Hello, my crafty friends and welcome back to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog. I hope that you’re enjoying the holidays and that you are finding a little bit of time to create some handmade cards and gifts. Not to put any pressure on you, but everyone looks forward to receiving your handmade treasures.
I know it’s hard to swallow but we are about to enter 2019! Where did the last year go? With that question hanging in the air, why not make our own 2019 calendar? I love this artsy calendar that I discovered on Lindy’s Blog and I thought it would be a great way to welcome in the new year! Phoebe used a Cinch kit, but you can make a simple one by cutting with your own format and punching holes with simple tools and binding with ribbons. On the outside chance that you need a Cinch kit, I found a We R Memory Keepers Cinch Kit Perpetual Calendar on Amazon for a mere $10.15! Exciting!
All the details to recreate your own 2019 calendar are over on Lindy’s Blog. If you’re a visual person like me you’ll want to check out the video, Phoebe has some great tips and techniques to share. Happy New Year, my crafty friends!
Isn’t this festive stamp set by Penny Black perfect for our New Years cards? Of course, it can be used for all kinds of occasions, but with 2019 right around the corner, I thought it would inspire you to ring in the New Year with of few of your handmade treasures that everyone looks forward to receiving.
This adorable card was actually a birthday card but I think It would be a perfect Happy New Year card, don’t you agree? A handmade card is a perfect way to send a hug through the mail. Kudos to you for sharing love one card at a time. Happy New Year to all!
I instantly fell in love with all the fine details in these sweet gift tags. Olga used several Memory Box dies to create each of these unique tags. If you’d like to see a complete supply list click here and I will escort you over to Olga’s blog. Can’t you even see these tags used as ornaments on your tree or embellishments in your paper crafting? I hope you are inspired to break out your favorite dies and create your own fun scenes.
For a complete supply list along with step-by-step instructions, click here and I will be happy to escort you over to the Building Your World Blog so you can take some notes. Be sure to check out Olga’s short video showing you how easily these little cuties come together. You are sure to pick up a few tips and tricks.
With the cooler weather upon us, it’s time for some of our favorite comfort food recipes and Chicken Pot Pie is definitely one of my family favorites. I love how this recipe uses a rotisserie chicken to shorten things up in the kitchen. With a little help from our friends over on the Bon Appetit Food blog, you can enjoy this tasty dish at home with minimal effort. Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to the blog so you can print out the recipe.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have been inspired to give a few of these ideas a try. Have a very Merry Christmas and an amazing New Year!
Hugs to all, Lorraine