Vanilla 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (DSP) 4” x 5-1/4”, 2 @ 1/2” x 5-1/4" (back)


  • Using a Dauber to hold the ribbon down - drag it through the Calypso Coral ink pad to die it. Set aside to dry.
  • Adhere 4” x 5-1/4” DSP layer to card front.
  • Stamp greeting on Coral Calypso layer with Memento Black Ink where shown.
  • Adhere to Bermuda Bay layer and then card front.
  • Stamp the smaller bottle in Calypso Coral and the star in Lemon Lime Twist inks. Die cut both and a bottle cap from a Silver Foil Sheet.
  • Punch star with 3/4” Circle Punch and attach to bottle from with a Stampin’ Dimensional and attach bottle to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Attach Silver foil bottle cap to greeting layer where shown.
  • Adhere 1/2” strips of striped DSP to top and bottom of 4” x 5-1/4” Whisper White layer and adhere to card back as shown in the first photo below.
  • Tie ribbon around the top of the card (make sure ribbon is dry).
  • Fold 3” x 4-1/4” Lemon Lime Twist layer on score lines. Adhere to inside of card as shown in the second photo below.
  • Enjoy!



We had our annual Nacho Average Christmas Party on Friday!  We had dinner and drinks at BJ's, and did a fun gift exchange!!  Here are two little gifts I made for the ladies:

I absolutely love these little pizza boxes -- they make GREAT quick & easy gifts!  I filled these with Hershey Kisses!


This was a really quick idea -- I printed the sentiment, then made a tag! Super cute and super easy!

Hope you're all enjoying the holiday season!  It tends to get crazy, busy, etc -- don't forget to take time and remember the reason for the season!  And, slow down and enjoy your loved ones!!  Big thanks to the ladies in my group -- not sure what I'd do without you and your wonderful friendship!!!

Nacho Average Christmas Party!

Last night some of my team members met for a Christmas dinner at a local restaurant, Cervantes.  We always have so much fun!  This year was really special for me -- I haven't been able to have monthly meetings like I used to, and I've really missed seeing these ladies.  So, we've renewed our commitment to meeting once a month, even if it's just for dinner! :-) 

Here are the gifts I made for the girls:

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Gift bags had hand lotion, hand sanitizer and lip balm:

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and, this is just a simple wrapped candy bar -- but I love how festive it looks!

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We also do a swap each year, and this was my card! 

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Have a great day!!!  Merry Christmas!


Gift Cards Galore!

What a fun class!!!  Here is one of the gift card holders we made:


This uses our kraft bags -- just fold one in half, add the belly band, and you've got a simple gift card holder!!  So cute!!


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Nacho Average Challenge #170

Welcome to another fun challenge from the Nachos!!  This week, we have a pretty color combo for you:


I chose the gorgeous designer paper from the Season of Cheer collection for this fun money holder:


This will be one of the projects we're making at my Gift Cards Galore Class on Saturday!  There's still a couple of spots available, if you'd like to join me!

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Nacho Average Challenge #167

Good morning!  The ladies over at the Nacho Average Challenge Blog have an interesting sketch for you:


I wasn't really sure what to do with this at first!  I really struggled, but love what finally came out of it all!


It's a Gift Card Holder!!!  That's all I can tell you for now!  It's going to be one of the projects we made at my GIFT CARDS GALORE CLASS on  Saturday, December 5th.  I'm really excited -- would love to have you join me!!

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WWYS? #33

Good morning, and welcome to another fun challenge from the What Will You Stamp Blog!  This week's stamp set is Sweet Hauntings!


I decided to make a gift card holder!  This would be a fun project for your kids, a co-worker, etc!


I used our Kraft Tag-a-Bag gift bags, and simply folded in half!  It creates two pockets -- one for the gift card and one for you to write a sentiment:


Cute, huh?!!

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Perpetual Calendar

Wow!  Am I behind!!  Every year, my group, the Nacho Average Stampers, has a Christmas party.  We have dinner, exchange cards and do a fun gift exchange!  Here is the perpetual calendar I made for my gift:

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Sorry for the poor pic quality -- tried taking it in my stamp room, without good lighting.  I started with chipboard, and covered that with designer paper -- from the Brights Stack and the Back to Black pack.  I stamped the calendar pages using the Flower Patch stamp set.  Colors are Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay and Basic Black!